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Victorian House with rear garden near JHU, Farmer's Market, dining

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Abell/Charles Village, 3/1 detached with yard on a tree-lined street!

*** Please send an inquiry to discuss your reservation prior to making a Reservation Request if your check-in date is more than 30 days away ***

Cozy light-filled three bed one bath Victorian frame house in Abell/Charles Village. Newly renovated first floor with a bright open plan kitchen to make your home, away from home, for you and your family. We look forward to hosting you!

The Space

A rarity just for you, a cozy and quaint detached Victorian home located on a quiet tree lined street and plenty close to the center of things. There are three bedrooms with real beds, and one bathroom. The living room features a pull-out sofa bed. We've recently renovated the first floor of this 1900 home with an open floor plan and a new kitchen. It's got warm refinished hardwoods upstairs, and a new farmhouse kitchen downstairs. The back yard is always blossoming and features a nice patio chair just for you!

There is a queen bed in the master bedroom and there are full beds in the second and third bedrooms. All of the expected furnishings in the common areas to include a sofa bed in the living room that comfortably sleeps two. We don't live here, this is my investment property.

The home boasts much of it's original charm, including the hardwood floors and reclaimed kitchen cabinets. It's perfect for the city dweller who enjoys easy living, with a perfect common area for dinners or a glass of wine. There's AMPLE natural light as there are many south-facing windows. The full access kitchen is beautiful and features a new gas stove as well as a breakfast booth.

Master Bedroom:

Spacious room with two west-facing windows, a queen bed with side table, a spacious writing desk, lamp, ceiling fan, and a large built-in closet.

2nd Bedroom:

A full bed with side table, writing desk, lamp, ceiling fan, and a medium-sized closet.

3rd bedroom:

A full bed with side table, desk, lamp, ceiling fan, and a huge walk-in closet*.

Living Room:

Pull-out sofabed to make a comfortable fourth room for additional guests.

The house gets great natural light and there are many windows throughout. The kitchen is beautiful and you're welcome to use the refrigerator, dishes and gas stove.

I promise you'll love the place, but it's so close to everything that I doubt that you'll spend much time here if you are in town to sight see.


In Charles Village, a residential neighborhood just 10 minutes North of Penn Station (MARC, Amtrak, Light Rail and Zip Cars!), Mt. Vernon and the Station North Arts District. This neighborhood is a few blocks from Johns Hopkins University where there are lots of restaurants and a couple of hangouts all within walking distance. We're 2 minutes from local bus stops and a 10-15 minute drive to downtown's Inner Harbor. You'll find that local activities are only a short walk away.


large bedrooms

cable tv

internet with wi-fi

private baths

flexible check-in time by appointment

iron and ironing board

hair dryer

washer and dryer on site

close to everything

free street parking

Guest Access

Full access to the kitchen, laundry facilities, back yard, and all common areas.

We can accommodate up to eight guests, with three bedrooms, and the living room acting as a fourth "bedroom" with a pull out queen sofa bed. A raised air mattress is also available on site. Utilities are included. All of your needs have been anticipated. If we've missed something, we are always just a phone call away. It is our pleasure to offer a friendly welcome to visitors of our fair city.

Should you decide that you'd like to stay for a longer-term, extended term rentals/leases can be negotiated with property owner.

Waiting for you in this spacious home:

- fresh linens, extra pillows, blanket

- kitchen, fully stocked: 'fridge, oven, stove, pots, pans, dishes, utensils, etc.

- comfortable couch-bed

- coffee pot

-washer & dryer on the entry floor

- energetic host!

- bathroom is typically fully stocked with soap and conditioner so if you're traveling light, please use ours

Available by request:

- hair dryer, straightening iron, curling iron

- extra toiletries

- 24 hour transportation to/from BWI airport, $60.00 round trip for groups up to three, $95.00 for groups larger than three. *Advance notice required!

Interaction with Guests:

We are typically just a phone call or text away so feel free to reach out! We'll give you your space and stick to our activities, you may see us working outside or in the garden depending on the season.

The Neighborhood

In Charles Village bordering the Waverly neighborhood, there are many shops nearby, a gourmet grocery store, and the Waverly Farmer's Market is literally one block away on Saturdays (year-long!). With pleasant tree lined streets and proximity to everything, you won't regret staying in this neck of the woods. We're one of the quietest and safest active neighborhoods close to downtown with a great mix of all age groups and types.

Getting Around

City bus lines, Baltimore Circulator buses, and Hopkins shuttles are easily accessed from the home. It is a straight shot down Maryland Avenue or St. Paul St. to Mt. Vernon and downtown neighborhoods. Going west and north, Hampden, Guilford and Roland Park neighborhoods are there for you to explore. Good food, shopping and entertainment are all nearby. Quite a bit of interest is within walking distance. We encourage you to get out and get around!

Are you bringing your bike with you? A bike is a great way to travel here as there are a couple of bike lanes nearby, and you can take tree-lined streets to your destination.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 30, 2017

About Adrian

Hello, I am a thirty+ male who loves to travel, hike, teach yoga, and restore/rehab homes.

I enjoy good food more than anything and this may be my favorite part of traveling.

Adrian purchased this house in 2015

Why Adrian chose Abell

This home has been in the family for around 23 years. It belonged to lifetime friends of the family before I took ownership of it. When they decided to sell, I purchased it and made some renovations in order to display it's full charm. Being a Baltimore native, and contractor restoring old buildings, it was a great way to preserve my childhood, while re-purposing. My mother and I maintain the place, she's made a beautiful garden in back.

You'll find that our place offers great privacy, especially for a being in such a central location. No better way to enjoy the city!

What makes this house unique

One of the only detached homes in Abell / Charles Village, where you get the privacy of cozy living. All while you're immediately close to major attractions, hospitals, nightlife, and transportation.


Abell House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Owners will not be responsible for accidents or injury to Guests or for loss of their money, jewelry, or valuables of any kind.
  • Owners reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Victorian House with rear garden near JHU, Farmer's Market, dining
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 15 reviews

Good value. Great stay.

  • 5 of 5

I have enjoyed my stay at Adrian's place. The house is spacious and well equipped with amenities. I found Adrian very easy to communicate with.

The neighborhood is charming, with lots of Hopkins students and other neighbors likely to be encountered when out and about.

It is a short walk to the University and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Two grocery stores, a pharmacy, an artisanal brewery, and a solid Baltimore diner, serving breakfast and lunch are all very near. There is an amazing weekly farmer's market up the block that is not to be missed.

This particular street is about two blocks outside the zone of JHU's security patrols, so the additional caution you would use in any city is warranted when out at night. Most attractions of note are to be found going west toward Charles St, in the direction of the University.

Great value. I'd definitely book Adrian's place again.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When hunger calls: We've got new restaurants and grocers popping up left and right. In case we're looking for a little hometown love then we can certainly find it at the diner, or one of the local crab houses, the closest crabs being within three blocks of the house!
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Comfortable and close

  • 4 of 5

Our guests enjoyed staying here for over a week. The house was comfortable and close to amenities on St. Paul near Johns Hopkins University. Street parking was fine and the house is on a quiet, tree-lines streeet. Adrian was very communicative and helpful when they had questions. The house was missing a microwave and had limited pans/pots but was fine for short term.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad to host our guests who love to cook, as we do too! We've added a few pots and a microwave, and there are several groceries in the area that provide local and international produce. The Waverly Farmer's Market is going year-round, visitors can find seasonal vegetables, flowers, and great coffee on Saturdays!
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Good house for a short walk to JHU

  • 4 of 5

I was happy with the property. After some initial delays in communication, Adrian was very helpful. The things I would have liked that were missing were a house phone (as I was coming from overseas), a stereo and non-stick pans for cooking. Otherwise the kitchen was very well stocked. The neighbourhood was medium. There were a few sketchy people who wandered by from time to time (as will happen in any city) but generally the neighbours were friendly as were the people in the shops. My bed was comfortable, the sheets were soft and clean and there were extra towels. The A/C is in window units, not central. The house had a bit of a musty smell on arrival but the owners prefer that people don't use artificial air fresheners. We used incense which they said was ok.

My last day I realised that my flight left very late and that I'd be at the house far past the official check-out time and Adrian was very kind and let me remain at the house. He also checked with me several times throughout my stay and even downloaded an app so that we could communicate on my UK phone without spending extra money. He went above and beyond to make my stay comfortable and I would generally recommend the house.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: With the recent energy efficiency upgrades to the house, we've got a great humidity level, air-sealing, and attic insulation that is doing wonders for keeping the perfect temperature in the home. This is rare with a detached wood frame house from the 1900's, and such a nice touch provided by our contractors. I can honestly say that this is one of the healthiest houses nearby. We've also got an Indian restaurant soon to open right around the corner, and a local florist shop bustling as well, it's hard to deny the attraction of our nearby small businesses. Even after 30+ years, we are still impressed with the diversity that the area provides, and are so glad for our neighbors, many of whom are artists, artisans, active lifestylers, musicians, and creatives. It's a unique place where everyone is respectful of each other's privacy, but an opportunity to get to know someone is always right around the corner!
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Nice house

  • 4 of 5

Nice House but we missed a dishwasher.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We will be glad to host you again sometime soon, and I will let you know that Khepera's Kitchen, a gourmet kitchen, has opened up around the corner, where a delicious weekend brunch is often served. In addition, a kebab restaurant is opening very soon at the top of the block. This neighborhood is becoming even more of a food hub than it already was with the crab house, Jamaican restaurant, Indian grocery, and Thai restaurant all within two blocks! Also, the brewery has happy hour where no newer brew can be found in the evenings. Cheers, and thanks for visiting our place!
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Quaint & Comfortable

  • 4 of 5

This North Baltimore home is quaint and comfortable. I enjoyed the backyard, Saturday farmers market on the block, proximity to the BMA, and Wyman park. Adrian and Sue are responsive and attentive and I appreciated their use of non abrasive cleaners within the home, as well as stocking the refrigerator with commonly used condiments. Unfortunately there is water main construction currently underway on several surrounding blocks, street parking is lacking at times, and the home borders a less than desirable neighborhood to the East. For the price, it made my several week stay affordable. :)

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad for the newly repaved streets that followed the water/infrastructure repairs. Now we've got even more free parking in a lot that was provided by the city for a total of two years! When you arrive, you'll find it easy to get comfortable here, and the house is oh-so cozy!
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A very cozy stay

  • 5 of 5

House is generally in good order, with furniture the same. In particular the kitchen is spotlessly kept and the most lovingly well-equipped that I have ever experienced in a VRBO. (Adrian said that sometimes his family makes and enjoys dinner there when the place isn't rented, and it shows---it's exactly the kind of kitchen you'd put together if you loved cooking deluxe meals and expected to occasionally use the place yourself, including good-quality cookware/utensils that coordinate and a nice range of pot sizes, etc.)

During my two-week winter stay, the programmable thermostat and heating system proved reliable and kept me comfortable. The washer and dryer worked perfectly, providing me with as much clean laundry as I needed. Also really appreciated that Adrian and his mom provide eco-friendly dish and laundry detergents. Plus, the WiFi was fast and reliable.

Parking was easy, and having a resident parking permit provided by Adrian was a great perk. Rentals in Baltimore don't always offer that, and it sure makes things easier to have the permit! It was also great to be so close to a popular Saturday farmers' market. Since it was winter, I didn't get to enjoy the garden, but it looked like it had all the potential in the pictures.

One thing I might suggest is that I don't think VRBO guests (as compared with long-term renters who sign regular leases) should be expected to clear snow from the steps and the walk themselves, at least not without it being said before booking that it will be a guest responsibility. That was a minor turn-off, and along with a little matter with the bathroom sink (the stopper didn't work at the time in that it could be closed...but not opened again) is the reason for the half-star off. However, I don't mind rounding up to five stars; the sink is likely fixed now, and I assume the snow thing just hasn't been brought up with the owner before. Besides, I actually didn't end up having to clear any snow at all, only saw from the welcome documentation in the house that it was considered my task.

Adrian was a helpful and accommodating host who quickly responded to any concerns I had. He was also respectful of my privacy; he asked to do some showings of the home with a realtor and yet accommodated my scheduling requests with great consideration.

The house is truly charming and has a wonderfully welcoming feeling to it---I recommend you ask Adrian to tell you about its history, because it's a good story.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Peggy, thanks for your review and for staying with us! I'm glad that you were warm and cozy during the winter months in our Victorian. This spring we had our contractors install insulation in the attic and perform air sealing around the house. It has made for an even more comfortable abode, and we are excited to announce this to our future guests. They will be vacationing in one of the most efficient 1900's detached homes in Baltimore :) See you next time! Regards, Adrian
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Nearest Airport
12.8 Miles
BWI Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Charles Village Pub
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Inner Harbor
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Clifton Park Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Penn Station
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Charles Village
Nearest Beach
27 Miles
Sandy Point State Park
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $79
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $80

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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