A Riverside Oasis

Bella Vista MD

Chesapeake City, MD
5 Brms, 4.5 baths, 8 Guests
Bella Vista MD
Maryland Vacation Rental

An Oasis on the Upper Chesapeake Bay, MD


Bella Vista MD in Chesapeake City, MD is an all season waterfront oasis. An Eastern Shore of Maryland vacation rental property designed for boating, entertainment, relaxation, and love of the outdoors. Every amenity has been carefully considered to deliver an outstanding experience. From a magnificent sunset on our riverfront dock to swimming in our heated pool watching the ships sail down to the Chesapeake Bay, your vacation will deliver enduring memories.

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What you Get

Amenities, Services, & Travel Guide

Gourmet Kitchen
Designed for Entertaining
Dining Room River Views
3 First Floor Ensuite Bedrooms
2 Second Floor Bedrooms with 1 full guest bath
Riverfront All Seasons Room
Heated Pool
Outdoor Jacuzzi Spa
Outdoor Barbeque Area
Riverside Deck with Firepit
Long Dock For Fishing
Magnificent Sunsets
Business Friendly
Direct TV Cable
Indoor/Outdoor Sound System
Laundry Room

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Guest Reviews


This vacation exceeded all our expectations. The house is perfectly situated in the Elk River. The sunsets are stunning. We took the kayak out on the water and swam in the heated pool for hours. There are amazing outdoor and indoor speakers that they showed us how to use. We sat on the deck every night and watched the sunset with a glass of wine. This house is so great for kids too – especially the upstairs area. No details are missing here – she even had perfect plastic but elegant wine and champagne glasses that we could use to have drinks outside and near the pool. I have no suggestions other than to say – book this now! This is under two hours from Baltimore. I can’t believe how well- stocked the house and kitchen are. Both Gretchen and the nearby caretaker are so easy to reach. Thanks again Gretchen – we made special family memories and we will be back!



Bella Vista is one of those places you’ll truly be sad to leave — one of those places you’ll wish could be your own. Gretchen and Bob have created a fabulous place that feels like home, but a home with a jaw-dropping view of the Elk River from the heated pool. Or the hot tub. Or the sitting room. Or the waterside patio. Or the dock. Or the master bedroom. Add to that exceedingly comfortable beds, cozy recliners and couches, an enormous kitchen prep/bar space, several en suite bathrooms… we were left wanting nothing but more days to relax and enjoy all this property has to offer.

Ian Bush


Magical. The house was the most comfortable and well appointed rentals I’ve ever stayed in. I don’t even know where to start. The grounds have a heated pool, jacuzzi, dining areas, and private dock stretching out to the river. It was perfectly manicured with grandfather trees and beautiful flowers. Plenty of space for the kids to fish, run around, and watch incredible sunsets. The house is another level. So comfortable. Every single thing you could think of to cook and entertain. Air conditioning throughout, bathroom in every bedroom, and even a fireplace in the living room. Sun room has full views of the river and sunset. House was quiet even having 8 people stay. Large dining table, kitchen bar, and kitchen dining made it even more comfortable. I truly can’t day enough about this place, but I know we will be back for years to come. Chesapeake City is magical and the Tap Room offers the best seafood I’ve had. Ice cream as the boats roll by and the sun turns the river purple complete this surreal picture. Thank you for the best family vacation we have ever had.



Gretchen’s Bellavista more than met our expectations. The home is spacious and well-equipped/decorated. The owner went out of her way to make sure that we were satisfied in every conceivable way. Enthusiastically recommend Bellavista for its location, view, accommodations/amenities, and hospitality.