Spectacular, luxurious, colonial home - close to D.C. and the National Harbor (Gaylord and MGM Casino)! Incredibly spacious, and gorgeous inside & outside. Chef's kitchen, open floor plan, game room, and a grand patio with grill and fire pit. Ideal for families and groups seeking privacy. Sleeps up to 20 Guests in 10 Beds (extra guest fees apply). NO PARTIES. ALL GUESTS AND VISITORS MUST BE PRE-APPROVED BY PROPERTY OWNERS. SIGNED RENTAL AGREEMENT REQUIRED. Stretching over 5000 sq.ft. across three levels, this family home is incredibly spacious and accommodating. Five bedrooms and the game room feature ten comfortable beds (seven Queen beds + two Queen sleeper sofas + one Twin futon). Four full bathrooms feature three showers and two Jacuzzi soaking tubs. The grand patio with fire pit invites you to spend quality time with friends and family outside. Just bring your own wood! **This is an owner-operated, primary residence. This is not an event space. All overnight guests and temporary visitors must be pre-approved by the owners prior to arrival. Outdoor security cameras are used to ensure compliance with house rules.** THE LAYOUT As you step through the front door, you'll enter the spacious foyer, guiding you through the open plan on the main floor. To your right you'll see an inviting sitting room with leather sofas. To your left is the elegant, formal dining room with seating for 12 guests. Down the hall to the right is a coat closet, and the first floor en-suite Queen bedroom and bath ("The Sun Suite"). Straight across, enter into the bright and spacious living room with a sectional white leather sofa, facing the 65-inch Panasonic 1080p HD Smart TV and surround sound system. Enjoy the DirectTV Choice package, internet access, and complimentary Netflix and Amazon Prime. Left down the hallway, be stunned by the enormous chef's kitchen with vast counter-top space, huge island, and table with seating for 6. The kitchen features a family-size LG French Door refrigerator with bottom freezer and ice-maker; an electric Frigidaire smooth surface 5-element cook-top, coffee maker, toaster, and water boiler. Various other appliances like a blender, food processor, etc. are stowed away in cupboards and the food pantry. This kitchen is fully equipped for cooking and serving meals - small and large. Host your next holiday gathering with ease! Step out onto the grand patio with three separate seating areas: a dining table for 10 - 12 guests; a lounge area with sofa seating for 7 and a large fire pit enveloped by a stone sitting wall on the far end. Grill your dinner on the large Weber Genesis gas grill. Enjoy cool evenings outdoors by the fire and make some s'mores! SECOND FLOOR Head upstairs where you will find the huge Master Suite with Queen bed, twin futon, and a 50-inch Roku Smart HDTV. There are two additional bedrooms on the second floor; one with two Queen beds ("Spacious Bedroom"), and one with one Queen bed ("DC Retreat Guest Room"). Access a full bathroom directly from the hallway. FINISHED BASEMENT Reach the basement via staircase from the kitchen. You'll step into the large and bright game room with ping pong table, two Queen sleeper sofas, and board game table with seating for 8. To the right is a large, curtained-off bedroom with two Queen beds. At the end of the hallway to the right is a fourth full bath. We keep the house very clean, smoke- and pet-free. You will find clean linen, lots of pillows, blankets, comforters, and towels in every bedroom. The bathrooms are also fully stocked with shampoo, shower gel, hand soap, soft toilet paper, and hair dryers. There is an ironing board and plenty of closet space with hangers for your attire. We provide sponges, dish-washing detergent, dish towels, paper towels, napkins, trash bags - all essentials to comfortably begin your stay. We also provide you with free tourist maps of Washington DC, and a detailed welcome packet with recommendations for sightseeing, and directions to a well-kept DC secret: FREE PARKING on the National Mall! Guest access Enjoy the conveniences of keyless entry via a unique code assigned to your reservation. Never worry about loosing keys or coordinating key exchanges with the owner or your family and group members. Enjoy the whole house, patio, and lawn, privately. Park up to 4 cars on the private driveway (and more with prior approval). There are a few rooms that are locked for owners' private storage. No garage access. Interaction with guests Whenever feasible, we will meet you when you first arrive to assist you in navigating our home and to offer the local scoop to help you plan your D.C.-area visit. Reach us via call, text, or email anytime! We rely on you to report any issues with the house in a direct and timely manner so we can help to address them. Contact us for recommendations for places to visit, transportation, restaurants, where to find certain items in our home etc. We're always eager to assist! The neighborhood The property is situated on two acres, away from the main road, on a private driveway. The setting provides safety, privacy, and comfort in close proximity to: - Washington D.C. attractions (25 minutes to FREE parking on the National Mall) - Alexandria, VA (20 minutes to Old Town); - the National Harbor (15 minutes to the Gaylord Convention Center); - Arlington National Cemetery (30 minutes) - and Annapolis (40-min to the Harbor). Our home is close to stores and restaurants. A welcome packet will be sent to you a week prior to check-in, listing detailed recommendations. Getting around The home is most convenient for those who arrive by car. It's about a 25-min drive to most DC attractions. Uber and taxi rides from DC to the property cost $25 to $45. It's only a 8-min drive to the nearest Metro Station (Branch Ave) and Park & Ride, with free parking on weekends and holidays. All day parking on weekdays is only $5.10. Uber and Taxi rides from the metro to the property cost about $10-$15. Other things to note This is our primary residence; not a vacation rental property. Please treat our home with respect and care. We are very accommodating toward our guests and operate in good faith. It is our goal to provide a 5-star experience for all of our guests. However, we have a zero tolerance policy toward guests who deceive us, or damage and dirty our home. We welcome all guests, regardless of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or familial status. We welcome children and parents should be aware of potential hazards; parents are responsible for their children's safety. Earlier check-in and later check-out times must be negotiated at least 24hrs in advance, are subject to availability, and additional charges may apply depending on your desired arrival/departure time.