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Choptank Cottage - a Waterfront Property

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This private waterfront home is a water & nature lover's paradise. Enjoy the simple pleasures of a small island where local watermen made their living for generations. This home is well equipped with a first floor master bedroom and private full bath. Two bedrooms upstairs share a full bath, one bedroom has 2 twin beds and the other has a queen bed. All bedrooms have a beautiful water views!

Imagine awaking to gorgeous sunrises, beautiful water views, and spending relaxing days among the natural surroundings of the eastern shore. Enjoy seeing the waterfowl passing overhead and landing just past the duck blind, while egrets, osprey, and other birds are nesting nearby.

Many activities for a unique eastern shore experience are only a few feet from your door! A short walk out onto the pier is all you need to go to try your luck at fishing, crabbing or wildlife photography. For a scenic a bike trip, ride over the historic Knapp's Narrow Bridge, along wide bike paths and through other charming towns of Wittman, Sherwood or St. Michael's. For a unique travel experience, take the ferry (by bike or car) to Historic Oxford.

Any day is a good day to charter a fishing trip, visit a lighthouse, go kayaking, dine out, or shop on Tilghman Island or in the most charming towns on the Eastern Shore: St. Michaels, Easton or Cambridge.

Have your next crab feast with friends and family, overlooking the water, with spectacular views of Skipjacks on Harris Creek- which is fed by one of the Chesapeake Bays most beautiful tributaries, the Choptank River.

Keywords: Waterfront, Private, Historic, Pet Friendly, Picturesque, Island, Single, Family, Home,

More Details

Janice Shreve
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2017

About Janice Shreve

Don and Janice Shreve live in Easton, MD. Don is a licensed contractor, and Janice works from home for a music clearance company. Our son, Dylan loves the Tilghman house, and we enjoy staying there at times to fish, crab and enjoy the beautiful views.

Janice Shreve purchased this house in 1993

Why Janice Shreve chose Chesapeake Bay

The property has been in the family for several generations. Previously, there was a modular home on the property, and as a child, Don's family spent their summers at that home when he was growing up. Don's parents had the current home built when they retired in 1993. Don and Janice recently bought out his sister's share of the home because we want to keep the home in the Shreve family and one day retire there ourselves, and eventually pass it on to our son, Dylan.

What makes this house unique

There are kayaks and crab traps for rent on site, and the home has a horseshoe pit, dart board and ping pong table for family fun.

Guestbook comments from the owner

And exploring the surrounding area. Such a lovely house and so well equipped! We saw many gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, and enjoyed looking out for wildlife. Plus our frequent visitor, Clyde, whose waggy tail and enthusiasm made us all smile.
Oct 2010
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Tilghman Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1) 1st floor master bedroom with full bath suite, Queen size Beds (1) Upstairs 2nd bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (2) Upstairs 3rd bedroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Gas Fireplace pictured is not in working order; Outdoor fire pit


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Choptank Cottage - a Waterfront Property
average rating of 4.96 based on 31 reviews

And so, it begins

  • 5 of 5

Our family vacation has relocated. To Tilghman Island. On Harris Creek. At Choptank Cottage. I can only echo what others have said. The views are spectacular. There is a dock where we could tie up our 28' Chris Craft, fish, crab and watch the sea life.

This home has everything you might need including cooking utensils, crab pots, a picnic table, firepit and so on. Even the next door neighbor and her big love of a dog are very special. The owners are very helpful and the house very welll kempt.

The location is wonderful, right on the creek. Marker 5, the Red Store, Knapps Narrows, The Lady Patty, Harrison's and on and on.

The one problem is leaving. Looking forward to the next time. Wow.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home, and taking the time to write such a lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay, and welcome you back anytime! I'll keep looking for that old cloth blue rod holder...
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Relaxing Get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

The Choptank Cottage is incredible. The property is accessible, but secluded. The neighbors are very nice. We enjoyed a beautiful Thanksgiving vacation sitting by the Bay enjoying the amenities offered by the home. The owners are incredibly easy to work with and everything is provided. The rooms are impeccable and clean. We cooked a full Thanksgiving dinner with no issues. Even board games are provided. Use the fire pit, it's awesome and you can sit and enjoy a fire while looking over the Bay enjoying a full moon. I cannot speak highly enough about the property and our family is already looking to rent again. The price is great and the house is amazing. Thank you to the owners for allowing us into their home and for an amazing time.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed a relaxing Thanksgiving! We really appreciate your positive review of our home and hope to have you back. It's great to have repeat guests...Janice
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Jersey shore

Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful relaxing home with beautiful water views. The owners were accommodating and very responsive to our pre-trip questions. The property has everything you may need and is private but not secluded. St. Michael's is a short drive away with plenty of restaurants and shops there are also several restaurants closer by. We completely enjoyed our stay and plan to return. We highly recommend Choptank cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boiling Springs, PA

Fantastic Stay

  • 5 of 5

After having stayed at another location on Tilghman Island a few years ago, we expected quiet and beautiful views. This house tops our list of fantastic homes to spend time in - where do I begin? Gorgeous sunsets, fabulous weather, lots of wildlife sightings (including eagles, herons, horseshoe crabs, nettles), visits from neighbors' two friendly black labs, quiet and friendly neighborhood. Best of all, this well taken care of home has everything from flyswatters to nightlites. Beautiful new kitchen appliances and countertops, comfortable beds, roomy and spacious layout - great owners to deal with. We are already planning a revisit! Truly hated to leave this heaven on earth spot!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to submit a review! I'm so glad you enjoyed our home, the island, and had such lovely weather during your stay. Look forward to your return! Best wishes, Janice
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Great Home

  • 5 of 5

We just finished our stay at this beautiful house! The house was absolutely wonderful. It is well cared for and extremely clean. It was so peaceful and the view of the bay was great. It was quiet and the people were very friendly. We made a fire every night and saint michaels is only 20 minutes away. We definitely want to book again.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review! We always appreciate feedback, and we are thrilled that you had a lovely stay. You are welcome back any time!
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Sussex County New Jersey

A nice time at a nice home.

  • 5 of 5

As I'm getting older, I've found that the water calls to me; making this house and setting ideal. I really enjoyed our stay on Tilghman Island. The house was well kept and comfortable and the island and its folk were friendly. We got several visits from "Clyde" which were enjoyable, especially for the little kids. I enjoyed riding my bicycle everyday, exploring the island in it's entirety. St. Michaels was surprisingly dog friendly, with watering stations along Main Street; something I enjoyed seeing. Janice was a pleasure to deal with and certainly cares for the house. Anyone wishing for a little serenity would enjoy staying at this home.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review. You were a pleasure to have and we would welcome you and your family back anytime. I'm so glad you were all able to enjoy the week at our home.
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Rates & Availability

Tilghman Island House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 17 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Linen service $70
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 4.0%

***Weekly minimum in July and August

Additional optional items are:

Linen Service $70 (beds made upon arrival / bathrooms stocked with towels)
Pets: add $50 per pet
Kayak Rental ($75 single / $125 double) *we have 2 singles available and 1 double
Crab Trap Rental ($25 for all crab traps)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Kayaks available on site for rent,

Crab traps available on site for rent

*Gas fireplace is not working at this time


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