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Top of the Chesapeake - Minutes from Historic Charlestown

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

House - 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths - (Sleeps 13 - 11 in beds, 2 on pullout couch)

Feel your stress dissolve as you relax on the deck and watch eagles soar and blue herons fish in the shallows. Our beautiful 5-bedroom waterfront home sleeps 11 in beds plus 2 on the pull-out couch. It may be rented as a whole or as separate upstairs/downstairs units. The house has 2 kitchens, 2 baths, 2 living rooms, 2 upper decks and a large lower deck. Renting the entire home guarantees exclusive use of the 1/2 acre property and 19 acres of woods. Washers and dryers are located upstairs and down. Both floors have separate entrances, but an adjoining door provides access to both units when opened. The 1st floor is slightly larger and features a large kitchen, living/dining room with an open beam pitched ceiling. The roomy front bedroom has a king bed, deck access, and a full river view. The back bedroom sleeps 3 in a bunk over full bed combination.

Visit for local Cecil County happenings

Milburn Orchards is a fun place for kids and adults alike anytime of year, but especially during the Fall. (12 miles-20 minutes)

Hollywood Casino, Maryland's 1st casino is just 5 miles from us at Rt. 222 & I-95

Watch Aberdeen Ironbirds Baseball, members of the single-A Short-Season NY-Penn League play mid-June til early September. The Ironbirds play at Ripken Stadium just off the Aberdeen exit of I-95, about 13 miles from the beach house.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

About E.B.

I am a local attorney and my wife is an RN. Our daughters keep us busy with their dance & sports schedules. We have a beagle and love to spend time at the riverhouse when it's not rented.

E.B. purchased this house in 2005

Why E.B. chose Maryland

We enjoy the waterfront and wanted a property we could share with others. It's within walking distance from my house so I can check on it easily. It was also my best-friend from elementary school's house, so it has a lot of memories for me.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi E.B.,

Just wanted to let you know we had a great time during our stay. The house

accommodated our families very well and the views were incredible. We saw

some bald eagles and other wildlife and the kids had a blast playing near

the water. The fire pit was perfect!

Happy New Year!
Dec 2014
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Perryville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 15
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • River
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs-handicap accessible
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Upstairs - tub/shower
  • Each floor has one full bath. The upstairs is a tub/shower, the downstairs a walk-in shower with grab bars.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Downstairs front
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Down back - bunk over full
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upstairs front
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , Upstairs back
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs - twin & trundle
    Downstairs Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Downstairs Living Room
  • Twin/Single Bed: with a trundle bed that pulls out from under the twin.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sailboat
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer. Pet Friendly: House trained dogs may be permitted, subject to a deposit and additional $19 nightly charge. No cats. Smoking Not Allowed: Smoking permitted outside provided cigarettes are disposed of properly.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

Top of the Chesapeake - Minutes from Historic Charlestown
average rating of 4.733333 based on 31 reviews
Philadelphia, Pa

Our stay at Little River Road

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Little River Road the weekend of September 20. The house was immaculate, and the view of the river spectacular!

We were 5 girlfriends, gathering for a reunion from 3 different states. We stayed in the upstairs apartment, and with the two balconies there was more than enough room for all of us to roam. There were also more than enough Adirondack chairs for all of us to sit by the shoreline to chat and admire the sail and sports boats going by. It was really quiet and peaceful, something we all needed! The water lapping on the shore was as relaxing as a massage.

Anything you could ever need is provided - washer/dryer, iron/ironing board, full-size fridge, microwave, pots, plates, utensils, comfortable beds and bedding, tvs, stereo, books and binoculars (lots of bird sightings). Much more comfortable than a hotel.

On Saturday evening we had a great seafood meal at Woody's in North East, a 10-15 minute drive. Sunday morning was Waffle House takeout which we ate at a picnic table on the balcony facing the river.

My friends and I had such a great time we are thinking of making our gathering here a yearly event! But after seeing the moonlight shining on the water on a calm Saturday night, I think my husband and I will be back much sooner for a romantic weekend:)

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2008
  • Stayed: Sep 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was this guest's second stay with us this year. We appreciate the kind words and are working to make our beach house the best rental on the Chesapeake.
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Great location. Well appointed. Wonderful owner.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week. The house is very nice and comfortable. We were a larger group and the accommodations were great. The owner was very responsive and helpful. I highly recommend this home. It was a short drive (15 minutes) to Ripken Stadium where we played in a baseball tournament. Worth the drive!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Would recommend

  • 4 of 5

The inside accommodations were great. There were ten of us for a family vacation, and the rental of both upstairs and downstairs was perfect. It had rained quite a bit prior to our arrival, thus the outside decks were wet and covered with wet leaves looking dreary, but after sunshine and warmth, no more dreariness. The dock does need repaired, but EB had advised us of that well in advance. Fish were caught off the shore, bald eagles and Ospreys were in abundance, and the fact that there are no neighbors on the north side makes it perfect with a large yard. We just slipped our smaller boat into the creek to the north at night and anchored it which worked out well. If you are expecting a sandy beach, this is not for you. High tide brings the water right to the sea wall, but low tide affords a small strip of sand in which the kids played and built sand castles. When we had any questions or minor issues, they were attended to immediately and unobtrusively. I would recommend this rental unequivocally.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing 3 Family Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

Coming from the NYC metro area, this property was a perfect location for our family to meet up. With young children, the drive was great heading down the NJ Turnpike, the distance was perfect. The property was just the right distance away from Interstate 95 too, maybe 15 minutes from the exit.

Upon arriving in the afternoon, the house was clean and ready for us to start our vacation. The kitchens were fully equipped with anything that we needed, which was helpful for making meals. Additionally, their were plenty of bedrooms for the 8 of us (6 adults and 2 children under the age of 4)!!! It made it really easy with all of the linens provided.

The property itself was great. Fantastic for bird watching. We have never seen so many osprey and bald eagles located in one spot. The water was great, and the view was amazing. Everybody in the family enjoyed relaxing on the Adirondack chairs, and the direct access to the Chesapeake bay allowed for great swimming and kayaking. It also offered great entertainment for our 2 dogs that came with us.

Lastly, there were a lot of activities to do. We got to play 2 rounds of golf. Both courses were within 15 minutes of the house. The towns of Havre de Grace and Northeast were really quaint, and full of little shops and restaurants to enjoy.

This was a great property for a family get together, and the 4 days that were spent there went way too fast. With plenty of space and 2 levels each containing everything we needed, the house was well appointed for the 8 of us. Just taking in the views and enjoying the backyard and porches made for a great experience for our family, and we are so happy to have discovered this gem on the bay!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hope you will return soon!
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Lovely One-Night Stay

  • 4 of 5

Had a lovely overnight stay at this beautiful Bay house over Valentine's weekend. The house sits right on the water and is very nice and clean inside. It is a single house divided into an upstairs and downstairs unit; my boyfriend and I stayed in the downstairs apartment. E.B. was accommodating and responded promptly to all our questions/concerns! There is food/shops just a short drive away, but the property itself was very quiet. I would love to stay here again and rent the entire house with a few more people!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous views on the Chesapeake~

  • 5 of 5

We went for a 40th Birthday girls weekend & we had an amazing time at this property on the Chesapeake! The views are amazing & the house was fantastic! The pictures of the property are spot on! E.B was amazing, & he promptly responded to our request to book his home for the weekend & he was very prompt in all email questions & very helpful! We are looking forward to having another girls weekend here!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Perryville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
House-Spring 2017
Mar 26 2017 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
House-Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Aug 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19 + Tax
Cleaning $160
Tax Rate 6.0%

Add'l guests in excess of 10: $20/night, $120/week plus tax.
FOR SINGLE UNIT RATES, divide full house rates by 2. Mastercard & Visa charges subject to 4.0% surcharge. Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
OFF SEASON SPECIAL! Rent the Full House or a Unit Sunday to Friday -- get Sunday at the weeknight rate AND we'll pay your sales tax!

For stays of 3 nights or less, payment in full is due at the time of booking. For stays of greater than 3 days, payment of at least half the full rate is due at the time of booking, the balance is due one week prior to arrival. Holidays are subject to the highest nightly rate for the season, and all dates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
BWI & Philadelphia
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
The Wellwood, Rivershack & Market Street Cafe
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Furnace Bay Golf Club
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Perryville MARC station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
from I-95 take the Perryville or North East exit
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
The Wellwood, Rivershack & Market Street Cafe
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Rehoboth Beach
Car: necessary

The property is situated between Seneca Point and Carpenters Point, just south of Charlestown. Being on a point results in no through-traffic, and aside from the boats, a very quiet setting. We see abundant wildlife: bald eagles, great blue herons, ospreys, wood ducks, mallards, river turtles, beavers, deer and foxes. We own 19 acres of woods and marsh, and there are another 70 acres adjacent to the property full of wildlife visible by foot or by boat. In warm weather boaters anchor in the shallows to the north to on the weekends. Elite anglers have stayed here.

During the Revolutionary War, Charlestown was a major supply depot for the Continental Army. Early in the war, a British ship blockading the port was captured and its officers and men marched through the streets of town. In August 1777 the British bombarded the town as a diversionary tactic while General Howe’s troops sailed up the Elk River to land in Elkton.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Hollywood Casino - 5 miles

Golf: Furnace Bay is 4 miles away and reasonably priced. Chesapeake Bay Golf Club has two courses, in North East and Rising Sun. Patriots Glen is in Elkton and Bittersweet Golf is south of Elkton toward Chesapeake City, about 20 minutes away.


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