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Ed and Patricia Mullen

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Largest Fully Refurbished Rental Home in the Historic District

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 7
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Historic District House Rental Photos and Description

House, 7 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 14)

Our home has 14 rooms with seven bedrooms. There are nine (9) working fireplaces, a rear patio with shade garden, a lovely second floor deck overlooking the State House dome, and we are directly across from the beautiful and historic St. John’s College. There is a DVD and (free) book library, a bright front parlor with chess game table, a formal dining room with antique leaded glass, and high-speed wireless secured Internet. All suites have private bath, iPod docking station and flat screen TV, hair dryers, iron and ironing boards, and all the linens you will need. ALSO, ALL BEDROOM SUITES ARE VERY PRIVATE (NO CONNECTING WALLS). The kitchen has just been fully renovated and has everything a chef would need.

Our vision for our home was to preserve the original architectural beauty of its era- with large, bright and colorful rooms, while providing a full range of modern amenities, including sprinkler system and central heat and air with five zones.

We are three blocks from the Naval Academy to the East and 2 blocks from the State House to the West. Our home also sits just two blocks off of Church Circle, which is the logistical “heart” of the town’s historic district. In one direction off of the circle, there’s Main Street. With just one step down the slope of this cobblestone road, you’ll fall in love with this town. It’s because of the view that goes straight down the road to the Annapolis dock harbor, and out onto the Chesapeake Bay. So take your time, stroll Main Street and duck in and out of novelty and gift shops, restaurants, boutiques, art galleries, cafes, and more – it would take you hours to see it all.

On the other side of Church Circle, you’ve got West Street- home of the famed Rams Head Live, and other restaurants like Metropolitan, Level, Tsunami , Carpaccio’s and Luna Blu. While you’re there, stop by the Annapolis Convention and Visitors Bureau for a full list of things to do. We’ve been in Annapolis for 20+ years and active in the community, so we can also help you plan your visit to be a full and rewarding one!

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ed and Patricia Mullen (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Ed and Patricia Mullen

Pat and I were married at one of the top 10 B&Bs in the country, and for our family, friends and guests, we continue to strive to achieve a level of perfection, and comfort to match the best there is.

Ed and Patricia Mullen purchased this house in 2003

Why Ed and Patricia Mullen chose Annapolis

Annapolis is a town with an extensive history and diverse activities, including all water sports (some say it is the sailing capital of America), great shopping, live entertainment and plays, and is the quintessential walking town. We are in the middle of the historic district yet in a quiet area near the Governor's mansion. This becomes a haven of comfort- just far enough away from the late night taverns' night noise. St. John's College across the street are also great neighbors- providing green space for strolling along College Creek.

What makes this house unique

Rooms are very well appointed, and very secluded from one another so there is a feeling of comfort and privacy. It is also a great home to have a private or catered gathering. You won't need a car- we are within easy walking distance to all attractions. There is also a free state parking garage on weekends just 1 block away.


based on 14 traveler reviews

Largest Fully Refurbished Rental Home in the Historic District
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

Plebe Parent Weekend R&R

  • 5 of 5

We rented Royal Folly for Plebe Parent Weekend. It was perfect for us. We have a rather large family, and we all were able to sleep comfortably. The house was beautifully decorated and very well kept. The owners were very kind and easy to work with. The location was perfect as we could walk to anything worth seeing in Annapolis. I would not hesitate to recommend listing to anyone who asked me.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your comments. We love to have families come and and enjoy our home and great Capital city. Thanks also for taking such good care of our home!! Hope to see you again some day.
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Mike A

  • 5 of 5

We were in Annapolis for the wedding of our daughter in the Chapel at the Naval Academy. There were events at the Chart House, McGarvey's and the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel and all were in walking distance or a very cheap and quick cab or Uber ride. Our group included 6 teenagers and three couples. Everyone loved being in the house. Far superior to being in a hotel room when you have time to kill. The teenagers expressed their appreciation for being able to hang out in comfort. Everything was clean and well maintained. There is plenty of hot water and modern appliances, ample tv's as well as decks and patios to enjoy. We would highly recommend this home for its convenience and comfort.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Royal Treatment!

  • 5 of 5

An appropriately named Inn – the Royal Treatment in a city full of fun! The Royal Folly is luxurious in every way. You’ll begin to enjoy the ambience as you enter via the covered porch into the roomy foyer (perfect for a receiving line). On the left is a huge dining room that seats at least ten very comfortably, twelve or fourteen if you are good friends! The Grand Salon to the right provides a cozy spot for reading or gaming. Every bedroom and bath is designed with both comfort and style in mind. All of the linens are sumptuous on beautiful beds with comfy bedding! No excuse for not getting a good night’s sleep here! The owners are gourmet chefs so the kitchen is fully equipped – and brand new! Annapolis has fabulous restaurants, amazing history, glorious gardens plus St. John’s College and the United States Naval Academy. There is always something happening. Come to Annapolis, and stay at the Royal Folly. Our family had a wonderful time. Sure you will too!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful escape from reality!

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this gorgeous home, perfectly located in Historic Annapolis!

The rooms were spacious and well appointed. The property, as a whole, was exceptionally well maintained. Owners, Pat & Ed were quick to respond and truly lovely people.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your kind words. We are always thrilled when a group like yourselves can really fully experience this wonderful town we live in. Thanks also for taking such great care of our home!!
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Incredible Home, Perfect Location, Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a USNA Reunion this past weekend. Pat and Ed are great to work with. They responded to our inquiry immediately and made us feel at home when we arrived. I've rented multiple homes in the downtown Annapolis area and can say without a doubt that this home is the best of the best. The location is perfect (you can walk to ANYTHING worth seeing in Annapolis from here), it has the rare commodity of off street parking and close-by free parking, and it has enough space for families/couples to have privacy from other guests. I would recommend this home to anyone looking to rent in Annapolis. Well worth the price. I would rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: THANK YOU Colin for such a sterling review. We've rented to Navy families many times over the past few years, and I must say, we were sorry that we weren't part of your stay with us!! You were the perfect guests, and appeared to all have a great time. Hope to see you again in the future. Enjoy the Holidays!
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Gorgeous house and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We went to Annapolis for a wedding this past weekend and came across this beautiful house on VRBO during our search. The owners were very friendly and easy to work with. The house was in pristine shape when we arrived. We had 7 couples which allowed everyone to have their own bedroom. Everyone was very pleased with how spacious the house was and the number of bathrooms made it very easy for everyone to get ready for the wedding. The house also sits in a perfect location to walk to restaurants, boutiques, and coffee shops. It was very convenient to wake up and walk down to Dunkin Donuts and then venture over to the marina in the morning. For anything out of walking distance we used Uber without any issues of finding a ride. I highly recommend this rental for families and large groups of friends. It truly made our weekend and thankful to stay in this gorgeous house!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your very kind words. Glad that you enjoyed our home and Annapolis. We would also like to thank you for keeping our home in perfect condition! Hope to see you again!
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United States Naval Academy
"Great walking and touring. Visitor center and chapel a must!"
Maryland State House
"Oldest working capital in the US. Was US capital when George Washington resigned his commis..."
McGarvey's Saloon and Oyster Bar
"Great locals place. Always fresh seafood with raw bar and great service!"
Carpaccio Tuscan Grille
"A favorite of ours with always good food and very nice outdoor dining."
Schooner Woodwind Sailing Cruises
"A great way to see Annapolis is from the water. ID you didn't bring your boat- this 74 foot..."
Galway Bay
"Right around the corner is a local's favorite. Always great food and atmosphere!"
Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Galway Bay
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Rt. 50
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Harry Brownes
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Sandy Point
Car: not necessary

Extensive Historic influence in Annapolis.

Considered the sailing capital of America, there is a wealth of things to do in and around the water!


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Tax Rate 13.0%

$1500 per night for short term- min 2 nights plus tax. Reduced rates for stays of 4 or more nights. Special weekends may required 3 night minimum.

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Historic District House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 6000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , Queen Chamber's bath with fireplace in bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Dana's bath with pedestal sink
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Jennifer's ensuite bath
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Sean's bath for top floor rooms
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , Between kitchen and dining room on first floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , The Master's bath on first floor with private entrance
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Queens Chamber pillowtop king canopy
    Bedroom 2 - Lord Dana's room with pillowtop king canopy
    Bedroom 3 - Lady Jennifer's room with queen sleigh bed
    Bedroom 5 - Master Sean's blue room with king bed or 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 6 - Master Sean's pink room with king bed or 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 7 - Master Sean's sitting room with TV, wet bar and queen futon.
    Bedroom 4 - The Master's bedroom with queen leather platform bed
  • King size beds (4) 2 of the king beds on top floor can be converted to 4 twins, Queen size Beds (3)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
The location is perfect, right around the corner from all activities, 3 blocks from the Naval Academy and all the restaurants and late night attractions- but without the late night noise!

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