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Historic District 1910 Colonial with Wrap-Around Porch

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10 - 11)

A perfect location in Cambridge and the Eastern Shore for family, families, or a group of friends vacationing, or attending special events in Cambridge or nearby historic communities such as St. Michaels, Oxford and Easton. Cambridge was named the #10 Best Small Town in America for 2013 by Livability.

Our large, fully updated smoke-free home is located in the West End Historic District within walking distance of the downtown shops, restaurants, museums, Long Wharf Marina featuring the Choptank River Lighthouse and Great Marsh Park (riverfront park with picnic shelters, boat ramp, small sand beach and site of the IRONMAN Maryland races). We are located just three blocks from the Choptank River, which offers outstanding boating, sailing and fishing off of the old Choptank River bridge.

You are welcomed to our gracious home by the wrap-around porch with a wicker swing and lots of wicker seating in the open area as well as a screened-in section with additional seating, a dining table and ceiling fans. The beautiful entryway is notable for its three story stairway with original chestnut wood details that continue throughout the home. The main floor includes an updated and equipped kitchen with island seating, a living room with pocket doors and a large dining room that features a table which opens up to nine feet and seats up to twelve for large groups. In addition there is a half bath with a full laundry.

The second floor offers three spacious bedrooms - two with queen beds and one with a double bed, an office and two fully updated baths, one of which is en suite. The bedroom with the en suite bath also has an alcove with a sitting area and crib. The third floor includes two charming bedrooms - one with a double bed and one with a double and a twin, and an updated bathroom.

The house features wireless high-speed internet and cable TV in the kitchen and living room, including a DVD player in the living room. The back yard is fenced in with a patio and small porch off the kitchen.

Cambridge is a charming “Main Street” community with great restaurants (many featuring local fresh seafood), unique shops and art galleries. Museums include the recently completed Harriet Tubman Museum and the Richardson Maritime Museum, as well as the Sailwinds Visitors’ Center with adjacent park and sandy beach.

The arts are well represented by the Dorchester Center for the Arts and many downtown art galleries. In addition, nearby towns offer attractions such as the excellent Maritime Museum in St. Michaels and the beautifully restored art-deco Avalon Theatre offering year-round live entertainment in Easton.

For nature lovers, Dorchester County abounds with opportunities for hiking, kayaking, cycling, bird watching, hunting and fishing. The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge offers all of these activities in one location, with a visitors center, an environmental education building and the second largest population of bald eagles on the East Coast.

For biking enthusiasts our home is conveniently located for you to participate in Blackwater Duathlon, CheapeakeMan Endurance Festival, Eagleman Ironman 70.3 Triathlon, Heart of Chesapeake Ride, Six Pillars Century Cycling Event, Trek in the Neck, Vineyard Dash, Wild Goose Chase Women’s Cycling Event and more events in Dorchester and surrounding counties.

Enjoy a leisurely sail on the Skipjack Nathan at Cambridge’s Long Wharf or head over to the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina for a round on the links, boating and both fine and casual dining on the riverfront. Atlantic Ocean beaches are just an hour away.

Keywords: House, home, Cambridge, Eastern Shore, Chesapeake, Choptank River, porch, marina, bikes, cycling events, festivals, boating, sailing, triathlon, downtown, restaurants, shopping, antiques, arts, galleries, farmers market, consignment shops, fresh seafood, historic downtown, waterfront town

More Details

Roger and Meg Hayden
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 29, 2017

About Roger and Meg Hayden

We are empty nesters with a daughter in Brooklyn and a son in Boston. We live in central New Jersey, but our work gives us the flexibility to get away and enjoy the Eastern Shore.

Roger and Meg Hayden purchased this house in 2007

Why Roger and Meg Hayden chose Chesapeake Bay

What drew us to Cambridge? The relaxed lifestyle of the community and surrounding Eastern Shore, with its extensive waterfront and natural rural areas, historic charm and friendly folks. The town has seen an influx of great restaurants and shops as it has undergone revitalization in recent years. And it offers quick access to other historic Eastern Shore towns and easy day trips to Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Atlantic beaches and Assateague Island. We also took the opportunity to buy and restore an antique cabin cruiser, fulfilling a long-time dream.


Cambridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 1st Floor Half Bathroom -
    2nd Floor Bathroom - Shower -
    2nd Floor Bathroom - En Suite, Combination Tub/Shower -
    3rd Floor Bathroom - Shower -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Total 6 Beds: (2) Queen (3) Double Beds (1) Twin Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Historic District 1910 Colonial with Wrap-Around Porch
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

Great house...perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this lovely home for a girls weekend! Plenty of room for all of us and the owners were wonderful to deal with. Giving us local suggestions and happenings for the weekend.

Would definitely come back. Love the charm of the home!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Perfect accommodations for our family

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful 1910 home was perfect for our family to stay in while we joined together for our daughters wedding. The home was clean, comfortable, and well equipped. There were 10 of us and the home had plenty of room for all of us. Cambridge is an adorable town and the location is perfectly located and only a short walk to downtown. The charm of this home caused us to not want to leave.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Stay for Ironman!

  • 5 of 5

Had the pleasure of staying here. Perfect location for Ironman less than a 1/2 mile to transition and finish line. Roger was very responsive to all my questions and provided so much useful information about the town and local attractions. The house was great, plenty of room for a couple of athletes and their families. The house had everything that we needed for a comfortable stay. So much to do in Cambridge and the surrounding area. Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Family Celebration

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a nice long weekend. Roger and Meg were great, and provided lots of additional information about the town and local activities. The house was wonderful and relaxing for our whole family. There was plenty of space to accommodate our large group, and the house had everything that we needed. We are looking forward to renting the house again, maybe in the fall. Thanks again for making our stay so enjoyable.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family wedding reception

  • 5 of 5

Our 3 generational family enjoyed this large well equipped home. Roger was very accommodating when our adult children informed us that they would arrive a day earlier than originally planned. The infant bedding included made for pleasant comfortable sleeping arrangements. The large dining room table accommodated all of us and the well equipped kitchen & outdoor gas grill allowed us to dine at "home" with the entire family together. It was a great long weekend that was enjoyed by all.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gambrills, Maryland

Family Wedding

  • 5 of 5

The house was wonderful and had everything we needed. It was charming and relaxing for our whole family. The grandkids loved the basketball court and the dogs loved their walks thru the beautiful neighborhood. Roger was wonderful in sending us little tidbits on what was going in Cambridge. It was a plus that we were only 20 minutes from Layton's Chance Winery where my nephew got married. Look forward to renting house again maybe in the summer! Thanks again for making our stay such a pleasure.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
BWI Airport - Baltimore, Maryland
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
RAR Brewery
Nearest Ferry
17 Miles
Oxford Bellevue Ferry - Oxford, Maryland
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.7 Miles
U S. 50
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Jimmie & Sooks
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Ocean City, Maryland
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Marsh Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Long Wharf and City Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Sailwinds Visitors' Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Downtown Shopping and Restaurants
Nearest Point of Interest
Snappers Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Portside Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Waterfront Bike and Walking Route
Nearest Point of Interest
Emily's Produce

Dorchester Family YMCA is within walking distance - membership anywhere allows you to enjoy the facility during your stay - bring your membership card.

Playground equipment at Great Marsh Park and also Sailwinds Park.

The Cambridge Main Street Farmer's Market is open twice a week offering local produce, fruit, baked goods and other items. Stop by on Saturdays between 9 a.m. - 12 noon and on Thursdays from 3 - 6 p.m. from early May through mid-October on the waterfront at Long Wharf Park, near High and Water Streets in downtown Cambridge.

Enjoy a tour of the beautiful newly built replica Choptank River Lighthouse at Long Wharf Marina. The lighthouse is now part of the U.S. Lighthouse Society's Passport Program - bring your lighthouse passport and get it stamped during your visit.

Information on the Taste of Cambridge and other local events can be found on the Dorchester County Tourism site, I Love Dorchester County Facebook page as well as Cambridge Main Street website and facebook page.

The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is just one mile away. Resort offers several options for dining and entertainment as well as other amenities.


Rates & Availability

Cambridge House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter/Spring, 2017
Jan 1 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
High Season, 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall/Winter 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $350
Cleaning $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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