Garden Hideaway Tiny House Destination Location! Farm Animals, Tours, Beaches

  • Welcome to the Garden Hideaway Tiny House
    Welcome to the Garden Hideaway Tiny House
  • An award winning tiny house that sits 6 miles from the ocean on a peaceful ranch
    An award winning tiny house that sits 6 miles from the ocean on a peaceful ranch
  • Living area with reading books, games and more
    Living area with reading books, games and more
  • Enjoy the tons of natural light in this cheerful first floor tiny home!
    Enjoy the tons of natural light in this cheerful first floor tiny home!
  • Our home is also perfect for remote workers who need fast and reliable internet. Two folding tables allow you to set up a comfortable work area
    Our home is also perfect for remote workers who need fast and reliable internet. Two folding tables allow you to set up a comfortable work area
  • Join us for Chores N Tour and grab a kiss from Fonzie
    Join us for Chores N Tour and grab a kiss from Fonzie
  • Smile!!
    Smile!!
  • 1st floor sleeping in our twin size, memory foam daybeds
    1st floor sleeping in our twin size, memory foam daybeds
  • Herbie the Scottish Highland
    Herbie the Scottish Highland
  • Scratch tiny house living off your bucket list at the Garden Hideaway at Cowtown Cabins!
    Scratch tiny house living off your bucket list at the Garden Hideaway at Cowtown Cabins!
  • Optional "Chores N' Tour" w/ Shelley. Ranch guests discount $10/ person. Public $20/ person
    Optional "Chores N' Tour" w/ Shelley. Ranch guests discount $10/ person. Public $20/ person
  • Private entrance
    Private entrance
  • Mini goats ready to greet you!
    Mini goats ready to greet you!
  • Fully stocked bathroom with shampoo, conditioner, two towels and two washcloths
    Fully stocked bathroom with shampoo, conditioner, two towels and two washcloths
  • Add a 3rd guest or rent the carpeted sleeping loft for a child guest. Don't forget their sleeping bag and pillow!
    Add a 3rd guest or rent the carpeted sleeping loft for a child guest. Don't forget their sleeping bag and pillow!
  • We don't just have Highland cattle on the wall, we have one in real life! Meet him by signing up for Chores N' tour w/ Shelley!
    We don't just have Highland cattle on the wall, we have one in real life! Meet him by signing up for Chores N' tour w/ Shelley!
  • Two seat eating area
    Two seat eating area
  • Coffee maker with reusable coffee filter
    Coffee maker with reusable coffee filter
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • George Foreman indoor grill
    George Foreman indoor grill
  • Variety of cooking spices
    Variety of cooking spices
  • Wine glasses, and dinner ware
    Wine glasses, and dinner ware
  • Your new neighbor, Charlotte
    Your new neighbor, Charlotte
  • We can't wait to host you!
    We can't wait to host you!
  • Firepit with optional grill perfect for grilling out steaks and more!
    Firepit with optional grill perfect for grilling out steaks and more!
  • Lit path at night
    Lit path at night
  • Miniature goats
    Miniature goats
  • Herbie
    Herbie
  • View from back sliding glass door
    View from back sliding glass door
  • Kitchen view
    Kitchen view
  • Cornhole area
    Cornhole area
  • Horseshoe pit
    Horseshoe pit
  • Outdoor eating area
    Outdoor eating area
  • Driveway
    Driveway
  • Reading nook
    Reading nook
  • Deck
    Deck
  • Deck
    Deck
  • Entrance gate
    Entrance gate
  • Rock lined path
    Rock lined path
  • View of backyard
    View of backyard
  • Around the farm
    Around the farm
  • Evening
    Evening
  • Optional "Chores n Tour" w/ Shelley. Ranch guests discount $10/ person. Public $20/ person
    Optional "Chores n Tour" w/ Shelley. Ranch guests discount $10/ person. Public $20/ person
  • Lil Bit
    Lil Bit
  • Exterior
    Exterior
  • Totem pole
    Totem pole
  • Welcome!
    Welcome!
  • Scottish Highland
    Scottish Highland
  • Garden setting
    Garden setting
  • Thomas
    Thomas
  • Garden setting
    Garden setting
  • Private backyard
    Private backyard
  • View from tiny house
    View from tiny house
  • Peaceful fam life
    Peaceful fam life
  • Petey
    Petey
  • Gated property entrance. To enter you must enter a code.
    Gated property entrance. To enter you must enter a code.
  • Nearby activities
    Nearby activities
  • 6 miles away
    6 miles away
  • Assateague wild ponies
    Assateague wild ponies
  • Top US nightclub
    Top US nightclub
  • Berlin MD
    Berlin MD
  • Ocean Downs Casino
    Ocean Downs Casino
  • Frankford DE
    Frankford DE
  • 6 miles away
    6 miles away
  • 6 miles away
    6 miles away
  • Shopping in Berlin, MD
    Shopping in Berlin, MD
  • Ocean City, MD
    Ocean City, MD
  • James Farm Ecological Preserve for hiking
    James Farm Ecological Preserve for hiking
  • On-site glampground! Check out our yurt rentals. The Stargazer is open May 1st- Oct 31st
    On-site glampground! Check out our yurt rentals. The Stargazer is open May 1st- Oct 31st
  • The Painted Pony yurt at our glampground. Bring your friends and rent multiple units!
    The Painted Pony yurt at our glampground. Bring your friends and rent multiple units!
  • Check out our Jail Cell mini-glamping cabin!
    Check out our Jail Cell mini-glamping cabin!
  • Our Old West Bank mini-glamping cabin
    Our Old West Bank mini-glamping cabin
  • Welcome!!
    Welcome!!
$75-259/night
1 Bedroom • 1 Bath • Sleeps 2
Internet Near Ocean (more...)

A chance to experience tiny house living with the bonus of having your very own barnyard of animals! Meet Fonzie the fuzzy alpaca, Charlotte the red-haired pig, a trio of miniature goats, and watch the parading turkeys along with many more animals that call the ranch home. When entering the space, you will instantly notice the attention to detail, soft comfortable linens and a whimsical vibe allowing you to unwind naturally. This 240-square-foot tiny house is well-curated and has everything you'll need, in addition to complimentary coffee and hot tea. It's also one of the rare tiny houses with first-floor sleeping so you won't need to climb any ladders making it easily accessible and it has a small bathtub and shower. The home is our most secluded rental option at Cowtown with it's private walkway and you'll notice it's cleverly tucked away allowing our guests maximum peace and serenity. Don't forget the Garden Hideaway is just minutes from north Ocean City, MD, and Delaware beaches so bring your beach towel!

WE ARE PERFECT FOR

- A romantic getaway
- A solo trip
- A fun parent & child trip
- Best friends escape
- An artist's creative space
- Peaceful nature retreat
- Animal lovers of all kinds
- Remote workers who need a quiet setting

KITCHENETTE FEATURES

- Refrigerator with freezer
- Microwave
- Toaster
- Coffee Maker
- Electric Kettle
- Indoor cooking grill (George Foreman)
- Variety of cooking spices
- Wine glasses, plates, bowls & silverware
- Complementary coffee (regular/ decaf) and tea
- Don’t forget the large outdoor BBQ grill! (Bring your cast iron pan if you have one!)
- 2-person eating area with barstools that also double as a workspace.

Note: no stovetop/ oven in this space. Feel free to bring your crockpot, instant pot or enjoy one of the many nearby restaurants

OPEN CONCEPT LIVING AREA INCLUDES

- A 2 two page activity list with local favorites
- A cabinet stocked with interesting books
- Board games and puzzles
- Extra blankets and more

The open living area has new, comfortable memory foam twin-size day beds and clean, clean linens are also included with your stay. Two folding desks can transform the couch into another dining spot, perfect for dinner as you watch the sun go down over the farm field. Have work to do? Relax in a comfy chair, pull up your desk and get things done with reliable internet.

FULL BATHROOM INCLUDES

- Two clean towels, Two washcloths
- Complementary shampoo & conditioner
- First aid kit and "extras" box

This full bathroom is well thought out and proudly eco-friendly with a “sink positive” type sink for hand washing. Also known as a Japanese sink, these sinks are popular in Asia for their ability to use fresh clean water for hand washing and then recycle into the toilet. Water is used twice; space is saved and this method of water usage is super green for the earth. We think it’s genius, but make sure you like it too! The dual-functioning bathtub/ shower is the perfect size for younger children to enjoy a bubble bath and adults can enjoy the shower.

BARNYARD ANIMALS

Bring the baby carrots, strawberries and green beans if you want animal best friends! At this hideaway tiny house, you’ll have adorable miniature goats and Fonzie the fluffy alpaca inside the fenced yard. Don't forget the pair of parading turkeys and be sure to say hello to "Charlotte" our mini, red-haired pig!

OUTDOOR AREA

The tiny house has an outdoor eating area with a rustic picnic table and a beautiful garden chandelier floating above it. Plan to relax by the fire pit/ grill with a soft glow of string lights at night. There's also a small garden nook with a single chair perfect for cracking open your favorite book under the big oak tree. The backyard is an amazing countryside oasis. You may hear songbirds and you will enjoy gorgeous sunsets with whitetail deer hopping through the field nearly every evening. At night expect crickets chirping, see stars twinkling, and enjoy the peacefulness only a rural setting can give.

Don’t be fooled though….

While you rock away on your country porch, you’re only minutes away from popular area attractions such as the Ocean City boardwalk, Fenwick Island, and Bethany Beach. Tax-free outlet shopping at Rehoboth Beach, wild ponies on Assateague Island, hiking and biking are at James Farm along with tons of eateries that surround the farm. All you could want will be at your fingertips and very close by. I also included a two-page suggestion list inside the tiny house with my local favorite eateries and activities to explore. You will be close to absolutely everything!

ADD ON'S

Extra person?
Planning a cookout or campfire?
Keep the car cleaner and have firewood and charcoal delivered to your doorstep instead!
Once you book, you can message Shelley which items you'd like.

One extra person- $25.
Firewood bundle- $15.
8lb of BBQ charcoal- $15.
T-shirts $25/ adult $15/ child
Chores N' Tour (1-hour of feeding 20+ farm animals including animal experiences)- $10/ person
Brush N' Bond (1-hour grooming horses & basic horse safety)- $40 private session, $25/ 2 or more
Painting w/ Shelley (painting farm animals under the oak tree)- $25/ min of 2 people
Project Poo (1-hour cleaning animal pens and garden compost making)- $25/ person
Horse Whispering lessons (1-hr learning the language of horses)- $80/ private $65/ea. 2 people
Birthday surprise set-up- Message Shelley
Engagement surprise set-up- Message Shelley
Rent the Old West town, multiple rentals or the entire ranch as a venue- Message Shelley

FAQ's

1. What should I bring? While the tiny house is well stocked, Shelley suggests bringing drinking water, one heavy blanket for each guest for fall/winter stays and many guests like to bring a cast iron pan to cook over the fire. If you plan on cooking, bring your hot plate, instant pot, or crockpot as there is only a microwave in the tiny house. If doing "Chores N' Tour with Shelley, bring closed-toe shoes like sneakers or boots. No flip-flops or sandals are allowed on animal experiences.

2. Are pets allowed/ service animals? No, we do not allow any pets and are service animal-exempt due to safety issues with on-site livestock guardians. Thank you for leaving your animals at home while enjoying all 20+ of ours!

3. Can I wander around the ranch, unattended? Keep in mind we are a small ranch and while 1/2 of our property is open, the other 1/2 is livestock pastures and other Airbnb's. You cannot access the entire property due to safety reasons and our livestock habitats. You can however walk to the glampground, corn hole area, and the new horseshoe pit.

4. Can I access the all animals? The tiny house has its own, barnyard of animals that consists of miniature goats in the front yard, a fuzzy alpaca, a red-haired pig, and a parading pair of turkeys in the side yard. To access all the animals you can opt for Chores N' Tour. Feed 20+ farm animals while learning about the history of the ranch. As a bonus, Shelley also tours any of the unoccupied rentals so you can plan your next stay!

5. What other Airbnbs are at the ranch? There is a tiny house, two bell tent yurts, mini-huts, and an entire Old West glampground at the ranch. YES! You can have friends and family rent the other units and make this a group experience. You can see all of our listings if you click our name (logo.)

6. What's the history of the ranch? The property was a horse rescue for two decades. Some students take horse lessons here and the public books guided educational tours and paint parties. The ranch also produces a small amount of alpaca fiber and sheep wool sold yearly.

7. Can friends and family visit me while I'm at the ranch? No. The only people permitted to enter the property are registered guests. The public cannot access the property and we have a coded entrance gate. As a guest, you can expect to see other guests but not unknown people off the street.

8. Can I catch a UBER or LYFT? Yes! You can easily catch a ride to Ocean City, Maryland, or beyond. You'll need to be picked up at the entrance gate, not at the tiny house. How about food delivery? Yes! Order Doordash or pizza delivery just plan to meet your driver at the entrance gate, not the tiny house.

9. Is there an option for early check-ins and late check-outs? No. Because this property has multiple rentals, we do not allow early check-ins or late check-outs. All cleans are performed on time and this keeps us on schedule for the next guest.

10. Are activities for children a different price than adults? All of our on-site activities are the same price for everyone. You can choose from Chores N' Tour, Brush N' Bond, Painting w/ Shelley and Horse Whispering lessons.

11. Can I bring my pet or service animals? No. We do not allow any guest animals or pets to stay with us due to regulations and safety issues. We are also service animal exempt due to safety issues with nearby guardian livestock.

12. What is the smoking/ vaping policy? We operate a strict no-smoking and no-vaping policy at all times inside all of our rentals. The Swedish Cowboy space is located inside a barn and smoking of any kind is strictly prohibited while inside the barn house or directly outside. The best place to smoke is by walking down the driveway or inside your car (away from the stable.)

13. How secure is the ranch? The property has outdoor security cameras running and in use at all times. These outdoor security cameras help protect humans and animals alike. There's a coded entrance gate upon your arrival to the ranch and there is on-site management that is available during your stay.

14. This home has two twin-size beds and sleeps two guests comfortably *including* babies & children. Have more than two guests? Add a 3rd child guest for $25.00. Just remember to bring the 3rd guest's crib, pack-n-play, or cot. We do not accommodate more than 3 guests max at the tiny house.

15. What are the checkout procedures? We ask that our guests leave the tiny house the way they found it, (neat and tidy.) We love to brag about super clean guests who leave our home well cared for. You will find our 5-step checkout procedures on the refrigerator.

Cancellation Policy: One hundred percent (100.00%) of the total booking charges (less $100.00 cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges (less $100.00 cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 14 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 14 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

Hi I’m Shelley! Welcome to Cowtown Cabins, a unique ranch stay and glampground on a 5-acre seaside ranch. Our mission is simple, to provide guests with unique ranch-stay structures from tiny houses to western huts, to canvas yurts, and a full-blown barndominium! Experience authentic ranch life as we know it by immersing yourself into a slower-paced, simple life with livestock right outside your window. Sign up for on-site activities while enjoying the surrounding beaches, boardwalks, and unlimited coastal experiences that this location offers. You will be close to everything but be able to escape the craziness and traffic of the beach. When you stay with us, you truly have the best of both worlds at this destination location!

Selbyville, Delaware

The tiny house is a perfect artist retreat, couples getaway or those who seek peace and solitude. Plan to have the alpaca, Charlotte the mini-pig and turkey's in your side yard and miniature goats in your front yard. Sign up for a ranch experience called "Chore N' Tour" and meet up with Shelley for morning farm animal feeding and tour around learning all about the unique species of animals that call the ranch home. You'll be able to interact with a kissing alpaca, a rare curly haired pig, mini goats and more! The cost of Chore & Tour is $10/ person for ranch guests.
Keep in mind, while the ranch feels rural, we are only 6 miles to Ocean City, MD and Delaware beaches and 3 miles from grocery stores, pharmacy's, Mc Donald's and Starbucks. We're also close to Thunder Lagoon water park.
Property Type Tiny House
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets not allowed
Setting & View
  • Beach
  • Near Ocean
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Courtyard View
  • Garden View
  • Beach Access
General
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Wifi
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Private Entrance
  • Lock On Bedroom Door
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Shower Gel
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Portable Fans
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 1 Bath
  • Bathroom – Shower, Toilet
The full size bathroom has a small bathtub/ shower combo, flushing toilet, 2 soft towels, 2 washcloths, a hair dryer along with body wash, shampoo and conditioner. There are also cubbies to store personal belongings
Sleeping Arrangements 1 Bedroom, sleeps 2
  • Studio Bedroom – 2 Twin beds
A twin size daybed with a second twin bed, pull out trundle underneath. New memory foam mattresses.
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • Video Games
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
  • Smart TV
Family
  • Room Darkening Shades
  • Table Corner Guards
  • Children's Books & Toys
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Veranda
  • Private Yard
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Outdoor Seating
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Theme
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
Attractions
  • Bay/Sound
  • Coin Laundry
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling/Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Whale Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Cleaning Products
Expectations
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
  • Limited Parking
  • Limited Amenities
  • Cameras/Surveillance
  • Dangerous Animals
  • Near Lake, River, or Water Body
Accessibility
  • Path To Entrance Lit At Night
  • Disabled Parking Spot