QUIET COUNTRY COTTAGE ON 2 ACRES ADJACENT TO THE POTOMAC RIVER AND C&O TOWPATH

Catherine or David Costopoulos

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Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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QUIET COUNTRY COTTAGE ON 2 ACRES ADJACENT TO THE POTOMAC RIVER AND C&O TOWPATH

Sharpsburg Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, deck w/ hot tub, sleeps up to 7

Come spend time at our cozy two bdrm cottage on 2 acres in Sharpsburg, MD. Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac. Only steps to the Potomac River and C&O Canal Towpath. Bring your bike, canoe or kayak. Snyders Landing boat ramp and Bike path are 200 yds from the cottage. Visit Antietam Battlefield 2 miles away. Bring your bathing suit and relax in the hot tub.Close to: CharlesTown Races and Slots, Appalachian Trail, Cotoctin Zoo, Prime Outlets, Shephardstown WVa, Harpers Ferry, Crystal Grottos Caverans and more...City Water delivered into cistern, non-potable water. Directions: West on Capital Beltway I-495 - keep RIGHT to take I-270 N via EXIT 35 toward FREDERICK - Merge onto I-70 W via EXIT 32 toward HAGERSTOWN - Take the US-40-ALT exit 49, toward MIDDLETOWN - Merge onto US-40 ALT W - Turn LEFT onto POTOMAC ST/MD-34/SHEPHERDSTOWN PIKE - Turn RIGHT onto N Potomac ST. - Turn LEFT onto W Chapline St - W Chapline turns into Snyders Landing Rd. - end 16922 SNYDERS LANding - Yellow House.

Relaxing Atmosphere: This is an excellent place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Enjoy views of the manicured front yard, Potomac River (winter) and the C&O Canal Towpath from the large deck. The hot tub is on the deck and is a truly awesome place to sit and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. It is really quiet and dark at night.

Great Location: We are located at mile marker 77 on the C&O Canal Tow Path. The Potomac River is practically in the front yard. The public boat ramp is 200 yards away. The Antietam Battlefield is within 3 miles of the house. Snyders Landing Road is a dead end, very little traffic. We are 5 minutes from Shepardstown West Virginia. Shephardstown is a quaint little college town with specialty shops and restaurants on the campus of Shephardstown College.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Catherine or David Costopoulos

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2008
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My husband David and I (married for 20 yrs) have owned the Sharpsburg Cottage since 2000 when our second daughter Christina was born. David is a general contractor and I manage commercial office buildings, we commit to one capital improvement of the property every year. It is a blessing that David is so talented and can do most of the work himself. We live in Silver Spring Maryland and have two daughters in Catholic School. One at St. John's Collee HS and one at The Academy of the Holy Cross. I am a Commercial Property Manager with over 20 years experience managing rental properties. I love working with our clients and hearing their stories of how much the enjoyed staying at the cottage. We love to spend time in the country and because it is only 1 hr from the house we can get there and back in a weekend easily. What a great place to relax. I hope you will come and visit us sometime. Take care, Catherine

Catherine or David Costopoulos purchased this cottage in 2000

Because it is only 1 hr from the city. It is a great get away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. You can really relax here at the cottage. Take a nap on the hammock or unwind in the hot tub.

We fell in love with this property because of its location. The C&O Canal and Tow Path are located just beyond our front yard. We spend time walking and biking along the path during our visits to the house. There is a small country store two doors down where you can walk and get ice cream (Barrons Country Store). We are five minutes from Antietam and close to many other local attractions. We would spend every weekend in the country if we could. The cottage is fully equipped as if it were are primary residence. Our lives have become very busy so we don't spend as much time as we would like, so we have decided to share our experience with others. ENJOY!!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Reviews

4.6
based on 15 traveler reviews

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Quiet Country Cottage on 2 acres adjacent to the Potomac River and C&O Towpath
average rating of 4.6 based on 15 reviews
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Quiet Country Cottage on 2 acres adjacent to the Potomac River and C&O Towpath
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p213553
+1 202-437-1294
Sharpsburg Western Maryland
5

A PERFECT HIKER AND BIKER GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
We rent a lot of homes within the DC area and this home has by far been the best we've ever rented. We loved the quiet location and close proximity to the C&O canal towpath, Antietam, Shepherdstown and Harpers Ferry. The local hike and bike trails are phenomenal for outdoor enthusiasts and walking on the towpath is great in summer because of the dense tree cover providing shade. We didn't even mind the lack of internet and cell access because it felt good to be disconnected for a change. FYI, Verizon never works well within the West Virginia area and probably will be hard to change. The house was immaculate and extremely well-stocked, and that's even allowing for doggie guests which is fantastic for us. Our dog loved the access to the river at Snyder's Landing (so will kids). Our favorite place to eat with dogs was Blue Moon Cafe in Shepherdstown which allow dogs on their beautiful garden patio. We loved it and will be back in the spring to see the river without the leaves. Thank you, Catherine and David.
  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you all enjoyed your stay! Looking forward to having you back again in the Spring!
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Quiet Country Cottage on 2 acres adjacent to the Potomac River and C&O Towpath
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p213553
+1 202-437-1294
Sharpsburg Western Maryland
4

REMOTE BUT ACCESSIBLE TO LOTS TO DO!

  • 4 of 5
This is a great getaway. Private but close to loads of civil war battlefields if you like that sort of thing; accessible to DC or Baltimore in about an hour and a half.

The house is immaculately kept and the ammenities are super comfortable: lots of fluffy towels and squashy pillows, comfortable beds, the AC works great and we really enjoyed the hot tub. The kitchen is well equipped which was a plus for me, but if you don't want to cook Shepherdstown is right up the road.

It was especially nice to be able to bring our dog who loved the yard.

The only downer was no internet access and very spotty phone service but the privacy and quiet was a good trade there.

Thanks for a great week!
  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write us. We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay. Thanks again for your kind review, Catherine and Dave Costopoulos
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Quiet Country Cottage on 2 acres adjacent to the Potomac River and C&O Towpath
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p213553
+1 202-437-1294
Sharpsburg Western Maryland
5

GREAT PLACE FOR A GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
I hosted a bachelor party here over Memorial Day weekend. It is the perfect venue if you have a group of guys who would rather spend the day touring the local battlefields or rafting on the river than standing in a rope line to get into a thumping club in the city. The cottage is wonderfully remote and the yard has plenty of room for running around, playing football, laying in the hammock or lawn chairs, or just enjoying being outside while grilling. We especially enjoyed the fire-pit, which makes for wonderful times just sitting around telling stories and catching up with old friends.

Despite feeling remote, the cottage is actually right by the Antietam Battlefield visitor's center entrance, the C&O Canal, and just about 15 minutes from Charles Town casino and Harper's Ferry adventure center. Thank you for a truly wonderful place to stay as part of a wonderful weekend.
  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks,
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Quiet Country Cottage on 2 acres adjacent to the Potomac River and C&O Towpath
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p213553
+1 202-437-1294
Sharpsburg Western Maryland
5

GREAT TIME IN THE COUNTRY

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time in the 4 days we rented the cottage, and it was an easy drive from the DC metro area. The house is super-clean, and the kitchen is very well-equipped. The appliances are amazing! The house has a front porch, a deck, a huge side patio, and even a covered patio on the lower level, so there is plenty of room. The bedrooms are so cute, and the bathroom is a great size. We especially enjoyed the swing chair on the porch, and the huge front yard -- great for touch football, volleyball, or just letting the kids run around like crazy. The river was right in front of the house, and we did some fishing and swimming. We rode bikes along the tow path, and just had a wonderful relaxing time. I will definitely recommend the country cottage to friends, and we will definitely be back!
  • Submitted: May 31, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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Quiet Country Cottage on 2 acres adjacent to the Potomac River and C&O Towpath
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p213553
+1 202-437-1294
Sharpsburg Western Maryland
United States
5

GREAT HOUSE, GREAT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
The house is well stocked, especially the kitchen. They have an excellent folder of nearby attractions, restaurants, and maps. My wife gives the housekeeper an A+ and she is particular about cleaning. She hopes the owners would consider allowing us to bring our own towels and linens, just as we do food, and save some money but all worked out well.
The house is ideally located for seeing Antietam, Shepherdstown, and Harper's Ferry. There are lots of birds around the house and by the river and the canal path offers easy walking. The gnats are annoying in this part of the country in May and can be found even in the towns so insect repellent is good to have.
This is why I like VRBO. I don't think you could find a better combination of location and facilities in this area.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our most beloved cottage.
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Quiet Country Cottage on 2 acres adjacent to the Potomac River and C&O Towpath
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p213553
+1 202-437-1294
Sharpsburg Western Maryland
Cleveland Ohio
5

BEAUTIFUL SPOT ON THE C&O CANAL

Beautiful spot on the C&O canal
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and our four kids stayed here over the Eater weekend and had a lovely time. The house was perfect for us- clean, neat and attractive. I thought it was actually nicer than the pictures. There is a little back porch area that has a hammock and chairs that is adorable and a swingset, which our younger kids loved. There was ample space for all of us and the kitchen was well- stocked with spices, pots and pans, coffee maker etc. The owners have also stocked the house with a great kid friendly movie selection- Ours were thrilled and we watched a movie every night while we were here. WE loved the deck in the back that overlooked a beautifully landscaped front yard and we enjoyed looking out at the stars from the hot tub at night. The location cannot be beat. The house looks out onto the C&O canal through some woods. We took our bikes and everday all six of us went for a bike ride on the canal path, even our youngest whose bike has training wheels. The C&O path is quiet, level and an easy ride right by the water ( with no cars of course!). The house is also very close to several historic locations. We enjoyed Harpers Ferry and especially the Antietam Battlefield. The owners have compiled an excellent notebook that gives details on all the attractions in the area as well as specific directions on how to get to each. This was so helpful! the weather in April was gorgeous- 70 degrees every day- we were so lucky. The kids had an Easter hunt on the beautiful front lawn and we hung out on the chairs on the back patio watching. This house had all the amenties a family needed and unlike other ones we have rented, was really well stocked with supplies for cooking, which we did a lot of. We did not go out to restaurants in the area though the notebook that the owners compiled lists a number of them. We so enjoyed our stay and we may be repeat customers! I would highly recommend this house to families and couples. It is wonderfully quiet at night and a beautiful country setting. Thank you Catherine and David!
  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled our guests enjoy the cottage as much as we do! We wish we could spend more time there ourselves!!
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Antietam National Battlefield
Blue Moon Cafe
Nutter's Ice Cream
domestic restaurant
Stone Soup Bistro
Kazu Thi & Janpanese Cuisine
Betty's Restaurant
CATF Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University
Shepherd University
Captain Benders
Food Lion
Captain Benders Tavern, Llc - Live Music and Beer
Shaharazade's Restaurant & Tea Room
Antietam Cafe & Wine Bar
Three Onions Restaurant
China Kitchen
Grapes & Grains Gourmet
Dickinson & Wait Craft Gallery
Shepherdstown Opera House
Press Room
Harpers Ferry
Hagerstown Premium Outlets
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
Crystal Grottoes Caverns
Antietam Overlook Farm
C & O Canal National Park
Gettysburg National Military Park
Yellow Brick Bank
King's Ny Style Pizza Inc
Heritage Harvest Farm
Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle
BTI Whitewater
River Riders Inc
Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Land of Little Horses
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo and Store
Cress Creek
Pangborn Tennis Courts
Barron's C & O Canal Museum
"Two houses down... Great place to get an ice cream cone in walking distance from the house."
Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Washington National, Washington DC
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Harpers Ferry
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Brunswick, MD
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 70
Nearest Beach
325 Miles
Ocean City MD
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sharpsburg
Nearest Ski
250 Miles
Ski Liberty
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sharpsburg
Car: recommended

Directions: Take I-495 W/CAPITAL BELTWAY toward BETHESDA/NORTHERN VIRGINIA - Keep RIGHT to take I-270 N via EXIT 35 toward FREDERICK - Merge onto I-70 W via EXIT 32 toward HAGERSTOWN - Take the US-40-ALT exit, EXIT 49, toward BRADDOCK HEIGHT/MIDDLETOWN - Merge onto US-40 ALT W - Turn LEFT onto POTOMAC ST/MD 34/SHEPHERDSTOWN PIKE - Continue to follow MD-34 - Turn RIGHT onto N POTOMAC ST - Turn LEFT onto W CHAPLINE ST. - W CHAPLINE ST becomes SNYDERS LANDING RD. - END 16922 SNYDERS LANDING -THE YELLOW HOUSE ON THE RIGHT!

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Sharpsburg Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 31 2014 - Sep 6 2014
7 night minimum stay
$945
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$945
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150.00
1x Linen and Towe Set-up $95.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%
Notes Pets are considered. Signed Pet Policy and $100 nonrefundable dog deposit per dog.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Sharpsburg Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • River ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Living Room
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Free Local Calls
  • Ducted Heating
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New
  • Newly renovated bathroom. Great water pressure for taking a shower!!
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom has two queen size beds with new mattresses. First floor Bedroom has 3 single beds, one set is a bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • Video Library ...
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Patio
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • coin laundry
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • zoo
  • churches
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • walking
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • laundromat
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting
  • rafting
  • water tubing
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