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Artist's House - Downtown 3BR 2.5BA - Walk to Volt, Theatres, Shops!

36 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Frederick House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Beds for 5; plus airbed for 2)

The Artist's House, located at 211 W. South Street, is a 1325 square-foot, 2-story masonry “shotgun row house” built in 1920, with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and original heart pine floors.

Completely renovated in late 2010, this high-ceilinged, sun-filled house has been furnished to provide a relaxing, attractive oasis to guests, with all the comforts of home.

The Artist's House features an eclectic art collection, showcasing the work of local area artists, including painters, photographers, potters, woodworkers, sculptors, crafters and musicians. Much of this art is available for purchase.

The Artist's House has beds for 5 and 2 additional inflatable airbeds.

For more information, look at the detailed listing for The Artist's House at FrederickVacationRentals website.

Keywords: historic home, bed and breakfast, B&B, private home, row house, townhouse, vacation rental, escape, upscale lodgings, downtown Frederick, reunions, weddings, corporate rentals

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner/Property Manager (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Owner/Property Manager

I am an enthusiastic traveler and have been booking my extended family’s vacations online for many years. Before each trip, I spend countless hours researching unique and comfortable hideaways for us to inhabit – in part because I am an online travel junkie, but mostly because I believe that the quality of the accommodations is a huge contributor to the success of any vacation. It's so much easier exploring new worlds when one's family has a comfortable place to sleep, bathe, decompress, and plan the next day's adventures.

And even more than I love exploring other parts of the planet, I love introducing

and sharing Frederick (my part of the planet since 1974) with others. I knew

from day one that Frederick County had a very special charm. To me, it has

only gotten more charming (and considerably more diverse) in the past 39 years.

Presently, Frederick has no downtown hotel and just two popular downtown

B&B’s. I was surprised to discover that there is a dearth of short-term furnished properties or vacation homes available to rent in the downtown area – a huge

omission, from my perspective, because Frederick City and Frederick County are wonderful places for extended visits.

At a crossroads in my life, I decided that something needed to be done about this.

Thus the birth of Frederick Vacation Rentals (d.b.a. FrederickVacationRentalsdotcom)

Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 2010

What makes this house unique

Stay here and...

- Walk downtown for coffee and bagels in the morning.

- Sit in a Market Street sidewalk cafe (Cacique, Isabella's) and people watch.

- In cold weather, sit INSIDE at a window seat table (Tasting Room, Olives, Firestones) and people watch.

- Enjoy the downtown festivities and late night shopping on Frederick's First Saturdays (every month of the year!)

- Explore dozens of wonderful restaurants and hundreds of interesting shops.

- See a performance in Frederick's Theatre District (yes, we DO have one!)

- Visit the brand new Frederick Visitor's Center on East Street, see the 13 minute movie and find out how many fantastic things there are to do in Frederick City and County!

- Visit the National Museum of Civil War Medicine on Patrick Street.

- Take a leisurely walk or bike ride in Frederick's city-long linear park, Baker Park.

- Take the Frederick Wine Tour or visit one of our three microbreweries.

- Take a Ghost Tour on a dark and stormy night (available every weekend from spring-fall).

- Follow the Visitor's Center Treasure map through Frederick's historic downtown.

- Look up the many special events going on in town on the City's Office of Special Events Website: the Festival of the Arts, Fourth of July, the In the Street Festival, Holidays events all December.

- Attend the Great Frederick Fair in September and Frederick's two Oktoberfests in - you guessed it - October!

- Tour the Delaplaine Art Museum and Frederick's many ecclectic art galleries.

- Hear some live music at the Frederick Coffee House, Cafe Nola, Brewer's Alley, the Bentz Street Sports Bar, Cafe 611, to name just a few of many venues.

- Check out the Children's Museum at Rose Hill Manor, the Taney House, the Frederick Historical Society, the Hessian Barracks.

- Read the Frederick Magazine and the Frederick Newspost - you just won't BELIEVE how neat this area is - and you'll want to come back AGAIN and AGAIN!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We 3 ROMEOs (Retired Old Men Eating Out) just spent a relaxed weekend here at the Artist's House. I think we are the first guests to stay here, and everything was new and immaculate.



The kitchen was big enough for the 3 of us to have a leisurely breakfast, which was the extent of our cooking. And the living room couch and chairs were so comfortable we had a hard time leaving the room. The large TV was fantastic, with a crystal clear picture. We enjoyed watching a few old movies on the DVD player. We had several great meals in Frederick, did some shopping and went to a car show downtown, and even went to a Roller Derby in Hagerstown.



We all liked the fact that we each had our own private bedroom with those fancy beds that we could adjust from soft to firm with the remote controls (a bit of a challenge at first for us 70 and 80-something old-timers, but we figured it out after a while). We also were surprised that, given we were in a downtown area over the weekend, we heard no noise during the night and all slept soundly.



We sat on the front porch each day and watched the locals walk and drive up and down the street. Great conversation topics ensued.



There was so much we didn't have time to see in Frederick that we all decided that we'll have to come back again sometime soon. Thank you very much for sharing your comfortable home with us.



P.S. All the art was great, too. When we weren't sitting around, we were staring at the walls. Such a variety of talent you have here in Frederick!
Aug 2011
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based on 36 traveler reviews

Artist's House - Downtown 3BR 2.5BA - Walk to Volt, Theatres, Shops!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 38 reviews
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Great experience

  • 5 of 5

Clean, well equipped and promised as delivered. Nancy was also very kind and astute to our needs and made suggestions to accommodate our family.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The comforts of home are present in Artist's house.

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Comfy furniture. Great television choices for evenings after long days of sight seeing. Accessible owner. All the comforts of home and more. Many welcoming touches all over the house! Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting the historic sites of DC, Baltimore, Gettysburg, etc.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Most importantly the house was immaculate. It was very homy and comfortable as well. Easy walk into town and lovely outside seating on the front porch and backyard. The host, Nancy, left us a welcome letter and a complimentary bottle of champagne, which is always a fun start for a mom's weekend away. In addition, the house was well stocked. I don't expect this, but it is very nice to have little things like coffee filters available. All to often I have stayed at VRBO's and forgot the "little things", that I had to run out to the store first thing. This was not the case at the Artists house.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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we were very happy with our stay at the Artists House in Frederick and would definitely reccomend

  • 4 of 5

..The Artists House was lovely , well kept , had charm and

was very conveniently located - frankly we had no issues whatsoever

and it more than lived up to our expectations.

Everything went very smoothly from start to finish.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were delightful guests - come back again!
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Terrific location, beautiful house, helpful owner

  • 5 of 5

Our review title says it all - the house is in a wonderful location. It's well looked after, well appointed, beautifully decorated and very comfortable. Nancy is an absolute pleasure to work with. She honestly could not make the rental process easier. This is our second rental with Nancy in Frederick, and her houses and property management are second to none. Highly recommend for any type of group -- friends, families, couples -- you can't go wrong with Nancy's properties!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being great guests. I LOVE sharing the charms of downtown Frederick with nice people!
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The Artists House

  • 5 of 5

This house was a great value with a great location! Owners provided everything you'd find at your own home making our stay really enjoyable. We had five adults so there was plenty of room. Enjoyed exceptional food within short walking distance. Would definitely recommend staying here and hope to enjoy another stay in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Rates & Availability

Frederick House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$250
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
$2,700
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400

ATTN:
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VRBO's Rate System does not always price correctly. The reason booking is a bit more complicated is that I do not charge extra for cleaning, so the first 2 nights are "front loaded" to cover my cleaning time. Many people are reticent to pay for cleaning for a 2-night rental, and because I require a security deposit, I find that my guests invariably leave the place very tidy, per the terms of the Rental Agreement - so it ends up costing them less.
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So... if you are requesting a 3-6 night rental, chances are the actual rates will be ending up lower than the quote.
See Rate Range (holiday rate may be slightly higher):
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$400: 2 midweek nts (Mon-Thus)
$500: 2 weekend nts (Fri, Sat, Sun)
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After a 2 night stay, each additional weekday night is $100; each additional weekend night is $150
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3 nts: $500 - $650
4 nts: $600 - $750
5 nts: $750 - $850
6 nts $950
1 wk: $1000
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2 wks: $1650
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3wks: 2200
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1 month $2700
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Everything after this point is negotiable!


**** Average Nightly rates:

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- Average nightly rate with monthly rental = $ 87
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- Average nightly rate with 3-week rental = $ 105
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- Average nightly rate with 2-week rental = $ 117
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- Average nightly rate with weekly rental = $ 143

NOTE: Because I get some longer (1 month plus) rental requests (corporate/relocations), my advance booking policy is as follows:
1. Rentals less than 7 nights can only be booked 60 days out.
2. Rentals less than 1 month can only be booked 120 days out.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Frederick House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1325 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room - toilet , On main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Master Bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall Bathroom shared by Back and Middle Bedrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Front Bedroom (Master, with Ensuite Bath) - 1 king , New Sleep Number Bed
    Back Bedroom - 1 queen , New Sleep Number Bed
    Middle Bedroom (tiny) - 1 twin/ single , Twin Sleep Number Bed
  • King size beds (1) Sleep Number, Queen size Beds (1) Sleep Number, Twin or Single Beds (1) Sleep Number
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • tennis
Notes:
All bedrooms have luxury Sleep Number (Select Comfort) mattresses, designer linens, dressers, ceiling fans, and closets. There is a 46' flat screen HDTV in the living room. The Artist's House features a private landscaped backyard, with patio seating and 2 offstreet parking spots. It is located within Frederick's downtown Historic District and is a quick 2-block walk to Market Street, Frederick's main North/South artery and an easy 4-block walk to the exact center of town (Patrick & Market Streets).

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