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Looking for April getaway on Kent Island or Princess Anne...

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Looking for April getaway on Kent Island or Princess Anne...

We're a 40-something couple getting married April 29th in DC. Our real honeymoon will be in November, but we want to get away for a 3 night getaway Sat-Mon on the Eastern Shore after our wedding. We're targeting Kent Island and the surrounding areas.

Ideally we're looking for non-hotel lodging, (maybe a vacation rental) that has a jacuzzi, kitchen (or at least a small fridge) and is clean & quiet.

We're both into birding and hiking, so being near the water, marsh or woods is desired.

Before I contact some real estate agents about vacation rentals in the area, I wanted to see if anyone could recommend anything.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Looking for April getaway on Kent Island or Princess Anne...

It's a little further than you've mentioned--about an hour after crossing the bridge--but Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge would be the perfect destination for birding and hiking upon which to base the rest of your getaway.

http://www.fws.gov/blackwater/

http://www.friendsofblackwater.org/

If you decide on Blackwater as your destination, your lodging focus then becomes Cambridge, about 12 miles away--you may want to re-post your lodging inquiry in that forum. Lots of lodging options there ranging from B&Bs to the upscale Hyatt. We've stayed at the Cambridge House B&B and it was excellent...you don't have your own kitchen, but they've got a great hot tub in the backyard.

Congratulations!

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2. Re: Looking for April getaway on Kent Island or Princess Anne...

Thanks for the Blackwater NWR suggestion. We plan to make it a day trip from Kent Island during our getaway.

Anyone else with Kent Island suggestions?

Thanks again!

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3. Re: Looking for April getaway on Kent Island or Princess Anne...

I came across this place when I was looking for vacation rentals near the Chesapeake Bay. It looks great, I have never stayed here and don't know what your budget is, but it might be worth your while to check it out. Have a hot tub and a whirlpool tub......great views, comes with bikes (near the Kent Island/Cross Island Bike Trail) and a canoe, etc. I am sure that they could provide references for you. They also have a cottage that is smaller, they might consider renting you the cottage since it is your honeymoon. Anyway, it can't hurt to give them a call.

http://www.baydreamshome.com/

Good Luck and Congrats on your upcoming Wedding!

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4. Re: Looking for April getaway on Kent Island or Princess Anne...

I don't have any specific lodging in mind, but I recommend the Chestertown area. It is a lovely, historic waterfront town that caters to visitors, and it is very near the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge., which is an unspoiled marshland island with great bird watching opportunities.

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5. Re: Looking for April getaway on Kent Island or Princess Anne...

How about a nice B&B?

The Kent Manor Inn is lovely and the food is wonderful!

www.kentmanor.com

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6. Re: Looking for April getaway on Kent Island or Princess Anne...

Historic Kent Manor Inn and Restaurant......this is the ONLY place to stay. The Inn is not a B&B as another review mentioned, but rather a 24 room hotel and each room room has it's own private bath. They have a full service restaurant as well. It sits on a 200+ acre farm on a river off of the Chesapeake Bay. I bet you would get to see lots of birds. The people who work there are so friendly and willing to do anything you ask.

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