Planning a trip to Maryland for business or pleasure? Get the feel of "suburbia", yet we are a short drive to Downtown Baltimore and less than an hour from Washington, DC. Plus we are 10 minutes from BWI Airport or Amtrak. NOTE: The quoted price is for 1 bedroom/1 bed! The 2nd bedroom/2nd bed can be rented for an additional cost.
There is a second bedroom available, for an additional cost. If you want both bedrooms for only 2 people OR you have 4 people, please contact me, before booking, so that I can offer a discounted price. There is NO charge for a 4th person! But you'll have to contact me, to have that reflected in your nightly rate.
Whether you are visiting the area for business, a vacation, a wedding or a graduation, please consider making this your "home away from home" for a few days.
This location offers the perfect combination of suburban quiet and extreme convenience. We are in Linthicum, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore. We are just 10 minutes from BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport and only 15 minutes from Downtown Baltimore City--including both stadiums and the Convention Center. We are also only 15 minutes away from the Maryland Live Casino and the brand new Horseshoe Casino is 15 minutes in the other direction. We are within walking distance from the light rail, which not only connects you to BWI Airport, but can also get you into the city. **If you plan to walk here from the light rail, PLEASE ASK ME ABOUT THE SHORT CUT! If you are driving, you can easily access I-95 and all of the other major highways in the area.
Both rooms have been recently upgraded! In our primary guest room, we offer a comfy queen sized bed with a pillow-topped mattress, a 37" flat-screen tv (equipped with cable), a dvd player (with a collection of videos), a small closet and a clock radio with cd player and a jack for mp3 players. There are power strips on either side of the bed, so you have lots of plugs available for your chargers, laptops, etc. There is a folding rack for your luggage.
You will be sharing a full bathroom on the second floor. Fresh linens, will of course, be provided. You will have access to a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen. If you plan to cook or need refrigerator space, please try to give me advance notice. You will also have access to the living room and half bath on the first floor. You'll have free wi-fi and if you need a computer or printer, just ask.
You'll be sharing the house with 50-something couple and a cat. The cat is friendly, but she's kept out of your room--unless you let her in ;-) You don't have to be a cat lover; but if you are allergic or afraid of them or mind an occasional late night / early morning meow outside your bedroom door, then this won't be a good fit!
As far as food, you have lots of options. A continental breakfast comes as part of the deal. That includes a large selection of coffees and teas. And if you happen to be here on weekend morning, you might be invited to play "guinea pig" for some new breakfast casserole or omelet recipe. I am an excellent cook, if I do say so myself :-) There are 3 fast food places in walking distance. A very large selection of full service restaurants is but a short drive away. We'll be happy to point you in the right direction, for whatever you're seeking.
In the spring, summer and fall, you may chose to spend some time relaxing in our big backyard. There's a stone patio with lawn chairs, surrounded by flowers and trees.
THE FOLLOWING IS RELEVANT ONLY TO PARTIES OF 3 or 4 GUESTS!
The rate for the second room is a flat $40 a night--whether there are 1 or 2 people staying in there. This website is not set-up to automatically calculate that the 4th person is FREE. If you have 4 in your party, please write to me, so that I can give you a link for the proper rate. Sorry for the confusion!! Please ask if you have questions :-) While still not quite as nice as the primary guest room, it's pretty close! This room also has a queen sized pillow-topped bed, a flat screen tv (with an Amazon Firestick and Hulu ), a clock radio and desk, which can include the use of a computer upon request. Anyone staying in that room will have the same promise of clean linen, assorted travel sized toiletries and a good breakfast. This room also serves as our laundry room, but thanks to folding screens and room arrangement, the room is attractive and looks much like a traditional bedroom. Soooo, if your third/fourth guest(s) is okay with the above-mentioned description, then by all means shoot me an email to discuss your visit!
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Guests have access to their room, both bathrooms (WHICH ARE SHARED), the living room, the backyard and (usually) the driveway. Guests CAN use the kitchen--but if it's more than involved than storing things in the frig, or heating something in the microwave, please let me know in advance. We have a temperamental smoke detector, so I like to be in the vicinity, if you are cooking something on the stove. If there are more than 2 guests, they will also have access to the second spare room. The other parts of the house are off limits--unless discussed in advance. The top of the toilet (in the master bath) is available for toiletries that you want to leave in the bathroom. Hooks for towels are available in the bathroom as well as your room (both bedrooms have hooks).
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The ideal bookings for us come a few weeks to a month in advance. But we can usually accept reservations several months in advance and we've frequently accommodated last minute requests. Bottom line, it never hurts to ask! I'm online quite frequently and can usually give you a quick response.
To reiterate, if you need the second bedroom, please write and ask the rate.
We'll need to see your ID upon arrival.
With regard to children, infants are fine, if they can sleep with you (we do not have a crib). Children over 10 are fine, if you are planning to rent the second bedroom for them.
There is no smoking (of anything)! Please treat our home as you would your own :-). Clean up after yourself and be mindful of the noise level after 10 p.m. We have a cat. You won't need to do a thing for her, but she is NOT allowed to go outside!
Guests are not allowed to bring other people to the house at any time unless granted permission from the owners. Cooking is fine, but we need to discuss it in advance--unless you are just warming something in the microwave.
Guest interaction varies greatly with us. Never feel that you have to spend time with us--we won't be offended if you are mostly in your room or out of the house. However, if we're home and you want to chat that's just fine! We've had some wonderful conversations with some of our guests--but it's never forced--sometimes it just clicks!
We are an African-American couple in our mid-fifties. We're non-smokers and light drinkers. We are generally laid back. We both have pretty busy schedules--which is why for time being, we're generally not accepting reservations of more than 3 or 4 days at a time. But that's not a hard and fast rule, especially if you've stayed with us before; so feel free to check to see if an exception might be made. If you need some suggestions on what to do and/or where to go, while you're in the Baltimore area--you've got it! However, if you already have an agenda and just need a clean, quiet and safe place to lay your head--you've got that too!
Please note that my "kid" is a cat. She is friendly and playful--if you choose to engage. But if you choose to keep your distance, no problem. She does sometimes "cry" a little bit, early in the morning--just cuz she wants to join me in the master bedroom. If it happens, it's only for a few minutes. I don't think it's a big deal, but if you are a very light sleeper and/or don't like cats--then this would be a bad choice for you.