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Quiet Country Get Away on 2 acres adjacent to the Potomac River and C&O Towpath

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


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, deck w/ hot tub, sleeps up to 6

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

Catherine and David
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 23, 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!!


Shepherdstown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , New
  • 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.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 4 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • 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
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.


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Quiet Country Get Away on 2 acres adjacent to the Potomac River and C&O Towpath
average rating of 4.681818 based on 44 reviews

Summer Retreat Away From It All

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been coming to this cottage for a few years, and we love it each time. We sit out on the patios (upstairs and downstairs) and catch the cool breeze or watch bunnies and birds in the yard. Two hawks could been seen flying from the neighbor's yard on a regular basis. You can relax and get away from it all in this cottage. You can drive to the next town (less than 5 miles) to do shopping, antiquing, and dining. Nutters is very close, and we would have home made ice cream often. I recommend this cottage as it is always super clean when we arrive, has lots of pots/pans/utensils to cook with, has a bbq grill, and the yard is well manicured.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sharpsburg is lovely but the house is creaky and buggy.

  • 1 of 5

Lots of insects were a frequent challenge. Hot tub didnt work. Washing machine doesnt work. The key box is a nightmare to maneuver. But on the up side there are some games to play eith and the yard is pretty.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: OWNERS BEWARE OF THIS GUY. We have rented our home since 2008 and have never had any issues. Guests love our neat and clean home. This guest, left his stinky trash inside the house, left the lights on and left our home unlocked (I couldn't get there until the following weekend). We do not advertise a washer/dryer due to the water situation. The hot tub was broken and I let him know. We just installed a beautiful new Hot Tub this weekend, it's awesome and reliable!
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Wonderful cottage for adults and kids alike.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage. The kids loved the tree house and swings. We cooked some meals, ate too much Nutter's ice cream and just relaxed. It was a great vacation! Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The place was amazing! We had a girls weekend and had the best time. The place was very clean and lots of amenities provided. Kitchen items, Games to play, bikes to ride etc. The hot tub was awesome! Very homey feel to the place.The house is far enough out that it was peaceful yet close to town. We walked the trail along the river which is right across the street. We ventured into the next town only a few minutes away and did some shopping. Lovely little town. I will definitely be back with my family and for another girls weekend. Catherine was great at responding to any questions as well.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

This was a great little getaway spot. The house itself is very comfortable, with a large living area and well-equipped kitchen. Both bedrooms were nice, although the downstairs bedroom is primarily for kids (which we have). The deck and hot tub were highlights, and the downstairs patio and fire pit area were also very nice, with tables and seating. The best part of the house was the location- close to us from DC, but incredibly quiet and tranquil, with beautiful views of the Potomac, and right across the street from the C&O canal. I would recommend this place, and we'll likely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Shepherdstown stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our weekend stay even in early December. The house was very comfortable, clean and as described. We are considering coming back in the spring when we can use the canal trail on our bikes and enjoy the river.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Antietam National Battlefield
Blue Moon Cafe
Nutters Ice Cream
Bistro 112
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
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Harpers Ferry
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Brunswick, MD
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 70
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
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....


Rates & Availability

Shepherdstown Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Jan 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
1x Linen and Towe Set-up $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Pets are considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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