The house is peaceful, inviting, restful. In Charles Village, an easy walk to shops, the Baltimore Museum of Art, restaurants, Johns Hopkins' Campus, a hospital, old people's home, and transportation. The third floor (2 rooms flanking 1 bathroom) can be rented (1-3 + 1-2 guests). Whether you want to work, relax, visit others, you are welcome in our home. Gerhard is on the second floor, guest on third, and ground floor living space is open for use.
The rooms are spacious, with high ceilings and well lit. The larger room has a king-sized bed and its own sitting area with a single-bed pull-out sofa. The smaller room has a full size bed. Both rooms have an easy chair for reading, a desk for working, a chest of drawers and a half walk in closet. They also have a radiator, and in window air conditioner. The bathroom, shared on the 3rd floor, has a full shower, sink and w.c.
Guests are welcome to use the kitchen, and can eat in the kitchen, the dining room, or on the porch. The living room is a pleasant book-lined room, where one can sit and read or talk, or play some games. Wifi is available throughout. The washer/dryer are available for use (one use is included per week per stay, more uses will cost $4 additional). If you wish to order groceries for delivery, there is a nearby Safeway. Street parking is free, but inform yourself of alternate side street cleaning requirements.
Interaction with guests:
Gerhard lives and works here. He will receive you, give you keys, provide information. He can be very helpful, but he will respect your privacy as you should his. You have use of the 3rd floor, he is on the 2nd. The ground floor is shared by all. Gerhard and his co-host can communicate with you in English, French, and German.
Other things to note:
This is a Victorian, so it is unsuitable for people with difficulty moving, since there are several staircases. If you need a walking stick, a walker, or a wheelchair, this is not the best choice for you.
We would welcome families with children, but the house is not child proofed, so we cannot let toddlers face the risk of hurting themselves.