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Eastern Shore Waterfront Estate, Private Beach, Deep Water

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Last updated: 03/29/2015

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  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Martins Point is a late 18th Century house and cottages on Maryland's historic Eastern Shore where the Underground Railroad once passed through the property. It is located on a secluded finger of land, surrounded by water on three sides, a place to unwind, immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Chesapeake Bay and reconnect with family and friends.

The house and adjacent cottages include 8 bedrooms and can accommodate 16 guests (we only rent the entire compound and do not rent cottages or rooms separately). Furnishings reflect our family's taste: an appreciation of the farm's rural, colonial origins offset by a love of antiques and oriental rugs. FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR AT OUR WEBSITE, SEE "LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION" BELOW.

The pool and front lawn open on a favorite anchorage of Maryland sailors who frequently come and go during summer months. Great Blue Herons, bald eagles and ospreys drift by daily. Our dock can accommodate boats with up to 4 ft draft. The lagoon in front of the house, protected from weather on 4 sides will accommodate larger boats at anchor -- bottom is 12 feet deep at MLT. Our O'Day sailboat, kayaks, windsurfers and outboard skiff are also available for rental if you don't have a boat and would like to get out on the water.

During fall and winter thousands of Canada geese and ducks winter in the coves and fields around the house. We've watched geese for many years but have never lost our love of watching them cup their wings as they come in to land.

The surrounding towns have a lot to offer. Easton, Oxford and St. Michael's are all within easy distance and sport restaurants, great antiquing and interesting shops. In St Michael's, the Chesapeake Maritime Museum, only a few feet away from the Crab Claw, is always worth a visit. In the fall, the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful place to see a profusion of wildlife -- more geese and ducks than you can imagine. The trip there will also take you through one of the last undeveloped areas of the Eastern Shore.

Martins Point is located near Trappe, Maryland, less than two hour's drive from Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Drive time from Baltimore Washington International airport is 90 minutes.

Keywords: Large main House and Two Cottages


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Property Type

  • Chateau / Country House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome:

    Martins Point is a kid's paradise, where they can fish, boat, crab, clam, sail, kayak and bird watch....moreless

  • Limited Accessibility:

    We have a lift to take guests to the second floor of the main house....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    No cats due to family allergies. Dogs selectively allowed but must stay away from sheep. Larger security/damage deposit may be required....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Depends on the pet, but the presence of sheep on the farm has proven problematic with some dogs. Cats are not allowed because of family allergies....moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    We can provide a ramp for access to the house from outside....moreless

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18, Beds for 16-18

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) Direct TV, 200+ channels. The main house has 48" and 32" flat screen HDTVs and each cottage has a standard TV...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Numerous DVDs and videocassette movies...moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    Martins Point is on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay and is surrounded by water on three sides, facing a sheltered cove and our private beach....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Air Conditioning:

    Window air conditioning units for every bedroom and public rooms....moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine:

    New, large capacity washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    Firewood is provided at no additional charge....moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Our caretaker is available to cater simple dinners such as BBQ, crabs, etc. Cost is separately negotiated with him. There are also many local caterers available....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Two refrigerators and a freezer....moreless


  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    First floor screen porch functions as a summer dining area. Second floor screened porch is an outdoor living room fully furnished with wicker and a porch swing....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


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May Day to Labor Day (minimum 1 week)	                $6,800/week
Post-Labor Day to Waterfowl Festival	                $3,900/week; $2700/4-days
Post-Waterfowl Festival to May Day (minimum 2 days) 	$2,500/week; $490-$700/day
Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years                      $3,900/week
Security deposit                                        $1,500
Sailboat, kayaks, paddleboat, windsurfer, outboard skiff are separately available.

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Owner info

Year Purchased: 1939

About the owner: My family bought Martins Point back in the 1930's and it has been a wonderful haven for family gatherings for four generations now. I feel as if I'm reliving my own childhood when I see my four kids roll out of bed in the summer, climb into their bathing suits and head out in the skiff for the day's adventures. Every season triggers its own memories, from the clouds of geese that come in the fall to the explosion of life and fair winds in the spring. We live with our four children in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and there is never a time when, leaving the farm, we don't ask ourselves why we're going back to the city.

Why the Owner Chose Oxford:
I grew up there and grew to love the Eastern Shore when it was a real backwater in time. The locals spoke in an accent that back then was almost Elizabethan, and history runs very deep, from the Shore's ascendancy in colonial times as a maritime center to its heritage of pirates and bootleggers. Our farm dates to the early 1700s and was a stop along the Underground Railroad before the Civil War; in fact a few years ago archeologists unearthed a buries dugout canoe likely used to cross the Choptank in secrecy (it is now in the Frederick Douglas Museum in Baltimore).

The Unique Benefits at this Chateau / Country House:
It's like our own island, with that same sense of peace and escape that you get leaving the mainland. There is not another house in view. In the summer our days of filled with sailing, swimming, exploring, fishing, crabbing and just Doing Nothing. Our part of the county is also very popular with road cyclists (very few cars).

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Speaks: french



  • Aerial view of Martins Point

    Aerial view of Martins Point

  • Fall at Martins Point

    Fall at Martins Point

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • The Main House and Cottages

    The Main House and Cottages

  • Main House and Pool

    Main House and Pool

VRBO #196387

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Member since: 2008
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Eastern Shore Waterfront Estate, Private Beach, Deep Water

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