The Mini Suite is huge (20'x16'). There is plenty of room to relax at your writing desk, your easy chair with ottoman or on the day bed that also has a trundle making space for two people to sleep. Toaster oven, coffemaker, refrigerator also included
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The Elegant Mini Suite is a spacious well appointed room located in our luxury home with a beautiful wooded view only 15-20 minutes by car to DC. It is a large (20'x16'), well lit, carpeted room, with easy chair and ottoman, flat screen cable TV, writing desk, free WIFI, refrigerator, large closet, toaster oven, two large windows, stained glass, "tiffany" lamp and original art work. You will enjoy the comfortable queen bed as well as the day bed with pull out trundle that sleeps two additional guests. Your private bath has a tiled shower and glass door. A decorative folding screen in the hallway affords additional privacy.
WHY CHOOSE US?
•We are 20 min. by car to DC, 5 min. to Archives II, U. of MD, 8 min. to AFI, Discovery Channel and downtown Silver Spring.Metro.
FDA ROTATION STUDENTS - We are less than a mi. from the FDA campus and there is a free shuttle 2 blocks away.
•Mike and Eileen are natives of DC and Baltimore and give B&B concierge service
•A great breakfast is included for guests paying the daily rate.
•We have over 240 positive reviews. We’ve been doing this right for a long time.
•You can walk to public transportation, shopping, restaurants, grocery stores, parks, recreation and the library.
•We have affordable prices for budget minded travelers.
•Our home is next to beautiful woods with a stream. Wake up to the singing of birds!
ASK US ABOUT:
•Mike’s transportation services - we also rent our 2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid on relay rides.
•“Off the beaten path” highlights and fun local events
•Eileen’s three course dinners
We have a washer/dryer on the premises available by arrangement for a $5 per use fee.
Kitchen access requires scheduling with host.
Interaction with Guests
Eileen interact quite a bit with our guests if that's what they want. We also respect those guests who just want their privacy.
It feels like you are out in the country with nearby woods and stream, homes on big lots and super friendly neighbors. It's beautiful and quiet.
We are two blocks from the bus, 4 mi. to the Silver Spring Metro, and 4 blocks to the Hillandale Shopping Center which has groceries, restaurants, Starbucks and much more.
This is a smoke free home and property. We ask everyone to be respectful of other guests (no loud music, etc.) Please respect "private" signs. Washer and dryer available upon request with time arrangement and small fee. Please leave public areas clean.
I enjoyed my stay with the Beards while on my FDA rotation. Their house is conveniently located close to two shopping plazas and is less than 10 minutes of a drive to the FDA White Oak campus (and against traffic). Eileen and Mike were very hospitable and made sure my stay was comfortable. Overall, I would recommend this place for anyone looking to stay in the area, especially pharmacy students.
Michael and Eileen were really wonderful hosts. I received a warm welcome. Their communication is excellent. The mini suite was great. It was spacious, private and nicely appointed. The house was lovely and comfortable, and the neighborhood was very nice, establish and well established.
This is a great value, and I would certainly stay here again.
Michael and Eileen gave me a warm welcome. The room was truly a suite with a private bathroom. This is a great value. I highly recommend staying with Michael and Eileen.
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will visit us again. You asked about air conditioning. We have central AC in the house and the Mini Suite has a vent in the ceiling.
Eileen and Mike
Michael and Eileen were wonderful hosts. I had a warm welcome, and everything I needed was provided. Their communication was very good. The suite is a wonderful space. I was very comfortable. I spent 5 days here with them and I use airbnb on a weekly basis. This is my favorite place to stay. I will stay with them again the next time I am in the area. Two thumbs way up for Michael and Eileen.
Mike and Eileen were great hosts. They made me feel welcome and safe in their home. They're kind and considerate and clean as well (took my trash out every day, washed the sheets, cleaned the bathroom, cleaned dishes). Their dog is very well-behaved too.
As a pharmacy student attending my FDA rotation I could walk about 10 minutes to get to the complimentary FDA Hillandale shuttle, which took me to the FDA White Oak campus in about 5-10 mins.
We loved having Stephanie stay with us. She was a great guest. I'm not sure what letting guests wash their own items means since guests do their own laundry. We charge $5 for use of the washer/dryer and soap (less than the laundromat) which is posted on our site. We'll take a look at the curtains and appreciate the feedback. We hope you can come and stay again. Warm Regards, Mike and Eileen
Our experience with Mike & Elieen in the "Artist's Studio" was great! Their gorgeous and cozy home was as quaint and charming as the photos. The neighborhood was absolutely perfect for our afternoon yoga and conveniently located between DC and Gaithersburg where our friends were getting married.
Their hot breakfasts were delicious! And on the days we slept in, the fridge, toaster oven and coffee maker in the room made it easy to enjoy breakfast at noon. And if you like Asian food, Eileen will tell you all about the delicious Vietnamese Pho & Indian Place just down the street! Private bathroom was also nice and spacious.
Overall staying with the Beards definitely made our already great vacation even better. Their warmth and hospitality combined with the picturesque & convenient location make staying at their place a joy! Will definitely stay there again next time I visit the area.
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We are an energetic, optimistic couple. I love to paint and take photographs. My wife, Eileen is a family nurse practitioner and nurse-midwife. She loves to cook. We both enjoy traveling. We're easy-going and get along with just about everyone. Both of us like meeting new people and hosting guests in our home.