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Darwin's Hearth, A Historic Gem In The Heart Of Frederick

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Darwin's Hearth has been standing in the heart of Downtown Frederick since Stonewall Jackson marched his troops through the town on their way to battle. Whether you are looking for a stroll through the area's rich history or a week's getaway in a super trendy little town, our little home is waiting to welcome you!

Our home is a completely renovated historic home within walking distance (2 blocks) of all downtown shops, restaurants and bars. Walk 2 blocks in the other direction and you'll stumble into Frederick's magnificent Baker Park that has a big playground for the kids, lovely strolls for the adults and free concerts every Sunday evening in the summer.

At Darwin's Hearth, we welcome your whole family including small children and even your small doggy if he or she knows about indoor rules!

As an added treat, with every rental of at least one week we'll throw in a free massage (either at our home or at the spa) by My Red Bow Spa in nearby Braddock Heights!

We know you'll love our home as much as we do and can't wait to welcome you into the warmth of our hearth and home!

More Details

Owner
Christena
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
26 April, 2017

About Christena

I grew up in the area and have lots of family nearby. We bought this lovely home to live in, but work has taken us away from the United States for a few years and while we can't enjoy our home, we would love for others to enjoy its quaintness, convenience and rich history.

Christena purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Christena chose Frederick

We bought the home quite simply because we fell in love with it!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Downtown in Frederick

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Master bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Main bathroom upstairs - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Washroom main level - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Kid's room - 2 Single Bed , Bunkbed with two twin mattresses
    Master bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Loft - 1 Double Bed , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Full sized futons upstairs.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
With every one week rental, we include one free spa massage from My Red Bow in nearby historic and beautiful Braddock Heights.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(18 traveller reviews)

Darwin's Hearth, A Historic Gem In The Heart Of Frederick
average rating of 4.5 based on 18 reviews
4

Perfect Location

  • 4 of 5

A most enjoyable five night stay.

Darwin's Hearth is in a perfect location --- a short walk from interesting stores and restaurants and a short drive from the local highways.

The house was clean and well organized with all the essentials in place.

We particularly enjoyed being able to barbeque and dine outside and having a fenced backyard for our dog.

Yes, there is a fair bit of street noise Friday and Saturday night but it only bothered one out of the three people in our group. The other two slept right through it.

Frederick is perfectly positioned for visits to Harper's Ferry, Gettysburg or Washington.

If we're back in the area, we'll definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Well equipped. Great location

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped and a great location. Nice to be able to walk to restaurants and cafes. Would stay here again and highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful!!! Highly recommend

  • 4 of 5

We came in for the army/navy game, and had a wonderful experience. It was like being at home. The hospitality team was great. Loved the history of the town. The house is in a good location for the battlefields and great walking into town. Will be coming back in the summer time!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The townhouse is very comfortable and charming plus just 1 block to Market st and the heart of town!

  • 5 of 5

Christena was very responsive and accommodating to our needs. The townhouse is just as described. We are relocating to Frederick and will definitely book the townhouse for our friends and family to visit!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Convenient location for walking around the historic part of Frederick - dog friendly too

  • 4 of 5

We are an older couple who wanted to explore the possibility of living in or around Frederick some day. We rented this conveniently-located historic townhouse with a fenced backyard mainly because the owner was willing to rent to people who wish to bring their well-behaved dog... and our dog loved the place! We loved many things about this rental besides the location - the updated kitchen with all the appliances we needed, the updated bathrooms, the queen bed and ceiling fan in the master bedroom, the air-conditioning (important in August!), and all the little touches that make a house a home. The stairs were a little daunting as many reviews told us, but we managed to be careful and the carpet treads on the wooden steps helped a lot. We actually didn't have a problem with the street noise, but we weren't there on a Friday or Saturday night. We didn't mind parking safely in the reserved alley space either. The only issue we had was upon arrival when the hospitality team somehow missed meeting us to open up the home. All in all, you will find this house just as many reviews tell you - and a very easy walk to Carroll Creek Park and Baker Park. So, enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Terrific Location in the Historic District

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I lived in the historic district of Frederick for years and were so pleased to learn about Darwin's Hearth before our recent trip back. The house has good size bedrooms and bathrooms along with a nicely updated kitchen and laundry area as well as a deck with seating out back. We had numerous friends and families staying with us throughout our 2 week rental and there was plenty of room to put everyone up (loads of spare sheets & towels to boot.) The location is great if you want to take advantage of what the historic district has to offer - shops, bars, restaurants, Weinberg Center, Baker Park - all are within easy walking distance. The local hosts were very quick to reply with any questions we had and the owners responded to our emails right away even though they do not live in the US. Renters should be aware that the front rooms of the house are just a few steps off the street and so you will hear traffic noise/street noise in that part of the house but this wasn't a problem for us since we lived there before and knew what to expect. Also, the stairs up to the third floor are quite steep but the owner is honest about that in the description of the property. We stayed in the roomy bedroom on that floor with its wonderful large window and were fine with the stairs. We would definitely stay here again and thank you for sharing the property with us!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Indeed, it is a home built around 1860 and in the heart of the thriving historic district, so steep steps and some street noise make up part of the "charm" :) We love our home and love sharing it, so thank you again.
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Dulles Airport
Car: recommended

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Downtown, Maryland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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4 night minimum stay
£517
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£1,865
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £58.42
Property Damage Protection £45.96
Cleaning fee (non-refundable) £66.21

Good faith deposit required to secure reservation. Full payment is due 10 days before check-in. Alternate payment options may be offered for extended rentals (more than one month). No penalty for cancellation with 14 days notice. Up to $200 may be forfeited if cancellation is made less than 14 days prior to check-in date, unless we are able to rebook all the cancelled dates on short notice.

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