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Visit Washington D.C. in comfort!

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Space 2,100 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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 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 Living Room and basement family room features large LED HD TVs with Blue Ray players. 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, secure 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. 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 4-5 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

Owner
Mark Bodycombe
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
28 April, 2017

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 thoroughly enjoyed living in our home in Springfield and enjoying all that the Washington DC and Northern Virginia areas have to offer. It was especially wonderful being near our daughter's family, and our two grand-daughters, who live in Fairfax! Having recently retired, we moved back to our long-time home in southern California. We now enjoy enabling our guests at the Spring Guest House to enjoy our house, and the surrounding area, as much as we did!

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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Springfield in Fairfax County

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We have one Reserved parking spot associated with Spring Guest House, #125 (painted on the curb)
  • The fireplace is therefore Decorative Only – do NOT burn any materials of any kind.
  • House keys not left in the house and/or Lockbox at the end of your stay will incur a deduction of $50 per key from your Security Deposit.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(42 traveller reviews)

Visit Washington D.C. in comfort!
average rating of 4.928571 based on 43 reviews
5

Great location and quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in DC and the Spring House worked great for us. Quiet neighborhood with green space for the kids to play. The location was great because it was a quick drive to DC and had plenty of amenities in the neighborhood. The owners were easy to work with and very responsive.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Amy! We're glad you had a great family time and that our home contributed to your enjoyment! Keep us in mind if you get back to the D.C. area! All the best - Mark and Kathy
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5

Great House

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for family vacation to D.C. The home was close to everything but far enough to be able relax every evening. The house was clean and had everything we needed to cook dinner and breakfast everyday. Any family visiting D.C. This is a good choice if you have car.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Jonathan, for your review and we're really pleased you and your family had a great time! It is a great location in so many ways for visiting the DC area. Love to see you again if you get back to the area. All the best - Mark and Kathy
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5

Springhouse, DC

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in DC and staying at Springhouse was comfortable and location was great. We hopped on the metro 3 days and drove to Mt. Vernon , Arlington Cemetery and Alexandria. Big kitchen, nice deck & comfortable beds and Very, Very Clean. Safe neighborhood

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sherrie - we are really please you had a great time in DC and at our home. It sounded like you got to see lots of great things and do lots of walking around. Love to see you again if you get back to the area. All the best - Mark and Kathy
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5

Wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

The house was very pleasant. It was clean and charming- in a very accessible location. All communications, instructions and directions were precise and helpful. We will recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Mary! We're pleased you and your family had a great time! Love to see you again if you make it back to DC. Take care - Mark and Kathy
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5

Felt like home, well equipped, easily slept 8, location great for exploring DC, nice neighorhood

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 adults felt right at home in this clean, well-maintained, very nicely decorated and furnished home. It was within 30-45 minutes of the National Mall, depending on traffic. It is within 10 minutes of Metro. We throughly enjoyed ourselves. Also, the owners were great. Gave us good information about touring the area and was very responsive to our questions. Would highly recommend this home for your home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sheryl - thanks so much for the kind review, and, we're really please you and your family had such a great time in DC and at our home. Love to see you all again! All the best - Mark and Kathy
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This is a wonderful place to stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time in Springfield. The home met and exceeded our expectations for cleanliness and design. Plenty of supplies in the kitchen, comfortable furnishings, quiet area but convenient. Very spacious kitchen and formal dining room made it a happy place to entertain. Would go again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Michele! We were really pleased you and your family had a wonderful time at our home. Love to see you again when you get back to DC! All the best - Mark and Kathy
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Location

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.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in Springfield, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£894
for 3 nights
From
£239
£1,698
£5,829
 

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £115.95 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £154.61
Property Damage Protection £45.61
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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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