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Chesapeake Waterfront Compound for Family Retreat -- Pool, Boat Dock

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:16
  • Bedrooms:8
  • Bathrooms:6.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Country House and cottages, 8 Bedrooms, 6.5 Baths, (Sleeps 16), exceptional wate

Martins Point is a late 18th Century home located on Maryland's historic Eastern Shore and sited 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 6.5 bathrooms 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.

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 cove in front of the house, sheltered from weather on 4 sides, will accommodate larger boats at anchor -- bottom is 12 feet deep at mean low tide – and offers a wide, wave-free area to explore. Our O'Day sailboat, kayaks, windsurfer and outboard skiff are also available for rental if you don't have a boat and would like to get out on the water. Crabbing and fishing from the dock are favorite summer pastimes.

The property includes over two miles of walks along the shore of the Choptank River and La Trappe Creek. Our long sand spit at the mouth of La Trappe Creek offers a beach to sunbathe and wade. Quiet roads nearby offer great opportunities for biking.

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 good seafood restaurants, great antiquing and interesting shops. In St Michael's, the Chesapeake Maritime Museum is always worth a visit. The area hosts a number of events and festivals including the St. Michaels Antique Boat Show, St. Michaels Oyster Fest, Easton Waterfowl Festival, Easton Plein Air Art Festival and Chesapeake Film Festival among others. 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.

La Trappe Creek and the nearby Choptank River are fun to explore by boat and include several historic homes including Hampden (oldest house in Talbot County), Beauvoir, Compton, Boston and The Wilderness, all built during the early colonial era.

At the tip of Martins Point, an early 19th-century dugout canoe was found buried and is thought to have been built by slaves for use in the Underground Railroad. It is now a centerpiece of the Frederick Douglas Museum in Baltimore.

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: Chesapeake, Eastern Shore, Talbot County, Oxford, St Michaels, Easton, Cambridge, Trappe, Royal Oak, waterfront, swimming pool, dock, beach, sail, kayak, bicycle, birding, boating, fishing, crabbing
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Owner

Member since: 2008

Speaks: french
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/07/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 5200 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : Stair lift

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 16
  • Children Welcome:

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

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    We can provide a ramp for access to the house from outside. A stair life provides access to the second floor of the main house. Contact owner for details...moreless

Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

  • 1: Main house - Master bedroom: 1 double

    Antique full size four poster bed, private bath, HD TV...moreless

  • 2: Main house - Bedroom adjoining master: 2 twin/ single

    private bath with shower...moreless

  • 3: Main house - middle bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Shared bath with tub...moreless

  • 4: Main house - End bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Shared bath with tub...moreless

  • 7: Far cottage - right bedroom: 1 queen

    Connecting bath (shower/tub), HD TV...moreless

  • 6: Near cottage - left bedroom: 1 queen

    Connecting bath with shower/tub, HD TV...moreless

  • 5: Near cottage - right bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Private bath (shower) plus connecting bath (shower bath)...moreless

  • 8: Far cottage - left bedroom

    Connecting bath (shower/tub)...moreless

  • The house and cottages include 8 bedrooms and can accommodate 16 guests....moreless

Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • 1: Master Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • 2: Private bath for Bedroom 2: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • 3: Connecting bath for bedrooms 3 & 4: toilet, tub

    ...moreless

  • 4: Private bath for bedroom 5: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • 5: Connecting bath for bedrooms 5 & 6: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Main house powder room: toilet

    ...moreless

  • 6: Connecting bath for bedrooms 7 & 8: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Our O'Day sailboat, kayaks, windsurfer and outboard skiff are available for rental if you don't have a boat and would like to get out on the water. Wood Fireplace: Firewood is provided at no additional charge. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer. Elevator: There is a stairway lift to the second floor. Fully equipped Kitchen, Two refrigerators and a freezer, Catering Available: Our caretaker is available to cater simple dinners such as BBQ, crabs, etc. Cost is separately negotiated with him. Charcoal Weber Grill. Deck/Patio: Adjoins main house and pool. 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, Martins Point is on La Trappe Creek, part of the Chesapeake Bay estuary and is surrounded by water on three sides, facing a sheltered cove and our private beach....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish TV, 200+ channels. The main house has 48" and 32" flat screen HDTVs and each cottage has a 32" flat screen HDTV...moreless

  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Numerous DVDs and videocassette movies...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Lovely rural setting with sheep and chickens in the barnyard 500 feet from the house and a rich variety of wildlife including ospreys, herons, bald eagles and otters....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Martins Point is on a tidal 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
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Interior dining room seats 14. Dining porch facing the water seats up to 20....moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

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

  • Broadband Access:

    Satellite is broadband. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator:

    Stair lift...moreless

  • Fireplace:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Satellite internet. Speed is sufficient for email, web surfing and document download but not good for video....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    New, large capacity washer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

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

Kitchen

  • 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

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Fully equipped kitchen...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped. Includes two sinks. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Gas oven + convection/microwave oven....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Two large and one small refrigerator plus a freezer....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas stove...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Boat:

    Sailboat, skiff, kayaks and sailboard area available separately for rental....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Adjoins main house and pool...moreless

  • Golf:

    Available at courses in Easton and Cambridge...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available separately for rental....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    First-floor screened 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

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber charcoal grill...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Available at public courts in Oxford and at the Hyatt Resort in Cambridge....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter 2017
Nov 28 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$700 $850
Fri, Sat
$2,900
Spring 2017
Apr 1 - May 6, 2017
3 night min stay
$700 $950
Fri, Sat
$3,900
Summer 2017
Jun 17 - Sep 4, 2017
7 night min stay

$6,900
Fall 2017
Sep 5 - Nov 17, 2017
4 night min stay
$700 $950
Fri, Sat
$5,000
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

$6,900

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Tax Rate 4%

Notes:

RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UNTIL RESERVATIONS ARE CONFIRMED. ALL LEASE TERMS ARE GOVERNED BY THE LEASE AND IN THE EVENT OF A CONFLICT BETWEEN THE LEASE AND THE INFORMATION ON THIS LISTING, THE TERMS OF THE LEASE SHALL APPLY.

WE HAVE A FLEXIBLE CANCELLATION POLICY THAT IS STATED IN THE LEASE. SEE THE SAMPLE LEASE FO.R DETAILS.


Owner's cancellation policy:

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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Location

90 Miles
Nearest Airport
DCA Reagan / BWI Baltimore Washington Int'l
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Trappe
15 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hogneck, Easton / Hyatt Resort, Cambridge
74 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak BWI airport
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Trappe
70 Miles
Nearest Beach
On property or Delaware beaches (Rehobeth)

Car: Necessary

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 property includes over two miles of walks along the shore of the Choptank River and La Trappe Creek. Our long sand spit at the mouth of Trappe Creek offers a beach to sunbathe and wade. Crabbing and fishing from the dock are favorite summer pastimes.

The surrounding towns have a lot to offer. Easton, Oxford and St. Michael's are all within easy distance and sport good seafood restaurants, great antiquing and interesting shops. In St Michael's, the Chesapeake Maritime Museum is always worth a visit. The area hosts a number of events and festivals including the St. Michaels Antique Boat Show, St. Michaels Oyster Fest, Easton Waterfowl Festival, Easton Plein Air Art Festival and Chesapeake Film Festival among others. 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.

La Trappe Creek and the nearby Choptank River are fun to explore by boat and include several historic homes including Hampden (oldest house in Talbot County), Beauvoir, Compton, Boston and The Wilderness, all built during the early colonial era.

Other Activities: boating, shelling, biking, shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, hunting

 

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 Trappe, MD, USA:
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 buried 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 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).


Contact us

Speaks: french
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 03/07/2017

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Photos

  • Aerial view of house, cottages and pool

    Aerial view of house, cottages and pool

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Our favorite spot

    Our favorite spot

  • Dining porch

    Dining porch

VRBO #196387

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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