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Kentigern - Beach House with Penthouse views of Chesapeake Bay

People11
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 9-11)

Savor dramatic penthouse views in your own private beach house. This light-filled four-story house offers the best in outdoor luxury living. Surrounded by glass and balconies on every level, Kentigern provides bedrooms with private balconies and great gathering spaces, all in one home. Enjoy the fun of your group and then retreat to your own space. Fall asleep to the sound of waves in the background. Wake up to fabulous sunrises over the Chesapeake Bay. This is a house you won’t want to leave.

Kentigern is sited on its own 2 acre sandy lot with a beach at the south end. For the adventurer, 2 kayaks on premise are provided for guest use. Kayak directly on the Chesapeake Bay or in the quiet solitude of one of the creeks where you and the herons may be the only guests. This house is an away destination: Herons are joined by osprey, bald eagles, pelicans and the occasional dolphin or two.

Scotland is steeped in history, too. St. Mary’s City, 10 miles away, is the original capital of Maryland. The area dates back to the 1600s and was one of the early colonies. Only 80 miles away is the nation’s capital, Washington, DC – if you can drag yourself away from the beautiful beach setting. Point Lookout Park, a Civil War POW camp and now a large park and campground, is only a short bike ride away. Nestled between the Bay and the Potomac River, the Park is worth an expedition.

Return to Kentigern again and again.

Keywords: 4 story beach house with views from every room

More Details

Owner
Peggy Binzel
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
17 December, 2017

About Peggy Binzel

Kentigern is a Scottish word meaning 'chief lord,' and is named after my father, Kenneth

Why Peggy Binzel chose Point Lookout

So close to the city and yet so far

What makes this house unique

sunrises beyond compare, fabulous sea breezes and exquisite views. feel your troubles melt away

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Queen size Beds total 4 (1/room), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1),
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • Shelling
  • sight seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
With the Chesapeake Bay to the East and Lake Hollis to the South, the property is bounded by water views from every room. On it's own 2 acre plot with a private beach to the South. Local Chesapeake Bay oysters may be ordered (delivery provided) at $50 for 50 or $100 for 100. Please inquire about availability in advance.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Kentigern - Beach House with Penthouse views of Chesapeake Bay
average rating of 4.873016 based on 63 reviews
5

Something Special

  • 5 of 5

It was a very long way from Chattanooga for the travelers but the day had been a strikingly beautiful one. Nature had just begun to unfold into a new season and the mountains evoked a pride which moved our spirits, we were glad to be Americans and living in this country. We arrived in the dark but there was a welcoming warmth emitting from the lights left on in the house. We remembered the elevator and in two trips, we were in that wonderful kitchen and then on up to the third floor bathroom. Our move- in was complete! I peeped into the bedroom, all white and pristine with soft lights bouncing off the numerous windows and the sound of the waves , lapping land just outside the doors. Heaven!

After a wonderful rest on a very good bed, we breakfasted and ventured out to look around. The grounds were simple and uncontrived but obviously there had been careful considerations to renters and their enjoyment of the property, Kayaks, bikes, chairs, even the way the house sits on the property. There is natural beauty every place the eye falls. We appreciated that the authenticity of this spot was in no way compromised by flashy beach clutter. We loved it!

The rest of our family arrived and there was ample room for everyone with little nooks to visit in. Lovely! The skies were heavy and there was rain with wind but it did not hamper our comfort or peace at Kentigern. The Tennessee family members and the Maryland family all had a wonderful and relaxing time. We walked in the Chesapeake mist, on her beaches and found driftwood and glass and smooth little pebbles. We hiked around the friendly neighborhood and visited the local interests which were just wonderful. A plus must be mentioned ... Rob and Bob were so kind and helpful and fun. We like Marylanders very much! We chose this lovely piece of America because Scotland Yard is a favorite place of our daughter and husband who are living in Frederick. These two know a good thing.! We are so happy we made the trip! Thank you Peggy for sharing this place.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love hosting families at Scotland Yards! It warms our heart to hear that we are helping to bring families together . We thank these guest for a lovely, authentic review.
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5

Bay Front Beauty

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week at Kentigern WOW. What a property!!! Rented the property with my parents. Such a grand residence that towers above the sparkling Bay. As you approach the property you are in awe of it's presence and it certainly set the tone for the week. Amazing water views, amazing home !!! Every room has a view of the bay which goes on forever. My parents are in their 70's with knee issues so the elevator was a huge asset. Easily whisks you to all of the upper levels and great help after the grocery store run. The decor is fantastic, fireplace wonderful, and the kitchen was amazing ! We cooked the entire week. Well stocked with every cooking utensil, plate, glass, silver ware...you could feed an army ! The deck space is absolutely remarkable and well planned. Enjoyed sitting outside enjoying libations and enjoying the sounds of the waves.....so relaxing. I'm a huge fan of cruising and you literally felt like you were on a cruise ship as you peered out every window. The sunrise every morning was spectacular. The small beach was a welcome spot for reading and getting a little sun which was nice for November. Fantastic experience ! Can't wait to return. A stunning property !

  • Review Submitted: 04-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this lovely review. At Scotland Yards properties, like Kentigern, we want our guest to be thinking about their next visit even as they are departing.
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5

Lovely place, very comfortable , and would highly recommend it for family vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We were 4 senior couples. And found abundant places for sightseeing and lots of great places to eat . Would highly recommend it. Fred

  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great property; just needs some love

  • 4 of 5

Really liked the building and site. Nice sandy beach and great campfire. Our only concern was that the property needs a bit of love to refurnish it back to the quality that it probably was when first built. The outside needs a good power washing to get rid of the spiders and webs along with a coat of paint on all surfaces. The elevator was good, but would be better if the light bulbs were not burnt out so we rode in the dark. The soft furnishings need replacement as they are aged and worn generally. The dish sets would be best if all matched and the pots and pans in better condition. Wifi was good along with the flat screens. The place can be brought up to speed at limited cost and be the best on the beach! I'm sure the Owner will address these issues ASAP as the property is worth the effort. Have a great time at the property.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Unparalleled view.

  • 4 of 5

The house is awesome with a view that can't be beat. When standing on the balcony looking out over the Bay, it is like standing on the bridge of a ship. Four floors with an elevator. The house is very nicely laid out but could use a better cleaning and an upgrade of appliances and outside furniture. The "private" beach for the various rentals was very nice but had a LOT of jellyfish this year.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to have returning guests. But, we're not sure what is meant about upgraded appliances since the kitchen appliances are very high end, including a Bosch oven and microwave and a large Italian gas range. The house is cleaned by professional cleaners between each group of guests and inspected. It's always good to get a deep cleaning of things like baseboards but that can be difficult during high season. Still, we try our best and assure guests that this house is clean. Sometimes the outdoor furniture needs a rinse off - no matter how often we do so with windy beach conditions, but we'll make an effort to concentrate more on the outdoor furniture. As for the jellyfish, we hardly had any this year. Unfortunately, his week was not lucky. Jellyfish love high salinity, so when it's been hot and dry, they show up in the Bay. Most of this summer, we had sufficient rain to keep them away. Unfortunately, when and where jellyfish will show up is unpredictable. June is almost always safe. July and early August depend on the amount of rain. I route for summer thunderstorms! They are amazing to watch over the Bay and they send the jellyfish packing.
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5

We have been coming yearly, and this was another great vacation! The views are spectacular.

  • 5 of 5

The property is in great shape. The house was very clean, all appliances worked, the outdoor grill was new.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Reagan National, DCA - Washington, DC
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 5
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Courtney's
Nearest Beach
steps away

A small beach community - woods plus water. So close to DC and Baltimore (2 hours) yet a world away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Point Lookout, Maryland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Late Nov - Mid-Dec
27 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£559
for 2 nights
From
£206
From
£225
Fri,Sat
 
 
Holidays
22 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,422
for 4 nights
From
£319
 
 
Jan-Feb
4 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£522
for 2 nights
From
£188
From
£281
Fri,Sat
£1,047
 
 
March
1 Mar 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£522
for 2 nights
From
£188
From
£281
Fri,Sat
 
 
April
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£522
for 2 nights
From
£188
From
£281
Fri,Sat
 
 
May
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,197
for 4 nights
From
£263
From
£300
Fri,Sat
 
 
June
1 Jun 2018 - 14 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,045
for 3 nights
From
£299
From
£338
Fri,Sat
 
 
High season
1 Jul 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,773
for 7 nights
£2,773
 
 
mid-Sept to mid-Oct
15 Sep 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,103
for 3 nights
From
£319
From
£353
Fri,Sat
 
 
Mid-Oct to Mid-Nov
15 Oct 2018 - 20 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
£709
for 2 nights
From
£281
From
£338
Fri,Sat
£1,647
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £146.35
Pet Fee £41.28

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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