About this listing
Art is everywhere! Most walkable part of Bmore! We are hosts with the inside scoop on Baltimore. Close to everything! 25 minutes to airport ($17 Uber) 15 minute walk to InnerHarbor and 10 minute walk to many restaurants, bars, and boutiques.
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. And 25 minutes from the Airport and a $17 Uber ride (as of 11/20/15).
SPACE: This is a SHARED SPACE. Bedroom is private and located next to our bedroom. Bathroom is SHARED, has a jacuzzi tub, and double sinks. 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. 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. :)
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, including our secret Garden.
Arrival and departure is flexible with prompt communication on our part, and a combination lock on the door.
Interaction with guests
We can provide you privacy and space if you need it. Although we are also eager to share what makes Baltimore a world class city! Let us know what you need and what your interests are, we can help!
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 ( 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. ANd Uber and Lyft are usually within 5 minutes of our home and a great way to get around Baltimore.
Airport: The airport is ~10 Miles/20 minutes by car south of the center of Baltimore City. We are about a 25 minute car ride from the airport. It will cost ~$17-$20 for an Uber and taxis will cost $35. You can also catch the light rail at the airport and travel to the convention center stop downtown and then hop the free circulator Orange Line on Pratt STreet and ride to the Bank street stop two blocks from our home and be at our place in about an hour for only $1.75.
CHECK IN AND OUT: Times are flexible just let us know what your plans are and we will try to accommodate. If we aren't home when you plan to check out, leave the key in the room, pull the front door tightly closed behind you, push the lock button, and wait to hear the door lock. Ensure the door has locked before you leave.
PARKING: Parking is typically very easy on Eastern, Bond, or Caroline St. There is also a city parking garage 1.5 blocks from our home. Secure, inexpensive and easy!
LIGHTS: We try to be environmentally conscious in our own small ways. Please conserve energy when possible. Turn off all lights and ceiling fans in your room and the house when not in use. Unplug electronic appliances not in use.
RECYCLE: Recycle and trash bins are located through the door just off the kitchen. The white bin is for recycle. The dark gray bin is for trash. We also collect plastic bags to reuse. You can place them in a box above the recycle bin.
FIRST AID KIT: Top shelf of bathroom closet.
FIRE EXTINGUISHER: In the cabinet under the kitchen sink.
KITCHEN: Place dishes in dishwasher or hand wash them. Paper towels are below the kitchen sink.
LAUNDRY: The washer/dryer is located through the door just off the kitchen. Detergent and softener are above the slop sink. If you use a lot of laundry soap please buy replacement laundry soap. Keep the washer door open after use to let the residual water dry out.
BATHROOM: When taking a shower turn the fan on. Hair dryer is in the sink cabinet, middle drawer. Trash bin and extra TP rolls are under the sink, closest to the window.
GAMES AND PUZZLES: In the hallway closet on the first floor, middle shelves.
OUTDOOR FURNITURE: The garden chair cushions are in the shed to the immediate left of the door.
SMOKING: No smoking indoors. Smoking is allowed outside or in the garden; just throw away cigarette butts.
Please no food in the bedroom upstairs.
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.