Home Away from Home

Apartment - Private room · Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814, United States
Diane
Your host, Diane
37 Reviews
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The Space

Spacious, bright private bedroom,full bath situated in the trendy Bethesda Row neighborhood. Step outside and you are on Bethesda Row with starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, great pizza,
restaurants,gourmet markets, museums, shopping, bars, and two movie theaters - all within walking distance. The metro(red line) is two blocks and D.C. a 15 minute ride.Public bus transportation one block. We are close to NIH, Naval Medical, American University, easy access to Capital Crescent bike/hiking trail(we now have a bike rental kiosk) and zip car locations.Highway I-495 is less than a 5 minute drive, If you are visiting the area for a conference,political event, graduation, wedding, sightseeing, bar mitzvah, etc. THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE. Rent includes access to kitchen, cable TV, wifi, cleaning service, laundry facilities and 24-hour concierge service. Please, no pets/no smoking.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
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Cancellation: Moderate
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  • Diane is a wonderful host. She has a great knowledge of the area, and is more than happy to give advice about the area, or mind her own business, and give you space.

    The room itself is lovely, as well. It's spacious, well-lit, and very comfortable.

    She cooks a delicious breakfast, as well, that's a great way to start the day.

    Definitely stay with Diane if you're in the DC area!

    July 2014
  • Diane's "Home Away from Home" was exactly that. A pleasant host, I enjoyed both the time we spent talking as well as the quiet time I spent in the room, which was plenty large and well equipped. The bed slept great and Diane's attention to detail was as if I was staying at a B&B. As my first airbnb experience, this was an experience that will both have me back at Diane's as well as explore airbnb for future trips.

    July 2014
  • Diane was a gracious and friendly hostess. The master bedroom suite she offers is very comfortable and private. She served me a lovely breakfast of fresh fruit, yogurt, toast and coffee, as I requested, and offered eggs and bacon, which I declined. The wifi worked well. I'd stay here again.

    June 2014
  • I stayed with my wife at Diane's place from June 21 to June 24 and she is a wonderful hostess. She provided us everything we could need and even more. The bed was very comfy, the room was spacious and fitted with all amenities. We enjoyed having breakfast and discussing with Diane, who made us feel like home.
    If you are looking for a place to stay in a residential area not far from downtown DC, Bethesda is the place to be ; plenty of restaurants around the corner and a direct metro to city center.

    June 2014
  • I am not the type of person who typically writes reviews but in this particular case I am compelled to as my stay here was over the top fantastic. If you are coming in to DC or Bethesda for any reason you owe it to yourself to ditch the hotel and visit with Diane. I use the word 'visit' intentionally because that's how it felt. Diane is as kind and gracious a host as you will ever find. From the great room to the delicious breakfasts to the plate of cookies...magnificent. When I come back next year I hope she isn't booked up as I would absolutely visit with Diane again. A++

    June 2014
  • Had an absolutely delightful experience here. The room is charming, Diane is a sweet and interesting lady and the homemade breakfast was lovely.

    June 2014
  • My husband, Jon and I had a lovely stay with Diane Freeman. She was gracious and very accommodating to our needs. Her breakfasts were something to wake up for!

    The location is ideal right in the heart of Bethesda and a very short walk to Metro. It was fun leaving her building and having Bethesda literally outside the door.
    Thank you, Diane!
    Beverly

    We highly recommend

    June 2014
  • Diane was a wonderful host! We truly enjoyed our stay and Diane's advice. She was really helpful, welcoming and friendly. The location was perfect for us as we used the subway and Walked to explore Washington. Bethesda have a lot to pffer! The room was spotless and filled with useful bath produces ect. She even gavé is bottle of water for our walks and delicious cookies when we returned to our room at night. Breakfast and her special tea was really good. We Would definitetly stay with Diane again!

    June 2014
  • Better than the perfect airbnb experience. I've used airbnb several times and none come close to my 2 weeks at my Home Away from Home.
    The apartment is in a great location especially if you are visiting the NIH (1min walk to metro and a few min on the metro) plus you are right next to many good food places, the cinema, shops etc. Takes an easy 25min to get to the tourist attractions.
    Nice building in a great neighbourhood. Large room, private bathroom, everything you would need and super clean! Breakfast is awesome! Diane is even more awesome! I would love to go back!
    Enjoy your time here but be considerate and try not to book at the same time I want to!

    June 2014
  • My wife and I wanted to try something different from expensive hotels for our weekend stay in Washington, and decided to give airBnB a try. Our stay with Diane was incredible! She was so sweet, caring, she was so helpful and fun to talk to. Diane had everything for us covered to help plan our weekend and the amenities and "little extras" we're so awesome. My wife and I found ourselves pleasantly surprised with how hospitable and fantastic the accommodations were. When we come back to DC we would 100% stay with Diane again as we feel that we didn't just gain a new experience, but also a new friend. Thank you so much Diane :)

    May 2014
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Babylon Junior - Senior High School
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Retired travel professional
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Originally from Connecticut, I am a retired travel professional, have travelled the world all my adult life and have had experience in the hospitality business. I am a mother of three, a grandmother of 5 and have 2 great grandchildren.They have all travelled with me at one time or another. Things I can not live without are good food, fine wine, my car, my great friends, all things italian, and I am passionate about my neighborhood. My favorite travel destination is Italy, primarily the Amalfi coast where I lived for 12 years.
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