Buy This House and Get a Marina

Written by Posted On Wednesday, 09 March 2016 06:07

 Eco-friendly marina on South River where homeowner

 earns an immediate income


Edgewater, MD (March 9, 2016) —An Edgewater property, 2818 Solomons Island Road was listed for $1.95 million by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage sales associate, Brent Allen of the company’s Annapolis Church Circle office.  The newly updated 2,800-square-foot, four-bedroom, two-and-one-half-bathroom residence has one very unique feature – a 38-slip marina in its backyard, known as the Marina on the South River. The home is separate from the marina, which has its own sustainable amenities for its patrons.


“The property is situated in a way that the home and the marina are entirely separate, so marina visitors are not impeding on the home’s property,” said Brent Allen, sales associate, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Annapolis Church Circle. “The marina is at 90% occupancy, which guarantees the owner a positive stream of revenue from the first day of ownership. Imagine having a home where your backyard pays your mortgage. The marina offers slip rentals only, with no other services included, ensuring that the marina remains low-maintenance and the homeowner is able to maintain full-time employment elsewhere.”


Property owners Boyd and Gretchen Tomkies put years of hard work and effort into creating a healthier Chesapeake Bay and a peaceful location for slip holders and their guests on their stretch of Gingerville Creek on the South River. In 2014, The South River Federation was awarded a grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust to support the installation of a 200+ foot living shoreline on the Tomkies property. Many of the shoreline's native plants came from the National Aquarium and were planted by school children from western Maryland as part of their horticulture program. 

Other property enhancements include the addition of native plants in the parking lot, shoreline and driveway to help filter runoff into the creek and a retention wall built with Smart Slope block. The property offers a fully environmentally sustainable bathhouse. The facility features a high-tech composting toilet, solar panels, timer-driven LED lighting and a cistern that supplies hand-washing water. 


“We have loved living here and feel good about the positive impact we are leaving on the sustainability of our beloved South River, but also for the good of our marina patrons,” said Gretchen Tomkies. “What I will miss most about this house and the marina are the breathtaking sunsets.”


The home, like the marina, has undergone extensive renovations. The residence boasts a fresh and modern design which highlights the hardwood floors, large windows, and recessed lighting. A cathedral ceiling graces the living room where the sweeping views of the rolling lawn and waterfront views take front and center.   The spacious back patio is surrounded with mature trees, eco-friendly landscaping and overlooks the water.



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