Close to DC, tucked in the woods

House - Private room · Carriage House Dr, Silver Spring, MD 20904, United States

The Space

Easy access to the heart of DC (20-25 min) by car, or you can take a quick bus to the Silver Spring metro station.

Owner cares that guests like their stay so much, they wish to return. She's an encyclopedia of DC knowledge (but will not barrage you with information unless you want it).

Comfy private bedroom with beautiful view of the woods. Mattresses and pillows encased in bed bug protectors for your safety (we've not had ANY issues in the past, and I'd like to keep it that way! Gorgeous brand new custom jacuzzi bathroom in the hall, shared by one other room.

Cable, WIFI and access to elegant kitchen for cooking.

Laundry available for $5/extra per load.

Enjoy a meal on the patio, with a lovely water view out back.

There's a loving 20-pound dachshund named Riley and a 40-pound beagle/hound mix named Annie who live to be petted. Barking is usually reserved for knocks on the door and other than that they are usually quiet.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Monthly Price: $1150 /month
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Sherri and David are the friendliest most accommodating hosts we could have hoped to have. And the beds are extremely comfortable! The question isn't whether we'd stay with them again, it's when!

    April 2014
  • My wife and I were in the area for a funeral. We booked the room maybe 2 nights before the trip (really short notice), but she took us in and was very helpful. From the first night we talked about everything and the conversation was great, we basically just became good friends. The dogs were nice and her house felt like a home. Her Husband David was a really nice guy, we talked about everything also and he was also very helpful. They went over and beyond what was expected of them, helping me organize a visit to the dentist and making changes to the breakfast to accommodate us.

    it wasn't uncomfortable in the house and we were able to use the fridge and their eating utensils at our leisure. The beds were to die for and i would be looking for one for myself. Best sleep i've had in a while.

    I am definitely going to be staying there when next i'm in the area. I have another family in DC now for sure.

    February 2014
  • I stayed with Sherri for a few days while doing research at the National Archives nearby. The room was wonderful and the bed was incredibly comfortable. Sherri was a superb host, and the stay actually included breakfast each morning - all at a very reasonable price. The only downside is that the house is a bit distant from the metro, though I had access to a car and a bus stop is just down the street. Overall, I was very impressed, and I will likely try to stay with Sherri the next time I need to be in the area.

    November 2013
  • Beautiful, clean, and cozy room. It was easy to get to DC from the location and there is a wonderful trail nearby for a run or hike in the morning. Thank you both for the guides of the area and for your professional hospitality!

    October 2013
  • Luxurious, comfortable and modern, this place is beautiful and very clean, Sherri has taken care of every detail you can imagine so your stay is as pleasant as possible. You feel welcomed and at home the minute you step in the door. I travel often and see many different setting and meet various hosts but this is the real deal. Sherri and her boyfriend are good people and I am very happy to have the pleasure of knowing them.

    April 2013
  • John and I had a wonderful time. Sherri et al were wonderful hosts.
    It was the perfect time to get a doggy fix since I am petless at present. The accommodations were lovely. Just a short drive to the metro and then a quick ride into D.C. I do believe that we are now confirmed airbnbers!

    April 2013
  • Sherri's place was perfect for our stay there. Nice, quiet location which we craved after a week in New York. Sherri was very helpful and extremely friendly, going out of her way to make sure we were comfortable. After travelling away from home for over 3 months it feels like you are staying at a friends place, where you can just crash on the couch and play with her dogs. Much more enjoyable than a hotel! What made a huge difference for us was having our own private bathroom. Previous air bnb stays we shared bathrooms with strangers- I don't mind this if you have to but after awhile you get over that, I'm past hostel experiences :)
    Thanks Sherri!!

    May 2012
  • Sherri was quite charming. And although my stay was short - she was extremely friendly and solicitous :-)

    May 2012
  • Sherri and her pups (Riley and Annie) were very welcoming. The condo was very comfortable and the neighborhood quiet. Sherri is very knowledgeable about the area (Silver Spring, Baltimore, DC, Northern VA) which was very helpful as well. I enjoyed my four week stay and wouldn't hesitate to stay again.

    May 2012
  • Sherri is the sweetest! My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay - and would be more than happy to return when back in the area. In fact, my son has already made the request!

    April 2012
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Welcome! PLEASE send a message and wait for my response (which is usually very quick) before sending a reservation request. We have been blessed with a lot of repeat guests so I want to be sure that we can accommodate you before you book. Respectfully, I will not allow pets -- though under the perfect circumstances, I have been known to bend this but ONLY WITH PRIOR PERMISSION. Do NOT show up with an animal without getting permission -- I will have to turn you away! I have two dogs (a shepherd/hound and a dachshund) and this is their home. Thanks! :) The Driving Commute: If you are heading to DC, and allow morning rush hour(s) to subside, it'll take you 25 min. by car to get into the heart of downtown DC. There's metered parking, parking garages, and even some free parking I can alert you about. A lot of driving guests will drive to the Silver Spring metro and park in a garage one block away for about $8.45/day. The Walking Commute: If you are without a car, it's a more daunting task. The bus stop is a 1/2 mile walk uphill (I live in a little valley next to a stream). The bus (Z6 or Z8) takes 20-30 min. to get to the Silver Spring metro station. It's about 30 min. on the train to Metro Center (the heart of the metro system and downtown). So expect at least an hour commute. It takes a while, but it's good for you -- I have had overweight guests lose multiple pants sizes by this handy-dandy exercise routine. :) VITAL: Although we am very kind and friendly, ALL guests in your party MUST be approved before acceptance. Absolutely no outside guests will be allowed to stay here, other than those pre-approved. The happiness and safety of my home, self and other guests is of utmost importance. Thank you so much for respecting this rule. Communicate with us.We are easy to talk to :) If you break or bleed on something, say something as soon as possible -- maybe we can help fix it. If you have problems working something, please ask. I can't fix what I don't know about. I'm human (no, really!) and I'll get my feelings hurt if a guest never says a word that can help me help them, and then airs their concerns in a review once it's too late to accommodate his or her needs. TEMPERATURE: My motto is fresh air whenever possible (usually healthier for you). This house is situated in a valley next to a stream with woods surrounding it, so it is buffered from the weather to some degree. In the summer, I tend to keep the air at around 74-76 and run dehumidifiers for improved air quality/comfort. In the winter, 67-68 at night and 69-73 during the day. If you want to be blasted with frigid a/c in the summer and prefer to walk around in t-shirts in the winter, the Airbnb experience might not be right for you :). That being said, we will do my best to accommodate your needs within reason. THE SKINNY ON US: My newlywed husband, David, and I, are an energetic, fun-loving couple who are very involved with sports (especially hiking, running and volleyball), friends, music (we both sing, and he plays guitar), good conversation, dinner parties, animal rescue, travel and church. We have an insanely high mortgage which we can't refinance currently, and it's kinda' nice to share this large home with kind-hearted, sensible folks in a way that helps to cover the bills :) For guests who are looking to relocate to DC, I am a real estate agent with WC&AN Miller in Bethesda. I am licensed in DC, VA and MD and would be happy to assist you in finding longer-term housing, whether for rental or purchase. I have helped at least a dozen guests to date find their perfect place! I love the trust they place in me. There's a lot that goes on behind the scenes to make your stay more comfortable: The high quality beds are fitted with bed-bug protecting covers (we've never had a problem and never plan to), the drinking water is filtered, the beds are comfy (don't believe me? Read the reviews!), and the WIFI is waiting! My mother raised me to "leave others better than you found them." It is our sincere hope and commitment that our guests realize this during their stay at this beautiful home. The hundreds of guests who've stayed here in the past five years--and the high number of repeat visitors--tells me that we must be doing something right!
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