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Potomac River Woodland Cottage, Wi-Fi, Central Heat, Spectacular SUNSETS

Bedrooms 3
Space 92 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

One-level, 2bedroom +Den, Easement to Water with Views of Woods and Potomac.

This property is perfect for a quick get away. Fully renovated, the cottage is sparkling clean and cozy and has a stunning views into the woods, and sunsets over the Potomac River. We love to watch the night lights of Virginia, and the abundance of wildlife.

A water access easement runs from our door step to the Potomac River bulkhead. The central heat, and central AC. In addition, to the two electric fireplaces is the outdoor fire pit. All windows are screened and open if you want to feel the breezes off the river and listen to bird song.

This modern year-round retreat is equipped with Smart TVs, cable, Netflix, Wi-Fi, docking stations, as well as linens and any other items you might expect in a well equipped home, including bikes, puzzles and Keurig.

Two of the three bedrooms are outfitted with comfortable queen-size beds, the third is set up as a den with fireplace and reclining sofa (double).

Fishing and Crabbing for our famous Maryland Blue Crabs is a popular activity furthermore, Tall Timbers Private Beach Club is short walk from the cottage. The village of Tall Timbers and the Marina are both an easy walk.

The beaches, docks, lighthouse and bridge at Piney Point and St. George's Island are a short drive. We are happy to assist you in booking fishing charters, or cruise the Potomac with a qualified waterman. Located fifteen miles by car from Historic St. Mary's City (Maryland's Colonial Capitol dating to 1634) we are only two hours from the District of Columbia.

Tall Timbers, the community, is actually a forgotten Maryland treasure where time stands still. It consists of two rows of houses situated between the Potomac River and a dense timbered forest. We are located 3 miles east of the Piney Point/ St. George's Island Bridge off Maryland Route 249 not far from where the Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay.

More Details

Lolly and Lindley
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2017

About Lolly and Lindley

We love the rural rivers, bays, and estuaries and helping you find the hidden paths around the Historic St. Mary County and the Potomac.

Lolly and Lindley purchased this house in 2003

Why Lolly and Lindley chose Maryland

Tall Timbers is a sleepy waterfront community is where people pass slow summer days; huge Rockfish are caught in the creeks, crabs from docks; and there are more places to paddle than you will have time available to visit:

*Historic Old Mill Gift Store,

*Historic St. Mary’s City

*One Room Little red schoolhouse

*Drayden Afro-American school house.

*Piney Point Light House and Museum

*German U-Boat Underwater Park

*The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum (PAX)

*Point Lookout State Park and Civil War Museum

*Sotterley Plantation,

*St. Clement's Island-Potomac River Museum

*Calvert Maritime Museum.

*Anna Marie Gardens and Sculpture Forest.

During the winter the community is magical and can be winter wonderland. Fall colors are magnificent, especially when you realize you are not the one to rake the leaves. Just watch them fall. Be on the look out for deep discounts of midweek - midwinter visits.

What makes this house unique

Toast to First Friday wine tasting at local wineries.

The National Potomac Heritage Scenic Trail is at our front door, there is a wide variety of wildlife and beautiful vistas of Herring Creek and the Potomac River can be seen along this trail. Experienced paddlers may continue onto the open waters of the Potomac River.

Bird watchers may love in love with the creeks.

Explore the many nearby historic parks such Colonial St. Mary's City, Light Houses at Point Look Out and Piney Point, the Maritime Museums at Soloman's Island and Piney Point. Chose from several wonderful local watering holes with fabulous views and docks.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Tall Timbers cottage was not available for the last 5 years as it was rented to a base contractor. Once he left the entire house was gutted and refurnished so we apologize for the older reviews. We spent our first night in the cottage after the construction was finished a couple of weeks agao and it is better than ever. I love the new woodland paths and the enlarged shower. Cell phone service is catching up with the rest of the modern world. Southern Maryland is seeing a few more visitors, and services are becoming even easier to find.
May 2014
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Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Reagan National Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Chiefs or Reluctant Navigator
Nearest Ferry
26 Miles
Point Look Out State Park
Nearest Train
99.5 Miles
Quantico Station, VA
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
MD Route 249
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Ruddy Duck
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Tall Timbers Beach Club
Car: necessary

The roadway in front of the house along the river is a great place for kids to learn to ride bikes or take the dog for a walk.

There are also fishing charters, day sails and historic properties and parks to visit.  

The River is 3 miles across to Virginia with magnificent sunsets not far from where the Potomac River flows into the Chesapeake Bay. St. Mary's City (Colonial Historic Interpretive Park) is an easy 15 miles drive and a wonderful place to visit for the entire family.

A little further down the road is Point Lookout where you can catch a ferry to Chesapeake Bay Islands, visit the historic Coast Guard Station, the Civil War Hospital Site, or see where the Potomac Rivers and Pautuxent Rivers empty into the Chesapeake Bay.  

The county seat at with more historic sites, wine tasting, festivals, fairgrounds and fishing carter boats are all nearby. To read more about our area we are in area known as Southern Maryland, along the shores of the National Parks scenic water-way. 

The Tall Timbers Marina, a family operated full service marina with a wonderful neighborhood bar and cafe. Be sure to ask about seasonal hours. Chiefs is located behind the post office and grocery store and is open year round for both food and merriment.

Only two hours from the Washington Beltway you will find walking along the bulkhead an easy quiet stroll.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Tall Timbers

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Docks across the street are private, violation may cause loss of deposit. We are happy to direct you to public landings and beaches, or beach club.
  • Guest list must be provided in writing prior to arrival. Entertaining beyond max. capacity of 6 may terminate your reservation without refund.
  • Disturbance to the neighborhood, or activities that may put our home at risk, may terminate your reservation without refund.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Enjoy the new stone shower with high window to peek into the tree tops while enjoying your personal time. There is plenty of storage space for your items.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sofa bed/futon , The leather sofa reclines to a double bed, Wannabe fireplace
  • Each of the two bedrooms have queen beds and tower closets, the third bedroom is equipped as a Den with sleeper sofa, TV, and fuel fireplace.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
Access to boat launch, slips, and gas at the marina. It is a short walk from the cottage. The workshop with 16' work bench may be requested with advance notice. There is plenty of parking for boat and other toys. Reluctant Navigator Last Wing and Shrimp Night of the Year Dec. 10 Rockfish Season is Open until Dec. 31.


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Potomac River Woodland Cottage, Wi-Fi, Central Heat, Spectacular SUNSETS
average rating of 4.8 based on 33 reviews
Baltimore, MD


  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a long weekend this September. The cottage was clean, charming, and cozy. Lolly was wonderful to work with and checked in on us to make sure everything went smoothly. It was a wonderful location for our long weekend away!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bloomfield IN 47424

Comfortable. Needed better lighting at dinner table. Had to clean before leaving per house instructi

  • 3 of 5

It was okay. Nice big kitchen. Worked well for a toddler. Shower did not drain well sorry we were not on the water.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Such a cute house !

  • 4 of 5

We loved this home. The house was perfect for what we needed and had such great touches in every room. So much storage it feels like you can settle in and be at home even away from home. The beds are very firm so if you don't like that bring a mattress topper. Great house and home owners were so nice and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, clean cottage with easy access to the beach and great food

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect - well stocked, dog friendly and the owners were a pleasure and very helpful!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delray Beach

Cute cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable and had all of the amenities of home. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoy hearing about your trip, what you like, what else you would like to know, and how you are spending your time. Sometimes we learn about new special places from our guests.
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Great cottage and fantastic owners

  • 5 of 5

I recently spent a weekend at this property with my family and my 2 dogs. The cottage is a little jewel that exceeded our expectations. Super clean, comfortable beds, powerful AC, fully stocked kitchen, WI-FI, etc. The communication with the owners was perfect. We will definitely be back. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review the property Stefano. It is fun for us to know our guests are enjoying themselves. We appreciated how well you cared for Tall Timbers Cottage while you were there. We hope next time you are back you will be able to enjoy a new deck.
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Tall Timbers

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall/Winter 2017-8
6 Sep 2017 - 7 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest
23 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
22 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Houskper Setup/Inventory A$95.95
Pet Fee A$31.98 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit A$319.83
Tax Rate 11.0%

CANCELLATION FEE: $250.00 in processing fess. At 60 days notice one half (1/2) of the rent is forfeited. At 30 days notice rent is forfeited unless we are able to re-rent.

Along side the house there is an 12' wide easement that runs from our cottage to the water the private dock is not included. Please respect "PRIVATE."

Upon Request we will provide access information to the private beach.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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