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Elizabeth Marcotte

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

The Point of It All-near Annapolis, Washington D.C., Baltimore

14 Reviews
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

Maryland Estate Rental Photos and Description

6 Bedrooms including Guest Apt, 6 Baths, Pool & Spa, Sandy Beach, 2.5 Acres

A truly unique and beautiful estate on the southwest tip of Kent Island, literally in the middle of Chesapeake Bay. Available as a summer rental for the first time in 2013, the guest reviews are worth reading. Amenities include 2.5 very private acres with 550 feet of private shoreline on two sides, a large sandy private beach and 2 stone jetties. Amazing wrap around Bay views go to the southern horizon, and for many miles from east through northwest. A six story light house is less than a mile offshore, marking the main ship channel to Baltimore, directly in front of the house.

The Point of It All was designed over 7 months then built over a year as a private resort for family and friends, with something for everyone. There are sweeping views of the Bay from all main rooms, 4 bedrooms and the guest apartment/game room.

Watch the ships go by or the kids in the pool from the 1st floor deck, two screen porches on the first floor, four balconies on the 2nd floor, or a chaise lounge by the pool. Stroll through large shade trees and wide expanses of lawn overlooking the Bay, or shoot baskets on your own basketball court. The kids will love the elevated play house and swing set.

Enjoy the beach, pool, water slide, heated spa with jets, basketball court, and dock. Read, tan and relax above the waves on three comfortable benches on the dock, or on chaise lounges by the pool, or just lay on the warm sand on the beach. Two stone jetties attract fish year round, so good fishing is within an easy cast -- and you can catch your own crabs from the dock.

During summer the prevailing breeze is from the south or southwest, sending cooler air from the Bay toward the house. The Bay side of the house faces southwest, toward the light house and ship channel, taking full advantage of the amazing views.

A stacked stone wood-burning FP, large flat screen TV, entertainment center are in the living area of the Great Room. Three more gas FPs are in Bedroom 1 (Master), the Study, and Bedroom 6 (Guest Apartment/Game Room).

Bedroom 1 (Master) has a king. BRs 2,3,4 have Queens. BR 5 has a bunk bed. BR 6 (Guest Apartment/Game Room) has a bunk bed. All bedrooms and the Guest Apartment have flat screen TVs with digital HD cable.

There are 6 full baths. The Master Bath has a steam shower and large Bay view soaking tub with air jets.

Adjacent to the Bay front deck is a large pool, large heated spa with jets, diving board and water slide. There is also a propane fueled fire pit on the pool deck.

There is a large sandy beach and a dock with a boat lift, a jet ski lift and davits -- so you can bring your boat and jet ski. An elevated Play House and swing set are attached to a huge maple tree. There is a large enclosed outdoor shower, gas grill, large heated & air-conditioned 2-car garage with large work bench, epoxy coated floor, lots of storage. In the northeast corner of the property you will find a basketball court.

HD cable TV, internet, WiFi are provided. One tandem kayak and two single person kayaks with paddles and life jackets and five adult bicycles are provided.

Maid service including clean linens, lawn service, & pool service are provided weekly.

Located on a very private point at the southwest tip of Kent Island, it is only 15 minutes to shopping and restaurants. It is an honest 35 minutes by car to quaint and historic Annapolis, 1:15 to downtown Washington D.C., 1:00 to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, and less than an hour to quaint towns on the Eastern Shore including Easton, St. Michaels, Oxford and Chestertown.

This property cannot be used for weddings or wedding related functions, rehearsal dinners, brunches, showers etc., or for other types of parties, gatherings or events. Only the persons staying in the house may use the property. No pets and no smoking.

This is a home that family vacationers return to year after year! We look forward to welcoming you to a very special vacation at 'The Point of It All'.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Elizabeth Marcotte (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 14 traveler reviews

The Point of It All-near Annapolis, Washington D.C., Baltimore
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
5

Wonderful multi- generational family celebration week!

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation week at "The Point of It All" was my retirement gift to myself... Participating with and enjoying my children and grandchildren was a special treat. The little ones especially loved the playhouse and swing set..and the pool! 2 of our kiddos strengthened their swimming skills enough to go off the slide and board in their own, like their other cousins...... Then those were favorites, too! We swam, kayaked, biked, played whiffle ball, basketball, fished, crabbed, played on the beach, looked for Seaglass and shells. The boat lift was great for the boat we brought.... And boating activities were also enjoyed. At night, we sat around the fire (easy to use propane) and watched the children put on "shows" for the adults. Inside, we played with the many, many games available, put together puzzles, played pool, or watched movies. The house is immaculate, beautiful and very comfortable. ... And filled with everything you could possibly need. There were plenty of spaces, too, that someone could retreat for some quiet time when needed. I especially loved falling asleep and waking up to the sight of glittering water. ( that sight can be seen almost anywhere in the house). Sitting on a bench on the dock or on the porch at night watching the beautiful sunsets was also a favorite for all of us. The owners were always available and quick to help whenever we needed anything or had questions. We hated leaving..and can't wait to come back sometime!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, PA USA
5

Even better than we remembered!

  • 5 of 5

Once again we enjoyed a spectacular week at The Point of it All. Amazing sunsets, great family time and fantastic weather. We were hopeful that with the change in ownership that everything would still be nice and we were not disappointed!!! The new owners have replaced some of the furnishings throughout with new comfortable as well as functional furniture. The new boat lift worked wonderfully. We enjoyed day trips by boat to Annapolis and St Michaels. The kitchen is still fully stocked with all the essentials required to cook if desired. We ordered crabs at the Marina next door and enjoyed a wonderful meal. The home was immaculately clean. Another wonderful trip...we can't wait for next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wayne, NJ
5

The Perfect Escape!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip and the place was fantastic. There is so much to do, we didn't even get to play on the pool table until Friday night. I was really hoping for the lightning show on the bay that previous renters mentioned, but no such luck. The good news is that meant the weather was great so we basically lived in the pool. Standing in the pool during the sunset with your eyes right at the horizon is unexplainable. The Point of it All is truly unlike any place our family has ever stayed. Thanks for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, PA USA
5

Fabulous!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Sadly, we left your beautiful home on Kent Island this morning. Our three generation family of 15, ages 76 - 3 had an amazing week. We have traveled and rented homes extensively all over the country and we all agree yours is with out a doubt been the most fun. You have honestly thought of everything.

The house was immaculate and well appointed. The amenities were extensive, from kitchen items to pool towels. The game room was totally FULL of age appropriate games for everyone. The pool was in constant use, I am fairly certain the kids may have worn the sliding board out;). We appreciate you thinking to order up that AMAZING sunset every night for us to enjoy.

Derek, your caretaker, was so nice when we arrived and departed. He answered all of our questions and was a wealth of information. The boat lift was perfect and we enjoyed many days tubing out in the bay. The Matapeake boat ramp worked out great just as you suggested. We used Kerri out Foods as well for three dinners they delivered to the house. They were delicious and the owners and staff were an absolute delight!

All in all, our only complaint was that one week wasn't long enough....no one was ready to leave. Ultimately they blamed me for not thinking of that sooner. The pictures on the website are beautiful but honestly they don't do your property justice. The view is spectacular.

Thank you so much for a helping us make my Mom's "BIG" birthday a very special memory for all of us. (The birthday cake from Peace of Cake bakery was amazing, as promised!!) We'll be in touch for next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome home and views!

  • 5 of 5

I'm a returning renter and look forward to returning for many years. I've previously rented similar waterfront homes across the country, from Maui to Malibu to Maine. No other home has the combination of quality, amenities, and views. There is something for everyone, from the basketball court, tree house, game room and pool for the kids to relaxing and experiencing the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay for the adults. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harrisburg, PA
5

The Point of it All

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 13 (ages 4-68) who have vacationed from Massachusetts to South Carolina. We found this home to be simply the nicest that we have stayed in. It was well stocked with all the essentials and then some. The teenagers enjoyed having their "own"

apartment above the garage.

We kayaked on the Chesapeake, had dinner at Harris's Crab House, had ice cream at the Kentmorr Marina, fished in the bay, golfed, and traveled one day to Washington for a White House tour. We also used the pool extensively.

We had a storm one night that was quite a show of thunder and lightening. Our 4 year

old twins are normally afraid of thunderstorms, but they were enthralled with this one.

They wanted to know if there was going to be another "storm show" the next night!

Derek, the caretake, was also very helpful explaining the pool and hot tub equipment.

Great time! You do need a car to do other activities on the island.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Characters Bridge Restaurant
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
BWI
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Kentmorr Marina
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Blue Heron Golf Course
Nearest Train
40 Miles
BWI Rail Station or New Carrolton (both AmTrak)
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Route 50/301
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Kentmorr Marina
Car: necessary

Why be stuck in heavy traffic for 3 hours or more trying to reach the Atlantic beaches?

Instead, you could be relaxing on your own private beach a point in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. This truly is a paradise that offers something for everyone.

If you ever want to leave this beautiful place for lunch, dinner or for a day, The Point of It All is only :35 from City Dock in Annapolis, 1:15 from downtown Washington D.C., and 1:00 from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

From here it is easy to explore Maryland's scenic Eastern Shore including quaint colonial towns like Easton, St. Michaels, Oxford and Chestertown. Visit the Chesapeake Bay Museum in St. Michaels, take the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry to Oxford, go antiquing around Chestertown and Galena, or shop at the nearby Queenstown Premium Outlets for many famous brands. Golf at the nearby Blue Heron or Queenstown Harbor courses.

After arriving at this uniquely beautiful family resort, you will soon decompress.

Regardless of their initial plans, most of our guests decide to spend most of their time on the property. Please read the reviews for guests’ comments on this phenomenon.

Active things to do without driving anywhere include swimming, soaking in the heated spa, windsurfing, boating, kayaking, fishing, playing basketball on the private court or volleyball on the lawn. Walk, run or use our bikes to check out beautiful farms, forests and water views along Kent Island's South Trail and Cross Island Trail.

Fishing is available from shore because two stone jetties attract rockfish (striped bass), bluefish, perch, croakers, and red drum. Charter fishing boats are available in nearby marinas. You can bring your own boat or jet ski and store them on electric lifts on the dock.

Those looking for piece and quiet will find this home to offer plenty of places where you can relax, read, or work on a tan -- while an ever-changing parade of huge ships, sailboats and wildlife pass by. Blue herons, Ospreys and Bald Eagles and a variety of waterfowl nest nearby and visit this point.

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Rates & Availability

Kent Island Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 28 2016 - Sep 10 2016
7 night minimum stay
$11,400
 
 
Summer 2017
May 27 2017 - Sep 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
$11,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$11,400
 

Additional information about rental rates

Summer: Prefer 14 Nights but 7 Nights may be available, change-over on Saturdays.
Fall-Winter-Spring: 4 Night Minimum
NO Weddings or other Functions or Events.
Use of Property Limited to Persons Staying in House, Maximum of 12.
No Pets. No Smoking.
Rates subject to change until confirmed by owner.

If more than 120-days until stay begins, signed contract and personal check for 50% of Use Fee required to hold requested dates. Remaining 50% of Use Fee plus $3,000 Damage Deposit due 120 days before arrival date.

If 120-days or less until stay begins, signed contract and personal check for Total Use Fee and $3,000 Damage Deposit required to hold requested dates.

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Amenities

Maryland Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Steam Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • Enclosed outdoor shower accessible from pool deck. Pool bath with shower & toilet accessible from Screen Porch 1 and pool area.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 6 (Guest Apt/Game Room) - 1 bunk bed
  • Full Bay Views from BR 1 (Master), BRs 2, 3, 4, 6 (Guest Apt). Partial Bay view from BR 5. Balconies overlooking the Bay in BR 1 (Master has a balcony and a covered deck), BR 4 and BR 6 (Guest Apt).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • 9 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Weekly services provided by owner include: maid service and all linens, pool service, lawn service, trash removal.

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