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Beautiful Private One Bedroom Apartment In Quiet Convenient Location

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Large one bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4 apartment with den & kitchenette

This charming above grade basement apartment has one large bedroom with connecting bath. The cute and cozy bath has ceramic tile and bottle glass shower, a pedestal lavatory, a toilet and small dressing area. Fresh towels are provided and other toiletries are available if needed.

The bedroom is fully furnished with a queen size platform bed, antique dresser, and teak secretary. The memory foam mattress, goose down duvet, and soft clean linens, will help you relax and get a good night sleep.

The den has a trundle bed that will sleep two, a 32' flat screen TV with Cable, Apple TV, Netflix, and Roku. Games and puzzles are available upon request.

The kitchen is well equipped with a large Kitchenaid toaster oven, microwave oven, electric hot plate and griddle, coffee pot, hot water pot and is furnished with dishes, utensils, and a few pantry items. There is a full size refrigerator and a double sink, a nice long counter, and a drop-leaf table for 4.

Radiator heat has it's own thermostat and mini-split cooling has it's own remote control.

Free wireless internet is available.

One normal sized parking spot is included.

The Metro is just a 15 minute walk/5 minute bus ride. The Montgomery County Ride On bus picks up one block away and drops off right in front of the house. Although, the location is extremely convenient the house is set back away from the noise and commotion of the street. It is quiet, restful, and private.

There is a very nice laundry mat two blocks away and a natural grocery (food co-op) 3 blocks away. There are several restaurants, as well as, other retail stores, a hardware store, churches, libraries, etc. in downtown Takoma Park less than a mile away. Silver Spring is just 3 miles away with a Whole Foods, AFI theater, Filmore concert venue, and dozens of restaurants and shops.

More Details

Ellen Pearson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 January, 2017

About Ellen Pearson

Michael and I have lived in the D.C. area since 2002. He is employed by a non-profit organization and I work from home mostly as a volunteer. I have been a volunteer at the National Cathedral and have been a member of P.E.O. since 1994. We grew up Mississippi and have two adult children, two cats, and a dog. We enjoy our family, travel, music, and outdoor activities. We are friendly and will do whatever we can to ensure you have an enjoyable stay.

Ellen Pearson purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Ellen Pearson chose Maryland - Washington DC

We chose Takoma Park for it's unique flavor and proximity to Washington D.C. This house is also unique. It has lots of charm and space and the double lot gives us privacy and more room for gardening.

We love the neighborhood. Takoma Park is funky and friendly. There is a real community feel. It's like living in a small town in the middle of a big city.

Living in this part of the county means we can get easily to the major airports and trains without a car if need be and we are only about 2 or 3 miles to the Beltway and I-95.

What makes this apartment unique

The main reason we bought this house was the convenient location to downtown D.C. to allow for an easy commute to work. My husband can ride his bike to work or take the Metro.

Equally we were attracted to the details of the property. The house is adorable with many lovely, unique features. It was build in 1936 and has beautiful wooden floors, large windows, and great views year round.

I love to sit on the front porch in the evening and watch people go by with their children and pets. Dining on the rear deck with friends and neighbors is great fun. Lilting music and the smell of dinner cooking on the neighbor's grill mixes in the summer evening adding a comforting layer to the ambiance. Fireflies dance in the dusk.

The beautiful new kitchen is fantastic with enough room to entertain or even turn up the stereo and dance. Handcrafted windows and cabinetry add old country charm.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

Beautiful Private One Bedroom Apartment In Quiet Convenient Location
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews

Apartment was MUCH better than staying at a hotel!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was as advertised, clean and stocked with the 'normal stuff' I would expect at a hotel such as an iron, hair dryer, soap, shampoo, etc. Convenient 30 minute drive to all the Washington DC tourist attractions. The owner was very nice and kept us informed on check-in check-out process (this was our first VRBO rental). Nice quite downtown with good local restaurants if you want to get away from DC.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! We try to please! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and hope you will keep DC on your list of places to return. There is always something new to see and do.
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The neighborhood was nice with good food and coffee shops within walking distance. There was a great trail for running near by. The owners were so helpful and nice. The property was clean and well taken care of and had everything we needed and was advertised. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! It's good to hear what we're doing right and that you agree the neighborhood has lots of amenities. You were both great guests and we'd love to have you return! Cheers and best wishes.
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nice and well-equipted

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is nice, very clean, and has everything you might need -- it is very thoughtfully arranged. It is comfortable and in a great location.The owners are friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back anytime! We enjoyed having you.
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Nice place with a few issues

  • 4 of 5

Two of us spent four nights at this basement one bedroom apartment. It was comfortable and well equipped. The trundle/daybed in the living room was fine for sleeping but as the only place to sit to read or watch tv it was less than ideal. Metal folding chairs were provided as well as a couple of wooden counter height chairs but again not much use as comfortable seating.

The kitchen had everything we needed and was neat and clean.

The place was way too far from the metro station to walk there, especially as the area is a bit hilly. Ellen did mention that a bus runs in that direction but we had a car so just drove to DC to sightsee.

A couple of items that could be easily remedied: we were never able to get the tv to work for television so watched Netflix via the Roku device. Perhaps it was user error but better instructions might help. Mildew in the shower could be easily taken care of with some Tilex or bleach. And the last criticism was the biggest- the shower was terrible! The mixing valve only produced cold water or scalding water at a drizzle- definitely in need of attention!!!

Ellen was a good hostess - very pleasant, informative and available.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your valuable comments. It's always good to get feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come again.
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Perfect comfortable apartment in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my four-day stay. The apartment is so cozy and clean! It has everything you need to feel like it's your own apartment. The owners are super friendly and helpful. Takoma Park Is a cute little town as well. The place was very easy to find. The separate entrance really makes it feel like your own apartment.

The bed is super comfortable, movies and shows are plentiful on the large screen TV. I will definitely come back the next time I am in town in May.

I highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the wonderful review! You were a great guest! Please come again. Next time the weather should be better!
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Lovely apartment, great location, excellent ammenities

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Property #555589 in Takoma Park, Maryland! The cute one-bedroom apartment had everything we needed for a comfortable stay in the DC area. Ellen is a wonderful host who kindly stocked the place with essentials for anyone arriving late, including instant coffee, tea, and toothpaste! These little additions made for a warm welcome. She also shared valuable information about places to go in the DC area, including restaurants and hiking trails. Fun!

The apartment is nicely decorated and a pleasant place to hang out. The heating and air conditioning options were excellent. The kitchen is well-stocked with the necessary dishes, glasses, and pots-n-pans, and utensils. The queen-size bed has a comfortable mattress and the bedroom is nicely furnished. Two closets(!) allowed us to store all our stuff while we made trips to University of Maryland via the UMD shuttle (2 blocks away) and downtown DC via the Takoma Park Metro (1 mile/20 min walk). There are two bus stops nearby, which would have shortened our walk to the Metro, but then we'd miss walking through Takoma Park! I especially enjoyed walks up to the Spring Mill Bakery and Food Co-op (5 min walk). Takoma Park is a kick - with public art and artisan gift shops in addition to *free* little public libraries, a hardware store, CVS, bank, and excellent restaurants.

Internet, cable TV, and Netflix were included so we could watch our favorite programs in the evening after dining in one of the excellent restaurants or preparing a meal with organic produce purchased at the weekly Takoma Park Farmers' Market. We loved running on Sligo Creek trail, just two blocks from the residence.

I would definitely come back to this VRBO. I give this location 5 stars!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 27, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Heidi, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay! It was a pleasure to have you. I am so glad you were happy with the apartment location, amenities, and our hospitality. Please come again anytime!
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Reagan National
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
Sligo Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Takoma Station, Red Line, Washington Metro
Nearest Motorway
2.9 Miles
Capitol Beltway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Car: not necessary

Beautiful Takoma Park with it's azaleas, folk festival in September

Fall street festival in October

year round farmer's market Sundays on Laurel Avenue

Fourth of July Parade is a great place for a family vacation. Sligo Creek Park is three blocks away with playgrounds, hike and bike trails, tennis, basketball, and golf course offers many opportunities to get out and about.

Add the close proximity to Washington D.C. with it's museums, monuments, arts and culture, and professional and collegiate events and you'll understand why this green oasis is a great place to stay.

The University of Maryland College Park campus is about three miles away, Washington Adventist Hospital and University campus is about three blocks away, and Montgomery College's Takoma Park campus is about one and a half miles from here.

If you want to tour the Eastern Seaboard Marc trains, Amtrak, and VRE connections can be made at nearby Union Station via Washington Metro Red Line which is about 3/4 of a mile away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Takoma Park, Maryland - Washington DC

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

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Deposit is payment-verification only. Cleaning fee is included.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Takoma Park in Maryland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Beautifully tiled shower with bottle glass, window, pedestal lavatory and toilet. Towels, blow drier, and toiletries provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Clean and bright large room with a queen size platform bed and new memory foam mattress. New Pergo floors with area rug. There is also an antique headboard, dresser, and teak secretary. Two chairs, new floor and window coverings. Two lighted closets.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis

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