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Best Kept Secret by the Bay

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Last updated: 05/12/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 4)

Begin your story on Hooper's Island, surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and Honga River on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
This unique island is a "MUST DO" on your bucket list.

Enjoy Maryland crabs, breathtaking vistas and amazing sunsets!

Hooper's Island has no attractions, Hooper's Island "is the attraction!"
Children 13 and over are welcome.

Enjoy your stay on Hooper's Island as you surround yourself in this spacious Contemporary Ranch with a lovely view of the Bay across the road. Sit and swing on the enclosed screened porch while Ospreys, Blue Herons and Eagles fly by.
Enjoy your own private Dock around the bend on the Riverside Little Dock is great for crabbing, mooring a small skiff or just chilling out with morning coffee or evening wine. It is a short walk from the house.
Also included is wireless high speed internet, flat screen Direct TV, landline phone for local calling and a vintage Auto Return Pool Table in family room for your entertainment. Outdoor games in shed.
This is an adult oriented house best suited for adult vacationers. 5 Guest Maximum. Children over 12 are welcome! Sorry no pets!

Bring your bike, kayak or boat, easy access with 2 free public ramps close to house.....Larger boats over 14 feet can be moored at nearby Marina, small boats up to 18' can stay on hitch in driveway or small Jon boats can be tied up to dock. Hiking, biking and of course crabbing from your private little dock on the riverside...Kayak rentals, bike rentals and charter boats available on the island and in nearby Black Water Refuge.
Early risers, watch the locals bring in their catch of the day. Late risers, enjoy nature at its finest!
De stress and enjoy a quiet and peaceful vacation surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay, Back Creek and the Honga River. Perfect for a romantic getaway, friends getaway, nature enthusiasts, boaters of all kinds, artists, photographers, writers, historians and a bird watchers paradise.
Go Biking and strolling along the scenic bike route. Please note: there is a little wading beach by the causeway on the riverside to sift through the sand for sea glass and arrowhead artifacts, or fish from the point... Just bring your beach chair, fishing pole, beach shoes, towel and a bag to collect your sea treasures.

The nearby town of Cambridge hosts restaurants, entertainment, skip jack cruises, shopping, theaters, art galleries, antiques, etc. A must do is visit the recently built lighthouse at the public marina.
And while you are visiting and have time, plan a day trip to the beach and boardwalk in Ocean City. Approx 1.5 hour drive. A great place to visit for a day of swimming, amusements, walking on the boardwalk and dining in local restaurants. Also check out Assateague Island, "the land of the wild pony" It is a 10 minute drive from Ocean City.

If arriving by plane, the closest major airport to Dorchester County, Maryland is Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional cars are available. When on the island...Biking, walking, motorbikes, cars, etc. Tow your own small boat if you drive to the island. It can be docked in a nearby marina down the road... or if small enough, leave on hitch in driveway. A kayak can be stored on your little private dock around the bend on the riverside. Bring your own bikes or rent bikes and kayaks and tour the islands or nearby Black Water Refuge. You can also have boats delivered to your rental for fun on the river and the bay.
This is as good as it gets!!!!

Our house on the island is the "best kept secret" by the bay.
Our house is a NO SMOKING facility
Sorry NO PETS!
Teens 13 and over are welcome.

Please note: We are closed from November 1 through March 31 ...Opening day April 1. Book your unique vacation now!


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/12/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    Mostly enjoyable by adults. Children 13 and over are welcome!...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Included


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • This is a must do on your bucket list!


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table:

    Vintage auto return pool table....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village
  • Water View:

    Beautiful view overlooking the Bay and Barron Island....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Play room with vintage auto return pool table....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central electric heat...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed wireless internet...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    great room with flat screen TV...moreless

  • Parking:

    can fit 2 to 3 cars in driveway...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line for local calls only...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker:

    2 coffee makers, extra coffee, powdered creamer, sugar and coffee filers available....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Refrigerator with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included


from 8 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
4th of July
Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Oct 4 - Oct 8, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • cleaning $75
  • Property Damage Protection $59


The maximum days a guest can stay is 7 nights.

There will be 1/2% additional charge applied to your rental if you opt out of your property damage protection payment polity.

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/12/2017
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1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Old Saltys
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Old Saltys

Car: Necessary

Great place to de-stress in this Adult oriented home.

A must do is to go across the Causeway and bridge to Lower Island.

High speed wireless internet in house!

Children over 12 are welcome!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: We first came to Hooper"s Island in 2004, loved it so much that we had a house built overlooking the bay on a little quiet lane. We are into nature, and this is a perfect and safe place to enjoy nature at its finest. Great adult getaway.

Why the Owner Chose Fishing Creek, MD, USA:
For the peaceful surroundings and lovely vistas. Starry nights and gorgeous sunsets! Quiet walks, beautiful bike rides, crabbing, fishing, boating, reading, bird watching or just sitting on the dock and enjoying an evening wine or morning coffee. Simply close your eyes and listen to the sounds of the rippling water....

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We fell in love with the island and designed our home to fit into the peaceful surroundings. There is so much history in the area.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/12/2017

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  • Lovely view across the lane.

    Lovely view across the lane.

  • Open sun deck, enclosed screen porch.

    Open sun deck, enclosed screen porch.

  • Kitchen/dining


  • Master Bed and Bath

    Master Bed and Bath

  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Private Riverside Dock

    Private Riverside Dock

  • Causeway


  • Explore the area

    Explore the area

  • Watch Ospreys fish and passing ships

    Watch Ospreys fish and passing ships

  • Beautiful sunset over Barron Island

    Beautiful sunset over Barron Island

  • Crossing over to Hooper's Island

    Crossing over to Hooper's Island

  • Marina on Lower Island with Free Boat Ramp

    Marina on Lower Island with Free Boat Ramp

  • Exterior of house

    Exterior of house

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Playroom


  • Guest Bedroom

    Guest Bedroom

  • Porch


  • Causeway


  • A typical Hooper Island Sunset

    A typical Hooper Island Sunset

  • Free boat ramp!

    Free boat ramp!

  • Entrance on to Hooper's Island

    Entrance on to Hooper's Island

  • Hooper's Island Post Office

    Hooper's Island Post Office

  • Historic Hooper's Island

    Historic Hooper's Island

  • Lovely view of the Honga River

    Lovely view of the Honga River

VRBO #709389

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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