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Waterfront Farmhouse with Pool Awaits Friends & Families

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse, Waterfront, In- Ground Salt H2O Pool, 3 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Summer on Maryland's Eastern Shore offers Crabbing, Cycling, Canoeing, Bird Watching, Antiquing and Much More!

This 1865 Private Farmhouse and Waterfront Farm can be your piece of paradise. Enter this unique property from the mile long, private, tree-lined driveway. With acres of field, woods and water, this summer get-away will be remembered for years. We are fully licensed with Talbot County for Short-term rentals. The Owners open their home only for the Summer Season-a rare opportunity to glimpse the life on the Eastern Shore with the personal touch. (No Weddings or Large Parties, please.)

• The FARMHOUSE -pine floors with oriental rugs, original oil & watercolor paintings, antiques and family favorites, makes the atmosphere to this 1865 farmhouse inviting and comfortable. Enjoy your private in-ground, salt-water pool with outside shower & changing house. Relax on the many porches & hammock while viewing the water, bald eagles & horse pastures at every turn.

• OUTDOORS - Talbot County is known for biking on the wide, flat roads through quaint towns of St. Michaels, Easton, Trappe & Oxford.

Tennis Courts, Golf Courses, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Academy of the Art Museum & the Easton Airport are all close by.

• WATER - Access to the waterfront is best through private properties, such as this one, where a canoe, kayak & row boat await you. Bring your fishing gear to fully appreciate the Choptank River. A crab pot is there for your use.

• WILDLIFE - Abundant wildlife surrounds the farm: Bald Eagle, Osprey, endangered Delmarva Fox Squirrel, Red Fox, Red Tail Hawks, Great Horned Owls, Hummingbirds & Fireflies in the meadows, just to name a few. Blackwater Refuge is a short 20 min. away.

• ENTERTAINMENT - with antique shops & restaurants in Easton, St. Michaels, Oxford & Cambridge, many delights can be found. Movie Cinemas are in both Easton & Cambridge.

• TRAVEL - Go to the Ocean or Washington DC...just 1.5 hrs. away in any direction will take you to our Nation's Capital or the Atlantic Beaches of Rehobeth, Bethany, Dewey and Ocean City.

• AIRPORTS - Large private jets fly in to the Easton Airport. Cambridge Airtport is close by just 10 minutes away. BWI and Reagan National Airports are only 1.25 hrs. away.


Keywords: Private Pool, Country home, Waterfront, Estate, House, Friends & Family, Farmhouse, Cottage, Pool, Farm, Water, Canoe, Kayak, Crabbing, Bald Eagles, Cycling, Biking, Swimming, Swim, Bikes, Crabs, Wild Life,Antiques, Antiquing,3 Bedrooms,Private,

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Leslie Passano
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Leslie Passano

We're a family of 3 who love the open spaces and waterways of the Eastern Shore. Native Marylanders, we have lived here for over 30 years.

Leslie Passano purchased this farmhouse in 1982

Why Leslie Passano chose Chesapeake Bay

This unique farm is central to 3 towns, yet you quickly relax when you enter our world. Enjoying the pool, watching the Bald Eagles, Osprey and Horses give a feeling is so tranquille that you won't want to leave!

What makes this farmhouse unique

The quiet, screened-in porches for dining or reading your favorite book, allows Guests to totally relax. When outside adventure calls, the Salt Water Pool is most popular. With 2 canoes and a rowboat at the dock, Guests enjoy our private creek for fishing, crabbing or birdwatching (including Eagles along the creek. Bikes for every age are available to enjoy our flat back roads. But the most amazing part is the wide open space with stunning views across the fields and water. Come see why people fall in love with this area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"We wanted you to know we enjoyed so much your Fox Trappe farm house. The uniqueness and peaceful setting on the creek was delightful for us. We got to Cambridge to the sailing museum and lunch at Suicide Bridge which we enjoyed . Thanks so much."
Jun 2016
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Trappe Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets considered ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master bathroom attached to bedroom. Bright and roomy.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Next to the bedroom with the Queen bed in the hall.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private bathroom for Twin bedroom. Walk-in shower.
    Outside Shower - shower , On your way from the in-ground Pool, enjoy an outside Shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Downstairs Powder Room has a.walk-in Shower
  • 4
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bath with walk-in shower and jetted bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Full bath in hall. A Pack n' Play also available.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Private Shower, Sink & Toilet connected to Bedroom
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 bicycles
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Waterfront Farmhouse with Pool Awaits Friends & Families
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 30 reviews

My wife and I could not have enjoyed it more! We are planning to return.

  • 5 of 5

I was not originally planning on joining my wife because of my work. However after one day there my wife called and said "I must join her as this is just beautiful!" So, I came and was so glad I did. The property was exactly as advertised. But I told the owner the pictures of the property simply did not do it justice and I recommended that a professional photographer be utilized! The home, the land including the pool were simply beautiful. The only part of of our vacation which was nicer were the owners themselves. We have become friends and have invited them to visit us. Need we say more!!! Anne and Phil

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful meeting both of you and we hope to see more of you. So nice to have folks who truly appreciate just how special our property is!
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Great farm house on a beautiful piece of of property.

  • 4 of 5

The week we were visiting it was hot and we spent hours at the pool. One of the most relaxing vacations we ever took. Easy commute to Oxford and St. Michaels for shopping and dinner. Kayaking was also great, many areas were available to stop and explore. Thank you Leslie, Thom, and Molly for allowing us to enjoy such a beautiful place.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your family enjoyed some down time together. Our pool has always been a plus on hot days. Touring the area is easy for outings and happy you explored the towns nearby.
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Mid Atlantic

Summer/Fall 2016 Review

  • 4 of 5

Great property for a relaxed getaway; particularly good with kids. Pool and property are lovely, enjoyed biking and walking the farm's many miles of waterfront & farmland. Easy access to some of the more popular areas, yet off the beaten path for a peaceful retreat. Loved the screened in porches! We've been twice and wouldn't hesitate to go again! Very welcome family is onsite, but unobtrusive.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having your family here. • For clarification, the POOL is exclusively for our Guests-it is not shared with anyone else. • Though we reside on the property in the Caretaker's Cottage, we respect the privacy of all our Guests. • With the vegetation and Barn between the houses, your visit during your stay is totally private. • Come experience our unique setting in the Country!
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Escape the Rat Race!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

If you really want to get away from traffic, noise and neighbors….if you have ever dreamed of living in a restored historic house on the water surrounded by acres of land……this is it! You don’t visit Fox Trappe Farmhouse….you experience it! The house itself is furnished in antiques, original artwork and heirlooms belonging to the owners…Leslie, Thom and Molly.

There are many sitting areas inside…kitchen, dining/living room, family room and library….plus 2 screened porches and two outdoor seating areas…all with water views. Everyone can find a place to chill and read or just watch the water and wildlife.

The quiet at Fox Trappe Farm was a much appreciated shock to our suburban senses.

The pool is huge. We estimated a minimum 40x20 feet. It is crystal clear without the chemical smell as it is a meticulously maintained salt water pool. There is furniture, 2 umbrellas, lots of pool toys and a great outdoor shower. Bikes were very fun. Beautiful hydrangeas and other flowers abound.

The charcoal grill looks brand new, but we brought a small gas grill and used it as hubby prefers gas. The fire pit was great.

The house is on a creek leading to the Choptank River….the creek is very wide, and the river is close. We enjoyed visits from a large heron, an eagle and a raccoon hunting in the river….and the rabbits that were out every morning in the yard.

Take time to read the books about the history of Trappe that are on end tables around the house. You will see some of the landmarks mentioned if you drive through town…drive slow... and always wave to folks when going down Main Street. They wave back! Visit the Unicorn Book Store and meet the owner!

Phone, TV and Internet service are great. The owners are very responsive during the reservation process and are readily accessible if you need assistance during your stay.

Leslie recommended fresh caught local fish at Kool Ice in Cambridge and Highland Creamery in Oxford for our daughter’s birthday. Both were awesome!

We visited Assateague Island which is an easy drive….left the house at 7:30 and no traffic problems. Since two family members had never seen Ocean City we drove through………NO WAY is that a vacation…….but you could do a day trip if you want to…..but why would you want to?

We were so glad to return to Fox Trappe Farmhouse.

Thank you to Leslie, Thom and Molly for sharing your lifestyle with us. We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Vacation in Trappe MD

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic vacation spot. We loved this house. It was very spacious and as described in the pictures and listing, even better. There were so many different spaces to sit and read, play games, or watch the outdoors. There are great water views from many different rooms of the house. The house is fully equipped with everything we could need.

We really enjoyed the salt water pool and spent alot of time swimming. We did enjoy the canoe as well.

The home is dog friendly. We brought 2 four-legged friends who also enjoyed the farm.

We enjoyed short trips to the towns of Oxford, Cambridge, Easton, and St Michaels. We chose to take the ferry from Oxford with the car to Bellevue and then drove to St Michaels for a fun experience. There is alot of brochure type information provided in the binder at the house. This was very helpful in making plans. Leslie was also very kind and helpful with suggestions for places to go.

We highly recommend this serene idyllic vacation spot that was difficult to leave.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the farmhouse. The house itself is very nicely equipped with everything you'll need for a hassle free stay and the location and grounds are great for canoeing, bird watching, biking or just spending a day relaxing by the great pool. Day trips to nearby Oxford, St. Michaels and Easton were fun and we can also recommend the Scottish Highland Creamy in Oxford for great ice cream right on the harbor and the BBQ Joint in Easton has some of the best barbecue around. Our daughter and her friend loved helping out with the horses on the property and Leslie hooked us up with a great local riding instructor for a few lessons for the girls. Communication with the owner was prompt, courteous and detailed and they couldn't have been more welcoming. A great place to recharge the batteries.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Easton & Cambridge
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Easton & Cambridge
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Washington DC/Baltimore
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 50
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Oxford (8 miles) & Ocean City (60 miles)
Car: necessary

Farm is protected with the Maryland Environmental Trust: miles of walking in fields and woods. Private creek off of Choptank River.

ON THE WATER: Explore the Choptank River aboard these larger vessels: The Skipjack Nathan of Dorchester, the Choptank Riverboat (a paddlewheel vessel) or the steamboat Cambridge Lady Cruises. Fishing charter boats are also available for the sportsman.

BOAT RAMPS: 5 min. away at the Trappe Landing,

GOLF: Hog Neck Golf Course in Easton is a nationally-ranked public golf course 15 min. away. The Hyatt Regency in Cambridge (10 min. away) is also nearby and open to the public

YMCA: With a modern YMCA nearby with tennis courts, a climbing wall, work out & weight rooms rooms and 2 indoor swimming pools, you're sure to find the workout you're looking for.

TENNIS: In addition to the YMCA, there are public tennis courts in Easton and Oxford.


Rates & Availability

Trappe Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Pet Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.0%

Out of Country processing fees will be paid by Guest.

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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