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Avalon Cliff Guest House

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Last updated: 09/07/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Baltimore cottage description

Avalon Cliff Guesthouse, winner of the 2008 Heritage Restoration Preservation Award, is only 8 minutes to Baltimore City, BWI airport: 35 minutes to Washington, DC (by train). 20 minutes to local area hospitals.

Ours is an historic, pet-friendly and green property! Built as a guest house from materials taken from the 18th century sailing ship, the Somerset, this comfortable retreat property offers two levels, with a first floor bedroom. Other rooms include a completely renovated kitchen, bath, great room, breakfast room, private laundry/changing room/1/2 bath for pool and outdoor use and 2nd floor loft (lots of space for kids) which runs entire length of the house built from rare California Redwood. Look out from your front window to view an English formal garden and watch the sun set over the Patapsco River Valley.

The summerhouse is the perfect place to relax and watch the rain fall or the fire roar. Numerous gardens, orchard and vineyard surround the wooded 4 acre, very private property. Sit out on the back deck to see the forest and streams that run below. Truly a place to relax and renew. Visit our new Swim Spa! Our property is located in the historic town of Avalon, Maryland in Baltimore County. Ask about our seasonal specials!

Keywords: Historic Guesthouse, Gardens, Vineyard, Nature Retreat, Furnished Rental

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Cottage
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Chauffeur
          • Concierge
          • Massage


          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Primary renter: 25...moreless

          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Children Welcome:

            Children under the age of 12 must be attended by adult on exterior of cottage...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Two dog maximum; pet fee of $200 per collected per visit; long unattended stays must be supported by dog walking service or housed in crate on ground floor...moreless

          • Smoking Allowed:

            Exterior of house only; 25 feet from any entrance...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • Other (See Description)


          • Queen size Beds (1) First floor accommodation, Double Beds (2) 2nd floor, (loft is 24 feet long), plenty of play space, with desk. Great room has double in sofa bed....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Summerhouse, Thermospa SwimSpa, Gardens, Free Access to Parkland, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Wine of your choice, red or white: award winning Avalon Cliff Wine....moreless


              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Games For Kids
              • Music Library
              • Radio
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Direct TV...moreless

              • Stereo
              • Television
              • VCR
              • Video Library:

                For children and adults...moreless


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic


              • Arboretum
              • Autumn Foliage
              • Bay/Sound
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Forests
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Pond
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Synagogues
              • Theme Parks
              • Waterfalls
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • River
              • Town
              • Water View:

                Overlooks the Patapsco River Valley...moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Fishing
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Hot Air Ballooning
              • Hunting
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Kayaking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Rafting
              • Rock Climbing
              • Sailing
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Swimming
              • Tennis
              • Water Skiing


              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining Area


              • Air Conditioning
              • Alarm Clock
              • Basic Soaps
              • Bottled Water
              • Ceiling Fans
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Filtered Water
              • Firewood
              • Garage:

                Storage for whole house or relocation transitions...moreless

              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Iron & Board
              • Laundry Soap
              • Linens Provided:

                Bed and bath...moreless

              • Living Room:

                Great room includes flat screen, stereo and DVDs...moreless

              • Local Maps
              • Paper Towels
              • Parking:

                Three dedicated parking spaces for guests; Additional parking available...moreless

              • Parking Off Street:

                Parking lot accommodates up to three dedicated spaces for guest, plus extra space for visitors...moreless

              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

                Parking is available at additional nominal charge....moreless

              • Shampoo
              • Toilet Paper
              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine:

                Private laundry, 1/2 bath and changing room for SwimSpa...moreless

              • Water Cooler
              • Wireless Internet:

                Dedicated hot spot: 4G per month: surfing and email only: overage charged directly to security....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                Summerhouse/clubhouse is the perfect spot for a fire after a soak in the SwimSpa....moreless


              • 4 Ring Stove
              • Blender
              • Catering Available:

                Hosting family during your stay? Let us refer you to the best caterers around!...moreless

              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils:

                Full cooking and preparing...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Full kitchen...moreless

              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen:

                Includes all you need to cook and bake....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator:

                Full size ...moreless

              • Stove
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Balcony
              • Deck / Patio
              • Lanai / Gazebo
              • Large Cooler
              • Lawn / Garden
              • Patio
              • Porch / Veranda
              • Terrace
              • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
              • Walkway To Water
              • Wood Deck

              Payment Type

              • Amex
              • Carteblanche
              • Dinersclub
              • Discover
              • Eurocard
              • Jcb
              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

              • Heated Pool
              • Hot Tub
              • Outdoor Hot Tub
              • Private Pool:

                ThermoSpa Swimspa-cool in summer, warm in winter...moreless

              Forms Of Payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  House Cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional


                      Write a review 4.7
                      from 18 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                      • Pet Fee $200
                      • Cleaning fee $200
                      • Taxes Included


                      Rates are subject to change until reservation has been confirmed by payment.

                      Payment due upon receipt to hold dates. Discounts for returning guests and military (ID required). All payments accepted through PayPal. Sorry we cannot accept last minute reservations nor do we offer discount on same. Reservations are required to be confirmed by payment no later than 5 days prior to occupancy.

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                      Last updated: 09/07/2014
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                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Baltimore Washington Marshall Airport
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      8 Miles
                      Nearest Ferry
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Golf
                      5 Miles
                      Nearest Train
                      BWI Train Station
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Rt 195 and I95
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      20 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      225 Miles
                      Nearest Beach

                      Car: Necessary

                      Overlooks parkland and river; surrounded by forest


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2003

                      About the owner: Wendy & Gene are authors, consultants, conservators, environmentalists, and interested in sustainable land, protecting wildlife and making good wine. We enjoy our special retreat property most when it is being enjoyed by others. Licensed by the State of Maryland and Baltimore County, we have provided accommodation for corporate stays, retreats, events, families (worldwide) and medical post-ops for 9 years (we are close to all of the major Baltimore hospitals). Let us welcome you for your first or a return stay. Our guests love coming back!

                      Why the Owner Chose Baltimore:
                      Relaxation, retreat and renewal are the theme of this property. Plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces to host family gatherings while in town.

                      The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
                      The delight of nature with the easy access to civilization. Exotic birds, bald eagles and egret complement the view of the 15,000 acres of parkland. Wildlife is everywhere. Immediate view and access to the park make this a special and safe place for the entire family. We are minutes to all major highways and Baltimore City.

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                      Speaks: english

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

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                      • Front Entrance

                        Front Entrance

                      • Second Floor Loft Bedroom

                        Second Floor Loft Bedroom

                      • Summerhouse to Thermospa

                        Summerhouse to Thermospa

                      • English Formal Garden

                        English Formal Garden

                      • Guesthouse Deck

                        Guesthouse Deck

                      • Great Room with Entertainment Center

                        Great Room with Entertainment Center

                      • Avalon Cliff Guesthouse

                        Avalon Cliff Guesthouse

                      • Breakfast Room

                        Breakfast Room

                      • Great Room with Extra Double SofaBed

                        Great Room with Extra Double SofaBed

                      • Bath


                      • Front Terrace

                        Front Terrace

                      VRBO #263988

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                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

                      $295 per night (USD)

                      2 Bedroom / 1.5 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 8

                      View calendar: Updated 09/07/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
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                      Member since: 2008
                      Speaks: english
                      • Calendar last updated 09/07/2014
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                      410-925 5579

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                      2 BR  1.5 BA  Sleeps 8

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