Chesapeake Beach | MD
Established in 1926, Locust Grove, a subdivision within Chesapeake Beach, MD, is made up of 20 homes and features a community pier, dock and beach available to its residents. Nestled in the community you will find this adorable beach cottage known as Chez Soleil (translation: In the Sun).
Built in 1948 and lovingly renovated by its owner/agent, this 920 SF home sleeps up to 6 people and features a sun deck that overlooks the Chesapeake Bay. Enjoy hand-scraped engineered floors, 2-car parking, and an open, galley kitchen with mother of pearl tile and butcher block counters that overlooks the living room with its feature entertainment wall in a shiplap design.
The main bedroom is queen-sized and the Jack & Jill bath with custom shower is also accessible from the sunroom sleeping area (formerly 2nd bedroom) and den with water view. The utility room/laundry, hall closet, and attic with pull-down stairs contain plenty of storage for your deckchairs, fishing poles, grill and more, so you can enjoy this beautiful setting seasonally or throughout the year.
About an hour from DC with no bridges to cross, you will find the adjacent towns of Chesapeake Beach and North Beach, located in Calvert County, Maryland, where there are still places to discover and enjoy with family and friends. The town was established as a resort community at the end of the Chesapeake Beach Railway, a short-line railroad that ran to and from Washington, DC. A museum at the old railroad station still exists today and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The southern end of the city remains heavily wooded and is distinguished by the large sandstone cliffs called the Randle Cliffs. These cliffs, and others along the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, tower as high as 180 feet above the water. In Chesapeake Beach, you’ll find quiet secluded beaches, waterfront restaurants, succulent seafood, water activities and events, and a quaint, historic, hometown quality of life that residents enjoy year-round. Spend a day charter fishing or choose one of the casual restaurants for enjoying Maryland crabs. Directly on the bay is the Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa where you can spend a weekend pampering yourself or playing the slot machines in the area once known as Little Nevada.
In adjacent North Beach, you’ll find great shopping in antique shops, fine arts gallery, novelty shops, gift shops and at a food market. There are numerous dining options in town, including burgers, ice cream, bakery items, sandwiches, and casual and fine dining restaurants. Shopping, restaurants and salons are within walking distance of the pier, boardwalk and beach. Bicycles, kayaks and paddleboards are available for hourly or daily rental from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. The popular Friday Night Farmers’ Market and Classic Car Cruise-In run from the first Friday in May through the first Friday in October. Don’t miss the summer concerts, movies on the beach, annual wine, spirits and craft beer festival, seasonal fireworks and many more special events. Whether you want to shop, dine, stroll the boardwalk, relax on the beach, fish from the pier, learn some of the history, or take in one of the special events, there is plenty to do in the Twin Beaches.