Property Walkthrough: Liberty Gardens

In the hustle and bustle of daily life, we often forget what it is like to feel calm, peaceful, and quiet, but when you choose our At Home Annapolis Liberty Gardens hideaway for your Annapolis vacation, it will all come back to you. Offering 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and one of the most peaceful locations in all of Annapolis, your time with us is guaranteed to bring you the quiet you so desperately need and deserve. The charming Annapolis vacation home known as Liberty Gardens is one of our guests’ favorites and will soon be yours as well!

Step into Beauty at This Annapolis Vacation Home

As the door swings open to reveal the simple treasures hidden within, your immediate impressions will be of warmth and welcoming. High ceilings and creamy painted walls work to make the space bright and airy, while comfortable furnishings make it feel cozy and inviting. The living areas have been recently updated, offering comfortable sofas, a brick fireplace, and views of the serene landscape just outside the oversized windows. The kitchen, the heart of the home, features stainless steel appliances, cabinets painted a crisp white, marble countertops, and a unique chandelier hanging over the center island that offers seating for two. This room is where meals will be created, conversations will be had, and snacks will be enjoyed in the middle of the night. A professional sized refrigerator holds a lot of food, and the windows over the sink may lead to daydreams as you stare out onto a yard filled with flowers, trees, secret gardens, and a salt water pool and hot tub.

Take the cookies you baked out of the double oven, leave them cooling on the marble island, and head out to the yard with a glass of wine and take a seat in one of the unusual architectural chairs by the pool. Listen to the sounds of birds singing, the wind whispering through the trees, and the distant laughter of children playing in far away yards. Located near the mouth of the South River, the occasional hum of a boat motor or the splash of fish jumping out of the water may be heard as well. This space outdoors is created to give inhabitants a much-needed timeout as they explore Zen gardens and play in the pool or hot tub.

As you move back into the house, taking time to examine the bedrooms that will give you the greatest luxury of all—a good night’s sleep—it’s a joy to learn that there are no wrong choices when you pick your bedroom. Whether you choose the king size bed in the master suite, the wrought-iron bed in the guest room that sits at a diagonal angle, dominating the space or any of the other beds in the remaining two rooms, your nights spent with At Home Annapolis in our Liberty Gardens home will be ones you will never want to end.

You Deserve This

Peace will be easy to come by when you choose Liberty Gardens for your vacation escape. Reserve it today!

Book Your 2021 Memorial Day Getaway to Annapolis

When did you suddenly realize that not only has another year flown by in a blur, but that it has probably been that long (or longer) since you have been someplace new? Travel credits and vacation rental refunds are two oft used phrases during pandemic times, but we are happy to say that we see better things happening soon, and as travel restrictions lift and quarantine requirements disappear, now is the time to start planning a Memorial Day getaway that will help make up for the disappointments of the last 12 months of your life. The kickoff to summer is our favorite holiday, and when you spend it in Annapolis in one of our At Home Annapolis holiday escapes, this Memorial Day in Annapolis promises to be filled with fun and frolic!

Celebrate Like You’re Home with At Home Annapolis

Just having the chance to see someplace new is a treat these days, but our Memorial Day properties offer that something extra that makes your getaway stand out! Fully equipped kitchens put the joy back in cooking as you prepare your grandma’s potato salad and whip up a batch of Red, White, and Blue Frozen Sangrias, but never fear—you won’t be stuck doing all the work as your resident grill chef takes up his or her station in front of the propane grill that is available at many of our properties! Happily charring meat as the rest of the family plays video games, reads, or, if you have rented a home with a pool, practices their cannonballs in the clear blue waters! With the appropriate music accompanying the activities (rock or country, of course) and the sun shining brightly overhead, your all-American celebration just keeps getting better by the moment, especially when the meal is done and mom brings out the popsicles and ice cream cones as a sweet way of signifying this meal is complete!

Remembering the Reason This Memorial Day in Annapolis

The reason for this holiday is one of remembrance as we pay homage to those who sacrificed so much for our country, and a visit to the World War II Memorial, located at 1920 Governor Ritchie Highway, is the perfect place to do so. Created as a tribute to the military members who have long passed, the peace and quiet at this special memorial will give you the space to pause in the celebration and say thanks to those whose names are listed here, as well as to those you may personally know.

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The memories made with At Home Annapolis are guaranteed to be long lasting ones. We hope to see you soon!

Escape to Annapolis for Easter 2021

The beauty of Annapolis shines even brighter over the Easter holiday, and although this is not usually a holiday over which you would travel, aren’t you tired of staying home? The last 12 months have been long and sad, and now that the world is starting to look a little brighter, itchy feet can travel again! Our guide to our Annapolis Easter rentals will give you just a glimpse of what you can expect during your Easter 2021 escape to our favorite city on the Chesapeake Bay.

Seasonal Sanctuaries for Annapolis Easter

At Home Annapolis wants you to feel instantly at home when you walk into our cozy, cheerful, and oh so comfortable holiday hideaways! Follow the halls that lead a path straight to the kitchen, the heart of the home, and discover a space that is airy and bright and designed to give the little extra something that makes your Easter feast extra special. Boil eggs for decorating and bake the traditional Easter ham, showing your family that traditions can continue even when you are thousands of miles from home. Dining rooms are where you can decorate those eggs, play a few board games, or devour the Easter feast if that’s how you celebrate this important holiday. The kitchens can be used for whipping together a pitcher of Easter cocktails, the dining room tables for catching up on emails, and living areas offer plush furnishings, state of the art televisions, and the perfect spots to recover from the aftereffects from too many Easter Egg Mudslide shots! Yards with fences are designed to offer hiding spots for your decorated eggs, large porches with views of the water are where you can sit each evening watching the sun set over the horizon. And at the end of each evening, sliding into the warmth and coziness of our deluxe beds, you will discover what it means to sleep the entire night through!

Making Memories with At Home Annapolis

Every minute of your Annapolis Easter adventure in our hometown on the bay is guaranteed to be filled with love, laughter, comfort, and style when you choose At Home Annapolis for your holiday escape. Reserve yours today and get started making memories that will last a lifetime!

Date Night Hotspots in Annapolis

The days of the week are never changing. There’s the Sunday blues, Monday Madness, Taco Tuesday, Hump Day, Almost Friday, Finally Friday, Sensational Saturday, and then it starts all over again. What does change, however is the night you choose for date night in your real life. Weekdays you are too tired, and weekends are often too crowded with honey-do lists and kids’ activities, but during your unforgettable Annapolis adventures, you will definitely want to resurrect date night and visit some of these hottest spots in town. We’ve done the research; all you need to do is have a great time on your Annapolis vacation!

Explore Your Creative Side

We’re sure you have heard the phrase and absolutely agree that partners who paint together, stay together. Wait, you haven’t? Oh well, maybe we just made it up because we have so much fun at Muse Paintbar, 1915 Towne Centre Boulevard #110, when we hit the town with our own romantic partners! Offering the opportunity to laugh, sip (they have a bar) and create art, the low cost makes it a popular date night choice—just be sure to reserve your seat in advance, as pandemic changes have limited the amount of people who can be in the same room together.

The Perfect Pour

The Guinness drinkers in our group know exactly what we mean by the perfect pour, as do the awesome bartenders at Kilarney House, located at 584 West Central Avenue! Offering live entertainment, delicious pub food, and of course, the perfect pour of Guinness, this fun spot is one of the hottest in the area and is guaranteed to get even hotter when you and your sweetheart walk in the door.

Small Plates, Large Flavor

The allure of small plates (also known as tapas) is due to the diversity. You aren’t stuck with one plate or one meal the entire evening; you can explore LOTS of different flavors! Level, a small plates lounge located at 69 West Street, is the perfect place to experience tapas, especially if you haven’t tried them before. The menu changes frequently, so we won’t talk specifics, but we will tell you that every bite will be better than the last!

It’s All About the Grape

Grapes Wine Bar of Annapolis, located at 1410 Forest Drive, is known for their signature silky wines as well as their eclectic small plates, and it is hands down one of our favorite date night getaways! Open again after brief pandemic closures, their award-winning wines always go down smoothly, and the romantic atmosphere will make you fall in love with your one true love all over again!

Warmth and Romance on Your Annapolis Vacation

The most romantic of all spots in Annapolis is right there in your At Home Annapolis honeymoon hideaway. Reserve yours today!

How to Have a Luxury Weekend Getaway in Annapolis

When you think back to your traveling style in your college days, did you ever imagine that one day you would be seeking out luxury and passing on stays in cheap motels? Life wasn’t as smooth for you then, especially in comparison to today, and although it was fun, it did not even begin to compare to the comfort and style you live in today, and you wouldn’t have it any other way! This guide to a luxury weekend in Annapolis and an even more luxurious stay in our At Home Annapolis vacation escapes is designed to help you fill every second with luxury, glamour, and grace on your Annapolis getaway.

You Look Marvelous!

As we age, we start to obsess over the gray hairs, the unwanted weight that creeps on, and of course, the lines and wrinkles that seem to appear overnight, but with a luxury lifestyle comes luxury solutions! Even Keel Wellness Spa, 31 Old Solomons Island Road #101, is one of those secrets that we only share with our most favored friends and family, so welcome to the family! Offering quick and simple massage and facials for those who only have a few minutes to spare or more involved packages guaranteed to make you feel like restful royalty when you leave, this day spa is a local favorite for a reason.

The Splendor of Art

When you find yourself desperately seeking beauty in a world that seems harsh and gray, art rescues you. Although our city on the bay is surrounded by beauty, a visit to the art galleries that line the streets never ceases to please! Offering everything from the classics to the contemporary, we can’t help but feel better when standing in front of the perfect masterpiece. Maryland Federation of Art is open again after a brief pandemic closure and features a fantastic selection from the best artists in the country.

The Ultimate in Luxury for Your Annapolis Getaway

A great meal is the ultimate luxury, and your options are plentiful in Annapolis! Lewnes’ Steakhouse, located at 401 4th Street, offers the premiere dining experience featuring a menu filled with the classic dishes you love and an atmosphere of quiet elegance. Also presenting an extensive wine list, every sip will be savored and every bite enjoyed here will be an exercise in luxury, creating an evening you will wish never had to end!

Come Home to Luxury

At the end of every day spent in Annapolis, however, coming home to the comfortable beauty of an At Home Annapolis abode is the most incredible luxury of all. Reserve yours today!

Family Friendly Features of Our Rentals in Annapolis

Traveling with family can be as painful as it is wonderful, especially when it comes to finding a place to rest your head every night. Do you cram together in a hotel room, sharing a single bathroom and eating every meal out, or do you discover a third solution when you visit the historic city of Annapolis and decide to stay in one of our At Home Annapolis family friendly vacation rentals? We think this guide to the family friendly features found in our rentals in Annapolis will be all the convincing you need!

At Home with At Home Annapolis

Your first glimpse of your home away from home is guaranteed to be one you won’t ever forget as you pull into the driveway of one of our charming family homes. You can almost picture your kids’ bikes laying on the lawn, your dog running around the backyard, and your husband manning the grill that is perched upon the deck in the backyard. And yes, many of our family homes are also pet friendly; we want everyone in your household to enjoy your Maryland vacation! Step inside and instantly feel welcomed as the warmth of our family homes envelopes you like a hug.

Take a peek inside the kitchen, a space where meals are made, secret recipes are revealed, and relationships between turbulent teens and parents are mended! Living areas offer plush sofas that are sturdy pieces designed for flopping, napping, and reading your children one last story before they reluctantly head off to dreamland. Don’t be surprised if you hear a few whispers and giggles from the bedroom before silence reins once more. Our rooms aren’t just places where you can retreat from the world; in your children’s eyes, they are circus tents and jungle gyms and stables to house their favorite unicorns!

The fun doesn’t end at the door, however, for when you head outside, more family friendly surprises await you, including fire pits for telling ghost stories (under careful supervision, of course!), barbecue grills for dad to take over the role of chef, and the occasional hot tub under the stars! (Mom and dad deserve a break too, especially after the younger set has finally fallen asleep!)

Every Day Is a New Adventure in Our Rentals in Annapolis

And every night is meant for happy dreams when you choose At Home Annapolis. Reserve your stay today!

Most Romantic Activities for a Valentine’s Getaway in Annapolis

Although we really should be showing the loves of our lives how much we appreciate them every day, generally we save the romance for two or three days out of the year—birthdays, Mothers or Father’s Day, anniversaries, and of course, Valentine’s Day! And because this year we are all still feeling off balance and out of whack, we suggest you go the extra step and whisk your Valentine away for a special holiday weekend in historic Annapolis. If you really want to spoil her, choosing At Home Annapolis will bring your romantic getaway to the next level of wonderful!

Sweets for Your Sweetie

The allure of an excellent piece of chocolate can not be underrated, and the Chocolate Moonshine Company at located at 1730 Annapolis Mall Road shows us something we have all been missing! Whether you are stopping by on your way into town for some romantic activities in Annapolis or preparing to slyly slide a selection under her pillow or are including the shop in your shopping adventures (allowing her to pick the pieces she loves most), the chocolate offered here will sweeten your time away! The 4-pack Artisan Bars pre-built collection is one of our favorites, but every candy found at the Chocolate Moonshine Company is guaranteed to please!

Binge on Romantic Movies

Couples with children often forget what it is like to be along together, so it doesn’t surprise us that many of our guests choose to spend at least one day of their Annapolis visit staying and exploring the charms our At Home Annapolis love nests have to offer. Starting with breakfast in bed (our kitchens make cooking fun again) and ending with a romantic movie binge-a-thon on state-of-the-art televisions that make you feel as if you are a part of the movie, this Valentine’s Day will be the one you both remember forever!

A Night on the Town With These Romantic Activities in Annapolis

Not all parents want to spend another night staying in, especially during their Maryland getaway! Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year, but there’s no rule that says you have to wait until the 14th to celebrate; Saturday nights in Annapolis can be exciting adventures that you never want to end! Share a bottle of wine in the romantic atmosphere offered by Red, Red, Wine Bar (189 B Main Street), see and be seen at Harry Browne’s at dinner (66 State Circle), and finish off the evening with music and more drinks at Rams Head Roadhouse (1773 Generals Highway). However you spend your days and evenings in Annapolis, spending your nights in one of our cozy and romantic At Home Annapolis hideaways will be the best decision you have made this year. Reserve yours today!

Winter Escape to Annapolis

Annapolis is a summer destination for many every year. The town on the shores of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay is a water lover’s paradise. But when the water and the weather cools – winter water temperatures only reach the low 50s – there is still plenty to enjoy. From holiday celebrations to indoor activities when the snow is falling, you will find something to fill every day of your Annapolis winter vacation.

Lights on the Bay

This holiday light show runs from mid-November to early January. See the lights on display from five to ten p.m. nightly, weather permitting. The over sixty displays of animated and stationary lights located at Sandy Point State Park include a display of Old Time Annapolis City, the North Pole and an animated display of midshipmen throwing their hats at graduation. All proceeds of the event go to the SPCA of Anne Arundel County.

Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park

Head indoors to this waterfront attraction at the mouth of Back Creek overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Housed in the historic McNasby building – the last oyster-packing plant to operate in Annapolis – the museum hosts an annual winter lecture series on topics like traditional wooden shipbuilding on the Chesapeake Bay, or the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, a Chesapeake Bay icon in the Annapolis area. Check their schedule and for specific event times.

Live! Spa On Your Next Annapolis Winter Vacation

Destress and calm your mind and body with a visit to Live! Spa and Salon inside Live! Casino & Hotel. Treat yourself to a restorative message, body polish, body wrap, facial, or other advanced skincare and anti-ageing treatment. Indulge in a mani-pedi or a fresh new ‘do. Add in waxing or makeup lesson/application to completely refresh.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

If you’ll be in town when the calendar turns to a new year, head down to City Dock. Enjoy as the sky above Annapolis Harbor bursts with light in celebration of the incoming new year. Check out a cruise on the bay to get even closer to the fountains of light.

Winter Activities in Annapolis

A vacation rental by At Home Annapolis puts you in the thick of the action during your winter stay. Enjoy the privacy of one of our luxury homes or condos. Our rentals can house your entire group, with units sleeping six or less to units for you and sixteen of your closest friends and family. Stay in historic downtown Annapolis or wake up to the view of the town’s scenic waterways. Book now to start planning your unforgettable Annapolis getaway!

Places to Get a Hot Winter Meal in Annapolis

Annapolis is beautiful at any time of year, but in our humble opinions, it contains a special kind of magic in the winter months. With temperatures that range between the 30s and 50s, snow is not always on the agenda, but the cool air and beautiful landscape makes you want to get out and play! Of course, all that fresh air and exercise also makes us hungry, and if you are looking for a hot winter meal during your winter visit to Annapolis, these Annapolis restaurants are up to the challenge of sating your hunger.

Paul’s Homewood Café, 919 West Street

We don’t know how they do it, but Paul’s Homewood Café gets it right every day of the year and in the winter months, their meals do more than fill our stomachs; they feed our souls! Open for dining in every day of the week except Sundays from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, their menu is filled with a combination of good old-fashioned American comfort food and Mediterranean delights that please the senses. Their filet mignon is thick, juicy, and pan-seared in a red wine sauce so tasty you may be tempted to lick the plate and their Moussaka offers a home-baked comfort that will linger in your dreams for months to come.

Boatyard Bar & Grill, 400 Fourth Street

Looking for a place that serves up great seafood and an even greater atmosphere? The Boatyard Bar & Grill is an Annapolis tradition that offers both! Open for dining in and also offering take-out, their menu is a blend of seafood, burgers, and pizza which makes it the perfect spot to take a family of picky eaters; there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy! Featuring what they call “the best crab cake dinner, period” this special meal is created with two broiled Maryland Jumbo Lump Crab, house made tartar sauce, vegetables, and creamy smashed potatoes making it the absolute perfect hot meal for a cold winter’s day!

Annapolis Restaurants: Soul, 509 S Cherry Grove Avenue

During pandemic times, we often have to adjust our way of thinking, especially when it comes to dining out, and Soul is the perfect example as to why. Offering that comfort food our souls require, at this point they are only open for take-out; but is that such a bad thing? You still get to enjoy their Memphis Baby Back Ribs created with a house dry rub and topped with Cheerwine Barbecue sauce and you don’t have to worry about getting sauce all over your clothes as clothing is optional when eating at home!

The Next Best Thing to Home

We all love our houses and many of us wish we could pack them up and take them with us when we travel, but since that simply isn’t feasible, we work hard to ensure that our At Home Annapolis homes are as close to your own slice of paradise as possible. Reserve your stay today!

New Year’s 2021 in Annapolis

Do you know what we think is the best part of New Year’s? No matter how awful the previous year might have been and how many mistakes we may have made, on January 1st at 12:01 am, everything is wiped clean. New Year’s is like a giant reboot button, leaving nothing but hope and promise for the next 12 months of our lives! And after the mess that we all just went through, maybe this New Year’s Eve should be spent doing something entirely different than normal. Instead of celebrating in the local nightspots of your hometown, maybe this year a visit to our historic hometown will be the impetus for starting off the new year on the right foot. Following this guide will help make this New Years in Annapolis special night one you will fondly remember for the next 12 months of your life!

One Last Glimpse of Christmas This New Years in Annapolis

By New Year’s we are all pretty much done with the hype and hustle of the Christmas season, but there is one thing we are reluctant to leave behind: the bucolic beauty of the town lit up in colorful lights. There is still time, however, to check out the holiday decorations, either with a visit to our historic downtown area or a trip to Sandy Point State Park and a ride through the winter wonderland that is known as Lights on the Bay. Located at 1100 E College Parkway and costing $20- $30 per car, depending on size, this colorful light display stays up through January 2nd and offers a beautiful way to say so long to 2020!

Fireworks and Family Fun

Speaking of color, Annapolis offers not just one, but TWO different fireworks shows on New Year’s Eve—an early one held at 5:30 that allows the kiddies to view them and the usual one at midnight! Mom and Dad get the advantage of welcoming in the new year twice, and kids won’t be cranky the next day. Everybody’s a winner! The earlier display is the culmination of a family friendly celebration that begins at 3:00 PM and takes place at the Bates Atlantic Complex, and the later display will be set off from Susan Campbell Park.

Quietly Moments

Although heading out on the town is fun, sometimes it is the quiet moments we cherish the most, and a night staying in your At Home Annapolis New Year’s nest can soothe your troubled soul! Heat up frozen hors d’oeuvres in our fully equipped kitchens, pop open a bottle of champagne, and get the fire roaring. We can’t tell you what the next year of your life will hold, but when you start it in Annapolis, we suspect good things will happen. Reserve your stay today!