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Mary Martin

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

The Relax-Inn Deal Island

19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Chesapeake Bay Cottage Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

Spend time relaxing in the QUIET and Rural fishing community of Deal Island. This quaint cape cod offers large dining room open to the efficient kitchen with all the modern amenities. The living room features a large picture window to view the sunset over the bay, flat screen TV, DVD player and stereo. The house is completely remodeled with whirlpool tub, new kitchen, refinished wood floors, water softener, washer/dryer. The shed out back has lots of toys to play with including a new canoe, 2 light weight kayaks, gas grill, beach chairs, lawn and beach toys.

Keywords: Cabin, beach house, bungalo

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mary Martin (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Mary Martin

Deal Island is going to be our retirement location. We love the slow pace and awesome beauty of the island, wetlands, wildlife, birds. Of course the oysters and crabs are quite tasty too!

Why Mary Martin chose Chesapeake Bay

Deal Island is amazing! I love it here. I grew up vacationing on the eastern shore, Deal Island is a dream come true. We love to get off the grid and get on 'island time' It is off the beaten path and a wonderful place to relax, unwind and enjoy family and friends. Once we are here we hate to leave. The locals are friendly and helpful. Of course if you desire more 'action' there are many local sites within driving distance to see including a trip to Ocean City or Princess Anne or Chincoteague

What makes this cottage unique

This is a wonderful place to enjoy some quality time with the family. There are so many awesome things to do on Deal Island, take a stroll to the bridge and observe the waterlife, walk down the primitive marsh road to our private beach(don't forget your muck shoes), load up the canoe and paddle to the beach, spend the day on the beach and watch the sunset, hire the Kingfisher II and catch your dinner, watch the local crabbers or oystermen to bring in their fresh catch, buy a bushel and cook up the most amazing meal you have ever eaten. There are so many wonderful things to do on Deal Island.


based on 19 traveler reviews

The Relax-Inn Deal Island
average rating of 4.4210525 based on 19 reviews
Waltham, MA

Perfect getaway for the family

  • 5 of 5

We spent a very lovely week, alternating days with the private beach (the big canoe fits 4 easily) and Assateague. We just missed a rocket launch at Wallops, but enjoyed our visit there too. And, we spent a drizzly day in the cedar swamps at Furnace Town which was lovely. My only recommendation would be a wagon trailer for the canoe to portage it to the bridge. I could throw it over my head, but that wasn't easy, and I would have appreciated an easier option. Thank you for s lovely vacation

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

We had one of the best 4th of July's as a family. The cottage was perfect for our family of 6. It is clean and have everything we needed. We enjoyed being close to the beaches one we kayaked daily to, the other beach we drove to at the end of the island 1 mile. We put our jet skis in the water and collected shells.

The locals and owner are very friendly and we learned a lot about deal islands history thru them to get the full experience. The stars and sunset are AMAZING.

The cottage has all the necessity. We would suggest a larger dinning table and seating for 6 not 4 we were a bit cramped. Also maybe some Adirondack chairs for around the fire pit. We had some great nights out there making smores. ( bring bug spray) And I think a picnic table would be a great addition. There is 2 kayaks and a great canoe we used and loved.

We made friends with the neighbors and they even brought us fresh steamed crabs that were amazing. You can fish and crab right off the beach or bridge across from the house. And look forward to another vacation there soon.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great ideas, thanks. I will see what I can do. I'm so happy you had such a wonderful time, that is what it's all about!
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Perfect Getaway for Nature Lovers!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and included everything we needed for our sizable family. The locals and owners were friendly, fantastic, and went WAY beyond our expectations. We visited Assateague Island, Chincoteague Island, Salisbury Zoo, and the antique malls in Berlin, MD - all within an hour's drive. We loved the private beach! The sunsets are unbelievable. The is the ultimate escape from the rush of modern life. It is good to know that people and places like this still exist in the world! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Vacation

  • 4 of 5

We planned a family vacation and had 4 adults and 4 younger children, and we enjoyed our time on Deal Island. It is such a quaint, quiet and friendly area. Overall the house was great, we had a few little issues, but the owner was very helpful and so was the caretaker. We would highly recommend coming and experiencing Deal Island in all its beauty.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Beach, Okay House

  • 4 of 5

The private beach is lovely and it was great fun to canoe out to it! Walking out to it is not practical unless you really like getting muddy! Do heed Mary's warning to wear shoes on the beach, my husband cut his foot. Also be sure to take bottled water, the water is not drinkable! The house is okay, it has most of the essentials, but the washing machine doesn't work so be aware of that when you get a lot of clothes wet and muddying going to the beach! The couple across the street who take care of the house were extremely nice and helpful when we had any problems or questions. We really enjoyed the peace and quiet, great bike rides, and the sunrise and sunset from the city beach were lovely.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your response, you are right, the beach, sunrises, sunsets and canoe trips to the beach are the best! Also, Wayne and hope my neighbors are wonderful caretakers and will help us with any problem during your stay. They are lots of fun and are native, so they know everything! The walk to the beach is a old courderoy road that we are not allowed to maintain, I agree, it can be muddy in spots, it's best at low tide. We always wear water shoes but definitely enjoy the flora and fauna on the way to the beach. I also bring bottled water as the water in the cottage has a high iron content, it is drinkable, but I Prefer not to drink it as I'm not used to it and didn't grow up with it. I do cook and brush my teeth, it is also mentioned in my cottage welcome letter that you may want to bring bottled water. Sorry you didn't have a washing machine, we will be there in a couple weeks and make sure it gets repaired. The last time somebody said it wasn't working the water was turned off! Thanks again, sounds like you had a great time .... Even if everything wasn't perfect. Your feedback is appreciated so we can continue to improve the cottage and future visits for everyone.
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Palm Harbor, FL

Just what we were looking for in a vacation!

  • 4 of 5

Relaxing, fun, local charm and clean, comfortable accommodations. Beautiful beach, had a great time crabbing and kayaking. The kids loved the location and the activities. Definitely met our expectations!!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Point of Interest
Canoe/kayak launch
Nearest Point of Interest
Private Beach

Crabbing and oystering community, buy from the local fishermen or catch your own,Walk on the beach to collect sea glass, indian arrowheads, relics and more, go crabbing or fishing to catch your dinner or buy a bushel of crabs from a local crabber, spot bald eagles, osprey and numerous birds, take a drive to beautiful Ocean City or Chincoteague see the ponies or play in the ocean, Deal Island road is a bicyclist and motorcyclist's favorite ride, hunting is plentiful with everything from water fowl to big game.


Rates & Availability

Deal Island Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150

Cleaning fee will be deducted from deposit. Cleaning fee varies based on the condition of the house. Min$30.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Chesapeake Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1350 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bathroom with jacuzzi tub with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • (1) Queen size Bed Main bedroom downstairs, (1) Full size Bed upstairs (2) Twin or Single Beds upstairs bedroom #2, Pack-n-play, stroller, infant seat available upon request
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
Fully equipt kitchen, lawn chairs, 2 Kayaks, 1 canoe and paddles, folding chairs for beach

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