You will be staying in a charming, waterfront, 1-bedroom, carriage house located on a five-acre estate with surrounding tall pines and stately cedars. Your living quarters on the second floor overlook the waterfront, pool and English Garden.
Queen-size bed with down comforter and memory foam mattress, terry robes, overstuffed seating, comfortable antique furniture, and rich oak floors all add to a romantic and homelike ambiance. If you become chilled, just flip on the gas fireplace. Enjoy peace and quiet, observe wildlife, watch the sunrise from the beach, and sip a glass of wine on the dock or by the flagpole just before sunset. Rental Conditions: 3-night minimum stay; No smoking; no pets; no guests under the age of 21.
With flat, traffic free roads and spectacular Chesapeake scenery, the area around Deerpond is noted for cyclists of all ages and abilities at any time of the year. Ironman course passes by the foot of our street. Ride the same scenic roads where top triathletes compete in the summer months. You are likely to see many waterfront views with bald eagles, osprey and Canada geese (in the winter) soaring over your head as you ride or walk. Our property backs on Fishing Creek with miles of pristine shoreline - great for rowing or kayaking. If you have a trailer able boat, there is parking for your trailer on the property and a free public launch ramp a few miles away that you can use to launch it and bring it over to our dock. Have a bigger boat? Sail it in from the Bay which is just a few miles away -- there is deep water all the way. Don't have a boat? Got that covered too, we provide a tandem kayak and rowboat on the property for your use. Guests are free to access the shoreline via the backyard and roam the garden and dock.
Visit Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge just a few miles away and observe many different birds of prey in their natural habitat. Oh - And don’t forget to bring a camera because every bend in the road can yield that nature picture of a lifetime. Drive into Cambridge to take in the many antique stores, play a round of golf at the Hyatt Resort and Country Club, or eat dinner at any of the fine restaurants in the area. Better yet, sample some of the famous Maryland crab cakes and bay oysters at one of the local restaurants near Deerpond.
If you want to come by boat, we have a deep water mooring for guests (7-9 ft) and can provide deep water dock access (5-6 ft depth) by special arrangement. This is very rare for the Eastern Shore.
The owners live in a separate house on the property and are available to help and advise guests regarding restaurants to dine at and places to visit.
Here are some guest book comments from the many folks that have stayed at Deerpond over the years:
“The best mini-vacation ever “--“This place is amazing”--“just like an Inn without any other guests”--“with thanks for your warm hospitality'--“a piece of heaven'--“Deerpond was all & more than we expected”--“wonderfully peaceful and relaxing”--“what a wonderful place for a romantic getaway”--“lovely, serene holiday”--“one week was not nearly enough time”--“the cottage was perfect”--“the views are spectacular”--“a perfect, quiet setting to work on our project”--“loved the kayak, pool and day trips”--”We don’t know how Deerpond could be any better” …
There are a hundred more of these in our guestbook; so, we invite you to come, read them yourself and experience Deerpond!
1.CHECK-IN TIME IS AFTER 4 P.M. EST AND CHECK-OUT IS 10 A.M. EST. NO Early Check-ins unless agreed on in advance and no prior guests are checking out the same day.
2.SMOKING is not permitted in the unit under any conditions.
3.PETS or CHILDREN are not permitted on the property under any conditions.
4.NON RENTAL to vacationing students or singles under 21 years of age.
(URL HIDDEN) DEPOSIT- A damage/cleaning deposit of $100 payable by check or Cash is required upon arrival - mostly to cover kitchen cleaning. The deposit is NOT applied toward rent; however, it is fully refundable upon departure if:
a.No unusual cleaning is required (e.g. burned on food on stove tops, pans and inside oven).
b.No damage is done to unit or its contents, beyond normal wear and tear. If damage is observed when you occupy, it is your responsibility to identify it on your first day. If damage is discovered by our cleaning service after your departure, you agree to pay the cost of repair or replacement.
c.No charges are incurred due to contraband, pets or collection of rents or
services rendered during the stay.
d.All debris, rubbish and discards are placed in trash container, and soiled
dishes are placed in the dishwasher and cleaned.
e.All keys are left in the unit upon departure.
f.All charges accrued during the stay are paid prior to departure.
g.No linens are lost or damaged.
h.No Early check-in or late check-out.
i.The renter is not evicted by the owner (or representative of the owner) or
the local law enforcement.
6.PAYMENT – Deerpond subscribes to the payment terms described on the AirBnb web site.
7.CANCELLATIONS – Deerpond subscribes to the AirBnb (5) day Moderate Cancellation Policy described on the AirBNB web site at the time of booking the reservation.
8.MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY- The maximum number of guests is limited to two (2) adult persons. Any additional “visiting” guests must be pre-approved by the owners prior to their arrival.
9.MINIMUM STAY is three (3) nights. If a rental is taken for less than three days, the guest will be charged the three-night rate in effect at the time.
10.INCLUSIVE FEES - Rates include a one-time linen-towel setup. Certain amenities are included at no cost but will require a signed waiver of liability in case renter wishes to make use of them.
11.NO DAILY MAID SERVICE - While linens and bath towels are included in the unit for use on the property, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We suggest you bring beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the property.
12.RATE CHANGES - Rates subject to change without notice until deposit is received and reservations are confirmed in writing.
13.FALSIFIED RESERVATIONS - Any reservation obtained under false pretense will be subject to forfeiture of advance payment, deposit and/or rental money, and the party will not be permitted to check-in.
14.PARKING - Parking for one vehicle is located adjacent to the unit. Renters must park in the designated space.
15.SAFETY & LIABILITY - No diving in the pool is permitted. Use the rubber pathway into the water when launching boats & kayaks from our shoreline. Guests must sign liability release form for free use of kayak, rowboat and pool.
16.HURRICANE OR STORM POLICY - No refunds will be given unless:
a.The National Weather Service orders mandatory evacuation in a "Tropical
Storm/Hurricane Warning area" and/or
b.A "mandatory evacuation order has been given for the Tropical
Storm/Hurricane Warning" area of residence of a vacationing guest.
The day that the National Weather Service orders a mandatory evacuation
order in a "Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning," area, we will refund:
i.Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered,
ii.Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and
wants to shorten their stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning is
iii.Any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is
scheduled to arrive during the "Hurricane Warning" period.
17.ILEGAL ACTIVITIES – Any observed illegal activities on the property are grounds for immediate termination of occupancy.
18.WRITTEN EXCEPTIONS - Any exceptions to the above mentioned policies must be approved in writing in advance.