Bedroom with antique Argentine brass bed & refinished deco wardrobeFinnish (dry heat) sauna with natural cedar walls, doors, & benches & tile floor

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: ﺩ.ﺇ76
Weekly Discount: 25%
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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.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

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

2 nights minimum stay

105 Reviews

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Kylie User Profile
June 2017
We loved staying in Lisa and Joe's space. It was the perfect oasis for a weekend getaway to Baltimore. The location was excellent for walking and exploring the city. The space was comfortable and relaxing. We enjoyed drinking coffee from the french press out in the backyard and loved being able to treat ourselves to a sauna in the evening. Lisa was very communicative throughout our stay and allowed us to stay well past check out time to continue enjoying our weekend. Overall, a wonderful experience!

Emily User ProfileEmily is a superhost.
June 2017
My second two week stay. Absolutely fantastic airbnb. I stayed for a two-week intensive course at Hopkins and it's just the sort of home base you would want when doing academic work. Also highly rec for weekend stays to explore Baltimore. Great hosts, great play, fantastic price.

Ross User Profile
May 2017
Hands down the best Airbnb experience ever. Lisa and Joe are wonderful hosts both helpful and sociable and the room we stayed in was better appointed than any hotel I have stayed in. We were legitimately wowed when we walked into our room the first time. Honestly the pictures don't do justice to how nice the place actually is! Baltimore is a very pleasant city but coming back to such lovely accommodation after a days exploration is what really made this the best part of our trip. We will definitely be back.

Francis User Profile
May 2017
A perfect spot. This was our second visit and we loved it again. Fantastic location, space, and price. Hosts are incredibly kind and helpful.

Anne User Profile
May 2017
Lisa is a warm and friendly host who knows her neighborhood well and is happy to introduce you to it! The Notel is comfy, cozy, and has a fantastic sauna which was the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day. I'd love to stay here again the next time I travel to Baltimore!

Rob User Profile
May 2017
I was there for business, and the Notel was very quaint. It was also delightfully quiet. Perfect for my stay.

Meghan User Profile
April 2017
They were fantastic hosts! Communication was wonderful, Lisa even made sure we had parking when we arrived. The sauna was great, the backyard was magical and the bed was firm. Due to the size of the space, you will need to get a bit creative if you hope to set up an office space. Perfect for a weekend getaway!

Baltimore, Maryland, United States · Joined in November 2013
Lisa User ProfileLisa is a superhost.

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.

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