Red Point History:
In 1923 two individuals purchased “Red Point Farm” in North East, MD. There was close to one mile of waterfront on the North East River with high bluffs on one side overlooking the Susquehanna flats and a beautiful sandy beach on the other. Their intent was to develop a seaside resort community. A small 15 acre parcel was divided into building lots with a view of the water. The residents had use of the common areas which included the beach, boat ramp, dock, and water-front area (parkland). The parkland was intended to have rides and entertainment which never evolved. Over the years there were campgrounds, a store, and a boardwalk that were commercially operated by the owners. In 1979 the campground and commercial operations ceased and the common areas have remained private since. In 1987 David McDaniel & his wife purchased the remaining farm & waterfront to build a house & horse farm.
In September 2003 hurricane Isabel destroyed the “old store” building which was converted into a cottage in 1987. The location of this building was at the end of the bluffs overlooking the beach & waterfront. A new lighthouse replica replaced the old building after two years of construction. The building was designed & the construction supervised by the owner J. David McDaniel for weekly rentals and a part-time residence. He presently has a 9,000 square foot antique market in North East with 60 different dealers.
The decor of the rental properties reflect a lot of the antiques and collectibles of the store. There are also a few mounted animals hanging (450 lb blue marlin, bear, deer, elk) on display in The Lighthouse that he has collected over the years.
The Lighthouse features interior railings & bannisters made of driftwood right off of Red Point Beach. The circular stairway to the cupola was built around a driftwood log brought in from the beach. The floors are thick pine in an octagon design. The first floor is designed as a compass that covers the entire floor made out of stone and granite. Other features include four bedrooms (2 doubles and 2 queens), four full baths (one with 3 shower heads and 4 body sprays), wrap around balcony, 2 big screen TVs with high-definition Direct TV, sound systems in master bedroom & living room, wood stove, Jacuzzi, wet bar, full kitchen with custom cabinets, washer & dryer, and custom furniture by local artists. It also includes a backup generator for power failure.
In 2013, the owner added an additional property to keep up with growing demand,"The Beach House".
Both are available for year round rental. We welcome larger groups and events.