Quiet, residential neighborhood, short walk to downtown Takoma Park. 13 minutes walk to metro to DC. Large, 4 bedroom, family home that is comfortable and tastefully decorated. Price reflects discount for caring for plants while there.
This is our family's home while we're on vacation. The house is complete with whatever you would need to cook, etc. and you're welcome to use our spices, oils in small quantities, and full range of kitchen equipment, etc. while you're here. We'll have fresh sheets and towels for you and hope you'll find everything comfortable. You're also welcome to use our washer, dryer and laundry detergent. We also have lots of toys and bikes for boys (one for 7-9ish and one for 10-13ish). We clean the house top to bottom and declutter it for every visitor but keep in mind it's an older house and usually occupied by a family of 4 so it won't feel like a vacation rental. We'll leave some space in the fridge for you and some space for you in the closets but some of our stuff will be there as well. Please note that the 4th bedroom is set up now with a loveseat and TV but we have a full size mattress we can put on the floor to make it a bedroom.
You can access anything that isn't marked off limits. This includes all 4 bedrooms, the basement with toys and couchbed, laundry room, back yard with tables and chairs.
Interaction with guests
We will be out of town so you'll have the place completely to yourself. We'll be accessible by email for any advice, concerns. Check-in is 4 p.m. and check-out is noon, unless arranged otherwise with host.
Other things to note
In the spring/summer you'll need to water our vegetables in containers out back and in spring we may have seedlings in the house you'll need to water and turn lights on and off. Guests staying longer may need to water our indoor plants. Our rates reflect cost of doing these things.
We have had a problem with ants (only in warmer months) and have put traps out everywhere, but some still roam the house randomly in search of food when it's warm out, so we can't guarantee you won't find one on you at some point. But they're small, black, don't bite and are not congregating in any one place.
This is our family's home so we'll ask that you respect signs showing closets that are off limits and not touch our personal effects (clothing, file cabinets, medicine cabinets, etc.). We'll leave some closet space for you but some of it will be full. Please turn heat down to 62 or A/C up to 83 when you're not here and before you leave for good.
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We're a family of 4 living in a suburb outside DC. I run a non-profit and my husband works in policy for an environmental org. We have 2 boys, 7 and 11. We love good food and travel.