About This Listing
The number one booking room in our home :) Guests LOVE the decor. This features a super comfy, high-quality queen bed. Use of a hall bath with jacuzzi soaking tub.
Elegant bedroom with high-quality, super comfy mattress!
There are a total of three guest bedrooms in this house. I have been able to accommodate teams of people in separate rooms (families attending a wedding, two friends in the same FDA program), but contact me as early as you can.
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. 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/load extra.
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. They usually only bark when someone comes to the door.
No smoking in the house. No drugs whatsoever.
No creepy or dangerous visitors/or activities. It's a nice place and we want to keep it that way!
Please do not leave any food anywhere within creative and resourceful dachshund level. He WILL find it.
No visiting pets. I have two and this is their home.
Other than that, have a relaxing time!
It's a good stay. Sherri and David are professional as hosts. The house is neat and lovely.
Wow, what great hosts. They had the best "customer-service" approach that I have experienced. Super friendly and wanting to accommodate. So friendly and kind - my stay was excellent.
David and Sherri were both very warm people who made sure my needs were seen to the moment I stepped through their door on the first day. I think that a very important factor in having a great experience when lodging at someone else's home is the character of the hosts and this was the foundation which made my stay here wonderful. The room was comfortable, the house was clean, the dogs lovely, David and Sherri's cooking were great. On top of it, they were willing to accommodate my schedule and we worked out a good balance. Some days I went about my activities alone, some days I joined them for stuff. If you're going to stay with someone, you're gonna need someone you can trust - so if you're thinking of staying in DC, David and Sherri's an unregrettable option.
My husband and I stayed 2 nights while visiting our son at College Park. Everything was wonderful. Sherri and David helped with dining suggestions and led us to a wonderful hiking trail. The accommodations were lovely, impeccably clean and the bed - soooo comfortable! We would definitely try to stay on our next visit.
Sherri and David were extremely kind and communicative. We felt very comfortable and cared for in their place. Nice bed, private bathroom, quiet. As many people as Sherri's hosted, she was genuinely invested in hosting us for the night, which felt awesome. She even contacted us ahead of time to ask what we might want for breakfast!
Sherri was a delightful host and we enjoyed her company in the morning over a nice breakfast! Her place is close to the highway, very handy. We were traveling south to Florida. We would defintely stay with Sherri again!!
We loved our stay with Dave and Sherri! This was our second time and they always make us feel welcome and right at home;) The room was lovely and clean, the bed was really comfortable, the fellowship was great and Sherri was extremely helpful with tips of getting around the city. We are already planning our next stay with them!
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About the Host, Sherri And David
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 one dog (a super smart dachshund) and this is his 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 kindhearted, 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!