BEAUTIFUL ESTATE + ORGANIC FARM WITH LARGE POOL ON 20 ACRES

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Steve Prentice

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Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights
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BEAUTIFUL ESTATE + ORGANIC FARM WITH LARGE POOL ON 20 ACRES

Betterton Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

Farmhouse, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11-16)

Spend a relaxing family vacation at historic Dawnwood Farm, set on 20 rolling acres, a secluded, unique property with organic gardens, farmland, fruit and flower trees ( figs, cherry blossoms, magnolias, dogwoods). The house and gardens are surrounded by 18 acres of organic farmland.

With plenty of room to spread out, bring generations of family together from Eastern cities all within 3 hours - NYC (3 hrs), DC (90 mins), Philadelphia (90 mins.) Unwind by the swimming pool, surrounded by rolling hills, set among horse farms and private estates. Relax around the property in classic Adirondack furniture - bring the family together around the outdoor dining table for eight, or grab a book and plant yourself in the garden while enjoying the long views.

Outside, a large wooden playground with slide, swings, playhouse, all within view of house and gardens, while parents relax nearby, reading, walking. Take long walks on farmland, see rabbits, horses, deer, bald eagles, birds of all kinds. Take out the canoes and paddle in nearby ponds and inlets. Walk down to the beach ( 1 mile) take a dip, then enjoy a burger or local crabcakes on the deck of the outdoor cafe, sipping margueritas, overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.

Or cook at home in the large sunny kitchen with JennAir appliances, picking up locally-caught Rockfish or crab legs.

And don't miss historic Chestertown (a 15-minute drive), famed 18th Century fishing village, home to stately houses on the water, numerous antique shops and great restaurants. Don't miss the lively Saturday morning farmer's market, with handmade soaps, crafts of all kinds and a wide selection of locally-grown produce. Worth the trip alone are Wednesdays in nearby Millington, where you'll find Crumpton's Antique Show, a massive indoor/outdoor antique market and auction which draws serious collectors and bargain hunters alike from around the country.

House layout:

Spread out in the spacious but cozy four bedroom home,tastefully furnished with comfortable furniture, an ideal place for a family interested in peace and quiet, set far off the road, and away from the demands of busy city life. On the top floor, children sleep soundly in the kids room that features a queen-size bed & a full/twin bunk bed set to accommodate all ages. A Pack n'Play is also available upon request. A queen room across the hall for parents includes a toddler bed, too.

On the second floor the large and sunny master bedroom has a large dressing room with full-length mirror and closets and an adjacent full bath and shower. Across the hall, the room has a queen-size bed and a single bed. A full bathroom is down the hall.

On the ground floor is a formal parlor with 2 sofas and one futon. An array of games including with chess, checkers, mah jong and board games of all kinds as well as books are available. Across the hall is the living room, with a flat screen TV and fireplace, and a half bath down the hall. Also down the hall is a modern laundry with new appliances. Further along the ground floor is the dining room with a table for 10, the bright kitchen, and a breakfast nook/sunroom, with a table for 6. The playroom extends from there and holds plenty of toys, arts and crafts, and an easel for drawing or painting.

Rural, yet accessible, Dawnwood can be easily reached from many Northeast cities:

* three hours from NYC

* ninety minutes from Washington, DC

* ninety minutes from Philadelphia

* one hour from Wilmington

There is a caretaker on the premises in separate quarters, who can help guide renters on activities, directions, shopping, restaurants. The caretaker keeps the lawns freshly mowed and the gardens tidy during your stay, though is mostly off the property leaving you in private.

Chestertown and the surrounding towns host numerous festivals, art shows, parades and historic events, giving your family plenty of options - a quiet, peaceful day at home, or a fun and lively day in town.

Keywords: Estate/ Farm

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Steve Prentice

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We have come to this area for many years and we fell in love with Dawnwood as soon as we saw it. We plan to retire to this property in a few years and, in the mean time, we spend as much time as we can here.

We have been lovingly restoring this home as we enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of the area

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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Property Reviews

Beautiful Estate + Organic Farm with Large Pool on 20 Acres
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
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Beautiful Estate + Organic Farm with Large Pool on 20 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p60004vb
610-466-9058
Betterton Chesapeake Bay
Washington DC
4

Dawnwood stay

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We went with 2 families with 5 little children total, between 18 months and 4 years old.
We couldn't have asked for a better set up for them. The spacious private pool with sitting area, our own play ground, plentiful of cosy and convenient outdoor seating surrounded by a green lush field and trees, truly gorgeous! It is a 15 min walk from the beach.
We had one rainy day and were happy to have the playroom with so many toys for the little ones as well as satelite tv with non stop children programs all day long, saved our day with 24 hour non stop rain.
The owners are wonderful and super helpful people and always there to answer every question by phone or email, never inconvenienced.
There are several nice restaurants about 15 min. drive away in Chestertown, Galena and Rockhall.
We would highly recommend this house for a family vacation and great value without any hidden fees as is often the case. We had a wonderful vacation we will always cherish!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Beautiful Estate + Organic Farm with Large Pool on 20 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p60004vb
610-466-9058
Betterton Chesapeake Bay
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5

Beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
We had such a wonderful week at Dawnwood. Our multigenerational family of 8 had plenty of room to spread out, which always promotes harmony among very different personalities! The pool was the focal point of our days. It was very large and clean, with lots of different seating options, as well as enough shade for anyone who wanted to get out of the sun. The hay in the fields was being baled, which provided great entertainment for city folks like us. The house had everything you could possibly need, including two refrigerators, which meant we could store enough food for the whole week. We only left the property once, being perfectly content to roam the grounds and relax the rest of the time. The weather was beautiful for the whole week. I' m not sure what we would have done had there been many rainy days, since everything hinges on being able to be outside, so we felt very lucky!
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
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Beautiful Estate + Organic Farm with Large Pool on 20 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p60004vb
610-466-9058
Betterton Chesapeake Bay
Philadelphia, PA
5

Beautiful Country Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
My family just returned from a week-long stay at Dawnwood, and we had a wonderful time. The house was a welcome respite in the country from the hustle-bustle of our city lives, and I have to say, I don't think the photos online do it justice.The owners and on-site caretaker could not have been more responsive and accommodating. On the day we arrived we noticed two of the bedrooms didn't have window treatments, and Steve, the owner, drove down and installed them that afternoon!

We were three 30-somethings, two -sixty-somethings, a 3-year-old, and a 15-month-old. There was something for each of us -- a playground, a porch swing hanging from a tree, outdoor table + chairs for alfresco dining, a grille, a garden with tomatoes and rosemary in full bloom, a fig tree, friendly chickens...the list goes on and on! I don't think the photos posted online do this property justice. It was the perfect place to get away from it all and just relax. The pool was so inviting and fully stocked with toys for little ones! The beach was about 1.5 miles away, and the water was beautiful and calm and the beach practically empty, even on a sunny day. My children loved the toys in the house and the games (Bingo, Dominoes, Parcheesi, plus others that would appeal to the over-3 set). There was plenty of space in the house for all of us to spread out, and we all enjoyed the kitchen with its ample counter space, great views of the property, and new appliances. Everything was clean and in good condition when we arrived, and I would definitely recommend this home to anyone looking to relax and recharge.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Kerry, Thanks very much. I'm glad you all had a good time and I really appreciate the nice review.

Steve
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Beautiful Estate + Organic Farm with Large Pool on 20 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p60004vb
610-466-9058
Betterton Chesapeake Bay
Ventnor, NJ
5

Something for Everyone!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
Eight of us met up for a college reunion /celebration and what a terrific time we had! This beautiful home is comfortable, clean, with great space - yet cozy. The surrounding grounds are just beautiful and the pool was a BIG hit - it was well used throughout our stay. The kitchen is very well-appointed. The house and location has something for everyone. We had a great time visiting the horses next door and thoroughly enjoyed frequent visits from the two resident chickens - they were hysterical. The best part of it all was that this beautiful home provided a great venue to enjoy our friendship and be thankful that we are great friends, after all these years! Thank you to the owner, who was terrific to work with - Steve, you have a beautiful home and hope I have the opportunity to return - GREAT MEMORIES!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Jeanne. I'm so happy to hear you and your friends enjoyed the place.
business
Beautiful Estate + Organic Farm with Large Pool on 20 Acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p60004vb
610-466-9058
Betterton Chesapeake Bay
United States
5

May be the best choice i ever made!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
This was our family's first three generational summer vacation and it couldn't have been better.
This is a beautiful, well maintained home on a large property with so much natural beauty, that it encourages relaxation and enjoyment, We chose this property based on the description in the listing, as to location, amenities and such. I have to say they just skimmed the surface, there was nothing we needed that was not here for us. I don't know how many times i was told what a wonderful find i had made. We range in age from 18 months to 64 years and not one of us could've have been happier with our stay. We did have one incident with a balky refrigerator that could have added a sour note, but even this ended surprisingly well, thanks to the efforts of the grounds keeper who resides on the property, and the owners quick response to the situation. We received a brand new refrigerator without missing a beat. I can not report on much in the area because we had no need to leave the property other than a few short shopping excursions for food and supplies. We did walk to the beach at Betterton on the evening of our arrival and swam in the bay, but we had a beautiful large very inviting swimming pool in our backyard that none of us could resist. I think the temp that last week in July averaged in the upper 90's. The pool was very busy from dawn to dusk every day. By Friday everyone was talking about making this an annual event for our family vacation. I would certainly recommend a stay here to anyone looking for a chance to enjoy life as it used to be when people could enjoy there lives at a leisurely and comfortable pace. When we come back we will certainly make plans to see more of the area.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, John. We're so happy you enjoyed the place. And thank you for leaving it in such fine shape. You and your family are most welcome back. We'd love to have you.

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Many historical sites to visit in nearby area, lots of local activities such as tall-ship sailing and local outdoor fairs are great fun, Day trips to Ocean City, MD & Annapolis are easy!

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Availability & Rates

Betterton Farmhouse Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $1500 - $3,000/wk
  • US Dollars
  • Flexible Availability throughout the year, by Week and by Month.
  • Long Weekend on rare occasions.... $2000
  • Week (November- April) ............. $2000/week
  • Week (May - October) ........... $3,000/week
  • Month ............................ $10,000 - 12,000
  • Wedding - Day rate ............... $2500/day
  • Holiday Weekends (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving) $2,500

Amenities

Betterton Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Broadband Access
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1) Pack n'Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2), Bunk Beds (1) sleeps 1 on top, 2 on bottom
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Music Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • live theater
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Vegetable garden & fruit trees are maintained for renters' usage, swings & sliding board on property for children, 3 canoes available for renters' use.

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