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Your Private Luxury 6BR, 12 Beds, Brownstone Mansion near Wash DC, sleeps 20 +

Bedrooms 7
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

6 bedrooms, 4 baths, 12 beds, 2 decks, near DC, Baltimore, back to the woods

This gorgeous, 5000 plus sq ft, Brownstone Manor House sits on a 1.5-acre property in a quiet, centrally located neighborhood. The manor is minutes from downtown DC, Arlington, VA, Baltimore MD, and Annapolis MD. Has excellent free Mesh WIFI Network and SMART TV, 6 bedrooms (plus 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath and entertainment hall in the basement for large groups of 19 or more--see below), 4 full baths, a fully equipped kitchen, 2 huge decks overlooking private woods, and is 2 minutes away from restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacy, and urgent care clinic.

The whole basement level (additional 2 BR, 1 Full Bath, and 1

entertainment hall with a dry bar and a ping-pong table) is available only for groups larger than 18, for an additional cleaning fee of $120. Please message me.

This house is perfect for business/educational/family trips and conference stays in the DC Metro Area. Hosts do not live in the house. For your safety, security cameras are installed OUTSIDE the house. Please read the rental agreement.

We absolutely do not do partial refunds.

Please note that every booking is subject to changes in the local and State taxes. Additional charges will apply when notified by the State/County.

More Details

Karuna Skariah
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, Hindi and Nepali
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Karuna Skariah

Hi, I'm Karuna, an educator, education activist, yoga teacher, and animal rescuer!

I am originally from the scenic country of Nepal where I have trekked up to the Everest Base Camp and along the Annapurna region. Traveling has always been my passion--the very reason why I would like to provide a safe and beautiful vacation space for families and fellow educators/professionals visiting Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia!

My husband, Joe, and I own, co-host, and care for this beautiful home set on a 1.5-acre property that provides access to all that you seek. We are very laid back and provide our guests with all the space and privacy they need. However, we live 15 minutes away from the house and quick to respond when required.

We welcome you to our DC Metro Brownstone home and invite you to vacation with us.

Karuna Skariah purchased this house in 2008

Why Karuna Skariah chose Burtonsville

This is a NEW LISTING!

Our recently renovated Brownstone Manor is a convenient home retreat for groups as large as 23. One of our bedrooms and a full bath is located on the ground/entry level--good for guests who cannot climb stairs. The whole basement level is available for groups larger than 18 for an extra cleaning fee of $120. The view of the woods is beautiful for all seasons.

Our home is centrally located in the Washington DC Metropolitan area with easy access to all colleges, museums, monuments, harbors, malls, and DC nightlife. The multicultural DC Metro Area is rich in history, arts, literature, sciences, natural beauty, and politics--a treasure trove for the curious, adventurous, scholarly, and those who desire to experience the finer things of life. It boasts of international cuisine and lifestyle, as well.

We offer competitive rates without compromising on the high standards of a clean, clutter-free, and safe environment.

Message me to accommodate more than 18 guests or have special requests. Look up special deals for extended stays.

2 Nights Minimum Stay

1 Night only stay rate is $1000 for 10 people--message me

What makes this house unique

BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD, INCREDIBLE MANSION SPACE, AND PRIVACY! After the initial check-in, we give you all the space you need.


Burtonsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • PRIMARY GUEST MUST BE PRESENT @ CHECK-IN. PARK ONLY IN DRIVEWAY NOT GRASS to AVOID TOWING. No Parties, No shoes, No food upstairs, Keep kitchen clean.
  • CHECKOUT @ 10 am. DO NOT MOVE FURNITURE/BEDS--WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF SECURITY DEPOSIT. NO NOISE. Leave beds unmade. Put trash in the garage. Thanks.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , 1st Floor--no stairs
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This is a master bedroom with attached bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This is a standard bedroom.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This is a standard bedroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This is a standard bedroom.
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This is a master bedroom with attached bath
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , This bedroom is on the entry/ground level.
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Basement level- available for groups of 19 persons or more.
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , Den-Basement only for groups of 19 persons or more.
  • TOTAL 8 bedrooms: 1 bedroom on entry level 5 bedrooms on the 2nd floor (1 flight of stairs up) 2 bedrooms and a full bath on the walkout basement level (1 flight down). This level is opened for groups 19 and up and comes with a beautiful entertainment hall, a dry bar, and a ping-pong table. We can add two sofa beds in the master bedrooms if needed.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing


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Your Private Luxury 6BR, 12 Beds, Brownstone Mansion near Wash DC, sleeps 20 +
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews
London, United Kingdom

Huge house! Lots of beds!

  • 5 of 5

Karuna's house is perfect for a large group visiting the Columbia area. There are plenty of beds and bathrooms (with showers.) We all had towels waiting for us on our beds and there were some basic supplies left in the shower for us as well. Karuna was very responsive as well and the house rules are clearly laid out around the house. I would stay at Karuna's house again when visiting Merriweather Post Pavilion.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Lisa for your kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed our place. We look forward to hosting you again. Have a great summer.
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Lovely house.

  • 3 of 5

The house was great. It was clean and spacious. The area was beautiful. The owner was very helpful with providing tips for DC. The only draw back that didn’t make our experience perfect was that the day before arrival, while we were en route, the owner asked for more money due to tax purposes.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa, I am glad that you had a comfortable stay at our place. We have apologized for this inconvenience numerous times—Unfortunately, the tax laws in Montgomery County changed in July 01, 2018 and we received notification a few days before you arrived and we were scrambling to be in compliance, due to the short notice. When you signed the rental agreement you agreed and accepted that additional taxes might apply due to changes in the local laws. You know that this was beyond our control as you even verified with VRBO to confirm the change in tax laws. I am very disappointed that you have given us a 3 stars rating for having to pay local taxes. Unfortunately, we cannot break County laws to appease those who do not want to abide by our local laws.
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Lots of space, beds a plenty. Worked well for our wedding guests

  • 4 of 5

We have rented large single family homes in the past for family events, graduations etc. , so we are familiar with the drill. This home was clean and tidy and worked well for us. The owners were friendly, but did give us several warnings about things not to do. like park on the yard. We assumed they must have had bad experiences with renters in the past. They did forbid us from having anyone at the house who was not registered, which we have never encountered before. It worked out this time, but there have been instances where that would have been a hardship on us. All in all it was a favorable experience and we would contact them again if we needed a home this large

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deb; I am glad you enjoyed the house. We try really hard to go above and beyond to keep our guests comfortable. The house rules and rental agreement are to keep the house safe and beautiful for current and future guests. Unfortunately, we have had guests who parked on the neighbors' yard and trampled our grass. We do ask all our guests to read the Rental Agreement before booking our space so there are no surprises. For safety and security reasons the County Law mandates homeowners of transient lodging to keep a log of all registered guests and forbids unregistered visitors. This prevents unauthorized visitors, illegal activities, noise pollution, and other disturbances in our neighborhood which is very quiet, friendly, and upscale.
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The trip to DC was on the bucket list for sometime, everything we saw was befitting the capital .

  • 5 of 5

The house was great, very spacious and clean, location was excellent for transportation and access to the city, Joe and Karuna are outstanding hosts, nice and accommodating, if you’re in DC with a large group definitely check this house.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review, Joe. I am so glad you had a wonderful trip to DC and a comfortable stay at our place. Thank you for taking care of our home.
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Very Clean, everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, very clean. Owners are very friendly and helpful!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rhonda, we loved hosting your group! You are always welcome to stay with us.
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Perfect for our group

  • 5 of 5

We brought a group of 18 recent high school graduates and 8 sponsors and stayed in this home. We wanted the large gathering spaces where we could all be together, which is something we couldn’t have in a hotel. We toured DC several days, and the travel time in and out of the city was the only downside to our stay, but the ability to have this type of lodging at these rates was the trade off. To our group, it was worth it and we would do it again. The home met all of our expectations and the owners, Joe and Karuna, were very helpful and a pleasure to communicate with during our stay.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful review Roshelle. We absolutely enjoyed hosting your group. Thank you for taking care of our home and leaving it so clean. Have a great summer!
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Chinese, Mexican, Indian, Pizzarias, Sports bars


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Cleaning fee $200 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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