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Location, Location, Location! - W Melson House - Beautiful - In Town St Michaels

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 130 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

The recently restored historic Washington Melson House, located at 206 Locust St. is a 2 bedroom 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 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. To the rear of the original house on the first floor is a kitchen area which opens up by French doors to an outdoor patio. Also connected to the kitchen is a large family room with a queen sleep sofa. There is a half bath off the family room.

The second floor of the original portion of the Melson house is a large bedroom having two twin beds. The second floor to the rear of the house (accessed by a different staircase than that in the original portion), contains the master bedroom having a queen size bed. There is a full bathroom off this bedroom.

Keywords: Beautiful, comfortable, convenient, historic yet fully updated

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Thomas Byrne
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Saint Michaels, Maryland

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 130 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sleep sofa in family room
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Patio for enjoying yard or for barbecuing, Chess and checkers sets.


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Location, Location, Location! - W Melson House - Beautiful - In Town St Michaels
average rating of 4.7586207 based on 29 reviews
Annapolis, MD

Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at this cottage. It is comfortable and well-appointed. We love the location in the heart of St Michaels.

  • Submitted: 15-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very cute historic property

  • 4 of 5

The location of this property could not have been better! Quiet location but was within walking distance to everything. Owner let us get in early and offered us a later checkout.

  • Submitted: 13-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice historical cottage

  • 5 of 5

Location is perfect, walk to marina, museum, shops in town. If you want to enjoy St Michaels this is the perfect spot to do it from.

The cottage is nicely furnished and has a wonderful feel for an 1840s place.

The sofa in the living room is a bit understuffed and dusty but otherwise it's mostly a beautiful set of wood furniture and furnishings very nicely done.

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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historic cottage modern amenities

  • 4 of 5

You will love staying in this charming historic cottage in St Michaels. The American flag over the door is a welcome greeting. The kitchen is modern and even knives are sharp! There is a large pot for steaming crabs. The .first floor is spacious and furnished in rustic colonial style. Upstairs the ceilings are low.The beds are comfortable . Outside the kitchen entrance is a brick patio with a table and chairs.It is the perfect place for a glass of wine when the sun sets over the yardarms of the boats across the street in the pretty harbor.

  • Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love this charming cottage.

  • 5 of 5

We come to the wine festival and have stayed at this house two times. It is a great home with all the amenities and close walking distance to all the wine events.

  • Submitted: 14-May-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay in a charming house so close to the water and the downtown. It was perfect for our family and a gorgeous base for the week. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: 16-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Museums (incl. Maritime Museum), restaurants and shops, a few blocks away, Town Park with magnificent water/harbor views, a few steps from house, Farmers Market from March - October on Saturday mornings, Acoustic music concerts also in Park on Thursday evenings during summer, Bicycle rental 1 block away, Beautiful public pools 6 blocks away, Tennis Courts 6 blocks away, Boat rides (on Patriot, Selina or Maritime Museum Skipjack) a few blocks away, Grocery stores a few blocks away, Town Public Library, 2 blocks away, Kayak rental, in Town, Winery, 4 blocks away, Microbrewery 4 blocks away, Town of Oxford, 1 hr bike ride away (with ride on Tred Avon Ferry), Historic areas, great for walks or bike rides, in all directions!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Saint Michaels, Maryland

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
Mar 30 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
May 25 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2018 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$102.5
Tax Rate 10.0%

MLK Day Weekend, Presidents Day Weekend, Columbus Day Weekend, Thanksgiving Weekend and Christmas all require a 3 night stay. Winefest (last weekend) in April requires a 4 night stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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