|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Only 35 minutes from DC yet a world away! Flat water Kayaker's Heaven, Central air-conditioned 2 bedroom and 1.5 bath waterfront cottage with ten mile sunset view over the Potomac River. Gated compound complete with pier and an electric boat lift, observation tower, and 600 ft elevated walkway along tidal pool. Spectacular eagle and nature watching. Kayaks, canoe etc. all equipment provided. Queen size beds with thermopedic pads. Well-equipped kitchen for your eat-in pleasure. Internet service is included, however, it is a satellite connection and can be effected by weather and it does not support streaming video. Email and normal surfing is possible, but can be unreliable. If you need guaranteed reliable internet service for your stay we recommend bringing a portable WIFI device to accomplish same. Quality of internet connection is not guaranteed or implied.
Our family of 5 (kids ages 0-7) just had a fabulous long weekend here. The cottage was perfect and just as we expected from the listing. The owner was helpful and kind and responded to communication quickly. We spent our weekend exploring the river and marsh with the canoe and kayaks and we all had a blast finding shells, watching birds and swimming. The kitchen was well-equipped and the beds were comfortable. It was a very hot weekend and the AC in the cottage had a hard time keeping up so we were a little toasty at night but otherwise no big complaints. We would definitely stay here again!
We had a wonderful and comfortable stay while touring DC. My girls absolutely loved the canoes and kayaks. We spent many hours paddling and swimming. The cottage is about 40 minutes drive to the nearest metro station. It is also within about 5 miles of small local restaurants, two groceries, CVS, and fast food. The cottage is rustic, but very comfortable. The hosts are very friendly, accommodating, and respectful of your privacy. I would recommend this rental for anyone that likes small town and/or country living. I felt that the rate charged was very reasonable and a great value. I didn't list 5 stars because of people that may expect a hotel like experience. This is more like staying at your friend's country lake house.
What a hidden gem! We had a great time during our stay at Fenwick Cottage. If you're looking to get away and spend some quality time experiencing nature and wonderful waterfront views, do yourself a favor and stay here! John and Carrie were excellent hosts and made sure our time there was comfortable - including providing a nice meal for us the first night of our stay. The cottage has everything you need, and is a quick 40-minute drive from downtown DC.
My boyfriend and I stayed in J & C's wonderful cottage over the 4th of July weekend a couple years ago and absolutely loved it. The hosts are some of the best people you could ever hope to meet. The location is wonderfully close to DC, making it a convenient weekend escape from the city. While we were there, we took advantage of the kayaks supplied to explore the nearby nature preserve. It was beautiful, relaxing weekend and exactly the escape we both needed. Thank you!
What is there to say about this place that hasn’t already been said in the comments! What a beautiful setting! Wildlife all around: Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Herons, Geese, Fish, Frogs, Butterflies, Dragonflies, the list just goes on.
The cottage is perfect! The upgrades to what is obviously a very old house make so much more than just a cottage; it truly is a home away from home.
We used Fenwick Cottage as our home base for a scheduled vacation to Washington DC. After looking at countless $300 a night hotels, this was a no brainer. However our expectations were not even close to the real life experience we had for a week at Fenwick. Just 30 minutes to our nations capitol but feeling like you’re a million miles away is perhaps the best component of this cottage and setting if you’re planning on visiting DC.
John & Carrie are most gracious hosts. They are there for advise or help with any issue, but also have a great deal of respect for your privacy. An invitation to Happy Hour with them and their neighbors after a long day of work (for them, not us) was a welcome end to our day as well on the evenings we were available.
Since this paradise is an easy ride from anywhere, there is so much to do if you can tear yourself away from the cottage in the morning. Washington DC, Mount Vernon, a Medieval Dinner Theater, and Potomac Speedway were the places we visited while we stayed at Fenwick Cottage.
If you visit, read the history of the area in the red binder provided by John and Carrie. It is rich with history of the area as well as information on attractions, fishing, local wildlife and even a set of directions to DC is provided in the “Red Book.”
We will most definitely be back next year!
Jim, Maria & Aaron
Instead of spending the better part of a week in a characterless motel, I surprised my family by arranging for us to stay at our first Home Away property.
The location of the cottage is delightful, but I also really appreciated the character and space inside. Another pleasant surprise was the quality of the 'extras', such as decent kitchen knives, bathroom supplies, etc. This attention to detail was important to me.
The property has a very rural setting, so you will not find a big convenience store right around the corner. You might want to bring some supplies with you or stock up the fridge when you arrive - speaking of which, we arrived late after a 7 hour drive, but this was no trouble...and there were a couple of surprises already in the fridge for us. These made us feel welcome.
We didn't get out in the kayaks, even though this will be an irresistable draw for some guests. The water is a stone's throw away...
We would gladly stay here again
We are located in the northern part of Charles County Maryland on the world famous bass waters of the Potomac River at Pomonkey Creek. We have a 300 degree panorama of the area. The resident bald eagles are here every day of the year. This is prime waterfront with 1000 feet on the Potomac and 1000 feet on the creek. The cottage is a separate private home in gated waterfront compound complete with pier with an electric lift, 24 foot observation tower, 600 foot elevated walkway over tidal pool and sunrise or sunset view. Internet service here is via satellite, our only option, and is not suitable for video streaming, and can be less than reliable. Please bring protable WIFI for your use in case continuous quality connection to the internet is crucial to the enjoyment of your stay.
Other Activities: Kayaking, Boating, Shelling, Wildlife Viewing
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
|Cleaning Fee||$75 + Tax|
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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