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Traveler's House - Downtown 2BR 1BA - Walk to Volt, Theatres, Shops!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,050 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The Traveler's House, located at 412 W. Patrick Street, is a 1050 square-foot, 2-story masonry “shotgun row house” built in 1890, with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and original heart pine floors.

Completely renovated in 2011, this warm, cozy house has been furnished to provide a relaxing and attractive oasis to guests, with all the comforts of home.

The Traveler’s House is tastefully decorated with an eclectic assortment of international artifacts, photographs, paintings, music and books.

The Traveler’s House has beds for 4.

For more information, look at the detailed listing for The Traveler’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/Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 11, 2018

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 37 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 won't BELIEVE how neat this area is - and you'll want to come back AGAIN & AGAIN!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our short stay. The Travleler's House offered perfect accommodations for our Scrapbooking Retreat. Cozy and good location. We agree with the IL PORTO recommendation - great food! We'll use the Traveler's House or Artist's House for our future Frederick stays. Wonderful hostess, too!
Jan 2012
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Frederick House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1050 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), 1 twin airbed but little space to set it up!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
Both 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 and a 32' flat screen HDTV in the twin back bedroom/study. The Traveler's House has a private backyard, with patio seating. It is a 4-block walk to the exact center of town (Patrick & Market Streets). There is free on-street parking in front of the house and, on street cleaning nights (Monday and Thursday), a free parking space 2 doors down in a private lot. PLEASE NOTE: Although the Traveler's House CAN sleep as many as 5 guests, with 1 queen bed, 2 twins (a daybed and its pop-up trundle) and a twin airbed squeezed into one of the small rooms, the layout is best suited to a single, couple or a small family, as you must walk through the back bedroom to access the house’s only bathroom.


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Traveler's House - Downtown 2BR 1BA - Walk to Volt, Theatres, Shops!
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 19 reviews

Absolutely charming in every detail!

  • 5 of 5

Nancy is the perfect hostess. Every little detail was covered. The house is well located, spotless, well appointed. There were soft drinks and wine available for purchase or replacement -- very nice touch for weary travelers. Neighborhood information and maps. The house is a nice stroll to shops and restaurants. Really a perfect stay. I have family in the area and will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable house for three female friends.

  • 4 of 5

Only downside was only one bathroom and it was located upstairs which was inconvenient for those with bad knees. You also have to walk through a bedroom to get there which was not a problem for us but it could be if 2 couples were staying there. Otherwise very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Charming & Inviting

  • 5 of 5

The Traveler's House was the perfect spot for our friends weekend away! Walkable to downtown and Nancy, the owner, made sure we had all of the information we possibly could need regarding area establishments and activities. The house has incredible charm and comfort, not to mention that it was immaculately clean. I would definitely recommend this location for anyone looking to spend some time in Frederick!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Stephanie. I would be delighted to host your group again anytime. Frederick is always worth a return visit - so much happening here ALL YEAR LONG!
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Wonderful house with fantastic hosts!

  • 5 of 5

I had such a lovely, cozy stay at the Traveler's House - the house is beautiful, is stocked with everything I could possibly have needed, and Nancy was such a kind and thoughtful host. Thank you so very much - I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Traveler's House was wonderful! The accommodations were just what our family of four needed for our weeklong stay in Frederick. We'd definitely stay again. Thank you, Nancy!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

July 2016

WE LOVED OUR STAY!! We got married on a Friday and the house was perfect for our international and long distance guests and us before they arrived. She left us complimentary champagne!! How thoughtful!! The house is exactly as the pictures depict and the description says. In fact, it's a bit larger than shown. That enabled us to do some last minute planning and assembly of welcome bags and bridesmaids bags. So convenient. The location allowed us to go grocery shopping, get last minute toiletries, and get to the venue easily. We were blessed with a perfect wedding and our stay at Traveler's House helped make that happen. Thank you, Nancy for the detailed instructions and quick response to questions. We would definitely stay again and recommend Traveler's to others!! THANK YOU!!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $400

VRBO's new Rate System does not always price correctly. Hopefully it will be fairly close.
FYI: Weekday rates are lower than Friday and Saturday rates. My MAXIMUM weekly regular rate is $800. Holiday weeks are $900. My maximum monthly rental rate is $2200. If you get quoted more by VRBO, ignore the number, as I will adjust it!
I do not charge extra for cleaning, although I do expect guests to follow the house rules and pick up after themselves.
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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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