John & Marianne Wells are both engineers (VA Tech) and currently run their own business in Columbia, MD. They have two children who are both recently married and live in the area. They have lived in Iowa, Georgia, Virginia and settled right back next to John's grandfather's summer shore cottage.
John Wells purchased this cottage in 1995
We lived in Columbia, MD at the time. John was reading the Friday classified ads. He found an ad for a 4 bedroom house on Dividing creek for sale by owner but no address. He couldn't call so he made me call, within 30 seconds I figured out that the house for sale was right next to his grandfathers. It was the first time the house was advertised and we were the first callers, I guess it was fate. We moved in in July of 1995, the house needed major TLC, which we happily gave it, part of the reason we could afford the house to begin with. We were luckily enough to purchase a second run down house 50'away. John's grandfather had taught the 4 boys in the second house all he knew about fishing, crabbing etc.. So when the seller had two contracts in hand, he picked ours because of John's grandfather. The second house was in worse shape than the first. To make a long story short, we ended up getting a construction loan, and decided to fix it up to rent it. The builder did such a nice job that we moved in and decided to rent the first house. We enjoy sharing our little bit of heaven with our renters.
Wells Cottage is perfectly located. You can easily tour Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington DC from this location. The cottage is waterfront but close to shopping and restaurants. Many of our renters simply enjoy sitting in the porch swing and watching the activity in the creek. Groups of all types family, business, yoga retreats, all enjoy the peaceful and enjoyable setting of Wells Cottage.