Sunsets on Crab Alley

Sunsets on Crab Alley

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Updated: Oct 9, 2014
House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 6 Sleeps

This beautiful newly renovated single level home boasts the Chesapeake Bay's most perfect sunset views. The home is completely furnished and decorated by a well known interior decorator. The large gourmet kitchen would excite even a professional chef. The house features breathtaking water views from every room, satelite tv, flat screen tv & DVD player in the family room, decorative fireplace, whirlpool bath tub, large expansive living area, perfect for entertaining. Beautifully landscaped with large deck and patio complete with table, lounge chairs and gas grill. Beds: Q/Q/2S

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet

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Sunsets on Crab Alley
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p7066256
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Kent Island Chesapeake Bay
Cranberry Twp, PA
4

Perfect low-key family get away

  • 4 of 5
If you're looking for a low-key getaway, this is the place. The house was absolutely beautiful, topped only by the view of the Bay.

The house is very nicely decorated. The kitchen is very large with plenty of storage. The beds were very comfortable and the bedrooms spacious. The living room furniture wasn't as comfy, but it was ok. The cable (TV) and wireless were very spotty, which was a bit bothersome at first. After a few days, it almost forced us to unplug, which was actually a welcome excuse to avoid working while on vacation. The video wiring was a little bit of an eyesore and may have contributed to the spotty TV reception.

There isn't much to do in town, but the location is close enough to other high-traffic areas if you want more action.

We swam off the dock a few times but I consider this more of a fishing/boating area rather than a swimming area. There is no "beach" or ability to walk out of the water. You have to use the dock to get in and out of the water. Again, not a big deal, just so you're aware.

The home uses well water that has a VERY strong smell of iron, which is something that we are unaccustomed to as city water folks.

Pet-owners, please note that the property is not fenced in. One of the next door neighbors was very touchy about our dogs nearing his property. Yes, I said nearing, not encroaching on. The other neighbor was fine. There is a WONDERFUL "mudroom" area where we kept the dog kennel while we were out to dinner, etc.

Overall, I recommend this property and would enjoy staying there again.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly
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Kent Island Chesapeake Bay
Sykesville, MD
4

Nice house, awesome view!

  • 4 of 5
My family and a few friends (4 adults, 2 10-year-olds and a dog) rented this house for a long weekend. The place was awesome -- it totally lived up to the pictures and the reviews. It was probably one of the best views we have ever had at a rental property!

The house is nicely decorated, including the furniture which was definitely a step up from normal rental properties. The kitchen was all new and well equipped with the basics (bring your own crab mallets). The beds were nice and cozy (note -- you do have to bring your own linens), although I would have appreciated at least one chair in each bedroom. Everything very clean, warm and inviting.

We go to Kent Island for the weekend at least twice a year and meet up with another couple who also live on the Island. Normally we enjoy the restaurants like the Jetty, Bridges, and the Crab Deck. But everyone loved the house some much we pretty much stayed there! We caught about six dozen crabs from our boat and enough fish for dinner from the dock. We biked around the neighborhood and would have done the cross-island trail had we more time. Didn’t have time to try the kayaks, but will next time. Mostly we enjoyed the deck and the sunsets!

The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because of some technology and maintenance issues. Even though I checked to be sure the boat lift worked -- in advance --it did not work. Fortunately we were able to tie the boat to the dock. We think the outlet is bad. The TV/DVD/Cable Box set up is really sketchy for such a beautiful house. Someone needs to tie those wires, put the equipment on a stand or something -- and leave directions for the three remotes! The Wi-Fi did not work upon arrival. Someone did come and fix it several hours into our stay -- so that's good customer service!

All and all this is an outstanding property that lives up to the pictures and reviews. The rental process was smooth and easy. I recommend it whole-heartedly, with one hesitation: I hate to recommend this property for fear someone will rent it when we want it next! We'll definitely be back!
  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Kent Island Chesapeake Bay
5

Wonderful week back home

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time during our stay there. The house is well laid out for a vacation property. It is right on the bay, and we really enjoyed taking our morning coffee and evening adult beverage times outside on the back porch. The view is wonderful, and it was great being back on the Chesapeake Bay again. We rented a boat and they delivered it right to the dock at the house. My wife and I both grew up in Maryland, less than an hour from this house. My 20 year old son was born in Maryland, but we moved away for work when he was very young. It was great showing him the area, and introducing him to real Maryland crab cakes and cream of crab soup. Was also able to go 15 minutes down the road and play a round of golf at Queenstown Harbor with several holes right on the bay. The theme of our vacation this year was to just go somewhere we could drive to and bring our 8 month old Golden Retriever with us. It was the most relaxing time I hgad in years, and the pup really enjoyed swimming in the Bay as well. I would highly recommend this property to anyone seeking a quiet relaxing time. If you want more activity than we were seeking, you are less than 1/2 hour from Annapolis, and 1 hour from Washington, D.C. sightseeing. We were already talking about when we were going to go back on our way home.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Kent Island Chesapeake Bay
Short Hills, NJ
5

Excellent !!

  • 5 of 5
What a beautiful, tranquil property. The location, layout was perfect for our family. The property was very clean & well maintained. Hope Said answer all our needs in a very timely manner. We fished, ate, BBQ & was able to celebrate our uncle's 86th birthday, with wonderful memories. I would definitely recommend this property & hopefully, return next year. Many thanks !!
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Kent Island Chesapeake Bay
Santa Clarita
5

The Land of Pleasant Living

  • 5 of 5
Our two week stay proved to be immensely restful and relaxing. The owners were quite accommodating. The house served as a great "home away from home" as we live in California. It is a wonderful place to watch boats, birds, and brilliant sunsets. We enjoyed crabbing and fishing from the dock. Grocery, gas, farm market, most shopping needs, bait shop, and restaurants are minutes away. It is a convenient location to take exploratory day trips on the Eastern Shore. All in all, this is a great place to enjoy "the land of pleasant living."
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted you enjoyed your stay! Please keep us in mind for your future travels!
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Sunsets on Crab Alley
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Kent Island Chesapeake Bay
Alexandria
3

Not what we anticipated

  • 3 of 5
An older home that has been updated., however problems exist. We had the air conditioning checked as it was not cooling the living, kitchen area. Technician said the unit needed and was cleaned. However the problem continued. Be aware if visiting in warm/hot weather. There was also an ant and broken handle on the microwave which was noted be a previous renter.

Our biggest disappointment was lack of fish and crabs from the dock, perhaps the wrong season?

I am sure this property could be enjoyed, be cautions.
  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly

Location

Activity and Interests

For the sport lover, there is fishing, crabbing, skiing, kayaking, boating and sailing.

Kent Island is very centrally located. Close and convenient to Washington, DC, Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Annapolis, St Michaels and Ocean City Maryland. Many of the world's finest restaurants are within a short drive.

We are located a short distance to many first class golf courses. Only 10 minutes away is Queens Town Golf Links "River and Lakes" courses. They are ranked 4th and 5th best public courses in Maryland.

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak 2014
Sep 25 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,848
$5,878
 
 
Off Season
Nov 1 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,220
 
 
Peak 2015
Apr 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$325
$1,848
$5,878
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $0.01

ADD 89.00 Damage protection policy fee (non refundable) and 130.00 cleaning fee per booking.
50% of stay due at booking, and the final 50% due 30 days prior to check-in. Can be paid by credit card or check.

Nightly Rate: $200 - $325

Weekly Rate: $1220 - $1848

Monthly Rate: $3860 - $5878


Primetime / April 1 - October 31 (maximum rates 3 night minimum)
Off Season / November 1 - March 31 (Minimum rates 2 night minimum)

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Waterfront

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Notes:

  • The house is situated on the Chesapeake Bay's renowned "Crab Alley Bay", known as the best crabbing location on the bay. The home boasts a large functional dock with a boat lift that can handle boats up to 30 feet with a 2' draft at the dock. There are 2 kayak's available for your enjoyment and exercise. Great fishing and crabbing right from the dock. There is a sandy bottom perfect for swimming right off the dock. 16' foot Bay Cat center console available for rental at the rate of $150.00 per day, with a three day minimum rental.
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