I typically respond to all email inquiries within a few hours. I do not use vrbo/homeaways internal mail system, thus the response time and rate they have posted is totally inaccurate.
Monthly stays quoted on individual basis.
All rates are based on length of stay, number of guests, time of year, special events, etc etc. Typically 3 Night minimum, but will consider 2 nights depending on time of year and existing bookings. Please do not contact me with requests for 1 night bookings.
627 S. Paca St.
Baltimore MD 21230
NOTE: I have 2 properties that are vacation rentals, 625 and 627 S. Paca St. They are side by side, and they are both advertised on VRBO/homeaway
I have a private website that has a lot more info and details about my properties and logistics. There is a link for it somewhere on these adds, but they keep moving them around and its often hard to find. They don't like us posting it in this section, but I will send out my website link with all inquiry responses.
I have visitor books in my homes where people leave their comments. Prior to 2014 it was easy for me to enter those on my personal website and in these adds, but I've come to recognized that people prefer guest entered comments and the ratings systems also now seem to be tied to user entered comments more so than in the past. In 3/2014 I sent emails to many 2013 guests asking them to directly enter reviews, thus a bulk of reviews entered in 3/2014. Moving forward, I will be soliciting reviews from prior guests monthly or quarterly.
I advertise thru many channels, and while I try to keep this calendar up to date, there is an occasional lag. I recieve availability emails on my smart phone and typically respond within a few hours (and I'll respond even if I dont have availability)....
--NATURE OF GUESTS--
In general, I have enjoyable experiences working with and pleasing families and business travelers. I also use to have good success with large 'groups of friends', but my inquiries in that category have risen a lot in the 2013-14 timeframe, and so have some of the issues, headaches and heartache. These groups are often in for 2-3 night stays for things such as concerts, sporting events, birthday parties, reunions, bachelor and bachelorette parties. The groups of friends I have experienced the most hiccups with are often self categorized as 'professionals in their 20s-40s', so while that is important info, please understand it does not, by itself, make me feel 'comfortable' with a large group. If you are going to be the responsible party for a large group of friends, PLEASE think about each of your companions and make sure you don't have anyone in your group that naturally attracts problems or trouble. If you do, please consider a hotel over my home or that of others, as problematic issues can affect a landlords entire business if it involves neighbors or neighborhood issues. If you, as the organizer, are comfortable with your group, i probably will be to. Please provide some details about your group and your comfort with this info with your inquiry, and realize that I may request linked-in and/or facebook profiles or other public profiles that can help me feel more comfortable with you and your group.
--Distances to Hot Spots--
* 200 yards to Camden Yards
* 500 yards to Ravens Stadium
* 500 yards to Convention Center
* .7 miles to Inner Harbor/Water Taxi (easy walk)
* 1 mile to Federal Hill
* 1.5 miles to Little Italy
* 2 miles to Mount Vernon
* 2 miles to Fells Point
* 3 blocks to the Charm City Circulator (orange line)
* 3 blocks to the Light Rail
* 3 blocks to the Camden Yards Train Station (MARC Train to DC)
* 1 mile to I-95
* 3 miles to Penn Station (Baltimores main train station)
* 12 miles to BWI Airport
* 35 mile drive to downtown Washington DC
* 100 mile drive to downtown Philadelphia
* 200 mile drive to downtown NYC
Beautifully rehabbed 160 year old Row Home on one of the most beautiful blocks in Baltimore. The front features a street full of Bradford Pear Trees, best seen in early spring....out back you'll a quaint yard shared between this property and 627 S. Paca St and there is also a large 1 car garage on the rear of the property. There is a small 2nd floor rear deck off the kitchen (which is on the 2nd floor) with views of Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and our great neighborhood park. There is also a third floor deck with the same views along with a little of the local skyline. .....On the inside you'll find 2400 sf of contemporary loft style living....be sure to click on link at the bottom of the page to see many more photos!!
When I come back to Baltimore on occasion, this is the home I stay in…..I enjoy sharing my home and Baltimore with folks from around the world...Children are most welcome but please look at the photos to decide if you're comfortable having them run around this house....Quiet, responsible drinkers and non-drinkers are welcome and smokers are welcome (but ALL smoking must be done outside with butts disposed of appropriately)....Drugs in any form are not welcome....
As for parking, there is a large garage that accomodates 1 vehicle less than 20' long......Other than that, this is a permit only neighborhood....although parking enforcement is not typically too bad if there are no ballgames, but a guaranteed ticket on game days.....I do have a visitors permit that may be used for a second vehicle, but you'll have to sign over your first born if anything happens to it!!! It's like gold, and once lost, it can't be replaced until next year!!!
Drop me a line with any questions!!
PS - I DO NOT POST ADDS ON CRAIGSLIST. IF YOU SEE MY PICTURES IN ADDS ON CRAIGSLIST, IT'S A SCAM - Be very careful with Craigs List and vacation rentals, many of the postings are scams.
Keywords: Downtown, Inner Harbor, Convention Center, stadium, stadiums, baseball, football, Hilton
I am self employed (real estate among other things) and Holly has PhD in Aquatic Ecology and works in the science field. We enjoy travelling both nationally and internationally a great deal, and when we travel, we always try to use vacation rentals and privately owned lodging when we can. We always appreciate the custom service many private home owners provide when we are making our plans, and we try to pay that service forward to our guests whenever possible.
Be sure to check out our reviews, and drop us a line with any questions!
The Owner purchased this townhome in 2004
Location, Location, Location....Just footsteps to Camden Yards, the convention center and in the inner harbor!
The house was beautiful! the ladies thought we were staying in an MTV house and had an amazing time! Thanks for the communication and prompt attention to our emails. Thanks for opening up your home and giving us a great first trip to Baltimore!
Our group was visiting for the OSU/Navy football game and we could not have asked for better accommodations. The location was absolutely fantastic and the house was just perfect. We used the porch to cook out, it was easy to walk to everything we wanted to do or we caught the free trolley (bus) that was close. The local bars and restaurants were great.
The house was spotless when we arrived and although I laughed at the very explicit directions that were provided, I only had to refer to the instructions if I had any questions. The kitchen was well stocked with everything that we needed and so was the rest of the house.
The bathroom was gorgeous and everyone loved it, the open floors were a little scarey at first but that didn't last long.
Great place to come visit and I'm looking for our next chance to visit!
This place is great and very nicely furnished. Most things are within walking distance or near a bus stop. Communication and booking was smooth and easy. Getting here was super easy. If you're coming from the airport, you can just take the light rail and then it's a short walk to the place. I would definitely stay here again.
The property was beautiful and had all the amenities needed to have a wonderful weekend. The location could not be beat. We loved being able to sit out on the deck and chat into the morning hours. The next door unit was rented as well that weekend for a military reunion and the people couldn't have been nicer. All around great time. This home is perfect for a couples weekend getaway, families or girl's weekend. We highly recommend.
Communication and booking process went smoothly, this home was in the perfect location for our event at the convention center. (Just a 10 minute walk!) The property was clean and as advertised. All information and documents were on site. If you have questions, either read them or call - you'll get your answers. We loved the openness of the home but if you are with other couples and privacy is a concern - visual privacy is not a problem, but you may hear more easily in this type of openness than some homes (that do not have the open iron grates for stairways and hallways). It was great for us (all nine of us slept well)! You will need to be able to use stairs. It's a lovely home and was a perfect place for our group to stay for the week!
Follow the directions provided and you can't go wrong. Checkout and refund of deposit went seamlessly despite the fact that the owner was out of town. Perfect experience in every way!!!
I rarely write reviews of this sort, but I have to say it was a perfect place to stay in Baltimore. Camden Yards is a block away, as well as the Ravens' stadium, but that is just the cream of it all. This place is modern, clean, and very comfortable. I really like the kitchen the best..really well laid out and good for entertaining. The beds were great, and there is a lot of privacy. I totally recommend staying here.
Was in Baltimore to attend a convention at the Baltimore Convention Center. We shared this with one other family and it was cheaper than staying in one of the downtown hotels and just if not more convenient.
This Baltimore row house is exactly as described and the photos are entirely accurate. The property has been renovated to a masterpiece of beauty and functionality; everything is clean and efficient, and the apartment is tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished. Despite being in the city and VERY close to the stadiums (there were Oriole games going on) the house is peaceful and quiet with comfortable beds. The back yard has been set up to be a nice oasis if you want to be outdoors.
This property is the perfect accommodation in the perfect location for anyone visiting Baltimore. It is close public transportation, convenient to many excellent restaurants, grocers and shops, and is walking district to the Inner Harbor.
The neighborhood feels safe and is easier to walk in then to drive--didn't have to touch the car for three days!
The house is loaded with amenities and all you have to bring is your food and clothes! Brian has everything else! The communication from the owner and all the elements of checking in were spot on!
Thank you Brian for making our Home Away from home such a great experience! Wish they were all this good!