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Jeannette has a good command of Chinese culture.

The place is clean, comfortable and convenient. Most importantly, Jeannette is a super nice lady who cooks very well. She also has a good command of Chinese culture. They made me feel warm and at home. I will never forget this experience of my staying at Jeannette’s place. I am very thankful that you guys can be part of my life.

This is a great place to start out in the city.

Jeannette is VERY helpful in helping you settle in, find an apartment, and figure out which part of the city is the best fit for you!
Washington, DC

great hospitality!

Frankfurt, Germany

It was my 2nd time using Airbnb, but I already know that she is the best host out there.

When you get to meet Jeannette, you will feel it instantly. The location, place, and environment were all outstanding, but what makes this place so unforgettable is her personality. She and her friends just made my experience so amazing, I fell in love with Baltimore, because of you! Thank you, and come visit me too eh!
Tokyo, Japan

You are a hospitality Goddess!!!

The Shire was quaint, private, and quiet. I appreciated this as I was busy daily at a conference held at the convention center. Furthermore, I really appreciated Jeannette’s thoughtful attention to detail, especially her concern for the environment and love of animals. Finally, the price point was very affordable as compared to the big name hotels attached to the convention center. Besides, I’d rather give monetary support to the little people rather than big corporate. Thank you Jeannette for opening your home as an AirBnB. You are a hospitality Goddess!!!
Germantown, Maryland

I had the flu, and Jeannette accommodated me with care and hospitality.

It’s in a great spot.

Boston, Massachusetts

The Shire is comfortable and clean – a great budget room – and Jeannette’s place is in a lovely part of Baltimore, in walking distance to the harbor and range of lovely cafes and restaurants.

I had a really good stay, and felt very at home here. Jeannette was warm, friendly and helpful – and her two cats and one dog were also welcoming and friendly!

Oxford, England

Conveniently located close to Downtown, the Neighborhood is charming and Jeannette’s place is comfortable, it has a great view from the balcony and she made me feel like I was at home.

She knows the city very well and can quickly point you in the right direction especially if you’re new to the city. I will certainly be staying at her place in the future and if it’s your first time in Baltimore this is the place unless you mind pets however, her mid-size dog is friendly and I barely heard the little guy.

Providence, Rhode Island

very nice and understanding

Washington, DC

Great host, was very welcoming and accommodating.

Wei Quan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Great value, clean, quiet, and has all the essentials.

 Showers are on the 2nd floor which was no problem for the value. There are multiple rooms and the quests staying there were very friendly as well. The place is exactly as described. I was so exausted both nights and appreciated the privacy. I had an issue with parking and she helped me find parking a block away! I wish I could have stayed there under different circumstances because it is in walking distance to a lot of things. Will definitely stay here again. Jeannette is awesome.
Lynchburg, Virginia

Really nice person and atmosphere, I really recommend this airbnb.

Really nice person and atmosphere, I really recommend this airbnb.
La Tronche, France

Great deal, nice location, wonderful host.

Will use again!

Washington, DC

I had a great experience and gained a new friend!

Jeannette is one of the most kind individuals I have ever met. She has a homey spot in a beautiful place in Baltimore, and the prices are very reasonable. I stayed in the Shire, which was set at a good price, clean, quiet, and cozy. I am planning on returning to Baltimore in a few weeks and I wouldn’t want to stay anywhere other than with Jeannette.
Washington, DC

We had a wonderful time with Jeannette and her attention to our comfort was amazing!

Washington, DC

Truly, the Shire was very charming.

I didn’t quite know what to expect from the Shire especially descending the narrow stairs that descended into the little suite. Truly, it was very charming. It had all the essentials one would need (bed, toilet, sink), and a little extra (lounge chair, writing table, toiletry supplies, etc.) The ceilings are low! The height restriction is no joke, but I didn’t find it at all uncomfortable (I’m 5’8″) and actually quite liked the wolf’s den sort of feel. The real charm of the home though was Jeannette. She was super accommodating and helpful for city and restaurant suggestions. She is also an absolutely excellent cook! I had the absolute privilege to sup with her several nights and enjoyed wonderful conversation on the little roof deck that affords a 360 degree view. I would absolutely recommend for anyone looking to save some dollars and doesn’t mind a more homey feel.
Abbotsford, Canada

Jeannette can give you the right recommendation for literally everything.

Jeannette is so great. It’s my first time to the United States to finish my master’s at Carey Business School. And I have been with her for 1 week and look for more. She knows everything that I needs to know. Maybe even more. She can give you the right recommendation for literally everything. Also, it’s fun to talk to other tenants in house. I enjoy my stay with JB. And I believe I will be back and will recommend her to my friends.
瑞盈 (Maureen)
Jiangxi, China

The Shire is very cozy and perfect for sleeping, reading, writing, getting yourself ready, talking on the phone, winding down, etc.

The Shire is great for all types of people. Jeannette is very nice and warm and is happy to do things with you and show you around while also recognizing the times that you want to do your own thing. She is also very knowledgable of Baltimore and can give you tips. The Shire was a great place for me to come back to at night as a solo traveler. The location is great, right in Fell’s Point (a charming part of the city). Thanks for the wonderful stay, Jeannette!
Detroit, Michigan

Love, Love, this place.

Super comfy and super quiet. The host is great at what she does as a result she will see me again for 3rd time in a row tomorrow. Literally has been a life saver while rotating her at JHH. Thanks so much.
Washington, DC

Cute little space in Fells Point close to all of the places in Baltimore that you want to be.

 Jeannette is a gracious host, and is a lovely person in general. The space is defiantly no frills but clean & cozy. Would definitely stay again!
Washington, DC

Jeannette was a great host, very charming and social.

She provided everything a person would want for their stay in a new city. The room was good for me, I stayed in the Shrine (the basement room) as I requested for it since I never lived in a basement so wanted to experience that. It was well maintained, has a kinda hipster vibe to it, only the height of the roof was a factor for me, it was barely my height 5’9” so I had to walk around carefully always in the mind that I might not hit the roof or some other pipe. Anyways, stay was good. Thanks again Jeannette.

Hayward, CA

Shire is just Awesome. Great location , walking distance from inner harbour .

Jeannette is the nicest and most accommodating Host ever . She even helped me with my interview prep ! Can you believe that ! Five stars for Shire !


I particularly like how the room is setup and organized and felt like a mini adventure when you’re in it.

It was truly a new experience for me. Jeannette was approachable, and I appreciated her offer of drying my jacket when I arrived drenched. Her place gets booked easily so i wasn’t able to extend my time that I was hoping for. This place will definitely be on my radar every time I need a place to stay in Baltimore.
Davao City, Philippines

All JHSPH fellows- this is the place you want to grab for summer institutes.

All JHSPH fellas- this is the place you want to grab for summer institutes. Walking distance to Hopkins in a cute pretty townhouse with a great host, J.
New York City

The price was great compared to others in the area.

When I first arrived Jeannette was extremely helpful in ensuring I get around the city fine. The room was beyond expectations given the price. It does have a tv with local channels but I wasn’t expecting that inside the room. The bed is comfortable and the rooftop deck is beyond amazing. I would definitely recommend this place or stay here again. I had complete privacy. Thank you again Jeannette your hospitality was nothing short of amazing

Baltimore Washington-International Airport

Jeannette was a very accommodating host!

Jeanette was a very accommodating host! I stayed in the Shire which was a wonderful value, and the communication was great throughout my stay. The location was also convenient and is within walking distance to many shops, restaurants, and the bus. Jeannette’s dog and two cats were lovely hosts as well!
Norfolk, Virginia

Jeannette is a very friendly and engaged host.

She’s generous once she gets to know you and always great conversation. The Shire space is as advertised, simple and solid if you need somewhere to crash for a couple nights!

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

Perfect location, non intrusive host, good amenities, great local tips, responsive host, and the room was perfect.

Alexandria, Virginia

Jeannette’s home has become its own destination for me as we delve into conversations about our lives.

I always love staying with Jeannette and was happy this trip to try out a different room! The Shire was cozy and comfortable, and I thoroughly enjoyed the space. It was perfect for what I needed – quiet and private for studying. Jeannette’s home has become its own destination for me as we delve into conversations about our lives. I appreciate her insight into Baltimore, her welcoming attitude towards her guests, and her friendship.
Philadelphia, PA

The area is nice and close to the really hip area of Fells Point full of bars, coffee shops, things to do, etc.

Jeannette was great and extremely helpful. I asked for a fan to feel more comfortable and she got one right away. She gave me pointers of places to go drink and eat. She was also a very kind person. The place is pretty much as described. It’s a basement, can’t complain. Needed to share a shower but she was accommodating and we worked out a shower schedule. And you’ll have your own toilet which is nice.
Philadelphia, PA

Jeannette made sure she was available to greet me and show me around when I arrived.

 She even shared dinner with me and we had great conversation! She went out of her way to see that I was comfortable, and was soooo accommodating! I would stay with Jeannette again in a heartbeat!! And I have already booked my next stay with her. Thanks Jeannette!!!
Salem, New Jersey

Great host and a great price.

Thanks Jeannette!!

Winter Park, Florida

Really fantastic stay!

Nice room and very friendly, entertaining host.
New York City

Nice room with nice host.

New York City

Great place. It’s very much underpriced.

 If you’re reading this, just book it. This is the best home stay that you can ask for!
Birmingham, Alabama

I loved the setup of the room.

 Jeannette’s place is conveniently located and she’s very welcoming and hospitable. Would definitely recommended this location to others.
Silver Spring, Maryland

Great host!!

Very friendly and knowledgeable.
Arlington, Virginia

This was my second time staying at the Shire.

It was a great value and Jeannette was an accommodating host. It was in a central location, quiet, and within walking distance to many places.
Norfolk, Virginia

This room is amazing!

Jeannette is a great host!

Saint Petersburg, Russia

Jeannette is deaf friendly as she communicated through text and/or spoke on Siri on the iPhone’s note app.

Jeannette is an excellent host at her unique airbnb.  I definitely recommend other deaf guests would feel comfortable to sleep there if they plan to visit Baltimore. 🙂 Again, thank you so much for everything!
San Marcos, California

Nice and clean, peaceful place.

Jeannette is a very nice and informative host. Her place is a nice place to rest while you’re in Baltimore.
Grand Prairie, Texas

The Shire was just perfect for my quick trip.

Jeannette is very welcoming and warm! I also appreciate the quick communication and all the good tips for things to do around Baltimore.
New York City

I felt really welcome in Jeannette’s house.

 She really did go out of here way to make me comfortable. I stayed with her for more than a week, including christmas and new year eve and it was really nice. She did actually willingly included me in some of her daily life activities For the room, I stayed in the Shrine. Though it is technically a basement, there are plenty of lights to brighten the whole room up. The bed was big and there were many blanket in case you are cold. There was also an electric heater for that same reason. However, be mindful of your height because the ceiling IS pretty low. At 5’4, I could stand straight up comfortably, but when I wanted to put on clothes or something that includes raising hands, I did have to mind where I moved. Im glad that she included the warning in her description. Bonus: Zoey and the two cats are adorable. Zoey and Olive might need time to warm up to you, but in doubt, go straight to Olivia.
New Brunswick, NJ

I spent three nights in this lovely appartment.

Jeannette was an amazing host. Always helpful, very friendly and easy to talk to. The place is cozy and clean, very close to Fells Point full of bars and shops, but also to the downtown. But, at the same time, very quiet. Heartily recommended!
Brno, Czech Republic

The Shire is literally the best value on (Baltimore’s) AirBnB.

It’s roomy, private and has that cool quirk than makes Baltimore the jewel of a city it is. Jeannette is a stupendous host. If I were to only say she goes above and beyond for her guest I’d be understating her hospitality. I believe her warmth is the reason all of her stay booked for months. The value is just an added bonus.

Jason "J.J."
D.C. City Gym

I dare anyone to try not being Jeannette’s friend. You will lose.

Jeannette is a super-welcoming host whose place is right smack in the middle of the city so you’re never far from JHU or UMD. The bed was one of the most comfortable that I’ve slept at an Airbnb. Most importantly though, it was the best value for money.
Baltimore, Maryland

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay with Jeannette, she is an amazing host!! I

I can recommend her without hesitation! She has great local insight where to go and even more importantly in Baltimore, where not to go! She helped wherever she could with day to day issues, the bed was very comfortable, the house is clean and quiet and the view on the rooftop deck incredible. She has two adorable cats and the cutest dog, all of them happy to meet new people, and they don’t go into your room unless asked by you to do so, but if you don’t like animals this might not be the right fit for you. For me however, the prospect of furry companionship was part of the reason I chose to stay with Jeannette, and I did not for one second regret my decision!!

Veterinarian, National Aquarium

This is the ideal Airbnb experience!

I strongly recommend staying here. Jeannette is an exceptional human. Couldn’t be happier with my stay.
Arlington, Texas

The room is actually much larger than you’d think, and the bed is super comfy.

Jeannette was lovely! Her pets are also a joy. I was working for most of my stay, but she still managed to make me feel at home when I wasn’t at my internship. Parking in Upper Fells Point is tricky, but wholly possible. I’d definitely stay here again!
Tallahassee, Florida

Jeannette is a spectacular host, local expert, and an inspiring and remarkable woman

I am delighted with my experience and I will definitely choose Jeannette’s place the next time I am in town! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

San Jose, California

This is a great bargain spot to lay your head if you’re going to be out and about quite a bit.

Jeannette is personable and fun, and her home is very charming. The basement is Spartan but just what I needed on a budget. Oh, and there’s a toilet and a sink in the room with you, which is more convenient than you’d think! The price cannot be beat, and it’s a fantastic location. She is sharing her home, so there are a lot of rules. But really, with how many people she shares her home with, it is understandable to need limits. She is very responsive to texts and messages and is always happy to clarify and give a friendly reminder. One of the gems of Baltimore. Don’t forget to go out on the rooftop patio! Very easy to use the bus from here, homey atmosphere. Be aware that the basement is also partially utility space; but if you don’t mind that and can get down slightly steep stairs, you’re good.
Dallas, Texas

Comfortable, quirky and convenient.

Jeannette’s place is well located, close to Fells Point with lots of night life and restaurants, and well situated for anyone going to Hopkin’s. The room is unique and very comfortable, however do take note of height restrictions! She is incredible hospitable, and has a wealth of knowledge about Baltimore. Jeannette, thank you so much!

Newcastle on Tyne, England

Super fast response time.

Very accommodating host check me in later than I expected.

Joshua And Debbra
Las Vegas, Nevada

My stay was wonderful, the location is great for those working at Hopkins.

It is close and walking in wasn’t an issue, but it is removed enough from the campus to keep it calm and relaxing. You can also easily walk to all that Fells point has to offer. The room was cozy and comfortable, and the was host fun, inviting, and altogether great. I will stay here again when I am back in Baltimore.

Mayo Clinic

J E A N N E TT E! Thank you soooo much for your hospitality!

It was a such a pleasure getting to know you! It is so inspirational to meet people with such enjoyment of life. Looking forward to staying with you again.

Chef, The National Aquarium

It was nice to have the whole basement as private space.

Jeannette was a wonderful host. She got me all set up the first night. The space was just as she described.  Jeannette was super friendly and helpful and has tons of great stories. I’m coming back to stay again next week!
Washington, DC

Jeannette is amazing as a host.

 She showed me neighbourhood and she helped me with exploring the city of Baltimore as well as with my little trip to Washington DC. The room was very cozy and private. If you’re worried about safety – don’t be! Whole Fells Point is very peaceful. I was walking around Fells Point and Inner Harbor at 11 p.m. even by myself and I felt really safe. I hope that we will meet in the future and we’ll try Diablo Doughnut!
Rzeszow, Poland

The Shire was a fantastic spot!

It’s quiet and spacious (perfect for playing tag with Jeannette’s wonderful sheltie, Copper), everything I could need was provided. Jeannette’s rules were laid out clear and comprehensive ahead of time so I knew exactly what to expect (i.e. tight parking along the street). She was quick to respond and incredibly welcoming, not just when I checked in, but every day I arrived back from work. I would happily book again!

Production, House of Cards

Thx for the hospitality Jeannette.

And terima kasih banyak for hooking me up w/ the best gym in Baltimore.

San Francisco, California

Jeannette and I were instant buddies.

She is by far the most gracious host I’ve encountered. After arriving late, she walked me to find dinner and even listened to me gripe about my day, lol. She went over and beyond and I am grateful. Do yourself a favor and stay at the Shire!!

Atlanta, Georgia

Staying with Jeannette is always easy, cozy, and friendly 🙂

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

%100 Recommended.

 Jeannette is very sweet I loved her so much. Her pets are also very cute.
Ankara, Turkey

It is nice to stay with someone who enjoys hosting.

An enjoyable stay. I was in Baltimore for an Argentine tango festival and staying here at Jeannette’s place worked out really well for me. Even with my coming and going at unusual hours, when I met Jeannette in the morning she was very kind and welcoming. It is nice to stay with someone who enjoys hosting. I really felt this from her and would love to stay again whenever I am back in the area. Comfortable and simple, the room and house had everything I needed. And the pets were sweet companions.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Jeannette’s place and her dog Copper brought me good luck.

Walkable to Johns Hopkins. Comfy place. Friendly host.

Emma "Xinchun"
Emory University School of Public Health

Bille Holiday lived around the corner.

The harbor is a lovely short walk away. And I could write a book on how much I loved the rooftop deck!
Standup comedian, Austin, Texas

I’ve enjoyed my staying in Baltimore thanks to Jeannette’s home.

She is a nice person. I would come back for sure!

Córdoba, Argentina

This was my second time staying with the lovely Ms. Jeannette.

She’s basically grown to be part of my family now. She has been helping me look for a permanent place which is awesome because she knows everything about Baltimore. She’s really an amazing human being and almost has me rooting for the Ravens and Orioles. She will make you fall in love with the city. Best place to stay in my opinion.

Atlanta, Ga.

I felt like in my house.

Jeannette is clear to explain and show you each item you need know during your staying.

Córdoba, Argentina

U will love Jeannette super kind spirited personable.

 I would stay here again.
Atlanta, Georgia

I real enjoyed my stay.

I had a great experience with the host. She was very nice. The place was clean and comfy.
Baltimore, Maryland

Fantastic place!

Will definitely return. Thanks Jeannette

White Hall, Maryland

The Shire is exactly as described

 … and Jeannette was very welcoming and helpful. Thank you!
Leiden, Netherlands

Never had a better AirBnB experience.

Lovely hosts! Jeannette and Tim were wonderful company. Never had a better AirBnB experience – I live 1 hour away and plan to be back. Would recommend to all!!
Washington, D.C.

What a great place. I wanted to move in.

Very cool space. The location is perfect to travel into Baltimore and walk or Uber to wherever you want to go. I was here for a weekend wedding down in Annapolis. So it was super easy to hop on the freeway/highway and back. I managed to get some later time down in Fells Point for music and conversation with friends on Saturday night. I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Baltimore. I forgot how much I enjoy this city. More going on than I recall from my time working in and out of Baltimore.
Medford Lakes, N.J.

I came back for a second trip to Baltimore for really no reason other than the fact that I loved staying at Jeannette’s place and needed to come back and spend more time!

She was so wonderful the first time that I couldn’t wait to come back. She is in a wonderful location and you won’t find anyone more accommodating than Jeannette. Anywhere. I had more fun hanging out with Jeannette than I did for the rest of my stay!
Edina, Minnesota

Jeannette is made for this! She’s a dream host.

She’s friendly, knowledgeable about the area, and keeps a very sweet home. I highly recommend The Shire as a place to land in Baltimore!
Chattanooga, TN

Jeannette is a very interesting person, fun to talk to.

She was very helpful and the location is the best.

Missoula, Montana

The Shire is a great place to stay.

I have another stay already booked. Jeannette is a great host (don’t be deterred by her written requirements). Be sure to check out her rooftop and do NOT park near Broadway.

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