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St. Michael's premier in town summer vacation cottage!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 4

Harbor Hideaway's in town location is a rare find! HH's in town location is just steps away from everything that St. Michael's has to offer! A charming story and a half cottage that has been completely renovated with amenities that will help ensure a great time on your St. Michael's getaway. Walk or ride the furnished bikes to all the local sights and eateries. It's the perfect rental for a one or two couples, a girls weekend, a small family and those guests just needing a relaxing getaway for a few days. Sip drinks on the front porch, relax on the sofa and watch your favorite show on the flat-screen TV. Relax and take a well deserved nap on the one of the two queen beds with new and comfy mattresses, or for those with energy to burn, head out for a swim at the Bay One Hundred pool that is only a few blocks away. Ava's Pizzeria has OHMYGOODNESS delicious pizza. Or, cook in HH's well-equipped kitchen or on the outdoor grill. Afterwards, end your evening by the firepit making smores or play the beanbag toss game of 'cornhole', or take a walk down to the water that is only 4 houses away. Sm dogs considered with a pet fee / pet deposit.

Carol Rum
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

About Carol Rum

Owner could not be happier as the property manager of Harbor Hideaway! She loves meeting people which this job is a perfect fit for. She has traveled extensively, living for two years in Japan while teaching abroad and three in Italy. Though education was her calling for many years, she has pursued her other artistic callings with each move. She worked in design in her years in NC and with the move to MD, she wanted to follow her heart into the hospitality industry. Taking note of all the things that she enjoyed as she traveled and then incorporating them into her own summer rental has been very rewarding to her, and hopefully to the enjoyment of her guests. Her ultimate goal is to try to give her guests a great getaway that is made easy by the things that she provides. (when she first bought this place, the management company made the guests pay extra for bedding and to have the beds already made up upon your arrival...who wants to do on your getaway?) Since she took over, she put in great mattresses with quality linens that are pressed and on the bed.That type of comfort and pampering brings many repeat guests year after year. Just as important to her as your comfort is the cleaniness of the cottage. When a property is not just a rental but the second home for the owner, which Harbor Hideaway is, you can be assured that you will always get the best of everything. She wants you to enjoy what she enjoys about it, the location, the comfort and the cleanliness, all things that are hugely important in choosing a place to stay.

Carol Rum purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Carol Rum chose Chesapeake Bay

The town of Saint Michael's has been one of my very favorite getaways from my very first vist back in the 90's. It felt like I was stepping back in time, safe and friendly. I love riding the bikes or walking around town, restaurants are great, shopping is fun, I feel like I'm back in my little hometown!

What makes this cottage unique

Our promise to our guests is that you will always find Harbor Hideaway to be extremely clean and fresh and comfortable. Our guests mention this fact over and over again in their reviews and as an owner I know that is over the top important to me when I look to stay somewhere.

Our guests also love our location, so close to town and also close to the water. When they aren't out exploring the town or their surroundings, they find it in enchanting to sit and relax in the rocking chairs on the front porch. Other visitors enjoying Saint Michael's pass by and their is always sweet banter going between guests about their stays. It just a lovely town and lovely neighborhood that we are fortunate enough to own and share a cottage in. I think you'll love it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks again for an awesome play to stay!
May 2010
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Saint Michaels Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - toilet , tub
    Downstairs - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms were included in the remodel and are very nice. The downstairs bathroom with a shower, toilet, and vanity connects to bedroom #1 and can also be entered from the LR. The upstairs bathroom includes a tub, a vanity, and a toilet. It's location is also part of it's charm, but one does have to watch your head when you exit the tub because of the angled roof line.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Upstairs - 1 queen
    Downstairs - 1 queen
  • Bedroom one is downstairs. Picture with blue duvet one the bed is bedroom one Bedroom two is upstairs. Ceiling is that of a story and a half cottage, angled roof lines. Bedroom with white/red duvet is bedroom 2. Both bedrooms have new Sealy thick and comfy mattresses for a great nights sleep. Living room sofa is extra deep and doubles as a twin size mattresses if you prefer your little one sleep close to you.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Small pets welcome/w/pet deposit


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St. Michael's premier in town summer vacation cottage!
average rating of 5.0 based on 56 reviews
Malvern, Pennsylvania

Great location close to town.

  • 5 of 5

Well decorated and great location. Beds were comfortable and the bikes were great to have to get around town.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Harbor Hideaway is a very special place for my husband and I, because of this, I could not be more delighted that our sweet cottage was at least a small part of your good memories during your visit to Saint Michael's. I feel so lucky to have had you as one of our guests. We will look forward to your return!
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What a great place to stay in St. Michaels!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house to visit. Location is ideal. Close enough to everything (within walking distance) though peaceful and quiet. The accommodations inside are perfect (and nicer than most VRBO's). The owner was excellent at communicating before our arrival and was kind enough to be sure there was firewood and charcoal/gas for the grill. Needless to say, we highly recommend and look forward to visiting again.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John and guests, This owner never takes her reviews for granted because they have the ability to weaken or strengthen our overall appeal to guests that are considering between many, first and foremost, I want to thank you for the wonderful gift of the time that you took to even write a review! It remains so important to Harbor Hideaway to have current reviews. Last, but surely not least, I want to tell you that it brings me great joy when I read that other guests enjoy Saint Michael's and our cottage (Harbor Hideaway) almost as much as I do! Between myself and our cleaner, we try very hard to think of everything that will make it a memorable getaway. We will look forward to having you visit again soon! Carol
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Immaculate, Adorable home in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a short mid-week stay in this wonderful cottage. It was an impromptu girls' getaway for 3 generations with myself, my Mom and 2 daughters. Carol was a pleasure to communicate with and the booking process was simple. As soon as we entered the home, we all fell in love with the cozy decore and attention to detail. The house was very clean and you felt as if you were staying in a beloved family member's home rather than a rental. As others have mentioned, Carol has all essentials for a comfortable trip without hassle of a run to the store- toiletries, K-cups, towels, linens, etc., which enabled us to get started with our relaxing! We also appreciated the adorable vintage-style bikes and were glad we brought our helmets to ride them on bike trail. We read, went for walks, shopped, ate out (lots of seafood), played games and just decompressed together. The town is a very short couple of blocks away and the Bay Hundred community pool also was a quick walk and we enjoyed cooling off there as well. I would say that this house is perfect for a family of 4 or less where the children dont mind sharing a bedroom (my girls loved the loft). Thank you Carol for helping to make our little trip a possibility. We loved St Michaels and are so grateful for the precious moments we shared there. We hope to be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Harbor Hideaway. The cottage is in a great location in the heart of St. Michaels and is very well furnished and equipped. Everything we needed was supplied--bikes, cooking utensils, condiments, coffee--all the things that make a place feel like home away from home. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Steve and I always feel so honored when we have guests that have not only enjoyed a place that we dearly love, but that they also take the time to review us so others will be able to formulate an idea about if they might enjoy the cottage for their family as well. I know that it always seems like in today's life we are always short on time and to take the time to write a review is very special to us. I'm so happy that it was a great stay and a sweet review. We try very hard to keep the cottage in great shape for guests so that you have an enjoyable stay with us at Harbor Hideaway. You guys took such great care of the cottage. Thank you again. We look forward to your next visit!
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Amazing Girls Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Carol - I just wanted to write you a quick note to say that my girlfriends and I had a wonderful weekend in St. Michaels. We felt like we were staying at a B&B (minus the second B). You really went out of your way making sure that the cottage was just right for our stay. It is so nice to not have to worry about linens and towels, toilet paper and paper towels. We are childhood friends all celebrating our 40th birthdays this year and we wanted to do something that didn't involve our husbands and all of our children and this was a perfect treat. We reminisced and made many new memories (and even used the bikes!). Thank you for sharing your cottage with us. We are already making plans to come back again next year.

  • Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie, There is not much that I enjoy more than a girlfriend weekend! To know that you and your girlfriends let 'Harbor Hideaway' be the heart of new memories made between the four of you just swells my heart...I love it. Thank you for noticing all the small elements that we hope makes your stay a wonderful one! We do try...taking care of our guests is very important to us. Can't wait to see your name on our guest list again! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about your girl getaway at the cottage! I truly appreciate it!
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Great Weekend / Wonderful Owner!

  • 5 of 5

Our weekend at Harbor Hideaway was exactly what we needed! Carving out family time with busy work schedules and two very active teenage boys can be a challenge, so when we had the opportunity to head to Saint Michaels for the weekend, Harbor Hideaway was an answer to our hopes. Carol was wonderful to work with! Her communication was excellent, and her desire for our stay in her home to be the best it could be was deeply sincere. The attention to detail the Carol gives Harbor Hideaway makes it a special place. It's spotless, and beautifully decorated, with thought put in to every possible comfort. The location is perfect; close to shops, restaurants, and fishing spots for our boys, yet quiet and peaceful. We absolutely loved the four bikes provided with the property. We did not get back in our car one time during our stay. And, even though the restaurants nearby are excellent, we preferred to shop at the local market and cook in Carol's fully stocked kitchen; we even baked chocolate chip cookies on our last night there. Perfect! Carol went above and beyond to ensure that our stay at Harbor Hideaway was a true treat for us (even for our beloved family dog who travels everywhere with us). We highly recommend Harbor Hideaway, and would love to visit again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I always feel so honored and so grateful when guests take the time to let me know that Harbor Hideaway played a part in a 'family getaway' that will be remembered with fond memories of their visit to Saint Michael's. I agree that Saint Michael's is a special place. *A bit of owner history that includes my own tale of my love for Saint Michael's- When we were living in Chapel Hill NC, my husband received a job offer that would bring him to Baltimore to work. He didn't bring me to Baltimore to look around, he brought me to Saint Michael's for the weekend. Smart, smart man! I fell hook, line, and sinker in love with this sweet town and those feelings have only increased as I became owner and manager of Harbor Hideaway. Steve and I now make our home in Annapolis and go enjoy the cottage as much as we can, and when we aren't there, we love being able to share it with others as well. The Bayesa family was one of those special families that love so much of what we love about the cottage; it's location and easy walk everywhere SM's, getting outside on the bikes and exploring the town, eating and shopping at all our fantastic restaurants and retailers, cooking together and catching up on things that keep our family and friends connected. We especially enjoy taking a deep breath from the usual crazy pace of our lives, and maybe even giving ourselves permission to sit on the porch and do a little people watching, or a little snooze of a nap on the comfy sofa. I hope that like the Bayesa family, you'll give us a chance to let Harbor HIdeaway be a part of your next Saint Michael's getaway! Come back anytime Bayesa family! Thank you.
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Talbot County is host to over 10,000 miles of shoreline - and that means more breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

Many wonderful events come to St. Michaels in the spring and summer months! All season long, there are events at the Chesapeake Maritime Museum, Crab Days in Tilghman, great shops on Talbot St. The warm days and flowers and wildlife have returned and the best place to experience it all is right here in St. Michael's. If golfing is more of your hobby than shopping, checking out Hog's Neck Public Course and HarbourTown Golf Course. Need a massage while on your relaxing weekend, St. Michael's has several to choose from, all within walking distance from your Harbor Hideaway cottage. If you like the simple beauty of the water, you'll find that only four houses away. Enjoy a morning or evening walk to take in all the beauty of this enchanted town that you'll want to come back to time and time again.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $150

$100 pet fee/deposit

Guests should always check with owner/manager. This property and it's rental season do not always fit into the pricing software offered by system. Check with owner for true pricing. All pricing my not be shown in the correct format for this property. Owner has the right to set pricing which may mean that it may be different from what is seen in quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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