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Enjoy a waterfront cottage retreat -away from the hustle and bustle

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cottage in Snow Hill - Public landing cottage

This could be your home away from home in historic Public Landing Snow Hill, Md

Thank you for your interest in renting the Public Landing Cottage. You've just taken the first step towards finding your perfect hideaway!

This could be your home away from home in historic Public Landing Snow Hill, Maryland. Steps away from the picturesque Chincoteague Bay, with a private dock in your own backyard, the Public Landing Cottage feels like another world.

Whether your're looking to get away with the family without the chaos of the nearby resort towns, or looking for a convenient place to stay while hunting or fishing, the fully renovated bathroom and kitchen make this cottage the perfect place for you.

The cottage boasts a 270 degree waterfront view, private dock out back that's fully protected from tides and wind, and plenty of parking right outside the house.

The cottage has two bedrooms and one bath and comes fully furnished with everything you need to enjoy your stay. A professional cleaning service and pest inspections company is used on the property to make your stay enjoyable. Why risk your vacation!

Located just minutes off of Route 113, the cottage is far enough to make you forget your worries, but close enough to stay connected, should you wish to.

Please feel free to check out the pictures of the cottage.

On behalf of everyone at Pier Holdings,

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mark (Property Manager)
Member since: 2014
Call Manager
Speaks English

About Mark

I enjoy a great getaway from the city. This property has it all. Unfortunately, I can't escape every week so I decided to share the unique experience of the public landing cottage to the masses.

Mark purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Mark chose Maryland

If you have 3k-5k to spend on a summer vacation, this place is not for you. If you need the bars and nightlife, this place is not for you.

If you are looking for a peaceful retreat, like boating, hunting, fishing, and a place you don't have to worry about the hustle and bustle... This place is for you.

Bring either your- boat, pet, fishing stuff, hunting stuff, kids, grandkids. It is an escape from over crowded vacations.

What makes this cottage unique

Dock which can fit almost any size boat and a couple hundred feet to the boat ramp.

Semi private beach a couple hundred feet away that allows pets year around.

Low traffic area

Smoking allowed outside


Porch with a great sunrise

270 degree views

Sleeps 4

New kitchen and bath

270 degree views of water

Public pier a couple hundred yards away

Small town with good restaurants,bars, antiques.

Ocean city 30 minute drive

Assateague 5 miles by boat


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveller reviews)
Enjoy a waterfront cottage retreat -away from the hustle and bustle
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I with our spouses wanted to get away for privacy and relaxing week with our pets this was a wonderful place to stay with lots of charm and everything you need for the week we could relax knowing our pets were with us , we parked our boat at the dock all week and could go out whenever we wanted , we clammed and crabbed , but the crabber who shares the dock gave us a great deal on crabs and they were delicious , so thank you Mark and your staff for a great getaway experience

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Newark, DE

Charming waterman’s cottage!

  • 5 of 5

The Public Landing Cottage is truly a hidden gem! My family of 4 and 2 dogs arrived for our week long vacation and immediately fell in love with the charm of the cottage and the amazing water views from almost everywhere in the house. To quote our 5-year-old daughter “now this is a place that I can vacation”. Morning coffee on the front porch watching the sun gleam off the bay, fishing off the back dock, roasted hotdogs and s’mores around the fire pit, a short walk to the beach, fresh caught crabs purchased right out your backdoor……all enjoyed with the company of our dogs. What more do you need?

The listing is exactly as advertised and the property clean and well maintained. We had just one request of the owner and his very lovely mother, Barbara, came by the very next morning and shared some great history about the property. We did make it into the town of Snow Hill and enjoyed a great dinner at the Harvest Moon Tavern where the staff was very friendly and knew everyone by name by the time we finished dinner. We also did take-out from China Moon and the food was as good as any Chinese take-out in our own neck of the woods.

Without hesitation, we will recommend this property to friends and family. So glad we have a second week to look forward to in August! Counting down the days!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Peaceful oasis

  • 5 of 5

Our group had a wonderful stay. We will definitely be coming back in the future!!

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spruce Creek, PA About 25 minutes south of State College. Think fly fishing


  • 5 of 5

This little cottage with a very interesting history is in the most delightful spot. Others have said that the pictures do not do it justice and they are right! The small beach is close ~ you can walk to it or load up the vehicle with beach chairs, toys, and a full cooler to spend the day. You can see Assateague Island from our little beach. We met so many nice people. Being a dog-friendly rental, we were able to bring our dog Zadok. He was absolutely thrilled to meet so many other dogs and people as well. There were wonderful places to walk Zadok ( & us ).

We took a day & drove to Chincoteague by way of back roads. We had a new GPS and wanted to play. Unfortunately, for us the trip to Chincoteague was much better than being on the actual island. We were amazed and dismayed by the overwhelming commercialization of what we expected to be a quaint, small town. All is well though ~ we were considering moving there and now we know!

We spent a day at our favorite beach ~ Assateague Island!

We had a few rainy, dreary days so we did what we so seldom do. We watched television! Because we are "old school", this was the first time we had watched anything on an HDTV big ol' flat screen. LOL It was so much fun and we really enjoyed our time catching up on movies.

Overall, the Public Landing Cottage fit us to a "T". Mark was kind to bring us firewood and my husband got to meet Tim, who was just delightful. We also had the privilege if meeting Barbara, Mark's mother. She told us about some of the interesting history of the cottage and of the neighborhood. We did ask her if we could just move in, but she did remind us that people were scheduled to come at 4:00 pm for the next week.

I could go on and on about this wonderful cottage, but better than that, you need to go and find out for yourselves. You won't be disappointed! :^)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Gem Of A Find For Pet Lovers!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 2 large dogs had a wonderful week's stay in this adorable fisherman's cottage. It was absolutely dog friendly and they had the best time jumping off the dock while we were crabbing or fishing. The location is perfect! We rented a boat on the Pocomoke River, hiked trails in Pocomoke State Park, explored the museum at Furnace Town (also dog friendly!) and had a wonderful deserted beach walk on Assateague (pet friendly too) and a rainy day at Ocean Downs casino. The locals are friendly and had great restaurant suggestions in both Berlin and West Ocean City only 30 mins away and we enjoyed beers and food at The Harvest Moon in Snow Hill. The cottage is as advertised...clean and comfortable with amazing 270 degree water views! Only 3 TV channels but 3 more than we needed! Good selection of DVDs and free wireless internet was appreciated.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place to Unwind

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the cottage and had a spectacular week. We take our 2 Golden Retrievers with us on all of our trips and this was easily the best vacation we've had. The property description is completely accurate. It was very clean and comfortable. The dogs (and we) loved the beach down the road just a minute away. We steamed crabs bought from Tim the fisherman and they were delicious. The location is quiet, private, and so relaxing. It really was a wonderful place to unwind for a week by the beach.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Public Landing
Chincoteague Bay
"Great for fishing, crabbing, boating"
Pocomoke River Canoe Company
"Exciting trips down the Pocomoke River to the bay!"
Bishop's Stock Fine Art, Craft & Wine
"Beautiful local art, and great wines"
Atlantic Hotel Restaurant
"Great food for romantic meals"
The Globe
"Great entertainment and food!"
Salisbury Zoo & Park
"One of the best small zoos in the United States!"
Assateague Island National Seashore Visitor Center
"Must see! Beautiful beaches and wild ponies"
Chincoteague Center
"Another wonderful national seashore. Town has wonderful local restaurants"
NASA Visitor Center
"Great day trip for the family. If you a lucky you might be in town for a launch! "
Pocomoke River State Park
Sunset Marina
"Beautiful place for a drink or dinner. Great restaurants."
Sunset Grille
"Delicious food, beautiful venue. Waterside on the Marina."
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Harvest Moon Tavern
Nearest Ferry
58 Miles
Cape May Lewes Ferry
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 113
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Blue Dog Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
300 feet away
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Snow Hill, Eastern Shore Virginia

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
29 May 2016 - 10 Sep 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Sep 2016 - 19 Nov 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £189
Tax Rate 10.5%

Please call or email if you have questions. I hope you enjoy it as much as i do. Your stay includes linens and towels for the week. It also includes a professional cleaner upon your departure.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Snow Hill, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Small but efficient. Full size shower, toilet, and sink.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Have storage for clothes
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing

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