Eastern Shore Waterfront Estate, Private Beach, Deep Water
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- Wheel chair accessible:No
St. Michaels chateau / country house 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 cottages include 8 bedrooms and can accommodate 16 guests (we only rent the entire compound together; rooms and cottages not available 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. Our O'Day sailboat, kayaks, paddle boat, 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: Main house and 2 cottages
- Elevator : Stairway lift to the second floor
- Chateau / Country House
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility:
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16
Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Pantry Items
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Ice Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Wood Fireplace:
- Washing Machine:
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Living Room seats 8
- Iron & Board
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Library:
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
- Private Pool
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
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Magical historic house on the eastern shore
Magical historic house on the eastern shore
My family and friends have had the great good fortune to have stayed at this beautiful historic home twice now. It is the perfect place for a group to come together in a casual, laid back setting and enjoy the natural surrounding beauty. We took advantage of the beach, walking paths, water and day trips to neighboring small towns. But the best times we had were gathering for cocktails on the screened in porch overlooking the water or making big communal dinners that we then enjoyed in the dining room or bricked veranda. The house is not only filled with antiques but many personal photos and mementos belonging the the owner. We could the feel the deep roots around us - roots that go back 300 years or more. And it is those roots that made us feel deeply connected to our surroundings. Added to all of this was the attentive caretaker who saw to our every need. This is truly a unique home that we plan on coming back to again and again.
- Guest Debra (Rhinebeck, NY)
- Date of stay 08/25/13
- Review Submitted 02/14/14
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.
Wonderful Easton Shore Family Retreat
Wonderful Easton Shore Family Retreat
We have stayed at Martins Point with our children and grandchildren over many summers since discovering this unique waterfront homestead in the 1990s. Surrounded by water on three sides with a southwest exposure to the Choptank River, the property benefits from comfortable breezes during the summer, as well as well as outstanding views in all directions. The classic house with its upper and lower screen porches has all the amenities and comfort you need for a great family vacation. The pool and wonderful yard provide a center for family activities, and the location is ideal for boating, kayaking, sailing, fishing and other water activities. The cottages are great for grandchildren. There are opportunities to walk the entire property and beach with beautiful water views. This is one of the best locations for family members of all ages to experience the Easton Shore.
- Guest Jim (Baltimore, MD 21212)
- Date of stay 06/29/13
- Review Submitted 02/10/14
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+.
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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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 St. Michaels:
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).
- Primary: (202) 489-6200 (District of Columbia, USA)
- Secondary: (301) 654-0626 (Maryland, USA)
Martins Point in its entirety
House and Pool
View of the water
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