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John Wells

Member since: 2004
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Speaks: english

Waterfront Cottage - Chesapeake Bay - Annapolis Area

5 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Maryland Cottage Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s) - 2 Baths - (Sleeps 8)

This Non-Smoking / No Pets home has an incredibly massive, screened-in porch facing due east overlooking the scenic water paradise of Dividing Creek. It was built as a summer cottage by a millionaire in the thirties and retains much of its feel with large wood beam ceilings in the living and dining rooms. Paradise is closer than you think with quick access to Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington DC. The living room sports an impressive fireplace and the downstairs playroom is complete with a (natural gas) wood burning stove, 55' flat screen with FIOS, free wifi zones and a ping pong table.

Please contact us so we can direct you to our wellscottage org website.

Dividing Creek is one of the most beautiful on the Chesapeake Bay. Water depth is impressive at 10'-12' at the end of the pier and the creek is commonly used by sailors and boaters as an overnight anchorage. Music can be heard in the distance from the famous "The Point" crabhouse and grill just across on Mill creek, and fireworks seem like a weekly event. A large lower grassy level makes a perfect spot for family picnics or parties. Four kayaks, inflatable rafts/tubes and a pedal boat!. Lots of different sized life vests for our guests. For boat owners, a deep-water slip is available at the pier, please call for more info.

The location and natural beauty of this land is unrivaled and was valued by Indians as well. Walk down the 18 rock steps to one of the most desirable, wide, deep water and weather protected creeks on the Chesapeake Bay. Blue Herons, Ducks, and Canadian Geese are your neighbors. Steamed crabs, corn-on-the-cob, and a cold brew is your celebration. Crab and fish right off the pier. Bring your fishing rods!

We know that you will thoroughly enjoy your stay at our cottage. This is one of the most scenic places on earth... that's why we live only two doors down!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
John Wells (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About John Wells

John & Marianne Wells are both engineers (VA Tech) and currently run their own business in Columbia, MD. They have two children who are both recently married and live in the area. They have lived in Iowa, Georgia, Virginia and settled right back next to John's grandfather's summer shore cottage.

John Wells purchased this cottage in 1995

Why John Wells chose Maryland

We lived in Columbia, MD at the time. John was reading the Friday classified ads. He found an ad for a 4 bedroom house on Dividing creek for sale by owner but no address. He couldn't call so he made me call, within 30 seconds I figured out that the house for sale was right next to his grandfathers. It was the first time the house was advertised and we were the first callers, I guess it was fate. We moved in in July of 1995, the house needed major TLC, which we happily gave it, part of the reason we could afford the house to begin with. We were luckily enough to purchase a second run down house 50'away. John's grandfather had taught the 4 boys in the second house all he knew about fishing, crabbing etc.. So when the seller had two contracts in hand, he picked ours because of John's grandfather. The second house was in worse shape than the first. To make a long story short, we ended up getting a construction loan, and decided to fix it up to rent it. The builder did such a nice job that we moved in and decided to rent the first house. We enjoy sharing our little bit of heaven with our renters.

What makes this cottage unique

Wells Cottage is perfectly located. You can easily tour Annapolis, Baltimore and Washington DC from this location. The cottage is waterfront but close to shopping and restaurants. Many of our renters simply enjoy sitting in the porch swing and watching the activity in the creek. Groups of all types family, business, yoga retreats, all enjoy the peaceful and enjoyable setting of Wells Cottage.


based on 5 traveler reviews

Waterfront Cottage - Chesapeake Bay - Annapolis Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Wonderful house for all seasons. Kayak, ping pong, fussball, BBQ. My family had a blast! Thanks John

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week on New Year's Eve. We loved everything. It worked perfectly for my family of 6, but the house can accommodate additional more people. John was a great host. He lives nearby and was kind enough to encourage us and help us go out and kayak. We enjoyed the view from the house, from the master bedroom, not to forget the view from the hot tub which we enjoyed mornings afternoons and evenings.

My teenagers loved it all. We will come back. Thanks John.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful for family time

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for sharing your cottage with us this last week. It was just perfect for what we needed. We were able to spend quality time together, and really enjoy each other’s company. The big TV was great for the football weekend. The dining room table was big enough that we could all eat together. The kids enjoyed the ping pong, foosball, and paddleboat; and everyone enjoyed the board games. The cottage's location so close to both Annapolis and Baltimore was ideal. You are the perfect hosts—so helpful and easy to get to know.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place which was spacious and comfortable for 10 people. The best part was the location and the view of the lake.

This place gave us the privacy but still was very close to the Market and restaurants.

Owner lives close by and stopped by to check if everything was good. So overall it was a great experience which everyone in the

group enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hilton Head, SC

Thanksgiving Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was all it appeared to be in the photos, it was perfect for our family of 10 to get together for the holiday. Owner's were very helpful and have thought of everything a family with children would need for a holiday on the water.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Tx

Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family! We had 3 families meet and had 10 people total 6 adults and 4 kiddos! We played all day and loved the screened porch and crab traps at night! Would stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
BWI - Baltimore Washington International
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Nearest Train
16 Miles
BWI Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 2 and Jones Station Rd
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Point Restaurant at Ferry Point Yacht Club
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Sandy Point State Park
Car: necessary

Explore the scenic Magothy River & its many beautiful creeks & islands, Go swimming & tubing in the water & watch boats of all types going up & down the creek wishing they were you! Explore fine seafood restaurants and historical sites, Take sailing lessons in Annapolis, Quick access to highways to get to Annapolis, Washington DC, or Baltimore FAST! Enjoy!


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Maryland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • River
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , Pull Out Trundel
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Convertible bed(s) - Extra Matresses to be thrown whereever
  • Queen size Beds (1) Two bedrooms each have a Queen bed., Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) This is a trundle bed. This bedroom can sleep two., Baby Cribs (1)
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Pedal Boat
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Cable, High-Speed Internet w/ 2 WiFi zones, wireless inside and out, (4) Kayaks, Inflatable Tubes & Rafts, Pedal Boat, Fishing Rods, Bikes (4), Crab traps and live box, Plenty of puzzles, board games and books, NO SMOKING IN HOUSE

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