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Location/Convenience/Charm: Heart of Historic Frederick with Private Garden

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
5
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday home in Downtown - Creekside House

2 bd 1 ba rowhouse w/loft. Adjoins park. Perfect for vacation or corporate use.

The 1860's 2 1/2 story brick rowhouse, completely rehabbed in 2014, features the comfort, convenience and safety of a new home where you can nestle in and chill out for a quiet weekend, or 'Vacation Central,' a home base from which to explore Frederick and a region filled with some of the country's most historic sites.

Attractively and comfortably appointed, the house is designed and furnished to be flexible to meet the needs of vacationers or corporate tenants. It features a living room, dining room and kitchen on first floor. An office space, laundry closet, queen bedroom, full bath and a flex room (single bedroom or second office) occupy the second floor. The third floor loft is a comfortable casual family game room or third office space with a big desk situated under a skylight. The room has fold-out sleeping accommodation for two. A fenced, landscaped back garden with stone patio and fountain makes guests as comfortable outside as in.

The house is next to Carroll Creek Park, the jewel at the center of Frederick's historic downtown, lined with restaurants, sidewalk cafes, walking and biking paths. Carroll Creek Park links to Mullinix and Baker Parks, with their diverse recreational amenities, including well-maintained pools, tennis courts, children's playground, amphitheaters, picnic tables, and an adult recreation and fitness center, all within 2-4 blocks.

Visitors with access to MARC can arrive by train and walk the three blocks from the downtown MARC station along Carroll Creek to Creekside House to try small city living without a car. If it's summertime, they can enjoy the fountains and waterlilies in the creek as they stroll. Visitors with cars can store their vehicles in the parking deck a half block away. There is no parking on site.

It is a half block to the Courthouse, a block and a half to City Hall, and a block west and south of the main intersection of the downtown. The theater district is just steps away around the corner, and the arts centers, museums, and downtown boutiques and dining are within easy walking distance. Frederick has tens of wonderful restaurants to tempt your palate: VOLT!, AYSE Meze Lounge, The Tasting Room, Pissarro's, and many more.

Sorry, but no smoking in or on the property, and no pets permitted.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Carolyn Greiner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
30 November, 2016
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About Carolyn Greiner

My husband and I began building our life together in Frederick in 1977. He's a cancer researcher, and I'm a retired municipal official. We live outside Frederick now to shorten his commute, but we plan to return in a couple of years. We discovered VRBO years ago, and we've used it to find places to stay in Florence and Paris. We love exploring the neighborhoods where we visit, and hope you do, too.

Carolyn Greiner purchased this house in 2013

Why Carolyn Greiner chose Frederick

I've watched this property for years, and had an itch to rehab another property. The location of Creekside House, in the center of town on a park that is being rehabbed and will have beautiful amenities completed by summer, made it irresistible. Fortunately, we found that marvelous rarity--a contractor who PREFERS to work on historic properties, and has the skills to do it well.

What makes this house unique

Experience 21st Century amenities in a 19th Century setting. The house accommodates a couple, a family, or a business traveler. For a family, it offers two separate living spaces. For a business person, it can provide one bedroom and three office/work spaces, and proximity to restaurants and nightlife for after-work relaxation.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

Location/Convenience/Charm: Heart of Historic Frederick with Private Garden
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews
4

A Beautiful Retreat

  • 4 of 5

The Creekside house is a charming and cozy renovated house next to Carroll Creek and convenient to everything in Frederick. The furnishings are top notch, and the kitchen is well stocked for actual use; we cooked in one night and had a lovely time. There is good wifi and an office upstairs, which made it easy to do some necessary work. The back yard garden is beautifully landscaped and inviting; the only thing lacking is dedicated offstreet parking. There are municipal lots nearby, but it takes a bit of planning. We would highly recommend a stay at Creekside house.

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

Cute townhouse, great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this townhouse right before our wedding (and we got ready for the wedding there). First impressions, the house is so cute! So much character and it felt really homey and welcoming. The bed was very comfortable (memory foam). The garden in the backyard is beautiful: so many flowers and lovely plants everywhere. The location is great, right in the middle of everything. Even though it is right in the middle of everything, it was surprisingly quiet. We'll definitely have to keep this place in mind if we head back to Frederick again.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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5

Beautiful house and a beautiful city

  • 5 of 5

The house is well equipped. The home owner is nice and easy to get a hold of. The house is situated within walking distance to the restaurants and shops. The parking structure was easier to use, cheaper and closer then I thought it would be. Close to Gettysburg. Took a day trip to Chesapeake bay. Grabbed the train to DC. All around great vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Beautiful Home in a Great Neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

I really enjoyed my stay at Creekside House. The property is beautiful, especially the garden, and is ideally located next to a park and several delicious restaurants. My only concern about the entire trip was parking--this isn't the home owner's fault, but multi-day parking arrangements were a bit of a hassle, and a clearer protocol for parking might be helpful for future visitors. Once the parking debacle was settled, though, our entire stay was lovely. I would recommend this house to anyone looking to visit Frederick.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely wonderful in every way!

  • 5 of 5

I booked Creekside House for a wedding weekend.

Out of town family were able to walk everywhere and enjoy time together in a cozy surrounding.

We had perfect weather, so they visited in the garden area as well.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great convenient location, spacious accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Great location and great home. Highly recommended for anyone looking for the best place to stay in Frederick.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
41 Miles
IAD 41 mi, BWI 52 mi, DCA 49 mi, Frederick 2.3 m
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
La Paz
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Whites Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.8 Miles
Clustered Spires
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
MARC
Nearest Motorway
2.6 Miles
I-70, I-270, US 15
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Black Hog Barbecue Restaurant
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Ski Liberty
Nearest Beach
154 Miles
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Car: not necessary

Creekside House has a great central location, within easy walking distance of boutique and antique shopping, theaters, museums, restaurants, Hood College and recreational facilities. The MARC train and bus stations are three blocks away.

Frederick is approximately 45 miles west of Baltimore along Interstate 70, and 45 miles northwest of DC along Interstate 270. Visitors with private planes can arrive at Frederick Municipal Airport, home base for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

If history is your thing, Frederick is your place! Whether staying close to Creekside House and exploring local museums and historic sites, or choosing a central location from which to make day trips to Gettysburg, Antietam, and Civil War sites in northern Virginia, perhaps topped off by taking the train into Union Station to visit the Smithsonian, a vacation in Frederick offers enough interest and variety to please most folks.

You might be surprised to learn that Frederick was the home of the country's first president (and he wasn't George Washington!) In November 1781, John Hanson became the first President of the United States in Congress Assembled, under the Articles of Confederation. Washington visited-- and Lafayette, and Francis Scott Key, and Barbara Fritchie, and Lincoln, and Jubal Early.

Frederick was a 'jumping off place' where travelers and explorers outfitted and prepared to cross the Allegheny Mountains to settle the west, for they could follow the Potomac to its headwaters and after crossing a few miles of the Eastern Continental Divide, enter the headwaters of streams which carried them to the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. The Lewis and Clark expedition took on provisions here.

Sports enthusiasts can stroll less than a mile south on Market St. to take in a Frederick Keys game at Harry Grove Stadium. The Class A Minor league team is an affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Skiers from the DC and Baltimore areas can make a short 35 minute hop to Ski Liberty.

Or they can bring their clubs and sign up for a tee time at Clustered Spires, the municipal course less than 3 miles away with a 4-star rating from Golf Digest. Real golf addicts could stay for two weeks and play a different course in Frederick County every day.

The City and County provide bicyclists with wonderful opportunities for rides at many skill and endurance levels, and maps showing routes are available at the Tourism Center across from the MARC station, or at http://www.visitfrederick.org/what-to-see-and-do/frederick-county-heritage-bicycle-tours. Some of the tours are 'themed,' featuring Civil War sites or the C&O canal, or covered bridges, for example. A short bicycling video is at www.youtube.com/visitfrederick

Combine history and easy hiking in tours of The C&O canal or the Monocacy Battlefield, or challenge yourself a bit more on the Appalachian Trail or trails in Catoctin Mountain Park or Gambrill State Park. Easiest of all is to take one of the history tours of Frederick's downtown.

Frederick County is well-endowed with streams and rivers. Fishing in our mountain streams or canoeing or kayaking on the Monocacy or Potomac Rivers are great ways to relax and recharge your batteries while enjoying nature.

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Downtown, Maryland

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£330
for 2 nights
From
£110
From
£126
Fri,Sat
£874
£3,101
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £63
Property Damage Protection £47

There is an additional $25 holiday premium for federal holidays, the Friday following Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and New Year's Eve.

Lower weekly rates for longer stays. Please inquire.

PROPERTY DAMAGE PROTECTION IS REQUIRED. The amount quoted is the minimum, for two people for two days. The level and price of coverage are dependent on the number of guests and length of stay. Please inquire.

Arrangements can be made for cleaning service for periods longer than a week.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Downtown in Maryland

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Brand new, with adjacent area for hair/makeup
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , New Tempurpedic queen mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , Can be set up as single bedroom or an additional office
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , Family rm/loft with double air mattress or 2 fold-out chairs
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
For business travelers, business services are available in the downtown, including meeting space and temporary help. A small printer is available.

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