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Fredric E Scire

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Vacation Rental In The Catoctin Mountains In Frederick County, Maryland.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Two Bedroom, 1 And 1/2 Bath, Two Story Home In The Mountains

Quiet retreat nestled in the Frederick City Forest, adjacent to Gambrill State park. Battlefields of Gettysburg, Monocasy, and Antietam close by, in addition to the Antietam wine trail, and Frederick County covered bridges tour. Direct access to the forest leads to miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, or just enjoying nature. Restaurants, antiquing, and shopping in the nationally recognized Frederick city.

There are two bedrooms, the first having a queen bed and the second having two full size beds with a trundle. The first floor has a large living area adjacent to the kitchen/ dining area. There is also available a large sun room overlooking the pasture/forest. The kitchen is fully equipped for meal preparations. A modern refrigerator/freezer, microwave, electric stove and cook top, dishwasher, double stainless sink and a large food preparation area. Outside there is direct access to the trail systems of the three public forests in addition to a quiet picnic area. A swing/slide and hammock is there for the youngsters. There is a picnic area with firepit and a gas barbeque grill. Picnic table and chairs available.

Fredric E Scire (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english

About Fredric E Scire

We are both retired and now since our children are grown and gone, we have this extremely large home that needs to be appreciated. We enjoy the activities of living on the mountain and the Frederick City Forest and yet close to the heart of town. We enjoy driving our horses and bicycling. This location provides that without having to travel.

Our four children now have families of their own, but they enjoy coming back to enjoy the peace and quiet of this unique property.

Fredric E Scire purchased this house in 1981

Why Fredric E Scire chose Maryland

When we found this property many years ago, we were impressed by the solitude of being on this mountain ridge and yet we were only 10 miles from the heart of town.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)
Vacation Rental In The Catoctin Mountains In Frederick County, Maryland.
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews

A terrific place with terrific hosts

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 12 days in June and July of 2016.

The Catoctin Mountain and the Gambrill Park area is beautiful. The residence is no more than an hour or so from Washington DC, Baltimore, and also Gettysburg.

The residence itself is kept very clean with a modern feeling of home. The hosts are a "class act" that can't be beat.

I only wish there was a six star rating available because this VRBO deserves it !

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Relaxing & Quiet!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved staying at this hide-a-way!! It was a quiet, peaceful vacation and just perfect for our family. We enjoyed the outdoing space. We grilled both nights, had a fire and did smore's & the kids really enjoyed the hammock, playground & swing. We also enjoyed the horses in the pasture & we even saw several deer including a new fawn with spots! The living space has everything you new other then food & clothes. We were just 15 mins to Cunningham Falls which was awesome & 30 min to Frederick. Fred was a pleasure to work with to plan our trip & quick to respond to emails. We all enjoyed Fred & Maryann very much!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place for us!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The property was everything we hoped for and more...exceptionally clean, comfortable and cozy...The owners were warm and friendly but unobtrusive. ..we loved the area convenient for day trips...We would definitely stay again..

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were so pleased with our rental in the Catoctin Mountains. The rental was spacious, comfortable and extremely clean and well cared for. Maryann and Fred were wonderful hosts and we felt right at home. What we loved about the rental was that it's proximity to many parks as well as Washington D.C. and Baltimore. After a day of dealing with the crowds and traffic of the big city, we could come back to the mountain with it's peace and tranquility. We would definitely recommend this rental to anyone visiting the area.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Nice. Homey

  • 4 of 5

The house was very clean, spacious and quiet. The host provided some breakfast items including cereal, milk, muffins, coffee and creamer, fresh fruit which was a nice extra. It was also nice the linens were supplied. We had a rainy weekend so we were inside in the evenings. The house had basic TV, no cable, could not get clear picture and no DVD player. I would recommend they get Netflix. The house is isolated and a good 30 min to Frederick or anywhere for restaurants, stores etc. Overall it's a nice place, host are friendly and welcoming. The price was good, less and nicer then a hotel. I would rent again.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Fred and Maryann have a beautiful home up in the mountains! They were very gracious and great company. The home was very comfortable and had everything we needed for our week long stay. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone planning on visiting the surrounding areas.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
BWI, Baltimore, Md
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Frederick, Maryland
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Frederick, Maryland
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Frederick, Maryland
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
US 70,
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Frederick, Maryland
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Ski Liberty, Fairfield, Pa
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Cunningham Falls lake
Car: necessary

The Guest Hideaway is adjacent to the Frederick City Forest on the east, Gambrill State park immediately to the south and Catoctin National Forest immediately to the north. There is the local wine trail and a covered bridge trail. National battlefields of Gettysburg, Monocacy, and Antietam are within a short ride. The city of Frederick has many fine restaurants and art centers along with a strong antique market.


Rates & Availability

Frederick House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 4 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 25 2016
2 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 6.0%

Deposit fully refunded 30 days prior to check-in. Deposit is 50% refunded when less than 30 days prior to check-in. If less than 30 days prior to check-in, 1st night is non refundable, or reschedule for another time. Less than 15 days, nonrefundable, or reschedule for another time. Booking fee and credit card fees are non refundable, and a $30 administrative fee for all cancellations.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Frederick House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Vanity/sink in Bathroom, a second Vanity outside of the bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , First floor bath has a toilet and a pedestal sink
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , a trundle bed is also included
  • Both bedrooms feature firm mattresses with complete bedding, closets and drawers for storage.
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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