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Location/Convenience/Charm: Heart of Historic Frederick with Private Garden

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View of Creekside House from Carroll Creek Park


Last updated: 05/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 bd 1 ba rowhouse w/loft. Adjoins park. Perfect for vacation or corporate use.

The 1860's 2 1/2 story brick rowhouse, completely rehabbed in 2014, features the comfort, convenience and safety of a new home where you can nestle in and chill out for a quiet weekend, or 'Vacation Central,' a home base from which to explore Frederick and a region filled with some of the country's most historic sites.

Attractively and comfortably appointed, the house is designed and furnished to be flexible to meet the needs of vacationers or corporate tenants. It features a living room, dining room and kitchen on first floor. An office space, laundry closet, queen bedroom, full bath and a flex room (single bedroom or second office) occupy the second floor. The third floor loft is a comfortable casual family game room or third office space with a big desk situated under a skylight. The room has fold-out sleeping accommodation for two. A fenced, landscaped back garden with stone patio and fountain makes guests as comfortable outside as in.

The house is next to Carroll Creek Park, the jewel at the center of Frederick's historic downtown, lined with restaurants, sidewalk cafes, walking and biking paths. Carroll Creek Park links to Mullinix and Baker Parks, with their diverse recreational amenities, including well-maintained pools, tennis courts, children's playground, amphitheaters, picnic tables, and an adult recreation and fitness center, all within 2-4 blocks.

Visitors with access to MARC can arrive by train and walk the three blocks from the downtown MARC station along Carroll Creek to Creekside House to try small city living without a car. If it's summertime, they can enjoy the fountains and waterlilies in the creek as they stroll. Visitors with cars can store their vehicles in the parking deck a half block away. There is no parking on site.

It is a half block to the Courthouse, a block and a half to City Hall, and a block west and south of the main intersection of the downtown. The theater district is just steps away around the corner, and the arts centers, museums, and downtown boutiques and dining are within easy walking distance. Frederick has tens of wonderful restaurants to tempt your palate: VOLT!, AYSE Meze Lounge, The Tasting Room, Pissarro's, and many more.

Sorry, but no smoking in or on the property, and no pets permitted.

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Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 3-5

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    New Tempurpedic queen mattress...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

    Can be set up as single bedroom or an additional office...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 2 child bed

    Family rm/loft with double air mattress or 2 fold-out chairs...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub

    Brand new, with adjacent area for hair/makeup...moreless

Other Amenities

  • For business travelers, business services are available in the downtown, including meeting space and temporary help. A small printer is available. ...moreless


  • Books:

    Library is 2 blocks away....moreless

  • Games:

    Cards, chess, checkers, Backgammon, Scrabble, etc. in desk in loft...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic Comcast Cable TV, plus Smart TV streaming content. Bring your Netflix or Amazon passwords from home. All 3 TV's have boxes...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Sound bar you can connect with Bluetooth to your portable music source....moreless

  • Television:

    3 new smart flat screen tv's. 1 in mbr, 1 in lr, 1 in loft. All connected to internet via ethernet. Bring your passwords for Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, etc. Wifi is also available....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Creekside House is in the center of a vibrant city just steps away from the theaters, City Hall and Courthouse, arts center and galleries, museums, restaurants and boutiques, train and bus stations....moreless

  • Rural:

    Frederick is a small city within a beautiful, historic farming county, with mountains, state and national parks and forests, scenic rivers, and Civil War battlefields and Revolutionary War sites....moreless

  • Village:

    The architecture of the city reflects building styles from its founding in 1745 to the present....moreless

  • Water View:

    Fountains, water lilies, and koi add interest to the stretch of Carroll Creek through the center of downtown. In the summer, festivals and weekly live music enliven the space....moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Property adjoins Carroll Creek Park, an urban park with walking and bike paths, fountains and sidewalk cafes....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Seats 5, with coffee table dining space for 2 more in the living room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 5 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    There's no fitness room, but 3 blocks away, check out the Talley Adult Rec Center, a municipal facility with gym, fitness equipment, classes, sports. Very modest prices!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    WiFi and ethernet in every room. Sound bar on TV can be used for your Bluetooth enabled music storage device....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Attractive luxury quality...moreless

  • Parking:

    Municipal deck is 1/2 block away. Stow the car and enjoy strolling the downtown and parks....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Full sized electric washer and dryer on second floor, outside master bedroom....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip. Paper filters supplied...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Everything you need to prepare and serve meals...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    New, well-equipped custom kitchen overlooks back garden...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Full 30" wide electric self-cleaning oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Basics: oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar, coffee, tea Call ahead if you want owner to stock a few perishables....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    with ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric, 4-burner, glass top...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

    Let us know if you'd like to borrow ours....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    New stone and brick patio area in fenced back yard, with outdoor seating and dining table, and Carroll Creek Park on the other side of the fence....moreless

  • Golf:

    Frederick County is a golf destination, with close to a dozen courses. Clustered Spires, the municipal course less than 3 miles away, is beautifully maintained....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    The Monocacy and Potomac Rivers are great for canoe/kayaking. Bring your own, or rent from a company which will pick you up at the end of your ride. For a truly lazy day, go tubing on the Potomac....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Professionally landscaped garden was on tour in Spring 2016.....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Let us know if you need one....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Frederick is a great jumping off place to stay when downhill sking at Ski Liberty, approximately one hour away....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Well-maintained lighted municipal courts are about 5 blocks away in Baker Park....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    Diggs Pool (outdoor) is 1 block away. Baker Park Pool, about 5 blocks....moreless



from 45 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day 3-Day Weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
Nightly Rate
May 28 - Jun 3, 2017
2 night min stay
$140 $160
Fri, Sat
$970 $3,795

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

July 4 weekend
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2017
4 night min stay

flat fee
Labor Day 3-Day weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
Columbus Day 3-Day weekend
Oct 6 - Oct 8, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
Veterans Day 3-Day Weekend
Nov 9 - Nov 11, 2017
3 night min stay

flat fee
Christmas 4-day Weekend
Dec 22 - Dec 25, 2017
4 night min stay

flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$140 $160
Fri, Sat
$970 $3,795

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning $80
  • Taxes Not included


Lower weekly rates for longer stays. Please inquire.

PROPERTY DAMAGE PROTECTION IS REQUIRED. The amount quoted is the minimum, for two people for two days. The level and price of coverage are dependent on the number of guests and length of stay. I accept security deposits (refundable) in lieu of the property damage protection policy. The amount of the security deposit will also vary with the size of the party and length of stay. Please inquire.

Arrangements can be made for cleaning service for periods longer than a week.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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41 Miles
Nearest Airport
IAD 41 mi, BWI 52 mi, DCA 49 mi, Frederick 2.3 m
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
La Paz
24 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Whites Ferry
2.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Clustered Spires
0.4 Miles
Nearest Train
2.6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-70, I-270, US 15
0.15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Black Hog Barbecue Restaurant
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ski Liberty
154 Miles
Nearest Beach
Rehoboth Beach, DE

Car: Not Necessary

Creekside House has a great central location, within easy walking distance of boutique and antique shopping, theaters, museums, restaurants, Hood College and recreational facilities. The MARC train and bus stations are three blocks away.

Frederick is approximately 45 miles west of Baltimore along Interstate 70, and 45 miles northwest of DC along Interstate 270. Visitors with private planes can arrive at Frederick Municipal Airport, home base for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

If history is your thing, Frederick is your place! Whether staying close to Creekside House and exploring local museums and historic sites, or choosing a central location from which to make day trips to Gettysburg, Antietam, and Civil War sites in northern Virginia, perhaps topped off by taking the train into Union Station to visit the Smithsonian, a vacation in Frederick offers enough interest and variety to please most folks.

You might be surprised to learn that Frederick was the home of the country's first president (and he wasn't George Washington!) In November 1781, John Hanson became the first President of the United States in Congress Assembled, under the Articles of Confederation. Washington visited-- and Lafayette, and Francis Scott Key, and Barbara Fritchie, and Lincoln, and Jubal Early.

Frederick was a 'jumping off place' where travelers and explorers outfitted and prepared to cross the Allegheny Mountains to settle the west, for they could follow the Potomac to its headwaters and after crossing a few miles of the Eastern Continental Divide, enter the headwaters of streams which carried them to the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. The Lewis and Clark expedition took on provisions here.

Sports enthusiasts can stroll less than a mile south on Market St. to take in a Frederick Keys game at Harry Grove Stadium. The Class A Minor league team is an affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. Skiers from the DC and Baltimore areas can make a short 35 minute hop to Ski Liberty.

Or they can bring their clubs and sign up for a tee time at Clustered Spires, the municipal course less than 3 miles away with a 4-star rating from Golf Digest. Real golf addicts could stay for two weeks and play a different course in Frederick County every day.

The City and County provide bicyclists with wonderful opportunities for rides at many skill and endurance levels, and maps showing routes are available at the Tourism Center across from the MARC station, or at Some of the tours are 'themed,' featuring Civil War sites or the C&O canal, or covered bridges, for example. A short bicycling video is at

Combine history and easy hiking in tours of The C&O canal or the Monocacy Battlefield, or challenge yourself a bit more on the Appalachian Trail or trails in Catoctin Mountain Park or Gambrill State Park. Easiest of all is to take one of the history tours of Frederick's downtown.

Frederick County is well-endowed with streams and rivers. Fishing in our mountain streams or canoeing or kayaking on the Monocacy or Potomac Rivers are great ways to relax and recharge your batteries while enjoying nature.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: My husband and I began building our life together in Frederick in 1977. He's a cancer researcher, and I'm a retired municipal official. We live outside Frederick now to shorten his commute, but we plan to return in a couple of years. We discovered VRBO years ago, and we've used it to find places to stay in Florence and Paris. We love exploring the neighborhoods where we visit, and hope you do, too.

Why the Owner Chose Downtown, Frederick, MD, USA:
I've watched this property for years, and had an itch to rehab another property. The location of Creekside House, in the center of town on a park that is being rehabbed and will have beautiful amenities completed by summer, made it irresistible. Fortunately, we found that marvelous rarity--a contractor who PREFERS to work on historic properties, and has the skills to do it well.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Experience 21st Century amenities in a 19th Century setting. The house accommodates a couple, a family, or a business traveler. For a family, it offers two separate living spaces. For a business person, it can provide one bedroom and three office/work spaces, and proximity to restaurants and nightlife for after-work relaxation.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

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  • View of Creekside House from Carroll Creek Park

    View of Creekside House from Carroll Creek Park

  • Creekside House Front

    Creekside House Front

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Dining Room to Living Room

    Dining Room to Living Room

  • Dining Room from Stairs

    Dining Room from Stairs

  • Well-equipped Kitchen

    Well-equipped Kitchen

  • Master Bedroom, with smart tv

    Master Bedroom, with smart tv

  • From Bath to Dressing Area

    From Bath to Dressing Area

  • Twin Bedroom overlooks park and garden.

    Twin Bedroom overlooks park and garden.

  • Tub with Shower

    Tub with Shower

  • Loft with fold-out chairs for sleeping

    Loft with fold-out chairs for sleeping

  • Patio & Garden May 21, 2016

    Patio & Garden May 21, 2016

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Dining Area to Kitchen

    Dining Area to Kitchen

  • Dining and Living Rooms

    Dining and Living Rooms

  • New Custom Kitchen

    New Custom Kitchen

  • Master Bedroom, with queen Tempurpedic

    Master Bedroom, with queen Tempurpedic

  • Office, Laundry Closet and Master BR

    Office, Laundry Closet and Master BR

  • Desk in Twin Bedroom

    Desk in Twin Bedroom

  • Bath with Shower/Tub

    Bath with Shower/Tub

  • Family Room/Loft with Desk with ethernet

    Family Room/Loft with Desk with ethernet

  • Loft with Smart TV and games for the family

    Loft with Smart TV and games for the family

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This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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