A Real Gem ! (Including the Owners!)
First off, the listing is very thorough and the photos are excellent. But what they don't convey is worth telling here.
This is a beautiful little property at the very end of a private road. Beyond this is Pomonkey Creek Wildlife Reserve. And when I say "beyond" I'm talking about several hundred feet from the end of their dock. It abuts the property. It is as beautiful a spot as you would ever want to fine. And the true mind boggler is that this whole hidden paradise is just half an hour away from Metro DC,
Actually, it reminded me of going to summer camp when I was a kid. There was canoeing, kayaking, fishing, exploring and of course, like any good camp, there were the camp counselors. That would be John and Carrie, the owners, who live next door to the cottage. Not only were they warm, welcoming and friendly, but their hospitality extended to an invitation to have what they like to refer to as "Happy Hour" with them on their sprawling deck next door. They are avid photographers, naturalists and star gazers, so the scope is always on the deck. This is great for looking at planets and especially spotting and tracking the many eagles, ospreys and unusual ducks that seem to be in endless supply here. If you're into nature and wildlife, this is your spot without a doubt!
Carrie is a walking encyclopedia of the local flora and fauna and gave us quite a briefing on the local wildlife. While we were talking on the deck a small fawn was grazing near the river's edge about 200 ft away.
These folks are really into this property and the whole "rural Potomac scene". This is not just a place to stay, but we found it a real "event". We had a great time. It was not just the quality of the property, which was immaculate and very tasteful, but the whole environment was way beyond what we expected.
Also, under no circumstances visit this property without your camera. In addition to the beautiful natural scenery and the wildlife, the sunsets are routinely spectacular. I wish I had the ability to post some of these as they have to be seen to be believed
All-in-all. This was an excellent property and a very fair value. The cottage was not lacking in any of the facilities or equipment that we needed, and there were lots of "extras" including all of the recreational equipment (canoes, kayaks, paddle boat, etc) as part of the package. Customer service was way above normal. We would highly recommend it and plan to return next year
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