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Sandaway Waterfront Lodging Suites and Beach
Ranked #1 of 5 Oxford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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94 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

It was our first time staying in Oxford, a lovely, picturesque, beautiful Chesapeake shore town. The Sandaway provided a very comfortable accommodation for our quiet long weekend retreat. We stayed in a second floor suite, although no water front view, but just a short walk to their green lawn and private beach. The suite is decorated with many paintings and pictures of local scenery, quite a few of the historic Robert Morris Inn. It has a fully equipped kitchen where you can cook a meal in it! The king sized bed is comfortable with silky bedding. The sitting room has sofa, chairs, plenty of lightings for reading. There are a lot of closet spaces, separate washing area and the bathroom. All of this makes you feel like at home – comfy, restful and warm – not in a hotel. The breakfast basket has a variety of tasty baked food, snack, drink and yogurt, delivered right on time. You can enjoy it at your own pace in your PJ before heading out for a pleasant walk in this charming little town, to watch the Bellevue-Oxford ferry sail, or the beautiful gardens of the town folks and their well-kept houses. It has been a very pleasant, relaxed vacation and Sandaway makes it better.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sandaway, Manager at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging Suites and Beach, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
I am so glad you all enjoyed your Chesapeake Bay getaway at Sandaway. Thank you for the detailed review. I hope to see you again at Sandaway, and please make yourselves at home.

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Ben Gibson - Innkeeper
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Leesburg, Virginia
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Journied to Sandaway for an anniversary retreat. Stayed in a quaint ground floor room with perfect view of the water. Comfortable, clean and plenty of room. Nice little sitting area in room with picture window looking out at the water. Wandered over to the library and picked up a couple of books to read. Enjoyed a cup of tea and read for a bit in the library. Headed out to the lawn and located a couple of chairs to continue our reading in the sunshine. Requested our breakfast basket for 8:00 and it was right on time. Yummy warm cinnamon roll, yogurts, coffee, bananas, breakfast bars, yogurt covered raisins. Enough left to enjoy as snacks during the day. Spent the day at Blackwater Wildlife Refuge which was a treat with all the nesting Eagles. Checked out several local restaurants during our stay and did a bit of shopping in Cambridge. Great couple of days off the grid!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sandaway, Manager at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging Suites and Beach, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
We are so glad to learn you had a relaxing retreat with us! Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is a great way to get close to nature. It was nice you got to see some Bald Eagles. I do hope you all can come visit us again for an anniversary getaway. Thank you for your review of Sandaway.

Kind Regards,
Ben Gibson - Innkeeper
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

We took advantage of a Travelzoo voucher for a two night stay at the Sandaway in Oxford, Maryland. We had requested a waterfront room and were very pleased with the first floor room with wonderful views over the expansive lawn and the river all the way to the Chesapeake Bay. The check-in was pleasant and informative and we were able to select the time we would like our basket of continental breakfast items delivered to our door. The room was lovely with a comfortable queen bed, individual heat and AC controls, and a clean roomy bathroom with good water pressure and plenty of hot water. Bottled water is provided in the room along with a coffee service. The room was quiet and included a sofa and chair with more than adequate light for reading. We knew the rooms did not have TV but there is a very nice library with a flat screen TV with cable as well as a coffee service including Keurig Cups and a selection of coffees, tea and cocoa as well as a variety of cereal bars and bottled water. There is a similar set up in a small cottage near the water open to all guests. The lawn is beautifully kept and comfortable lawn chairs and beach chairs are provided. It is a peaceful setting conducive to just sitting in the chairs and enjoying the every changing water view. While it was cool enough when we were there in mid-May that mosquitoes were not a problem, each waterfront room has a screened-in front porch with comfortable rockers to enjoy the sunsets while protected from any bugs. The continental breakfast included a warm breakfast bread (Danish or equivalent), two types of yogurt, juice, coffee, and breakfast bars, and dried fruits--more than enough to carry you through lunch. We brought bicycles and enjoyed riding around the small town and especially the Highland Creamery where delicious homemade ice cream is served daily from noon to 8 PM. All in all a great place to unwind.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sandaway, Manager at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging Suites and Beach, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
We appreciate your very detailed review of Sandaway. Thank you for visiting us. It is very nice to learn you had a wonderful waterfront retreat! Perhaps next time you would like to try one of Sandaway's suites with WiFi, cable tv, private porch, king bed, and luxury bathroom. Yes, many guests love the ice cream at the Scottish Highland Creamery. I hope to see you all again in Oxford, MD.

Safe travels,
Ben Gibson - Innkeeper
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Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

My husband and I just spent our third year at beautiful Sandaway, celebrating our Anniversary. From our very first visit, we fell in love with the peaceful surroundings, and we're always excited to find sea glass on the beach that we add to our collection. We always stay in the Sandaway suite. So looking forward to next year... Can't wait to go back! Thanks to Ben for his gracious hospitality.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sandaway, Manager at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging Suites and Beach, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. You are very welcome. It is always a pleasure to have you all at Sandaway. We look forward to seeing you again for your fourth year, celebrating your Anniversary!

Kind Regards,
Ben Gibson - Innkeeper
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Foster City, California
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Ladies get away evening using a Groupon for Sandaway. We had a wonderful room in the older part of the property. Had to use the step stool to get into the very comfy bed. Lovely view out over the water and watched a storm come across. Didn't use the very pretty, deep, claw foot bath tub under the crystal fixture but plenty of room for two - or more - in the bathroom. Breakfast was delivered and plenty for both of us for breakfast and morning snacks. The swings out back are really comfortable and the refrigerator and pantry are available for munchies.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Sandaway, Manager at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging Suites and Beach, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
We thank you for your kind words. I see you have traveled to many locations. Your affirmations are very encouraging to us. I hope you can enjoy the beautiful Chesapeake Bay views from Sandaway once again.

Safe travels,
Ben Gibson - Innkeeper
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

My husband surprised with a stay here for my birthday weekend. Was disappointed when we checked in and learned we did not have a waterfront room. Turns out, there was no need for concern. The property is so amazing and inviting, we were always down in the adirondack chairs by the water. The grounds and views are just stunning. I cannot recall vacationing anywhere with such privacy, peacefulness and beauty. They have created a magical place here that is a very special treat.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sandaway, Manager at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging Suites and Beach, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
That is wonderful you had a magical birthday weekend! Thank you for your review of Sandaway. I hope to see you all again. Please book a waterfront room early. I would recommend you make reservations from our website that has pictures and detailed descriptions of the rooms.

Safe travels,
Ben Gibson - Innkeeper
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Ellicott City
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We recently had a 3 day stay at the Sandaway Waterfront Lodging. What a wonderful surprise to have such a spacious room with all the comforts of home. Breakfast was delivered each morning in a basket with Hot sweet rolls, two different juices, coffee, fresh fruit, snacks, yogurt!! The property is very well groomed with nice lawn chairs to relax and view the water!! The staff were friendly and professional. We recommend this great place and would definitely return!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sandaway, Manager at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging Suites and Beach, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thank you for your great review of Sandaway! We hope you can try us in warmer weather next time. Many guests like to relax by our beach. We appreciate your recommendation of Sandaway and look forward to seeing you again in Oxford, MD.

Safe travels,
Ben Gibson - Innkeeper
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Property: Sandaway Waterfront Lodging Suites and Beach
Address: 103 West Strand Road, Oxford, MD 21654
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Location: United States > Maryland > Talbot County > Oxford
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Oxford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandaway Waterfront Lodging Suites and Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandaway Waterfront Lodging has 18 B&B style accommodations in Oxford, MD - just seven miles from St. Michaels. Most rooms at Sandaway are waterfront with porches overlooking the Tred Avon River, Choptank River, and Chesapeake Bay. Guests at Sandaway can enjoy the waterfront lawn and private sandy beach. Sandaway is a member of Select Registry - Distinguished Inns, Small Hotels, and Bed and Breakfasts of North America. Oxford, Maryland was recently voted the best waterfront town in the world. Recent upgrades to Sandaway Waterfront Lodging include cable television in every accommodation. All Suites also now have a mini-fridge. The wireless high speed internet connection was recently upgraded. ... more   less 
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