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Restored Circa 1795 Townhouse in Fells Point Historic District



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Lancaster House at Fells Point - A restored 1795 townhouse in the heart of Baltimore's vibrant Fells Point historic district. Modernized and tastefully furnished, the house is available for short-term rental. Whether in Baltimore for business and need comfortable corporate housing, having a fun family vacation, or shooting a movie, Lancaster House is THE place to stay in Baltimore.

Modernized and tastefully furnished, the house is available as short-term rental accommodations. While the house still retains the character of a 200+ year old home, the living space has been completely updated for today's lifestyle. Materials utilized in the renovation include oak, slate, and ceramic flooring, Williamsburg paints, Baldwin brass hardware, and custom cabinetry.

HOUSE FEATURES and AMENITIES:
The first floor features a living/dining room with a sofa bed, powder/utility room with washer and dryer, and a full modern kitchen with all necessary appliances and utensils. The kitchen includes a charming eat-in area with a cathedral ceiling and skylight. Off the kitchen is an enclosed private courtyard, with outdoor dining area and gas grill.

The second floor has a spacious multi-purpose room which is fully equipped to serve as a comfortable living room or office. There is a queen size futon, so that the room can also be used as a bedroom. The bathroom includes a spacious ceramic-tiled shower. A loft overlooking the kitchen area is a pleasant reading space, and includes a futon which can serve as a double bed.

The master bedroom on the third floor has a queen size bed, plus a wall of bookcases, with a varied selection of reading material.

  • Accommodations for up to 8 (queen bed, sofa bed, 2 futons)
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Washer/Dryer
  • All Linens and Towels
  • Maid Service Available
  • Security System
  • Completely Equipped Kitchen
  • Private Courtyard
  • Outdoor Furniture & Gas Grill
  • TVs, VCRs, DVDs
  • Satellite TV
  • DSL High Speed Wireless Internet Service
  • Printer/Fax/Scanner
  • Off-street Parking Available
  • Water Taxi Passes

FELLS POINT:
The National Register Historic District of Fells Point is a vibrant maritime community, located just east of Baltimore's famous Inner Harbor. Established in 1730, the area served as the city's original port and was the center of a thriving shipbuilding industry.

Many of the existing homes and commercial structures date to the 18th and 19th century, and have been diligently restored to preserve their quaint charm and historic character. The Robert Long House, circa 1765, is Baltimore's oldest surviving urban residence, and is now maintained as a museum.

The cobblestone streets of Fells Point are alive with restaurants, taverns, small theaters, galleries, antique and vintage clothing shops, and many other unique establishments. The neighborhood offers an eclectic mixture of residential and commercial cultures and interests, featuring a fascinating melting pot of fine restaurants and inexpensive ethnic eateries, renowned artists and offbeat characters, upscale townhouses and modest working-class rowhomes, all existing in harmony side by side.

Fells Point is a short walk or ride to the Inner Harbor, Little Italy and Canton. The convenient and enjoyable water taxis are a favorite means of transportation for Fells Point residents and visitors.

THINGS TO DO:
  • The Baltimore Ice Rink at Harbor Point, South Caroline, Thames & Block streets, 410-752-8632
  • Baltimore Maritime Museum, 802 S. Caroline St., 410-396-3453
  • Babe Ruth Birthplace & Orioles Museum, 216 Emory Street, 410-727-1539
  • Baltimore Zoo, Druid Hill Park, 410-366-5466
  • Captain Don's Fishing Charters, Henderson Wharf Marina, 1001 Fell St., 410-342-2004, cell 443-857-4238
  • Captain Virgil Hobbs, HarborSail LLC, Swan's Wharf, 410-428-1711
  • Fell's Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St., 410-276-7837
  • Fell's Point Ghost Tours, purchase tickets at aMuse toy store, 1623 Thames St., 410-342-5000
  • Fell's Point Maritime Museum, 1724 Thames St., 410-732-0278
  • Fell's Point Visitor Center, 808 S. Ann. St., 410-675-6750
  • Fells Point Yacht Club, Inc., P.O. Box 38561, 410-242-1383
  • Fell's Point Walking Tours, 812 S. Ann St., 410-675-6750
  • Harbor Cruises (Bay Lady, Lady Baltimore, George's Island), 301 Light St., 410-727-3113
  • The National Aquarium - Inner Harbor, 410-576-3800
  • The Ravens at PSInet Stadium, Inner Harbor, 410-261-7283
  • The Vagabond Players, 806 S. Broadway, 410-563-9135
  • Robert Long House, 812 S. Ann St., 410-675-6750 - (oldest existing residence in Baltimore)
  • Sail Baltimore, 1809 Thames St., 410-522-7300
  • Seaport Taxi, 410-675-2900
  • USS Constellation, Pier I, Inner Harbor, 410-539-1797
  • The Washington Monument & Museum at Mt. Vernon Place, 2600 Madison Ave., 410-396-7837
  • Water Taxi, 410-563-3901 or 800-658-8947

ARCHITECTURE:
This early Federal style house (circa 1795) was originally built as a 2 1/2 story structure, one room deep, with a slanted roof and dormer.

In the mid-19th century, the roof was raised to 3 full stories, and a 2 story rear addition was built. The original sloped roofline is still visible today on an exposed brick wall in the 3rd floor bedroom.

The fašade features carved stone lintels, which are quite rare in Baltimore, plus two cornices -- the original stone cornice above the second floor, and an ornate wooden cornice at the present roofline.

The brick is laid in Flemish bond on the first 2 levels, and in running bond on the 3rd level, attesting to the different periods of construction. The unusually shaped thin bricks found in several areas of the house are thought to have been transported from Holland as ballast in the hull of sailing ships.

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Lancaster House Rates


Price Range:
2 - 7 Days $200 - $325/night

8 - 30 Days $135 - $250/night

Over 30 Days $100 - $175/night

Rental rates include rental of entire house, sleeping up to 8 people. Rates vary according to season, special events, number of guests and length of stay.

Payment accepted by check, VISA and Mastercard.

Owners Rate Table

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VISA ,MASTERCARD ,CASH ,CHECKS

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SATELITE TV, DVD PLAYER, VCR PLAYER, STEREO, CD PLAYER, PHONE, AIR CONDITIONING, HEAT, FULL KITCHEN, DISHWASHER, MICROWAVE, REFRIGERATOR, UTENCILS, POTS AND PANS, WASHER AND DRYER, GAS GRILL,

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HIKING, MUSEUMS, AMUSEMENT PARK, RESTAURANTS, SIGHTSEEING, BOATING, SHOPPING,




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