About This Listing
Private rooms in our spacious home (not a separate apt). Our guests also have use of all common rooms while staying close to AFI & downtown Silver Spring. Our guests are professionals, students, and tourists. Check weekly & monthly rates
While visiting, working or studying in DC, your group can stay in our comfortable, well-maintained home in downtown Silver Spring instead of an impersonal hotel. We are empty-nesters and two of these rooms were our kids rooms plus a guest room. Two rooms have double beds . The other has a trundle bed that can be made up as a king or two doubles. All rooms have desks as well as closet and drawer space. Two rooms are upstairs with a full bath. One room is downstairs with a full bath.
• thorough cleaning prior to your arrival with all linens
• free Wifi with a robust connection
• central A/C and heat
• free parking ( driveway &/or street)
• light, self-serve breakfast
• kitchen use for simple meals
• half block to bus stop
• within a mile to Metro, downtown Silver Spring and AFI Silver Theatre (restaurants, shops, theatres, markets, cultural events)
• free Metro shuttle with your luggage. (we do not pick up at the airports but if you arrive by Metro we will try to meet you at the station.)
Contact us for more information and to confirm availability.
Guests have access to kitchen, laundry, TV/family room, living room, dining room, back deck and yard, fresh linens, parking passes and bikes.
AIRP residents are very welcome and receive the monthly discount (ask for a special offer)! We have had several groups stay with us while attending the class at AFI Theatre. They appreciate the close proximity to class and the quiet comfort we offer for studying, preparing meals and relaxing. We appreciate the US and international acquaintances we've made as their hosts.
Interaction with Guests
We take our interaction cues from our guests. Some are more private than others and we respond accordingly. We are not early birds so our guests can have the kitchen to themselves in the morning and the self-serve breakfast items we offer. The kitchen can be made available as needed for evening meals. I enjoy baking and sharing the results with our guests.
Our Spring-Park home is in an urban and eclectic neighborhood at the nexus DC, Silver Spring and Takoma Park. Two Redline Metro stations are one-mile away--Takoma & Silver Spring. Our community is family oriented and quiet but with all the urban resources you need to easily shop, dine-out, see a movie and more, all within walking distance. We are also walking distance to a tranquil, woodsy park with a lovely hike/bike/jog trail along a creek.
We are a mile from 2 Metro stations and one-half block from a bus stop. While you can get by easily without a car we also offer free parking so you can enjoy transit or driving. Also the neighborhood is very bike/walkable. You will find this a convenient location from which to see the sites, work or study.
Other Things to Note
We have 2 cats, so if you are allergic, this is not the place for you. If you are traveling with a pet, your request will be thoughtfully considered and if accepted, please add an additional guest to your booking.
Since these rooms are in our home we require a complete Airbnb profile with official ID submitted and identifiable photo posted. Especially if travelers do not have any prior Airbnb reviews.
PLEASE TELL US if anything is interfering with your comfort level in any way.
The one month-experience in Gail and Danny's home was really good. Better than expected: the house is big, cute, cosy, cleaned and you have everything you need. They are always trying to help you and are so respectful, even their cats are...! =) If you are a Radiologist who is going to attend the AIRP course, this will be the perfect place to stay. We (me and my other two colleagues attended that course and It was really good having our home near to it, but in a walkable distance, around 15-20 min). The house is also near the metro station, so it is very easy to be in the center of Washington in around 30 minutes by metro. The neighbourhood is very calm, the only noise you may hear is the birds singing in the morning in the huge house' garden, which is amazing. It is the perfect place and with very good people to enjoy Washington!!.
I stayed at this house for a month in order to attend a medical course (AIRP). The house is located about a mile away from AFI Silver theater, so about 20 minutes by foot (give or take a few minutes depending how fast you walk). This was very convenient since a hotel would be much more expensive.
The house itself is nice with all the amenities you would need, including kitchen, laundry, bathroom with certain toiletries, WiFi, and desks in each bedroom. Everything was clean.
The surrounding neighborhood is nice; I met a few of the neighbors who were friendly. The streets are well-lit and I never had any concerns about safety. The nearest metro station (Red Line) is about 20-25 minutes away by foot.
Typically, Danny and Gail are around to make sure you have everything you need. My stay was atypical in that they were gone for about 3 weeks, but this worked out fine. The kitchen is usually stocked with breakfast items that you can use. There is a Safeway about 3 blocks away so you can get your own groceries as well.
They do have two cats, so consider that if you are allergic.
Overall, Danny and Gail are excellent hosts and I would recommend their house for business or vacation.
Had a lovely 2 weeks with Gail & Danny - 5 of us enjoyed our home away from home while we went to an intensive class. Though G&D were there, they were very unobtrusive and let us study in the TV room, fix our own meals, and frequently went out of their way to make our stay more enjoyable. An added benefit for me was the ability to get my "cat fixes" in! The "hiss" from Mac was entertaining and the friendliness of Cheese was delightful! I highly recommend staying at this location for either a short or long stay.
The location was perfect and the 1.35 walk to and from class made us feel like we could get some exercise in even though we spent so many hours in class.
This was my first airbnb stay and will definitely give serious consideration to do it again.
They are very friendly and well-equipped for breakfast. They have a nice house and their bedrooms are awesome. The location is quite far from the public transportation but not as much a problem. The wooded floor sometimes make noise, but it also make the house look lively and warm.
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About the Host, Gail & Danny
We hope you have read our listing descriptions in full and a few reviews and have found them helpful. Many of your questions should be addressed in our descriptions. If not, please ask. We are very proud of our 5-star reviews and seek to earn our guests highest satisfaction.
We have several listings that include private guest rooms in our home as well as a fully furnished guest home next door. Our location is at the nexxus of DC/Silver Spring/Takoma Park and walking distance to the Silver Spring and Takoma metro stations and the downtown Silver Spring commercial district. This includes the AFI Theatre where the AIRP class is held. Many of our guests are radiologists who are here to attend that class. Of course, we accept other travelers as well and have had guests from all over the world.
The profile and review feature on Airbnb has allowed us to comfortably accept strangers into our home who soon become acquaintances and even friends. PLEASE give us the courtesy of sharing profile information about yourself AND any adults traveling with you before booking. You will find in general that you will have more success on Airbnb with a complete and verified profile.
We have lived in the DC Metro area for 30 years and enjoy all it has to offer. We raised our adult children in this home. Two of the rooms we offer still display their youthful touches. We are avid travelers ourselves and have been Airbnb guests, so we feel we know what makes a good host--accommodation and flexibility without intrusion. Feel free to ask us for recommendations or anything to make your stay more comfortable.