Garden with outdoor pavilion and fireplace.There are three windows in the main room w/AC, and gas radiator heat.

Entire home/flat

2 Guests


1 bed

Entire home/flat

2 Guests


1 bed

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About this listing

Just a 18 min. walk to Silver Spring Metro Station & easy access from 495, this quiet Apt has its own entrance, bathroom, kitchenette, & laundry with full access to our garden & parking. AIRP Attendees? We are blocks from AFI, a 13 minute walk.

The space

The studio apartment is private and quiet, with a separate entrance. We have a nice residential neighborhood, inside the Beltway, and a short walk to the park, bus lines, downtown Silver Spring, AFI, the Metro Red Line, and MARC trains. Perfect for one or two guests, (the apartment does have a rollaway bed if needed. Please ask for details.)

Guest access

Guests can use the professionally-designed garden with screened pavilion and outdoor fireplace. There is one off-street parking space available under the tall holly tree at the end of the drive. Charlie is available should you need him via (phone number hidden).

Interaction with guests

We like to meet our guests and help out with tips and suggestions, but with your own private entrance, you don't have to spend time with us at all!

Other things to note

You will have your own washer-dryer and private dressing area. The kitchenette includes a full refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave, juicer, coffee maker, an induction stove top, hot water pot for tea, and a convection oven. There is a single roll-away for use upon request. The rear ground floor entrance leads to the garden and parking space.

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The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Room type: Entire home/flat


Cleaning Fee: £32
Weekly Discount: 17%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets

No smoking inside the house, but feel free to walk the garden.
No pets.
Checkout is at 12 noon and arrival any time after 2PM. We will consider exceptions to this policy and do so often whenever bookings allow.
Relative quiet after 11:00 pm, please.
Please use the guest parking space. Our drive is commonly used each day so avoid leaving your car on the driveway.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

39 Reviews

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Mary User Profile
April 2017
Great place especially if traveling into D.C. Cathy and Charlie are great host. Hope to return sometime to enjoy beautiful backyard. Lots is stores and restaurants nearby.

Metty User Profile
March 2017
Enjoyed staying here. Place was cute and clean, close to downtown silverspring. Parking was a little inconvenient b/c the drive way was narrow. Didn't get to meet Cathy but Charlie was a great host. Will definitely stay here again.

Jane User Profile
March 2017
This was an ideal place to spend a month for my radiology conference (AIRP) in downtown Silver Spring. It was perfectly located - a short, safe walk to the downtown area and Silver Spring Metro station (Red line), but nice and quiet in a safe residential area. I never felt unsafe while walking to and from my conference, as a female traveling alone. I also had no problems getting around without a car. The apartment itself is so comfortable and thoughtfully furnished, like many other guests have commented on. Especially loved the heated sun lamp in the bathroom, the convenient in-apartment washer and dryer, electric teakettle, and plentiful storage cabinets and hooks. WiFi was fast and worked great. The hosts maintain a beautiful garden and gazebo in the back, and there is also the Sligo Creek Trail close by which was a great place to take walks on the weekend. Charlie and Cathy were so welcoming and kind; great hosts and such nice people. I would 100% recommend staying here for a cozy, comfortable, quiet stay.
Cathy User Profile
Response from Cathy:
Your observations are very kind, Jane. You know, the tea kettle was suggested by one of our guests as were the extra hooks by another. And it is nice to have that sun lamp in the winter when you come out of the shower. Thanks for letting us know!
March 2017

Logan User Profile
January 2017
Great little apartment and fantastic welcoming hosts in Cathy and Charlie, this was perfect for a month-long stay to get acquainted with the area before moving. 45-minute commute to downtown DC via red line.

Richard User Profile
December 2016
Cathy and Charlie were great hosts throughout my time in Silver Spring. They were very attentive and were always quick to respond to any questions I had. They were also kind enough to invite me over for dinner on Thanksgiving Day, and even took me out to dinner one time. As a pharmacy school student interning at the FDA, I was staying at their place throughout most of the holiday season. I am very thankful for their efforts to make my stay in Silver Spring as comfortable as possible. Their unit is as described - a short walk to Downtown Silver Spring/Silver Spring Metro station, which can take you practically anywhere in the DC metro area. Commuting to the FDA takes 10 minutes at most. Unit was clean and cozy, remaining nice and warm during the cold winter nights. Highly recommend booking this place to anybody scheduled for an internship at the FDA or just looking to do some city exploring in the DC area. Cathy and Charlie, thank you guys again!
Cathy User Profile
Response from Cathy:
Thank you, Richard. It was a long stay but we were very happy that you could spend some time with us and that your internship at FDA was successful!
December 2016

Sandra User Profile
November 2016
Charlie greeted us upon our arrival, gave us a tour, and explained where everything was. They were also very flexible with our anticipated late arrival. Both Cathy & Charlie were very gracious and they felt like friends! The space was cleverly arranged to maximize efficiency. We also appreciated access to off-road parking, but because I am unconfident backing up, it was a little tricky getting out.

Mike User Profile
October 2016
Had a fantastic stay in Silver Spring at this adorable little basement apartment. Suited my needs perfectly, as it was a short walk to downtown Silver Spring where I was working for the month. Would highly recommend to anyone needing a place to stay in the area, and particularly for anyone attending the AIRP! Thanks again!

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States · Joined in October 2014
Cathy User Profile

I'm a residential landscape designer who lives quietly with my sweetheart, Charlie. Charlie is an artist who can fix anything. We are gardeners and sailors who like to read and attend theatre and dance performances as well as movies.
My bio photo was taken in the "I Dream of Jeanie" bottle created by an artist friend. You, too, can arrange to use the bottle for your next event.
My new mantra is "Assume Good Intentions." Life is better that way, yes?

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