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:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Groups

George Radcliffe

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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

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.

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.

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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Cambridge Chesapeake Bay
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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
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Renovated Historic Waterfront Home with Pool, Dock, 200 acres
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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
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Renovated Historic Waterfront Home with Pool, Dock, 200 acres
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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
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Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
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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

GREAT PLACE TO STAY

  • 5 of 5
I stayed here last winter with my three children, parents, and mother-in-law. It is a great place to stay. The history is amazing and the scenery is very relaxing. I highly recommend staying here. It is a unique vacation. Having spent summers and winters in the area for many years I can say that summers are obviously the best time to be there, but anytime one is looking to get away from it all, this is a great place to go. There is plenty to do.
  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Cambridge
Nearest Ferry
66 Miles
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Nearest Train
84 Miles
Baltimore
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US Route 50
Nearest Beach
71 Miles
Ocen City
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Cambridge
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Clearview at Horn Point
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Cambridge
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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Base Rate
7 night minimum stay
$4,800
 
 
Fall
Sep 7 - Nov 29
3 night minimum stay
$600
$3,800
 
 
Spring
Mar 15 - May 24
3 night minimum stay
$600
$3,800
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Pet Fee $100.00
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

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:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Paper Towels
  • Free Local Calls
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Toaster
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Pantry Items
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Outdoor Shower - outdoor 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:
  • Video Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Binoculars
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Canoe
  • Boat Dock
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Groups
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 calibre) * 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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