About this listing
This gorgeous and tranquil space awaits you in downtown Baltimore. Enjoy your stay in comfort and peace in this recently renovated historic rowhome featuring all modern conveniences and lots of extras for your enjoyment.
Enjoy a relaxing and comfortable stay in this beautiful and spacious newly renovated 100 year old rowhome in the historic Hollins Market area of southwest Baltimore.
Your second floor master bedroom features a queen bed with pillowtop mattress and luxury linens, 32” hi-def TV with DirectTv, large closet, lots of natural lighting, small desk, and decorative fireplace.
There is an adjacent full bath with shower and tub, stocked with clean towels, shampoo, conditioner and body wash for your convenience.
Downstairs, you will find an open layout floor plan including a large gourmet kitchen with breakfast area, living room, dining room, and a fenced in back yard with garden. Feel free to take advantage of the kitchen during your stay, you will even have your own space in the cabinets, fridge and freezer. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, cereal and snacks are provided for you. (Vegetarian and vegan dinner can be provided by prior arrangement and for a small fee).
Please note that this space is fully furnished and has all modern amenities including central heating and A/C, all new appliances including a washer and dryer conveniently located on the second level, a dishwasher and garbage disposal in the kitchen, and a home security system.
Each bedroom features a hi-def flat screen tv with Direct TV for you to enjoy during your stay. There is wireless internet available throughout the home as well.
There is plenty of on street parking available day and night. The home is also conveniently located within walking distance of many major attractions including the Inner Harbor and National Aquarium as well as Oriole Park at Camden Yards and Ravens Stadium. It is also a short walk to the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus and BioPark Medical Research Facility, 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore Convention Center, Port Discovery, and the science center.
There are lots of nearby restaurants in the immediate vicinity (1 block radius) including a coffee shop, pizzeria, Irish pub, a Mexican restaurant that serves the best margaritas around, and the historic Hollins Market public market which features stalls selling everything from fresh seafood and fried chicken to salads and much more.
If you are looking for things to do, you can check out the Edgar Allen Poe house and the B&O railroad museum, both of which are also located in this historic southwest Baltimore neighborhood.
Or, visit Babe Ruth's birthplace on your way to catch and Orioles game at nearby Camden Yards. If you wish to venture out a little further, you can catch the free Circulator bus to downtown and surrounding areas, it picks up right at the end of the block, or take a short taxi ride to visit other points of interest like Fort McHenry, the Visionary Art museum or the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Guests will have access to the first floor living room, dining room, kitchen area, and half bath as well as the back patio area, in addition to the second floor bedroom and the second floor full bath. Additionally, guests may use the washer/ dryer and take advantage of the wireless internet.
Interaction with Guests
Since I live here, I generally will have at least some contact with the guest, how much really depends upon my schedule and yours. Rest assured that I will be accessible by phone and email throughout your stay and will do everything to make sure your stay is comfortable and enjoyable.
I am very familiar with the city and will be more than happy to recommend places to eat, attractions to visit, and other points of interest during your stay in Baltimore.
Sowebo (South West Baltimore) is a community-chosen name for a historic area in the South West of Baltimore City. Sowebo encompasses the neighborhoods of Union Square and Hollins Market. At one point, the area suffered from decades of urban decay but, in recent years, this community has seen increasing gentrification. On its main thoroughfares, West Lombard Street, Hollins Street, West Baltimore Street and South Carey Streets, spacious three-story row houses predominate. Most are pre- and post-Civil War Italianate in style, but there are many examples of Early Victorian Greek Revival and Late Victorian Romanesque Revival. A majority of these homes have ten- to fourteen-foot ceilings, tall distinctive windows, wood floors, and plaster walls. Exteriors are brick and mortar facades with cornices and marble steps. On side streets and alley streets (which are common in Baltimore) a variety of two-story and two-story-with-attic rowhouses are found.
An uncommon synergy prevails in Sowebo as residents, both longtime and newly arrived, work together through various committees and forums to enhance the area’s quality of life. An annual arts festival, called the Sowebohemian Arts Festival, is held in the streets around Hollins Market on the Sunday afternoon of the Memorial Day weekend.
The University of Maryland's BioPark is a recent addition, with portions still under construction. The state-of-the-art facility contrasts greatly with historic Sowebo, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (The Union Square/Hollins Market District), as is the H.L. Mencken house, which is located in the neighborhood at 1524 Hollins Street.
My house is very conveniently located near BWI airport, Penn Station, and close to all major highways. For a small fee, I would be more than happy to pick you up from the airport ($15), bus ($8) or train station ($8), please let me know your arrival plans in advance and I will work with you to coordinate this.
Additionally, you will find that my home is easily very conveniently located with access to public transportation. The free Circulator bus (Orange Line) picks up approximately a block away, next to the B&O museum and this bus runs downtown to Harbor East, where you can shop at the local Whole Foods grocery store, catch a movie at the theater, or check out the many bars and restaurants. You can take this same bus to many of the points of interest downtown including Camden Yards, the Convention Center, the Inner Harbor, the National Aquarium, Pier 6, Little Italy and the Jewish History Museum. You can also transfer to the Purple, Green or Banner route line to explore other areas around the city including Mount Vernon, Fells Point, Canton and Federal Hill.
Additionally, you can catch the MTA buses around the corner on Baltimore Street for a small fee.
There is ample free street parking on Hollins Street as well as on Schroeder Street.
Other Things to Note
Private yoga lessons and vegan cooking classes can be arranged in advance for a small fee. Email me for details.
Home cooked vegan and vegetarian meals are also available for an additional cost and by prior arrangement. Email me for menu choices and costs.
I ask that you treat me and my home with respect, and for this reason, I have established the following rules.
No smoking in the house. (There is a fenced in patio area where guests can smoke)
No guests without prior approval.
Please clean up after yourself. You are welcome to use the kitchen and the other shared areas (bathroom, living room, dining room) throughout the house but please be respectful and clean up after yourself. Cleaning supplies are provided under the kitchen sink and also on a shelf in the laundry room. Let me know if you have any questions.
Keep noise at an acceptable level, particularly late at night or early in the morning.
You will be given keys and a personal alarm code when you arrive. You will be expected to follow the rules regarding the locking of front and back doors and use of the security alarm system.
Drug use is strictly prohibited.
Most importantly, I want you to enjoy your stay here in Baltimore- if there is anything I can do to make your stay more pleasant, please do not hesitate to let me know.
Kat's place is amazing! There's no where else in Baltimore city I would have rather stayed. The room is comfortable and spacious, and there is lots of closet space, DirecTV and air conditioning provided! The neighborhood is beautiful(I didn't want to leave!) and only a stone's throw away from all the attractions of downtown and the Inner Harbor. I can't say enough kind words about Kat personally either! She's one of the nicest people I have met and her knowledge of the city is invaluable. I wouldn't recommend staying anywhere else!
I stayed with at Kats place for about 6 weeks while I was doing a medical rotation at one of the local hospitals.
Kat is a super nice and welcoming
The room and the house are clean
The bed was extremely comfortable
Street parking was never an issue
The house is close to most local hospitals
Lots of late night ins and outs. Weekday and weekend, so if you're in the professional field and go to bed early and wake up early this can be extremely bothersome
The neighborhood does not feel like its the safest
So overall I recommend this place to others since I felt very comfortable and had a good experience.
We stayed for about one month and I have to say I recommend this place to all tourists who will go to Baltimore. The house is very private. Your room is decorated in a comfortable style which make you feel like home. The bathroom is clean. We also used the kitchen every day. It is very convenient to cook there and you have your own space in the refrigerator. There are free buses nearby so it is also convenient to go to the city centre.
In addition, Kat is really nice and she cooks very well! I tried some dessert and they were so delicious! There are three cats and one dog in the house. I really enjoyed staying with them during my day. In total, it was really a nice experience living in Kat's house.
I stayed at kat's place for 30 days. The room is very private and extremely cozy. The neighborhood is nice and artsy and walking distance to local restaurants and coffee shops.
Kat's home is well kept and she goes above and beyond to ensure your stay is pleasant. This was my first stay with airbnb and I was very impressed how the rooms are set up with total privacy. I had more sound sleep at Kat's place then I have in 5 years.
I recommend this place to anyone and I guarantee you will enjoy your stay as much as I did.
Kat was a wonderful host. Very concerned with making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. A very friendly and generous person all around. The neighborhood is up and coming in that area of town. I never had a problem or saw anything to make me feel uncomfortable.
Kat had everything together upon my arrival; detailed instructions on how to get in resulted in a quick entry. I was greeted by a friendly dog and some cats, a plus in my book, but will depend on your preferences. My room was super clean, the sheets were soft, towels, robes, and Baltimore literature were in plain sight. Kat was very nice when we finally met, with good advice on getting around Baltimore. Parking was not an issue. Just some info for prospective guests, you may or may not have a private bathroom depending on who is there. While towels are provided, make sure you bring your own soap/shampoo etc.
Kat was an amazing host. Though I spent most of my time working, all of my interactions with Kat were positive. She is a very kind and enthusiastic person. She is also an amazing cook! Her home was great. Our room got a lot of natural light and was quiet during the evenings. The bed was large and comfortable. The location is perfect. It was about a 30 minute walk to inner harbor and federal hill was just a little further. Kat also has a few animals in her home. Her dog Hercules (small poodle) and 3 cats. Two of which will love your attention and will be your best friends immediately.
If you are looking for a place to stay in the city Kat's home is perfect. It's location is far enough off the main roads to be quiet but close enough to make enjoying Baltimore's many attractions a breeze. Enjoy your stay!
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About the Host, Kat
Hi! My name is Kat. I enjoy practicing and teaching yoga and meditation, cooking mouth watering vegan meals, working in my organic vegetable garden and spending time with family, friends and my 3 adorable fur-kids.
I also enjoy going out, particularly to live music venues and am a great resource as far as the local music scene in and around Baltimore. Whether its rock, punk, bluegrass, reggae, funk, or jazz; I can point you in the right direction to check out the best spots around town to ensure a great time. I also love to dine out and can provide you with a list of local restaurants based upon whatever type of food you are in the mood for.
I have traveled extensively throughout the US, Europe, Asia and Central America and am eager to share my home and my hometown with other travelers. I grew up on the outskirts of Baltimore and have lived downtown for 3 years now. I can help you find things to do that suit your interests, particularly if you are looking for something besides the regular tourist spots!
I am friendly and easy-going, basically, I ask that my guests follow the few basic house rules and I will do my best to make sure that your stay is pleasant and enjoyable. I enjoy meeting new people from around the globe, learning about other cultures and making new friends!