About Us

Wake up to a beautiful sunrise…or sleep in, wiggle your toes in the sand, read a book or spend an afternoon simply taking in the sights and sounds of the water then sidle up to an evening bonfire.

Our Story

Where It All Began

Scotland Yards started with one beach house, Summerlee, and grew to twelve – all in the same tiny beach community on the Chesapeake Bay. Renovated houses sited on sandy beaches in a natural setting – far away from the hustle and bustle yet only 2 hours driving distance Washington, DC, we’re a convenient escape from the rat-race where the sound of the waves and the beauty of nature restores you. Today, Scotland Yards  welcomes many return guests who make this their “home-away-from-home.”  And, many are multi-generational. We love that sense of ownership.  We’re proud of helping people get away, families re-connect and groups gather.  So, whether you are a solo looking for a getaway or short-term lodging, whether your group is multi-generational looking for one large house or whether you are a group looking for lodging for forty+ – all in walking distance – Scotland Yards can meet your needs.  Turn-key – linens, soaps and cleaning products provided.  Scotland Yards – over ten years of helping people get away.

“In love with Scotland, Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay.”
Peggy Binzel

In the Spotlight

History of the Area

The fourth oldest English settlement in the US, the area is rich in history. St. Mary’s City, the capital of Maryland for 64 years until 1694 is 10 miles away. Less than two miles away is beautiful Point Lookout State Park. Built as a resort hotel just prior to the Civil War, Pt. Lookout ultimately became a Union prisoner-of-war camp for captured confederates. The British landed here in the War of 1812. Then home to a different kind of war later in the 19th century – the oyster wars between pirates and legal oystermen in Maryland and Virginia.

Today, the focus is on more peaceful activities like farming, fishing, boating and water activities. Oysters are once more booming from a combination of recovery efforts and oyster farming, helping to filter and preserve the Chesapeake Bay.


Miles of Beach Access

Overall Star Rating

Days of Relaxation


What We Offer

Beautiful Beaches

Sandy beaches in small beach community on the Chesapeake Bay

Remote Getaway

Remote getaway yet convenient to metropolitan areas like Washington, DC


Turn-key lodging with linens, soaps and cleaning products provided

1 to 7 Bedroom Houses

12 houses from one to seven bedrooms all within walking/bicycling distance


Over a decade of helping people getaway and connect

Explore the Outdoors

Natural setting with kayaks and bicycles provided

Nature Lover

For the nature lover, eagles, osprey and abundant waterfowl to watch

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Summerlee (a take on the Scottish Gaelic word for summer wanderer). Classic beach vibe and truly a “wandering-about” kind of “take-your-shoes-off place.” Renovated and decorated to the hilt – in good taste, we think.  Summerlee is all about beach relaxation. This 5-bedroom, 5-bath house is where Scotland Yards all began.  This original, much-loved house is […]


Prices start at: $380 per night

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Marabheag. Sweeping views of the Chesapeake Bay – that’s what it’s all about. This 3 bedroom and 2 bath Chesapeake Bay waterfront house was designed and built to maximize views. With large decks on the lower and upper levels and an expansive Florida room, water views follow you wherever you  wander. This house just plain […]


Prices start at: $240 per night

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Chic beach vibe. Beautifully-renovated beach cottage with expansive views of the Chesapeake Bay.


Prices start at: $270 per night

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Classic beach vibe. True beach living. A walk-out-and-stick-your-toes- in-the-sand kind of place but with style.  Direct waterfront with expansive views across the Chesapeake Bay from the house and deck – it’s a you-can’t-tear-me-away kind of setting.


Prices start at: $270 per night

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Inchgarth. Artsy beach vibe. This 7-bedroom, 5-bath two-level Chesapeake Bay beach house is a stand-out option for family or group gatherings.  Fully renovated and beautifully decorated, we love how this beach house turned out.  A spacious, modern kitchen lets the cooks work while watching the ships go by – and, frankly, don’t the cooks deserve […]


Prices start at: $565 per night

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Bruadair (Scottish Gaelic – dream).  Classic beach vibe with an elegant twist.  Sand, sand everywhere. Step out and stick your toes in the sand.  This renovated, beautifully decorated  beach house with 4 bedrooms (queen beds) and 3 baths is all about gathering and gazing. We love the open floor plan with vaulted ceiling and fireplace […]


Prices start at: $590 per night

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Tanera Moor

Comfortable beach vibe. The best of woods and water, Tanera Moor is nestled snugly in the woods with great views across a small pond onto the Chesapeake Bay. Beautifully renovated with a kind of boho chic, this 3-bedroom, two bath house has glorious views from the living room, kitchen and Florida room.  Oh, and a […]


Prices start at: $270 per night

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Culag (Scottish Gaelic – Wee One). Charming beach vibe. Fall in love with this little abode that has all you need. Partial water views from deck and Florida room . A short block-and-a-half walk from the beach.


Prices start at: $85 per night

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Kentigern (a beach house, a Scottish saint, a Scottish rock band and, most importantly, a nod to honor the owner’s father – Ken). Designed and built with a modern beach vibe, Kentigern has decks and views from every level.  It’s relaxation incarnate. Oriented to the seasons and the sun, this 4- bedroom, 4 ½ bath […]


Prices start at: $420 per night

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The Shed at Kentigern

Dwell Modern beach vibe.  Some serious designing went into this beach house –  built on the site of a former shed.  Clever, we think.


Prices start at: $245 per night

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Bruadair Guest House

Modern beach vibe – constructed and finished with attention to design detail. We love this place! With its own path to a private sandy beach, the Guest House has plenty of privacy.


Prices start at: $110 per night

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The Cottage at Summerlee

Eclectic beach vibe.  From the compact, French-inspired kitchen to the acid-washed concrete floors and reclaimed ceiling beams, the Cottage at Summerlee is uniquely styled and fitted out, including a living and dining area plus desk (if you must work).


Prices start at: $140 per night

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