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Perfect For Families! Beautiful Views, Waterfront, Pool And So Much More!

Bedrooms 6
Space 6,000 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Main Home With Five Bedrooms, Guest House, Pool, Dock On 5.5 Acres.

For your family enjoyment, this riverfront retreat offers panoramic views and breathtaking sunsets over looking miles of the Elk River. ***Please no weddings/parties or other events*** Nestled on 5.5 areas on top of a 40 feet bluff above the water you will enjoy the water front lifestyle. From this vista, the river appears to be more like a lake with the sun kissing the water in the evening. The property has approximately 400 feet of waterfront, and 120 foot dock. The manicured estate starts as you pass through the large brick double gates down the illuminated graceful tree-lined driveway with circular access to both houses. You will enjoy the; outdoor park-like activity areas which include: sand volleyball court, tether ball, horse shoes, fire pit, barbecue areas, landscaped bridge, children’s play ground with swing set, picnic tables, scenic track for running or walking that meanders throughout the property, and professionally landscaped areas which complement the Chesapeake Bay’s setting and ambiance. This Estate home has; two full master suites, three additional spacious bedrooms, five full bathrooms, a professionally appointed gourmet kitchen, theater room, spacious marble covered living areas, a large mahogany library, glassed-in four season large room, two fireplaces and a complete reconditioned heated pool.

More than a bonus room, the estate has a full separate guest home which offers; privacy from the main house, with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen, large living room with fireplace, laundry room and screened in porch.

Sit by completely reconditioned in-ground pool and take in the amazing sunsets or take a soak in your spa/hot tub and enjoy the Eastern Shore lifestyle at this spectacular estate home.

This riverfront retreat borders next to a state park and the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal and is a convenient drive to Wilmington DE, DC and NYC.

We do not permit weddings or other parties or events to be hosted at the property. Occupancy is strictly limited to 15 people.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2018

About Sheri

We are both from the northeast and have always enjoyed our summers with the warm weather and outdoor activities. We love real estate and when we first visited this home we saw so much potential. We have carefully and methodically thought through every improvement and change we have made to the property. We really treasure our time at La Casa Del Rio - The River House.

Sheri purchased this estate in 2011

Why Sheri chose Elkton

For years and years we searched for the perfect vacation home for our family. It seemed like everywhere we looked, our time was spent fighting traffic and navigating our way through the sea of other tourists. We actually 'stumbled upon' this amazing home and decided it would be perfect for us and so many other families. It is large enough to host multiple families and generations. Also, for the couple or even in-laws that want more privacy, the guest house is an incredible and spacious retreat.

What makes this estate unique

The views, the views, the views are amazing! You will simply melt with the sunsets.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation estate rental in Elkton, Maryland

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Main home - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - Main home - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - Main home - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - Main home - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 5 - Main home - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - Guest home - toilet , shower
  • Five full bathrooms in the main home and one full bath in the guest house.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Main home East Master - 1 queen , adjoining master bath and walkin closet
    Main home West Master - 1 king , Adjoining master bath and walkin closet
    Main home East - 1 queen , Adjoining full bath
    Main home East - 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed, one is a twin and the lower bunk is a double bed
    Main home West - 1 double , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed and a double bed
    Guest home bedroom - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
All Amenities are subject to change


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Perfect For Families! Beautiful Views, Waterfront, Pool And So Much More!
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 54 reviews

Highest feedback EVER - for a VRBO visit!!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Sheri,

Our stay was SO perfect...

Each and every detail of the property is ideal for a family visit to the Chesapeake area. The house is spacious and open - with many smaller nooks to escape to for a little private time.

We came for our twins college graduation from the University of Delaware. Parents, Aunts and Uncles, Cousins , friends with their families and two grand cousins.

There is no need to ever leave.

And The recommendation to order

All prepared Maryland Crabs at the Tap Room in Cheaapeake CIty was a perfect suggestion! Such a charming town - would love to have explored more, but happy to get back to the River House.

A great time was had by all.

Thank you!

WE shall be back.

  • Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington D.C.

Amazing house for family and friends

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely terrific time at the river house with a small group of adults and children. The house was really great, spacious, and fit everyone comfortably. Between the TV room, volleyball court, horseshoes, firepit, dock, pool, and pool table we didn't feel the need to leave the house for the entirety of our three night stay. We are looking forward to coming back next year, just an amazing time.

  • Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Annual Family and Friends Boat Trip 2018

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our Boat Trip 2018 the 1st weekend in June 2018. The home is over the top beautiful. The five open great rooms overlooking the Elk River is peaceful and beautiful. We were a group of brothers, cousins and 50 year old friends from 8 different states that spends a weekend of fellowship and food. The pool, the kitchen and the openness of the great rooms were perfect for our group. Everyone for one weekend, felt like the "Kings of the World". We traveled via boat from Annapolis. The home's location allowed us to enjoy the Delaware River and the C&D Canal. We had a great time. Thank you, David A

  • Submitted: 7-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This is a beautiful piece of property, and a beautiful home. The view is amazing.

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect for a family get away, or a weekend away with friends. Located on the water, with access to a pool and hottub, this property is ideal for any summer get away. The inside of the home is amazing, with all and more than the necessary necessities. I would highly recommend this property to anyone whom may be interested.

  • Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, perfect for large families. Pool/hot tub dissapointing

  • 4 of 5

The house was absolutely beautiful and perfect for a large family. We appreciated that each of the bedrooms had a bathroom either attached or close. The kitchen was large enough for a family to easily cook in and the necessary utensils were provided.

The pool was a disappointment. It was smaller than we had anticipated from the pictures and seemed to have some issues on cleaning (water color was off). In addition, the pool was quite chilly even though it is listed as heated. The hot tub also was never as hot as you would expect - the temp said 104 but it was still just warm. The dock was lovely (wear shoes) and we enjoyed using the sit-upon kayak. Sadly, the weather prohibited us from enjoying the volleyball court and the fire pit.

Recommendations: Given the house’s chilly nature there need to be more blankets; not only for the beds, but also as throw blankets for the various lounge areas. The pull-out sofa ended up having no blankets. Also, the house desperately needs more pillows. We did find a few pillows in the cupboards but there were not enough pillowcases to use them. The house could also use more places in the bathrooms/bedrooms to hang towels and swimsuits.

  • Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. Wish the weather was a little better, but next time....

  • Submitted: 2-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45.6 Miles
Philadelphia International Airport
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Newark DE Amtrak
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Elk Neck State Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation estate rental in Elkton, Maryland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
June 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 22 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jun 23 2018 - Aug 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Aug 26 2018 - Sep 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter Holiday
Dec 24 - Jan 1
3 night minimum stay
MLK Holiday
Jan 17 - Jan 19
2 night minimum stay
Presidents Day/Valentines
Feb 14 - Feb 17
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$263.68

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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