Largest Fully Refurbished Rental Home in Historic District
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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Annapolis house description
Our vision for our home was to preserve the original architectural beauty of its era, while providing a full range of modern amenities, with large bright and colorful rooms.
We are located in the heart of the Historic District of Annapolis, directly across from the lovely St. John's College, 2 blocks from the Naval Academy to the East and 2 blocks from the State House to the West.
The 14-room Georgian structure was constructed in 1870 by the renowned Randall family. Recent major renovations and modernizing are now complete, including security, fire alarm and sprinkler system, along with numerous internal and external changes, while preserving the grandeur of the original design. Modifications have been accomplished to complete the process of creating a very comfortable living environment with modern amenities and old-world charm.
Our home features five large guestrooms including a three-room suite. There are nine fireplaces, a rear patio with shade garden, a deck overlooking the State House, heated towel racks, DVD and book library, front parlor, formal dining room, computer room for off-site business (high speed Wireless Internet and faxes available at no charge), and all suites have private bath (some with Jacuzzi) and cable television.
ALL SUITES ARE VERY PRIVATE (NO CONNECTING WALLS).
Keywords: Large Historic Victorian Home
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Dining Area Seats:
- Catering Available
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street:
- Air Conditioning
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Gas Fireplace
- Iron & Board
- Wood Fireplace
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Free Long Distance
Pool & Spa
- Jetted Tub
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
- Fitness Center
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
Our two families thoroughly enjoyed our stay for a Naval Academy wedding. The owners were informative and extremely helpful with directions and restaurant options. The house is extremely well appointed and comfortable for our group of 13. And the location was convenient to both the Academy and the Historic District. We would recommend Royal Folly, and would stay there again.
- Guest Tom L.
- Date of stay 11/22/13
- Review Submitted 12/02/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+.
Family Football weekend
Family Football weekend
Our stay at the Royal Folly was a true pleasure. The house was beautiful and well equipped. It's perfect central location made all points of interest (Navy Stadium, Naval Academy, State House, Main Street and Harbor) all within a very easy walk. Annapolis never disappoints us and the Royal Folly was true to Annapolis' charm. Thanks to Pat and Ed for being so hospitable and sharing their beautiful home! Our stay will go down as one of our family's favorite vacations.
- Guest Deborah C.
- Date of stay 10/24/13
- Review Submitted 10/27/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, tourists without a car, sightseeing, age 55+.
Amazing whole house rental for our entire wedding party!
Amazing whole house rental for our entire wedding party!
First, the pictures don't do the house justice... simply an amazing historic house in downtown Annapolis. The rooms were immaculate, cozy, and very private. The only peeps from other guests came from the hallway when going to their rooms. The parlor and dining room are huge! We entertained friends and family after the wedding reception and everyone had a wonderful time :) A great walking experience (just look for State Circle) to get to all local restaurants and shopping (Galway Bay, reviewed by Guy Fieri, is just a block away). We were able to get to the wedding at St. Mary's church and walk back from the reception at the Marriott in short order. Ed and Patricia will definitely be seeing us again when we're in town to visit family, can't wait!
- Guest Virginia Traveler (Virginia)
- Date of stay 10/18/13
- Review Submitted 10/20/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, pet owners.
Owner response: Thank you for the kind words. We love to see our guests enjoying our beautiful town. Being in the heart of all the activity, with so much to do and see is the reason why we love our location, and we love to share our home for gatherings like this! Thanks for taking such good care of our home!
We had a wonderful time staying here! We rented out the house for a weekend with our wedding party during our wedding, and everyone loved the place! Beautiful old house, amazing bedrooms, and plenty of room for all 14 of us! And the location could not be better, it is so easy to walk to the waterfront, shops, and restaurants. The owners were very nice and helpful, and all our friends had a blast here! So much better than a hotel!
- Guest Dana (United States)
- Date of stay 06/14/13
- Review Submitted 07/12/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, girls getaway, tourists without a car, families with young children, sightseeing, pet owners, age 55+.
Owner response: We are always happy to offer our house for such a wonderful event. Thank you for leaving our home immaculate. Best wishes for your future.
Whole House .. $1500/night .. $9000/week Rentals with longer stay can be negotiated.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2003
About the owner: Pat and I were married at one of the top 10 B&Bs in the country, and we continue to strive to achieve a level of perfection, and comfort to match the best there is.
Why the Owner Chose Annapolis:
Annapolis is a town with an extensive history and diverse activities, including all water sports (some say it is the sailing capital of America), great shopping, live entertainment and plays, and is the quintessential walking town. We are in the middle of the historic district yet in a quiet area near the Governor's mansion.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Rooms are very well appointed, and very secluded from one another so there is a feeling of comfort and privacy. It is also a great home to have a private or catered gathering. You won't need a car- we are within easy walking distance to all attractions.
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Largest, fully refurbished Georgian rental home, in perfect historic location.
Queen's Chamber is unsurpassed in luxury.
The Queen Chamber's bath has a double Jacuzzi, fireplace, large shower and bidet
Erika's suite with fireplace, queen bed, Jacuzzi and connects to the garden
Erika's Queen leather sleigh bed
Lady Jennifer's room is bright with lovely blue delph tile fireplace
State House deck on second floor is a great gathering place
This is our living area. It has a fireplace with 52 inch flat screen TV/DVD
Our large dining room comfortably seats 10 with large fireplace and leaded glass
The kitchen is gourmet appointed with everything needed.
Directly across the street from the beautiful St. John's College
The entrance- to a house designed by the famous Randall architechs
Queen's Chamber fireplace
Dana's room very large with King bed and fireplace. Now has a couch.
Dana's front seating
Erika's wet bar
Top floor has 2 bedrooms (each with 2 twin or king beds) and sitting room
The shade garden provides a tranquil setting. A piped in gas grill is available
Living room with 52 inch flat screen TV, surround sound and fireplace.
Front parlor with fireplace, game table and leaded glass throughout
Just around the corner from the State House and the Governor's Mansion
We're 2 blocks to gate 3 of the Naval Academy near the chapel.
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Date last modified - Wednesday, November 13, 2013
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