3 Internet-Connected TV’s with Netflix, Hulu, You Tube and more which are perfect for Family Movie Night and plenty of board games for Family Game Night
Free WiFi for mobile devices and streaming
**Off season** Early Check-In 10am and Late Check-Out 5pm (when possible) arrive early, stay late and enjoy more of your time away from it all at the hideaway and outdoors instead of traveling early in the day.
The Hideaway house is just 100 Steps away from Hays Beach — a sandy western shore of the Chesapeake Bay.
Hays Beach is a peaceful, secluded community located on a Private Road with room to be as active or relaxed as you choose. The Hays Beach community is calm and neighborly and the expansive views of the Bay water and the forest and creek/lake are captivating. The Hideaway property is one of just 14 homes built in the Hays Beach community and includes deeded, pedestrian access** to the Chesapeake Bay.
**see Notation below
The property has so much to offer throughout every season of the year. It is your “home-away-from-home” with Chesapeake Bay sunrise views from the front and a view of Deep Creek/lake and sunsets from the covered backporch and backyard. Outdoors you will see and hear many of the 120 bird species native to St. Mary’s County including osprey, bald eagles, egrets, herons, cardinals, orioles, doves, blue jays and the occasional pelican.
This community provides the perfect balance of serene natural environment and also plenty of options for an active weekend get-away and week-long vacation for you, your friends and family.
The Hideaway is equipped with the latest amenities - safe and kid-friendly yet isolated enough to be a perfect couple's get away or a friends' weekend at the beach. Perfect for a party of 2 or 8.
The Kitchen was remodeled in January 2018 with Ikea Grimslov cabinetry and countertops, Ikea cookware and cutlery. New large and small appliances include Cuisinart 12-Cup Coffee Maker & Single-Serve Brewer, toaster, blender, mixer, traditional crock pot, InstaPot and Belgian waffle iron.
The largest bedroom has a queen bed and two twin daybeds. Two additional bedrooms are at the other end of the house: one with queen bed, one with two twin beds.
Two comfy, deep-seated Klauusner sofa’s are large enough for naps and lounging in the open floor-plan living room.
During warm seasons, the large covered back-porch is well-outfitted with duel Gas and Charcoal Grill, 50qt Cooler and stand, 8’ teak table for seated meals and 6’ teak table for serving or seating, 11 reclining, teak dining chairs and 2 teak chaise lounge chairs.
The backyard also includes a grassy area for play and gazebo with 6 cushioned chairs, love seat and round table.
The glass enclosed porch which fronts the house is perfect for both dining (8 seat farmhouse-style table/benches) and relaxing on comfy sofa and cushioned wicker loveseat.
Want more activity? Take a walk in Holly Drive and the beach or take a short 5 mike drive to Pt Lookout St Park and hike the birch, oak, hickory, and pine forest and explore the marshy shorelines of Pt Lookout where you’ll find frogs, diamond-back turtles, growing baby blue crabs and the occasional horseshoe crab.
Swimming, kayaking, paddle board, biking, boating, fishing, running along miles of natural shoreline of Hays Beach - and it's equally great to float on the calm Bay water, walk or relax on the sandy beach enjoying collecting smooth stones, sea glass, listening to the sounds of nature and the water lapping on the shoreline, writing or reading a good book.
Do you want a great “Maryland Summer” experience for your family of all ages?
Crabbing for Maryland blue crabs where the mouth of lake “Deep Creek” joins the Bay is an experience you can only have in Maryland and your family will never forget it. You’ll find nets and bushel baskets in the side yard, enjoy them while you are there and leave them for the next family to make their memories too. The mouth of the creek is accessible 400ft down the beach to the right (South) of The Hideaway.
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Bring your boat and put-in at nearby Drury or Buzz’s Marina or book a charter boat to fish the deeper waters offshore and relax on the Bay while the Captain does all the work. You are sure to enjoy the view of Hays Beach from the water! Sail out to see Pint No Point lighthouse which is just 2 miles offshore of the North end of Hays Beach.
Drive, hike or bike 5 miles to the South to tour beautiful and historic Point Lookout State Park, a Maryland State Park occupying Point Lookout, the southernmost tip of a peninsula formed by the confluence of Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River. There you will enjoy Civil War Museum/Marshland Nature Center, Ft. Lincoln reenactments, lighthouse, biking, picnic area, archery hunting and waterfowl hunting from designated blind spots, boating and fishing from a 710’ public pier. The state park preserves the site of an American Civil War prisoner of war camp and the Point Lookout Light, which was built in 1830. This park's peaceful surroundings belie its history as the location of a prison camp which imprisoned as many as 52,264 Confederate soldiers during the Civil War.
Woodlawn Estate - “Maryland’s First Estate” is just 3 miles away off Wynne Road on Woodlawn Lane in Ridge Md and offers local Slack Wine from Slack Winery and Vineyards.
You may also enjoy one or more of the many diverse local “Day Trip” options:
-Solomon’s Island (to the Northeast from Rt. 4)
•Smith Island (to the South via "Smith Island Cruises" which departs from Point Lookout Park seasonally)
•St. George’s Island (to the Northwest on Rt. 244 to Piney Point Road)
•Patuxent Naval Museum
•Historic Leonardtown for good food and browsing the quaint shops
Civil War sites including:
•Dr. Mudd’s House, Historic Sotterley Plantation House and Colonial Revival garden tours, wine tasting, Women of Sotterley, Slavery resistance and Freedom and even Ghost Tours are within 30 minute drive.
Original Maryland Capital City and the Capital of the United States: The Hideaway is only 8 miles from Maryland's original Capital, Historic St. Mary’s City and St. Mary’s College. This City is a true gem waiting for you to discover it. So much Colonial history surrounds you as you walk the paths and experience what the first residents of Maryland did as they built their homes and businesses and established governing principles which influenced so much of what America is today.
Their Museum of History and Archaeology, the historic Maryland State House and St. Mary’s College host multiple events during the year, attendees of those enjoy staying over at The Hideaway.
You are also just 90 minutes from the Capital of the United States, Washington DC’s Smithsonian Museums, the Capitol and scores of other monuments and attractions including, The White House! Rt 5 turns into Branch Avenue once you arrive in Washington DC and Rt 4 becomes Pennsylvania Avenue once you cross the Washington DC boundary.
**Notation: Pedestrian Access across Lot 9 and the wooden Deck:
The Hideaway property is one of just 14 homes built in the Hays Beach community and includes deeded, pedestrian access to the Chesapeake Bay.
Pedestrian access across the deck has kindly been granted by the Owners of Lot #9 (our Neighbors).
In practice this means that we may walk back and forth across the deck and should refrain from sitting on the deck since it’s “seating” use is intended solely for the Owners of the Lot.
(Plastic Adirondack style beach chairs available for use on the Beach. Bring your own reclining beach chairs and beach towels)