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Relax At Wooded Bliss

Accokeek, MD, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

1 Bedroom With Ensuite Bathroom And Large Living Area Located In National Park

Relax in our one bedroom suite that's located in the middle of the Piscataway National Park. Wake up to the sound of birds, chickens and the distant mooing of cows.

Even though we are located in the middle of Piscataway National Park, we are only 30 minutes from the beltway and 45 minutes to Washington DC. There are lots of local things to do depending on the time of year. There is kayaking, biking, hiking, The National Colonial Farm, weekend plays at the local amphitheater and playhouses. Just ask us!

Access to the room is through the garage. A garage door opener will be given to you. The space is in a finished daylight basement.

Guests have access to a microwave, refrigerator, tv with cable, wireless internet and the pellet stove.

The guest bedroom has two twin beds that can be joined together to make a comfortable king size bed. Let Elaine know which set up you prefer.

We have two friendly cats that will either be your best friend or scatter when they see you.

The shower in the bathroom is a normal size. Not tiny or huge.

Complimentary breakfast items are ready for you in the refrigerator. There are bagels, cream cheese, milk, juice and cereals for you as well as coffee and tea.

Elaine is always on the go but can be reached via her cell phone.

There is over an acre between the homes. All you hear are the birds, cows mooing and our chickens. This is a great place to walk. We are 3 miles walking distance to the Potomac River and the Colonial Farm. On Saturdays there is an organic market nearby.

A car is necessary to get around. There is bus service to Metro nearby.

Guests can park their car in our round about driveway after unloading their luggage or in the garage.


Elaine McVinney

Member Since 2014
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
Apr 15, 2018
About Elaine McVinney

Our life motto is treat others like you would like to be treated. Go the extra mile and give back 150%. We both enjoy relaxing by the firepit when weather allows or in front of the fire with a good book. Elaine enjoys cooking, shopping at the local farmers markets and wine tasting. Paul enjoys running, biking and attending wine tastings with Elaine. We both are frequent attendees at the local theater productions. Our favorite travel destinations are Saint Marten, Jamaica, Saint Barts and Rehoboth Beach, DE. We love the sand and sea. Even though Paul and I are new to this and we have been hosting friends and family for over 35 years. While in the Air Force we were stationed around the world and had visitors come and enjoy our locations. Paul and I like to give our guests complete privacy but at the same time be available for questions and suggestions.

Elaine McVinney purchased this House in 2003

Why Elaine McVinney chose Accokeek

We found our home while not even looking for a new place. Our children flew the nest so we only had us to consider. Elaine found an ad for this house and we decided to check it out. We immediately fell in love with the home. It was new and never lived in. The owners had some family challenges and had to sell before moving in. The first thing that attracted us was the peaceful surroundings. It is truly a special property. The sound of the birds and of the rustling leaves will help you find a new peace.

What makes this House unique

Our home has a wrap around deck. We placed seating around the deck so you can enjoy any view of the forest. Toward dusk owls make their appearance that can be enjoyed on the deck on the left side. You can view the deer on the front of the house and different species of birds in the back. View and hear the turkeys from the left side of the deck. There is also the occasional fox, raccoons and possums. In the evening when the weather allows we invite our guests and neighbors to enjoy the fire pit in front of our home while sipping our house favorite drink...Grog.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom has a king size bed that can be separated into two twins, end tables, dresser and chest of drawers. The closet connects the bedroom and bathroom. The closet has plenty of hangars.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Bathroom has a shower and a double sink.

      Location Type

        • Rural
          Our home is located in the middle of a national forest. We are situated on over 5 acres of trees. Nearby are sheep and cow farms.


            • Away From It All
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Catering available


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                      Pellet stove in living area
                    • Garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      WiFi available
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Located in owners area
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                      The living area is part of the common room. There is a couch, chair and coffee table.
                    • Parking
                      Guests park in right bay in garage. A garage door remote will be issued.
                    • Telephone
                      Cell phone service is limited.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Located in owners area


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Keurig coffee maker with pods, creamer and sugar for your morning fix are available.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          Disposable items available for guests in dining area.
                        • Microwave
                          There is a microwave for your use.
                        • Pantry Items
                          Salt and Pepper Coffee Creamer Orange Juice Sugar
                        • Refrigerator
                          There is a small refrigerator available for your use.
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              There is a dining room table and four chairs.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  There is a flat screen tv available in the common area that is connected to cable.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Patio with access from bedroom and living area is in progress.


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • not suitable for children
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Communal Pool
                                              Guest passes to our community pool are available and complementary. .

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Massage


                                                    • festivals
                                                    • library
                                                    • live theater
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • boating
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • photography
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • fishing
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • swimming


                                                                    • The guest space square footage is over 500 sq. ft. Breakfast included with stays under 7 days. Bagels, cream cheese, juice, milk and cereal is supplied. Paul and Elaine will help make your stay enjoyable.

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      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.

                                                                      16 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Cozy and Charming Getaway

                                                                      Nicole A.

                                                                      We had a lovely stay. Elaine and her husband were very welcoming and helpful in terms of what to do and the best ways to get places. The surrounding area was beautiful, the accommodations were very comfortable and the continental breakfast was a thoughtful touch.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you Nikki for your kind words. You and Eric were wonderful guests. There is so much to do and see here. I hope you come back and visit.


                                                                      Elaine and Paul

                                                                      Perfect tine

                                                                      Daryle R.

                                                                      We loved the place and had a great time. So quiet and relaxing.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the ambiance of Wooded Bliss. It truly is a special place. We hope you come back!

                                                                      Quiet, Beautiful and Awesome!

                                                                      Bob S.San Ramon, California

                                                                      This HomeAway location is one of the best I've stayed at. A very homey feel. The five nights were comfortable. I highly recommend this location as a home base for the greater DC area.


                                                                      stephen q.Columbia SC

                                                                      Absolute comfort. Great location to sightsee DC. Awesome place!!!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      You and your wife were great guests! There is so much to do here and hope you come back.

                                                                      Peaceful retreat amongst the hustle & bustle

                                                                      Cheri T.North Carolina

                                                                      My daughter and I extended a school field trip in Washington D.C. and chose to stay at Wooded Bliss. Elaine was very responsive and made sure the apartment (as my daughter and I called it) was stocked with some breakfast items, to include coffee, OJ, yogurt, and fresh fruit. She even set the room up as 2 twin beads so my daughter and I had our own space. We were greeted by Elaine's husband and their puppy, Kelly.

                                                                      We were a short drive to the Huntington Metro Station, and took the metro into the city. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay here again, if we come back that direction.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      Cheri, you and your daughter are welcome back anytime. There is so much to see and do here. It is nice to come back to the serenity of Wooded Bliss and yet be so close to so many activities.

                                                                      Relaxation and convenience

                                                                      teresa c.

                                                                      I rented this property for my son and wife while visiting MD. They enjoyed it. I was not aware it did not have a stove, but neither do hotels, and there are many options for restaurants just minutes away. Nestled in the woods, nice cozy fire place, very clean, safe and close to many attractions. The owners were very friendly and hospitable offering Tea, Coffee and breakfast foods. I would definitely visit again and recommend it to my friends and family. Thank You;)


                                                                      Accokeek, MD, USA

                                                                      National Colonial Farm is 2 miles walking distance. The farm is a living history farm illustrating life on a family farm in the 1700's. The Hard Bargain Farm has an amphitheater that hosts concerts and plays in the summer. In the winter, there are monthly concerts with light dinner at the education center at the Colonial Farm.

                                                                      Rates & Availability

                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

                                                                      Tax Rate

                                                                      For stays over one week breakfast is not included. No extended stays over two weeks.

                                                                      16 Reviews
                                                                      Excellent 4.5/5
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