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Description from owner

You can tell right away, from the warm sage green exterior and the peaceful creekside setting, that this charming vacation cottage promises a fun, relaxing getaway. With a 180 degree expanse of spectacular Oak Creek waterfront, the River House at Royal Oak is the pefect choice for year 'round vacationing.

Our guests enjoy exploring Talbot County from land and water, as the area is well-suited to walking, driving, biking, kayaking, and boating. From the pier, set out our crab pot and eat your fill!

The home offers high-speed cable internet, cable TV, central AC, washer/dryer, new kitchen, and a cozy fireplace to keep you warm on a chilly evening. Spring, summer, fall, enjoy the comfort of an indoor sunporch or either of two water-oriented decks for great bird watching.

Welcome to Maryland's Eastern Shore!

Beds: 1 Queen Bed, 1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed

About the area

Located between Easton and St. Michaels, the River House at Royal Oak is a convenient 1 1/2 hour drive from Washington or Baltimore. The Easton-St. Michaels-Oxford area is famously rich in shopping, antiquing, dining, strolling, fishing, golfing, and museum-ing opportunities. There is a lovely community swimming pool conveniently located just 5 minutes from the house by car, on the way into St. Michaels.



  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Pet Friendly


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Fax machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Water sports

Reviews (10)

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10 reviews

“Wonderful Vacation Spot”

Reviewed 10 Jan 2013

I rented the cottage with some friends for a New Years getaway. The house is wonderful, located on a small street quite off the main road. The property is beautiful, and the house is open with a ton of windows to enjoy the amazing creek view and the sun from rise to set. We especially enjoyed the fireplace and the footed bathtub in the upstairs bathroom (we were able to buy firewood from a very nice neighbor who cuts trees at the corner where the street meets the main thruway; he was friendly and gave us a great deal for 2 nights worth of wood, much cheaper than the grocery store). The owner was kind, communicative, and very accommodating. Renting was a breeze, and the experience was wonderful. I'll definitely be booking again if I'm looking for a place on the eastern shore. Next time we'll bring a canoe to launch off of the pier and enjoy the still and peaceful creek water.

Owner's reply: Thank you, Alex, for your kind words. Yours is the type of experience that our guests always enjoy.

“Peaceful Retreat”

Reviewed 30 Jul 2012

I rented the River House with three other girlfriends to celebrate our 55th birthdays. The rental experience itself was very quick and easy. The house was lovely with an open floor plan and large windows on all sides overlooking a peaceful inlet. The kitchen was fully equipped and we really enjoyed eating breakfast and other meals in the beautiful sunroom. The location was perfect being very close to St. Michael's as well as other picturesque little towns and Chesapeake Bay. If you want peace and quiet and to relax by the water with beautiful sunsets, the River House is the place to be. I would love to return.

Owner's reply: A peaceful, serene location with stunning views of Oak Creek are what keep our guests returning to the River House each year. Come explore for yourself.

“Perfect Getaway”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2012

We enjoyed an amazing week at the River House. It is down a quiet little street with beautiful views of Oak Creek from every spot in the house. The house is full of light and extremely comfortable. We enjoyed several bike rides in the area and were able to kayak from our front yard. I highly recommend it!

“Escape from Irene”

Reviewed 27 Sep 2011

We were hard hit by Hurricane Irene . Since my husband's birthday is in late September, we decided to plan a mini escape from all the cleanup work we've been doing since Aug. 28th. So , along with our adult children & their spouses we spent a beautiful & restful long weekend at the cottage. There are wonderful views from every room . St. Michael's , Easton & a fun ferry ride are all nearby but, you never have to leave the cottage to enjoy yourself. We ventured to The Blackwater Wildlife where we got great photods of bald eagles. It was a great back from a difficult time in our lives.

“Late Spring Getaway”

Reviewed 6 Jun 2010

The house was everything as advertised. A very comfortable house on the river with easy access to St Micheals and Easton MD. Would love to and plan to return.

“Braving the cold”

Reviewed 9 Jan 2010

Although the weather was not on our side with below freezing temperatures, or maybe in spite of this, we enjoyed our stay from within the cabin. The views to the waterfront were spectacular. We had a great time observing the bald eagles and falcons and all the beautiful little birds which we don't know by name. The house is beautifully decorated and comfortable and made us feel at home. We will come again anytime of the year.

“Beautiful Spot”

Reviewed 1 Dec 2009

I am hesitant to even mention how wonderful this house is because I hope to rent again without competition! The location is excellent as it is close to the lovely town of St. Michaels and the Oxford ferry. The best part of the property is the 180 degree views of the river. From nearly every room, we were able to enjoy a beautiful and peaceful view. The home was clean, comfortable and well appointed.

“Wonderful cottage!”

Reviewed 23 Aug 2009

This was a wonderful vacation experience. The cottage is absolutely lovely and very comfortable, with all the amenities one needs. The views are magnificent (we saw two bald eagles). I am looking for an excuse to come back!

“Great House and Location”

Reviewed 10 Jun 2009

We had a terriffic stay at the River House.. lovely decor, very comfortable. Highly reccommend "Bella Luna", a restaurant that is "3 minutes" away!! St Michaels is fun, quaint and a great "home base " for short day trips to interesting little towns in the area. Mimi and Tom Hooper

“Wonderful escape!”

Reviewed 14 Apr 2009

A wonderful cottage easily accessed from DC or Baltimore. Right on the river, the River House is beautifully decorated, cosy and easily sleeps 6. It's very close to St. Michaels and Easton. We had a fantastic weekend there and just wish we could have stayed longer!

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