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

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Carolyn Greiner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 October, 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.


based on 31 holidaymaker reviews

Location/Convenience/Charm: Heart of Historic Frederick with Private Garden
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews

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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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
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ideal location, highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed here for a few days. It is all the positive things others have written, and more. Some things I would like to mention, though. We were there on the hottest few days of the year and the loft was very hot. Our son stayed up there & was able to manage - barely - with the use of a fan. Also, he is quite tall and kept hitting his head on the ceiling when coming down the stairs. One recommendation for the owner is to maybe get a shelf for the bathroom (sink is quite small). Those were the only three things we wanted to mention, but not enough so as to dock a star. You can park on the street overnight & there is a 2-hour limit/day using parking meter during day. Overall it was ideal. Clean, great location, owner quick to respond, walking distance to restaurants, smart tvs, wi-fi, next to a scenic canal, comfortable beds, lighted magnifying mirror, washer/dryer, etc.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and suggestions. You are right about the heat this summer! A portable air conditioner is on order. I'll look into a shelf, too. And thank you for taking such good care of the house. You are ideal guests!
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Lovely bit of history with a modern twist.

  • 5 of 5

Stepping back in time but with all the modern conveniences made for a wonderful experience in this beautifully refurbished 19th century home. Walking to lovely downtown was easy and enjoyable. The garden is one of the prettiest ever seen. Parking could be defined a little more due to street cleaning signage that was not clearly marked by the city. We would definitely like to return to this snapshot of history.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A superb place

  • 5 of 5

Every convenience you could think of and some you could not were on hand here. A lamp that turns on when you touch it. Front storm door that stays open when you push a button, etc., etc. The place was in fresh and fastidious order and decorated with very good taste. The artfully designed garden in back was in bloom and not a petal out of place. We wished we had more time to spend there.

Ron and Ruth

Summit, NJ

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • 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

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £66
Property Damage Protection £48

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Downtown in Maryland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • 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.

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