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Quiet Country Get Away on 2 acres next to the Potomac River and C&O Towpat

Bedrooms 2
Space 111 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, deck w/ hot tub

Come spend some time at our cozy two bdrm cottage on 2 acres in Sharpsburg, MD. Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac. Only steps to the Potomac River and C&O Canal Towpath. Bring your bike, canoe or kayak. Use the fire pit to roast marshmallows. Bring swim shoes and swim in the River at Snyders Landing boat ramp just yards away from the cottage. Visit Antietam Battlefield 2 miles away. Bring your bathing suit and relax in the hot tub.Close to: CharlesTown Races and Slots, Appalachian Trail, Cotoctin Zoo, Prime Outlets, Shephardstown WVa, Harpers Ferry, Crystal Grottos Caverans and more...City Water delivered into cistern, non-potable water. We provide some drinking water, please bring extra drinking water. Directions: West on Capital Beltway I-495 - keep RIGHT to take I-270 N via EXIT 35 toward FREDERICK - Merge onto I-70 W via EXIT 32 toward HAGERSTOWN - Take the US-40-ALT exit 49, toward MIDDLETOWN - Merge onto US-40 ALT W - Turn LEFT onto POTOMAC ST/MD-34/SHEPHERDSTOWN PIKE - Turn RIGHT onto N Potomac ST. - Turn LEFT onto W Chapline St - W Chapline turns into Snyders Landing Rd. - end 16922 SNYDERS LANding - Yellow House.

Relaxing Atmosphere: This is an excellent place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Enjoy views of the manicured front yard, Potomac River (winter) and the C&O Canal Towpath from the large deck. The hot tub is on the deck and is a truly awesome place to sit and enjoy the tranquil surroundings. It is really quiet and dark at night. Enjoy the porch swing or relax in the hammock!

Great Location: We are located at mile marker 77 on the C&O Canal Tow Path. The Potomac River is practically in the front yard. There is a public boat ramp close by. The Antietam Battlefield is within 3 miles of the house. Snyders Landing Road is a dead end, very little traffic. We are 5 minutes from Shepardstown West Virginia. Shephardstown is a quaint little college town with specialty shops and restaurants on the campus of Shephardstown College.

More Details

Catherine and David
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 August, 2017

About Catherine and David

We have owned the Sharpsburg Cottage since 2000.

Catherine and David purchased this cottage in 2000

Why Catherine and David chose West Virginia

It is only 1 hr 15 minutes from Washington DC. It is a great get away from the hustle and bustle. You can truly relax here at the cottage. Take a nap on the hammock or unwind in the hot tub.

What makes this cottage unique

We fell in love with this property because of its location. The C&O Canal Tow Path is located just beyond our front yard. We spend time walking and biking along the path during our visits to the house. There is a small country store two doors down where you can walk and get ice cream. One of the first things we do is walk down to the river and take a dip. We are five minutes from Antietam and close to many other local attractions. We would spend every weekend in the country if we could. The cottage is fully equipped as if it were are primary residence. Our lives have become very busy so we don't get to spend as much time there as we would like, so we have decided to share our wonderful home with others. ENJOY!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Shepherdstown

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 111 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ducted Heating
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linen Rental Possible
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • water cooler
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , New
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 large double bed , Master Bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 3 single bed , Bunk Beds
  • Upstairs Master Bedroom has two queen size beds. First floor Bedroom has 3 single beds, one set is a bunk beds.
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Tennis
  • wooden decking
  • Yard
  • 4 bicycles
  • 12 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • caving
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The water is stored in a cistern and we prefer you don't drink from the faucet. It is safe for bathing and washing dishes. The water is stored in a 2,000 gallon water tank that is pumped into the house. Just like at home but water comes from the cistern tank. We provide a water cooler (cold/hot) water and 2 5 gallon bottle for supplemental drinking water.


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Quiet Country Get Away on 2 acres next to the Potomac River and C&O Towpat
average rating of 4.5531917 based on 47 reviews

Clean, close to activities, needs some updates.

  • 2 of 5

The property was clean and was close proximity to many activities/towns even though it is in a wooded setting. We enjoyed visiting the Antietam Battle Field, Hagerstown outlets, dining in Shepardstown & Frederick, and visiting D.C. It has the feeling of an old family hunting cabin and could certainly use some updates. The upstairs beds were not comfortable and sank down in the middle. There is no wifi making it difficult to plan and research for nearby restaurants/activities although the owner has put together a nice binder with some information.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very rude owner

  • 2 of 5

I would love to write a great comment because we really did love our stay, even with the wasps, hornets, ants in the cabinets, and all the pet hair under the couch. Nobodies home is perfect. It truly was a great place. However I messed up on my departure date. I thought I booked till Friday July 28th. I found out late Thursday night I was wrong. We received a very abrupt message from Catherine stating that check out time is 11am!!!! Her cleaning crew was there and left because we were still there and now she is stuck paying them twice. We offered to pay for the cleaning crews drive out there and for the extra stay and had no problem admitting that we had made a mistake.with the departure date. I told her I thought she was rude with her comment. Her only response was that we were rude for not following the rules. We fixed a broken bike there, bought hornet spray and left it there, cleaned out her cabinets to rid of the ants, cleaned up other people's dog mess, and even swept up down on the patio. You don't speak to your paying customers that way. People make mistakes. It's not like we didn't care , we were very upset that we made this mistake. We felt awful, but she made no attempt to be understanding. There wasn't even anyone coming in on Friday and if there was we would have left in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When a renter overstays their rental term it causes cascading problems for us, but I don't get upset. I simply pointed out that she had overstayed her move out time of 11am and that I would be charged extra fees. We do offer our own bikes to guests and if one broke, I thank her for fixing it. Since the house is in the woods, we do get ants in the kitchen once in a while, we leave spray in case they come back and have sprayed for hornets nests outside as well. We love all of guests and don't understand her overreaction to this situation. I will never understand why people want to try and ruin other people's livelyhoods by trashing their reputation for their error.
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Nice property, peaceful.

  • 4 of 5

Nice property, great location to the C&O canal and Antietam battlefield. Enjoyed the deck.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Retreat Away From It All

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have been coming to this cottage for a few years, and we love it each time. We sit out on the patios (upstairs and downstairs) and catch the cool breeze or watch bunnies and birds in the yard. Two hawks could been seen flying from the neighbor's yard on a regular basis. You can relax and get away from it all in this cottage. You can drive to the next town (less than 5 miles) to do shopping, antiquing, and dining. Nutters is very close, and we would have home made ice cream often. I recommend this cottage as it is always super clean when we arrive, has lots of pots/pans/utensils to cook with, has a bbq grill, and the yard is well manicured.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sharpsburg is lovely but the house is creaky and buggy.

  • 1 of 5

Lots of insects were a frequent challenge. Hot tub didnt work. Washing machine doesnt work. The key box is a nightmare to maneuver. But on the up side there are some games to play eith and the yard is pretty.

  • Review Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have rented our home since 2008 and have never had any of these issues come up. Our guests love our neat and clean home. This guest, left his trash inside the house, left the lights on and our home unsecured. We do not advertise a washer/dryer due to the water situation. The hot tub was broken and I let him know ahead of time and the technician came while he was there but could not fix it. We just had a brand new hot tub installed! It's really nice.
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Wonderful cottage for adults and kids alike.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the cottage. The kids loved the tree house and swings. We cooked some meals, ate too much Nutter's ice cream and just relaxed. It was a great vacation! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Washington National, Washington DC
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Ferry
10 Miles
Harpers Ferry
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Brunswick, MD
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Route 70
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
250 Miles
Ski Liberty
Nearest Beach
325 Miles
Ocean City MD
Car: recommended

Bike on the C&O Canal Towpath, canoe/kayak on the Potomac River, Visit the Antietam Battlefield, visit the Charlestown Races and slots (15-20 mintues), Appalacian Trail, Shephardstown, WVa., Harpersferry, Crystal Grottos Caverns, fine dinning, shopping and much more....


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee A$62.99 per person per night
Pet Fee A$125.98
Damage Insurance A$74.33

Pets are considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.