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 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!
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.
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!
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.
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. :-)
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.
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!
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!
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.
Shawn and her flat/loft were absolutely exquisite. Shawn was incredibly helpful and available for any needs that might've arose. Most importantly the views and the beauty of this place are indescribable. I definitely plan to go back. Great spot for relaxation. And the local restaurants have fantastic seafood.
The space was as great as I expected from all of the glowing reviews. It rained all weekend, but Shawn's waterfront flat had plenty to keep us busy. The space is big enough for two people to stay in all weekend and still have plenty of space, and I really appreciated how clean and tidy it was. Shawn made sure we had everything we needed and recommended we explore Annapolis after checking out Sunday which was a great way to end our trip. I'm excited to visit again in the spring and take advantage of the hot tub and kayaks!
I spent two days in the waterfront flat. Throughout my stay I was amazed to keep finding thoughtful items -- lavender spray for pillows, summer hats, beach blankets. It was hard to leave! Shawn's flat is magical.
My boyfriend and I went up to Shawn's place for the night this weekend, and it was absolutely beautiful! The loft had everything we needed for a perfect stay. It was very cozy and private, and very easily accessible from nearby Washington, D.C. We would return in a heartbeat.
We had a great stay at the loft and Shawn was an amazing host. The space is very nice, clean and cozy. Shawn was very attentive and easy to get in touch with if we needed anything.
We had a great time staying at the Waterfront Flat and exploring the areas around the bay! The house and grounds are so charming and peaceful, I'm still thinking about how amazing it was to be there. The weather was great so we got to take the kayaks out and enjoy the sunset from the water. We didn't get to meet Shawn but she was an excellent host, friendly and great with communication! I hope to get another chance to stay here, it is truly something special!