About this listing
Welcome to Baltimore's funky Arts and Entertainment District. Just two blocks from Penn Station, you'll be in Washington, DC, in 50 minutes. Or walk to the many bars and restaurants on North Charles, hop on the free Circulator bus to the Inner Harbor, or take the free shuttle to Johns Hopkins University. Walking distance to MICA and the University of Baltimore too.
Recently remodeled 600 sq. ft. basement room with private bath and kitchenette that gets good light through two windows -- a large West-facing bay window and a second North-facing window. No separate entrance (guests enter through the townhouse's front door; other residents live on the 2nd and 3rd floors). Coffee and tea provided free of charge, as well as basic toiletries like shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and moisturizer. The place sleeps two people in the same bed (queen-sized bed). Reservations for this listing are for two people, maximum.
Street parking for non-residents is limited to two hours maximum between 7:00 am and 9:00 pm. Street parking is free overnight, from 9:00 pm until 7:00 am. If you need parking between 7:00 am and 9:00 pm, there's room for one car on the parking pad in the back of the townhouse. Kindly park off to the far left so that residents can get in and out of the garage.
Interaction with guests
I work full-time but am accessible by cell phone and email.
Other things to note
Though you will have full privacy in the basement room, you do need to access the room through the home's main front door, which means you may run into the permanent residents: a friendly mom, her fiance and her 5-year-old boy, and a Hopkins grad student and her adorable dog.
Before they check out, guests are expected to strip the bed and place used bedding and towels in a basket in the room. They are also expected to wash their dishes, run a disinfectant wipe in the kitchenette and bathroom (including sink, shower and toilet area). Used wipes should be placed in either of the trash cans, not flushed down the toilet. We ask guests to do this minimal cleaning because we are very flexible with check-in and check-out times, and this ensures basic cleanliness in the room in case a new guest arrives to drop off luggage before we've had a chance to clean the room. We also ask that guests not bring in outside people for paid services.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
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My son Daniel and my fiance, Ibrahim, and I are happy to be your hosts! We live with a Hopkins nursing student named Kendra, and her adorable Dachsund. Our bedroom is on the 2nd floor and Kendra's is on the 3rd floor, so you'll have plenty of privacy in the downstairs studio. A bit about me: I've lived in Baltimore for about eight years, working for a humanitarian organization. Before that I worked for the United Nations in several countries overseas, mainly Africa, doing communications work with peacekeeping operations. Ibrahim has been in the United States almost 20 years, working in retail management. We've known each other for 17 years. I grew up in Switzerland, and Ibrahim in Niger. As hosts, we take our cues from our guests. If you're traveling alone and would enjoy our company, we're happy to oblige. And if you prefer to do your own thing, we're fine with that too. Our goal is for you to enjoy your stay.