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1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Private room

1 Guest

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Humble but * fun, funky* location for the price! Note: Due to limited height of The Shire, it is only suited for folks under 5 feet, 9 inches tall (1.75 m). Value/comfort near Johns Hopkins Medical, Harbor East, in Upper Fells Point. Walk everywhere.

IMPORTANT: Shower times are limited. 9 a.m.-11 a.m., or 7-9 p.m.

IMPORTANT (2): Fll out your bio, complete your verifications and provide a photo clearly showing your face before contacting me; a clear photo is needed for host security.

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 0.5 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 4PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Keypad


Cleaning Fee: ﺩ.ﺇ45
Security Deposit: ﺩ.ﺇ757
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

Spartan, Peace Corps type space -- but you do have a bed, desk, fabulous Ikea Poang reading chair, storage shelves, and a half-bath: toilet and sink.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The shower, in my separate master suite on the 2nd floor, is available 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 7-9 p.m. Max of 1 shower per day.

PLS READ: Please do not ask for changes in the shower time. If you are attending a convention and are out all day, the Shire is not appropriate unless you can make other shower arrangements.

Please see my other listing, the Vivaldi Suite, if you need multiple showers or showers outside of the stated times.

The Shire contains an A/C & heating unit that makes a mechanical sound (it will be on when hot in summer and cold in winter), so it is best for those who are sound sleepers.


The Shire is not suitable for anyone over 5 feet, 9 inches (1.75 meters) or about 170 pounds (80 kilograms). Please mention your height when booking -- tall people also frighten my shy dog.

Amenities available (please ask): Ironing board, iron, makeup mirror, wedge pillow.

Guest access

Kitchen fridge and microwave, dining room, spectacular roof deck, shower. You can *definitely* use the dining room table as your office, set up a laptop at one end and work happily with strong wifi and some tea, hot chocolate or coffee.

Interaction with guests

Flexible interaction with guests! I work in a home office, so I have some deadlines to meet, but I can take breaks and act as a "concierge" to be helpful to you as you plan your day.

The neighborhood

Neighborhood voted "Baltimore's Best" by the City Paper!

Block is fantastic, congenial, friendly, with many porch sitters who perch out front in the evening for a drink, a chat or even a little cookout.

Convenient by public transit or on foot to JHMI, Harbor East, downtown convention hotels and centers.

One block from house where Billie Holiday grew up. Five gorgeous murals mark the block now!

Nine blocks south to the waterfront. Nine blocks north to Hopkins.

Getting around

Consult the "Getting Here" section of the Charm City Homestay welcome manual for extensive transportation details, including how to arrive from the airports, as well as various freebies.

Other things to note

Not suitable for those with cat allergies or smokers.

No guests will be admitted without a clear, head and shoulders photograph on their profile.

After you book, please consult your confirmation email to read my House Manual and send me the Magic Phrase.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 12AM (midnight)

• Unable to host smokers or those who have cat allergies. This house has two permanent residents with asthma and smoke sensitivities. Smokers who book anyway without disclosing that they smoke will not be admitted and will not receive a refund.

Not permitted:

• Visitors. Only the guests named and registered in the original reservation are permitted to enter the building.
• Wearing of perfumes, fragrances.
• Animals.
• Sending of any mail or packages to this address. These will be returned to sender.
• Cooking, frying, baking, boiling on the stove. You can use the microwave to warm food. Kitchen hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. firm.
• Eating/drinking (other than water) in your room to avoid attracting roaches. You can eat in the dining room.
• Max of 1 shower per day for guests in the Shire. Please see my other listing if you need multiple showers.

Significant violations of house rules will result in immediate termination of the reservation, and the forfeiture of all fees paid for the reservation.

IMPORTANT: Read your itinerary email! It contains:

1. My address
2. A link to the House Manual
3. The "magic phrase." You ** have ** to read the House Manual and send me the magic phrase to receive your WiFi password!


• A maximum of three items of luggage, such as suitcases, backpacks or spinners, are permitted. If you have a car full of belongings, the welcome manual provides you with paid storage options.
•  You may leave luggage early (before 4 p.m.) for $7 and leave it on the day of your departure (after 11 a.m.) for a separate $7. This charge is waived for stays of five days or more.


•  4 p.m. or later. Please advise me of your estimated time immediately on booking or by 48 hours before arrival. Early check-ins may be available for $25 -- please ask though.


•  11 a.m. *firm.* You will need to be up, packed and out of the house -- not just the room! -- by this time. If you are late, the late departure fee is $25.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Safety card
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay.
From Apr 23 - 25, 2017 the minimum stay is 1 night.

142 Reviews

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Adam User Profile
April 2017
Nice room with nice host.

Jacob User Profile
March 2017
Staying with Jeannette is always easy, cozy, and friendly :)

Max User Profile
March 2017
This is the ideal Airbnb experience! I strongly recommend staying here. Jeannette is an exceptional human. Couldn't be happier with my stay.

Tiffani User Profile
March 2017
I loved the setup of the room. Jeannett's place is conveniently located and she's very welcoming and hospitable. Would definitely recommended this location to others.

Shane User Profile
February 2017
I came to Baltimore for a conference and had a really enjoyable stay at Jeannette's place. She was very kind, going out of her way on multiple occasions to assist me. She communicated detailed information in advance and always responded to my messages instantly. We also struck up several friendly conversations. The house is located in a tranquil and beautiful neighborhood and I wish I had had more time to explore the area. It's also an easy going walk to downtown.

Mary User Profile
February 2017
Reasonable location . Parking is difficult but can can a spot within 2 blocks usually.

Elizabeth User Profile
January 2017
Jeannette was a wonderful host. She got me all set up the first night. The space was just as she describe. It was nice to have the whole basement as private space. Jeannette was super friendly and helpful and has tons of great stories. I'm coming back to stay again next week!

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States · Joined in December 2013
Jeannette User ProfileJeannette is a superhost.

Ready to share my love of Upper Fells Point with you!

Specialize in helping guests relocating to Baltimore with counsel on neighborhoods, landlords, rent levels, financing for ownership.

Love movies by Wes Anderson, Terrence Malick and Werner Herzog.

Favorite places I've traveled: Kenya, Bali.

Favorite motto (from Voltaire): The perfect is the enemy of the good.

Favorite foods: Peking duck, matcha green tea ice cream and kulfi (Indian cardamon ice cream).

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within an hour

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.