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“Lovely Location and Quiet”

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Sandaway Waterfront Lodging Suites and Beach
Ranked #1 of 5 Oxford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
New Jersey
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47 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“Lovely Location and Quiet”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Clean, comfortable, quiet. Oxford is not a "night-life" place or even a window-shopping haven. It's back-water beaches and "calm yourself down" country. Unobtrusive and excellent housekeeping service. We were in Room 109 which has a screened in porch overlooking water. Don't expect fancy - furniture, home-cooked anything. Well-maintained property with lovely specimen landscape trees, bushes, hedges and grasses. Would like Sandaway innkeepers to consider supplying plush bathrobes and upgrading coffee amenities (better coffee? better Keurig machines?) in the common area. A couple of common lounge areas that were small but comfy. Remember, no TVs in your room. We're taking part in the area golf courses - Hog Neck, Rivermarsh and Harbourtown. Good food a quick walk away at the Robert Morris Inn. You must try the Scottish Highlands Creamery for ice cream. I'm a true ice cream snob and I ate the whole two-scoop waffle cone. We're heading to Pope's Tavern tonight for dinner - good reviews on Yelp.

Room Tip: Room 109 - bottom floor comes with parking spot right outside door. Top floor probably has same lay...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sandaway, Manager at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging Suites and Beach, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Thank you for your review and suggestions. We are glad you could enjoy the peace and quiet that Sandaway offers! We recently replaced the coffee machines in the common area, and I hope you did find a Green Mountain Coffee that you could enjoy from the selection. Our fresh brewed Colombian coffee in the morning is also very popular. All of Sandaway's suites do offer TV now, and there is free WiFi in all rooms. We recommend shopping trips to St. Michaels and Easton, Maryland that are just short drives away. For breakfast many of our guests enjoy the Amish baked goods included in their breakfast baskets, so I hope you got to try them. It would be nice to see you all again in Oxford, MD.

Safe travels,
Ben Gibson - Innkeeper
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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We got a really good deal through Travelzoo so we figured we would give it a shot...and we're not disappointed at all. I see some of the whining reviews about the breakfast so obviously those people cannot read or were deaf as that was in the description as well as being explained during checkin.

Prices are on the expensive side in this area so you have to be prepared for that and accept it. We were and had a wonderful time. I don't look at the rooms as being "dated" but are decorated that way. Who would want to go to a historic town and have metal and glass furnishings...they have wifi and it works just fine! The rooms are nice, beds are comfortable and the breakfast was perfect for us as we're not BIG breakfast people...just coffee and a snack are fine. Conveniently located to the ferry and to restaurants which most were, unfortunately, closed. Norma is a peach and gave us a nice intro when we checked in.

Oxford is one sleepy little town with a few restaurants. No real shopping to be done but a nice quiet relaxing stay if that's what you're after. It rained our entire week in MD but that was OK with us...it just added to the relaxation. If you want to shop, hop the ferry and go to St Michaels. If you want to eat in Oxford...do your homework as most places are closed for the season this late or closed on Monday/Tuesday. The Robert Morris was the only restaurant open during our stay and that was fine with us...the food is great, albeit on the expensive side...read paragraph 2, sentence 1, lol!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Tuckaway...nice size bedroom with a king bed. Bath facilities were all modern and p...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sandaway, Manager at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging Suites and Beach, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
We appreciate your kind words and are glad you got just what you needed! Thank you for your detailed description of your stay. Many guests do enjoy our breakfast baskets filled with baked goods, fruit, juice, yogurt, granola, and coffee. I am glad the free WiFi in your room was working well. We recently upgraded the high speed wireless internet. The two waterside restaurants in Oxford do close down in the colder months, but luckily there are three more restaurants in town. Fireside dining at Salter's Tavern is enjoyed by many of our guests in the fall and winter. We hope to see you all next year.

Safe travels,
Ben Gibson - Innkeeper
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Stafford VA
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

A wonderful place for a getaway. The views or the river from the large lawn are spectacular - especially the sunsets. Oxford is a quaint Eastern shore town with several shops and restaurants. The entire Easton/Oxford/St. Michaels is full of anything you might want to do. The staff was very friendly and accommodating and there are snacks and beverages available 24hours a day. Be sure and take the ferry across the river during your stay as well. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sandaway, Manager at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging Suites and Beach, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. That is wonderful you really enjoyed your stay and could get away from it all! The car ferry is very popular for our guests to take when they want to visit St. Michaels, Maryland. We hope you all can return next year.

Safe travels,
Ben Gibson - Innkeeper
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Wycombe, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

We have been visiting the Sandaway waterfront B & B for years. Great location in a beautiful quiet neighborhood. There are many good little restaurants in Oxford and nearby St Michels. Oxford is about an eight mile ride from Easton, only one way in and one way out unless you take the ferry.

Enjoy.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sandaway, Manager at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging Suites and Beach, responded to this review, September 28, 2013
It is nice to learn you had a quiet and relaxing stay at Sandaway. Yes, Oxford has a nice selection of restaurants, many within walking distance to Sandaway. Thank you for your review and we hope to see you all again.

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Ben Gibson - Innkeeper
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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

As they say location , location & location. Oxford -A quiet little town but convenient to other locations via ferry. Sandaway B& B has a diverse range of rooms, beautiful grassy front yard looking out over the water filled w/ crabbing boats & sailboats. A nice getway, wine, book & shore snack and you got it .

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Sandaway, Manager at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging Suites and Beach, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
Yes, we are lucky to share such a beautiful location with great people! Thank you for your review of Oxford and Sandaway. I hope to see you again on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

Safe travels,
Ben Gibson - Innkeeper
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Kinsale, Virginia
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We're in the middle of a move, with lots (too much!) to do at both houses. We went to Sandaway for a mid-week anniversary getaway, and it was perfect. Nothing to do but relax, enjoy beautiful views, have some delicious dinners and meet nice people. Our hosts were great, our room was lovely and Oxford was just right for our stay. We returned to Northern Virginia via the ferry and St. Michaels, which made us even more appreciative of the charm of Sandaway and Oxford!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sandaway, Manager at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging Suites and Beach, responded to this review, September 15, 2013
That is nice you got to have getaway at Sandaway in the middle of your move. I hope you can relax at your new place now. We were happy to share Sandaway, and hope to see you both again when you need an anniversary getaway. We are glad to know you had a perfect stay this time! Thanks so much your kind words.

Safe travels,
Ben Gibson - Innkeeper
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Exeter Twp, PA
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

My friend and I enjoyed a couple of nights here at this quaint B & B along the bay. We loved sitting on the shore, comfortable lounge chairs were provided and the scenery and fresh breeze were free. Good restaurants nearby and even a ferry to take you to the other side of the bay. A nice basket of fruit, Danish and coffee are provided in the morning. Most of the rooms had screened in porches looking out on the bay. Great place for getting away from it all.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Sandaway, Manager at Sandaway Waterfront Lodging Suites and Beach, responded to this review, September 8, 2013
That is wonderful you and your friend had a great nice stay at Sandaway! I am glad you had some nice meals during your time on the Eastern Shore. We hope to see you all again for another Chesapeake Bay getaway at Sandaway.

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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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