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The Artist Loft is a second floor apartment (separate street entrance through a court yard) consisting of 2 bedrooms and one bath in The Fells Point Bakery. It originally was where the dry goods (flour, sugar, etc.) were stored for the bakery directly below it. Built in 1924 specifically as a bakery, the building now houses three apartments while the store front is an active art studio. The building is at the corner of Fleet & S. Chapel. Entrance to The Artist Loft is through the court yard and up covered exterior stairs! See the photo layout sketch of the two rooms making up the apartment.
Large unique layout to stretch out in!
Lots of exposed brick and planked wood!
Huge oil paintings, and furnishings to give the place that special appeal!
We are Fells Point largest independent provider of furnished units.
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The owner was born and raised in Sioux City Iowa in 1935. He graduated from the University of Iowa in 1957 and followed two sisters to the Washington DC to go to law school (Georgetown Law School 1962.) He has owned property in Fells Point since
1979 while practicing communication law before the FCC. He retired to Fells Point in
Dean Hill purchased this apartment in 1979
All of the owner's properties are located in the Fells Point Historic District. There is a world of difference between Fells Point and such neighborhoods as Canton, Upper Fells Point and Patterson Park. Experience the real thing by staying in Fells Point. You will not be disappointed.
Fells Point is where visitors to Baltimore want to stay. You have walking/jogging trails along the water - west to the Inner Harbor and east up the water way. You can walk down to the Fells Point Harbor in the morning, enjoy your beverage and experience what it was like to wake up in a historic waterfront city. Owner supplies suggested day trips to nearby historic sites such as Gettysburg Pa. and Antietam Md.
Our experience in Baltimore would have been lacking had we not stayed in this wonderful apartment/location. 'Dino' was very eager to help us find places to go & things to do. He was like having our own personal tour guide!! I couldn't tell someone as much about my own city as he told us about Baltimore! We were walking distance to the Bay, to Fell's Point Square, to Canton, Little Italy, Harbor East (nice shopping & dining), and really the Inner Harbor area too!! The Charm City Circulator (free bus system - 3 routes to choose from) was VERY easy to use & I wish we would have tried it earlier in our visit instead of fighting the parking throughout Baltimore. 'Dino' made great suggestions on wonderfully eclectic restaurants - Liquid Earth, Paper Moon, etc... The Broadway Markets of Fell's Point offer a large selection of taverns/grills frequented by locals & visitors regularly & have such an interesting vibe - great local for hanging out with friends!! We used the Water Taxi system, visited the National Aquarium, and really loved our stay. Our family of 5 fit comfortably (we brought a blow-up mattress with us for the 5th person & Dino was very accepting & accommodating! The Artist's Loft was a fabulous place to come home to each night with a great location & owner to boot! Thanks Dino!!
I finally found the time to write down a review about this property. It was really a great stay ! I stayed at the Artist Loft for 3 months due to professional reasons and I can recommend it for everybody. First of all, the owner is very kind, helpful and attentive. He gave me a lot of (practical) information about the property, the neighbourhood and the city and he took a lot of time to solve my 'problems' or to answer my questions. It is really a luxurious thing to have a good personal contact with your owner, you never feel like a number here, but like a friend.
The Artist Loft itself is a nice place to stay with all the comfort and equipment you can wish for a longer stay. The kitchen is perfect to cook some larger dinners and there is enough place to store your food. The living space is very 'arty' and looks like a real loft, you have enough space and there is a good and updated heating/airco system with a security system against CO-intoxication. The bedroom area is very comfortable and there is more than enough space to put your clothing away, the bed itself feels very relaxing. Everywhere in the big room are 'trendy' brick walls and a nice wooden coverd roof, nice paintings of the son of the owner make it a really arty atmosphere. The double shower in the bathroom is amazing and you have equipment for washing and drying. The desk / bunk room is very practical when you stay there - like me - for professional reasons. You have a nice place to work, seperate from you living place. In the bunk smaller area you can relax a little bit in the chairs or you can transform it to a guest room when you have some visitors who wanna stay overnight.
The neighbourhood is really amazing, the property is settled in the historic Fells Point Area. It is situated in a long and small but quiet street but near the corner of the very busy Fleet Street. All the shops, bars and restaurants you need are on a walkable distance. To walk to the hospital medical campus of Johns Hopkins University tooks only around 15 minutes. A bus stop is behind the corner. Walking to the historic Inner Harbor site are Harbor East took no more than 20 minutes, so that is also very reasonable. The neighbourhood is very safe and I never had fear to walk around, day or night.
Needless to say I would recommend this play to stay ! I also wanna congratulate the owner, because he was given me a wonderful time in an amazing property.
Park your car and leave it until you're ready to go home. The neighborhood is safe. We walked to the Water Taxi (the best deal in Baltimore) which takes one all over the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, Ft. McHenry. Pay $10 and use the service from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. A bus stop is right at your door, too.
You can walk to a Whole Foods in about 15 minutes, and if you're up for a short hike, you can walk to the Inner Harbor in about 25 minutes. From the apartment, you are within easy walking distance of many excellent local restaurants and the harbor.
The accommodations are comfortable, clean. The washer and dryer are handy. The shower is wonderful. The sheets are very nice cotton. For being in the city, at night it's quiet, and we slept well. The kitchen is well equipped. You do have to walk up steps, but it was ok for this 61-yr.-old to do.
The owner lives on the premises and was extremely friendly and helpful, but did not disturb us at all. Having him there made me feel even more secure, but the neighborhood is safe, anyway. We walked around some after dark, and there were lots of people out, and we were not afraid.
The air conditioning worked like a charm during very hot weather.
For the price, this is an excellent deal.
On my last morning in the Artist Loft and drinking my coffee on the balcony, I can't help but reflect on the past week and a half.
This was my first time using For Rent By Owner and staying in Baltimore City. Additionally, I had some special needs for my trip and am a single female. Needless to say, I was apprehensive about using the service and staying outside of a hotel. The owner was quick to respond to my questions and extremely accommodating. I wouldn't have been able to make the trip otherwise.
The location is perfect. You can walk to anything in Baltimore. I drove in from out of state but rarely moved my vehicle, especially on the weekends. I felt safe, morning and night, and am going to miss running along the waterfront.
I don't think the pictures or description do the loft justice. It is amazing! The layout is great, the furnishings are perfect, and the feel is very warm, welcoming, and funky. This is definitely better than a stuffy, boring hotel. My friends who live in the area came over and they loved it too. Fortunately, the kitchen is extremely well equipped and I could prepare meals for several people. When I didn't want to cook, I walked across the street and had shrimp and steak at Ale Mary's or down the block to Captain James to sit outside and devour all-you-can-eat crabs smothered in old bay. Thank goodness for the full size washer and dryer because eating so much can get messy.
I didn't want for anything and absolutely enjoyed my time here. I will be back, no question in my mind.
My family of four (children are teens) stayed here for a week and thoroughly enjoyed the major highlights of Baltimore. The loft is located in Fells Point and is within walking distance of East Harbor, Barnes and Noble, Inner Harbor, Johns Hopkins, Canton, and Little Italy. Street parking is plentiful and hassle-free. Owner is easy going, responsive, and knowledgeable. New large flat screen and second tv were hits with the kids. Photos are spot on. Loft is artsy/homey, clean, well-stocked (kitchen and cleaning supplies). Beds and couch are comfortable. Having a full kitchen was great -- we saved tons of money and made the few times we ate out, all the more special. We enjoyed the leisurely pace and location. Residential area is very safe for evening walks/runs along the promenade (Canton to Fells Point). Safeway (0,5 mile) and Whole Foods (~1.0 miles) are walkable. Best place to crack crabs with a harbor view is Captain James (Crab House) at #14 Water Taxi stop - just a few blocks away (5 min leisurely walk). Be sure to check out the B&O railroad museum which has an extensive collection and is the best train museum we've ever seen! If you are looking for an easy, no-stress and affordable family vacation or an extended rental (Hopkins or business) this centrally located apartment fits the bill. We'll be back.
Easy walk to catch the WATER TAXI (fee) for multiple tourists sites along the Inner Harbor. Do not forget the VISIONARY MUSEUM (ranked 5th most popular museum in the world by tourists). Free circular bus stop to JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL 8 blocks away! Fells Point with its own harbor, cobble stone streets, large selection of retail, bars & cafe. Adjacent to upscale INNER HARBOR EAST and easy walk to THE INNER HARBOR! The FIRST HISTORIC DISTRICT in the nation. A TOURIST DESTINATION in and of its self. If you came back you would
want to stay here!
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