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Bernie Childs

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english

Baydreams - Unique Direct Waterfront Getaway with Hot Tub

27 Reviews
Sleeps13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Grasonville House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

****DEAR POTENTIAL GUESTS...please contact me, the actual owner of the property, Bernadette Childs, directly at baydreams@baydreamshome.com or 301-706-0868 if you are interested in staying in our home. VRBO has been blocking contact information from inquiries and I can only assume it is because they have gotten greedy. By doing this, they make it appear that I am not replying to potential guests. I refuse to let them book rentals for me when they charge the guest a fee right up front and offer them nothing! You will communicate and deal directly with the owner (as it should be on Vacation Rental BY OWNER). They are already charging me a small fortune to even list on their website. I will not be renewing with them but would like to be able to get my money's worth out of them first.

Welcome to Baydreams vacation home, a luxury waterfront vacation home situated near the Kent Narrows in Queen Anne's County, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Book the comfort and convenience of a 4 bedroom home offering unique lodging to the discriminating traveler that other accommodations do not.

For large pictures of the home, click on our website below under the section 'Links to more information' or visit our personal website Baydreamshome.com. Baydreams is a Chesapeake Bay vacation rental by OWNER.

Baydreams is located within three minutes of all the action and night life of the Kent Narrows resort area and just a short drive to the relaxing activities of the Chesapeake Bay area and Eastern Shore of Maryland. Enjoy a few quiet and relaxed days with someone special, close friends or family on the grandeur of the three mile wide Chester River as it opens to the Chesapeake Bay. Your own private scenic balcony, deck and pier, serves as an oasis when you just want to be away from it all for awhile.

Baydreams sleeps 10 adults and 3 children. The Bay Cottage Suite (included in all rentals) features a seperate full functioning eat in kitchen, waterfront Living Room with Queen high end futon, a fireplace and panoramic views of the Chester. There is also a full bath and screened in porch and use of the laundry facilities.

With renowned seafood and steak restaurants at the Kent Narrows waterfront, your local dining experience will be superb. The Queenstown Shopping Outlets nearby promise the savvy shopper plenty to feast his or her eyes on.

House parties and/or private events are strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, rehearsal dinners and after wedding barbecues.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Bernie Childs (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Bernie Childs

We are the owners of Baydreams, we are not a rental company.

Please only deal directly with me.

I will NEVER ask you to wire any funds!

Please be alert for scammers!

Bernie Childs purchased this house in 2005

Why Bernie Childs chose Maryland

We chose the Grasonville, Kent Island area because it has that Eastern Shore feel of lazy days and breezy bay nights. When the relaxing is just too much for us (very rare), we can take a short drive to fantastic waterfront restaurants, shopping outlets, and big city fun in D.C. or Baltimore. The central location makes it easy to take day trips to any part of Maryland without spending the day driving.

What makes this house unique

We love kayaking on the Chester River. We feel like we are one of the many waterfowl we see off of our dock, just trolling the beautiful rippled waters. Fishing and crabbing during the summer months is a daily event for us. Enjoying our fresh catch for dinner is the highlight of our day.

Our home is well equipped for sunny days as well as rainy days, we are never at a loss for things to do.

Reviews

5
based on 27 traveler reviews

Baydreams - Unique Direct Waterfront Getaway with Hot Tub
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews
5

Even Better than Expected

  • 5 of 5

A group of 4 couples and one young child stayed at Bay Dreams to attend a wedding at the Chesapeake Environmental Center. I was on the fence as to whether to stay at a hotel or rent a home, and am so happy we opted for the home rental! It was cheaper than the hotels with the number of people we had and allowed us to save money by grocery shopping instead of relying on restaurants. The house was completely charming and had more than enough room for our group, although we spent most of our time on the patio and in the kayaks/rowboat! The couple with the young son were able to stay in the addition side of the home, giving them a bit more privacy and quiet. Bernadette and Joe were so responsive, easy to work with and returned my security deposit the day after I left - much faster than I expected. I definitely recommend staying here and will rent the home again should I ever find myself back in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Allison, so glad you all enjoyed your stay with us! When using PayPal, it's a lot easier to have a quick turnaround on the security deposit.
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5

Perfect Wedding Week

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bay Dreams the week of my daughter's wedding. Most of our guests were staying in Grasonville and the wedding was at the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. The location was easily accessible and we had room for our family and a couple friends, The house was perfect for some of the last minute projects we had to do as well as a place for the bridesmaids to get ready the day of the wedding.

The house is spacious and the backyard view is fabulous. We all agreed that it was the best decision we made. We lucked out with beautiful weather and enjoyed breakfasts on the deck, time in the hot tub, exploring in the kayaks and being close to so many great restaurants. When the wedding was over, we were so glad to be here to relax and enjoy a few more days together. The owners were very helpful and accommodating. We look forward to coming back. It felt like home...only better!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, New York
5

Great view and location

  • 5 of 5

Baydreams backs onto a Chesapeake Bay inlet. The view from the back windows is beautiful and tranquil. We were particularly impressed with a close view of ospreys nesting behind a nearby house. There was also a family of ducks that ventured out of the water to the rear of the house each day. The house is located just a mile from the highway exit on a friendly closed outlet block. The only thing that marred our tranquility was the roar of a generator from the back of a neighboring house. It ran for several hours the first day we arrived and for a few hours on one other day during the week we stayed.

The house itself is very spacious with two separate wings separated by a sitting room overlooking the backyard and bay. So there was lots of privacy for the other couple that stayed with us. This extension is not really a "guest house" because it is attached to the house, although it does have a separate entrance. The sitting room has some classic arcade games which you are free to play and which were a lot of fun.

The kitchen and furnishings are dated (particularly outdoor furniture) but in good condition. There are two kitchens at either end of the house. The beds were very comfortable, and the showers worked well. There is a hot tub next to the master bedroom on the second floor which looks very inviting, but there was insufficient hot water to fill it properly. The upstairs bedroom has a nice walk- in closet and a small terrace with a nice view of the water.

There are three big screen televisions, easy to use, plus a DVD player with some movies. Wireless internet was easy to access and very reliable throughout the house. There were several boats and bikes available plus a nice gas barbecue. The "tiki bar" in the back has a charcoal grill, but it looked worn and univiting. Although we didn't use the outdoor hot tub because the weather was hot during our stay, it looked clean and well maintained.

We took day trips to some wildlife refuges, the Naval Academy, and Fort McHenry, all an hour or less away. There's a shopping area about four miles away with a big supermarket to get supplies. At the owner's suggestion, we ate at the Narrows Restaurant, 10 minutes from the house, and the food, service and view were outstanding.

We enjoyed our stay immensely and would definitely recommend the house for it's beautiful view and excellent location. The house itself is very comfortable and conducive to having fun. The owners were professional and courteous.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed the peacefulness of the Chester River and the many waterfowl sightings during your stay. The neighbor next door is retired but does do some crabbing and occasionally cleans his crab pots with a power sprayer on his dock. We apologize for the noise but when we spoke to him about your concerns, he assured us this is only a couple times a season sort of thing and usually only takes an hour or two at a time. We are planning on updating the outdoor furniture and the kitchen a bit in the late fall, but hope to keep the unique sailboat feeling of it intact. I'm glad you were able to appreciate the proximity of Baydreams to many fun locations like Annapolis and Baltimore. The local restaurants in the Narrows are spectacular!
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Roomy, quiet waterfront home

  • 4 of 5

This was a great house for an annual gathering of a group of college friends. Nice to have so many bikes and a dock with several kayaks (plus a canoe we did not even need). Fun to be able to get a kayak out on the water whenever we wanted. Hot tub was nice especially in the late afternoon and evening. Plenty of room and many nooks in the house where one could read or play games without disrupting others' activities.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, D.C.
5

Happy kayakers!

  • 5 of 5

A group of us stayed at Baydreams for a Memorial Day wedding weekend, and it was bliss. We loved taking the kayaks out in the morning and soaking in the hot tub in the evenings. The kitchen was perfectly equipped, with all the utensils and appliances we needed to cook up some great feasts and plasticware so we could enjoy our meals on the patio. I loved waking up in the "captain's quarters" upstairs to the sound of the water and the amazing views of the bay. The house was beautifully and thoughtfully furnished, with everything you could need for a Chesapeake Bay vacation.

Thank you for a fantastic break. We're already trying to figure out when to get back!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Chesapeake Bay rental

  • 5 of 5

My son got married on June 5, 2015 and we needed a place to stay on the eastern shore so that we didn't have to drive back and forth across the Bay Bridge. We stayed two nights and had 10-12 people in the house. It was wonderful!! It was clean, great views of the water, bedrooms were ample size and even had a "Captain's Quarters" complete with water view, sunken tub and sky lights. The beds were big and very comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, had a dishwasher, microwave, toaster etc... There was also an attached "bungalow" as we called it, that had a kitchen, living room, and bedroom. We had the use of bicycles and boats (not motor boats) if we wanted. There was even a tiki bar and Jacuzzi outside! Just a wonderful, comfortable and relaxing place to stay. We would love to stay again when life isn't so hectic so we could really enjoy everything about the house!! It was a pleasure from start to finish!!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
BWI
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 50
Car: necessary

Bike Trails, Charter Boats, Eastern Neck Island National Wildlife Refuge, Queenstown Outlet Mall, 9 Waterfront Restaurants

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Rates & Availability

Grasonville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
2016 In Season
Apr 1 2016 - Nov 3 2016
2 night minimum stay
$650
$3,950
$13,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$650
$3,950
$13,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Linens for 12 $120

$200 cleaning fee and $10/person linen rental is included in 3 or more night rentals only. These fees are included in the nightly rate.

We only accept personal checks, money orders, or credit cards. We will never ask you to wire or transfer any funds. We do not accept payments through VRBO because they have slapped a nice "payment service fee" on that is not fair to you, the guest.
$500 refundable security and damage deposit reserves the dates. Rental fees are due no less than 30 days prior to the start of the lease.

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Amenities

Grasonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Seperate vanity area
    Navy Bathroom - toilet , shower , Shared by 2 bedrooms
    Baycottage Suite Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper couch can accommodate 1 adult 2 children
    Polynesian Room - 1 queen
    Port View Room - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Full size bed with twin bunk overhead
    Baycottage Suite Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Suite Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size delux mattress
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Full size bed w/ twin bunk overhead, Baby Cribs (2) Pack n' Play, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Selection of DVD Movies, Coffee Maker, Dual Head Shower, Fishing Dock, Outdoor Tiki Bar, Row Boat, Canoe, 4 Bicycles, Chesapeake Bay vacation rental by owner

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