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Room in Quiet Cedar Home: One of Ocean Pines' 1st

Private room in cabin hosted by Cynthia
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 shared baths
Cedar cabin - modified 1960s A-frame design - cedar paneling inside - 1 of Ocean Pines' earliest, on quiet block. Loved by 3 generations. Canal-side dock offers great bird-watching & crabbing. Enclosed dng porch. No WiFi, no cable, but good cellular svc. Outdoor shower enclosure. Master BR w/Q bed & full bath. A .5 bath serves 2 other bedrooms & the host(s), & acts as a powder rm for whole house Fully equipped kitchen w/stacked washer/dryer, outdoor/indoor drying lines. Ample driveway pking.

The space
The cabin is a modified A-frame of cedar inside and out. It was built by Lindal, a cedar home specialist, back in the late 60s or early 70s, and has been largely unchanged since then. The furniture is early hand-me-down, & decorations are posters of family interest, hand-made needlework and photographs from past trips. There are window air conditioners and baseboard heating on a thermostat. There is a ceiling fan in the living room. There is a dining table in the kitchen and a larger one on the porch seating 10. Porch has a glide sofa and chairs for relaxing. The outdoor shower is fully enclosed, comfortable and pleasant to use. In addition to stacking washer/dryer at one end of kitchen, there is an umbrella-style laundry dryer frame erectable on lawn next to the deck. There are also laundry lines across the enclosed porch for those days when the sun refuses to cooperate.

The living room is high-ceilinged, as are the bedrooms. There are other sleeping spaces, which we may be able to offer as we become more experienced at this. The loft is quite low, so be forewarned, but it has been a pleasant place for children to sleep and play. The steps to the loft are quite steep.

There is carpeting throughout the living spaces except for the kitchen.

There is a front lawn with space to play but no fence to keep kids from going into the street.

Guest access
Depending on our arrangement, you will have the master bedroom and attached full bath. At least one family member will be there to host you comfortably. There is a half bath which is accessible to other bedrooms as well as to the living room, and which acts a a powder room for the whole house. You are welcome to use the living room and kitchen dining table and porch dining area as well as the seating on the porch for relaxing or nature watching. We do not have a great deal of outdoor furniture but you are welcome to sit on either the front or back deck. The lawn has been badly damaged by recent excavation to replace an enormous culvert that carried the surface water off of the entire golf course for 40 years and finally wore out. However, despite the spotty look of the grass, you are welcome to walk on the lawn down to the dock and enjoy crabbing or fishing or watching for the blue heron. There is enough space on the front lawn for a modest game of catch or frisbee. You will have access to the Ocean Pines Beach Club, 8.5 miles away in Ocean City, with the hang tag or a photo of it on your phone. All the pools charge an entry fee but having access to parking and to the changing rooms and showers is very convenient after a dip in the ocean.

Everyone is welcome to use the outdoor shower enclosure, the porch, the front and rear decks, the living room, the kitchen, and the lawn. The kitchen is available as well, with some orientation, and, depending on what members of the family are present, we could offer a full breakfast, if appealing.

Other things to note
This is a very, very quiet community of families and retirees. We ask that alcohol and other recreational substances not be consumed on the property. (https://statelaws.findlaw.com/maryland-law/maryland-marijuana-laws.html). The Ocean Pines community has an associated beach club with a parking lot for those with a paid-up hang tag. Parking at this lot and an overflow lot across the road is available for use by our guests with the a hang tag. The club officially equires a community-issued photo-ID for use of the changing rooms, but in summer of 2019, the attendants have indicated that they will accept a photograph of a hang tag, which we think represents a triumph of technology. The parking privilege is quite helpful, especially during the high season. All the pools of Ocean Pines, including the Beach Club Pool, charge an entry fee per use. The wrist band issued for that fee also gets the user into the changing rooms. Additionally, the receipt from any purchase at the small restaurant/bar//snack bar upstairs at the club gets the user into the changing rooms. It is expected that guests will follow the club's rules if they are using the parking lot, the pool or the snack bar.. (If the parking tag is not returned, the cost of replacement will be assessed. )
Cedar cabin - modified 1960s A-frame design - cedar paneling inside - 1 of Ocean Pines' earliest, on quiet block. Loved by 3 generations. Canal-side dock offers great bird-watching & crabbing. Enclosed dng porch. No WiFi, no cable, but good cellular svc. Outdoor shower enclosure. Master BR w/Q bed & full bath. A .5 bath serves 2 other bedrooms & the host(s), & acts as a powder rm for whole house Fully equipped kit…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Essentials
Iron
Dryer
Hair dryer
Washer
Air conditioning
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Location

Ocean Pines, Maryland, United States

Ocean Pines, Maryland was begun as a planned golf and swimming resort community in the late 1960s to early 1970s and has grown into a fully realized, leafy town of homes of design around canals and golf courses. There is a mix of year-round residents and summer folk. There are several sports facilities, such as the Sports Core Pool, the Swim and Racquet Club Pool, Mumford's Landing Pool, and the Yacht Club and Marina. These pools can be accessed via paid admission. There are also tennis courts. The Yacht Club has a full-service sit-down restaurant and bar. There are several parks and playgrounds which are fully available to all visitors. There is a championship golf course as well. There are wonderful level streets to walk or bicycle.

There is a beach club owned by the Ocean Pines community over in Ocean City (about a 20 minute drive over the causeway, and 30 minutes in traffic). Parking is free in the Beach Club parking lot with the hang tag that we have subscribed to (and which must be returned!). We have noticed that there is always a lifeguard stationed directly over the dunes from the Club. The Ocean Pines Beach Club has a pool which can be accessed by all with paid admission. There is also a snack-style restaurant and bar that are available to visitors. The changing rooms are unfortunately only accessible to holders of community-issued photo ID. However, there are outdoor showers that make heading home much more comfortable.

Once parked in Ocean City, all the amusements of this shore town are accessible by foot or by public bus. There is miniature golf, laser tag, the roller coaster and other rides at the Inlet at the southern edge of the barrier island, and the many diversions usually found at the boardwalk.

We think the area is very good for sailing on the St. Martin's River and Assowoman Bay, and the kayaking and canoeing is very satisfying and accessible on the canals and open bay water (we would not recommend the open ocean except for experienced ocean kayakers). There is also kayaking and paddle-boarding rental at Asseteague Island, which is less than 40 minutes very scenic drive away. Asseteague is a truly wonderful place to experience a wilderness seashore and the famous wild ponies, as well as a nicely designed interpretive center. The Maryland State Park at Asseteague has indoor showers. The National Seashore has outdoor cold showers but these are available deeper into the fall season. There is a beautiful historic house near the interpretive center with limited hours.

There are outlet stores on Route 50 on the way to the southern tip of Ocean City.
Ocean Pines, Maryland was begun as a planned golf and swimming resort community in the late 1960s to early 1970s and has grown into a fully realized, leafy town of homes of design around canals and golf courses…

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Joined in September 2015
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Check-in: 6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
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