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Oxford 2 br Vacation Rental Cottage

Property Summary
Oxford, Maryland, United States
Type
Cottage

Bedrooms
2

Bathrooms
2

Sleeps
4

Rates
$314 - $481 per night
$1,202 - $1,757 per week

Pet Friendly   Non Smoking   High-Speed Internet
 
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Vacation Cottage Rental Description:



Quaint Historic In Town - Walk to Everything, Near Waterfront Town Park

If you are looking for a get away cottage in the heart of a beautiful water oriented pedestrian friendly town - Crickets Cottage in Oxford is your destination. Immediately around the corner from the Oxford Park - with its shade trees, enormous waterviews, picnic tables and swing set for the kids. Stroll to the Oxford Market for a nice bottle of wine and homemade bread or the kids can run over for some penny candy. Take a bike ride over to the Oxford Strand and hang on the town beach then catch one of the 20 flavors of the day at Victors Scottish Creamery. Your choice of 2 waterfront and 4 additional town restaurants for your evening supper or simply ask the local crabber Wayne - we'll give you his number - for the days catch steamed. Cooking in local from the Wed farmer's market is easy with Viking appliances. Crickets Cottage circa 1910 has been sympathetically renovated. Experience living local in a small historic waterfront town - beware, you may find yourself looking to stay permanently.

Bedding Configuration: 1 Queen, 2 Twin

Pets: Dogs Allowed

Additional Features:
* ATTRACTIONS: Nearby Library, Nearby Marina, Nearby Restaurants, Walk to Restaurants, Movie Theatres
* DINING_CHECKBOX: Dining
* ENTERTAINMENT: DVD Player, Cable TV, 1 TV
* GENERAL: Central Air Conditioning, Linens, Air Conditioning, Washer/Dryer, Wood Burning Fireplace, Central Heat, Free Internet, FREE WIRELESS INTERNET, Iron & Ironing Board, Linens and towels, Phone, Bath Towels, Washer/Dryer
* KITCHEN: Fully Equipped Kitchen, Full Size Refrigerator, Stove/Oven, Dishwasher, Coffeemaker
* LEISURE_ACTIVITIES: Nearby Outlet Shopping, Sight-Seeing
* LOCAL_SERVICES_AND_BUSINESSES: Nearby Grocery, Nearby ATM
* OUTSIDE: Patio, Charcoal Grill, Kayaks
* SPORTS_AND_ADVENTURE_ACTIVITIES: Nearby Golf Courses, Near Fishing
* SUITABILITY: No Smoking, Dog Friendly
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Accommodation and Amenities:

Features:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Full Kitchen
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Maid Service Available
  • Patio
Appliances:
  • Coffee Maker
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Phone
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV or Cable TV
  • TV(s)
  • Toaster
  • Washer/Dryer (private)
Activities:
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • River
  • Shopping/Restaurants
  • Swimming
Notes:

Prices include bed and bath linens, and all fees. Pet friendly homes do not have additional charges for up to two dogs.

Owner/Manager last updated on 09/13/2014

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Pricing/ Rates:    (click to convert currency)
Nightly Price Range: $  314 to: $  481
Weekly Price Range: $  1,202 to: $  1,757
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 Property Reviews 
Wonderful place
James W. from san francisco, CA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in September, 2014
The house is in a great location and is very well-maintained. It is convenient to all of the restaurants and to a little beach nearby. It appears that it was very recently renovated and is a delight. The rooms are bright and very comfortable. I would highly recommend it and would not hesitate to come again.
 
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Another wonderful weekend!
Alex F. from Salford, PA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in August, 2014
This year we brought the dogs to Cricket Cottage and had a very relaxing time walking Oxford and cutting them lose to swim.
 
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The Peaceful Refuge
A guest from Nicholasville, KY recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in August, 2014
Wonderful property. Excellent location within easy walking distance of everything. Interior was very comfortable and had every amenity. My only observation was that I noticed a nail in the planking in the upstairs master in front of the far right nightstand is sticking way up. Could result in a bad foot injury. Should be nailed down.

Property Manager Response:
Response from Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals LLC
Glad you had a great stay. Thanks for the heads up on the planking - easy fix on our next turnover. Glad you loved Oxford - we do too.
 
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Wonderful cottage & town.
Fiona T. from Edinburgh, OO recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2014
As a family of four with two teenage sons, the cottage & Oxford were wonderful for a week's holiday. We'd spent the first week in Washington DC which was amazing but busy. Oxford was the perfect contrast. Nothing which we had seen matched the town's actual beauty: marinas & harbours at every turn. The town may appear quiet initially but there's plenty to do if your aim is to potter & chill. The cottage also exceeded our expectation, perfectly sited to walk to restaurants, the market next door, bookshop or ice creamery.A truly fabulous vacation!
 
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Oxford Cricket Cottage
A guest from WestPort, CT recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in June, 2014
We really enjoyed our stay. Had some trouble accessing the property as there was no lock box to use the code provided but the office came and provided keys later in the evening.
 
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Perfect Location
A guest from Murray, KY recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in October, 2013
Crickets Waterman Cottage is in a perfect location for touring the historic town of Oxford as well as serving as a central location to tour other locations on the Eastern Shore. The cottage is located next to a wonderful market, is near a museum and the local library and and within a short walking distance of the water--both the bay (with a park) and the marina. We would not hesitate to return here and hope that we will be able to do so next year.

Property Manager Response:
Response from Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals LLC
Would love to have you back. We agree Cricket's location (and interior updates) make this historic cottage one of our guests' favorites.
 
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Our Stay in Oxford, MD
Ellen L. from New Holland, PA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in September, 2013
We enjoyed our stay in Oxford - what a great little town. Loved the park and so did our dog. Enjoyed the sites that were near by as well.

Property Manager Response:
Response from Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals LLC
Yes, Oxford is a very dog centric area - the town park and the Oxford strand are two favorites!
 
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Eden in Oxford, MD
Alex F. from Salford, PA recommends this property.
Stayed for 6 days in August, 2013
We had a very peaceful and relaxing time at the Crickets Waterman Cottage. It is a beautifully refurbished cottage with almost any amenity one could wish for on vacation. We invited some friends for the Labor Day weekend and despite the smallness of the cottage, no one felt cramped. We also enjoyed taking our bikes to the ferry and cycling into St. Michaels, and kayacking around the marinas and small tributaries. A great get-away destination within easy reach of Philadelphia!
 
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August in the Cricket Waterman Cottage
Denise P. from Northfield, NJ does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 20 days in August, 2013
All in all the Cottage was adorable. We enjoyed our stay in Oxford very much. There were just a few issues. I was concerned with the lack of security. The only lock on the doors was a very simple turn lock, very similar to a bedroom. The yard is very poorly maintained so the bugs are so bad it is almost impossible to sit on the cute porch. Bathrooms have nowhere to put your toiletries or towels. Ceilings are so low that when you cook on the stove top the fire alarm goes off. House is very clean and furnished nicely. The location is perfect.
 
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A Perfect Small House in Oxford
Peter S. from Syracuse, NY recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in August, 2013
Oxford, MD, is a spectacularly beautiful town, and Crickets Waterman Cottage is a perfect place to enjoy it. Located on a quiet side street only a block from the town park, all that Oxford has to offer is at your fingertips. The house itself is charming, well-equipped, and beautifully renovated. You'll have trouble deciding whether to be out enjoying things, sitting on the porch or in the yard, or hanging out indoors in the wonderful kitchen or the comfy living room. One thing not to miss: early each morning, walk the few steps to the Oxford Market to buy fresh-baked muffins hot from the oven.

Property Manager Response:
Response from Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals LLC
Yes we think McKelvy's Market is a great spot also - and could not be more convenient. With wine, muffins, ice cream what else could you want in a store? In fact, the owners were inspired by your message and in 2014 guests will have a credit at McKelvy's Market to purchase those wonderful muffins, ice cream or a bottle of wine. A larger coffee pot has also been added to the kitchen equipment. Thanks for your thoughts and hope to see you back in 2014.
 
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A charming cottage
Elizabeth K. from North Bethesda, MD recommends this property.
Stayed for 8 days in July, 2013
This cottage was clean and well-appointed in a prime Oxford location. I recommend it highly!

Property Manager Response:
Response from Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals LLC
Thanks for the review. The house is right down the street from the waterfront Oxford Park - one of our favorite spots.
 
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Great Place, Bad Service
Susan H. from Fairfax, VA does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 3 days in May, 2013
Liked the rental, disappointed with Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals. Called twice (once a day two days in a row) regarding the wifi not working. Both times was told someone would call me back. Never received any phone calls. Apparently once they have your money they don't care about assisting you. Will not be recommending ESVR for that reason. Additionally, dishes at the rental were dirty- dried food on plates and pebbles (yes pebbles!) in the colander. Planned to tell ESVR people that instead of writing it in a review, but given their handling of the wifi issue I knew they would be unresponsive.
 
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Great stay @ Cricketts Cottage
Christine F. from Westminster, MD recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in April, 2013
Had a great stay in the cottage. Could definitely use a bigger coffee pot and a small table/ shelf in the main bathroom on which to place toiletries.Thanks to ESVR for all your help!
 
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Lovely town, quaint house
Amy R. from Washington, DC recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2012
We had a wonderful time in Oxford and were completely charmed by the town. The house is very quaint (as is customary in an 1800s home, the ceilings are very low, so if you are tall, you may struggle a bit!), and well set up for a couple. Our one criticism relates to the kitchen, which has been renovated to include a new Viking gas range. Unfortunately, the microwave style hood vent cannot keep up with the range - not even close - even when just warming food on the stove top. This, coupled with a super sensitive firm detector meant that we set off the fire alarm every time we ran the stove (whether stove top or oven), and even when we used the toaster. After 3 days, we abandoned cooking inside and resorted to the grill. It is a real shame, as the kitchen is a great set up. We think this could be a quick fix with a more powerful venting system. Otherwise, we very much enjoyed our stay.

Property Manager Response:
Response from Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals LLC
Thank you for the feedback. The homeowners are very attentive to this property and have added mattress toppers to the beds. The smoke alarm in the kitchen can be tricky as noted this historic cottage has lower ceiling heigths. We certainly don't want to disable the alarms so other folks have found opening windows and those great doors out to the yard tend to do the trick while cooking something that may create something on the stove.
 
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happy family
Rebecca C. from Royal Oak, MD recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in August, 2011
the cottage was for overflow family members.We were very impressed with the quality of everything except the mattresses which were the owner is so picky about high quality we think she must like hard mattresses
 
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Nice, Quiet and Relaxing.
A guest from Norristown, PA recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in August, 2011
Had a wonderful time at Crickets Waterman Cottage! Was a cute, quite and relaxing place. Not a lot to do in town, but St. Michael's and Easton are a stones throw away. Has a couple tiny beaches and a nice park for toddlers. Very nice people in town. I would recommend the house...very cool.
 
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quiet heaven
Dana K. from a, a recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in July, 2011
would love to rent it again in sept/oct

Property Manager Response:
Response from Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals LLC
Please come back. The property's wood stove in the kitchen is a great addition to the fall season to include the Waterfowl Festival, Chesapeake Film Eastern Shore sometimes feels like the world of fall festivals! You must check out Halloween sometime, the entire town comes to life with trick or treaters - even if you don't have a little one it is quite fun to reminisce of the days when kids went door to door in a village grabbing as much candy as they can.
 
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Relaxing English Cottage
Steven S. from Hagerstown, MD recommends this property.
Stayed for 5 days in July, 2011
enjoyed our week here....everything within walking distance...store..library..and park a few steps from the front door...great for our beagle dog who love to take long walks...would be nice to have a picnic table in the yard to eat outside...especially crabs...which were excellent from mastheads...if you wanna get away to do nothing....watch sailboats etc...rent a bicycle for the week....this is the place...nice tv and cable...would like to come back in the fall to use the woodstove....had lots of comments from the neighbors walking by on the flowers in the front yard...very peaceful place to be.

Property Manager Response:
Response from Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals LLC
Loved our comment - If you wanna get away to do nothing - I think we may use that as a marketing headline in the future. Also, please note the owner took your comments to heart re: supplying a picnic table in the yard for outside eating and has added one to the property. Thanks!
 
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