Camper & Kayaking on Chesapeake Close to DC/Balt


Campervan/Motorhome hosted by Shawn

3 guests, 1 bedroom, 0 beds, 1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the campervan/motorhome to yourself.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience
90% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great communication
100% of recent guests rated Shawn 5-star in communication.
Wake up in your sweet, cozy cocoon to birds and bay breezes. Relax with a coffee in your breakfast nook while gazing at the water, woods & meadow from your special spot, hop on kayaks for a spin on the Bay, or leisurely float in our secluded Heron Creek. Named by TRAVEL & LEISURE as top Airbnb in Maryland, Chesapeake Paradise is a fun and relaxing retreat in proximity to Washington, Annapolis, & Baltimore. Kayaks, pier, hot tub, BBQ, swings on a country-like acreage.

The space
This adorable stand-alone studio camper is just the spot for a quiet getaway for one or two or a small family with a small child or two. It can also be a great additional living space for family or friends of guests staying in our Flat, Cottage, Digs, or Carriage House!

You have running water at the sink in the bathroom and flush toilet and a shower (NO HOT WATER). You can also enjoy our outdoor hot water shower near to the Camper you'll have a kitchen with a sink and running water, stove, microwave, but not an oven.

There is one queen sized mattress which can accommodate two adults and another bed that is made from putting down the table and laying the cushions on top of it. It's not as long as a twin bed. The top bunk is probably only dependable for children or smaller people, not for another grown-up.

Couples, friends, or families can easily converge here right after work on any given afternoon, and travelers can use it as a relaxing waterfront "home" while you're touring the area. Nestled on two country-like acres in a surprisingly convenient corner of the Chesapeake Bay, this unique area is just over 20 minutes south of Annapolis and 45 minutes from Wash DC, Alexandria VA, or Baltimore. After a quick trip from these cities or local airports, all you need to do upon check-in is the following:
* settle in at the inviting for some serious, or not so relaxing and playing,
* hang out and chat or snooze under the large shady trees,
* swing, nap in a hammock, or kayak or yoga to your heart's content,
* go out on the kayaks or floaty things
* read or work on your tan as you gaze at the water,
* cookout or pick crabs at a table on the lawn,
* savor the nearby waterfront dining.
* soak in Light Landing's heavenly hot tub.

As your host, I have been sharing my lovely place next door for over seven years with the greatest crew of happy Airbnb guests, who have been so much fun to host.


Wi-Fi signal from Shawn's house or our Cottage sometimes reaches to the Camper, so you have the option of using Wi-Fi on Shawn's porch if no guests are staying there.

I mostly like to do the "natural" thing with breezes and windows when I'm staying. If you prefer, you can use the air conditioner, but be aware that although it is a very good one, it is fairly LOUD. So you can even use it to cool the place or get the humidity down on a hot day, but unless you like white noise, this may bother you. It hasn't been a problem for me since I just don't use it, but some people LOVE AC so wanted to give you a clear HEADS UP! :-)

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Hot tub
Air conditioning
Luggage drop-off allowed
Travel cot
Children’s books and toys

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4.85 out of 5 stars from 33 reviews


Where you’ll be

Deale, Maryland, United States

Despite its country-like location (no street lights--only stars!), all the services you need are within minutes, including 4 quiet little burbs (Deale, Galesville, Shadyside, Churchton) with
*a great grocery store,
*'famous' consignment shops,
*fishing boat excursions,
*fitness club or Bay history museums,
*little walks, drives, and sights,
*lots of waterfront and other dining options--whether you want a casual crab-picking feast with live music, carryout sushi/pizza, or a long romantic dinner.

Nearby historic Annapolis is also full of great sights, shops, and restaurants, as well as movies and the mall (but people just don't seem to care as much about those things when they're here!)

Hosted by Shawn

  1. Joined in March 2011
  • 888 Reviews
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I'm thinking the best description of me for your purposes as potential guests appears in the reviews! I'm someone who is just here being incredibly grateful to live in this gorgeous, quiet, nature-filled spot on the Chesapeake Bay; to have this opportunity to share it with others; and to have connected through Air BnB with such lovely people. I'm always thrilled to see how much these individuals, couples, and families enjoy staying here, and am hoping that what they have said about me will tell you what you need to know. We just were names TRAVEL AND LEISURE's best Airbnb in Maryland, and I've been an airbnb SuperHost for many years... not an easy position to earn, but I love sharing this spot with folks and just want you to have a good time. Folks also hold business and spiritual retreats and wedding here, and its fun for me to be in a position to share this great spot and see people so connected and transformed. Beyond that.... I will be very happy to answer any questions you may have about my diverse interests and pursuits, as well as the travel destinations I am currently exploring. The most recent adventure was my college-aged daughter and I spending a portion of the summer living in China, her birthland, while she learned Mandarin and I worked on my latest book, "The RELIABLE SYMMETRY OF HAPPINESS: The MISSING PEACE We Were Never Taught"! That brings me to my OTHER work as a life/author-coach. As a Certified Faciliator of The Work of Byron Katie, I love to share that and my own HAPPINESS HACKS with folks: simple, predictable tools that change your relationship to all your relationships and to your stressful emotions. They have helped me SO much in my life as well as my clients; when you have your own reliable way to capitalize on your stressful thoughts about the VERY person or thing that upsets you--and turn them into highly creative solutions and greater peace and love each time--it's a whole different world. Very Cool. I hold my own wonderful waterfront retreats in this work here a few times a year, and even sometimes work with guests if they make an appointment to see me while they are here--or schedule their stay as a Symmetry of Happiness retreat (individual, couples, or groups/families). [See (Website hidden by Airbnb) with ShawnMahshie with (Website hidden by Airbnb) after it--written that way so as not to be blocked.] But NO PRESSURE! I won't bring it up unless you do, and also happy to teach you some amazing short cuts to loving life as it comes, if you ask!
I'm thinking the best description of me for your purposes as potential guests appears in the reviews! I'm someone who is just here being incredibly grateful to live in this gorgeou…

During your stay

I interact with guests based on their needs. Most reviews say it was perfect--some wanted more privacy; others liked to hear about the history of the area or get to know us better--sometimes even have dinner together. Very individualized.

Shawn is a Superhost

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Check out: 10:00 am
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy