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Cove Point Lighthouse - Both sides of the Keeper's Cottage Duplex

Megan Palmer

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Cove Point Lighthouse - Both sides of the Keeper's Cottage Duplex

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Solomons Island Cottage Rental Photos and Description

6 Bedrooms + Convertible Bed(s), 4 Full and 2 Half Baths (Sleeps 12-16)

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and cared for by the Calvert Marine Museum, the Cove Point Lighthouse Historic site has been lovingly restored and repurposed so that it can now be enjoyed by all. The active lighthouse and keeper’s home sit on a seven-acre point of land in one of the narrowest points of the Chesapeake Bay. It was established in 1828, making it the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in Maryland and the fifth-oldest existing lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay. Structures on the property include the 40-foot high brick light tower, dating to 1828, and a keeper’s house, originally built in the same year, but enlarged in 1925 to make it a duplex for two keepers and their families. Other buildings on the site include the 1901 fog bell building, now used as a mini-theatre for public orientations, a two-bedroom cottage built in 1950, and a brick building housing the Coast Guard’s radio transmitter and emergency diesel generator, also dating from 1950.

The 2 ½ story keeper’s duplex has been renovated from top to bottom. The site has a total of six bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, two washers and dryers, Wi-Fi, brand new custom kitchens, central heat and air, a screened porch, and all the modern comforts and conveniences of home. Visitors can rent the site for three, four, or seven day periods. Many of the home’s original features have been retained and restored, including hard pine floors, cast iron heaters, deep window sills, doors, moldings, and eyebrow windows. The interior is decorated with a mix of old and new and includes original artwork, pieces from museum archives, locally built furniture, as well as one of a kind kitchen tables made from the reclaimed wood of the dismantled Cedar Point Lighthouse and a local general store. The kitchen cabinets were handcrafted locally and the tile that was laid captures the character of a 1925 home. To add interest to the site, portions of the drywall have been removed to expose some of the features of the original 1 ½ story home, which were covered when it was enlarged in 1925.

The grounds are completely fenced with a private entrance and direct access to the beach. The site is an idyllic place to slow down and enjoy uninterrupted time with your family and friends. Since this mixed-use lighthouse site is still a fully functioning site, in addition to being a vacation rental, it will continue to welcome the public during the summer season for tours of the grounds.

Proceeds from this beautiful rental site will support the Calvert Marine Museum and a lighthouse endowment set up for its continued care.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Megan Palmer (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2015

About Megan Palmer

The Calvert Marine Museum is the caretaker of Cove Point Lighthouse, which was acquired by the Calvert County Government in 2000. The museum is located in Solomons, Maryland, just 7 miles south of the lighthouse site. Our three themes include Maritime History of the local area, Paleontology of the Calvert Cliffs, and the Estuarine Biology of the local waters.

The Calvert Marine Museum is open 7 days a week except for certain holidays, from 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. We offer a 1-hour boat tour of the Patuxent River, opportunity to tour the Drum Point Lighthouse, a children's Discovery Room, and many other fun and interesting opportunities.

The museum has been open since 1970 and was created by several locals who wanted to preserve the quickly-changing heritage of the area. Its mission is to preserve, protect, and educate the community about the Chesapeake Bay and surrounding area.

Megan Palmer purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Megan Palmer chose Solomons Island

The property is one of just a few authentic lighthouses still in operation. It is a wonderful combination of privacy and peacefulness combined with easy access to restaurants, art galleries, and entertainment.

What makes this cottage unique

The home sits right on its own private beach with direct access to the Chesapeake Bay. Not to mention the view of the light shining down across the water at night is breathtaking.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms4
Half Baths2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Cove Point Lighthouse - Both sides of the Keeper's Cottage Duplex
average rating of 4.882353 based on 17 reviews
Canandaigua, NY
5

Amazing spot!!

  • 5 of 5

This was such a great location! Your own private beach. Great for fishing and bonfires. Lovely accommodations and perfect for a large group. So much fun! If you are looking for a fun beach vacation....look no further! Oh....and did I mention there is a lighthouse?! :-)

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Heaven

  • 5 of 5

I grew up in the summer times at Cove Point .

I have moved to the mountains but always come back to the Bay annually to get my fix of the wonderful sights, sounds and smells of the Bay.

The lighthouse property is the ideal location to stay and I was thrilled to learn it had become a rental. The house is gorgeous , well equipped and comfortable for a small or large family.

The Point is one of the best locations to find sharks teeth, as well.

If you go in the summer, children can not swim due to a plethora of jellyfish but there are still so many other activities to do.

We will definitely be back for a wonderful Bay retreat.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Yosemite,California
3

Historical setting

  • 3 of 5

This is a beautiful setting and a very historical home. However, for the steep price one would expect basic amenities, such as soap in the bathrooms, trash bags in the kitchen and not having the bed linens simply placed in the bedrooms, without the beds being made up. The internet functions in the evening, but not during the day. There were tents, chairs and linens left in the yard, several days after after a wedding. Couldn't see the inside of the lighthouse, at all . However the old home itself is charming and there are many good restaurants and historical sites, in the area. The adjacent beach and local area are wonderful. It's worth one visit, but don't expect them to provide soap, or other needed essentials. There is a fly swatter there, which is very helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
elkton martland
5

Happy family

  • 5 of 5

We rented both sides of the keepers house for 6 adults and 6 children we had more than enough room the house is very large.The kitchens are large with everything anyone needed for cooking, the house was very clean and well done, someone did a great job with color and decor it really fits the location and the house.We found lots of sharks teeth and beach glass, we have already booked a week for next year, the manager was very helpful really worked with us it made everything easy, this is very clean well done home with really good beds, it was wonderful to be allowed to stay in a house with so much history, rent this beautiful home and you will be the lucky one!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Leonardtown, MD.
5

Distination Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My group had a wonderful time. The house was very cozy and clean. I am planning to rent this again very soon. Loved the view and the beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

I gathered my family from Chicago, North Carolina, and Virginia for a three day get-away on the Western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. It was the first time in years that we had gathered without a wedding or funeral bringing us together, gathered just for the joy of getting reacquainted. We came without dogs or children, work or cares, and found this peaceful, comfortable refuge from life where we could just to be together. It was wonderful. We all love to cook, and we had two surprisingly well stocked kitchens to play in - we used one as a prep kitchen and the other as the eating kitchen. Both became natural gathering hubs. We enjoy good wine, and a quick run to Solomons provided a ready supply. We love walking on the beach, watching the sun rise, the moon over the working lighthouse, the glass calm sea and the wind whipped waves. Every view from every window was breath-taking. There was room to gather and room to get away from each other. The sleepless ones could meet in the kitchen for a wee hour chat. The sound sleepers could snore away without keeping anyone else awake. During the day, we could go our separate ways - riding bikes, hunting fossils, museum visiting, or just chilling - before gathering for yet another wonderful communal feast. What a gift this was.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
BWI
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Ruddy Duck
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Chesapeake Hills
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Amtrack
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Rt. 4
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Monterey Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Cove Point Beach
Car: necessary

This private fenced four-acre site sits on a point of land on the Chesapeake Bay. The neighborhood is private and friendly with opportunities for biking, jogging, or just strolling the beach. The site is located just 7 miles from Solomons Island, which boasts many restaurants, a local brew pub, and the infamous Tiki Bar. The Island also offers antiquing, shopping, boat rentals, charter fishing opportunities and the Calvert Marine Museum.

Just down the street from the site is Cove Point Park which has basketball courts, a playground, baseball fields, and even a water park. A shopping center with ice cream shop, coffee shop, and grocery stores is just 5 miles away.

Visitors could also take a day trip to Washington D.C., Baltimore or Annapolis, which is just over an hour away.

Southern Maryland is a rural area surrounded by rivers and the Chesapeake Bay. It is peaceful and feels a million miles from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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Rates & Availability

From $350 Per night

Solomons Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Oct 1 - Mar 31
3 night minimum stay
$350
From
$350
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,205
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$534
From
$543
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,801
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee for one side of home $75.00
Cleaning fee for both sides of home $150.00
Insurance fee $75.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes During the Low Season (October 1-March 31) We offer three-night (Sunday afternoon through Wednesday morning), four-night (Wednesday night through Sunday morning) and weekly rentals. During the High Season (April 1-September 30) we only offer weekly rentals (Sunday night through Sunday morning).
50% due at signing of contract. Final payment due 30 days prior to rental.
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Amenities

Solomons Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2163 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 4 full baths and 2 half-baths
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (4), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) A sofa bed on each side of the duplex
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
If your party numbers more than 16, there is a property in the neighborhood that can accommodate the overflow. Go to HomeAway.com #168407

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