Spacious master bedroom with attached private bath & walk-in-closet in a quiet, central location 3 miles from the Silver Spring & Takoma Park Metro Stations. A quick Metrorail ride takes you to Washington, D.C. attractions. Walk two blocks to the bus line that will take you to the Metro stations. Close to AFI Theatre, site of AIRP courses. Ample, free, on street parking. NOTE: Please read the house rules that have just been updated.
Your Airbnb retreat is conveniently located in a peaceful, wooded area of Silver Spring. You may catch a bus to the Silver Spring or Takoma Park Metro Stations (3 miles away) on a major highway just two blocks from the house. Metrorail will take you to many scenic locations in Washington, DC, including the National Mall where the Smithsonian museums and most monuments are located. The bus ride to either metro station takes about 15 minutes. Takoma Park Metro Station is one stop closer to DC. than Silver Spring. From the metro station, it might take about 30 minutes (or slightly longer, depending on your wait time) to get to the National Mall in DC.
Breakfast usually consists of homemade muffins and/or bagels & cream cheese, fresh fruit, yogurt, brownies or other baked goodies, coffee, orange juice, and bottled water.
When you stay here, you will be:
- 2 blocks from a highway with major bus lines
- 3 miles from the Silver Spring and Takoma Park Metro Stations, with quick access by Metrorail to Washington, DC
- 3 miles from the AFI Theatre (AIRP course location) in downtown Silver Spring (15 min. by bus)
- 9 miles from the White House & National Mall (about 30 min. by car or metro)
- 3.5 miles from the University of Maryland (12 minutes by car)
- 4 miles from the FDA (8 minutes by car)
- 1.5 miles from an entrance to the Beltway
- 7 miles from NIH (14 min. via the Beltway)
- 11 miles from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (17 min. via the Beltway)
The newly renovated downtown Silver Spring area also has much to offer, including the AFI Silver Theatre, the Fillmore, the Regal Majestic Theater, a new library, and scores of restaurants.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests will have access to all public area rooms, including the Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room, Hallway & First Floor Bathroom, and Family Room with Cable TV. All other bedrooms are considered to be private spaces, not open to guests. Guests will also have access to a full washer & dryer in the basement laundry room. Please ask in advance if you need to use the laundry facilities. Weather permitting, guests may enjoy the wrap-around porch, the spacious yard, and the backyard deck and patio.
I enter rooms to collect towels and sheets for laundry and to do cleaning, depending on the length of your stay (please see the house rules). Four bedrooms are on the second floor. All these bedrooms are private spaces, and all have locks. My bedroom and office is in the basement. I value my privacy and I will do my best to respect yours.
Another small bedroom may be rented separately, or it may be rented by guests renting the master bedroom who need additional space for a child or another adult. Please see the listing for the small bedroom under "Room in Peaceful Wooded Retreat Near DC."
PLEASE NOTE: I will go into your room for three reasons:
1) to gather towels and bedding that need to be laundered. Sheets & pillow cases are washed once a week. If you have a short stay - 3 days or less - sheets will not be laundered.
2) to clean. Rooms are cleaned once a week. But if you have a short stay - 3 days or less - your room will not be cleaned.
3) to see if the air conditioning is working properly.
IF YOU DO NOT WANT ME TO ENTER YOUR ROOM DURING YOUR STAY, SAY SO IN ADVANCE. In that case, if you have towels or sheets that need washing, put them outside the door. You are welcome to use the washer and dryer for your personal laundry; just let me know in advance.
I welcome guests of any race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation. People with disabilities are welcome. However, I am not prepared to deal with guests who have significant behavioral issues, such as aggressive behavior that might pose problems for my family or other guests.
I must get up early, so no loud noises or music after 10 pm on weekdays & Sunday, and 11 pm on Friday and Saturday night during the regular school year. During the summer I'm usually up late.
I'm in charge of all matters related to the Airbnb, so please direct any questions or requests to me, not my son, who is an adult on the autism spectrum.
No pets; we already have 3 cats!
No smoking or vaping.
The current master bedroom has one queen bed that holds two people. Please do not invite extra guests to stay without permission.
If for any reason, both people in your group cannot share the same queen sized bed, let me know IN ADVANCE, before you arrive. We may be able to provide an air mattress for floor use; the room has plenty of extra space. If one person would like to use his or her own sleeping bag on the floor space, that's fine. We can provide extra bedding.
We recycle! Plastic bottles (hard plastic only) and cans go in the gray bin in the kitchen; clean paper goes in a paper bag, and trash goes in the kitchen trash can.
Please clean up after yourself - put dishes in the dishwasher - and enjoy your stay!
I teach in the morning and afternoon, so I am usually available in the late afternoon and evening. I would be happy to chat if my schedule permits it. If you need my assistance, just text me. I will respond to messages between or after classes. In the summer, I am usually at home most of the time.
I'm an adjunct English professor who enjoys hearing about the life stories and travel adventures of my guests, if they want to share. I like to bake, so my guests will enjoy a variety of breakfast options each morning including homemade muffins, fresh fruit salad, yogurt, coffee, orange juice, and goodies (often brownies). I take the bus to the community college where I teach (just three miles away) and am happy to share my knowledge of the D.C. metro area public transit system. However, when school is in session we may see each other only in passing. My hobbies include writing and gardening. Currently, I'm writing an ever evolving book about raising a son on the autism spectrum, an adult who lives with me. I also care for stray (catch and release) cats. I have three cats of my own who live in the house, so if you are allergic, this is not the place for you. I'm also interested in current events and performing arts. D.C. is next to New York in the quality of its theater. There is so much to see and do here! I hope you enjoy your stay!