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!

Spend Your 2020 Christmas in Annapolis

As 2020 winds down, it feels good to get excited about something for a change! Christmas is coming whether we are ready or not, and after a year of bad news, we need a break. If the path to your Christmas happiness leads you to Annapolis and a stay in one of our At Home Annapolis holiday hideaways, this guide to merrymaking will ensure a yuletide to remember!

Feeling Festive This Christmas in Annapolis

Sometimes it can be a little difficult to feel festive, especially if your year has been a tough one, but one thing that never fails to put us in the Christmas mood is a visit to A Christmas to Remember. Offering two locations, one at 172 Main Street and the second in the Westfield Annapolis mall, every day is Christmas in these sweet shops! Just walking in the door causes our pulses to race and our hearts to skip a beat, and if you need a jump start to your joy this Christmas in Annapolis, pick up a few little things to make your At Home Annapolis rental feel festive and homey.

Sweet Traditions

Aside from family and presents, whenever we think of Christmas we also think of all the sweets we gobble down during the season, and if Christmas cookies and gingerbread is something that makes you happy, our fully equipped kitchens make it fun to bake again. Pick up the ingredients to your favorite recipes, turn up the Christmas cookies, and let the party begin! If baking is not your thing, Sweet Hearts Patisserie (1410 Forest Drive) and Smallcakes (2641 Riva Road Suite F) are sure to have the sugar rush your stomach requires.

Boats on Parade

Christmas parades are something we love more than sugar plums and gingerbread houses, and Annapolis is famed for its unusual adaptation of the traditional holiday parade. The 2020 Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade comes to town on December 12 at 6:00 PM and it’s exactly what you can imagine it is. Two parades of boats dressed in their holiday finest, one passing by City Dock and the Naval Academy seawall, and the other skimming along Spa Creek, just inside the bridge!

Home Sweet At Home Annapolis

Spending your holiday nights enveloped in the warmth of one of our At Home Annapolis holiday escapes promises to offer the best memories of the year. Reserve yours today and rediscover the Magic of Christmas!

Planning the Perfect Mother’s Day Getaway to Annapolis

Mother’s Day in the Chesapeake Bay region oftentimes presents weather with glorious temperatures that hover in the mid-70s and air that is devoid of all the humidity normally seen during the months of July and August. Read on for a few ideas on how to enjoy a beautiful Mother’s Day in Annapolis, MD!

Historic Tours

Located on the western banks of Chesapeake Bay, Annapolis is close to both historic cities of Washington D.C. and Baltimore, but it remains proud of its own place in American history. In that case, take mom on a historic tour to get a glimpse of Colonial America with one of the many guided tour companies around town. Or you can embark on a self-guided tour that will transport mom back to the 18th century with a trip to archaic homes such as the William Paca House built in 1765, the Chase Lloyd House constructed in 1769 and the majestic Maryland State House still in use since 1772. It’s definitely one of the best ways to spend Mother’s Day in Annapolis, MD!

Mother’s Day Brunch

After a trip through Revolutionary America, the traditional Mother’s Day brunch is usually on the itinerary, and Annapolis is eager to please with its many restaurants that prepare special menus for mom. In downtown Annapolis, the Iron Rooster is an excellent option for its eclectic menu and creative combination of cocktails. Across Annapolis Harbor in the neighborhood of Eastport, O’Learys Seafood Restaurant provides elegant white tablecloth service in an old-school atmosphere alongside spectacular waterfront views. If a brunch sailing on the water sounds more like mom’s cup of tea, there are several charter companies that offer excursions around Chesapeake Bay. The Schooner Woodwind is a popular sailing company that has several types of tours depending on price, time and distance. Whatever option you choose, don’t forget to try the local cuisine which includes plenty of seafood and of course, those ubiquitous Maryland blue crabs.

Book a Stay to Experience Mother’s Day in Annapolis, MD

After dinner and a long day of exploring this historic city, a visit to the Annapolis Ice Cream Company is always a treat, especially if mom has a sweet tooth. Here, the shop mixes its homemade pies made with a wide range of flavors into a delectable vanilla ice cream. The combination is exceptional, and it is a special dessert that you will only find in Maryland, or at least only on the banks of Chesapeake Bay.

Show your mother (or your wife) just how special she is with a surprise trip to Annapolis for Mother’s Day. Contact At Home Annapolis to learn more about local activities, attractions, and to book your stay in one of our comfortable vacation rentals!

Best Restaurants for Winter Comfort Food in Annapolis

Keep yourself warm and relaxed this winter season by visiting one of the many incredible restaurants in Annapolis, Maryland. You can find your favorite comfort foods or try something new that is sure to taste great. Here is where you can find the best Winter comfort foods in Annapolis: Soul Taste award-winning flavors inspired by New Orleans from the kitchen at Soul. You can enjoy classic comfort food such as baby back ribs and fried chicken, all with a modern flair. Soul is the perfect destination for a relaxing dinner or exciting brunch. Enjoy Soul daily from 11:00am to 9:00pm during the week and open until 10:00pm on weekends.

Osteria 177

Combine comfort food with fine dining at Osteria 177. Thismodern Italian eatery features your favorite pasta dishes and one of the biggest wine menus you have ever seen among the restaurant in Annapolis. You can enjoy pasta dishes such as linguine, penne, gnocchi, and more for dinner or on their lunch menu. Enjoy Osteria 177 for lunch from 11:30am to 2:30pm and dinner from 5:00pm to 10:00pm.

Restaurants in Annapolis: BAROAK

Annapolis houses some of the best seafood restaurants on the Eastern Seaboard. Keep things casual yet still delicious when you dine in at BAROAK. This cookhouse and taproom features a comfort food menu highlighting their mussels and frites. You can pair each delicious entrée with craft beers from all over the world. Their vast beer menu is made even better during happy hour where you can enjoy half off beer, wine, and burgers. Relax with the Belgian-American eats at BAROAK open daily from 7:00am to 10:00pm and open late until 2:00am on weekend nights. It’s definitely one of the best places for Winter comfort foods in Annapolis.

Founders Tavern & Grill

For another great casual eatery with your favorite comfort food dishes and drinks, check out Founders Tavern & Grill. Their incredible combination of comfort foodslike fried chicken and shore chips with cold draft beer is a winner. Check out Founders Tavern & Grill any day of the week from 11:30am to 10:00pm.

Your Annapolis Vacation Getaway

Now that you have dinner options covered, it is time to start planning your vacation getaway to Annapolis. Enjoy our exclusive vacation rentals with luxury amenities and incredible home features that are second to none. Let At Home Annapolis supply you with the perfect vacation rental for your stay and be just minutes from these comfort food restaurants. Book online today and get ready for the incredible food of Annapolis.

One Week Annapolis Itinerary

Sometimes spending a week in a place you’ve never visited before can be overwhelming, as you try to find the perfect balance between seeing it all and still managing to get in enough rest and relaxation. Our one week Annapolis Itinerary for your getaway helps you find that balance and come away with a vacation you will never forget.

Day 1

Your first day in Annapolis will probably be spent traveling and getting settled in to your At Home Annapolis cozy cottage, so don’t feel guilty for grabbing takeout from nearby House of Hunan and settling in for the evening. Watch the sunset over eggrolls and take a moonlit stroll down by the creek before calling it a night.

Day 2 of your Annapolis Itinerary

Your second day in our Annapolis Itinerary consists of a tasty breakfast at the Iron Rooster; their Crab Cake Benny is the perfect introduction to the wonderful crab dishes you’ll find here in Maryland. Make sure you are wearing your most comfortable walking shoes, because the best way to get to know a new city is by taking advantage of the tours they offer. Watermark Tours offers walking tours of Annapolis designed to make you feel comfortable with your temporary home. By the end of the day you will be ready for a hearty meal at O’Leary’s Seafood Restaurant and then another early night.

Day 3

After a restful night’s sleep, Miss Shirley’s Café will be calling. Their service is quick, which is a good thing, as you have a full day ahead of you! Today’s adventures will take us to museums all over the city. From the William Paca House & Garden to the Hammond-Harwood House and finishing off with a visit to the Chase Home, it’s all about the beginning of our country’s history.

Day 4

Your fourth day of your Annapolis Itinerary is enjoying some delicious breakfast at Evelyn’s, lunch at Harry Browne’s Restaurant (keep an eye out for your favorite politician, this is a favored lunch location for our nation’s leaders), and dinner at Galway Bay Irish Restaurant & Pub is on the menu today. Now that your meals are figured out, you can spend the day concentrating on the great outdoors. Chesapeake Bay is a huge draw, and you’ll find plenty of things to do as you head to its shores; rent a kayak, take a boat tour, or simply walk along the shores enjoying the beauty of our town.

Day 5

Today we’ll take it slow. Head back to Miss Shirley’s Café and take your time over a Born on the Bay-O Bloody Mary and Miss Shirley’s famous Crab Happy Chesapeake Chicken Sammy. Summer visitors should head back to Chesapeake Bay and the Annapolis Sailing School; it’s time to learn to sail! Lunch at Middleton Tavern for some oyster shooters to go with your craft beers may have you heading back to your vacation rental for a nap!

Day 6

As your seventh day will probably be filled with traveling, day six is going to be your last day of adventures in Annapolis, and we say stay home! Our vacation rentals are designed to be lived in, offering luxury amenities and comfortable surroundings that will make you feel content with being a homebody for a change! Your last night’s dinner should be a memorable one, so a romantic and delicious meal at Carrol’s Creek will be the perfect ending to a perfect vacation. It’s time to say farewell to historic Annapolis for now, but your memories of this town in our vacation homes will last forever. Reserve your stay today!

Dog Friendly Activities in Annapolis

Known for its incredible beaches and storied history with the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis has been a growing tourist destination for years now. But there’s one burning question in everyone’s mind that needs to be answered: Is it pup friendly? If you’re like us, you never want to leave out your furry friend on your next great vacation, and we’re here to tell you that Annapolis is definitely dog friendly! The next time you decide to visit Annapolis, here are the top three dog friendly activities in Annapolis.

Take a Cruise on the Bay

One of the most popular things to do in Annapolis is to take in incredible sights and sounds of the area from the water, and there are few places that do it better than Cruises on the Bay. For over 40 years, this company has been offering cruises in Chesapeake Bay that offer breathtaking sights of the Annapolis region and eastern shore while also providing a great understanding of the history of the people and area. One of the best parts about their cruises is the fact that every single one of the cruises are dog friendly; in fact, dogs ride for free as long as they are leashed and friendly!

Visit the United States Naval Academy

One of the biggest draws of visiting the Annapolis area is to visit the United States Naval Academy, which has been training some of the finest men and women of the United States Navy for over 160 years. The amount of history at the Naval Academy almost as breathtaking as some of the incredible views and sights that are available, and one of the best parts is that dogs are also welcome on the grounds as well! Normally, dogs are permitted along the perimeter of the campus, so don’t be afraid to bring your pup out to experience the history and tradition on the United States Navy with you!

Visit the Quiet Waters Park for Some Old-Fashioned Fun and other Dog Friendly Activities in Annapolis

While those first two ideas may sound exciting and different, we understand that sometimes it’s better just to stick to tradition. Therefore, if you’re looking for the best dog park in all of Annapolis, we highly recommend checking out Quiet Waters Park. An incredibly beautiful and spacious park located right in the near the bay, Quiet Waters Park featured two off-leash dog parks for both little and big pups alike! There is also fresh water and toys available, so there will be no shortage of fun for your furry friends on this day!