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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 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 June, 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, please 'turn off' ceiling lights, fans.
  • Please leave cleaning of linens, towels for our service help. This ensures everything spot treated properly. Thank you.
  • Upon check out: Please put bagged (tied) trash out, next to the house in front of the gate. (close to the neighboring house 8 Randall)
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
  • Video Library ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • 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
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Complimentary guest parking pass. Extra guest fee (above initially booked) $50 per guest/night.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Discounted rates, Across from Gate 1 USNA, 1 block to the Downtown harbor
average rating of 4.92 based on 50 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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Lisa and John have a beautiful place and accomadations.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a good time the place was so cute! Within walking distance of everything you need to do. The Naval Acaedemy is a very nice place to visit which is rifght accords the street.

  • Review Submitted: 11/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we wanted close to downtown and usna

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful. We were close to the yard and baseball field plus could walk and enjoy downtown Annapolis. Wish we found this 3 years ago.

  • Review Submitted: 06/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us Erica. The close proximity to the yard and downtown makes it super convenient for families coming in to see their loved ones at the academy. We've enjoyed hearing stories of a few mids that stayed returning for reunions. Their recall of looking at this house while on duty during their years at the academy only to find 10 yrs later they're relaxing here. :) We hope you all come back and see us again soon! Lisa & John
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Amazing in every way, will go back again and again!

  • 5 of 5

Lisa and John are the best home rental hosts one could ask for. They were very responsive, detailed, and thoughtful throughout our interactions. As other reviewers have mentioned, Lisa and John had thoughtfully anticipated every need and we were delighted during our stay (starting with walking into the house to find a nice bottle of wine and a delicious, home-baked pumpkin spice bread) to find provisions that many other hosts often don't think to provide, such as a Brita water filter (that was full and in the fridge so we had a refreshing drink after a long drive), extra towels and blankets, snacks, and a good selection of DVD's that were appropriate for the whole family (3 generations, 3 adults, 2 kids (10, 13)). The rooms were also thoughtfully arranged so that sockets and power strips were easily located and accessed, which is a big deal for any family traveling with lots of laptops, tablets, and phones. The beds and other furniture were comfortable, and we didn't find the street noise to be an issue, thanks to the white noise machines. The location was perfect, too. Finally, due to some changed plans on our last day, we asked Lisa and John if we could have a late checkout for an extra fee, and because they didn't have anyone coming in the next day, they told us to take as long as we needed and refused to charge us at all! So generous! We couldn't have asked for a better experience and will stay in this house every time we are in Annapolis. Thank you so much! ~Lisa and Ray

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review Lisa & Ray! We're so pleased to know we hit the 'comfort' mark for your family! Thank you for staying with us. We look forward to hosting your beautiful family anytime you're in Annapolis. Best, Lisa & John
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Wonderful place!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, great amenities. Adorable old clawfoot tub. Some of the reviews mention noise but it didn't seem noisy Saturday or Sunday morning. The white noise machines provided are great.

We really enjoyed walking to the Naval Academy since it was pretty much across the street! The shops/restaurants were also really close. Street parking was tricky but there were several parking garages close by. Once the car was parked in a garage, we didn't even need it since we could walk everywhere!

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so glad you had a nice visit! Thanks for making Circa 1885 your destination stay while in Annapolis. Hope to have you both again! Best, Lisa & John
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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
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying during the Senior Championship Swim meet Laurie, we hope to host you again!
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Nearest Barpub
Middleton Tavern
Nearest Restaurant
Middleton, McGarvey, Iron Rooster, Mangia
Car: not necessary

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

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$167.99
Damage Insurance AU$79.29

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.

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