expand arrow-rightsvg-balloonsvg-carsvg-dogsvg-fireplacesvg-flat-screensvg-heatersvg-laundry-washing-machinesvg-snowflakesvg-hot-tubsvg-swimming-poolsvg-wheelchairsvg-wifiarrow-right

Gorgeous Southern Colonial on the Water in Annapolis-

Annapolis, MD, USA
  • House4200 sqft
  • Bedrooms6
  • Sleeps14
  • Bathrooms5
  • 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.


Debbie Buchanan

Member Since 2008
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
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-


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
        • King size beds (1) In master suite- Yve Delorme French Cane King Bed-beautiful private full bath -private furnished balcony looking onto water-, Queen size Beds (5) All Queen beds are beautiful solid wood most 4 poster/ or sleigh style, Double Beds (3) In the
          children room 2 double Beds , Baby Cribs (1), porta crib good quality mattress, and 1 pack and play /Sleep Sofa (1) counted in queen count


        • 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath

            Location Type

              • Beach View
                Chesapeake Bay beach front, just down the street.
              • Downtown
                4/5 miles from Beautiful Historic Annapolis.
              • Resort
                This home feels like a 5 star resort, and has many amenities that are only offered at 5 star hotels be sure to view our website on the link page.
              • Water View
                The Water views are absolutely beautiful
              • Waterfront
                We are directly on Black Walnut Creek, flows out to open Chesapeake Bay
              • Waterfront
                Sits directly on beautiful black Walnut creek which flows directly out to the Chesapeake very expansive/and breathtaking views.


                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Spa
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                      • Catering available


                          • Local Activities Guide
                          • Activities Guide
                          • Basic Soaps
                          • Clothes Dryer
                          • Ducted Heating
                          • Fireplace
                          • Gas Fireplace
                            Gas Fireplace in main living room controlled by remote
                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Heating
                          • Internet
                          • Iron & Board
                          • Linens Provided
                            All linens and towels provided, all bathrooms supplied with soaps, shampoos, hairdryer, robes/slippers and niceties.
                          • Living Area
                          • Living Room
                            2 distinct living rooms, one on patio level.also very comfy outdoor living room seating on main deck as well as waterside garden patio.
                          • Air Conditioning
                            Central Air- Double Zones-
                          • Local Maps
                          • Local Restaurant Guide
                          • Paper Towels
                          • Parking
                            Ample parking for cars on property.
                          • Parking Off Street
                            Room for all cars within and on the property.
                          • Shampoo
                          • Sofa Bed
                          • Split-System Air Conditioning
                          • Telephone
                          • Toilet Paper
                          • Towels Provided
                            Plenty of thick fluffy towels for your stay.
                          • Washing Machine
                            1 washer+ 2 dryers -1 located on patio level
                          • Wireless Internet
                            wifi is reliably available throughout every room and property


                              • Grill
                              • 4 Ring Stove
                              • Catering Available
                                inquiry within- for recommendations on local caterers familar with home.
                              • Coffee Grinder
                              • Coffee Maker
                                3 coffee makers 1 14 cup , 1 12 cup filters provided and a large Keurig- additional keurig, can be brought over for individual use in specifically designated bedroom, upon request.
                              • Cooking Utensils
                                Chefs pantry off the kitchen very well stocked-all pots and pans and utensils-Items you will find on hand,but not limited to, Belgian Waffle maker,Electric Griddle,2 Kitchen aid mixers, Hand mixers,Blenders,Cuisinart,2 coffee makers,totaling 26 cups, 2 toasters,2/4 slice. Convection,double oven,gas and electric,broiler. Grill/griddle. outdoor gas grill steps away from kitchen. baking pans, sheet pans serving dishes, wisks and hand tools galore.
                              • Dishes & Utensils
                                enough place settings for 25-30 people-including bowls and various extremely well stocked variety of dishes and platters.
                              • Dishwasher
                                Main kitchen 1 large capacity dishwasher, with adjustable racks, additional dishwasher in catering, kitchen on patio level.
                              • Freezer
                                Separate full size freezer,
                              • Blender
                              • Kitchen
                                Very large well appointed Kitchen 6 burner chefs Viking gas Stove with double ovens and indoor grill+ grill on deck nearby.
                              • Microwave
                                3 microwaves -1 main kitchen 1 Patio level kitchen and one in Oyster Suite.
                              • Mini Refrigerator
                              • Oven
                                There are 3 Ovens on the property- 2 in the main kitchen and one full oven and range in the Patio level kitchen , also perfect as a catering kitchen.
                              • Pantry Items
                                Beautiful walk in food storage pantry. Very large with plenty of room for all of your dry food storage needs. and other essentials.
                              • Refrigerator
                                Sub zero style- Full Freezer. full fridge side by side extra large capacity for large platters and gatherings. 3 fridges total.
                              • Stove
                                Home has two Full Ranges. Viking Range, 6 burner gas with 2 Ovens. 1 electric convection oven and 1 additional gas oven. center has grill and griddle option. Full Range w oven in Patio level kitchen
                              • Toaster
                                Large 4 slice toaster in Pantry


                                  • Child's Highchair
                                  • Dining
                                    dining Table main floor seats 10-12 dining table lower level kitchen/dining area seats 14- inside.
                                  • Dining Area
                                  • comfy seating for 14 people


                                      • Piano
                                      • Books
                                        Generous and interesting selections of books.
                                      • CD Player
                                      • Game Room
                                        lots of board games, all the classics plus croquet, bocci ball badmitton, scrabble chess, backgammon, sequence, puzzles and much more.
                                      • Games
                                        Full selection of indoor and outdoor games, puzzles- monopoly. chess, scrabble,backgammon, bochi ball, croquet and much more..
                                      • Music Library
                                        good selection of musical cd's for all occasion
                                      • Books for Kids
                                      • Ping Pong Table
                                      • Radio
                                      • Satellite / Cable
                                        Comcast full channel line in both Living Rooms, and fire stick full channel line in every bedroom
                                      • Stereo
                                        small boom box for cds, and blue tooth speakers available for sync up
                                      • Television
                                        Television in every room40' in one living rm and 50 ' in patio level living room . Every other bedroom has TV fully equipped with Amazon fire stick channel line.
                                      • Toys
                                        many games and toys in family room,, wide variety


                                          • Lawn / Garden
                                            perennial gardens are amazing -
                                          • Balcony
                                            Master suite has private balcony/deck on garden/waterside-very private
                                          • Beach Towels
                                          • Bicycles
                                            3 vintage cruising bicycles-
                                          • Binoculars
                                          • Boat with Paddles
                                          • Canoe
                                          • Deck / Patio
                                            2 decks and one beautiful flagstone patio,, main deck has1 large dining table and 1 bistro table , a large gas grill and a very comfy outdoor living room seating set. Extra folding table /(12)
                                          • Golf
                                            several great nearby public courses within 15 minutes
                                          • Kayak / Canoe
                                            5 kayaks for creek and bay exploration, and floats with electric pump in boat house for creek fun.. also 2 SU paddle boards.
                                          • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          • Beach Chairs
                                          • Outdoor Grill
                                            all set up and ready to go with propane supplied
                                          • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                          • Patio
                                          • Shed
                                          • Tennis
                                            Well maintained public courts 10 min drive away
                                          • Terrace
                                          • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                          • Walkway to Water
                                          • Water Sports Gear
                                            floats , kayaks, paddle boards , life jackets provided in all sizes
                                          • Wood Deck


                                              • limited accessibility
                                                bedroom available with Queen Bed and private bath available on lower level, with no stairs, access, accessed by gravel garden path , slightly sloped.
                                              • suitable for elderly or infirm


                                                  • library
                                                  • autumn foliage
                                                  • botanical garden
                                                  • churches
                                                  • cinemas
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • bay/sound
                                                  • live theater
                                                  • marina
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • synagogues

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • photography
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • boating
                                                      • outlet shopping
                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • beachcombing
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • Babysitter
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • deepsea fishing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • pier fishing
                                                              • roller blading
                                                              • sailing
                                                              • sound/bay fishing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis


                                                                  • Please visit our new Website, for complete services and additional photos and information.. Just click on link on this site-or go to annapoliswaterfrontvacationsdotcom

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                    81 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Five Stars in every way!!

                                                                    cousins incmayfield, ny - Adirondack Mountains

                                                                    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

                                                                    Katharine B.VRBO: France, Spain, Costa Rica, Lake Champlain, Scotland

                                                                    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.

                                                                    Thank you!

                                                                    A great place in any season, for family gatherings.

                                                                    Terry M.

                                                                    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.

                                                                    Terry Mollan


                                                                    The owner Debbie, was most helpful and we did not want for anything.

                                                                    USNA 45th Reunion

                                                                    John C.

                                                                    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!

                                                                    Amazing House

                                                                    Amanda M.

                                                                    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.

                                                                    Zachary J.Brookeville

                                                                    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!


                                                                    Annapolis, MD, USA

                                                                    Other Activities: Kayaking, and Stand up Paddle boards,fishing.crabbing boating on property

                                                                    Rates & Availability

                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Cleaning Fee
                                                                    Tax Rate

                                                                    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-

                                                                    81 Reviews
                                                                    Exceptional 5/5
                                                                    Enter dates for accurate pricing
                                                                    For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                                    Property # 230476vb