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--RESPONSE RATE-- I typically respond to all email inquiries within a few hours. I do not use vrbo/homeaways internal mail system, thus the response time and rate they have posted is totally inaccurate.
--RATES-- $325-400/night $1750+/week Monthly stays quoted on individual basis. All rates are based on length of stay, number of guests, time of year, special events, etc etc. Typically 3 Night minimum, but will consider 2 nights depending on time of year and existing bookings. Please do not contact me with requests for 1 night bookings.
--PROPERTY ADDRESS-- 625 S. Paca St. Baltimore MD 21230 NOTE: I have 2 properties that are vacation rentals, 625 and 627 S. Paca St. They are side by side, and they are both advertised on VRBO/homeaway
--PERSONAL WEBSITE-- I have a private website that has a lot more info and details about my properties and logistics. There is a link for it somewhere on these adds, but they keep moving them around and its often hard to find. They don't like us posting it in this section, but I will send out my website link with all inquiry responses.
--REVIEWS-- I have visitor books in my homes where people leave their comments. Prior to 2014 it was easy for me to enter those on my personal website and in these adds, but I've come to recognized that people prefer guest entered comments and the ratings systems also now seem to be tied to user entered comments more so than in the past. In 3/2014 I sent emails to many 2013 guests asking them to directly enter reviews, thus a bulk of reviews entered in 3/2014. Moving forward, I will be soliciting reviews from prior guests monthly or quarterly.
--CALENDAR-- I advertise thru many channels, and while I try to keep this calendar up to date, there is an occasional lag. I recieve availability emails on my smart phone and typically respond within a few hours (and I'll respond even if I dont have availability)....
--NATURE OF GUESTS-- In general, I have enjoyable experiences working with and pleasing families and business travelers. I also use to have good success with large 'groups of friends', but my inquiries in that category have risen a lot in the 2013-14 timeframe, and so have some of the issues, headaches and heartache. These groups are often in for 2-3 night stays for things such as concerts, sporting events, birthday parties, reunions, bachelor and bachelorette parties. The groups of friends I have experienced the most hiccups with are often self categorized as 'professionals in their 20s-40s', so while that is important info, please understand it does not, by itself, make me feel 'comfortable' with a large group. If you are going to be the responsible party for a large group of friends, PLEASE think about each of your companions and make sure you don't have anyone in your group that naturally attracts problems or trouble. If you do, please consider a hotel over my home or that of others, as problematic issues can affect a landlords entire business if it involves neighbors or neighborhood issues. If you, as the organizer, are comfortable with your group, i probably will be to. Please provide some details about your group and your comfort with this info with your inquiry, and realize that I may request linked-in and/or facebook profiles or other public profiles that can help me feel more comfortable with you and your group.
--Distances to Hot Spots-- * 200 yards to Camden Yards * 500 yards to Ravens Stadium * 500 yards to Convention Center * .7 miles to Inner Harbor/Water Taxi (easy walk) * 1 mile to Federal Hill * 1.5 miles to Little Italy * 2 miles to Mount Vernon * 2 miles to Fells Point
Transportation Info: * 3 blocks to the Charm City Circulator (orange line) * 3 blocks to the Light Rail * 3 blocks to the Camden Yards Train Station (MARC Train to DC) * 1 mile to I-95 * 3 miles to Penn Station (Baltimores main train station) * 12 miles to BWI Airport
Surrounding Areas: * 35 mile drive to downtown Washington DC * 100 mile drive to downtown Philadelphia * 200 mile drive to downtown NYC
--PROPERTY INFO-- Beautifully rehabbed 160 year old Row Home on one of the most beautiful blocks in Baltimore. The front features a street full of Bradford Pear Trees, best seen in early spring....out back you'll a quaint yard shared between this property and 627 S. Paca St and there is also a large 1 car garage on the rear of the property. There is a small 2nd floor rear deck off the kitchen (which is on the 2nd floor) with views of Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and our great neighborhood park. There is also a third floor deck with the same views along with a little of the local skyline. .....On the inside you'll find 2400 sf of contemporary loft style living....be sure to click on link at the bottom of the page to see many more photos!!
When I come back to Baltimore on occasion, this is the home I stay in…..I enjoy sharing my home and Baltimore with folks from around the world...Children are most welcome but please look at the photos to decide if you're comfortable having them run around this house....Quiet, responsible drinkers and non-drinkers are welcome and smokers are welcome (but ALL smoking must be done outside with butts disposed of appropriately)....Drugs in any form are not welcome....
As for parking, there is a large garage that accomodates 1 vehicle less than 20' long......Other than that, this is a permit only neighborhood....although parking enforcement is not typically too bad if there are no ballgames, but a guaranteed ticket on game days.....I do have a visitors permit that may be used for a second vehicle, but you'll have to sign over your first born if anything happens to it!!! It's like gold, and once lost, it can't be replaced until next year!!!
Drop me a line with any questions!!
PS - I DO NOT POST ADDS ON CRAIGSLIST. IF YOU SEE MY PICTURES IN ADDS ON CRAIGSLIST, IT'S A SCAM - Be very careful with Craigs List and vacation rentals, many of the postings are scams.
$325-450/night, $1750-$2500/week, $3200-$5500/month, typically 3 night minimum
Actual rate based on # of occupants and duration of stay...
50% of Rent, $150 cleaning fee & $350 Security Deposit due for reservation
Balance due 30 days prior to occupancy
Cancellation within 7 days of reservation recieves refund less $100
Cancellation after 7 days and before 30 days prior recieves refund less $450
Cancellation within 30 days recieves refund contingent on re-rental of unit
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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About the owner: Holly and I lived in this home full time from 2005 thru 2012. Holly got a wonderful opportunity to work in Monterey Bay CA for 3 years, so we've relocated! I still return to Baltimore regularly for work, and this is the home I reside in when I'm here.
Why the Owner Chose Baltimore: I purchased 625 and 627 S. Paca St. because of the location and the views. Short of a water view or a skyline view, the views of the park and the stadiums are pretty hard to beat...and the parking situation with the neighborhood lot behind the homes is fabulous!