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Cozy waterfront cottage with large screened porch & scenic views on Peninsula

Bedrooms 3
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 8 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 5, No Pets,No Smoking


'The Cottage' at Heron Cove is a cozy retreat situated on a scenic peninsula with water views from every window. Awake each morning to watch the sun glisten off the gentle waters. Relax on the large wrap-around screened-in porch. Fish and crab from your private dock (no licenses required from the 1000 feet of property shoreline or dock). We provide crab pots and crab keeper box. For your boating convenience, the dock has electricity (120 volt) and 3 ft. water depth (mean low tide). Cook in the updated kitchen complete with a new stove, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator. For your comfort there is central A/C, heat and ceiling fans. Explore nearby Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, historic Cambridge, Oxford, St. Michael's and Easton. At the end of the day, savor the sunset, build a campfire, roast marshmallows and watch the stars fill the sky. Relax, read a book, or drift off to sleep with the water lapping just feet away from the waters edge hammock. Discover solitude and peace at 'The Cottage' at Heron Cove

After return of deposits, rental and tax for one week is $1304.25.

This waterfront cozy cottage is also perfect for a Fall, Winter, or Spring getaway.

SPECIAL October through March weekend rate:

Stay the weekend and get an additional night free.

Come at any time on arrival day and leave at any time on departure day. This gives you four full days to enjoy The Cottage. All for $555.00 after return of deposits.

Sorry No pets and No smoking



Useful Links:

Dorchester County Visitors Center: 800-522-8687

Visitors Guide is a great source for just about any questions


Bicycle and Kayak Rentals:

Blackwater Paddle and Pedal: 410-901-9255


No Pets

Boarding available at:

Pet Lodging: Top Of The Bay Pet Lodge:

6026 Ocean Gateway

Easton, MD 21601

Phone 410-822-2187

Bayside Animal Hospital

2933 Ocean Gateway(Rt. 50)

Cambridge, MD 21613

Phone 410-228-1447


Dorchester County Boat Ramps and Marinas:

Two links for Ragged Point Boat Ramp which is the closest Boat Ramp (on Rout 343) to The Cottage and is free for your use Dorchester has over twenty free boat ramps all on this link:

Slaughter Creek Marina:

boat rental


More Details

Joan Locastro
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

Why Joan Locastro chose Chesapeake Bay

The Cottage at Heron Cove sits on a point of land on Gary Creek once used as a lookout by Native Americans. Enjoy scenic views of a private nature preserve and a historical homestead dating back to the mid 1600's. From the porch you can see down to the Little Choptank River or up to the living history museum at Spocott Windmill A short seven miles drive into Cambridge finds one with a vast array of amenities to include golf, shops, museums, spas, fine dining, marinas, antiques, an airport, and just about anything else one would want on your vacation getaway. For your sightseeing pleasure you are approximately one and one half hours away from Ocean City and Assateague Island as well as 40 minutes from Easton and Oxford. A quick drive finds you at the Blackwater wildlife refuge; although, it is not uncommon to see eagles, geese, egrets, herons or the nesting osprey from your porch at "The Cottage". In spring and fall come and enjoy the cry of the loons as they rest on Gary Creek during their migration.

What makes this cottage unique

Peace, solitude, and immersion in nature. License free fishing and crabbing off the dock and 1000 feet of shore line.

Guestbook comments from the owner the name of my boat and boy did we find peace and serenity at this cottage. This was an ideal spot for my family of 4 for a quiet relaxing vacation with access to lots of adventure. Each day we saw herons, deer, bluebirds, bunny rabbits, ducks, geese and while on the creek saw ospreys and eagles as well. A short drive to Blackwater Refuge were picture perfect photo ops for egrets, herons, eagles and turtles. The surrounding towns of Cambridge, Easton and St. Michael's offered nice shopping, restaurants and ice cream parlors and we enjoyed an evening trip to the boardwalk at Ocean City. But mostly, we enjoyed the water access with crabbing from the dock or off our boat and fishing in the bay for bluefish and rockfish. Our boys also mastered the wakeboard in the river and we only saw one other boat on the creek whole time we were on vacation which made for a nice quiet time. The cottage was clean and well equipped and the owner was super nice. He greeted us on the second day after we settled in to provide a map of the area and point out some interesting historical sites which we enjoyed visiting. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a fairly private quiet getaway in a small cottage updated with modern conveniences. We've already booked our return for 2013! Joe (Newton, NJ)
Aug 2012
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Cambridge Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Scenic water views from bedrooms.
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Binoculars
  • Boat Dock
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • tennis
Towels and linens available for an additional fee. Cleaning deposit fee is refundable if cottage is left clean for the next renter. Crabbing gear includes: Crab pots (traps), keeper box, tongs, heavy gloves, nut crackers, pickers and steam pot. Local outfitters rent (and some deliver) canoes, kayaks and bicycles. -Blackwater Paddle and Pedal 4303 Bucktown Rd, Cambridge, MD 21613 (410) 901-9255 -Slaughter Creek Marina-Boat rentals 410-221-0050


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Cozy waterfront cottage with large screened porch & scenic views on Peninsula
average rating of 5.0 based on 35 reviews

Peaceful waterfront paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had two amazing weeks at this lovely cottage on Gary Creek, just off the Little Choptank River within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. It was actually much nicer than the photos! Very quiet, clean and private, and the owners were very helpful every step of the way! Easy to work with and we especially enjoyed canoeing up to the historic windmill and sailing from the dock. The fishing and crabbing were great and we saw numerous birds, frogs, turtles and even a wild turkey! Our six year old had the time of his life, we even made the hot tub into a cold tub which he enjoyed daily. The perfect place to relax and enjoy nature.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Place to Relax

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at the cottage! We enjoyed morning coffee on the screened porch, fishing from the dock, kayaking on the creek, and evening soaks in the hot tub. The cottage was so clean and comfortable, and truly made for a restful, relaxing vacation. Thank you Bob and Joan for sharing this cottage! We loved staying here and hope to visit again.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing setting and accommodations!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent last week at the cottage and it was truly an amazing place. Immaculately clean with silky beautifully finished hardwood floors and an extremely well-equipped kitchen. We both love to cook and it is obvious that the owners do also, as there was any and every utensil, pot, pan, and accessory we could ever want in addition to a well-stocked pantry of herbs, spices and other basics. The peace, quiet and beauty of the setting cannot be over-emphasized and the photos truly do not do it justice. From our perspective, the only missing ingredient was either a couple of kayaks or a canoe, but if you have your own, bring them, or rent from one of the local outfitters. We arrived completely exhausted from a year of activity and did not get around to renting, but had boats been available, we would have used them. Don't miss the wildlife refuge and the Harriet Tubman historical sites. Really a very special and magical place - we'll definitely be back!!! Thanks Bob and Joan!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Very relaxing after coming in from 3 days of fishing. Wish we had more time to enjoy during the daylight. Third time staying and hope to be back

  • Submitted: May 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Girls weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic trip and stay in Cambridge. Bob is very easy to work with and helpful for any issues that may arise. We all enjoyed the peace and quiet and can't wait to get back for another trip!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage has been our vacation get-away for the last 3 years and we are planning to return again this year. Our children (one in college and one in high school) love it there. If you enjoy peace and quiet, like to fish and crab and like to have some elbow room to roam, this is the place for you! There are only about 8 houses on the cove and rarely did we even see a boat. You don’t need a boat to enjoy the water there is a nice pier and the area is great for canoeing. The cottage is located away from traffic which makes it perfect for running and biking. Cambridge is only 10 minutes away and easy to get to so if you forget anything it’s an easy trip to pick it up.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Cambridge (10 miles) BWI Airports (60 miles)
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Oxford-St. Michaels Ferry
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Hyatt Resort
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Ocean Highway (Route 50)
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
72 Miles
Ocean City

Other Activities: Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Cambridge Fishing Pier


Rates & Availability

Cambridge Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
IRONMAN 70.3 Eagleman
Jun 10 2017 - Jun 17 2017
8 night minimum stay
Flat fee
2017 Iron Man 140.6
Oct 4 2017 - Oct 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Linens and Towels option $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 11.0%

$100.00 refundable cleaning deposit returned if The Cottage is ready for the next guest stay.
$111.00 Optional Linens and towels Fee added if you want us to supply them

$300.00 security deposit(refundable upon inspection) and to reserve property paid by personal USA check PayPal required of all International Travelers for all payments.
$100.00 Cleaning deposit(refunded if The Cottage is left in the same condition received)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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