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Island Estate - 600 foot Private Sand Beach & Pier on Historic Potomac River

Bedrooms 7
Separate WC's2
Space 5,500 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

7 Bedrooms, 6 Baths (Sleeps up to 20)

Located on the shores of historic St. George Island (est.1638) in southern Maryland (no Chesapeake Bay Bridge to cross!), this 6,500 sq. ft. custom-built home is situated on 6+ wooded acres with expansive views of the Potomac River – the perfect retreat for multi-family reunions/vacations, and business conferences.

While enjoying your morning coffee, watch the watermen in their Chesapeake Bay wooden work-boats as they haul in their catch of Maryland blue crabs or oysters, just off shore. Have the desire to also be on the water? Bring your boat! Boat lift at the end of your pier is set for approximately 21 ft boat, weighing less than 7,000 lbs.

Stroll up and down your own private sandy beach (almost 2 football fields long) - ideal for collecting lots of sea glass, sun-bathing, swimming, tubing (1 provided), floating (many floats provided), kayaking (2 provided), picnicking (picnic table for 8 on your private pier), and long romantic walks.

Later, walk onto your private pier for some fishing and crabbing (rods & traps provided). Later in the day, you may want to feast on your catch of crabs (crab steamer provided), perch, spot, and/or flounder on the waterfront porch that seats 20. This is when you’ll see many of the birds that inhabit St. George Island: Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, Brown Pelicans, Swans, Ospreys (a pair are nesting right off shore), Hummingbirds, Bluebirds, Great Egrets, Barn Owls, Mallards, and Loons. Almost 6 acres of the estate is wooded and home to fox, deer, chipmunks, rabbits, and turtles.

To work off some of your scrumptious meal, there are tons of outdoor games (cornhole, bocce, badminton, volleyball, basketball, etc.) to play (all provided). Jump on your bike (4 provided) if you care to explore the rest of St. George Island.

Want to get off the island for a while? Jump in your car and visit historic St. Mary's City St. (the original capital of Maryland and host of the River Concert Series), Sotterley Plantation, Calvert Marine Museum, five (5) lighthouses, historic barns, Amish communities, Maryland International Raceway, cruise to historic Smith Island, golf courses, deep sea fishing tours, as well as other historical sites, museums, movies, restaurants, shopping, etc. that southern Maryland has to offer. Want to go a bit further? Washington DC, Annapolis, and Baltimore are all about 2 hours away. You’ll find a brochure display in the laundry room, with over 40 destinations for you to pick from.

Once you’re back on the island, you’ll be there just in time to enjoy the most spectacular sunset you can imagine. After dark, light a fire in the fire pit (wood provided), located on the upper beach (yes, you have 2 beaches!) and roast marshmallows (skewers provided) or, make them into smores. When it’s completely dark you’ll see an astonishing number of stars. Spend hours star gazing with the naked eye or binoculars (3 provided). Before putting your head on your pillow, open the window and fall asleep to the sound of the waves gently breaking on the sandy beach. If you should wake up, chances are you’ll see the moon and its light reflecting off the river.

After you read the reviews other vacationers have posted on this site regarding their stay on St. George Island, we hope you'll come visit with us. Once you've slept on an island you’ll never quite be the same!

More Details


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Piney Point in Saint Mary's County

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 09:00
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 (Master Bedroom bathroom) - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in shower, large soaking tub, vanity-2, private toilet
    Bathroom 2 (Jack & Jill bathroom between bedrooms 2 & 3) - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom between 2 bdrms-2 sink vanity, private toilet & tub
    Bathroom 3 (Hallway) - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Full Bathroom located in hallway.
    Bathroom 4 (Located in Bedroom 4 w/ optional hallway access) - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Private; or accessible from hallway as available option
    Bathroom 5 (1st floor) - Toilet , Half bath w/sink & toilet; located on 1st floor - north side
    Bathroom 6 (1st floor, next to bedroom 7) - Toilet , Half bath w/sink & toilet;located on the1st floor-south side
  • 4 Fulls baths + 2 Half Baths
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Master Bedroom - 1st floor. Expansive waterview
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Waterview. Share full bathroom (Jack & Jill)
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Share full bathroom (Jack & Jill)
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Private bath - optional access from hall for use by others
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , Hallway full bath
    Bedroom 6 - 4 Single Bed , Waterview. This bedroom can be set for up to four.
    Bedroom 7 - 2 Single Bed , Handicap accessible with 36 inch door and on the 1st floor
  • Linens, towels, extra pillows and extra blankets are all provided. There are two (2) staircases to the 2nd floor. Bedroom 7 is handicap accessible - 36 inch door and on 1st floor.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(48 traveller reviews)

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Island Estate - 600 foot Private Sand Beach & Pier on Historic Potomac River
average rating of 5.0 based on 48 reviews

Incredible getaway, attentive host

  • 5 of 5

It's impossible to overstate how thoroughly prepared this property is to anticipate your every need. If the sunset views, private beach, immaculate yard, and spacious deck don't impress you, the beautiful indoor spaces, spectacular kitchen, and comfortable bedrooms will. This was our group's second stay at this luxurious retreat and we can't wait to come again. Rick has thoughtfully stocked everything from bug spray to popcorn makers, from baby furniture to crab pots. We loved kayaking, fishing off the dock, playing in the yard, and sitting around the firepit each night. Upgraded televisions in the bedrooms and a formal dining room set this special place apart from other rental homes. Perhaps rivaling the amenities and spaces, though, is Rick's willingness to help, even at the last minute. Our internet went out after the meter man came and said that the power would go out for a moment. Even though it was certainly not his fault and couldn't have been anticipated, Rick came out within minutes to fix it for us and was similarly attentive to any other requests we had. We would whole-heartedly recommend this location for a relaxing, worry-free vacation you will remember for years to come.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply the best!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 17 ranging in age from 7 to 76 just returned from the most amazing week at Rick's beautiful home. This house is equipped with every kitchen utensil you could imagine (we played "guess what this is used for" one night), high end cookware, enough plates and glassware for your entire party, beach towels, bath towels, sheets...simply everything!! The beauty of the location cannot be adequately described in a brief review. The sunsets are magnificent, but the sun shimmering on the water late afternoon is equally breathtaking. Our children spent from morning till night outside...fishing, crabbing, searching for sea glass, searching for turtles...watching the amazing birds and many butterflies and of course, swimming and floating. For a family that has only ever vacationed at the ocean, this was a first for us and boy are we happy we tried something new. What makes this house even more wonderful is the amazing owner, Rick, who goes out of his way to make sure your stay is wonderful. While I'm sad the week had to come to an end, I'm happy to say we are all relaxed, refreshed and blessed with amazing memories.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our group of four families, 3 generations ranging from 5 years old to 85 years old had a great time at this place. The house is large and well maintained, and fit our group comfortably. It was well equipped with everything, even spices for cooking, soaps, paper towel, everything. Each room also has clean towel, and plenty of beach towels outside. The shed has a lot of things for water activities, tubes, floating, fishing, crabbing equipment. Rick was a great host, and reached out before and during the trip to ensure we have everything we needed. The view on the water is beautiful. The kids enjoyed the water a lot, jumping into the bay multiple times a day. I highly recommend this house!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We will be coming back next year!

  • 5 of 5

Our 4 generational family, consisting of 13 adults and 6 children, vacation every year together for the past 15 years. We've been to different beaches in New Jersey, Maryland, and Outer Banks. We all agree that this trip ranks up there as one of the BEST vacations we've had. No stress, beautiful setting, well equipped house...it was seriously perfect. Make sure you read all that is provided for you...this house literally has it ALL. We were able to pack so much lighter!

We spent so much time outside playing yard games, relaxing on the dock, kayaking and just floating in the water. Cooking for a large family was a breeze thanks to the huge kitchen and all the amenities. The 40 cup coffee maker was amazing! We enjoyed playing card games inside one night while it stormed outside.

Thank you Rick for your hospitality. You made us feel so welcome and at home. We will be back next year for sure!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely this place is outstanding great family retreat, Owner very responsive on requests ,

  • 5 of 5


  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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outstanding experience

  • 5 of 5

It all starts with the property owner, Rick was incredible from our 1st connection to our last.

The property was well appointed and included all the possible amenities you could imagine. Rick put all the information you needed in easy to use binders so there was no searching for anything. We got right to making memories.

The location was perfect for our dream family vacation, plenty of activities for our large group to join in on. Plenty of space for our large extended family to reconnect and share stories and remembrances.

If you want to experience the Chesapeake Bay, Rick has the connections to get you all experiences you could ask for.

Before we left our group was already planning our return.


  • Review Submitted: 31-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rick Tancreto
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2018

About Rick Tancreto

I'm surrounded by my 5 amazing grandchildren - the joy of my life. All children are special to me and for that reason, I've written a series of children's illustrated books titled Hang On to Jesus! Adventures. It is my hope that these books will provide children and their parents with a Christian foundation.


Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Baltimore/Washington International (BWI)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ruddy Duck on the Island. Spectacular views!
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Breton Bay Golf and Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Ruddy Duck (on the Island)
Nearest Beach
600ft sandy beach on the property!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £214.41
Damage Insurance £56.46

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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