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

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,325 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

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 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. Visit one of our 3 microbreweries. Tour & Taste at the Flying Dog Brewery.

- 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 Blueside Tavern,, Firestones, The Cellar Door, 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 & 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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Amenities

Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1325 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
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).

Reviews

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Artist's House - Downtown 3BR 2.5BA - Walk to Volt, Theatres, Shops!
average rating of 4.911111 based on 47 reviews
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Great house in Frederick, MD

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at the artists house. House was very clean and all was just as promised. There was some street noise but totally worth it to be able to walk to restaurants and shops. Owner was very responsive.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Great place for a girls' getaway. Easy walking distance to downtown Frederick shops, bars and restaurants. The owner provided nice touches to make the stay enjoyable. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Comfortable home in a very nice town.

  • 5 of 5

Very nice home in a beautiful town. Nancy was a pleasure to work with.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Cousins weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our cousins weekend was perfect. We all loved the townhouse. The sleep number beds were a real bonus. Thank you for making our stay so stress free.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Attention to detail was much appreciated

  • 5 of 5

My mother and I stayed at the Artist's House recently on a trip and were so grateful for the ease with which we could slip in to such a comfy space. Nancy was easy to reach and very helpful with making the details of getting there simple and straightforward. The house had lots of little touches that not every rental home has. It is clear that Nancy imagines what she would like/need if she were a traveller staying there. And it was very clean and cozy.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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5

Excellent. Great working order, comfortable, updated modern conveniences.

  • 5 of 5

I shared this house and the house next door with my neice , her family and my cousin...AND we were all thrilled. Thank you

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Additional information about rental rates

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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