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Chesapeake Bay Harbor Cottage Vacation Rental

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Relax on the deck overlooking the fishing and sailboats of Flag Harbor opening onto the Chesapeake Bay. Only a three minute walk to the big sand beach famous for fossils from the Miocene period. Very quiet and not crowded. Great fishing from the beach or charter a boat. Shallow water makes for great swimming, even for kids. Bring your well behaved dog to enjoy the beach and swimming with you.

Washington DC or Annapolis is only one hour away, and the entire Chesapeake Bay area is steeped in history. Just 15 minutes from the shops and restaurants of Solomons Island, and the terrific Marine Museum there. Many state parks for hiking and birdwatching.


Keywords: Vacation Rental Cottage, Beach House

More Details

Katherine Nelson
Member since: 2004
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 August, 2017

About Katherine Nelson

We love this area for a quick get-a-way: our neighbors are friendly and helpful, and the beach is peaceful and beautiful! We enjoy watching the eagles and ospreys fish, and the large schools of fish that can be seen in the (usually) clear water.

Katherine Nelson purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Katherine Nelson chose Chesapeake Bay

We found this peaceful and friendly spot by chance - it's so close to the Washington DC area. The community is very dog-friendly, and when we are alone on the beach, they can romp in the waves off the leash. There aren't dangerous tides, and seldom rough water.

What makes this cottage unique

We have discovered the fun of fossil hunting, or just sitting at the beach and reading and re-charging our energies. The light, wind, and water are constantly changing. You can walk the beach for hours.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in St. Leonard in Calvert County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Well behaved dogs only - please pad the floor under the crate to protect the hardwood floor. Contact me if your dog as ever bitten man or beast.
  • Our beach is unguarded - swim, fish, and boat at your own risk. Clean-up after yourself and your dog on the beach and in the neighborhood.
  • Stay off the cliffs - they are a landslide danger and private property. Fossil hunt at the water line or in the surf for better results and safety.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) Each bedroom has a Queen size bed., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Living room sofa folds flat for a full size bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Our beach is a famous fossil hunting location. There are many near-by rainy day activities: museums, nature center, parks with playground, antique mall, candy shop with Saturday children's activities, water park (in Lusby), sculpture garden, and nearby historic areas.


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Chesapeake Bay Harbor Cottage Vacation Rental
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 42 reviews
Pelham, New Hampshire

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Our second time in less than a year. Once again a fantastic time on the bay at this great cottage. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2007
  • Date of Stay: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House and Location

  • 5 of 5

We came out for my daughter's graduation and the house fit our needs perfectly. Only a short walk down to the beach and very pretty view of the boats and water. House was nice. Maybe needs a little updating, but we really liked it for what we needed it for. I would definitely think about renting it again when we come out that way. Owner was great when we had a problem and came down to look at it immediately. If you're looking for someplace close to the bay and private this is definitely the place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved being able to walk to the beach and the quiet community!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

In the middle of everything we needed. Great place to get away for hiking trails and day trips to DC

  • Review Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harbor Cottage was wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Harbor Cottage. The location is fantastic across from the marina and a very short walk to the bay. Sitting on the patio enjoying a morning cup of coffee was very relaxing. Everyone walking by was very friendry. I would highly recommend this property for a peaceful getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at Harbor Cottage. It is a small place, but very clean and well appointed. Never felt like anything was missing. Having two bathrooms is great-so nice not to have to share. We visited Calvert Cliffs and spent a lot of time at the beach right near the house. We actually enjoyed the close beach most. We found tons of fossils and sharks teeth and there was hardly anyone there. Our dogs were able to run around and swim to their hearts content. The locals we did meet were very friendly and welcoming. We hope to return again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
BWI or Reagan National
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
St. Leonard
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Cheaspeake Hills, Lusby, MD
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Maryland Route 2/4 Solomons Island Road
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Many on Solomons Island and in Prince Frederick
Nearest Beach
Longbeach - a very short walk along the marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Flag Ponds Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Cypress Swamp Nature Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Calvert Cliffs State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Calvert Marine Museum
Nearest Point of Interest
Solomons Island
Nearest Point of Interest
AnnMarie Sculpture Garden
Car: necessary

Our beach is a famous spot for fossil hunting.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in St. Leonard, Maryland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 18 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
19 Oct 2017 - 17 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
18 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £27.14
Damage Deposit £232.65

Well-behaved dogs are welcome, add $35. per dog. No cats; we have allergies. During July and August we rent from Saturday to Saturday only - other times of the year we are very flexible. Some details may be slightly different than those in the website check-boxes. Any questions - just ask!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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