About this listing
PRIVATE SUITE! | Spacious & Light | Breakfast | Fast Wi-Fi | Queen Bed | Full Bath | Large Living/Dining Space | Stocked Kitchenette | Sitting Porch | Toys | Crib & High Chair | Home Gym | Fun Neighborhood | Walk to restaurants | Close to Metro & DC!
Clean and Fresh! Our B&B fills the entire ground floor of our custom-made bungalow. Spacious and comfy, lots of natural light, quiet and private. Large corner bedroom features Queen-size bed dressed with luxury linens. All-natural cleaning and laundry products used - our B&B is perfect for those with multiple chemical sensitivities. Full bath stocked with plenty of fresh towels, toiletries, hair dryer, and fluffy bathrobes. Spacious living and dining area has a huge soft leather couch, comfy arm chair, dining table, large desk, DVD/VCR player, exercise & yoga equipment, everything you need to feel at home. Kitchenette features mini-fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee-maker - fully stocked with organic coffees, herbal teas, cereal, granola, oatmeal, cereal bars, dried fruit. Breakfast cooler with fresh bakery goods and juices delivered to your door each morning! Fast secure WiFi / internet. Central air conditioning in summer; radiant heat in winter. Outdoor porch with swinging hammock, cushioned chairs - perfect for socializing, lounging, or grilling out!
SLEEPS UP TO SIX - Luxurious Queen bed in large private bedroom sleeps two, large soft leather couch in living area sleeps another 1-2, and two Queen-size air mattresses sleeps 2-4. We've hosted up to 8 people comfortably! Plenty of extra sheets, pillows, and blankets. For young children, we have a portable crib and a high chair!
BREAKFAST.... Each day we bring a cooler to your doorstep filled with fresh baked goods from a local bakery, fresh fruit, milk, and fruit juice for all. Hungry for bacon and eggs? Several Takoma Park restaurants within walking distance serve full breakfasts.
KITCHENETTE includes a mini-fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee-maker, filtered water pitcher, and plenty of dishware & utensils. Several great restaurants are within walking distance, and a variety of local restaurants will deliver right to your door!
DINING TABLE with candlelight. Drop-leaf table expands to seat 4-8, or collapses to seat 1-4.
OUTDOOR PORCH features a lounging area with cushioned chairs, tables, a swinging hammock- peaceful and relaxing!
CLEAN AND FRESH - We use all natural cleaning products and offer a safe haven for people people with allergies and multiple chemical sensitivities. We are a smoke-free home, and do not use pesticides or other harmful chemicals. We also offer an air purifier upon request.
KID-FRIENDLY - We have a Graco Pack-n-Play portable crib, a high chair, and plenty of toys and games. There are several children's parks in our neighborhood and lots of families with children.
ECO-FRIENDLY - Our home is a state-of-the-art "green building" featuring energy-efficiency, sustainable materials and natural fibers. We practice Earth-friendly habits such as recycling and home gardening.
SAFE and SECURE - Your safety and security are important to us! We have smoke detectors, a fire extinguisher, a basic first aid kit, and excellent medical care near by.
We host SPECIAL EVENTS -- parties, meetings, retreats, large family gatherings -- special pricing applies -- just ask! We've successfully hosted several social events with 20-30 guests!
FREE PARKING on our low-traffic residential street. No restrictions, any size vehicle is OK.
CONVENIENT! Short walk into town where you'll find restaurants, shops, bank/ATM, dry cleaners, and more.
CELL PHONE SERVICE is strong here.
FAST Wi-Fi - secure internet connection.
SONY TV for playing VCRs and DVDs. (Sorry, no cable!)
HOME GYM with strider, Total Gym, free weights, yoga mats.
LAUNDRY SERVICE - for a small fee.
GREAT SURROUNDINGS - Many nearby parks, wooded areas, hiking trails, great for biking (we have bike-shares here!), fun neighborhood.
WADING POOL for the little ones in summer time
LOTS OF KID-STUFF -- fun toys, sidewalk chalk, crayons, games, cards, books, balls, etc.
Interaction with Guests
We pride ourselves on our excellent accommodations, comfort, and service. We are responsive, respectful, and reliable. We are friendly (and can provide touring assistance on request) but we maintain complete privacy! There is no shared space and guests have their own keyed entrance. Depending on the circumstances, some of our guests never see or hear us! Of course, we're available 24/7 by phone or text for special requests and your hosts (Anne and her family) live right upstairs.
You may occasionally hear normal living sounds in the house - we generally keep things quiet from 11 pm to 8 am. For light sleepers, we have a white noise clock radio that will lull you to sleep. Need extra quiet? Just let us know!
Fantastic location! We're in the heart of the city of Takoma Park, on the Washington DC-Maryland border. We're 7 miles (11 kilometers) from the heart of Washington DC -- the White House, Capitol Hill, the National Mall, the Smithsonian, the Botanical Gardens, and many famous museums and art galleries.
Our neighborhood is friendly, community-oriented, and easily walkable. Takoma Park is known for its many large trees and eclectic Victorian homes, its flowering foliage, hilly streets, and its friendly and diverse community atmosphere. There is plenty of open space and several parks nearby. Our town is home to many political notables, authors, artists, and musicians.
A short walk into Old Town Takoma takes you to a variety of unique restaurants, bars, and pubs, several of which offer live music! We have coffee shops, an organic food co-op, gift shops, clothing boutiques, antique stores, a bead shop, an award-winning spa (Still Point)... and don't miss our famous Farmer's Market every Sunday!
It is a 10-minute walk to the Takoma Park Metro Station (on the Red Line), then a 15-20 minute subway ride takes you into the heart of Washington, DC. Our public transportation system is extensive and affordable, it's easy to get just about anywhere in the DC metropolitan region. Prefer to bike? Takoma Park has just installed two bike-share racks close by.
The Amtrack Train station is at Union Station, on the Red Line, a 15-min ride from Takoma Park. Three airports serve the DC metropolitan area: Dulles (IAD), Reagan International (DCA), and Baltimore-Washington International (BWI). All three are approximately 35-45 minutes from our B&B and securing transportation from the airport to our home is easy - need help? - just ask!
Other Things to Note
We go the distance to accommodate our guests and offer a variety of services. We are committed to making your stay perfect!
We are easy-going and flexible but do have a few suggestions for our guests:
1) We have flexible check-in and check-out times. However, when we are fully booked and have back-to-back guests in one day we appreciate having plenty of time to clean and prepare, and often ask guests checking in to arrive at 5 pm or later. Planning a late night arrival? No problem!
2) During your stay, please let us know if you have any special requests or if you'd like us to add or improve on something-- we'll respond right away! We pride ourselves on our prompt and excellent service.
3) We allow pets on a case-by-case basis - please work out terms with us upon booking and before arrival.
4) If you have allergies or chemical sensitivities, let us know when you book the space and we will do a special deep-cleaning for you and provide an air purifier.
5) Absolutely NO SMOKING, inside our B&B or anywhere on our property.
6) If you happen to break or lose one of our items, please let us know right away so that we can work out a way to have it repaired or replaced.
7) Feel free to call or text us at any time! And if you'd like to meet and chat for a bit, invite us down! We give our guests total privacy and engage in person only at the initiation of our guests.
Enjoy your stay at Takoma Bliss!
The house is very clean and comfortable. I must say I love its
decoration. you can see fish, shell and blue (website hidden) is really awesome!
Anne is a really good host, when you have questions you must can find the tips Anne leave for you! This feeling is wonderful.
The Anne's breakfast is great.
Thank you Anne!
My wife and I had a great stay at Tacoma bliss B&b! The house is beautiful, well maintained, and provides all of the amenities for a comfortable getaway. Anne was a wonderful host and we will definitely be back.
we had a very enjoyable stay at anne s place
worked well to be in a home setting in takima park
anne was a very good host and was very helpful
We enjoyed our stay. Lots of room and private entrance made it very convenient to come and go on our schedule. We really appreciated the opportunity to come in early on the first day as we had a long drive in the rain and needed to rest.
The location is very convenient to get to any of the Washington sights but is quiet and off the main traffic highway.
We plan to stay there again in the future and would recommend it to friends.
All was very well thought out for our stay and made it easy to feel at home as soon as we got there. Getting some breakfast goodies in the morning was also great! Thank you for a lovely home!
There was a jug of filtered water and fruit in a basket. The area carpets were removed as requested as I have a balance problem and didn't want to trip on them. The sheets were very nice. Takoma Bliss is located in a lovely area full of trees and flowers within three blocks of my daughters home that made it an ideal location for us. There is a lot of privacy with lawn chairs to enjoy your morning coffee. She thinks of many things to provide comfort and use...a yoga mat, plenty of towels and provides various food items upon request. It needed to be dusted and floor wiped up, as I have asthma.
What a treat it was to stay at Takoma Bliss B&B! The home is lovely, extremely comfortable, and very clean... with great detail given for guests to navigate the environment with ease. It felt like home. We were in DC for my Georgetown graduation, and getting to and from the place was extremely convenient with the metro within easy walking distance. Every morning was a treat to discover what goodies Anne had left for us in the morning breakfast basket and the kitchenette was stocked with many basics to get us through the day. We enjoyed ourselves tremendously, from enjoying a family movie night, sitting out chatting on the back porch, to family games (the place has many to choose) when we were home, there was always something to entertain us! Anne has gone to great lengths to make a warm and inviting space for guests- and it shows. Her flexibility in scheduling was also exceptional, we would highly recommend staying here!
About the Host, Anne
Hosting guests from all around the world comes naturally to us and is rewarding for me and my son! After a long career centered around climate and clean energy, I really appreciate the way Airbnb provides a fun way to make a living while providing a relaxing respite for tourists and travelers. We are ecologically-minded, friendly, respectful, and focused on ensuring that your stay with us is enjoyable, relaxing, and hassle-free.