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Summerlee Cottage - Newly renovated, sandy beach with direct access

Bedrooms 1
Space 46 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3

The Cottage at Summerlee shouts beach chic ...but, at a price you can afford. Perfect for a couple or a small party, the Cottage offers recently renovated accommodations, private beach access and beach activities, like swimming, kayaking or lounging - all within a few hundred feet of the Chesapeake. Enjoy coffee on your private deck surrounded by native plants, then wander down to the beach. Kayak the Bay or the many secluded creeks filled with wildlife and solitude. Or, bike down to Pt. Lookout Park, only a few miles away. Only 2 hours from Washington or Baltimore, make the Cottage your getway retreat - over and over.

If this Cottage is not available for the dates you desire, email and ask us about our other nearby Chesapeake Bay options that are appropriate for smaller parties.

More Details

Property Manager
Peggy Binzel
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017

About Peggy Binzel

Love urban life; also, love the isolated beach with amazing wildlife. Scotland is a welcome retreat from hectic city life.

Why Peggy Binzel chose Chesapeake Bay

Scotland is a rare find. Rarely do you find an area that begins with beautiful forests and opens up onto fabulous beaches. Little traffic but only 2 hours from Washington or Baltimore. I discovered a jewel.

What makes this cottage unique

Sunrise over the Bay with morning coffee is heavenly. Walks on the beach. Take a 30 minute kayak ride or a 5 hours one - very convenient out the front door. Enjoy a tasting of good quality local wines at beautiful Woodlawn plantation just 10 miles away.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Point Lookout, Maryland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 46 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • full sized bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wooden decking
  • 2 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • bay
  • recreation centre
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Local Chesapeake Bay oysters may be ordered (delivery provided) at $50 for 50 or $100 for 100. Please inquire about availability in advance; information regarding massages provided upon request


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(46 traveller reviews)

Summerlee Cottage - Newly renovated, sandy beach with direct access
average rating of 4.673913 based on 46 reviews

Needs TLC

  • 2 of 5

First off, I need to relay that I have used home away at least 2-3 times a year over the last 5 years. I have never left a negative review. When my wife and I arrived it was almost dark but thankfully google brought us right to the front door. Our initial impression was that there was a musty odor. We actually bought a candle the next day to mask the smell. I'm sure it was partly due to the fireplace, but more due to the overall cleanliness of the cottage. The cottage was in bad need of a spring cleaning. The floor is cement and is cold and grimy, like it hasn't been mopped in awhile. There are cobwebs on the column, in the bathroom, the kitchen, and elsewhere. There is dust everywhere, especially the glass dinner table. The bathroom fan is coated with dust and needs to be cleaned. All of the drains are slow draining and definitely in need of some bend clean outs. We couldn't touch any of the dishes in the kitchen without washing them first, since they were all full of a film. The greenhouse is devoid of greenery. I would suggest the owners actually plant something and put it on an irrigation system, so that some plants could actually be sustained with minimal intervention. There are fresh herbs planted in the landscaping (which is very nice), I'm just saying you should elevate the experience. The bikes should be removed as an amenity unless you plan on providing bikes that people would actually want to ride. I understand they are kept outside but maybe some thought should be put towards more suitable storage like a bike shed. The kitchen is sparse on any staples so make sure you bring everything you need to prepare meals. It was my wife's birthday weekend and we were excited to go away but we left a day early because the space doesn't have anywhere comfortable to hang inside during bad or cold weather. Board games or cards would be a welcome amenity.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate all of our guests' reviews incorporate their suggestions as much as possible. We love this little cottage and years of great guests reviews show that others do, too. We regret that these guests had unexpectedly cold, rainy weather; that colors everything. When it rains for long periods, a mild fireplace-like smell can occur in the house. The floor is concrete - a very cool, acid-stained concrete - but barefoot on a concrete floor when it's cold and damp will never feel great. We have all of our houses professionally cleaned between each rental. As the owner, I saw no evidence of dust or cobwebs when I inspected the house in early May. But, if a guest's perception is not good, then we will re-double our efforts with the cleaning crew as we want every guest experience to be wonderful, even when the weather does not cooperate. We would LOVE to have the greenhouse fully stocked with plants. We have tried in the past and have found it nearly impossible to keep the plants alive during guest stays since some people are interested only in the beach, fishing or other activities and don't want to be burdened with taking care of plants - and we don't want to interrupt our guests' stays with plant care. We will think, again, about whether there is a cost-effective, efficient way to have the greenhouse stocked with plants. Our bicycles are on a regular rotation and they are serviced frequently. But, we'll redouble our efforts here, too, making sure that the bikes are in good shape. If guests ever find them not in repair, our properties managers are local and can be contacted for repair or replacement. We also provide 2 kayaks free-of-charge with the rental. Board games are a good idea. As to the kitchen, we really can't keep food staples in the kitchen. We keep it well-stock with cooking utensils, pots and pans, etc, though. We also provide towels, sheets, soaps, dishwasher soap, paper towels and many more amenities than most rental houses. We can provide more even more amenities, but doing so comes at a cost. The rate for this house is very reasonable. We could certainly raise the rate and offer more. It's a good idea to survey our guests to see whether they prefer the current amenities at the current price or would prefer more amenities with a higher rental rate. We will leave a survey at this house asking our guests their views about the trade-off between services and rates and respond accordingly. Thank you for the suggestions.
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Enjoyed our stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay! The beach and water are very nice. The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed.

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Cottage was nice and not cluttered with beachy decor. Cosy using the wood burning stove. A few items could do with updating. only 3 breakfast bowls. rusty tin opener and no cleaning liquid and matches. but otherwise good. Tv and internet worked good. Bed very comfortable and good shower. Disappointed with the garden as not been cleaned up. furniture not clean and tipped over. Rusty BBQ could not use. Beach area nice and sandy but only a small area.We thought we would be able to walk along the beach for a walk but it was sectioned off to go with each property.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the suggestions and for letting us know what is not quite perfect. We've re-stocked the dinnerware - apologies, we didn't realize some had gone missing. Now that spring is here, we have been able to get the garden in better shape. Still some work to be done but we're getting it there (if the rain will stop)! Also, with the arrival of spring, we are replacing the outdoor grills; they don't survive winter very well. Thank you again for taking the time to help us make all our guests' stays better.
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Enjoyed our time

  • 5 of 5

We loved Sumerlee Cottage! It was a perfect weekend getaway for my husband and I. The cottage was so close to the beach, and we had a ton of privacy. I may have just read the description wrong, but I was not aware that we were so close to the main house on the property. We didn't have any problems with the other house being near, it was just a little bit of a surprise.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Currently located in Decatur, IL but traveling.

Close to beach, very homey and nice.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for three months and had a wonderful time. Very nice location.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed at this great little home at the beach for a few days. Even though it was the off season it was still a great time. The location was great and very close to the beach. We used the kayaks and bicycles provided and both were a fun way to explore the area. The amenities were as described and the kitchen was well stocked with everything needed to dine in and have a comfortable stay. Not a huge place but perfect for what we wanted and ideal for a couple not looking to spend too much on a big unnecessary house. The owner made the process very easy. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities: kayaking


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Point Lookout, Maryland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
1 May 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
early June
1 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
High Season
16 Jun 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
Mid-Sept thru October
16 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1- Nov 30
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Winter
27 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
23 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mid-Sept to Oct
17 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$73.58
Pet Fee A$40.13

Please call for discounted rates for stays that exceed 7 days.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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