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Premier St. Michaels Cottage-- Best In Town Location -- Walk to Everything

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Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


Saint Michaels Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

The truly special and recently restored historic Thomas Blades House is centrally located in the Historic District of St. Michaels, a few steps from the Town park with magnificent waterviews. It is a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom vacation cottage.

Museums, shops (including grocery stores and a drug store), restaurants, churches, parks, tennis courts, Town pool. library, the weekly farmer's market, and other attractions are within walking distance of the house!

The house is very comfortable and beautifully decorated with period and reproduction furniture. Perfectly suited for a small family or one or two couples. The house is also an ideal romantic getaway for a couple. The large family room and big back porch create an ideal environment for relaxing!

The house was built around 1850 by Thomas Blades, a young sailor.

The first floor of the original portion of the Blades House includes a LIVING ROOM and a DINING ROOM. To the rear of the original house on the first floor is a KITCHEN area connected to a large wood paneled FAMILY ROOM. There is a half bath off of the family room.The rear of the family room opens up by French doors to a large outdoor PORCH with ceiling fan and dining area. There is a deck to the rear of the porch for outdoor grilling.

The second floor of the original portion of the Blades house includes a large BEDROOM with a queen size bed. The second floor to the rear of the house contains the large MASTER BEDROOM with a king size bed. Off of a hall between the two bedrooms is the master bathroom.

An additional cottage and large waterfront house are also available for rent (click on link below).

Keywords: Cottage

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Thomas Byrne
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, dutch
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Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016
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About Thomas Byrne

I purchased and restored the nearby Thomas Harrison House (VRBO 198445) in 1991. As my interest in the area grew, I purchased and restored the Thomas Blades House as well as the Washington Melson House (VRBO 229963) and John Bruff House (click on link).

Thomas Byrne purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Thomas Byrne chose Chesapeake Bay

The proximity to the beautiful harbor and to almost everything in Town, the architecture and the historic character of the area.

What makes this cottage unique

Walking distance to everything...harbor, shops, restaurants, museums, library, tennis courts, community pool etc. Large screened porch off of the family room. Very comfortable and relaxing home.


based on 25 traveler reviews

Premier St. Michaels Cottage-- Best In Town Location -- Walk to Everything
average rating of 4.84 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful, quaint home!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at this cottage, which is situated within walking distance to everything. The home was very clean! Would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a St. Michael's getaway.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very cute historic home in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

The home is clean, comfortable and cozy. Enjoyed the screened in porch and walking everywhere! It was also great to have our dogs with us!!!! :)

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome historical cottage stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit to the Thomas Blade cottage. The home is maintained in authentic historical condition. The owner has remodeled the home to include a modern kitchen, living room, and two bedrooms upstairs. The home is comfortable with A/C and a nice, screened porch. The porch is very relaxing and has a fan for warm days - a great place to hang out. We were able to walk everywhere or ride our bikes. The home actually came with two bikes, but we used our own. We had a nice, relaxing and enjoyable visit. One day was the brewfest and while it was nearby, it wasn't noisy or disruptive.

Thanks to the owners for maintaining such a nice, comfortable historic home for others to enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great location and very clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband, our two boxers and I stayed at the Thomas Blades home over Memorial Day weekend. It met all of our expectations as far as superb location, cleanliness and comforts of home.

The location is the best. Easy to walk to everything in town and marina area but a nice quiet street with little pedestrian or vehicle traffic.

We only used the master bedroom which was very comfortable. Large room with built-ins, a tv and bed and pillows were very comfortable for us. Was plenty of floor space for our dogs' beds on the floor in the bedroom w us. The upstairs bathroom had a nice shower w good water pressure.

We spent most of our "at home" time on the rear screened in porch. It was very peaceful and had a ceiling fan which kept in plenty cool in the mornings and evenings we were there.

We did very little food prep but looked to have most anything you would need to prepare meals in the way of pots & pans. The appliances were very nice. There were a few cooking basics like salt/pepper, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and packets of sweetener. Plenty of plates, coffee mugs, etc. (you will find plates, cups, glasses in front dining room cabinet). There is a small 4 cup coffee maker (we are coffee drinkers would have liked larger one but no big deal). The home was stocked w plenty of towels, toilet paper and one extra roll of paper towels.

All in all, it was a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jeanie M.H.

  • 5 of 5

Much to our delight we discovered The Thomas Blade cottage which is now synonimous to St. Michaels.Its comfort,charm and location take it off the chart. Upstairs is a large master bedroom with a comfortable king sized bed...a second bedroom with a queen sized bed and a child`s trundle bed. The bathroom with a shower and bath plus a washer and dryer.All very clean and very nicely furnished.Downstairs you enter thru a pleasant screened in porch with French doors that tastefully reflect a paneled living room,eating area and television area..lovely hard wood floors thru out.With an open kitchen granite counters,built in double oven and microwave.Ample utensils features allowing you to prepare meals should you desire. The front(and original portion of this historical cottage)features built in book shelves,original fireplace,dining area,powder room all tastefully furnished with Mr.Byrnes` antiques.Photographs tell the visual truth so do check out the photos included with this site.Least I fail to mention that this cottage is a block from downtown St. Michaels with its fun and unique shops and spectacular eateries.Mr. Thomas Byrne is most accommodating and a pleasure to work with. Trust me,you will not regret a stay at the Thomas Blade cottage in St.Michaels.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A terrific house and get-away

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in St. Michaels was terrific. It was bitter cold so we did not do as much walking as we would have liked. However, we did a lot of driving to different areas such as Tilghman Island where we saw all of the rocks covered in solid ice, a beautiful site. We also watched the seagulls flying mostly backwards, due to the strong winds. The house was central to many activities including the maritime museum, the winery and distillery. We had two delightful dinners; one at Chesapeake Landing and one at 1812 Tavern.

Thank you for a great get-away!.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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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 in the Park 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, 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!


Rates & Availability

Saint Michaels Cottage Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 6 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 3 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 4 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40
Tax Rate 10.0%

Minimum three day rental required for MLK Day weekend, Presidents Day Weekend, Easter Weekend, Columbus Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Day Weekend and Christmas. Minimum 4 night stay required for Winefest in April. Linens are 20/bed if we provide. Discounts for last minute bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Saint Michaels Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Child Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Large screened porch for relaxing or outdoor dining, Outdoor deck for sitting or for barbecuing, Chess and checkers set.

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