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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
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!
Our family needed a getaway from the rush hours of life inside the Washington DC beltway and found exactly that in this lovely cottage on the shore! The cottage is very quaint with awesome sunrises and sunsets. My husband rose early every morning for his kayaking excursions to explore the bay and the inlets. The girls slept in and just chilled in this relaxing and cozy setting. We took many day trips to Chincoteague/Assateague, Tangier Island, Onancock, & Snow Hill. And each day we looked forward to returning to this lovely cottage to watch the sunset, have dinner, and watch the stars in the master bedroom. The girls would go up to enjoy the evening sky before we retreated to bed to watch this light spectacle as well. Our dog, Tucker, loved exploring the neighborhood and meeting Dixie, who let him know in a non-agressive way who is boss in the neighborhood! While we agree with many that the lighting needs some upgrades (& replacement bulbs) and a comfy sofa and one more chair would make the cottage perfect! We used the wicker chair/cushion from the front porch to seat the four of us & took out the few crickets which we saw before the girls spotted them! Oh, the guest mattress and box springs did get dislodged from one of the support legs, but managed to get it back on. We looked for a guest book which we have found in all of the other VRBO homes which we have frequented, but did not find. Just an FYI, our message stated the key would be under a seashell near the front door, but we found it under the welcome rock by the back deck. We loved the cottage, the neighborhood and getting away from it ALL! Highly Recommend!! You have a lovely home Iris...love the decor!
Check in was easy. Captain Iris and her helper were fast with responses and any concerns. We are a family of 4 and a big dog.
This is a beautiful part of the world. We had everything we needed. The neighbors all along this beautiful strip of land snuggled between marsh in the back of the property and the Chesapeake in front of the house were so incredibly nice. It's a very dog friendly place with neighborhood dogs often joining us on walks. I'm sure our dog felt like he was on vacation too! Great front porch for eating breakfast on and a lovely backyard perfect for picnics and BBQ in the evening. Stunning water views on both sides of the house. Gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. Bliss! Our teens also really enjoyed the trip. Yes they were able to stay connected on their electronics so no protests but honestly they enjoyed nature and the house so much that they were only on their phones occassionally in the evening. No cable TV and we were glad for that. There's plenty of movies at the house to watch and we had great family time watching a movie every night. The master bedroom is beautiful and comfortable with plenty of pillows and a skylight over the bed to stargaze all night. The gardens are absolutely gorgeous with tons of flowers. We went crabbing off the bridge up the road, kayaking right behind the house where the owner has stored 2 kayaks and biking. You are far from stores so bring what you need for food. There's a great egg farm on your way there with the most delicious eggs. There's a great restaurant open Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the marina just a 10 minute or less drive. Really good food. It's a great location as a homebase to drive from to get to Janes Park, Chincoteague, St Michaels and Tangier Island and other sites. The only thing that wasn't great was the lighting situation on the second floor. I often used my cellphone flashlight to see up there at night. The lamp and air conditioner are connected to the light switch in the bedroom just as you enter the room so if you turn off the light you are also turning off the air. If you turn lamp off independently then you have to walk into a dark room to search for the lamp. That's where our flashlight came in handy. Still I'd come back again and again. The sights, sunsets and birds, relaxation and friendly town far and away outweigh the slight inconvenience in light upstairs. Thank you Captain Iris for sharing this wonderful part of the world with us. Your home is beautiful and special.
This darling cottage is truly what everyone wants. It should be in a magazine. The cottage gardens are marvelous! The weather was not great with rains and wind, but that could not be changed. The small village is populated by crab and oystermen. Very quaint. Lots of fine roads to walk and a trip to the local restaurant is about 1 1/2 miile walk. It is remote to a certain esxtent, but there are other sites around. The birds and marsh are wonderful. Hope to be able to stay there in the future.
The only compaint is that a floor lamp needs to be put in the living room for reading.
Enjoyed our stay at the Windrush Cottage. Quaint restored 1899 cottage. Floors do slope, but add to the charm. We arrived late Friday and wished we had thought to ask for a light on as we searched for the key, but were able to find without too much difficulty. Property manager was responsive to all of our questions. Kitchen is well stocked, and the rest of the house was thoughtfully prepared for an easy stay. We greatly enjoyed the beautiful view and the quiet of the area. Flowers in bloom in the garden added to the enjoyable views. Thanks for a lovely week-end!
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.