AvalonCliff Guesthouse: Gardens, Vineyard

Formal Garden
Formal GardenGuesthouseKitchenGreat RoomFirst Floor BedroomSouth Herb Garden2nd Bedroom-LoftBreakfast RoomSummerhouse/ClubhouseWest TerraceStairs to Orchard/VineyardWest GardenPavilion and Guesthouse DeckSummerhouse to ThermospaThermospa Swimspa
1 Review

From $90 / night

AvalonCliff Guesthouse: Gardens, Vineyard
2 bedrooms
6 guests
3 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Sleeps: 6
Type: Guesthouse
Per night: $325 - $400
Per week: $1,500 - $1,700
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: No
Description of the Baltimore vacation guesthouse rental
Winner of the 2008 Preservation Restoration Award, ours is an historic, pet-friendly and green property! Only 8 minutes to Baltimore City and BWI airport, and 35 minutes to Washington, DC. Overlooking the Patapsco River Valley, expect to see hawks and songbirds. Ask about the recent vintage of wine we are bottling. Historic Ellicott City is minutes away with shops, restaurants and fun things to see and do.

The guest house, as with the entire property of Avalon Cliff was built from historic materials (the interior repurposed from an 18th century sailing ship, the Somerset). This comfortable retreat property offers two levels, (floors are wood and carpeting) a full kitchen,bath, great room, breakfast room, cozy 1st floor bedroom and 2nd floor loft (lots of space for kids). Look out from your front window to view an English formal garden and watch the sun set over the valley. Numerous gardens surround the wooded 4 acre, very private property. Sit out on the back deck to see the woods and streams that run below. A cherry tree stands where a Civil War Battery stood reminding you of a long-lost era. Flowers, frogs and wildlife are everywhere!

Cool nights? Set a fire in the renewly restored summerhouse, or take a hike in the State Park, just a few steps from the door. Enjoy water? Visit the river just below or take a swim in the swim lane pool. Private laundry with additional 1/2 bath.

Combine your stay with a special event-contact us for more details. We are located in historic Avalon, Maryland.

Payments accepted exclusively through PayPal.

Wendy Adams

Area Information
Walking distance to park includes free admission for biking, hiking and fishing.

Minutes to Baltimore Inner Harbor, BWI airport, museums, hospitals, and wineries. 30 minutes to Washington, DC.

About the owner

Owner Profile



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2016 Mar 31 2017 $325 $383 $1,500 $2,700 3 Nights
Apr 01 2016 Mar 31 2017 $325 $400 $1,600 $3,000 3 Nights
Apr 01 2017 Oct 31 2017 $350 $400 $1,700 $3,200 3 Nights
Check In: 12 p.m. Check Out: 4 p.m.
Lodging tax: 0%
Deposits: Reservation deposit of $250 required to secure unit for vacation rentals; returned at end of stay. Full payment through PayPal only (bank or by credit card) due within 5 days of occupancy. Prepaid specials available.
Payment Options: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, PayPal, Visa
Other Fees: $250 admin fee charged if reserved and cancelled within 30 days advance of stay. $200 per pet per stay. $150 extra bed fee over 6 occupants.

Reviews (1)

Reviews for this vacation guesthouse rental in Baltimore, Maryland

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1 review
Brad Carlson

Nice little spot

Brad Carlson

Mpls, MN USA

Nice little spot

June 4, 2009

Rental property was beautiful! House was clean & well kept, had everything we needed. Plenty of trees & birds. Enjoyed the large hot tub & walks through the State Park.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Nice Early Spring Stay
Wisconsin Fam Milwaukee, WI US
Review Submitted: April 26, 2009 Date of Stay: April 2009
My family of six enjoyed an early spring stay at Avalon this April. We found the property comfortable, clean and relaxing. Owners were very kind and hospitable. We expecially enjoyed the pool spa for relaxation. The nearby Avalon park afforded our family enjoyable family-bonding walks. AND, our pet cockapoo, Lucky, was very pleased with the total environment. (The host's dog treats helped his opinion.)
Recommended for: Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway, Girls Getaway, Pet-friendly

Hi Wendy and Gene,

We are back where we started. It was a long trip, made longer by the antics of the kids in tow. But we are happy to get back and are now in full unwinding mode.

We thank you for the friendly accommodation that you provided and responsive ways in which you attended to all our questions and concerns. Many thanks again for a quiet and relaxing two weeks on your property.

G. F. and family from Japan

My family and I stayed at Avalon Cliff for 4.5 months
this summer/fall in between our overseas assignments.
We have two small children and two Labrador
Retrievers, and we found the guest annex to be quite
adequate for our needs of temporary housing. It was also nice to have our own private laundry room and storage area, so we didn't feel that we were ever intruding on anyone

Avalon Cliff worked out well for us since we were
looking for a short-term rental that was fully
equipped, i.e. linens, cable, phone, answering
machine, etc. and dog-friendly.

I stayed at Avalon Cliff from March to June in 2006. The place worked out fabulously. The location is beautiful on a cliff above Patapsco State Park, and Gene and Wendy could not have been nicer. I had a dog with me that was able to spend time outside for most of the day with Gene and Wendy's dog Buff. I would highly recommend Avalon Cliff for all short term living arrangements. It was simple, convenient, and very pleasant.

Gene & Wendy,
As we return to our busy lives we've not forgotten our gracious hosts and the time we spent at Avalon Cliff. It was certainly a reunion to remember. A few of the group members have passed along thank-you's that I've pasted below. It was a pleasure to meet you Gene, and perhaps next time I will get to meet you, Wendy. We cannot thank you enough!

Warm Regards,
Asa Nadeau

Gene & Wendy,
Thanks so much for providing perfect accommodations for our group. I can't imagine how different (and likely less pleasant) the trip would have been had we been clumped into a Days Inn or the like. It really made the trip special to be able to spend our non-baseball time in such comfortable, natural space. I hope the property continues to give you as much pleasure as it did for us this weekend. Thanks again
Adam Johnson

Gene & Wendy
"Thanks so much and you have done a wonderful job with the property, beautiful! Thanks again!"
Adam Schuster

Gene & Wendy,
It's been fun hearing and reliving the history of your property from many a person that asks about our reunion accommodations. Thanks again for all your hospitality!

Neil H.

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