|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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$135 per night, MINIMUM 3 night stays, perfect for a quick, relaxing Getaway
$25 per night extra during Holiday weekends/Iron/Eagleman Events
Fantastic 360 Degree Views in Fishing Creek (Hoopers Island)
Waterfront (Honga River) and WATERBACK (Chesapeake Bay), located on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Scenic, peaceful and spacious 1 bedroom studio apartment located on the entire second floor of our property.
Available for 3 NIGHT MINIMUM stays and 3 Adults Maximum Occupancy.
Private Entrance from your own deck with Adirondack chairs and scenic views
Large full bathroom
Spacious walk in closet
Shared screened in porch for your dining pleasure
Private dock for small watercraft
Beautiful scenery, 360 Degree views, as every wall has 2 windows with a view! Simple, comfortable and cozy surroundings. Enjoy the sunset each night and the night sky with a spectacular vantage point for star gazing. Opportunities to walk, jog, bike, kayak, canoe, bird watch, collect beach glass and more, just steps from your door.
If you get up early enough you have a different set of views to enjoy, as the watermen begin bringing back some of their days catch, and the water glistens as the sun begins to rise. Every window offers a different view, depending on the time of day. Even thunderstorms are a sight to behold, and you can do so safely in the screened in porch out front.
Huge yard that reaches all the way to the BAY, with a huge fire pit, benches and chairs to enjoy the view. You can play badminton, bocci, horseshoes, fly kites, or just sit by the bay, watching the sunset and the cruise ships pass by. During the day, sit and watch the nesting ospreys near the front of the property . Plenty of outdoor space and seating. Front dock with a ladder and small boat lift for putting your small craft into the Honga River, so bring your kayaks and canoes! There is also a public dock for your larger watercraft.
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 just buy or catch fresh crabs to cook your way, we provide the crab steamer! We also provide two small crab pots/traps to try your hand at crabbing from our dock.
What Can You Expect At Hoopers Island Bayside Haven?
As we strive for the Bayside Haven to be a truly 'get away from it all' location, we do not provide internet access nor cable TV. We do have plenty of DVDs and local & network TV stations. We have central AC, a ceiling fan, along with window shades (which you WILL need as we get a lot of wonderful sunshine all year long). Eight windows for catching the breezes, which are plentiful.
If you want to stay connected, you must bring your smart phone and/or patronize either the Hoopers Island General Store (formerly Island Pride) or Old Salty's to use their internet. But really...traveling out here encourages you to unplug for a little while, enjoy the scenery, the wildlife and the simplicity...the sunsets are amazing, you may notice others pulling out their chairs around 'sunset' time up and down the bay, as they all admire the wondrous views, the ships going by, and the fabulous birds flying by or swimming in the water . We often have our neighbors over and enjoy it together. Old Salty's is our local (within walking distance) seafood restaurant, where you can meet the locals and the folks that drive from all parts of the Easter Shore to eat here. (open Wed-Sun)
We have crisp cool 400 count 100% Cotton linens, organic and/or made in the USA when we can find them. We use steam to clean soft surfaces (pillows, mattresses, cushions, etc.) between guests, to keep down the allergens and just to offer you a comfortable stay. All bedding are encased in bug proof, allergen free materials. We are picky about where we stay, and apply these standards to our vacation rentals as well.
If we are in residence on the first floor, we offer Complimentary Happy Hours for our guests. (we have a separate entrance and separate outdoor deck, to stay out of your way)
You can 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.
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 :)
We're still tweaking a few things here and there to make your stay as lovely as possible. Check back for updates!
*Holiday (Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day) and Marathon Event (Ironman/Eagleman etc.) are an additional $25 per night. Third Person (Max occupancy) is an additional $25 per stay.
We live in Philadelphia, but own two wonderful vacation rental properties as well as our home, Philly Bed and Bagel, that we share with you, our guests. We love to travel and we love hosting people in our home. We strive to offer you a comfy and cozy vacation experience We are self maintained although we do have a local handyperson on call in Hoopers, because we want to respond quickly to any issues or concerns.
We love meeting new people and of course enjoying cocktail hours with our guests at either location. We try to offer a blend of comfort and simplicity within our decor and in our amenities. We pride ourselves on keeping our properties clean and updated, and are constantly on the look out for ways to improve.
Debi Richter purchased this studio in 2001
We bought the Haven several years ago as a place for our family to get away from it all and enjoy the outdoors. We loved watching our children enjoy the water sports, my son working on his sailboat, and combing the 'beach area' for sea glass, biking and walking around the island.
Our children could roam around the island without a care, as it is a very safe and quiet location. The roads are flat, easy to bike or walk on, and the water is perfect for kayaks or canoes, and not so deep you that need to worry.
In our fast paced lives, we all need a place to just 'be' and for us, Hoopers Island Bayside Haven is just that. We hope you will also enjoy the opportunity to relax and enjoy the scenery.
The ability to watch the sunsets every night, and sunrise when we get up early enough. I can not stress this enough, we never tire of the views, and even if I'm cooking, I take a minute to look outside as the sun goes down.
For me personally, there is nothing better than getting up early, making a cup of tea, grabbing my book and sitting on the front porch on one of the rockers and watching the boats come back in. Bliss!
We also really enjoy having friends over at night and building a fire and of course having some drinks while we relax and catch up.
My 'book club' enjoys all of the antique and thrift shopping, wine tasting at Leyton's Chance Winery and ending the day at Salty's for crab dinners and Hoopers Island Ice Tea. They look forward to the trip every year, the 'club' is growing because of this 'field trip.'
Excellent location on the water. Plenty of room in this flat to relax. No worries about kids or loud families disturbing you here. Locals are super friendly. Store nearby for supplies. Also some nice restaurants. Only wish we could have stayed longer. Winding road. Great for bikes, running or walking. Very scenic.
We brought our bikes over 1000 miles from the mid-west to ride the quiet roads of Dorchester County. Hooper's Island Bayside Haven was the perfect base for our adventure. The apartment was neat and clean, spacious, and had everything we needed. And, it is in one of the most beautiful spots in the world. It is so quiet we could hear the wings of birds as they flew over. As and added benefit we could see about 10 osprey nests fro m the dock across the street. The bike ridinng was superb - low to no traffic, flat roads, peaceful, eagles, osprey, herons, .... I would definitely stay here again and I would recommend it to family and friends. Thanks!
This is a lovely studio apartment. It was very clean, had plenty of room, and is in a beautiful, quiet setting. Perfect sunsets from the back yard. In addition to having all the basics, there were a lot of movies and books to stay occupied on a rainy night. It was a very hot weekend, but the fans and window A/C kept the place cool and comfortable. Note there is no WiFi and my cell signal wasn't very strong inside.
I stayed here for Eagleman 70.3. It's about 40 minutes from Great Marsh Park in Cambridge. It's an easy drive (even early on race morning, just keep an eye out for deer). I really liked being slightly away from all the race chaos. There is a cute general store and Emily's produce/farm store is awesome. It's between the apartment and the race site and has everything you need for healthy pre-race fuel and lots of tasty treats to celebrate after.
Debi was a great hostess - very responsive with questions and provided a lot of information on the area.
The apartment had plenty of room for the three of us, had everything you could possibly need and a few extras that were very thoughtfully left for us. The fire pit was fun at night and star gazing is particularly awesome - so many bright stars! Very relaxing and yet there is plenty to do. We loved kayaking at the blackwater refuge! Amazing wildlife at blackwater and at Hooper's Island. Enjoyed reading about the history of Hooper's Island too. Great weekend!
Accurate description of location, layout, and amenities. Very homey and it was exactly what we were looking for; restful, quiet, and plenty of available activities (when we wanted something to do). The place was clean and well-maintained with plenty of extra little amenities like soaps and sunscreen. Very responsive owners that provided great customer service. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone that would like a nice private getaway from daily busyness. We enjoyed the national wildlife refuge, as well as Cambridge. We drove down the island and took in the scenery. It was great to use the grill and watch the sunset. Highly recommend this spot!
I booked this place in hopes of having a quiet get-away for my husband, myself and our 9 month old son. I was planning it for an early 1st Father's Day gift for my husband.
I don't even know where to begin on how wonderful everything was! I contacted Debi on a Thursday evening around 11pm and she got back to me that very same evening. And going forward, she always got back to me within 24 hours and provided SO much information. Everything was even better than I had expected, and was already expecting it to be super nice! The place is VERY clean and Debi and Steve really do a great job on welcoming you to their place and making you feel at home. They are very laid back people and really do their best in helping you plan the best getaway for yourself. Debi would send me emails asking for ideas of what we'd be interested in doing so she could help us out. It was great because she knows the area and it made it easier that when we got down there, we already had a list of ideas to do.
The grounds are amazing. You have your own dock across the street (which is not a big street LOL) that you can go fishing and crabbing. My husband and I would have a glass of wine out there in the evening and one morning we had a watched the sun rise (because it's a perfect view for it on the water). In the back you have the bay and a fire pit. That was pretty fun. The views are gorgeous from any window you look out.
It was truly so relaxing and exactly what my husband needed. i highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a quiet getaway. And you are definitely in good hands with Debi and Steve!!
Don't miss the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. Only 10 minutes from the Haven.
Although we are surrounded by water, there is NO typical beach experience. Swimming in the bay is NOT for everyone, although many do cool off using our floats. The waterways are ideally enjoyed by paddle boarding, kayaking, jet skis, etc.
You can rent kayaks, canoes, bikes, and more or bring your own. It is the best way to enjoy the island waterways and the surrounding areas.
Cambridge is only 25 minutes away and has lots of little boutiques and restaurants, Easton only 15 minutes more with additional options.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Trash Removal (optional)||$25|
Rental Agreement is considered "accepted" upon receipt of payment. Complete contact information sent to Homeowner/Host.
We do not charge a cleaning fee and expect our guests to leave the Haven as it was found, cleaning supplies and a check list will be provided.
As we are in a rural area, trash removal is not provided, you may choose to remove trash yourself or pay a $25 removal fee.