About this listing
Our cozy, 120+ year old 3-story rowhome in lower Charles Village (aka Old Goucher is freshly renovated and within walking distance to the Maryland Film Fest, JHU, UB, MICA, the BMA, Penn Station, the Circulator, Mt Vernon and Station North.
Welcome to our cozy, 120+ year old 3-story rowhome in lower Charles Village (also known as Old Goucher). We've spent several years renovating it and are happy to share with you all its historic architectural details and our large collection of artwork.
Your guest room also serves as a small gallery space. The current exhibit, a solo show of the photograph / assemblages of Geoff Grace, opened January 20th. A review of the exhibit can be read here: (website hidden)
Our house has a welcoming living room with plenty of old records and books for you to browse and original hardwood floors and decorative fireplaces are throughout the entire home. The house has one and a half baths, featuring marble floor, a claw foot bathtub and a fireplace. Your sunny, quiet guestroom is on the third floor, in the back of the house. A washer and dryer are available for our guests' convenience. Our large, contemporary kitchen is available for cooking small vegetarian meals or eating/storing your (veg or not veg) take-out. A sunny backyard with a large patio and vegetable garden are right off the kitchen. We have central air for those hot Baltimore summers.
We have a large, long haired cat who is very laid back and not allowed in the guest room.
Ample on street parking
Flexible check-in time with prior arrangements
Claw foot bath tub
Washer & dryer
TRANSPORTATION & LOCATION
We're within 15 minutes walking distance of Johns Hopkins University, University of Baltimore, MICA, the Baltimore Museum of Art, Penn Station, restaurants, movie theaters, and Wyman Dell Park, Mt Vernon, Station North Arts District. The house is a short bus / cab / bike ride from the Inner Harbor, Fells Point, downtown Baltimore, Hampden, Druid Hill Park (zoo), farmers markets, and other historic or fun attractions. Our home is within one block of major north-south transit lines. The Charm City Circulator (free downtown bus), Penn Station (regional trains & buses), and the light rail are a 10 minute walk.
We can point you towards the cool spots in our up-and-coming neighborhood for coffee, food, groceries, entertainment and any other amenities you may need, as well as our favorite spots in other parts of the city. Our neighborhood was the historic home of the original Goucher College and we hope you enjoy the beautiful 19th century architecture throughout the neighborhood.
Please email us your trip dates to set up a reservation.
Ample on street parking
Flexible check-in time with prior arrangements
Claw foot bath tub with marble floors
Washer & dryer
We do not allow our house guests to invite additional guests over unless it has been ok'd by us prior to your stay. Please be respectful of our home and workspace. We keep a clean home and will respect your privacy; we expect the same of our guests.
Sarah and Bruce were kind and funny hosts with a very comfortable room and lots of info and suggestions on things to do during my weekend in Baltimore. My main interests are art-related, and they had tons of suggestions of things to see, and their home itself was a visually inspiring place to spend a couple of days away from home. I felt welcome and comfortable during my time at their space.
What a great place to stay! Close to JHU and only a few miles from the Inner Harbor. If you like coffee be sure to check out Charminton's cafe. Across the street is Parts and Labor, an amazing butcher shop and restaurant. Both within walking distance. The house is spotless and Sarah and Bruce are friendly and welcoming. All in all, highly recommended.
Sarah & Bruce's place is really cute! I really enjoyed staying here for a few days while traveling for work. It is close to great stuff and super easy to park. The house itself is very spacious and colorful. I loved the gallery exhibit that was going on in the guest room where I stayed. Sarah and Bruce made me feel very welcome in their home, even though I was barely there!
Sarah and Bruce are the best. They started by providing extra thorough information about getting to their home. They were also pro-active and flexible about our arrival and departure times. Throughout our stay, Sarah was available to provide helpful recommendations on places to go (the Renegade Craft Fair was lovely) and specific areas to look for apartments.
Their home is an incredible work of art. The amenities are gorgeous and unique and every aspect of their home radiates cleanliness and wellbeing. Our bed was super comfortable and came with a small pillow filled with lavender that we both swear lead to the most pleasant sleep and dreams (ever.). The bedside stand was filled with useful items (tissues, books, maps, q-tips, etc.) and there's a dresser and closet for storing your things.
The setting was very private and true to the title, cozy.
Sarah and Bruce created a warm and extremely artistic living environment, I enjoyed all the creative touches everywhere. Mr Otto, the long haired cat was such a cutie, he always seemed to be hanging out to greet me as I came and went, with such a mellow attitude.
I parked my car in front of their building for 4 days, which was completely safe. I hoofed my roaming through Baltimore and found their location was completely within walking distance to MICA, midtown and Mt Vernon, Bolton Hill areas. I didn't get a chance to head up to Charles Village which was extremely close.
I enjoyed my stay and would recommend it to everyone
I had a lovely time staying with Sarah, Bruce and cat in Baltimore this weekend. I booked this trip just before the recent Baltimore riots, so was a little concerned about safety, but in fact at no point during my visit did I feel unsafe. I wouldn't say that the area is in a 'good' neighbourhood, but it's not in a 'bad' neighbourhood either. It seems to be mainly students and young professionals.
The bathroom is shared and on the floor below the room rented out. Whilst there is an iron, there's no ironing board and whilst I was able to iron on a desk with a towel on it, bear that in mind if you need to do a lot of ironing (I only had one shirt, so no big deal for me).
There's a Safeway very nearby where you can buy food - I got orange juice and yoghurt for breakfast which I kept in the fridge and also washing liquid for the washer (Sarah and Bruce had run out and reimbursed me for the cost of that item).
I used Uber to get around the city, which generally worked well. On one occasion there was a 'price surge' where Uber increased prices due to high demand, which was annoying, but I've since learned than these only generally last 10-15 mins so I should have just waited.
The harbour is particularly impressive and well worth a visit. I also visited Hamden, which was nice with a range of quirky shops.
Sarah and Bruce's place is the most interesting and quirky place I've stayed in. There's art up all over the place and it's an older house than I've grown to expect when visiting the US. This is a good one to visit if you're looking for somewhere different.
Sarah and Bruce were very friendly and helpful, and even invited me to hang out with them and their friends one evening, which was nice (in fact I declined as I needed an early night, but it was nice to be asked).
The cat was friendly, but not over friendly and stayed on the ground floor throughout my stay. One morning when I got up he was definitely asking for something and ringing this bell by the back door, but I never did work out what he wanted. Maybe breakfast.
Had a great time staying in Baltimore this weekend with Sarah and Bruce. Their home is beautiful and well looked after, and conveniently located. The room is lovely - lots of natural light, comfortable bed, good air conditioning and the art on the walls is a nice touch. They were very helpful with communication, easy to get in touch with and gave me all the information I needed for my stay. I came for the film festival, and it turned out that they were also going to the festival, so had a bit of time to hang out and get to know them. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone coming to Baltimore, and hope to stay there again for the film festival next year!
About the Host, Sarah & Bruce
We're Sarah and Bruce, designers who love Baltimore. We're happy to welcome you to our home and point you towards some of the more hidden gems of our city. We have a super fluffy, big and laid back cat who isn't allowed in the guest room.