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Best Chesapeake Bay Sunrise & Sunsets! Water views from every room in the house

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue

Overview

About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Located in Frenchtown MD, 30 min south of Salisbury MD on Chesapeake Bay's Eastern Shore. This is a private home on an island in the middle of ten thousand acres of salt marsh and near a national wildlife management area. Views from the bedroom enjoy waterfront sunrises, water views from the living room & dining area, and the front porch enjoys waterfront sunsets. Perfect for a very quiet getaway. The house is a simple charming watermans home that has been renovated to be comfy & relaxing. There is a full kitchen & gas grill outside if you want to cook your own meals, or you can take advantage of some of the local restuarants. Bring bikes, kyaks, canoes, etc and soak up mother nature. Bring your own fishing rods and catch crabs off the bridge coming into town. We are just 2 Miles from a marina with a boat ramp where you can launch your boat or kyak, and then when you get back to shore enjoy cracking crabs or having a crab cake at the Hide-A-Way bar & grill. 3 Miles from the house is the Fairmount Wildlife Managment Area where there are huge impoundments that hold fresh water to attract all kinds of wildlife and waterfowl. Ride your bikes or walk the trail and see Bald Eagles, Great Blue Heron, and all kinds of waterfowl. You'll be surprized to find you are the only people there. 10 miles from the house is Great Hope Golf Course, open to the public, and they have a restaurant, too. 20 miles away is Crisfield, the birthplace of Lem & Steve Ward, the famous Ward Bros decoy carvers, & more restaurants. From Crisfield you can pick up a ferry to Smith Island or go to Tangier Island and hear the locals talk - they still have an Elizabethan accent! Crisfield also has regular and flyfishing guides if you would like catch your own dinner. Rockfish are great! 30 miles away is Pocomoke, home to the Discovery Center where reptiles, Native American displays & maritime history all collide to offer all interests something to do. 45 minutes away go through Chincoteauge to get to Assateague National Seashore and see the wild ponies, and from there hit the beach and listen to the Atlantic Ocean as the waves roll in. Parking is never a problem anywhere, except the beach, plan to go early or late and beat the crowd if its July or August. Life here is easy, the way it should be. As you can tell, I love my neighborhood! - Iris

P.S. wifi is available and dogs must be kept on a leash when outside.

Close to Princess Anne, Crisfield, Chincoteague, Assateauge, Salisbury

GPS address: 25678 Frenchtown Road, Westover MD, 21871

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

About The Owner

The reason my house is for rent in the summer is because I became a ship's captain in 2001 when I inherited my grandfather's yacht the Selina II. I operate her as a charter boat in St Michaels, MD, about a two hour drive away, too far to commute, so I stay there during the sailing season.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1981

Why The Owner chose Maryland

I grew up the water on Shelter Island, NY. When I got to be an adult, I wanted to continue to live on the water, but property values there we prohibitive, so I move to MD where I could afford a waterfront home. Then I feel in love with the Eastern Shore. They call this place the 'Land of Pleasant Living'', and it is. Everyone is very friendly and the community is tight, a bit like Mayberry in the old Andy Griffith TV show.

What makes this cottage unique

I grew up on an island and Frenchtown is on an Island. You will go over three bridges to get to the house, so it has an island culture, just like where I grew up. And there is only one way on and off, so there is very little traffic, nice and quiet, the way I like it. Sleepy little town. Plus you can't beat the views, water from every window, including the bathroom! Most city folks pull the blind, but I don't; there's only birds to look in and see you, and I like looking out to see them. I love looking at the Great Blue Herons that sit on the pilings out back. Sometimes we get White Herons, quite a thrill to see. I love all the wildlife in the area, the proximity to the Wildlife refuges where I like to take a long walk everyday, the beautiful views, easy bike riding, and great neighbors. Many of the people who live in Frenchtown are still working watermen who bring back the crabs they catch and keep them in the floats at the crab houses out front. So wonderful to live in a place time forgot

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Westover in Somerset County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , washer & dryer
  • The bathroom is downstairs on the first floor. Like all the other rooms in the house it also enjoys a water view!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Double Bed
  • Both bedrooms enjoy water views and have double beds. Master bedroom has full hanging closet. Guest bedroom has a skylight right over the bed, enjoy star gazing as you drift off to sleep. Master bedroom has tv/dvd player. If you have more than four guests up to two more can sleep on the futon in the living room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
Lots to do nearby, 2 miles from a public boat ramp at the marina where there is also a small restaurant where you can go to pick crabs or order a great crab cake. About 3 miles away is Fairmount National Wildlife Management Area, great for canoeing & kayaking to go see all kinds of bird life, Bald Eagles, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, etc (we even saw a snowy owl this fall!) and 45 min from Chincoteauge and the Assateague Wild Ponies. Great bike riding area too. Dogs must be kept on leash when outside.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Best Chesapeake Bay Sunrise & Sunsets! Water views from every room in the house
average rating of 4.4 based on 15 reviews
5

Windrush cottage review

  • 5 of 5

Someone has put a lot of thought, energy and love into restoring and maintaining this old cottage and its gardens on a narrow spit of land between the Chesapeake Bay and a tidal creek wetland which we thoroughly enjoyed and hope to visit again. The views are spectacular, sublime even.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much.
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5

gorgeous views of the marshes

  • 5 of 5

This is an old house that has been restored with love and grace. You will have every comfort - including a beautiful gas strove and skylights - while at the same time being in a space that brings forth the memory of a bygone era. There is original and quality artwork on the walls, furniture is all quality antique, and - what stole my heart - you can gaze at the intricacies of a beautiful antique oriental carpet while sitting in front of the fire. At night, you can gaze to the stars from the bed - an amazing view. The marshes surrounding the property are serene and yes, you can see both sunrise and sunset from the house or from the deck/front porch, whichever you prefer.

The place is spotlessly clean and the yard is well maintained with a touch of landscape too. On a practical note, if you come with young kids, you'll have to watch them carefully for the backyard opens directly into the marsh. The two bedrooms are both upstairs - if you have difficulties going up and down the stairs this may not be the place for you. We had no problem getting to the place and gaining access. There is wifi available too. Bring groceries with you unless you're ok with driving again once you arrive.

We'd love to come back regardless of season, this is a quiet, beautiful place where one can recharge and rebalance.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relax and enjoy the beauty!

  • 4 of 5

I have vacationed on the Eastern Shore for years yet this was my first visit to this area. The occasion was a sisters weekend with a southerner on her first trip to the DelMarVa peninsula. What a winner! Love the house in style, supplies and quiet location. We languished in the sunsets and sunrises from bedrooms, porch and deck. Will return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Serene and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Windrush cottage is a charming historic cottage beautifully situated between the bay and the ocean with stunning sunset and sunrise views. Located on a quiet remote road with lovely winds off of the water. It's an ideal spot if you are seeking a restorative get away with the beauty of nature to inspire you

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the positive review.
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5

Wonderful stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

I spent a month at this wonderful spot. From the moment I arrived until the last day I savored the fantastic water views out EVERY window, the sounds of the marsh, the lovely birds. Sunrise from the back of the house outside on the deck or inside the expansive window views, and sunset on the wonderful full front screened porch.

I explored local towns, took a sunset cruise out of Crisfield, a boat trip to Tangier Island.

Guests loved the wonderful room with the skyview. The house is furnished beautifully and a pleasure to be in.

All the appliances are very updated easy to use.

I was able to easily use the kayaks launched from the back yard. Biking is a dream thru the marsh with birds everywhere. (I took my own bike but there were two bikes there that looked very nice).

The property manager and owner were very responsive to any questions I had.

Wifi is fabulous NEVER went out. TV in bedroom gets local stations. Good movie/book selection.

The marina has a small restaurant inside/out and has wonderful crabcakes, cream of crab soup. Nice place to bike to.

Highly recommend this lovely place!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Relaxation!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Windrush! The home is full of character, has unbeatable views front and back, fabulous gardens and is located in a unique, quiet, isolated, lovely neighborhood. We enjoyed dinner on the now screened front porch each night as the sun set over the bay and coffee on the back deck in the morning sunrise over the marsh. My husband, adult son, and I walked, rode the bikes and thoroughly enjoyed the use of the kayaks launched from the back yard! The location made for easy exploration of nearby small towns and attractions. I would highly reccomend a visit to Furnace Town to those interested in history, the restored buildings are interesting and the staff are engaging and informative.

We all highly recommend Wind Rush Cottage!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much. Come back again for another visit!
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Salisbury MD
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Hide-a-way Bar & Grill, Rumbley MD
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Whitehaven, MD
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Great Hope Golf Course
Nearest Train
150 Miles
Baltimore, MD
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Rt 13, Westover MD
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hide-a-way Bar & Grill, Rumbley MD
Nearest Beach
45 Miles
Assateague, MD & Assateague VA
Car: recommended

Located in Frenchtown, MD, 30 min south of Salisbury, MD on Chesapeake Bay's Eastern Shore. This is a private home on an island in the middle of ten thousand acres of salt marsh and near a national wildlife management area. Views from the bedroom enjoy waterfront sunrises, water views from the living room & dining area, and the front porch enjoys waterfront sunsets. Perfect for a very quiet getaway. Two bikes and kayaks available for your use. Soak up mother nature. This quaint Eastern Shore town is on an island looking over Tangier Sound on the Chesapeake Bay. It's a quiet place with only 17 houses and no commercial stores, but there is plenty to do in the area. Bicycling is easy on these flat back country roads. 2 miles away in Rumbley is a marina with a restaurant - you can crack crabs or have a delicious crab cake right after you get back from launching your boat or kayak from the public boat ramp. 3 miles away is the Fairmount Wildlife Management Area where you will see Bald Eagles, Great Blue Heron, waterfowl of all kinds. Walk or bike the impoundments. 10 Miles away is Great Hope Golf Course, open to the public. 20 miles away is Crisfield where you can tour the home of Lem & Steve Ward, the famous decoy carving brothers. Then pick up a ferry to Smith Island or go to Tangier Island and hear the locals talk - they still have an Elizabethan accent! 30 miles away is Pocomoke, home to the Discovery Center where reptiles, Native American displays & maritime history all collide to offer all interestes something to do. 45 minutes away go through Chincoteague to get to Assateague National Seashore and see the wild ponies, and from there hit the beach and listen to the Atlantic Ocean as the waves roll in. Parking is never a problem anywhere. Easy, the way it should be. As you can tell, I love my neighborhood! - Iris

P.S.. There is wifi and dogs must be kept on a leash when outside.

Close to Princess Anne, Crisfield, Chincoteague, g, Salisbury, Chincoteague, and Ocean City

GPS address: 25678 Frenchtown Road, Westover, MD 21871

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Westover, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£351
for 2 nights
From
£123
From
£144
Fri,Sat
£824
£1,956
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.65 + Tax
cleaning fee £57.98
Property Damage Protection £45.61
Tax Rate 6.5%

Shoes off when you come in please, and absolutely no smoking. Food in the kitchen only, not upstairs. There is plenty of parking in the gravel parking area just before you get to the house, not in the neighbors driveway just past the house, and please no parking on the lawn. Hot water is a tankless on-demand Eco-friendly heater and doesn't come on until you run the hot water hard enough!

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