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.
625 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
Holly and I lived in this home full time from 2005 thru 2012. Holly got a wonderful opportunity to work in Monterey Bay CA for 3 years, so we've relocated! I still return to Baltimore regularly for work, and this is the home I reside in when I'm here.
The Owner purchased this townhome in 2005
I purchased 625 and 627 S. Paca St. because of the location and the views. Short of a water view or a skyline view, the views of the park and the stadiums are pretty hard to beat...and the parking situation with the neighborhood lot behind the homes is fabulous!
What a great house! It is a row townhouse on the outside and a loft on the inside. Our Christmas stockings looked GREAT hanging with large bows on the catwalk. The house is beautifully furnished and well equipped. Thanks for a great week! [owners note: there was a comment about running out of hot water, but no contact was made during the stay. For reference, there is a 66 gallon hot water heater in the home which is typically more than sufficient for a 3br home. I lived in this home and never had issues, and I've never gotten any other complaints from guests. If someone fills up the jetted tub while others are showering, that could lead to a short term lack of water...]
We had 6 women attending a conference at the conference center in Baltimore and this house was perfect for us. It was clean, had plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, plenty of private space and we had great communication with Bryan. I would highly recommend this house for a group or family staying in the area. FYI - Pickles Pub was our favorite hangout when we had time :)
I am still amazed how nice this house is. Such a creative open floor plan with fantastic attention to detail. And a garage! Yes. A garage in the city. And a parking lot right behind the house?? The house could have been filled with bean bags and it would have been worth it for the parking alone. Instead of bean bags, the house is finely furnished and wonderfully decorated but not cluttered. There's plenty of space.
Talk about detailed. The owner was extremely prompt in all replies and questions. Provided detailed information on directions, activities, and most importantly how things work. Labels throughout the house provide valuable information. I'm not talking about pieces of paper or post it notes hanging off things. Laminated cards place strategically but not in a distracting manner.
The only thing that could be a potential negative are the grates in the floor. Visually they are fantastic and make the house feel even more open. But, for you ladies (or guys if that's your thing) who like to wear high heels. Look out.
Without a doubt, this house is true gem. If you are coming to Baltimore I would highly recommend staying here. An amazing house in a great location and a wonderful owner. You won't be disappointed.
We have rented this lovely home and the adjacent one for two years for our large family gathering. It is a perfect set up for us. The homes are beautifully decorated and homey, and there is not a thing missing. The kitchens are well appointed, there are plenty of linens, the parking is easy, and the location is fabulous. It is walking distance to the stadiums and the inner harbor. They are immaculate and Bryan is a clear and easily accessible host. Directions before arrival are easy to follow, there is a nice park nearby, and coffee shop a block away.
This home is beautiful! Renovations are spectacular! Close to Everything in downtown Baltimore and a safe neighborhood. We stayed for a long weekend and it was great being able to cook in and bbq. A big plus is being able to park on the property. Every amenity is provided and owner is very accommodating. We are staying there again in May. Fantastic place!!!
This was an excellent location - I had an event at the convention center and it's an easy walk. The view out the back balcony is the ballpark. The home itself is beautiful -- just as in the pictures. Communication with Bryan was prompt and kind. The only difficulty was finding the garage entrance at 11pm when we weren't familiar with the area -- but that's Baltimore's signage, certainly not Bryan's! Great rental...would love to come back!
Very reasonable price for a beautifully constructed home. Loved the two private balconies. Just a quick walk away from Camden Yards. Recommend using Uber for cab service to explore other neighborhoods as S Paca Street is too quiet to hail a cab. As mentioned by owner, not ideal for families with young children, but perfect for adults who want to explore Baltimore. Owner is flexible with any needs you may have and makes himself readily available for questions or concerns. Owner is fair---there are detailed instructions throughout the home on what is required for a successful check-out. No surprises. I plan to book this home for future visits to Baltimore.