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

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 92 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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 are always comfortable. In addition, to the two electric fireplaces there is an outdoor fire pit. All windows are screened and open if you want to feel the breezes off the river and listen to bird song in the spring.

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

Owner
Lolly and Lindley
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 2017

About Lolly and Lindley

Retired University Professor and Museum Worker. We love the rural rivers, bays, and estuaries and enjoy 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 Tall Timbers

Tall Timbers is a sleepy waterfront community. It is where people pass slow summer days; and huge Rockfish are caught in the creeks, crabs from docks. 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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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Tall Timbers

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
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 ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Enjoy the large new walk-in stone shower. The high window offers a peek into the tree tops while enjoying your personal time. There is plenty of storage space for your items.
Bedrooms:
  • 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, Smart TV, and fireplace filled with battery operated candles.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 3 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Potomac River Woodland Cottage, Wi-Fi, Central Heat, Spectacular SUNSETS
average rating of 4.806452 based on 34 reviews
5

Great place on the Chesapeake!

  • 5 of 5

Really beautiful and comfortable home between the Potomac and Chesapeake. Very close to a marina where I dropped my kayak and paddled around a calm bay exploring the nooks and crannies for two hours. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 31/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joseph, YeS!!! I agree the kayaking and canoeing around here is spectacular. Most people get to know Tall Timbers during the summer boating activities, and family reunions but this corner of the world is wonderful year around. I love the ice formations on the piers, and the remote snowy vistas. Museums and Art Galleries and Wineries are open all year long.
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Baltimore, MD
5

Charming!

  • 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: 12/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review. We are genuinely happy to hear when people enjoy this wonderful home and area. It is fun to share, we hope you will reurn soon and often.
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Bloomfield IN 47424
3

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: 03/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kenda, we take your comments seriously and are looking for an additional light to hang over the dinning room table. The shower drained quite well once we moved the clear shower mat back from the drain, it was completely covering the drain opening. Located across the street from the Potomac River with an easement that runs across the street and to the bulkhead that runs along the Rivers Edge we understand is not the same as the much more expensive on the beach rentals, but the woodland home has many wonderful features.. We love to launch the kayaks into the water at the marina and paddle around the Great Blue Herons, the deer, terrapins, otters and crabs. On occasion we enjoy watching the sunset while gathering around the fire pit in the yard. We are proud to offer a wonderful, clean, comfortable home with a water view at affordable prices.
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4

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: 18/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: 07/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Delray Beach
5

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: 24/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 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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Map

Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Reagan National Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Chiefs or Reluctant Navigator
Nearest Ferry
25 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: recommended

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.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Tall Timbers

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter 2017-8
6 Sep 2017 - 7 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$199
From
AU$332
Fri,Sat
AU$1,327
AU$3,719
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$332
AU$1,992
AU$5,579
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$332.07
Pet Fee AU$33.21 + Tax
Houskper Setup/Inventory AU$99.62
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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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