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Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
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Large Family Getaway with Pool, Dock. All Fees Included!

18 Reviews
Sleeps22
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Chesapeake Bay House Rental Photos and Description

Leave it all Behind and enjoy the pool, tennis court, dock and sounds of nature!

Easy to love but hard to leave! Where to start? Originally built as a Washington DC getaway for a U.S. Congressman, Hard to Leave is now owned by a family with many aunts, uncles and cousins and is renovated into a vacation mecca for multiple generations. Private pool, private dock, private tennis court,7+ BRs on over 7 acres. Shaded yard with adirondacks overlooking Church Creek is the perfect landing for the evening bocce ball tournament. Non tournament players simply enjoy a round of Marco Polo while waiting for the burgers to grill poolside. No need to leave the property except possibly by water to enjoy the shoreline via kayak or boat - some could argue a round of golf at the Chesapeake Hyatt's Keith Foster Golf Course is a worthy distraction but you'll have to judge for yourself. Imagine this vacation destination compared to your last time at the beach and envision the difference - no crowds, no traffic, no peripheral noise except for nature's orchestra. Once you and your crew arrive everything you need is here - your playground is inherent to the property. There comes a time when you need take a leave from those vacations that leave you tired and spent. The combination of many indoor private and public spaces with outdoor activities and acreage provide a retreat that leaves everyone with a good feeling. Be a hero and book Hard to Leave - your family and friends will thank you.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals (Property Manager)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english

About Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals

Property Manager since 2004. Locally owned and professionally managed vacation brings you value to your vacation investment.

Why Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals chose Chesapeake Bay

Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals treats your vacation as an important investment. We are professionals. Managing vacation rentals is all we do! We oversee every facet of the home and this property has complied with and/or exceeded our firm's most stringent amenity guidelines. Nevertheless, things go wrong and even the most diligent preventative care can't prevent the unexpected. Consider what will happen if something goes wrong during your stay? ESVR has an extensive and loyal vendor network and can address most problems swiftly. The house is not your vacation. You've selected the perfect property—now what? Do you just want to arrive to a key under the doormat, or have a guest services department that can help you plan your vacation. ESVR views your vacation as an important investment in happiness – we are here for our clients 24/7!

What makes this house unique

Whether this is your first time or the 5th, ESVR spends a great deal of time making sure that you not only rent from us, but enjoy all the things the area has to offer! We have an exclusive vendor network for everything from boat rentals delivered to your dock to paddle boards, charters and cruises at our disposal to help you make the most of your vacation. And because we are the largest vacation rental firm in the area, we can offer you discounts on everything from ice cream to golf! We offer value, not the lowest price. When comparing the cost of an ESVR home, be sure you are comparing apples to apples. ESVR includes everything from linens and bath towels, pet fees, cleaning and more so you are not nickeled and dimed after finding that 'great deal'.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed our stay at this house. We had a large group and something for everyone to do. Kids & fathers love crabbing off of the dock. Everyone enjoyed the pool. The proximity of the property included everyone from shade to sun lovers. The house could use a little updating, but did not affect our stay. The pictures were a little deceiving as it listed 7 bathrooms, but one 2nd floor bedrooms bathroom was downstairs in the laundry room, & one had a tub but no shower. The 3rd. floor bedroom was perfect for all the kids. We had great customer service with some maintenance issues. I would recommend this house if you like peace and tranquility. The bugs were horrendous but of course not under your control.
Oct 2014
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Reviews

3.9
based on 18 traveler reviews

Large Family Getaway with Pool, Dock. All Fees Included!
average rating of 3.8888888 based on 19 reviews
Ellicot City, MD
4

Hard to Leave

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

I was somewhat dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was clean.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

The property is over priced for its condition.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals
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Wyoming, DE
2

Not what we expected

  • 2 of 5

Rating Details:

I was very dissatisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was somewhat dirty.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We were so looking forward to our annual family vacation with our extended family and thought this vacation home would fit our needs - short commute, on the water, a pool, and the right number of bedrooms. The house was very poorly maintained - pool dirty, vinyl floor in kitchen ripped, kitchen not well stocked with needed cooking items, couches were extremely dirty. The rental company was quick to respond and tried their best to try to salvage our week as it was too late to find another house. The owners need to provide better maintenance to rent this house.

Manager responded on 9/18/2014:

We are glad you found our firm quick to respond to any property management issues. Post guest departure ESVR has confirmed the home complies with our basic equipment list in the kitchen. The vinyl floor does have a tear in the kitchen and won't be replaced immediately as the owner is considering upgrading the entire space. After this fall season owner plans on ordering a new couch - homes that sleep 20+ folks can have couches stain quite easily. The couch has however been professionally cleaned. The pool is maintained 2x per week now as the shade trees that provide cover in the hot summer can leave droppings so the owner has increased the number of pool visits to 2 per week.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals
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Arlington, Va
3

Great outside property! Not so great inside

  • 3 of 5

We stayed with a group for a long weekend. As others said, the house is horribly outdated. I know the management company has tried very hard to let the owners know to try to make some updates to the kitchen and etc. The management company was also very good with maintenance issues we had. The outside though is wonderful and very private. The outside is what makes this property. However, I wouldn't stay there again, because at some point, you do need to be in the kitchen or the bathroom. They were just a no go. Also, as another reviewer said, the flies were horrendous inside and out.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review and we agree the grounds are wonderful at Hard to Leave. The kitchen is older (probably a 1980s renovation at the time was considered state of the art) as well as bathrooms. Certainly we agree not for all if they are looking for state of the art appliances. Sorry you had flies - those can come with country homes if doors and windows are left open - understandable if everyone is enjoying the outdoors. Our pleasure to help you find a different property with a kitchen that is newly renovated. Certainly in our portfolio we agree one size does not fit all and we are here to help you find the perfect spot
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Neptune City, NJ
5

Our stay at HARD TO LEAVE

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was spotless.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We enjoyed our stay at this house. We had a large group and something for everyone to do. Kids & fathers love crabbing off of the dock. Everyone enjoyed the pool. The proximity of the property included everyone from shade to sun lovers. The house could use a little updating, but did not affect our stay. The pictures were a little deceiving as it listed 7 bathrooms, but one 2nd floor bedrooms bathroom was downstairs in the laundry room, & one had a tub but no shower. The 3rd. floor bedroom was perfect for all the kids. We had great customer service with some maintenance issues. I would recommend this house if you like peace and tranquility. The bugs were horrendous but of course not under your control.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals
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Crofton, MD
4

BOYD CHILL

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was very happy with the location.

The vacation rental was clean.

The property manager was adequately helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a great time! The house and furnishings are dated. AC was great. Real lawn landscaping was very nice. Lots of broken, marred and unmaintained house and furnishings.

Manager responded on 6/30/2014:

Thank you so much for giving us the heads up on a few items while in property - broken kids chair and exercise bike and a missing toilet paper spindle. Thanks to your feedback we have already addressed these items at the inpsection after your departure. The white couches have been cleaned several times and while they are clean past spots are permanent until the owner decides on replacement. The couches are in good order just a bit worn. Hope you loved the pool and the waterview!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals
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Philadelphia, PA
4

It was Hard to Leave...

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

I was more than happy with the location.

The vacation rental was very clean.

The property manager was very helpful.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a large group vacation and the house had plenty of room for all of us! The kitchen could have used some upgrades in the tools department but there were plenty of silverware, plates, and cups. It was also lacking in the water sports area. There was no boat which I have found to be fairly standard on the Eastern Shore. Overall, it was a great house!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals
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Map

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
BWI
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Cambridge
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hyatt Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Cambridge
Nearest Beach
67 Miles
Ocean City MD
Car: necessary

One of the oldest towns in Maryland, this small town sits on the banks of the Choptank River. About an hour from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Dorchester County boasts famous residents such as Harriet Tubman, the most famous of Underground Railroad 'conductors' who led dozens of enslaved people to freedom, and Sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Also, more Maryland governors are from this area than any other with the exception of Baltimore City! Explore Cambridge and surrounding Dorchester County's long history as an agricultural and canning powerhouse, and their boatbuilding and maritime heritage—there are several self-guided walking tours, driving tours, river excursions and museums to help you experience the stories and history. Called the 'Heart of Chesapeake Country' because of it's location and shape, there are 1700 miles of shoreline surrounding 39 percent of Maryland's wetlands in the area, providing endless opportunities for kayaking, biking, and exploring.

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Rates & Availability

Cambridge House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Peak Summer
Jun 25 2016 - Sep 5 2016
Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$7,605
 
 
Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Nov 23 2016
4 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
$1,300
 
 
Low Season
Nov 28 2016 - May 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$850
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Sunday
7 night minimum stay
$7,605
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Must be 24 years of age or with a parent.
Due to local zoning ordinances, no special events, weddings or parties of any kind. No Ring Dance groups.
Occupancy must never exceed the posted limit.
Once confirmed, monies are non-refundable unless a replacement booking is procured at no loss to the homeowner. Guest will be required to sign a rental agreement.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Chesapeake Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 5917 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 2 bunk bed
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
We offer value. When comparing the cost of an ESVR home be sure you are comparing apples to apples. ESVR includes everything from linens and bath towels, pet fees, housekeeping, security deposit waiver and more so you are not nickeled and dimed after finding that 'great deal'. And many of our properties include amenities such as kayaks and bikes that boost the value even more!

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