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Looking for a unique and unbelievably stunning setting for your family vacation, reunion, wedding destination, corporate seminar or club retreat and special event in Chesapeake Bay? A peaceful refuge to relax in beautiful and pristine surroundings, yet be "close to it all"? Our 250 acre waterfront Chesapeake Bay estate offers the perfect vacation rental location for all occasions and many diverse group activities.

Accommodations: Multi-complex on secluded 250 acre estate, total of 13 bedrooms, 8.5 baths (can sleep up to 34+)

Location: Cambridge, on the Chesapeake Bay of Eastern Shore MD (close to Baltimore, D.C. and Phila.)

Availability: Please click here to see the available dates for 2014 and 2015.

Guestbook: Please click here to view comments from previous guests.


aerial view of Chesapeake Bay resort

Click here for aerial video of our Chesapeake retreat


Ransome's Chesapeake Retreats (RCR) is a multi-generational family vacation complex.  RCR has several facilities, in close proximity to each other, on and near this exclusive and secluded bay estate.  It's an ideal situation for your special gathering, where you are close together but can still have your own space.

RCR has been called a "rare find", as there are few, if any, large estates for your use that are situated on the Bay.  This captivating estate is available for your enjoyment and pleasure.

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Photo of the Main House, Cottage and Fun Center

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Boaters returning after a day of kayaking and canoeing

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Tennis / basketball court

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Another fun day boating in the water and exploring the Bay shore


The Marti-Laine FUN CENTER has a 30' x 30' meeting/game room, where there is a large kitchenette, a ping pong table, a pool table and TV - a place for everyone to gather for fun anytime, especially during inclement weather.

Conference / game room in Fun Center

fun in the hot tub    swimming pool


The in-ground swimming pool and massaging hot tub are enjoyed by all ages.  We've provided bicycles on site for your enjoyment.  Each facility is supplied with high chairs and porta cribs for babies.  We're pleased to meet your needs and especially so, when traveling from afar, you don't have to bring along those necessary items.  If there's something we've not thought of, please let us know.

RCR is located just outside the charming towns of Cambridge and Fishing Creek, quaint maritime communities filled with history, tucked away on Maryland's Eastern Shore.  In Cambridge, the new Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Resort offers excellent golf courses and delicious cuisine. Our Retreat is an ideal getaway to go bicycling, boating, fishing, golfing, and birding, take advantage of canoe and kayak tours, hunting opportunities, and photography shoots, or just relax in the pool and/or hot tub, overlooking the bay.  Your soul will be revitalized in the dramatic and breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay, especially in the spectacular sunrises and sunsets.  Why not enjoy your next family reunion at our Retreat.  Enjoy sika deer hunting?  View our hunting property for sale.

Another gorgeous sunset

Visualize yourself sitting on the 2nd floor deck overlooking the majestic Chesapeake, taking in a magnificent and unrivaled panoramic view of a glorious sunset, sipping your favorite drink before biting into Old Bay seasoned, freshly steamed crabs.  Hear the lulling sounds of the bay ducks and geese, talking to each other as they fly overhead.  Feel the wonderfully soothing bay breeze and breathe in the fresh air while sharing this time with good friends and loved ones.  Ransome's Chesapeake Retreats provides the setting for you to have a wonderful experience.  Escape to our great estate! Come play by the Bay.  Its the perfect Chesapeake Bay rental!!


Planning a wedding? You can have your Chesapeake Bay wedding in a natural setting, along with elegance and flair at the Ransome's exclusive Chesapeake Bay estate - perfect for your special day, your wedding destination!

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bayfront wedding    bayfront wedding

bayfront wedding       bayfront wedding

For 70 years, five generations of the Ransome families have enjoyed our Maryland properties and continue to share with our guests the beauty and splendor of this landmark estate, nestled on the bay and beach of the Chesapeake, in God's country!  Our waterfront country villa will welcome you to a carefree vacation, ready for making memories that will last a lifetime.  We sometimes have the best intentions of spending precious time with those we love and cherish but put it off.  Don't let another year go by.  Make RCR your next Maryland Eastern Shore vacation destination.  Give us a call today!

chesapeake bay front pond
Swimming pool view of the fishing pond and bay beyond

chesapeake bay front pond


front of the retreat
You never know what’s going up the Bay in front of the retreat


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aerial view of Chesapeake Bay resort
Aerial view of the waterfront estate

Located in Golden Hill
20 minutes southwest of Cambridge

Just a short drive by car to ...
Easton, Oxford, St. Michaels

45 Minutes from Salisbury
1 Hour from Ocean City
1 Hour 45 Minutes from Baltimore
2 Hours from Washington
2 Hours 30 Minutes from Philadelphia
3 Hours 30 Minutes from Norfolk, VA
4 Hours 30 Minutes from New York City
6 Hours from Hartford, CN

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   For reservations or further information, please contact Marie & Percy:
           888-726-7863  (Day)            856-981-6612  (Marie's cell)
           888-726-7662  (Evening)            215-350-1165  (Percy's cell)
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