Martins Point

Secluded Waterfront
Vacation Retreat



House Tour

Rates and Availability


An inviting Chesapeake Escape

  • Swimming

  • Sailing

  • Kayaking

  • Fishing

  • Crabbing

  • Biking

  • Birding

  • beach bonfires

Martins Point is a late 18th Century home located on Maryland's historic Eastern Shore and sited 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 adjacent cottages include 8 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms and can accommodate 16 guests (we only rent the entire compound and do not rent cottages or rooms separately). Furnishings reflect an appreciation of the farm's rural, colonial origins and love of antiques and oriental rugs.


There's a seat by the water waiting for you

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Welcome to Martins Point

Martins Point is located on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay near Oxford, Maryland.  It's about two hours' drive from Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia, and just 90 minutes from Baltimore Washington International Airport - but ages away from the hustle, bustle and bristle of modern life.  

With panoramic water views in all directors and not a single house in sight, you feel like you're on your own private island.  The pool and front lawn open on a favorite anchorage for tidewater sailors who frequently come and go during summer and fall months. Great blue herons, bald eagles and ospreys wade the shallows or ride the thermals looking for fish, and during fall and winter, thousands of Canada geese and ducks winter in the coves and fields around the house. You'll never lose your love of watching wedges of geese cup their wings as they glide in to land.

Martins Point itself is actually a 120-acre working farm with sheep, chickens, turkeys, guinea fowl and even peacocks.  The property is a peninsula and includes over two miles of walks along the shore of the Choptank River and La Trappe Creek.

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Get out on the water!

La Trappe Creek and the nearby Choptank River are fun to explore by boat and include several historic homes including Hampden (oldest house in Talbot County), Beauvoir, Compton, Boston and The Wilderness, all built during the early colonial era.

Our dock can accommodate boats with up to 4 ft draft at low tide.  The cove in front of the house, sheltered from weather on 4 sides, will accommodate larger boats at anchor -- 12 feet deep at mean low tide – and offers a wide, wave-free area to explore in safety. 

We offer a flotilla of small craft separately available for rental if you would like to get out on the water on your own.  Crabbing and fishing from the dock are favorite summer pastimes.

Our private beach at the mouth of La Trappe Creek offers a splendid spot to swim, sunbathe, collect shells,  and have glorious bonfires.  

Quiet country byways nearby offer miles of scenic cycling with hardly a car to be seen. 

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The surrounding towns have a lot to offer.  Historic Easton, Oxford and St. Michael's are all within easy distance and sport great seafood restaurants, antiquing and interesting shops. In St Michael's, the Chesapeake Maritime Museum offers a view back into the long history of life on Chesapeake waters.

In the fall, the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge hosts 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.

The area hosts a number of events and festivals including the St. Michaels Antique Boat Show, St. Michaels Oyster Fest, the Easton Waterfowl Festival, Easton Plein Air Arts Festival and the Chesapeake Film Festival among others.

Attractions nearby