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Cute, cozy cottage getaway

Bedrooms 2
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, Sleeps 4

Cute, cozy, and cheery...this little ranch house on a quiet street in the quaint fishing village of Wenona, a small community on the southern tip of Deal Island where crabbing and oystering are a way of life is a perfect and peaceful vacation retreat. Eventhough water view is from just one window in the house, what this does mean is that you are very close to water...just minutes from a public boat ramp! This little house lives large and pleasant with its newly remodeled kitchen offering plenty of counter space, lots of big windows and bright light, and fresh paint throughout. We have so enjoyed this home and hope you will too with your next visit to Deal Island.

mary fosnaught
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, dutch
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 14, 2017


Deal Island House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • bay/sound
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Smoke-free environment, linens provided, washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave (over the range), toaster, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron, bath/shower, TV (local channels only), DVD player and DVD's, piano, deck, charcoal grill, plenty of yard/parking (boats, etc.). If you have a little one, there is a PacknPlay, stroller, and high chair.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Cute, cozy cottage getaway
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 18 reviews
Gardners, Pa


  • 5 of 5

this was our second time to stay in this house. It is perfect! Clean, comfy, and has everything you need! Go down to the end of the road, You can walk, and get fresh, delicious, huge crabs from Mr. Terry Daniels or Mr. Andrew Benton.

We kayaked, fished, ate fish and crabs and relaxed!! Beautiful location, wonderful people, perfect house!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words, and thank you for staying again! Sounds like you had the quintessential Deal Island experience! Maybe we will see you next year! Enjoy the rest of your summer!
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Everything was spotless, we were quite comfortable. Everything we needed was there.

  • 4 of 5

The only thing we were very careful of the back wooden steps, & a weak board in the porch. We are mostly over 60 & a bit unsteady, so a firm handrail & base are important to us.We did have a wonderful stay & would return again.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It is a very nice house in a very nice location. The beach was only minutes away.

  • 5 of 5

We (my daughter and myself) had a wonderful 4 days staying at the house. It has everything you could possibly need. It was very clean and well kept. Even had a "porch cat" who hung out the whole time. The weather was perfect and we spent 3 days beachcombing. It was very relaxing and I would love to come back again.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words! So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Please come again!
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The house was cute, somewhat clean due to dust & the microwave needed cleaning.

  • 3 of 5

I was looking for that water view as indicated, the TV reception was awful because of no cable the channels kept going out, the amenities indicated a DVD player, but none was found which would have worked because I brought movies with me to watch. Two men came to the house unexpected the evening of my arrival date, one riding on a lawn mower & the other had a weed wacker to do the yard while I was out on the deck grilling...not cool!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Yvette, Thank you for your feedback. With the rain and the heaviness of the dew in the morning, we are sometimes limited to only being able to mow in the evening, and because the house is booked solid during the summer, unfortunately, we will have to mow when there are guests in the house. In the future, we will include that mowing schedules can be unpredictable and provide this with general information about the house to eliminate surprises. As indicated in general information emailed to you before check in, the DVD player is built into the TV and is on the left hand side of the TV. As stated in our HomeAway listing ("Eventhough water view is from just one window in the house, what this does mean is that you are very close to water...just minutes from a public boat ramp!") water is only visible from one window in the kitchen or when you are outside on the deck; we tried to emphasize that water access is conveniently situated to the house. We work hard to make sure that house is clean as can be seen from the majority of our favorable reviews regarding this; we appreciate your input and will continue to make sure that we offer a clean, comfortable, and affordable home away from home for our guests. Sincerely, Mary
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New Castle

An excellent home that was clean, thoughtfully supplied and very restful! Great peace!

  • 5 of 5

Slow mornings and quiet evenings---that's a vacation! We enjoyed local amenities and were close enough for valuable day trips within a couple of hours any direction! A well kept property that allowed you to have peace and focus on restful activities. Thanks Mary! She kept in touch just in case we had other needs but she had thought of virtually everything we needed. Neighbors were nice and always had a wave and a shout. John and Joanna

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Inattentive, unresponsive, absentee owner who happens to have a nice home

  • 3 of 5

BEWARE of this owner, especially if you have pets! She will try to extort you for extra $$$ from you if so...

It is a beautiful home & we had a lovely stay...BUT...

The owner only responded when I booked initially & asked for an extra night, but otherwise radio silence! If we had an emergency or a major issue with the house, I'm not sure what we would have done!

Steer clear if you have pets...a great nightly rate, but you get what you pay for!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about the house and glad you enjoyed your stay. I am glad we were able to get your reservation turned around quickly and to accommodate your senior Newfoundland. I understand you would have preferred more communication, but I would note that I responded to your initial contact within 1 hour and had you reserved within 3 hours; I responded to your request to stay an extra day within 30 minutes; and I responded to your request for a late check out within 20 minutes. In the 6 days prior to your stay and during your 6 day stay, I wrote you 13 texts. I know you made 3 requests for confirmation that your check had arrived, but I could only do that when I had returned home which occurred late at night, and so I contacted you the following morning. I also understand that you felt my request of you to cover $50 of damages associated with your pet ($10 for a chewed blind and $40 for a cleaning fee) was unwarranted. As you know, my summer price of just $70/night with no cleaning fees is one of the best deals you will find on the Eastern Shore especially at such a well cared for home. I try to make the experience for guests one that I would enjoy by providing a home that is clean, comfortable, and affordable without hidden fees. Since up until now I have not charged a security deposit, I have relied on the integrity of my guests to help cover the costs of damages so that I can continue to keep rates low. In lieu of a security deposit, I had simply contacted you asking for this modest request especially considering how perfuse and pervasive dog hairs were; they were on all upholstered surfaces, in the refrigerator, in the freezer, on mattress pads, pillow covers, the dishwasher, the toilet, etc. We have not ever had to request an extra cleaning fee beyond the $30 nonrefundable pet fee, but the extra work required to remove all the long black hairs left by your pet was necessary so our next guests will enjoy the same clean home that you enjoyed. Thank you for your feedback; we are always looking for ways to improve our guest's experiences.
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Salisbury Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Fishing/Crabbing.

* Boating/Kayaking/Canoeing.

* Hunting.

* Biking.

* Birding.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Swimming on beach.

* Collecting sea glass/shells.

* Hiking/Birding.

* Biking.

* Fishing from docks/surf.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Fishing.

* Boating.

* Beach.

* Biking.

* Birding.

Deal Island is a quiet, friendly fishing community in the heart of "crabbing country"; do not be surprised that your neighbors will be professional watermen some of which offer chartered fishing tours that leave from Deal Island making fishing and boating perhaps the most popular draws to the area. There is a small public beach area (on right as soon as you cross the bridge onto D.I.) that is great for swimming, surf fishing, and finding sea glass and shells. There are multiple areas of public lands in wildlife management areas on or near D.I. which is great for hikers, birders, kayakers, as well as hunters. Since the island is so flat and home to some very courteous drivers, biking is also very enjoyable here on D.I. The annual Skipjack Races are held every Labor Day weekend, and is a wonderful event to capture the local culture and flavor of the island.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $100

Nightly Rate: $60 - $85
Memorial Day to Labor Day: $85/night with < 4 night stay; $70/night if 4+ night stay
Remainder of year: $70/night with < 4 night stay; $60/night if 4+ night stay
Deposit to hold reservation required. (paid within 7 days of booking).
Non refundable deposit if not confirmed before arrival date.
Confirmations, cancellations or changes must be received 10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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