About this listing
Welcome to Your Mansion in the City!
The West Room is a large bedroom with a private bath in an owner occupied guest house. The historic neighborhood is very walkable and convenient to public transport. Parking is also included!
The 12 ft. ceilings and 8 ft. tall windows enhances the open atmosphere of an already generously sized bedroom. The private bath consists of a separate powder room and shower room, each with it’s own sink. This configuration is ideal for a couple getting ready for the day, or a night on the town. The antique bed is fitted with a queen sized mattress and high thread count linens.
When booking The West Room, you get more than just a place to sleep. All guests are welcome to enjoy the entire first floor of the house. Relax and enjoy a book, or access our Wifi network with your portable device, in the front or rear parlors.
The butler’s pantry, located off the dining room, is set up as a fully equipped kitchenette for guests to store food, prepare snacks or small meals. There is a Keurig coffee machine with a variety of K-cups, milk, creamer, sugar, etc. Tea bags, soft drinks, fresh fruit, and breakfast bars are also available here.
Interaction with Guests
I'll be here to greet you when you arrive, explain a few things about the house and your room, then I'll let you settle in.
I live here, but it's a really big house, so after I check you in, you may not see me much until check out. As you will not be passing through my personal living space, you are fee to come and go as you please. However, I am always a cell phone call away if you need anything. When I do see guests, I am happy to talk about my house, my neighborhood, and my city, if it seems to me that you are open to that. Otherwise I'lll let you go about your business.
Located in Baltimore’s hip and historic Mount Vernon, we offer visitors a unique blend of Victorian charm, modern elegance, and downtown Baltimore convenience. Nestled on a pretty tree-lined side street, we are only steps from everything historic Mount Vernon has to offer, including restaurants, theatre, museums, symphony hall, and nightlife.
The central location also makes the this an ideal hub from which to explore the rest of the city, and the region. Stops for the MARC, Amtrak, Lightrail, The FREE Charm City Circulator (char(URL HIDDEN) as well as the Johns Hopkins and University of Maryland shuttles are all within walking distance. There's a Zipcar station right in front of the house, and two more within a block. Interstate 83 is only a four block drive from your off street parking space behind the house.
Other Things to Note
Please let me know if you are allergic to feathers, or fragrances in laundry detergent. We can make adjustments to accommodate you.
ABOUT THE HOUSE:
Currently this is an owner occupied guest house with a corporate apartment, a two bedroom/one bath suite on the third floor and two large bedrooms with private baths on the second floor. We are LGBT welcoming. While we are not serving breakfast, there are plenty of options within walking distance, and around the city, that we would be happy to recommend.
This bedroom is suitable for two people MAXIMUM. I will not provide air mattresses or sleeping bags.
No smoking in the house, not even out the window.
Check in is after 3pm, by appointment.
Check out is by 11am or by prior arrangement.
As you will not be passing through my personal living space to get to your room, you may come and go as you please. Just be considerate of other guests in the house when coming in late. While the walls and floors are thick, they are not sound proof.
The first floor is open to all guests staying here. Your are welcome to relax and quietly enjoy these spaces. You are not allowed to bring outside guests into the house without prior approval.
Please resist the temptation to explore. I know old houses can be intriguing, however do remember that this is my home. When outside your room, please consider doors and drawers that are closed, private and off limits. Guests are not welcome in the basement.
KITCHEN USE: The butler's pantry, off the dining room, is set up as a kitchenette for you to store food, make coffee, and cook small meals. This kitchen is for guests, you will not have to share it with me. There is a small refrigerator, gas cooktop, microwave, dishwasher, and everything you need to cook and serve. Please wash whatever you use before you depart.
PARKING: One off street parking space, behind the house, comes with the suite. If you will be using this space, please let me know and I'll email a map guiding you to my parking area. Also, please let me know the make and color of your car so that I know it's you that's parking back there.
I'm a burnt out graphic designer starting a new life as an innkeeper. Larry and I have put a lot of ourselves into the restoration of our historic home. Sadly, Larry is no longer with us, but I will continue to share what we had created together with others. We were both very proud of our city and our neighborhood and I look forward to sharing with guests all they have to offer. This is a Gay household where everyone is welcome.