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Cozy Beach Cottage: Newly Remodeled and Family Friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

The neighborhood is quiet and friendly. The community has security staff on duty, which adds to the safety of the neighborhood. This cottage is teaming with history, and has hosted several 20th century artists (Alma Thomas, Louis Mailou- Jones) and scholars such as W. Montague Cobb. The house has 2 floors, 2 full bath, 3 bedrooms, (2 full and 1 queen beds). The living room sofa folds into a comfortable queen bed providing an additional sleeping space. We provide bath towels and linens for your use.

The rooms are specifically decorated to inspire relaxation, rest and rejuvenation. Each piece of artwork in the house is original and created by an area artist. The kitchen is fully remodeled with new appliances, cookware, refrigerator and utensils for a family of 8. Bar-style seating is available as well as a folding dining table and chairs. There is pine flooring throughout the house. The living room is equipped with a flat screen TV with digital cable, Wi-Fi, and Netflix. For your entertainment there are family games and interesting books to read.

Guests have access to the entire home. None of the amenities are shared and nothing is off limits. We only ask that guests show the home the utmost care and respect.

We will contact guests through email and phone with specific directions for check-in and check-out.

No public transit very close by. Guests would need transportation. Parking available.

More Details

Anoa Gibson-Hunter, Claudia Gibson-Hunter
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 1, 2017

About Anoa Gibson-Hunter, Claudia Gibson-Hunter

We're a close knit family of down home Washingtonians. The Kindred Moss Cottage has been our family's home-away-from-home for decades, and many of our most precious memories have been spent there. From days at the beach to fireplace marshmallow roasts to long bike rides around Highland Beach, Kindred Moss Cottage has been our favorite secret getaway destination. Together, we decided to quit hogging the place all to ourselves and let others enjoy our magical space. We all worked very hard to renovate Kindred Moss, and prepare for her debut. We know you'll love this home almost as much as we do!

Why Anoa Gibson-Hunter, Claudia Gibson-Hunter chose Annapolis

Kindred Moss Cottage has been in our family for three generations. We have cared for this property with great pleasure, and have enjoyed many memories there. The cottage was my grandmother's favorite place in the whole world, and she always had such great taste. One thing she loved to do was to sit on the porch and put together 1000 piece puzzles while listening to the local Classical Music radio station. We're so happy to have been able to remodel the space because I know she would have wanted us to share it with you!

What makes this cottage unique

One of the best things about KMC is that it is a part of the Highland Beach community, which has its own security staff that protect the neighborhood. It gives the area added security, which we always enjoyed. Personally, I love the hardwood floors and open feel of the space. The original artwork also adds a nice touch. The cottage has new appliances, paint, beds, etc. but still holds on to a very classic, traditional feel.


Quiet Waters Park
"Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful, for the entire family! Biking, canoeing, paddle boating and..."
Annapolis Towne Center
"Food, shopping, movies, and more! "
Annapolis Smokehouse and Tavern
"FANTASTIC Bar-B-Q! The veggie burger is to die for. There are several savory and hot sauces ..."
Wild Country Seafood
"DELICIOUS fish...light and crunchy! The prices are affordable. The tarter sauce is to die fo..."
Chart House
"A great place for a romantic dinner! The food is delicious, and the atmosphere delightful. "
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Highland Beach
Car: necessary


Annapolis Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , sinks in each bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • There is also a Queen sized sofa bed in the living room area. There is an air mattress available* There is a travel crib available for infants up to 1 year old* *Please notify us if interested
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Long - term stays are ONLY available during the winter months (December to March) with a three month limit. We allow couples with a maximum of three people. NO children during this time.


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Cozy Beach Cottage: Newly Remodeled and Family Friendly!
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

Exceeded expectations. Exceptional beach cottage experience.

  • 5 of 5

Convenient location allowed us to enjoy Chesapeake Bay, USNA, and treks to nearby Washington DC and Eastern Shore. Unique historical enclave with warm and friendly neighbors. Thoughtful owners provided immaculate and comfortable space. Kindred Moss Cottage was fully stocked with all we needed and more. We truly felt at home.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Don and Billie Many Thanks for being a guest with Kindred Moss Cottage. It is always a pleasure when guests appreciate the wonderful local history. Our home was left just as you found it and we thank you. We hope you will consider Kindred Moss for future vacations and family affairs. Our sincere thanks, Best, The Hunters PS: Thank you for the signed book about Camp William Penn...Fascinating!!!
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1099 Shoemaker Road, Webster NY 14580

Very Sweet Cottage!

  • 4 of 5

First I'd like to explain why only 4 stars. This cottage doesn't have the high end finishes that I believe many people expect. That did not hinder our experience at all. If you enjoy historic homes, this is it! All amenities worked just fine for our needs. An extensive history of the home is provided by the owner as well as a huge list of area attractions and restaurants.

Make note that there was a Keurig only. I contacted the owner to ask about a coffee pot or coffee maker. She responded promptly with the location of the Keurig cups. I missed them because I was focusing on finding a coffee maker! In the morning she brought us more K-cups AND Donuts! They were delicious! How sweet is that! A++ for the owner! She was lovely to deal with. We were also greeted with a welcome note, a bottle of San Pelligrino water and Milano cookies!

Our group of 6 had a wonderful time at Kindred Moss. It's very close to downtown Annapolis and just down the street from a public beach. In the morning we woke after a very quiet, peaceful night's sleep to see the bay just across the street. Beautiful!

I highly recommend this cottage for a group of adults or a family.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad that you found your stay to be both restful and enjoyable. We hope you will consider Kindred Moss Cottage in the future. Thank you, Best, Claudia KMC
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Always great!

  • 5 of 5

And always clean.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love it when families decide to return to us year after year.Together, we build memories. Thank you so much for making Kindred Moss Cottage your vacation distention. Best, Claudia KMC
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Cozy Private Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent a long weekend here as a much needed getaway this summer. The house had every needed amenity imaginable. It was very comfortable for 2 people. We spent the first night in the upstairs bedroom but got a little warm, so we moved downstairs and found it more comfortable. However there are ceiling fans in the bedrooms which helped. The porch was such a lovely place to relax and eat a nice breakfast together. So peaceful. We spent lots of time exploring and walking down to the local beaches. We drove into Annapolis one day and spent another day at Quiet Waters Park nearby. Everything is so close. We also got lots of seafood at Annapolis seafood market and used the charcoal grill to cook a feast one night.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and wish it could have been longer. The weather was perfect, and it was just so relaxing.

Thank you, Claudia!

PS We enjoyed the thoughtful gift bag and note left for us when we arrived! :)

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having the both of you as guests at Kindred Moss Cottage. We hope you will return in the future. The fall is absolutely beautiful here: the air is crisp, the trees gorgeously adorned, and the seafood continues to amaze. Thank you again for your kind words, You are quite welcome, Best, Claudia KMC
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Cute and nostalgic cottage

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Kindred Moss Cottage during the USNA Plebes' Parent's weekend. It is a cozy cottage that does blend the old with the new in a delightful way. It was a very comfortable and relaxing retreat for our plebe who was more than happy to sit around in "civie" shorts and t-shirts and take lots of naps:) Some VRBO's have been more barren, but I was very impressed at all the thoughtful extras the owners provided. It is an easy drive to the Naval Academy and the neighborhood is very friendly.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you as a guest, and hope you will return to Kindred Moss Cottage. Have a wonderful summer, Best Claudia KMC
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CLEAN and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five have called KMC our summer vacation(s) home for 3 years now. It is always clean, comfortable and relaxing. Best beach on the bay. - The Smiths

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being a guest at Kindred Moss Cottage! Claudia KMC
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $170
Refundable damage deposit $100

There is a minimum stay of three (3) nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.