Originally Built By a Us Congressman; Now Renovated For L...

7 br Church Creek Home


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Property Type:  Home

Bed/Bath:  7 / 8

Sleeps:  22

Pets:  Yes

Smoking:  No

Rental Rates:

$818 - $1,049 per night

$3,499 - $4,132 per week

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Originally Built By a Us Congressman; Now Renovated For Large Family Getaway

Easy to love but hard to leave! Where to start? Originally built as a Washington DC getaway for a U.S. Congressman, Hard to Leave is now owned by a family with many aunts, uncles and cousins and is renovated into a vacation mecca for multiple generations. Private pool, private dock, private tennis court,7+ BRs on over 7 acres. Shaded yard with adirondacks overlooking Church Creek is the perfect landing for the evening bocce ball tournament. Non tournament players simply enjoy a round of Marco Polo while waiting for the burgers to grill poolside. No need to leave the property except possibly by water to enjoy the shoreline via kayak or boat - some could argue a round of golf at the Chesapeake Hyatt's Keith Foster Golf Course is a worthy distraction but you'll have to judge for yourself. Imagine this vacation destination compared to your last time at the beach and envision the difference - no crowds, no traffic, no peripheral noise except for nature's orchestra. Once you and your crew arrive everything you need is here - your playground is inherent to the property. There comes a time when you need take a leave from those vacations that leave you tired and spent. The combination of many indoor private and public spaces with outdoor activities and acreage provide a retreat that leaves everyone with a good feeling. Be a hero and book Hard to Leave - your family and friends will thank you.

Bedding Configuration: 1 King, 5 Queen, 3 Twin, 3 Bunk 1 Full

Pets: Dogs Allowed

Additional Features:
* ATTRACTIONS: Nearby Marina
* DINING_CHECKBOX: Dining
* ENTERTAINMENT: DVD Player, Satellite TV, Bumper Pool Table
* GENERAL: Central Air Conditioning, Linens, Air Conditioning, Washer/Dryer, Wood Burning Fireplace, Central Heat, Free Internet, FREE WIRELESS INTERNET, Iron & Ironing Board, Linens and towels, Bath Towels, Washer/Dryer
* KITCHEN: Fully Equipped Kitchen, Full Size Refrigerator, Stove/Oven, Dishwasher, Coffeemaker
* LEISURE_ACTIVITIES: Sight-Seeing
* LOCATION_TYPE: Riverfront
* OUTSIDE: Patio, Gas Grill, Private Tennis Court
* POOL_SPA: Private Pool
* SPORTS_AND_ADVENTURE_ACTIVITIES: Nearby Tennis Courts, Nearby Golf Courses, Basketball Hoop, Near Fishing, Waterskiing, Wind Surfing
* SUITABILITY: No Smoking, No Pets Allowed

Additional Notes:
Prices include bed and bath linens, and all fees. Pet friendly homes do not have additional charges for up to two dogs.

Owner/Manager last updated on 09/16/2014

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Amenities
  • ·Air Conditioning
  • ·Full Kitchen
  • ·Gas Grill
  • ·High-Speed Internet
  • ·Linens Provided
  • ·Maid Service Available
  • ·Patio
  • ·Pool (private)
Appliances
  • ·Coffee Maker
  • ·DVD Player
  • ·Dishwasher
  • ·Microwave
  • ·Oven
  • ·Phone
  • ·Refrigerator
  • ·Satellite TV or Cable TV
  • ·TV(s)
  • ·Toaster
  • ·Washer/Dryer (private)
Activites
  • ·Boating
  • ·Fishing
  • ·Golf
  • ·River
  • ·Shopping/Restaurants
  • ·Skiing
  • ·Surfing
  • ·Swimming
  • ·Tennis
 
Property Reviews 
Our stay at HARD TO LEAVE
Beverly H. from Neptune City, NJ recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2014
We enjoyed our stay at this house. We had a large group and something for everyone to do. Kids & fathers love crabbing off of the dock. Everyone enjoyed the pool. The proximity of the property included everyone from shade to sun lovers. The house could use a little updating, but did not affect our stay. The pictures were a little deceiving as it listed 7 bathrooms, but one 2nd floor bedrooms bathroom was downstairs in the laundry room, & one had a tub but no shower. The 3rd. floor bedroom was perfect for all the kids. We had great customer service with some maintenance issues. I would recommend this house if you like peace and tranquility. The bugs were horrendous but of course not under your control.
 
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BOYD CHILL
Doug B. from Crofton, MD recommends this property.
Stayed for 6 days in June, 2014
We had a great time! The house and furnishings are dated. AC was great. Real lawn landscaping was very nice. Lots of broken, marred and unmaintained house and furnishings.

Property Manager Response:
Response from Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals LLC
Thank you so much for giving us the heads up on a few items while in property - broken kids chair and exercise bike and a missing toilet paper spindle. Thanks to your feedback we have already addressed these items at the inpsection after your departure. The white couches have been cleaned several times and while they are clean past spots are permanent until the owner decides on replacement. The couches are in good order just a bit worn. Hope you loved the pool and the waterview!
 
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It was Hard to Leave...
Denise K. from Philadelphia, PA recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2013
We had a large group vacation and the house had plenty of room for all of us! The kitchen could have used some upgrades in the tools department but there were plenty of silverware, plates, and cups. It was also lacking in the water sports area. There was no boat which I have found to be fairly standard on the Eastern Shore. Overall, it was a great house!

Property Manager Response:
Response from Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals LLC
Thank you for the feedback. We certainly will have owner take a review of the Basic Equipment List over the fall season so thank you for letting us know. Please note that guests can rent boats during their stay from a variety of service providers but owner's do not provide boats on property.
 
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Nice Property
A guest from Midlothian, VA recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in June, 2013
We stayed at this lovely house with a beautiful location on the water. This house provided a wonderful week for our extended family. This house needs a bit of love to get it up to modern standards.

Property Manager Response:
Response from Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals LLC
Thank you for the feedback. Hard to Leave is a special spot for those desiring a true getaway vacation. While the home is not fully renovated, part of the ambience is that the home is older, and with that comes some of the quirks. The owners did recently update kitchen appliances and some other things, however, there are no plans currently for major bathroom renovations, etc. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
 
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Hard to Leave - Is Hard to Leave!
Christopher S. from Arlington, VA recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in June, 2013
The house was great. We had a group of families staying for the Eagleman Triathlon. The location was fantastic and extremely quiet. The house is perfect for a large group. The kids loved the pool, while the parents loved watching the kids in a relaxed setting. The kids shot hoops and played soccer tennis on the court. The kitchen was large and the updated appliances mentioned in earlier posts were a welcomed addition. The kitchen could use some TLC in terms of organization, but that could be from multiple renters moving things around.We love the home and if we do the Eagleman again next year would love to come back.
 
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Nice Home
Renita K. from Hackensack, NJ recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in November, 2012
My family and I LOVED the home but the kitchen amenities IS IN DIRE NEED OF SOME UPGRADES!

Property Manager Response:
Response from Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals LLC
Thank you so much for your feedback! The owner agrees, new appliances have been installed for the 2013 Summer season.
 
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Lovely
Janice C. from Hyattsville, MD recommends this property.
Stayed for 3 days in October, 2012
The house was beautiful and in a great location. The configuration of the house was excellent for our group?s activities.
 
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Girlfriend Getaway Weekend at Hard to Leave
Anita H. from Richmond, VA recommends this property.
Stayed for 2 days in September, 2012
Hard To Leave was utilize as a retreat for a girlfriend getaway weekend. We had a great time. The home was secluded, but close enough to stores. The home was very comfortable for the 16 of us. The property management company was great and accommodating. The downside of this location was the home lacked up to date appliances. The microwave and the dishwasher did not work. Other appliances old, but operable. On the outside, the home needed fixing, such as painting, the yard/pool area could have looked better. In addition, a few more lights on the outside would have helped. Overall, the stay was good. Recommend only if owner give more attention to appliances and yard. It is a easy fix.

Property Manager Response:
Response from Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals LLC
Thanks for feedback. For the 2013 season the owner's installed new appliances to upgrade the kitchen.
 
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Needs Updating
A guest from Pleasantville, NY does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 4 days in August, 2012
I would recommend this property to a friend after it has been updated. The location is beautiful. We had fun playing in the bay.The kitchen cabinets were dirty and the cabinets were in need of repair and updating. There were plenty of utensils and plates. Many of the serving dishes were plastic. The tennis court has many cracks and dips. The hot tub does not work. The pool gets lots of fallen leaves from the surrounding trees. The grass needed mowing - luckily, the management company fixed that quickly.Most bathrooms need updating, although everything was in working order.For what we were charged, we were expecting much nicer.

Property Manager Response:
Response from Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals LLC
Thank you for your feedback. We agree the location is beautiful. Please note in the winter 2013 the owner's replaced the kitchen appliances. The tennis courts will remain "as is" so we recommend using that more as a play area for kids vs. a pristine court for tennis play. You are correct there is no operational hot tub at this property and there is no amenity listed as such.
 
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You won't forget the view!
Kami P. from Sioux Falls, SD recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in August, 2012
The location is amazing - what a view! We could have sat in the lovely, bright sun porch for days, enjoying the water. We had a few problems with the house - a/c not working in some of the rooms, pool not clean, DVD player broken but the ESV maintenance was very responsive and helped solve all of the problems. Francisco was wonderful, even changing a/c filters and cleaning the pool at 7 pm on a Sunday night! The a/c didn't kick in for some of the bedrooms until the end of the trip, but the rest of the house was cool. DVD player was replaced in a jiff. The kitchen was very outdated with some of the appliances not working - some of the ovens, one of the dishwashers. The microwave looks like it is 30 years old. Aside from the kitchen and the mantenance issues, everything was great! The house is HUGE - more than enough room for our 5 family crew of 18. Kids and adults loved the pool. Our kids loved riding their bikes on the tennis court and everyone loved the bay and the fabulous dock, what an amazing place to catch crabs, a perfect spot to make family memories. We would definitely stay here again!

Property Manager Response:
Response from Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals LLC
Thank you for feedback. In spring 2013 the owner had a new A/C system installed throughout the house to prevent future issues. The microwave, range and dishwasher have all been replaced also. Hope you come back.
 
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Family Vacation at "Hard to Leave"
A guest from Reading, PA recommends this property.
Stayed for 7 days in July, 2012
Great property! I rented "Hard to Leave" for a week in July for a family vacation that included 21 people. The property easily fit the size of our group. The location was quiet and secluded, which was very peaceful! The kitchen electronics were very old and not everything worked. At times this was a challenge, but it was managable. The kitchen supplies were minimal (i.e. not enough pots/pans, only one coffee pot, etc.), but the store was nearby to buy whatever we needed. The property was very clean when we arrived! Overall, it was a good experience for the whole family.

Property Manager Response:
Response from Eastern Shore Vacation Rentals LLC
Thank you for the feedback. Please note in the Spring of 2013 the owner has replaced the older, non-working kitchen appliances. Hope you will consider returning.
 
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2012 Ironman Eagleman 70.3
Steve M. from Manlius, NY recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in June, 2012
Our family gathered for watching the race. It was an enjoyable weekend and the family enjoyed nit. We have had other vacation rental experiences in Hawaii, St Croix, Las Vegas, and Panama City Beach. Our other experiences had better maintained rental facilities such as hotels might have. We did enjoy the rental and I submit this feedback to guide possible improvements.
 
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Not the Best Home on the Shore
A guest from District Heights, MD does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 2 days in May, 2012
This was the 5th home I have rented from Eastern Shore vacations and it was my least favorite. Several glitches included a broken toilet, no electricity in 2 rooms,no Wi-Fi, a dirty grill and a dirty exterior of the home. Beautiful views and location, ample space but the owner needs to do more to prepare for guests. Property mgmt was very responsive to fixing glitches though, but having to call was a pain.
 
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Hard to Leave was Hard to Leave
Paul M. from Vienna, VA recommends this property.
Stayed for 4 days in November, 2011
Great house in a great, secluded location. The kids loved the tennis/basketball courts. The house was perfect for our family reunion and slept 19 of us very comfortably.
 
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Disappointed, property poorly maintained, management unresponsive
A guest from Ellicott City, MD does not recommend this property.
Stayed for 3 days in September, 2011
DO NOT BOOK THIS HOUSE WITHOUT READING BELOWWe had a family reunion (12 adults and 9 children) to celebrate our parent's 50th wedding anniversary. The location of the property was excellent, with lots of privacy, and the house was spacious enough for our brood.We were the first renters of this property. This was unfortunate. The house and property has not been maintained. The following did not work: hot tub (no jets, no heat), gas oven, dishwasher, ice makers, 2 gas burners. In addition, the master bedroom alarm system emitted a loud screech whenever a door was opened. The property manager responded by sending someone to confirm all of the above did not work. We were told there was nothing they could do, except disconnect the alarm in the bedroom.There was no pool table (they informed me of this a few hours before we arrived), no grill, no landline phone, and most of the TVs that were shown in the pictures were in the closet and most likely non-functional as well. There were not enough outside trash bins, several of the bathrooms/bedrooms were missing trash cans, basic kitchen tools were not available (can opener, baking pans/sheets, etc.). Finally, if you are tennis player, you will be disappointed. The court is warped, cracked, and patched up in some spots. The surface has worn off completely.The property manager was not responsive, he did not return any of my phone calls. Frankly, he seemed impatient and was a bit rude when I told him what we discovered did not work the morning after our arrival. The owner of the company also did not return my phone call. They have not offered to make amends for this gross misrepresentation of the amenities available at the house. It was clear that some of these deficiencies were known prior to our arrival.THIS WAS AN EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING AND UNPROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE WITH THIS PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY. Our family had a joyful reunion nonetheless.
 
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