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Charming English Country Apartment On The Chesapeake

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom,2 Bath On A Private Lane Between St.Michaels, Easton And Oxford

A private apartment with a full kitchen,sitting area and tv room.2 beautifully decorated bedrooms on the second floor each with a bath:a private porch and gazebo with the most incredible expansive sunset views.total 'english charm'; bikes and kayaks available;driving distance to St.Michaels,Easton and Oxford with all its wonderful shops and restaurants and then return to the quiet of a cottage on the bay.The Bellevue ferry(the oldest privately owned running ferry in the US) is only a bikeride away!

There is a queen bed with an adjoining full bath and a full bed ensuite. I also provide a twin and a full air mattress if needed. The apt accommodates two couples and or a small family beautifully. Larger gatherings are welcome but it is a bit tight!

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ann holladay
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

About ann holladay

We built this home in 1990 and have added on a couple of times in the last 8 years.Our family, three sons and many friends have loved this special spot for weekends and summers for over 20 years now:many wonderful memories have been created catching crabs,boating,biking and long walks along private country roads.simply watching the most spectacular sunsets is reason enough to come!

ann holladay purchased this apartment in 1990

Why ann holladay chose Chesapeake Bay

my husband grew up in Baltimore and spent summers around the chesapeake,so after getting married in 1979,we started visiting this well familiar area and fell in love with this particular spot.We loved the expansive views over Broad Creek with the most amazing sunsets night after night.We have enjoyed many family and individual bike outings,often to Oxford via the Bellevue ferry and lunch,dinner and shopping is a short distance away,with many lovely offerings no matter what direction you go.

What makes this apartment unique

we built our home around the sensational views of expansive water and huge horizons showcasing the most incredible sunsets throughout the year.One can sit and simply look at the glistening water,the expansive starry sky,the ospreys building their nest while listening to the songs of the various birds and other wildlife.It's wonderful to be away but yet so close to excellent restaurants and local tourist attractions ;to have the choice of going out or staying in and grilling and eating in the gazebo and then watching a movie(wonderful assortment provided!)and ending the night under the stars!Did I mention the incredible sunsets??????:)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Royal Oak in Talbot County

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Lovely spacious stone tiled bathroom,
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Two inflatable twin beds available
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)

Charming English Country Apartment On The Chesapeake
average rating of 4.827586 based on 29 reviews

Beautiful and Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Ann's place is simply perfect and she's a wonderful host. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Philadelphia, PA

Perfect relaxation retreat in a gorgeous setting

  • 5 of 5

This is everything anyone hopes for in a VRBO experience: one's own adorable 2BR cottage, away from the crowds at the end of a country lane, with gorgeous vistas overlooking the water. Sitting on your own back porch watching the sun set and listening to the birds settle for the night is unbelievably serene. The cottage is private, as it is separated from the main house by a breezeway, and is charmingly decorated and exceptionally comfortable. Ann, our lovely host, gave us excellent instructions and ensured we had everything we needed. Too bad we had to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place for a quiet getaway.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very nice, clean, and well decorated. It has all the amenities we needed for a quiet weekend away. The property is great, nice views and huge waterfront. We had fun despite the lousy weather on our trip.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An absolute delight!

  • 5 of 5

Wow. That's all I have to say. Gorgeous property. Lovely home. Charming, clean, cozy, beautiful grounds. Ann, the host, left a note & delicious loaf of homemade banana bread for us - what a nice added touch. The only disappointment was that we had so little time to enjoy the property itself! Before we even left, my girlfriends & I were already talking about when we could come back & stay here again! Six of us fit very comfortably in the space. For once, my expectations were far exceeded! And Ann was very responsive to any questions I had beforehand, and was always a delight. :)

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property is a great place to escape and enjoy some peace and quiet w/ amazing waterfront views.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing time here. The house is well-kept and has everything that you need for a weekend away. Within driving distance to downtown St. Michaels and other local spots. Ann was responsive, flexible and welcoming (including leaving her homemade banana bread). Overall, we had a great time and hope to visit again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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AMAZING!!! The Morningstar Cottage is an absoulute gem in the St. Michaels Maryland area.

  • 5 of 5

My fiancé and I were in St. Michaels Maryland for a family wedding and we stayed at the Morningstar Cottage for the weekend. We were so glad that we decided to stay here rather than in one of the hotels in Easton. The cottage is absolutely adorable and impeccably appointed. And to top it off, you just cannot get a better view. We thoroughly enjoyed those inviting adirondack chairs sitting down by the waters edge. We were in a great location for the wedding venue and it was only a 15 minute drive to the town of St. Michaels, which we fell in love with. We hope to visit again next year!!! Thank you Ann for sharing your beautiful property with us and hope to see you again.

Trish Knowles and Gary Grant (Pennsylvania)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Royal Oak, Maryland

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Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.61
Pet Fee £38.65

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