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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Carolyn Greiner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, I can read simple French and Italian.
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2017

About Carolyn Greiner

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.

Carolyn Greiner purchased this house in 2013

Why Carolyn Greiner chose Frederick

I had watched this property for years, and had an itch to rehab another property. Fortunately, we found that marvelous rarity--a contractor who PREFERRED to work on historic properties, and had the skills to do it well. I feel great that we were able to take a seriously decrepit and long-vacant structure and give it a new life. It should be good for another 100 years! The location of Creekside House, in the center of town on a park that has been rehabbed and features a creek filled with water lilies, and restaurants and cafes along its banks only added to my desire to rehab it.

What makes this house unique

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.

Map

Nearest Airport
41 Miles
IAD 41 mi, BWI 52 mi, DCA 49 mi, Frederick 2.3 m
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
La Paz
Nearest Ferry
24 Miles
Whites Ferry
Nearest Golf
2.8 Miles
Clustered Spires
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
MARC
Nearest Motorway
2.6 Miles
I-70, I-270, US 15
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Black Hog Barbecue Restaurant
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Ski Liberty
Nearest Beach
154 Miles
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 http://www.visitfrederick.org/what-to-see-and-do/frederick-county-heritage-bicycle-tours. 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 www.youtube.com/visitfrederick

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.

Amenities

Downtown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Brand new, with adjacent area for hair/makeup
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New Tempurpedic queen mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Can be set up as single bedroom or an additional office
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 2 child bed , Family rm/loft with double air mattress or 2 fold-out chairs
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
For business travelers, business services are available in the downtown, including meeting space and temporary help. A small printer is available.

Reviews

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Location/Convenience/Charm: Heart of Historic Frederick with Private Garden
average rating of 4.9298244 based on 57 reviews
Eldersburg, MD
5

Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here the weekend of our wedding since it was the perfect central location. I parked my car for $15 from Friday - Sunday at the court street garage which is only a block and a half away from the house. The bed was super comfortable and the kitchen was fully equipped so I could make breakfast and snacks for the bridal party as we got our hair and makeup done. The location could not have been any better. We were able to walk to Starbucks and local stores with ease and after the reception at McClintock Distilling, my husband and I were able to walk just a couple blocks back to the house!

The courtyard in the back was also beautiful and there were no issues sharing it with the neighbors next door. So little issues that I even forgot it was a shared courtyard!

Thank you for such a well maintained home in downtown Frederick! We loved our stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thoroughly enjoy hosting guests who use Creekside House while they celebrate the events that mark the milestones in their lives; we hope your stay becomes one of your cherished memories of your wedding weekend.
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5

Lovely old house conveniently located in historic Frederick

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed a two night stay in late September. In addition to the charming house and beautiful backyard garden and patio, we appreciated the proximity to Carroll Creek Park, which runs through downtown Frederick's historic district. The park includes paths for pedestrians, bridges, lovely water features, trees and garden plantings. Restaurants and cafes abound. There are also a variety of interesting shops and a museum or two in the vicinity. Chatting with the owner when we first arrived was fun, too.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

home right in the middle of it all

  • 5 of 5

Creekside house is a gorgeous and well-appointed retreat right in the middle of anything you'd like to do or see in downtown Frederick, or the rest of the county. I spent a lot of time in the garden, where I ate my meals when I wasn't eating out. It was very peaceful. Carolyn was very open to providing suggestions for eateries or anything else I needed to know.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

House was beautiful inside and out. Very convienent to downtown Frederick. Definitely would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute place convenient to downtown Frederick

  • 5 of 5

In town with the sweetie to attend an event just outside of town. Wanted a place that would provide a base for her to explore the town during my event and to provide easy access to shops, restaurants, bars, etc. This place fit the bill perfectly. Historic townhome right next to the creek and creek side promenade that runs through the heart of town. The home is clean, well appointed and well maintained. Beautiful private fenced in courtyard area out back that is shared with the unit next door. This home is hundreds of years old and maintains a lot of historic charm, but has clearly been well renovated, with a well appointed kitchen and bathroom, as well as central HVAC on the first and second floors. The common areas and sleeping rooms are on the small side as is to be expected with a home this old and there is only one bathroom, so while the home can sleep 5, it might be a tight fit. Access to the bedrooms on the second and third floors and the bathroom involves climbing a narrow staircase with non standard risers, so it might be a challenge for the mobility impaired. There is no on site parking, but we experienced no problem finding on street parking within a block of the unit on a busy weekend and there is a parking garage just up the street. Really close to both the police and fire departments, but noise wasn't a major problem. Owners were great. Will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Almost perfect

  • 4 of 5

Clean and comfortable and beautifully situated in downtown, Frederick. Only two downsides preventing a full five stars. One, there is no parking, but one block away there is a parking garage at $14 daily. And two, the mattress situation maybe challenging depending on the person. Master bedroom's mattress is a plush tempurpedic, which is tough for some with back issues. The other two choices are either a firm air mattress in the loft area or a firm small twin mattress in a small second bedroom.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $80
Refundable damage deposit $1,500
Tax Rate 6.0%

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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