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What We Love

  • A relaxing retreat to a New York Times-approved inn, with breakfast, a suite option and moreThe light breakfast basket, delivered daily to your room
  • The complimentary beverages, snacks and credit on a bath-and-body package
  • The mentions from the New York Times, Frommer’s, Martha Stewart Living and more
  • Oxford, one of the oldest towns in Maryland and your home as a Sandaway guest

What To Know

  • Sandaway Waterfront Lodge sits on a private beach, within walking distance of charming shops and restaurants
  • The 1875 mansion is done up in Victorian style
  • Kayak rentals, board games and in-room massages are available
  • Some guestrooms have a private porch and claw-foot tub
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Overview

A room or suite at a New York Times-approved beach B&B, with a credit on a bath-and-body package

The Lowdown

History has never looked more romantic than at Oxford – one of Maryland’s oldest towns, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But while Sandaway Waterfront Lodging sits on a private beach, within walking distance of the charming shops and restaurants, you may find yourself staying in your cozy abode. It’s just as quaint as your setting, with luxury bedding and distinctive décor, all within an 1875 Victorian mansion.
In fact, most everything about this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence-winning bed-and-breakfast is quaint – your light-fare breakfast basket, the board games, the in-room massages that are available to arrange, the kayak rentals. But if you need some pointers, consult the high-profile publications that have reviewed the property. Frommer’s has mentioned the screened porches, and the New York Times has recommended the sandy shore – and to end the day, the Baltimore Sun suggests sipping a cocktail and watching the sunset.

Rooms and suites

Old-world distinctiveness meets B&B charm at the Sandaway guest rooms, with warm and welcoming décor and palettes. Each spacious room features elaborate design details and everything you need to feel at home. Each suite offers more living space, a tub and the ultimate privacy – perfect if you’re on a romantic getaway, anniversary or honeymoon. 

Location

One of the oldest towns in Maryland and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Oxford is a quaint waterside town with quiet charm, fresh air, warm summers and mild winters. It’s a popular escape for nearby Baltimore and DC residents, with boating, water recreation and small-town vibes that will transport you to a simpler time. Take a ferry ride, rent a boat, have a picnic, or take a tour of the town’s rich history. The area’s variety of activities, great food scene, boutique shops and outdoor adventure keep visitors coming back again and again.

How to Get There

Sandaway Waterfront Lodging
103 West Strand Road
Oxford, MD United States

Reviews

A Beautiful Escape
ChrisMonty5000

We came here as an intimate getaway to celebrate my wife’s “landmark” birthday. This is an excellent place to “get away from it all.” There are plenty of restaurants and a general store within walking distance and the breakfast basket is a nice touch. The staff is very helpful and they even fixed a malfunctioning lock on our door within minutes. The WiFi is slow so don’t come here expecting to get a lot of work done (you’ll enjoy yourself much more this way, actually). With water surrounding you at every turn, this is a beautiful, serene escape. Can’t wait to come back.

Anniversary trip
JoRohlf

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sandaway. We stayed in an individual room (carriage house). The view of the water and sunsets was spectacular! Each morning we had a basket of food left at our doorstep which contained coffee;hot water & tea bags; pastries; yogurt; juice; fruit; cheese and granola. Fortunately for me, the granola was gluten free (I have celiac disease). Much more food than I expected, and everything was great. Restaurant within walking distance, and right next to ferry. A nice, relaxing mini vacation. We will definitely return again. The best B&B we have stayed in!!

Outstanding, all the way around!!
TravelerMD22

I cannot say enough positive things about our recent trip to Sandaway! The rooms and amenities are always top notch, but this time in particular we received such outstanding service and care from Alicia Dodd, in particular. She handled what could have been a challenging situation with grace and superior professionalism - the kind that is rare to see these days! She took such good care of us. We simply could not have been more impressed! Wendy - the owner - is also very kind and gracious, as Sharon has been too in the previous trips there. Alicia has made me a "forever fan," however, after this exceptional customer service. Thank you!