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Charming Magothy River cottage with stunning view of river.

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 large bathroom with jacuzzi, glass doors, ON the river.

For water lovers only, this bucolic cottage is perched on the water towards the head of the Magothy River that leads to the Chesapeake. The view of the water will wow you from the moment you arrive. The cottage features a panoramic 180 degree view of the water from a wall of windows and 6 sets of sliding glass doors. A wrap around deck encircles the cottage, complete with gas grill and deck chairs where you can enjoy your wine or coffee overlooking the river. A beautiful dock extending out into the river for 72 feet completes the bucolic scene. Sit on the dock, by the fire pit next to the water, or enjoy the interior wood stove. You can tie your own boat at the dock or rent one for water activities. Use our two kayaks to explore the river and inlets where you will see bald eagles, ospreys, and other wildlife. Our Magothy cottage was bought as a second home, renovated and lovingly furnished with antiques. The cottage features central heating and cooling, and has been made energy efficient by the owner, who is a professional in the energy efficiency industry. The cottage can sleep a total of six in two bedrooms: one on the main floor with queen bed, and one that occupies the entire second floor with double bed and double blow up mattress. The bathroom features a Jacuzzi tub and glass shower. The kitchen features new appliances. Washer and dryer. TV with cable. Wireless FIOS internet. Barbeque on the deck. Magothy cottage is ideal for one couple with children or two couples looking for peace, serenity, and access to the water.

Babs Carryer
Member since: 2013
Speaks french
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 July, 2018

About Babs Carryer

We live in Pittsburgh and bought our Magothy Cottage with an eye towards retirement except that we are not ready to retire! Babs Carryer is an entrepreneur and professor of entrepreneurship; Tim Carryer is an energy efficiency expert and contractor.

Babs Carryer purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Babs Carryer chose Pasadena

We love the water, we love boating, and we love the Chesapeake. Magothy River Cottage is in an ideal location: on the water, close to Chesapeake Bay, and yet close to wonderful towns and cities like Annapolis, Washington DC, and Baltimore. The climate is temperate and the seasons are lovely. At the dock you will see our two boats, Grania our Sabre sailboat and Big Red our Albermarle motor boat.

What makes this cottage unique

The view is stunning from daybreak to dusk. It is the most relaxing and inspiring house we have ever experienced. While there are lots of activities to do around boating and other, we often just enjoy the view and the peace and quiet of the river. Our guests sign the guest book and always love it. Many return for repeat visits.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Pasadena

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 12:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
  • Bathroom is newly renovated with glass shower, jacuzzi tub and wood floors.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Mater bedroom - 1 large double bed
    Upstairs bedroom - 2 double bed , double bed and air mattress
  • Master bedroom has queen bed, window to the river. Upstairs bedroom occupies the whole floor and has two double beds (one is air mattress). Windows to the river.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Charming Magothy River cottage with stunning view of river.
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews

Great cottage, wonderful setting

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed this charming cottage on the water. If you like to kayak and relax watching boats and waterfowl, this is the place for you!

  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Location was great and view was better. Truly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 28/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place...

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable, clean and nice place to relax....though we were there for Naval Academy Commissioning week and were not at cottage much to take advantage of surrounding beauty...Would recommend it...short drive to Annapolis and a lot of nice MD. areas...

Babs was very accomadating...

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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When I stayed there.

  • 5 of 5

I am a traveler, I love to travel. I love to explore new places. This is on the top of the list. Quiet, charming, beautiful and accommodating. The owners go over and above for you. You will love this place, you can get to DC quickly, use the train if you want. Close to Annapolis. Your wine store is about a two miles down. The mall (if you're into that is about 5 miles). Wake up to the misty glow of the river, it is beautiful natural country in the city. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 07/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The view of the river from the deck is awesome and the cottage is located a block from the boat ramp. Great place to bond and enjoy family time. I highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 25/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Argyle, TX

A Great View in a Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Spent two weeks at the cozy Magothy River cottage in June, and enjoyed our stay thoroughly. Not sure you could have a better location for enjoying all the sights and sounds of the Magothy River. The view from the deck alone is almost worth the price of the rental (which is quite reasonable). It's also a great launching point for seeing the attractions in Baltimore and Annapolis. Additionally, the owners were great to work with before, during, and after our stay.

While the cottage is cozy, it afforded us, and the assorted family members that drifted in and out during our stay, plenty of room to do whatever anyone liked. The upstairs loft is spacious and comfortable, and the main rooms downstairs are open and airy (thanks primarily to the walls of windows overlooking the deck and river). The kitchen, bathroom, and bedrooms were adequately supplied, although the cottage lacks a dishwasher (which is evident if you read the VRBO synopsis carefully).The cottage is located in a small neighborhood of similar houses, but we encountered no intrusions into our privacy or peace and quiet despite the relative nearness of other folk.

There are virtually no negatives to the Magothy River Cottage. Know that the shower stall is small and that one must exercise caution when moving up and down the stairs to the loft or basement. Neither greatly detract from the facility; they are simply realities of being there.

All in all, this is a great place. We HIGHLY recommend it, and we would stay there again in hearbeat!

  • Review Submitted: 28/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Baltimore Washinton International (BWI)
Nearest Train
10 Miles
BWI airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Magothy Beach
Car: necessary

Located halfway between Baltimore and Annapolis, Magothy Cottage is an ideal get-away location directly on the Magothy River but close to shopping, restaurants, and attractions.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$203.9
Pet Fee AU$271.86

Rates are subject to change unless reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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