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Visit Washington D.C. in comfort!

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


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

Mark Bodycombe
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 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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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Reagan National Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Kilroy's - a fun eatery and sports bar
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 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.


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

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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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Visit Washington D.C. in comfort!
average rating of 4.94 based on 51 reviews

Excellent Hospitality - Thoughtful Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

The Springfield Guest House had everything our group needed for our stay in the Washington DC area. It was so nice to have a “home base” that was well appointed and comfortable, affording space for our group to enjoy the kitchen and living areas together and enough bedrooms and bathrooms for individual privacy. The owner, Mark, was great and easy to work with! Mark was quick and available to answer questions and gave great advice and information for the house and area. Thank you, Mark!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karolyn - it was wonderful having your family and great to hear about how well the house suited your needs! Also sounded like your time in DC was meaningful. If you make it back to DC again, we'd love to have you at our home! God bless - Mark
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Very clean with great spaces for a large family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Owners provided helpful information for our planning. The place was in great condition. We liked the patio and had a nice cookout one evening. The number of bathrooms was appreciated with our large family; the bathroom is the basement is very nice. The kids were happy to have WiFi and Netflix. The furnishings were very nice and the master bed was very comfortable- great night of sleep after long days of sightseeing.

We drove to the the Metro (plenty of parking) and rode it to go to the Mall, it was convenient. Plan for 45 minute ride from Franconia/Springfield station.

The location was great with a grocery store nearby. We ate several meals at the house and the kitchen was large and offered plenty of dishes and utensils.

We really enjoyed our vacation and having these great accommodations made it even better.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jacqui - sounds like you all had a wonderful time! That's the point of the great vacation with family and we're so happy our home helped make that possible! Come see us again if you get back to the D.C. area. Mark and Kathy
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Charming, comfortable home

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and two teenage kids met my brother his wife and two teenage children and had a lovely stay here. The home was great and we were so happy we chose this for our family vacation together. It was quaint, yet large enough for our families to all have our own space and not be on top of each other. The house was well equipped with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable and pleasant. The location was a short drive to all the places we wanted to go and see. I would highly recommend this home to families travelling to the DC area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wendy - how wonderful that your families enjoyed your time in DC, and at our home, so much! That's how a vacation should be! Hope to see you again should you make it back to the area! All the best - Mark and Kathy
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Great location and Cozy house

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Spring Guest House. Location is perfect for visiting DC area. The house was very clean and the kitchen was well-equipped. 9 people (5 adults and 4 kids) enjoyed staying here. The owner, Mark is very helpful and responsive. I definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Soeun! We enjoyed having your family at our home and hope to see you again! All the best - Mark and Kathy
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The house was in wonderful shape! Easy access to the Metro and many stores for shopping.

  • 5 of 5

We had family from Ohio and PA meet for vacation, 9 of us total. . The home was lovely and Mark was a great help when it came to places to eat out! Everything was enjoyable during our stay! Thanks!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Robert! We're super pleased you all had a great time. Love to see you again. All the best - Mark and Kathy
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Sister Vacation 2017

  • 5 of 5

Seven sisters traveled from various locations in the country, to spend a vacation in the Washington DC area. We arrived at the Spring Guest House to find it clean, comfortable and welcoming. The house is in close proximity to major highways, a large grocery stores, drug store and shopping. There is also a beautiful private patio with a grill, which we didn't use however we did enjoy lots of time outside especially in the morning before we started our day of activities. Our hosts were kind, accommodating and available for any questions that we had. Everyone enjoyed the house. We had more than enough sleeping accommodations and bathrooms..I would highly recommend this property and if I'm in the area again, I will be requesting to stay at the Spring Guest House.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Helen - how wonderful you and your sisters had such a great time at our home and in Washington DC! Love to see you all back again if you get back to the area! God bless - Mark and Kathy Bodycombe
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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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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
6 Jan 2018 - 16 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £113.73 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £151.64
Property Damage Protection £44.73
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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