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Private Beachfront Home with Beautiful Bay View

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms (2 Q, 1 D, 4 twins, 1QSS), 2 full baths, 2 outdr showers, sleeps 12

Enjoy spectacular 180 degree views of the Chesapeake Bay on this 4 bedroom waterfront home situated on a private treed lot with trees atop a 75 ft. cliff overlooking Southern Maryland's Western Shore. It is part of a Private Community with private community beach and boat ramp, pool and tennis courts. The private neighborhood, called Scientists Cliffs, is surrounded by a nature preserve that is ideal for hiking and mountain biking. Kitchen, bathrooms and porch were recently remodeled in 2008. Kitchen features new cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Located about 1 hour from Washington, DC, 45 minutes from Annapolis, 25 minutes from Solomon's Island.


Additional activities include:

- collecting shark's teeth and other fossils on the beach

- fishing and crabbing

- swimming in the Bay (Sandy beaches)

- kayaking and boating

General: - Private beach in front of house with stairs to beach one house away

- Access to community pool (with lifeguards), tennis courts (x2), and neighborhood playground included - unlimited guest privileges

- 2 outdoor showers/foot wash/changing area

- Available boat ramp in the community

- Sea Kayak available for use on beach

- 2 refrigerators

- Carport for 2 cars

- No pets

Newly Remodelled: - New kitchen cabinets,

- Screened porch overlooking the bay rebuilt and expanded in 2017

- Granite countertops in kitchen and bathrooms,

- New stainless steel appliances, convection oven,

- New roof, gutters and 80 gallon water heater

Vacation Amenities Included: - Cable TV - 1 TVs

- 50' LCD HD TV in Family Room

- DVD player and DVD library

- Wireless broadband Internet access

- Stereo and CD player with outdoor speakers

- Unlimited domestic calling

- Linens and towels provided

- Books and Games

More Details

Dan Head
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 5, 2017

About Dan Head

We grew up in the Washington, DC area and have been coming to the Chesapeake Bay since we were kids.

Dan Head purchased this house in 2005

Why Dan Head chose Port Republic

Easy drive from Washington, DC. We have been coming here with my family since I was a little kid and we were happy to share that happy experience with our children. Love the private neighborhood and quiet beach. The bayfront view from the cliff is amazing - the pictures don't do it justice!


Port Republic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , outdoor X2
  • 2 roomy private outdoor showers Separate footwash for sand from beach
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , bunkbeds plus a double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , bayview - Q w/memory foam mattress + a Q sleeeper sofa
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , bayview, Master bedroom #1
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Bayview
  • 3 bedrooms with Bay views 1 Queen sleeper sofa in downstairs bedroom
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
New, quiet, high efficiency a/c for entire house


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Private Beachfront Home with Beautiful Bay View
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Beautiful place.

  • 5 of 5

The place is great. We used it as our home base and went on day trips (Gettysburg, Antietam, DC, Naval Academy). The place is beautiful, had everything we needed, the view was impressive, the owner was very helpful, the beach was great for walking. The only downside for us was our timing was poor for swimming...lots and lots of jelly fish. However, the owner provides access to a beautiful pool which was a good substitute.

Would definitely rent it again.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house, awesome view

  • 5 of 5

This house was great for our vacation on the Chesapeake Bay. We stayed here with our two young children and another family with 3 children of their own. The house is located in a great spot with an amazing view over the Chesapeake Bay with easy access to the private beach and the community swimming pool close by. Everything was setup and ready to go at the house when we arrived with easy to follow instructions about the house and community rules. Access to the beach was by the long staircase or by taking a two minute drive to the parking area. The kids enjoyed the bay much more than some of our other trips to the ocean because of the smaller waves and shallow water that goes way out off shore. The kayaks provided by the Head's were also a nice touch for some short trips out onto the bay. While staying at the house we took a couple of day trips to the south. One day to the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons Island, which is great for kids and adults alike to get some good history of the area. The other day trip to the small water park at the Cove Point Park in Lusby. Washington, D.C. could also be an easy day trip from this location. If you enjoy history don't miss out on reading the history book on Scientists Cliffs that is at the house as well, I really enjoyed learning about the history of this unique community. Definitely considering coming back to this area next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place for a vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house suited us very well and we enjoyed the beach, pool, and sights.

It is a clean house with a new kitchen, very well suplied. It was marvellous to be in the porch (and everywhere except bathrooms) and be always looking at the water.Even the only rainy day of our stay was pleasant, watching the wind swept Bay while reading and playing and trying to guess when the lone sailing dingy bravely fighting the waves and wind was going to send its sailor outboard.

The SCA location is very quiet and safe, the owner/s are pleasant and helpful and the property description accurate.

All in all a great place to be. We wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family had a wonderful time visiting the Chesapeake Bay at this wonderful home. Everything was as described and Dan was very easy to work with. It is true that the pictures do not do the view justice. It is very peaceful and the scenery is spectacular. You have reasonably close access to the beach and the water was great compared to the ocean for my kids to play in as the waves were minimal and there wasn't any undertow. If you are looking for a great place to go to get away from the hustle of today's world this is a great option and I would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely lovely!

  • 5 of 5

I had my expectations in check, having been burned a few times when picking a house for the family vacation on line but this time, everything was right on the money! Starting with the view--which was stunning! and continuing through Dan, the owner, who provided thoughtful help and details about the area--there was nothing to dislike about this rental. We had a group of older adults, who wanted to see DC attractions, check out Civil War battlefields, and go out on the water &/or hang out watching the Cheasapeake---and we did it all. We could be in DC in 40 minutes, and even made the run to Gettysburg (2.5 hours). There were lovely places in eat in Solomon's Island (30 minutes). We sat on the hill overlooking the Bay several evenings--so restful. House was plenty big for us, clean and well-stocked. We were there early in the season but this was one of the QUIETEST places I have ever stayed in. I should mention that the cell phone service /Wi-Fi was a little spotty--it worked most of the times but would sometimes just fade away. Always came back, though. Thanks, Dan, for your suggestions and your flexibility!! It was a lovely week.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Natural beauty and a friendly community

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 5 had a great time in this cottage (actually, a comfortable and perfectly clean house). The view on the Bay is nothing less than spectacular. Many kinds of birds fly by right over the clif behind the house, including eagles!The one mile-long beach (great for walking and beachcombing) is a very short walk away. The community has a swimming pool and a tennis court.There is even a small museum to help identify fossils that may be found on the beach. Many restaurants and stores can be found at Prince Frederick, a ten minute drive. We did a interesting day-trip to Annapolis (a 45 minute drive). I would strongly recommend this property to anyone seeking a quiet and restful vacation in a friendly environment.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: July 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Washington Reagan or BWI
Car: necessary

This house is located in a private community called Scientists Cliffs in Prince Frederick, Maryland which is about 25 minutes from Solons Island, 45 minutes from Annapolis and about 1 hour from Washington, DC. Prince Frederick is only about 10 minutes away and there is easy access to shopping and restaurants. Waterfront dining is available at Solomons Island or the well known Stoney's Crab House on Broomes Island Road which is less than 10 miles away. The community is surrounded by a land trust which provides a forested land buffer ideal for hiking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.