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The Hideaway in Hays Beach on the Chesapeake Bay (Western Shore)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,330 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8, Covered porches, 100ft to Sand/Water

Steps away from the 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.

The property has so much to offer! 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 back porch and yard. Outdoors you will see and hear many of the 120 bird species native to St. Mary’s County including osprey, bald eagles, egrets, herons 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 7-8.

The Kitchen was remodeled in January with Ikea Grimslov cabinetry and countertops, Ikea cookware and cutlery. Large and small appliances are new as well and include Cuisinart 12-Cup Coffee Maker & Single-Serve Brewer.

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 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 picnic table seating, cushioned chairs and tables. The Backyard includes gas-fired Grill, grassy area for play and gazebo with cushioned chairs 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 sofa and wicker loveseat.

Hike the birch, oak, hickory, and pine forest and explore the marshy shoreline of Deep Creek/lake where you’ll find frogs, diamond-back turtles, growing baby blue crabs and the occasional horseshoe crab. Want even more activity? Swimming, kayaking, paddle board, biking, boating, fishing, running along miles of natural shoreline - 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 in Deep Creek is an experience you can only have in Maryland and your family will never forget it. You’ll find nets and bushel baskets on the back porch, enjoy them while you are there and leave them for the next family to make their memories too. The creek is accessible 400ft down the beach to the right (South) of The Hideaway.

View more photographs and posts with information about crabbing in the Creek, local “Things to Do” and restaurants in our FACEBOOK page: The Hideaway in Hays Beach.

Bring your boat and put-in at nearby Buzz’s Marina on Buzz's Marina Way (buzzsmarina.com) 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!

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.

You may also enjoy one or more of the many diverse “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 - 45 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 Museum of History and Archaeology and the historic Maryland State House.

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.

More Details

Jocelyn and Gary Copeland
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

About Jocelyn and Gary Copeland

The Copeland's are a couple originally from West Virginia and Maryland. As a family of three, we enjoy spending time with our extended family in both St. Mary's county and other areas in Maryland, Florida and West Virginia.

Jocelyn and Gary Copeland purchased this house in 2017

Why Jocelyn and Gary Copeland chose Point Lookout

Hays Beach has been not only our favorite family vacation location for two years, it's also been a welcomed "retreat" from the daily pace of suburban Maryland life. It felt like a natural "next step" in our journey as a family to purchase The Hideaway in Hays Beach and share our experience with others.

What makes this house unique

We are more at peace here than in any other place we have ever visited. The Hays Beach community is calm and neighborly and the expansive views of the Bay water and the forest and creek/lake are captivating. We live in a suburb of Washington DC and like many others, our days and weeks are filled with time spent in "the box" of an office, a house, a school and a car. Being outdoors is one thing. Being outdoors where our 360 degree view to the horizon is filled with the expanse of the Chesapeake Bay, tall forest and marshy creek, just takes your mind and heart out of "the box".

We enjoy the pace of this place, exploring Maryland's history, the natural environment which surrounds the property, the sounds of birds, tall trees, listening to the water, noticing how the beach changes, kayaking, taking photographs, collecting stones and sea glass, chasing crabs, walking back through the Creek, taking walks, riding bikes, meeting and talking with neighbors, watching our friends and families children explore nature, run and play and learn to crab -- we have just never had a "negative" experience here and always feel better after having visited.

You likely will too.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Point Lookout in Saint Mary's County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1330 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Speed Limit: Please maintain 15MPH speed when entering/leaving property on Holly Drive.
  • If smoking outdoors, receptacles provided at front & back porch entrance for safe disposal of cigarettes debris. Smoking indoors forfeits reservation.
  • Early Check-In/Late Check-out Requests will be honored wherever possible, please inquire!
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sink, Frontgate Resort towels, bodywash, handsoap, blowdryer
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Sink, Frontgate Resort towels, bodywash, handsoap, blowdryer
    Outdoor Shower - Outdoor Shower , Leave the sand outside before entering the house/mud room:)
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , DirectTV connected TV, backyard/porch view, closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Front yard/Bay view, Closet, Chair
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Comfy Sofa, table, chairs, DirectTV connected HD TV, Phone
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Customized Floral arrangements available upon request to Owner (with separate payment) Housekeeper services throughout your stay is available upon request (with separate payment) Catering services available for special occasions, outdoor BBQ etc upon request and coordination with Owner (with separate payment)


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The Hideaway in Hays Beach on the Chesapeake Bay (Western Shore)
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Richmond, Virginia

Beyond Charming — A Hidden, Seaworn Gem

  • 5 of 5

We went down for a few days to disconnect and enjoy our surroundings. What a lovely cottage and interesting community. And of course, we were totally taken by the awesome beauty of the the area. The owners have added a lot of nice design touches and clearly love their home on the bay.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £89.29
Pet Fee £35.72
Damage Insurance £42.14

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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