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Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Estate

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Remote Home in the middle of the Eastern Shore of Virginia, must see!!!

This property is a privately owned penisula centrally located in the middle of the VA Eastern Shore. If it is privacy and seclusion your looking for you need not look any further. The property dates back to 1817 and is filled with alot of local history. If you like artifact hunting and beach combing you need to book now.

The home is situated on alot of acres so there is no stepping on your neighbor. Alot of Wild Turkeys, Deer, Foxes, and the likes are located in the surrounding woods and open fields. At night the stars are out in force and are great to gaze at, telescope provided upon request.

No need to buy or rent a canoe when you visit, you have FREE USE of a canoe and kayaks, crab pots, trotline and crab cooker.

You have your own private dock to launch your watercraft from and quite frankly you have the entire Chesapeake Bay to yourself, exceptionally quite waterways, great for jet skiing and kyaking.

With the 2014 renovations nearing completion you need to BOOK NOW. One of a Kind for sure.

More Information: Cell Phone: limited coverage on personal cell phone carriers.

Smoking Not Allowed: No smoking in the house and if you do smoke outside pick up you butts.

Kid Friendly: A lot of antiques and collectible items for your enjoyment to look at NOT TOUCH OR MOVE.

Minimum Age Limit for Renters.

No shoes or food upstairs on the new carpet, upstairs has a deck over looking the water with a table for 4 to sit and eat and drink breakfast or dinner.

Pets: Pet Friendly: Pets are welcome as long as they don't do there business in the house and any waste created in the yard must be removed and thrown into the wooded area to alleviate anyone stepping on it. Pets are not allowed on the furniture whatsoever. If you bring your pet he/she must be free of fleas and the such. Pet Deposit is required per pet. (requirements stated in 'Rental Agreement')

Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations): Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations): The downstairs area is handicap friendly with a large bathroom for manuverability. The kitchen is located downstairs for easy access along with a sleeper sofa. The outdoor shower is located on the back deck which has a screened in porch for your comfort

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Hacksneck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - shower , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , 114 Year Old Claw Foot Bathtub to soak in while Relaxing
  • The upstairs bathroom has a toilet, sink, shower, tub, vanity and great view of the water. The downstairs bathroom has antique bathtub, toilet and sink The outdoor shower is the best with a great outdoor view inside the screened in porch.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Captian's quarters overlooking water
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , open studio room upstairs with bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , open ariea downstairs serves as bedroom with full bathroom
  • ROOM DESCRIPTION LAYOUT Captain's Quarter's located upstairs with Queen Bed, large closet and beautiful view of the waterfront from the bed. First Mate's Quarter's are located upstairs with a Queen Bed and great waterfront view from the bed also. Bathroom in between both rooms complete with tub/shower and beautiful view of water also. DOWNSTAIRS is one open room with bathroom, kitchen, dining area and entertainment area with (2) fold out queen sofa beds. Air Mattress suggested for added comfort. 'Brand New' Bathroom with 114 year old claw foot bathtub.. Wait till you see this one. It offer's a water view also. In the common area upstairs is a Futon Sofa large enough for 2 to sleep on. Downstairs in the Living Room/Entertainment/Kitchen area is a fold out sofa, large enough for two also.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Binoculars
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 5 beach chairs
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer: Plenty of room on property for such vehicles. MUST CLARIFY AMOUNT OF GUESTS. Video Library: a lot of kid's and young adult videos to view. All PG rated and themed to the vacation rental, pirate movies, ship movies, etc. Full Kitchen: completely refurbished this Winter for the Guests use. A lot of extras in the kitchen area. Catering Available: I have quite a few friends that own restaurants and eatery's and would be happy to fix you something to eat. The balcony has been expanded to a suntanning area and reading area overlooking the water and pier and beach Private Pool: small 10 foot round Intek pool for cooling off in the hot sun. Deck/Patio (2) : This is a new deck addition for the 2011 Season. Lanai: Just completed in 2011 is this one of a kind outdoor entertainment deck area, complete with outdoor cooking station (gas/charcoal/crab cooker), hammock, swing and best of all an outdoor shower.


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Chesapeake Bay Waterfront Estate
average rating of 4.5142856 based on 35 reviews

Wildlife and Water

  • 5 of 5

The property and house was great for our group's annual kayak fishing trip. Despite Mother Nature not cooperating, the cove around the house was good for paddling around, seeing the osprey, bald eagles, geese and ducks. Even with the rain and thunderstorms, the house was a good to be sheltered on the screened porch, playing cards and grilling while the kitchen had all the necessary equipment. We will certainly be back to this beautiful area.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words you offered. Hope you got to see Eddie the Eagle steal Oscar the Ospreys dinner in mid air. He does that all the time, so one should report him to with Wildlife Police, Ha. Look forward to having you back and hopefully your weather will be better.
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Laid back relaxation

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our family weekend here. The property is very quiet, at the end of a long stretch of country roads. The screen porch, canoe, yard, were all very comfortable, and the inlet was gorgeous. The place has a homey fishing lodge feel. Bring bug spray as there can be a lot of mosquitoes, and some extra essential house supplies since each renter needs to leave the property in check-in ready condition for the next. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gaithersburg, MD

Rustic house in a quiet rural area.

  • 3 of 5

The house is super basic, but has most things you could need. The access to the water is nice. You can catch crabs all day. I caught a spotted seatrout from the pier. No wifi, and cellphone reception in only one corner of the upstairs. Owner is polite. But, he expects you to clean the house, wash the linens, and drive garbage off the property. My understanding is that there is no maid service between guests. So, I'm guessing noone washes the shower or toilets between guests. I'm also guessing that the sheets don't get replaced often. I'm glad we brought our own sheets and towels. Upstairs bedrooms are infested with nats. They don't bite but are annoying. The stairs are shaky inside and even more so outside. Roof over the enclosed porch leaks when it rains. I have been to four Homeaway/VBRO houses on the Eastern Shore this summer. This was the worst maintained and the only one where the owner expected guests to clean the place to be fit for the next guests or launder linens. Recommend for a getaway for guys. Don't recommend for couples or people with kids or elderly. Overall, it was just ok. Thankful for the time around nature, but won't be coming back here.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments on my home. As for the nats infesting my upstairs I have never had an issue unless someone opens the doors with the lights on at night and leaves them open. If you look in the contract I offer a maid service for an additional fee and have always had a clean house. Again this home is not the Hilton Resort but a quiet, clean and peaceful place. You are expected to leave the house like you found it and if you have an issue I am always willing to do my best to resolve it. Best of luck in your next rental.
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  • 5 of 5

We have a wonderful time at this property. The owner is great, the house if great and it's pet friendly. Our pups ran and played until they couldn't run anymore. Very relaxing.... secluded and private, beautiful view at sunset and sunrise. We had such a great time that we're already booked for another long weekend. Thanks Randy for what we refer to as "our summer home".

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ellijay, GA


  • 5 of 5

RANDY'S PLACE IS THE PERFECT SECLUDED GET AWAY!! **Just driving through the bridge of trees lining the road to his place, you start to relax! His place is literally the light at the end of this tree tunnel. The cabin is quaint, quiet, and full of all types of antiques and conversation pieces. We live close to the Delaware Shore, but this area has build up substantially. Randy's place is nice and quiet. There isn't any wi fi internet there, but if you have a SmartPhone, you will connect every now and then. Verizon cell phones work there, and you can always text when all else fails. If you need Wi Fi, the local McDonalds about 7 miles away on Lankford Hwy has it. I would highly recommend Randy's hide-a-way, anytime of the year if you need to relax and unplug! Randy is a great host, and was always there to answer questions and help! Thank you, Randy for an awesome time! WE WILL BE BACK!

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review. When I'm in Paradise I don't won't to be bothered but if and when I need to Connect I can. Peace of Mind, Quite Surrounding, Family and Loved Ones are Paramount in Pungoteague. Look forward to your return and will consider WIFI for next year. How about those stars in the sky at night, awesome.
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Beautiful Place!

  • 5 of 5

My fiance and I could not be happier with our stay here. The property is absolutely gorgeous and we had everything there needed to make our weekend great. The owner was always very responsive and helpful. We will definitely be returning and would highly recommend this property to anyone!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind review. This home is the closest thing to Heaven that I have ever been too, as far as "getting away from mankind". You can actually hear yourself think. Thanks again and look forward to having you back with your return discount.
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Randy 'Rockin Rando' Martinez
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Randy 'Rockin Rando' Martinez

Rockin Rando is a former Navy Vet as well as a former State Trooper and he like's not hearing any noise except mother nature, the popping of a "cold daddy" and the noise of water breaking while netting the infamous Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab. This is life folks when you can step outside your back door and fill your belly with what mother nature provides, from Rockfish, Flounder, Croakers all the way to oysters. Plenty of bait at your own private dock with "Bull Minnows" and "Fiddler Crabs". Whether you like fishing or just hanging out in a place where your away from mankind this is it.

Randy 'Rockin Rando' Martinez purchased this house in 2005

Why Randy 'Rockin Rando' Martinez chose Hacksneck

Because it is off the grid, secluded, remote, not easily found and ton's of fun for those of us that enjoy Mother Nature in all her splender. From Sunrise to Sunset to a clear night with Star's everywhere you will enjoy your stay for sure.

What makes this house unique

Where do I start? You have your own pier and launch area for motor boat, you have free access to a canoe and kayaks, outdoor shower second to none, outside porch also second to none, all the crabs you can eat, a home like you would like to call your own and so much more.


Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Accomack County Airport/Norfolk Intl (25 miles)
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Onancock Dock Side, Wachapreage Ocean Front
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Tangier Ferry to Tangier Is. & Smith Is.
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Just 5 miles away
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Parksley Antique Train Museum
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US Rt 13
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Sage Diner
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
50 feet from back door
Car: necessary

This home is situated on a large rural estate dating back to 1817. The location is remote and extremely quite and off the Beaten Path.. Driving down the 1/4 mile private driveway with lush wooded acreage on both sides will bring you out to the large open fields where the deer and turkey flourish. You might spot 'Eddie' the American Bald Eagle taking 'Oscar' the Osprey's dinner in mid air. Someone should turn him in for theft.

Turning into the grass driveway you will realize that you just found your Hidden Paradise. With water on all 3 sides of your private estate and minutes to the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay by boat you can't go wrong. Launch your own craft whether it be a John boat, Jet Ski or 18 foot Run About right from your own private dock. High Tide bring's 3-5 feet into the channel. Free use of the canoe and kayaks while staying on property. Alot of landlords offer promises of Paradise but I AM THE REAL DEAL.

Minutes from Wachapreague 'Flounder Capital of the World'.

Other Activities: This home is located in the middle of the Virginia Eastern Shore. Situated in the middle of the Shore you have access to Wallops Island to watch NASA Space launch's or just watch from the property. Visit the World Famous Chincoteague Island and see the 'Wild Ponies' on Assateague Island swim in open water on their annual roundup. You are directly across from Wachapreague 'Little City on the Sea' which hold's the reputation as being the Flounder Fishing Capital of the World. You have quite a few Eastern Shore small towns that offer their own special ammenities from Wine Making (Bloxum) to Music Festivals (Onancock). If you get the hankering for civilization your only 90 minutes to O.C. MD or 70 minutes to Virginia Beach VA. The World's Longest Bridge is only minutes away, Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel 'must see'.

Golf: There is a public course located in Captain's Cove which is next to Chincoteague Island. Let the little lady off to venture out to see all the small seaside specialty shops or visit N.A.S.A. Flight Facility while you hit a couple of golf balls and partake in a 'cold daddy' or two.

If you like Theme Parks keep in mind that south on Rt 13 will take you over the Bridge Tunnel into Norfolk where you can head to Williamsburg for a Day Trip.

Ski: If you like skiing you have your own private waterway to do whatever you want. You want to go fast, do it. You want to parasail, do it. You want to Jet Ski and Water Ski at the same time, do it. No holes barred and when I say private I mean PRIVATE, seeing is believing. Wait till you ski up to your own private deserted beach overlooking the Entrance to the Bay. Wow is all I can say.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
additional person over 6 $100
Refundable damage deposit $250


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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