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Lancaster House-Restored Circa 1795 Townhouse in Fell's Point

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Lancaster House is in the heart of Baltimore's vibrant Fell's Point historic district. While retaining the charm of a 200-plus-year-old home, this three-story townhouse has been completely updated with modern amenities. Materials include oak, slate, and ceramic flooring, Baldwin brass hardware, stainless-steel counters, Williamsburg paints, and custom cabinetry. Includes eat-in kitchen with cathedral ceiling and skylight, loft overlooking kitchen, private enclosed courtyard with dining area and gas grill, ceramic-tiled bath with glass block shower, spiral staircase, and lots of charm.

The National Register Historic District of Fell's Point is an exciting maritime community with many diligently-restored, 18th- and 19th-century buildings. The cobblestone streets are alive with restaurants, taverns, theaters, art galleries, antique and vintage clothing shops, and other unique establishments. Plus, it is just a short walk or water taxi ride to the many attractions of Baltimore's famous Inner Harbor, and Little Italy's numerous restaurants.

Fell's Point is the ideal location for exploring the National Aquarium in Baltimore, the Maryland Science Center, Harborplace, ESPN Zone, Federal Hill, Fort McHenry, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Ravens Stadium, etc. Also, Washington, DC is just one hour away and New York City is three hours north.

NOTE: Several previous guests have mentioned in their reviews that we gave them complimentary water taxi passes. We regret that we are no longer able to provide this amenity. The water taxi company changed hands and the new owners no longer offer transferrable annual passes. The new policy requires annual passes to be imprinted with the holder's name, and only that person is allowed to use the pass.

Keywords: Townhouse

More Details

Richard Pretl
Member since: 2003
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

About Richard Pretl

Richard has owned this 200+ year old property since 1978. He and his wife, Judy, lived in it for several years, then it was his office, and it was rented as a residence for a decade. In 2003, the house was renovated, upgraded and furnished, and has been aavailable for short-term rental since then.

Richard Pretl purchased this townhome in 1978


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation townhome rental in Fells Point, Maryland

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing


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Lancaster House-Restored Circa 1795 Townhouse in Fell's Point
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Short stay in Baltimore for Conference

  • 5 of 5

We (three academics attending a conference) stayed at Lancaster House in May. The house was perfect for our needs - clean, well appointed, and in a funky neighbourhood with lots of good restaurants nearby. We were able to either walk to the convention center or take the water taxi - which was a real pleasure. The house has good internet connection and plenty of space to work in. We would definitely choose to stay here again.

  • Submitted: 14-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super cool place, right in Fells Point, but on a side street so a little quieter. The house is fun

  • 5 of 5

I will definitely stay here again. Had a really great weekend. The house has everything you need and really lets you feel like you are part of the neighborhood. It exceeded my expectations!

  • Submitted: 30-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A home, instead of a hotel

  • 5 of 5

My family and I rented Lancaster House to attend a wedding in Baltimore. We took the water taxi to the reception. The hotel that everyone else was staying at was within walking distance so we could attend the after party easily. We saved a good amount of money renting the house instead of staying at the hotel.

The house sleeps 6 easily. The beds are comfortable. One room is a loft that overlooks the kitchen. We were able to walk pretty much anywhere we needed to go. We took the train to D.C. Wish we could have spent more time out in Fell's Point but did have a good meal at the Admiral's Cup.

Note that the stairs are a converted spiral staircase that can be slippery! Parking was also a challenge for those who are not used to city parking.

Will stay again if we were heading back to Baltimore. Thanks Richard!

  • Submitted: 11-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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awesome house, awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

My group and I really enjoyed our stay! The house had plenty of space for a group of 6 with comfortable sleeping arrangements, spacious shower and a great outdoor seating area. The location was perfect for both daily activities and fun nightlife! Would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you Richard for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: 11-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We were over here from England for a family wedding and the reception was in Fells Point. The house was in the perfect position with easy access to restaurants, bars, shops and the harbour as all in walking distance. I had never rented a house before but this was just right for 3 of us though there was room for more. Richard was wonderful and patient answering all my queries beforehand as I was slightly nervous about renting. The house was very comfortable and cosy and we had everything we needed. It felt like a proper home not just a rental home. Not only did Richard leave a welcoming vase of flowers but he had kindly bought a few goodies for which I had requested and would not take payment which was so kind of him. He was also able to offer another house for us to rent for our children which was a 5 minute walk away which belonged to a friend. Again a fabulous house. We would definitely recommend renting Lancaster House. Thank you Richard.

  • Submitted: 26-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Location

  • 4 of 5

Rented the Lancaster house for a girls getaway baseball weekend trip. The location is awesome, just steps away from all the bars & restaurants in Fell's Point. Richard was very easy to deal with and the rental process was easy. The layout of the rowhouse was a little challenging for us -- those are steep stairs when you've had a lot of cocktails! However, it was nice to have the additional room afforded by the rental. Would definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: 10-Nov-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to all the attractions of Baltimore's Inner Harbor area, including Little Italy, National Aquarium, Harborplace, Baltimore Convention Center, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, M & T Bank Stadium, Maryland Science Center


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation townhome rental in Fells Point, Maryland

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Insurance C$76.02

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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