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Historic House, Steps to Shopping, Dining and Chester River

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Last updated: 08/21/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Located in the heart of the historic district of Chestertown, and one block from the river, at Banning House you can throw your car keys on the bureau for the weekend.

Begin your morning at home or at a coffee shop or bakery within a block of the front door. Stroll the Farmers Market Saturday morning in the Public Square. Visit shops, walk along the river to view boats, watch the ducks or do the self-guided historic walking tour of Chestertown. For dining out there are several fine restaurants within walking distance.

Two spacious bedrooms have queen beads and ensuite bathrooms. The third bedroom features a double bed. There is a queen sleeper/sofa in the living room with the powder room just down the hall.

The contemporary kitchen is conveniently located between the eating area of the sunroom and the formal dining room.

The sliding doors of the sunroom lead to the private outdoor patio perfect for sunning or grilling, or you can simply sit outside on your front porch and enjoy the neighborhood.

Chestertown is home to Washington College, numerous art galleries, live performances at The Prince Theater and local festivals. It is nestled on the Chester River with a marina, boat launch and kayaking. Special events include Memorial Day weekend Forth of July 'Tea Party' Labor Day weekend Collage Graduation and November 'Downrigging Weekend.'

Banning House, originally built in 1785 is a lovingly restored comfortable home containing many architectural elements. Housed with informal antique furniture, yet contains all the contemporary conveniences.

Sorry, no wedding, graduation, reception or similar events are to be held on the property. The number in the rental party can not exceed eight, the number the beds inthe house can sleep.
Pets and smoking are not allowed on the property.

Keywords: Historic House


Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Atlantic Broadband Cable TV's in Sunroom and one Bedroom...moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Three zones for maximum comfort...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Balcony:

    First and second floor front porches...moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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Discounts: 7 nights or more: $343 Nightly

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  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 5%

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Last updated: 08/21/2015
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Owner info

About the owner: Two families own the Banning House together. Rick and Theresa enjoy Chestertow mainly in the summer time, Beth and Gordon mainly in the winter months. We are neighbors in Philadelphia, PA.

Why the Owner Chose Chestertown:
We bought Banning House because we love the quiet, easy atmosphere of Chestertown and the closeness to the Chester River. Rick loves sailing and we all find it a true retreat from our normal lives in Philadelphia. Everything we need is close by, shops and cafes, the river for sailing and Wilmer Park for strolling the riverfront. Since Chestertown is less than two hours from our homes, we can easily drive down for a few days or a weekend

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I often take morning walks around Chestertown for exercise, and I am continually fascinated by the diverse residential architecture. Many larger historic homes have been restored, and many smaller ones as well. In addition there are so many small houses and other buildings of varying shapes and styles. For variety I sometimes include a route through the beautifully kept buildings and grounds of the Washington College campus. With the Chestertown marina just a block down the street, it is easy for Rick walkdown, launch his boat and go for an afternoon sail.

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  • House Front

    House Front

  • Second Floor Porch

    Second Floor Porch

  • Rear Patio

    Rear Patio

  • Sunroom


  • Kitchen


  • Bedroom


  • Second Floor Nook

    Second Floor Nook

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • First Floor Porch

    First Floor Porch

  • Rear Patio

    Rear Patio

  • Entry Foyer

    Entry Foyer

  • Kitchen/Sunroom


  • Bedroom


  • Bedroom


  • Livingroom


  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

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