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Catherine and David

Member since: 2008
Speaks english

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

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Photos and Description of this Shepherdstown holiday cottage

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, deck w/ hot tub, sleeps up to 6

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 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. The public boat ramp is 200 yards away. 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Catherine and David (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks english

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

Because it is only 1 hr from the city. It is a great get away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. You can really 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 spend as much time as we would like, so we have decided to share our wonderful home with others. ENJOY!!


based on 37 traveller reviews

Quiet Country Get Away on 2 acres adjacent to the Potomac River and C&O Towpat
average rating of 4.7297297 based on 37 reviews

Our 2016 Summer Stay at the Quiet Country Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This is our third trip to the Quiet Country Cottage. We absolutely coming to the cottage. It is very quiet and homey. There is plenty to do in the nearby towns. We took advantage of the bicycles in the basement and biked the C&O canal. We enjoyed sitting on the front porch watching the birds and feeling the breeze. We used the grill and cooked out a few nights, sat on the porch swing, and just enjoyed the quiet. We actually had cell service on the porch (this may be new), so we didn't have to walk down to the end of the drive way to make a cell call. Everything was nice and clean when we arrived with a fresh set of towels to use. We forgot a few items (sugar, foil wrap) and it was nice that the house had these items in the pantry already. My husband went to Nutters (the local ice cream place) and must have had twelve scoops of ice cream all together. They make their own ice cream and we enjoy seeing the same staff each time. I highly recommend a stay there.

We plan to go back this October depending on availability.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fabulous cottage for a great get away. Location is perfect for bike rides on the canal and kayaking on the Potomac. Cottage is very nice. Enjoyed dinners on the deck, soaking in hot tub and reading on the swing on the back porch. Will definitely return again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Inviting and comfortable cottage

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay here very much. The cottage was comfortable and had all the things we needed for a relaxing weekend. Everything was clean and well maintained. The location is great for all sorts of activities. It's an excellent place for spending time with the family. We will definitely be back. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Return Trip

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the cottage. The location is great, with easy access to bike the C&O Canal Trail or paddle the Potomac River. It's a great place to get away but yet be close enough to restaurants and other services.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We took our grandchildren to this lovely little cottage as it was convenient to all the historical sites (not to mention right on the C&O canal and the Potomac!). Although we are sure that the grandkids had a great time at the various historical sites, they seemed to enjoy running and playing in the open country more. The cottage is in a very quiet area with little or no traffic. There is plenty of room inside and the deck is wonderful! The landscaping is lovely and we wished we could have used the firepit for s'mores. The hot tub was a hit with the kids as well. The only drawback to the cottage was there was no washer/dryer or dishwasher. Especially the washer and dryer would have been really nice with the grandkids. The dishwashers we brought with us were handy and fun🙂򠠠We will definitely stay there again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Loved this property. Very cozy and comfortable. Great for kids!! We enjoyed walking along the river, playing in the big front yard, grilling out each evening and loved the hottub!! We recommend to anyone looking to unplug and spend time with your family.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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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....

Directions: call for address and directions


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Shepherdstown, West Virginia

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
4 Sep 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$33 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$132
1x Linen and Towe Set-up A$125 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$197
Tax Rate 6.0%

Pets are considered. Signed Pet Addenum and $100 nonrefundable dog deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Shepherdstown

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Freezer ...
  • 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
  • Newly renovated bathroom. Great water pressure for taking a shower!!
  • 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 with new mattresses. First floor Bedroom has 3 single beds, one set is a bunk beds.
  • Books
  • books - kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library ...
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • wooden decking
  • Yard
  • 12 garden chairs
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • 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
We provide drinking water. The property water is provided by a cistern and we prefer to not have you drink the water. It is safe and is stored in a 2,000 gallon water tank that is pumped into the house. Just like at home but water does not come from the main water supply. We provide a water cooler (cold/hot) water and extra 5 gallon bottles for your drinking water.