Home with History
Annapolis was founded in 1649 and even served as the first peacetime capital of the U.S., albeit briefly (1783-1784). The downtown district reflects this at every turn with elegant avenues, colonial-era buildings, and cobblestone streets. The architecture reflects the popular Beaux-Arts style so common at the turn of the 19th century, and numerous historical (and beautiful) churches dot the blocks. The Maryland Statehouse, our nation’s oldest state capital, is a historic site very close to all of our downtown rental properties, and it is well worth a visit.
Comfortable, Convenient Annapolis, MD Vacation Homes
If you choose to stay with us in one of our downtown Annapolis rentals, you will be conveniently located near numerous attractions, shops, and fabulous restaurants. Of course, with your own modern kitchen (most of our units are newly renovated) and comfortable living spaces, you may not ever feel the need to venture out. Whether you choose one of the Southern-style plantation Annapolis vacation homes with dramatic wrap-around porches and shaded grounds or a charming brick townhouse, all of our offerings feature modern amenities and creature comforts (things you don’t like to think about on vacation, but are nice to have like on-site laundry, ample parking, and supplied linens). Finishing touches like Brazilian cherry wood floors, spiral staircases, and covered courtyards perfectly blend the history of the area with modern design, and all of the bedrooms are spacious and cozy. Entertain your family and friends in cavernous great rooms, formal dining rooms, or casual outdoor eating areas – the choice is yours! When it is time to relax, kick your feet up on comfortable and tasteful furnishings and enjoy the decked-out entertainment center and included Wi-Fi all in our homes for rent in Maryland!
History Doesn’t End at Home
As we mentioned earlier, the history of Annapolis goes all the way back to 1649, and because we are proud of our place in America’s history, our preservation efforts allow you to feel as if time hasn’t passed at all, especially when you first step inside some of the homes of our forefathers.
Listen carefully when you visit the home of James Brice, acting governor in 1792, and you may hear the laughter of one of his seven children sliding down the wood banister. As you stroll down the sidewalks in front of the Patrick Creagh House and see the curtain moving aside for just a quick second, it could be today’s caretaker checking the weather and nothing more. But when your mind turns to fanciful thoughts of a woman dressed in the period clothing of 1741 peeking out to see if her husband was home yet, you won’t be blamed; the ghosts of history walk amongst us every day and the most sensitive of us have learned to live with them in harmony!
In fact, ghost tours are the most popular of Annapolis’s nighttime activities, and Annapolis Tours and Crawls has offered award-winning tours for longer than we remember! The walking ghost tours take you to the spots that bring goosebumps to your arms and raise the hairs on the back of your neck. Costing $18 for adults and $12 for children (The 7 PM ghost walks are child-friendly; the later times can be a bit scary!), it’s a fun and spooky way to fill up some vacation hours and takes place pretty much right outside the door of your At Home Annapolis vacation home!
The historic theme of Annapolis continues with a visit to the Treaty of Paris Restaurant, located at 16 Church Circle. Located inside an inn built in the 18th century, stone walls, wide-planked wood floors, and a brick fireplace whisper at the history of the building, while the food served loudly proclaims itself to be thoroughly modern and absolutely American!
Renovated to its former 1747 glory, the Reynolds Tavern, and 1747 Pub was once the home and business space of American businessman William Reynolds; George Washington was rumored to have fallen for Mr. Reynold’s wife, Mary, when visiting The Beaver & Lac’d Hat, Reynold’s original tavern and hat shop. Today’s menu is quite similar to what you might have expected to find in the 18th century, with a few modern adaptations.
When Only the Best Will Do
All of our downtown Annapolis rentals offer privacy, comfort, and convenience right in the heart of Annapolis, making them perfect for romantic getaways or large gatherings. No matter what brings you to Annapolis, we invite you to use our website search engine or browse our listings to find the perfect downtown rental for your next trip.