House, 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)
Curt and Amy Watkins
- english, spanish
About Curt and Amy Watkins
Owners: Curt and Amy Jo Watkins. We fell in love with Chesapeake country when a job opportunity brought us to Maryland in 1996.
Curt and Amy Watkins purchased this House in 1998
Why Curt and Amy Watkins chose Bivalve
We were fortunate to find and purchase a unspoiled waterfront property on the Bay and lived in the home for 10 years until our family grew and we moved 'to the city' to be closer to work and schools. We loved the bay front setting so much we held onto 'our vacation house' and are happy to share the natural beauty of the property with our guests.
What makes this House unique
Right out the back door is 80 acres of nature lover's delight. Enjoy gorgeous sunsets over the river, quite wooded paths, meadows, broad vistas of classic Chesapeake salt marsh and, best of all, a full half mile of your own private unspoiled sandy beach where you can enjoy the views and breezes of the Nanticoke River. Tranquility is guaranteed. Civilization is a 20 minute drive away in the city of Salisbury.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beautiful place to go
Very good experience, definitely I’ll do it again
Poor Management - I have more to report
Yes, I did notice the old furniture on the website but I moved forward with renting the home, trusting that the owner of the home was regulated by HomeAway.com rental inspectors and I was excited to the fact that it was very close to where my family reunion was taking place. The pictures on the website were an example of what you can expect. Upon arrival at the house, we could barely read the numbers on the mailbox, which was too small, and they did not appear to be reflective numbers that are desperately needed within that no street lamps, no reliable wifi or data area. Two groups of family members were lost for well over 2 hours trying to find the house. I had to travel out on the road and actually search them down because I had a hard time finding the house as well, and I knew that they would be lost, and indeed they were. I then went to a couple of different doors on the home to figure out how to get into the house. I discovered a lockbox hanging off the doorknob near the rear of the home but I had no code to same. I then spent another 15 minutes or more trying to get a signal to send a text, email or phone call to the owner of the house and to get the code. I finally got a signal on the road and I called the owner who immediately said he just got my text. This tells me he understood that it was time for us to go into the house and he was most likely monitoring his phone or email. He gave me the code with a very spotty phone connection. And he told me . . . yeah, that is a very spotty area for phone signals. Which made me immediately think, then why in the world didn't you simply send me a text or an email of the door code at 4 o'clock (check-in time) or before my arrival time. Curt was pleasant to chat with as he proclaimed that he lives 16 minutes away, and if I needed anything he would come right over; that language made me feel comfortable. Once in the home, I discovered the place to be very hot, clean but out of date. I also discovered a guide to the home in the form of a book on the dining room table. The book seemed as old as the furniture, pages were falling out, the sleeves where the pages were kept were turning colors, and the information on local stores and restaurants were confusing. This book gave us information that I thought should have been on the website. Curt suggested that I sign the guest book and leave a note. I never found a guest book. The rental manual clearly defined that we had to be out of the house by 10
Wonderful Family Vacation Home
A wonderful place to enjoy family time! What a lovely place in great a community! All amenities covered and the property is amazing even in the winter!
Wonderful waterfront retreat
Wonderful waterfront retreat with thoughtful hosts. Spacious and cheerful with bright sunroom with views of the acreage. We saw a buck, bunny, butterflies, and several varieties of birds. Because of the large size of the land, the water is a distance from the house but it is a short drive or longer walk. Due to large amounts of rain the week we visited, the water was over the beach but we enjoyed the gorgeous land. The decor is not fancy, but extremely comfortable. The hosts have provided games, toys, movies and satellite TV. There is a small game room with Foos ball.
Quiet, quiet and more quiet!
We enjoyed our stay in this fully equipped house. The property is lovely and the private beach is just the best. Assateague National Seashore is just a short drive away, as is Ocean City if you need noise and tourists. Local produce was abundant so we ate well. No internet or cell service was a blessing and a curse since it was hard to get information about restaurants and activities. Thank goodness for the central air conditioning because it was really hot in MD.
Thank you for your kind review. While it is true the home does not have wi-if internet service, it is inaccurate to say there is no cellular service. Admittedly cell service is weak, but generally a signal can be achieved by stepping out of the house. Such is the inconvenience of visiting a rural setting!
Great! perfect ride, enjoyed, ideal place for rest and perfect to share good times with family. We are happy =)