Cottage in Heart of St Michaels--Walk Everywhere!
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
|Living space||1400 square feet|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
Description from the owner
The historic Washington Melson House is a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom vacation cottage that is a short walk from all museums, parks, restaurants, churches and shops in St. Michaels.
The house was built around 1840 by Washington Melson, a sailor, believed to be one of two individuals in Talbot County who voted for Abraham Lincoln in the presidential election of 1860. The house was originally built at only 16 feet wide but enlarged to the current width soon thereafter.
The first floor of the original portion of the Melson House includes a LIVING ROOM and a DINING ROOM. On the first floor of the REAR WING is a KITCHEN area which opens up b...Read more
Cottage in Heart of St Michaels--Walk Everywhere!
Saint Michaels, Maryland
Additional Location Information
The house is located in the historic district of St. Michaels. It is a short walk to everything in St. Michaels! It is a half block to the town park on the harbor (with farmer's market on Saturdays). It is a couple blocks to shps, restaurants and museums. the house is about 5 blocks to the new town pool and 1 block to rent a bike . The house can be rented individually, or together with an adjacent house when available.
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$100 - $150||$150 - $350||$950 - $1,450||$1,750 - $4,350||2 nights|
|Jan. 2 2012 - Mar. 31 2012
|Apr. 1 2012 - May. 31 2012
|Jun. 5 2012 - Sep. 3 2012
|Sep. 4 2012 - Dec. 28 2012
|All Other Dates||$150||$150||$1,450||$4,350||2 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
Additional notes from owner
Rates vary accordingly to the season, and the length of stay (e.g.s weekend, week, or entire season). The minimum stay is two nights. Rates are discounted for last minute rentals or seasonal rentals, Taxes and linens (if requested) are extra.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: April 10, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Quiet, comfortable, spacious enough, and old-style
After a snaffu from the renter, the W. Melson wasn't available. The renter also owns the house next door, a (very similar) 1850 sailor's house called Blades' house, so he offered that one to us instead. Because it was all so last minute, we weren't sure if we were jerked around, or if this was legit, or what... It felt somewhat uncomfortable at first... Turns out, we accepted the renter's switch, and Blade's house was great!! I do recommend it. So, if this happens to you too, the owner is trustworthy. The location is great, of course, on a tranquil side street leading to the harbor, park, and main street in no time at all. Beautiful. We really enjoyed the decor, especially the antique-looking fixtures. The house was clean, eventhough our renting it was so last minute (due to our house switch): kitchen, baths, and linen were clean. We truly appreciated that. Beds were very comfortable (even with my bad back) which made our stay very relaxing. Cable TV had limited choices, but it was totally OK with us: We brought and watched Dvds (there is a DVD player which is not listed in the amenities). Wifi worked great. It was January, so we also enjoyed the fireplace a lot!! I would only make a couple of suggestions to the owner: a) the dishwasher is wobbly, it needs to be anchored (It worked fine for us, though, no problem) b) Bathroom faucets are wobbly, they need to be tightened up (not a problem for our use) c) the kitchen could use a few more spoons, etc, as our hungry family of 4 kept running out of silverware... :) But if you tend to eat out a lot, that should not be a problem for you... Other than that, our stay at the Blades house was thoroughly enjoyed by all, young and old. We appreciated and used the (clean) microwave, oven, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, DVD, Wifi, fireplace, etc... All was in order, and made for a great happy-family get-away weekend.
Wonderful weekend get away!
We stayed at the Melson House in September, 2012 with another couple. The house is absolutely lovely and comfortable. It is in an excellent location within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, the grocery store and the museum. We didn't use the car all weekend. The weather was gorgeous and we enjoyed sitting on the patio. The only suggestions I have is to put a light at the entrance to the front bedroom and the kitchen could use more cooking supplies. Overall, a wonderful weekend at the Melson House.
Actuall we stayed next door. Our host Tom, graciously moved us over one house, after a small calendar misfire. The house was warm, comfortable and had a nice kitchen.
Being able to walk everywhere in St. Michaels made our short visit so much richer.
Crabtastic Great Escape
This cottage is the perfect great escape. Conveniently located in the middle of quaint St Michael's close to the harbor, restaurants, and shops. The property is clean and well-maintained with beautiful landscaping. The building has been lovingly restored keeping to the historical accuracy, yet well placed modern conveniences make the stay even more enjoyable.
I have visited this cottage several times and will continue to do so! A great place to gather with family and friends or a quick weekend escape to enjoy life on the shore.