We invite you to vacation at Martins Point Farm, a late 18th Century house and cottages on Maryland's historic Eastern Shore.
Martins Point is located on a secluded finger of land, surrounded by water on three sides, a place to unwind, immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Chesapeake Bay and reconnect with family and friends.
The house and guest cottages include 8 bedrooms and can accommodate 15 guests. Furnishings reflect our family's taste: an appreciation of the farm's rural, colonial origins offset by a love of antiques and oriental rugs.
The pool and front lawn open on a favorite anchorage of Chesapeake Bay sailors who frequently come and go during summer months. Great Blue Herons, bald eagles and ospreys drift by daily.
Our dock can accommodate boats with up to 4 ft draft. The lagoon in front of the house, protected from weather on 4 sides will accommodate larger boats at anchor -- bottom is 12 feet. Our outboard skiff, O'Day Daysailer, kayaks, windsurfer and paddle board are also available for rental if you don't have a boat and would like to get out on the water to fish, crab or just enjoy the scenery.
Visitors can walk for over two miles along our shoreline footpaths which overlook the Choptank and La Trappe Creek or stroll out to our beach.
Martins Point is a birders' paradise at the heart of the Atlantic flyway. During fall and winter thousands of Canada geese and ducks winter in the coves and fields around the house. We've watched geese for many years but have never lost our love of seeing them cup their wings as they float down to land.
When we are at Martins Point, we hate to leave, but the surrounding towns have a lot to offer. Easton, Oxford, Cambridge and St. Michael's are all within a few minutes drive and sport restaurants, great antiquing and interesting shops. Our personal favorites for dining are Mason's in Easton, the Pier Street Marina in Oxford (especially at sunset), Bistro Poplar in Cambridge and the Crab Claw Restaurant in St. Michael's.
In St Michael's, the Chesapeake Maritime Museum, only a few feet away from the Crab Claw Restaurant, is always worth a visit. In the fall, the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful place to see a profusion of wildlife -- more geese and ducks than you can imagine. The trip there will also take you through one of the last undeveloped areas of the Eastern Shore.
Martins Point is located near Trappe, Maryland, less than two hour's drive from Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Drive time from Baltimore Washington International airport is 90 minutes.
Our caretaker is in residence on the farm to welcome you when you arrive, and he can help with the boats or answer any questions you have.
For rates, availability and more information, please contact Tom Dann at 202-489-6200, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the form below.
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