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Debbie Buchanan

Member since: 2008
Speaks: spanish

Gorgeous Southern Colonial on the Water in Annapolis-

71 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Cottage, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, 5.5 (2/2016) (Sleeps 15)

Special Rates for off season , call for details-

Located 5 minutes from Historic Downtown Annapolis.

The Yellow House is a Gorgeous and Charming Southern Colonial, ( featured in 2 magazines), 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. 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 a 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. along with waterfront views of the creek and bay.

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, sectional sofa with large screen 50" TV/DVD , 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 brand new 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) .

Please feel free to email or call to answer any questions you may have, or to clarify this description as you plan your stay in Annapolis.

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

Commissioning Week 2016, 2017 and 2018 are booked -

Standard weekly rate does not apply to Commissioning week , please email for quote.

Keywords: Summer in Annapolis ! We are 5 minutes from historic Annapolis,directly on beautiful black walnut creek , perfect for quiet relaxation, and family reunions, and so much more.

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Debbie Buchanan (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: spanish

About Debbie Buchanan

Home Profile:

I have lived on this property for 26 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 Maryland

There are a thousand tributaries to the Cheasapeake Bay, this one little slice of heaven was little known, but has 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-

Guestbook comments from the owner


The house was ideal and impressed so many people. I think I must have given more than a dozen tours of all the rooms and suites in the house and everyone was in awe. Thanks again for the great house.
May 2009
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Gorgeous Southern Colonial on the Water in Annapolis-
average rating of 5.0 based on 75 reviews
mayfield, ny - Adirondack Mountains

Five Stars in every way!!

  • 5 of 5

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..

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definitely 5 STARS !!!

  • 5 of 5

After our first stay in 2013, our family of 11, now with grandkids ranging in age from 19-14, were anxious to return to Annapolis and the Yellow House for another memorable family vacation which were able to do this month. The house which is beautiful, spacious, and accommodating, in addition to Debbie's warm, welcoming hospitality, again, contributed to wonderful family vacation memories. With the house being located on Black Walnut Creek, and Debbie providing kayaks and paddleboards, it allowed for fun times on the water. This along with access to Annapolis, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. only adds to our vacation memories.

We look forward to returning in the near future for another fun, memorable family gathering!!

Joyce and Ron S.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More than a 5!!!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this property and Debbie!! The home was beautifully decorated, well-maintained- perfectly comfortable in every way! We used the property for our daughter's wedding weekend; Debbie was available to answer questions, and went well beyond the expected to help us make it a memorable time for all. The lawn was beautifully landscaped- perfect for relaxing! The proximity to all things Annapolis was a huge plus as well. I would certainly recommend this property to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Debbie is the 6th Star

  • 5 of 5

"Gorgeous Southern Colonial on the water in Annapolis" is the inadequate description of this stunning home. It falls way short of conveying the, comfort, serenity spaciousness, convenience, and accommodating hostess.

Our family of 12, consisting of 10 adults and 2 children, found their bed comfortable and slept well from the first evening. Each room was smartly appointed with wonderful homey touches.

In the morning, on the main floor deck, of which there were two other decks, invited us to grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the view of the water, its sounds, and a peacefulness that lowers the blood pressure.

The home is spacious enough to accommodate our family and yet afford the opportunity for private space. Two suites each include a full kitchen. The main kitchen is well stocked and large enough for us to sit comfortably for our meals. No crowding here.

Talk about convenient. Walk a few blocks and you're at the beach. Need to go to stores, they are five minutes away. Want to play a board game, they are provided as well as numerous CDs and DVDs.

Debbie is very special. She is one of the most accommodating hostesses we have experienced (we stay in B & Bs almost exclusively when traveling). She connected us to a sensational sunset cruise. She helped in every way possible to make our stay memorable and certainly succeeded. The best way we can convey Debbie's involvement is to say, "she treated us like family."

We all walked away sad that the stay ended but joyful for having this glorious experience. We felt we found a rare gem.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 days while in Annapolis for our sons wedding which was on July 2nd, 2016. This home is simply perfect in every way. Spacious, comfortable, quiet and clean. The owner went ABOVE AND BEYOND in assisting us with some wedding details we needed help with. She clearly loves not only this house but she enjoys the hospitality business and it shows in every last detail. Plenty of space for a large group plus space to retreat for those who retire early. The porches....this is pretty much where we in the morning with a peaceful water view, watching a red fox poke around the fabulous gardens, plus herons and ospreys flying past - beyond beautiful. Sitting on the dock in the evening with our feet in the water with a glass of wine. Perfect. We ate most meals in, and the main kitchen is equipped with anything you could possibly need. Location is fabulous - minutes from historic Annapolis and just a couple of minutes to the grocery store. Spacious bedrooms with super comfy beds, great bedding, bathrooms stocked with plenty of towels and toiletries... We made use of the bikes, kayaks and paddle boards. We would stay here again for sure, wishing we could have stayed longer! A gracious owner, a spectacular home and all in all a perfect visit to Annapolis.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this beautiful home with our family for our sons wedding at the Naval Academy. There were 11 adults and 5 children ages 4 and under. It perfectly fit my husband and I and our 4 adult children, spouses and grandchildren. Everyone had plenty of private space and every bedroom/bed was heavenly. All the amenities, supplies, appliances, games, outdoor equipment, views, spaces, location and Debbie's most wonderful warm and welcoming hospitality were more then we imagined. The weather that week was beautiful and sunny the entire time which provided for some fun on the water, paddle boarding and kayaking. Beautiful location for wedding photo's. We had a catered breakfast the day after the wedding at the house with additional guests. Debbie's recommendation for Kens Creative Kitchen was wonderful. They had plenty of room to work and display the food in the main kitchen and the food was fantastic and delicious. There just isn't one negative thing to say. Our entire family had an amazing time that week and loved the house very much. Thank you Debbie for providing a beautiful home with every comfort and convenience that made our vacation and stay a week to remember with fun, joy and happiness. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Eisenhower-Lake Presidential
Nearest Train
10 Miles
New Carrolton
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 50
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lovely beach,, to bike along just down the street
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

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Rental Basis:
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Jan 3 2017 - Mar 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Maryland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 5.5 1 full bath on main level, senior friendly private bath in The Blue Heron Bedroom-
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
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