Nearly non-existent, water-dependent zoning on a two-story commercial facility is included in a multi-property sale on St. George Island. The building, a former oyster house, is adjacent to a 200- by 50-foot dock, a 100-foot, 10-slip pier served by electricity and water, and a parking lot. The contiguous .5 acre waterfront lot is included in the sale. The property is zoned and taxed residential, the primary structure is the four-bedroom, raised home. Three public sewer connections are allocated to the property.
This unique Chesapeake Bay shoreline property carries historic, waterfront zoning that has permitted recreational, educational, commercial and charter fishing, and tourist enterprises including a passive canoe/kayak launch. It’s ideal for aquaculture.
The property runs 698 feet along Island Creek, a small jag off the Potomac River, boater’s haven on the Intercoastal Waterway navigation charts. The historic fishing community is still evident as well as the entire peninsula’s history as a summer community for Washington D.C. families since the steamboat era.
The oyster house, built of cinderblock and wood, tolerates waterfront weather conditions. It has two bathrooms; various, large, stainless steel food handling sinks and counters. The building consists of a trio of connected product handling rooms; a connected drainage bay; a large interior workspace; and a large, screened porch. The second floor is divided into office and storage. A metal roof was installed in 2021.
The three-story house is built on six-foot pilings and has 360-degrees of water view. There are three full baths and a bedroom on every floor, including the large, open third story. The two bedrooms on the second floor each have private access to the 60-inch whirlpool and a screened porch. The master bedroom’s sleeping porch is large enough to also accommodate a sitting area. There is capacity to increased zoned temperature control. One of the sewer connections could be used for an accessory apartment.
The first floor is an open layout with a center wood stove and a 180-degree view at tree top level. St. George Island is on the Audubon Christmas Count for its wealth of fowl year-round. Visible from the property are St. George Creek, St. Mary’s River, Potomac River, Chesapeake Bay, and Island Creek.
The second story of the oyster house overlooks St. Mary’s River and Island Creek with the potential for a complete, 360-degree view of those waterways. The third sewer connection could be applied toward an accessory use associated with the oyster house or an accessory apartment associated with the house.
The property’s long frontage is just inside the mouth of Island Creek, a sheltered inlet off the Potomac River. Its historic “waterman” classification permits the ongoing commercial use of the property in a secluded, residential corner of one of the Chesapeake’s last traditional fishing communities. The residential listing included in this sale can be found at MLS# MDSM2000674. Additional parcel included: TRACT TWO W S RT 249 TAX ID: 1909002758 View the full video tour online.