Working Fireplace, HD TV with Comcast Cable and internet. Pandora, Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, etc. all on TV. Master Bedroom with Small View of Ego Alley (waterfront)
Townhouse at Naval Academy & Dock

Entire home/flat

9 guests

3 bedrooms

7 beds
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Three bedroom, one and 1/2 bath historic townhouse in the heart of Downtown Annapolis. View of the waterfront and 500 feet to Naval Academy Visitor's Gate One. Private garden for outside dining. Sleeps up to 8 incuding the fold out couch.

The space

Shellback house is a three bedroom, one and 1/2 bath historic townhouse in the heart of Downtown Annapolis with a private patio. Ego Alley (Annapolis Waterfront) is visible from the front stoop of the house as well as from the window of the master bedroom.

Shellback House is is approximately one block from the US Naval Academy main gate (Gate One) and the visitor center. This tastefully furnished home could not be more convenient. The house exudes charm with its nautical accents and beach cottage feel and is the perfect launching pad for Naval Academy events, nautical adventures, or just dining and enjoying a cocktail at the many high end restaurants and bars downtown. Although all of Annapolis is at your doorstep, the house also boasts a private garden for outside dining, grilling (Weber Grill provided).

Standard amenities include a fireplace, washer/dryer, dishwasher, central heat and air, coffee maker (Coffee and tea provided) and flat panel TV with with Comcast cable, playstation and web applications like Pandora and Netflix. Connectivity includes high speed internet and wifi. There is also a fold-out couch for those who may prefer to sleep on the ground floor. Full kitchen with every implement you could want and a double oven useful for preparing trays of hors d'oeuvres. Personal amenities include all items normally expected in an upscale hotel. Two night minimum required.

Please note that the house is a legal rental property and holds a current Bed and Breakfast License from the city of Annapolis. The house has been updated to meet all required safety features for a rental property including fire extinguishers, fire alarms, etc.

Guest access

Access to all of downtown and the USNA.

Interaction with guests

We typically arrange for keys to be picked up at the property but can also meet with you personally if you wish. We provide a house manual which includes brochures for all of the area attractions, a map of the town, as well as suggestions regarding favorite spots for dining, drinking and entertainment.

All guests will be asked to sign a standard rental agreement which will be sent via e-mail prior to your stay.

Other things to note

Pets can be accommodated at Shellback House, however we reserve the right to charge an additional small cleaning fee above the standard rate in order to deep clean the property in consideration of our other guests. Thanks!

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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
3 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

The space
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 7
Check In: Anytime after 1PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £95
Security Deposit £381
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 1PM

Please smoke out in the patio only, not in the house. Please remove shoes as possible on the first floor, and remove shoes entirely when on the second and third floors.

Please let us know if you want to arrive at the house before 1:00 PM or leave after the typical 10:00 AM checkout time. The cleaners will be scheduled to arrive based on the typical arrival/departure times unless we are notified in advance of your request.

Have great stay!


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

2 nights minimum stay

43 Reviews

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Abbie User Profile
September 2017
The location is perfect! We really enjoyed the house and Brian was very helpful. Easy check in/check out

Matt User Profile
September 2017
Phenomenal location and great amenities combined to make this a very memorable trip. Great communication and trip tips made this place the best ever.

Jennifer User Profile
August 2017
What a beautiful place! We loved staying in this home! The location was perfect for celebrating my daughter's 21st birthday since we could walk to all the places we wanted to visit. The home is open, inviting and very comfortable.

Hillary User Profile
August 2017
Had a lovely stay, and Brian was a great host! He was helpful, available, and communicative. The home is adorable, has everything you could need during your stay in Annapolis, and the location could not be more perfect!

Natalie User Profile
July 2017
We stayed at Brian's for a girls getaway. The location was unbeatable and the neighborhood was fun and historic.

Brooke User Profile
June 2017
Went for a girls weekend! Fabulous location! Brian and his wife had great recommendations and were so responsive to answer any questions we had!

Kevin User Profile
May 2017
Great house and location!

Annapolis, Maryland, United StatesJoined in March 2014
Brian User ProfileBrian is a superhost.

Sailor, writer, licensed captain, environmental engineer, and traveler. After seeing much of the world and many of its ports our our hearts led us back to Annapolis. We sail, we play and we enjoy friends and family in one of the world's most special places. We love this town dearly and know you will too! Although we no longer stay in our downtown home full time, we know it to be the best jumping off point for any Annapolis vacation or outing. We live nearby and can help with any of your needs during your stay.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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