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Remote Waterfront Paradise

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights


Hacksneck House Rental Photos and Description


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 a 100 plus acres of nature preserve. 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

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Randy 'Rockin Rando' Martinez
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2016
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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 Eastern Shore Virginia

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.


based on 30 traveler reviews

Remote Waterfront Paradise
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 30 reviews

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: Jul 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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  • 5 of 5

had a great time at your place on our vacation. so quiet and nothing to bother you just like the old days. all the kids had a blast...from the horse shoe pit to the fishing off the pier! I have to admit the back porch is where you'll spend most of your time! thanks for the fun!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review. It means a lot to me to make sure that the Ole Days are still around for Family Time. It's great to get away from rush of life to spend a day or two with the rush of nature. Look forward to your next stay, always trying to improve.
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Secluded and Decent

  • 3 of 5

Overall the place was decent and secluded. The house was nice and cool for the dead of summer and provided your basic amenities. Two grills - one charcoal and one propane. While the screened in porch is spacious, the seating is quirky and the door doesn't shut so really it is like sitting outside to a degree. The dock is nice and there is a place to launch your boat, it is only available during high tide which is in the morning and evening. The water levels decrease significantly because the house while situated on water is at the tail end of the creek. There is basic kitchen ware, no serving bowls but a ton of pots n pans so you just have to use those. For the price I was slightly disappointed, but the owner is a nice guy and responsive. Best to call him though. Keep in mind, there is very little to no cell service, no home phone and no Internet (even though it was advertised), so if you have an emergency, you have to drive out a ways to get service or hope one of the neighbors (there are 3 other houses in walking distance) has a phone.

NOTE: This place does not have 3 true bedrooms - it is a one bedroom with an area outside of the bedroom with another bed and then a sofa bed upstairs and downstairs.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. It is quite hard some times when you have a 400 mile plus round trip to make sure everyone leaves the home as found. The screen door was recently broken due to a customers dog going thru it and it is being replaced soon. I have quite a few mixing bowls located in the cabinets in the kitchen and if anyone has any questions they normally call and inquire. I would hope your stay was better received but I can't help your issues unless you call me. Thank you for your honestly, changes have been made.
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Salisbury, MD.

Another peaceful retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Even more perfect weather this stay! Three days/nights of quiet time! Great dinner spot at the Island House Restaurant in Wachapreague. I can't say enough how much we love this place! "We'll be back!"

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Weekend off the beaten path

  • 4 of 5

Though a little hard to find based on the directions the owner was easy to reach and able to guide us to the house. Pictures do a good job! A few things we wish we knew before taking our trip - there are houses on both sides. One is about 200 yards away and the other a little further so if you are looking for 100% remote and isolated this does not quite meet the criteria. There is also poor cell phone service and no internet! So if you have a job that requires you to stay connected 24/7 OR you are hooked on technology bear that in mind beforehand. We were really looking forward to taking the kayaks and canoes out since they came with the house but they appear to have seen better days! Those are our three complaints but overall the house is nice - Randy has done a good job outfitting the kitchen and the house with anything you would need.

Take advantage of the screened in porch, bring bug spray and relax! We did.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Salisbury, MD.

Another Great GetAway!

  • 5 of 5

We were blessed with great weather this stay! Peace & Quiet, no bothers from cell phones or internet, or society for that matter.

Looking forward to crabbing season!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Accomack County Airport local/Norfolk INTL Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Downtown Onancock has many small bars
Nearest Ferry
100 Miles
Tangier Ferry to Tangier Is. & Smith Is.
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Just 5 miles away
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
RT 13 AND VA RT 178
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
BIG'S Restaurant (The Best Ever) RT 13 S of Keller
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
250 yards from the end of the pier your good to go
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
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'. On the way down US RT 13 stop in a 'Big's Restaurant' outside of Keller for your 'Best Dinner Ever'. Tell Kelly and Rick to 'Hook you Up'

with some vittle's.

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

Hacksneck House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 30 2016 - Dec 31 2016
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $50


Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Hacksneck House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
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
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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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