About This Listing
This charming row house is located in the Ednor Gardens neighborhood of Baltimore. The spare bedroom is available for rent, and it is outfitted with a full-size bed, closet, nightstand, dresser, desk, and lamp. The bedroom is located on the second floor of the house, as is the shared full bathroom. There is an additional half bath located in the basement. We have wi-fi, but no television. Light breakfast (cereal, fruit, juice, coffee and tea) is provided-- let us know if you have any preferences!
Please send us a message before attempting to book, and please also read the entire posting. Thanks! If you need additional space please check out my second listing-- Charming Row House in Charm City #2.
The house was built in 1928, and maintains its original charm-- there are hard wood floors throughout, the kitchen contains vintage features including a fully functional 1940's Chambers stove, and the living room has an art deco style gas fireplace. There is a sun room which is great for enjoying a cup of tea and a good book. There is also a deck with a grill and patio furniture. You're welcome to use the shared rooms throughout your stay.
If you are driving, there is plenty of free street parking available, as well as a private driveway in the back.
You will have access to the full house, except for our bedroom and the other room that we rent. You can use the kitchen, dining room, living room, sun room, back porch, the full bathroom (on the second floor, shared), and half bathroom in the basement.
Interaction with Guests
We live in the house, along with our dog, a Staffordshire Terrier named Petunia. We will be at the house during your stay. We love getting to know new people, and giving travel tips based on your interests. We also respect that guests have varying levels of desire for interaction with their hosts, so we will give you solitude if that's what you prefer.
The neighborhood is quiet and safe. It is tree lined and the residents are a mix of young professionals, families, and students from Hopkins and Morgan State.
The house is located about a mile from the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus and less than a mile from the Waverly Farmers Market, Giant Grocery store, and Lake Montebello (an urban lake, with a path around it for running and biking). It is about 3.5 miles from Fells Point and the Inner Harbor (15 minutes drive or 1/2 hour on public transport) and 2.5 miles from Hampden (10 minute drive). There are a number of restaurants within walking distance (Thai, Chinese, carry out fried chicken/burgers, a diner), and it's about a mile to Charles Village where there are even more restaurant/bar options.
There are numerous bus lines within walking distance of the house. The 36 bus line, which runs downtown, stops one block from our house. The 3 bus line stops about 1/3 of a mile away, this bus goes to downtown, Penn Station, and the Inner Harbor. There are many other bus lines that access Johns Hopkins Bayview and other points of interest within walking distance. From the airport you can take a taxi (about $35) or take the light rail and switch to a bus, or, our personal favorite: take the light rail to near Penn Station, and hop in a taxi at Penn station (about $10).
Other Things to Note
We have a second room available in the house which can also accommodate up to two people, so please check out that listing if you need additional space (Charming Row House in Charm City #2). If you do not book both rooms it is possible there may be guests in the other room during your stay.
The rules are pretty simple-- We ask that you treat the space respectfully! Smoking, drugs, and illegal activities are not allowed in the house. Guests may not bring people who are not listed on the original reservation into the house without our prior permission.
Amy and Bobby are simply excellent hosts. Our good friend has been living with Amy and Bobby for 9 months as a long term renter. From the time we met them we were made to feel like family. They are welcoming and generous. The house is great with a spacious front and back porch. The neighborhood is quiet and charming. They have great books, nice art from around the world...and who could forget their amazing dog Petunia. We made friends when we stayed here. Highly recommended!
We had a pleasant stay. The room had artistic decor and was comfortable. The hosts were friendly and welcoming, and Petunia the dog was adorable!
I spent almost a month in Amy and Bobby's bnb and everything was perfect. The room is large and cozy at the same time and the neighborhood is quiet but close to anything you may need. Amy and Bobby, then, are wonderful hosts and Petunia is adorable.
Stayed over with Bob and Amy the night before a big job interview. They were welcoming and so helpful with the area. The room was just as described and comfy cosy, I slept great! The pup Petunia is a sweet heart too. Will def come back if I need another place to stay pre-interview!
I was indeed charmed by Amy and Bobby, Petunia, their home, and the city itself. Their home is very close to Johns Hopkins, with ample street parking. They had an air mattress ready to accommodate my other daughter, whom I brought along at the last minute. Towels were plush. The room even has a mini fridge with a bottle of chilled water, a thoughtful touch for midnight snackers and people who like to drink. Bobby made me that famous cup of coffee of his, with freshly ground beans and the Clever dripper, and lent me a commuter mug as we were running late. Amy wrote out dining suggestions and steered us to the funky and surprisingly tasty Papermoon Diner. The lockbox made it easy to check in and out freely. Though our stay was all too brief, we had an excellent experience.
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About the Host, Amy And Bobby
We live in Baltimore, with our dog, Petunia. Amy works in public health and Bobby is a spin instructor/homemaker. We like to run, hike and camp, garden, and travel. As hosts we hope that we can share with you a little corner of the world that you might not otherwise see in your travels.
Amy's thoughts on travel: I like to get to know people when I travel-- my favorite parts of travel are the unexpected/unplanned interactions that come up-- my brother and I were in India together awhile back, and we were going to go to a museum. It turned out there was an elementary school field trip going on, and the classes were picnicking in front of the museum. The teachers invited us to join the group, and we ended up having a fascinating chat with the teachers and students, and sharing a home-cooked meal. We could never have 'planned' that to happen!
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