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Beautiful family-friendly 4-Bdr home in Murray Hill

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Home With Beautiful Furnishings & Loads Of Special Touches

Our beautifully-appointed home pays homage to the Colonial Period. It comfortably sleeps up to 9 guests with four bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It boasts elegant dining and living rooms. Enjoy the quiet street and an easy stroll to downtown Annapolis. It is .8 miles to the State House.

We have taken great care to ensure that guests enjoy their stay at the Gilbert Thornton Renaut house -- this old-style post-and-beam house is truly a treasure. The house has a large, well-stocked kitchen that is great for aspiring chefs and bakers. It's large enough to serve as a gathering place, too, while meals are prepared. We try to ensure the pantry has sundries and essentials. The dining room seats up to 8 to feast on the culinary pursuits undertaken in the kitchen. We can arrange for additional tables and seating if needed. The living room harks back to the bygone colonial days with relics and furnishings of that departed era. It has a piano, a stereo, jigsaw puzzles, and other games such as trivial pursuit, bridge, backgammon, etc. In the winter, the roaring fireplace crackles and quickly thaws any cold fingers and toes. The bedrooms are spacious, furnished with comfortable beds and new linens, and have flat-screen televisions. There are Roku players in 3 bedrooms so you can stream and there's a DVD player in the 4th bedroom complete with a DVD collection. The kids' bedroom also a closet of toys and bookshelf full of children's books. There is a washer and dryer available for your use in the basement.

The house is centrally located so that you can go car-free for your stay and explore Annapolis on foot - unless, of course, you prefer the free Annapolis Circulator Trolley that stops at the end of the street or the water taxi that can whisk you away in unique style to downtown or to Eastport (during peak season only).

Parking is on-street and plentiful right in front of the house. There is no permit required, and since the house is on a corner lot, there is loads of parking on two streets that front the house.

The owners grew up in Maryland's capital, so they can provide endless advice on where to go, what to do, and how best to enjoy America's sailing capital. You can easily walk to the charming brick-lined streets of historic downtown-- where you can stroll along City Dock, watch boaters strut their stuff on Ego Alley, take the kids to battle pirates on the Sea Gypsy, captain your own boat, rent a canoe or a kayak or a paddle board, go on a walking tour or a ghost tour, take a trolley or Segway tour, or dine waterfront.

Or maybe you want to see what it's like to be a midshipman. Visit the Naval Academy and take a tour.

Still looking for things to do? Maybe art and culture is your thing. There are 25 fine art galleries within walking distance of downtown. Additionally, galleries and museums offer classes and sponsor year-round musical and performing arts events. Want free fine art? Who doesn't?! The Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery at St. John's College is the only accredited fine arts museum in the area and admission is zippo, nada, nothing.

Festivals and events abound in Annapolis. In-season sailboat races every Wednesday night...the First Sunday Arts Festival (free! and running through October) is an arts and craft show featuring 100 local and regional artists with live music, dance, street performers, food, and more... county fairs... seafood festivals... sail and powerboat shows... lights on the Bay... and this is to name just a few.

We'd love to host you and help you plan your stay.

Please note that higher prices apply for event weekends, such as Commissioning week, boat shows, USNA Homecoming, Christmas, New Year's Eve, and similar. The calendar may not reflect higher prices during these weekends, so please do inquire. We also require a two-night minimum stay between May and October.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About barb

The owners hail from Annapolis and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Between the four of us, we've attended a number of schools for both college and post-graduate studies, including Virginia Tech, McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland), Davidson, Kalamazoo College, Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland, University of Connecticut, and University of Arizona. Our occupations are as varied as our schooling. Among us, we have a software engineer, a sports rep, a physical therapist and an appellate attorney.

barb purchased this house in 1984

Why barb chose Murray Hill

Three of the owners grew up in this house.


Murray Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Ensuite master - toilet , combination tub/shower
    2nd floor bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    1st floor bathroom - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Pumpkin room - 1 double
    Indigo room - 1 queen
    Kids' bedroom - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Master - 1 king , 1 baby crib
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Beautiful family-friendly 4-Bdr home in Murray Hill
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Unique, comfortable, convenient

  • 5 of 5

Six girlfriends had a nice long weekend to catch up. The house is walkable (~20-25 minutes) to many attractions but in a quiet and very pretty neighborhood. Rooms are spacious and beds comfortable. A bit more sharing with bathrooms than we'd like but it was workable. Common areas great for spending time together. The kitchen appeared to be well stocked with equipment but we didn't cook - just had simple breakfasts. Owner communicated very well and was flexible with check-in and check-out times. Recommended!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Home and Location!

  • 5 of 5

Was an amazing find with easy walking access to Annapolis and the Academy. Owners were wonderful to work with, very responsive and supply everything you could need in the home. Will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect house for group weekend in Annapolis

  • 5 of 5

Great little house for our group's weekend getaway. Short drive to the marina/downtown area for night life. House had all the amenities we needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plebe Parents Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We came to town to spend the first weekend with our Plebe since dropping him off. We didn't know how the weather would be, so we wanted a place we could be comfortable in if we just "hung out at home" rather than having to schedule activities around town. This is a great home with lots of space for our large group to both spread out, as well as gather around a table or together in the living room. The owners were gracious and accommodating! Being on a corner helped tremendously with parking, too! Great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House and Location

  • 5 of 5

Close to Downtown Annapolis and located in a friendly neighborhood. House is in great condition, and the owners make access an easy process. Definitely recommend this house for a family weekend stay in Annapolis.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $125
Pet Fee $100

Higher rates may apply for events, including Boat Shows, USNA events, holidays. Please inquire for specific rates.
Lower rates may apply in the off-season and for last-minute bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund