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Front and north side of W Melson house
Park and Harbor one-half block away from house
Front of W Melson House
South side of W Melson house with patio with table and chairs in middle
Side Patio adjacent kitchen
Front of Melson House on Locust St.
South side of Melson House
Living Room with Fireplace
Dining Room
Dining Room
Kitchen
Family Room with queen sleep sofa
Family Room
Family Room
Family Room
Master Bedroom
Second Bedroom
South Side of House with parking in rear
Rear of house
Park and Harbor One Half  Block Away
House plaque
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St Michaels harbor view from park half block from house
Park half block from house
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Front of W Melson house
W Melson house with T Blades house to the right
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
St. Michaels, Talbot County, Maryland

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teach_gra...
Cape May, NJ
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“First Time in St. Michaels”
Reviewed April 1, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Spending our first time in St. Michaels and needed a rental that would allow our two chihuahuas. We rented this cottage for three nights--perfect location for walking everywhere. The cottage was very clean and the owners thought of everything. From hand soap in both bathrooms to coffee filters and plastic wrap--everything was there. The cottage is decorated with lovely antiques but could really use more comfy furniture. There is a small patio off the kitchen with a folding patio set--again not very comfy. We did meet the owner who gave some great suggestions for places to eat and visit. The cottage is definitely a great value and perfect for those who wish to leave their car in park. Word of caution: if you are on the tall side, the slope ceilings in the bedroom and bath are tough. I guess the people of the 1800's were smaller!

Date of stay: March 2016
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Liked best: Location, location, location!
Liked least: The sofa and chair
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Andra P
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
“Washington Melson Cottage”
Reviewed March 12, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

After Christman and before the warmth of Spring, my husband and I have found a way to make the dull drums truly enjoyable. We have discovered the charming village of St. Michaels. And if that wasn't a find in itself, we found an historically preserved cottage with a great location, the Washington Melson Cottage. We have been coming here for four years with our two dogs to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the town, and the convenient location the cottage offers to the shops, restaurants, and the park that overlooks the water behind the backyard. We take long walks, go out to eat, do some shopping, visit museums, and retire to the cozy comfort of the cottage.

This charming cottage is historically preserved with antiques, handmade quilts, beautiful sconces and brassware, yet includes the creature comforts of modern life. Our favorite time is relaxing in front of a blazing fire in the family room. Needless to say, we plan to return for many years to come.

Date of stay: March 2016
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Liked best: The amenities suited our needs very well. Loved the working wood fireplace.
Liked least: Having to leave
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Families with young children People with pets
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful Vacation Spot”
Reviewed January 26, 2016 for a stay in October 2015

For the past three years we have visited St. Michaels several times a year. On our first visit we discovered three rental properties in the heart of town. On our return we first rented the Thomas Blades house next door to W. Melson. This past October, the Blades house was not available, but knowing the owner and the condition of Blades, we were confident, Melson house would also be a terrific property. We were not disappointed. W. Melson house is a restored and updated sailing captain’s home. The house is well-appointed with a full kitchen and fully furnished rooms. The house is well-maintained, comfortable, and clean. Everything you could possible want is there for your use. With two bedrooms each with a double bed, it is comfortable and convenient for a family of four or two couples.
There is a nice-sized living room, full kitchen, and another quaint sitting room/game room/dining room as well as the fully furnished large living room, and half bath on the first floor. With TV and wired or wireless Internet this home is the ideal vacation destination.
As we always do, we totally enjoyed the conveniences and the accommodations of these rentals; all the comforts of home in the amazing village of St. Michaels. We highly recommend any of the properties on Locust St and the hospitality and friendliness of the owner.
My only caution about Melson house is just to be aware that the one full bath is off the master bedroom and because it is an older home, the bathroom has a low, sloping ceiling. It is clean and convenient, but not the most comfortable for a taller man.
Whenever we vacation in St. Michaels, we will be happy to rent either of the two homes on Locust Street.

Date of stay: October 2015
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Liked best: Location, cleanliness, conveniences, furnishings
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Alyssa D
Jefferson, Maryland
1 review
“Happy New Years Getaway!”
Reviewed January 11, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Tom's cottage is in the perfect location in historic St. Michaels. Just right for me, my husband and our two teenage daughters, 13 & 15. Bright! Cozy, comfortable . . . walk to everything! Remodeled & decorated in beautiful, practical quaintness. We will definitely want to return again, . . . and again! We highly recommend this cottage. St. Michaels is a really great place to visit all seasons and so easy to get to. We live in Frederick/Jefferson, so it's a 1.5 hour breeze-of-a-trip down. We've taken the Bellevue-Oxford ferry over the Oxford; eaten the most fantastic seafood, etc. in StMs and Tighlman's Island; historic Easton and even Berlin MD are great areas to visit, striking out from StMs. Shopping in StMs, Easton, outlets, etc. is so enjoyable, the folks who own and run their shops and restaurants in StMs are super kind. One can not forgo a visit to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, just down the street from Tom's place. It's wonderful for those of all ages! We've been vacationing/visiting StMs since 1993. Love it, loved our stay at Tom's cottage this New Years Eve holiday!
---Alyssa & Jim Young and family

Date of stay: December 2015
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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morgand12...
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Very comfortable, walking distance to everything, quaint town, and very relaxing. Will stay there again.”
Reviewed July 15, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Access to lots of restaurants - enjoyed the whole experience!
Excellent restaurants,within walking distance of where we were staying, We would
HIGHLY recommend this vacation spot. Not noisy!

Date of stay: May 2015
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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mimikk
olyphant , pa
Level 6 Contributor
130 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Perfect getaway.”
Reviewed August 21, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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The pictures of this house do not lie. It is that nice. We parked our car and didn't need again until we left. Close to everything. Walk to the water , sit on the bench and relax. Beautifully decorated. All appliances are there. Cable and great WIFI. Bed was so comfortable! Slept like a baby. Remember to take a hair dryer. Might have been one, but I didn't find it. Slanty ceilings and lots of built ins in master bedroom. I loved it. LOL. Tall husband had a tougher time.
Tons of outlets, great air conditioning, and lovely street. We would love to go again and would recommend it.

Date of stay: August 2014
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Liked best: location and decor.
Liked least: we had to leave
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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FrequentT...
DC area
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cute Cottage in Great Location”
Reviewed July 20, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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We fully enjoyed our relaxing stay in the sleepy little town of St. Michaels, and would definitely return when given the chance. The location is perfect - within a one block walk from town (restaurants, shops, etc) or the park (for a relaxing place to sit and watch boats, or people). No need to drive anywhere once you park in the driveway.

This historic cottage is actually two renovated hardwood floor houses connected by a new kitchen. The front cottage facing the street maintains its historic feel with antique furniture and dining room table. The upstairs is a bedroom with two twin beds, perfect for kids. The back cottage is the really the main living area with dining table, couch, chair, and cable TV (hidden away in an antique hutch), and the upstairs is another bedroom with queen bed and full bathroom (just remember the slanted ceilings in the middle of the night).

The two become one home by way of the kitchen in the middle that connects them, as well as a half bath. This new kitchen is fully equipped (pots, pans, plates, glassware, silverware) with an oven / stove top, full refrigerator, microwave, and even a dishwasher (had to be a woman who designed that!). There is also a stackable washer & dryer just in case you want to do any work before you leave or wash linens/towels.

There is a small patio right outside the kitchen french doors with a charcoal grill, so don't forget the charcoal & lighter fluid, not to mention the marshmallows (or you might have to do some shopping).

It is clean, well maintained, very comfortable. If you plan to cook like we did, just remember to bring spices (we remembered the condiments, just not the spices).

The owners were very pleasant and easy to work with prior to our arrival, making it easy to relax. ENJOY YOUR STAY, you will relax in the quiet!

Date of stay: July 2014
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Liked best: Location and Historic significance
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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