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Stunning 5.5 acre waterfront retreat within an hour of Philadelphia or Baltimore. This luxurious home is established on high ground with commanding panoramic sunset views overlooking miles of the Elk River. From this vista, breathtaking sunsets look as if the river is kissing the sun. The property boasts 372 feet of waterfront and a 120 foot private dock with multiple boat lifts. The manicured estate starts as you pass through the large brick double gates down the illuminated graceful tree-lined driveway with circular access to both homes. You will enjoy the outdoor park-like setting that includes a sand volleyball court, fire pit, pool side barbecue, landscaped bridge, children's playground, picnic tables, tether ball, horse shoe pit and a scenic walking trail that meanders throughout the property with professional landscaping that complements the Chesapeake Bay location. This estate home has; two water view master suites, and additional spacious bedrooms, five full bathrooms, a professionally appointed gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and travertine tile floors, theater room, sparkling crystal light fixtures, spacious open design great for entertaining, beautiful mahogany library, glassed-in sun room, two cozy fireplaces and a heated saltwater pool! More than a bonus room, the estate has a full separate guest home which offers privacy from the main house with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, kitchen, large living room with fireplace, laundry room and screened in porch. Don't forget to check out the playhouse; a fun hideaway for gaming fun or peaceful seclusion. The main house, guest house and playhouse provide a combined total of 6,606 square feet of luxurious living area. Your desires to enjoy the Chesapeake lifestyle will be met here at The River House. Imagine yourself relaxing in your hot tub as the sun sets on the beautiful Elk River, taking a refreshing swim in your saltwater pool, fishing and crabbing from your own dock or jumping into your boat for a quick trip to Schaeffer's Canal House or The Chesapeake Inn. Maybe you'd like to take your jet skis or kayaks out for a fun time. Make memories with your family and friends that will last for a lifetime at this property. If you like to explore, there are many local opportunities. Practically in your back yard is the newly opened Ben Cardin C&D Canal Recreational Trail great for biking, jogging and walking. This new trail links to Delaware's Michael Castle Trail. The combined route takes travelers from the historical, quaint canal town of Chesapeake City to Delaware City. Another great local attraction will be the Bohemia River State Park. This new 400 acre waterfront state park offers additional access for fishing, trail use and wildlife viewing. Or maybe you would prefer wine tasting overlooking the Bohemia River at the local Chateau Bu-De Vineyard & Winery, Bohemia Manor Farm. Be sure to put one of Fair Hill's equestrian events on your calendar. Fair Hill is scheduled to have its first 5-star equestrian event in 2020 and one of the premier equestrienne event sites in the world. The nearby waterfront towns of Chesapeake City & North East offer many opportunities for casual and fine dining as well as antique and boutique shopping. Other local amenities include the Elk Neck State Park and Turkey Point Lighthouse. There are many historic places, activities and venues to visit and explore. All within a short ride by car or boat from The River House. Come see this spectacular riverfront retreat and all it has to offer. Don't wait any longer buy now and be ready for the summer season. The River House is a convenient drive to Wilmington DE, Philadelphia suburbs, (within an hour) and Washington DC and NYC. The River House is currently being run as successful, positive cash flow, VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner) which could be continued if desired. Listed below appraised value this property is a great opportunity at a fabulous location! Call today to schedule your private tour.
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Listing information last updated on April 8th, 2020 at 4:30pm EDT.