A world away from it all, Hoopers' Island is actually comprised of three islands that are home to authentic, working watermen villages. The main island was allegedly obtained from the Yaocomico Indians in exchange for five woolen blankets--what a deal, huh? No bartering required once you arrive! Bay Water Cottage is wonderfully appointed with beautiful contemporary and organic architecture. We love the shade trees, the expansive water views, the individual bedroom balconies, the deck and private dock – fabulous for fishing and crabbing! If you like to paddle, take advantage of the three kayaks and the canoe that are provided for guests. Look closely at the exterior photos and you will get a glimpse of your own island/sand bar on which to relax. Envision paddling a picnic lunch, cooler and blanket over to your sand bar and spending the day swimming and soaking in the sun. Should your refreshments dwindle, it's an easy paddle back. At day’s end, store your boats and relax dockside to drink in the sunset views, play a game of ping pong, and grill out. For further exploration while you're in the area, check out Blackwater Wildlife Refuge and the Harriet Tubman National Park Visitor Center, which are practically at your doorstep.
Interior Linens/ Bath Towels provided
Air Conditioning - Central Air and Window Units
Wood Burning Fireplace (firewood not provided)
Exterior Body of Water - Chesapeake Bay
Private Dock <1'MLW
Acreage - 1.25 Acres
Charcoal Grill (3) Kayaks
Ping Pong Table
This was a wonderful place for us to escape with our 3 teens. We spent hours on the dock, exploring with kayaks, and laying in hammocks. The view never got dull as we watched the ships go by and enjoyed beautiful sunsets each evening. We had tons of wildlife sightings. We made memories when catching enough crabs for 2 crab feasts. The house itself had enough space for our teens to spread out when needed. We loved that we could see the water all the time no matter what room we were in. All in all this was what we were looking for..a remote place to daytrip from right on the water.
Jersey City, US
Reviewed: Jul 2, 2018
Liked the experience. Everything done online was simple easy, straightforward. The house listing was correct and updated, didn't lead me astray and gave me some confidence that ESVR was honest about their properties. As this was my first time with you all, I was hesitant but willing to give you a try and we had a nice time.
Reviewed: Jun 21, 2018
Reviewed: Jun 17, 2018
Reviewed: Aug 6, 2017
Reviewed: Aug 10, 2016
The members of your team were the most professional and efficient. We've rented with VRBO in the past and felt "disconnected" from the rental process. I swore we would never go that route again & rent from a realtor instead. We are very pleased with Eastern Shore Rentals, the whole process, and the staff. There were no surprises; everything was as stated in the contract; and the knowledge that someone was on the other end of the phone should we need anything was comforting!
This property was secluded, quiet and full of nature. We enjoyed fishing & crabbing off the dock & in nearby Blackwater; taking photos of the wildlife and beautiful sunsets; and relaxing on the dock with good books! Thank you for the time to rest and relax in Bay Water... the best vacation ever. We would love to return next year!
Mckees Rocks, US
Reviewed: Jul 30, 2016
Reviewed: Jun 6, 2016
When we arrived at the house the grill did not have a grid. I called your office and was told to look in the garage. Still no grid. Within the hour a very nice gentlemen arrived with a new grill. While we were setting up the grill we found the other grid lying in the grass. He was very kind and understanding. He wtild us he was on call all weekend if we needed anything at all. I am a customer service supervisor and the experience exceeded by expectations.
We are from Maryland and usually drive south for vacations. Eight adults were in our party 4 over the age of 80. Due to health issues they could not withstand long distances in the car. We checked out your internet sight and decided to give it a try. I am so glad we did. A 3 hour trip for us, the amenities were perfect. Memories for a lifetime were made. Thank you for making this trip special. We will definitely book again.
Reviewed: Dec 29, 2015
Reviewed: Sep 21, 2015
Everyone was friendly and helpful.
Our family enjoyed it thoroughly (except for the pesky fruit flies).
Reviewed: Sep 18, 2015
Everybody was nice and efficient
We had a great time
Reviewed: Sep 16, 2015
Dealt mostly via email other than one phone call but I feel the process was efficient and effective.
Bay View Cottage was a very nice property. Although I brought along paper and cleaning supplies, I was surprised to find that everything we needed was provided. Lovely home and immaculate. Loved all of the windows and view of the water. A little remote for our taste but it was nice to come back to this home at the end of every day.
Reviewed: Sep 7, 2015
The team ( I believe his name was Erik?) was thorough and prompt and definitely friendly. He returned our calls right away and assisted as we needed it. All of our emails were answered before we departed and followed through the entire trip. We had asked about crab pots and we the team was unsure, it may be helpful to visit the property a few times throughout the year to see everything that was available. There were kayaks, canoes, life jackets, crab pots, a beach ball, raft, games...even a fishing pole. So there was a lot to be offered at this property, minus the bugs.
The staff was great, the views were beautiful, fishing off the dock was wonderful, kayaking was a treat, and it was very serene and quiet. It was a great get away, and for a holiday weekend, quiet. We were glad we read the reviews because the store was a bit out of the way, but we arrived well stocked.
Reviewed: Sep 1, 2015
Worked like a well-oiled machine. Thank you for making the whole experience easy.
We truly enjoyed our stay on the Eastern Shore. The property was in excellent condition, and the amenities were wonderful: kayaks and canoes, crab pots, dishwasher and washing machine, etc. We enjoyed every aspect of our trip!
Robbinsville, NJ, United States
Reviewed: Dec 19, 2014
Our overall experience was great. Bay View Cottage has a wonderful water view location with beautiful sunsets. We took advantage of the canoe in the garage and paddled out to the sandbar. The house was cozy and comfortable. It was clean but could use a deep cleaning for cobwebs, etc. We were there in Sept. and the fruit flies were annoying. This was a girls getaway but I would recommend this property for couples, and families as well.
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
Great weekend get-away! The house is spacious and slept 8 comfortably. Breath taking views. Dock and water were great with amazing sunsets and kayaking. Would definitely recommend. Only thing to know is it is not close to a town (ie no easy food delivery), off the beaten path! Very private, great house!