Port Republic house rental - Our Magical Home on the Bay, lots of windows, magnificent views from very room
Our Magical Home on the Bay, lots of windows, magnificent views from very room
 
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • 2 Bathrooms
Minimum Stay 2 nights
 

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3BR, 2BA Bayfront Vacation Rental Chesapeake Bay, Maryland USA,sleeps 8

We book Friday to Friday in August

Beautiful sunrises and panoramic bay views make this three-bedroom/two-bath (sleeps eight) beach front house spectacular. It's located on Maryland's western shore, just 45 minutes from Washington, DC. The area is rich in colonial history, as well as in fossils from the Miocene era. Enjoy miles of sandy shoreline, a 450-foot private pier, and two-mile nature trail through deep woods, open recreational field, playground, and plenty of fabulous seafood restaurants.

This is a magical place. I'm not sure there are words to describe the charm of our warm and inviting home on the bay. The views from every room are simply breathtaking! You'll truly feel like you are on a ship overlooking a vast body of water. The view is constantly changing -- either due to weather, or by the large variety of boats and birds.

The house itself has 'yesteryear' charm combined with today's modern conveniences. It has a wrap-around porch that now includes the gourmet kitchen where your views are magnificent. The kitchen has solid cherry cabinets with granite counter tops and top of the line appliances. It is fun kitchen to work in because of the views.

Recently renovated, the home has two stunning stone fireplaces, and hardwood floors throughout, with the exception of the porch, which is tiled. The lower level is open with walls of glass surrounding two sides …. the views are breathtaking from every room. We have two separate family gathering areas on the lower level, one on the porch and the other by the stone fireplace with a 45” screen T.V. This floor plan allows for everyone to have their space yet not fell separated from the group. The upper level is conveniently designed as third sitting area with another T.V over the fireplace. The sofa serves as a queen size bed and the blow up mattress is extremely comfortable, not something typically found in a sofa bed. There is a trundle bed in this room that serves as two twin beds. You will love the desk in this room, perfect for your computer, if you can stop looking at the bay as it has a 6’ picture window.

The master bath is spectacular. It has an oversized floor to ceiling shower with two shower nozzles. There is a 6’ picture window in the shower so the view while showering is not something you would find even in the Ritz. The master bedroom has a cathedral ceiling and is a wall of glass. You wake up every morning to the sun rise over the bay and every morning the sky looks different. Although we have wooden blinds, I think you will want to keep them up because it is truly like looking at a living canvas and it will be a memory you won’t ever forget.

Enjoy an enclosed outdoor shower that has wonderful views of the bay. The front deck spans the entire length of the house. Imagine sipping wine or your morning coffee and watching the blue herons -- our local eagles -- and an assortment of other birds diving into the bay in search of their next feast. Or watching the large variety of boats traveling the bay for commerce or pleasure. Or waking up in the morning to the sun rising over the bay, with spectacular colors that would inspire anyone to paint. Or spending countless hours fishing or crabbing off the 450-foot pier. Or walking the 3,000 feet of beach is search for sea glass or fossils from the Miocene era including sharks teeth. This is truly the place where special memories are made.

We also have a back deck which is wonderful for morning coffee. The deck is surrounded by beautiful gardens offering an assortment of color for your enjoyment. There is a 20 year old Crape Myrtle that graces our walkway. It starts blooming in mid July thru August and sometimes into September. You will really enjoy the beauty of its deep blossoms as you sip your coffee. There is another tree that sits close to our deck, offering you lots of privacy, which is a favorite sanctuary for an assortment of birds. Expect to be serenade by various songs as birds chat with each other. Download a bird app and listen to the excitement of the birds around you.

We also have a large open field, perfect for a playing soccer with your children or a baseball game. Also enjoy our miles and miles of nature trails that spread throughout our back 80 acres which is adjacent to an even larger nature preserve. It is hard to leave the beach and its miles of open beach but the back land is also nature wonderment.

As all my guests have said… “This is a vacation you will never forget… it is magical!”

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My husband and I purchased this property in 1980. We are in a community called Governors Run that is rich in history. Where our pier exists, it was formerly one of the oldest wharfs in Southern Maryland. At the turn of the century, it was a resort for Washingtonians. A group of us purchased the entire 15 home resort, each owning our individual homes. We have successfully turned into one of the more magical and beautiful spots on the Chesapeake. One day, I will write a book about this great adventure.

Alicia Yowell purchased this house in 1981

Beautiful sunrises and panoramic bay views make this three-bedroom/two-bath (sleeps eight) beach house spectacular. It's located on Maryland's western shore, just 45 minutes from Washington, DC. The area is rich in colonial history, as well as in fossils from the Miocene era. Enjoy miles of sandy shoreline, a 450-foot private pier, two-mile nature trail through deep woods, open recreational field, playground, and plenty of fabulous seafood restaurants. This is a magical place. I'm not sure there are words to describe the charm of our warm and inviting home on the bay. The views from every room are simply breathtaking! You'll truly feel like you are on a ship overlooking a vast body of water. The view is constantly changing -- either due to weather, or by the large variety of boats and birds. The house itself has 'yesteryear' charm combined with today's modern conveniences. It has a wrap-around porch that now includes the kitchen where your views are simply magnificent.

Please note, we still have the June 20th thru the 27th week-end available. the war of 1812 enactment will be held over the June 20th week-end. Please see

http://www.jefpat.org/1812war.html

15 Reviews of Property 212770 in Port Republic, Maryland

Magical Bayfront Home
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Port Republic Chesapeake Bay
Harrisburg,Pa
5

exceptional

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
This house was exceptional. My family and i loved it. We would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a private beach atmosphere. My family and I give it four stars. I recommend it to everyone.
Helpful votes: 2/4
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Port Republic Chesapeake Bay
Sandy Spring MD
5

Awesome Vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Our summer vacation at this beautiful cottage on the bay was one of the best we have ever had. From the private setting and beautiful home amenities to the many enjoyable beach activities, this property delivered every imaginable desire in a bayside location. Long walks on the beach, catching and cooking crabs, fireside chats, butterflies, sun and relaxation only begin the list of reasons why we have already booked another week in 2014.
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a nice review. We are so glad you enjoy it here so much . We work hard to make sure everyone has a great vacation and the house is in perfect condition for you upon your arrival. Thank you for vacationing with us again, we appreciate your business.
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Port Republic Chesapeake Bay
Sandy Spring MD
5

More Than 5Stars

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
This is the most beautiful coastal property we have ever seen or rented. Birds and butterflies, shells and sea glass, crabs and traps, sand and sun- all add to the ammenities, history and ambience of this cottage on the bay. We only live 1 hour away - but this place lives in our hearts and memories until we return in July 2014. It is a place you will not forget.
Owner's Response: I am so happy you love our home and we will always save your special week for you. It truly is a magical place and we are so fortunate to own this true treasure and love sharing our home with others.
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Port Republic Chesapeake Bay
Virginia
5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
"Beautiful" is the best word to describe it. Amazing stay, the weather didn't last for us though. The last day was cold, wet & windy. Other than that we all had a wonderful time. Thanks for the memories!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Port Republic Chesapeake Bay
5

Magical Indeed!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
Our family has just returned from our stay, and can't come down from the clouds quite yet. We had the pleasure of settling into someone's home, not a sterile/cold vacation rental property. The neighbors even greeted us as neighbors! A magical weekend in preparation and celebration of our daughter's wedding was truly energized and informed by a comfortable, clean, flexible home base, coming fully equipped with the beauty of the bay, the quietude of the perch, the conveniences of the modern world - all wrapped into one. There is a spirit of creativity and love we found pervasive, evidenced in the thoughtful decorations, the private nooks and the open social areas throughout the house. Bring your own spirit here and you'll find it emboldened upon leaving!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Port Republic Chesapeake Bay
5

WHAT A VIEW!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2011
This place was exactly what we were looking for - and more. The pictures of the house are truly what you get. The outside deck was really large and it became a favorite spot for us to gather throughout the day and enjoy dinner after dark. We enjoyed the whole house, every room, all of it was just perfect! Loved our long walks on the beach and finding all the fossils was an extra treatWe could not have asked for a more relaxing trip. My entire family decided it was the best vacation ever!!! Go there...you'll love it!!!
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Port Republic Chesapeake Bay
5

Beautiful Bay Getaway

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
We have been vacationing at the bay house for many years starting when our children were young. All four are now grown and married and have children of their own and they all love to go back to visit and introduce it to their children. We have enjoyed the surprise of new items and rennovations as the years go by each time we go back along with the usual expected ammenities. The bay house is what I think of when I think of Rest and Relaxation. The deck is heaven looking out over the cliffs at the Bay. The seagulls frequently wing by as do a pair of bald eagles. The pier enables us to get out on the water and fish and talk and dream and at night the stars are brilliant from the deck as the rising moon beams reflect on the water. The sunrise can't be put in to words. Our family favorite tho is walking on the beach below the house. It's a wonderful adventure each and every time with all sorts of finds while listening to the water lap again the sand. If you chose this getaway you'll want to keep going back. Nothing can compare.
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Port Republic Chesapeake Bay
5

Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
This home is absolutely wonderful and I would strongly recommend it to anyone who wants to experience memories of a life time. The views from every window are incredible and the decks outside are great for enjoying a BBQ or the complete tranquility and magic of this unbelievable place!! This was the perfect place to stay to relax, while enjoying the comforts of home.

We could not have asked for a better home to rent or place to vacation. My entire family decided it was the best vacation ever!!! Go there...you'll love it!!!

The Anderson's
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Port Republic Chesapeake Bay
Milford, CT
5

Great Vacation, Lovely Location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2011
My family had one of our best vacations at this beautiful location on the Chesapeak Bay. The house is spacious, clean and just charming with a spectacular view of the Bay. The furniture and the beds are very comfortable, and the property is well maintained and beautifully designed.

There is truly something for everyone - whether it's total relaxation on the sandy beacfh, or something more active like swimming, fishing, walking the nature trails, or searching for fossils. We also enjoyed exploring the surrounding area and dining on great seafood on Solomon's Island. Relaxing on the deck at night, gazing at a star fillied sky while listening to the sounds of the Bay, was the perfect way to end an evening.

This was a very memorable vacation and we are looking forward to reuturning.
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Port Republic Chesapeake Bay
Richmond, Virginia
5

Complete relaxation and beautiful surroundings

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 30, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
Wanted to thank Alicia and Greg for our wonderful vacation. The house was lovely and exceeded our expectations with its many amenities and beautiful furnishings. We departed relaxed and refreshed and full of delicious crab from Stony's.

In the morning we found it difficult to leave the porch as there was always something exciting going on - eagles and hawks soaring over the cliffs, many cardinals and a host of other birds; there were people fishing on the docks, crabbers on the bay, people walking the beach - and most lovely of all the sound of the surf day and night. My husband was very pleased with his fishing!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us and look forward to our return next year.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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