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Romantic/Modern Chesapeake Waterfront Suite

SuperhostDeale, Maryland, United States
Entire apartment hosted by Shawn
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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Gift yourself this private, secluded 2nd floor flat--the best hideaway to rest, bond, restore, create, or work. Discounts for longer stays; time & sanitizing between. A breezy, country-like setting provides space to escape the city hustle. Nearby scenic drives & groceries, or venture to Annapolis TJ/WF or historic walks. Fully relax with pier, kayaks, swings, fire pit, starry nights, sun-drenched loungers, cozy up with books/movies & luxuriate in the deep soaking tub or European shower.

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 'woodstove' 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 their private anniversary, birthday, and even honeymoon, all of whom felt they had plenty of privacy and so many 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. A private apartment, completely separate from our house downstairs, the Flat has its own separate entrance on the waterside 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.

Even though you can read hundreds of thrilled reviews below, we have captured one that conveys the spirit of the Light Landing experience:

“My husband and I had the greatest experience at Shawn’s place. We were greeted by Shawn with a handful of daffodils that she freshly picked out of her garden and placed in a sweet vase. Those little, thoughtful details are all over this Flat! Some of our favorite things about this stay were the super deep bathtub, all of the natural light facing the beautiful bay (there are so many windows!!), the cleanliness, our privacy, the incredibly comfortable bed, and pretty much everything! The descriptions don’t do this place justice. Our expectations were exceeded in every way, and we are already planning our next visit. After exploring DC or Annapolis on a couple of the days, we found ourselves excited to get to escape back to this serene gem."

Queen bed, Wireless internet with varied workspaces, Flat-screen TV/DVD player, HDMI cable for Netflix, iPod dock. 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.

For more people...
THE GET-AWAY [By Special Arrangement; Contact Owner]: Smaller adjoining waterfront Swedish/antique bedroom with the 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 or children who can share the upstairs living space and bath with you, but have separate bedrooms; however its best just to rent our Bungalow or this whole house]. This extra bedroom option adjoins the studio loft space (separated only by a stairway and bi-fold door) and has 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 BUNGALOW: 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 Bungalow 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 "Wonderful Waterfront Bungalow-Kayaks/Dogs OK/Nr DC."

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 paddleboard, pier (including crab pots, fishing, or swimming when the season permits), the hot tub is one of our great shared amenities [NOTE: use of the hot tub is an optional amenity that is entirely up to the discretion of the owner, particularly during the COVID-19 crisis], swings, 1 acre of land, gas and charcoal grill, outdoor recliner chairs, as well as a 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.

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 three 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) , so feel free to ask about that also.

Please save the environment and the electrical bill by leaving thermostats at a moderate temp when you leave the house for long. Thanks!

Commissioning Week and other stays booked well in advance may be subject to different price structure

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Gift yourself this private, secluded 2nd floor flat--the best hideaway to rest, bond, restore, create, or work. Discounts for longer stays; time & sanitizing between. A breezy, country-like setting provides space to escape the city hustle. Nearby scenic drives & groceries, or venture to Annapolis TJ/WF or historic walks. Fully relax with pier, kayaks, swings, fire pit, starry nights, sun-drenched loungers, cozy up w…

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1 queen bed, 1 couch

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Deale, Maryland, United States

A sleepy little town with just enough services--VERY closeby (1 mile) 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 day trip 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.
A sleepy little town with just enough services--VERY closeby (1 mile) despite our country-like ambiance. Some great spots for whatever you want to eat, many of them waterfront dining whether indoors or out, wh…

Hosted by Shawn

Joined in March 2011
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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. We just were names TRAVEL AND LEISURE's best Airbnb in Maryland, and I've been an airbnb SuperHost for many years... not an easy position to earn, but I love sharing this spot with folks and just want you to have a good time. Folks also hold business and spiritual retreats and wedding here, and its fun for me to be in a position to share this great spot and see people so connected and transformed. 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 adventure was my college-aged daughter and I spending a portion of the summer living in China, her birthland, while she learned Mandarin and I worked on my latest book, "The RELIABLE SYMMETRY OF HAPPINESS: The MISSING PEACE We Were Never Taught"! That brings me to my OTHER work as a life/author-coach. As a Certified Faciliator of The Work of Byron Katie, I love to share that and my own HAPPINESS HACKS with folks: simple, predictable tools that change your relationship to all your relationships and to your stressful emotions. They have helped me SO much in my life as well as my clients; when you have your own reliable way to capitalize on your stressful thoughts about the VERY person or thing that upsets you--and turn them into highly creative solutions and greater peace and love each time--it's a whole different world. Very Cool. I hold my own wonderful waterfront retreats in this work here a few times a year, and even sometimes work with guests if they make an appointment to see me while they are here--or schedule their stay as a Symmetry of Happiness retreat (individual, couples, or groups/families). [See (Website hidden by Airbnb) with ShawnMahshie with (Website hidden by Airbnb) after it--written that way so as not to be blocked.] But NO PRESSURE! I won't bring it up unless you do, and also happy to teach you some amazing short cuts to loving life as it comes, if you ask!
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 gorgeou…
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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!)
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 pr…
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