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Chesapeake Waterfront Log Cabin with Stunning View, 2 mile sand beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 5

Comfortable Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Log Cabin in Exclusive Private Community

Best view on the Bay, only an hour’s Drive from Washington DC, and 25 minutes north of Solomons Island. Relax under a virgin tree canopy while gazing at the indigo Chesapeake from our Cliffside chairs!

Charming, well maintained spacious cottage perched high on the Calvert Cliffs of the Western Shore of the Bay with a 180 degree view. Watch the bald eagles soaring by the cliff and the ocean freighters and crab boats plying the waters of the Bay. This unique log home includes all the modern conveniences with a whimsical atmosphere, decorated with world treasures, antiques and Miocene Era shark’s teeth.

You will find yourself nestled under a tall canopy of trees in a private country-club-like setting with two miles of white sand beach and fabulous recreational amenities. The 300 acre secure community with its private roads, pristeen outdoor swimming pool, two excellent tennis courts, community house, boat ramp, and 5 hiking trails will engage your family in complete relaxation, all without leaving the protected community.

The two mile sand beach offers some of the best fossil hunting opportunities on the East Coast. Here you can stroll the beach and find pre-historic shark’s teeth and fossils. Families love the gentle surf and natural streams where children love to build sand castles and splash in the Bay’s sand bars, just a short 10 minute walk from the house. The beach offers lovely shade in the afternoon; a beach umbrella is included for your mornings. In addition, the community’s expansive South Beach is a 5 minute drive, where one finds picnic tables, parking, boat ramp, and port-a-potty. Bring your kayaks and canoes; we have our own boat rack on the beach, and there are wonderful opportunities to explore Parker’s Creek Nature Preserve.

The open floor plan with cathedral ceiling living room has superb Bay views, comfortable seating and a computer table. The adjoining dining porch with screened Andersen windows seats 8 at table, and also offers a lovely conversation area where you can enjoy the constantly-changing water views or cozy up with a book.

Two comfortable bedrooms, each with Euro-top double bedding, dresser and large closet, a children’s sleeping loft with an upgraded double bed, and a single bed in the living room provide many sleeping options, accommodates 5.

Recently upgraded kitchen includes newer range, large refrigerator with ice maker, new countertops, Blanco sink, and microwave. Cooks will appreciate the incredible selection of spices, condiments, staples, cooking tools, pans, baking dishes, as well as service for 8. A gas grill is convenient.

Entertainment features WiFi, DirecTV with several hundred channels, BluRay for music and DVDs, and local telephone service. A sizeable collection of books and games await you.

Cooled by central air conditioning, and warmed by oil-fired heat, you can be assured you will always be comfortable in this year-round non-smoking home. We do have a minimum age for our guests, children are welcome, and we ask that our guests board their family pets. Welcome to Stone’s Throw!

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Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

About Ginny

We are very fortunate to be the conservators of a waterfront home perched high on the cliffs of the Bay which our parents acquired in 1949. Our parents loved this magical place. We have extended their legacy by constantly maintaining and upgrading the comfortable log cabin. While the log cabin is original and authentic, it is warmed by oil heat, cooled by central air, and filled with modern conveniences. Since 2009 we opened our doors to guests, who have enjoyed vacations and shared their stories of relaxing experiences at the cabin, on the beach, in the forested community. We look forward to providing a happy home for your family's next vacation.

What makes this house unique

Stone's Throw is a unique house situated on a high cliff over the Bay where one can enjoy one of the best views on the Bay and also be surrounded by the glory of nature.

Guestbook comments from the owner

February 15-18, 2013

Thank you for sharing your home with us. Our husbands took us away for a long (Valentine’s) weekend. The weather was cold the first day but cleared up for the next two. We spent a lot of our time sitting on the porch looking out at the bay. What a breathtaking view!

We also had fun searching the beaches for shark’s teeth.

I was an awesome time with family and we plan to come back when the weather is warmer.
Feb 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Chesapeake Waterfront Log Cabin with Stunning View, 2 mile sand beach
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 29 reviews

Had a great stay once again.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great as usual. Hoping to return soon. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the cabin and the area. We are already planning a trip back in the near future. Very suitable for what we wanted. Not a far walk to the beaches and beautiful views.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy and comfortable are the words that best describe this log home.

  • 4 of 5

We did have about the worst weather one could imagine. The rain was heavy and at times, we were unable to see the fence along the cliff edge. And the wind blew both night and day for several days. The leaves on the tall tulip poplar trees rustled, amplifying the effects of the wind. It was amazing and interesting, even if not what we would have chosen. Cozy and comfortable are the words that best describe this log home. We were dry and warm and happy with binoculars and ships and birds to watch. Walking is easy and the neighbors were welcoming. Eagles, flying past at eye level, made for priceless memories…coffee and eagle watching each morning from antique Adirondack chairs. That’s one for the memory book. Definitely bring your binoculars!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning location, very memorable

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend the location to anyone looking to have a quiet, relaxing weekend getaway on the Chesapeake.

The property met all the descriptions in the listing and exceeded our expectations - we spent hours just relaxing, reading, and chatting in the cabin itself - incredibly hospitable. The overlook in the front yard is incredible - definitely wakeup early for the sunrise over the water.

In regards to outdoor attractions nearby, there are several hiking paths around the cabin and the beach was extremely easy to access.

To top it off, the owners were incredibly helpful in providing instructions/guidance ahead of the visit and check-in/check-out was extremely easy.

When driving in, I recommend picking up any groceries or amenities that you may need from Prince Frederick, as the stores in Port Republic and St. Leonard's were not fully stocked with items like sunscreen or a diverse array of food items.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We sincerely appreciate your kind description of Stone's Throw, and are so glad that you and your friends enjoyed the sunrise over the Chesapeake. We look forward to your next stay!
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Great getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the house. It is beautifully decorated, peaceful, comfortable, and with breathtaking views. We stayed with our little girl (9 months) so for parents with infants, you have to keep in mind the house is not childproof. That being said, with a pack and play and her favorite toys, she did wonderfully. The area is interesting as well- a few nice seafood places, and a winery (the Running Hare) made for good day trips.

All in all, we highly recommend this cabin!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so delighted that you, your husband and your 9 month old daughter had a wonderful time. We also enjoy Running Hare Vineyard which is close by. We look forward to your return! Ginny
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Great cabin on the water!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place, much nicer than the pictures are able to convey. Well-appointed kitchen, everything in the house in good working order, quiet and serene setting high up on the Cliffs, and the hosts go beyond the call of duty to make the stay enjoyable and convenient.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your comfort is paramount to us. We look forward to your next visit to our little slice of heaven.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
BWI (61 miles) or Reagan Wash.National Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Chesapeake Hills Golf Club, Lusby, MD
Nearest Train
61 Miles
BWI Airport Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Maryland Route 4
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Jerry's Place Seafood Restaurant, Prince Frederick
Car: necessary

Home located in private country-club like 300-acre private community founded in 1936 for the preservation of nature and fossils. Seasonal activities revolve around 2 mile sand beach on Chesapeake Bay, with excellent beachcombing, shark's tooth hunting, swimming and boating. Two tennis courts, pristeen outdoor swimming pool, ball fields, a community house, basketball & horseshoe court and private roads for walking and cycling make this an ideal vacation spot. Lush vegetation, a tall canopy of trees and rolling hills form the backdrop for this beach community perched on cliffs overlooking the Bay. Maryland crabs, seafood, fine museums and parks, wineries, golf and charter fishing are available within easy driving distance.


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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $85
Tax Rate 5.0%

Best Bargain in Waterfront! Immaculately maintained! Enjoy the large community pool. Ideal for couples, seniors, families, and YOU! Weekly rentals June 7 through September 6, however 4-night stays considered. Ask about 2-week discounts. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's holidays require 3 or 4 night stay minimums.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Port Republic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • New Comfort height toilet added 2016.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master - 1 double
    Guest - 1 double
    Sleeping Loft - 1 double , For Children
    Living Room - 1 twin/ single , Narrow Twin
  • 2 comfortable bedrooms (each with luxury bedding, dresser and large closet, clock radio), with sleeping loft with upgraded double for your children, or be the first to see the sunrise from the single bed and couch in the living room. Pillows, quilts and blankets provided; guests provide sheets and towels.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
10 minute walk to 2 mile sand swimming beach; hunt for Prehistoric Shark's Teeth and fossils from the Miocene Era unique to the Calvert Cliffs. Bring your canoes, kayaks, sailboats, small motorboats; two boat ramps in community. 5 minute drive to wide beautiful South Beach with parking, picnic table, new ramp, & more. Exclusive private eco-friendly 300-acre community with direct access to Chesapeake Bay through series of inter-connected walkways and private roads, large, pristeen outdoor pool, two tennis courts, community house with children's activities in season, horseshoe pit, basketball court, ball field, educational fossil museum. Walking and hiking trails abound in adjacent ACLT preserve Safe, close-knit beach community ideal for children and seniors, with private roads on rolling hills. Great area for biking and jogging. Scientist's Cliffs is a walker-friendly community; park your car and walk/bike to beach, tennis, pool!

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