COVE POINT LIGHTHOUSE - BOTH SIDES OF THE KEEPER'S COTTAGE DUPLEX

Megan Palmer

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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

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.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Megan Palmer

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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

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.

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.

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
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
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elkton martland
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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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Solomons Island Chesapeake Bay
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
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Solomons Island Chesapeake Bay
Owings
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
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Washington DC
5

Absolutely Amazing a piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5
We had an incredible time staying at the lighthouse over Valentine's weekend! The place was very clean, and all the amenities that you would need. The wifi was great, board games were an extra bonus! My husband and I are looking for our next trip to the lighthouse, it was fabulous! Very serene and peaceful, watching the snow by the lighthouse was memorizing, and then waking to a beautiful sunrise and going onto the beach looking for specials treats! Very secluded, and the surrounding neighborhoods are great! Went to Solomon's Island and enjoyed our time there, Boomerrangs was if you want some key lime pie try Lotus Kitchen, the best we ever had!
  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cove Point Lighthouse - Both sides of the Keeper's Cottage Duplex
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Solomons Island Chesapeake Bay
5

Our second stay was fabulous!

  • 5 of 5
This was our second stay at Cove Point - we rented both sides in April for a week with another family, and this time we rented one side for a few days. After our first stay I wondered how the private, secluded feeling would change by only renting one side, and we were pleased to see it was just as special even though another family was renting next door.

The house was extremely clean, comfortable, and furnished very nicely. The place is very unique, there is a lot of privacy, and the grounds are very well looked after. The views of the bay from the house are fantastic.

It was July 4th weekend, but the beach fortunately was not crowded - it's a private community beach so just locals that live in the neighborhood. We found a great local outdoor vegetable, fruit, seafood, and local dairy/meat market - Chesapeake's Bounty, about 10 minute drive north.

I would highly recommend the house to both families and couples.
  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Cove Point Lighthouse - Both sides of the Keeper's Cottage Duplex
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Solomons Island Chesapeake Bay
5

The Perfect Thanksgiving Weekend

  • 5 of 5
We rented both sides of the Keeper's Cottage this year to start a new family tradition for Thanksgiving. It was absolutely the perfect place for having family and friends join us throughout the weekend to celebrate all that we were thankful for. Our youngest visitor was 9 months and our oldest was 80 years young. We prepared our Thanksgiving feast in the 2 fully furnished kitchens and the only thing missing was a garlic press but the zester worked like a charm. From the beautiful sunrises to the bonfire on the beach, it was truly a fantastic place for a wonderful family event.
  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

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

Availability & Rates

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Solomons Island Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Apr 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$3,801
 
 
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
Cleaning fee for both sides of home $150
Insurance fee $75 + 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

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:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
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
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • water parks
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • boating
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • eco tourism
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • deepsea fishing
  • basketball court
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • water tubing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
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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