Woodland Retreat

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Entire guesthouse hosted by Martha

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
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Welcome to our private woodland retreat! This stylish and secluded mid-century modern guesthouse is nestled on five acres in horse country in Highland, Maryland. Totally separate from our owners home, our guesthouse combines the serenity, privacy, and safety you crave with all the conveniences of modern life including: a full bath; kitchenette; internet; and a screened porch with access to our beautiful lighted and heated swimming pool and adjacent walking trails.

The space
The guest house offers second story living in a unique woodland setting.
The flat is a large, stylishly furnished apartment with all the comforts and conveniences you’d expect. The contemporary design has a vaulted ceiling and 20-ft high windows with a spectacular unobstructed view of the forested hillside below. Features include: a new queen-sized bed, ample seating, a bistro table with settings for two, internet, and a big screen HD television with Netflix streaming video and a Bluray player with a small library of movies. If you’re lucky you just may see our resident red fox or pileated woodpecker.
You enter the house via a private patio within the large fenced yard and pool. The patio has rocking chairs to lull away the hours with a good book and a cup of Joe or glass of wine. Just off the patio at ground level is your private full bathroom complete with hair dryer and a changing room should you decide to take advantage of the heated swimming pool. We have a charcoal grill available on request.
Off of the patio, you enter the is the kitchenette complete with a Keurig coffee system, microwave oven, toaster, and refrigerator and the stairway to the apartment above.
Although an easy drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, BWI airport, and Annapolis, you’ll feel a world away. Our location is ideal for those that want city access but to also want to feel “away from it all.” Come and enjoy this welcome respite to refresh the soul for singles, couples, families, or traveling equestrians. Note: the guesthouse is not handicap accessible. You access the flat via a long stairway so we don't recommend booking here if you have mobility issues.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 couch, 1 air mattress
Common spaces
1 couch, 1 air mattress

What this place offers

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pool
Pets allowed
TV
EV charger
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Luggage dropoff allowed

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Where you’ll be

Highland, Maryland, United States

Our home is perched on a wooded hillside in a rural community of farms and horse barns. We are a short hike of Schooley Mill Park and a short drive to Patuxent Branch Trail. Highland has strong agrarian roots that trace back to the 1700s, and remains a showcase of family farms. If you are traveling with your horse, let us know, and we can recommend overnight boarding options nearby. Nearby, there is a well stocked local market, Boarman's Old Fashioned Country Meat & Grocery, and a very good restaurant within a 5 minute drive. If you're into vegan fare, we recommend, the Great Sage - Organic Green Cuisine. And if during your visit you need a good laundry service, we highly recommend the Highland Cleaners for dry cleaning laundry services.

Hosted by Martha

Joined in December 2015
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Formerly from New York, settled in Highland with retired race horses and dogs Beau and Belle!

During your stay

We live in the main house year round along with our dogs, Beau & Belle, and are generally available if needed. We enjoy meeting our guests and are happy to make suggestions about dining or other needs during your stay. But, if peace and solitude is what you seek, you couldn’t make a better choice.
We live in the main house year round along with our dogs, Beau & Belle, and are generally available if needed. We enjoy meeting our guests and are happy to make suggestions about d…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Pool/hot tub without a gate or lock
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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