My family and I were planning a trip to either Baltimore or Salem for this upcoming summer (2016). I emailed the owner of this property with many questions before we had even made a decision. He was very prompt and accommodating with all my questions and I truly hope I will be able to sway my family that a Baltimore trip with a stay at this home is our best bet! If the home is half as welcoming as the owners this is possibly the best place to stay in Baltimore!
Our family group of eight (family of four with two young kids and two sets of grandparents) had a wonderful stay at this vacation rental between Christmas and New Year's. You can't beat the location, which is within walking distance of a great outdoor market & places to eat and an easy drive to so many attractions. With young kids, we enjoyed the Port Discovery Children's Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Industry, and the B & O Railroad Museum, as well as some great restaurants. However, we also enjoyed the comforts of "home," which offered adequate privacy across three floors and included comfortable beds, a beautiful updated bathroom, a kitchen well-stocked with cooking- and servingware, and a nice array of games and DVDs for evening relaxation. Best of all, there was a very nice playground directly across the street, which we utilized every day.
The owners were friendly and responsive to all questions and concerns, from start to finish of the rental process. Due to the size of our group and because the owners were out of town for part of the week, we had the use of two parking spots right by the house, which was very convenient.
The only improvements we would recommend include: (1) a new air mattress (the one that was offered didn't hold air well after the first night, although there are sufficient regular beds for a smaller group), (2) updated cookware (the non-stick pans had some deep scratches), and (3) more space in the bedrooms for guests to store clothing and belongings during extended stays. It would also be helpful for the railings on the steep stairways to be reinforced so that they provide more coverage for very young and elderly guests.
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