My name is Bryan Canary and I've been renting 627 S. Paca St as a vacation rental through vrbo since 2006. I was not required to use vrbo/ha's new communication system until 2/1/2018 and when I logged in to get customer information prior, they didn't credit me for a response, so my communication metrics below are inaccurate. I typically respond within a few hours.
Before clicking any "book it now" links, please email me so we can discuss your stay and pricing first. If you go directly to the "book it now" option, it puts us on a 24 hour clock for wrapping up a booking and if we don't my metrics can be negatively affected.
-- GENERAL PRICING GUIDE --
My rate listed by default in this system is $300/night with a 2 night minimum, but as you'll see below, there are in fact some situations in which it’s more and more situations in which I offer discounts.
2 Night Stays -- The $300/night pricing rate shown is NOT valid. My standard nightly rate for 2 night stays booked in advance is $450/night (plus the $175 cleaning fee and damage deposit). If you fit perfectly between other stays or it's off-season or the request is within 30 days, it may be less. Please email me prior to clicking book it now so we can discuss. I can't stay profitable without taking 2 night stays, but I can't take two night stays at $300/night and stay profitable, and I know that from 12 years in business. Unfortunately, this new pricing matrix that we are all required to use doesn't have an option to provide a blanket nightly price for 2 night stays. I and others have brought this to their attention, but no action has been taken, so we are stuck with a little confusion. There is also a $175 cleaning fee and $350 damage deposit from me.
3-5 Night Stays -- The $300/night pricing is valid for up to 8 people. There is also a $175 cleaning fee and $350 damage deposit from me. There is a $20 adder for each guest over 8, but I often waive that for kids.
6-7 Night Stays -- The $300/night pricing only applies for event weekends booked in advance. So, if you were booking Christmas or Thanksgiving for a week well in advance, this pricing applies. If not, the rates are typically $275/night for 6 nights and $250 for 5 nights, but I may discount those in my off season and/or if you fit very well between other reservations, so be sure to reach out to see if any discounts apply.
8+ Nights -- The $300 rate never applies to stays of 8 nights or more. It's always less. Please contact me prior to selecting book it now for that pricing.
-- FINAL PRICING FOR CHECKOUT --
If we agree on pricing that is different than the automated pricing, you'll make a request for those nights, I'll modify the pricing, and then you'll need to accept the modification to book.
-- CLEANING FEE --
The cleaning fee is $175.
-- $350 REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT --
VRBO collects a $350 damage deposit
-- TWO PAGE CONTRACT --
I do have a two page contract that will need to be signed. I typically email that after agreeing to a booking and i need that returned in 24 hours to confirm your booking
-- DOCUMENTs AND DETAILS --
From being in business since 2006, I have accumulated quite a set of documents and resources for you and those are made available upon booking. I've tried to provide the most relevant information below.
Bryan's Baltimore Vacation Rental
627 S. Paca St.
Baltimore MD 21230
NOTE: I use to have 2 properties 625 and 627 S. paca St, but I sold 625 in July 2018 so I'm now down to only this property. I can refer you to another property on my block who also advertises here on VRBO if you need another home nearby.
-- FAMILIES, BUSINESS TRAVELERS, GROUPS OF FRIENDS--
I generally have very enjoyable experiences working with and pleasing families and business travelers. It's generally a good fit both ways. My home is ideally situated and ideally setup for a great Baltimore stay.
-- GROUPS OF FRIENDS --
I use to have very consistent, good success with large 'groups of friends', but my inquiries in that category have risen a lot since 2014 and so have some of the issues, headaches and heartache. These groups are often in for 2-3 night stays for things such as concerts, sporting events, birthday parties, reunions, bachelor and bachelorette parties. The groups of friends I have experienced the most hiccups with are often self categorized as 'professionals in their 20s-40s', so while that is important info, please understand it does not, by itself, make me feel 'comfortable' with a large group of friends. If you are going to be the responsible party for a large group of friends, PLEASE think about each of your companions and make sure you don't have anyone in your group that naturally attracts problems or trouble. If you do, please consider a hotel over my home or that of others, as problematic issues can affect a landlord’s entire business if it involves neighbors or neighborhood issues.
If you are reserving for a Group of Friends, please provide some details about your group. Likewise I will want you to say something comparable to this prior to booking... "Hey Bryan, I'm comfortable being responsible the behavior of my friends both in your home and in the immediate neighborhood area"
--DISTANCES TO HOTSPOTS--
* 200 yards to Camden Yards
* 500 yards to Ravens Stadium
* 500 yards to Convention Center
* .7 miles to Inner Harbor/Water Taxi (easy walk)
* 1 mile to Federal Hill
* 1.5 miles to Little Italy
* 2 miles to Mount Vernon
* 2 miles to Fells Point
-- TRANSPORTATION INFO --
* 3 blocks to the Charm City Circulator (orange line)
* 3 blocks to the Light Rail
* 3 blocks to the Camden Yards Train Station (MARC Train to DC)
* 1 mile to I-95
* 3 miles to Penn Station (Baltimore's main train station)
* 12 miles to BWI Airport
-- SURROUNDING AREAS --
* 35 mile drive to downtown Washington DC
* 100 mile drive to downtown Philadelphia
* 200 mile drive to downtown NYC
Beautifully rehabbed 160 year old Row Home on one of the most beautiful blocks in Baltimore. The front features a street full of Bradford Pear Trees, best seen in early spring....out back you'll find a deck off the kitchen that overlooks a small private yard and parking pad. You can catch glimpses of both Camden Yards and Raven's Stadium from the backyard and there's a wonderful neighborhood park just a few 100 yards away. On the inside you'll find 2100 sf of contemporary loft style living!!
I can accommodate 2 vehicles.
-- One car that is 20' long or less fits on the parking pad behind the home (no permit of any type needed when car is in that spot)
-- One care can be accommodated on the street or in the awesome neighborhood lot right behind the home. That car requires the use of a cardboard permit on the dash that resides on the kitchen counter. That pass is like gold, and once lost, it can't be replaced until next year, so you'll have to sign over your first born if you want to use it!? ;-)
-- As for additional vehicles, there is a gas station about 3 blocks away that will often allow pay to park and there are parkign garages and/or valet parking another block or two past that for $30-35/day. You can also use commuter lots on the beltway for free (about 8 miles away).
-- SUMMARY --
I really enjoy being in the vacation rental business. I enjoy sharing my home and Baltimore with folks from around the world. Business Travelers Families and Families with children and most pets welcome but if you have children, please look at the photos to decide if you're comfortable having them run around this house. Many families with small children have marveled at the experience, but some prefer a different feel. Groups of Friends in for fun are welcome, but please see the groups of friends section above or below for more info and please notice I'm looking for a very specific statement form the person responsible for booking as part of our booking dialogue.
Quiet, responsible drinkers and non-drinkers are welcome and smokers are welcome (with ALL smoking done outside with butts disposed of appropriately). Illegal Drugs in any form are not welcome.
Please drop me a line with any questions and please do it before select Book It Now so we don't get on a 24 hour clock for decision making!!
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