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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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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. 


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


4.5 Very Good 421 Reviews
My Favorite Place for Rest and Rejuvenation!
Reviewed 4 months ago

I've been going to Sandaway for many years, at least twice a year at Thanksgiving and Easter, and just enjoyed another 3-day sojourn in this beautiful place over Thanksgiving 2018. The views of the Tred Avon River are beautiful and so peaceful to contemplate. The rooms are very comfortable, the beds are soft and so comfy I wind up taking lots of naps! I love the peace and quiet, I can read, write or simply sit and watch the ducks and boats. The Gibsons are wonderful innkeepers and very attentive, remembering what I like and recommending new experiences. Oxford is the perfect spot for people who want quiet, beauty and not a lot of crowds. Great restaurants (Salter's Tavern at the Robert Morris Inn, or Pope's Tavern are two favorites). I do wildlife photography and Blackwater Wildlife Refuge is not far. History buffs will find endless opportunities for exploration, don't miss the Harriet Tubman Museum near Blackwater. Highly recommend Sandaway, can't wait to go back!

Nice visit
Reviewed 4 months ago

The view out the back is great and beautiful grounds. Cute town as well. Also, very quiet which was unexpected Bathroom was small and the shower was smaller. Breakfast box wasn't nutritional so go to Robert Morris instead for food.

A wonderful place to stay
Reviewed 5 months ago

We stayed in one of the bay view cottages. We had an excellent view of the water from our room. We enjoyed every aspect of our stay. The amenities were fabulous with coffee, tea and snacks 24x7. A delicious breakfast is delivered to your door at whatever time you request. The room was very clean and comfortably decorated with sofas and a very comfortable king size bed. There was much attention to detail and the owners were onsite to share their enthusiasm for their property and to answer any questions one might have. Everyone employed by the facility was very friendly and extremely helpful. We will definitely be returning.

We love this retreat!
Reviewed 5 months ago

Beautiful old home that sits on the Tred Avon river. The views are spectacular and the property itself is one of our favorite places to be. We are repeat guests and this visit, we reserved the Beach Loft Suite. This suite is the entire third floor. It comes with its own screened in porch on the first floor. We LOVED it! As I’m writing this review my husband and I are trying to figure out how soon we can get back here!

Reviewed 6 months ago

We're back from a two night stay. What a wonderful location! It's peaceful and quiet. We stayed in the main inn overlooking the river. The main inn is old so be warned, as with any old place, modern conveniences are not quite as comfortable as in a newly built hotel.
Our room was very nice and well equipped with a lovely screened porch. The bathroom is very tiny, as is the shower. The few minor inconveniences are outweighed by the location and the beautiful town of Oxford.
A breakfast basket is delivered in the morning with plenty of items to get you going. Coffee, juice, fruit, yogurt, granola, pastries. Coffee bottled water, ice and snacks are available 24/7 in the first floor common room. There is a small refrig in the room, too.
We will definitely return for another getaway in the future.