Great for vacation, business, conferences, visits, relaxing, internships, etc. We are 0.5 miles from Marriott Waterfront Hotel and Conference Center, 1.2 miles away from Johns Hopkins Main Hospital, 1.3 miles from the Baltimore Convention Center, and 2.6 miles from Penn Station.
SPACE: Late 19th century renovated row home with gorgeous enclosed secret garden and fish pond with waterfall to relax. Private bedroom with queen size pillow top bed and full use of bedroom closet. Bathroom is shared, has a jacuzzi tub, and double sinks. Fresh linens will be on the bed and towels will be provided. We love to cook so we have a full kitchen with a range of utensils and appliances. You are welcome to cook and store things in our refrigerator. Living room area has a couch, reading chair and bar to relax at anytime. Feel free to read our magazines and books. Dining room is used to eat meals, listen to music, and play board games (Scrabble, Monopoly, Settlers of Catan, Puerto Rico, Dominoes, etc) and puzzles that are available for use in the hallway closet. The house has central AC and heating, free wifi, washer and dryer unit. There is a second floor wood deck with a sitting bench and where we grow vegetables in the summer. There is no television in the house on purpose. :)
NEIGHBORHOOD: Our street is a quiet alley street with historical significance. It was where Frederick Douglass built 5 homes that are still standing. On occasion a dressed up "Frederick Douglass" will come down with a tourist group to educate people on the significance of the street. It constantly smells like fresh bread as we are close to H&S Bakery. We are a 5-10 minute walk to Inner Harbor, Fells Point, Harbor East, and Little Italy. Downtown is a 10 minute walk away. Over 100 restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues can easily be accessed on foot. Whole Foods grocery store, Starbucks, and Landmark theater are only 4 blocks away.
PARKING : There is easy and free street parking within a 1 block radius of our house. There is also secure garage parking 1 block ($10-13/day) away.
TRANSPORTATION: 3 min walk to Charm City Circulator stop which is a free hybrid bus system within the city (http://(email hidden)/). We are on multiple public bus lines. One block from Zip Car access. You can take the MARC train from Camden Yards or Penn Station to DC for $7 one way on the weekdays. We are 2-3 miles away from both train stations.
We are a young couple who enjoy meeting new people and hosting. Together we enjoy food and wine. Our travels have taken us to Beirut, Istanbul, Phnom Penh, Hanoi, and Santiago. We look forward to meeting you and hope you enjoy our home!
Guests have access to all common areas of the house.
-Keep common areas tidy.
-No open food in the bedroom.
-Place dishes in dishwasher or hand wash them.
-No smoking indoors. Smoking is allowed outside or in the garden just throw away cigarette butts.
-We try to be environmentally conscious in our own small ways. Please conserve energy when possible. Turn off lights you are not using. Unplug electronic appliances not in use.
-You break it, you fix it.
-If you use a lot of laundry soap please buy replacement laundry soap. Keep laundry door open after using to let it air out.
-Respect our personal items.
Jennifer and Scott are great hosts! This was my first Airbnb stay and they made me feel welcome and at home. My stay took place during the Baltimore riots and they went to extra mile to reassure me.
Jennifer and Scott make our stay in Baltimore very comfortable. The whole house is decorated very well just like a gallery. Everything is clean and free to use. It's location is very close to inner harbor east and the free commuter stop. Great experience to stay here!
Scott and Jennifer were great hosts, and their house is very beautiful! They accommodated our hectic late-day arrival and chatted with us the following morning. They are friendly and care about their community. The location is also great -- it's easy to walk to many of the great parts of Baltimore. Heavily recommended!
We had a difficult situation where I had reserved Jennifer and Scott's place for a guest speaker at our biohackerspace, and he made other plans at the very last minute late at night. Somehow it had slipped his mind that he had a room already, and that he had a phone! We missed each other at the airport. (Brilliant guy, but a little off in his own world) Jennifer and Scott really handled this with far more patience and understanding than I would have had myself. I really hope we can try this again sometime, because this location (and kindness) are far too rare.
Staying with Scott and Jenn was a pleasant experience. We were there during the week and didn't really interact with them too much, but when we did, they were very helpful and friendly. Their home is in the perfect spot if you want to explore downtown Baltimore. It's beautifully decorated and very modern/vintage. Bathroom was nice, bedroom was perfect for the amount of time that we were there. Getting in and out of their home was also very easy, but secure. Thanks, Scott and Jenn!
Jenn and Scott were exceptionally hospitable hosts who made us feel very welcome in their home, which is beautiful, quiet, clean, and easily accessible to other parts of Baltimore.
They gave us great tips about neighborhoods to check out and invited us out to explore their neighborhood with them one night. They also gave us plenty of space and privacy, and we never felt like we were intruding.
We would definitely recommend their place to others visiting Baltimore.
Jen and Scott have a charming historical row house. It is VERY close to everything that you want to see in the Inner Harbor. We didn't even touch our vehicle the whole time we were in Baltimore. Their home is impeccably clean and comfortable. I felt like I was at a friend's or family member's house. They provide top notch accommodations and open communication. I highly recommend staying with them.
Scott was educated in biomedical and chemical engineering and spent time doing basic science research before he moved his career into the arts where he has worked on a city wide street art project and now works at the Baltimore Museum of Art. He has lived in Baltimore over 10 years and knows it very well. He enjoys reading, mountain biking, and wine. He is always willing to engage in good conversation, particularly about philosophy and art.
Jenn worked in international relief and development for several years and traveled a lot during that time. She loves all aspects of food and cooking. Reality TV is a guilty pleasure, and she will gladly play Settler's of Catan with anyone who asks.
Jenn and Scott have been married over 5 years. They love their home and want to share it with others. Scott surprised Jenn in Beirut and then traveled to Istanbul to propose in front of the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. They recently spent 3 weeks together in south east Asia (Taiwan, Vietnam, Cambodia) Their richest travel experiences have been with local hosts who know the food and culture well. Their lives have been deeply enriched by these experiences.