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Perfect For Families! Beautiful Views, Waterfront, Pool And So Much More!

Sleeps15
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms6
Space 6,000 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Main Home With Five Bedrooms, Guest House, Pool, Dock On 5.5 Acres.

For your family enjoyment, this riverfront retreat offers panoramic views and breathtaking sunsets over looking miles of the Elk River. ***Please no weddings/parties or other events*** Nestled on 5.5 areas on top of a 40 feet bluff above the water you will enjoy the water front lifestyle. From this vista, the river appears to be more like a lake with the sun kissing the water in the evening. The property has approximately 400 feet of waterfront, and 120 foot dock. The manicured estate starts as you pass through the large brick double gates down the illuminated graceful tree-lined driveway with circular access to both houses. You will enjoy the; outdoor park-like activity areas which include: sand volleyball court, tether ball, horse shoes, fire pit, barbecue areas, landscaped bridge, children’s play ground with swing set, picnic tables, scenic track for running or walking that meanders throughout the property, and professionally landscaped areas which complement the Chesapeake Bay’s setting and ambiance. This Estate home has; two full master suites, three additional spacious bedrooms, five full bathrooms, a professionally appointed gourmet kitchen, theater room, spacious marble covered living areas, a large mahogany library, glassed-in four season large room, two fireplaces and a complete reconditioned heated pool.

More than a bonus room, the estate has a full separate guest home which offers; privacy from the main house, with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen, large living room with fireplace, laundry room and screened in porch.

Sit by completely reconditioned in-ground pool and take in the amazing sunsets or take a soak in your spa/hot tub and enjoy the Eastern Shore lifestyle at this spectacular estate home.

This riverfront retreat borders next to a state park and the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal and is a convenient drive to Wilmington DE, DC and NYC.

We do not permit weddings or other parties or events to be hosted at the property. Occupancy is strictly limited to 15 people.

More Details

Owner
Sheri
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 2017

About Sheri

We are both from the northeast and have always enjoyed our summers with the warm weather and outdoor activities. We love real estate and when we first visited this home we saw so much potential. We have carefully and methodically thought through every improvement and change we have made to the property. We really treasure our time at La Casa Del Rio - The River House.

Sheri purchased this estate in 2011

Why Sheri chose Elkton

For years and years we searched for the perfect vacation home for our family. It seemed like everywhere we looked, our time was spent fighting traffic and navigating our way through the sea of other tourists. We actually 'stumbled upon' this amazing home and decided it would be perfect for us and so many other families. It is large enough to host multiple families and generations. Also, for the couple or even in-laws that want more privacy, the guest house is an incredible and spacious retreat.

What makes this estate unique

The views, the views, the views are amazing! You will simply melt with the sunsets.

Amenities

Elkton Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Main home - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - Main home - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - Main home - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - Main home - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 5 - Main home - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - Guest home - toilet , shower
  • Five full bathrooms in the main home and one full bath in the guest house.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Main home East Master - 1 queen , adjoining master bath and walkin closet
    Main home West Master - 1 king , Adjoining master bath and walkin closet
    Main home East - 1 queen , Adjoining full bath
    Main home East - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed, one is a twin and the lower bunk is a double bed
    Main home West - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed and a double bed
    Guest home bedroom - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
All Amenities are subject to change

Reviews

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Perfect For Families! Beautiful Views, Waterfront, Pool And So Much More!
average rating of 4.808511 based on 47 reviews
5

The house had every convince! We couldn't ask for more.

  • 5 of 5

The view was spectacular and we were blessed with great weather. We really appreciated the property manager who was very efficient and answered all our questions immediately. Thanks to all!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property, Lovely memories

  • 5 of 5

Property is well maintained! Landscaping was manicured, pools were clean and in good working order, grills and outdoor activity areas (sand volleyball, exercise equipment, playground, horseshoe pits, hammock ...) ready for use. Indoor entertainment : pool table, darts, cards, movie den and sound system were nice additions. We needed a little assistance figuring out the sound system (outside & inside speakers) but a short phone call and ta daa... we were up and running. As in any new place, it took a little while finding light switches and things, especially kitchen gadgets and appliances but the place was well equipped. We brought and ate all our meals there so we needed plenty of bowls and containers. We could have used a Xlarge bowl for mixing and serving large salads etc but we don't sweat about the small stuff. Everybody has different sleeping requirements; some like their mattresses soft, others firm. If that's a concern of yours, try out the different beds because they do differ in different rooms. The guest house mattress apparently has a U curved mattress gently rolling couples together towards the middle and the towel supply was depleted out there but there were plenty in the big house to share. Again, minor things. We were ready to leave 2 hours before our check out time but had to wait for the 2 hour dishwasher cycle to finish so we could empty it out. This gave us quality time together to review our new long weekend memories. Life is good and so was our stay. We're all talking about coming back. Thank You for sharing! You have a lovely place.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house, great grounds

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was fantastic! The house is stocked with the things you'll need everyday for cooking and eating and sleeping - and it was clean and well maintained. Then outside was gorgeous, with lots of fun things to do on the grounds. It was a great time and I wish we could have stayed longer. Fun to watch football on the huge tv, plus a farmstand right around the corner. We'd do it again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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So much was wonderful, so much was not.

  • 2 of 5

So many things right; So many things wrong! Sheri, property manager was amazing through the entire week. She was responsive when we called because a big storm came and the pool needed service to remove the leaves, sticks, etc. Main House: Master bedroom bed comfy, bathroom amazing, especially the shower. Bedroom/bathroom off the TV room was great, bed comfy, bathroom fine. Bedroom and bathroom at the end of the hall from the kitchen were fine. However, the two "kid bedrooms" had very uncomfortable beds w/ plastic sheets on the mattresses, which we removed - our "kids" were teens/older adults so they knew an uncomfortable bed and the scratchy, loud sounds the plastic covers made at night were annoying. Enclosed porch was the grandfathers favorite and we had many great cocktail moments there. Office area: had a pull-out couch which we hoped to use for our young adults who came in for just 2 days, but it was broken. Living Room had big comfy couches, but no tables to set drinks on. TV Room was great-many videos and four clickers/detailed directions, but batteries only worked in one so we had to move batteries from one to another.

Kitchen: For me, the most disappointing part. The fridge did not have an ice maker, only two ice trays in the fridge. While the range was five star and implements of cooking (spatulas, whisks, etc) were numerous, the saute pans, prep bowls, cookie sheets and sauce pans were old and not representative of the price we paid for the house (we have rented many houses through VRBO). The serving dishes/bowls were either purchased at Goodwill or were used: dishes were chipped, old plastic glassware too big, unmatched; the largest serving bowl was an old plastic punch bowl with cracks. In addition, the cabinets were in such disarray that the first night (when I arrived with all the food for 12 people for a week) the only thing we could find to put the salad in was a stock-pot. There were labels on some of the shelves, but the items labeled were not where they were supposed to be. Outdoor Equipment: my husband was most disappointed-pool fine, hot tub fine, but one of the two kayaks had a hole in it (we patched it with double stick tape), the foosball table was broken, basketball hoop ripped, badminton rackets broken - need I say more. Fire pit great.

Cottage House - grandparents loved to get away, but there were NO DISHES in the cabinets, no end table for grandma to put her teacup. Price not = to what we lived with.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments on our property. We have taken some of your feedback and made changes. You suggested adding end tables in our living room which we have done. Also we ordered a new basketball net and repaired the Kayak. I inspected the pull out couch and found it to be in good working condition. Also, I removed the broken badminton rackets. We supply a volleyball for the volleyball court but another guest must have left the badminton rackets. We have not purchased any dishes at goodwill, all have been purchased at Bed Bath and Beyond or Macys. I located several serving dishes w/out chips or cracks that are white ceramic and in excellent condition. I purchase new pots, pans, drinking cups, and trays at the beginning of every rental season. I have since purchased more to replace the existing. Often times renters leave kitchen items behind and usually the next guest has the opportunity to use it. I advertise one ice maker which is located in the guest house. There are a total of six ice cube trays in the main house for use and the remaining four were located in the drawer just below the microwave. Also, extra batteries were located in the drawer to the left of the sink area in the kitchen. Regarding the children's mattresses in protective plastic cover, please understand this is for health reasons. These two bedrooms are meant for children and the mattresses placed in these rooms were highly recommended for children. My apologies they were not comfortable for the teenagers. Again, thank you for your comments, I only wish I had known you had some of these concerns during your stay and be given the opportunity to address these items.
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Spacious Estate with expansive views

  • 4 of 5

The River House is a large sprawling estate on a huge property. We enjoyed our stay with plenty of room for 9 adults and 5 children. The grounds are fairly well kept with extras like a fire pit, horseshoes, and volleyball. The dock is very nice with a non splinter surface and partial shade provided by a pergola. The two kayaks were nice to have provided, already down the steps. They were, however, very dirty and buggy. Would have been nice to have had those cleaned before our arrival. Also, we never could figure out how to turn on the deck lights, but we still were able to enjoy it for the most part.

The pool, right outside the house, is especially nice with a shaded area in addition to plenty of sunny areas. Water was very clean, lots of pool toys provided, plenty of seating.

There are 3 refrigerators: two in the guest house and one in the main house. Strangely, only one refrigerator had a functioning ice maker. We kept filling ice trays and transported ice to the main house freezer each day. I asked Sheri, the property manager about it. It was an owner decision to deactivate the ice makers, but I never learned why.

Overall, it was a very nice vacation. The kitchen is large enough for a number of people to work in together, and we found most of the cookware and dishes we needed in spite of the fact that the cabinets were not well organized. The thing that seemed strange to me is that the house wasn't stocked with some of the essential products we had come to expect based on other high-end homes we had rented over the years. Things like trash bags, ziploc bags, paper towels, basic bathroom toiletries like sample sizes of soap, shampoo, lotion, etc. (There was plenty of toilet paper provided) For an estate property of this type, providing those simple extras would seem to be an easy way to add a quality and comfort touch.

One other issue we had was the visits of the neighbor's dogs who found a way through the fence. Though they seemed friendly enough, we weren't comfortable having them around the little ones, and we had to shoo them back home several times. Sheri said she would contact the owner.

She was responsive to my texts, and tried to get us help. The dishwasher had a minor malfunction, but we figured out how to make it work, even though the repairman couldn't come until the next week.

So, overall, good week, good vacation. It could have been a little better with a little more attentiveness to some simple things.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderful place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

A great place for family reunions...something for everyone. Sheri is wonderful to work with.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
45.6 Miles
Philadelphia International Airport
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Newark DE Amtrak
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Elk Neck State Park
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Damage Protection $79.99 + Tax
Management Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund