|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
***Watermark At a Glance:
Spacious 6000+ square foot home. Up-to-date Gourmet Kitchen. Large and Open Common Spaces. Wall of Glass Overlooking the Chesapeake.
4 Master Suites with Attached Bathrooms and Each with King Bed, Day Bed and Trundle Bed. Luxury Mattresses. ALL with Water-views of the Chesapeake. Wheelchair Accessible.
Pool, Shoreline, Small Private Beach, Acreage, Lawn, Barbecue, and Nature.
Sorry...no weddings due to Talbot County regulations.
6 miles (6 minutes) from St. Michaels and Tilghman Island shops, restaurants, docks, museum, golf, winery, and more!
Renting in Spring - Summer - Fall - Winter!
2015 was our first year with Homeaway. We are glad that so many renters enjoyed staying at Watermark.
You can book online with us! Online reservations booked have priority in booking as we can receive several interested parties for the same period.
Gather your friends and family at Watermark, your waterfront vacation home. Perfect for holidays, family gatherings, anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, weekend escapes, romantic getaways, friends get-togethers, wedding attendees or festive occasions!
Health/Wellness/Inspiration Gatherings. Avoid the box you get at hotels and inns. Have 6500 square feet of indoor private space and 6+ acres outside to breathe.
Create wonderful memories. Enjoy large and generous open spaces indoors and 6 private acres of outdoors for a wonderful place to relax and enjoy. Delight at having a complete and private spacious home at a fraction of the cost of staying at a hotel or inn. Watermark is a safe haven for all ages.
Only a short seven minute drive from picturesque St. Michaels, Watermark delights with views of the blue waters of the open bay with sail boats racing the breeze, punctuated by the oohs and aahs of seeing massive ships traversing in the distance.
Watermark, the house, is well over 6000 square feet of comfort. Enter into a wall of windows overlooking the Chesapeake bay, grounds and pool. Enjoy the spacious layout. There are over three thousand square feet in common area with nooks and crannies that will accommodate all. Watermark is fully wheelchair accessible on the first floor.
A large glass walled dining area opens right into the gourmet kitchen with professional AGA stove. Eat in or alfresco under the covered outdoor deck, making for many relaxing family dinners and extended scrabble games. Step into the high ceiling living room to enjoy a fire or watch entertainment on the 65” HD TV. Entertain at the bar with fridge and dishwasher. Yes, we have high speed internet (60mb/sec) and WiFi in the house.
Of the five bedrooms, four are large master suites each enjoying luxury bathrooms with separate showers and jacuzzi tubs. Each master bedroom is furnished with king size beds with luxury mattresses and pillows, and twin daybeds with trundle. Take your pick from Fox Den, Eagles Nest, Herons Hideaway, Turtle Cove, and Falcons Perch.
Enjoy high-speed WiFi, large 65” high definition TV, movies, Xbox 360 with games as well as the game area with Foosball, chess/backgammon, card/poker table, board games and reading from our stash of books!
Outdoors, enjoy the sparkling swimming pool, relaxing on the hammock, eating al fresco on the patio, barbecuing (propane), or gathering around the fire pit.
Hang out at the dock. Crab at low tide. At low tide, enjoy the private small beach where the shallow drop-off makes it perfect for kids to play in the sand and water. Unlike the ocean beaches, our shore on the Bay is a natural living shore adjacent to the wetlands that provide breeding grounds and great diversity for fish, birds and other species that inhabit the beautiful Eastern shore. Depending on the wind and tide cycles, our low-tide shoreline varies from very small to very large sandy strips. It is great fun to wade out and watch the thousands of baby fish, net crabs in season and explore shallow bay. As the tide rises, use the included four kayaks to explore the surrounding waters or rent the sunfish sailboat (additional cost). Unlike creeks, the open bay provides long stretches of shallow water ideal for kids, kayaking, windsurfing and kite surfing. Enjoy a cooling rinse in our refreshing outdoor shower.
Bring your bikes! Both St. Michaels and Tilghman Island are wonderful destination bike rides on large dedicated bike paths on Tilghman Island road. This area is well known for it flat and scenic biking.
For those who enjoy nature, your morning sightings may easily include bald eagles flying overhead, regular visits by osprey or the resident heron peering into one of three ponds hunting for fish. Enjoy the cool breeze at the dock. Watermark is a Maryland natural habitat. Part-time caretaker/woodworking atelier in outbuilding. Please note that the property is not suitable for hunting parties. Upon request (additional charge), we can arrange for an expert naturalist or fishing guide.
We are just a few minutes from Harbortowne Resort and the Inn at Perry Cabin. If you are seeking a place for family and friends to stay, Watermark is a ideal (if not much better) alternative.
We welcome travelers who are attending weddings, receptions, retreats at other locations around nearby St. Michaels. However our license does not allow weddings and receptions.
If you are looking for an small retreat to inspire, brainstorm or solve vexing issues away from the office, Watermark welcomes you.
We can also arrange for (at an extra cost):
- Family photographer - so everyone is in the photo and it's done right.
- Private Chef - so you can enjoy your evening and have a gourmet meal
- Full corporate service including maid service, chef, tours, and more. Fully WIFI enabled in the building. Our 65" screen can provide almost there video conferencing.
Interesting Happenings Around Watermark
The St. Michaels area is an amazing leaf peeping gem right close to the Washington, DC area. You will be stunned by the colors rivaling Vermont and surprised at the beautiful interplay with the Chesapeake Bay waters. Please come and have a look! Peak colors are in October up to mid-November.
Beautifully appointed property
Equipped with everything you could think of for a family trip, including gear for the little ones such as cribs and toddler life vests for swimming
Plenty of indoor spaces for hanging out
Game room was a hit
Property is absolutely stunning
Gourmet kitchen is a joy to cook in
Boardwalk to the bay is tranquil and so lovely
Great yard for playing ball
Close to St Michael's downtown for excursions and meals
Large & open, lots of stuff to do with small children as well as a constant stream of guests. We went boating, looked for horseshoe crabs, fed turtles in the pond, swam all day, etc. TV and Internet work fine for those of you who can't quite cut the cord. Would definitely go back! One thing to know about the beach: this is the Chesapeake (silty bottom, reeds, etc.). White sand and surfing can, we are told, be found further to the East on the Atlantic shore. Our kids (1.5 and 3.0) didn't mind a bit. We had lots of fun chasing critters and watching the absolutely amazing sunsets. Best sunset view you could possibly have in this area.
I am about a year late with writing this review but it is OK. Myself, along with 8 of my sorority sisters, rented this lovely house out for the weekend. It is well hidden off the main road. as you come thru the gates on the pebble paved road it opens up to a house with nothing but windows in the front. the outside is deceiving as it looks smaller than it is inside. The website really does the place no justice even though everything looked exactly like it did on the website. I was greeted by Ms Barbara, who by the way, is so very pleasant and hospitable. You almost want to invite her to stay with you. She was so very accommodating. The inside of the house is beautiful. the kitchen is open with one side of nothing but glass doors to look out the back of the house to the pool and the ocean. If I remember correctly, there were 6 bed rooms with enough space for more than one person. Most of us shared the rooms with 2 to a room. Enough bathrooms for a bunch of women...LOL. Nice great room with a flat screen TV. we recommended the owners buy more TVs and place in each room. We did however understand the rationale for one TV is for everyone to enjoy each other's company and not stay in their rooms watching TVs. Unfortunately we did not get to enjoy the pool and any other outside activities because it rained the entire weekend...and it was cold. We used our security deposit to secure our rental for 2016. If you are looking for a place with loads of space, large kitchen area, and the great outdoors (as long as it does not rain) Watermark is the place for you. We are looking forward to returning. The end of September cannot get here soon enough. Thank you to Ms Barbara and the owners of Watermark for having and maintaining such a lovely place for us to escape to.
It was a long weekend, so we packed our bikes up on Saturday rather fighting traffic on Friday evening. I guess it worked because our trip was fast and smooth. With the "Watermark" sign at the road, their driveway was easy to find. The drive way winds back through trees and multiple ponds to the log house. Given the log exterior, we were pleasantly surprised to find a modern and extremely spacious interior. The kitchen was huge and the bathroom very spacious with a jacuzzi and large shower. There were rooms and corners just right for relaxing together as well as for solo naps and reading. Though if the weather is right, the hammocks outside are the best place. When we woke up Sunday morning, we were able to see out the large window right to the bay and watch the ships go by without even getting out of bed. Cycling Sunday followed by watching the sunset into the bay from their dock were just the right level of activity for us. Had we been more ambitious in the evening, the game room would have attracted us more. A bit of kayaking on Monday before loading the car was the perfect ending to the weekend.
I loved staying here! It was such a wonderful weekend full of family and friends. The pool was perfect, the grounds were meticulously manicured, and it was probably one of the most relaxing vacations I've had in ages. Waking up to coffee in a beautiful kitchen, breakfast outside on the back porch, enjoying the kids splashing in the pool, reading and staring at the tall treetops in the hammocks, enjoying dinner out back at sunset and a fire and s'mores outside around the fire pit. Beds are supremely comfortable and the linens are beautiful and soft. Bathrooms are very well done also, and St. Michaels is just a very short hop away. Excellent all around. The kids loved the pier and splashing around the little beach too. I couldn't ask for more!
The property as well as the home are outstanding and overall there were very few downsides that we found. As far as the house goes it was incredible, top of the line and more than we could have expected. The rooms were fantastic and the amount of space is truly amazing. The size of the kitchen and dining room were outstanding and truly a WOW factor! It worked out perfectly for us.
The grounds were similarly absolutely amazing with the privacy, access to the water and the sunsets were beautiful from day 1! Everyone in the family had fun with the kayaks and the water level of the bay was perfect for the kids to swim and play in.
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
|CC/Online Pmt/Check=$0||$125 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
Rental agreement will be provided upon payment. This is to be signed and returned within 24 hours of deposit payment.
Price quote includes bed and bath linens, and all other fees except state 6% and local taxes 4% which are added to total.
Trip cancellation insurance is available at an additional cost.
Until confirmed, prices are subject to change without notice.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.