Tilghman Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)
Captain's Watch is a Waterfront Cottage which has a screened porch with beautiful sunrise view of Knapps Narrows. It is nestled in a Working Watermens Village, 12 miles from Historic St. Michaels, Maryland on the Eastern Shore. The whole family will be entertained by the boating, kayaking, fishing and crabbing opportunities.
The Cottage has a kayak launch and a Hot Tub for your relaxation. There are 4 Restaurants on the Island serving the Local Fare of Chesapeake Bay Seafood in many different ways. The Owners are on site and live next to the cottage. We have a Gas BBQ Grill for grilling your catch after a hard day of fishing. Captain's Watch has a full kitchen, washer/dryer, central AC, Cable TV, & DVD/VCR. Come to our shores and relax on the porch and watch the waterman toil at their labors of catching Chesapeake Bay Seafood and savor the flavor of the Land of Pleasant living. The Master Bedroom has a queen size bed, the guest bedroom has a trundle bed that can be made as 2 twins or a King, and the Living Room has a queen size sleep sofa. The cottage is available year round and pet and kid friendly.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels
A Variety of Boat and Kayak Tours in season.
Boat and personal watercraft rentals available
Shopping in the Quaint town of St. Michaels
Relaxation at a slower pace.
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- alternative lifestyle
- children welcome
- limited accessibility
- non smoking only
- pets considered
About Kelley Cox
Your hosts, Kelley and Jerry Cox, each hold a 50-ton Captain’s license and have been involved in Chesapeake Bay research for a combined total of 55 years. Jerry grew up on a Tobacco farm across the Bay in Calvert County and worked as a research vessel Captain for the State of Maryland. Jerry’s roots are from nearby Hooper’s Island, where his great, great grandfather William Hooper was a schooner captain aboard the Florence Lee. Kelley’s ancestors have been in this area since the early 1600’s when Edward Comins and his wife Elizabeth served as indentured servants of William Claiborne on Kent Island. Her Grandfather, Russell Phillips, was one of President Harry Truman’s favorite fishing boat captains during his frequent retreats to the Eastern Shore. Kelley is a Biologist and the Executive Director of Phillips Wharf Environmental Center.
Kelley Cox purchased this cottage in 1995
Why Kelley Cox chose Tilghman Island
Kelley's parents built the cottage as a weekly vacation rental in the 1970's. Kelley & Jerry decided the added income would help out and started renting the cottage as a vacation rental about 6 years ago.
What makes this cottage unique
The property overlooks Knapps Narrows one of the busiest waterways on the East Coast you can relax on the porch and watch all the boats going by. We also have a commercial waterman using part of our dock so fresh seafood is available to our guests. Tilghman Island is a fishing village on the Chesapeake Bay so you can fish and crab off of our dock. We have a screened porch with a gas grill for cooking out and a hot tub to relax in after a taxing day of shopping in nearby St. Michaels. We have a park nearby for bird watching and exercising in and it has play equipment for the kids.