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Deal Island Bay Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage



About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Enjoy the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay in a relaxing and peaceful way. The Deal Island Bay Cottage on Maryland's Eastern Shore situated on a large lot where you can unwind from the daily stresses of the beltway life. Watch the sunrise every morning as you eat breakfast from the cozy dining room while a symphony of bird sounds provide the music and entertainment. Activities reported by past guests include crabbing. Locals use a technique known as chicken necking where they tie a chicken neck to a weighted rope. Once the crab starts munching on the chicken, the rope is slowly pulled up and a net is used to get the critter. All supplies for are in the cottage except the chicken. Other guests have fished, boated and hunted, which is plentiful during the right season. Some say that the Deal Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is the mecca of duck hunting in the winter! So, use it as a hunting lodge and

bring home the fowl.

At dusk, take a walk to the beach on the other side of the bridge which is only 1 block away and watch the sun set into the bay as if you were sitting in Key West, Florida, but without the crowds. Keep an eye out for the many bird species that the Deal Island

Wildlife Management area is known for. Great Blue Herons, Canada Geese, unique ducks, gulls and more. "This region possesses an extensive variety of environments including barrier islands, coastal bays, tidal wetlands, cypress swamps, upland fields and primeval

forests. More bird sightings have been recorded here than in any other region of the state." (Birding Weekend)

If you do feel like driving for other adventures, Ocean City Maryland, Chincoteague, Virginia, Assateague Island National Seashore are all about an hour away. Salisbury and Crisfield, MD less than half an hour. Catch the summer passenger ferry to historic and

unique Smith Island from Crisfield. Smith Island is a community so long isolated from the mainland that the residents are known for still speaking in a form of Elizabethan English dating back to the 1600s. It is a unique place to experience.

The standard bedding arrangement includes a very large master bedroom with a queen bed and master bathroom. The smaller 2nd bedroom has a bunk with a full on the bottom and twin on the top. If you have a larger party, there is a 3rd closed off bedroom available with 2 foldout cots. There is also a queen size air mattress available which can fit in the master bedroom comfortably.

All sheets, pillows, towels, pots, pans, dishes, propane grill and cleaning are included in the price! This cottage has central air conditioning and heat. Come discover Deal Island before everyone else does!

More Details

Fab Mir
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a last minute vacation for us and we were lucky to find a location that accepted pets. We were not expecting to fall so in love with Deal Island and its beautiful solitude. The cottage was not fancy, but was extremely well-appointed. Everytime I thought "I wish I would have brought ___", all I had to do was open a cabinet to find the forgotten item. We did have a problem clearing the smelly water in the pipes as we were the first guests of the season; however, the owner was very responsive and helpful with this problem.
May 2011
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4.2/5 -
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Deal Island Bay Cottage
average rating of 4.2 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Very nice place to stay , very relaxing. Clean very homey

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guest. Kept the place nice, good communication and pleasant interactions. Fab
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Fantastic Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time renting a home in Deal Island and by far the best. (We've already booked this same place again for the summer) The place had everything we needed and not a single thing went wrong. Definitely looking forward to staying there again!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great rental

  • 5 of 5

Clean rental with easy access to a sportsman's paradise! You can't find nicer and welcoming residents! Hope to be back multiple times this fall/winter

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mike, It was great having you guys and you kept the place looking great after your stay!
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Not on Deal Island! Not on Bay!!

  • 2 of 5

Cottage was clean and furnished nicely. The screened back porch was essential as the mosquitoes were big and plentiful as would be expected in a wetlands area. We used 40% DEET spray which worked well. The beach was nice and early morning and about sunset we had it to ourselves so our dog could run off leash. Owner responded promptly when we told him the satellite wasn't working. Only negative was that the septic tank right off the back porch overflowed whenever water was used. Maybe too remote for some people but close to fishing and crabbing areas

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the mostly positive remarks. I will be calling a septic truck to empty it since this is the first it was reported to me. I am glad your family and your dog were able to enjoy the nearby beach and sunsets all to yourselves. Hope you come back again to enjoy the pet-friendly vacation in a fully furnished clean house with all the amenities for such a great price!
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  • 4 of 5

Booking was easy, and owner was very helpful... everything was just an email away.This was my first experience with this website and it was a very good experience. Property is EXTRA Spacious and perfect for families. Very well appointed with all that you might need. Decor is comfortable. Location is remote... but if you are coming to this area....that is just what you want. The Deal Island Beach is a fantastic find and I spent most my time there. Fantastic for dogs/kids/ and seaglass hunters! No "real" restaurants closeby (course, I am a foodie)... but Lucky's and Arby's can provide you with all of your simple essentials. I would suggest bringing a gallon of water upon checkin to get you started. Well water properties near salt water dont mix that well...same as where I live.. so I was used to this. There is a great selection of DVDs Tapes for your nighttime home entertainment... but excitement for me was finding the yellow DSL cable by the refrig!! Internet connection in a remote area was a fantastic amenity... one I didnt expect, but was thrilled to find!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review and feedback. Hope to have you come back again! Fab
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lucky's last chance, has beer and wine
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Crisfield, MD
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Over the bridge to the right.
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Take pet to beach.

* Sun bathe.

* Fishing.

* Hunting.

* Crabbing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Watch Sunsets on the Beach.

* Ride you bike around the island.

* Go out and see the stars at night.

* Milky way night sky.

* Dish Network.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Go to the local beach.

* Bring you dog.

* Watch Dish Network.

* Watch movies from DVD library.

* Take a day trip to Ocean City.

Beach for swimming and searching for shells, items.

Crabbing in local spots.

Hunting during season for fowl.

Eating crabs from local waterman

Perfect Biking terrain (flat)

Crisfield ferry to Smith island (25 minutes by car)

Ocean City, Assateague National Seashore or Chincoteague are all

within 1 hour drive.


Rates & Availability

Chance Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20
Cleaning Fee $40
Tax Rate 6.0%

Nightly Rate: $105 - $125

Weekly Rate: $750 - $800

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

Checkin is 2PM, Checkout is 12PM
Begins Ends
Weekday Rate
Weekend Rate
Weekly Rate
May 01 - Thursday before Memorial Day
Friday before Memorial Day - Jun 30
Jul 01, 2012 - Labor Day
Dog Fee: $20 one-time per pet fee for the whole stay.
No Cleaning Fee is charged except for One-Night Rentals. *For one night only rentals, there is a cleaning fee of $45.
Discounts for 5 or more night rentals. Go to easternshorevacation website for an exact cost calculator.
All rates plus tax
6% Maryland Sales Tax
Payment by Paypal, check, money order

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Chance Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , There's also a Queen Airbed in the closet that fits on floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk with Full on bottom and twin on top
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Auxillary bedroom with Queen on floor
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
Now with Satellite TV! * 2/3 Bedrooms * DI has a beach * 2 Full Baths Boat ramps * Plenty of room for pet to run * Deal Island Wildlife Mgt Area * Large Kitchen * Dish Network Television (with HBO and other Channels during the Summer) * Propane BBQ Stainless Steel Grill in enclosed porch * Satellite TV with VCR/DVD players and many movies * Dishwasher * Central A/C - Heat * Microwave oven * Washer and Dryer * 1 Queen, 1 Full, 1 Twin, Sofa * Stereo * 1/2 block from the bridge * Beach on the other side of bridge * Bay Kayak

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