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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
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
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.
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
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!
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!
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!
Interesting old house in small, quiet neighborhood. Outstanding views. Overall, the house was clean and the kitchen was well supplied. Major kitchen appliances looked fairly new and worked well. No wifi, which was a negative for someone like me who likes to stream music. Suggest bringing your own music and player. There is a DVD player hooked to speakers but the sound quality is not good. Lots of DVDs and videos in the house. Window/door screens were in poor shape in some parts of the house which let in mosquitoes. The front porch is no longer screened, which limited our ability to sit outside. Ended up washing some windows because the spider webs (most of them outside) interfered with the views. Don't let the bugs scare you away. They come with the territory. I would recommend the property as a great place to get away from it all.
Our family recently spent 8 nights at Windrush Cottage on the Chesapeake Bay. We arrived and found our key no problem. We were very pleased with the cottage and it was just perfect for the three of us. We do have a one-year old daughter but the house was surprisingly safe for her - we moved a few things out of harm's way - the only unsafe place was the stairs but we managed to keep her away from there most of the week. The neighbours were very friendly and welcoming, bringing us crabs and even having us over for dinner one evening. The sunsets and sunrises were so beautiful and we loved sitting on the porches to watch them. We apparently hit a good weather week since the bugs weren't too bad - we did have the occasional cricket invading the house. We were also thankful for the air conditioners as the weather was very hot. We enjoyed fishing off the neighbour's dock and off the bridges - catching was another story - we did have some success but it was the relaxing portion that was the best. It was a very quiet hideaway but still lots of things to do - we took the kayak out one day with the three of us (not entirely successful but it was an adventure) and spent time biking around the area (we had brought our own bikes with us). The house was mostly ideal for us other than the upstairs bed being a little rickety! We loved our time exploring the Chesapeake Bay and thank you for sharing your historical home with us!
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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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Pet Fee||£38 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||£45|
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!
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.