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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:
July 19, 2017

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 Annapolis

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
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • 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 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Virginia Beach

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: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

The Colonial period charm of the house makes you feel at home the minute you walk in the door. It’s the perfect location very close to downtown, a short walk to the water, yet in a beautiful, quiet residential neighborhood. The house was spotless and the manager provided more than enough towels and other complimentary household goods for the time we were there. The layout was perfect, an easy flow from the kitchen to the spacious dining and living rooms. There was abundant seating throughout the first floor. The fully equipped kitchen was stocked with everything you would want plus more.

The owner immediately got back to me in response to any questions I had. She ensured check-in and check-out was uncomplicated and provided detailed notes for the stay. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to anyone traveling to Annapolis.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Annapolis home

  • 5 of 5

I rented this house for a weekend getaway with friends. The location was great - easy to get to downtown, and parking on the street was not a problem.

The house had everything we needed from linens to kitchen supplies. The owners also left kitchen staples such as condiments and coffee/sweetener. The house was clean and there were no surprises!

The owners were clear in explaining check-in and check-out procedures, and left a binder with information about the house (where to find things) and the town (dining suggestions, etc).

Communication with the owner was great - I would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent rental in a GREAT location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Rental, everything was just perfect. The owners were great to deal with - good communication and instructions for easy check-in and check-out procedures. The house is large, clean and the beds are very comfortable - and we are picky when it comes to good beds! Loved the street the house is on - very quiet - just delightful! The location is wonderful - both the water taxi and trolley easily accessible to get around or just walk to everything - no need to use your car - parking on the street also worked out great. House is exactly how it is presented in the write up - We would rent this home again, can't say enough good things about the place. We have stayed in many of the best hotels in Annapolis, this house bets them all !

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sooooo convenient

  • 5 of 5

This house worked out perfectly for our family, who was coming and going for a week as we prepared for a wedding. Miss Shirley's Cafe, just down the street, was amazing, and we loved the style and decorations of the house. We experienced a couple of snowfalls, no worries; the neighborhood was plowed immediately. Well stocked, we would definitely consider again!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Army- Navy Basketball Game

  • 4 of 5

Great location, close to water, and downtown. House was fully furnished with all we could need. Everything was clean and well maintained. House is spacious. Owners were very helpful and answered all our questions. Nice accommodations for our party of 7.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Murray Hill House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Boat Show
Oct 4 2017 - Oct 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Commissioning 2018
May 19 2018 - May 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Commissioning 2019
May 19 2019 - May 25 2019
7 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

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

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

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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