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

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type house
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 a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 27, 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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Port Republic House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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
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!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Chesapeake Waterfront Log Cabin with Stunning View, 2 mile sand beach
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 32 reviews

Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful weekend at Stone's throw! We loved it from the moment we walked in the door. I love that it all feels so personal, with books and shells and things that I imagine have been collected over the 70 years of ownership. The pictures are very accurate, so it was actually even better than expected. The view of the bay is extraordinary, and we awoke on Saturday morning to a bedroom suffused with rosy golden light from the sunrise streaming in from the front of the house. The moon was on splendid view both Friday and Saturday nights, and we had dinner on the porch lit with just the candles provided, the better to enjoy the path of the moon across the water.

All of the furnishings were very comfortable and there were plenty of cooking supplies in the kitchen. We would definitely come back and have already shared the rental information with many of our friends. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy, Thanks so much for your kind review. Your skill in writing is quite evident! Yes the home has been in the family for 70 years and we are blessed to display our parents' world travel keepsakes and a lifetime of fossils and other natural discoveries found along the cliffs and beach. We are constantly striving to make the home as comfortable as possible so that our guests have a relaxing vacation. We look forward to your early return! G.
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Quiet and relaxing

  • 4 of 5

Really liked the area, very quiet and relaxing. Great view of the bay. Looking forward to returning next year

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

Lovely cabin - better view!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay. Weather didn't comply that much, but being stuck inside Stone's Throw wasn't a problem.

Great cabin, had everything we could have wanted.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us. I am sorry that the weather didn't cooperate this weekend, but glad that didn't dampen your fun. Come back and stay again!
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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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Rates & Availability

Port Republic House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
March Spring Peepers
Mar 5 2017 - Apr 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
April Flowers
Apr 2 2017 - May 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Almost Summer
May 7 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Beach
Jun 11 2017 - Aug 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer Sunsets
Aug 13 2017 - Sep 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Indian Summer
Sep 10 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay

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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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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