RENOVATED HISTORIC WATERFRONT HOME WITH POOL, DOCK, 200 ACRES

George Radcliffe

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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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RENOVATED HISTORIC WATERFRONT HOME WITH POOL, DOCK, 200 ACRES

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Waterfront Country Home with 7 spacious bedrooms and 4.5 baths

Spocott is a 350 year old house, newly renovated to provide a unique blend of history, environment, and modern comfort for a large multigenerational family. Located on Gary’s Creek on the Little Choptank River, 5.5 miles west of Cambridge in the historic Neck District of Dorchester County, Spocott House was built in 1663 and has since been owned by the same family. Spocott is the home of a former US Senator and provided inspiration for James Michener in writing Chesapeake. Immerse yourself in history, gaze at wildlife from spacious porches, and engage in a number of indoor and outdoor recreational activities. Sleeping 18 people comfortably, the house with its large waterfront, pool, boat ramp, and dock offers a wonderful opportunity for a private family getaway. Recently renovated, the house has central heating and AC, 7 bedrooms all with a water view and new beds, and a billiards room. Situated on 200 acres of wildlife management area, the property, bordered by over 1 mile of waterfront, has 5 miles of walking trails, birdwatching stations, ponds, proximity to great biking trails, and scenic views of the Little Choptank River. Consider off-season vacations when up to 10,000 geese inhabit the surrounding waters.

Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
George Radcliffe (Owner)
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About George Radcliffe

George and Jackie Radcliffe have spent the 42 years of their married life on the property, raising 3 wonderful sons. George Radcliffe is the six great grandson of the original owner of the property and lives on the adjoining property. His grandfather, U.S. Senator George L. Radcliffe, was born and spent much of his life in the house. Both retired school teachers, George and Jackie, with the help of their children, have restored and modernized Spocott House and developed the 200 acres as both a working farm and wildlife management area, They both retired to help take care of 3 of their grandchildren, who live on the adjoining property. George is also an avid birdwatcher and Youth Coordinator for the Maryland Ornithological Society and has set up the property as an eBird Monitoring Station.

George Radcliffe purchased this house in 1663

Why George Radcliffe chose Cambridge

The property has been in the family for 350 years. In 1662 the land was given to George's ancestor, Stephen Gary, for whom the Creek is named, by the King of England in exchange for Gary becoming Sheriff and High Judge of the area that would become Dorchester County. The home site was also the location of a major Native American assembly area and burial ground. In the 19th Century, Spocott was a major shipbuilding center for the area and was hence was used by James Michener as a resource in writing the novel Chesapeake. Many of the original buildings are still located on the property. The Radcliffes, in restoring the house and property, have tried to retain its historical and environmental uniqueness. The property is protected by a perpetual environmental conservation easement.

What makes this house unique

Spocott House provides a unique blend of history and environment. Located on a spacious 200 acres with over 1 mile of waterfront and 5 miles of trails, there is ample opportunity for wildlife viewing and exploration. The modernized house with its pool, dock, and spacious lawns allows visitors multiple recreational opportunities as well as a comfortable place for a large family gathering. Part of the house has been restored to its 17th Century look, but the modernized bedrooms and geothermal heating and air conditioning make the house a comfortable place to stay year round. Step back in time to the early days of our country, and surround yourself with beautiful views of the Little Choptank River. The historic Spocott Windmill, the only working grist windmill in Maryland, and the accompanying museum complex are located on an adjacent property. Optional tours of the historic areas as well as bird walks are available to renters.

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Sleeps18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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5
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Renovated Historic Waterfront Home with Pool, Dock, 200 acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
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Renovated Historic Waterfront Home with Pool, Dock, 200 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3477457
-+1 4102287670
Cambridge Chesapeake Bay
5

A COMFORTABLE STEP BACK IN TIME

  • 5 of 5
Upon arrival we saw Geaorge and Jackie waiting for us in the rockers on the front porch. They greeted us warmly and showed us arouond the house and immediate property, too much property to cover it all!
They assured us that we could call them day or night if the need arose and even showed up one day with fresh tomatoes from their garden, and graciously gave us the Historical tour of the Windmill and other items of historical interest on the property.
This lovely property is right on the water and has many trails to follow, one even leads to an Indian burial mound and Eagles nest. It all was very well maintained inside and out.
We numbered 15 and all found it a very interesting and fun place to spend our time together, I would recommend this rental to anyone and, in fact, already have.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Renovated Historic Waterfront Home with Pool, Dock, 200 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3477457
-+1 4102287670
Cambridge Chesapeake Bay
5

A COMFORTABLE STEP BACK IN TIME

  • 5 of 5
Upon arrival we saw Geaorge and Jackie waiting for us in the rockers on the front porch. They greeted us warmly and showed us arouond the house and immediate property, too much property to cover it all!
They assured us that we could call them day or night if the need arose and even showed up one day with fresh tomatoes from their garden, and graciously gave us the Historical tour of the Windmill and other items of historical interest on the property.
This lovely property is right on the water and has many trails to follow, one even leads to an Indian burial mound and Eagles nest. It all was very well maintained inside and out.
We numbered 15 and all found it a very interesting and fun place to spend our time together, I would recommend this rental to anyone and, in fact, already have.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Renovated Historic Waterfront Home with Pool, Dock, 200 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3477457
-+1 4102287670
Cambridge Chesapeake Bay
Virginia
5

serene, idyllic, very special

  • 5 of 5
We are a family of 16 with an age span between 70 and two years. The house easily accommodated all of us - the bedrooms are comfortable, private and the nights quiet. The house is fully equipped for any need be it steaming crabs, toasting marshmallows and the ordinary daily meal. The children swam in the river, their favorite occupation, or in the pool, and hiked through the extensive forest and fields and visited the historic windmill with George Radcliffe as historical guide. An abundance of wildlife provided other pleasures. The property is beautiful and each hour of the day revealed a unique ambience. The hosts, George and Jackie Radcliffe are warm, generous and gracious. The Radcliffe family has a vast amount of history of its own which adds to the atmosphere of the house. We couldn't have asked for a more idyllic setting for our family reunion.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Renovated Historic Waterfront Home with Pool, Dock, 200 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3477457
-+1 4102287670
Cambridge Chesapeake Bay
5

Absolutely Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5
This was the perfect setting for our family reunion! Gorgeous Spocott entertained 17 of us from ages 4 to 68 for a week. The kids lived at the swimming pool, fished and crabbed off the dock, and played billiards into the night. Adults enjoyed watching the osprey fledge, took bird walks, and spent hours on the back screened in porch catching up. We couldn't imagine a better place to relax and reconnect. Thank you to our wonderful hosts who were available throughout the week for anything we needed and provided a personal guided birding tour. We are already planning when we will come back!
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Renovated Historic Waterfront Home with Pool, Dock, 200 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3477457
-+1 4102287670
Cambridge Chesapeake Bay
5

Amazing!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
Spocott farm is a spectacular and unique vacation home. Our family enjoyed the kayaking, bird watching, idyllic setting and the pool every day! This historic house has every modern convenience and the owners were absolutely wonderful. The privacy and beautiful setting were unbelievably special.
  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Renovated Historic Waterfront Home with Pool, Dock, 200 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3477457
-+1 4102287670
Cambridge Chesapeake Bay
West Chester, pa. USA
5

Great Historic house! Great piece of land! Wonderful owners!!!!!

  • 5 of 5
A bunch of us were down for a golf trip, and we couldn't have picked a better spot. George and Jackie were extremely accommodating and informative. Their home is nothing short of an amazing piece of history. Plenty of room, and suitably comfortable. A great property right on the water, and off the beaten path (but not too far). Recommended for any occasion! Very reasonable and headed to a great cause!
  • Submitted: May 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Cambridge
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Cambridge
Nearest Ferry
66 Miles
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Clearview at Horn Point
Nearest Train
84 Miles
Baltimore
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US Route 50
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Cambridge
Nearest Beach
71 Miles
Ocen City
Car: necessary

Historic Spocott House, itself 350 years old, is located in the historic Neck District, an area also known for its wildlife, especially the large Canada Goose populations in the fall and winter. There is an historic windmill and museum complex on the adjoining property. The house is also located 20 minutes from Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.

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Availability & Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall
Sep 7 2014 - Nov 29 2014
3 night minimum stay
$650
$3,900
 
 
Spring
Mar 14 2015 - May 23 2015
3 night minimum stay
$650
$3,900
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Notes 11% state and local tax included in rate.

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Cambridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Outdoor Shower - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 king
    Bedroom 7 - 2 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Rooms are spacious and comfortable for 18 not including an infant (crib available). Up to 20 could be housed.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck Furniture
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
Notes:
Outdoors • Waterfront with dock and boat ramp • 120’ dock and boat slip • Wildlife sanctuary with ponds, wetlands, and 5 miles of trails • Optional bird walk available; property used by 180 species of birds • Outdoor basketball court * New: 6-hole Disc (Frisbee) Golf Course (professional caliber) * New: Horseshoe Pits • Windmill and historic village located on adjoining property • Kayaks and canoes can be rented in advance • Riding school adjoining property that can be utilized with prior scheduling • Outdoor barbecue, campfire ring, and 2 all-weather tables • Outside shower • Outdoor kennel Entertainment • Direct TV • Two 40' LED Flat Screen TVs with DVD Players • TV and DVD in most bedrooms • WiFi 2 large porches Crib and High Chair available All rooms with water view
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