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Waterfront house, private pool & dock, free WiFi, Eastern Shore of Chesapeake

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedrooms—2 baths—living, dining & TV rooms—kitchen—sunporch—free WiFi—2 acres

We welcome your inquiries and would be glad to answer any questions you have before booking. At any point you can book online instantly, if the property is available.

This house is on the former estate of John Raskob, builder of the Empire State Building. The house is one of seven that Raskob built in the 1920s for his farm employees. Now it has its own swimming pool and dock fronting on Grove Creek, with access to the Chester River and Chesapeake Bay. The house is fully air-conditioned. It occupies a very private one-acre lot, and across the narrow private road is another acre suitable for games that you might want to bring with you, such as badminton, volleyball, softball, croquet, and the like.

We are sometimes asked what are good things to do at our place. What is enjoyable depends, of course, on what you and your children like. Some renters like to relax and stay put while others are avid sightseers. Many people rent our house as a base from which to go boating. Some go charter fishing. You can also fish and crab from the dock, but a boat is better. Some crabbers come prepared with their own skiff, trot-line, and other equipment. You are welcome to use our two canoes for exploring Grove Creek and the adjacent Reed Creek. This is a good way to have fun with your kids or to give your teenagers something to do on their own while you relax. Some of our renters come to play golf at the highly rated Queenstown Harbor courses, which you can find online. Still others range over a large area, visiting Chestertown, Easton, and St. Michaels, and even going as far as Washington, DC and Baltimore. During summer everyone enjoys the pool, day and night. Many renters do serious cooking in our well-equipped kitchen or on the charcoal grill, but you can also send out or eat at good restaurants within a 20-minute drive. Many of our renters return year after year.

Here is some miscellaneous information:

Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 10:00 a.m., unless different arrangements are made. If you are a new renter, we will meet you at the house when you first arrive to familiarize you with the property.

House occupancy is limited to eight people unless different arrangements are made.

The cancellation policy is as follows: you get a 100 percent refund if you cancel not fewer than 60 days beforehand, and a 50 percent refund if you cancel not fewer than 30 days beforehand. According to VRBO/Homeaway, the cut-off time is 11:59 a.m. on the relevant day, Central Standard Time.

Sheets, bath towels, and pool towels are provided without additional charge.

During the peak summer season, rentals are a minimum of seven days, Saturday afternoon to the next Saturday morning—but extra nights are often possible because we sometimes block out weeks for our children who in fact are coming for just three or four days. For example, it is sometimes possible to rent eleven nights from a Thursday afternoon to a Monday morning, which not only gets you a longer vacation but also avoids traffic. The charge for each extra night is the weekly rate divided by seven. If one or more extra nights is of interest to you, please inquire.

There is limitless free WiFi for use with your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other devices. We receive high definition television via Direct TV, with hundreds of channels. The television and Internet are not linked, so there is no pay-per-view or streaming, except to your own devices on your own account.

There is a free telephone landline that you are welcome to use. For talking or texting via cellphone, the property is near the borderline of service (1-2 bars depending on your phone, network provider, battery charge, etc.), so you might have to go to the sun porch to get an adequate signal. Or you may prefer to use the landline or to talk and text online. As just mentioned, for anything to do with the Internet, including video-chatting, social media, and various voice apps or wifi voice capability built into your phone, there is limitless wifi and excellent reception throughout the house.

The nearest town is Centreville, the seat of Queen Anne's County. It is a 12-minute drive from the house and has two large modern supermarkets.

The two sailboats in one of the pictures are not for rent.

Again, we would be glad to answer any questions you might have.

Sincerely yours,

Margaret & Alan Fisher

More Details

Alan Fisher
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Alan Fisher

Alan and Margaret Fisher live in Baltimore and are often at the Grove Creek House, where they relax by sailing and gardening. Alan is the author of the guidebook Day Trips in Delmarva, which covers car touring, bicycling, and hiking in southern Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia.

Alan Fisher purchased this house in 1994


Centreville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • To avoid commitments beyond the present calendar year, "instant bookings" for a future calendar year are invalid unless accepted by the owner.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There are two bathrooms, one on the first floor and the other on the second floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming


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Waterfront house, private pool & dock, free WiFi, Eastern Shore of Chesapeake
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Peaceful Vacation

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking to experience the Eastern Shore life, this is the perfect place. Boating, fishing, crabbing, swimming and absolute tranquility. I was looking for a quite place to unwind and disconnect from the fast-pace work environment. This was exactly what I was looking for. The house is unique and comfortable. The pool was the perfect temperature and lounging by it was very calming. There a several species of birds and critters in the area. The neighborhood is quiet and private. It was especially nice that I could include my 4-legged family member as well. It was truly a home away from home. We enjoyed dinner out at the local Doc's Seaside Grill. It seemed to be the hot spot for the folks in the area. We also ventured out to the grocery and liquor store just 15 minute away. All in all, it was just what I needed. Thank you for the home-owners for everything.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Property was extremely comfortable and relaxing . The Fischer's have thought of everything

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for a family get away. Perfectly supplied kitchen, wood for fires either indoors or out, and centrally located to Annapolis and Washington DC. We had a great time fishing canoeing and sightseeing. A little cold to swim.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Top notch!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our stay in Centreville! It's the perfect place to get away and relax. The house is located right by the water on a private tree lined drive. We found it to be clean, comfortable and very cozy. We loved cooking in the well equipped kitchen and having breakfast on the sun porch. Also enjoyed taking long nature walks and reading books by the fire. We would highly recommend booking this house to anyone! - Katie and Jay

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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