15 reviews

1 / 50 View of The Cottage from the end of the dock



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

1 Full bath

Description from owner


The Cottage at Heron Cove is a cozy home situated on a scenic peninsula with water views from every window. Awake each morning to watch the sun glisten off the gentle waters. Explore ten acres of land and 1000 feet of shoreline. Relax on the wrap around screened in porch. Fish and crab from your private dock. We supply crab pots and crab keeper box. For your boating convenience, the dock has Water, Lights and Electricity (120 volt) and 3 ft. water depth (mean low tide). Cook in the updated kitchen complete with a new stove, microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator. For your comfort there is central A/C, heat and ceiling fans. Relax, read a book, or drift off to sleep with the water lapping just feet away from the waters edge hammock Discover the solitude and peace at The Cottage at Heron Cove. Enjoy nature's beauty as you reconnect with family and friends.

WIFI Internet provided

Rent and tax for one peak season week is $1665.00 after return of your deposit( when you leave the house in the same condition you found it in, if not an additional $111.00 will be charged).

Linens and towels are not provided, please take note of linens you will require

This waterfront cozy cottage is also perfect for a Fall, Winter, or Spring getaway.

SPECIAL November through March weekend rate:

Stay the weekend and get an additional night free.

Come at any time on arrival day and leave at any time on departure day. This gives you four full days to enjoy The Cottage

All for $666.00 after return of deposits for rent and tax.

Go to Dorchester County Visitors Center for up to date events and dates for the area:

Sorry no pets of any kind and no smoking

Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 1 Twin Bed. Linens and towels not provided

See our YouTube video at: Cottage at Heron Cove 2018

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 4825805

About the area

The Cottage at Heron Cove sits on a point of land on Gary Creek once used as a lookout by Native Americans. Enjoy scenic views of a private nature preserve and a historical homestead dating back to the mid 1600's. From the porch you can see down to the Little Choptank River or up to the living history museum at Spocott Windmill A short seven miles drive into Cambridge finds one with a vast array of amenities to include golf, shops, museums, spas, fine dining, marinas, antiques, an airport, and just about anything else one would want on your vacation getaway. For your sightseeing pleasure you are approximately one and one half hours away from Ocean City and Assateague Island as well as 40 minutes from Easton and Oxford. A quick drive finds you at the Blackwater wildlife refuge; although, it is not uncommon to see eagles, geese, egrets, herons or the nesting osprey from your porch at "The Cottage". In spring and fall come and enjoy the cry of the loons as they rest on Gary Creek during their migration.

Interaction with guest

I am available to help with advice on attractions, restaurants,and with any questions about The Cottage. Please see our YouTube video by typing in Cottage at Heron Cove 2018 into the Youtube search box.

Owner profile

Joan L.

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Languages spoken: English

This property is hosted by a consumer and not a business. Bookings of their property may not be covered by EU or UK consumer protection laws. However, the Tripadvisor Rentals companies will provide you with the same customer service as with any other stay.

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Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
To be covered by Payment Protection this rental needs to be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.

Damage deposit: $300.00
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Full bed
    Bedroom 3: Twin bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Secure parking
  • Safe
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Video player


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 1 Full bath

Reviews (15)

15 reviews

“Fabulous Week”

Reviewed 20 May 2016

We spent a fabulous relaxing week at Heron Cove and loved it so much that we are returning for a week this year. The cottage itself is immaculately clean and well-equipped, the setting is quite idyllic, the crabbing great fun and great eating, and the area very interesting to explore. Blackwater Refuge is really amazing and we visited it twice to get both early morning and early evening views of the wildlife, we'll definitely drive thru again this year. Thanks, Bob & Joan!!

Owner's reply: Karen, Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to having you back to The Cottage. Joan and Bob

“Country Cottage”

Reviewed 29 Oct 2015

The Cottage at Heron Cove was absolutely wonderful. I visited in October, and took great pleasure in watching autumn leaves scurry along before the breeze. Also, it was quite enjoyable to see and hear the Canada geese that flew low over the house every morning. Great blue herons could be seen feeding in the area, as well as many different species of songbirds To describe the cottage, I use a word that could be considered old-fashioned; "charming". The knotty-pine flooring was beautiful, and the place was quite snug on those chilly, windy evenings. My vacation at The Cottage was one of the most restful, therapeutic trips that I've ever taken, and I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway.

“A great getaway spot!”

Reviewed 19 Jun 2013

Our stay was perfect at the cottage. A wonderful house, with great ammenities. The dock was perfect for our swims and paddle boarding. Close to town and dinners out. We can't wait to return!

“"Sea-renity Now!"...”

Reviewed 7 Sep 2012

...is the name of my boat and boy did we find peace and serenity at this cottage. This was an ideal spot for my family of 4 for a quiet relaxing vacation with access to lots of adventure. Each day we saw herons, deer, bluebirds, bunny rabbits, ducks, geese and while on the creek saw ospreys and eagles as well. A short drive to Blackwater Refuge were picture perfect photo ops for egrets, herons, eagles and turtles. The surrounding towns of Cambridge, Easton and St. Michael's offered nice shopping, resturants and ice cream parlors and we enjoyed an evening trip to the boardwalk at Ocean City. But mostly, we enjoyed the water access with crabbing from the dock or off our boat and fishing in the bay for bluefish and rockfish. Our boys also mastered the wakeboard in the river and we only saw one other boat on the creek whole time we were on vacation which made for a nice quiet time. The cottage was clean and well equipped and the owner was super nice. He greated us on the second day after we settled in to provide a map of the area and point out some interesting historical sites which we enjoyed visiting. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a fairly private quiet getaway in a small cottage updated with modern conveniences. We've already booked our return for 2013! Joe, Newton, NJ

“Fabulous getaway”

Reviewed 3 Jun 2012

Our family (of 4) absolutely loved The Cottage. It was clean and well-maintained. The grounds that it sits on HUGE, the pier is lovely, and you get views of nesting Osprey on pilings in the water. I have no complaints at all and look forward to our next visit.

“Beyond Expectations”

Reviewed 19 May 2012

We stayed here for 4 days recently and had a wonderful time. The photos on the site, although beautiful, do not do the cottage and the surroundings justice. The inside of the cottage is well appointed with every modern convenience, very nicely furnished (again the photos don't do it justice) and comfortable, beautiful hardwood pine floors, new appliances, comfortable beds. And very very clean! The outside views and the grounds are spectacular. Every morning we sat on the porch with a cup of coffee, watching the sun rise and seeing deer and rabbits in the yard. In the evenings after a day of bike riding we had a glass of wine in the same spot. The hot tub was fantastic. My only tiny complaint was that the porch furniture could have been more comfortable, but then again we may never have wanted to get out and explore. A hammock would have been wonderful in that setting! Recommend Kool's Seafood on Washington St in Cambridge for crabmeat and steamed crabs and rockfish. Delicious! Anyway, we are still having withdrawal from being at the cottage and hope to be back soon. This was one of the best rental experiences we've ever had.

“The Cottage vacation”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2011

The cottage was perfect. It was nicely decorated and everything that you need to live was available. All of the appliances were new and worked great. The A/C was very cool on the really hot July days. The screened in porch was scpetacular at night for board games and adult beverages. The house is very seculded and was a perfect relaxing get away. We travelled with our two boy 15 & 13. They had plenty of room for exploring and sporting activities. We all enjoyed the boat dock. The boys were very sucessfull crabbing off the dock. I would highly recommend it to any one.

“Great Getaway”

Reviewed 5 Aug 2010

The Cottage at Heron Cove was everything we had hoped for. The house was immaculate when we arrived. The yard is humongous. We don't have kids but remarked that it will be a great place for our future grandkids to run and play. The house was well appointed, right down to spices and olive oil in the kitchen, toilet paper and paper towels, etc. We loved fishing from the dock, and some mornings and evenings the water was like glass. We got some great sunrise photos. We also loved the hot tub, and there is a great gas grill. The location was very secluded and idyllic. A couple of days we didn't even leave the house, but just hung out on the screened in porch or on the lawn in the shade. We also ventured out. Took a couple of scenic drives. Went on a riverboat ride one day at Suicide Bridge. Had a nice lunch and visited the Maritime Museum at St. Michael's, a short 30 minute drive away. Finally, our "landlord" Bob, who also owns the next closest house, couldn't have been a more gracious host. After I made the reservation I asked him what kinds of things there are to do in the area. "Plenty!" he said, and he proceeded to tell me a few. Then a couple of days later I received a big envelope filled with visitor's brochures. What a thoughtful gesture! He also stopped by our first day there to see if we had any questions and to make sure we had everything we needed. And he called later in the week just to check in. We would not hesitate to stay there again!

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