My husband surprised me with a "get away" week to St Michael's in July; when he showed me the photos online I began to count down the days. We arrived with my 81 year old mother, niece, step son, girlfriend, and dog in tow and immediately fell in love with the place. So much so, we booked again end Aug-Sept for two weeks.
The home/property really is an extension of the lovely owner -- warm, elegant, natural, and clearly, an incredible host. We immediately felt a sense of home (with a better view!).
On our first visit we were greeted with two lovely welcome baskets: one for 'humans' (filled with goodies from local vendors) and another for our dog, Scout. The second stay included Kitty treats for the other four legged member of our family.
The property is private and the view spectacular with an updated pool facing the water. From the well stocked kitchen to the fluffy white bath towels, over sized pool towels, and comfortable yet elegant furnishings, the rental really did become home for two weeks. (So much so I think the owners were concerned about squatters rights!)
My husband and I were pretty specific in what we wanted in a home away from home: privacy, updated but not overdone, elegance with Eastern shore feel, pet friendly, clean, dock, spacious with unobstructed water views, close to town (under 3 miles) and enough yard for the dog to roam. We were delighted with the fresh Vegetable garden with delicious tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, etc and now add that to our "must have" list should we look outside of St Michael's. As for vacationing on the Eastern Shore, we are set -- we found our Home Away from Home in this exquisite property and we are already lining up for our next stay.