About the property
- Townhome2100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Townhome, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
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!!
Keywords: Downtown, Inner Harbor, Convention Center, stadium, stadiums, baseball, football, Hilton
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 18, 2018
I purchased this 1840's row home as a shell and I renovated in 6 months with one helper. I lived in this home from 2003 through 2005 and then Holly joined me. We moved next door and turned this into a vacation rental. I am self employed (real estate and other things) and Holly has PhD in Aquatic Ecology. Holly got a wonderful opportunity to work in Monterey Bay CA in 2012, so we've relocated! I still return to Baltimore occasionally for work. --RESPONSE RATE-- I typically respond to all email inquiries within a few hours. I was not been forced to use this private communication system until February 1, 2018 so if my response rate looks low, that's what is going on.
Owner purchased this Townhome in 2004
Why Owner chose Ridgely's Delight
Location, Location, Location....Just footsteps to Camden Yards, the convention center and in the inner harbor!
Pool / Spa
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Too good to be true!
This house was as beautiful as pictured and my party had a beautiful stay. Eight of us traveled to Baltimore for a bachelorette weekend and stayed in this gorgeous rowhouse.
The location was perfect...it's less than 2 blocks from bustling downtown but you feel as if you're on a quiet suburban street. The two parking spaces provided were essential, and it's very easy to Uber to and from this location and safe to come "home" in the wee hours of the morning.
The home is immaculately well maintained and contained all the creature comforts you would possibly need when away from home, from linens to tons of pots, pans, and spices.
I would definitely stay here again. Five stars!!!
Thanks for the wonderful review. I'm glad you enjoyed the home so much. Great transaction from my end too. Please keep me in mind for future gatherings and let your friends know about your experience. Thanks!
Great stay! Great Location!
I had a great stay at 627 s. Paca. The place was beautiful and in a great location. All of the major attractions were within walking distance or a short Uber ride away.
The property was stocked with plenty of towels, linens, blankets, and pillows for everyone in my group. In addition, Bryan was very easy to communicate with and was very helpful throughout the entire process.
I highly recommend this property for you and your group when visiting Baltimore. Especially if you plan on visiting Camden Yards for a game.
Wonderful House! Wonderful Location!
This house has everything you will need for your stay, even parking. A big plus for any city. We felt at home as soon as we entered! Very well appointed, and tastefully decorated. We were able to walk to baseball games, restaurants, and Inner Harbor. Owner was great to work with. We would definitely stay here again, and would highly recommend.
Awesome vacation home
What a great place to stay . The house was very clean with more than enough space for 6 adults. Huge bathroom with a nice soaker tub and walk in shower in the main bathroom. Nice full bathroom in the downstairs bedroom and a1/2 bathroom in the top bedroom. Because of the vents in the floors, noise did travel throughout the house but since we were family not a big deal for us. Nice neighborhood felt very safe. Just about a 5 minute walk to Camden Yard for the baseball games and that was because we had to wait for the light to cross the road. Easy walking distance to the inner harbor which was also a fun place to go. I would not hesitate to stay here again. Bryan is easy to work with and answers any questions very quickly Anyone who wants to go to Baltimore should definitely consider this place
Loyola grad long weekend rental
We had the pleasure of staying at this property for our daughter's Loyola graduation. It was perfect for the 10 of us........ my and my brother-in-law's family with "kids" ranging in age from 12-32! The home was immaculate and Bryan provided not only spot on directions to the property, but also extremely detailed and accurate directions to grocery stores as well as a book full of recommendations for restaurants and places to see. All instructions for getting into the house, parking, operating appliances, trash and check out were provided via e-mail prior to arrival and also posted in the house. Bryan always responded quickly to the few questions that I e-mailed him about. The beds and futons were very comfortable. We had no complaints from any kid or adult! The house is nicely decorated and comfortable. We really appreciated the AC on the near 100 degree day we arrived! It's located in a quiet safe neighborhood just a short walk from Camden Yards. We could hear the ball games when we were on the back deck! It's a short drive or Uber ride to Inner Harbor, Fed Hill and Fell's point. My daughter and I even walked back to the house after a wonderful dinner at Thames St Oyster House in Fell's Point. It was a nice walk along the harbor. We even could have walked to our daughter's graduation at the Royal Farms Arena. It would have been much less hassle to walk there and back to the house after graduation to get our car instead of parking at the arena and dealing with the traffic after graduation. A major plus if you are bringing your car (or two) is the parking pad right at the rear of the house, plus a pass for on street parking or parking in the lot behind the property. You could totally stay at this property and enjoy the area without a car, too. My only regret......that we didn't find this place sooner! My daughter loved her 4 years at Loyola and we loved visiting her in Baltimore. We probably would have visited more often if we had known about this place!
The house is even better in person than the pictures. Bryan was very thorough and was prompt in responding to any questions and concerns. We had a wonderful stay and its location is great!
Rates & Availability
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