Enjoy this custom-built home in a charming neighborhood within easy walking distance to the Takoma Metro. There is something special about this house, its spaciousness, its open layout - it invites good times and a relaxing place to be after a day in the city.
The house is wonderful; all the rooms are very large, with hardwood floors, high ceilings and lots of light. The huge kitchen with island and open breakfast room is easily the center of the home. And everyone loves to gather here. Right off the kitchen is the family room with French doors that take you out to a deck, where you can sit under 200 year old oak trees. This room has the TV and a piano. The gracious, separate dining room and inviting living room give everyone a place to spread out or to gather and entertain.
The master bedroom with king-size bed has an adjoining, all-windowed office that has been turned into a separate smaller bedroom. The two-room bath has the largest jacuzzi tub you've ever seen. The other two bedrooms offer restful spaciousness, with queen-sized beds, reading nooks and plenty of closet space. They share a recently remodeled bathroom at the end of the hall.
This house would be perfect for one family, 3 couples, 6 adults and 4 kids, or two families with children. One family could take the master suite, the other the two bedrooms down the hall.
Enjoy coffee on the front porch, or barbecuing on the back deck, or lounging in front of the TV. The openness of the house makes it an easy place to cook and share great meals, relax, and enjoy each other's company.
All amenities are provided, including: linens, fully equipped kitchen, flat-screen TVs, comfortable furniture on the front porch and back deck, w/d, central air. Guests have access to all parts of the home except the basement.
Coffee and tea provided
Fully supplied for cooking
Seating for 4-6 at table, stools at island
Table extends for 10
Loveseat Sofa, armchairs big and cozy and light and airy
Adjoining room double futon
Wall mounted TV with Apple TV
Twin memory foam floor mattress
Uses full bathroom down hall
Foam twin fold up mattress
Uses full bathroom down hall
We are on a quiet street, near two parks and just two blocks from the heart of Old Town Takoma. It's a less than 10 minute walk up the street to the center of town, which has several great restaurants, fun shops. Everything you need to make your trip enjoyable and easy. The celebrated Farmers Market is on Sundays.
Go two more blocks from the center of town to catch the Takoma Metro. A straight walk from the house takes 15 minutes. If you'd rather drive up, there is a large parking lot at the station. The Metro train ride to the beautiful Union Station is just 10 minutes. You can be at the White House, the Mall or the National Gallery in less than 25 minutes.
There is a very nice couple living downstairs in an apartment in the basement. Please be considerate of noise. We have assured them that guests will be especially quiet between 10pm and 9am. Thank you!
Please park in the gravelly area at the side of the house, just near the side door, where is room for 2 cars. If you have more than 2 cars, please park any others down on Westmoreland Avenue.
The cooktop is gas and its sparker isn't working well, so you have to use a lighter to light it. And if you are using the washing machine, please don't load it too full. It seems to want to stop mid-cycle if loaded more than about 1/2 or 2/3 full.
While we are not allowing any parties or gatherings at the house, if you have any guests at all over to the house please be sure to let them know about the parking and the apartment in the basement.
Please also let us know if you are planning on bringing a pet.
Please leave the house in the condition you found it. Empty the trash and garbage and take the garbage to the garbage cans that are outside the mudroom door. There are also bins for recycling outside.
Please strip the sheets from the beds and leave them in one big pile. If you can start a load of wash for us, we would really appreciate it --- especially if we have guests checking in the same day as you leave! Thank you!
We hope you enjoy the house as much as we do when we are there. Our neighbors are quiet and respectful and friendly, and we hope to keep everyone happy about having an Airbnb in the neighborhood!
We do have basic cable, and both of our TVs can stream HULU, Netflix, etc.