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Big house, huge porch overlooking the river; sailboat, kayaks.

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Huge family gathering space, 500 sq ft kitchen. 3/3, waterfront porch and decks

Wide open, fun house with open concept kitchen and room for football games. We have an old grand piano you cant hurt and it's always in tune; assorted instruments and show time props for impromptu talent nights. The classical porch overlooking the river is 45 ft long with swings and rockers. There are three decks, hammocks, deep water pier, sailboats, canoes, kayaks, fishing gear, crabbing gear, fish/crab outdoor cooking equipment, 3 gas grills, 2 wood fired grills, bicycles and about 800 books you ought to read but don't have to (just say you did.) No rules, no functional clocks; its always 5:00 PM at the river place.

Chuck Beck
Member since: 2005
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese, Alabama and South Carolina fluently
Response time
Within a few days
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

About Chuck Beck

Chuck Beck and Smokey are co-owners of this riverfront vacation spot on Old Man Creek. (No, it wasn't named for us but yes, we're both 70). Chuck and Ivelisse (photo shy) worked many years in Latin America and later in Florida and Michigan. We live on Capitol Hill in Washington now and can help you with tips on sight seeing and learning about DC. . We make every effort to see that you are comfortable in our river vacation house and have a great time together.

What makes this house unique

The neighbors along Old Man Creek and the Magothy River and wonderful friendly folks and you'll know many of them by the end of a week. Wave as they parade by in yachts, fishing and work boats, kayaks, canoes and swimming. You'll also get to know the ospreys and eagles that nest in the trees along the river, the geese, ducks and waterfowl of every sort and you just may consume your weight in our famous Maryland blue crabs. We provide traps, fishing gear, kayaks, canoes, sailboats, life jackets, oars, all you need. There are three big gas grills and two wood fired grills and lots of wood. We provide a 10 gallon crab steamer with a big propane gas burner and industrial quantities of Old Bay seasoning.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Severna Park

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi
  • Master bath and one full bath on ground floor Full bath upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
  • * master on groundfloor, easy access no steps * den/library on ground floor with with sofa bed and room for a rollaway. * two bedrooms up sharing full bath.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 7 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing


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Big house, huge porch overlooking the river; sailboat, kayaks.
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Paradise in Maryland

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. My wife, my kids and myself felt like at home. Chuck the owner is a great guy.

Frank from Germany.

  • Review Submitted: 15/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house. Well equiped. Beautiful view.

  • 4 of 5

Chuck has been a great host! We enjoyed sailing and canoying from the house every day. Had fantastic barbecue every night on one of the deck. The house is very confortable and spacious. 20 mn from BWI. Quiet. Fantastic vacations.

  • Review Submitted: 19/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Time of Our Life!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion of siblings here along with celebration of finding a new brother. The karma if this home, it's setting, a kitchen to die for, open floor plan was the best I have ever felt or seen. We had a catered event one evening for 31 family members who live near by to enjoy all of the musical family we have in addition to a spectacular evening. It accommodated 10 people to sleep. Great views outback, setting on the river could not get any better. We will be back again and the rental manager has to be the nicest guy in the world. Thanks Chuck for everything! The Karma in this home rocked with genuine warmth that made you want to never leave, everyone felt it. What a beautiful home to have any event in or vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 31/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home to be lazy or active, while enjoying lovely views

  • 4 of 5

My family of five, 2 adults and three young-adult children spent a week in this house on the Chesapeake Bay in August 2016. The house has a huge living are and large kitchen with massive decks that overlook the river. We were struck by how much living space there is compared to the number of bedrooms. On the other hand, there was lots of space to spread out.

We loved the fact that so this house contained so many cool things to do without driving anywhere. There were enough kayaks for our family of five to go out on kayaks together. The double kayak had a broken seat which we managed to fix enough to use. There is also a sail boat that holds 6, but it has no motor, which made getting out of our little outlet a bit difficult. The neighborhood is an easy place to take a short run without going on any busy roads, and is close to an awesome bike trail. We rode bike into Annapolis one day and rode in the other direction another day. Waterways are everywhere and are lovely. We ate delicious fresh crab from Joes which is only about a mile away on the back porch as the sun set. Awesome. On extremely hot days, it was difficult to take full advantage of the river front porches.

The house was in good repair and what we had what we needed to cook great meals. The large work spaces in the kitchen made me want to trade my kitchen for this one. Chuck was super friendly and happy to answer any questions we had both at the beginning of our stay and during the week.

  • Review Submitted: 24/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy living on a tranquil creek with exceptionally spacious, comfortable, well equipped living areas

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four (with two teenage girls) traveled in from abroad to vacate and reunite with various local friends and family. We let our loved ones come and go while we stayed put in this pretty home with giant living spaces. The house has a wonderful loved and lived in feeling; living areas and well equipped kitchen lent themselves very well to entertaining and eating in large groups. The long, well furnished porch over the creek, with its ample seating and two industrial sized fans (we suffered a heat wave), provided a fantastic vantage point for bird watching, relaxing, eating, viewing thunderstorms,... We loved the porch swing! Sleeping: the two king beds were very comfortable, especially the master suite downstairs. The upstairs third bedroom as well as the office sofa bed were older and creaky = time for an update; OK for kids but not adults. Sheets and linens were high quality and overabundant. Chuck and Ivelisse - vielen Dank for the Swiss flag at the front door - nice touch! Thanks also to Chuck for uncomplicated, fair and prompt business dealings. We would love to come again and would recommend the home for the way we used it. We would, however, ask that the sailboats be refurbished prior to renting again. (Since we were preoccupied with busy visitor schedules as well as a few planned day trips, we didn't ask Chuck to remedy the missing halyard line and sheets, dismounted and missing outboard motor, broken life lines, etc. We felt that all that would have taken too long and been too cumbersome to rectify during the short time of our stay.) We can highly recommend renting SUPboards from EMS in Annapolis. The Anne Arundel Seafood Market was very close and a great takeout option for our larger crews. Point Crabhouse was a favorite for crabcakes. Breakfast Shoppe was fab. Chick and Ruth's in Annapolis, as always, a must. Proximity to Baltimore, Annapolis and D.C., BWI, as well as the eastern townships is great at this location. We hope to return again sometime!

  • Review Submitted: 19/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location. Beautiful House.

  • 5 of 5

Chuck's home was the perfect place for our 9-strong family to vacation this summer. The house's first floor is open and offers plenty of comfortable places to sit. The little library is quaint and served as the perfect small office for those of us who had to work. The kitchen was large and well equipped. Everything was clean and tidy when we arrived and there was more than enough clean linens and towels. The porch was beautiful. We used the grills more than once and went kayaking several times. I would happily go back to Chuck's beautiful home on the Magothy.

  • Review Submitted: 14/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Baltimore-Washington (BWI)
Nearest Golf
3.6 Miles
Compass Point
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrak BWI
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Brian Bour Irish Pub
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Ski Liberty, Fairfield, PA
Nearest Beach
9 Miles
Sandy Point State Park
Car: necessary

The United States Naval Academy, Historic Annapolis, Baltimore Inner Harbor, Washington DC.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Severna Park

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Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning AU$235.9
Property Damage Protection AU$79.53

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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