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Comfort & Style: Chesapeake Bay Views, Outdoor Spa, Kayaks, Pier & More

Sleeps22
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

6BR+ Villa=3BR/2BA Up+2BR/1BA Garden+Det.Studio; Sleeps 10 Adults/21 max.

We are very pleased to offer accommodations to Maryland State Delegates serving in the Maryland General Assembly from January through April each year. Enjoy comfort & style steps from the Chesapeake Bay. Rejuvenate, relax and enjoy. Upgraded September 2016! Check out the new Game Room. Main Cottage sleeps 10 Adults in 5 comfy beds; 8 kids in bunk beds; 22 total including sofas.

**UPGRADES** 49" Ultra HD Smart TV, Stone fire pit, patio heater with glass-enclosed flame, stainless steel convection oven/cooktop stove, microwave, new waffle iron. Outdoor spa tub & 2 Kayaks included with optional studio/game room. Offered to our friends and guests is a Chesapeake Bay view cottage with versatile layout: 3BR/2BA in Upper Level plus 2BR/1BA in Garden Level = total 5BR/3BA Cottage (plus optional detached Studio/Game Room). Separate/locked entrances for guest privacy/security or leave open plan. Ideal for reunions, Navy Football weekends and just good old fashioned rest & relaxation.

***Important note about rates*** We do not know how VRBO/HomeAway comes up with their 'average nightly rate'. For an accurate quote, click on the orange 'Book Now' button, enter dates and # guests and the system will return a detailed quote for the selected dates. The base rate is $695/night.

***Don't miss MURDER MYSTERY weekends***

Nov-Feb. Gather friends and get away for a fun-filled weekend.

ATTENTION: Active Duty Military returning from overseas combat deployment who wish to R&R in Annapolis, MD.

THE CROW'S NEST COTTAGE WILL MEET YOU HALF WAY. That means 50% off your stay with no blackout dates. OK for relatives to make the reservation for you.

Crow's Nest Cottage is tucked away in a waterfront beach community, just minutes from Historic Annapolis and the U.S. Naval Academy. The perfect “base” for Boat Show weeks, visiting Annapolis (the nation’s sailing capital and the legislative capital of Maryland), U.S. Naval Academy ( 12 min), Six Flags America Theme Park (40 min), Washington D.C. (55 min) and Baltimore (50 min). Leave your worries at home and dive into the Chesapeake Bay’s natural beauty, abundance of flora, fauna and exciting history. “Crow’s Nest Cottage' property line is about 120 feet from the Chesapeake Bay and 150 or so yards to the gated community pier and boat slips. Community beach, park and playground, ~ 300 yards. Boat launch is at the end of the street.

Inside: Unique appointments, upscale décor, gourmet kitchen with new stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and island bar. Dine in style around the circular table (& lazy susan) with seating for up to 8, plus 2 at bar (upstairs) and dining for 6 in studio…bon appétit!

Appointments: 5 bedrooms, 3 full spa-inspired bathrooms, jetted spa tub, marble shower, eco-friendly bamboo and natural stone floors, mosaic tiling, air conditioning. Fully furnished with fresh linens, towels, bedding, cookware and place settings.

Upper Level (Sleeps 7): The Master Suite (Captain's Quarters) offers a California King (Ethan Allen “Tobacco”) bed with dreamy 18” mattress, jetted spa tub for two and Decolav bath fixtures.

The 2nd guest room (1st Mate's Quarters) features a second King bed and 3rd guest room (Boatswain's Mate's Quarters) has a Queen bed. The two guest rooms share the second, spa inspired bathroom with cross-cut marble shower and Decolav sink.

Gourmet kitchen with new stainless steel appliances (French door refrigerator, microwave, cooktop range, dishwasher) custom built cabinets, granite countertops and island bar create a warm and friendly entertainment area. Arched open-plan design accentuates the Chesapeake Bay views.

The living room fronts toward the Bay and enjoys bay views, LazyBoy easy chair, a comfy leather sofa that sleeps 1, love seat and open plan layout. Through the archway is a dining area with seating. Upscale round table with lazy susan offer guests additional views of the Bay.

Washer & dryer inside the cottage.

Crow's Nest Down Under (Garden Level; Sleeps 10):

Two further bedrooms each with Queen bed, 3-seat Lazy-boy reclining sofa plus separate 2nd Kitchen, Dining area and Great Room. Two sets of bunk beds (sleep 4) plus two single sofas complete the downstairs area. Fireplace gives the cottage a warm, cozy feel.

(Opt) Detached Studio/Game Room: So much fun!! Foosball, 36' TV/DVD, movie library, PlayStation gaming, Wii. Can serve as overflow sleeping quarters (2 sets of bunk beds plus single sofa / not pull out). Note there is no bathroom facility in the Studio.

Amenities: 2 full kitchens, full size washer/dryer, air conditioning, fireplace, forced air heating, deck, BBQ grill, hammock, outdoor teak dining table and matching chairs, fire pit, linens, towels and bedding provided, beach, beach access, pier, boat launch, boat slips (optional), detached art studio/atelier (optional).

Local Attractions: Historic Annapolis, Capital Building, U.S. Naval Academy, USNA, shops and boutiques, downtown docks, Annapolis yacht club, Pirate cruise (ideal for kids), Renaissance Festival (ideal for all ages), Six Flags America (Adventure & Water Park).

Nearby Sporting & Leisure Activities: Golf, Tennis, Spa, Boating, Jet Ski, Windsurfing, Kayaking, Quiet Waters State Park, Walking Trails, Hiking, Fishing, Charter Fishing, Crabbing, Local Seafood, Foodie Favs (Carroll's Creek Cafe, Main Ingredient, Cantler's Riverside Inn, , and more), Bars and Pubs, Antiquing, Art Festivals/Shows.

Within 1 hour drive: National Aquarium (Baltimore), Washington DC & monuments, Baltimore Inner Harbor, Fort McHenry, Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Blasts, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Wizards, Washington Nationals.

About the property. Offered year-round.

Upper level: 3 bedrooms, 2 full spa-inspired bathrooms with two-person spa tub and marble shower. Gourmet kitchen, living room and dining room with seating for up to 8 guests enjoy views of the Chesapeake Bay. The garden level 2BR/1BA garden suite is also available year round. The surrounding natural beauty of the Chesapeake Bay and upscale décor are sure to make this cottage your new home away from home.

Versatile layout. You would be the only renters during your stay.

1) Whole cottage (5BR/3BA) + Studio, Sleeps up to 21 (See rates)

2) Upper level (3BR/2BA), Sleeps 6-10 (published rates less 20%)

3) Garden level (2BR/1BA). Sleeps 2-10 (published rates less 40%)

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More Details

Owner
Paul
Member since: 2011
Speaks english, french, spanish
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
80%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

About Paul

We love sitting around the fire pit, watching the stars at night and Thomas Point lighthouse on the Bay. Kids love to crab from the gated pier. Mom likes basking in the sun at the beach. It's a very refreshing place.

Paul purchased this villa in 2007

Why Paul chose Arundel on the Bay

We love the Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis and all of the wonderful things to see and do nearby. This property offers:

* Chesapeake Bay views... ~120' to the water & steps to Beach, Pier & Boat Slips (Opt),

* Upscale furnishings (not your average beach rental fare),

* Detached Studio/Game room (optional) for rainy days or overflow sleeping quarters,

* Outdoor entertaining area with sofa, chaise loungers, zero gravity recliners, fire pit, tiki torches, umbrellas, 2 dining tables with 12 chairs, Gas BBQ, Gas Patio Heater.

What makes this villa unique

Other benefits include:

Outdoor Spa Tub.

Chesapeake Bay - water access, Navy Football games, Beach, Boating, Fishing, Crabbing, easy access to Historic Annapolis, Washington DC and Baltimore. Minutes to MD Renaissance Festival and Six Flags America adventure park. Massage chair, stone fire pit, patio heater with glass-enclosed flame - very cool!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you very much for the nice respite away from home and cute gathering place to meet our son and have Easter. We loved the location! Sunshine, parks & water! Thank you for the little touches such as the wine, water bottles, sprite and extra wood..and ice! Thanks for all the info, emails & courtesy / consideration through it all. You are a real gentleman. Enjoy your Spring!
Apr 2015
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa rental in Arundel on the Bay, Maryland

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi , Enjoy the jetted spa tub for 2 and decolav sink!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Spa-inspired with cross cut marble shower; decolav sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Tiled shower; granite double sink vanity
  • 3 spa-inspired bathrooms. Fresh towels, linens & 2 hairdryers are included. Starter supplies of: liquid soap, toilet paper, paper towels, cotton swabs.
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 - California King - 1 extra lg. double bed , California King; Spa Tub for 2 in en-suite bathroom.
    Bedroom 2 - King - 1 extra lg. double bed , Enormous King with 18' dreamy mattress!
    Bedroom 4 - Queen - 1 large double bed , 4-poster Queen bed with Laura Ashley pillow-top mattress
    Bedroom 5 - Queen - 1 large double bed , Garden Level Master w/ Ent Cntr, TV, Closet.
    Lower Level Living Area - 2 single bed , 2 bunk bed , 2 bunk beds (4); 2 sofas (2); sleeps 6 total.
    Bedroom 3 - Queen Bed (1) - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 6 - Studio (2 bunk beds/1 sofa) - 2 bunk bed , 1 set of bunk beds and 1 single sofa; DVD, PS2 & More
  • Main Cottage sleeps 10 adults + 7 kids. Detached Studio/Game Room has 2 sets of bunk beds (4) and single sofa. Recommended for up to 10 adults, with a max of 22 guests including children. Upper Level (Sleeps 7): King size beds (2): California King + Regular King with 18' dreamy mattresses. You won't want to leave. Queen size beds (1): Single leather sofa. Queen bed. Garden Level (Sleeps 10): Queen Beds (2): Queen, Queen Single Sofas (2): 2 Very comfortable 3-seaters, 7' long (each Sleeps 1 each) Bunk Beds (2): Sleeps 4. Baby Cribs (2) Pack-N-Play cribs available on request. Detached Art Studio/Game Room (space for 5; but no bathroom): Single sofa (sleeps 1) Bunk beds (2 sets; sleeps 4)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 15 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jacuzzi ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
* Bicycles & Kayaks are available for rent at Quiet Waters Park (7 min drive). * Beach Access / Water Rights to private beach park, pier & boat slips (nominal fee for boat slip rental).

Reviews

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average rating of 4.6407766 based on 104 reviews
5

This was a great location! Highly recommend for large groups. Spacious and clean! Paul was great.

  • 5 of 5

There were 8 of us in for a Navy football game. We could have had 4 more comfortably. Beautiful view and a very cool layout. Would be great for a family vacation

  • Review Submitted: 22/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments! If you are considering the Crow's Nest Cottage Annapolis for a future rental, check out the reviews from > 100 past guests to get a true traveler's perspective of what you can expect. Book now for Spring and Summer! Mention "100+ Reviews" in your initial booking request and get 5% off your nightly rate.
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Needs Upkeep

  • 1 of 5

We rented for USNA Commissioning week. The location of this property is awesome, however, we encountered broken furniture, a bathroom sink falling out of the wall, dirty carpet and perpetual ants! The spa was not operable and owner did not provide advance notice which disappointed the kids. I highly recommend touring before contract as the house is really not compatible for 22 individuals as advertised.

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This Guest's review is in retaliation for her getting dates wrong (despite several verbal, written reminders and signed contract). She and her party arrived a day early to a booked property, then attempted to cancel 2 extra nights that she had booked 9+ months prior in order to offset unanticipated hotel costs. We are very sorry about her mistake, but were unable to remedy it. We invite you to read the other 102 reviews for a more accurate assessment of the Crow's Nest Cottage. Notes: 1) Guest never notified owner of any deficiencies during their stay and in fact commented mid-week on how lovely the garden and house were. 2) A member of this Guest's party actually removed screws to the handles of our foosball table, rendering it inoperative for future guests! This has been fixed. 3) Guest requested extra maid service and setup support for a party they were hosting at the property. We made it happen at short notice and clarified in advance the fees for additional services. After agreeing in advance to pay staff directly at time of service, guest failed to do so. 4) The sink, damaged during the guest stay, will be repaired in short order. 5) We did notify guest in writing in advance (also over the phone) about the spa being out of service while a part that was broken by a recent guest was on order. We understand the disappointment (and though we did not create the problem, we immediately addressed it). 6) The house has beds for 18 guests. For large parties, at guest's discretion, we allow use of 4 single couches for a total of 22 guests. This is made very clear in our detailed description of the bed layout. This comment is particularly out of bounds as I gave this guest a personal tour of the property over a year in advance of her arrival! At that time we discussed in detail that the property rents Sunday - Sunday during USNA Commissioning Week to accommodate the annual 2nd Class Ring Dance on the Saturday Night. Thank you for your interest in the Crow's Nest Cottage Annapolis. We look forward to welcoming you!
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Great Thanksgiving!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving experience here -- there were 22 of us in total so we utilized almost every sleeping area available, beds, sofas, and couches. House was very comfortable and clean .. Paul was super responsive to any request we had -- it was great waking up, getting my coffee, and watching the sun rise over the bay -- overall, a terrific time.

  • Review Submitted: 06/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent home! As advertised

  • 5 of 5

Paul was a terrific host and everything was great! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend a stay there.

  • Review Submitted: 02/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your helpful feedback! Returning guests get 10% off, over and above any specials we may be offering during your requested dates. Come again soon!
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Awesome

  • 5 of 5

Excellent house with all the amenities you need. The downstairs rooms just as nice as those upstairs. And, yes, great views of the Chesapeake

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled to hear your comments about the Crow's Nest Cottage "Down Under', our lower level. In addition to the Upper Level with Chesapeake Bay views, the Lower Level includes 2 bedrooms, living area with video gaming, DVD, kids bunk room, bathroom, laundry and a 2nd full kitchen for entertaining. If your travel plans bring you to Annapolis, we'd love to accommodate you at the Crow's Nest Cottage.
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Beautiful Home and Amazing Location

  • 5 of 5

The Crow’s Nest was amazing! We stayed there with a group of friends while in town for a wedding and it was the perfect location; very clean and amazing place to hang out and relax while getting ready for and relaxing after the festivities. The Chesapeake Bay is beautiful and the house was amazing, and Paul was a great host. Would stay again 10 times out of 10!

  • Review Submitted: 12/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your comments humble us. Please have more weddings in Annapolis and come back soon!
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Baltimore/Washington International (BWI)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Check out http://www.barhopolis.com (Annapolis)
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Arundel on the Bay - 2 blocks walk
Car: necessary

Annapolis (~10 - 14 min drive): U.S. Naval Academy, Historic Old Town Annapolis, Maryland Legislature & Capitol Building, Chesapeake Bay, MD Renaissance Festival.

Six Flags America (40 min): Amusement & Water Park.

Baltimore (50 min): Inner Harbor, Aquarium, Power Plant, Fort McHenry (where our National Anthem was written by Francis Scott Key), Baltimore Orioles, Ravens.

Washington DC (55 min): White House, Monuments, Capitol Building, Museums, Potomac River Cruises, Cherry Blossom Festival (Mar/Apr).

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday villa in Arundel on the Bay, Maryland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
27 May 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$934
From
AU$1,068
Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$5,308
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$934
From
AU$934
Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$5,308
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add AU$27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$100.79
Property Damage Protection AU$79.29
Outcleaning AU$262.06
Studio/Game room/Kayak AU$127.67
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$335.97

Rates based on party of up to 8 with a $10/person/night supplement for additional guests. For best value, consider booking a full week...and save vs. nightly rate!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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