Water View Condo - Straw and Twigs Optional

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Tugboat Chesapeake CityA couple weeks ago on a sunny, breezy morning we set out for a day trip to Chesapeake City, Maryland. It's an easy drive, a little over an hour, but a world away from busy Baltimore. The area dates back to the 17th century, but really began to grow in the early 1800's when construction began in earnest on a canal connecting the upper reaches of the Chesapeake Bay with the Delaware River.

These days there's a modern bridge spanning the C&D Canal, but it's still a working waterway. Chesapeake City, with its Victorian charm, is now a favorite place for weekend getaways.

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Schaefers Canal House

 

 

We were heading for lunch at Schaefer's Canal House until we found out it was closed and under reconstruction. But across the canal we found the Bayard House Restaurant where we had a lovely lunch with family and then walked around the small town.

 

 

The Bayard House is the oldest building here, dating back to the 1780's. Originally an inn and tavern, it is now strictly a restaurant.Bayard HouseBayard Dining RoomTable Setting Bayard House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old Wharf CottageBut there are plenty of places to stay in town, including the tiny B&B, the Old Wharf Cottage, right on the banks of the canal.

 

 

 

Bird House CondoThe buildings are all well kept and charming, but my favorite might be these high-rise condos with water views in all suites. Move in condition with optional upgrades that include premium twigs and nesting materials. Bountiful buffet provided by visitors year-round. Perfect for the young couple starting a family. Even the birds have quaint housing in historic Chesapeake City!         

                                               

 Besides good food, water views, and gingerbread buildings, Chesapeake City offers boat rides, antiques and crafts, gardens, and music in the park on summer Sundays. Take your camera and enjoy stepping back to a slower time.

 

 

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Jennifer Fivelsdal
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Margaret,

That is a really nice place.  My son loves Ocean City for several years when he was much younget we would rent a condo on the beach lots of fun memories.

Apr 17, 2007 02:40 PM #1
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What a great post card of the area, it  looks just like it does in the movies!
Apr 17, 2007 03:01 PM #2
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Jennifer, We drove up to meet our kids to celebrate our son and grandson's birthday.

Dena, Thanks for stopping by. I like your description...a post card of the area.

Apr 17, 2007 03:10 PM #3
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Laura Cerrano
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Margaret, I had been there many years ago and loved it....thank you for sharing this, it brought back some nice memories....
Apr 17, 2007 10:44 PM #4
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Carole,  Having the camera makes it easy to make new memories.
Apr 17, 2007 10:53 PM #5
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Jennifer Kirby
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I was just looking through Unique Homes this weekend and said to my husband how we should take a trip to New England. Your pictures confirm it. We love to visit small old towns like this one.
Apr 21, 2007 08:25 AM #6
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Jennifer, Glad my photos helped.
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Sharon Simms
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Margaret, you make me want to visit Chesapeake City when I'm next in the Baltimore area. Sometimes we're lucky when our intended destination isn't available - lets us discover new finds.

Are the small "doors" in your condo designed for security - to keep out nasty predators? 

Apr 22, 2007 01:22 AM #8
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Sharon, I would love to see you in my area. You are always welcome.

Good observation on the security features of the condo.

Apr 22, 2007 02:25 AM #9
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One of these days, Margaret....
Apr 23, 2007 11:54 AM #10
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BJ Matson
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Hi Margaret
We have a buyer interested in viewing the Canal St condos next weekend.  Are you interested?

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BJ, Sure always interested. Let me know what day and time.

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