About This Listing
Having been called "a tree house on the river" by many guests since there is a oneness with nature which is afforded by the design of our home. The ever changing view of the river is always enchanting as is the ebb & flow of the tide on the Choptank
The apartment's private entrance faces the river and borders on a creek which is at the crest of a hill giving a panoramic view of the river from all the windows of which there are 17 with four picture windows. Our home is called a "tree house on the river" because of its closeness to the water and mature trees surrounding the house. The house is situated on an 18 acre mostly wooded property.
-Secure well lit private entrance close to parking area
- two bedrooms one with a queen sized bed with down topper and the other bedroom with two twin beds one with a down topper and one with a foam topper. All beds have comforters and fine sheets and pillows.
-well-equipped California kitchen (see features below)
- 46" Smart TV and Blu Ray DVD player
- Full bathroom with tub, shower and tile floor
- Laundry room with washer & dryer
- Closets with hangers, iron and ironing board
- Central A/C and heating + ceiling fans in every room
- Gas Fireplace
- Recessed lighting + lamps
- high ceilings
-WHAT WE INCLUDE:
- Bathroom: a set of towels, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, conditioner and toothpaste & hairdryer
- Kitchen: Fridge stocked with, water (still and sparkling), eggs, juice, English muffins and milk.
- Coffee Makers - a K-cup with coffee and tea supplied, an espresso maker & French Press
- All cooking supplies incl. pots, pans, dishes, glasses, wine glasses, knives, silverware, bottle opener, and other cooking tools; appliances include toaster, microwave with convection and grill features, coffeemaker, blender, gas stove and charcoal grill; snacks include coffee, tea, and hot chocolate.
- Miscellaneous: All bed linens plus convertible bed (single) & blow up mattress with pillows and linens for extra guest or children, tourist info and maps of the area, plenty of books, tissues and Bluetooth speaker for iPod or iPhone.
Having a private patio to use for breakfast or dinners and also a chiminea for cool evenings. There is easy access to the dock where there is a canoe and three kayaks (one sit-on-top) available for use. Additionally, there is a fire pit which overlooks the river. With a coffee maker and basic supplies, guests can settle right in for a cozy stay.
Your hosts are available to assist our guests with any questions concerning the area or the apartment but respect our guest's privacy.
Our area is rural but relatively close to large city centers such as Washington D.C., Baltimore, MD and Philadelphia, PA and the historic towns of Annapolis, Easton, St. Michael's and Oxford MD. Just 2 miles from the historic Town of Denton and 45 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean, Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware as well as Dover, Delaware and Ocean City Maryland. There is a public landing, restaurants and an Irish pub in Denton along with a Super Walmart for your basic needs. Two large state parks within a few miles of our home and an Arboretum championing native plants of the coastal plain region along with a museum and shop.
Since we are located in the Eastern Shore of Maryland, a car is necessary.Bicycles are available to use at our home and there are many beautiful country roads to cycle.
Our home is located a half a mile from the main road (MD. Route. 313) on an well maintained unpaved roadway. A very safe location with some walking paths in our woods and along the stream that borders the property. Dock is a favorite location for watching wildlife and sunsets as well as fishing and reading.
This is a stand alone apartment which is turn-key ready with private entrance, bath, bedrooms, kitchen. Patio with chiminea and dining area with charcoal grill. There is a dock with kayaks and canoe available for guests with life jackets and steps from the dock for easy access into the river for swimming.
Interaction with Guests
We are available to assist our guests as needed and we respect their privacy.
Our rural area captures all the best qualities of being on the river in the woods while also accessible to major city centers such as Washington DC, Baltimore MD and Philadelphia, PA and the historic towns of Annapolis, St. Michael's, Easton and Oxford Maryland. The Delaware beaches (Rehoboth, Bethany, Dewey) are an hour away and Ocean City, Maryland and Assateague Island National Seashore a little further. Our farm is close to two major Maryland State Parks, Tuckahoe (2,000 acres with a lake, hike/bike trails and an arboretum) and Martinak with boat launch on the Choptank River, amphitheater and hiking trails.
Since the River House Apartment at Moot Point Farm is located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland a car is necessary for accessing our location and for sightseeing. We do have bikes available for use.
Other Things to Note
There are two food stores - a Food Lion and a Super Walmart within 4 miles of our home to meet your basic needs.
- Check-in and out times may be adjusted if we do not have guests leaving & arriving on the same day.
-NON SMOKING house and no smoking on the grounds or anywhere on the property. Guests who smoke on our property shall be asked to leave.
- we allow well mannered pets for an extra fee of $50. for each pet for the weekend and $100.00 for each pet for the week. We DO NOT allow puppies, dogs under one year. Also please make arrangements for your pet if you plan to be away from the apartment for more than 4 hours and your dog will be in the apartment alone. Contact the host or a nearby kennel for help.
- Apartment is not ADA equipped.
- Do not download illegal content on our wi-fi.
Helen provided us with detailed directions and we found her place without difficulties. The apartments is just as described and the kitchen well stocked. Everything was clean and tastefully furnished. Helen was away for the weekend but called to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. We felt very welcomed and well taken care off. The river was so peaceful, we just loved sitting on the dock or taking a spin in the provided kayaks. Thank you!
We very much enjoyed having Henrika, Nat and family with their dog Sophie stay at the River House at Moot Point Farm. Though we were away at our son's graduation from university, it was so nice to have them stay and enjoy the weekend on the river. It is so much fun when guests enjoy our peaceful location, the dock and the wildlife that surrounds us. We look forward to their next visit and to meeting them.
We had a truly wonderful first air B&B experience at Helen and Peter's River House Apartment.
Helen and Peter were extremely thoughtful and considerate hosts - the apartment has everything you need for a short or longer stay, is very comfortable with high quality furnishings, lovely soft towels and many small touches that make a differences ( e.g. home made cookies, fresh muffins and basic essentials in the refrigerator for us and a nice selection of magazines). The river house is very peaceful and a great place for a quiet retreat - bird watching, canoeing on the river, swimming at high tide. Internet could be weak at times but worked well most of the time , which was fine .
We had booked for 2 nights but enjoyed it so much that we extended our stay.
Having Frans, his wife and son stay at the River House was very special and we enjoyed their stay. They appreciated river as much as we do and truly had an opportunity to relax after their long trip from France. We wish them well for the rest of their visit in the US and hope they may make it back.
We had an absolutely great and relaxing time at the River House. Helen and Peter were both super nice and very welcoming and laid back. The apartment is just as described, it was very clean and well maintained. You have direct access to the river and all the fun toys they have canoes, kayaks etc. I took my wife there as a surprise getaway for her birthday and she did not want to leave. We had last minute guests come with us and luckily this was a 2 bedroom with enough room to accommodate. And they both were very impressed! They are still talking about it. :-)
It was great seeing our boys so happy to be roaming around free and playing with Sophia. We would definitely stay again!
Thanks again for the cookies and the amazing stay!
Thank you so much for the generous review. We had a wonderful time hosting Athena and her wife and extended family including her four legged buddies. They played in the Choptank River, Barbequed and generally relaxed at the River House. We really hope they make it back and wish them a wonderful summer.
Helen and Peter were great and the River House apartment was lovely. I spent the weekend here with my dog Molly and had a great time. Very dog friendly. We plan to visit again in the future.
Wonderful place to stay. It was one of the best equipped houses I have ever rented. Loved being on the river and watching the birds even if it was too cold to go in. Helen and Peter were great hosts - there when we needed them and not intrusive. They gave us good advice about which bike trips to take. Would definitely go back if the opportunity arises.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for staying at the River House at Moot Point Farm. Marjorie and her 3 wonderful friends truly seemed to enjoy our river setting and the country biking adventure that is afforded by the area with no hills but maybe some wind! We hope they visit again and wish them happy cycling.
We had a wonderful time at the River House Apartment; it was the perfect quiet, relaxing, weekend escape. The apartment is exactly as portrayed in the pictures, and the homemade cookies were a special treat! You can see the river from the apartment, and we spent a lot of time sitting outside enjoying the serene view and watching the ducks. It was also nice to be able to find a pet-friendly place where we could take our four-legged friend with us (and they provided dog bowls!). Although we didn't get to meet Helen or Peter, Helen called us to make sure everything was ok and was always easy to reach. We will definitely be back!
Kendal, her husband and cocker spaniel were special guests at the River House at Moot Point Farm. They communicated extremely well and left the apartment spotless. It is always a treat when our guests enjoy our peaceful location and the soothing atmosphere of the Choptank River as much as we do. We look forward to meeting Kendal, et al on their return visit and grateful they were able to come this past weekend.
What an amazing get away Rob and I had at the River House. Helen and Peter are wonderful hosts and Sophie made a marvelous playmate for our Schnauzer. Nothing beats a fully stocked game cabinet and kitchen for a snowy winter retreat. Looking forward to another sensational trip there this summer with friends and kayaks to boot :) see you soon! ;)
About the Host, Helen
We created a wonderful apartment to share with travelers seeking a comfortable place to rest and have an adventure. Avid runner, cyclist, skier and yoga teacher who enjoys travel, meeting new people and experiencing new places. Especially like entertaining friends and family at our home and sharing camp fires and paddling on the Choptank River on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. My husband and I have often traveled without knowing exactly where we would end up or stay for the night which has added to our experiences with our sons. Really like our home's rural setting but close to Annapolis, MD Washington D. C. and Baltimore MD and just 4 hours from my hometown of New York City.
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