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Winnie Harbison

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Chesapeake Bay fossil hunting from your own front yard! 50 min. D.C

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights


Maryland Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Perfect getaway! Fireplace, unending view, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, amenities.

Make this cozy waterfront cottage your homebase for Fossil Hunting on the Chesapeake shore.

Centrally located in Long Beach, Md., you are just a short drive from the best fossil hunting areas in the Chesapeake Bay region. Close by are: Chesapeake and North Beaches, Calvert Cliffs State Park, Solomons Island and Drum Point; great Fossil Hunting beaches on the western shores of the Chesapeake. This adorable cottage with sandy beach and fantastic views is less than one hour from Washington, DC. Enjoy the beauty and serenity of the Chesapeake from your enclosed front porch overlooking the bay. The living room fireplace is perfect for those cool evenings to make the cottage extra cozy. This is a great place to getaway from it all, leave your troubles behind and enjoy your time here on the water. You'll be glad you did!

Guest Comments:: 'There is such beauty here every minute of the day! This is just a perfect spot!' - John

'...we had so much fun swimming and crabbing right in our backyard......we also loved the sunsets, sunrises and moon rises.' Gerry & family

'We had a great time here. It was relaxing and exciting (boys caught their first crab!)...It was a total pleasure sharing your slice of Heaven.' - Ellen & family

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Winnie Harbison (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 4 traveler reviews

Chesapeake Bay fossil hunting from your own front yard! 50 min. D.C
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Silver Spring, MD

Peace and Rejuvenation

  • 5 of 5

This host family has generously opened their cute little home on the Chesapeake to all those who want peace and quiet and the feeling of getting away. I spent a week there; had my tea on the beach, watched the waves, let my bones settle. It was perfect.

Each morning I walked down the country road to gather firewood for the cozy fireplace. There was everything I needed. When I had a question, Winnie, the owner, was available to answer.

I hesitate reviewing this one because I'd like to keep it to myself. But I'll let you all know that if you need a cozy place right on the quiet waters of the chesapeake that's not at all pretentious or impersonal, check out this one.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2008
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

I can't wait to return to this place! It is so cute and absolutely as described. Right on the Bay, beautiful porch to watch the water from, great kitchen, three fun bedrooms. It is clean and has a great decor. Winnie was really helpful and communicated throughout the process. St Leonard is not far at all and has a little grocery store and vast antique stores. Prince Frederick is not much farther for things a person might want that St. Leonard doesn't have. Solomon's Island is a short drive and has lots of fun restaurants and shops.

Overall, the location is perfect the owner is terrific and the place is a dream. I'd recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review and for taking such good care of our little slice of heaven! So glad to have visitors who enjoy their time at our place. - winnie
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Pine Grove, PA

Our Stay

  • 5 of 5

The place was well-kept and BEAUTIFUL! Right on the beach. We hunted for sharks teeth, and found sea glass. The house felt so much like home, when it came time to leave, we didn't want to. I felt like it was my new home and I just moved there, and suddenly I was leaving to move again.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I loved my time at the bay. This location has the water so close that it was very relaxing to get up early and enjoy a beautiful sunrise! If romance is what you's secluded enough that you can have it...or a girls' time away! Loved that it's so close to home too and I didn't have to deal with airports...

The owners couldn't be more accomodating...Thank you! =)

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2009
  • Stayed: Feb 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Pennsylvania Ave. and Capital Beltway

Peace and quiet abound! Hunt for shark's teeth, weathered glass and fossils, read a book or just enjoy the spectacular show that is the Chesapeake Bay. Bask in the sun on your own sandy beach; let the sound of the water take you away and soothe your tired soul. This three bedroom cottage with fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, central air/heat, ceiling fans and an enclosed porch on the water is a real gem that you don't want to miss. If that's not enough; nature parks, antiquing, shopping and fine dining are all within 20 minutes.

Other Activities: Fossil hunting along the Chesapeake Bay


Rates & Availability

St. Leonard Cottage Rental Rates

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning USD75


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Maryland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking On Street
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • bay/sound
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing

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