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Lovely Chesapeake Waterfront Flat

Entire home/apt

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1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Set in a serene waterfront setting on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay, Light Landing creates a fun and relaxing retreat in proximity to Washington, D.C., Annapolis, and Baltimore, with pier, kayaks, and fire pit on a country-like acre.

The space

The sunrise and sunset water views from this light but cozy space are particularly dazzling in fall and winter--when guests seem just as thrilled to be here as those who come during the warmer months when they can sunbathe, paddle, or swim.

Light Landing's shady lawn and bright open spaces; electric 'wood stove' indoors, bbq, and fire pit outdoors; huge screened porch; tree swings and double hammock; English 'tree gardens', kayaks, crabbing, and our relaxing pier afford a peaceful and inspirational setting any time of the year for your stay in the Washington Metro area.

Many individuals or couples take a break from their business or sight-seeing for a restorative or romantic retreat; others come to Light Landing to complete writing, art, or other projects that require sustained focus or a secluded work environment. We've had countless happy couples for anniversaries, honeymoons, and even wedding nights, all of whom felt they had plenty of privacy and most of them have become 'regulars!'

Some guests even utilize (for an extra charge) the owner's skilled support in writing, editing, and author coaching or The Work of Byron Katie to restore creativity or resolve stubborn life/health/work issues.

THE ASCENDED SPACE ["The Flat"]: Light, modern, open studio loft with bay-view window seat, creek-view skylights. Completely private from our house downstairs, the Flat has its own separate entrance on the water side of the house. Luxurious marble bath with deep freestanding tub and large European shower. Leather couch, writing desk, well-appointed granite wet bar/kitchen with microwave and refrigerator/ freezer, bar- height table and other indoor/outdoor spaces for cooking, dining, work, play, roasting marshmallows, and--of course-- relaxing. Queen bed, Wireless internet with varied work spaces, Flat screen TV/DVD player, HDMI cable for Netflix, I-Pod doc. Includes use of pier, screened porch, fire pit, BBQ, kayaks, swings, entire country-like acreage. $118-149/night, $648-718/week, (check with owner for special rates for a month). These variable rates depend on the weekend/season.

THE GET-AWAY [By Special Arrangement; Contact Owner]: Smaller adjoining waterfront Swedish/antique bedroom with double bed [cannot be rented separately; only as an accessory to Ascended Space to be used by part of YOUR party--i.e., someone like a friend, child, other couple who can share the upstairs living space and bath with you, but have separate bedrooms]. Adjoins the studio loft space (separated only by a stairway and bifold door). Use of all amenities listed above. $60/night, $300/week, $900/month for one extra person (these charges increase by 20% when a second person shares the 'Get-Away').

3 BEDROOM/2 BATH WATERFRONT COTTAGE: If you find the dates you wanted are booked or you'd like more space or to bring a dog, please check out our NEW listing for the Cozy Chesapeake Waterfront Cottage next door!! (Hope you'll take a peek anyway, even if the dates aren't booked, and tell all your friends!) With so many return guests wanting to bring friends, family, or their dog, my friends and I have banded together to buy the cottage next door just for this purpose, and so far our guests have been just as thrilled with it and happy there as they have been in the Flat. See the entire description by clicking on my (Shawn's) profile. Scroll down the left side to "My Listings" and select Fun Chesapeake Waterfront Cottage.

So far, our guests have been thrilled with us, and we've been thrilled with them! What a cool thing. Hope to see you soon!

Guest access

Guests have full access to the shady waterfront lawn at their accommodation, plus the kayaks (2 singles and 1 two-seater ocean),canoe, make-shift paddle board, pier (including crab pots, fishing, or swimming when season permits), swings, 1 acre of land, gas and charcoal grill, outdoor recliner chairs, as well as dining table and chairs, and screened porch associated with my house (The pier, swings, water craft, and screened porch are sometimes shared with guests at our Cottage next door. So far that has not been a problem).

Also, by request, you can book a special session with me of "The Work," (of Byron Katie), an amazing and very simple form of self-inquiry for relieving stress and solving problems.

Interaction with guests

My daughter and I tend to leave the waterfront for you and the Cottage guests. I am very available for recommendations, directions, or questions, but also leave you with all the privacy you want! (The Flat has a separate entrance, and seems to have had plenty of privacy even for our wedding night and honeymoon couples--who tend to come back for anniversaries, too!)

Other things to note

3 BEDROOM/2 BATH WATERFRONT COTTAGE: If you find the dates you wanted for the Flat are booked, please check out out NEW listing for the Cozy Chesapeake Waterfront Cottage next door!! (Hope you'll take a peek anyway, even if the dates aren't booked, and tell all your friends!)
With so many return guests wanting to bring friends, family, or their dog, my friends and I have banded together to buy the cottage next door just for this purpose, and so far our guests have been just as thrilled with it and happy there as they have been in the Flat. See the entire description by clicking on my (Shawn's) profile and scroll down the left side to "My LIstings."

There are 3 listings here at Light Landing: the 3 bedroom/2 bath Cottage, the single-room Carriage House, and the Flat. The 'Get-Away' bedroom just supplements the Flat if you need more sleeping spaces, and will never be rented to another party when you're here.) Once in a while I also rent out my entire house (it's listed on Airbnb as Shawn's Amazing Waterfront Digs) for a bigger party, or if there is a conflict on an important date, so feel free to ask about that also.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Cleaning Fee: $35
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Welcome!!! Important Rule: Relax, Have FUN, and Let me Know if You need Anything!

When you arrive, park to the left nearest our big tree and walk left toward the water--either through or around our huge screened porch (if you walk through it--watch the step UP). Then just follow the brick pavers to the little stoop. Your private entrance will be the ORANGE door up the steps.

:-) Be sure to close the porch door every time as our sweet little dog Winnie can slip out if the door drags and stays open a bit. PLEASE Double-CHECK IT EVEN IF YOU DON"T SEE HER, AS WE COULD LET HER OUT LATER.

I know it seems weird--and I'm really NOT super picky--but we have had to replace many white sheets and towels because they turn orange from people using them with sunscreen on! Please shower first, esp. if you have light sheets, and use regular pillows for your head, not the decorative ones with pillow shams. Thanks!


***No DIVING. NO JUMPING UNTIL YOU HAVE TESTED WATER DEPT (TIDAL WATERS CAN SOMETIME BE VERY SHALLOW). ABSOLUTELY NO JUMPING OFF SIDES OF PIER--END ONLY AFTER TESTING). I'm wanting to add that I highly recommend wearing water shoes if you swim. As much as I love the warm silky mud at the bottom, it can also have glass shards or wire, etc. embedded in it. The main warning about swimming in the Bay is to not do it when you have a fresh cut or wound, so good idea to minimize the chance of stepping on something that could injure you. Thanks!

:-) It is critical not to leave the fire-pit burning unattended or without the screen cover. Please douse it with water when you retire. Also put caps on the Tikki torches (or ask me to).

*No candles except the ones provided in glass chimneys; NEVER leave them burning unsupervised.

*Please use only non-abrasives sponges or cleaners on granite countertop, sinks, tub.

*We are dog lovers, but don't allow dogs in the Flat. We have had guests' ask if their friends could bring quiet dogs for the day--but they must stay outside.

*We DO allow well-trained dogs to stay at our cottage next door--ask about that if you wanted to bring yours!

*Check-in and out are sometimes negotiable if there are not guests before or after you, or if someone is leaving early/arriving late. :-) Default is 3 pm check-in and 1 pm check-out. Let me know if you want something different and I'll see if I can make it work.

**No smoking in or within 100 feet of the house, cottage, pier, or waterfront.

Thanks so much! Have a great time here. :-)



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Sep 30, 2017 the minimum stay is 2 nights.

375 Reviews

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Desiree User Profile
June 2017
Excellent experience! Super clean and so many fun things to do outside right in the back yard. Hubby and I listened to an audio book while drinking wine and gazing out to the water during sunset, played on the super fun tree swing, and as per an incredible tip from Shawn laid on the 2 person hammock at night and watched the firefly light show at night (which was beyond STUNNING. It wasn't the normal "aww look fireflies!" that we were used to seeing. It was like looking at Christmas trees with twinkling white lights. There were SO MANY. Describing it does no justice, you must see in person). The flat was well-equipped, modern, and clean. Communication between the host and her staff was superb. Someone was always available (but we had absolute privacy). Definitely can't wait to go back. We would love to take advantage of all the water toys on a longer stay. Thank you for sharing your incredible space, Shawn. You are so lucky to live in that little slice of heaven!

Dean User Profile
June 2017
Beyond magical! Best vacation ever, everything our souls needed and more. Can't wait to bring our family, truly a special place. Dean and Tonya Texas

Jacqueline User Profile
June 2017
The flat was so cozy and comfortable. It really made a you feel relaxed and at home. You can tell Shawn thought of every little detail. I loved the window seat and the swings outside. The setting is beautiful, peaceful, and serene. Communication with Shawn was great! Highly recommend staying here. We'll be back!

Patricia User Profile
June 2017
I stayed in the loft at Shawn's place. It was located on an inlet, which flowed into the bay. The views were beautiful and the atmosphere quiet and peaceful. An added bonus was that it was 45 minutes from the city! Shawn was gracious, kind and very helpful. I will definitely stay there again!

Erin User Profile
June 2017
This place is gorgeous. We arrived to participate in a big, hectic wedding so barely had time to rest our heads here, but the place was so nice that we joked about abandoning the wedding to just enjoy the bnb several times. Shawn thought of every little detail in the room, and both the property and the room itself were stunning. Careful to duck when near the bed, though. I hit my head a few times on the angled low roof there because I was in such a rush.

Bonnie User Profile
June 2017
This is a great vacation spot. Very scenic and relaxing. We stayed in the flat and it was cozy and comfortable. It was very clean and well appointed. Our host Shawn, was very helpful and friendly. Highly recommended if you want to get away and relax.

Laura User Profile
May 2017
The loft was even more magical than I could have ever imagined. I felt like I was in a dream. The views of the water could be seen from almost all locations in the loft, even the shower. I especially adored the charming and inviting window seat. It was apparent that thoughtful consideration was put into making my stay as comfortable as possible. Those little touches go a long way. If you think I couldn't make this review sound even better, you're wrong, as I haven't even mentioned Shawn. Wow. She is just the sweetest, most hospitable and friendly host. She was very communicative and passionate about making sure my stay was wonderful... and wonderful it was! Enchanting, in fact. And, yes, I will definitely be back....

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Churchton, Maryland, United States · Joined in March 2011
Shawn User ProfileShawn is a superhost.

I'm thinking the best description of me for your purposes as potential guests appears in the reviews! I'm someone who is just here being incredibly grateful to live in this gorgeous, quiet, nature-filled spot on the Chesapeake Bay; to have this opportunity to share it with others; and to have connected through Air BnB with such lovely people. I'm always thrilled to see how much these individuals, couples, and families enjoy staying here, and am hoping that what they have said about me will tell you what you need to know.

Beyond that.... I will be very happy to answer any questions you may have about my diverse interests and pursuits, as well as the travel destinations I am currently exploring. The most recent was taking our adopted daughter back to see China, her birthland, with a quick stop in Germany on the way home!

Finally, I love my OTHER work as a life/author-coach. As a Certified Faciliator of The Work of Byron Katie, I love to share with folks a simple, predictable tool that has helped me SO much in my life--knowing a way to capitalize on our stressful thoughts about the VERY person or thing that upsets us--turning them into highly creative solutions and greater peace and love each time! Very cool.

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