In Town House on Harbor, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, Sleeps 6-9
About Thomas Byrne
I purchased the Thomas Harrison house in 1991 and restored it over the next few years. The process of research and restoration of this house, built when George Washington was President, greatly increased my interest in historic architecture and the history of St. Michaels. This interest lead to the purchase and restoration of the nearby Washington Melson, Thomas Blades and John Bruff houses (click on link for info on these two bedroom properties).
Thomas Byrne purchased this House in 1991
Why Thomas Byrne chose Saint Michaels
The combination of the waterfront location (with spectacular views of harbor and Miles River), architecture and the historic character of house and the surrounding area, walking distance to shops, restaurants, museums, etc., size of the living space, patio and porch, as well as the people of St. Michaels, make this a very special place.
What makes this House unique
The Harrison house sits prominently on the harbor in St. Michaels with wonderful water views. It is the ONLY large vacation rental house in Town. Walking distance to everything... shops, restaurants, coffee shops, museums, parks, Town pool, tennis courts, library, farmer's market and other attractions. Adjacent cottages can be rented if size of party exceeds 9.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
case by case basis
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Our stay in St. Michael
The location of this property was perfect.
We were able to walk to so many activities, restaurants and shops. We enjoyed sitting on benches in the park, next to the house, looking at the water and boats. We had a wonderful time.
Wonderful historic house in the best part of Saint Michaels
When I travel for business I stay at Marriott and fly Southwest. Why? Because I want a commodity product that is the same from town to town. When I travel for vacation and renewal, I want interesting, historic and different. This house meets all these criteria and more. There is so much history, antiques, books and other artifacts that you could spend an entire afternoon just looking at everything.
The house is situated in the most beautiful part of town with wonderful water views and walkable to everything. We were a part of 4 with two guests from the U.K . The U.K. guests loved the history of the British in this town and we had many conversations about the War of 1812 while sitting in the wonderfully appointed living room. We docked our boat a Chesapeake Bay Museum for an easy 5-minute walk to the house.
As far as he accommodations, I did read some prior posts about beds being not comfortable, but I’m 6’3 and did not have an issue. We had several nice meals in the house and loved sitting on the patio rocking chairs
The owner Tom is wonderful to deal with. He let us know about all the restaurants in town and even sent us information on a Shakespeare in the Park performance that was right across from us.
This house is a part of American History that is not to be missed. The only word of advice is to make sure you get the floor plan, so you understand the layout of the house and bedroom /bathrooms arrangement. It took us a little while to realize the third master bedroom was up a different staircase.
With that said, we enjoyed our stay immensely and loved everything this house has to offer. Saint Michaels is a wonderful town and this house will provide you with an interesting and historic vacation.
Fab location. Interesting house. Very comfortable.
Lovely home. Great location. Not fancy, but well appointed. Takes advantage of local history and was delightful. Could support a large group easily with lots of different sleeping areas. Would definitely stay here again.
if you’ve ever wanted to stay in a house from the 1700’s it’s perfect. the whole area felt like colonial williamsburg except on the bay. the owner has done a fabulous job restoring this house.
We rented 2 houses from Tom so far and always had a great experience!
T. Harrison House
Great place to stay. A short walk to town and all the St. Michaels amenities!
Museums (incl. Maritime Museum), restaurants and shops, a few blocks away,
Town Park with magnificent water/harbor views, a few steps from house,
Farmers Market from March - October on Saturday mornings,
Acoustic music concerts also in Park on Thursday evenings during summer,
Bicycle rental 1 block away,
Beautiful public pools 6 blocks away,
Tennis Courts 6 blocks away,
Boat rides (on Patriot, Selina or Maritime Museum Skipjack) a few blocks away,
Grocery stores a few blocks away,
Town Public Library, 2 blocks away,
Kayak rental, in Town,
Winery, 4 blocks away,
Microbrewery 4 blocks away,
Fishing and Oystering excursions on Tilghman Island (ten minute drive away),
Town of Oxford, 1 hr bike ride away (with ride on Tred Avon Ferry),
Historic areas, great for walks or bike rides, in all directions!