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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
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Historic District, Maryland

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5 ...
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Upon checking out, make sure to 'turn off' ceiling lights, fans.
  • Please leave cleaning of linens, towels for our service help. This ensures everything spot treated properly. (stains aren't set) Thank you.
  • Please put bagged (tied) trash out, next to the house in front of the gate (close to the neighboring house 8 Randall) upon check out.
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
  • Stove
  • 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
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • 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
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Complimentary guest parking pass (1 vehicle) per stay. Extra guest fee (above initially booked) $50 per guest/night. Thank you.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Discounted rates, Across from Gate 1 USNA, 1 block to the Downtown harbor
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 46 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: 16/04/2017
  • 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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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: 08/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Point Pleasant, WV

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: 20/02/2018
  • 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 had 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' which is our goal. Best Wishes to your family while your son is at the academy. Lisa & John Circa 1885
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Macomb, IL

Thanksgiving 2017 in Annapolis

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at this property. Great location...clean, roomy, and comfortable. Lisa and John are very accommodating and provide everything you need and more. There's no comparison to this property and hotel lodging. You feel right 'at home'. Excellent experience, once again. We will return for a third stay. Thanks for another week of memories in beautiful Annapolis!

Craig, Andrea, and Benjamin

  • Review Submitted: 29/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy to host your family. Thank you for making Circa 1885 your 'Home Away from Home' while in Annapolis. Warmest, Lisa & John
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Beautiful property within a few minute walk to the harbor, restaurants, shopping and nightlife.

  • 5 of 5

John and Lisa went above and beyond to make our stay a memorable one. Spotless, well decorated, comfortable accommodations along with many personal touches and unexpected extras. We look forward to saying again in the near future.

Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 18/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura & guests, Thanks for making Circa 1885 your destination stay while in Annapolis at the Boat show. Look forward to seeing you again! Kindly, Lisa & John.
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Great place- Easy access to downtown

  • 5 of 5

Lisa and John are amazing hosts. You will have everything you need to enjoy a great stay in Annapolis. They even provide the parking passes. The apartment is very clean and well appointed. Dishes, washer dryer, literally everything except the food is there when you arrive.

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Katherine, Craig, Jewt & Susan for making Circa 1885 your 'home away from home' while at the boat show these past few years. We look forward to seeing you all soon. Not sure though, we may head to New Bern before you come back to Annapolis! :) Thanks again, see you soon. Warmest, Lisa & John
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Middleton Tavern
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Middleton, McGarvey, Iron Rooster, Mangia

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.


Rates & Availability

Contact Manager

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$159.29
Damage Insurance AU$75.18

There is a $50 fee for pets with the maximum of two pets allowed. Each pet is considered case by case.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.