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5*Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Estate Vacation/Reunions/Wedding/Corporate Sleeps 40

Marie Ransome

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english
Sleeps40
Bedrooms 12
Bathrooms8
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Marie Ransome

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015
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5*Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Estate Vacation/Reunions/Wedding/Corporate Sleeps 40

Sleeps40
Bedrooms 12
Bathrooms8
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Cambridge Estate Rental Photos and Description

Estate, 13 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 8.5 Baths, (Sleeps 40)

Come to Ransome's Chesapeake Retreats 'RCR', a private, 250-acre, waterfront estate with one mile of shoreline on the magnificent Chesapeake Bay of Eastern Shore, Maryland. 'RCR' is the ideal setting for Family vacations & reunions, Weddings, Corporate Seminars/Retreats, Club events and Weekend Getaways. Looking for a unique and 'extra'ordinary vacation location for your family this year? A place to relax in beautiful and peaceful surroundings, yet be 'close to it all'?

Our Chesapeake Bay estate is located just outside Cambridge, a quaint maritime town filled with history and tucked away on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Travel through the countryside James Michener wrote about in 'Chesapeake.' It is the perfect getaway for boating, fishing, golfing, shopping, sightseeing, or just relaxing and enjoying the beautiful Chesapeake Bay shoreline.

There are miles of walking paths and our boat dock/ramp offers direct access to the bay for water sports. Our facilities offer lots of places to relax and take in the beautiful surroundings - a screened in porch overlooks a fenced-in pool, pond and the Chesapeake. There are unparalleled views from all 3 homes and especially from the 2nd floor deck. Here, you can watch the sun come up on 1 side of our world & later that evening see a breathtaking - 'stop what you're doing & watch' sunset go down into the bay!!

Our multi-complex estate has a Family Room and a Great Room in the Main House. There is also a 30' x 30' meeting/rec room in the Fun Center. Find all the amenities you will need to make memories that last a lifetime. We have thought of everything, so you don't have to.

Wildlife abounds; the surroundings are picturesque. You can go boating, crabbing and fishing on-site. The Blackwater Wildlife Refuge is our neighbor and offers more paths (for walking, hiking, and biking) and waterways (for canoe and kayaking). Boats, canoes, kayaks and bikes can be rented locally. There is a small grocery store 3 miles from our retreat.

Keywords: Multi-Complex Estate

More Details
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Marie Ransome (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps40
Bedrooms 12
Bathrooms8
Half Baths1
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

5
based on 11 traveler reviews

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5*Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Estate Vacation/Reunions/Wedding/Corporate Sleeps 40
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
Herndon, VA
5

Great fit for Non-Profit Group!

  • 5 of 5

PALS Programs creates immersive experiences where young adults with Down syndrome and their peers have fun, grow as individuals, and develop transformative friendships. Our work is led by incredible volunteer leaders (ages 18-26) who take time out of their daily lives to help make our programs amazing. Twice a year we seek out a location to bring our leaders together for a training and team-building session. We are always looking for a place that provides meeting spaces in large and small groups, while also a place that has a little more character than a typical hotel. The owners of the estate provided fantastic customer service right from the start, working with our group as a non-profit and helping to ensure we had everything we needed for our weekend retreat. We rented a bus to transport all of our volunteers (about 27 of us) who flew in from BWI and when they arrived on Friday night, they were wondering why we picked God's country! for our retreat. As the sun rose on Saturday morning and they all peered out their windows, we all knew we were in the right place. From the view of the water to the spacious privacy of this beautiful place, the Retreat was a great fit for us. Our volunteers took turns hanging out in the game room, to walking out on the dock, to sitting around the fire pit, to cooking large meals in the kitchen. This was the first location where there was no need for us to bring air mattresses - plenty of bed space! And plenty of bathrooms, sheets, and towels so our volunteers did not have to bring extra supplies. All in all, we left feeling confident that we'd want to return and that the little extra drive gave us a great deal of extra freedom and just enough space to daydream and make big plans about our programs. Thanks! Jenni

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great weekend with a large group of good friends.

  • 5 of 5

The estate had enough beds for everyone! The trails around the property were a lot of fun to explore. The views and sunset were fantastic. The fire pit was great. Lots of yard space for activities and games. The hot tub was perfect. The extra tables and chairs made for an easy set up for group dinner. AND, the owners were accessible and easy to work with. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Thank you for a weekend where we played, worked & worshiped our Lord w/our church family!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2nd stay at your estate! What a great stay! All 3 homes are very clean & very well organized, especially to hold large groups. We used your folding tables & chairs for all our meetings/dinners & for our praise & worship time, as well. There was a lot to keep us entertained from sports games to board games. Next time we will definitely stay longer! We will be highly recommending the estate to everybody!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
North Wales, Pennsylvania
5

WHAT A GREAT PLACE TO COME TOGETHER FOR FUN AND RELAXATION!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the comforts of home - wonderful place to relax - beautiful! We had a fabulous time together, just special, a cherished time celebrating a 60th wedding anniversary!! & our 2 year old twins - a generational gathering that doesn't have often enough! Fall is a sweet time of year. We had lots of fun making memories... took lots of pictures of our time together!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
harbeson delaware
5

what a wonderful reunion/vacation

  • 5 of 5

We celebrated our 6th family reunion,coming together from around the country! There was plenty of room for our large group of 33+,all ages and everybody had a blast!! Enjoyed a local historian who spoke to our group in the Fun Center where the owners provide folding tables and chairs for gatherings, dinner together etc. The historian was outstanding! Highly recommend her to future groups who stay at this beautiful estate!! We played games inside and out. Everybody loved the game-room, especially the kids! Laughed ourselves silly around the evening campfires...crazy stories..What a treat! Thankfully, breezes off the bay kept away any bugs. The facilities were perfect, lots of linens, towels,dishes;kitchen was fully stocked. Thanks for a sweet time together...

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Cherry Hill, NJ, USA
5

We had the most perfect wedding celebration ever.

  • 5 of 5

How fortunate for us that we found Ransome's Chesapeake Retreats!! It's out of the way, quiet, beautiful, secluded & romantic - perfect for a wedding celebration! Plus, it's right on the Chesapeake. What a view! We actually attended our friends' wedding there a while back, fell in love with the beauty of the surroundings, with all that it had to offer & decided this beautiful estate is where we'd also celebrate our own destination wedding! So glad we did!! Our guests raved about the location, even said it was the best & most unique wedding they had ever been to. (We thought so, too!)

If you love the outdoors, want to have a relaxed, more personal touch, yet still exciting, wedding celebration, this special retreat is for you. It is a rare find for any gathering but especially for a wedding where family, friends, loved ones gather to celebrate & be a part in sharing the love of a very special occasion. RCR offers a different experience from a traditional wedding - relaxed, fun, no stress - and the celebrating went on all weekend!! Not just for 5 hours. We had the most perfect wedding celebration ever!!! Someday we'll be back to celebrate our anniversary!! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Crabbing, Fishing and Fishing Charters, Photography, Galleries, History, Canoeing

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Rates & Availability

From $1,050 Per night

Cambridge Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring 2
Apr 1 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,050
$7,295
 
 
Spring
May 1 2015 - Jun 19 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,250
$7,895
 
 
Peak Season
Jun 20 2015 - Aug 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
$7,895
 
 
Fall
Aug 27 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$1,250
$7,895
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
$3,750
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas
Dec 24 2015 - Dec 26 2015
3 night minimum stay
$3,750
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's Eve
Dec 30 2015 - Jan 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$4,100
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,250
$7,895
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Cambridge Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 11250 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 9 -
Bedrooms:
  • 12 Bedrooms, Sleeps 40
  • There are 24 beds & 2 sofa beds in the 3 homes collectively. There are 2 beds in the Love Boat, giving you a total of 28 beds.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Tennis Court, Basketball Court, In-ground Pool, Hot Tub, Dish TV, Great Room, Screen Porch, Two-Story Deck, Fully Supplied Kitchen, Cooking Utensils and all Linens provided, Grill, Gated Entrance, First Floor Facilities, 30' x 30' Meeting Room/Fun Center, Smoke free facility - smoking on screened-in porch only, Rentals are for 1 group at a time

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