If you want a romantic weekend year-round, then you’ve found the place! Run away to Cobb Island's 'Happy Hour', a professionally decorated and charming 2 bedroom (1 queen and 1 double), 2 bath cottage on the Potomac River, only 55 miles from Washington, DC. We named it 'Happy Hour' because every hour we're there, we're happy.
The cottage sits in the shade of towering oaks on a slight knoll with a panoramic view of the widest section of the river. From the cottage, deck, patio or dock you can watch the magnificent sunsets. It's pretty amazing and serene. It sleeps 4 max. Bring your own bed linens. Towels are provided. 'Happy Hour' is not a place for parties.
'Happy Hour' has a full kitchen (microwave, dishwasher, disposal, small appliances, new fridge but no ice maker), wi-fi/TV, AC, washer/dryer, grill and an 80' dock named Hickory Hickory Dock. You may while away the hours on the deck, the patio, the hammock or the dock, where you can sun/sip/dine/fish. Bring your fishing poles. There are bait shops at Captain John's and Shymansky's. Wanna get wet? You can lower yourself from the ladder at the end of the dock into the shallow-ish water, say, 3' - 5', depending on the tides. Bring your floats! Also, you may want to bring a rope to tie to the dock and hold onto so the gentle tide doesn't take you away. It's very pleasant and relaxing. Also, bring water shoes because shells imbedded in the sand can slice toes. NO JUMPING OR DIVING FROM THE DOCK. There can be jellyfish that travel from the Atlantic Ocean, up the Chesapeake Bay and into the Potomac River when the salinity in the water increases due to summer warning.
No boat docking is allowed at the dock because of the nature of the tides, winds and waves. People just don't dock in the river because the river is too unpredictable. Boat owners either keep their boats in lifts at their dock (I don't have a lift) or dock their boat at one of the marinas on Neale Sound, which, if you bring a boat you'll have to do the same. The marinas are less than a mile from the the house by road.
Bring your bikes to ride the 4-mile circumference of the island or ride them (about a mile) to belly-up to the bar to drink or dine at Scuttlebutt's or The Rivah (on the island) or Captain John's or Shymansky's (by the bridge before you come on the island). The island is not hilly, fyi.
The cottage is an excellent place for true relaxation. The land of 'Ahhhhhhs' one guest quoted. Come experience it all.+ More