About this listing
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.
Scott and Jen were a really nice couple that were welcoming and friendly. Scott helped is unload the car and recommended restaurants in the area. The bedroom was quant but since it was just a single room the house itself wasn't exactly prepared for hosting guests in terms of privacy and lounging.
Scott and Jennifer's home is in the perfect location, private and quiet yet a short walk to Fell's Point and the Inner Harbor. As hosts they are gracious and easy to communicate with. We enjoyed a beautiful morning in their backyard/garden!
While I only met Scott during check-out, my friend and I felt completely welcome in their home. They were extremely communicative throughout and provided us with all of the necessary information we'd need while staying at their home.
We were impressed with Jennifer and Scott's space. We were passing through the highway and wanted a rest stop on our drive to New England area. They provided a very fast response and easy check-in and checkout. It was a good decision as we were able to see some of the nearby sites that were in close walking distance and rest to get back on road. This was our first private room and we enjoyed the experience and would definitely return.
Scott and Jens house was perfect for what we needed. It was clean and welcoming. The location was excellent ( in fells point!) and we parked within a block of the house.
Communicating with Scott and Jenn before our arrival was easy. We were able to get into the apartment without them, which made things stress-free - we didn't have to worry about being on time to check in and, if we were late, possibly inconveniencing them! But Jenn ended up being at home to welcome us. Their home is beautiful, just as the pictures show, and the location is perfect for sightseeing.
We didn't stay the night because of an unexpected (happy) family event, but if we go back to Baltimore, we'd definitely reach out to Scott and Jenn again.
Jennifer and Scott's place was so convenient to all there is to do in Baltimore! It really is a short walk to everything. The house is really cute and clean, too. We took all of their restaurant suggestions and every place was very delicious! We would definitely stay with them if we visit the city again!!
About the Host, Jennifer And Scott
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.