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Waterfront house with private pool and dock, Eastern Shore of Chesapeake Bay

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

Description

Centreville House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms—2 baths—living, dining & TV rooms—big kitchen—sunporch—on 2 acres

We welcome your inquiries and would be glad to answer any questions you have before booking.

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. 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.; check-out 10:00 a.m.

During June, July, August, and early September, rentals run from Saturday afternoon to the following Saturday morning. During the rest of the year, there is a three-night minimum, or four nights at Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.

Sheets, bath towels, and pool towels are provided.

There are no additional fees or charges except for two possible circumstances:

1. Early arrival or late departure, as can sometimes be done during the off season but not during summer.

2. Purchasing additional Internet data for reception via satellite. Please see below.

There is wireless high-speed Internet for use with your smartphone, tablet, or laptop. PLEASE NOTE that this satellite service is fine for email and online searches but not for streaming video or playing online games. A data cap applies. Internet service is detailed in the rental agreement, which we would be glad to email to you for your consideration.

There is a free telephone landline. For talk or text via cellphone, the property is at the borderline of service. You are welcome to use the landline.

If you want to rent a powerboat, you can do so from a local marina. You can also rent a pontoon boat from the same source, but if there are wind and waves, a pontoon boat is not suitable for the two-mile-wide Chester River where we are.

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 Williams & Alan Fisher

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Alan Fisher
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 9, 2016

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

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Rates & Availability

Centreville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Late Fall to Early Spring
Nov 5 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$330
$1,900
 
 
Mid-Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$330
$2,000
 
 
Graduation
May 20 2017 - May 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$375
$2,300
 
 
Late Spring - Early Summer
May 27 2017 - Jun 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,600
 
 
Summer
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,900
 
 
Late August
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 25 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,500
 
 
Late August -Early Septemberr
Aug 26 2017 - Sep 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
$2,400
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$330
$2,300
 
 
Late Fall - Early Spring
Nov 4 2017 - Mar 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$330
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$330
 

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Centreville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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