About the property
- Cottage1000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
COMFORTABLE, CLEAN ,WELL FURNISHED,NEAR WATER,SLEEPS 4. WINTER RENTAL POSSIBLE
The cottage, surrounded by beautiful flower gardens and plantings is within walking distance of practically everything the island has to offer, including a local organic vegetable stand with fresh country eggs, several restaurants, notably the cafe, Two if By Sea, a must for breakfast or lunch.Also Marker 5 and our market, the Tilghman Island Country Store. Dogwood Harbor, with a public boat ramp, is a short walk or drive and Fairbank's Bait and Tackle, near the famous Knapps Narrows bridge, is an easy walk, too.
Tilghman has remained a slow paced island with lots of history and lore centered around a community of Waterman who have made their living from the Chesapeake Bay for over 100 years.The local Waterman's Museum is a great way to gain knowledge about the island and the generations of folks who live there. It is an ideal get away for down time to relax the body, mind & spirit. Opportunities for boating, fishing, crabbing, biking, kayaking, sea glass hunting and more await you. The local residents are a friendly bunch and a treasure trove of information. Historical St. Michaels is just 15 miles away with many restaurants, shopping, and the must-see Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
The Hard Head Cottage, named for the local fish 'hard head' or croaker and the two hard head's that own the cottage, is a comfortable place to call home for a weekend, a week or a month. It has a large living room, fully equipped kitchen, dining room, den, two bedrooms each with a queen sized bed, and a full bath with tub and shower. A large backyard offers a picnic table and grill providing lots of outdoor space to enjoy.A large driveway will accommodate several cars, boat and trailer. The cottage has air conditioning, a washer and dryer, a DVD player and TV with local channels.There are several adult bikes on site for use.
You will find this cottage a unique and welcoming home away from home, and we feel certain if you come once, you will soon be back again! My cell,410 829 free to call.
Keywords: COZY ,COMFORTABLE, LOCAL FOLK ART COLLECTION, CONVENIENTLY LOCATED, LARGE YARD & LOTS OF PARKING FOR VEHICLES AND BOATS
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
About Ann Fegan
Captain Randolph Murphy grew up on Tilghman Island as did his parents and their parents! He and his family have been waterman and local waterfowl guides for many generations. His wife, Ann Fegan, from nearby Sherwood went to Tilghman Elementary school along with Randolph. Tilghman is home for them but travel, work, and other interests have taken them away. They feel it is logical to use their home as a rental during the months they are not there. Lots of interesting art from their travels are on the walls as well as local folk art and the cottage exudes good energy with lots of fun color and whimsy.
Why Ann Fegan chose Tilghman
The cottage originally belonged to Randolph's grandmother, the infamous 'Miss Lil.' Mention her name to an older local and they will know who you mean. Randolph and Ann struck a deal to purchase the cottage when Miss Lil turned 96 and could no longer manage it alone.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage and the property it sits on is always complimented by folks passing by. People often stop just to see the flower gardens. The cottage is in the middle of Tilghman and central to everything. Phillips Wharf, an educational environmental center is nearby. There is access to a small boat ramp at Dogwood Harbor and the Skipjack Fleet. One is available for a short informational sail. The Lady Patty docked at Bay Hundred Restaurant is also a great opportunity to sail on the Bay while Capt. Jeffrey Mathias does all the work.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A wonderful , cozy, warm, great weekend on an extremely wet , rainy , horrible weekend in the Che
It was a wonderful experience and a thank God for the time spent here on Tilgham Island during such severe storms,. .....we arrived safely late Friday night hoping for the best for our long planned "Crab Weekend". The weekend turned out differently but despite the weather , we loved it still. Hoping to be lucky and make my 4th trip to St. Michaels a warm sunny weekend and a re-visit to the " Hard Head Cottage ". We loved the cottage , felt so secure to receive your message to leave the light on for us and the door open to our late arrival..We were so very happy with the wonderful accommodations and being here .
A fun getaway.
My friend and I enjoyed a very comfortable weekend in this cottage, and dealing with the owner and her assistant was easy and pleasant. The house was spotlessly clean, cheerful and had every amenity we could if needed. There is even a bit of a water view. If you want to relax and get away from the typical rat race, this would be a terrific option!
Quiet summer getaway
The Hard Head Cottage is a quaint and well kept home on the quiet island of Tilghman. The town of St. Michael's is an easy drive down the road for many attractions there, but there is plenty of waterfront dining and a wonderful marina and museum on the island itself. Everyone was warm and welcoming, and the sunsets are the best ever! I highly recommend the cottage as a peaceful launch site for many adventuresome days on the Eastern Shore.
The cottage is adorable! Perfectly clean, well stocked, very comfortable, good outdoor space. When I realized that the cottage is on the main/only road through Tilghman Island, I worried about road noise. There was none! We arrived slightly ahead of a nor'easter, so our first day was spent reading and watching TV on the long sofa in the living room. Fortunately the weather cleared for a great afternoon at the Maritime Museum, and a delightful sunset sail on the Rebecca Ruark. Captain Wade Murphy is quite the entertainer!
Since we visited in late October, the island was very quiet. We spent most of our time in St Michaels, so we traveled the 15 miles each way several times daily. Also, the weather kept us from doing more outdoor activities.
I think the cottage and the island would be a perfect location in warmer weather. The cottage includes an outdoor grill and bicycles.
Very cute and clean cottage for a great value
The cottage was really cute, very, very clean and well appointed with everything we needed. I would recommend maybe bringing bikes -- there were two bikes provided but one had a flat. It was a nice location -- in a quiet part of Tilghman Island, and a short drive to St. Michaels. I would definitely recommend a stay here.
We rented this charming cottage for Memorial day weekend. What a gem! The caretaker Carol was so helpful and the owner is a phone call away if you have any questions. It's so much bigger than it looks in pictures and very comfortable. It is stocked with everything you need. It was so great waking up and having coffee outside on the swing. There's a wonderful restaurant right across the street and a market down the block. The island is so peaceful and the sunsets are fantastic. I will definitely be back!