Cove Point Keeper's House Rental
Renting the Lighthouse
Stay in this 1828 Lighthouse Keeper's Quarters. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 2-1/2 story keeper’s duplex has been renovated from top to bottom. Each of the two rental units includes three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, one half bath, a washer and dryer, Wi-Fi, updated kitchen, central heat and air, a screened porch, and all the modern comforts and conveniences of home. However, many of the home’s original features have been retained and restored, including hard pine floors, cast iron heaters, deep window sills, doors, moldings, and eyebrow windows. The interior is decorated with a mix of old and new and includes photos from museum archives, locally built furniture, as well as a one-of-a-kind table made from the reclaimed wood of the dismantled Cedar Point Lighthouse. The kitchen cabinets were handcrafted locally and the tile that was laid captures the character of a 1925 home. To add interest to the site, portions of the drywall have been removed to expose some of the features of the original 1-1/2 story home, which were covered when it was enlarged in 1925.
The grounds are completely fenced with a private entrance and beach access. The site is an idyllic place to slow down and enjoy uninterrupted time with your family and friends. Visitors will be able to rent the site for three, four, or seven day periods and can choose to rent one side of the duplex or open up the doors dividing the two sides and use all six bedrooms. Since this mixed-use lighthouse site is still a fully functioning site, in addition to being a vacation rental, it will continue to welcome the public during the summer season for tours of the grounds.
Watch our video for a comprehensive view of the house and grounds.
We are now taking reservations directly through Airbnb. Please see the links below for detailed information. For additional questions or concerns, contact Rachelle Green via email.
Rates / Availability:
The Keeper’s House rents for three-night (Sunday to Wednesday), four-night (Wednesday to Sunday), and full-week (Sunday to Sunday) stays.
Rates to rent the Keeper’s house range depending on season, length of stay, and rental of the full or half of the residence. Each side sleeps 8 guests, and the fully occupied house has a maximum occupancy of 16 guests. Below are the direct links to the Airbnb reservation pages for each side and the full house:
Check-in / Check-out:
Check in is at 5:00 p.m. and check out is at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday or Wednesday.
The lighthouse is located at 3500 Lighthouse Boulevard, Lusby, MD 20657.
Tax: An 11% tax will be added (6% MD and 5% Hotel Tax). Taxes are on the rental fee only, not on the insurance or the cleaning fee and are included in the final price for the rental on Airbnb.
Cleaning Fee: One side = $120; Both sides = $150. Fee applies despite length of stay.
Payment: 50% is due when making the reservation on Airbnb; final payment is processed through Airbnb upon arrival.
Cancelation Policy: Full refund for cancellations made within 48 hours of booking, if the check-in date is at least 14 days away. 50% refund for cancellations made at least 7 days before check-in. No refunds for cancellations made within 7 days of check-in.
Pets: Pets that are not registered service animals are not allowed. If a pet is found on the property, you will be asked to leave and will forfeit the remainder of your stay and rental fee.
Swimming: The waters off of Cove Point have a RIP TIDE and there is no lifeguard on duty. You may not swim in the water. The beach is for combing for sharks teeth, sun bathing, etc. but NOT swimming.
Open to the public: The Cove Point Lighthouse site is open to the public on Wednesdays and Sundays from Noon to 4 p.m., May through September. A docent will be on the grounds with a designated office space, and the public will be allowed to tour the grounds and the bell house during this time. The public will not have access to the rental unit(s). At varying dates throughout the summer, museum program groups may arrive on site for programs outside public hours.
A restoration project of this magnitude could not have been possible without the support of many in this community. Grants from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Preservation Maryland, Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium, and France Merrick Foundation laid the foundation of funding. The Calvert County Government, local community and supporters of the Calvert Marine Museum’s Annual Appeal and Bugeye Ball matched the grant funding. Tricon Construction, Thos. Somerville, Owens Corning, Ann Crain Art,Woodburn’s Custom Cabinets, HH Gregg, Jay Reid, USG, Tom Benson, 84 Lumber, MI Windows, and Patuxent Architects generously topped off the project by donating their time, skills, and products, to ensure this site is secured for another 200 years.