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Historic Waterfront House Close to Town, Kayaks, Wi-Fi, Private Dock

56 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


St. Michaels House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms (4 with den), 3 baths (one is 1/2), sleeps 8

Cranford on the Miles is an historic waterfront home located on 3+ acres, in St. Michaels, and 1+ mile from the beginning of town. Fully renovated, with WI-Fi, there is a Master Bedroom with king bed, sitting room, and private balcony; Second Bedroom with a double bed; Third Bedroom with both a double and twin bed; and a Den with a trundle bed with 2 twins beds and a second balcony. Downstairs there is a queen sofa bed. Every room has a view of the water.

Provided are two kayaks (one single, one double) for exploring the Chesapeake.

The private dock has electricity and water, from which you can watch wildlife, fish or crab. Roast marshmallows over the fire pit, or cook your fish on the grill. Bring your boat and launch from the public boat ramp within walking distance.

Or just relax on either the screened porch with ceiling fans, cushioned sofa and chairs, or the front porch rocking chairs. Indoors, every bedroom has a satellite TV, two DVD players, games, books, and music CDs for all ages. The second family room has a fireplace.

More Details
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Lisa Sanders
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

It's been a very fun and relaxing holiday here and we've really, really enjoyed it. Your home is so well stocked and cozy and in such a beautiful spot. So quiet and peaceful! I will miss my tea on the dock or the porch every morning! We loved our time at your home.
Jul 2013
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Historic Waterfront House Close to Town, Kayaks, Wi-Fi, Private Dock
average rating of 4.875 based on 57 reviews

Charming and Beautiful Vacation Home

  • 5 of 5

A group of friends and I have spent 3 days in this waterfront house at the beginning of September. The house has beautiful and tranquil view of the water from every room. the view of sunrise and sunset over the bay is really breath-taking. The house was decorated in tasteful way: charming and relaxing. It's exactly what we are looking for a vacation home. We had a great time. Crab is in the season at the time and we caught two dozen of crabs from the dock in the backyard, it was really fun. The owner (Lisa) is very accommodating. She had provided a lot of details ahead of time, and made herself available when we have questions. I'd love to go back there again with my family.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Huntington, NY

Exceeded our expectations!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Cranford on Miles far exceeded our expectations. The description on VRBO was very accurate from the gourmet kitchen to the "every room with a water view". The house is perfectly located to St. Michael's town (2 miles) and all the comforts of home (Easton). We found ourselves wanting to spend more time at the home than in town - so that is exactly what we did! The homeowners could not be more accommodating, responsive and an overall joy to work with. We are now thinking this could be our new annual family vacation spot. All that read this...sit back, relax, and enjoy!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A very relaxing get away

  • 5 of 5

The home was very roomy and homey. The waterfront view was spectacular. The location was peaceful and private but still close to everyrhing.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Exceeded Our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

The description of Cranford-on-Miles is accurate - and understated, in my view. Every aspect of our visit exceeded our expectations. The house is beautiful, the setting spectacular and the owner, Lisa, provided superb customer service. The only problem: our stay was too short! We had a couple of days...Would love to return again for a longer visit.

Five of us (two couples and a single adult) visited during an unusually cool and partly cloudy/showery period in early May. Our son just graduated from college in DC, and we were looking for some celebratory relaxation. The house had more than enough room for us all. The balconies off the second floor, the Adirondack chairs on the lawn and the bench at the end of the dock were wonderful private spots for watching the river and wildlife, reading, relaxing and quiet chats. The layout of the first floor (the open kitchen, dining room, living room, and screened in porch) was perfect for celebrating. I loved the CD collection - eclectic musical choices! The kitchen is incredibly well -appointed. Everything we needed in terms of utensils and appliances.

The weather did not cooperate, so we did not avail ourselves of the kayaks. And though we rented bikes, we did not use them. But, next trip - both those activities will be on the agenda! St. Michael's is close by. Charming town - and quiet during our mid-week visit. We had a nice dinner at Theo's - the bartender and waitress were welcoming. The surrounding area is beautiful. And we recommend a visit to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The volunteer boat-builders gave us great insight to the history and culture of the area.

Bottom line: I highly recommend Cranford-on-Miles. Perfect getaway. Thanks again, Lisa!

  • Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Wine Fest Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Cranford on Miles was wonderful. We couldn't have asked for a better location-water views for miles. The house has a cozy cottage feel, yet is decorated in beautiful antiques that shares a history of the house and St. Michaels. There are modern amenities mixed with old world charm. We had 3 couples staying in the house and were very comfortable. We enjoyed time in the house and sitting on the dock relaxing. If I had to share any problem, and this is not a big problem for a weekend stay; especially if you want to disconnect in order to reconnect with friends and family, is the internet is very slow and the TV channels were limited.

Lisa is a joy to work with and is very accommodating. Without a doubt in my mind, I would stay at Cranford on Miles again and again.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Gaithersburg, Maryland

Nice location for a family weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wedding in St. Michaels recently and we wanted to stay in a private home so my husband and I and our kids (who now live on their own) could all be together and make a weekend of it. I'm so happy we chose the home over one of the local hotels. The Cranford was comfortable, cozy and clean. The grounds were lovely and the views were terrific. The home is nicely located between Easton and St. Michaels, there's plenty of parking, and we found a great restaurant very close by (T at the General Store). We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners are lovely people and are quick to respond to email inquiries. Thanks for a great weekend!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Car: recommended

Sailing, sailing lessons, fishing excursions, crabbing excursions, horseback riding, waterskiing, jet skiing, museums, theatre, dining, antiquing, shopping, sightseeing, swimming, kayaking, canoeing.


Rates & Availability

St. Michaels House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
3 night minimum stay
After Thanksgiving
Nov 29 2016 - May 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 16 2017 - Jun 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 6 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Cleaning,Linens,Towels $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Available for stays less than a week all year long, and available for week long stays all year long. Guest pays PayPal and Credit Card Fees.
The pet fee is $100.00 per dog per weekend or $200 per dog per week. Two (2) dog limit.

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St. Michaels House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Security System
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet
    Bathroom - outdoor shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom - 1 double
    Bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , trundle w/ 2 twins
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
1 king, 2 full, 1 twin, daybed with trundle, 1 sleep sofa.

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