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Comfortable contemporary close to metro red line and Bethesda town center

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath close to Metro to DC and NIH

Lower level two story dining space open to kitchen and TV nook. Double doors to screened porch and private patio with small pond and waterfall. Master bedroom suite with large private bath room, walk-in closet and washer/dryer on main floor with living room. Decorative wood screen at open stair to upper floor. Windows on three sides of bedroom including a large bay in a 'moon gate' of sorts. Large living room with leather couch and recliners and windows on three sides. Two bedrooms with nice views on the upper floor with full bath. Decorative grass and plantings landscaping around the house on quiet residential street. House was sustainably renovated in 2008.

Robert Schwartz
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
December 19, 2016

About Robert Schwartz

I'm a retired architect. This is our primary home but my wife and I want to spend time with our children and grandchildren who are on the west coast. We plan to spend extended stays in San Diego and Portland OR and are going to try renting our house out for the months when we're gone.

Robert Schwartz purchased this house in 2007

Why Robert Schwartz chose District of Columbia (Washington DC)

We owned a big old country house in Chevy Chase in DC. Eventually Carol's parents were gone and then the kids moved out. We searched the DC area for a good neighborhood to down size into and found this house. It was an empty wreck, just what I wanted as an architect. We gutted it and built what we wanted, everything but the brick walls, floor joists, roof rafters and a few of the windows are new. The location has everything we want within walking distance.

What makes this house unique

Everyone who comes to our house loves it. It's beautiful and comfortable. It works well for just us or for parties or visiting relatives. The back yard and patio are soothing with the sound of a gentle waterfall. The house feels spacious but is not grand but intimate feeling. The house was written up as a feature article in the Washington Post Real Estate Section.


5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Comfortable contemporary close to metro red line and Bethesda town center
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews
Silverspring, MD

Fabulous Contemporary Interior and D. C. is only a Bike Ride Away.

  • 5 of 5

Our home was overfull and we had five more out of town family members arriving for Thanksgiving week. Finding this wonderful home for my extended family was pure luck and we could not have been more pleased from the first moment we saw this architect's home. The layout of the house provided quality private spaces and wonderful light. Many of the rooms looked out to the green park like garden that backed to the bike trail leading to town. The house was clean and the beds comfortable. This is a great single family, owner occupied neighborhood. I would not hesitate to rent this home again and am very comfortable that anyone we would recommend this home to would have a similar wonderful experience. The location is good for parking, easy access to downtown, metro, or the beltway. The owners provided excellent customer service along with a written guide for the home.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Reagan National, BWI, Dulles, Reagan on metro
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Many in Bethesda
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
White's Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Columbia Country Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Metro red line
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
495 beltway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
many in Bethesda
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Whitetail, MD
Nearest Beach
120 Miles
Car: not necessary

The back yard is a small wild life sanctuary and it backs up on the Crescent Trail. This wooded trail leads to Bethesda and continues down to Georgetown and the Potomac River. DC has, of course, many must see sites.


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning week booking $145
Refundable damage deposit $300

The security deposit for stays longer than one week is $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Northwest Washington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large vanity and mirror, Radient floor heat
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , vanity
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , lavatory sink
  • Large master bath with walk-in shower and radiant floor heat in winter. Upper floor standard bath with tub. Lower floor powder room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master bed is on the main floor, 2 bedrooms up stairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleep sofa is queen size
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Master suite with separate walk-in closet. 2 large bedrooms upstairs
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • tennis
Washington DC and surroundings

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