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Visit Washington D.C. in comfort!

29 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday townhome in Springfield - The Spring Guest House

4-bedroom, 3.5 bath in a great neighborhood, easily accessible to Washington DC!

A charming town home in a quiet neighborhood. Spacious and tasteful accommodations for eight to ten featuring two queen size beds, two twins, a queen sleeper sofa, plus two twin inflatable mattresses. All the beds, except the inflatable mattresses, have new memory foam mattress toppers. Hardwood floors throughout the main living areas accented by stylish area rugs and furniture. We are an end unit townhouse, not a detached single family residence.

Large windows, including floor to ceiling windows in the Living Room, allow ample light in every room. Original art and other quality decor can be found in almost every room. The basement family room features a 42' plasma HD TV with Blue Ray player. Numerous books, games, puzzles and toys are available for our guests use. Along with 3 bedrooms, the 2nd story provides a common media room where you can catch up on emails using our high-speed wireless network, watch TV, or read a good book!

After a long day sight seeing, enjoy a family meal around the table in the kitchen, or a more formal affair in the separate dining room which easily seats 8 or more.

Washer and dryer are available for guest use, and we also provide a Pack N Play and booster seat for families with young ones. A lovely backyard deck and large BBQ grill is ideal for outdoor entertaining in the summer.

Our guest house is perfectly situated to allow easy access to DC's and Virginia's finest attractions. Several DC Metro stations, with ample parking, are within a 5 mile radius. The I-395 and I-495/95 are less than two miles away for quick access downtown or to all parts of Virginia and Maryland.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mark Bodycombe
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
28 September, 2016
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About Mark Bodycombe

Kathy and I moved to Virginia in 2007 for me to finish out my federal career and work a short second career in private industry. We have thoroughly enjoyed living in our home in Springfield and enjoying all that the Washington DC and Northern Virginia areas have to offer. It has been especially wonderful being near our daughter's family, and our two grand-daughters, who live in Fairfax! Having recently retired, we have moved back to our long-time home in southern California, looking forward to enabling our guests at the Spring Guest House to enjoy our house, and the surrounding area, as much as we have!

Mark Bodycombe purchased this townhome in 2007

Why Mark Bodycombe chose Virginia

We bought this home because of the wonderful neighborhood, the quality construction, and the location - not being in Washington DC per se, but being close enough that working or playing, we could easily get into the city anytime we wanted. We also enjoyed the ease of townhouse living, especially an end unit, with the feel of a single family home, but not the upkeep of a large yard, etc. We've never had any noise related concerns with the neighbors we share one wall of our home with.

What makes this townhome unique

Spring Guest House is meant to be your home away from home. It offers a thoughtful combination of comfort, charm and quality. It is set in a quiet, safe residential neighborhood and has ample shopping and restaurants within a very short distance. It is readily accessible to the Washington Metro system as well as two major highways, including the I-395 which can have you downtown in 20 minutes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our visit, a wonderful home in a great location. A quiet and pretty neighborhood with a very easy commute into the Nation's Capital. The home is clean and neat with lots of room and lovely decor. The home is large enough so that some found quiet spaces to be alone while others were gathering together and sharing stories. Shopping and restaurants are easily accessible within a few minutes from the home.

We will gladly stay here again and confidently recommend for others.
Jan 2015
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based on 29 holidaymaker reviews

Visit Washington D.C. in comfort!
average rating of 4.9310346 based on 30 reviews

Great mini vacation in DC.

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a great location and very convenience to any stores or restaurants. In a quiet neighborhood and easy access from the freeway. My family had an incredible time at this lovely home and the homeowner made us feel like home, treated us like a family. Plenty of room for three families total of 10 and the house was well stocked with every cooking item. We loved the private back yard especially with the BBQ for cook out so we can spend valuable time with our family. The owner is easy to get contact but you may not need too due to the detailed instructions he send out before arrival plus the welcome guest book in the house. The rental is payment is straight forward without any hidden charge and Mark is well took care of the refund deposit to you before you know it. One thing I would recommend is a bigger trash can but other than that we loved staying in this amazingly decorated home and I would recommended to everyone who plan to visit DC anytime soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Randy! Happy to have you and your family, especially on such short notice. Will definitely look at getting a larger outside garbage can - thanks for the suggestion! Hope to see you again. All the best - Mark and Kathy
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Very well maintained and very clean.

  • 5 of 5

It was a wonderful stay for our family while in dc area for funeral at Arlington cemetery. It was quiet and comfortable with plenty of room for us. Thank you for sharing with us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying at the Spring Guest House! We're happy it helped you celebrate your loved one in a very special way. Best regards - Mark and Kathy
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  • 5 of 5

The spring guest house was simply beautiful. Very clean, well organized and quite comfortably. The home was like home away from home for our family, we looked forward to going home after our daily excursions. The house accommodated 4 adults and 5 children comfortably. The kitchen was fully equipped and had generous amounts of fresh clean linen. The neighborhood was great, proximity to the local stores and highway was great. The owners were very helpful and kind. Our family had a wonderful time, we would definitely stay at the beautiful Spring Guest house again!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karen - how wonderful that our home made your visit to DC all that much better! Thanks for taking great care of our house and we'd love to see you and your family back again should you get back to the area. All the best - Mark and Kathy
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  • 5 of 5

Our Family of 7 from South Carolina enjoyed a relaxing and refreshing stay at the Spring Guest House during the week of July 4th. We were able to attend the fireworks displays, tour the White House, and explore so many other historical monuments on our trip into downtown DC. After which the Spring Guest House afforded us plenty of spacious square footage to rejuvenate ourselves at the end of the day with all the amenities we've grown so accustomed to. We found the accommodations quite fitting and as represented on the website. Having morning coffee on the back enclosed deck/patio proved to be one of my favorite parts of the experience. The owners were very resourceful in assisting us in our navigation of the area and all of it had to offer from the neighborhood to the White House. Thanks again for a most wonderful trip!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Scarlett - thanks for choosing our home for your family vacation! We're very pleased it enhanced your time in DC and would love to have you all back again anytime you're in the area. All the best - Mark and Kathy
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Beautiful home!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time during our stay at the Spring Guest House. The beautiful home was located in a perfect spot for our family of 3 adults and 3 children to tour DC and to attend a local graduation. We had plenty of room in the house and everything was as-described online. Mark (the owner of the property) was extremely helpful during the whole process of booking the reservation and throughout our stay. He answered any questions we had very quickly. Highly recommended and we would unhesitatingly stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Gini! We're really pleased you and your family had a great time, and would love to see you again if you get to the DC area. Take care - Mark and Kathy
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Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The Spring Guest House was perfect for 6 "old" friends from high school. We always have a good time when we are together and with your home it made it very easy to have an even better time! We fixed breakfast and dinners in the big wonderful kitchen and enjoyed great food and even better conversation around the kitchen table. The patio was so nice and relaxing after a long day of sightseeing! Loved the convenience of being so close to the metro-a great way to travel to DC!

The house is just perfect for large families or old friends! Thanks Mark and Kathy for sharing your home!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Reagan National Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Kilroy's - a fun eatery and sports bar
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Two Metro stations within
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Both the Interstate 495/95 and Interstate 395
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Numerous options
Nearest Ski
75 Miles
Nearest Beach
44 Miles
Chesapeake beaches
Car: recommended

There really is no place like Washington DC in the world. The collection of world-class museums featuring some of the world's best art, science and portrayals of national and world history is unprecedented! The numerous memorials commemorating historic and important people and events in US history are not to miss. As the seat of our country's government, there are countless opportunities to visit, learn about and experience important federal facilities including the White House, Capitol, FBI, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Library of Congress, and many more!

The Washington metro area is also home to the most diverse population in the USA. As a result, there are countless opportunities to experience foreign cuisines and cultures in a way not possible in any other US city.

Despite being a major metropolitan area, there are many outdoor activities to take part in including excellent biking, water sports, hiking, white water rafting, skiing, and exploring the Shenandoah National Park. Virginia also has a burgeoning wine business exemplified by some very good wineries you can easily visit on a day trip to the more rural parts of the state.

Other very popular attractions are close enough to access on a day trip, including Williamsburg, King's Dominion theme park, Annapolis, Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Gettysburg, and the Chesapeake Bay.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Springfield, Northern Virginia - Washington DC

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Nov 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early Winter
1 Jan 2017 - 13 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
14 Jan 2017 - 28 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
29 Jan 2017 - 12 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Cherry Blossom
18 Mar 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £123 + Tax
Property Damage Protection £48
Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are for up to 8 guests. Additional guests, up to a maximum of 10, will incur an added $25/night for guests 9 and/or 10.

House keys not left in the house at the end of your visit will incur a deduction of $50 per key from your Security Deposit.

We'd like to remind you that you are staying in our home, not an investment property. We'd really appreciate you caring for it like we do. Please, no smoking in the house, ever. Sorry, no pets at all. Please to not download anything you shouldn't, order pay-per-view events, etc. We want you to really enjoy your time in Washington DC, and our home!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Springfield, USA

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Private bath off Master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Serves remaining two bedrooms on top floor.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Newly remodeled, private to basement family room/bedroom.
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , On main floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master bedroom with walk-in closet and private full-bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , Lovely room with a view of the back patio.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Suitable for children or adults - patio and green space view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Family room with queen sleeper, full-bath and privacy.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 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
  • Boating
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • bay fishing
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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