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Potomac River Woodland Cottage, with Wi-Fi, Central Heat, Water Easement

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

One-level, 2bedroom +Den, Easement to Water with Views of Woods and Water

This property is perfect for a quick get away. Fully renovated, the cottage is sparkling clean and cozy and has a stunning views into the woods, and sunsets over the Potomac River. We love to watch the night lights of Virginia, and the abundance of wildlife.

A water access easement runs from our door step to the Potomac River bulkhead. The central heat, and central AC. In addition, to the two electric fireplaces is the outdoor fire pit. All windows are screened and open if you want to feel the breezes off the river and listen to bird song.

This modern year-round retreat is equipped with Smart TVs, cable, Netflix, Wi-Fi, docking stations, as well as linens and any other items you might expect in a well equipped home, including bikes, puzzles and Keurig.

Two of the three bedrooms are outfitted with comfortable queen-size beds, the third is set up as a den with fireplace and reclining sofa (double).

Fishing and Crabbing for our famous Maryland Blue Crabs is a popular activity furthermore, Tall Timbers Private Beach Club is short walk from the cottage. The village of Tall Timbers and the Marina are both an easy walk.

The beaches, docks, lighthouse and bridge at Piney Point and St. George's Island are a short drive. We are happy to assist you in booking fishing charters, or cruise the Potomac with a qualified waterman. Located fifteen miles by car from Historic St. Mary's City (Maryland's Colonial Capitol dating to 1634) we are only two hours from the District of Columbia.

Tall Timbers, the community, is actually a forgotten Maryland treasure where time stands still. It consists of two rows of houses situated between the Potomac River and a dense timbered forest. We are located 3 miles east of the Piney Point/ St. George's Island Bridge off Maryland Route 249 not far from where the Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay.

More Details

Lolly and Lindley
Member since: 2005
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 July, 2017

About Lolly and Lindley

Our hearts belongs to the rural rivers, bays, and estuaries and we enjoy helping you find the hidden paths around the Historic St. Mary County and the Potomac River inlets. At work, we are a university professor teaching architectual history, and a maritime-historian.

Lolly and Lindley purchased this house in 2003

Why Lolly and Lindley chose Maryland

Tall Timbers is a sleepy waterfront community is where people pass slow summer days; huge Rockfish are caught in the creeks, crabs from docks; and there are more places to paddle than you will have time available to visit:

*Historic Old Mill Gift Store,

*Historic St. Mary’s City

*One Room Little red schoolhouse

*Drayden Afro-American school house.

*Piney Point Light House and Museum

*German U-Boat Underwater Park

*The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PAX)

*Point Lookout State Park and Civil War Museum

*Sotterley Plantation,

*St. Clement's Island-Potomac River Museum

*Calvert Maritime Museum.

*Anna Marie Gardens and Sculpture Forest.

During the winter the community is magical and can be winter wonderland. Fall colors are magnificent, especially when you realize you are not the one to rake the leaves. Just watch them fall. Be on the look out for deep discounts of midweek - midwinter visits.

What makes this house unique

Toast to First Friday wine tasting at local wineries.

The National Potomac Heritage Scenic Trail is at our front door, there is a wide variety of wildlife and beautiful vistas of Herring Creek and the Potomac River can be seen along this trail. Experienced paddlers may continue onto the open waters of the Potomac River.

Bird watchers may love in love with the creeks.

Explore the many nearby historic parks such Colonial St. Mary's City, Light Houses at Point Look Out and Piney Point, the Maritime Museums at Soloman's Island and Piney Point. Chose from several wonderful local watering holes with fabulous views and docks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Tall Timbers cottage was not available for the last 5 years as it was rented to a base contractor. Once he left the entire house was gutted and refurnished so we apologize for the older reviews. We spent our first night in the cottage after the construction was finished a couple of weeks agao and it is better than ever. I love the new woodland paths and the enlarged shower. Cell phone service is catching up with the rest of the modern world. Southern Maryland is seeing a few more visitors, and services are becoming even easier to find.
May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tall Timbers in St. Mary's County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Enjoy the new stone shower with high window to peek into the tree tops while enjoying your personal time. There is plenty of storage space for your items.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , The leather sofa reclines to a double bed, Wannabe fireplace
  • Each of the two bedrooms have queen beds and tower closets, the third bedroom is equipped as a Den with sleeper sofa, TV, and fuel fireplace.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Access to boat launch, slips, and gas at the marina. It is a short walk from the cottage. The workshop with 16' work bench may be requested with advance notice. There is plenty of parking for boat and other toys. Reluctant Navigator Last Wing and Shrimp Night of the Year Dec. 10 Rockfish Season is Open until Dec. 31.


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Potomac River Woodland Cottage, with Wi-Fi, Central Heat, Water Easement
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 29 reviews
Delray Beach

Cute cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable and had all of the amenities of home. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cottage and fantastic owners

  • 5 of 5

I recently spent a weekend at this property with my family and my 2 dogs. The cottage is a little jewel that exceeded our expectations. Super clean, comfortable beds, powerful AC, fully stocked kitchen, WI-FI, etc. The communication with the owners was perfect. We will definitely be back. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 4 nights in the cottage with my wife, two year old and dog, and had an excellent time. The cottage has everything you need, and Lolly and Lindley are super helpful. I had no issues getting in contact with them, and they were generous enough to check out a bit late when we were running behind. Would absolutely recommend to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eric, It is always a joy to turn new families on to the magic of St. Mary's County. When we accidentally stumbled upon Tall Timbers, we were hooked. This is what a vacation community of the 50's would be like, we thought, but had no idea they still existed. It is a pure pleasure to share with the wonderful families we have been meeting. Lolly and Lindley
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Great escape from D.C.

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful and perfect weekend getaway. The kids had a great time at the beach and around the house. A beautiful and cozy home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, low key getaway!

  • 4 of 5

We booked last minute when we saw there was a cancellation over a holiday weekend. Lolly was super responsive and helpful, and the house was adorable, convenient, and just what we were looking for. Tall Timbers is made for families, and the little beach and kid-friendly marina restaurant were perfect for our toddler. We had a problem with the cable- which we only cared about because it was raining!- and Lolly called and helped us work if out. We never did get the Internet working, but we played outside and didn't mind since we were having so much fun as a family. The house has everything you need, the kitchen has all the extras, and the only thing we'd recommend is stopping for groceries on your way in.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice property- well equiped

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very helpful and the property was it excellent shape. Overall an enjoyable experience !

  • Review Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that the property served your needs. I know you traveled a long way to attend this important St. Mary's Graduation but we hope you come back when you have more time to go fishing in the creek, or take a ride on a skipjack.
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Historic St Mary's City
The Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park
"The Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park"
The Reluctant Navigator Restauran
"Herring Creek Loop Trail: Tall Timbers Landing and Herring Creek"
Herring Creek Loop Trail: Tall Timbers Landing and Herring Creek
"Potomac Heritage, National Park Service Scenic Trail A wide variety of wildlife and beautifu..."
Port of Leonardtown Winery
"Summer Songs 5-8PM Saturday, local music and award winning wine."
Chief's Bar
"Local pub hidden in the back of the Tall Timbers grocery store."
Courtney's Restaurant & Seafood
"You will not find a highway sign pointing to the small block building at the end of the poin..."
Historic St. Mary's City
"Last weekend 85 of our closest friends and family members were delighted to celebrate a spec..."
Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Reagan National Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Chiefs or Reluctant Navigator
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Point Look Out State Park
Nearest Train
99.5 Miles
Quantico Station, VA
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
MD Route 249
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Ruddy Duck
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Tall Timbers Beach Club
Car: necessary

The roadway in front of the house along the river is a great place for kids to learn to ride bikes or take the dog for a walk.

There are also fishing charters, day sails and historic properties and parks to visit.  

The River is 3 miles across to Virginia with magnificent sunsets not far from where the Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay. St. Mary's City (Colonial Historic Interpretive Park) is an easy 15 miles drive and a wonderful place to visit for the entire family.

A little further down the road is Point Lookout where you can catch a ferry to Chesapeake Bay Islands, visit the historic Coast Guard Station, the Civil War Hospital Site, or see where the Potomac Rivers and Pautuxent Rivers empty into the Chesapeake Bay.  

The county seat at with more historic sites, wine tasting, festivals, fairgrounds and fishing carter boats are all nearby. To read more about our area we are in area known as Southern Maryland, along the shores of the National Parks scenic water-way. 

The Tall Timbers Marina, a family operated full service marina with a wonderful neighborhood bar and cafe. Be sure to ask about seasonal hours. Chiefs is located behind the post office and grocery store and is open year round for both food and merriment.

Only two hours from the Washington Beltway you will find walking along the bulkhead an easy quiet stroll.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tall Timbers, USA

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
9 Jun 2017 - 5 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
Fall/Winter 2017-8
6 Sep 2017 - 7 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest
23 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
22 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Houskper Setup/Inventory £57.18
Refundable Damage Deposit £190.6
Pet Fee £19.06 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

CANCELLATION FEE: $250.00 in processing fess. At 60 days notice one half (1/2) of the rent is forfeited. At 30 days notice rent is forfeited unless we are able to re-rent.

Along side the house there is an 12' wide easement that runs from our cottage to the water the private dock is not included. Please respect "PRIVATE."

Upon Request we will provide access information to the private beach.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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