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Kentigern - Beach House with Penthouse views of Chesapeake Bay

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


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

Peggy Binzel
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Peggy Binzel

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

Why Peggy Binzel chose Scotland

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


Point Lookout House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseshoes
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
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.


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Kentigern - Beach House with Penthouse views of Chesapeake Bay
average rating of 4.881356 based on 59 reviews

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.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 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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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.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hershey, PA

Always a 5 STAR stay in Scotland

  • 5 of 5

It is ALWAYS a 5 STAR stay when we stay at any of Peggy's properties in Scotland. We go back year after year--multiple times in a year. We absolutely love everything about Scotland.

The Kentigern is one of out favorites! This year we got to experience some pretty memorable new things during our stay. We enjoyed viewing the "Strawberry Moon" over the Bay each night. Our other very memorable experience occurred when we were kayaking around 8 PM at night. We were headed back to the Kentigern from the Inlet. As we paddled toward the beach of the Kentigern we noticed multiple fins in the water. On first glance we were sure they we shark...but as we watched we realized the fins were porpoising thru the water---straight towards us! It was a entire pod of dolphins!! We counted about 10-12 of them. Out of respect for the magnificant creatures we paddled straight to shore and observed them from the beach. It was a fabulous and frightening experience.

Our visit was in mid June and the jellyfish have already started making their appearance. Their number will most likely be greater for our return in July. I'm sure if Peggy could control the Jellyfish for her guests, she would--but unfortunately it's Mother Nature's problem. We did notice last year that when we went to Point Lookout Park there were no jellyfish in the water there. So that might be out solution to cooling off our dog and ourselves if the Jellyfish are too great in number. Although--I think a Scotland Yards Community Pool would be a fabulous attraction...wink, wink. :)

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great minds think alike. We are considering a community pool and trying to figure out what land we would need to acquire to build one. In the meantime, the jellyfish are impossible to predict. Because we've had a lot of rain they have stayed away for the most part, even though it's mid-July.
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Shillington, PA

Gorgeous! Perfect relaxing vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Nothing to do but relax and enjoy being with your family. Wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, Maryland

Beyond Perfection

  • 5 of 5

This is the fourth of Peggy Binzel's magical retreat homes that I've been blessed to stay in. As good as all her photographs are... they don't compare to what you see when you get inside. So much beauty and art, comfort and convenience. You bring your food, park your car and just live in peaceful luxury for a few days. Kentigern is beyond perfect... room for everyone to have their own privacy and view of the water and spacious areas where folks can eat and entertain themselves indoors or on the screened in porch. You will have to draw straws to see who gets the penthouse top floor. Trust me, you will be planning when you can return to this place before you even leave. PS: There's a small elevator to get your luggage to whichever gorgeous room is yours.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property! Great views!

  • 5 of 5

Great views of the Chesapeake bay. Great beach for the kids. Kayaks were easily accessible and easy to launch from the beach. House is an architectural masterpiece, every day we found something interesting in the design and furnishings. Elevator is used a lot to get things to all four floors. Bring plenty of bug spray for the rare occasion the wind is calm. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Reagan National, DCA - Washington, DC
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 5
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
steps away

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


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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