|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
1180 WHITE SANDS DR, LUSBY, MD 20657.
Escape to Vera's Villa, which was once the private home of the ostentatious Vera Freeman. Featuring a direct view of Saint Leonard Creek in Calvert County, this captivating home, with its decorative and original artwork, offers you the perfect riverside escape. Our Southern Maryland riverside villa offers a wide variety of modern amenities and personal touches making it the perfect choice for a mid-week or weekend getaway. We can schedule any special event at this lavish villa, too. Perfect for waterfront weddings, events, and retreats of all kinds.Come experience for yourself the perfect balance between history, boats, water & people.
Vera's Beach Club Marina has made its name as the premier marina in Southern Maryland. We have accommodations for boaters for annual, seasonal, or transient visits as well as for boaters rendezvous on the Saint Leonard Creek.
Come by and experience quality seafood from the people who know seafood. Vera's is one of the top seafood restaurants in Calvert County, offering the very best in waterfront dining, full service marina, catering, & lodging.
We want to be sure you enjoy your stay and can offer additional services to make life easier. Relax at the resort's private white sand beach, dine alfresco or in our beautiful restaurant while the kids enjoy the beach. The grounds and view make it a great place to host a family or corporate event. And with a full list of amenities and services, there's no need to look any further.
We will be more than happy to answer any of your questions.
We hope to see you soon!
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS PRICING IS FOR THE RESERVING THE VILLAS FOR OVER NIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS ONLY.
Special additional pricing for weddings and special events. Pricing available upon request.
All food and bar drinks are catered by Vera's.
Inquiries on available dates at the Villa do not constitute a reservation. Inquires made are not fully reserved until payment is made.
Please be aware that all Reservation Specials, Prices, Amenities, & Offers are subject to change. For current information, please contact us via Homeaway.com.
We are thrilled you have selected one of our suites to receive the ultimate in luxury and experience. To provide the best experience for you and our future guests, we request your assistance with the following:
Photography/Filming – Photography or filming is not permitted on property. Whether it is in public areas or guest rooms, these acts are prohibited unless expressed written permission has been granted by Vera’s Villa. Any unauthorized use of images of Vera’s Villa or its contents is strictly prohibited and will result in prosecution to the fullest extent of the law.
Food and Beverage – Food and beverage is not permitted from outside sources. Vera’s Restaurant & Catering can both provide and service food and beverage functions at the Villa.
Visiting Guests – Vera’s Villa sanctioned gatherings of family and friends are permitted with permission from Vera’s Villa management. Total occupancy is limited to a maximum of 10 people. This limit may be waived only if you are hosting an event catered by the hotel’s staff. Charging “cover charges” or admission to events in your suite is prohibited.
Smoking – Vera’s Villa is a non-smoking facility. Should you or your guests smoke in the suite, a $500.00 cleaning fee will be assessed.
Noise – Noise levels must remain within reasonable levels so as not to disturb other guests. DJ’s, karaoke machines, PA systems, and other amplified sound systems are not permitted without prior approval from the hotel.
Damage – Any damages incurred to suites as a result of the aforementioned including but not limited to restorative general cleaning, carpet cleaning or replacement, furniture or soft goods cleaning or replacement, electronics or appliance cleaning, repair or replacement, and painting and fumigation. The individual occupant will then incur any and all expenses realized by property to restore and return the suite to original specifications.
Firearms – No concealed handguns or firearms will be allowed into Vera’s Villa.
Violations – Upon any violation of hotel policy, the hotel reserves the right to ask the registered guest / guests or any other occupants to leave the premises. The registered guest/guests will be responsible for any room and incidental charges upon departure as well as any damage to hotel property.
Vera was born in Wyola, Montana on the Crow Indian Reservation. Vera’s mother Dorothy Williams owned an Inn in Wynla and father Francis Marian Williams worked for the railway system in Montana. Vera visited Hollywood and was in the process of establishing her career, at the time she married Dr. Effrus Freeman, an ophthalmologist to the stars.
In Hollywood, Vera worked at the telephone company doing secretarial work and then designed networks for wired music stations. She had a blind date with an eye specialist and that changed her life immediately. She resigned from her job and still hadn’t given up her dreams of being a movie star, but Dr Freemans said, “What do you want to do that for? I’ll give you everything.”
Vera's Villa purchased this villa in 1953
Mr. Freeman always wanted to come east. On a rainy day in 1953, Dr. Freeman visited Calvert County, Mr. Louis Goldstein introduced him to the eight hundred acres that was then Bancroft Estates. Vera renamed the estate White Sands and added three hundred more acres to develop the White Sands Community. When they first came here it was nothing but trees. In 1954, Mr. and Mrs. Freeman put a club house with white sand and palm trees. It was private for about 25 years. After that they opened it to the public and had the yachting club. That’s when there was nothing down at Solomons and the docks were successful. Tit was the only deep-water marina in Calvert County. Vera created White Sands Yacht Club with more than 100 boat slips on St Leonard Creek and St John’s Creek and also had a permit to put in 24 more slips.
Vera was inspired by Indian Casinos. She wanted White Sands to be another world filled with palm and banana trees. A getaway destination, where you can forget a hectic day and enjoy the beautiful view. Vera loved everything to be exotic, from the custom built leopard bar stools and herself.
Vera and her husband would travel the world and furnished the house and restaurant with souvenirs. After Mr. Freeman Died in 1980, Vera traveled on her own.
Vera loved her costumes. She would have her gowns made from Indian saris that she would find on her travels, She would have her seamstress make her the most beautiful dresses. She liked to dress up every night and entertain whoever came to dine.
In June 2006, Vera became a guest in her own domain. Vera’s Beach Club was reopened by neighbors Steve Stanley and Lisa DelRicco. On that date, Vera was honored by imprinting her hands in wet cement to mark her lifetime of luxury at Vera’s White Sands. Vera stated. “I didn’t find it like this 41 years ago. I made it this way.”
The things that Vera loved the most;
1. Her house in Hollywood
2. Her 58-foot Hatteras motor yacht she would travel to Florida and the Caribbean Islands.
3. 1960 Silver Cloud Rolls-Royce
As soon as we opened the big beautiful hand hammered door we knew we were in for a treat! For starters..there's a swimming pool in the living room! Then, you can't take your eyes off the view which can been seen from almost every room. The spacious deck provided seating for us to relax and chat family style. We cooked up a wonderful breakfast while we channeled Vera in the purple, over- the-top dining room. The beach club next door and their friendly staff were extremely accommodating. Loved having good food and music so close - made for an easy 1 minute walk home. Thanks also to Dawn at homeaway who helped me with every step of the reservation and all the questions we managed to come up with. It's a 1 of kind home/stay and we truly felt like kings and queens for the weekend. Go for it…you won't regret it!!
Waterviews from every room were amazing, but the indoor pool was a the best part. A stones throw to great seafood and crabs. Thanks for everything and the especially the VIP treatment at the concert.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Property Damage Protection||$89|
Vera's Villa has special pricing for a wedding event.
A wedding and no overnight rooms $2,000
Overnight rooms for one night $3,000.
All food and bar drinks are catered by Vera's.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.