|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Blue Water Farm
A Country Estate nestled on a high bank of the Choptank River with unparalleled views of one of Chesapeake Bays highly traveled waterways.
Blue Water Farm…. This waterfront residence, on a 150 acre farm, was built in the early 1940’s by a doctor who wanted a weekend residence away from the hectic pace of his New York and Philadelphia practice. The property is situated on the Choptank River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. This family estate is a sportsman’s paradise with abundant waterfowl (it is in the Atlantic “flyway” of the migrating ducks and geese) and provides some of the best fishing and boating activity on the East Coast.
A mile long private lane offers a beautifully landscaped transition from the hustle and bustle of urban activity to a charming Georgian colonial residence.
The center hall leads to a large living room with fireplace and bay window overlooking the river. The reading nook leads to a cheerful dining room with another bay window. The main floor also includes a separate wet bar, a powder room and large porch with a fireplace over-looking the swimming pool and the river. A butler’s pantry and a family kitchen connect the main house to the secondary house which includes two pine paneled bedrooms with a full bath, a first floor bedroom with full bath, and a laundry room. The second floor of the main house contains a large master bedroom with a fireplace and a half bath and two bedrooms with a full bath.
The adjacent fully functional pool house lies directly on the rivers edge. This building consists of a large recreation area (pool table, Foos Ball, air hockey, poker table and weight machine and free weights) with a fire place and a bar. A fully equipped kitchen makes this building an ideal location for additional festivities.
The views from the main house and the pool house offer unparalleled views of the Choptank River, which is an ever changing panoroma of wildlife, fishing and pleasure boats, sunrises, and a fascinating montage of changing weather and sea patterns. Blue Water Farm is a haven for the urban commuter and an ideal place to bring the family.
This place was amazing! Our group came here for a relaxing Labor day weekend, and we couldn't have imagined a better spot if we tried. The house is spacious and the grounds are unbelievable. The pictures don't do it justice. The house is also stocked with all of the kitchen equipment you could need.
My family gathered at the Blue Water Estate to celebrate our 50th anniversary. There were 14 of us, 7 adults and 7 children. The children ranged in age from 6 to 18 years old.
The house was more than adequate for our group. The house was clean, charming and in good condition. The kitchen was extremely well stocked. Plenty of glasses, plates, utensils, pots, pans, blenders, crock pots, grills etc. The master bedroom was huge and the rest of the bedrooms were of reasonable size. All the beds were comfortable. The living room was large and a good place to gather for movie night. The screened-in porch was big with 2 picnic tables and several patio chairs. A great place to grab a cup of coffee and greet the morning.
The surrounding property was lovely. The pool was a big hit for everyone. The sand box, tire swing, hammock, fire pit, porch swing, pool table, dart board, bikes and badminton game were all used and enjoyed. I found just sitting looking out at the river and watching the eagles and other sea birds soar by was a relaxing and soothing experience.
The property is about an hour from Ocean City and some of our group took a day trip there in the middle of the week. There are plenty of places to ride bikes in the area and some of our group took a 25 mile bike ride around the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge.
Corey was easy to work with and just happened to be there when we arrived. He gave us some great tips on where to go for our supplies and places to eat. Although we did not eat out we did have a seafood night and thanks to Corey's suggestion of a place called Kool Ice Seafood we had an outstanding feast.
I will always have fond memories of our visit to Blue Water Estate and would recommend it to my friends and relatives.
We had our whole family ages 82 to 3 months old. Perfect for everyone. Even with the heat we spent a lot of time on the porch enjoying the view. Never once did we hear the dreaded "I'm bored". Only problem I had was the week went by too fast!!
Blue Water Farm delivers what it promises. We had 15 people visit for a week and we had a great time. In addition to great facilities for
a vacation we had an amazing experience watching deer, wild turkeys, a fox, what we thought was a coyote, and both bald eagles, nd
osprey fishing outside our door. I heartily recommend it. I must say the weather was incredibly hot, which made for some spectacular
night time thunder storms, if you enjoy that kind of thing.
My family and I LOVED our stay at Blue Water Farm. When we first pulled up to the house and looked at the water from the backyard, it looked like something you’d see on a postcard. The house was big, clean, and very comfortable. Cambridge and a few other nearby towns were a lot of fun to visit, but most of us especially enjoyed our time spent on the property at the house, in the pool, and on the river. We’ve already talked about booking it again for next year.
Had a family vacation with children from 8-14 years old. The kids always found something to do, from the tire swing to the hammocks to the play area, riding bikes, kayaking, fishing and best of all the pool. Large area for volleyball and softball game. The kitchen is well equipped for everything, even down to a cookbook for leftover crabs. The home itself is just beautiful, spacious and comfortable. The pool house was also nice and comfortable. We spent most of the time in the screened room or the pool deck. We did not make use of the beach as there were jelly fish present. The flies were a nuisance, we made sure we brought bug spray. Waking in the morning to see the sunrise was wonderful and then walking over to the fields to see the deer, and wild turkeys was a definite plus. If you want a home for your vacation this is the one, you will not be sorry.
There’s a lot to love in the Heart of the Chesapeake
On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Dorchester County has more shoreline than any other county in Maryland. From the Chesapeake Bay to the Choptank and Nanticoke Rivers to dramatic marshland, water is central to life here. Watermen (and women) still harvest crab, oysters, clams, and fish from these waters. You’ll find fresh and local seafood on the menu in nearly every restaurant.
Dorchester offers a mix of old and new, of wide open spaces and charming small towns. You’ll find unspoiled landscapes and nature to admire at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and throughout the county. Dramatic vistas of unspoiled countryside and marshland create the perfect backdrop for incredible sunsets. No wonder Dorchester draws outdoor enthusiasts, birders, photographers, hunters, cyclists, boaters, paddlers, and others from near and far.
At the same time, you’ll find award-winning restaurants, a vibrant arts scene, and independent, locally owned shops in our largest city, Cambridge, home to 12,000 residents.
Centrally located in the Chesapeake Bay region and with a shape that resembles a heart, Dorchester is known as the Heart of the Chesapeake. We’re easy to get to: about 1.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and less than three hours from Philadelphia.
Find out more about the area online at TourDorchester.org and in person at the Dorchester County Visitor Center, 2 Rose Hill Place in Cambridge.
• The 30,000 acres at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, called the Everglades of the North, provide a home for bald eagles, herons, egrets, and more. Outdoor Photographer magazine called the refuge one of the top 25 spots worldwide where professional nature photographers go. Of course, everyday photographers and nature lovers find plenty to enjoy there, too.
• It’s easy to get out on the water here, whether or not you have a boat. Join one of the weekly sails on the skipjack Nathan of Dorchester. Take a cruise on a paddlewheeler. Rent a kayak or charter a fishing boat. And if you have your own boat, there are 20 free boat ramps and several marinas around the county, plus plenty of quiet, uncrowded anchorages.
• We’re known for our crab cakes (not to mention steamed crabs, cream of crab soup, and crab any which way). Crab cakes at Old Salty’s and Suicide Bridge restaurants recently earned ink in Southern Living and USA Today. Jimmie & Sook’s cream of crab soup was named among the top 10 in Maryland by the Baltimore Sun. Oysters are also a claim to fame. Dorchester is home to a growing number of oyster farms, in addition to the traditional methods of oystering. You’ll find fresh and local seafood on the menus of most of our restaurants.
• Famed Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman was born in Dorchester and led her escapes to freedom from here. Find out more about the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway at HarrietTubmanByway.org.
• Bicycling for all ages is increasingly popular in Dorchester, as are endurance events such as triathlons, and running, swimming, and cycling races and events. The ChesapeakeMan triathlon was named among the top 10 worldwide. See the list of 2014 endurance events at http://www.tourdorchester.org/attraction.php?attraction=547&category=63&ac=547,63.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Oct 6 2016 - May 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
**We are unable to allow events such as weddings at this time.**
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