About the property
- House4200 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Cottage, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, 5.5 (2/2016) (Sleeps 14)
Located 5 miles from Historic Downtown Annapolis.
The Yellow House is a Gorgeous and Charming Southern Colonial, ( featured in 2 magazines), and can also be found at (Annapolis waterfront vacationsdotcom). With a large welcoming front porch and multiple decks off the back, and is situated on one of the most picturesque and serene creeks on the bay. A few minutes/5 miles from the center of Historic Annapolis, one of the most beautiful little cities on the Chesapeake Bay. Facing east you will enjoy memorable mornings watching the sun come up over the creek and open bay. Work boats out in the early morning, all from most windows. Have your morning coffee at the water's edge. Lots of Garden seating from every vantage point. The wildlife viewing is spectacular. Herons, Osprey-diving for perch, Eagles, and more. Its a unique setting which makes it perfect for a memorable family reunion/ days surrounding a wedding, staff retreat any reason to gather everyone in one place. The home is very spacious, comfortable and reminisant of a fine Country Inn. Two docks for crabbing/fishing /kayaking/paddle boarding(5 kayaks and 2 large paddle boards on Property) or swimming, lots of fun floats. 3 comfy cruising bicycles with baskets, on property for leisurely peddles around the surrounding area, peddle along the beautiful stretch of beach just 2 blocks down the way.
The Main level (15x 48) deck and lower private flagstone patio, have lots of room for outdoor dining , relaxing, and backyard bbq's/crab feast, small cocktail/dinner parties -can be easily catered. Also, homeowner available for set up for small parties. Included in booking.
Lovingly and meticulously maintained perennial gardens beautiful all year long.
6 bedrooms/5 with private baths, and 1- 1/2 bath.
All beds are of the highest quality and comfort.
TV's in every bedroom. Full house generator provides peace of mind, no matter what mood mother nature is in.
The homeowner has chosen calming coastal colors throughout the house. All beds are made up with the finest linens, lofty comforters/ soft cozy bathrobe and slippers in each bedroom, every bathroom is stocked with thick fluffy towels, toiletries, soaps, shampoos, hairdyers and necessities. TV/cable /wifi in every room.
The Master Suite has a king and a double bed nook ,luxury private bath with soaking tub/bath salts/scrub , and private balcony overlooking the creek and bay. Remaining bedrooms have beautiful Queen size beds and the 6 bedroom room has 2 doubles. Plus a queen pull out sofa.
The Main living room has 2 sofas for everyone to gather and enjoy watching TV around a toasty fire/ gas fireplace with remote.- The main level deck has outdoor gas grill propane fully provided and outdoor living room seating -Very private. Indoor Lower level has another large living room, with lots of seating/large screen 50" T , lots of room for entertaining on either level- large wooden table on garden level patio, perfect for Crab feasts.One phone call to order your steamed crabs,and all the trimmings, local seafood market , 5 minutes up the street. Homeowner always available to assist.
The Main Kitchen has lge 4 x 8 granite island, a 6 burner/double oven Viking Gas range. A chef's pantry off kitchen, fully stocked with plenty of pots/pans, dishes,glassware linens, etc. and every cooking tool imaginable/ plus Full beautiful walk in food pantry with lots of shelves, for all of your food storage Extra large Double Door SZ fridge/freezer combo. 2 additional fridges in home. Multiple french doors flank the baby grand piano between the kitchen living room. Main entry way is spacious and open. Patio level has a Full 2nd complete kitchen and makes it easy to prepare meals for lower patio dining or catering prep, as well. 3 vintage Cape Cod Style Bicycles . And a Ping pong table and every board game and outdoor games. Ask me about 4 hour cruises/dinner/brunch on 46 foot luxury Catamaran just minutes from the house. (Additional charge) .
If inquiring about a "life event' booking, please indicate an exact number of guests to be attending and if more than one event would take place at the home-prior to booking to determine if permitted. Again, thank you for considering our home. If consider the home for a wedding stay, where you could have smaller dinner parties during your stay.. additional charges may apply.
Plenty of private off street parking available for as many cars as you have.
Historic Annapolis and all it has to offer is just 5-6 minutes away.
Thank you for considering our home. Please take time to read our very gracious reviews.
Debbie and ' Gepetto' Buchanan
Commission week 2019 and 20 are available-
Keywords: Summer in Annapolis ! Annapoliswaterfrontvacations- We are 5 minutes from historic Annapolis,directly on beautiful black walnut creek , perfect for quiet relaxation, and family reunions, and so much more.
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- Apr 12, 2018
About Debbie Buchanan
This very special home is located in Annapolis, 4.5 miles from the center of Historic Annapolis. Thus about a 5 minute drive by car.. I have lived on this property for 27 years. This home along with its beautiful perennial gardens,and creek are magical, and should be shared. I now devote all my time and attention to this lovely home. One of my passions is as a pastry chef, no longer full time, but still bake ,when not preparing for house guests. I enjoy the whole process of preparing for the arrival of a new family, ensuring that the home exceeds all expectations.
Debbie Buchanan purchased this House in 1991
Why Debbie Buchanan chose Highland Beach
There are a thousand tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay, this one little slice of heaven was little known, but had gained some notoriety several years back, when LL Bean chose it as one of its only 2 spots for their popular Discovery kayak learning trips. Local Annapolis Author in his book ' Open Spaces, Sacred Places' features our exact location on page 23. Across the creek is acreage , expressly left as a nature preserve. The only thing you will see , as you wiling away the hours , are very grateful critters, and some boaters.
What makes this House unique
The expansive windows in every room, face east, so you enjoy the sunrise as well as the beauty of the moon on the creek , from the master suite as well as other perfect spots. One of the greatest attributes of this property is its beauty and peaceful, quiet surroundings. Additionally, the homeowner is available to help with set up table decor for dinner parties -rehearsal dinners, flower arrangement for tables, rentals essentially anything you need to assist in making your party, brunch or small event a success-
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Five Stars in every way!!
We are 10 active cousins all over 65, some well over, from the East Coast -FL to NY. Since the late 80's we have been renting a house for a week every other year in different places through out this country.... All week everyone kept saying they "loved this home". Debbie was an absolute joy to work with... I asked in passing if there were any poker chips among the games and puzzles... next day Poker Chips as well as THE BEST hot-out-of-the-oven muffins arrived... which were devoured instantly... and the poker chips used every night.
Five Stars in every way. Debbie has created an enviorment of luxurious comfort and livability...from the exquisite decorating to the amazingly comfortable beds, (robes and slippers included) she has not left out any Five Star Hotel amemities.
As a professional Baker the kitchen is equipped with restaurant quality everything. There is plenty of room for everyone to make their own breakfast, our group made use of all THREE coffee makers...
ON THE Water views and a "Better Homes and Garden" Garden skilfully cared for is all part of the package... beautiful.
Location is perfect, we took advantage of the easy metro access to DC, drivable Baltimore and the treasures of Annnapolis minutes away, returning to our comfortable hidaway...
We highly recommend this property, Debbie and Gepetto who are always improving on the experience and are only a phone call away...
It doesn't get any better than this..
Perfect for family holiday
My sister and I have been spending Christmas together with hubbies and children for most of our adult lives. All the "children" are paired off now -- so it's harder to accommodate 12 adults in our own homes. This was a perfect rendezvous place for CT, NH, VA and MD.
While clearly stunning when the weather is warmer, the grounds are still beautiful, and the water views relaxing. We loved the gas fireplace -- the only one I have experienced that puts out lots of heat.
The house is very well equipped with all the kitchen appliances you could want. Bedroom and bathrooms with all the linens, and treat when coordinating 6 households. The beds were super comfy too.
A great place in any season, for family gatherings.
Spent 4 days there with the family, 9 adults and two children.
All had separate and private sleeping arrangements.
Huge, very private bedrooms, spotless, very well equipped ( kitchen, Kayaks, TV's, games, linens, etc).
Breathtaking views of the garden and water ( there is a dock) from any of the three decks.
I can recommend it without reservation.
The owner Debbie, was most helpful and we did not want for anything.
USNA 45th Reunion
The home is beautiful, with a great six BR layout in a great setting and a super kitchen/open area for entertaining. Our 11 person party, four couples and three guys, found the house very comfortable and relaxing after a busy day's schedule. To top it off, Debbie was an incredible hostess who briefed us on all of the home's features and was very accommodating during our large dinner parties. We entertained about two dozen folks for dinner and the home proved itself very well suited for dinner prep and entertaining. Again, the layout and location, just four miles from USNA or 12 minutes, proved ideal. By unanimous vote, everyone wants to come back to this house for our 50th reunion. There can be no better endorsement from the 24th Co., Class of 1972!
We stayed in this house over my daughter's wedding weekend. It was so perfect. Three generations all totally comfortable. Tons of space, porches on every level, great views of the water. Home is beautifully equipped, from kitchen to kayaks. We had a bridal luncheon there as well as make up and hair for all the wedding party the day of the wedding. I would rent again anytime
A wonderful place for family celebrations, good times, relaxation and rejuvenation.
Of all the rentals we've booked, this is by far the most superior. The owner, Debbie takes great care and pride in this home and her attention to detail is incredible. She is so accommodating and friendly making everything easy. The house is so comfortable , spacious, clean and most of all a relaxing environment for all to enjoy.
This was a family get together for four generations (12 people in all) with everyone coming from Boston to Florida. The location is fantastic being 30 min from BWI and only 10 minutes from Annapolis.
Everyone loved the house, and with so many activities available there was fun for all. The grounds are professionally maintained with plenty of peaceful locations to sit. The kids loved the creek and much time was spent on the Stand Up Paddle Boards and Kayaks.
We had several family meals on the spacious decks and plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen is spotless and well equipped to handle family meals. We even made home made Ice Cream!
Another great aspect is the location of the home to the Chesapeake Bay which you can see from the house. As I came by boat, it was only a short ride to some of the best fishing grounds on the Bay. While the creek is too shallow to dock , I was able to keep the boat around the corner ( 2min away) at a neighbor's house that we had rented last year.
Overall, a wonderful experience was had by everyone!
Other Activities: Kayaking, and Stand up Paddle boards,fishing.crabbing boating on property
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Cancellation Policy: All Payments are Non-Refundable Additional charges will/may be applied for events and will be quoted at time of inquiry. Rate for Commissioning week 2019 has not be set, please inquire-