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Discounted rates, Across from Gate 1 USNA, 1 block to the Downtown harbor

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 8 nights


About the property

Charming Historic home, Downtown Annapolis- 2 Bedrooms across from Gate 1 USNA

Circa 1885: Our brown shingled beacon sits on three corners in Historic Annapolis directly across from Gate 1 of the USNA, and is a little piece of Annapolis History. 139 King George Street aka 4 Randall was built in 1885 by the Maloney siblings: John, a USN Chief Gunnerman (also listed as Gunners-Mate-USN) Johanna and Margaret. The house has a rich naval history, and sweetness of the confectionery store during its bygone era.

Our home as been updated for your enjoyment with a quick 3 minute walk to restaurants, shopping, downtown harbor, as well as all the history and fun activities that Annapolis has to offer. The home has 2 bedrooms and a fully stocked kitchen for you to call our home your home during your stay! Come Relax by the bay and enjoy the charm of Annapolis right outside your front door!

More Details

Property Manager
Lisa & John W
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
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Historic District in Annapolis

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Upon checking out, please 'turn off' ceiling lights, fans.
  • Please leave cleaning of linens, towels for our service help. This ensures everything spot treated properly. Thank you.
  • Upon check out: Please put bagged (tied) trash out, next to the house in front of the gate. (close to the neighboring house 8 Randall)
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • one bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Comfortable pull out sleeper sofa
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Complimentary guest parking pass. Extra guest fee (above initially booked) $50 per guest/night.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Discounted rates, Across from Gate 1 USNA, 1 block to the Downtown harbor
average rating of 4.9183674 based on 49 reviews

Best VRBO I've ever stayed in

  • 5 of 5

My family has stayed in a number of VRBO rentals over the last couple of years and this is by far the best. Others were very nice, but the hosts at Circa 1885 go above and beyond to make sure their home is comfortable and welcoming. The location can't be beat, and the apartment is extremely well set up with comfortable, high quality furniture and decor. It looks great in the photos, but it's even nicer in person. The many thoughtful extras (toiletries, snacks, even a bottle of wine) made us feel welcome and cared for. We also appreciated the excellent communication before and during our visit. Lisa made sure we had all the information we needed for our stay and responded quickly to any inquires.

We really enjoyed our stay in Annapolis and thank Lisa and John for helping to make it great!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review Elizabeth, Our hope has been to create a space that would encompass ones needs as a 'home away from home.' We're thrilled to have exceeded your expectations. :) We hope you consider us for future stays in Annapolis. Thank you again. Best, Lisa & John - Circa 1885
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Exactly what we wanted close to downtown and usna

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful. We were close to the yard and baseball field plus could walk and enjoy downtown Annapolis. Wish we found this 3 years ago.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing in every way, will go back again and again!

  • 5 of 5

Lisa and John are the best home rental hosts one could ask for. They were very responsive, detailed, and thoughtful throughout our interactions. As other reviewers have mentioned, Lisa and John had thoughtfully anticipated every need and we were delighted during our stay (starting with walking into the house to find a nice bottle of wine and a delicious, home-baked pumpkin spice bread) to find provisions that many other hosts often don't think to provide, such as a Brita water filter (that was full and in the fridge so we had a refreshing drink after a long drive), extra towels and blankets, snacks, and a good selection of DVD's that were appropriate for the whole family (3 generations, 3 adults, 2 kids (10, 13)). The rooms were also thoughtfully arranged so that sockets and power strips were easily located and accessed, which is a big deal for any family traveling with lots of laptops, tablets, and phones. The beds and other furniture were comfortable, and we didn't find the street noise to be an issue, thanks to the white noise machines. The location was perfect, too. Finally, due to some changed plans on our last day, we asked Lisa and John if we could have a late checkout for an extra fee, and because they didn't have anyone coming in the next day, they told us to take as long as we needed and refused to charge us at all! So generous! We couldn't have asked for a better experience and will stay in this house every time we are in Annapolis. Thank you so much! ~Lisa and Ray

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review Lisa & Ray! We're so pleased to know we hit the 'comfort' mark for your family! Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to hosting your beautiful family anytime you're in Annapolis. Best, Lisa & John
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, great amenities. Adorable old clawfoot tub. Some of the reviews mention noise but it didn't seem noisy Saturday or Sunday morning. The white noise machines provided are great.

We really enjoyed walking to the Naval Academy since it was pretty much across the street! The shops/restaurants were also really close. Street parking was tricky but there were several parking garages close by. Once the car was parked in a garage, we didn't even need it since we could walk everywhere!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so glad you had a nice visit! Thanks for making Circa 1885 your destination stay while in Annapolis. Hope to have you both again! Best, Lisa & John
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Very pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

Very much enjoyed our stay here. Loved the blackout curtains-- so helpful and so many other places do not think of this. There is a fair amount of noise from traffic, but the white noise makers they provide make all the difference. Lisa was very attentive to our needs while we were there. A very pleasant stay!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying during the Senior Championship Swim meet Laurie, we hope to host you again!
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Thought of everything!

  • 4 of 5

This was a first time renting this property. Our son is a Mid so the location was convenient. It is right next to Gate 1. Can walk everywhere. The apartment was decorated beautifully. A gift bag with fresh Pumpkin bread was on the table. Nice! Bottled water, sparking water and even a bottle of wine were in fridge for us! Snacks, coffee etc. Lots of towels available which was nice as was the toiletries. They really did think of everything! As the location is on a busy street, the road noise is pretty loud. This house is old so the windows to not muffle noise like new windows. My one suggestion would be to somehow make the kitchen step up more noticeable. Several people visiting tripped because you don’t really see it. Other than that, everything was pretty great! Thank you for taking good care of us! My Mid slept like a baby!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Becky & Sean for staying w/us! This old gal of a house does have its quirks, and we continue to work on her, perfecting as we go since ownership in 2012. Each year doing a little more, and more. We're sorry to hear about your guests difficulty 'seeing the step' up into the kitchen. This is a first for us in the 3 yrs we've been with VRBO / HomeAway. We're pleased to hear your son 'slept like a baby' while here. Best Wishes while your son is at the academy. Lisa & John Circa 1885
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Nearest Barpub
Middleton Tavern
Nearest Restaurant
Middleton, McGarvey, Iron Rooster, Mangia
Car: not necessary

This wonderful home can not get much closer to all that Annapolis has to offer. We are directly in front of Gate One of the USNA, one block from the Annapolis Harbor, Restaurants, Shopping, Museums, and other activities.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £93.99
Damage Insurance £44.36

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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