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Sandaway Suites & Beach

103 West Strand Road, Oxford, MD 21654
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 04/17/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Sandaway Suites & Beach
Updated 04/17/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Oxford
Travelers' Choice
Book your Chesapeake Bay boutique hotel stay or vacation rental at Sandaway Suites & Beach. Sandaway has been providing over 50 years of exceptional Chesapeake Bay getaways! Book with confidence with Sandaway's enhanced safety measures and free, no worry cancellation. Many suites are in their own free-standing buildings and have separate outside entrances. Our private sandy beach and waterfront lawn have ample space to spread out and relax to enjoy your Oxford, MD vacation. Sandaway also offers spacious vacation rental suites. Whether you are looking for a girls' getaway, couples road trip, family reunion, or friends retreat, you can choose our Eastern Shore vacation rental spaces for 2 to 6 adults.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Adults only
BBQ facilities
Electric vehicle charging station
Complimentary tea
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Hidden Gem
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
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rcsBoston wrote a review Jun 2021
boston4 contributions1 helpful vote
Gorgeous scenic views with a lovely breeze even on the hottest days! So many wonderful things to say about this home away from home experience. Our family enjoyed the Gibson’s thoughtful hospitality for 4 days and will return for another round next year. Covid safe measures were in place and up to the high standards of our family which includes a frontline physician. The town of Oxford is utterly lovely and is probably one of the “chillest” towns in America. If your goal is to relax and get away from the grind this is your spot! But, please keep it a secret among only the nicest of kindest folks because the Gibson’s deserve only the best for their labor of love efforts in making Sandaway a lovely one of a kind vacation experience for our family.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Ben Gibson, General Manager at Sandaway Suites & Beach
Responded 5 weeks ago
What can I say? Your appreciation for all your family experienced is taken to heart! We enjoyed getting ready for your arrival. Your affirmations encourage us to keep going. Everyday is a rehearsal for our incoming guests and all the employees here get very excited especially when they get raving reviews. We know you will be back next year so that is something we all can look forward to. Until then! Thank you and safe travels, Wendy Gibson - active owner
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Wayne S wrote a review Jun 2021
Westminster, Maryland11 contributions4 helpful votes
If you're looking for a place to sit by the water and take in all the relaxing, peaceful atmosphere, then this is the right place to be. We stayed two nights in one of the smaller, but very comfortable, units but really spent more waking hours sitting by the shore of the Tred-Avon River watching the boats, waterfowl, and the river. Just an absolute delight. COVID kept us from interacting with the innkeepers and staff but I did have a very brief conversation with Ken Gibson while I was packing the car to leave and he seems like a very personable gentleman. My wife and I are looking forward to our next visit and hoping to stay longer.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from Ben Gibson, General Manager at Sandaway Suites & Beach
Responded Jun 22, 2021
It was wonderful to turn on the computer and have your positive review come up. Yes, it is pretty magical all the sights you see from our waterfront lawn. As you stated, the variety of boats and waterfowl can keep you memorized for hours. I have seen folks spend 6 hours into the evening just catching the forever breezes and enjoying the sunsets. We are so grateful for guests like you who appreciate what Sandaway has to offer. Best, Wendy Gibson - owner
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Will Lafave wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution
Wonderful spot on the Tred Avon. Comfortable accommodations, friendly owners, beautiful access on the front lawn to the beach and Tred Avon River and tasty dining options just steps away. I will return. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from Ben Gibson, General Manager at Sandaway Suites & Beach
Responded Jun 16, 2021
Thanks for sharing about your stay at Sandaway. Your recommendations go along way to attracting more appreciative guests like yourselves. Friendly is what we are. Best, Wendy Gibson - owner
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13BarbP wrote a review Jun 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia44 contributions29 helpful votes
If you are looking for a place to kick back and relax, there is no better place than the Sandaway and Oxford, MD. The Sandaway is idyllic - the extensive lawn fronts the Tred Avon river, and it’s dotted with pairs of Adirondack chairs under beautiful, huge trees. We’ve been going to the Sandaway for over 20 years and we are still magnetically pulled to the chairs to read, watch the boats out on the river, look at the stars. We launch our kayaks right off the lawn and go for great explores. The town is delightful and everything can be reached on foot or bike, so we never move our car the whole time we’re there. Nothing like the hustle and bustle of St. Michael’s! The ferry in Oxford is not to be missed, either. The Sandaway rooms are clean, comfortable, simple, and private and many have wonderful porches that overlook the river, complete with rocking chairs. Breakfast baskets have been curtailed for Covid, but there are arrival snacks and coffee set ups for every day. This is not a fancy hotel nor a B&B, but if you want to get away and have some downtime, there’s no better place. Take the time to ride the ferry and to walk and (slowly) bike around Oxford, but be sure to save plenty of time to just BE at the Sandaway. Each time we’re there we never want to leave.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Choose rooms 101, 102, 201 and 202 for the large screened porches viewing the river. Summer...
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Response from Ben Gibson, General Manager at Sandaway Suites & Beach
Responded Jun 13, 2021
Your review means so much to us. Thanks for being such a loyal guest all these years! Sandaway certainly stands alone as one of the most idyllic places anywhere. Your description of what you experience at Sandaway could not be said any better. We are fortunate to have this as our life's work. I am glad we were able to visit when you were here a couple weeks ago! We look forward to your 21st visit! In appreciation! Wendy Gibson - owner
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Sunshine05323249955 wrote a review May 2021
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My husband and I spent two nights at this gorgeous inn. Our room was clean and comfortable with all the amenities. The owners were available on premises when needed; very friendly. You can sit on a private porch or out on the lawn and watch the waves and sunset over the Bay. We walked to dinner at the Robert Morris Inn, a colonial era tavern. Great seafood at the several nearby restaurants. It's a great area for relaxing, biking, walking, jogging, boating, or just watching the Bay. A perfect D.C. getaway.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Ben Gibson, General Manager at Sandaway Suites & Beach
Responded May 10, 2021
Thanks so much for taking time to visit Sandaway and your review made me want to be a guest. Ha! You covered everything that is wonderful about this lovely location and what Oxford has to offer. We do hope to see you soon! Best, Wendy Gibson - owner
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$307 - $402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sandaway Suites & Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Sandaway Suites & Beach?
Nearby attractions include The Treasure Chest (0.3 miles), The Oxford Museum (0.3 miles), and Custom House (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sandaway Suites & Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Sandaway Suites & Beach?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sandaway Suites & Beach?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Sandaway Suites & Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sandaway Suites & Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Scottish Highland Creamery, t at the General Store, and The Robert Morris Inn.
Is Sandaway Suites & Beach located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Oxford.
Are there any historical sites close to Sandaway Suites & Beach?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Custom House (0.07 miles).
Does Sandaway Suites & Beach have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Sandaway Suites & Beach accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.