Hipcamp host La Mar G.,
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Private island easy to reach by boat or kayak. The perfect location for those who want to enjoy water sports and other outdoor activities such as fishing. Reserve the entire island surrounded by water views and majestic bald eagles soaring above. Parking available at nearby public boat dock. Kayaks/canoes available to reach the island on a limited basis. This is the perfect

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Private island easy to reach by boat or kayak. The perfect location for those who want to enjoy water sports and other outdoor activities such as fishing. Reserve the entire island surrounded by water views and majestic bald eagles soaring above. Parking available at nearby public boat dock. Kayaks/canoes available to reach the island on a limited basis. This is the perfect place to get away and reconnect with nature. Groups are also encouraged to contact us. However, we only host one group at a time. Campers under 18 are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Happy Camping!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Boat
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send La Mar a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 81%

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Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
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Swimming
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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Island Getaway in Delaware.

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Hipcamper William

A relaxing reset

William G.
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August 22nd, 2021

Despite the rain that came in, I enjoyed Mr. Gunn island immensely! The property had a nice clearing area that looks out over the river. I hiked around the island which was like it’s own little adventure, because you are not really walking on a path. The lights were a very nice touch around what looked to be a gathering area with bench seating. Another real exciting thing was actually paddling to the island. I saw a number of majestic water fowl including: an eagle/osprey and several blue herons, and what I think was a belted kingfisher. The island had a shower still facility that was nice for showering, but the rain prevented me from trying it out. All in all I think this camping trip was one of the coolest I’ve been on, and can’t wait to book it again.

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Hipcamper La Mar
Response from La Mar, the Host, on August 25th, 2021

It was such a pleasure having you on the island. Any host will learn so much about the outdoors and how real camping works after 2 minutes with you. Thanks for leaving our happy place even better than you found it. We’re excited to implement your outstanding ideas. Happy camping!

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Hipcamper Sandra

Breathtaking

Sandra T.
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August 19th, 2021

The host LaMar was positively the best. LaMar was more than accommodating.LaMar used his personal boat to be helpful so that we were not stressed trying to paddle by canoe all of your belongings that you need for a 3 night stay. There were items for you to use that were not on the website in the description . Example TIKI TORCHES a cooking grate to cook on. LaMar is improving the island all the time so that our future stay will even be more enjoyable . The views and the sunsets on the island positively breathtaking . There was a bald eagle just like it said in the description. It’s amazing. There are not enough words to give this island justice . I have never been more appreciative of a kind caring man as we were with LaMar. In today’s world you don’t see those kind of attributes anymore . LaMar has reinvented kind, caring and helpful back into trusting human beings again . LaMar the host is such a man that would make people proud to know him. We are glad we went to the island. We have already told so many people about our great experience . LaMar keep up the great work we can’t wait to possibly come back with the family . Again thank you so much for being the host. Also please thank your wife and family for giving up your valuable time to do all of this for others . See you again soon Sandy and Matt from Pennsylvania.

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Hipcamper La Mar
Response from La Mar, the Host, on August 21st, 2021

Sandy, Thank you for such kind words. We are so excited every time we learn Gunn island has been a blessing to others. It was such a pleasure meeting both you and Matt. God continues to introduce new people from diverse backgrounds that leave me forever indebted. It warms my heart to know those sunsets move you as much as they do us. Don’t forget that Matt owes me that striper and plans for that DIY wood stove lol. You’re more than welcome to visit whenever you need to get away. Just say the word and it’s all yours :-) Your new friend, La Mar

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Hipcamper Pamia

Island getaway 10/10

Pamia C.
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August 15th, 2021

I camped at Island Getaway with my son and dog. La Mar was as good as a hip camp host can get. He took his time to explain everything I needed to know and was available in case of emergencies. Camp site was clean and spacious. A perfect place to relax and get away from it all. My son especially loved the canoeing experience and my dog loved being able to have more freedom off lead .

Hipcamper La Mar
Response from La Mar, the Host, on August 18th, 2021

Pamia, We were blessed to host you and your boys at the island. It warms my heart to know that you enjoyed your time with us. You are more than welcome to come back and we truly value your creativity. Prayerfully we can work together to make the island even more of a blessing to others :-) Asante sana! (Thank you so much-Kiswahili) La Mar

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Hipcamper William

Great adventure on la mar's island!

William C.
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August 2nd, 2021

We had a great adventure on La Mar's island! Every step of the trip went well:
- The canoes had plenty of room for our camping gear
- We had a nice paddle out to the island and saw a bald eagle on the way. It took us about an hour against the tide to get to camp
- The amenities on the island were great. Fire pit, benches, picnic table, and even some extras like a generator for string lights and a water pump for showering. La Mar also provided plenty of potable water for washing our hands and dishes.
- We paddled into downtown Dover on our second day. It took us about an hour each way going with the tide. It was a great way to see the river and get a good work out in

One final aspect of the trip I'd like to touch on was the excellent service we received from La Mar. He was willing to spend lots of his time to make sure our trip was smooth. He worked with us to coordinate drop off and pickup of the boats, gave us plenty of suggestions, brought over the water pump, and even helped us get the boats locked up when we were downtown. He told us he is even working on future improvements to the campsite.

I can't wait to visit again next year!

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Hipcamper La Mar
Response from La Mar, the Host, on August 18th, 2021

William, I apologize for the delayed response, but I'm just seeing your review. I am blessed to meet and help great people. I hope that I get an invite to the wedding and we both can show-off our salsa/bachata skills. Looking forward to the next time my friend! Blessings, La Mar

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Hipcamper Ekaterina

Scenic water views and adventure

Ekaterina P.
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March 29th, 2021

The host was kind, generous and friendly. The camping spot was beautiful and secluded, we enjoyed the kayak ride there and being on the island gave us a chance to unwind and enjoy nature and water views.

Thank you so much for helping us unplug! We hope to camp there again soon!

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Hipcamper La Mar
Response from La Mar, the Host, on March 29th, 2021

We were more then blessed to help you unwind and create such beautiful pieces of work. Keep bringing joy to the world through your gift and talent. You're always welcomed here.

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Property
La Mar G.’s Land
State
Delaware
Country
United States
$95/night
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