About this listing
Enjoy spacious private room on forested property steps from Wheaton Metro and Mall. Share our kitchen, back deck and acre of woods. Easy parking, transit to D.C.
We have a large guest room in our 4-bedroom home on a lovely, private, forested property featuring azalea, rhododendron and dogwood. The Loft Room has views of our terraced grounds, magnolia and spectacular sunsets beyond the sloping, canopied drive and neighboring rooftops. Deer frequent the grounds, geese reside nearby and an occasional red fox will scamper through the environs—all observable from this elevated perch. Complete with Verizon FIOS Wi-Fi/cable, fireplace and a washer-dryer. Three cats also share the house.
Guests travel quickly to Washington D.C. via Wheaton Metro Red line, located within a half mile. Alternatively, the No. 34 bus travels Connecticut Avenue for an easy ride to NIH and downtown DC. Westfield Mall is a 5-minute walk and hosts a movie theater, supermarkets, LA Fitness, Macys, Chipotle, CVS, UPS, phone stores and other retail.
Nearby Wheaton boasts an array of excellent ethnic restaurants with Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Indian, Vietnamese, Italian and all manner of Latin American cuisine. Your host (moi) is also a world traveler herself and can help your navigating metro D.C.
Kensington is known for its 'Antique Row,' a relaxing neighborhood walk away that also gains access to the MARC train. The station hosts a Saturday farmers' market with an array of local veggies, artisan cheeses, breads, free-range chicken, and ready-to-eat breakfast and lunch foods (including coffee!).
This is also a great location for those needing to commute Route 270 or the 495 Beltway for meetings.
Kitchen, bathroom, washer/dryer, internet, easy parking, back deck, and fridge. Note that the house does not have Central Air Conditioning at this time but does have a window unit in the room.
Interaction with guests
This is my home so I am always present with guests. I also work from a home office on some days.
Other things to note
I do have three cats so if you are allergic that's important to know!
No smoking in the house please, 420 or otherwise. Feel free to smoke on the back deck!
Pets are on a case by case basis. Let's discuss.
Air Conditioner should only be used when it is at least 80 degrees. The Earth appreciates it!
Please remember to leave your key.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
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I worked for most of my career in the non-profit sector in Washington, D.C. on environmental and other public interest issues. I am now an eco-oriented real estate agent. You'll find me gardening and cooking up organic goodies to eat. I am an avid hiker and wild mushroom hunter and can tell you good places to get out in the woods. I enjoy hosting people!