We love the arts, travelling, learning, being outside, visitng musuems, spending time with family, learning new languages.
Marijke & Richard were great hosts, very helpful and polite. They are very extrovert people, easy to talk with. They helped us a lot planning our Washington tour. We stayed for a weekend in their place, the room was big and very clean, with a private fantastic bathroom. The house is really close to the metro, so you can reach downtown easily in around 25 min, and the neighbourhood is so quiet and nice. We strongly recommended them. It was our first airbnb experience and it was fantastic.
Marijke and Richard are a wonderful couple!!! They are trustworthy, gentle, kind and polite. They always respected my privacy, but were good company when I felt alone and wanted to chat. I stayed at their place for almost a month and felt at home. The room itself is quite spacious and has plenty of storage space. The bathroom which I used was private—a major plus. I used the kitchen as if it were my own. I enjoyed the fact that the house is located at a quiet and beautiful neighborhood, but within a very short walking distance from the Forest Glen station on the red metro line. Thus, I had easy access to the heart of Washington DC. Marijke and Richard were always attentive and willing to answer any of my questions and provide assistance if necessary. They are just the people you can count on and trust without a doubt. I will definitely book with them again if I ever need an airbnb in the Washington metro area.
A completely successful stay with a very gracious couple in their warm and inviting home. Richard and Marijke went out of their way to make our stay comfortable, even accommodating our slightly odd travel schedule. Their location is outstanding as a jumping-off-point for the Beltway, Silver Spring, Wheaton and other points in the area, either by car or Metro (the station being just down the block). Visitors should be aware that the highway is very nearby and traffic noise is present, especially if you like to sleep with the window open as we do -- though, frankly, the hum of passing vehicles lulled me to sleep and my eight-year-old sleeps through everything. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom and kitchen clean as any we've seen, and our hosts cordial and helpful. A really nice airbnb experience.
Terrific experience with kind and gracious hosts. The room is comfortable and spacious, with plenty of closet and drawer space if needed. Marijke and Richard took our crazy jet-lagged schedule in stride and made us feel right at home, even playing with my 8-year-old while I packed up at the end. The bathroom was among the cleanest we've seen. The only caveat for airbnb'ers to know is that the house is near the highway, which is completely convenient, but means some level of traffic noise is hard to avoid. (Personally, it lulls me to sleep!)
Marijke and Richard were delightfully warm and welcoming during our recent stay. Their room is just as advertised, comfy and cozy. The closet space w/hangers is very generous and there is an empty dresser for use as well. We have stayed in an entire apartment and only had a tiny space for hanging clothes and no drawers.
We felt very comfortable coming and going at all hours. We were able to park right out front of the house, using the provided parking pass.
One thing to mention. Although the bathroom was for our own private use, it is not ensuite (though only a few steps outside of the room). You may wish to bring a bathrobe.
It was very pleasant getting to know Marijke and Richard and we would definitely recommend them to others.
I stayed with Marijke and Richard for nearly a month while attending AIRP in Silver Spring. I had a great experience - they are friendly people and good hosts. The accommodations were nice and exactly as pictured. Location is very convenient - only a short walk to the Metro red line. Overall I would definitely recommend them, and would not hesitate to stay again the next time I'm in DC.
It was a great stay, very clean, very close to the metro station, Marijke & Richard were very nice and very helpfull with us. No negative point!
This was an amazing experience. Richard not only informed me of metro issues, but then came to Union Station and picked me up at 10 pm. That was the start of a wonderful stay with them. A quiet refuge after long days of touring. Pictures do not do justice to their accommodations. A short walk to the metro and the red-line makes access to DC so easy. Highly recommend!
Marijke and Richard were great hosts. They were very nice and friendly and we enjoyed our stay. It can be awkward to stay at someone's home but Marijake and Richard really made us feel comfortable.
Their place is exactly as described. Everything is clean and tidy. The room is big and it has everything you need. It is very close to the metro station so in normal terms you can easily get everywhere. It is very nice neighborhood and even though the highway is quite near, once you get to the house everything is quiet and peaceful.
Due to the shutdown we had some major failures with our itinerary. Only thing that turned out as we expected was this place. If you want to stay in the nice house, clean room and pleasant neighborhood, M&R's place has everything you need.
Everything was as advertised! Bed was very comfortable and Marijke and Richard very very nice hosts, Richard even picked us up from the Metro station!
Marijke and Richard are a lovely couple, we would recommend every host to welcome Marijke and Richard! They are clean, tidy and respectfull guests and interesting to talk with.
Marijke and her husband did stay just two nights and I did not see them very much, however they were very friendly and everything went very well.
I hope they had a good time in Amsterdam and will have the rest of their journey.
Lovely guests. We couldn't have wished for nicer people. Very clean and tidy. We would welcome them back anytime.
Thanks Marijke for your staying at b&b the right place ( vatican rooms ) , apart the first night , hope that you had a nice days ! we are working to give our guest a bigger and confortable kitchen where can cook better :-)
you are a young coople so nice to see ! ( sorry for my english )
I've known Richard and Marijke for nearly eight years. Richard and I lived and worked together in Scotland from (phone number hidden) where he was well-respected by all of our co-workers and clients. Richard has very unique perspectives and insights and is a pleasure to have around. Marijke is very considerate, artistic, and meticulous and equally pleasant to be around. Any host should count it a pleasure to have them stay with them.