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Debbie Buchanan

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Gorgeous Southern Colonial on the Water in Annapolis-

66 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Maryland Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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

The Yellow House is a Gorgeous and Charming Southern Colonial, (recently 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 reminisent 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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Debbie Buchanan (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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 cottage 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 cottage 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 surroundngs.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Debbie,



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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5
based on 66 traveler reviews

Gorgeous Southern Colonial on the Water in Annapolis-
average rating of 5.0 based on 70 reviews
mayfield, ny - Adirondack Mountains
5

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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Spokane WA
5

Most Wonderful Home Ever!!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a week in this lovely home for our son's wedding at St. Mary's in Annapolis. From top to bottom this home was absolutely perfect for our family. The house is outfitted with everything you could possibly think of including every dish and utensil imaginable. We had 7 adults and 2 small children staying in the home and there was plenty of room to spread out and really enjoy the lovely setting. The decks off the back of the house were amazing!! The beds were comfy (everyone to a person wanted to know where the beds came from!) I think Debbie (our hostess) should keep that as a trade secret! She was wonderful to work with.....every question answered and every concern met.....an amazing hostess! Thank You Debbie for making our family get-together very special. We would recommend this home to anyone with no reservations....it's absolutely a find!!

Debbie and Mike Leslie

Spokane, WA

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlantic Beach Fl
5

Mothers Birthday

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about the property and owner. Even fell in love with her dog. We invited them to join out celebration she told me that was a first. But when you walk into this home you feel the love of its owner and we fell in love with her. If you have 2nd thoughts erase them. It was the best family gathering away drom home that I have ever experienced. Both you and old enjoyed this beautiful well maintained property. Book now!

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay with friends!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED being here for a reunion with our school friends and their children. The house was appointed perfectly with everything one needs in each room - even robes and slippers! And the kitchen/dining/living room flow is lovely for a group. The decor is charming and tasteful, and the quiet setting is great for kids. There are games to play, walks down to the water to take, and the historic town of Annapolis to explore. I would highly recommend and will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful Thanksgiving in this beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at this beautiful property. Our family and another, all with adult children, have had many Thanksgivings together. We have stayed in many nice properties. This was exceptional. The setting is particularly lovely, looking out over the creek and being able to see the Chesapeake Bay. We made an elaborate Thanksgiving meal, and found the kitchen to be very functional and fun to be in. The Owner offered to decorate our Thanksgiving table, and it was lovely. The beds were comfortable, and the rooms gave us lots of privacy. We'd highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Northern Virginia
5

Sorority Reunion

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place to stay! A small group of my sorority sisters and I have been getting together annually and this year we chose Annapolis, MD. Debbie opened her home to us as if she had been a member of our group all along. There are so many special things to say about our stay that I'm afraid I'll never be able to do it justice. The home and gardens are glorious -- the attention to detail, amazing and tasteful. If we had terrible weather, we could have stayed inside the entire time and been happy, but we had great weather and were able to use the kayaks, bikes and other outdoor equipment.

Debbie, thank you for sharing your beautiful home. I hope we'll be back again soon. (and muffins were a hit as well)

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
BWI
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Eisenhower-Lake Presidential
Nearest Train
10 Miles
New Carrolton
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 50
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary

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

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Amenities

Maryland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 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 ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 5.5
Bedrooms:
  • 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) beautiful white, porta crib good quality mattress, and 1 pack and play Sleep Sofa (1) counted in queen count
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The gardens are painstakingly maintained, full of beautiful perennials, abundant hydrangeas, make for memorable family photos and wedding day photography.

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