Red Shake Cottage

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Guests 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Allows Pets Yes
Property Size 2,226 sq. ft.

Overview

Bedding:  2 Queen, 2 Twin, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Full 

We love this cottage for many reasons - the great location - you can walk to everything, particularly our favorite ice cream store - Victors, when there you have to check out the birthday cake flavor, it is to die for. The eclectic kitchen is wonderful for cooking - who needs a center island when you have a big farm table? Perfect for preparing meals from local produce purchased at the Wednesday Oxford Farmer's Market. If you don't feel like cooking no worries, you can bike or walk over to Schooners for a drink and some seafood waterside - check out the local bands every now and again, you'll feel like you are in Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville. Cozy enough for a couple but you may want to bring friends. The dining room is perfect for a big meal with friends and you can slink off to the screened porch with your drinks if you want to avoid doing dishes. The first floor master is adjoined with a fabulous master bath - you don't typically find these in historic homes.

Features

Interior
Linens/Towels provided
Air Conditioning
Washer/Dryer
Landline
Wireless Internet
Satellite/Cable TV
Fireplace in Master Bedroom is not operational
Woodburning fireplace in living room (firewood not provided)

Exterior
Propane Grill
Walking distance to town
This property is non-waterfront

Location

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Guest Reviews

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Diego
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Reviewed: Jul 24, 2017
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john
silver spring, US
Reviewed: Aug 7, 2016
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Nice folks
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Great time
John
Reviewed: Aug 3, 2016
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Dan
Gathersburg, US
Reviewed: Jun 27, 2016
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Brandi
Reviewed: May 31, 2016
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Manuel
Alexandria, US
Reviewed: Sep 18, 2015
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Simply the best.
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Brent
Fort Washington, US
Reviewed: Sep 18, 2015
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Randy
Falling Waters, WV, United States
Reviewed: Dec 19, 2014
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We knew the home was an older home but when we arrived we were like two little kids running from room to room yelling for the other to come see this. It was nice to see what was remodeled and what was still preserved in this beautiful home. Walking through the home we found something new around each corner but also the charm of old craftsmanship. Certain modern touches had been made to specific areas but the wonderful character of the beautiful home was still very evident. We laughed together looking at the floor is one room as it had a very distinct tilt. I just love older homes. Having the master bedroom off the first floor was great for this older couple. The 3 bedrooms upstairs allowed for some separation. This home was the perfect place for a home base on our extended weekend. We had water views an easy 2 block walk in one direction and a of a mile in another. One day we walked around town and visited the local market, the park overlooking the bay and the local museum. We dont want to forget the ice cream shop overlooking one of the many marinas. We took the ferry over to St. Michaels several times and enjoyed each trip. We dined at Latitude 38 several times for dinner and enjoyed the local feel of the area plus very good meals. We are already planning another trip to this area for next year.
Wilmer
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Property Manager
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Great
Don and Jenny
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Property Manager
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We just used the first floor, which is the renovated part of the house, and enjoyed its comfort and ease, with nice decorative touches.
Laura
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Property Manager
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We stayed here during the last week of July, 6 of us including 2 kids and 2 dogs. Very family friendly location and great for dogs. Walked to the beaches, park and shops. Did a lot of biking, kids had a great time fishing and caught crabs, fish and even a sting ray! Oxford is a very small town, but it was perfect for a relaxing getaway. Most sidewalks are brick and just walking around town looking at all the houses was enjoyable. We took the ferry to St. Michaels one day. Drove 1.5 hours to Ocean City one day. But, the most fun was just hanging around the town of Oxford and enjoying the sights, swimming, fishing, etc. This house has a great dining room/table, had nice family meals. AC worked great in the house, was hot outside during our stay, so we weren't able to open windows, but didn't notice any noise distractions. House is in a perfect location. House is in need of a deep cleaning, saw cob-webs, soiled area rugs, etc. Eastern Shore Rentals is a great company, very polite and answered all my questions. We had a non-usable grill and within a couple of hours they had a replacement delivered. Would definitely book through this company again.
Gary
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Property Manager
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This is a neat old house, lots of charm and character, little spaces and nicely remodeled - well maintained and appointed. The sleeping arrangements worked great for our group of six adults and two kids and one little dog. There are just a few things that need to be fixed to make this a great stay.

Ants! It was very hot over 4th of July weekend so no doubt the ants were more active, but, pretty much everywhere in the kitchen, there were ants. You couldn't put any food down on any location without the ants finding it. There were traps out, so clearly it is a known issue, but then we had to make sure we moved all the traps from where the dogs and kids would play. The ant issue really needs to be resolved, I wouldn't stay there again so long as it had this issue.

Doors stick - a number of the doors are really difficult to open or close properly, including the one to the patio and the one from the guest room to the bathroom. It loses its charm once you spend 5 minutes trying to get a door open or closed.

Guest room bed ist kaput. The mattress is really saggy and uncomfortable, frame is old and bent plus it is right against the wall and makes sleeping for two uncomfortable.

The family room could use a big wrap around sofa rather than the small love seat and chairs - with more than 4 people we found it uncomfortable to hang out together in the family room - people had to sit on the floor.

Despite these minor issues, we had a great stay at Red Shake and suspect you will too - just make sure the ants aren't joining you for the weekend.
Judy
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Property Manager
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We thoroughly enjoyed our visit in this home, that was full of character. The rooms were spacious. We congregated for family dinners around a large table in the festive dining room. We had 3 generations together to celebrate our son's birthday. Everyone loved the town of Oxford. We were able to walk everywhere. The water scenes are relaxing. We took a day trip to St Micheal's. We have many, many happy memories. Thank you for allowing our dog. I would definitely recommend this house. It would be a geat place to share a holiday with family.
Don and Jenny
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Property Manager
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Secluded in the very secluded Oxford, this house is comfortable, and quiet, conducive to relaxation. The management company is very good, quickly responsisve to any questions, and all-around first-rate.
Dmitriy
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Property Manager
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Loved the location and lazy atmosphere. Great place to relax with the most delicious seafood nearby.
Dick
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Property Manager
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This vacation brought a little of everything, snow, sunshine for walking around town, good friends and family! After a rough start ( no cable for NCAAs or internet) Jessica got everyyhing settled and we really enjoyed The Red Shake Cottage. If you have animals be aware that the property is not totally fenced as advertised.
Jacqueline
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Property Manager
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We had a wonderful time and the house was very nice. The large downstairs bath was a nice surprise! We had an incident the very first night. Our party arrived after sunset. The pole light in the street was out and no exterior lights would work on the house. One of our party tripped and fell hurting her knee because it was so dark. By Friday night the street light had been fixed but we never were able to get exterior house lights to work. The exterior doors had a tendancy to stick but we realize it is an old home that has been very nicely maintained. The beds were comfortable and the supplies that were available helped make our stay comfortable.
John
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Property Manager
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An interesting property and centrally located in Oxford.
Ashley
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Property Manager
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The house is great! i've stayed there before. Only complaint about the house is the mattress in the master bedroom. Megan at ESVR is always great, and good at what she does. I think there is a new hire that seemed a bit overwhelmed so there were a few hiccups, but nothing that would make me stop renting w/ ESVR.
Kathleen
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Property Manager
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Oxford is a lovely,quiet town - the small market just up the street from the cottage was very convenient - the house we rented was large enough for our two daughters, and their families, to stay for a long weekend - it was clean and well stocked with dishes, glassware etc. - we did often travel into Easton or St. Michael's for entertainment (loved the beer and wine tastings in St.M) but also enjoyed the quiet time in Oxford. We had a great time!
Don and Jenny
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
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Our second stay, and every bit as wonderful as the first. The cottage has terrific airconditioning (important for hot humid August, when we stay); comfortable furnishings, a location great for walking to that famous Highland Ice Cream place, the little country store (with great meatloaf on Fridaysi), and so much more. Love this place, and will return next summer (and many more , too!
Amy
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Property Manager
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The house was really wonderful, the large windows downstairs, all of the natural light coming in and doors leading to the outside spaces was so nice. The master bathroom is absolutely wonderful! I had a small issue with the refrigerator, but I called the 800# for after hour emergency and received a call back in 10 minutes, everything resolved immediately. All of the staff is extremely professional and highly organized! Thank you!
Judi
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Property Manager
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Loved the character of the house...mixing old with the new. Yard was lovely and since most was fenced in was great for our dog. Were there over July 4th and the weather was extremely hot, but the central A/C did an excellent job of keeping the house cool. Especially enjoyed sitting on the screened-in porch in the morning and evening. Sorry we couldn't utilize the french doors more because of the hot weather. Oxford is a step back in time and we liked the quiet and peacefulness of the town. Would definitely go back to the Red Shake Cottage. Think fall in Oxford would be lovely.
Peter
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Property Manager
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Enjoyed my stay, would come back
Trina
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Property Manager
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My Vacation was wonderful, it was quiet and peaceful. I enjoyed the local Church Waters Methodist on the corner. It was truely a blessing, I would love to return this summer.

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