23+ acre Private Island on the Chesapeake Bay, in Eastern Shore VA!
This is your opportunity to own your very own private island on the Chesapeake Bay. Views all around this beautiful property surrounded by water, trees, fields and an abundance of wildlife. Not to mention your very own sandy beach.
There aren’t very many privately owned islands in the Chesapeake Bay. Most of them are far from the mainland (and electricity) making construction difficult and expensive. Of the few islands that are near the mainland, few meet today’s strict regulations for septic systems and can’t be built on. Starlings Island, nestled in Pocomoke Sound, a part of the Chesapeake Bay, is one of the exceptions. While it is mainly surrounded by open water and neighboring wetland islands, the mainland and all utilities are only 400 feet away in the quaint fishing village of Saxis. Perhaps most important of all, a Health Department approved septic system is already installed.
The Island is home to a diverse range of wildlife. A wide variety of birds visit the island year round and bald eagle sightings are common. Several owls call the island home. Deer visit the Island regularly and as many as 5 have been spotted at one time. Does with fawns are often seen during the spring and summer months. Smaller animals include fox, raccoons.
Believed to be between 75 to 90 acres in size, Starlings Island’s unique location and proximity to the mainland makes it an ideal location for a year round home or a vacation getaway. It offers unparalleled views of the Chesapeake Bay in one direction and thousands of acres of pristine marsh in the other. With the village of Saxis and all utilities only a stone’s throw away, island living with all of life’s conveniences.