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A Vacation Away From It All-Family And Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,800 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom, 5 Bath Lodge With Shore Front Views - Pet Friendly- Sleeps 14

Built in 1990, this exceptional post and beam Lodge offers over 4,700 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 5 baths. Random-width barn-board paneling and heart-pine floors enhance rustic elegance in the shore-front surroundings.

First Floor: The inviting Great Room features a 25' cathedral ceiling, exposed beams, a massive stone fireplace, and scenic water vistas. A screened porch adjoins. 180-degree water vistas highlight the dining area with a Red Stag chandelier. A full-length bar divides the well-equipped kitchen. Two bedrooms have baths while a separate suite comprises a bedroom, study with fireplace, wet bar and bath.

Second Floor: Opening to a water-view balcony, the Master Suite features a fireplace and luxurious bath. Another bedroom has an in-suite bath.

Third Floor: Complete with wet bar, the octagonal Tower commands 360-degree vistas encompassing Slaughter Creek and the Little Choptank River.

Bedding: 1 King, 10 Twin, 1 Bunk (Sleeps 14)

Baths: 5 Full Bathrooms

Pet Policy: Dog friendly


Linens/Towels/Bath Paper Products provided

Central Air Conditioning


Ice Maker


Wireless Internet

Satellite HD TV


Board Games/Books/Puzzles

Woodburning Fireplace (firewood provided)


Body of Water - Slaughter Creek, Little Choptank River, Chesapeake Bay

Private Dock 100' with water and electricity, 2'MLW

Acreage - 263 Acres

Propane Grill (Propane Provided)

Screened Porch/Open Front Porch/Patio

Badminton/Volleyball/Bocce Ball Sets

(2) kayaks included

More Details

Laurie Eckrod
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018

About Laurie Eckrod

We bought Holland Point Preserve in 2011 from a former Washington Redskin and his wife who built the house in 1990. My husband is a avid hunter and fisherman and wanted land that he could hunt and fish but also allow the non-hunters in the family to enjoy the Eastern Shore. We also wanted a property that was close to our home in Virginia. Being only 2 hours from DC, this property had everything we wanted and more.

Laurie Eckrod purchased this lodge in 2011

Why Laurie Eckrod chose Taylors Island

We bought this property after looking at many others because HPP has everything. The house was sold completely furnished so all we had to do was bring some groceries and clothes and we were set. The spectacular sunrises, that we can view from the Master Bedroom, the sound of wildlife serenading us to sleep and the abundance of privacy were also factors in our decision to purchase 'this' property. We couldn't have been more happier in our choice.

What makes this lodge unique

Because the house sits at the end of Hooper's Neck road on 263 acres, there is nothing that can disturb you. We have endless amounts of land that can be explored, wonderful water activities to enjoy or you can just curl up around a roaring fire and hang with friends and family. Everything that is needed to 'stay put' is in the house or can be found within a few miles.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Jan 2015
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Taylors Island

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Events: Please notify owners of parties/events with >20 day guests. Extra fee may apply.
  • Furniture: Please replace all furniture, games, dishes, coolers, etc. inside and out to where you found them.
  • Electronics: Please do not mess with the WiFi router, TV cables or any other cables connected to electronics.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bath - toilet , shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Downstairs Bath 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs Bath 2 - toilet , shower
    Downstairs Bath 3 - toilet , shower
  • MB- Jacuzzi tub, walk in shower and double sinks. DB 1- Tub with shower DB 2- Walk in shower, double sinks DB 3- Walk in shower UB- Walk in shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Downstairs Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Downstairs Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed
    Upstairs Bedroom - 4 twin/ single
  • Master Bedroom Suite with sitting area, balcony and luxury bathroom. DBR 1- Has adjoining full bath DBR 2- Full bath across the hall DBR 3- Full bath across the hall UBR- Has adjoining full bath
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Whether for a Birthday Party, Family Reunion, Holiday gatherings, Small Wedding, Waterfowl Festivals, Bike Races or Corporate retreats, you will find it all at Holland Point.


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A Vacation Away From It All-Family And Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.928571 based on 18 reviews

The ultimate retreat on the water

  • 5 of 5

Wow. There is nothing else to say about this place except WOW. We were lucky enough to celebrate my brother's bachelor party here with friends. Fished, crabbed, golfed and just spent time on the beautiful, sprawling property. Could have easily spent a week here exploring and relaxing.

Perfectly set up with everything you need for a larger group. We had a fantastic time! Thank you Laurie, hope to be back one day.

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jon, Thank you so much for the awesome review. We are sorry that you didn't receive the access codes before your brother arrived and appreciated your patience. Congrats to your brother and next time bring the ladies. You are all welcomed back anytime. All the best, Laurie
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Quiet, peaceful, great place to gather friends/family

  • 4 of 5

Our son was getting married on Taylors Island and we needed a place for our extended family to stay. While overall it was a wonderful property, we were disappointed that we could not utilize the "Crows Nest" at all because the windows don't open and the air conditioning was not working up there. There were also some other issues with things not quite working properly, and when notified we were told that those were going to be fixed when the owners were there over the 4th of July. As a vacation rental owner myself, I would have fixed them prior to people staying on the property.

  • Submitted: 20-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Beth and Steve, We apologize for any problems that you encountered while staying at Holland Point. We strive to correct any issues immediately but sometimes with the remoteness of our property, lack of information from prior quests about issues and quick turnovers, issues can go unaddressed. We appreciate the feedback and will do our best to make any stay better. We hope that you enjoyed the property otherwise and that it was suitable for the rehearsal dinner. All the best to your son and his new wife.
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Fabulous house and property!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, unique house! Wonderful location to get away from it all and spend time with family. Really well stocked, spotless, and comfortable. Fabulous piece of property. Great communication with the owner. We had big family gathering there and everyone had a great time. Thank you!

  • Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carol, Thanks so much for the awesome review and for your patience regarding the payment situation. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Holland Point and hope to see you back again real soon. Happy Holidays! Laurie
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United States / Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Perfect Eastern Shore Serenity!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second return to this beautiful place. Perfect serenity from your workaday life. I love how this white house with it's unique tower sits alone when driving down the dirt road. It's the first thing you see when you make your turn along this road. Beautiful house with water to kayak and open land to hike and explore on. The house is more than large enough for a family and the rustic interior is magnificent. Wonderfully secluded but not too far from town for groceries, restaurants, or cinema. Has everything we look for in rentals, seclusion but not too far from town, plenty of land to hike and explore, sits by the water with access to kayaks, direct or satelite TV, internet service. All good and definitely well recommended.

  • Submitted: 31-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anthony, Thank you so much for returning to Holland Point and for the awesome review. We enjoy having returning guests because we know they will treat our home like their own. We are so happy that you had a great time and look forward to return next year. Happy Holidays. Laurie and Don
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Exactly as described!

  • 5 of 5

Incredibly charming and the perfect getaway

  • Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ashley. Please come stay again soon. All the best. Laurie
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 14 adults and 2 dogs loved the house and had a great weekend on the bay. There is plenty of room for a large group with the huge lawn for games and large enough kitchen to cook for such a big group. Before we left we were already planning our next trip back!

  • Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jessie for the kind words about your stay. We love the fact that so many people can enjoy themselves together in our home along with your four legged friends. All the best and have a wonderful rest of the summer. Come back and stay soon! Lauire
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Easton, MD
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Island Grill, Palm Beach Willies
Nearest Ferry
74 Miles
Cape May - Lewes Ferry
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
Hyatt Regency Resort, Cambridge, MD
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 16
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Island Grill, Palm Beach Willies
Nearest Beach
76 Miles
Ocean City, MD Rehobeth Beach, DE
Car: necessary

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. 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, oyster picking and swimming off of the sandy shores are right out your screened porch. The water depth at the private dock is 3' or less at low tide so kayaks, canoes and jetskis are your best bet. Enjoy 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 book are all you need for a complete day. It’s the perfect place to host your friends, family, or corporate retreats. Holland Point Preserve is a 'stay put and enjoy' type of vacation. 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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Taylors Island

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance C$78.29

Base Wedding Rates (which includes four night minimum stay, outside tent wedding/reception, and use of the property for such an event) are as follows:

<50 Guests = $4450
51-80 Guests = $5250
81-100 Guests = $6000

Base Rate does not include taxes, service fee and damage deposit fee. Base rate does not include tent or other rental items needed for an outside event. Please contact owner for availability and for any questions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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