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Deal Island Bay Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage


About the property

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

Enjoy the Lower 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 where you can unwind from the daily stresses of the beltway life. Watch the sunrise every morning as you eat breakfast from the cozy dining room while a symphony of bird sounds provide the music and entertainment. Activities reported by past guests include crabbing. Locals use a technique known as chicken necking where they tie a chicken neck to a weighted rope. Once the crab starts munching on the chicken, the rope is slowly pulled up and a net is used to get the critter. All supplies for are in the cottage except the chicken. Other guests have fished, boated and hunted, which is plentiful during the right season. Some say that the Deal Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is the mecca of duck hunting in the winter! So, use it as a hunting lodge and

bring home the fowl.

At dusk, take a walk to the beach on the other side of the bridge which is only 1 block away and watch the sun set into the bay as if you were sitting in Key West, Florida, but without the crowds. Keep an eye out for the many bird species that the Deal Island

Wildlife Management area is known for. Great Blue Herons, Canada Geese, unique ducks, gulls and more. "This region possesses an extensive variety of environments including barrier islands, coastal bays, tidal wetlands, cypress swamps, upland fields and primeval

forests. More bird sightings have been recorded here than in any other region of the state." (Birding Weekend)

If you do feel like driving for other adventures, Ocean City Maryland, Chincoteague, Virginia, Assateague Island National Seashore are all about an hour away. Salisbury and Crisfield, MD less than half an hour. Catch the summer passenger ferry to historic and

unique Smith Island from Crisfield. Smith Island is a community so long isolated from the mainland that the residents are known for still speaking in a form of Elizabethan English dating back to the 1600s. It is a unique place to experience.

The standard bedding arrangement includes a very large master bedroom with a queen bed and master bathroom. The smaller 2nd bedroom has a bunk with a full on the bottom and twin on the top. If you have a larger party, there is a 3rd closed off bedroom available with 2 foldout cots. There is also a queen size air mattress available which can fit in the master bedroom comfortably.

All sheets, pillows, towels, pots, pans, dishes, propane grill and cleaning are included in the price! This cottage has central air conditioning and heat. Come discover Deal Island before everyone else does!

More Details

Fab Mir
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was a last minute vacation for us and we were lucky to find a location that accepted pets. We were not expecting to fall so in love with Deal Island and its beautiful solitude. The cottage was not fancy, but was extremely well-appointed. Everytime I thought "I wish I would have brought ___", all I had to do was open a cabinet to find the forgotten item. We did have a problem clearing the smelly water in the pipes as we were the first guests of the season; however, the owner was very responsive and helpful with this problem.
May 2011
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Chance Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , There's also a Queen Airbed in the closet that fits on floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bunk with Full on bottom and twin on top
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Auxillary bedroom with Queen on floor
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
Now with Satellite TV! * 2/3 Bedrooms * DI has a beach * 2 Full Baths Boat ramps * Plenty of room for pet to run * Deal Island Wildlife Mgt Area * Large Kitchen * Dish Network Television (with HBO and other Channels during the Summer) * Propane BBQ Stainless Steel Grill in enclosed porch * Satellite TV with VCR/DVD players and many movies * Dishwasher * Central A/C - Heat * Microwave oven * Washer and Dryer * 1 Queen, 1 Full, 1 Twin, Sofa * Stereo * 1/2 block from the bridge * Beach on the other side of bridge * Bay Kayak


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Deal Island Bay Cottage
average rating of 4.285714 based on 10 reviews

Exactly as Expected

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a quiet spot within walking distance to the beach; Clean, comfortable, and appointed were the bonuses.

Our host provided all the basics that we had packed, like paper goods and soaps, and a few bonuses as well.

The cable channels were generous and the beds are so comfortable we were out in minutes.

The screened back porch came in handy in the evenings and the kitchen island quickly became our daily staging area.

Cold AC, washer & dryer, recliners and nicely decorated made for a truly pleasant stay that we look forward to repeating next year.

Privacy was awesome; Two abandoned homes across the street meant no neighbors within view all week, and we loved that.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get-away. Private and cozy.

  • 4 of 5

Fab's place on Deal Island was cozy and the VHS collection was top notch. The two small beaches nearby were enjoyable for our dog as well. Arby's Bar and Grille was a great spot for some drinks and takeaway foods. Only advice I have for Fab is to hook the place up with a modern TV. The current TV has a piercing loud buzz when it's turned on. You don't want Wayne's World and Mulan to go unwatched! But all-in-all, I'd recommend Fab's cottage to anyone who's looking for a peaceful and quiet vacation.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice place to stay , very relaxing. Clean very homey

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guest. Kept the place nice, good communication and pleasant interactions. Fab
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Fantastic Experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time renting a home in Deal Island and by far the best. (We've already booked this same place again for the summer) The place had everything we needed and not a single thing went wrong. Definitely looking forward to staying there again!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great rental

  • 5 of 5

Clean rental with easy access to a sportsman's paradise! You can't find nicer and welcoming residents! Hope to be back multiple times this fall/winter

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mike, It was great having you guys and you kept the place looking great after your stay!
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Not on Deal Island! Not on Bay!!

  • 2 of 5

Cottage was clean and furnished nicely. The screened back porch was essential as the mosquitoes were big and plentiful as would be expected in a wetlands area. We used 40% DEET spray which worked well. The beach was nice and early morning and about sunset we had it to ourselves so our dog could run off leash. Owner responded promptly when we told him the satellite wasn't working. Only negative was that the septic tank right off the back porch overflowed whenever water was used. Maybe too remote for some people but close to fishing and crabbing areas

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the mostly positive remarks. I will be calling a septic truck to empty it since this is the first it was reported to me. I am glad your family and your dog were able to enjoy the nearby beach and sunsets all to yourselves. Hope you come back again to enjoy the pet-friendly vacation in a fully furnished clean house with all the amenities for such a great price!
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Lucky's last chance, has beer and wine
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Crisfield, MD
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Over the bridge to the right.
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Take pet to beach.

* Sun bathe.

* Fishing.

* Hunting.

* Crabbing.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Watch Sunsets on the Beach.

* Ride you bike around the island.

* Go out and see the stars at night.

* Milky way night sky.

* Dish Network.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Go to the local beach.

* Bring you dog.

* Watch Dish Network.

* Watch movies from DVD library.

* Take a day trip to Ocean City.

Beach for swimming and searching for shells, items.

Crabbing in local spots.

Hunting during season for fowl.

Eating crabs from local waterman

Perfect Biking terrain (flat)

Crisfield ferry to Smith island (25 minutes by car)

Ocean City, Assateague National Seashore or Chincoteague are all

within 1 hour drive.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $40
Pet Fee $20
Refundable damage deposit $50

Nightly Rate: $105 - $125

Weekly Rate: $750 - $800

Monthly Rate: $0 - $0

Checkin is 2PM, Checkout is 12PM
Begins Ends
Weekday Rate
Weekend Rate
Weekly Rate
May 01 - Thursday before Memorial Day
Friday before Memorial Day - Jun 30
Jul 01, 2012 - Labor Day
Dog Fee: $20 one-time per pet fee for the whole stay.
No Cleaning Fee is charged except for One-Night Rentals. *For one night only rentals, there is a cleaning fee of $45.
Discounts for 5 or more night rentals. Go to easternshorevacation website for an exact cost calculator.
All rates plus tax
6% Maryland Sales Tax
Payment by Paypal, check, money order

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.