Waterfront Retreat Now Available in Pasadena, Maryland

November 23, 2021
8261 Bayside Drive, Pasadena, Maryland

Home offers amazing views of the Chesapeake Bay

With panoramic views of the Chesapeake Bay from every level, this Pasadena, Maryland home is the perfect waterside retreat for family gatherings, recreation and relaxation. After a day of boating, fishing or shopping, you’ll enjoy coming home to this calming retreat that’s on the market for $1.150M.

Located at 8261 Bayside Drive, this home is conveniently situated 20 miles from Annapolis, 30 miles from Baltimore, and less than 50 miles from Washington, D.C., making it perfect as a primary residence, second home or as an investment property. The residence is listed by Donna Deter with Long & Foster’s Eastport Annapolis, Maryland office.

“This home has a million-dollar view – and you get the house too,” said Deter. “It’s the ideal place to center yourself. The owner enjoys seeing the calming lights across the bay at night.”  

The original home was built in the 1920s as a waterfront cottage. At that time, Pasadena was “the” place for Baltimore residents to go on the weekends. They’d take a steamboat from the Baltimore pier to this bay-side town to enjoy fishing, crabbing, big bands and dancing in large octagonal waterfront pavilions.

Arriving at the property, this residence stands out with its grey coastal exterior, punctuated by a bright red door – with the picturesque Chesapeake Bay as its backdrop. The front door opens to the second floor of this three-level home. Here, you’ll find an updated kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom and full bathroom. A large year-round sunroom off the waterfront side of the home is the ideal place to serve drinks before dinner to friends and family while taking in the commanding bay views as cargo and cruise ships pass by.  

Upstairs, there are two comfortable bedrooms and a full bathroom. Open glass doors from the primary bedroom to enjoy morning coffee or yoga facing the magnificent sunrise while connecting with nature on the large balcony overlooking the bay, where there are often sightings of bald eagles and ospreys. Evening entertainment or relaxation on the balcony features amazing views of the full moon rising across the bay on the eastern horizon.  In the fall, you’ll marvel at the migration of thousands of rare Canvasback ducks, who cover the water in the bay.

The lower level is fully equipped with a beautiful second kitchen, sitting area with large windows, bedroom, bathroom and large closets, creating a perfect space for a guest suite or for rental income. Open doors from this level onto the patio to enjoy the waterfront view or step onto the 90-foot dock to lower your boat from the lift and take it out onto the bay. The property also has a 20-foot fishing pier strategically located over the rocks, where fish hang out.  

Even in the worst storms, the home never had water in it, but as a precaution, the current owner has completely waterproofed it.  The home’s floor was raised 30 inches and on the bay side, the yard was re-graded to a higher elevation and high-tech gravity fed French drains were installed around the foundation. In addition, the dock was rebuilt and raised to accommodate higher water levels. The elevated dock has survived the worst storms, while neighboring docks have not.  The home is not in a flood plain and flood insurance is not required.

The spectacular view will not be hindered as the adjacent property is set back and not directly in the line of view. This adjacent property is also in reserve, preventing development to take place on the property, allowing the new owner to see as far as the Bay Bridge. The community has a private, pedestrian entrance to Downs Park, offering hundreds of acres of trails and a dog beach for your furry family members to run, splash and also enjoy living on the bay.

A few of the other features of this outstanding home include original wooden beams and doors, a security system on the home and detached shed, a remotely accessible video surveillance system, gas stoves in both kitchens, fresh paint throughout, a custom military grade computer router to prevent intrusion and a home warranty.

Learn more about 8261 Bayside Drive by clicking here. For more information about Long & Foster, visit LongandFoster.com.