About this listing
Make your wish come true!
A solitary respite or a creative group retreat is 2.5 hours from New York and Washington; 1 hour from Philadelphia, and Jersey Shore Points, while minutes from tax free shopping in Delaware.
4 spacious bedrooms and 2 full baths in this restored formal colonial circa 1769. A powder room is on the first floor. Sleeps 5-8
The adjacent studio building is owner occupied.
Nearby marinas will accommodate your boat; local winery for touring; bicycling, birding, kayaking and sunsets on the bay.
Bicycle rental is nearby. Relatively flat terrain is very favorable for long rides. Low horizons, luscious fields and wildlife are great for outdoor painting, sketching and photography.
Expect to be awed by the quiet slow pace and rustic beauty of the surroundings. Expect to rest and be restored by a cozy fireplace, or a country walk where bald eagles will be spotted and fields may be covered with a blanket of snow geese.
This locations is remote and rural. You will need to drive to buses and trains which connect you to New York or Washington in 2.5 hours! Philadelphia and Baltimore in 1 hour.
Shorepoints-casinos- are an 50-90 minutes away.
Guests have full access to the house except for the basement and the attic and the studio building at the end of the driveway. It is locked. We don't use the front door so the entrance is on the side coming from the driveway through the screened porch leading into the large country kitchen. There is a BBQ available on the deck.
Interaction with Guests
We will look forward to welcoming you and showing you around and offering information about the house and the area. You will be on your own in the house if we are not in the cottage next door and there are nearby caretakers available.
In the small hamlet of Roadstown founded in 1759, this formal colonial was built by Obediah Robins in 1769. Still a fertile agricultural zone, the area served as the wheat belt for the Colonies. Present owner planted and maintained gardens include meandering paths leading to various grassy vistas. Writers and artists enjoy it for its quiet inspiration. Friends from New York and DC often meet to catch up. The potential for long visits while cooking and dining in the huge country kitchen is irresistible. Hiking/biking the long flat country roads invite you to meld into the amazing low horizon of sky and field.
Whether it's fishing, boating, bird watching, observing white tigers or exploring the glass making or maritime heritage of the area, there are many fascinating destinations Cumberland County has to offer.
New Jersey's Tall Ship, The AJ Meerwald
New Jersey's Tall Ship, The AJ Meerwald
Among the many reasons families and groups visit Cumberland County are: boating on wild and scenic rivers and miles of undisturbed bay shore; golf, fishing, hunting, boating, and bird watching; roadside stands and u-pick farms; historic sites and tours; a performing arts center, a downtown arts district, museums, and a zoo; antiques and crafts; shopping malls; a visit to WheatonArts; or to attend one of the many animal festivals.
Location, Access, And Well-Traveled Roads
Cumberland County is within a one hour drive of metropolitan Philadelphia, a two hour drive of New York, and within a one day drive of 12 states. Regional partnerships with entities such as the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Atlantic City Convention and Visitors Authority, and the Delaware River and Bay Authority have been formed to help spur new tourism activity. Cumberland County sees more than 100,000 visitors a year in places like WheatonArts and the Cohanzick Zoo. Millions of visitors a year travel New Jersey Routes 40, 47, and 55.
Other Things to Note
We are on a migratory path so bird watching is a favorite. There is a bird book on the porch. Bald eagles, hoot owls, egrets, cranes, loons, blue birds, wild turkeys and more. The bay is 5 minutes down the road. Boats docked along the Cohansey for summer and the Triathlon runs through town in the early summer. Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in Bridgeton. Please do not hesitate to ask for any information I may have not mentioned. Lots of real Mexican fooderies, fresh produce stands and antiquing. For best dining choose Bull on the Barn or Andrea Trattoria in Millville (both listed in our guide).
Guests must be 21 years of age and produce a valid U.S. passport. Non citizens of the USA must produce a valid passport and visa. Guests will not be accepted without a valid passport. Please request extra bedding prior to arrival for extra guests. Guests other than those booked are not permitted. There is a limit of five guests in the house at any one booking.
We expect guests to abide by all local, state, and federal laws. No illegal substances will be tolerated. Children under twelve should be kept within range of vision at all times. Guests should be aware that this is an antique house and it is not constructed of easy maintenance materials so gentle living is required. We are pet free and smoke free so we expect the same from our guests while they are here.