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Baltimore Retreat Guest House

(19 Reviews)

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Last updated: 01/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1.5
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms , 1.5 Bath

The Guesthouse is 8 minutes to Baltimore City, BWI airport: 35 minutes to Washington, DC (by train). This comfortable retreat property offers two levels, with a first floor bedroom. Other rooms include a kitchen, bath, great room, breakfast room, private laundry/changing room/1/2 bath for pool and outdoor use and 2nd floor loft 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. Sit out on the back deck to see the forest and streams that run below. Our property is located in the historic town of Avalon, Maryland in Baltimore County. Ask about our seasonal specials! We will rebate your Homeaway or VRBO service fee once your stay is complete!

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


Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/27/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 double


  • Bedroom 2: 2 double


  • Double Beds (1) First floor accommodation, Double Beds (2) 2nd floor, (loft is 24 feet long)....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Summerhouse, Thermospa SwimSpa, Gardens, Free Access to Parkland, Hiking, Biking, Fishing....moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • 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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub


Write a review 4.7
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 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 $400
  • Cleaning fee $200


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

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 01/27/2017
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4 Miles
Nearest Airport
Baltimore Washington Marshall Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nearest Ferry
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 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 Arbutus, MD, USA:
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.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/27/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Front Entrance

    Front Entrance

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Full Kitchen

    Full Kitchen

  • First Floor Bedroom

    First Floor Bedroom

  • Front Porch

    Front Porch

  • Summerhouse to SwimSpa

    Summerhouse to SwimSpa

  • Swimspa (behind Summerhouse)

    Swimspa (behind Summerhouse)

  • Guesthouse Entrance

    Guesthouse Entrance

  • Breakfast room

    Breakfast room

  • Full Bath Main

    Full Bath Main

  • Second floor bedroom: two double beds

    Second floor bedroom: two double beds

  • English Formal Garden

    English Formal Garden

  • Summerhouse/Clubhouse w/fireplace

    Summerhouse/Clubhouse w/fireplace

VRBO #263988

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Monday, April 03, 2017

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