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360° Water Views, Hoopers Island Vacation Studio Apt, Fishing Creek

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

WATERFRONT & BACK Studio apt, w/ dock, Queen Bed, Futon, Kitchen/Dining & MORE

WATERFRONT & WATERBACK, 360° views! Hoopers Island Bayside Haven; romantic, scenic, peaceful GETAWAY, SPACIOUS 1 bedroom/studio apartment, entire second floor of our property. Bring your bike/kayak. Guest entrance & deck, one of the FEW homes to have both BAY & RIVER water access directly on our property. Relaxing retreat from DC (2+ hrs).

Located on historic and quaint Hoopers Island, the Bayside Haven is available for 2 NIGHT MINIUMUM stays, 2 people, 3rd person $25 extra. NON HOLIDAY/EVENT. This price INCLUDES Dorchester County Lodging Tax.

3 Nights or more=discounted. Holiday/Event Minimum night stay, 3 nights: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Ironman or Eagleman. Triathletes, we can host more guests downstairs, send us your requests for a “Special Triathletes Offer.”

WATERFRONT (Honga River) and WATERBACK (Chesapeake Bay), located on Maryland's Eastern Shore. We have floats for use in the bay.

(Not everyone leaves a review online, so we've added some from our Guest Book, on the last "photo page")

Private Entrance from your deck with Adirondack chairs and scenic views

Large full bathroom

Full kitchen

Dining area,

Queen bed

Futon couch

Spacious walk in closet

Screened in porch for your dining pleasure

Private river dock for small watercraft

Beautiful scenery, one of the FEW homes on Hoopers Island with BOTH waterfront (River) and waterback (Bay) 360° views, water everywhere! The Haven has simple, comfortable and cozy surroundings. Our guests enjoy the sunrise (watch as the watermen bring in their catch) AND the sunset each night with a spectacular vantage point for star gazing. Opportunities to walk, jog, bike, kayak, canoe, bird watch, collect beach glass, go crabbing, photography treks, right from our doorstep and dock.

Coffee/tea on the front porch is the way to begin your day, watch the nesting ospreys near the front of the property. Our yard ends at the BAY, with a huge fire pit, benches and chairs to enjoy the view. Play badminton, horseshoes, fly kites, etc. or just sit by the bay, watching the sunset and the cruise ships pass by. Front dock with a ladder & small boat lift for putting your small craft into the Honga River, so bring your kayaks and canoes! There is a public dock to launch your larger watercraft, and then use our dock to “park” during your stay.

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 catch fresh crabs to cook your way, we provide small crab pots for you to try crabbing from our dock & steamer to cook them in!

We strive for Hoopers Island Bayside Haven to truly be a "get away from it all" location, we do NOT provide internet access nor cable TV. We do have plenty of books, DVDs and local and network TV station coverage. In order to stay connected, you must bring your smart phone or patronize either the Hoopers Island General Store (formerly Island Pride) or Old Salty's to use their internet. This is chance to unplug for a little while, enjoy the scenery, the wildlife and the simplicity. The Island, the Blackwater Refuge and the new National Park Harriet Tubman museum are the most "local" sites for you to enjoy during your getaway and there are more in Cambridge and nearby.

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 try to keep the Haven allergen free for our guests.

Old Salty's is our local (within walking distance) seafood restaurant, where you can meet the locals as well as the folks that drive from various parts of the Eastern Shore to eat here. (Open Wed-Sun)

You may 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 have crisp cool 400 count 100% Cotton linens, organic and/or made in the USA when we can find them. We steam clean all 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.

No Smoking and No Pets

Rural area,TRASH REMOVAL is NOT provided, you may choose to bring it with you when you leave or pay the removal fee of $25. Your choice :)

*Your reservation will be confirmed once I receive:

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More Details

Debi Richter
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, Some Spanish
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Debi Richter

We live in Philadelphia, but own two wonderful vacation rental properties as well as our home, Philly Bed and Bagel, that we share with you, our guests. We love to travel and we love hosting people in our home. We strive to offer you a comfy and cozy vacation experience We are self maintained, although we do have a local handyperson on call in Hoopers, because we want to respond quickly to any issues or concerns.

We love meeting new people and providing tourism information tailored to your needs. We try to offer a blend of comfort and simplicity within our decor and in our amenities. We pride ourselves on keeping our properties clean and updated, and are constantly on the look out for ways to improve.

Debi Richter purchased this studio in 2001

Why Debi Richter chose Fishing Creek

We bought the Haven several years ago as a place for our family to get away from it all and enjoy the outdoors. We loved watching our children enjoy the water sports, my son working on his sailboat, and combing the 'beach area' for sea glass, biking and walking around the island.

Our children could roam around the island without a care, as it is a very safe and quiet location. The roads are flat, easy to bike or walk on, and the water is perfect for kayaks or canoes, and not so deep you that need to worry.

In our fast paced lives, we all need a place to just 'be' and for us, Hoopers Island Bayside Haven is just that. We hope you will also enjoy the opportunity to relax and enjoy the scenery.

What makes this studio unique

The ability to watch the sunsets every night, and sunrise when we get up early enough. I can not stress this enough, we never tire of the views, and even if I'm cooking, I take a minute to look outside as the sun goes down.

For me personally, there is nothing better than getting up early, making a cup of tea, grabbing my book and sitting on the front porch on one of the rockers and watching the boats come back in. Bliss!

We also really enjoy having friends over at night and building a fire and of course having some drinks while we relax and catch up.

My 'book club' enjoys all of the antique and thrift shopping within an hour's drive, wine tasting at Layton's Chance Winery and ending the day at Salty's for crab dinners and Hoopers Island Ice Tea. They look forward to the trip every year, the 'club' is growing because of this 'field trip.' We now have added marking off the various "stops" on the Harriet Tubman Trail as part of our annual book club week.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio rental in Fishing Creek, Maryland

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Double Sinks, Very spacious bathroom with storage, large mirror, full tub and makeup vanity with stool.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Queen Bed in Bedroom 'area' and a Full sized Futon Mattress in living 'area.' Room divider for privacy in Bedroom 'area' and additional room divider provided for Futon privacy if desired.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
The ONLY vacation rental on the island that has BOTH WATER FRONT AND WATER BACK! Our yard goes right out to the BAY and our dock is in the front of the house, which is on the Honga River. Our Studio Apartment is so spacious, you have to see it to believe it, and our views extend everywhere you can see, you won't find these views anywhere else on the island, sitting on your porch or deck or out near the water's edge on YOUR property. Our screened in porch means you can eat outside, we have beautiful star lights in the porch as well as romantic candle lighting. It also has a great couch to nap in, rocking chairs, dining table and more.


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360° Water Views, Hoopers Island Vacation Studio Apt, Fishing Creek
average rating of 4.888889 based on 9 reviews

My enchanting Hoopers Island stay!

  • 5 of 5

The peace and beauty of my stay at the Haven warm my winters days! I'd return this minute if I could to the sunrises over the Honga River from the front lawn and the sunsets over the Chesapeake Bay from the back lawn. In the center of this scene is the sparkling, colorful Queen Anne cottage, sweetly appointed and equipped with every amenity. Walks past the crabbing and oyster boats, the nesting ospreys and the town's fascinating architecture enhance the fun. Good restaurants, great near-by shopping, national parks, wildlife refuges, bike trails and vineyards add to the adventure! Go! You will love it!

  • Review Submitted: 16/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. It is our pleasure to host you and your friends each year. Looking forward to hosting you all again this spring. You have captured all that we hope our guests will experience!
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Relaxing spot for a babymoon

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I visited Hoopers Island Haven to celebrate the two of us before we become three in October. The living space was plenty big for us. There was wood available for a couple of bonfires. Great location for sunsets, sunrises, stargazing, bird watching, and crab cakes! Ole Salty's was a treat, Blackwater Refuge was pretty and made for flat hiking with nice views. The only thing holding back from 5 stars was the bed left us both a bit achy. Owner was also very responsive and helpful throughout the entire process - great experience!

  • Review Submitted: 07/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you were able to experience all the wonders of nature while staying at The Haven. We agree The Haven is very spacious for a couple looking for a “getaway,” and strive to be responsive to all of our guests needs. It is unfortunate that your experience was marred by what is probably a firmer mattress than you are used to? It is a new “Made in the USA” mattress that many of our guests have commented quite favorably on, I actually prefer it to my mattress at home :) . We will look into providing an alternative topper for those who prefer a softer night’s sleep. Best Wishes for the impending arrival!
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Hoopers Island Bayside Haven in Fishing Creek

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location on the water. Plenty of room in this flat to relax. No worries about kids or loud families disturbing you here. Locals are super friendly. Store nearby for supplies. Also some nice restaurants. Only wish we could have stayed longer. Winding road. Great for bikes, running or walking. Very scenic.

  • Review Submitted: 26/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect base for exploring Dorchester County

  • 5 of 5

We brought our bikes over 1000 miles from the mid-west to ride the quiet roads of Dorchester County. Hooper's Island Bayside Haven was the perfect base for our adventure. The apartment was neat and clean, spacious, and had everything we needed. And, it is in one of the most beautiful spots in the world. It is so quiet we could hear the wings of birds as they flew over. As and added benefit we could see about 10 osprey nests fro m the dock across the street. The bike ridinng was superb - low to no traffic, flat roads, peaceful, eagles, osprey, herons, .... I would definitely stay here again and I would recommend it to family and friends. Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 02/08/2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and we agree the location is a perfect base for many nature inspired adventures. You were fabulous guests, and we'd love to have you visit again!
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Wonderful spot for Eagleman 70.3 or IMMD

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely studio apartment. It was very clean, had plenty of room, and is in a beautiful, quiet setting. Perfect sunsets from the back yard. In addition to having all the basics, there were a lot of movies and books to stay occupied on a rainy night. It was a very hot weekend, but the fans and window A/C kept the place cool and comfortable. Note there is no WiFi and my cell signal wasn't very strong inside.

I stayed here for Eagleman 70.3. It's about 40 minutes from Great Marsh Park in Cambridge. It's an easy drive (even early on race morning, just keep an eye out for deer). I really liked being slightly away from all the race chaos. There is a cute general store and Emily's produce/farm store is awesome. It's between the apartment and the race site and has everything you need for healthy pre-race fuel and lots of tasty treats to celebrate after.

Debi was a great hostess - very responsive with questions and provided a lot of information on the area.

  • Review Submitted: 17/06/2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words, yes it is unfortunate that the signal is so far away for cell phone reception, although several of us have tried to cajole Verizon to enhance the signals...sigh...usually texts work better inside (for whatever reason?) So glad you found it a quiet respite, that is what we strive for. I love the drive from Hoopers to Cambridge, as it is so different from the normal "daily commute," but you are correct, depending on the time of day you can see all sorts of creatures, hope you were able to spot a Bald Eagle? It is good to hear that the studio stayed cool enough, as it was a brutally hot weekend! Please come back some time for a Getaway with your husband.
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Beautiful place on the shore!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment had plenty of room for the three of us, had everything you could possibly need and a few extras that were very thoughtfully left for us. The fire pit was fun at night and star gazing is particularly awesome - so many bright stars! Very relaxing and yet there is plenty to do. We loved kayaking at the blackwater refuge! Amazing wildlife at blackwater and at Hooper's Island. Enjoyed reading about the history of Hooper's Island too. Great weekend!

  • Review Submitted: 23/08/2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely words and being great guests, we do try to think of ways to make your stay as relaxing and easy as possible. So glad you enjoyed the fire pit and the Blackwater, both are favorites of ours as well. We'd love to welcome you back any time!
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Old Salty's (within walking distance)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Old Salty's (within walking distance)
Car: necessary

Don't miss the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. only 10 minutes from the Haven, and the NEW Harritet Tubman National Park, right next to the Refuge.

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.

You can rent kayaks, canoes, bikes, and more or bring your own. It is the best way to enjoy the island waterways and the surrounding areas.

Cambridge is only 25 minutes away and has little boutiques and restaurants, Easton is only 15 minutes further, with even more shops/restaurants/nightlife.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday studio in Fishing Creek, Maryland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
4th of July Wknd
1 Jul 2018 - 8 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day Wknd
31 Aug 2018 - 4 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
27 Sep 2018 - 1 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Trash Removal/refundable AU$33.91
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$271.3

Rental Agreement is considered "accepted" upon receipt of payment. Complete contact information sent to Homeowner/Host.
We do not charge a cleaning fee and expect our guests to leave the Haven as it was found, cleaning supplies and a check list will be provided.
As we are in a rural area, trash removal is not provided, you may choose to remove trash yourself or pay a $25 removal fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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