About this listing
PRIVATE SUITE | Walk to Restaurants & Metro | Spacious & Light | Wi-Fi | Queen Bed | Full Bath | Huge Living & Dining Area | Office Desk | Breakfast | Stocked Kitchenette | Outdoor Porch | Toys Crib High-Chair | Home Gym | All Natural Ecofriendly
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 perfectly SAFE for those with chemical sensitivities. Full bath is 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 office desk with printer, fast & secure Wi-Fi, a DVD/VCR player with plenty of movies for kids and grownups alike, exercise & yoga equipment, everything you need to feel at home. Out kitchenette features a mini-fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee-maker, a cooktop stove with pots and pans, and access to an outdoor grill! Help yourself to our fully stocked items - organic coffees, herbal teas, cereal, granola, oatmeal, cereal bars, dried fruit. Vegan or gluten-free? No problem. Breakfast cooler with fresh bakery goods, fruit, and juices and milk delivered to your door each morning! Central air conditioning in summer; comfy 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! If departing on a day we're expecting new guests, please be considerate and check out by 11 am or noon at the latest to give us adequate transition time.
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 provide bakery-prepared breakfast items and fruit juice. If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions (e.g. gluten or dairy) please let us know in advance - thanks!
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!