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Collector's House - Downtown 3 BR 2.5 BA - Walk To Volt, Theatres, Shops!

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 1,325 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6, plus airbed)

The Collector's House, located at 209 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. (It is the right hand side of a duplex.)

Completely renovated in early 2013, this high-ceilinged, sun-filled house has been furnished to provide a relaxing, attractive oasis to guests, with all the comforts of home.

The Collector's House is decorated with many unusual objects from the quirky and eclectic collections of the owner's father, a true Renaissance man and self-professed 'Master Pack Rat.' (You can't take it all with you, but you CAN leave it to your children...)

The Collector's House has beds for 6 and an additional inflatable airbed which can be set up in the dining room or living room.

Although children are permitted as guests at The Collector's House, the home is NOT recommended for toddlers or pre-school-age children. Because there are many fragile pieces of art and collectibles in the house within arms' reach, children should either be newborns or older children who are not inclined to touch everything they see!

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

More Details

Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
31 March, 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 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

Owner/Property Manager purchased this house in 2012

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 Blueside Tavern,, Firestones, 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 and again!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Downtown in Frederick

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1325 sq ft
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Powder Room (downstairs) - Toilet
    Master Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite Master Bath
    Back Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shared Hall Bath for Middle and Back Bedrooms.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Front Bedroom (Master with Ensuite Bath) - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , New Sleep Number Bed
    Middle Bedroom (tiny) - 2 Single Bed , Twin Bed with Pull-out Trundle Drawer
    Back Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , New Sleep Number Bed and Walk-in Closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
All Bedrooms have designer linens, dressers, ceiling fans, and closets. The King and Queen bedrooms also feature new, luxury Sleep Number (Select Comfort) mattresses. There is a 46' flat screen HDTV in the living room. The Collector's House has 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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Collector's House - Downtown 3 BR 2.5 BA - Walk To Volt, Theatres, Shops!
average rating of 4.785714 based on 28 reviews

We had a wonderful time at the Collectors house.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and had all of the basic things we could need. The commentary champagne was very nice. The neighborhood is very busy and allot of street traffic. The restaurants were walking distance from the house and were excellent. I wish we would have gone to DC on the weekends and not during the week. Traffic is terrible and really used up our vacation time. Would highly recommend to anyone to stay at the Collectors house.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Collector's House is definitely a home away from home. It has everything, very clean, great beds, nice linens, equipped kitchen, cute back patio, cable with on-demand, movies/books, plus all the little extras. It does sit on a busy street but the noise level is tolerable and with the ceiling fans and windows closed sleeping was not a problem.

The location is about 4 blocks from the town center with plenty of shopping, restaurants and places to quench your thirst. The neighborhood felt safe even at night.

If you venture the other way, there is Carroll Creek Park with a wonderful walking/biking path. It also has a amptheater with summer Sunday concerts and pool/tennis courts.

We would definitely stay here again

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Sharon, for being a great guest - and for writing a detailed commentary. Hope to host you again in the future!
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It was GREAT!

  • 5 of 5

The stay was awesome! Everything was clean and the noise out on the street that has been mentioned in some reviews was really not a big deal...and I am a light sleeper! Frederick is a beautiful town and close to so many things! We hope to be back soon!

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely home and better than I expected

  • 5 of 5

Great location to downtown Frederick. The sitting area in the back yard was delightful. We enjoy the complimentary toast in this setting.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St Louis, MO

The Collector's House

  • 4 of 5

At first we were a little nervous with the location but upon arrival we loved it! Everything was so close and the home was so comfortable! Would not hesitate to stay here again!

I had read the front bedroom was noisy with the traffic - but I am used to that noise. The window was not tightly closed but once it was the noise level dropped dramatically.


  • Review Submitted: 11-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Catonsville, MD

Perfect getaway for a girls' weekend

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the Collector's House with my girlfriends for a scrapbooking weekend. This is a return visit for us as this house is a perfect fit for the four of us in terms of having room to set up our crafting tables as well as having comfortable sleeping arrangements. Nancy was such a welcoming and accommodating host. We were greeted with a kind note and complimentary snacks and drinks which was so thoughtful. She emailed to check in on us to make sure that we were settled in and had everything we needed. The house was clean and well-stocked with lots of little extras in case we forgot any personal items of our own. It was the perfect getaway weekend for our girls' trip and we are already looking forward to a return visit next year! Thanks for everything, Nancy!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Downtown, Maryland

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Early Spring
19 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Memorial Day
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July Fourth
2 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor Day
30 Aug 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Nov 2018 - 24 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
NY Eve
28 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £284.08

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 $1000. Holiday weeks are $1200. My maximum monthly rental rate is $2700. 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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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