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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 74 m²
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, I can read simple French and Italian.
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 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 Downtown

I had watched this property for years, and had an itch to rehab another property. Fortunately, we found that marvelous rarity--a contractor who PREFERRED to work on historic properties, and had the skills to do it well. I feel great that we were able to take a seriously decrepit and long-vacant structure and give it a new life. It should be good for another 100 years! The location of Creekside House, in the center of town on a park that has been rehabbed and features a creek filled with water lilies, and restaurants and cafes along its banks only added to my desire to rehab it.

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.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Downtown, Maryland

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 74 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • 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 ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • 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
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • 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 -
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Location/Convenience/Charm: Heart of Historic Frederick with Private Garden
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 60 reviews
Manchester, NH
5

Wonderful property in a great downtown location.

  • 5 of 5

Has everything you need for a short-term or long-term stay. Very comfortable and cozy with an ideal location alongside Carroll Creek in downtown Frederick. We look forward to staying again.

  • Review Submitted: 26/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Everything was well maintained and comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed the Home.

  • Review Submitted: 15/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Creekside House sits in the perfect location to enjoy downtown Historic Frederick. The place is adorable. Carolyn the owner is very nice to work with. We will stay there again!!

Thanks, Carolyn!!

  • Review Submitted: 30/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eldersburg, MD
5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the weekend of our wedding since it was the perfect central location. I parked my car for $15 from Friday - Sunday at the court street garage which is only a block and a half away from the house. The bed was super comfortable and the kitchen was fully equipped so I could make breakfast and snacks for the bridal party as we got our hair and makeup done. The location could not have been any better. We were able to walk to Starbucks and local stores with ease and after the reception at McClintock Distilling, my husband and I were able to walk just a couple blocks back to the house!

The courtyard in the back was also beautiful and there were no issues sharing it with the neighbors next door. So little issues that I even forgot it was a shared courtyard!

Thank you for such a well maintained home in downtown Frederick! We loved our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 05/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thoroughly enjoy hosting guests who use Creekside House while they celebrate the events that mark the milestones in their lives; we hope your stay becomes one of your cherished memories of your wedding weekend.
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5

Lovely old house conveniently located in historic Frederick

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a two night stay in late September. In addition to the charming house and beautiful backyard garden and patio, we appreciated the proximity to Carroll Creek Park, which runs through downtown Frederick's historic district. The park includes paths for pedestrians, bridges, lovely water features, trees and garden plantings. Restaurants and cafes abound. There are also a variety of interesting shops and a museum or two in the vicinity. Chatting with the owner when we first arrived was fun, too.

  • Review Submitted: 04/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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home right in the middle of it all

  • 5 of 5

Creekside house is a gorgeous and well-appointed retreat right in the middle of anything you'd like to do or see in downtown Frederick, or the rest of the county. I spent a lot of time in the garden, where I ate my meals when I wasn't eating out. It was very peaceful. Carolyn was very open to providing suggestions for eateries or anything else I needed to know.

  • Review Submitted: 17/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Downtown, Maryland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Nightly Rate
20 Dec 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
AU$183
From
AU$183
Fri,Sat
AU$1,265
AU$4,951
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$13 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas 4-day Weekend
22 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
AU$835
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$183
From
AU$209
Fri,Sat
AU$1,121
AU$4,005
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$1,956.9
Property Damage Protection AU$76.97
Cleaning AU$104.37
Tax Rate 6.0%

Lower weekly rates for longer stays. Please inquire.

PROPERTY DAMAGE PROTECTION IS REQUIRED. Please choose EITHER the security deposit OR the property damage protection policy. 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. Security deposits are fully refunded if there is no damage to the house or its contents or to the garden.
Arrangements can be made for cleaning service for periods longer than a week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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