Waterfront house Eastern Shore Chesapeake Bay


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  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • House

This house is on the former estate of John Raskob, builder of the Empire State Building. The four-bedroom, two-bath house is one of seven that Raskob built for his farm employees. Now it has its own dock and swimming pool fronting on Grove Creek, with access to the Chester River and Chesapeake Bay. The property is quite private. The house occupies an acre lot, and across the narrow private road is another acre with a field suitable for games that you might want to bring with you, such as volleyball, badminton, softball, croquet, and the like.

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Waterfront house Eastern Shore Chesapeake Bay
Centreville, Maryland

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The immediate area is Pioneer Point, as Raskob called his estate. It totals more than two square miles. Raskob's main houses, one for himself and another for his twelve children, are now owned by Russia and are used as a vacation facility for embassy staff. The area is still mostly fields and woods. The farm roads are good for strolling and bicycling. You will see the same people -- our neighbors and the Russians -- out every day, walking their dogs or jogging or riding their bikes.

On a regional scale, Maryland's Eastern Shore is one of the nation's great vacation areas. It is characterized by tidewater rivers that penetrate far inland from Chesapeake Bay. Each river has its own port used by watermen and recreational boaters. These old towns -- nearly all date from the eighteenth century -- have excellent restaurants and cafes and a wide variety of stores, galleries, and specialty shops.

From our house, the nearest town is Centreville, located a few miles to the east. It is the seat of Queen Anne's County and has a public boat ramp, restaurants, and all the usual stores, including large supermarkets. Chestertown is a half-hour's drive to the north, and Easton is 40 minutes to the south. At nearby Queenstown there are two highly rated golf courses. Also in Queenstown is the Prime Outlets mall, one of the best of its kind. The Kent Narrows, located just west of Queenstown, is the site of a half-dozen popular seafood restaurants and crab decks overlooking the water. Some families that rent from us enjoy day trips to Annapolis (40 minutes), St. Michaels (50 minutes), Baltimore (75 minutes), and Washington (80 minutes).

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Last updated on February 24, 2015
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  • Towels Provided
  • Linens Provided
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • A/C or climate control
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central heating
  • Alarm Clock
Phone / Internet
  • Telephone
Pool / Spa
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
Property Features
  • Parking
  • Waterfront
  • Ocean or water views
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Stove or Oven
  • Blender
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Freezer
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Grill
  • Satellite or cable TV
  • Stereo or CD player
  • Television
  • Books
  • Porch
  • Patio
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Garden
  • Pet friendly - yes
  • Smoking allowed - no
  • Suitable for children - yes
  • Suitable for the elderly - ask
  • Wheelchair accessible - no

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