Gibson Island, MD Homes for Sale

About Gibson Island Maryland

Gibson Island is a distinct privately incorporated island on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. An hour drive from Washington, Gibson Island is a development designed with the 20th-century in mind bordered by the Chesapeake Bay on the east and Magothy River on the west. The island offers recluse from the bustle of the metropolitan city.

The year-round play is readily available for its residents as recreational pursuits include marine activities like fishing, sailing, swimming, boating, and sports that include golf, skeet shooting, and tennis that make it feel like summer every day.

Although Gibson Island lacks in commercial establishments, the quaint town makes up for it through its exclusive country club that fosters belongingness among the community. Gibson Islands Club boasts one of the country’s most beautiful 9-hole golf courses designed by famous golf architects, Seth Raynor and Charles Blair Mac Donald. You can also visit the town’s own enriching Gibson Island Historical Society Museum.

Gibson Island houses estates in modest dwellings and opulent abodes built in diversity with each uniquely beautiful architecture that includes Colonial, French, Spanish, Gothic, Art Deco, contemporary, and modern among others. The exquisite Gibson Island prides itself for its exclusivity that nurtures privacy and rewinds the clock for its residents to simpler times.


9-Hole Golf Course
Yacht Club
Tennis Court

School Information:

Bodkin Elementary School
Chesapeake Bay Middle School
Chesapeake High School

Gibson Island, MD Homes for Sale for Sale

Cooled by the prevailing summer breezes off Otter Pond, reputedly the largest natural freshwater lake in Maryland, North Cove Cottage is sheltered from winter winds by ridges and three hundred acres of mature woods to its north. A winding gravel driveway lined with hollies and hardwoods leads to this private pond retreat.
With four bedrooms and four full baths in total, open the front entrance Dutch door and look down the screened piazza through the house to Otter Pond to the Bay, the Bay Bridge, and Kent Island. Walking through the house, the pond side begins with a large sunny bluestone patio. To the left, a shaded deck overlooks the head of the cove and is perfect for enjoying lunch while watching eagles working the cove and along the pond's southern shore. Ahead is a compact lawn and path curving to a firepit circle and six iconic Gibson Island chairs for three-season social distancing al fresco. And, during Covid days, potentially four-season with a propane heater or two! 
In the summers,  wend off to the right down to the welcoming steps ascending to the dock for the best swimming on the Island. Or bask on the dock, put in your fishing rod, go canoeing, kayaking or paddle boarding.
This very solid house was completed in 1950 and has enjoyed many significant upgrades. The original cottage is masonry block construction finished in stucco. The unique feature of the house is a 45-degree radius turn to capture additional water views and prevailing summer breezes. Two bedrooms on the main level share an updated bath.  Relax in the  living room with incredible water views and enjoy a crackling fire in the large fireplace, or watch a movie in the curved, paneled den/music room with full bath,  or have a dinner party in the dining room overlooking the water after preparing a delicious meal in the recently updated kitchen. A sleeping porch was enclosed in 1999 to become an inviting sunroom looking east through a screen of trees over the north cove of the pond. Its stairs lead down to a large on-grade room also looking over the pond, now a sculptor's studio--it awaits your imagination for its next transformation. A sunlit bedroom looking to the woods, its full bath, and large storage/utility area complete this level.  An oversized garage with plenty of storage space offers elevator access to the house. 
A two-story Charleston Single-inspired addition was built for the owner. With matching stucco, it preserves the integrity of the original cottage and provides a second level screened piazza with a very private en suite master bedroom suite that can be thrown open to gentle breezes and morning bird calls. This addition connects to the original cottage via elevator and stairs to the lower level piazza.  Delbert Adams, a highly regarded builder who also constructed the Gibson Island Club House, built this retreat in 2011.  
Information on Gibson Island--A private island within one hour of Washington, D.C., and Baltimore; absolutely extraordinary setting - 1000 acres with seven miles of shoreline, two thirds of land undeveloped and owned by the Gibson Island Corporation, one third residential home sites, no need to cross the Bay Bridge - located on Western Shore of Maryland, 43-acre spring fed fresh water lake, enormous privacy and security--entry gatehouse staffed 24+Hours and Gibson Island Police Force (GIPD),Gibson Island Corporation Service Department for homeowners offering yard maintenance and landscaping and other services, full service yacht yard, 20 minute drive to BWI, airport and train station, private country club (membership by invitation) offering yachting, fine dining year-round, tennis, award-winning Charles Blair Macdonald designed 9-hole golf course, swimming, croquet, skeet shooting, and more, private tours by appointment. (C) Gibson Island Corporation, all rights reserved.
1623 St Giles Road
Gibson Island, Maryland
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,371 SqFt
  • 1.330 Acres

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