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Location/Convenience/Charm: Heart of Historic Frederick with Private Garden

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

2 bd 1 ba rowhouse w/loft. Adjoins park. Perfect for vacation or corporate use.

The 1860's 2 1/2 story brick rowhouse, completely rehabbed in 2014, features the comfort, convenience and safety of a new home where you can nestle in and chill out for a quiet weekend, or 'Vacation Central,' a home base from which to explore Frederick and a region filled with some of the country's most historic sites.

Attractively and comfortably appointed, the house is designed and furnished to be flexible to meet the needs of vacationers or corporate tenants. It features a living room, dining room and kitchen on first floor. An office space, laundry closet, queen bedroom, full bath and a flex room (single bedroom or second office) occupy the second floor. The third floor loft is a comfortable casual family game room or third office space with a big desk situated under a skylight. The room has fold-out sleeping accommodation for two. A fenced, landscaped back garden with stone patio and fountain makes guests as comfortable outside as in.

The house is next to Carroll Creek Park, the jewel at the center of Frederick's historic downtown, lined with restaurants, sidewalk cafes, walking and biking paths. Carroll Creek Park links to Mullinix and Baker Parks, with their diverse recreational amenities, including well-maintained pools, tennis courts, children's playground, amphitheaters, picnic tables, and an adult recreation and fitness center, all within 2-4 blocks.

Visitors with access to MARC can arrive by train and walk the three blocks from the downtown MARC station along Carroll Creek to Creekside House to try small city living without a car. If it's summertime, they can enjoy the fountains and waterlilies in the creek as they stroll. Visitors with cars can store their vehicles in the parking deck a half block away. There is no parking on site.

It is a half block to the Courthouse, a block and a half to City Hall, and a block west and south of the main intersection of the downtown. The theater district is just steps away around the corner, and the arts centers, museums, and downtown boutiques and dining are within easy walking distance. Frederick has tens of wonderful restaurants to tempt your palate: VOLT!, AYSE Meze Lounge, The Tasting Room, Pissarro's, and many more.

Sorry, but no smoking in or on the property, and no pets permitted.

More Details

Owner
Carolyn Greiner
Member since: 2015
Speaks english, I can read simple French and Italian.
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018

About Carolyn Greiner

My husband and I began building our life together in Frederick in 1977. He's a cancer researcher, and I'm a retired municipal official. We live outside Frederick now to shorten his commute, but we plan to return in a couple of years. We discovered VRBO years ago, and we've used it to find places to stay in Florence and Paris. We love exploring the neighborhoods where we visit, and hope you do, too.

Carolyn Greiner purchased this house in 2013

Why Carolyn Greiner chose Downtown

I had watched this property for years, and had an itch to rehab another property. Fortunately, we found that marvelous rarity--a contractor who PREFERRED to work on historic properties, and had the skills to do it well. I feel great that we were able to take a seriously decrepit and long-vacant structure and give it a new life. It should be good for another 100 years! The location of Creekside House, in the center of town on a park that has been rehabbed and features a creek filled with water lilies, and restaurants and cafes along its banks only added to my desire to rehab it.

What makes this house unique

Experience 21st Century amenities in a 19th Century setting. The house accommodates a couple, a family, or a business traveler. For a family, it offers two separate living spaces. For a business person, it can provide one bedroom and three office/work spaces, and proximity to restaurants and nightlife for after-work relaxation.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Downtown, Maryland

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Brand new, with adjacent area for hair/makeup
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New Tempurpedic queen mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Can be set up as single bedroom or an additional office
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 child bed , Family rm/loft with double air mattress OR 2 fold-out chairs
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
For business travelers, business services are available in the downtown, including meeting space and temporary help. A small printer is available. If you prefer making a refundable security deposit to purchasing property damage protection policy, please let the owner know before making the reservation, and you will receive an edited quote.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Location/Convenience/Charm: Heart of Historic Frederick with Private Garden
average rating of 4.9305553 based on 72 reviews
5

Our home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Creekside House - the first time for our wedding then again to celebrate our one year anniversary. My wife and I have come to think of it as our home away from home in Frederick. It’s perfectly located for enjoying all that downtown Frederick has to offer. Carolyn is a wonderful host and super easy to work with. If you stay once you will definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are honored to work with guests like Andrew who choose Creekside House as a venue when they are creating the memories that become the milestones in their lives!
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Lutherville Timonium
5

Exquisite

  • 5 of 5

This property is absolutely lovely and aligns perfectly with the historical spirit of Frederick. The location is better than I had even imagined. The hostess, Carolyn Greiner, has thought of everything you will need to make your stay perfect. It is beautifully decorated and appointed. The rooms are tiny but you have to remember that this house was built pre-civil war. If you want to stay in and cook, the lovely little kitchen has been completely updated and has everything you need. Don't worry about spices or sugar, Carolyn even provides coffee and tea. There are plenty of tea towels, ice and other necessary items. In the warm weather, you can cook outside with the grill and eat in the lovely garden. The living room is tiny and yet utterly adorable. No cable - but access to Amazon and Netflix made us ask ourselves: who cares? The free internet works perfectly and is available on all floors. The bathroom is cozy but modern and is also well stocked with shampoo, soaps, and body lotion. The dressing area has a make up mirror that I covet and not sure I can wait until Christmas to get one. We had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed time in the house as well time outdoors in the city. The hostess is as charming as her lovely home and city and will do whatever she can to ensure that you have a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: 21-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bethesda, MD
5

Perfect location to shops and restaurants!!

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect and the house was clean, comfortable and well stocked. We loved every second of the weekend and are already planning a return trip!!! Wonderful!

  • Submitted: 4-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Wayne, IN
5

Family gathering in Frederick

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful house right next to the creek with a lovely path to walk or run on for a mile or more in each direction. Plus all the shops and restaurants all within a nice walk from the house. The owner was very accommodating and we would definitely come back to this house for future visits.

  • Submitted: 3-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely...great location ...easy walk to historic Frederick...

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate, well appointed, owner did an amazing job utilizing the space in this historic residence....lovely garden space.

  • Submitted: 10-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Joyce. I hope you and your family enjoyed being with one another in Frederick, and I hope you’ll come again.
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4

Excellent in-town home

  • 4 of 5

The house was beautifully cared for and quite thoroughly organized.Great location near the Creek Trail.

The living room is not a great place for socializing, but the kitchen, yard & 2nd floor bedrooms were very comfortable.

  • Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
41 Miles
IAD 41 mi, BWI 52 mi, DCA 49 mi, Frederick 2.3 m
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
La Paz
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Whites Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.8 Miles
Clustered Spires
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
MARC
Nearest Motorway
2.6 Miles
I-70, I-270, US 15
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Black Hog Barbecue Restaurant
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Ski Liberty
Nearest Beach
154 Miles
Rehoboth Beach, DE
Car: not necessary

Creekside House has a great central location, within easy walking distance of boutique and antique shopping, theaters, museums, restaurants, Hood College and recreational facilities. The MARC train and bus stations are three blocks away.

Frederick is approximately 45 miles west of Baltimore along Interstate 70, and 45 miles northwest of DC along Interstate 270. Visitors with private planes can arrive at Frederick Municipal Airport, home base for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

If history is your thing, Frederick is your place! Whether staying close to Creekside House and exploring local museums and historic sites, or choosing a central location from which to make day trips to Gettysburg, Antietam, and Civil War sites in northern Virginia, perhaps topped off by taking the train into Union Station to visit the Smithsonian, a vacation in Frederick offers enough interest and variety to please most folks.

You might be surprised to learn that Frederick was the home of the country's first president (and he wasn't George Washington!) In November 1781, John Hanson became the first President of the United States in Congress Assembled, under the Articles of Confederation. Washington visited-- and Lafayette, and Francis Scott Key, and Barbara Fritchie, and Lincoln, and Jubal Early.

Frederick was a 'jumping off place' where travelers and explorers outfitted and prepared to cross the Allegheny Mountains to settle the west, for they could follow the Potomac to its headwaters and after crossing a few miles of the Eastern Continental Divide, enter the headwaters of streams which carried them to the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. The Lewis and Clark expedition took on provisions here.

Sports enthusiasts can stroll less than a mile south on Market St. to take in a Frederick Keys game at Harry Grove Stadium. The Class A Minor league team is an affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Skiers from the DC and Baltimore areas can make a short 35 minute hop to Ski Liberty.

Or they can bring their clubs and sign up for a tee time at Clustered Spires, the municipal course less than 3 miles away with a 4-star rating from Golf Digest. Real golf addicts could stay for two weeks and play a different course in Frederick County every day.

The City and County provide bicyclists with wonderful opportunities for rides at many skill and endurance levels, and maps showing routes are available at the Tourism Center across from the MARC station, or at http://www.visitfrederick.org/what-to-see-and-do/frederick-county-heritage-bicycle-tours. Some of the tours are 'themed,' featuring Civil War sites or the C&O canal, or covered bridges, for example. A short bicycling video is at www.youtube.com/visitfrederick

Combine history and easy hiking in tours of The C&O canal or the Monocacy Battlefield, or challenge yourself a bit more on the Appalachian Trail or trails in Catoctin Mountain Park or Gambrill State Park. Easiest of all is to take one of the history tours of Frederick's downtown.

Frederick County is well-endowed with streams and rivers. Fishing in our mountain streams or canoeing or kayaking on the Monocacy or Potomac Rivers are great ways to relax and recharge your batteries while enjoying nature.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Downtown, Maryland

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
June weekday nights
Jun 3 2018 - Jun 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$160
 
 
Federal Holiday
Jul 3 2018 - Jul 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
C$213
 
 
3-Day Federal Weekend
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$213
 
 
3-Day Federal Weekend
Oct 5 2018 - Oct 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$213
 
 
Federal Holiday
Nov 9 2018 - Nov 12 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$213
 
 
Chrisstmas
Dec 23 2018 - Dec 26 2018
3 night minimum stay
C$213
 
 
New Years
Dec 30 2018 - Jan 2 2019
2 night minimum stay
C$213
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$186
From
C$213
Fri,Sat
C$1,144
C$4,088
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$106.54
Property Damage Protection C$78.57

Lower weekly rates for longer stays. Please inquire.

PROPERTY DAMAGE PROTECTION IS REQUIRED. Please choose EITHER the security deposit OR the property damage protection policy. The $1500 security deposit is geared for two people staying for a month. If you'd like to use a security deposit, let me know how many guests there will be, their ages, and the length of stay. I'll send you a revised quote. Security deposits are fully refunded if there is no damage to the house or its contents or to the garden.
Arrangements can be made for cleaning service for periods longer than a week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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