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The Cottage at Heron Cove is a Cozy waterfront cottage on a Secluded Peninsula

Bedrooms 3
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 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 $1360.00.

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


View current YouTube of The Cottage at:

More Details

Joan Locastro
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

Why Joan Locastro chose Cambridge

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please Note: The cottage is on a septic system. Only toilet paper should be flushed. Please DO NOT put GREASE, OILS, OR FAT down the drains.
  • After dining on crabs, please DO NOT place crab shells in the trash. They will rip trash bags. Crab shells should be tossed back into the creek.
  • This is a pet-free and smoke-free cottage
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


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average rating of 5.0 based on 39 reviews

Full relax

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this lovely cottage in the first week of September. This place is great. Very clean and nicely decorated. You can find everything you need. My husband was fishing every day from the dock, and he was very successful. You can fully relax there.Bob (the owner) was very nice and very helpful. We had an amazing week and we will be back for sure. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Slice of Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

The Locastro's cottage is truly a gift! The cottage, the grounds, the creek, and the entire surroundings demand nothing from anyone, instead, they are there to remind you just how lovely and simple life can be and that it is to be enjoyed. Thank you, Joan and Bob!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely, with all kitchen appliances and staples you could possibly need for a vacation. The owners were at their residence next door when we arrived and were very willing to assist with any questions. The location is very quiet and very beautiful. We plan to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

This beautifully situated property feels exactly like what a home away from home should--except it's better. The cottage is comfortable inside, and lacks for nothing. Outside you have a range of opportunities for simply sitting and enjoying the amazing views, or frolicking in the water or yard. The house sits in a relatively remote area so you have ample privacy, but is close enough to the restaurants and shops in town that a couple of trips in a day (15 mins each way) aren't cumbersome at all. The house is great for a simple retreat for one or two people--or for a small family. The owners are very lovely people--they responded to questions within a very short period of time and recommended places to visit or eat in the area. We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: August 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: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59
Damage Deposit $300

$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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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