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Bayfront Log Cabin with Million Dollar View, Sand beach with Shark's Teeth

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Sleeps 5

Comfortable Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Historic Log Cabin in Exclusive Private Community where you can enjoy swimming, tennis and beachcombing.

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 (tidal fluctuations) 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; there are wonderful opportunities to explore Parker’s Creek Nature Preserve just a short paddle north.

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 table service for 8. A full size gas grill is convenient.

Entertainment features WiFi, Roku with Sling TV with several hundred channels including Showtime, 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!

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

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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Port Republic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please remove shoes when entering, if you are able, to keep sand to a minimum and newly reifinished oak floors nice.
  • Please use drying rack in green bedroom for wet towels or place outside on clothesline. Thank you.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • 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 Kohler 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.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis ...
  • Tennis Court
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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
10-15 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; boat ramp 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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Bayfront Log Cabin with Million Dollar View, Sand beach with Shark's Teeth
average rating of 4.8474574 based on 65 reviews
Edison, NJ, USA

Truly a hidden gem, unplug when you need to, plug in when you have to

  • 5 of 5

I almost don't want to share the experience... The view from the cliffs is ridiculous in itself as you can see (it is simply stunning). Sure, you are in an old log cabin with accouterments akin to the movie The Great Outdoors.. but be fooled not! All the modern conveniences are here. So you can unplug completely and star gaze (no big city lights dim the view)... or walk on the beach for hours... or hike on the Chestnut Land Trails just down the road... But when you need to just hop on the cable Wifi or use any of the plethora of modern appliances in the kitchen. The furniture is all rustic but comfy.

You drive up a long winding road, truly seeming like being in the middle of nowhere only to reveal a small, dedicated (and did I say friendly) community nestled literally into the woods (deer, fox, birds - big ones like Eagles hunting!)

Here is the flipside though... just a short 10 minute drive and you are in Prince Frederick MD... with some top notch restaurants (mexican, sushi, thai.. and of course MD seafood) and plenty of supermarket/market choices (and chains you will be familiar with Starbucks etc.)

The property itself is always well maintained. I have never had an issue with any appliance or such... it seemingly is perfect every time I arrive with little improvements here and there (IHome speaker I didn't even notice.. but my phone did)

So as a tech nerd who loves nature this hits all the marks. I don't have to give up my tech needs but yet nature is right here for as much or as little as you want to partake.

Travel down to the main beach (5 min by car) or walk through wild ravines that have stair cases snaking through the forest (and some bamboo forests - awesome).

The driveway is jet black at night, so use your phone or flashlights they have on property as you have to go up some stairs to the main entrance and the stairs are uneven.

All the instructions you need are provided in a welcome packet which has evolved over the years.. and if you have ANY questions responses are always prompt.

Barring armageddon I will be back again and again :)

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much D for your articulate review! You described Stone's Throw perfectly. We really appreciate hosting wonderful guests like you, year after year. Please think of this as your own secret vacation retreat.
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five stars

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I oved our weekend stay ... sweet and quaint cabin that's filled with so much history. Awesome view and easy access to the beach. We found some pretty sweet fossils and enjoyed walking the beach. The cabin was clean and the sofa and beds were very comfy. We ended up buying charcoal because the has grill didn't work. But other than that no complaints. Ginny couldn't be any quicker to respond with questions or be any nicer. I would highly recommend staying at this place and would love to come back !

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy that you both enjoyed your January weekend stay. We pride ourselves on keeping the cabin in top order and are sorry to hear that the gas grill did not work. Be assured, this problem will be remedied and will be completely resolved in a couple days. Thanks so much for staying with us and we do look forward to your return!
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Cozy Fun for the Family Despite Cold Winter Temperatures and Short Days

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our visit to Stone's Throw cabin at the Cliffs in spite of the extremely cold December temperatures and the short day length. The hardier family members braved the ice and spent time looking for and finding fossils on the beach! The cabin is cozy and there are eating establishments, grocery stores and other businesses nearby. It's the perfect place to sit, put your feet up and read a good book, or just enjoy the incredible view of the bay.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views. We enjoyed the cabin and the icy bay!!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to have you stay with us once again. So glad that you survived the cold temperatures we've been having and enjoyed the icy Bay! Looking forward to your April trip to Stone's Throw.
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Unique, cozy cabin, with all the comforts of home. We loved watching the sun rise over the Bay.

  • 5 of 5

Stone's Throw is a charming, relaxing cabin. Unique vintage and antique decor, warm and inviting. We had a fantastic week fossil hunting on the beach and bay watching from atop the cliff. Perfect getaway spot! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We love Stone's Throw!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely love it here. It's our second visit and we'll continue to come as long as it's available. Ginny is wonderful to work with... always helpful to send info on local places to eat and shop, and always willing to answer our questions. The area is gorgeous. Love the woods and beach. Relaxing, quiet getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Best Bargain in Waterfront! Immaculately maintained! Ideal for couples, seniors, families, and YOU! Weekly rentals June 7 through September 6, however 4-night stays considered. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's holidays may be higher, and/or require 3 night stay minimums.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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