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Takoma Bliss B & B • Walk to Metro • Tour Wash D.C. • Kid-Friendly!

Manor Park, Washington, DC, USA
  • Apartment900 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

Private, spacious, light, comfy, clean & fresh, kid-friendly, Wi-Fi, fun town !

Private Suite | Spacious & Clean | Breakfast Served | Corner Bedroom w/ Queen Bed | Full Bath | Large Living/Dining Room | Kitchenette | Porch | Toys | Books | Home Gym | Fast Wi-Fi | Eco-Friendly | Great Neighborhood | Easy Access to Washington DC!

Our B&B fills the entire ground floor of our custom-made bungalow. Spacious and comfy, lots of natural light, quiet and private. Large corner bedroom features Queen-size bed dressed with luxury linens. Full bath stocked with plenty of fresh towels, soaps, shampoo & conditioner, lotions, hair dryer, bathrobes. Spacious living and dining area has a huge soft leather couch, comfy arm chair, dining table, large desk, DVD/VCR player, exercise & yoga equipment, everything you need to feel at home. Kitchenette features mini-fridge, microwave, toaster, 2-burner hotplate with pans, coffee-maker - fully stocked with organic coffees, herbal teas, cereal, granola, oatmeal, cereal bars, dried fruit. Breakfast cooler with fresh bakery goods and juices delivered to your door each morning! Fast secure WiFi / internet. Central air conditioning in summer; radiant heat in winter. Outdoor porch with swinging hammock, cushioned chairs - perfect for socializing, lounging, or grilling out!

SLEEPS UP TO FOUR - Luxurious Queen bed in large private bedroom sleeps 1-2, two Queen-size air mattresses sleeps 2-4, large soft leather couch in living area also makes for comfy sleeping. Plenty of extra sheets, pillows, and blankets. For young children, we have a portable crib and a high chair!

BREAKFAST.... Each day we bring a cooler to your doorstep filled with fresh baked goods from a local bakery, and, on request, milk and/or fruit juice. Hungry for bacon and eggs? Several Takoma Park restaurants within walking distance serve full breakfasts.

KITCHENETTE includes a mini-fridge, microwave, 2-burner hotplate with pots and pans, toaster, coffee-maker, filtered water pitcher, and plenty of dishware & utensils. Several great restaurants are within walking distance, and a variety of local restaurants will deliver right to your door!

DINING TABLE with candlelight. Drop-leaf table expands to seat 4-6.

OUTDOOR PORCH features a lounging area with cushioned chairs, tables, a swinging hammock- peaceful and relaxing!

CLEAN AND FRESH - Our space is 100% safe for people with allergies and multiple chemical sensitivities. We are a smoke-free home, and use gentle, natural cleaning products. We do not use pesticides or other harmful chemicals. We also offer an air purifier upon request.

KID-FRIENDLY - We have a Graco Pack-n-Play portable crib, a high chair, and plenty of toys and games. There are several children's parks in our neighborhood and lots of families with children.

ECO-FRIENDLY - Our home is a state-of-the-art 'green building' featuring energy-efficiency, sustainable materials and natural fibers. We practice Earth-friendly habits such as recycling and home gardening.

SAFE and SECURE - Your safety and security are important to us! We have smoke detectors, a fire extinguisher, a basic first aid kit, and excellent medical care near by.

We host SPECIAL EVENTS -- parties, meetings, retreats, large family gatherings -- special pricing applies -- just ask! We've successfully hosted several social events with 20-30 guests!


FREE PARKING on our low-traffic residential street. No restrictions, any size vehicle is OK.

CONVENIENT! Short walk into town where you'll find restaurants, shops, bank/ATM, dry cleaners, and more.

CELL PHONE SERVICE is strong here.

FAST Wi-Fi - secure internet connection.

SONY TV for playing VCRs and DVDs. (Sorry, no cable!)

HOME GYM with strider, Total Gym, free weights, yoga mats.

LAUNDRY SERVICE - for a small fee.

GREAT SURROUNDINGS - Many nearby parks, wooded areas, hiking trails, great for biking (we have bike-shares here!), fun neighborhood.

WADING POOL for the little ones in summer time

LOTS OF KID-STUFF -- fun toys, sidewalk chalk, crayons, games, cards, books, balls, etc.


Fantastic location! We're in the heart of the city of Takoma Park, on the Washington DC-Maryland border. We're 7 miles (11 kilometers) from the heart of Washington DC -- the White House, Capitol Hill, the National Mall, the Smithsonian, the Botanical Gardens, and many famous museums and art galleries.

Our neighborhood is friendly, community-oriented, and easily walkable. Takoma Park is known for its many large trees and eclectic Victorian homes, its flowering foliage, hilly streets, and its friendly and diverse community atmosphere. There is plenty of open space and several parks nearby. Our town is home to many political notables, authors, artists, and musicians.

A short walk into Old Town Takoma takes you to a variety of unique restaurants, bars, and pubs, several of which offer live music! We have coffee shops, an organic food co-op, gift shops, clothing boutiques, antique stores, a bead shop, an award-winning spa (Still Point)... and don't miss our famous Farmer's Market every Sunday!


It is a 10-minute walk to the Takoma Park Metro Station (on the Red Line), then a 15-20 minute subway ride takes you into the heart of Washington, DC. Our public transportation system is extensive and affordable, it's easy to get just about anywhere in the DC metropolitan region. Prefer to bike? Takoma Park has just installed two bike-share racks close by.

The Amtrack Train station is at Union Station, on the Red Line, a 15-min ride from Takoma Park. Three airports serve the DC metropolitan area: Dulles (IAD), Reagan International (DCA), and Baltimore-Washington International (BWI). All three are approximately 35-45 minutes from our B&B and securing transportation from the airport to our home is easy - need help? - just ask!

We are easy-going and flexible but do have a few suggestions for our guests:

1) We have flexible check-in and check-out times. However, when we are fully booked and have back-to-back guests in one day we appreciate having plenty of time to clean and prepare, and often ask guests checking in to arrive at 5 pm or later. Planning a late night arrival? No problem!

2) During your stay, please let us know if you have any special requests or if you'd like us to add or improve on something-- we'll respond right away! We pride ourselves on our prompt and excellent service.

3) If you have allergies or chemical sensitivities, let us know when you book the space and we will do a special deep-cleaning for you and provide an air purifier.

4) Absolutely NO SMOKING, inside our B&B or anywhere on our property.

5) If you happen to break or lose one of our items, please let us know right away so that we can work out a way to have it repaired or replaced.

6) Feel free to call or text us at any time! And if you'd like to meet and chat for a bit, invite us down! We give our guests total privacy and engage in person only at the initiation of our guests.

Enjoy your stay at Takoma Bliss!


Anne Vandeven

Member Since 2014
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Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Mar 05, 2018
About Anne Vandeven

We are two semi-retired friends and business partners... Anne is the gracious host, Kevin is the nuts-and-bolts part of our operation! At Takoma Bliss we are courteous, accommodating, flexible, and respectful of your privacy. We enjoy hosting guests from all over the US and the world!

Anne Vandeven purchased this Apartment in 2004

Why Anne Vandeven chose Manor Park

Convenient to Washington DC without the hustle and bustle of the city. Our B&B has a country feel - lots of trees and open space. We're in a great neighborhood in a popular town with plenty to do for adults and kids alike. We custom-built our home about 10 years ago - it's warm and cozy in winter, cool and fresh in summer. You'll love it here!

What makes this Apartment unique

Our guests love the easy access to Washington DC via the Metro, our friendly neighborhood, our comfortable accommodations and many amenities!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
        • Large Queen bed in corner bedroom, four East-facing windows get the morning light! Luxury linens, huge closet, books, writing desk, spacious, clean and private. (Queen air mattresses in living area are comfy for adults and kids alike!)


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Full Bath!
          toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower
        • Full bath has ocean motif and is fully stocked with toiletries, soaps, hair dryer, bathrobe, and more.

        Location Type

          • Downtown
            We are just a couple of blocks from downtown Takoma Park -- walkable to restaurants, bars, shops, dry cleaners, banks, everything you need!


              • Away From It All
              • Budget
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Iron & Board
                      • Air Conditioning
                        Central air conditioning all throughout the house
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        We have a Total Gym, free weights, a stride machine, a large exercise ball, and yoga equipment.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        Radiant heat in the floors!
                      • Internet
                        Extremely fast Wi-Fi!
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        We offer laundry services for a small fee
                      • Linens Provided
                        Luxury linens - plenty of sheets and towels - all clean and fresh!
                      • Living Room
                        Spacious! Huge leather sofa, reading chair, plenty of books and toys, old TV for watching DVDs and VCRs.
                      • Parking
                        Free, unrestricted parking in driveway or on the street, 24/7.
                      • Towels Provided
                        An abundance of fluffy towels!
                      • Washing Machine
                        We offer laundry services for a small fee


                          • Coffee Maker
                            We have an electric drip coffee maker and a French press! Organic fair-trade deep roasted coffee, decaf as well, and many varieties of tea!
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                            Full set of dishes, utensils, cookware, napkins, filtered water pitcher, ice bucket, the works!
                          • Kitchen
                            Kitchenette features mini-fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee-maker, filtered water, snacks, and breakfast cereal/granola. We deliver a cooler to your door each morning filled with breakfast foods!
                          • Microwave
                            Brand new! Medium size - can cook full meals.
                          • Pantry Items
                            We have a variety of cereals, cereal bars, granola, dried fruit, organic coffee, herbal teas, and so on. Guests are provided with breakfast rolls, bagels, or pastries each morning.
                          • Refrigerator
                            Mini-fridge - holds plenty - makes ice - is clean and fresh!
                          • Stove
                            Two-burner cooktop stove with pans and utensils - perfect for preparing smaller meals.
                          • Toaster
                            Toaster can also toast bagels!


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining
                                Dining area - table expands to seat 6 people. Candlelight too!
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Books
                                    A fun library with books for all ages.
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Television
                                    Sony TV with VCR and DVD player but no cable service
                                  • Toys
                                    Blocks, story books, coloring, chalk, water toys, wading pool!
                                  • Video Library


                                      • Bicycles
                                        Bicycle rental facility is just up the street!
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Our porch is perfect for lounging, socializing, reading... private and quiet - lots of nature!
                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Enormous back yard with vegetable gardens
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                        We can provide an outdoor grill for a small fee


                                          • limited accessibility


                                              • live theater
                                              • arboretum
                                              • churches
                                              • cinemas
                                              • festivals
                                              • health/beauty spa
                                              • library
                                              • botanical garden
                                              • museums
                                              • playground
                                              • recreation center
                                              • restaurants
                                              • synagogues
                                              • zoo

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • bird watching
                                                  • miniature golf
                                                  • scenic drives
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Local Services & Businesses

                                                      • ATM/bank
                                                      • Babysitter
                                                      • fitness center
                                                      • groceries
                                                      • hospital
                                                      • laundromat
                                                      • massage therapist
                                                      • medical services

                                                        Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                          • basketball court
                                                          • cycling
                                                          • hiking
                                                          • tennis

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                            4 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Comfortable and convenient

                                                            Maureen J.

                                                            Some of the best things about staying in Anne's house are things one doesn't necessarily expect in a rental property: there was coffee already available, so we could make ourselves a pot the first morning to combat the jetlag. The floors are not carpeted, so I didn't suffer from my usual dust allergies. There's a spacious main room, so early risers can relax, use the WiFi, read on the roomy couch, or enjoy the quiet. In addition, Takoma Park is an interesting community and a really nice break from DC. But so close to everything that we were able to use our rental car and Metro to visit with friends and see DC sights.

                                                            Anne was very accommodating and helpful. She suggested running in a nearby park that was gorgeous and a lovely wild surprise in the middle of this bustling urban area. I'd definitely stay here again. Thanks Anne!

                                                            Home away from home

                                                            Judy A.

                                                            I felt very comfortable at Takoma Bliss and am so grateful for all the amenities and quiet atmosphere provided by our host. My husband and I enjoyed our short walk uphill to the Metro station nearby and loved exploring Takoma Park as well. Many thanks!

                                                            great value for an at-home feel while still close to DC sights

                                                            Eric B.

                                                            Our family of 6 spent a wonderful 10 days at Takoma Bliss. Benefits: fairly close to Washington DC sights (15-20 minute walk to the Metro, then half an hour into town using the 7-day short trip metro SmarTrip card without paying extra in peak hours); great neighborhood (weekly farmer's market, nearby parks); great breakfasts (pastries, milk, and juice delivered each morning in a cooler); plenty to do even when staying put (books, kids games, movies, outside patio living, playpen and high chair available for infant; and it was a nice break to not have cable TV); great landlord (the owner is happy to meet you if you want, and is responsive to any needs arising during the stay, but is also quite good at remaining out of the way until you contact her - she also offers optional services for an extra charge like babysitting, laundry, or ride to the metro). Drawbacks: kitchenette is very tiny (mini-bar fridge, only a hot plate and microwave, very little storage), so it is easier to eat out or have deliveries than to cook, although warming leftovers is easy; the only sink is located behind the bathroom door, so washing dishes competes with everything else going on; 4 of the guests must share 2 queen-size air mattresses (although our kids thought it was a treat, not everyone will agree); and during our visit, we were troubled by ants trying to locate food in the kitchenette. But in spite of the drawbacks, we enjoyed it (both price and experience) much more than we would a formal hotel suite for 6, so this is our first place to return if we make another trip to the DC area.

                                                            Cute basement suite with breakfast delivered each morning

                                                            Craig J.Boston

                                                            We stayed here for a week. It's a great location - a short walk to some excellent, reasonably-priced, restaurants and the train station, and a bit longer walk to a fairly expensive grocery store.

                                                            The pictures don't give you an idea of what the place is like. My best description is a studio with an attached bedroom. The bedroom is spacious, with a desk, and a huge closet filled with extra linens. The studio area is divided into three areas - a relaxation area with a large, sectional sofa, an eating area with table and the "kitchenette", and a large multi-purpose area for exercise, TV-watching and air-mattresses. The kitchenette is minimal - a bar fridge, microware, toaster and coffee pot. You won't be cooking a meal here, and you will be washing dishes in the bathroom, but it is more than sufficient if expect to just eat breakfast and be gone for the rest of the day. There are plenty of glasses and dishes and simple breakfast choices (bars, cereal, granola, oatmeal) and pastries, fruit or breads along with yogurt, juice and milk are left in a cooler outside the door every morning.

                                                            This will be our first choice next time we visit DC.


                                                            Manor Park, Washington, DC, USA

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                                                            Rules No smoking - please do not smoke inside our home or anywhere on our property. Guests - you may invite guests but please, no large gatherings. We do host special events, just ask!

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