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Sold! Eastern Shore Bed & Breakfast

Chesapeake City, MD  

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SOLD - The Eastern Shore Bed & Breakfast is located in Chesapeake City, Maryland, an historic waterfront town at the top of Chesapeake Bay. The C&D Canal, a 14-mile ship canal, passes through town, affording unique views of ocean-going vessels and yachts. Chesapeake City is a charming harbor town dating to 1829, with small shops, well-known restaurants and a yacht basin. Visitors enjoy art galleries, antique shops and seasonal events. Guests of the inn can go on a boat tour or relax on the inn’s 50-foot porch, overlooking the water. Inn at the Canal is a short walk from fine restaurants and the water’s edge, within the town’s Historic District. Close proximity to Philadelphia and Baltimore make Chesapeake City a natural destination for weekend get-aways and Eastern Shore excursions. The Eastern Shore B&B has been providing elegant lodging to Eastern Shore travellers for over 30 years. Guests include visitors to a prestigious nearby prep school, business travelers and tourists, as well as guests attending weddings at the neighboring Chesapeake Inn restaurant.

The 1868 inn has many unique features that contribute to its warm 19th century atmosphere. Rich woodwork, 11-foot tall ceilings, fireplaces and unique decorative elements in the common areas reflect local history. The kitchen is spacious and well equipped, with commercial appliances, custom oak cabinetry and ample storage. The owners’ spacious office/living room has picture-window views of the harbor. The seven guest rooms vary in size and configuration. Most have water views. All have private bathrooms, individually controlled heating and cooling, and are furnished in comfortable vintage style. A 50-foot long porch provides guests with unobstructed views of ships and the harbor, and overlooks a brick patio and perennial garden. Off street parking accommodates guest cars and boat trailers. Deeded water access is included; so new owners can even bring a boat. There is also a small income-producing retail cottage on the .25-acre property.

The lower level of the Eastern Shore B&B was converted to living quarters for the owners and includes a master bedroom and bathroom, walk-in closets, a private, ground level entrance and a patio. Interior stairs connect the owners’ quarters to the owners’ office/living room.

The Eastern Shore B&B is ready for new owners to take the helm. The inn attains above-average occupancy rates with minimal advertising. Chesapeake City is promoted as an Eastern Shore destination by the state of Maryland and is featured in many travel guides. Increased marketing efforts and targeted upgrades will bring this property even more success. If a lifestyle of boating and hospitality appeals to you, this Maryland B&B is a perfect fit! SOLD

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