Bedding: 1 King, 10 Twin, 1 Bunk
Pet Policy: Dog friendly, dogs travel free (2 dog limit please)
Located at the end of the road in perfectly peaceful Taylor's Island. The tidal marshes of Taylor's Island have been relatively untouched by the development of small towns and villages on the nearby shores. Small "islands" of loblolly pine and cedar forest dot the marsh system. Holland Point Preserve's 200+ acres is a classic illustration of Chesapeake Bay tidal marsh habitat, overlooking the confluence of the Chesapeake Bay, Slaughter Creek and the Little Choptank River. Holland Point lodging is a marvel of architectural beauty with wide hearth pine floors, incredible exposed beams and views from every room. Originally owned by the founder of the American Hunters and Shooters Association, Holland Point affords those vacationers enamored with the outdoors immediate access to the Blackwater Refuge, kayaking, fishing, crabbing and swimming off of the sandy shores are right out your screened porch (beware of jellyfish during parts of the summer season). The water depth at the private dock is 2' or less at low tide so kayaks and watercrafts that work well in shallow water are your best bet. We love the screen porch as well as the open floor plan. In the off seasons a roaring wood fire in the great room, dinner roasting in the kitchen and a good novel are all you need for a complete day. The Tower Room offers 360-degree views of the water and wooded surroundings. It’s the perfect place to host your friends, family, or corporate retreats. Holland Point Preserve is a "be where you are" type of vacation, pack it all in, the board games, horseshoes, fishing poles and reading material. Holland Point is designed to assist guests in forgetting there is another world of crowded beaches, boardwalks and hotels. For once, treat yourself to a vacation that you don't need a vacation from.
Central Air Conditioning
Woodburning Fireplace (firewood provided)
Body of Water - Chesapeake Bay
Private Dock 100' with water and electricity, 2'MLW
Acreage - 9.71 Acres
(2) kayaks included
Had a wonderful time as we did before. Could have done without the Mosquitos , but that was beyond anyone's control.
Enjoyed the wonderful seafood, the village of Slaughter Creek, trips into Cambridge and close enough for the older grandchildren to spend a day in Ocean City.
Reviewed: Jun 18, 2015
Washington, DC, United States
Reviewed: Dec 19, 2014
Holland Point Preserve was the perfect location for our Thanksgiving gathering of 3 couples, 4 kids (7-10yo) and 1 lively Airedale Terrier. The 10-seat dining room table was perfect for our group. The kitchen was one of the best stocked we have enjoyed and the two dishwashers ensured we could keep everything clean. The house had a large great room with large, comfortable sofas/chairs and great reading lights for the hours we spent in front of a roaring fire.
With a group our size sometimes you want to get away from everyone and Holland Point has a few nooks that are perfect for that - the window seat in the top of the lookout tower, a great writing desk on the landing of the second floor and the small first floor TV room with wetbar and desk became my perfect sewing retreat when the kids weren't in there playing with legos or watching a DVD.
The bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. Each family enjoyed having their own space with dedicated bathroom. And the house being so large the bedrooms were well separated from one another and quiet.
The kids enjoyed soccer games outside on the wide lawn and also collecting shells along the beach by the house and along the dock. The dog and I enjoyed long walks through the extensive trails on the property where we saw heron, hawks, ducks galore, fox and white tail deer. When we were done playing outside, the mudroom was the perfect place to drop our boots, coats and sandy shells to keep from tracking mess into the rest of the house.
The property is well-designed to serve multiple families, organized feeding lots of people all at once (yay for double oven, microwave and stove top!), and for everyone to relax and enjoy being together. The wifi was strong throughout the house. For our first two days and nights the wind blew like a gale and the house stayed warm and cozy.
We will definitely be back!
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
I love the house and the location. Such a perfect place for a large family to spend time together away from normal routine. Everything from the beautiful interior architectural of the house, the tower with it's 360 degree view, with plenty of land to take long secluded nature walks. Enjoyed kayaking the Chesapeake Bay, Slaughter Creek, and Little Choptank River. Plenty of sandbars and small islands to explore. Simply because the location only had two kayaks which was just not enough for everyone, I would go for the kayak package. Enjoyed my time in Maryland.
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Very much what we all wanted: Privacy, peace, excellent fresh food available, wonderful access to the water and (all but one day) sunshine. One point; there could be more electrical information on the workings of that very complex house
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Most memorable family getaway ever!! We have been talking about going back since the minute we arrived. Home was so well equipped, everything we needed; plenty of space and privacy, and bathrooms galore. We came in with groceries, and never left the island for 3 days. Fantastic amenities, living room furniture a little worn not the coziest, but totally acceptable for a hunting property. Grounds were phenomenal, dock great for the kids fishing, plenty of space for outdoor games and excitement. Fantastic, remote, quiet, relaxing getaway. Breath taking sunrises and sunsets, our own slice of heaven. Both yellow labs, could not have been happier, or more exhausted. Our family loved it, thank-you.
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Spent four days at Holland Point Preserve, and was one of the best family vacations we have had. The house was large enough to accommodate all 14 of us, plus two doggies that loved the water. Kitchen is well stocked with everything for cooking anything you might want. The crabs from Lindy's Crabs were the best we have ever had and the screened in porch made a great evening place to have our crab feast. The property is amazingly beautiful...beautiful sunrises and sunsets. The weather was beautiful and our family kayaked everyday. We have a beach house in SC , but this was such a delightful change and everyone is talking about doing this again.
About the Area - Cambridge
One of the oldest towns in Maryland, this small town sits on the banks of the Choptank River. About an hour from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Dorchester County boasts famous residents such as Harriet Tubman, the most famous of Underground Railroad "conductors" who led dozens of enslaved people to freedom, and Sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Also, more Maryland governors are from this area than any other with the exception of Baltimore City! Explore Cambridge and surrounding Dorchester County's long ...