Overlooking River; 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
Hello! :) I'm Kim and I am married to Steve. I own this rental property with my brother, Gene, and our Mom, Sandy. Steve and I have 4 kids; ages 30, 25, 23, and 18. Steve is a Systems Engineer, who runs his own business, plus has a part-time job as well in computers. In his "spare" time, he keeps the books (QuickBooks!) for our vacation properties and also mows a lot of grass & cleans all the propane grills between Guests!!!! I manage our vacation homes, doing the advertising & marketing (updating this site, taking photos, keeping track of bookings). I do the cleaning (along with my Mom's help doing tons of laundry, bed-making & bathroom cleaning!), furnishing & decorating, and keeping up with all the paperwork and paying all the bills on time. My most important (and favorite!) job is communicating with our amazing Guests through texts, emails and phone calls; I guide them in planning their vacation and promptly answer any questions, and on arrival day, we greet our Guests and show them around the property (their house, the river & kayaks), ensuring they feel "at home" at their "home away from home". We have been told our hospitality is "second to none", which is the highest compliment, and I know it is because we truly love what we do and when you love what you do, it shows!! In our spare time, we love kayaking on the Elk River. When we get a day away, we love a trip to Rehoboth Beach! ... Gene is a super-hard worker, both with his own Masonry business (working 6 & 7 days a week) and here on the property in his "spare" time. He is the one who takes care of the dirt lane and all the maintenance work around here, for the property itself plus all the homes. This is a huge job and he's on top of it! He has one son who is 23. Gene enjoys being on the water in his bass boat. He also loves deep-sea fishing and traveling to Chincoteague Island. ... Mom does top-notch work keeping this home spotless & enjoys playing piano in her spare time.
Kim purchased this House in 2017
Why Kim chose North East
This is our 3rd vacation house and it belongs to us and our Mom. We inherited the home itself from our Grandmother (on our Mom's side). ... The land was purchased long ago, by our Great-Grandfather (on my Dad's side). He bought this property because it was his favorite fishing spot! This beautiful property has been in our family since 1918 when our Grandfather moved here from NY with his parents; he was 5 years old. He grew up here, then our Dad grew up here, and then Gene and I grew up and now our own kids have grown up here! ... When we were growing up, our Grandparents rented the property for summer rentals and those are our favorite childhood memories, so we are so excited to be bringing that back! We love sharing this unique little cove along the Elk River- it is unique as there is not quite anywhere like it that I have seen! It is truly special!
What makes this House unique
Kayaking... just being out on the water, especially on a quiet evening, watching the Bald Eagles fly overhead, Osprey hovering mid-air and then diving down to grab a fish from the water, seeing the families of Geese and Mallards, Blue Heron and once in awhile a white one, lots of different birds, fish jumping, gentle waves, a warm breeze, maybe deer playing, or fox, or raccoon walking along the shoreline... this is why I love this property. It is so peaceful and serene - good for the mind and the soul!!
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Everything we needed for a peaceful vacation
Wonderful refresh before school starts.
Kim and Steve were wonderful hosts. Kim injured her back prior to arrival but was still responding to texts in the ER!! Steve took care of us and was such good company and enjoyed conversing with him. They both took the time to drive down and meet up with us even sustaining her injury. We would definitely rent from them again. In fact we look forward to it.
Kim is an amazing hostess. So thoughtful and prompt on all replies. She went above and beyond for us! I was a little skeptical driving down the long drive with a few abandoned looking places along the way, but, I was wrong. The property is awesome! So close to the water, with beautiful views. She allowed us use of kayaks and even went back to her place for a life vest for my little one. The place has everything you could need and more. Super clean! We loved our time here!
Quiet Little Paradise
Kim and Steve couldn't have been more helpful. There are some run down buildings on the property, but access to the serene, beautiful river was awesome. The mobile home is very clean with nice linens and the kitchen was super well stocked.
Fun but very relaxing stay
Owners Kim and Steve hospitality was over the top !!! Property had everything you could ask for . Relaxing out on the dock had plenty to see with the eagles ,ospreys and deer across the river .. Looking forward to coming back next year ...
Peace and quiet on the Chesapeake
Kim and her husband were excellent hosts at this very unique property, who went above and beyond to make our stay an enjoyable one - they even set up a whole campfire for us ready to light our second night.
What we enjoyed the most:
Beautiful kayaking on the Chesapeake
Wine on the dock at sunset
Proximity to Elk Neck State Park
16 miles to Newark, DE (DE- home of tax-free shopping!!)
20 miles to Nottingham, PA (Herr's Potato Chip Factory Tour)
Located 1-hour south of Philly, 1-hour north of Baltimore, & 2 hours north of Washington, DC