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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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NYC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My boyfriend and I wanted to get away for just one night over Memorial Day Weekend, normally there is a two night minimum for this weekend. I emailed the inn two days before the weekend, and it turns out they had a room open and so allowed us to stay for one night in the Beach View Loft for $299,... More 

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

Dear travel359, I want to thank you for your lovely review. The beach view loft is an unusually large suite and because of renovations to the Victorian building we created as many porches for guests as possible, thus some we call some "detached porches". We are glad you liked the Robert Morris Inn for dinner. We get great reviews from... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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100 reviews 100 reviews
59 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sandaway is such a relaxing place. We had a lovely room and could just wander onto the grass. An osprey liked to sit in the tree right outside and sat there eating a fish one morning. The porch was nice to sit in, or we could sit in the chairs on the lawn. Lovely sunsets. We had the hreakfast... More 

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

Dear Annie3974, We just saw your review this beautiful Memorial Day. We are so pleased that you loved your stay and took the time to share that. Yes we are lucky we live close to the Blackwater Reserve. It is a pleasure to keep maintaining Sandaway so that we can share this with guests like yourselves. We look forward to... More 

Melbourne Beach, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed two days kayaking right from the beach at Sandaway. You can kayak for miles on the Tred Avon. There are harbors to explore in Oxford and fantastic homemade ice cream at Highland Creamery. Schooners had the best crab cake that I've had in years.There is an adorable car ferry next door that will carry you to Bellevue and... More 

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Dear PaulaL888, Loved your kayak review. Many guests arrive with their own kayaks, although they can be rented right in Oxford. So glad you liked your 3rd floor suite with a first floor private porch. Oh, and the Highland Creamery icecream is rated the best in Maryland. Hurry back! The river is calling you. Best, Wendy Gibson owner More 

Raritan, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A couple of other couple joined us here for a lovely stay. The grounds are just great, a nice shaded lawn opening onto a private beach with wonderful views across the bay. We enjoyed wine and conversation on the lawn sitting in the shade. how relaxing. We had a suite with a kingsize canopy bed, very comfortable. Big and I... More 

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

Dear JackMcDonald, So glad to read your review of your stay and see your pictures. I can tell you stayed in Sandaway Suite with that big lovely bathroom and side porch. Sounds like the breakfast basket was a real hit with you and your friends and we are so pleased you liked everything so much. Hope you can return soon!... More 

Provincetown, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First and foremost, this is THE place to stay in Oxford, MD. Located at the tip of Town Point, the Sandaway Lodge commands 300 degree views of the Tred Avon River. Its rolling lawn, generously dotted with chaises longues and Adirondack chairs, is a great place for watching the stately parade of sailboats glide by, sunbathing, or just reading a... More 

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Dear John W T, Many thanks for your 5 star review! You certainly painted a lovely picture with words of your stay. As for bikes, most of our guests arrive with bikes and those that don't can get inexpensive rentals at two places in town or have them delivered. We will make some changes that you suggested to make the... More 

Southampton, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The accommodations were awesome and the property had many neat features such as screened in porches, library with coffee, tea and snacks, there were also a lot of outlets available to plug in cell phones, etc, It was very quiet and peaceful.The staff was so friendly and helpful. The attention to detail was great. Loved the breakfast basket. Can't wait... More 

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

Dear LuAnn C, When we read the title to your review we were all just thrilled that you felt that way about your stay. As Innkeepers we strive every day to give the best guest experience we can. Ken remembers you chatting with him while you were here. We shared your review with our staff as it takes all of... More 

Charleston, sc
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We stayed the beginning of April, 2015. We were extremely pleased with the location and the facilities. We purchased a deal on Travel Zoo, not really knowing what to expect. Our expectations were exceeded. This hotel sits on a point into the Tred Avon river, in the wonderfully quaint town of Oxford, MD. We were greeted by the friendly innkeepers... More 

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

Dear Charleston_JDE, How wonderful to see your 5 star review this morning! That is just a big affirmation for us to continue what we do here every day at Sandaway. Ben, our Innkeeper, puts great thought into what he includes in the breakfast basket so we are so pleased you enjoyed that so much. Exceeding your expectations is just icing... More 

Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We happened upon the Sandaway when looking for a short getaway from DC, where we live. The Sandaway is a very charming and quite place, perfect for a relaxing and romantic getaway. Best of all, it is situated right on the water on a big, quite plot of land. Our room as large with a king-sized bed and sitting area.... More 

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

Dear Amy D, We so enjoyed reading your review. You certainly covered all the amenities we provide our guests here. So glad you liked that breakfast basket in the morning and all the snacks and beverages we provide. We love taking care of this gorgeous property for guests just like yourselves to enjoy and appreciate. The property will look even... More 

Southern Shores, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

After reading all the positive reviews, I think we must have stayed at the wrong place. We had purchased two nights on Travel Zoo for the price of one (I guess), and we got what we paid for. I would suggest that you do not book "Carriage 103," a separate building from the house you see in photographs. Yes, the... More 

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

Dear Maldree, We want to thank you for visiting Sandaway. Of course we were disappointed that you did not enjoy your room. Actually all of our water view rooms and suites were a part of your deal. You choose the first option which did not include one of those rooms. A quick phone call to us would have had you... More 

Owings Mills, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was our 1st visit to Oxford and The Sandaway. My wife and I will certainly go back. If you are looking for a great romantic,peaceful and feels like home getaway. Then this is the place. Everyone was so nice and kind. We were fortunate to meet Mrs. Gibson (The Owner). She was very welcoming. The room was great and... More 

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

Dear frank v, Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience. I love checking guests in mainly because everyone is so happy to be coming to stay in this gorgeous spot on the water and have left their worries behind. We love maintaining this property with its peace and tranquility in this natural setting. We certainly look... More 

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