WATERFRONT & WATERBACK, 360° views! Hoopers Island Bayside Haven; romantic, scenic, peaceful GETAWAY, SPACIOUS 1 bedroom/studio apartment, entire second floor of our property. Bring your bike/kayak. Guest entrance & deck, one of the FEW homes to have both BAY & RIVER water access directly on our property. Relaxing retreat from DC (2+ hrs).
Located on historic and quaint Hoopers Island, the Bayside Haven is available for 2 NIGHT MINIUMUM stays, 2 people, 3rd person $25 extra. NON HOLIDAY/EVENT. This price INCLUDES Dorchester County Lodging Tax.
3 Nights or more=discounted. Holiday/Event Minimum night stay, 3 nights: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Ironman or Eagleman. Triathletes, we can host more guests downstairs, send us your requests for a “Special Triathletes Offer.”
WATERFRONT (Honga River) and WATERBACK (Chesapeake Bay), located on Maryland's Eastern Shore. We have floats for use in the bay.
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Private Entrance from your deck with Adirondack chairs and scenic views
Large full bathroom
Spacious walk in closet
Screened in porch for your dining pleasure
Private river dock for small watercraft
Beautiful scenery, one of the FEW homes on Hoopers Island with BOTH waterfront (River) and waterback (Bay) 360° views, water everywhere! The Haven has simple, comfortable and cozy surroundings. Our guests enjoy the sunrise (watch as the watermen bring in their catch) AND the sunset each night with a spectacular vantage point for star gazing. Opportunities to walk, jog, bike, kayak, canoe, bird watch, collect beach glass, go crabbing, photography treks, right from our doorstep and dock.
Coffee/tea on the front porch is the way to begin your day, watch the nesting ospreys near the front of the property. Our yard ends at the BAY, with a huge fire pit, benches and chairs to enjoy the view. Play badminton, horseshoes, fly kites, etc. or just sit by the bay, watching the sunset and the cruise ships pass by. Front dock with a ladder & small boat lift for putting your small craft into the Honga River, so bring your kayaks and canoes! There is a public dock to launch your larger watercraft, and then use our dock to “park” during your stay.
Kitchen herbs for your cooking pleasure are right outside your door. Within walking distance of crab picking houses for FRESH just picked crab for your culinary creations. Or catch fresh crabs to cook your way, we provide small crab pots for you to try crabbing from our dock & steamer to cook them in!
We strive for Hoopers Island Bayside Haven to truly be a "get away from it all" location, we do NOT provide internet access nor cable TV. We do have plenty of books, DVDs and local and network TV station coverage. In order to stay connected, you must bring your smart phone or patronize either the Hoopers Island General Store (formerly Island Pride) or Old Salty's to use their internet. This is chance to unplug for a little while, enjoy the scenery, the wildlife and the simplicity. The Island, the Blackwater Refuge and the new National Park Harriet Tubman museum are the most "local" sites for you to enjoy during your getaway and there are more in Cambridge and nearby.
Sorry, pets are not allowed, although in the future, we would like to offer a "kennel" in our shed for your furry family member, and will post updates when that becomes a reality. We try to keep the Haven allergen free for our guests.
Old Salty's is our local (within walking distance) seafood restaurant, where you can meet the locals as well as the folks that drive from various parts of the Eastern Shore to eat here. (Open Wed-Sun)
You may rent kayaks/canoes or go on a charter fishing boat tour, or just a scenic tour, right on the island. The land is flat, perfect for biking or going for a long walk from bridge to bridge.
We have crisp cool 400 count 100% Cotton linens, organic and/or made in the USA when we can find them. We steam clean all soft surfaces (pillows, mattresses, cushions, etc.) between guests, to keep down the allergens and just to offer you a comfortable stay. All bedding is encased in bug proof, allergen free materials. We are picky about where we stay, and apply these standards to our vacation rentals as well.
No Smoking and No Pets
Rural area,TRASH REMOVAL is NOT provided, you may choose to bring it with you when you leave or pay the removal fee of $25. Your choice :)
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