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Peaceful, Waterfront Cottage On 3 Acres (pier + western view w/gorgeous sunsets)

Chester, MD, USA
  • House2493 sqft
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

4 Beds/2 Baths (sleeps 8) with Central Air Conditioning

Please tell us a little about your family, who would be staying at the home, and the reason for your visit to Kent Island.

This home is a special place to us & has been in our family for over 50 years. Over the years we have made many updates to the home. The location is a 3 acre waterfront setting, on Cox Creek, that features incredible western views along with gorgeous sunsets. Relaxing in the 3 season sun room and watching the sunset is a must! Panoramic views of the water can be had from most rooms in the home. Central location allows for day trips to DC, Annapolis, Baltimore, & St. Michaels.

The home has approx 2500 square feet, a wonderful Great Room with 46' HDTV w/cable, fireplace, large Dining Room table that seats 10, & eat-in kitchen. There is a spacious Master Bedroom (queen bed) + Master Bath, Bedroom #2 has a queen bed, Bed #3 has 2 twin beds, Bedroom #4 is also the den off the Great Room & has a pullout sofa bed.

High Speed Internet Service is included.

Relax and enjoy the wonderful Chesapeake Bay! : Relax and enjoy the wonderful Eastern Shore of Maryland and Kent Island. Dine at Harris Crab House, The Narrows, The Fisherman's Inn, Hemingway's, or Annie's Restaurant (among many others). Golf at nearby Queenstown Harbor Golf (15 minutes away). Bike on the Cross Island Trail (5 minutes away). Kayak or Canoe at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (15 minutes away). Walk along the beaches at Terrapin Park or Mattapeake Beach (10 minutes away), Kentmorr Restaurant and Marina (10 minutes away, great beach to swim). Take scenic drives to many exciting areas on the Chesapeake Bay including the US Naval Academy in Annapolis (30 minutes) or the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels. Many outlet stores are also nearby in Queenstown. The best thing to do here is Nothing! Gazing at the water is a very popular activity. Fishing and Crabbing Trips may be arranged for an additional fee (possible departure right from our pier!).

How to find out about local events: Search 'Kent Island', 'Queen Anne's County', 'Talbot County', 'Kent County', and 'Anne Arundel County' for web sites and more activities. Kent Island is in Queen Anne's County.

If you Google 'Fisherman's Inn Kent Island' they have an excellent list of 'Things to Do' on their website.

Transportation: 'Kent Island Express' has a full staff of experienced drivers (based at the Bay Bridge Airport) to take passengers to and from airports, offices, or just about any destination on either side of the Bay. Their vehicles include two mini-vans, three 15-passenger vans, two Cadillac sedans, three buses, and a limousine.

Operation Hours

Monday-Friday: 9am - 9pm

Saturdays: 9am - 6pm


Scott Sanders

Member Since 2005
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Scott Sanders

Harry and his son Scott are co-owners of their family vacation home. The home has been in the family since 1950 and has been lovingly maintained and updated. This is a family effort and Harry or Scott personally 'check-in' all guests.

Scott Sanders purchased this House in 2005

Why Scott Sanders chose Chester

We chose to keep the home in our family because of the beautiful setting and convenient location.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 4
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • All linens provided for beds. Plenty of pillows too!


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, shower
      • Sets of towels and wash cloths provided.

      Location Type

        • Rural
        • Waterfront
          Our family vacation home offers over 300 feet of waterfront on Cox Creek.
        • Waterfront
          Our family vacation home offers over 300 feet of waterfront on Cox Creek.


            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Living Room
                      Large Great Room and beautiful views of water
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Central Air + Ceiling Fans
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Fireplace
                    • Firewood
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      High Speed Internet and Wi-Fi is INCLUDED
                    • Linens Provided
                      All beds are made and ready for you upon your arrival
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking Off Street
                    • Telephone
                      Free phone calls throughout continental United States
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                      Towels and wash cloths for up to 8 people are hung in the baths and are ready for you upon your arrival
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wood Fireplace


                        • Kitchen
                          Kitchen Island and Plenty of Counter Space
                        • Blender
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          We have plenty of cooking utensils, coffee pot, toaster, different size pots and pans
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Plenty of dishes and flatware for up to 8 people
                        • Dishwasher
                          Built-In Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                          Large Microwave
                        • Pantry Items
                          Plenty of Pots and Pans
                        • Refrigerator
                          Large Side-By Side Refrigerator/Freezer
                        • Stove
                          Smooth-Top Electric Range and Oven
                        • Toaster
                          Pop-Up Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Dining Room Table is located in the Great Room with the fireplace
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 8 people


                                • Games for Kids
                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Cable TV
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  HDTV in Great Room and Master Bedroom
                                • Video Library


                                    • Boat Dock
                                    • Canoe
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Picnic Table seats 6
                                    • Kayak / Canoe
                                      Canoe seats 2 people, and see kayak seats 2. We provide life jackets and paddles, but bring your own if you have them!
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      Large level lawn
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Charcoal Grill
                                    • Patio
                                    • Screen Porch / Veranda


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • Low Allergen Environment
                                        • limited accessibility
                                        • suitable for elderly or infirm


                                            • arboretum
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • marina
                                            • museums
                                            • restaurants

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • antiquing
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • fly fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • water skiing


                                                            • Well stocked kitchen with plenty of cooking utensils. Crab pots for crabbing are available. Ask about the canoe or sea kayak. They are not light and they do require some strength to carry to the pier, but they are available for your use.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              48 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Great multi-generational escape

                                                              Loren S.Bettendorf, IA

                                                              Scott and Harry have provided a perfect spot for families to gather away from hustle and bustle of the big city! We enjoyed using the home as a base for exploration of the Eastern Shore and Annapolis; and, also as a relaxing end of day escape after day trips to Washington DC. Our travel group included my wife and I, my inlaws, and our two children. The trips to DC were convenient with a straight 40 minute drive on highway 50 to the New Carrollton Metro station, where you can catch the Orange Line directly to the National Mall (Smithosian station). We would also HIGHLY recommend the Harriet Tubman Museum and St Michael's on the Eastern Shore. The home had great kitchen amenities for our family breakfasts and occasional evening meals. Chester and Stevensville have plenty of dining choices, which we appreciated when returning from our DC excursions. We'd definitely recommend this fine home for future travel.

                                                              A slice of Paradise on earth!

                                                              Edward P.

                                                              What can I say? Having spent so many memorable, relaxing and rejuvenating hours over the years at Benton Pleasure, I could not begin to put into words how spectacular this “home away from home” is for Felice and myself. I believe that there is no greater fireplace on earth which could compare with the one at Benton Pleasure; it makes oneself look forward to frosty, cold and snowy winters! Harry Sanders and family are truly some of the greatest folks I have ever met, and I look forward to many more years of sheer enjoyment at their lovely Kent Island getaway.

                                                              This property is eat off the kitchen floor clean while retaining the warmth of a home.

                                                              cindy p.

                                                              Our family is scattered throughout the east coast. This home was a wonderful Christmas gathering place for us. I highly recommend this property for a home away from home vacation


                                                              W Craig N.Newport, RI


                                                              1st family vacation in years

                                                              CHARLES D.

                                                              This was our 1st vacation with our 3 grown up children, our daughter - in - law, & our 18 month old grandson & the house was just perfect for the 7 of us. What you see in the pictures is exactly what you get. The sunsets are amazing! The bay is right out the back door & we fished right off the dock. The house has everything you can imagine you would need & then some. I think almost everyone took a nap in the bay window overlooking the water! It is located only minutes from the town of Stevensville with major grocery stores, restaurants, & strip malls. Harry & Scott Sanders were very friendly & accomodating. I believe we will be returning again & again. My family & I highly recommend this cozy cottage getaway!! The Diller Family

                                                              Spectacular views from comfortable and spacious home

                                                              Inez H.

                                                              This was a great site for a family reunion--three bedrooms plus a sofabed in the study, large kitchen and huge dining/living room where we could dine, watch DVDs and TV, and lounge. The house is beautifully decorated, and we appreciated the tablecloths and placemats. The glassed-in screen porch was lovely in the morning before it got hot. The kitchen is extremely well-equipped and the hosts welcoming and generous. Wifi worked extremely well! We also could play croquet on the lawn (croquet set included) and launch our inflatable kayak from the dock. The house is set on three acres so we enjoyed considerable privacy. The area has limited swimming but we enjoyed the many parks and wildlife conservation sites. Several nearby restaurants provide good seafood with wonderful water views. We were there with our 98-year-old mother and many restaurants are accessible to wheelchairs/walkers. The house steps (4 of them to the front door) were a problem for her. Be prepared for fabulous sunsets!


                                                              Chester, MD, USA

                                                              Peaceful, waterfront setting. Convenient location between Annapolis and St. Michaels on Maryland's Eastern Shore. About a 1 hour drive to downtown Washington, DC or Baltimore. Other Activities: Matapeake Beach & Kentmorr Restaurant/Beach (10 minute drive), not a lifeguarded beach Golf: QUEENSTOWN HARBOR GOLF COURSE 310 Links Lane Queenstown, MD 21658 1-800-827-5257 One of the foremost golf experiences just outside Washington, D.C., Queenstown Harbor features 36 holes of championship golf on two unique layouts. Spectacular Chesapeake Bay waterfront beauty and superior service makes for an unforgettable round at Maryland’s premier golf destination. BLUE HERON GOLF COURSE This 18-hole executive golf course was recently expanded and opened for play on August 24, 2002. Thanks to the recent nine-hole expansion, the Blue Heron Golf Course now offers the flexibility of two nine-hole courses, which can be played separately or together for the complete 18-hole experience. This professionally manicured course is a challenge for all levels of golfers. Golfers are encouraged to stop in and play or browse the pro shop’s offerings. HOG NECK GOLF COURSE Spread out over 255 gently rolling acres, the par 72 Championship Course and the par 32 Executive Course are challenging tests for any golfer. Whether you want to test your nerve from the 'tips' of the Championship Course (at almost 7,100 yards), or you are just out for a casual round on our 2,182 yard 9-hole, Executive Course, Hog Neck has the golf to suit your game!

                                                              Rates & Availability

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                                                              FREE WI-FI AND HIGH SPEED INTERNET! ABSOLUTE MAX OCCUPANCY is 8 people, including children. We are on a well and septic and do not want to strain the systems. ALL LINENS ARE INCLUDED. CLEANING IS INCLUDED, but we ask that you please take care of our home and leave it nice. $79 non-refundable fee for Accidental Damage Insurance Policy with CSA (no other Security Deposit required). NO PETS, PARTIES, OR WEDDINGS ALLOWED. In July and August, we rent from Sat to Sat for the weekly rate of $1995 plus tax.

                                                              48 Reviews
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