Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Melania Quinn
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 March, 2017

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

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Havre de Grace

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1856 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • River
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

Beautiful restored home in historic town center 2 blocks from the Chesapeake
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 30 reviews
4

A warm, sunny environment in which to relax

  • 4 of 5

The Armitage is a lovely house, conducive to a relaxing weekend with friends. The location, down the street from shops and restaurants, couldn't be better.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

The Holidays in Havre de Grace

  • 5 of 5

We just spent the week from Christmas to New Year's Day at the Armitage HdG and it was perfect for us. Our daughters (22 and 17) and our older daughter's fiance were with us, and we had such a relaxing time. The house was just right for our game marathons, and also for reading and watching movies together and separately.

The property was very clean and well-maintained. The beds were comfortable, and the sheets and pillows were great quality. We really enjoyed the atmosphere of the house. Melania was very easy to work with and answered our questions promptly. The instructions for the week are also well-laid out and clear.

We took day trips to Baltimore, DC, and Philadelphia, all of which were quite accessible by car. On the other days we stayed in town and walked down to the shops a couple of streets away. The town is very pretty, and the main street has a lot of fun shops (especially Glyph!) and we found a few treasures. There are restaurants, stores, and a Target nearby.

The only downside to the house was not enough seating in the sitting/living room, but what is there is very comfortable. It didn't affect us a lot, though, because we spent most of the time we were there at the table eating or playing games.

I would highly recommend this property - it is a lovely home and was the perfect place for us to spend Christmas and New Year's.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Grand Time

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and homey, as always.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Beautiful, cozy, immaculate and historic home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in beautiful Havre De Grace at this charming home. Everything was spotless, we felt completely comfortable letting our toddlers play around on the ground. The beds were comfortable with full fluffy pillows and crisp white sheets. We would stay here again and recommend to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Havre de Grace Stay

  • 5 of 5

We were there with another couple and we all loved the house, the town of Havre de Grace is a great little town. We were all there for a wedding and the house and area worked very well as the Friday night event was in Havre de Grace. We would highly recommend the house. It was very well appointed. Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Our stay in Havre De Grace

  • 5 of 5

Overall the home was fantastic. It met our needs perfectly for my sons wedding at Steppingstone and was just a beautiful setting for the photographer of the Groomsmen's. The kitchen was fully stocked with all basic items you could need to cook, minus your groceries. The beds were super comfy and warm. We had several family members come over to visit and they all fell in love with the house and want to book a stay. However, during our stay the city was replacing pipes in the roads and parking was very challenging and there were loud construction noises starting early each morning and throughout the day. As for the house, If I had to be overly critical, I would mention that upstairs outlets in the bedrooms are very limited, so there are no lamps or clocks and the home could use some nightlights as it is very dark at night. I would also mention that seating in the living room is tight since there is only the loveseat and a chair. We also mentioned to ourselves that it would have been nice to have light blankets in the living room to snuggle under as it was pretty chilly in the mornings and evenings. But, all said, we would rent this again in a heartbeat.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Map

Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Bulle Rock public golf course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Aberdeen (Amtrak)
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-95
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Laurrapin
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.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Havre de Grace

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter Season
2 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$293
A$1,642
A$5,473
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$293
From
A$339
Fri,Sat
A$1,824
A$6,254
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$521
Cleaning fee A$195
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.
Enter dates to see total
Send a Message Send a Message
Available
Unavailable