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"The house is clean, cozy, unique and authentic. The rooms are spacious."

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

This 3bdrm/2ba, fully-equipped home is 1mi to metro and downtown Silver Spring

The Space:

A fully furnished 3bdrm/2 full-bath home for your group to work, study &/or sightsee DC. It features two levels, 1.5 equipped kitchens, all linens and robust WIFI. This conveniently located home is one-mile to 2 DC-redline Metro stations (Silver Spring and Takoma Park) and the AFI Theatre (location of AIRP review course).


• Thorough cleaning and linen laundering prior to your arrival

• 3 private bedrooms and all linens

• Beds include: 1 queen, 1 double, 4 twins (2 are stacked bunks)

• Each room includes a closet, bureau and desk

• Free WIFI with a VERY STRONG connection

• one SmartTV with basic cable

• Central A/C & heat

• Washer/dryer, iron/ironing board, hair dryer

• Main kitchen is fully equipped including dishwasher, coffee pot, microwave, rice-cooker, quality cookware and more

• Partial Kitchen with microwave, small fridge, coffee maker

• Off-street parking for 2 cars & additional street parking

• Half block to bus stop

• 1-mile to Takoma (DC) or Silver Spring (MD) redline Metro

• Free loaner bikes

• Free metro shuttle with your luggage

• Covered front and back porches and large yard with gas grill.

What guests like: The house is convenient to AFI Silver Theatre for the AIRP radiology course, Washington DC Metro Center, Capitol Hill and tourist attractions. It is walking distance to stores, restaurants and a lively entertainment district in downtown Silver Spring and the eclectic shops of Takoma Park. Two metro stations are one-mile away. There are also beautiful jogging/biking trails along Sligo Creek nearby.

For business travel, a list below includes a few of the many organizations within walking distance or a short bus ride. (It is also a short metro ride to organizations in DC.)

American Film Institute Silver Theatre (location of AIRP course)

American Nurses Association

Discovery Communications

Global Communities

NOAA—National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Social and Scientific Systems

The Fillmore Silver Spring

United Therapeutics

University of Maryland

Guest Access:

With this booking you have use of the entire two-level house. The main level includes living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and full bathroom. In addition, there is a large, basement-level suite with a private entrance. This level also includes 2 twin beds, a full bath and a partial kitchen. Guests have use of a 2-car driveway, front porch, back porch and yard. Laundry facilities, some cleaning and paper products, linens, and use of bikes is included.

Interaction with guests:

We live next door to the house and take our interaction cues from our guests. We require that all adults staying in the home (or receiving a key) be registered with us with full contact information. We, or a surrogate, will be personally available as needed.

Other things to note:

We only accept bookings with complete and verified profiles especially if there are no prior reviews. We will need contact information for ALL adults who will be staying in the property for any length of time.

House rules:

For your health and safety this is a no smoking, no firearms property and any illegal activities are prohibited. Also for fire safety, we ask that you please refrain from burning candles in the house.

All adult guests who stay at the house or receive a key code must first submit full name and contact information. All keys must be returned at the time of check out.

The neighborhood:

This home is in an urban and eclectic neighborhood at the nexus of DC, Silver Spring and Takoma Park. Two Redline Metro stations are one-mile away--Takoma & Silver Spring. Our community is family oriented and quiet but with all the urban resources you need to easily shop, dine-out, see a film and more, many are within walking distance. We are also near a tranquil, woodsy park with a lovely hike/bike/jog trail along a creek.

Getting around:

We are one-mile from 2 Metro stations and one-half block from a bus that will take you to both stations. The Takoma Station is in DC and cheaper if you're coming from that direction. Silver Spring is the first station in MD from DC and convenient to shops and restaurants. Also the neighborhood is very bike/walkable.

More Details

Gail Peck
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 9, 2017

About Gail Peck

We have hosted for over 5 years and are proud of our 100+ great reviews. Here are some clips from recent guest reviews about us and our properties: “Gail and Danny were absolutely GREAT! They were very helpful getting situated in the house. Gail was kind enough to pick me up from the metro station on the first day…The place is very conveniently located near the Silver Spring downtown, close to metro, restaurants, gyms, convenience stores….Danny and Gail were attentive while allowing us privacy and freedom to come and go as needed…We loved the casual and comfortable surroundings and the personalities of our hosts….My best [B&B] experience so far !!! This place is great, especially if you're an AIRP attendee ! :) ...This was truly a home away from home. If i ever go back to DC, I know where I'm heading. …The house was lovely and exactly as listed, and the neighborhood was safe, welcoming, and a short walk from anything you could possibly need …Their place was clean, cosy and comfortable. Plus, I had no trouble commuting into DC every day and I felt safe in the area around their house….The kitchen has a lot of room for cooking and it's always clean as well. It was actually a little sad to leave….This experience in [street name] avenue is one of those which we wont forget. The house is clean, cozy, and somehow unique and authentic….Better than expected: the house is big, cute, cosy, cleaned and you have everything you need. They are always trying to help you and are so respectful,….”

You or your group can choose from individual or a combination of 3 private guest rooms in our B&B home or a separate fully furnished 3-bdrm guesthouse next door. We have provided very complete descriptions of all of our listings with photos. If you have reviewed the photos and descriptions and we have not covered your unique concern, feel free to contact us with your questions.

If you are considering one of our listings, we'd like to know something about you, too.

Safe Travels!

Gail Peck purchased this house in 2000

Why Gail Peck chose Maryland - Washington DC

This home is convenient for a variety of travel purposes with friends, colleagues or family. Past guests have included: students from Japan; medical residents from the U.S. and abroad; families visiting DC and local relatives. Many of our guests are radiologists who are here to attend the AIRP review course at the AFI Theatre. Of course, we accept other travelers as well and have hosted guests from all over the world. We seek to earn your highest satisfaction, feel free to ask us for anything during your stay to make your experience more comfortable. We absolutely love to hear your positive feedback but we NEED to hear your constructive feedback, as well, so we can keep improving and maintaining the home. During your stay, please do not withhold anything that might improve your experience. Since we live next door, we may be able to take care of it immediately.

What makes this house unique

The home has 1800 sq ft with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. All bedrooms can sleep 2 or more and have desks, bureaus and closets. The 3rd bedroom or lower-level suite is a large, 500sf private space with separate entrance, full bath and partial kitchen.

The 2-level layout with kitchen, bath and sleeping on both levels is uniquely suited for professional and academic groups. Shopping and lively entertainment options are within walking distance as well as tranquil, meandering walk/jog/bike trails.

The large and grassy back-yard garden is a rarity this close to the city. Nice for families, grilling and unwinding after work or sightseeing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Elizabeth and I hit it off from the first conversation. She is warm, friendly and forthcoming with information about herself, which we appreciate. She has traveled extensively and stayed in many guest houses as well as hosted. She maintained our home during her holiday stay as if it was her own. We'd host her again anytime and hope to keep in touch.
Dec 2015
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Reagan National (DCA)
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
McGinty's Pub
Nearest Ferry
121 Miles
Cape May, NJ—Lewes, DE Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Rock Creek Park Public Golf Course—Washington, DC
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Union Station—Washington, DC
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 495 Washington DC Beltway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Whitetail, MD
Nearest Beach
124 Miles
Henlopen National Seashore, Delawre
Car: not necessary

Washington, dc

Downtown washington dc is 7 miles away. We are 1 mile from takoma park and silver spring metro stations, you can walk, bus, ride a bike or drive and park your car at the metro and take the redline train to washington dc. The stations nearest the tourist sites are union station (10 mins), metro center (15mins) and the smithsonian on the blue line (15 mins, switch lines at metro center).

Takoma park is a walkable, green and friendly town with a year round producer-only farmers market every sunday. This community is open-minded and supportive of alternative lifestyles and individualism. The neighborhood is known as 'the berkeley of the east'. Known for its numerous mature trees creating a serene feeling of living in the woods. It's quiet, family friendly and offers a wide variety of restaurants, shops and a yoga center.

Equally close is Silver Spring with its restaurant row offering a wealth of cuisines and wonderful opportunities in entertainment. The AFI Silver Theater offers first run and classic films as well as an annual documentary festival. AFI is also where the AIRP radiology course is held 5 times/yr. Many of our guests are here from all over the world to attend this course. The Majestic Theater has 20-screens. For live performance, there's The Filmore for national acts, Round House Theatre for community theatre, live outdoor summer concerts and the annual Silver Spring jazz festival. In the winter downtown silver spring has a popular outdoor ice skating rink.

There are many local concerts, exhibits, dances and neighborhood festivals. A few worth mentioning are:

* AFI Docs in june

* Jazzfest june 10th

* the folk festival sept 9

* the street festival oct 7


Silver Spring House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No smoking in the house or near an open window. No illegal activity. Let us know if cannot comply with any policies in the house manual.
  • Register all adult overnight guests with owner by providing full name, email and phone.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • main level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    lower level suite - toilet , shower
  • 2 full baths one with a tub/shower on the main level and the second with a shower. Hair dryer, soaps and clean linens included throughout.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • queen room - 1 queen , 1 double , 2 twin/ single , includes dresser and desk
    lower level suite - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 500 sf with separate entrance, full bath & partial kitchen
    double plus bunks room - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , includes desk and dresser
  • Three bedrooms all include real beds, clean linens, bureaus, closets, hangers, desks, lamps. One on the main level has a queen bed. The other main-level bedroom has a double and a set of twin, bunk beds. The lower-level, 500sf suite has two twin beds, a sofa/ottoman, two large desks, plus a partial kitchen, full bath and separate entrance.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
We enjoy taking good care of our guests, if we can do anything to make your stay more pleasant, please let us know! If you are taking transit to the house let us know and we will pick you up at the nearest station with your luggage as long as your group will fit in our car and it's before midnight. Trash is picked up by the County weekly and trash removal by the guest is required for this booking. Please ask us for guidance. Our photo studio is an addition on the back of the house with a separate entrance.


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"The house is clean, cozy, unique and authentic. The rooms are spacious."
average rating of 4.928571 based on 17 reviews

Very clean and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

It was nice being within walking distance to the metro and grocery/restaurants.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for highlighting these details. They are exactly the amenities people ask about. Come back anytime, you guys are great!
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Comfortable stay near DC

  • 5 of 5

The house was well kept, clean and comfortable. We enjoyed a nice place to relax and spread out after our daily adventures. Gail was attentive but not intrusive. Very accommodating and easy to communicate with. Completely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming home near Washington DC

  • 5 of 5

The home was very comfortable and charming. Many extras were unexpectedly provided - umbrellas and rain poncho, shampoo and conditioner and extra towels as needed. There was plenty of room for the 4 of us. Would definitely recommend this home for a stay near DC.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A pleasure to work with

  • 5 of 5

I had to change my travel plans and so unfortunately had to cancel this reservation, but Gail (the owner) was so accommodating and helpful with the process I have only wonderful things to say about her. The property looks lovely and I'm sure we would have enjoyed our stay there immensely.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Great home away from home. We stayed here February with a baby and it was great. We were all very comfortable- the house was well equipped with all kitchen items and washer and dryer, etc. Had everything we needed- thanks Gail for all your help!!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice owners, great place for Silver Spring!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean property. The owner gave thorough instructions and was always reachable. This was a great place that served our needs immensely! Very thankful for the owner accommodating our crew. No questions asked - stay here when you are going to DC!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $150

An extra guest fee of of $10/nt will be added to guests greater than 3 who stay overnight or receives a key.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.