The SpaceLocated in historic and quaint Hoopers Island, the Bayside Haven is available for 3 NIGHT MINIUMUM stays, ($420 for 3 night stay for 1-2 ppl, 3rd person $50 extra per stay) please inquire for extra nights. This price INCLUDES Dorchester County tax of 5%.
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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, go crabbing 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 pots for you to try crabbing from our dock & steamer to cook them in!
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 really try to keep an allergen free Haven for our guests. Guest AccessWHAT 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.
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 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.
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.
We are in a rural area and TRASH REMOVAL is NOT provided. You may either remove it yourself when you check out or pay $25 to have it removed. Your choice :) Let me know when you inquire which way you would like to handle it, and I will provide the appropriate quote for you. Interaction with GuestsThere is a shared screened in porch and if we are in residence on the first floor, we offer Complimentary Cocktail Hours for our guests.
(we have a separate entrance and separate outdoor deck, to stay out of your way)
We will happily try to answer any questions you have, but will not intrude upon your stay.
We have two vacation rentals and live in Philadelphia, so we rotate our time, we may be there, but most likely only for a short while after we check you in.
However, we provide you with a list of "handy people," who are also our friends, should you need their help immediately.
The NeighborhoodHoopers Island is located in Fishing Creek, MD. 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. It is a "watermen" community. Seemingly a sleepy little fishing village, Hoopers Island has become a "best kept secret" for those who desire a beautiful place to kayak, bike, crab, fish, enjoy nature and the waterways.
Many "weekenders" live here among the locals, quite peacefully.
There is one highly acclaimed seafood restaurant and one general store that also has fuel...there are a couple of charter boat companies, for tours or fishing. That is about it! However, in nearby Cambridge there are more restaurants, shops and cultural attractions.
ABOUT HOOPERS ISLAND
FROM, "TOUR DORCHESTER COUNTY"
Hoopers Island is actually comprised of three islands with authentic working watermen villages. Some properties have the earliest land grants in Dorchester County, issued in 1659, approximately 10 years before the County was established. The main island was allegedly bought from the Indians in exchange for blankets.
The Hooper Island Lighthouse is one of only five lights constructed in the Bay during the 1900's. The Hooper Island Lighthouse is located in approximately 18' of water, approximately three miles west of Hooperville, Upper Hooper Island. Hooper Island Lighthouse is the only cast-iron caisson lighthouse in Maryland with a watch room and lantern surmounted on the tower.
Wikipedia Fun Facts:
Upper Hoopers Island, Middle Hoopers Island and Lower Hoopers Island are surrounded by water with the Chesapeake Bay on one side and the Honga River on the other side. This beautiful yet remote set of islands is full of a variety of wildlife and is well known for sport fishing and crabbing industries.
During the 18th century piracy was rampant in the Chesapeake Bay. Boats, filled with supplies, heading towards the top of the Bay, were attacked by pirates who had been hiding in the many tributaries. Lord Dunmore, one of the more infamous pirates, created such mayhem that Henry Hooper, IV, in 1780, asked the Governor of Maryland for assistance to stop the plundering.
Today, most people who live on Hoopers Island have some connection to the fishing industry. The local families make a living as crabbers, oyster tongers and seafood packers. Getting AroundGETTING HERE:
Located in Fishing Creek, MD, Hoopers Island is less than 3 hours from Philadelphia or Baltimore.
Hooper's Island is 25 minutes from Cambridge and 40 minutes from Easton, where you will find restaurants, shops, antiquing and grocery stores. On your way to Hoopers, stop in at Emily's Produce, which has the best fresh produce, homemade jams, sauces, local cheeses and more. Continue to drive through "scenic byways" passing the Blackwater Refuge, where you may spot a Bald Eagle, herons, sika deer, or perhaps a red fox. As you drive through the back roads, you will feel as though you are beginning to shed all of the stress and worries from your "normal" lives. It still happens to me every time! Other Things to NoteDorchester County Lodging Tax of 5% is included on this rate, as Airbnb is not able to collect tax through their system. 3rd person requires and extra $50 fee per stay. Stays during Events/Holidays are an additional $75 per stay. An REFUNDABLE trash removal fee of $25 is charged, if you choose not to remove trash yourself. Hoopers Island Residents do not receive free trash removal. Let us know when booking whether you will choose this option.