Lovely Chesapeake Waterfront Flat

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rodgers Rd, Deale, MD 20733, United States

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, hot tub, 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 + hot tub, bbq, and firepit outdoors; huge screened porch; tree swings; English 'tree gardens', kayaks, 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 the owner’s skilled support in writing, editing, and coaching to restore creativity or resolve stubborn life/health/work issues.

THE ASCENDED SPACE: Light, modern, open studio loft with bay-view window seat, creek-view skylights. Completely private from our house downstairs, the Flat has its own 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 wetbar/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, hot tub, kayaks, swings, entire country-like acreage. $108-129/night, $648-718/week, $1600-2400/month, depending on season.

THE GET-AWAY: Smaller waterfront Caribbean/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, but want separate bedrooms]. Adjoins the studio loft space (separated only by 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, 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 banned 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."

(PLEASE NOTE: For single-night stays, there is an extra $30 cleaning fee. I add it after you reserve through AirBnB's 'Alter Reservation' function. [$45 when both rooms are rented for one night only. $55 extra for a single-night stay in the 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 hot tub, kayaks, 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 (Flat is upstairs, Cottage is next door).

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 mostly use the waterfront area when guests aren't here, so you will be pretty much on your own. I am very available for recommendations, directions, or questions, but also leave you with all the privacy you want!

The Neighborhood

Sleepy little town with just enough services--VERY closeby despite our country-like ambiance. Some great spots for whatever you want to eat, many of them waterfront dining whether indoors or out, where you can also pick crabs--the local delicacy--or have crabcakes, or yummy Cream of Crab or Maryland Crab (vegetable) soup! Grocery store, pharmacy, fitness center, banks, consignment/antique stores all nearby or on the short scenic drives in the Guidebook. Annapolis is just a short trip and an amazing destination for a daytrip seeing its beautiful historic sights and neighborhoods or Amish market, or just a trip in for dinner--which we often do--to a waterfront downtown loaded with shops and restaurants or to catch a movie.

Getting around

Nestled on a country-like acre in a surprisingly convenient corner of the Chesapeake Bay, this unique area is just over 20 minutes south of Annapolis and 45+ minutes from Wash DC, Alexandria VA, or Baltimore. Guests who have access to a car (or serious bike or shallow draft boat) can easily converge here and use it as a relaxing waterfront "home" while you're touring the area or even taking a "staycation" and commuting to work. After a quick trip from a number of cities or airports, all you need to do upon check-in is the following:
* hang out and chat or snooze under the large shady trees,
* swing or kayak or yoga to your heart's content,
* play Frisbee, football, soccer w/ your dog, friends, or kids,
* read or work on your tan as you gaze at the water,
* cook out, cook in, or pick crabs at a table on the lawn,
* savor the nearby waterfront dining,
* cozy up, watch DVDs, or play games by a wood fire.

Or just settle in to the pace of the birds and the bay breeze for a week or two. :-)

Other Things to Note

3 BEDROOM/2 BATH WATERFRONT COTTAGE: If you find the dates you wanted 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 banned 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."

(PLEASE NOTE: For single-night stays, there is a $30 cleaning fee--added through AirBnB's 'Alter Reservation' function--for single-night stays [$45 when both rooms are rented for one night only]).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Weekly Price: $648 /week
Monthly Price: $1998 /month
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • My girlfriend and I had an absolutely wonderful experience here. Shawn was incredibly welcoming and helpful, but also gave us our privacy (and she has a great little dog, Winnie). The flat was perfect, very clean well kept. Our weekend there in general was just what we were looking for, a quiet and relaxing weekend getaway from city life. I highly recommend this listing, and the two of us intend on coming back!

    March 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay in Shawn's lofted space-- it was cozy and private and perfect for a weekend getaway. The location was beautiful, and we loved being right on the water. We enjoyed using the kayaks, the hot tub, and watching the sunset from the dock. We definitely plan on coming back!

    March 2014
  • Shawn was kind and beyond accommodating. Not only in regards to the place, but with helpful tips and recommendations in the neighboring areas. Only regret is that we didn't have the opportunity to hang out longer.

    March 2014
  • The Waterfront Flat was in a extremely scenic location. My boyfriend and I enjoyed the view from the backyard even though it was very windy and chilly. Inside the flat was beautiful as well. We loved the layout of the cozy apartment, with the gorgeous open bathroom, the big comfortable bed, and the very well placed window to view the water from. We had attempted using the grill during the first night and had some difficulty due to the empty propane tank, but we spoke with Shawn and she filled it up for us for the following evening. We hope to be back when the weather is warmer to utilize the other amenities, but had a great trip overall! :)

    March 2014
  • March 2014
  • The property was gorgeous, with views as advertised (or better!). There's a huge east-facing window that let in an amazing sunrise each morning, and the dock was a perfect place to watch the sunset. The hot tub was nice and private, and kayaking would have been a blast if it had been a little warmer. Shawn was helpful with any questions we had, but was also unobtrusive. The flat is connected to her home, but felt plenty private. It's tastefully decorated and comfortable.

    March 2014
  • My husband Aaron and I staying in this beautiful waterfront flat to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. We were looking for something relaxing and romantic, and that is exactly what we found here! Although I was a little nervous driving in to the neighborhood at the sight of a few neighboring houses that weren't very nice, Shawn's place was great! The big screened in porch is beautiful (although we didn't get to utilize it because of the cold) and the hot tub & stargazing combo was the perfect way to end each day. The loft itself is cozy and cute; looks very new and modern, yet has a homey feel. The loft lets in so much natural light from all the windows and skylights, it's great. We found ourselves wanting to spend most of our time there because we enjoyed the loft so much. Each morning we would wake to the beautiful sunrise over the water, which we could easily see from our bed =). We watched the sunset one evening while sitting on the roof, per Shawn's suggestion. The bathroom was one of my favorite parts! The open tile shower is spacious and pretty, and the bathtub was relaxing. When we arrived, Shawn graciously went over a map with us, showing us the local eats and shops. We ended up eating at Skipper's, and the food was great! Our second day we drove in to Annapolis, which is only about 20 minutes away. Easy drive and fun day trip for sure! We were very pleased with our stay and would love to come back in the summer or fall and be able to utilize some of the water activities. It was exactly the place we were looking for, and Shawn was a sweet and accommodating host. Who would want to stay in a hotel when you could stay in this cozy little loft? We would highly recommend!

    February 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay at Shawn's Lovely Chesapeake Waterfront Flat. It is a very quiet, comfortable, relaxing space with beautiful views. We especially liked watching the swans out on the water and being warmed by the "fireplace". Shawn was great with communication. She was also very welcoming when we arrived, even helping us with our bags and setting out some fresh raspberries. What a treat! She was even thoughtful enough to offer us some vases from her home to put fresh flowers in that we had brought with us. We would definitely recommend this place to others. Thanks Shawn!

    February 2014
  • This little getaway was exactly what I needed and the Ascended Space was a perfect location. The view was gorgeous from the ground and above. I have to say, my favorite feature was the bathroom. The bathtub and the open shower are beautiful. Shawn was a wonderful hostess and fired up the hot tub so I could watch the stars in comfort.

    February 2014
  • My boyfriend and I had an awesome time staying here for a romantic weekend getaway! The location is beautiful, right on the water and perfect for enjoying the outdoors. We loved all the little extras that make this place so great, like the hot tub, fire pit, and kayaks!

    November 2012
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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, for which I've learned a simple, predictable way we can flip our thoughts about the VERY person or thing that upsets us--turning them into highly creative solutions and greater peace each time! Very cool.
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