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Harbor Cottages, LLC, attn: Katherine Nelson

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Harbor Cottage at the Chesapeake Bay Vacation Rental

34 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Chesapeake Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 2 bath; sleeps up to 6

Enjoy the peace and quiet at Flag Harbor, only 1 hour from Washington, DC, or historic Annapolis. Our cottage is a 3 minute stroll along the harbor to the large, private community beach where you can enjoy fishing, kayaking, walking, swimming, and hunting for fossils from the Miocene found on the beach there.

There are many local activities for a rainy day: museums, nature center, antiques mall, candy shop, farm stand (which also has fresh local-caught fish and crab), and many other shops and restaurants in nearby Solomons.

The cottage has two bedrooms, each with a queensize bed. The "open plan" living room sofa folds flat for a full size bed.

We welcome well behaved dogs.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Harbor Cottages, LLC, attn: Katherine Nelson (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Harbor Cottages, LLC, attn: Katherine Nelson

We live on a small farm in the beautiful Southern Pennsylvania countryside - but we absolutely LOVE to get away to this fabulous spot on the planet! Even early on New Years morning, we don't want to miss the Tundra Swans.The dogs won't be left behind!

Harbor Cottages, LLC, attn: Katherine Nelson purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Harbor Cottages, LLC, attn: Katherine Nelson chose Chesapeake Bay

We took several day trips to this incredible community and nearby state parks, and fell in love with this quiet and beautiful beach only an hour from Washington DC. We have also succumbed to Fossil Hunting Mania.

What makes this cottage unique

There are many rainy day activities in this historic area - although many vacationers tell me they never left the cottage and beach.

Reviews

4.8
based on 34 traveler reviews

Harbor Cottage at the Chesapeake Bay Vacation Rental
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 34 reviews
Pelham, New Hampshire
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Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Our second time in less than a year. Once again a fantastic time on the bay at this great cottage. Looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute house.

  • 3 of 5

The house was very cute and a perfect size for the three of us. I loved sitting on the porch reading and relaxing. I did not like that the neighbors two dogs persistently and incessantly barked for the beginning of our trip. They actually woke us up at 6am one day and 7am the other. I did email Kathy who said she didn't know who's dogs they were but they magically stopped barking after I sent the email. The house definitely could have been cleaner. All of the pans were dirty and the first glass I took out of the cupboard had stuff all over it. Needless to say we washed everything before we used it. The bathroom smelled like urine and were very dusty. Location to DC was perfect as we made multiple day trips there. The beach has a lot of seaweed and not for swimming. Our little boy was upset about that. Beach also had garbage on it and obnoxious young adults. It got better when there was someone at the gate monitoring.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Expect to experience nature here. Our beach is a natural and fairly wild place. While we residents pick up flotsam, which after fireworks on the 4th of July can wash in for weeks, it is a never ending job. Our beach has no lifeguard and not cleaned overnight by machines like in a resort town. Water conditions vary with rainfall and tides.
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5

Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and I really enjoyed our stay in this cozy cottage. A short walk to the beach where you can watch cownosed rays swimming in the water, hunt for fossils, or relax and watch the sunset. A lovely view of the harbor from the table on the front porch. It was nice to have two full bathrooms available. Katherine was very responsive when I had questions and returned our damage deposit promptly.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ideal Location Near the Chesapeake Bay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this cottage. With the two bedrooms, we were able to have our single, adult son join us for our visits with family, with a great granddaughter and a grand-nephew we had not yet met. Our small dog seemed to like walking down to the bay in the mornings. The cottage had everything we needed though we didn't do any cooking, eating out every day. Katherine was extremely helpful. We would definitely stay here again. Just be aware you need to bring your own sheets (queen) and bath towels. In addition to family visits, we enjoyed Vera's in White Sands, Running Hare Winery in Prince Frederick, and Jerry's Seafood in Prince Frederick.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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DC spring break

  • 4 of 5

This is an absolutely wonderful little house to stay in. It isn't perfect, but it is very nice. To wake up and look out the front and see a little cove full of sailboats is really cool. Then just a short walk down to the beach and watch the sunrise, WOW! Only 45min - 1 hour from DC. Highly recommend this house. Great people and price! Fastest I've ever gotten my deposit back as well. Really hope to stay here again. The only downfall is the steep driveway. We drug our hitch on our Honda Odyssey. Just had to angle it hard pulling in or out.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harbor cottage

  • 5 of 5

Great rental in a private setting. Two bedroom with two bathrooms is a great perk. We were able to stay within 10 minutes of our destination and lots of restaurants and shopping within a short drive. Great combo, privacy plus many attractions near by and within an hour of DC. Thanks we will be looking to stay again next year

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Reagan National or BWI
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
The Tavern in St. Leonard
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Chesapeake Hills, Lusby
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 4
Nearest Beach
Long Beach
Car: necessary

Our quiet community beach is famous for fossils of the Miocene period found there. Enjoy beach combing, fishing and swimming only a few minutes walk from the cottage. Convenient to Calvert Cliffs. One hour from Washington, DC. or historic Annapolis. Only 15 minutes from museum, concerts, golf, water park, shops and restaurants at Solomon's Island. Many nature parks nearby as well as historic sites, antiques mall and country auction. Charter fishing available nearby. The entire Chesapeake Bay area is full of tourist activities, museums, and places of historic interest and natural beauty.

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Rates & Availability

St. Leonard Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid-Summer
Jul 2 2016 - Aug 27 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
$3,500
 
 
Autumn
Aug 28 2016 - Oct 12 2016
3 night minimum stay
$143
From
$234
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
$3,000
 
 
Winter '16-'17
Oct 13 2016 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
$100
From
$167
Fri,Sat,Sun
$700
$2,200
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$143
From
$234
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Well behaved dogs are welcome, please add $35. per dog.
25% due on signing rental agreement is non-refundable.
During July and August we rent from Saturday to Saturday only, we are very flexible the remainder of the year.
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Amenities

Chesapeake Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Living room sofa folds flat for a full size bed.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
1 full size sofa-bed in the living room. Motorized deck awning. Wireless Internet.

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