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EASTERN SHORE Maryland --2 minute walk to beach; Quintessential beach home

Sleeps11
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
11
Bedrooms
6
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

6 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 11

EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND on the Chesapeake Bay in the historic town of Betterton, Maryland, your day begins with coffee on the deck of this spacious Summer Home. Built in 1929 as a vacation home, where many a weary traveler slept, you and your large group/family will find plenty of space to relax, sleep, eat and make memories! With ceiling fans throughout, central air conditioning, fireplace, deck for your outdoor dining, enclosed sunroom in the back of the house ideal for summer indoor dining, sunny dining room, screened-in front porch, living room, spacious hall on second floor with four bedrooms; two additional bedrooms on first floor; equipped with all kitchen necessities, TV, DVD, beach chairs, charcoal grill. Just a two minute walk to the beach, public dock available for your boat; fishing from the pier. Great community for bike riding; visiting nearby historic Chestertown (free outdoor concerts on weekends), 60 miles to historic Annapolis (Maryland's capital), fishing outings from Rock Hall. An all year round area to take advantage of the beauty and diversity of the Upper Eastern Shore of Maryland. Enjoy your stay! We look forward to seeing you in Betterton, Maryland.

Come for a visit to Betterton in Autumn/Winter: In the Fall and Winter Kent County comes to life in a new way! While in the summer Betterton beach is full of swimmers, in the autumn the beach becomes a magnificent back-drop to sail boats dotting the Bay. Autumn breezes bring antique shoppers to Galena and Chestertown – both a 20 minute drive away; students return to historical Washington College in Chestertown where you’ll find history dating back to the 17th century– take a stroll through the cobble stone streets where you’ll find galleries, studios, and shops featuring the work of local, regional and internationally known artists and craftspeople. Choose a little restaurant for your special meal. The relatively flat land in Kent County attracts cyclists in abundance; the autumn brings the migration of geese seen across the sky. Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring, Betterton and Kent County, Maryland offers you a get-away for ensuring a relaxing, interesting, and a memorable time for you and your family

Come to visit any time of year and enjoy locale: The summer season has ended, but Kent County comes to life in a new way! While in the summer Betterton beach is full of swimmers, in the autumn the beach becomes a magnificent back-drop to sail boats dotting the Bay. Autumn breezes bring antique shoppers to Galena and Chestertown – both a 20 minute drive away; students return to historical Washington College in Chestertown where you’ll find history dating back to the 17th century – take a stroll through the cobble stone streets where you’ll find galleries, studios, and shops featuring the work of local, regional and internationally known artists and craftspeople. Choose a little restaurant for your special meal. Because of the relatively flat land in Kent County, cyclists are seen in abundance; and don’t forget in the autumn we see the migration of geese sweep across the sky. Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring, Betterton and Kent County, Maryland offers you a get-away for ensuring a relaxing, interesting, and a memorable time for your

Venturing out of town, you can take a short drive to the bay front town of Rock Hall where you will find marinas and waterman’s workboats; or Galena, a town known for its antique shops; or perhaps to Chestertown, on the banks of the Chester River where a blend of history, arts, shopping, and/or a Saturday morning trip to the Farmers Market along Fountain Park. The students at Washington College keep Chestertown bustling all year round. Come for a visit – you won’t be disappointed.

The county seat of Kent County, on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore, Betterton is surrounded by the rich tapestry of farmland, Sassafrass River and Chesapeake Bay.

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Owner
Lucia or Ben
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, italian, English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 6, 2017

About Lucia or Ben

Our family is from the Philadelphia area, just 2 hour drive to Betterton, Maryland. Our careers are medical/hospital related and insurance managers. We grew up in the northeast section of Philadelphia, a suburban of approximately 20 miles north of downtown Philadelphia. One us was born in Italy and immigrated to the USA as a very small child. We still have family in southern Italy and visit there as often as possible.

Lucia or Ben purchased this house in 1997

Why Lucia or Ben chose Chesapeake Bay

Our family has owned this home since 1997; we are from the Philadelphia area and when we made a decision to purchase a "beach house" we wanted a place to reflect a beach community of a bygone era. We stumbled into Betterton on a snowy, cold winter day. As soon as we came up Main Street and saw the Bay below and the beach signs, we knew this would be the place for our "beach house." The first summer in Betterton we were so pleasantly surprised at the peacefulness of the community; the friendliness of the neighbors -- they waving as they pass by. This would prove to us that we would always have a place to relax and enjoy the company of family, friends, and neighbors in a way that we could have only dreamed. The very first upgrade would be to expand the deck because we knew this would be where we could view the bay and watch the boats; we could congregate for morning coffee, eat our meals outdoors and generally enjoy outdoor living. As time went by, we converted the heating system to a modern day convenience -- central air conditioning. This proved to be challenging in a house built in 1929, but it was accomplished! The kitchen is generally vintage (as we like to say) and I can just imagine my grandmother cooking up a big family meal in there! Hope you will enjoy this home as your own!

What makes this house unique

Our beach house is vary spacious and no photo can capture the large open spaces and common areas where a large amount of people can gather together for a meal, play games, or simply talk!

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

EASTERN SHORE Maryland --2 minute walk to beach; Quintessential beach home
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews
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A good stay

  • 4 of 5

It was a good stay for our group. Plenty of rooms, spaces, and a near by beach. But the house was not clean enough and many things to fix. But again, it was appropriate for our group's gathering not far ways from MD and PA area. I appreciate the owner(s) for making this place available.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delightful Vacation Home...

  • 5 of 5

Booking this property was somewhat of a shot-in-the-dark as my family and I had almost no familiarity with the Eastern Shore of MD. Nevertheless, the owners were incredibly responsive and helpful from the time we were considering booking the house all the way up through our stay. The house has an awesome location with bay views from the porch and a few minute walk to a lookout point and the beach. The house itself was very charming and clean as well. Even though we were at max capacity, it never felt crowded because the rooms downstairs are large and spacious. Having AC over the period we were there was also a huge plus as it was very hot!! If you are looking for a charming beach house that can fit a small crowd, this is the place! It's even stocked with beach gear and a grill. The neighborhood surrounding the house is quite scenic as well and perfect for taking an afternoon or morning stroll/jog. If we decide to vacation on the Eastern Shore, we will definitely try to rent this house again. Thanks Lucia and Ben!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Relaxing weekend at the beach

  • 4 of 5

My family and I had an amazing time at Betterton Beach! The house was a short walk from the water and comfortable for the 8 adults we had with us. If you're looking for a quiet weekend relaxing on the water this is a great rental property!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Far from the maddening crowd!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a wonderful three day family get-away with daughter, son-in-law and grandkids. We loved Betterton and the lovely beach which was just a short walk from the house. We found the house to be a charming home, reminiscing of a by gone era. Everything was clean with lots of room for the family. The weather was absolutely perfect so we had no need of air conditioning - just open the windows and enjoy the breeze from the Bay. We brought things for the grand daughters to occupy their time, but it wasn't necessary as there was more than enough things to keep them busy - beach toys too! If you cannot live without television, there is Dish TV. In short, we really recommend this lovely home and Betterton. If you like to get away from it all, this is a place to step back in time (and it is only twelve miles from Chestertown).

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Big home, SUPER close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

The homeowner was very responsive to my many questions. She was very nice and we paid via PayPal, booking the home was easy.

There aren't many places that allows pets, so the fact that we could bring our family dog was great. The home is RIGHT next to the beach, my family and I walked to the beach. The beach is pretty small, but it felt like a private beach to us, there wasn't anyone there the weekend we stayed.

The home is BIG.

No central air, but they have a bunch on window air units in the home, that makes staying during the humid summer totally comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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sgayser

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect with everything you need to have a very relaxing stay. The rooms were very clean and spacious. The beach was clean and not crowded.

My kids enjoyed searching for sea glass and rocks. We enjoyed the quiet nights watching the boats and walking the beach. Thanks again for letting us enjoy your home.....

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to have provided our house for your stay....visit again soon! Summer is great in Betterton; don't forget that autumn is a spectacular time of year to be in the upper eastern shore of Maryland and great time to look for more sea glass!
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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Philadelphia International Airport & BWI
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Betterton -- Barbara's on the Bay
Nearest Ferry
86 Miles
Lewes, Delaware
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Wilmington, Delaware
Nearest Motorway
50 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Barbara's on the Bay, Marzella's Pizza
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Betterton, Maryland EASTERN SHORE
Car: necessary

Just a 2 minute walk to the beach; located at the head of the Chesapeake Bay overlooking the confluence of the Sassafras, Elk, and Susquehanna Rivers, Betterton is a lovely town with the only beach in Kent County, Maryland. Come to Betterton for sailing, swimming, and dine at the restaurant overlooking the Bay.

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Rates & Availability

Betterton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$2,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $50

Generally weekly rentals are Saturday to Saturday, however arrival and departure day are negotiable. The home is available for all seasons. Rates are posted as $300 per night; a minimum stage of two (2) nights; $2000 for the week; we will consider long-term rentals upon request. Contact owner for longer stays.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Betterton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Town ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
    Bedroom 5 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single
  • Two bedrooms are on the first floor, 4 bedrooms are on the second floor. Also available is a cot suitable for a small child.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Please note that guests are to provide their own sheets and towels. We will consider monthly summer and/or autumn renters.

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