About this listing
This is a cozy room for one person on the southwest edge of Baltimore city, 10-15 minutes from BWI Airport, and five miles from downtown Baltimore.
The room on the second floor of a four bedroom house contains a twin-sized bed, desk, 27 inch TV, and rack to hang your clothes on.
Linens, which includes one set of sheets for the bed, towel and facecloth are provided.
Hardwood floors are throughout the house.
Breakfast is not provided.
However, the shared kitchen is modern and spacious, and.you will be a few blocks from a shopping center with a large international grocery store, pharmacy, other shops as well as restaurants.
The bathroom is shared with guests in tow other rooms. The house has Wi-fi. Laundry facilities are available.
When you are here, be sure to enjoy the fenced in back porch and yard.
Interaction with Guests
We will leave the keys for you so that you may let yourself in. We are readily accessible by phone or email, but we do not live at the house, and will only be at the house if needed.
I love this neighborhood because it is quiet and has a country feel, even though it is only 4-5 miles from downtown Baltimore.
Bus lines are within walking distance, and the light rail going to BWI, downtown Baltimore or Hunt Valley is 1 1/2 miles away and accessible by bus. If you are driving , on-street parking is readily available in front of the house.
Other Things to Note
Note: The Long Term cancellation policy requiring 30 day notice for lease termination applies to all reservations of 28 nights or more. For shorter stays, we follow the Moderate refund policy.
We strive to maintain a safe, comfortable, clean, and quiet environment for every guest.
Each guest will have a key to the front door, and a key to their room.
Smoking is not permitted inside the house.
Pets are not allowed.
Guests are expected to clean up after themselves.
Wash dishes after each use.
Do not leave clothes in washer or drier.
There will be a TV in your room, but not in the common area. Radio or television should not be heard outside one's room.
Personal belongings should be kept in your room, not in common areas, with the exception of food in the kitchen, or toiletries in the bathroom.
There is to be no sleeping in the common areas of the house.
There will be a $10 charge if Landlord has to open the door for the Guest because said Guest locks keys in their room, loses their keys or for any other reason, and $20 to have new keys made.
Guest will not make any structural changes or paint any walls of the house.
I have to admit when I initially read the reviews for this listing I was a bit apprehensive and hesitant.
I read things about the place being unclean and the neighborhood being unsafe or older and working.
I decided to give it a chance since I have traveled to eight countries and I can live in a variety of settings with different types of people.
I am more than happy to report I was not disappointed at all. I found the house to be perfectly clean and spotless.
I found the neighborhood to be entirely safe and absolutely quiet. I would say it is about ten minutes or so from downtown. There are bus lines surrounding the house. There is street parking available in front of the house. The house is not far from Walmart and LA Fitness.
The house itself is spacious with a washer/dryer, living room, wifi and kitchen space. (And if the other rooms in the house are unrented the place is just that much bigger for one person!)
I have no complaints or issues whatsoever. Janine and Victor are responsive and their family is great. Give this place a try. After one week, I renewed for a whole month to give myself more time while looking for a permanent place in Baltimore.
This is a house with good access to Baltimore that is being used to rent out rooms. The owners were doing some last minute cleanup when I arrived. You will not be pampered, but all the basics are covered with a few nice extras. The wireless internet was fast, and the kitchen/laundry facilities were available for use. There were a couple of others staying at the house, but I only saw one of them a couple of times. I shared the bathroom with him, but I never had any trouble getting in when I needed to. The house is somewhat near a railway crossing where the train sounds its horn, so might want some earplugs if you are a light sleeper. This is a budget BNB, but if you are trying to stay within a budget, this may be what you are looking for.
Rating on a scale of 1 (worst) to 5 (best):
Overall: 3 (Somewhat satisfactory)
Cleanliness: 2 (Host could have done more to prep the place for cleanliness)
Host: 3 (Was told the host would meet me at the house to give me the keys, but instead, after calling the host's number, I would only get voicemail and a call back later. Never saw the host upon arriving at the house and throughout the duration of my stay of three nights.)
Atmosphere (within the house): 3
Safety (of the surrounding area): 3 (The area is ok and would be safe for most during daylight hours. My advice here would just be to use some common sense regarding your personal safety.)
Other: If taking public transportation, would advise taking bus 016 to the Light Rail train stop, which will then get you downtown. Fares for public transportation are $1.60 (one way) and $3.50 (all day pass) - no change is provided for buses and light rail stations provide change for light rail tickets only.
This property is an older house on a quiet dead-end street (with no traffic). A street-light keeps the on-street parking (in front of house) well illuminated. Generally speaking, the house was clean and appeared to be maintained in good overall condition. House is located in a lower working class (but secure) neighborhood. The surrounding (detached) houses on this street had a clean and maintained appearance....This is a budget B&B.... The owner/host no longer lives at the house. You bring your own breakfast and prepare it yourself (in the full kitchen). Each bedroom has a keylock door. The one other guest (that I met) was a friendly and respectful person. The "airbnb" photos accurately showed the rooms. This house seemed set-up for youthful-adult travelers, home searchers (who need a temporary place), students (Note: University of Maryland - BC is somewhat nearby), and other short-term (less-expensive) stay scenarios. Overall, this is was an acceptable place to stay.
It's a bed, in a room, in a house, in Baltimore. Don't want to be negative but the room and house were pretty dirty. Dozen or so dead bugs on window sill. OK for someone looking for a place to crash. Would not stay again. Sheets were clean but the promised towel & face cloth were not provided.
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About the Host, Janine
We are an active family composed of my husband Victor, our twin boys aged 5, son in college, and myself. Some of the things that we enjoy together include walking, doing yoga, and riding our tandem bicycle with tandem tagalong. Now that the weather has gotten warmer, let me add gardening to that list. I keep busy running a massage school as well as a spa. (so let me know if you would like to schedule a massage or facial). Victor spends his time maintaining the houses. This year he totally renovated a bathroom in one of the houses, and put a washer and dryer at ground level in another house. If there is anything that needs fixing, he can do it.
We enjoy travelling near and far. In fact, it was on a visit to Seattle that we first discovered Airbnb.
We enjoy being hosts and will strive to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Welcome to Baltimore!