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Gorgeous Southern Colonial on the Water in Annapolis-

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, 5.5 (2/2016) (Sleeps 14)

Located 5 miles from Historic Downtown Annapolis.

The Yellow House is a Gorgeous and Charming Southern Colonial, ( featured in 2 magazines), and can also be found at (Annapolis waterfront vacationsdotcom). With a large welcoming front porch and multiple decks off the back, and is situated on one of the most picturesque and serene creeks on the bay. A few minutes/5 miles from the center of Historic Annapolis, one of the most beautiful little cities on the Chesapeake Bay. Facing east you will enjoy memorable mornings watching the sun come up over the creek and open bay. Work boats out in the early morning, all from most windows. Have your morning coffee at the water's edge. Lots of Garden seating from every vantage point. The wildlife viewing is spectacular. Herons, Osprey-diving for perch, Eagles, and more. Its a unique setting which makes it perfect for a memorable family reunion/ days surrounding a wedding, staff retreat any reason to gather everyone in one place. The home is very spacious, comfortable and reminisant of a fine Country Inn. Two docks for crabbing/fishing /kayaking/paddle boarding(5 kayaks and 2 large paddle boards on Property) or swimming, lots of fun floats. 3 comfy cruising bicycles with baskets, on property for leisurely peddles around the surrounding area, peddle along the beautiful stretch of beach just 2 blocks down the way.

The Main level (15x 48) deck and lower private flagstone patio, have lots of room for outdoor dining , relaxing, and backyard bbq's/crab feast, small cocktail/dinner parties -can be easily catered. Also, homeowner available for set up for small parties. Included in booking.

Lovingly and meticulously maintained perennial gardens beautiful all year long.

6 bedrooms/5 with private baths, and 1- 1/2 bath.

All beds are of the highest quality and comfort.

TV's in every bedroom. Full house generator provides peace of mind, no matter what mood mother nature is in.

The homeowner has chosen calming coastal colors throughout the house. All beds are made up with the finest linens, lofty comforters/ soft cozy bathrobe and slippers in each bedroom, every bathroom is stocked with thick fluffy towels, toiletries, soaps, shampoos, hairdyers and necessities. TV/cable /wifi in every room.

The Master Suite has a king and a double bed nook ,luxury private bath with soaking tub/bath salts/scrub , and private balcony overlooking the creek and bay. Remaining bedrooms have beautiful Queen size beds and the 6 bedroom room has 2 doubles. Plus a queen pull out sofa.

The Main living room has 2 sofas for everyone to gather and enjoy watching TV around a toasty fire/ gas fireplace with remote.- The main level deck has outdoor gas grill propane fully provided and outdoor living room seating -Very private. Indoor Lower level has another large living room, with lots of seating/large screen 50" T , lots of room for entertaining on either level- large wooden table on garden level patio, perfect for Crab feasts.One phone call to order your steamed crabs,and all the trimmings, local seafood market , 5 minutes up the street. Homeowner always available to assist.

The Main Kitchen has lge 4 x 8 granite island, a 6 burner/double oven Viking Gas range. A chef's pantry off kitchen, fully stocked with plenty of pots/pans, dishes,glassware linens, etc. and every cooking tool imaginable/ plus Full beautiful walk in food pantry with lots of shelves, for all of your food storage Extra large Double Door SZ fridge/freezer combo. 2 additional fridges in home. Multiple french doors flank the baby grand piano between the kitchen living room. Main entry way is spacious and open. Patio level has a Full 2nd complete kitchen and makes it easy to prepare meals for lower patio dining or catering prep, as well. 3 vintage Cape Cod Style Bicycles . And a Ping pong table and every board game and outdoor games. Ask me about 4 hour cruises/dinner/brunch on 46 foot luxury Catamaran just minutes from the house. (Additional charge) .

If inquiring about a "life event' booking, please indicate an exact number of guests to be attending and if more than one event would take place at the home-prior to booking to determine if permitted. Again, thank you for considering our home. If consider the home for a wedding stay, where you could have smaller dinner parties during your stay.. additional charges may apply.

Plenty of private off street parking available for as many cars as you have.

Historic Annapolis and all it has to offer is just 5-6 minutes away.

Thank you for considering our home. Please take time to read our very gracious reviews.

Debbie and ' Gepetto' Buchanan

Commission week 2019 and 20 are available-

Keywords: Summer in Annapolis ! Annapoliswaterfrontvacations- We are 5 minutes from historic Annapolis,directly on beautiful black walnut creek , perfect for quiet relaxation, and family reunions, and so much more.

More Details

Debbie Buchanan
Member since: 2008
Speaks english, spanish
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2018

About Debbie Buchanan

This very special home is located in Annapolis, 4.5 miles from the center of Historic Annapolis. Thus about a 5 minute drive by car..

I have lived on this property for 27 years. This home along with its beautiful perennial gardens,and creek are magical, and should be shared. I now devote all my time and attention to this lovely home. One of my passions is as a pastry chef, no longer full time, but still bake ,when not preparing for house guests.

I enjoy the whole process of preparing for the arrival of a new family, ensuring that the home exceeds all expectations.

Debbie Buchanan purchased this house in 1991

Why Debbie Buchanan chose Annapolis

There are a thousand tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay, this one little slice of heaven was little known, but had gained some notoriety several years back, when LL Bean chose it as one of its only 2 spots for their popular Discovery kayak learning trips. Local Annapolis Author in his book ' Open Spaces, Sacred Places' features our exact location on page 23. Across the creek is acreage , expressly left as a nature preserve. The only thing you will see , as you wiling away the hours , are very grateful critters, and some boaters.

What makes this house unique

The expansive windows in every room, face east, so you enjoy the sunrise as well as the beauty of the moon on the creek , from the master suite as well as other perfect spots. One of the greatest attributes of this property is its beauty and peaceful, quiet surroundings.

Additionally, the homeowner is available to help with set up table decor for dinner parties -rehearsal dinners, flower arrangement for tables, rentals essentially anything you need to assist in making your party, brunch or small event a success-

Guestbook comments from the owner


The house was ideal and impressed so many people. I think I must have given more than a dozen tours of all the rooms and suites in the house and everyone was in awe. Thanks again for the great house.
May 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Annapolis

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • City Centre ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • 5.5 1 full bath on main level, senior friendly private bath in The Blue Heron Bedroom-
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1) In master suite- Yve Delorme French Cane King Bed-beautiful private full bath -private furnished balcony looking onto water-, Queen size Beds (5) All Queen beds are beautiful solid wood most 4 poster/ or sleigh style, Double Beds (3) In the : children room 2 double Beds , Baby Cribs (1), porta crib good quality mattress, and 1 pack and play /Sleep Sofa (1) counted in queen count
  • Books ...
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Shed
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wooden decking
  • 3 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Please visit our new Website, for complete services and additional photos and information.. Just click on link on this site-or go to annapoliswaterfrontvacationsdotcom


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Gorgeous Southern Colonial on the Water in Annapolis-
average rating of 5.0 based on 86 reviews
mayfield, ny - Adirondack Mountains

Five Stars in every way!!

  • 5 of 5

We are 10 active cousins all over 65, some well over, from the East Coast -FL to NY. Since the late 80's we have been renting a house for a week every other year in different places through out this country.... All week everyone kept saying they "loved this home". Debbie was an absolute joy to work with... I asked in passing if there were any poker chips among the games and puzzles... next day Poker Chips as well as THE BEST hot-out-of-the-oven muffins arrived... which were devoured instantly... and the poker chips used every night.

Five Stars in every way. Debbie has created an enviorment of luxurious comfort and livability...from the exquisite decorating to the amazingly comfortable beds, (robes and slippers included) she has not left out any Five Star Hotel amemities.

As a professional Baker the kitchen is equipped with restaurant quality everything. There is plenty of room for everyone to make their own breakfast, our group made use of all THREE coffee makers...

ON THE Water views and a "Better Homes and Garden" Garden skilfully cared for is all part of the package... beautiful.

Location is perfect, we took advantage of the easy metro access to DC, drivable Baltimore and the treasures of Annnapolis minutes away, returning to our comfortable hidaway...

We highly recommend this property, Debbie and Gepetto who are always improving on the experience and are only a phone call away...

It doesn't get any better than this..

  • Review Submitted: 02/11/2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house for our large group of friends!

  • 5 of 5

And I do mean perfect! Let me clue you in that the owner Debbie’s lengthy description of her wonderful property is completely warranted and so true. No hype needed for this Yellow House!

Our group of 12 women - sorority sisters of a certain age - do not always or often agree on everything, but I’m pretty sure we all agreed that the Yellow House deserves a big Blue Ribbon in the Annapolis market. Or in any market. Here’s just some of what we liked. The stylishness of the home inside and out. The location 5 miles from historic Annapolis. The beautifully landscaped grounds going down to the water. The big front porch and huge lower and upper decks in back. The well-equipped kitchen that even came with a bag of ice in the freezer as one of the sisters noted. The kayaks. The bikes. The spacious living room large enough for all of us. The comfy terry cloth robes and complimentary shower shoes. The thoughtful basket of amenities in the numerous baths. The owner, Debbie, who was so nice, so helpful and so quickly responsive to our questions and needs. I highly recommend the Yellow House for any large group gathering!

  • Review Submitted: 23/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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VRBO: France, Spain, Costa Rica, Lake Champlain, Scotland

Perfect for family holiday

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I have been spending Christmas together with hubbies and children for most of our adult lives. All the "children" are paired off now -- so it's harder to accommodate 12 adults in our own homes. This was a perfect rendezvous place for CT, NH, VA and MD.

While clearly stunning when the weather is warmer, the grounds are still beautiful, and the water views relaxing. We loved the gas fireplace -- the only one I have experienced that puts out lots of heat.

The house is very well equipped with all the kitchen appliances you could want. Bedroom and bathrooms with all the linens, and treat when coordinating 6 households. The beds were super comfy too.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 27/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place in any season, for family gatherings.

  • 5 of 5

Spent 4 days there with the family, 9 adults and two children.

All had separate and private sleeping arrangements.

Huge, very private bedrooms, spotless, very well equipped ( kitchen, Kayaks, TV's, games, linens, etc).

Breathtaking views of the garden and water ( there is a dock) from any of the three decks.

I can recommend it without reservation.

Terry Mollan


The owner Debbie, was most helpful and we did not want for anything.

  • Review Submitted: 05/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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USNA 45th Reunion

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful, with a great six BR layout in a great setting and a super kitchen/open area for entertaining. Our 11 person party, four couples and three guys, found the house very comfortable and relaxing after a busy day's schedule. To top it off, Debbie was an incredible hostess who briefed us on all of the home's features and was very accommodating during our large dinner parties. We entertained about two dozen folks for dinner and the home proved itself very well suited for dinner prep and entertaining. Again, the layout and location, just four miles from USNA or 12 minutes, proved ideal. By unanimous vote, everyone wants to come back to this house for our 50th reunion. There can be no better endorsement from the 24th Co., Class of 1972!

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing House

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house over my daughter's wedding weekend. It was so perfect. Three generations all totally comfortable. Tons of space, porches on every level, great views of the water. Home is beautifully equipped, from kitchen to kayaks. We had a bridal luncheon there as well as make up and hair for all the wedding party the day of the wedding. I would rent again anytime

  • Review Submitted: 18/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Eisenhower-Lake Presidential
Nearest Train
10 Miles
New Carrolton
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Route 50
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lovely beach,, to bike along just down the street
Car: necessary

Other Activities: Kayaking, and Stand up Paddle boards,fishing.crabbing boating on property


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Annapolis

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Commissioning Week 2019
19 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
Commissioning Week 2020
17 May 2020 - 24 May 2020
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee AU$330.32 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.0%

Cancellation Policy: All Payments are Non-Refundable
Additional charges will/may be applied for events and will be quoted at time of inquiry.
Rate for Commissioning week 2019 has not be set, please inquire-

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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