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Property Details

Updated: Jan 13, 2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, Sleeps 4

Cute, cozy, and cheery...this little ranch house on a quiet street in the quaint fishing village of Wenona, a small community on the southern tip of Deal Island where crabbing and oystering are a way of life is a perfect and peaceful vacation retreat. Eventhough water view is from just one window in the house, what this does mean is that you are very close to water...just minutes from a public boat ramp! This little house lives large and pleasant with its newly remodeled kitchen offering plenty of counter space, lots of big windows and bright light, and fresh paint throughout. We have so enjoyed this home and hope you will too with your next visit to Deal Island.

Recent Review

About the Owner

mary fosnaught
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, dutch
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January 13, 2017

6 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)


Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and exactly as described. It is located in a quiet, peaceful community. We especially enjoyed the stars out on the deck-the island is far enough from city lights that we could see the milky way on clear nights. It was a relatively short drive to bay/oceanside beaches and good seafood. A great stay all around!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic! Affordable, private, clean, spacious, comfortable home! Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

The home itself met/exceeded our expectations. Very clean, spacious, & comfortable. Well appointed kitchen and Weber charcoal grill allowed us to prepare nearly all our meals at home, reducing expense of travel. Air conditioning totally addressed the August heat/humidity making for a comfortable stay with very effective ceiling fans throughout. Attractive hardwood furnishings & comfortable living space. Neighbors were friendly, too.

Deal Island is remote, but charming. It's about a 15 minute drive to closest "larger" grocery store. The geography & nature is fascinating! We definitely enjoyed the birding and the owners had a nice library including a bird book (we forgot ours at home) that allowed us to identify varying species. Local produce stands on some of the backroads supplied our fruits and veggies!! Jane Island State Park outing one day was fun--although beaches only accessible via canoe/kayak (rentals available)--but it was good!! Friendly staff at the park, too! Also, Arbys on the Island was a great resource, too!

Headed to Virginia to Assatague State Park to see the wild ponies...but dogs not allowed on the island. So, we headed to Furnace City & that was an amazing spot. Much historical info, dogs welcomed, a lovely afternoon! However, we were ill-prepared for the zealous nature trail (needed boots) so we were not able to take advantage of it. We also visited the bakery that makes the famous "Smith Island Cakes"--delicious treat & the staff was fun & friendly to meet!

The following day we headed to the Assatague State Park in MD...only to find out (despite literature) that they too do not allow dogs...however, the National Park adjacent to it does...and found the treasure of our vacation. We were readily able to see the wild ponies just frolicking well as many interesting birds, too. The Atlantic Ocean was gaurded beach, beautiful sand, warm water. The $20 admission fee is good for seven consecutive days, so we drove there the remaining time every day (about 75 mins. from the home). Absolutely stunning and worth it!!

Nearby Ocean City did not impress us...too commercial! We did not do the boardwalk, although it seemed very busy. Not our cup of tea. However, a shrimp restaurant (both inside and outside seating) off the "main drag" was seafood that we had, friendly staff, real family place!!

A definite gem...highly recommend!

-Tom, Linda, Kait and Ollie (the dog)--Buffalo, New York

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tom, Linda, Kait, & Ollie too! So glad to hear your stay was a success! Thank you for your kind words and thorough review of area. This will be a help for my future guests and for myself as well! Come again when you can! Mary Little House in Wenona
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Cute, Quiet, Very Clean

  • 5 of 5

Very cute little house right near the Harbor in Wenona - clean and had everything you could think of already there in case you forgot anything at home - would definitely recommend and stay again!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Gardners, Pa

Adorable, immaculate, & perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time as we always do in Deal Island, but this was our first time at this house. It is wonderful! We found everything we could possibly want or need including candles when a big thunderstorm hit and knocked the power out for a few hours!

The washer and dryer were awesome! Loved not having to bring dirty laundry home. We will definitely be returning!

Thank you so much!

Brian & Denise Mills

Gardners, Pa

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington, DC

Great Place!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very cute little house in a quiet little town. The deck and grill, and spacious kitchen, made staying here a treat. The little general store/restuarant nearby (Arby's) is excellent for meeting locals and getting suggestions on what to do. They helped set us up with a charter boat to go fishing on very little notice. There is a little bay-side beach on deal island but Assategue is only 40 minutes away if you want a real ocean beach.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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mini vacation

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home Mary. The pictures do not do it justice. My husband and I took a couple days to come down to fish and I was extremely pleased at how clean the place was and how well stocked. Also that you are right around the corner from the launch ramp was really great. Had a great time even though it was a little windy one day to go out, but managed to fish from the beach and catch some rockfish. Will definately rent again. Harry and Brenda from New Windsor, MD

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Salisbury Regional Airport at 55 Miles Nearest Barpub : Arby's at 0.25 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Arby's at 0.25 Miles Car: necessary

Deal Island is a quiet, friendly fishing community in the heart of "crabbing country"; do not be surprised that your neighbors will be professional watermen some of which offer chartered fishing tours that leave from Deal Island making fishing and boating perhaps the most popular draws to the area. There is a small public beach area (on right as soon as you cross the bridge onto D.I.) that is great for swimming, surf fishing, and finding sea glass and shells. There are multiple areas of public lands in wildlife management areas on or near D.I. which is great for hikers, birders, kayakers, as well as hunters. Since the island is so flat and home to some very courteous drivers, biking is also very enjoyable here on D.I. The annual Skipjack Races are held every Labor Day weekend, and is a wonderful event to capture the local culture and flavor of the island.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Memorial - Labor Day Rates
Mar 22 2016 - May 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30

Nightly Rate: $60 - $85
Memorial Day to Labor Day: $85/night with < 4 night stay; $70/night if 4+ night stay
Remainder of year: $70/night with < 4 night stay; $60/night if 4+ night stay
Deposit to hold reservation required. (paid within 7 days of booking).
Non refundable deposit if not confirmed before arrival date.
Confirmations, cancellations or changes must be received 10

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Water View


  • bay/sound

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • photography

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 950 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 double


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Smoke-free environment, linens provided, washer, dryer, dishwasher, microwave (over the range), toaster, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron, bath/shower, TV (local channels only), DVD player and DVD's, piano, deck, charcoal grill, plenty of yard/parking (boats, etc.). If you have a little one, there is a PacknPlay, stroller, and high chair.

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