Private, spacious, light, comfy, clean & fresh, kid-friendly, Wi-Fi, fun town !
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 Takoma 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!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
We are kid-friendly and allow pets on a case-by-case basis. Please, no smoking in our B&B or anywhere on our property. We go the distance to make sure our guests are comfortable and happy so please let us know right away how we can serve you better!
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Quiet & Comfortable Weekend Stay
We had a wonderful time staying here. It was more comfortable than staying at a hotel since we have a toddler and they also supply more amenities than a typical hotel room. We didn't want for anything and we easily walked to the metro station. They even had some activities to help keep our kiddo occupied. Very communicative and friendly hosts. We would definitely stay again!
Convenient and enjoyable stay which could have been better with a few upgrades
We enjoyed our stay at Takoma Bliss. The location cannot be beat, and the accommodations met our family of three's needs (we did not need a full kitchen on this trip - but it was nice to be able to make toast, cereal, coffee, etc.). Overall, Takoma Bliss is a good value, located in a great neighborhood.
Pros: It is easily walkable to many restaurants, the Metro, grocery and drug stores, and parks. Much roomier than any hotel room. Even though it is a basement unit, the noise from above was minimal. No carpeting! Plenty of room to spread out. Anne was accommodating - allowing us to drop our luggage before check in and overall, very responsive to texts/emails. We definitely enjoyed our stay much more than we would have staying at a hotel.
Cons: It is time to replace some of the towels and linens. The bathroom, especially, could use a deep cleaning. The only sink is in the bathroom, which can be problematic. Finally, even though it was mentioned in the listing: (1) There was no cooler of fresh baked goods etc. delivered to the door each morning. (2) There is no TV or DVD/VCR player. These last 2 were not deal breakers for us, but the listing needs to reflect these changes.
Comfortable and convenient
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
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
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
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.