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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


A Sunset to remember

There is only great things to say about this beautiful piece of heaven in the town of Oxford.Me and my husband have made this our #1 vacation spot .You will never see a more beautiful sunset on the Tred Avon River, Choptank River, and Chesapeake Bay. There are beautiful spots to sit and read ,enjoy a glass of wine and just take it all in.No noise quite calm tranquil place to be.There are wonderful restaurants just a few steps away and little shops a walk away. The grounds and inn are immaculate and the breakfast basket is the best.All organic goodies inside coffee ,warm pastry,yogurt,fresh fruit cheese and juice. The staff is always friendly,courteous and helpful in any way.We stay in the waterfront suite that has a screened in porch that is another great thing to enjoy. If your looking for a great place you found it here.
Thank you again Ben and all your staff for another wonderful stay. We will see you
again definitely for year #6.

Rosemary and Doug
New York

Beautiful warm peaceful place awesome view to unwind

Just got back from our trip and even though its a bit of hike of almost 3 hr ride, it was well worth it.. The tranquil inn with a stunning view ..our room had a private fairly roomy balcony to look out at the river ..the grounds very nicely kept.. the wood loungers & beach house stocked with goodies to partake during ur day.. The Sitting room and first floor where again you have 24 hr coffee & fridge stocked with water bottles etc etc. we did have to hobble up a set of stairs but not all that bad to get to room 202.. just lovely 4 post high but very comfortable bed w/step stair for old shorty here. Small but adequate bathroom w/shower, fridge..but most of all that view can take all that city life stress away and we took the option of a basket more continental plus for breakfast and it was stocked ample with juices, coffee, granola, cheeses, yogurt.fruit...and fresh baked scones & sticky bums..it was totally awesome!!! We watched a few rabbits run across the way sitting on wood loungers..we watched the sun set..something i was shocked my guy said he shockingly said never seem to see in his other life pre me..LOL Anyhow the only slighly negative was the lack of places to eat within close distance and it might be due to end of season a couple places were closed and also the pickings nearby were bit more up scale type than what we mostly enjoy.. in the way of sandwiches, wings or a steak dinner or Italian pasta.. i mean one place had alligator chili.. were then kidding ..my guy said they weren't.. Also we'd like to do the ferry to go to st. Michaels but the weather when we arrived was pretty nasty..but everything cleared to a sunny nice temp and this is one of our best and most beautiful outings for our monthly getaway.. kudos.

Super B&B

We have stayed at the Sandaway 3 times now. Each time has been a wonderful experience. They have thought of everything! The staff is friendly and helpful. Light breakfast delivered at our door. They have a boat house where you can sit and relax. Chairs and chaises galore to sit outside and view the bay. Located in Oxford Maryland it is the perfect spot to explore the whole area.