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Sandaway Waterfront Lodging

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103 West Strand Road, Oxford, MD 21654
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the perfect weekend, getaway location when you truly want to get away from it all. The front lawn is huge with plenty of space for all the guests to spread out and enjoy the scenery without feeling like you're on top of each other. There is a yacht club next door that made for great entertainment in the... More 

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Sandaway, Manager at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging, responded to this review

Dear Lindsay A, Thank you for your kind words and detailed review. I am very pleased to learn Sandaway Waterfront Lodging was a perfect weekend getaway for you! Yes, the Tred Avon Yacht Club across the street provides many opportunities to observe sailboats. Next time you can try our complimentary lite fare breakfast basket that is delivered to your room,... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is the place. Just a one and a half hour's drive from DC and you can see the stars at night and a postcard view with your breakfast in bed in the morning. My husband and I stayed for 2 nights on Christmas day and the day after using a groupon deal. Very off season - so I believe... More 

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Sandaway, Manager at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging, responded to this review

Dear bengc, Thanks a lot for sharing your detailed 5 star review. We are so glad you had a great stay over Christmas! I look forward to seeing you both again in the spring. That is wonderful you want to come back. Yes, just being 90 minutes from Washington D.C. makes Sandaway an easy Chesapeake Bay getaway. Safe travels, Ben... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Sandaway is a lovely historic building in an idyllic waterfront setting in the towm of Oxford, which couldn't be any more charming. However, the hotel itself lacked the amenities we have come to expect at this price point. No robes, for example, even though in the large third floor suite where we stayed, a hall separates the bedroom and sitting... More 

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Sandaway, Owner at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging, responded to this review

Dear Kat122912, Thanks so much for taking the time to write. You did have our largest suite with beach views, cable tv, mini fridge, and a large separate sitting room. The private hallway to your bath is because of the configuration of the restored Victorian mansion. I do hope you took advantage of the amenities we did provide including breakfast... More 

Cresco, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We stayed at Sandaway in the off season and loved every minute. Our room was lovely (grateful for the tv-free space!) with wide views over the lawn to the river, with sunset smack in the middle of the picture window. Comfy bed, soft linens, good shower in a large bathroom. We had the boathouse common room to ourselves in the... More 

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Sandaway, Owner at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging, responded to this review

Dear TheHillestads, Thanks so much for all the positive feedback! Makes us want to keep going. Ha! We do get great satisfaction when our guests are so happy and maybe sometimes we even exceed expectations with the views for sure. Nothing like seeing it in person as pictures can't capture the natural beauty of our location. This was a big... More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We found this place through a TravelZoo offer, and for $199 for two nights (plus local tax), it was spectacular. We had the place to ourselves, and the staff couldn't have been nicer. We enjoy the beach in the winter, so the chill was not a problem, but the wind whistling through the cracks made for a less-than-ideal night. Too... More 

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Sandaway, Manager at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging, responded to this review

Dear xtex, Thank you for sharing your experience at Sandaway with photos. It is wonderful you had a spectacular stay! That was nice you got to use many of the amenities that Sandaway has to offer including the boathouse sitting room and parlor. Yes, I do hope you all can come back in the summer. Please try a first floor... More 

Newark, Delaware
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Visited Sandaway Thanksgiving weekend. Stayed in 3rd floor room with water view. Furnishings were old and needed updating. Antiques are fine, but furnishings were a mishmash and not in good condition. Windows were small and made it difficult to view water. Inn keepers not friendly and seemed annoyed to have to explain to us where our room was and didn't... More 

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Sandaway, Manager at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging, responded to this review

Dear leeann144, We are so sorry Sandaway did not meet your expectations! The Beach View Loft Suite does have its own private hallway, not shared with other rooms. It includes the entire front third floor area and is like a small penthouse, so it does not have the same configuration as a standard hotel room. All other rooms have a... More 

DC
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88 reviews 88 reviews
24 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Sandaway closes over the winter months, and we were there just a few weeks before that happened. It was chilly, windy, and there was a spattering of rain off and on --- and it made for a perfect stay. The room was was well heated and insulated, even with a large picture window over the bay. The room was... More 

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Sandaway, Owner at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging, responded to this review

Dear SWN, Always rewarding to us to have completely satisfied guests Thanks for sharing. We try every day to make this happen. Your feedback affirms our efforts as Innkeepers 42 plus years. (started very young so we not ancient ha). Please reintroduce yourselves should you come back in warmer weather. We look forward to that. Best, Wendy Gibson owner More 

Lititz, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews 106 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Originally we were in the room on the third floor, very steep stairs and not a really good view, but more room in bathroom and sitting area, and you have your own tv and fridge. So they then showed us a smaller room on the 2nd floor which had a screened in porch that overlooked the bay, beautiful. The room... More 

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Sandaway, Manager at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging, responded to this review

Dear JoAnn C, We are glad you had a relaxing getaway. It was good timing I was in the office when you requested a waterfront room. The Beach View King rooms are in the original section of the lodge, so there are limitations to the size of the bathrooms we had to work around. You decided to go with the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I'm sorry I'm writing this review so late. My boyfriend and I purchased a living social coupon to stay at this bed and breakfast. We'd always wanted to try out a bed and breakfast and Sandaway provided us with an amazingly wonderful experience. We arrived Oct. 13, 2014 and stayed for 2 nights. Our room was the second floor suite... More 

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Sandaway, Owner at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging, responded to this review

Dear Allyson M, Wow! It was so much fun to read your review! I remember you both explicitly! I thank you so much for taking the time to share how having no tv worked out in your favor. For the future, I just want you to know all our suites (5 have cable tv) and our two town view suites.... More 

East Brunswick, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The Sandaway is a beautiful place to get away. You are right by the water. They have Adriondack Chairs that you can sit on and relax looking out at the water. It is very peaceful and relaxing. We were located on the third floor. This can be very difficult to navigate especially the final flight of steps. The breakfast is... More 

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Sandaway, Manager at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging, responded to this review

Dear Wayne C, Thank you for letting us know you really enjoyed your stay and would come to Sandaway again. Yes, please try to book a first floor room or suite in the future. We look forward to having you all back for another romantic weekend. Safe travels, Ben Gibson - Innkeeper More 

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