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WATERFRONT - Cranberry Cottage on Cobb Island, MD

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Cranberry Cottage is a picturesque waterfront cottage on Cobb Island in southern Maryland. Surrounded by the Potomac River, Wicomico River and Neale Sound, this small island offers visitors the opportunity to experience the peaceful, natural beauty of southern Maryland waterway communities.

This charming cottage is recently refreshed and fully furnished with both new and vintage pieces to create a casual coastal vacation atmosphere. In addition to the separate bedroom (queen sized bed) and hall bath, there is a sleep sofa (queen) and pull out chair (twin) that comfortably accommodate additional guests in the spacious open living area that overlooks the water. The quaint eat-in kitchen is fully equipped for easy family dining. A fully furnished enclosed wrap-around porch overlooking the water allows guests to watch the passing pleasure and work boats while enjoying a cup of coffee at sunrise or an evening dinner at sunset. The 100 foot pier and dock give visitors direct access to the calm tidal water perfect for kayaking, canoeing, fishing and crabbing (bring your own equipment).

Traffic is very light on Cobb Island making it perfect for biking, walking and enjoying the native wildlife (osprey, herons, swans and ducks) adding to the serenity of the peaceful waterside. Vintage adult bikes are available in the lower level garage for guest use. Both fishing and crabbing can be done directly from our private pier . A wonderful community playground is just a five minute walk away while a country grocery store, marina, local restaurants, The Rivah and Schuttlebutt, are also on the island. For additional dining and a taste of local seafood try Captain John’s Crab House/Marina and Shymansky’s Restaurant that are located just over the bridge.

To satisfy your touring spirit, Cobb Island is within easy driving distances of the museums and monuments of Washington DC, historic Mt. Vernon and Woodlawn Plantations in Virginia, the Civil War Battlefields of Fredericksburg, Virginia and St. Mary's City (early settler's village) in southern Maryland. Sail and motor boaters can make short day trips to various sites within the Potomac River watershed.

NOTE: Cranberry Cottage is complemented by Waverly Cottage, a two bedroom rental on the adjoining property (sleeps 4) thereby providing an opportunity to vacation with family and friends in neighboring homes. See our listing for Waverly Cottage Vacation Rentals #7070936. More details on this wonderful feature are available via telephone or e-mail inquiries.

From our guestbook:

"We had a wonderful time at the Cranberry Cottage. Our four weeks here were filled with fishing, crabbing, swimming, great sunrises and sunsets & spectacular views. We enjoyed many a great meals on the enclosed porch. All in all a very relaxing get away!

Danville, California.

"What a wonderful time we had! Thanks for Great Memorial Day Weekend.

Purdys, New York.

"Spectacular!! Thank you very much for a great family weekend.

Richmond, Virginia.

"What a wonderful place to spend our 10th Wedding Anniversary!

Herndon, Virginia

Keywords: Waterfront Cottage, Potomac River, Cobb Island, Southern Maryland

More Details

Vincent Ciccone
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Cobb Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Thank you for observing the following: NO jumping or diving from dock or seawall NO use of private boats docked on pier Do not swim/boat alone
  • Monitor children closely
  • NO fires in fireplace or in fire pits
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath with shower and tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size bed in separate bedroom Queen size sleep sofa and twin size sleep chair in open living area
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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WATERFRONT - Cranberry Cottage on Cobb Island, MD
average rating of 4.625 based on 8 reviews

Thanksgiving getaway

  • 5 of 5

I love this area! It's beautiful, people are very nice. My son and I were able to spend a great holiday together. Did some biking around the neighborhood, board games, movies, and football, not to mention making steaks on the grill. We absolutely will be back in the future!

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jill, So glad the Thanksgiving getaway worked out at Cranberry Cottage. Thank you for the nice review on the website. I hope you and your family enjoy the upcoming holidays and make plans to visit us again next year! Teri
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Amazing views from quaint cottage

  • 4 of 5

Cranberry cottage was prefect for our family. The fishing was excellent and the surroundings were peaceful and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gregory & family, Thank you for your review of Cranberry Cottage. I'm pleased that you were happy with the accommodations and hope you visit us again on Cobb Island! Vincent
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Alexandria, VA

Quiet river cottage on a peaceful island

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed here 7 times - we love it! Comes with a dock, fishing gear, crab pots, bicycles, barbecue grill and peace and quiet. (Well, you may occasionally hear a boom on weekday mornings from the Dahlgren Weapons Testing Center about 20 miles away. And you may hear music from Shymansky's Restaurant on Saturday evening.) One bedroom, one bathroom - sleeps 2 comfortably, plus 2 more on a hide-a-bed sofa. Beautifully decorated and the kitchen is well equipped. Lots to see and do in the area - especially if you have a boat. 75 minutes from the Washington, DC Beltway. The perfect DC weekend getaway. If you need a slightly larger cottage, rent Waverly Cottage next door.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John & Linda, Thank you for your review of Cranberry Cottage. I'm pleased that you were once again happy with the accommodations we can provide. I truly hope you plan to visit us again on Cobb Island in the near future! Vincent
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Oottage is quaint, quiet, and perfect for a couple or small family

  • 4 of 5

We loved being right on the water, the pier is very inviting. Riding around the Island on bikes was a treat. We come to eat crabs and are never disappointed. I'll visit often!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to have you return to Cobb Island for another visit. So happy you enjoyed your stay!
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A pleasant step back in time

  • 5 of 5

What a great time. I will have to admit I was a little worried about taking my teenage boys to a "cottage" 1 bedroom, 1 bath, no wifi and no cable. What a great time we had...boys actually became boys again... NO GAMING, TEXTING, INSTAGRAM... Instead we fished and crabbed ALL DAY! When that was not going on; the Boys were on FLOATS goofing off and playing in the water. The selection of vintage bikes were also great. The boys loved touring the island. WHAT A GREAT 4 DAYS. At night we would ALL watch a show on the 1 TV or played games as a FAMILY...unheard of right? Not at the CRANBERRY COTTAGE! The owners Betty and Vincent were as great as the cottage!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern Virginia

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Visited Cranberry Cottage earlier this spring as a couple and had a very comfortable, quiet stay. We returned with our boys this month for a family reunion and really enjoyed the accommodations and all the island had to offer. . Swimming, boating, crabbing!

This cottage is clean, comfortable and cozy. Absolutely can't beat the porch views! Highly recommended for family vacations or simple weekend get away!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Swan Point
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Captain John's, Schamansky's, The Rivah
Car: necessary

Golf at the renown Swan Point Golf Course just 3 miles down the road.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee Per Visit $50
Refundable damage deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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