Serene Urban Retreat

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Entire residential home hosted by Nancy

8 guests, 3 bedrooms, 3 beds, 2 baths
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Tucked into a secluded and heavily-wooded residential neighborhood, you will feel the serenity of the country despite being right in the middle of the Washington, DC metropolitan area. This recently-renovated, 1.1 acres, 1950s ranch-style home is ideal for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families with kids, who crave space and privacy, yet wish to be a stone's throw away from our country's capital. (Registered with Fairfax County as Short Term Lodging, Permit #182920245.)

The space
We have owned this wonderful home since 2010 and have enjoyed it ever since. As destiny has it, our frequent trips to San Francisco keep us away often. Hence, we have decided to enable other fortunate guests to enjoy this secluded and spacious property.

Built at the end of a quiet road with a wonderful wooded stream valley and family-oriented county park behind it, this home enjoys an abundance of privacy. It has parking for one to four cars in the driveway. The property has a spacious and comfortable garden, as the lot measures 1.1 acres surrounded by greenery and trees. The structure itself is about 1,500 sq. ft., and includes three bedrooms, all with comfortable queen-size beds. There is a full bath upstairs and another one downstairs, where the TV room is located.

But the main attraction is the amount of natural light it obtains given its huge windows, several natural skylights, and open spaces. Savor the gardens from one of several comfortable patios, or from the hammock. It is a pleasure to enjoy this home all year long, but springtime and fall are my favorite times of the year.

The kitchen is very well appointed with everything you'll need to cook a feast for yourself or a large family get-together. All appliances were recently purchased, including the range, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker. The dining room seats eight people comfortably, and then step into the open living room area for an after-dinner drink in front of the fireplace.

If you need to do laundry, feel free to use the recently purchased washing machine and dryer downstairs. In this room, you may also find a queen-size inflatable bed to be placed in the large TV room, or anywhere you feel like.

In short, make our home yours and enjoy and treat it with the same love we do.

Our STL permit number in Fairfax County is 182920245.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Annandale, Virginia, United States

Our "Serene Urban Retreat" is located in a wonderful and quaint neighborhood in Annandale, VA, yet just 14 miles from the US Capitol In Washington, DC. Our lot borders with Wilburdale Park, a Fairfax county park with a kid's playground, swings, a baseball field and basketball court, and a picnic area. It is also located exactly 1.1 miles from a Giant Supermarket, as well as a couple of miles from Korea Town, where you may find as many as 15 Korean and other ethnic restaurants. Ours is a very safe and quiet neck of the woods.

Hosted by Nancy

  1. Joined in September 2014
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I'm originally from New York and my husband is from Santa Cruz, California. We like nature, traveling, bicycling, and other outdoor sports. Trained as a geophysicist, I traveled the world in my first career. Now I am an educational consultant, working with students to connect them with the learning experiences they desire. We have owned this home since 2010. We bought it from the original owners who custom built it in 1950. We left its charm intact while completely renovating all the working systems (kitchens, bathrooms, electrical, heating and air-conditioning). We hope you will enjoy its unique elements and indoor-outdoor feel the way we do. In addition to being proud hosts (with the help of Rodrigo who is always available locally), we also enjoy being airbnb guests whenever we travel. We have stayed at Airbnb's in several locations and find it a wonderful way to meet up with our two grown sons in a comfortable, homey environment. We love being a part of the sharing economy and welcome to you to our much-loved home!
I'm originally from New York and my husband is from Santa Cruz, California. We like nature, traveling, bicycling, and other outdoor sports. Trained as a geophysicist, I traveled th…

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During your stay

As our home is available during my trips to San Francisco, chances are I may not be able to greet you in person. However, I have made prior arrangements to have an experienced Airbnb Superhost to oversee and upkeep the house. He will make it a point to greet you upon arrival, and will be available to answer any question you may have prior to and during your stay.

If need be, I will also be available online to answer any questions you may have and provide you with instructions and advice if requested via text or phone. However, once you've been greeted and have had your questions answered, you will have complete privacy during your stay.
As our home is available during my trips to San Francisco, chances are I may not be able to greet you in person. However, I have made prior arrangements to have an experienced Airb…

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    Checkout: 11:00 AM
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    No smoking
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