The SpaceThe space listed is for an entire end-unit townhouse (3 floors with deck/garden and free reserved parking spot) in a quiet community setting in Columbia, Maryland. Here, you will be within an easy commute to the Town Center, Merriweather Post, and the Lakefront. The house is an easy commute (20-30 minutes) from Baltimore and Washington DC. You can even travel to New York City on a 2 hour Acela train.
Our home is set up to cater towards the traveling professional or to be a home away from home. It has a whole office room and more workspace/desk in a bigger bedroom. We have extremely fast FiOS quantum wireless internet access. Breakfast (Jimmy Dean breakfast sandwiches, organic granola, cereals) and stocked coffee or tea (automatic, timer-ready coffee pot, coffee, filters, selection of fine teas, tea pot) are always available. There is a reserved parking space on the premise that is located right outside of the townhouse. There are plenty of other free parking spots scattered throughout the lots.
Columbia is extremely safe and walkable/bikeable with walking paths connecting to all areas. A car is recommended to travel quickly from place to place. A variety of shopping is located within a few minutes of the townhouse. There is also access to a deck, organic fresh garden (flowers, vegetables, and spices), and outdoor grill on the premises. Additional features for a spa pass to Haven on the Lake can be included for a small fee. Guest AccessThe house is newly furnished with new furniture. The first floor includes the foyer/dining room, full kitchen (all cooking and dining materials with pots/pans, blenders, slow cookers, utensils, spices, condiments, cooking sauces, etc.), full refrigerator, microwave, stove/oven, top-of-the-line Samsung dishwasher, sitting area, and half bath. You'll find a plush couch with large down throw pillows and a comfortable sitting area with a newly installed electric fireplace. The fireplace has various settings for all-season use, so you can still enjoy a cozy flame without the heat for the summer.
The upstairs area includes one full bedroom with a large closet. There is also a newly installed, white electric fireplace with various heat settings and even all-season adjustments, so you can have a cozy fireplace without the heat for the summer. The bedroom has new 400 thread count sheets, down comforter (down alternative available too), bright decorations, and TV (Chromecast installed/compatible with Netflix etc). There is an office room with closet, 2 office chairs, and a large wrap-around desk. There is also a linen closet and a full bath with nourishing shampoos/conditioner/body wash (Dove) as well as marble bath accessories and plush, new Turkish cotton towels. We also provide guests with fresh, white bathrobes for extra comfort. The shower comes with a large rainfall showerhead that has over 10 various massage settings and combination of settings to make sure that you have the ultimate comfort and relaxation.
The downstairs area includes one very large, full bedroom with three large closets and a full bath. The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed with king sized down comforter (down alternative available), luxury bedding, and bright decorations. It has a small office workspace with desk and bookcase set up. The bath amenities have nourishing shampoo/conditioner/body wash (Dove) as well as plush Turkish cotton towels, white bathrobes, and extra towel sets. The downstairs bedroom has a private door with optional lock on it for extra privacy.
The area outside of the bedroom has an utility room with top-of-the-line washer/dryer that is extremely quiet. The Samsung washer has settings for every type of wash including steam/dry cleaning, and the dryer setting has steam/dry cleaning features as well. There is a full freezer, extra mini refrigerator (for easy access to late night snacks/drinks), and a wine rack/pantry. If you book for a longer period, we will throw in some complimentary wines. Interaction with GuestsWe are usually in town and available if needed by telephone, text, email or Airbnb message. We can drop by if you are renting for a long period to restock supplies or to help with anything. We are very familiar with the area as well as DC, Baltimore, and NYC if any guests need recommendations for restaurants, tourism, or transportation. We will not be residing at the townhouse. The rental is for an ENTIRE home, so you will have total privacy during your stay. We open the basement room (yellow and blue decor in the photos) when the townhome is rented for 4 people or more (there is a price adjustment due to the extra people and cleaning involved). Please take this into consideration when determining how many people you would like to book for. You you would like a little extra space or second full bathroom and do not plan to travel with 4 people, we are happy to make a price adjustment to open the second room for you. The NeighborhoodThe community is incredibly family friendly and is walking-distance to the community pool, tennis courts, basketball, daycare, and kids park/lake/outdoor trails. There are ample walking/biking paths with beautifully paved routes winding through scenic trees/lakes/gardens to exercise, or simply to take a breather. There are many parks in the area of all kinds and even a convenient dog park located within 5-10 minutes of the townhouse. It is an easy 5 minute drive to Whole Foods, Wegmans, Target, Wal-mart, Columbia Mall, restaurants, etc. The community is surrounded by the beautiful Howard county wooded landscape. It is extremely close and convenient to BWI airport, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Fort Meade, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Arundel Mills Live! Casino, University of Maryland University College, Washington DC/government institutes. You can even get to Ocean City/Assateague Island/beaches, Delaware, and many other surrounding areas for a little getaway. Getting AroundWalkable/bikeable, with nearby Columbia bus stop, lots of Uber access in Columbia, convenient MARC train to Washington DC or Baltimore, easy 5-10 minute drive anywhere with car/Uber in Columbia, also Amtrak trains (2 hour Acela to New York City, fast trains to Washington DC) Other Things to NoteAdditional features for a spa pass to Haven on the Lake can be included for a small fee. Haven on the Lake is a spa retreat center located next to Whole Foods on the lake. They provide spa amenities and hydrotherapy such as hot tub, heated pool, steam room, cold plunge, sauna, rainfall shower, salt room, and shower areas with fresh teas. They also have classes for all kinds of yoga and pilates. There is a daycare center (daily, weekly, monthly) located right at the front of the community with great rates. The community also has outdoor tennis courts, basketball courts, and biking/jogging paths that connect to all areas of Columbia with scenic lakes and outdoor activities.
In summary, we provide these extra amenities:
- Breakfast: Jimmy Dean egg, cheese, and sausage breakfast sandwiches, organic granola, oatmeal, cereals
- Stocked Coffee/Tea: automatic, timer coffeemaker, filters, coffee, tea pot, electric hot water boiler, selection of fine Harney & Sons teas
- Complimentary Wines for longer stays (selection of Red, White, and Bubbly)
- White, cotton luxurious bathrobes for all guests
- Turkish cotton bath towels
- Dove (fragrance free and nourishing) shampoo, conditioner, and body wash
- Haven on the Lake Guest Pass: additional small fee (upon request)
- Cat or Dog amenities: cat scratchers, beds, toys, food/water bowls, litter box, leashes, treats (upon request)