Checking In

Welcome to Hays Beach House

Address:  15370 Holly Drive, Scotland, MD, 20687

Check in: After 4PM

Check Out: Before 11AM (Unless otherwise agreed upon)

Driving to Hays Beach:

There are a couple of different routes you can take to Hays Beach. If you’re coming from DC or Baltimore, the route that takes Rt 4 through Solomon’s Island is our favorite. We think it’s the most scenic 🙂

Whichever route you take, you’ll wind up on Three Notch Road (235) and when you see the upside down fighter jet on the left side (that’s the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum), you know you’re about 30 minutes away!

You’ll be turning left on Rt. 5 (Point Lookout Rd) and pass Dollar General Store on the left.

You’ll turn left on Fresh Pond Neck Rd. which you’ll take for about 2.6 miles and then you’ll continue onto Hays Beach Rd. (Now you’re on a dirt road and it starts to get exciting!).

You’ll then take a slight left on to Bay Ave. (Look out for turtles crossing!)

Bay Ave then becomes Holly Drive. Hays Beach House on the left.

***Please do not park on the grass***

When you arrive at The Cottage:

You will use the keyless entry keypad on the front door to enter the house. Once inside, we strongly suggest that you put any perishables away in the refrigerator, go back outside and immediately walk to the beach and introduce yourself to the wide open Chesapeake Bay.
Send the kids off to explore and take it all in… Then unpack 🙂

We provide:

Linens & Bath Towels

To get your started, we have provided one roll of paper towels in the kitchen, some extra in the pantry and a couple rolls of tissue paper in each bathroom. We will also provide you with two sets of towels (1 hand, 1 bath and 1 wash cloth) per guest as indicated in your reservation.


Unfortunately cable is not offered in our area but we have two Smart TV’s and all the apps.


We have BLAZINGLY FAST internet…

Network: HaysBeachHouse Pw: paddlepoint


Our Kitchen is stocked with most essentials and basic cooking supplies.


We provide a Technivorm MoccaMaster coffee maker. The basic instructions are located near the machine itself and are simple enough for the pre-caffeinated mind to comprehend 😉


There is a washing machine and dryer on the main living level. We provide laundry detergent and dryer sheets for your use. 

Kayaks / Canoe

 You’ll find three single kayaks  on the port side of the house and and two stand-up paddle boards in the garage. There’s  a selection of life jackets in the garage as well.

First Aid

There is a first-aid kit in the kitchen attached to the wall. It’s a “Cruiser” kit (for boating) and Contains 58 items including a large assortment of: bandages, gauze pads and rolls, butterfly closures, eye pads, adhesive tape, antiseptic wipes, cold pack, scissors, tweezers, CPR mask, motion sickness tablets, burn gel, sting treatment, sunscreen and a first aid instruction booklet.

The nearest Emergency Room to the Farm is MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. It is 27.1 miles away and a 37 minute drive.


 The Cottage is stocked with most essentials; we suggest bringing any items that are important to you and your trip.


The nearest grocer that we recommend is:

Harris Teeter

Address44900 St Andrews Church Rd, California, MD 20619

We recommend stopping there on the way down.

You’ll also pass a Target, Giant and Walmart on the way to the Farm on Three Notch Rd.

The closest convenience store is Dollar General located in Ridge which is just a 15 minute drive if you’re in a pinch.

If you’re looking for a terrific bakery with amazing breads and treats, go online and order from Enso in St. Mary’s City (you have to order the day before). It’s less than 20 minutes away and you’ll enjoy the scenic drive through historic St. Mary’s City.

Click here to order

Dining Out

 Nearby Lexington Park offers plenty of national and regional chain restaurants from fast-casual to sit down:

  • Chipotle
  • Mission BBQ
  • Ledo Pizza
  • Mezah
  • Firehouse Subs
  • Longhorn
  • Roadhouse
  • Outback

 Closer to the Cottage, Pier 450 is the newest local offering and we’ve found it to be delightful.

Farmers Market

Trossbach Family Meats

Just a 15 minute drive away, you’ll find one of St. Mary’s County’s best-kept secrets…Trossbach Family Meats. On Fridays and Saturdays they’re selling the best cuts of meat, eggs and a variety of produce all grown locally. The Trossbach family farms our fields during the Summer months. This year it’s soy beans that’ll be growing.

18281 St Jeromes Neck Rd, Dameron, MD 20628

Home Grown Farm Market

Just 11 miles from Dameron Farm is a great farmers market every Saturday from 9am to 1pm. 

The Home Grown Farm Market is a producer-only market aimed at providing fresh produce, flowers, plants, meats, cheeses and baked goods to the Southern Maryland community while promoting sustainable agriculture. Sustainable agriculture requires economic viability, eco-friendly production techniques that preserve water and soil resources, limited transportation of food and dependence on fossil fuels, and a strong connection between the producers and the consumers.

Local Attractions

For the most part, guests simply stay at and around Rodo Beach and enjoy the seclusion it provides. Once you’ve stocked up the kitchen, you’ve pretty much got everything you need and plenty of room to roam. We have a few Bald Eagles who like to perch on trees nearest to the Bay along with over 300 other species of birds to fulfill the birder in you. If you do decide you’d like to wander off the property, there are several local attractions that are worthy of consideration…