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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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 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

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
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
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • 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).


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Collector's House - Downtown 3 BR 2.5 BA - Walk To Volt, Theatres, Shops!
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews
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: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: Mar 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice home

  • 5 of 5

Three 50-something girlfriends met and stayed at the Collector's House for the weekend of the Holiday House Tour in downtown Frederick in early December. It was a perfect place for us to spend the weekend. It was close enough to walk to downtown (what a lovely city!) and there were several nice local restaurants as well. The home offered plenty of room to each have our own space and then convene over coffee in the morning in the dining room and hang out in the living room in the evenings. It has a very nice front porch for the warmer weather. The home was clean and Nancy made it very welcoming even stocking the home with wine, beer and soda for purchase which was a nice convenience.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property very close to town

  • 4 of 5

The Collector's House was a great place for two couples to stay for a weekend in Frederick! There was privacy and separate bathrooms for each couple but nice gathering areas (inside and out) as well. We really enjoyed ourselves at two recommended nearby restaurants (The Black Hog BBQ and Il Porto). There were extra touches in the property that made it very interesting to us as we stayed there!. Nancy, the owner, was very communicative and helpful throughout the rental process.

The only issue was the traffic noise in the front bedroom. If you're a light sleeper, choose the queen bedroom at the back of the house and forego the king bedroom at the front. The Collector's House is on a busy street and loud vehicles roar by at all hours of the night!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Collector's House - Well maintained property and decorated with a cozy flare.

  • 5 of 5

The kitchen is well stocked and includes a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. In case you forget to stop for beer, wine or bottled water they are available for a very reasonable price (chilling in the frig). It was really nice to have a powder room on the main floor. It was very convenient having the parking space (2) at the back of the yard. Small, but adequate back yard for relaxing. All mattresses were very comfortable! Perfect for our girlfriends weekend. Nancy, the owner, was great to work with. Everything was very easy to arrange. Great downtown Frederick location. It's on a busy street so traffic can be a little loud,at times, but it did not bother us. I would recommend this house if you are looking to visit Frederick (which is a great town). Would also work great for a family. It was a great find! I highly recommend the Collector's House!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eileen and her friends were great guests! . I am someone who believes that friends should be spending as much quality time together AS POSSIBLE. . And I truly love hosting GIRLS' WEEKENDS (also the rare MEN'S WEEKENDS - though these were ALL Golf Weekends, not Exploring Wonderful Downtown Frederick Weekends...) You know you can't discover everything wonderful about Frederick in just one weekend! Nancy
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A Great Sister Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

My sister lives in Southern MD and we are from PA. Frederick was a great half way point. The house was really homey and a great place to sit back and relax. We enjoyed a couple DVD's, visited a Winery and did some shopping. The house was very clean and the beds were comfy. Everything we needed was there and it was nice not to have to take our own linens. We plan on making a return trip in 2017. Thanks for a great sister get away!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • 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
Memorial Day 2017
25 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
July Fourth 2017
30 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Labor Day 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Thanksgiving 2017
21 Sep 2017 - 26 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 27 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
NY Eve 2017
29 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £310.35

ATTN: VRBO's Rate System does not always price correctly.

2 nt stays:
$400: 2 midweek nts (Mon-Thus)
$450: 1 midweek nt/1 weekend nt (Fri, Sat, Sun)
$500: 2 weekend nts (Fri, Sat, Sun)

After a 2 night stay, each additional weekday night is $100; each additional weekend night is $150

3 nts: $500 - $650
4 nts: $600 - $750
5 nts: $750 - $850
6 nts: $950
1 wk: $1000
Reduced rates for longer stays!

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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