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Quiet Country Get Away on 2 acres next to the Potomac River and C&O Towpat

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, deck w/ hot tub

Come spend some time at our cozy two bdrm cottage on 2 acres in Sharpsburg, MD. Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac. Only steps to the Potomac River and C&O Canal Towpath. Bring your bike, canoe or kayak. Use the fire pit to roast marshmallows. Bring swim shoes and swim in the River at Snyders Landing boat ramp just yards away from the cottage. Visit Antietam Battlefield 2 miles away. Bring your bathing suit and relax in the hot tub.Close to: CharlesTown Races and Slots, Appalachian Trail, Cotoctin Zoo, Prime Outlets, Shephardstown WVa, Harpers Ferry, Crystal Grottos Caverans and more...City Water delivered into cistern, non-potable water. We provide some drinking water, please bring extra drinking water. Directions: West on Capital Beltway I-495 - keep RIGHT to take I-270 N via EXIT 35 toward FREDERICK - Merge onto I-70 W via EXIT 32 toward HAGERSTOWN - Take the US-40-ALT exit 49, toward MIDDLETOWN - Merge onto US-40 ALT W - Turn LEFT onto POTOMAC ST/MD-34/SHEPHERDSTOWN PIKE - Turn RIGHT onto N Potomac ST. - Turn LEFT onto W Chapline St - W Chapline turns into Snyders Landing Rd. - end 16922 SNYDERS LANding - Yellow House.

Relaxing Atmosphere: This is an excellent place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Enjoy views of the manicured front yard, Potomac River (winter) and the C&O Canal Towpath from the large deck. The hot tub is on the deck and is a truly awesome place to sit and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. It is really quiet and dark at night. Enjoy the porch swing or relax in the hammock!

Great Location: We are located at mile marker 77 on the C&O Canal Tow Path. The Potomac River is practically in the front yard. There is a public boat ramp close by. The Antietam Battlefield is within 3 miles of the house. Snyders Landing Road is a dead end, very little traffic. We are 5 minutes from Shepardstown West Virginia. Shephardstown is a quaint little college town with specialty shops and restaurants on the campus of Shephardstown College.

More Details

Owner
Catherine and David
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2017

About Catherine and David

We have owned the Sharpsburg Cottage since 2000.

Catherine and David purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Catherine and David chose West Virginia

It is only 1 hr 15 minutes from Washington DC. It is a great get away from the hustle and bustle. You can truly relax here at the cottage. Take a nap on the hammock or unwind in the hot tub.

What makes this cottage unique

We fell in love with this property because of its location. The C&O Canal Tow Path is located just beyond our front yard. We spend time walking and biking along the path during our visits to the house. There is a small country store two doors down where you can walk and get ice cream. One of the first things we do is walk down to the river and take a dip. We are five minutes from Antietam and close to many other local attractions. We would spend every weekend in the country if we could. The cottage is fully equipped as if it were are primary residence. Our lives have become very busy so we don't get to spend as much time there as we would like, so we have decided to share our wonderful home with others. ENJOY!!

Amenities

Shepherdstown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Water Cooler
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single , Bunk Beds
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom has two queen size beds. First floor Bedroom has 3 single beds, one set is a bunk beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The water is stored in a cistern and we prefer you don't drink from the faucet. It is safe for bathing and washing dishes. The water is stored in a 2,000 gallon water tank that is pumped into the house. Just like at home but water comes from the cistern tank. We provide a water cooler (cold/hot) water and 2 5 gallon bottle for supplemental drinking water.

Reviews

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Quiet Country Get Away on 2 acres next to the Potomac River and C&O Towpat
average rating of 4.58 based on 50 reviews
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5

Fun for the Family

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week here with our 1 and 3 year olds. It was very comfortable, relaxing and fun. The layout worked very well for little kids. It was wonderfully quiet and just an easy vacation. We hiked and biked and swam in the Potomac. We enjoyed Shepherdstown and the bakery in Sharpsburg. We walked over to Barron's for ice-cream. We were glad that we had seen in the reviews that cell reception is just about non-existent, so we came prepared for being without cell service. There is a landline in the cottage that we shared with our emergency contacts...and that was a relief actually.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Peaceful and beautiful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time here very much. Wonderful to be right by the river. My kids kayaked and and we all biked along the tow path. I liked not having to drive somewhere for entertainment -- the outdoor activities were all right across the street! But it was also lovely to be so close to Antietam and Harpers Ferry, both of which were great afternoon trips for my history-buff children. The cottage is very pretty and clean, and we were all comfortable. Had everything we needed. We also much appreciated the movie collection and the book selections for when we had a rainy day. And we all LOVED the hot tub! My kids are already asking when they can return. Thanks for the perfect vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, close to activities, needs some updates.

  • 2 of 5

The property was clean and was close proximity to many activities/towns even though it is in a wooded setting. We enjoyed visiting the Antietam Battle Field, Hagerstown outlets, dining in Shepardstown & Frederick, and visiting D.C. It has the feeling of an old family hunting cabin and could certainly use some updates. The upstairs beds were not comfortable and sank down in the middle. There is no wifi making it difficult to plan and research for nearby restaurants/activities although the owner has put together a nice binder with some information.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Revenge review. This guest requested a refund on the day rental began.
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5

Great Family Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed family hikes, game nights and relaxed in the hot tub together! The cottage was very clean and adorable.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very rude owner

  • 2 of 5

I would love to write a great comment because we really did love our stay, even with the wasps, hornets, ants in the cabinets, and all the pet hair under the couch. Nobodies home is perfect. It truly was a great place. However I messed up on my departure date. I thought I booked till Friday July 28th. I found out late Thursday night I was wrong. We received a very abrupt message from Catherine stating that check out time is 11am!!!! Her cleaning crew was there and left because we were still there and now she is stuck paying them twice. We offered to pay for the cleaning crews drive out there and for the extra stay and had no problem admitting that we had made a mistake.with the departure date. I told her I thought she was rude with her comment. Her only response was that we were rude for not following the rules. We fixed a broken bike there, bought hornet spray and left it there, cleaned out her cabinets to rid of the ants, cleaned up other people's dog mess, and even swept up down on the patio. You don't speak to your paying customers that way. People make mistakes. It's not like we didn't care , we were very upset that we made this mistake. We felt awful, but she made no attempt to be understanding. There wasn't even anyone coming in on Friday and if there was we would have left in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When a renter overstays their rental term it causes cascading problems for us, but I don't get upset. I simply pointed out that she had overstayed her move out time of 11am and that I would be charged extra fees. We do offer our own bikes to guests and if one broke, I thank her for fixing it. Since the house is in the woods, we do get ants in the kitchen once in a while, we leave spray in case they come back and have sprayed for hornets nests outside as well. We love all of guests and don't understand her overreaction to this situation. I will never understand why people want to try and ruin other people's reputations by trashing them on line for their error.
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4

Nice property, peaceful.

  • 4 of 5

Nice property, great location to the C&O canal and Antietam battlefield. Enjoyed the deck.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Antietam National Battlefield
Blue Moon Cafe
Nutters Ice Cream
Domestic
Bistro 112
Kazu
Betty's
CATF Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University
Shepherd University
Captain Benders Tavern
Food Lion
Captain Benders Tavern
Shaharazade's Restaurant & Tea Room -- CLOSED
Antietam Cafe & Wine Bar -- CLOSED
Three Onions Restaurant -- CLOSED
China Kitchen
Grapes & Grains Gourmet
Dickinson & Wait Craft Gallery
Shepherdstown Opera House
The Press Room
Harpers Ferry
Hagerstown Premium Outlets
Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
Crystal Grottoes Caverns
Antietam Overlook Farm
C & O Canal National Park
Gettysburg National Military Park
Yellow Brick Bank -- CLOSED
King's New York Pizza
Heritage Harvest Farm
Shepherdstown Pedal & Paddle
BTI Whitewater
River Riders
Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Land of Little Horses
Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo and Store
Cress Creek Country Club
Pangborn Tennis Courts
Barron's C & O Canal Museum
"Two houses down... Great place to get an ice cream cone in walking distance from the house."
Yellow Brick Bank Restaurant -- CLOSED
Nutter's Ice Cream
Tonys Pizza & Stonewalls Pub -- CLOSED
Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Washington National, Washington DC
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Sharpsburg
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Harpers Ferry
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Brunswick, MD
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 70
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Sharpsburg
Nearest Ski
250 Miles
Ski Liberty
Nearest Beach
325 Miles
Ocean City MD
Car: recommended

Bike on the C&O Canal Towpath, canoe/kayak on the Potomac River, Visit the Antietam Battlefield, visit the Charlestown Races and slots (15-20 mintues), Appalacian Trail, Shephardstown, WVa., Harpersferry, Crystal Grottos Caverns, fine dinning, shopping and much more....

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Additional Guest Fee $50 per person per night
Pet Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

Pets are considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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