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Chesapeake Bay Cottage

This is a 2 bedroom cottage that sits on one of the best properties in all of Shady Side. Built in the 1950s, it is located in the Columbia Beach Community, a gated community with a great sense of civic pride and openness.

About Shady Side

The cozy Columbia Beach community of Shady Side, bordered by a state wetlands preserve, is located directly on the Chesapeake Bay. It includes approximately six streets along its width and runs about 3 blocks deep. This community is composed of modest houses. Some are occupied full time and others are used as weekend get away spots. Since it was founded in 1950, this private community has seen slow changes as its unique charm has lured outsiders who have discovered it. The houses are small and the streets are narrow. The sense of scale is modest and quaint. Some houses are renovated; some are not. Here and there you will find a house that has been built upwards, with levels added to take advantage of the water views from on high.

Shady Side is the peninsula bounded by Chesapeake Bay and West River, lying about 10 miles south of Annapolis and 28 miles east of Washington, DC (see map). Surely its name comes from the forests of huge oak trees native to the area, many of which still stand today. Tidal marshes and small inlets form the transition from land to the Bay.

About The Property

This updated house has unobstructed eastern and southern views of the Bay and sits on a wide open lot that is ideal for children. This property is approximately 45 minutes east of DC, 25 minutes south of Annapolis and 50 minutes south of Baltimore.


This charming cottage with direct water access and 270 degree water views can be rented unfurnished or furnished:

  • 2 Bedrooms - 1 with twin beds, 1 with double bed
  • Fireplaced Living Room with convertible sofa, loveseat & chair, entertainment armoire with TV
  • Dining Room with panoramic Eastern bay views, seating 8-10
  • French Doors leading to custom-designed wood deck
  • Custom-designed 15X20 Wood Deck with full width steps to lawn and unobstructed Bay views
  • Ceramic tiled Kitchen with full size washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Bathroom with tiled shower/tub
  • South facing Wood Deck directly off kitchen
  • Wide-open floor plan with multiple water views and country-cute décor
  • Amazing wildlife! Immediately adjacent to a State Park, Bald Eagles, water fowl, Egrets and many wonderful wildlife species abound


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