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Bedroom with antique Argentine brass bed & refinished deco wardrobeFinnish (dry heat) sauna with natural cedar walls, doors, & benches & tile floor
Notel 9 Getaway Suite with Sauna
Notel 9 Getaway Suite with Sauna
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Notel 9 is a cozy, private 'self-contained' B&B-style guest space with unique furnishings, a full bath with a vintage claw foot tub, a dry-heat sauna, and a private street entrance off a shared yard in a great Baltimore City neighborhood.

The space

Notel 9 is a self-contained B&B-style guest space with a cozy bedroom, a private full bath with claw foot tub and a dry heat sauna and a private entrance off of a shared yard. A hidden gem in one of the coolest neighborhoods of Baltimore - Upper Fells Point.

The bedroom has a double bed with an antique brass bed frame from Argentina, a small area rug, a small wardrobe, a chair, reading light, ceiling fan, a trunk for your suitcase, and a cabinet set up as a mini-kitchenette.

The bathroom has a wonderful antique porcelain claw foot tub as well as miscellaneous toiletries. The sauna has ample room for relaxing and stretching out and there is access to a large shared yard.

Guest access

Guest's accommodations are completely private and "self contained". Guests have a private, well-lit entrance off a main street in Upper Fells Point with an private entrance into the quest space from the yard.

High speed wireless internet, coffee, tea, sugar, creamer, and filtered water are available in the room along with a mini-refrigerator, microwave, French coffee press, electric kettle, utensils, plates, wine glasses and cups. There is also a iron & ironing board, hair dryer, curling iron and a small heater. We will also provide linens, towels, soap, shampoo, and homemade bath salts.

Interaction with guests

Joe and I live next door and will be available for guests during check in as well as for questions or information about the accommodations or area.

Other things to note

Please make sure to have an airbnb profile setup prior to requesting a stay.

We have a special rate for guests at Spa Adagio which is less than 4 blocks away and personally highly recommend. $68 massage (regularly $83) or $138 per couple in The Suite (regularly $166). If interested - let us know and we will provide promo code once your reservation is complete with us.

Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee د.إ76
Weekly Discount: 25%
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in time is flexible

I don't remember exactly how we came up with the name "The Notel" over 14 years ago, but I know at the time we thought it was funny and it stuck. The name, by no means however, insinuates that we are seeking, encouraging or willing to tolerate nefarious behavior.

If you are eating in the room, please keep crumbs to a minimum as city pests are shrewd opportunists. Leftover food items should be disposed of in the trash cans behind the sauna instead of leaving them in the trash receptacles in the space. We request that you recycle. Wash out containers or secure with lid and store in basket provided. Once full, please empty the basket into the recycling container next to trash can behind the sauna.

Please hang the bathroom rug on the tub after use so that it can dry. Also - always use the fan when using the tub so that the room gets air circulation.

When coming and going, please lock both the Notel9 door as well as the sally port door (sally port is the name of the passage way from the street). Please do not bring people home with you and no smoking in the room. Please treat the space, and its furnishings with TLC. Also - there is a tenant who lives in the main house, so be respectful with the noise level.

When you "check out", please place all used towels in the tub, put recyclables in recycling container behind the sauna, and all dirty dishes in the basket. Please also unplug the electric kettle and small space heater. Don't worry about making the bed as we will be strip the bed to wash sheets.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) live in the house


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

2 nights minimum stay

123 Reviews

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Megan User Profile
November 2017
Great hosts, wonderful location, and awesome little house. More than perfect. Wonderful trip, very accommodating host and perfect little sauna to hop in at the end of the day. Highly recommended

Julie User Profile
October 2017
Great place and friendly accommodating hosts!

Dave User Profile
October 2017
Had a great time at Notel9. The hosts, Lisa and Joe, are a great friendly couple and quick to respond to any questions you may have. The place itself is in a lovely neighbourhood with a number of bars and restaurants around. Fells Point is a 15 minute walk and the inner harbour about 35/40 minutes. The accommodation has a sauna which is very welcome after those long touristy days. There’s a garden space to sit out and lounge about in the sun. Would definitely go back.

Richard User Profile
October 2017
The Notel 9 was exactly as I expected. It is in a great location with a short walk to the main strip in Fells Point which is great for dinner and drinks and to go out. Communication with Lisa has been very easy since the day I booked. This is the perfect place to stay if you are just looking for a place to sleep at night as there is really only the bedroom, bathroom and sauna. If available, I would definitely stay here again when back in the area!

Jocelyn User Profile
October 2017
I stayed at the Notel 9 for two nights with my boyfriend, and it could not have been a more wonderful experience. Lisa made sure that we had everything we needed and was great about quickly communicating. The location is walking distance from everything you could ever need, and it was easy to explore and find hidden gems all over the neighborhood and area. The sauna and bath were so relaxing, and it felt like our own personal spa! Lisa also provided thorough instructions and directions to local attractions, which made it easier to ensure we had a productive visit. The garden area outside was such a nice spot to relax, and the decorations made it feel like our own little home. We could have not have been more pleased with the overall experience and would definitely visit the Notel 9 again! Thanks Lisa and Joe!

Nandini User Profile
October 2017
Great place, great location, great host!

Emily User Profile
September 2017
Great location—we could walk to Fell’s Point and it was easy to get to the Inner Harbor via Uber/Lyft and the water taxi. The bed was very comfortable and my husband loved the sauna. Lisa was very helpful. Check-in was a breeze with clear instructions for our arrival. Parking is a little bit of a challenge, but host was upfront about it and told us what to do to drop off our luggage. If you don’t already have a car, you really did not need one. We loved the location and were able to walk to lots of bars and restaurants. The neighborhood was quiet and residential, but it only took 10 minutes on foot to get to the Fell’s Point nightlife.

Baltimore, Maryland, United StatesJoined in November 2013
Lisa User Profile

Although quite the globetrotter up through my mid thirties, when I moved to Baltimore, I began putting down roots while working on a Masters in Social Work. For the past 16 years, I have dedicated my time and energy to home renovations, community organizing, volunteering for Upper Fells Point Improvement Association and social work with women victims of domestic violence, the Latino immigrant community and now in education. I am married to Joe, an amazing artist, and we spend a lot of time putting his creative talent and our personal touches into a couple of old houses here in B-More which we rent out. We love to b-bop around the city, listening to live music and going out for dinner with friends. No kids but there is the amazing canine, Izzy, and feisty feline, Louie.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a few hours

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