Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps
Welcome to The Waterside Cottage,
Spacious, airy and relaxing 2 bedroom cottage on Harness Creek, just 5
minutes to the Naval Academy and 30 minutes to DC or Baltimore. The
Waterside Cottage is ideally situated to unwind from urban stress, yet
close enough to enjoy the great galleries, memorials and bountiful
history in the region. Or, you could just lounge around reading books,
playing board games and rejuvenate in the tranquility.
Relax on the patio in adirondack chairs, sipping your morning coffee
or enjoying a sunset glass of wine, watching the great heron that
lives here or the foxes across the creek that play at the waters edge.
This is a very quiet, rural neighborhood 3 miles and 5 minutes from
historic Annapolis. There is even a vineyard around the corner.
Harness Creek Rd was described by Washingtonian Magazine as one of
Maryland's 'Streets of Gold'. We agree ... we live next door!
The Cottage has hardwood floors and is fully furnished in a
comfortable 'Cottage Living' style. Sleep in the luxurious comfort of
high-thread count linens, down pillows and duvets. Bathe with handmade
soaps by a local purveyor and soft organic towels. There are also
beach towels for those dips in the creek. The kitchen is fully-stocked
with all number of gadgets, perfect for your crab feast, that
Chesapeake picnic or a romantic dinner.
Over the years, the Cottage has had a fair share of upgrades yet she
still retains the elusive character of yesteryear. Come ... unwind ...
melt into cozy, lazy days.
About the Owner
Built in 1928, our little cottage is part of the very fabric of this neighborhood community. The property was once owned by the Sheckell’s (you may notice their entrance to the historic Lydia's Rest on the corner across the street) just after you pass Harness Creek Vineyards. The first change of hands was to Rufus, who built the Cottage. A few years later, Rufus sold to the Gable family who owned it for most of the 20th century. They sold to Mr Leonard in the late 1980s. We became part of this history in 2004.
Guestbook comments from the owner
We had a lovely time here - thank you for all you did to make our stay comfortable. The wildlife was especially wonderful to watch and listen to. I loved the blue heron who seems to be your mascot. Be well, and we hope you enjoy what's left of the summer. Julia
4.8 based on 5 traveler reviews
A small corner of Paradise
I stayed over the colder months, mid October to early April 2015, therefore this 1928 cottage did not have the proper insulation which caused higher than normal heating bills but I was toasty warm. Had it not been for the high cost of heating I would give this location 5 stars.
The owners, Theresa and John Morrison, are delightful and helpful.
I highly recommend a short or long stay at the Waterside Cottage...and in fact, I just may be spending another winter there!!!
So quiet and peaceful yet so close to everything!
Comfortable and a lovely view
We are delighted that you enjoyed visit and hope very much to see you when you come to Annapolis again. Thank you! Theresa & John
Thank you John and Theresa.
From the Owner
“Over the years, the Cottage has had its fair share of upgrades (including a recent do-over of the kitchen area and larger bedroom) yet she still retains the elusive character of yesteryear. Time does indeed seem to lull by in a lazy respite from urban fever. The cozy atmosphere beckons you to curl up with a good book - or to write one.”
Activity and Interests
At The Waterside Cottage:
barbecue grill, cable tv, cd & dvd players, wireless internet,
board games, books, fishing, crabbing, bird spotting, and walks in
Quiet Waters Park, where you can rent kayaks and paddle boats
5 minutes to the Naval Academy and Historic Annapolis, where you can
enjoy shops, galleries, sailing, pubs, fine dining and great ice
cream! Ram's Head On-stage is the local venue for touring
25 minutes to Baltimore Inner Harbor, where you find the National
Aquarium, paddle boats, harbor cruises, Science Museum, Fort McHenry
(the battle that inspired The Star Spangled Banner), Maritime Museum,
Orioles at Camden Yard, Ravens. Lots more to do and see in the City.
30 minutes to downtown Washington DC and the Smithsonian Mall, with
more galleries, museums and memorials than you can see in a day. Of
course there's the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court. Just
across the river is Arlington Cemetery, the Pentagon and the new Air
Force Memorial. Luxury shops abound throughout the city. Variety of
performances at the Kennedy Center, Shakespeare Theatre, Woolly Mammoth and more.
Other places of interest:
90 minutes to Gettysburg and the annual summer re-enactments. Visit
Antitiem on the way.
45 minutes to George Washington's home, Mt Vernon
3 hours to Williamsburg
3 hours to Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2015 - Apr 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
Nightly Rate: $200 - $275
Weekly Rate: $1250 - $1550
Monthly Rate: $2500 - $4750
Maximum of 4 occupants
$1550 for May - Oct
$1250 for Nov - Apr
$2650 for Nov - Apr
excellent accommodation for visiting professors, legislative
attendees, corporate rental
Daily rates - if available - minimum 2 nights
Nov-Apr : Sunday-Thurs Nights $175, Friday/Saturday Nights $225
From the Owner
“The Cottage is replete with reading material and board games. In the summer, you can enjoy swimming in Harness Creek, accessible either from the dock or a gentle slope from the yard. In the winter, a warm wrap, sitting on the adirondack chairs warming in the sun is bliss. For most of the year, kayaks, canoes and paddleboats are available for rent at Quiet Waters Park, which also has a wonderful walking trails through its forests. As a self-catering home, the Cottage is complete with all the necessary kitchen accoutrements, bath towels, beach towels, etc.. There is a supply of pantry items such as tea, sugar, salt n pepper and spices. To enhance your stay at The Waterside Cottage, we provide environmentally sound soaps and lotions. The towels are soft organic cotton and the sheets are crisply ironed high thread count 100% cotton. Luxurious down pillows (and hypo-allergenic pillows) and duvets ensure a wonderful night’s sleep. Our goal is to provide you a comfortable get-away ... a place that feels like your very own vacation home.”
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning ...
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided ...
- Living Room ...
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided ...
- Coffee Maker ...
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Toaster ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Games ...
- Television ...
- Toys ...
- Video Library ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- coin laundry
- winery tours
- bird watching
- paddle boating
- sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- pier fishing
- sound/bay fishing
- 900 sq. ft.
- 1 Bathroom
- Bathroom 1
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
- Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single, adult-size bunk beds
- Boat ...
- Deck / Patio ...
- Kayak / Canoe ...
- Lawn / Garden ...
- Outdoor Grill ...
- Water Sports Gear ...
- Guests provide their own meals
- new kitchen and bath one queen bedroom one single bedroom with bunk beds breakfast room open plan dining / living room 4-season sun porch on the waterside patio on waterside ceiling fans in most rooms window air conditioner portable air conditioning unit base board heating portable oil filled heaters 5' MLW pier smoking in the cottage is not permitted lots of activity provided. see below.