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Historic House, Steps to Shopping, Dining and Chester River

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

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

More Details

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 15, 2018

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

What makes this house unique

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.


Chestertown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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Historic House, Steps to Shopping, Dining and Chester River
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Great home, easy place to relax and get comfortable, puts you in the colonial mood, what a wonderful walking town.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nephew's wedding weekend

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, beautifully decorated, comfortable home in the middle of the active, quaint, historic Chesterton community. The house worked perfectly for three couples and a hub for the rest of the family. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cape Coral Fl

Banning house

  • 5 of 5

Very charming home which made it a perfect weekend. Great location, comfy beds, and very clean

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Repeat Customer

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every part of our stay except the fact that it was not long enough!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Asheville, NC, USA

Absolutely Delightful

  • 5 of 5

Three couples gathered at Banning House for Downrigging Weekend, 2012. The house is wonderful. Not only is it fun to stay in a historic property, but the house is also beautifully decorated and easy to use. The kitchen is wonderful and very well supplied. We cooked dinner in one night and we found everything we needed to prepare a great meal. The front porch allows you to observe neighborhood happenings and the back patio gives you privacy for your morning coffee. Chestertown is a lovely, interesting river village full of history, good restaurants, nice shops and wonderful walking routes. This house is perfectly located in the historic district and only a short walk from the riverfront. Don't miss the Saturday morning market [in season, I would guess], Ever Grain Bakery, or The Imperial Hotel for lunch. We had a perfect stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2012
  • Stayed: October 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Devon, PA


  • 5 of 5

Charming and comfortable. Perfect for a relaxing family getaway. Great location and perfect spot for reading and enjoying the town. Hope to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2012
  • Stayed: March 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Chestertown Marina
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Farmers Market
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Play It Again Sam
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Natural Food Store
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Live Theater




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 5.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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