A circa 1980 28' Pied Piper s/v "Heartbeat" awaits your descent of a dramatic hillside stair to a tranquil dock below the river bank where our Air BnB bungalow sits amidst a shared patio, guarded by mature trees in which bald & golden eagles reside. There you'll find a large cooler & bbq grill & numerous al fresco seating/dining areas. . .while aboard, you'll be cozily welcomed into a classic, wood trimmed maritime gem which will gently rock you to sleep following a likely majestic sunset. . .!
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A secluded sailboat docked at the bottom of a dramatic hillside stair with integrated decks, at several overlook opportunities, will soothe your soul, sailor-style; after challenging your quad n flutes; a few flights of stairs downhill from our welcoming waterside bungalow; which provides standard shared amenities (bath w/ soaking tub & shower; kitchen; laundry; TV/stereo in a comfy living/dining area!). Accessed from the open-air, patio guarded by mature hardwood trees in which bald and golden eagles reside, a heart-healthy climb of equivalent of three flights of stairs delivers you to a classic, 28' Pied Piper sailboat outfitted for maritime culture & rugged comfort. A V-berth boasts exceptionally comfortable mattress cushions, covered in either slick cotton or cotton flannel sheets (depending on the season) that can happily accommodate a couple. Sleeping bags or comforter options are offered, to keep the chill off. One or two single bunks can also be available inside the main cabin, which provides for a mini-dining table and mini-galley area for the full "small sailboat" experience. Quaint, crafted details of the wood interior take you back in time. Securely tethered to her dock, Heartbeat will have yours rocking in sync with the water of historic St. Leonard Creek/Planters Wharf Cove.
Our single-storey, shared bungalow marks the modern amenities (bath w/ soaking tub & shower; kitchen; laundry; TV/stereo in a comfy living/dining area!) while a shared, starlit or electrically lighted patio overlooks the stair to the dock, and offers a large marine-grade cooler and bbq grill for provisions and outdoor meal prep. (No cooking occurs onboard the boat but if you choose to brave the hillside stair, you may dine aboard the exterior seating area of the boat.)
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Host may not be on-site to meet-n-greet; but will be available via cell phone for urgent issues; text for typical questions; email for in-depth assistance in advance; and Air BnB messaging, only as a last resort. . .Welcome Aboard info will be sent, via email, following your booking completion and provision (via text) of your eta and personal/preferred email address; as it is an attachment which Air BnB messaging does not allow. If arranged in advance, host may be on-site to provide gourmet meals offered at additional fee per the local tradition of SS GEM: Shipshape and Great Eats, Mate!
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Guest check in must occur during daylight hours. Arrivals after dark will not be permitted. No open flames on either dock or vessel; even though the quaint/original oil lamps remain aboard. Battery candles will be provided for
- Share patio & bungalow amenities (kitchen, bath, laundry, TV & wi-fi with host/tenant; when suitable
- - As minimal TP as possible; no other non-flushables!!!
- Check must occur prior to sunset; no arrival after dark
- Trash to be removed from premises upon guest check--out
- No smoking/flame at dock and/or vessel
Born w/ an inherent awareness of our built environment, I have always embraced my interest and passion for built structures amidst their natural settings. I surprised my family and friends by requesting a replica "town" cake when only three years old; and delighted in childhood years of hands-on activities learning spatial concepts from various miniatures. I drafted my first built project at the age of 14 years old, and solved two significant design challenges, again to the delight of my family (and ultimate dismay of the slipshod contractor!) From that experience, I progressed as somewhat of a local, small town pioneer in exploring the architecture/design industry, as the only female enrolled; and then subscribing to an independent advanced study/correspondence course; in technical/architectural drafting while in high school “shop” class. Following in the footsteps of my male cousins, I attended their alma mater and studied architectural technology; leading the AIAs (student chapter of AIA) at Fairmont State College; responding to the 1980's flood disaster by providing pro-bono building surveys in the flood path with the technical construction knowledge gained from summers spent as a student Technical Assistant in highway/bridge/building construction endeavors. From there, after a run for national office, I was determined to gain my professional degree in architecture, and thus moved to the Baltimore/Washington metro region to earn a Master of Architecture degree from the Catholic University of America; while working full time as an architectural drafting technician; progressing to architectural designer then to project architect/construction administration manager. I was introduced to world travel during a graduate study summer, and toured Europe with an architect's eye, sketchbook, and a pentax K-1000 outfitted with a wide angle lens! Upon completion of my graduate degree, I filled my "free" time with what has become nearly 25 years of pro-bono/volunteer design work with the Neighborhood Design Center in Baltimore (from which I "retired" in 2014, as a member of the Board of Directors) as well as other/similar outreach (Habitat 4 Humanity, Extreme Makeover/Home Edition, Historic District Committee, etc.) I have independently explored innovations in house designs, to the point of receipt of the 2009 MD ACI "Excellence in Concrete - Residential Design" for a sustainable, passive solar/natural convection, eco-friendly custom-built house in the Baltimore region. I have seek opportunities to collaborate with taken up sailing as an eco and challenging recreation, and embrace the design innovations of "boat" and passion of being on the water, propelled by wind, and fed by fun!! I also continue to embrace and/or educate both, my design-industry colleagues/clients and sail colleagues to ever improve and respond to our stewardship of this earthly context within which our lives are blessed to occur.