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

Bedrooms 3
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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

Carolyn Greiner
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, I can read simple French and Italian.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

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 Downtown

I had watched this property for years, and had an itch to rehab another property. Fortunately, we found that marvelous rarity--a contractor who PREFERRED to work on historic properties, and had the skills to do it well. I feel great that we were able to take a seriously decrepit and long-vacant structure and give it a new life. It should be good for another 100 years! The location of Creekside House, in the center of town on a park that has been rehabbed and features a creek filled with water lilies, and restaurants and cafes along its banks only added to my desire to rehab it.

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Downtown in Frederick

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Brand new, with adjacent area for hair/makeup
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
For business travelers, business services are available in the downtown, including meeting space and temporary help. A small printer is available. If you prefer making a refundable security deposit to purchasing property damage protection policy, please let the owner know before making the reservation, and you will receive an edited quote.


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Location/Convenience/Charm: Heart of Historic Frederick with Private Garden
average rating of 4.9384613 based on 65 reviews

Our home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Creekside House - the first time for our wedding then again to celebrate our one year anniversary. My wife and I have come to think of it as our home away from home in Frederick. It’s perfectly located for enjoying all that downtown Frederick has to offer. Carolyn is a wonderful host and super easy to work with. If you stay once you will definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are honored to work with guests like Andrew who choose Creekside House as a venue when they are creating the memories that become the milestones in their lives!
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Great Time with a Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We were in search of a place in downtown Fredrick, close to everything. It was too cold to enjoy the backyard patio, but it looked inviting. This location was the ideal spot for meeting our friends and enjoying the weekend. Parking in the garage down the street is perfect. We parked there all weekend with no worries. The place was neat, clean, and comfortable. We couldn't have asked for a better place. Thank-you Carolyn for allowing us to stay. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely stay in Fredericksburg, Md.

  • 5 of 5

We found Creekside House to be a wonderful retreat. It was not only charming and cozy and full of historical character, but also beautifully equipped for all needs that one would have. It is in an ideal location, just adjacent to the creek walkway into town, just minutes away from shops and restaurants. We very happily ate in and went out for meals. Although it was a cold and rainy weekend, we were close to everything & glad to be back home after our forays in to town. The house is equipped with state of the art internet & TV/movie access; the kitchen generously equipped with grocery basics. The owner has meticulously restored the house and updated it for modern living needs. There is a lovely garden behind the house - fenced & private, off the kitchen. The weather did not cooperate for us to enjoy it, but we fully intend to return & make the most of this charming rental.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet and Trip, It was a pleasure to host you. I'm glad you found Creekside House in Frederick a good place to be even on a rainy, cold weekend. Carolyn
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Excellent location!

  • 5 of 5

The Creek Side House was the perfect spot to enjoy Fire In Ice, First Saturday events! Easy walking distance, as well as all of the comforts of home! Carolyn was extremely hospitable and made sure we had everything needed for a pleasant weekend getaway!

Looking forward to a return visit!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great house! Highly recommended.

  • 5 of 5

House is located in downtown Frederick with easy walking distance from everything. House was completely renovated a few years ago with all the major systems and rooms modernized, especially the bathroom and kitchen. Yet the house maintained the charm you would expect in a 150 year old house. Very tastefully decorated with both rustic furniture and original art works. We stayed there over New Years during record breaking cold weather and the heat had no problem with keeping the house warm. As an added bonus the owner stocks most of the standard condiments and basic items you may want to have such as coffee, cream, sugar, popcorn, salt and pepper, flour, etc. I highly recommend this property and will try to stay there in future visits to Frederick. Worth every penny we spent.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property in a great downtown location.

  • 5 of 5

Has everything you need for a short-term or long-term stay. Very comfortable and cozy with an ideal location alongside Carroll Creek in downtown Frederick. We look forward to staying again.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
3-Day Federal Weekend
25 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Federal Holiday
3 Jul 2018 - 5 Jul 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
3-Day Federal Weekend
31 Aug 2018 - 3 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3-Day Federal Weekend
5 Oct 2018 - 8 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Federal Holiday
9 Nov 2018 - 12 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2018 - 26 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
New Years
30 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £42.6
Cleaning £57.77
Tax Rate 6.0%

Lower weekly rates for longer stays. Please inquire.

PROPERTY DAMAGE PROTECTION IS REQUIRED. Please choose EITHER the security deposit OR the property damage protection policy. The $1500 security deposit is geared for two people staying for a month. If you'd like to use a security deposit, let me know how many guests there will be, their ages, and the length of stay. I'll send you a revised quote. Security deposits are fully refunded if there is no damage to the house or its contents or to the garden.
Arrangements can be made for cleaning service for periods longer than a week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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