709 Harness Creek View Drive is in a fantastic location right across the creek from Quiet Waters Park, and just minutes from Annapolis. The deep-water pier complex with two boat lifts (12,000 lb & 5,000 lb), a jet ski lift, and two more slips has 7+ ft water depth so it’s perfect for all your sail and power boats! In fact, one could dock a 75 ft boat and a 50 ft boat here. Harness Creek is a protected “hurricane hole” off the South River and provides boating access to the Chesapeake Bay in 15 minutes. This property also has a hard-to-find waterside pool with waterfall, and separate spa that seats 6-8 people. The pool is heated and lighted and has custom stone retaining walls, as well as an automatic insulated cover. The pool decking was recently replaced with a material that does not get hot in the sun, so your feet will be happy on those August days.
Step into the living room with vaulted ceiling and you find a wall of windows looking out across the large, gently-sloping back yard down to the water. This is the heart of the original cottage, dating to 1900. In 1995, the owners rebuilt the cottage and significantly enlarged the home, including a second floor; the home is now 6,000+ sq ft. At the time, there was all new plumbing & wiring installed and most exterior walls were replaced. From the living room, you’ll also see the pool, spa, vegetable garden area and putting green. There is a beautiful stone fireplace that has been converted to gas, hardwood floors, and crown molding. The dining room, which could easily seat 16 or more people, features large windows with more water views. The kitchen has beautiful granite countertops, a large island, light wood cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances (GE Monogram appliances installed last year). There’s a water view breakfast nook for casual meals that could easily seat 8 people. The main level master suite which was built 3 years ago includes a tray ceiling and two huge walk-in closets with custom built-ins (one measures 8′ x 18′ and the other is 12′ x 25′). The master bath could be a spa with dual sink vanity, granite counters, an oversized steam shower, jetted tub, and bidet & WC. At the time of the master bedroom suite construction, the owners replaced the roof. There is a second bedroom on this floor with an en-suite bath that would be a perfect guest room. Also on the main level are two powder rooms, a laundry area, and access to the 2+ car garage.
Upstairs, there is a second master suite with fabulous water views and private bath. There is another bedroom suite with water views and private bath, and two additional bedrooms (one with water views) that share a hall bath. One or more of the upstairs bedrooms could also be used as a craft room, home office, or an exercise room if you prefer. Systems include a propane-fired, two-zone HVAC system, and a stand-by generator that powers the entire first floor of the house in case of power outage. The exterior is low-maintenance fiber cement shingles. For the gardeners, the 50′ x 25′ fenced garden has raised beds and a shed for gardening supplies. The entire property is beautifully landscaped with foundation plantings, specimen trees & shrubs, roses, and a small fruit orchard. There is plenty of space in this home for friends and family that want to come visit and spend a day out on the water or in the water, soaking in the spa enjoying the Harness Creek views. This property is in an area of multi-million dollar homes and a vineyard.