Summer view from the front porchFront of house. Apartment is on lower right.
2 Bedroom Apartment in Quiet Area
2 Bedroom Apartment in Quiet Area
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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The apartment is one-half mile from Sykesville's Main Street - the 2016 Coolest Small Town in America. There are lots of events in town, many walking paths through the community, a train that runs along the Patapsco River and through brick tunnels built in the 1800's. The town has lots of history and you are less than an hour to Gettysburg, Antietam, Harpers Ferry, Baltimore, Frederick, and Washington, DC.

The space

There is a ROKU setup with the flat screen TV giving guest access to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and many other channels. An Xbox 360 and some games can be made available if desired. There will also be some board games, books, and puzzles for your enjoyment.
The kitchen is intended to meet your cooking and dining needs. There is a Keurig coffee maker with regular and decaf breakfast blend K-cups. There will also be "to-go" coffee cups if you need to brew and run. You should find tea bags, powdered creamer, and a variety of sweeteners.
The HVAC system was replaced in late 2016 and the new system includes an air scrubber.

Guest access

Guests have full use of the apartment, covered front porch, and designated off-street parking. They may enjoy the front yard as well.
Guests must be able to step over a 3 to 4 inch threshold to enter the apartment. Also, the doors from the bedrooms to the bathroom are a bit smaller than standard, measuring 22 inches.

Interaction with guests

If there is anything you need during your stay, particularly for food preparation, let us know via text or call and you may be able to borrow it. Additional interaction depends on the guests' wishes. We let guests have as much privacy as they want.

Other things to note

Please check with me when you arrive in the area. We can often allow early access to the apartment (i.e. before 3 pm).
We provide purchased breakfast items (e.g. juice, muffins, bagels) for your first morning with us.

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premises

Extra people ₹1006 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with smart lock

- No large groups
- Check in after 3 PM - contact host if earlier access is desired.
- Check out before 12 PM (noon) - contact host if later departure is needed.
- No conduct on the property that would disturb neighbors or other guests
- Only smoke outside and please do not leave litter on the patio. Ash receptacle provided.
- Young children are welcome if guests advise in advance and provide appropriate sleeping space - e.g. portable crib.
- Please notify host if child safety latches are needed on kitchen cabinets and drawers for toddlers.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

36 Reviews

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Ryan User Profile
October 2017
Great place to stay! Would highly recommend! Just a few minutes from the town center. The hospitality and updates were both fantastic.

Jayme User Profile
October 2017
Susan and Whistling Trains was perfect relaxing weekend away from the city! It was quiet, comfortable, and peaceful. The front porch was great! We had an awesome exploring the Sykesville Main Street visiting several small shops and the farmers market. The food choices were delicious also! Highly recommend the Mexican at the farmers market. Can’t wait for our next visit!

Edith User Profile
October 2017
A great stay- quiet location, very clean accommodations, excellent communication. Would definitely book again !!

Gary User Profile
September 2017
Susan and Peter provided us with a perfect abode for our second month of our three month move between permanent homes. Their apartment is clean, modern, fully stocked and very comfortable in a quiet neighborhood. Sykesville amenities and its people were amazing. Susan was an excellent host supplying us with all the information we needed before and during our stay at Whistling Trains. Thanks for everything.

Ryan User Profile
August 2017
My family stayed at Susan's place for a long weekend. We booked our trip at the last minute and Susan was very accommodating. The apartment was perfect for our small family and our son loved the yard and train outside. Susan was easy to communicate with before the stay, great to speak with in person, and we couldn't have asked for anything more. We would definitely recommend staying at her place!

Eleonora User Profile
August 2017
My husband and I had a great time! Susan's place is really clean, welcoming and comfortable. Susan is very friendly and she offered us delicious muffins! Thanks!

Elizabeth User Profile
August 2017
Susan is truly a super host. Her place was immaculate, quiet, and comfortable, and the patio overlooked a beautiful garden, with lots of trees in the distance. We have visited many airbnb apartments/houses and have put this one on the top of the favorites list. Highly recommended for short-term or long-term stay. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a laundry room plus the two bedrooms. A lovely place. We enjoyed our short stay and will definitely stay again when visiting the area.

Sykesville, Maryland, United StatesJoined in July 2016
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.

I retired from the IT world in January 2015. I now spend my time reading, doing jigsaw puzzles, gardening, and volunteering at my church and non-profit organizations. My husband and I also enjoy traveling in the United States - still lots to see.
I enjoy hosting our airbnb apartment and seeing smiles on guests' faces as the take in the quiet surroundings and comfy apartment.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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