About This Listing
Crabbing Country. Walking distance to Chesapeake bay beach where you can see beautiful sunsets that you normally would have to go to Key West to see.
Quiet, pet-friendly, family-friendly.
Living room with Dish Network TV, and console stereo, double recliner leather sofa, love seat, and chair with ottoman.
Come enjoy the Eastern Shore of Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay in a relaxing and peaceful way. The Deal Island Bay Cottage on Maryland's Eastern Shore situated on a large lot, is a place where you can unwind from the daily stresses of the beltway life. You can watch the sunrise every morning as you eat breakfast from the cozy dining room or the screened in porch, while a symphony of bird sounds provide the music and entertainment. During the day, bring a bay kayak and float out into beautiful Tangier Sound with your friends. You can also Go crabbing in special spots known only to locals. (Instructions for 'chicken necking' are in the journal as well as the best spot to get huge crabs.)
In the fall / winter use it as your base for Duck and water fowl hunting in the huge Deal Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA).
Deal Island is a year-round Watermen community. Waterman are the people that ply the bay for crabs for their livlihood.
The entire house. A 3BR 2 Full Bath ranch home with a full kitchen, linens, cental AC, Internet Access, Dish cable TV with Encore. Nearby beach on the Chesapeake bay. Crabbing.
Interaction with Guests
It is self-checkin and checkout. Only interaction is by email and phone.
It is quiet and everyone minds their own business, but they are friendly if you interact with them at the store.
There is no public transportation. You can walk, hike or drive.
Please turn on the water heater from the electric circuit breaker panel located in the living room.
Bag and set all trash in the back before leaving.
Pull sheets from all beds that were used during your stay.
Set the themostat according to the direction card on top of the thermostat.
The check-in was easy enough. We arrived around 3:00. The cleaning person was still there finishing up so we went to get a bite to eat and came back. The house was clean enough. Bathrooms updated and clean. We, however, were not happy with the general maintenance of the cottage. Front window was broken out with shards of class all over. Grass was not cut. Front of house under the bathroom window was covered with mildew which also crept into the window casing itself. The hose bib was leaking which probably contributed to the black mildew growth. Old jet ski sitting on front lawn. Back "screened in porch" had more than one ripped screen. Other house screens were ripped. Septic appeared to be overflowing outback. Couldn't have my nephews over as I wouldn't have wanted them playing outside. House smelled of mildew. Two old TV's sitting in corner of guest bedroom. Left a day early. Cottage has much potential, but needs a real clean up and update. Doubt if it would pass a home inspection.
Deal Island is the perfect getaway if you want something secluded and surrounded by nature. We enjoyed driving through the small town and stopping by Lucky's for snacks and our fishing and crabbing needs. The house was comfortable with plenty of space for lots of people to stay. Most of our kitchen needs were there, but we were missing some sponges for dish washing etc. The dish washer worked great! We weren't able to connect to the internet in the house (which was fine as we decided we would just do without) but it would have been convenient for our cell phones to have wi-fi.
The island in the kitchen was great! We even made a little fire pit in the back to enjoy in the evening.
Had a great time! So close to the beach and there was usually never anyone there. Did get bit up on the beach, so bring some spray. Was a little hard finding the driveway at night the first time, but that's our own fault. Great way to explore the area and it ended up being the perfect way to relax for a short vacation.
The house is rustic but comfortable in a beautiful isolated surrounding. It comfortably fit 6 - one bedroom has a bunkbed. Fab gave very informative directions and suggestions of things to do around. Lovely beach nearby and parks within a close drive. Touristy towns are about an hour's drive. We had a nice time!
Our family of 6 had a very nice stay. The yard was big, plenty of sleeping space and all the things we needed in the kitchen to eat in. It's not luxurious but exceeded our basic needs. The kids really enjoyed the movies and tv in the evening. Best part was the private beach! Would recommend.
About the Host, Fab
The house is rented as a complete house. I, as the owner will not be there at any time. There will be a cleaning person before and after your stay to ensure everything is ok.
The house now has Dish Network with some premium channels such as HBO.