|Minimum Stay||1 - 6 nights|
This quaint storybook Vintage Cottage perched on a corner cul-de-sac is "City Inspected" & the BEST vintage Sears & Roebuck-type 50s cottage in Annapolis! To help you plan your visit, a handy area Planning Guide is emailed to you upon booking. The cottage is lovingly restored to include charming, modern amenities & is touted by guests as “just plain sweet!” Featured are original pine floors, southern-style plantation shutters & cross-room breezes. Built for the Camp Parole soldiers & their families, the cottage provides a cozy & comfortable home-away-from-home.
Why here? This is a grass-to-garden home certified by the National Wildlife Federation & the Bay-Friendly Org. We strive to be "green." There is free parking, 3-season screened porch, fast WIFI, extreme FIOS package, gated yard & walkable to restaurants, pubs & shops.
COMMISSIONING WEEK: Booking now for 2019.
The cottage is perfect for USNA events, holidays, reunions, boat shows, couples weekends, races, girl-friend getaways--a really sweet hideaway in Maryland's Capital City!
We are open year round.
A secluded, quiet, relaxing & securely-gated backyard & fenced property helps make your stay easy. Sleeps 4-6. 3 bedrooms. The 2nd floor Master Queen Bedroom with dressing room. The second & third bedrooms are on the 1st floor & can be utilized as daytime sitting rooms that convert to bedrooms. One has a Queen futon & the other a double pull-out sofa bed. There are 2 twin-sized pop-up Ottoman rollaways also available. All linens & towels are included.
There is a first floor full bath with tub & large-head shower, wainscoting, tile & window.
The fully equipped kitchen has a seasonal "snipping garden" for herbs and vegetables just outside the kitchen door. W/D. Extreme FIOS pkg. Outdoor deck, screened porch & fire pit perfect for family & midshipman gatherings. Ideal spot for Plebe Parent Weekend, Parent Weekend, Class Reunions, Ring dance, games & the Annual Boatyard Bash.
The location is walkable & is an annual favorite for October Boat Shows & December Lighted Boat Parade.
Family vacations, romantic getaways, holidays, special occasions, weddings have been enjoyed here.
Think yard parties, fire pit entertainment, screened porch rocking. Monthly rentals welcome! We accept Legislative per diem. Convenient. Corporate Relocation dream.
Mosquito Magnet on property for outdoor celebration enjoyment.
F-A-S-T WiFi throughout property-including on the screened porch & in the yard.
Dogs welcome-we provide some supplies, treats, crate if you need one. Basic $50 Pet fee applies. (Please inquire about multiple dogs. No cats due to allergies.) Best rates possible if you are flexible.
One block away are new $750,000 townhouses, $1.5 single family homes & many charming renovated bungalows & cozy waterman cottages, creating a wonderful mix of architecture & lifestyles in our walkable community.
A love of hosting guests begins with making your arrival easy. Off-load your belongings onto the screened porch (a great benefit during inclement weather). Then grab a beverage & unpack at your leisure.
The cottage is mindful of Key West & a blender is available to mix your favorite concoction that 'helps you hang on.' So, choose your own quaint, private conversation nook, listen to the quiet sounds of nature & get ready to make some new memories.
The screened summer porch has plenty of room to seat you & 12 of your people! A vintage, tin-top table seats 4; a green marble-top bistro table seats 2; a vintage round café table seats 2; &, a 60' round black wrought iron table seats 4 comfortably. There are wicker rockers & a padded lounge chair. Blue, Green & White dinner linens are available for your party! Color-of-the-season linens are also available.
The living room, with its traditional leather sofa & chair may remind you of 'Papa' aka Earnest Hemingway. I've been told by many that the 6' antique wicker sofa with plush down-filled cushions is the perfect place to nap or simply relax.
Just steps from the cottage you have easy access to world-class restaurants, California-style tapas wine bar with outdoor patio, coffee houses, shops, salons, bookstores, U.S. Post Office, pharmacy & fitness centers. Walk 10-15 minutes(or ride the water taxi or free e-shuttle or bicycle rickshaw)to the Historic waterfront of Maryland's Capital City & GATE 1 of the U.S. Naval Academy.
Many Midshipman & Navy families have enjoyed this charming cottage during May Commission Week, June I-Day, September Plebe Parent Weekend, class reunions & other 'Go Navy' events. Boating enthusiasts & vendors walk to festivities during October's power & sailboat show weeks. Yacht clubs, restaurants, sailing schools & the United States Naval Academy are within an easy walk through quaint waterfront neighborhoods.
The shaded, secluded backyard with ample free street parking is the perfect setting for a celebration. Pitch a tent and seat at least 20 people. Gourmet food, round tables with linen table cloths, flowers & music can all be arranged for you if you like. Stretch, play bocce ball or croquet, practice your golf swing & roast marshmallows- there are ample outdoor activities provided & plenty of room for kids of all ages. The small yard is secluded & as restful as a little oasis--perfect for relaxing, listening to the birds & moon gazing.
The vintage 70s kitchen is conveniently located to the screened Summer porch via the bluestone path or through the adjoining den. The kitchen's high-top cafe table is an inviting place to sit & chat. In winter months, the porch is enclosed to create a sauna-like experience on warm, sunny days. (the screened porch is unheated)
The cottage has two flat-screen televisions with an ultimate FIOS package to help keep everyone informed & entertained. There is a DVD player as well.
Invite friends to enjoy a cocktail & some conversation from the screened porch while contemplating the day's activities. There is ample space to hold a garden party too, with convenient backyard access. To keep the cook in the conversation, a gas grill can be wheeled from under the River Birch shade tree gathering place to the central outdoor activities. A garden umbrella creates a cozy atmosphere.
Overlooking expansive perennial gardens designed using Feng Shui principles & made Chesapeake Bay - friendly through a 'grass to garden' application, you will quickly feel stress melt away & a sense of contentment pervade your senses. The presence of a cottage dragon deems the property as especially protected..
During colder weather, cuddle outside around the wood-burning fire pit & enjoy toasting marshmallows, being 'one' with nature, the stars & the sounds of our bustling maritime city. The screened porch has heavy see-through vinyl applied over screens in winter to help make the porch 3-season friendly. City vitality is marked by boat horns, cheering voices during Wednesday night regattas & the 'ding ding' of the Spa Creek drawbridge as sailboats pass through to the Chesapeake Bay. If you wake early enough you will hear the 'hut, hut' of the Mid-Shipmen following reville at the Naval Academy.
Enjoying the hospitality of others while traveling around the world & also former owner of the Philadelphia Bed & Breakfast Reservation Service, the owner has a passion for welcoming guests to Eastport & Annapolis. Her knowledge of Maryland's Capital City makes you feel at home immediately.
The cottage decor includes an eclectic collection of primitive furniture, unique collectibles & garden art that represent her love of cultures & their peoples.
Tucked under the cozy eaves, the 2nd floor, private romantic escape is fit for any Master. Wiggle your toes on the hand-hooked rug & float like a cloud on the down duvet. Rock away your stress & view the moon & stars through the skylight & enjoy the breeze from the gable window dreaming your dreamiest dreams. There is a flat-screen television, dressing room with ample closet space & adjoining makeup nook, too.
From the first floor den, a serene view of the perennial gardens can be seen relaxing from the extra-thick queen-size Futon . The den transforms from a cozy sleeping area to a daytime activity space. A library is housed in the primitive green milk-paint book case, purchased in Utah at Robert Redford's Sundance Music Festival. Cuddle up with a good book or watch a DVD, listen to music or enjoy FIOS HD on a flatscreen TV! Board games and umbrellas are in the closet.
A double pull-out sofa in the studio becomes private for sleeping. Two comfortable Ottoman rollaway beds are avail for sleeping, even on the screened 3-season porch when weather permits. Plush mattress toppers & cotton linens make these beds cozy & comfortable.
For families with small children there is a new Ciao portable high chair & a pack n play available.
We accommodate dogs with an on-site dog crate that accommodates dogs up to 60 lbs. The backyard fence is 5' tall. Pets are welcomed inside with certain rules & well-disciplined owners. A pet fee applies.
The cottage is available year round & also available for short-term & long-term. We try to be as flexible as possible.
Hospitality awaits & welcomes you to a unique, personal opportunity to experience Annapolis, Maryland's Capital City!
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Hanging on the living room wall is a hand-embroidered vintage sampler with the quotation of 'Let me live by the side of the road & be a friend to man.'
The sampler depicts my love of hosting travelers. As the former owner of the Philadelphia B&B Reservation Service & co-author of The American Bed & Breakfast Cookbook, welcoming visitors is a real pleasure for me & simply the core of my being. I love to travel & enjoy making travel easy & fun for others.
Living in this dynamic City by the Chesapeake Bay is refreshing & invigorating.
The cottage has good bones & peaceful land. It is named 'Chi Rising,' which describes its positive energy, welcoming presence & solid, grounded feeling.
Renovating Chi Rising inside & out presented the challenge of removing old materials & updating applications of paint, flooring & comfort amenities like ceiling fans & additional lighting. When removing two old flooring layers in the kitchen, I was rewarded with the pleasant surprise of 12' knotty pine plank floor boards, that add authentic charm to the cottage.
The screened 3-season porch seats 10 for dinner. You can relax there & take a nap too, all while you become one with the beautiful gardens.
Practicing 'green' while establishing perennial theme gardens with year-round seasonal color, texture & plants native to Maryland was a joy. Feng Shui principles & a 'grass to garden' design concept created harmony & a garden certified as 'Bay-Friendly' by the Maryland Cooperative Extension Office & as a National Wildlife Federation refuge.
In the secluded backyard garden you can read a book, play bocce ball or contemplate your next adventure around town. There is room to practice yoga, toss a Nerf ball, & entertain friends & family. Oh & we're a short 10 minute walk to restaurant row & USNA & a 15 minute car ride to a vast sandy beach on the Chesapeake Bay!
Visit & use all the spaces at Chi Rising. It is your home while you are here. Enjoy Eastport, downtown Annapolis & all that awaits.
Yarrow purchased this cottage in 2001
Living in the heart of Eastport provides a stimulating lifestyle of cultural neighborhoods, bustling business enterprises & creative artisans & entrepreneurs. One word sums it up -- Location! All you need is within walking distance. Get in touch with the historic Maritime industry, get out on the Bay & taste a blue crab or two on an open deck somewhere on the water! This is what living is all about!
A very special adventure is a sunset sail on the Woodwinds-catch it at the Marriott back deck--be sure to reserve your spot. Visiting Annapolis during winter months? Bundle up & trek out to the back yard fire pit --warm blankets, wood & BBQ forks are provided. Walk to the Chart House or Carroll's Creek --each has a great bar with a floor-to ceiling fireplace overlooking the harbor -- get there early to get a seat!
The vibe of life's excitement abounds in Maryland's Capital City! Enriched by the U.S. Naval Academy, St. John's College, several sailing schools, museums, artisan dens and diverse restaurants & pubs. Visit us and experience our spirit, our passion and all we have to offer here on the Chesapeake Bay!
This is a City-inspected property.
This cottage is a great gathering place for friends. And, we love dogs! A fenced yard offers unbridled running room.
Enjoy a cup of joe, host a graduation or wedding celebration or have a dinner party on the screened porch while watching cardinals, robins & squirrels going about their daily rituals of bathing & eating. Quite enjoyable.
The 3-season screened porch beckons an afternoon nap & evokes memories & dreams of Key West. There is a blender available to whiz up your favorite concoction to help you hang on, too. And, there is seating for 10 for dinner!
This cottage has a secluded yard that is fenced. When you arrive, park in front of the cottage & enter by walking through the lush cottage garden along the bluestone path & around to the 3-season screened porch. There you can stash your luggage, grab a beverage & unpack at your convenience.
Unique to this cottage is charm! It is cozy, easy to live in & evokes relaxation. The gardens are 360 degrees around, so you can follow the sun or the moon & find a spot to gaze away. Inside, the cottage is filled with light & gentle, seasonal breezes that blow through wide windows. The cottage is a Sears & Roebuck-type model & was build in 1950. I renovated it myself & preserved the quaintness that adds to the charm. Furnishing are an eclectic collection gathered from antique barns & world-wide straw markets & unique curio shops. Juxtaposed to these is a traditional reproduction pine dining room table with hand-hewn spindle-back chairs. The cottage has all the modern trappings like flat screen televisions, f-a-s-t free wifi, & an extreme FIOS package with every channel. Did I mention FREE parking? Here the living is easy & fun. Book your visit with us and you will see!
Your cottage and gardens are incredibly beautiful (and very relaxing!)
Thank you for a lovely and comfortable weekend. we would love to come back again soon.
Chi Rising is nestled in a whimsical garden located in Eastport, just 1.3 miles away from the Ego Alley waterfront in Annapolis. Fully fenced and private it was a great place for me and my husband and our two dogs to use as a home base for our week-long visit to our daughter and her hubby in Annapolis, the dogs thought they owned the place lol. The neighborhood is nice and the cottage has its own parking! The Owner, Yarrow is friendly and very helpful, the bed is comfortable and the living areas are very pleasant, especially the screened in porch in the back. There are a lot of little seating areas throughout the garden, along with a chiminea clay fireplace that Yarrow was kind enough to supply wood and a pressed log for. We have friends in the area and they stopped over for a little dinner, and we all sat around in the back yard around the fire enjoying the garden. We walked in to Annapolis every day and also to a fabulous baker, Baker & Co., just a few blocks from the cottage. The Welcome Basket filled with treats was a nice touch. Thanks Yarrow! #2015BLUERIDGEPARKWAYCRAWL
My husband and I spent a week in Annapolis and were glad to have chosen Chi Rising as our rental property. Yarrow is generous with staples and amenities and welcomes tenants into a space that offers beauty and comfort, quiet relaxation and a place to spread out in many ways. The screened-in back porch soon became our favorite place to read, relax, study brochures and maps, and to eat our meals as the song birds serenaded us or splashed in the bird bath. We walked to excellent Eastport restaurants. The drawbridge leading into historic Annapolis is an enjoyable short walk away. We appreciated being able to leave the car in off-street parking at Chi Rising and avoid traffic and parking concerns. Thank you, Yarrow, for offering so much to us during our stay.
We needed housing while waiting for our home to be built. The homeowner was willing to accept us knowing we had 3 large dogs. I have stayed at many VRBO homes, but no experience has been as disappointing. Reviews dont tell the whole story.
-The property is in Eastport which we loved. We could walk to restaurants, coffee, downtown Annapolis (25 min walk)... The streets were quiet & a great place to walk dogs.
- Gave us a LT lease & allowed us to bring our 3 dogs.
-Really a 1BR 1BA house w/ a den & office that have old, rickety futons - no closets or doors on 2 areas described as BRs in the listing.The 1 BR is a converted attic that's not well insulated with window AC units that aren't adequate. You must climb very steep narrow stairs to get to the BR, but the bath is on the main floor... not safe if you need to use the facilities in the middle of the night.
-Right next to rough area, public housing 1 block away. 3 incidents w/ police in bullet proof vests during our stay.
-House is packed full of tired, shabby decor... barely any place to put anything as most surfaces are covered with fake plants, trinkets, etc.
-Rodent & insect problems. We often found rodent droppings on the counters & in the living room.
-Oven is a fire hazard. The door wont open all the way. Also, the lettering on the knobs have worn off, so you can't read the settings.
-Bath tub constantly backed up on us.
-Cottage wasn't up to code before & during our stay. This was not disclosed to us before we checked in. It failed inspections with the city of Annapolis that were not remedied before we checked in (illegal deadbolts & broken GFI outlet in bathroom). We had to accommodate electricians & inspectors. She didn't want us in the property during the inspections, so I can only make assume what that meant.
-The owner lives in the property when it's not rented out. When it is, she lives above the garage at the back of the property. While she was there she was polite, but it is definitely not 100% privacy. She shares the trash cans, etc.
-Because of the dogs, she charged a substantial cleaning fee & damage deposit & made us buy damage insurance. She withheld an exorbitant amt of the deposit but didnt subtantiate the damage or how she calculated the # despite multiple requests. She charged for oven cleaning, which we rarely used (see above) even though we paid a cleaning fee. She separately made an insurance claim for a higher amount. Clearly trying to take advantage...
We enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The front and back gardens added so much to our week long visit. They are totally fenced in for safety. The cottage is homey and unique. I judge many of my rentals on the quality of the linens and the sheets were soft and the towels thick and fluffy. The kitchen is well stocked, but if you stay here and plan to do a fair amount of cooking, bring your favorite nonstick pan. I forgot mine and burned a lot of scrambled eggs. The neighborhood is diverse and the neighbors friendly. We met many during our stay. You can walk to downtown Annapolis, but it was a little further than my short legs were willing to walk. I didn't mind paying $5 to park at a downtown garage. Yarrow was very nice, answered all of my questions, and was very helpful with her suggestions of things to do during our stay.
We loved this cute little cottage and oasis of a yard.
My husband and I and our dog Simba stayed at this cottage for 6 weeks while waiting to get a permanent house. This house is great and both front and back yard is cosy and nice. The neighbors are very kind and there's not a lot of traffic around the cottage. The size of the cottage fitted us well and Yarrow was the best host ever. She answered very quickly our questions and showed a hospitality of higher class, she is very nice and very helpful.
You can easily walk to downtown Annapolis or enjoy Eastport's nice areas and restaurants.
Dogs, up to 60lbs. and belonging to well-trained owners, are permitted on the first-floor, on the screened porch & 3.5' fenced back yard. Other accommodations will be entertained. A dog crate & door partition is available or bring your own. Dog park with beach/water 5 min drive. There is a reasonable pet fee.
Outdoor games are provided as well as Marshmallow and hotdog skewers for roasting on the grill or in the chimenea.
Outdoor tables, chairs and gas grill are all portable so you can stage your 'moveable feast' anywhere on the property.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
2019 Commissioning Week
May 19 2019 - May 25 2019
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Cleaning Fee/up to5 Days||$150|
Dogs Welcome! Pet fee up to 2 dogs $50/wknd,$75/wk, $250/mo. More than 2 dogs, inquire. No cats due to allergies. 2 free pkg spots & ample free pkg. Cleaning 1-5 nts $150; 6+$250; $450/mo. Sec dep $500 may apply. 5+ adults/$25/pp/nt. Inquire about weekly, monthly & seasonal rates. WIFI included. Utility deposit negotiable per reservation.
USNA Games/Events;Boat Show Wks-Book Early!
Nightly, Monthly, Yearly & extended stays.Flexible Corporate relo! Reserve w/ Check or EFT & signed reservation agreement A phone chat prior works well to ensure guests' needs are adequately met.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.