A private bedroom with a queen sized bed, large work area, ample storage and plenty of light.
It is on the basement level with a private bathroom, access to washer/dryer, downstairs living room and fireplace, internet and cable TV.
Stay in a newly renovated split foyer home with Eric, Tricia and our rescue pup Ruby. Our lives tend to revolve around art, theatre and music and you'll see this reflected in our home.
Our home is three bedrooms/two bath with an upstairs and downstairs living room (with fireplace). Enjoy your morning coffee at the kitchen table or in the morning sun on the back deck. Relax in the evening listening to music, watching tv or something from our random (eclectic?) DVD collection, or reading something from our large collection of books.
For guest staying less than 2 weeks, we'll provide fruit, granola bars, water and coffee in the morning to help you on your way. Trust us, we know it can be hard getting out the door. :-)
Interaction with Guests
We are very easy going and will match your level of interest in interaction. Eric is chatty and has lots of knowledge of the area and stories to share. Tricia is often bustling about with grad school, work and volunteer commitments.
We are respectful of your privacy and space.
This is a great location, very convenient area of College Park. Close to grocery/shopping/restaurants. We're on a quiet, safe street in the Hollywood neighborhood.
We are close to the National Archives, the USDA, NASA Goddard and the University of Maryland. By car there is easy access to Beltway, BW Parkway and I-95. Its 20 minutes via car to downtown DC and 25 minutes to Baltimore - traffic permitting of course (this is still DC). On street parking is available.
We are less than 1mile from Greenbelt Metro/MARC station, and a 5 minute walk (.3mi) to the bus stop (83 and 81 to Rhode Island Station).
Other Things to Note
Please send an inquiry prior to a reservation request.
No pets - Our Ruby is a lovable gal, unless you happen to be a dog, cat, squirrel, rabbit, bird hiding from the rain - you get the picture. She eventually plays well with other animals but can be domineering in the beginning so to avoid any conflicts please leave your furry friends at home.
Additional guests with advance notice only - Please no bringing home strangers, random hook-ups, long lost cousins, etc for the night. Our house is safe and comfy and we'd like to keep it that way.
Put food away - Ruby gets plenty of food but is always on the hunt for more. And though she may be small she can stretch halfway across the counter if she is inspired.
No smoking in the house.
No illegal drugs.
Ruby Rule #1 - She is always excited to see people. Our general rule when coming home is to ignore her fora few minutes to give her a chance to calm down. No touch, no talk, no eye contact until she is no longer actively seeking our attention. We would appreciate it if you followed the same guidelines. It can be hard to ignore her, she is awfully cute, but please help us with this.
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Eric and Tricia's home was perfect for my stay. They were extremely welcoming to me and gracious hosts! Everything was just as I thought it would be (the room itself just like the photo). I felt comfortable and really enjoyed the three days. I also appreciated that coffee was made in the morning and the availability of cereal, milk and granola bars to grab before heading out for the day! And also enjoyed Ruby-- their sweet dog.
I stayed with at Eric and Tricia's place for 2.5 months for my research visit at UMD. I had a great time. Eric and Tricia are great hosts, very friendly and welcoming. Their dog Ruby is the sweetest dog you can imagine, she is the best. The room is spacious, a comfortable bed, plenty of room for storage and a small fridge. I did not stay just in the room but felt free to use the kitchen (a lot) and living room upstairs and downstairs.
From Eric and Tricia's place it is a short walk to several bus stations from where you can travel to campus. Being Dutch though, I preferred to bike, which took about 15 minutes and was a safe ride. Eric and Tricia allowed me to use one of their bikes which was great.
I can definitely recommend anyone planning to stay in the College Park area for a shorter or longer period to stay with Eric and Tricia. I am certainly very happy to have chosen to stay with them for my visit.
I would first like to say that Eric, Tricia, and Ruby are the best hosts I have ever had. It was a wonderful experience and they welcomed me with open arms. I would definitely stay here again. They are the perfect hosts! Everything about the stay was perfect and if you have any questions at all they are they to answer them.
Tricia and Eric went above and beyond to accommodate me. I had a bunch of boxes delivered and a few changes of plan, which they kindly assisted me with. The place itself was lovely, I had the whole basement to myself to exercise and work in during my stay. I would definitely recommend this spot!
I had a very pleasant stay here and really couldn't have asked for more! Everything matched the listing to a T. Eric, Tricia, and Ruby were wonderful hosts and very accommodating. The room has everything you need including an awesome desk and a big fridge. The bed was so comfy that I probably managed to sleep about 10 hours a day!! A binder is provided with a variety of brochures containing information on touring museums, where to eat, and exploring DC. I am still currently in the area for an FDA rotation through my school, so unfortunately I haven't been able to take advantage of being a tourist yet! I definitely will have to over the weekends and Thanksgiving break, though! :)
I would definitely book this place again if I needed to come back to Silver Spring. This was my first experience with airbnb and it definitely won't be my last!
Tricia and Eric were very welcoming and helpful, to the extent of picking us up at the metro station when we first arrived with our luggage. The room was as described and we spent our evenings in their den watching Netflicks. They couldn't have been more helpful. These two people have restored our faith in airbnb in that we have come across too many "hosts" who seem as though they are more interested in running a business than wanting to be Hosts. Some we never even met. These Hosts enjoy meeting people from other parts of the world, and we enjoyed our many conversations with them. We would wholeheartedly recommend them to other people.
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We are an easy-going couple with a friendly rescue pup.
Our knowledge of the DMV is expansive and we are always willing to give advice and suggestions on where to go, places to eat, etc. Eric has been in the area for 15 years and we're happy to assist whether it is tourism or relocation information you are looking for.
Tricia's a performer, grad student and arts administrator and Eric is a techie and designer. Tricia is from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands and works at the University of Maryland. Eric, a Vermont native, is a Production Coordinator at the Performing Arts Center at UMD.
When we're not at the theater - we enjoy eating out and being active. We both have bikes that we're willing to allow our guests to use and know great trails and outdoor activities in the area.
Our rescue pup Ruby is very special. She is not dog friendly - so we cannot accommodate anyone with pets but she LOVES people. So, be prepared for lots of puppy loving! She likes to lick - but she also stops when she is told 'NO'.
We respect your privacy and our home is clean, comfortable and quiet. But we can be social if you'd like to hang out. Tricia is known for an occasional impromptu dance party. We have several board games, a vast DVD collection, a playstation, wii console, cable TV and wireless internet!