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

People5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Carolyn Greiner
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 June, 2017

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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Downtown in Frederick

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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
  • Kayaking
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

Location/Convenience/Charm: Heart of Historic Frederick with Private Garden
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 45 reviews
5

Fantastic weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Nicely decorated, perfect location and very nice owner all made this rental a perfect pick for our weekend.

  • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A little bit of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this lovely, well equipped cottage. Carolyn and her husband were there to greet us when we arrived. They had been working in their garden which is a lovely, peaceful spot for morning coffee and a late afternoon glass of wine. Frederick is a wonderful town, good restaurants and very nice shops. Keep in mind that there is only one bathroom and it is on the second floor, if that is something that matters to you. Otherwise, stay here. You'll be happy you did.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

So wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

This house was beautiful and the perfect place to get ready for a wedding. From the well-stocked kitchen to the gorgeous garden in the back to the comfortable beds, couldn't ask for a better place to stay in Frederick.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, KD. I hope you return for an anniversary! Congratulations!
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The property was very nice and conveniently located.

  • 4 of 5

Plastic wrap should come off upstairs small room lamps. The small second floor bedroom needs a bedside table. Otherwise a lovely stay.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Experience

  • 5 of 5

Creekside House was the perfect "home away from home" to use while exploring Frederick and its historic environs. No detail was forgotten in the rehab of the home or the creature comforts that Carolyn provides. We hope to be back again very soon one day to this absolute gem!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Charming home for visiting Frederick and great for hosting in back yard

  • 5 of 5

I used to live in Frederick and came back to visit friends. This house was perfect - lots of character, amazing location within blocks of the great restaurants in town. It's a small house, but a generous amount of space for two people and good for four if you don't mind sharing a bathroom.

On the days that the weather was nice, we invited friends over for tea and pastries in the lovely backyard patio, which was unbelievably relaxing and perfect. It was such a treat to have enough room to have our friends join us - it meant we didn't have to get out of our jammies for breakfast!

The queen bed on the second floor has a thick dense memory foam layer, which is nice if you like a softer bed. We like a firmer bed and after the first night we went up to the third floor, which has a queen size high-quality inflatable bed that was superbly comfortable. The third floor is a finished attic room and feels like a private little hideaway.

The kitchen is small but well laid out and had everything you'd need for a short stay. There were a small number of ants, which is hard to avoid in Maryland no matter how much you clean. There were a number of desks throughout the house if you need to get work done. The wireless worked great, although we never tested anything high-speed on it.

Great place, highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

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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
 
July 4 weekend
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
£602
 
 
Labor Day 3-Day weekend
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£479
 
 
Columbus Day 3-Day weekend
6 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£479
 
 
Veterans Day 3-Day Weekend
9 Nov 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£479
 
 
Christmas 4-day Weekend
22 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
£602
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£324
for 2 nights
From
£108
From
£124
Fri,Sat
£857
£3,041
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £45.61
Cleaning £61.84

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. I accept security deposits (refundable) in lieu of the property damage protection policy. The amount of the security deposit will also vary with the size of the party and length of stay. Please inquire.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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