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Melania Quinn

Member since: 2009
Speaks english, french

Beautiful restored home in historic town center 2 blocks from the Chesapeake

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Havre de Grace holiday house

3 bedrooms, 2 + 1/2 bath, sleeps 6

Magnificent restored home built in 1935, fully air conditioned • Comfortably furnished bedrooms; 2 with king beds and 1 with two twin beds • Cotton sheets and exceptional pillows • Fully equipped kitchen for meals in • Wireless internet • PC and printer • Cable television • Spa/bathtub • Elegantly tiled bathroom • Magnificent wood floors • Spacious dining room seats six • Beautiful ceiling fans throughout • Comfortable and relaxing living room with a classic JFK rocking chair • Laundry room • AND an outstanding timeless front porch!

History and elegance in this fabulous America town, recently voted number 12 out of The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014, by the Smithsonian Magazine. Visiting Havre de Grace while staying in The Armitage HdG Guest House will give you and your family an unforgettable American experience. She is the America the world should see; shaded sidewalks on tree lined streets, beautifully restored classic homes, parades on the main street and a caring and active community and churches where everyone knows everyone else. And there's more! You may not have known this interesting fact, Havre de Grace tied in a vote with Washington DC to become the nation's Capitol. Washington DC's main train station is only an hour away on AMTRAK or MARC from the Aberdeen train station (3 miles from our home)

There's plenty more to know about the history of this incredible little town!

Downtown charm and plenty to do: The Armitage HdG has been honored with the 2009 residential preservation award by the Havre de Grace Historic Preservation Commission, and is situated in historic Havre de Grace; located just 2 blocks from the heart of downtown art galleries, cafés, restaurants, antique shops, book stores.

Only a stone's throw from the Susquehanna River, at the top of the Chesapeake bay where you'll find the Promenade boardwalk, the oldest lighthouse in Maryland, the yacht harbor, and museums. Boat and Kayak tours, biking and hiking. There's more to do than restaurants and shopping!

Fantastic location and on the NYC/DC Amtrak line: The Armitage HdG in Havre de Grace is a 90 minutes car drive to DuPont Circle in Washington DC or, if you prefer Amtrak, a 10 minute drive to the Aberdeen station servicing NYC Penn station, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Wilmington.

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  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melania Quinn (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, french

About Melania Quinn

It's our pleasure to share with our guests the elegance and classic charm of The Armitage HdG, our vacation home in historic Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA.

Bring your family or friends and a few good books; even for a short while, enjoy as we do the quality moments of time-gone-by.

On habite en Suisse, nationalité Française/Américaine; bilingue français/anglais

Melania Quinn purchased this house in 2008


based on 23 traveller reviews

Beautiful restored home in historic town center 2 blocks from the Chesapeake
average rating of 4.6086955 based on 23 reviews

Grand Victorian in Havre de Grace

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our two weeks in this lovely lady near the bay. The porch is so nice and you can usually catch a breeze even on the warmest days. The kitchen is updated and there are plenty of dishes and supplies if you want to cook. There are placemats and tablecloths as well. Beds and bedding are comfortable. We requested a vacuum, broom and iced tea pitcher and they were there within 24 hours -- thank you Melania and Millie! Like other reviewers, we made the trek to the basement to shower -- I did bathe in the big tub upstairs a couple of evenings but it wasn't worth the trouble to try and shower up there. Most of the time it was just my husband and myself living there but we did have another couple stay for a long weekend and we all attended our son's wedding -- still no big deal to share the basement shower. The photos are accurate -- the original wood trim in the home is gorgeous. The Promenade, antique shops, restaurants and Bomboys ice cream (a must!) are all within walking distance. We would rent this home again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved this house.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 2 day stay at this beautiful house. We went for a local get away to Havre de Grace, from our home outside DC, and we felt that we were worlds away, so relaxed at this house. The house was spacious and beautifully decorated, every detail taken care of. Only minor drawback was that it was difficult to operate the shower in the jacuzzi tub upstairs. We hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, well-cared for house in quite neighborhhod. Had a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

  • 4 of 5

Had a very good stay at this beautiful well-cared for house in a quiet neighborhood. House was clean and comforabtle, with everything we needed. Very relaxing and enjoyable stay. Close to the Cal Ripken facility, where our kids were playing in a tournament.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The place is beautiful. However the AC is not sufficient and it's a little too hot for sleeping.

  • 3 of 5

Very nice place. Perfect location to the shops in HDG. It just needs a better AC as the rooms are a little too hot for sleeping comfortably (76). Too be fair it is 96 degrees outside, but then again for a summer vacation rental, you expect it to be hot some days. Overall, almost perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for downtown Havre de Grace

  • 5 of 5

Couldn't ask for a better location to access downtown Havre de Grace and waterfront. Really enjoyed the nearby Tidewater Grille. The property is very nicely kept up and has that century old charm with radiator heating and such. The shower curtain around the jetted tub was not worth troubling with to take a shower so we just used the tub for baths and the shower in the basement for showers. Traffic on the facing street is a little noisy during the day, but is very quiet at night.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Melania's home is beautiful and was the perfect size for my bridal party during their stay from all across the US! I was somewhat worried about the bathroom situation with 6 girls in the house, but we had no issues with a full shower in the basement, bath and shower on the second floor, and restroom on the first. Her kitchen is beautiful and her home was perfectly cool during the hot and muggy summer days. We all loved sitting on the veranda to watch the evening rain drops dance across the front trees.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bulle Rock public golf course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Aberdeen (Amtrak)
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Car: not necessary

The Armitage HdG is located in downtown Havre de Grace: Concerts in the Park • Art galleries • First Fridays downtown Street parties • LPGA and public golf course at Bulle Rock • Family bicycle rentals • 10 minute drive to Susquehanna State Park • The Promenade boardwalk • East Coast time-pieces restoration, Horologist • Yacht harbor charters and sailing school • Entertaining History! Al Capone and the like • Havre de Grace haunted history and ghost tours • surrounding farms • Wine tastings • Thoroughbred farms • Guided kayaking tours • Canoe crafting club • Fishing and Boating • Crab houses and restaurants • Amish green grocer and furniture maker • Traditional Chesapeake bay handicrafts and shopping • Duck carvings • Decoy Museum • Stained glass art • Historic oyster boat tours and charters on the Susquehanna River • Riverboat tours and charters • Famous Maryland lighthouse and Museums • Chesapeake Bay Antiques • Antique book shops • Farmer’s market • and much much more!

Other Activities: kayaking

Golf: Bulle Rock Golf course is a newly built public course that hosts the LPGA and gives a different elegance to Havre de Grace.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Havre de Grace, Maryland

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Season
2 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$527
Cleaning fee A$197
Tax Rate 6.0%

* Cleaning fee: minimum $100 or $25 per person
* 3 night minimum stay over major holidays: Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Havre de Grace

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1856 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • River
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • water cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • The full bathroom with spa/tub on the upper level and the 1/2 bath on the main level are elegantly decorated and finished with Italian stone tiles. Plenty of new 100% cotton towels available. The second bathroom has a walk-in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • Tastefully decorated air-conditioned bedrooms with high quality mattresses and high thread count 100% cotton sheets and of course exceptional pillows. Beautiful and silent remote control overhead ceiling fans; all to give you a wonderful night's sleep.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jacuzzi
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Enjoy the charm and elegance of this historic home with modern amenities; was honored with the 2009 residential preservation award by the Havre de Grace Historic Preservation Commission.