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My Chesapeake Retreat Cambridge, Maryland

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom Waterfront Estate Home With Private Beach, Pool, nearby golf course

From the hosts that have maintained a five star ratings on our cottage vacation rental, we would like to invite you to enjoy a special vacation in our four bedroom 3 full bath luxury estate home in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay.

The house has just undergone a complete remodeling and redecorating and boasts two indoor fireplaces and one outdoor fireplace with scenic views of the Choptank River from every room in the house. .

The house will accommodate up to twelve guests. If more space is needed guests can enjoy another bedroom, living room, 1 and ½ baths and full kitchen available in our cottage. The 20 x 40 river room offers expansive views of the river along with a big screen TV. Our gourmet kitchen will offer chefs everything your heart desires in preparing a meal. There are speakers throughout the downstairs with separate volume controls in all rooms so that guests can adjust the volume to their liking. Our 800 square foot patio located off the kitchen offers more panoramic views of the river and an outdoor fireplace perfect for smores or late night family storytelling. If steamed crabs is on the menu we can arrange for crabs to be delivered to the dock and from there to your professional steaming pot!

If your vacation week is timed near a full moon enjoy a beach bonfire at the waters edge as the moon rises before you and projects a moonbeam.

Upstairs balconies allow for private sunbathing.

For those that like to hit the road for an early morning jog or bike ride; the location offers a safe and quiet area due to our location at the end of a point of land.

More Details

Cindy and Dave Ferguson
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
25 June, 2018

About Cindy and Dave Ferguson

We have lovingly renovated the main house and cottage with an eye towards quality and detail. We make every effort to accommodate and cater to our guests every need making for a memorable vacation.

Cindy and Dave Ferguson purchased this house in 1998

Why Cindy and Dave Ferguson chose Cambridge

The Eastern Shore is one of Maryland's best kept secrets. Just sixty minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Washington and Baltimore to your private vacation located a few miles outside of the city limits of downtown Cambridge, 'The Jewel of the Eastern Shore'. Come by land, sea,or fly in to our local airport. Bring your boat, bring your horse, bring your golf clubs, and prepare yourself for a weekend or week of fun and relaxation.

This completely renovated 3600 square foot home located on a private 27 acre estate is nestled a mere 200 feet from the banks of the Choptank River. Whether you have had a full day of shopping and antiquing in nearby Easton, Oxford, or St. Michaels or are tired from a day of golf at the country club less than two miles from the home, or just lazing away the day on your private secluded beach; the sounds of the river lapping on the shoreline will gently massage your worries away as you sleep.

This century old estate offers our guests exclusive privacy unlike your typical beachgoers. Plan however to have plenty of visitors during your stay. Horns Point is abundant with wildlife. Families of deer tend to the fallen fruits in our orchard, while restless squirrels scurry collecting nuts for their long winters nap. The American bald eagles fly high above their osprey relatives, all looking for a snack to feed their brood. Venture out for an early morning walk or run on this deserted dead end back road and you may run into our masked neighbors as they make their way back to their daytime burrow or amazed by the aerobatic maneuvers of the flying Delmarva fox squirrels, or follow the rattata sound until you reach the location of a pileated woodpecker. Every morning you can witness the aerobatic maneuvers of our duck squadron as they do an early morning flyby, or the ballet performance of a flock of Canadian geese or Great Blue Herons.

What makes this house unique

The large stately trees on this property initially captivated us and then it was the privacy, broad water vistas, gorgeous moon beam rises and wonderful sunrises. The sunsets are also beautiful as the opposite shoreline glows with the setting sun.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Cambridge, Maryland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not park in the circle to allow for better traffic flow.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3 full tiled bathrooms with all Kohler fixtures.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double bed , pull out trundle bed.
    pull out couch - 1 double bed , completely private room on 1st floor with full bath
    Bedroom 6 - 2 single bed , located in recreation room
  • master b-r and bath with glass walled shower and king bed, bedroom with 2 double beds, bedroom with a double bed and bedroom with a pull out trundle bed. On the first floor is a private studio/living room with pull out couch and access to full bath on same floor.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
For those that will need extra space please inquire about the additional cottage on the property. This has a bedroom, 1 1/2 baths, full kitchen and living room and can easily sleep 4 additional persons. There is a game loft above the barn with a pool table as well.


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My Chesapeake Retreat Cambridge, Maryland
average rating of 4.75 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

From the start of the trip to the end, we enjoyed the location and appreciated the help from the owners, Cindy and Dave Ferguson. All of our cell phones warned of a tornado warning during our first night and we trundled to the basement with sleeping kids and groaning family members. As the only basement on the property, we spent an hour in the basement with Cindy and Dave and they were great people to get to know.

The house and grounds and water views are stunning, and ideal for kids and adults alike. We are already trying to come up with good reasons to head back!

  • Review Submitted: 15/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Cindy & Dave were great and the house was perfect for our needs. We spent the majority of the time playing lawn games and enjoying the beautiful views. I would definitely book their house again, only next time I would time it when the jellyfish aren't everywhere because the dock/beach areas are incredible.

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Incredible weekend on an amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

"My Chesapeake Retreat" is the perfect group getaway. The property has a large, beautiful pool where we lounged for hours on end, a huge grassy expanse perfect for lawn games, a dock featuring unbelievable sunsets and a beachy area perfect for dropping in kayaks or playing in shallow water. The house itself comfortably slept 12 women. It has tons of large living spaces and a fully equipped large kitchen. We will definitely be back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 05/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible Waterfront Gem

  • 5 of 5

The property was a perfect venue for a guys retreat weekend. The grounds are very private with beautiful water frontage. We spent a lot of time on the dock and caught some catfish and striper. Huge lawn for football, baseball, badminton, horseshoes, etc. The house an outbuildings can comfortably accommodate 14 guests, but be aware that the owners are very strict about the 14 person limit. They stay in a Winnebago on the property when the house is rented, but are very much out of renter's hair and very gracious hosts. We had an incredible weekend and would love to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 20/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Perfect Spot for Labor Day Weekend

  • 5 of 5

It was exactly what we needed for a long weekend away. With the possibility of a tropical storm, the hosts made sure we were prepared but we lucked out and enjoyed a beautiful weekend on the shore. There was more than enough room for eight adults and two dogs. Dave & Cindy answered all of our questions (included making sure we had cell service and wifi for any work needs while we were away) and were the perfect hosts.

About the house: it's hard to list what we loved most. The kitchen was fully stocked and perfect for preparing family style meals. The outdoor fireplace provided hours of entertainment and s'mores fun. The pool, the hammock, the dock, and the swing were all ideal spots for relaxation. The dogs loved the beach and playing in the water. We couldn't have asked for a better place or a better weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 05/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Perfect spot for our Family Reunion!

  • 5 of 5

This house and the property were more amazing than we could have imagined when we booked this 5 months ago for our family reunion! Fourteen of us converged from 3 states back to the area (Eastern Shore) where my husband's family was raised. My in-laws stayed next door in the Cottage, which was a perfect retreat for when things got too hectic with 6 Teens in the mix! The pool, game room, and large yard offered plenty of activity for our teens, but even with everyone gathered in the house, there was so much space no one ever felt crowded. The house itself has wonderful views of the water from so many different rooms, it's hard to decide where you want to relax and take it all in! The deck off the bedrooms on the second floor lent itself to the perfect spot to watch lightening storms at night, and the dock was the perfect spot to watch the sunrise and crabbing boats in the morning. Each room downstairs had it's own character, very comfortable furniture, and could be makeshift sleeping areas. We had Three 18 year old boys sleep on couches in one of the rooms, and there was also a full bath on the main floor, along with 2 full baths upstairs with the bedrooms. Having laundry on site was also a plus.

The kitchen was awesome, stocked with all essentials. As usual , this was the Hub for gathering and is large, spacious, and perfect for entertaining while cooking. We hosted a party for my in-laws the last night with local friends, and even with 15 extra people in the house there was plenty of room.

Dave and Cindy were amazing hosts, quick to respond to any questions we had or assist with any requests. The love they poured into this house is evident throughout, and we felt very fortunate to have found this wonderful property!

Dave and Cindy, we can't thank you enough for a memorable week at Horn's Point! We hope to see you again!

Carol W.

  • Review Submitted: 04/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Choptank River Golf
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many Cambridge
Car: necessary

We are located just 5 minutes from town and down the street from Cambridge Country Club with golf course, restaurant and also the University of Maryland Environmental Research Center. There are many restaurants, shops, museums and natural attractions in the area. The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is nearby and boasts many nesting eagles. We have our own eagles and ospreys that nest in front of the house.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$335.97
Damage Deposit AU$671.95

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.