About this listing
Large historic home in Olney, Maryland, only a few minutes from ICC/200. Former weekend retreat of President Franklin Roosevelt, owned by Harold Ickes, Secretary of the Interior in 1931. Room has en-suite full bath, fire place, wet bar with fridge.
This is the bedroom FDR used when visiting Headwaters Farm. It is a large room, 17x17 feet, 10 foot ceiling and a large full bathroom with original tile and tub. Heat individually controlled, gas log fireplace, wet bar with small refrigerator. Flat screen Smart TV with Netflix and premium cable.
Access to the ground floor, two more fire places, comfortable reading and working areas, huge sun room with long wall of windows and a fourth fire place. Pool with hot tub open from April til October.
Interaction with guests
We work from home and have flexible schedules. We can often accommodate special requests.
Other things to note
We have two small dogs and a cockatoo. The kitchen is large and accessible with prior arrangement.
The house and grounds are smoke-free. Quiet time after 10 pm. Additional rooms available with advance notice and additional fee.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I am a hospice nurse, data analyst, and real estate investor. Nancy, my partner in life and real estate, and I work from home, which gives us a lot of flexibility for various check-in times and special needs that our guests may have.
My mother owned and operated a B&B for many years, even before most people knew what a B&B was. I inherited her yen for different kinds of housing opportunities.
In 2003, Nancy and I opened Brindledorf, a cooperative living community, where the motto is "Live Outside the Box". Our residents have included teachers, police officers, scientists, clinicians, artists, political aides, grad students, and a film producer. Turnover has been very low.
In addition to managing Brindledorf, Nancy works in community theater as a set dresser, props manager and occasional actor. You never know what props in progress you may find in our living room.
Our first few months of Airbnb have been so positive, we have decided to move a little closer in, to a house that is a little larger. Beginning January 2016 we will be offering space that is a shorter walk to the metro, in a neighborhood that has larger yards. Two large suites on separate floors will have wood burning fireplaces, private bathrooms, and lots of natural light. Because we believe strongly that having on-site hosting is a key element in the B&B experience, we will convert the Bradford Rd residence to a traditional rental home.