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Bruadair-Classic Beach & Optional Guest House; Renovated; Private Beach

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

4 bedroom/3 bath main house; optional 1 bedroom/bath guest house 766952

Bruadair's (Scottish Gaelic for 'dream') open floor plan allows everyone to gather in a common space with water views abounding or retreat to your own nook while its exquisite new (optional) guest house (listing 766952) gives others privacy.

Three bedrooms and 2 baths are located on the main, living level while the spacious master bedroom is upstairs with its own large bath, shower and whirlpool tub. The optional guest house adds another bedroom and bath (separate rental 766952), which could bring the total to 5 bedrooms and 4 baths.

Bruadair has a beautiful deck overlooking the water, plus a large screened-in porch provides great breezes and water views, too. Glass doors highlight the views whether you are cooking, playing games, reading or watching television. Step out the glass sliders, three steps down the deck and the private beach awaits you.

With 2 kayaks and 4 bicycles included in the rental, touring the Bay, the estuaries or the Park is a breeze. Ospreys, herons, bald eagles, pelicans and other natural beauties are outside the door or tucked away in nearby estuaries where kayaking in a peaceful setting is magnificent.

Scotland Yards makes your stay easy. We provide guests with towels, linens, kitchen supplies, paper towels, soaps, shampoo and everything you need to truly get away. Just bring yourselves and your food and your personal effects.

Our guests frequently comment that the rarely want to leave once they arrive. For those who so choose to venture out, a lovely local winery, historic St Mary's City, various historical plantations and other destinations such as Solomon's Island, Leonardtown and St. George's Island provide entertainment.

Young children love the Calvert Marine Museum, about 30 miles away on Solomon's Island.

With a private beach in front while nestled in a wooded, small beach community, guests have the best of woods and water. This is not a boardwalk! But, If you want luxury accommodations, waves lulling you to sleep, kayaking and otherwise enjoying a secluded beach setting, Bruadair and its guest house beckon you.

For monthly rates from October - April, please inquire.

More Details

Peggy Binzel
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Peggy Binzel

Hail from Duncan, Oklahoma but in love with the water. My dream is to restore Chesapeake Bay beach homes, return native landscaping and provide guests with a luxury beach home in a natural setting to relax, unwind, recharge and enjoy friends and family.

Peggy Binzel purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Peggy Binzel chose Chesapeake Bay

Scotland is a magical place. Waking up on your own private beach every morning with native plants, flowers and the sound of the waves is priceless.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Point Lookout in St. Mary's County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , spacious master with double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , en suite with 2nd bedroom
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Guest House Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , portable crib available upon request
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • 4 queen bedrooms in the main house plus one queen bedroom in the optional guest house (separate listing).
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • recreation centre
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)

Bruadair-Classic Beach & Optional Guest House; Renovated; Private Beach
average rating of 4.851852 based on 27 reviews

Excellent property in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house while our college swimmers were taking part in their conference championships at St. Mary's in February (who would have thought it would be in the mid 60s all weekend). This was the perfect alternative to a hotel room. The owner and property managers were very responsive to emails. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent direct access waterfront property overall and accomodating Owners/Managers

  • 5 of 5

We originally booked the main house, found out later we needed extra space and Peggy accommodated us quickly and fairly in booking the Guest house. Both units have comfortable beds and having linens & paper products saved much packing/unpacking, along with minimal stair climbing for elderly dog in the Main house. The dock was not usable while we were there and this was disappointing but the direct beach access and wall of windows/sliders in the LR were wonderful. The kayaks were used by adults & teenagers & enjoyed. The only downsides were the upstairs Master shower needed "help" in draining, resulting in standing in a bit of water during/after showering and the loose floor tiles in the kitchen were bothersome. But overall, one of the better rentals we have stayed in over 17 years, and the Park nearby and easily-walked surrounding neighborhood are bonuses. We would rent this again or other units from the same Owner. Also Courtney's Restaurant is not fancy but the food is homemade with fresh catches daily for reasonable prices and friendly staff/family members.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The description nor the pictures does this property justice😊 It totally exceeded our expectations! It was private,contemporary styled,completely furnished with everything!

We can't wait to come back!!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house on a private beach

  • 5 of 5

I visited this home with my parents and young children over Christmas weekend. The house is beautiful and well laid out for a larger family to stay in. The beach is just right outside the house and it is beautiful and we were able to see a wild swan in a nearby pond. There is a screened porch and an open porch, both overlooking the water and the living room has a large glass doors overlooking the water. The owner lent us a crib and high chair for my toddler, which made the whole stay a lot easier for all of us. One thing to be aware of off-season is that there is not much open in terms of activities/stores, but we had a great time on the beach at the house and at the nearby state park. I would definitely recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A great vacation destination!

  • 5 of 5

"Bruadair" provided everything we could have wanted in our vacation home. The amenities provided - from paper products and cleaning supplies to toiletries, towels and bed linens - were a real bonus. We enjoyed the house, the deck, the beach and the dock, but the screened-in porch was especially welcome. Everyone in our party agreed that Peggy should include a photo of the porch on the website!

We did wish there had been screens in all the windows and the sliding door in the master suite and maybe ceiling fans; we enjoy the sounds of the beach, but it was very hot and we had to turn on the air conditioner. The overview of the property is confusing in terms of the number of bedrooms and baths, since it includes information pertaining to the guest house, which is a separate rental. This is made clear when you read the details, but it was confusing initially.

The reservation process was smooth and Peggy replied quickly to my emails and provided thorough answers to my questions. The property managers were equally responsive. From beginning to end, it was a delightful experience! We are looking forward to returning to Scotland, MD and Bruadair!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic time!

  • 5 of 5

One of the best vacations I had in a very long time. The weather turned out to be perfect and we had a great time. The accommodations where perfect and we enjoyed staying there and will again next year. My only complaint was that the BBQ was a small Weber charcoal unit and with the amount of the people we had with us (6 + 1 child) we needed a larger unit then that.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Reagan National
Nearest Beach
steps from the front door
Car: necessary

Scotland is rich in history; only 10 miles from the original capital of Maryland and 3 miles from Pt. Lookout State park - a Civil War POW site. For waterlovers, the Bay, the Potomac, the Patuxent and beautiful creek and estuaries abound. A perfect 'away' destination.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Point Lookout, Maryland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Mar 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late April - May
29 Apr 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
High Season
16 Aug 2017 - 12 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
13 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Mid-Sept to Mid-Oct
17 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning and linens fee £95
Pet Fee £28

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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