ORIGINALLY BUILT BY A US CONGRESSMAN; NOW RENOVATED FOR LARGE FAMILY GETAWAY

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Sleeps22
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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ORIGINALLY BUILT BY A US CONGRESSMAN; NOW RENOVATED FOR LARGE FAMILY GETAWAY

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Originally built as a getaway from Washington DC, subsuquent owners have renovated this Congressman's home into a vacation mecca for multiple generations. There comes a time when you need take a leave from those vacations that leave you tired and spent.

Easy to love but hard to leave! Where to start? Originally built as a Washington DC getaway for a U.S. Congressman, Hard to Leave is now owned by a family with many aunts, uncles and cousins and is renovated into a vacation mecca for multiple generations. Private pool, private dock, private tennis court,7+ BRs on over 7 acres. Shaded yard with adirondacks overlooking Church Creek is the perfect landing for the evening bocce ball tournament. Non tournament players simply enjoy a round of Marco Polo while waiting for the burgers to grill poolside. No need to leave the property except possibly by water to enjoy the shoreline via kayak or boat - some could argue a round of golf at the Chesapeake Hyatt's Keith Foster Golf Course is a worthy distraction but you'll have to judge for yourself. Imagine this vacation destination compared to your last time at the beach and envision the difference - no crowds, no traffic, no peripheral noise except for nature's orchestra. Once you and your crew arrive everything you need is here - your playground is inherent to the property. There comes a time when you need take a leave from those vacations that leave you tired and spent. The combination of many indoor private and public spaces with outdoor activities and acreage provide a retreat that leaves everyone with a good feeling. Be a hero and book Hard to Leave - your family and friends will thank you.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals

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Property Manager since 2004. Locally owned and professionally managed vacation brings you value to your vacation investment.

Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals treats your vacation as an important investment. We are professionals. Managing vacation rentals is all we do! We oversee every facet of the home and this property has complied with and/or exceeded our firm's most stringent amenity guidelines. Nevertheless, things go wrong and even the most diligent preventative care can't prevent the unexpected. Consider what will happen if something goes wrong during your stay? ESVR has an extensive and loyal vendor network and can address most problems swiftly. The house is not your vacation. You've selected the perfect property—now what? Do you just want to arrive to a key under the doormat, or have a guest services department that can help you plan your vacation. ESVR views your vacation as an important investment in happiness – we are here for our clients 24/7!

Whether this is your first time or the 5th, ESVR spends a great deal of time making sure that you not only rent from us, but enjoy all the things the area has to offer! We have an exclusive vendor network for everything from boat rentals delivered to your dock to paddle boards, charters and cruises at our disposal to help you make the most of your vacation. And because we are the largest vacation rental firm in the area, we can offer you discounts on everything from ice cream to golf! We offer value, not the lowest price. When comparing the cost of an ESVR home, be sure you are comparing apples to apples. ESVR includes everything from linens and bath towels, pet fees, cleaning and more so you are not nickeled and dimed after finding that 'great deal'.

Sleeps22
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

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based on 16 traveler reviews

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Originally Built By a US Congressman; Now Renovated For Large Family Getaway
average rating of 4.0 based on 16 reviews
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Originally Built By a US Congressman; Now Renovated For Large Family Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390476vb
+1 866 398-2722
Cambridge Chesapeake Bay
Arlington, Va
3

Great outside property! Not so great inside

  • 3 of 5
We stayed with a group for a long weekend. As others said, the house is horribly outdated. I know the management company has tried very hard to let the owners know to try to make some updates to the kitchen and etc. The management company was also very good with maintenance issues we had. The outside though is wonderful and very private. The outside is what makes this property. However, I wouldn't stay there again, because at some point, you do need to be in the kitchen or the bathroom. They were just a no go. Also, as another reviewer said, the flies were horrendous inside and out.
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review and we agree the grounds are wonderful at Hard to Leave. The kitchen is older (probably a 1980s renovation at the time was considered state of the art) as well as bathrooms. Certainly we agree not for all if they are looking for state of the art appliances. Sorry you had flies - those can come with country homes if doors and windows are left open - understandable if everyone is enjoying the outdoors. Our pleasure to help you find a different property with a kitchen that is newly renovated. Certainly in our portfolio we agree one size does not fit all and we are here to help you find the perfect spot
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Originally Built By a US Congressman; Now Renovated For Large Family Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390476vb
+1 866 398-2722
Cambridge Chesapeake Bay
Neptune City, NJ
5

Our stay at HARD TO LEAVE

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
We enjoyed our stay at this house. We had a large group and something for everyone to do. Kids & fathers love crabbing off of the dock. Everyone enjoyed the pool. The proximity of the property included everyone from shade to sun lovers. The house could use a little updating, but did not affect our stay. The pictures were a little deceiving as it listed 7 bathrooms, but one 2nd floor bedrooms bathroom was downstairs in the laundry room, & one had a tub but no shower. The 3rd. floor bedroom was perfect for all the kids. We had great customer service with some maintenance issues. I would recommend this house if you like peace and tranquility. The bugs were horrendous but of course not under your control.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Originally Built By a US Congressman; Now Renovated For Large Family Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390476vb
+1 866 398-2722
Cambridge Chesapeake Bay
Crofton, MD
4

BOYD CHILL

  • 4 of 5
Rating Details:
I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was clean.
The property manager was adequately helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
We had a great time! The house and furnishings are dated. AC was great. Real lawn landscaping was very nice. Lots of broken, marred and unmaintained house and furnishings.

Manager responded on 6/30/2014:
Thank you so much for giving us the heads up on a few items while in property - broken kids chair and exercise bike and a missing toilet paper spindle. Thanks to your feedback we have already addressed these items at the inpsection after your departure. The white couches have been cleaned several times and while they are clean past spots are permanent until the owner decides on replacement. The couches are in good order just a bit worn. Hope you loved the pool and the waterview!
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Originally Built By a US Congressman; Now Renovated For Large Family Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390476vb
+1 866 398-2722
Cambridge Chesapeake Bay
Philadelphia, PA
4

It was Hard to Leave...

  • 4 of 5
Rating Details:
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was more than happy with the location.
The vacation rental was very clean.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
We had a large group vacation and the house had plenty of room for all of us! The kitchen could have used some upgrades in the tools department but there were plenty of silverware, plates, and cups. It was also lacking in the water sports area. There was no boat which I have found to be fairly standard on the Eastern Shore. Overall, it was a great house!
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Originally Built By a US Congressman; Now Renovated For Large Family Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390476vb
+1 866 398-2722
Cambridge Chesapeake Bay
Midlothian, VA
4

Nice Property

  • 4 of 5
Rating Details:
I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was happy with the location.
The vacation rental was clean.
The property manager was adequately helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
We stayed at this lovely house with a beautiful location on the water. This house provided a wonderful week for our extended family. This house needs a bit of love to get it up to modern standards.

Manager responded on 7/20/2013:
Thank you for the feedback. Hard to Leave is a special spot for those desiring a true getaway vacation. While the home is not fully renovated, part of the ambience is that the home is older, and with that comes some of the quirks. The owners did recently update kitchen appliances and some other things, however, there are no plans currently for major bathroom renovations, etc. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Originally Built By a US Congressman; Now Renovated For Large Family Getaway
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p390476vb
+1 866 398-2722
Cambridge Chesapeake Bay
Arlington, VA
5

Hard to Leave - Is Hard to Leave!

  • 5 of 5
Rating Details:
I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.
I was very happy with the location.
The vacation rental was spotless.
The property manager was very helpful.
Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:
The house was great. We had a group of families staying for the Eagleman Triathlon. The location was fantastic and extremely quiet. The house is perfect for a large group. The kids loved the pool, while the parents loved watching the kids in a relaxed setting. The kids shot hoops and played soccer tennis on the court. The kitchen was large and the updated appliances mentioned in earlier posts were a welcomed addition. The kitchen could use some TLC in terms of organization, but that could be from multiple renters moving things around.

We love the home and if we do the Eagleman again next year would love to come back.
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
BWI
Nearest Beach
67 Miles
Ocean City MD
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Cambridge
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hyatt Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Cambridge
Car: necessary

One of the oldest towns in Maryland, this small town sits on the banks of the Choptank River. About an hour from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Dorchester County boasts famous residents such as Harriet Tubman, the most famous of Underground Railroad 'conductors' who led dozens of enslaved people to freedom, and Sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Also, more Maryland governors are from this area than any other with the exception of Baltimore City! Explore Cambridge and surrounding Dorchester County's long history as an agricultural and canning powerhouse, and their boatbuilding and maritime heritage—there are several self-guided walking tours, driving tours, river excursions and museums to help you experience the stories and history. Called the 'Heart of Chesapeake Country' because of it's location and shape, there are 1700 miles of shoreline surrounding 39 percent of Maryland's wetlands in the area, providing endless opportunities for kayaking, biking, and exploring.

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Cambridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Seasonal Min
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$1,505
 
 
Seasonal Max
Aug 29 2014 - Aug 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$1,614
 
 
Seasonal Min
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 14 2014
2 night minimum stay
$991
From
$1,302
$5,766
 
 
Seasonal Max
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 14 2014
2 night minimum stay
$1,302
From
$1,302
$6,020
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Oct 15 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$991
From
$991
$4,247
 
 
Seasonal Min
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 29 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,059
 
 
Seasonal Max
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 29 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,096
 
 
Seasonal Min
Nov 30 2014 - May 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
$881
From
$881
$3,632
 
 
Seasonal Max
Nov 30 2014 - May 14 2015
2 night minimum stay
$984
From
$984
$4,206
 

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees

Amenities

Amenities

Cambridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 5917 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
General:
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 7.5
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • hunting small game
  • sound/bay fishing
  • water tubing
  • water skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
Notes:
We offer value. When comparing the cost of an ESVR home be sure you are comparing apples to apples. ESVR includes everything from linens and bath towels, pet fees, housekeeping, security deposit waiver and more so you are not nickeled and dimed after finding that 'great deal'. And many of our properties include amenities such as kayaks and bikes that boost the value even more!