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Speaks: english

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

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 6
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Chesapeake Bay Estate Rental Photos and Description

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

Location, location, location and more…The River House property offers panoramic views of the Elk River from the bluff 40 feet above the beach. From the top of the vista, the river appears to be more like a private lake. The property’s 450 feet of waterfront and 120 foot dock, equipped with three boat lifts, provides deep water access to the Chesapeake Bay for fishing, water sports, and travel to other locations on the bay. The River House is nestled between a state park and the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal and is a one hour drive from DC and 1.5 hour drive from NYC. The secluded home in this premier location is within 5 miles of fine dining, golf, horseback riding, shopping and more. The River House offers a private location with numerous activities on-site and close by for vacationers to enjoy with family and friends. Water skiing on the smooth river surface early in the morning and watching a breathtaking sunset from the pool or the hot tub after dinner, the River House will provide the backdrop for creating memories that last a life-time. This waterfront paradise is an entertainer’s delight.

Property Features: 5.5 acres, private estate with: close to 6,000 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathroom in the main house; and a 1,000 square foot, 1 bedroom 1 bath guest house; pool and hot tub; boat dock; illuminated graceful tree-lined driveway with circular access to both houses; outdoor activity areas to include: sand volleyball court, tether ball, horse shoes, fire pit, barbecue areas, landscape bridge, play/swing set for the children, picnic tables, scenic track for running or walking that meanders throughout the property, and professionally landscaped areas which complement the Chesapeake Bay setting and ambiance.

The main home is a sprawling ranch and has 2 impressive Master suites with walk-in closets outfitted with ample shelves and private bath retreats. Panoramic views of the river are offered from the pool and the hot tub. The home includes two master bedrooms, three additional bedrooms, five full bathrooms, a professionally appointed kitchen, several spacious living areas, a library, and screened-in porch. The main home also has a 2 car garage. Step inside the impressive portico of the main home and appreciate the flowing floor, travertine marble flooring and stunning view of the river from almost every room in the house. The bedrooms are carpeted and all have bathroom access just a few steps away. The gourmet kitchen is appointed with GE Monogram® appliances, granite countertops, 6 burner gas range, and wine cooler, custom cherry cabinetry with “soft-close” doors, advanced lighting designs, oversized island and custom molding. Other designer features include: Swarovski crystal cabinet pulls, newly renovated custom baths, Jacuzzi tub, Moen® plumbing fixtures throughout, 3 wood burning fireplaces converted to electric.

The guest house includes one bedroom, one bathroom, a full, modern kitchen, a comfortable living area, and a large screen-in porch. The guest house has a two car garage. The charming one bedroom cottage has been remodeled to perfection and provides a stylish retreat with its own water views and terrace. This second home is exquisitely well-appointed; from granite countertops, solid wood cabinetry and spacious interior.

Enjoy the Eastern Shore lifestyle in Maryland at your spectacular estate home getaway. As an added bonus, the glass-enclosed patio on the main home overlooking the Elk River, perfect to grab your morning workout or relax and enjoy an evening meal. You may even enjoy your evening relaxing in the solar heated pool or hot tub with incredible sunsets as your backdrop for an enchanted twilight.

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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Sheri (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

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 Chesapeake Bay

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.


based on 34 traveler reviews

Perfect For Families! Beautiful Views, Waterfront, Pool And So Much More!
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews

Beautiful Home!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best homes away form homes! Beautiful view, great amenities and perfect location. I will be definitely be staying here again soon!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying at the bay house and both experiences were exceptional. I would highly recommend renting this house. The house itself is beautiful and the owner is incredibly friendly and responsive. We will most definitely rent this house again!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Extraordinary in every way; great thought went into every detail; perfect for relaxing w/fam,friends

  • 5 of 5

The house is breathtaking from the moment you enter. It's clean and sleek and grand. The side facing the water has windows everywhere that it's architecturally possible for it to have windows.

Everything is perfectly appointed: a fire pit with great seating all around it, and plenty of wood of all sizes right next to it; a well-kept hot tub right by the house, overlooking the water; comfortable rooms and bathrooms on every couple's bedroom; a glamorous kitchen with full amenities; enormous TVs and comfortable, elegant furniture everywhere; a long, beautiful dock; an enormous curved driveway with a gorgeous gate at the front; a volley-ball pit and running trail on the premises; an immaculate and very well-furnished guest house also on the property; plenty of room for everyone to have alone time or come together; a very nice pool table and elegant bar. There is just no exaggerating the beauty and comfort of this place. We had several families all come together, and we couldn't have been happier with the time and setting it gave us to spend time together.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Awesome !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house for 3 nights on the new years eve. Right when you enter the property at the main gate you feel like you are entering a Disney resort. The house was huge, very well maintained, clean and very stylish, also great location by the river with a fantastic view. You have everything you need for your stay. The owner was very helpful. Thanks a lot.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I am so happy to hear you had a wonderful stay. Happy New Year!
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Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family stayed here when my son was getting married. The house is a perfect relaxing home, with so many things to do. Sherri always got back to us with any questions we had during our stay. Would definitely go back!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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House with a view

  • 5 of 5

Overall, we were very impressed with the River House. We had a family reunion with 9 adults and 4 children. There was space for even more! The manager, Sheri was so helpful and accommodating. From answering zillions of questions, to going out at 9:00pm to pick up new life jackets, we could not have dealt with anyone better! She also was very considerate about keeping any workers away while we were there.

The house was amazing, with so much room and beautifully crafted. Everyone was awed by it. The kitchens and bathrooms were so spacious, with every amenity you could think of. The screened in porch was wonderful and fit all of us for dinner each night. There were so many gathering spots inside and out, that it never felt crowded. The pool and fire pit were the biggest attractions for everyone. The house had great views of the river. The location was perfect; centrally located between Philly and Baltimore and even easy for the New York family. Only challenge for us was the number of days required to rent it. We understand why, and the owners were kind enough to allow us a shorter stay, but it would be nice to always have the option for less days.

On a negative side, we were not happy with the master beds. They were way too soft and the queen beds seemed more the size of full beds. Also, in the one master bedroom, we looked out over a pile of construction materials, which could have been put on the other side of the house, out of view. The swimming pool is not as private as we'd hoped, with one side open to weekend neighbors. Luckily they were not too close and they left soon into our visit. The TV situation was a bit confusing, lots of tvs/remotes, but not all had cable, one of which was supposed to. It would help to label the remotes by the room in which they are are to be used. We were also disappointed that the hot tub was not functioning while we were there, altho we understand all of these things happen. Finally, for the cost of the place, we were a little surprised that we were expected to haul out all garbage and strip the beds before we left. None of these would stop me from returning tho.

I would definitely recommend the River House and would be happy to gather the family there again! It is truly a beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Chesapeake City Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 27 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 28 2016 - Sep 5 2016
3 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 24 - Jan 1
3 night minimum stay
MLK Holiday
Jan 17 - Jan 19
2 night minimum stay
Presidents Day/Valentines
Feb 14 - Feb 17
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 29 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day 2017
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Early Summer
Jun 13 2017 - Jun 23 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 24 2017 - Aug 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

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Chesapeake Bay Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • 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
All Amenities are subject to change

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