The SpaceBONUS: You're minutes from D.C. but you avoid the 15% surcharge Washington, D.C. levies on Airbnb which Maryland does not! Hip hip hooray!
FRIENDLY but NON-INTRUSIVE, HOME-SHARING ENVIRONMENT .
TURNKEY, CAREFREE, FULLY FURNISHED HOME WITH ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED, HOUSEKEEPING + FREE PARKING in a spectacular neighborhood
(Hotel rates in this area are an average minimum of $165-$185 per day. Add to that minimum $40.00 a day--$10 breakfast, $15 lunch, $15 dinner--to eat in the least expensive restaurants outside of the hotel. A hotel will cost you between about $6,750 a month or about $3,275.00 for a 2-week stay. DO THE MATH!)
I charge LESS THAN HALF THE TAXI FARE if I pick you up from or drive you to the AIRPORT (e.g., 1-way taxi fare to or from DULLES is $85.00 !!!)
SUPERB, NEARLY 24-HOUR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION only 5 blocks away. In addition ENTERPRISE RENT-A-CAR will pick you up and drop you off--the only company which does so.
Minutes away from D.C. but you don't have to go to the nation's capital for superb entertainment. E.g., I'm just 4 minutes away from a Bethesda supper club which has world-famous performers!
(1) FIOS INTERNET with WIFI
(2) FIOS TV,
(3) UNLIMITED LOCAL and LONG DISTANCE DOMESTIC LANDLINE TELEPHONE CALLS at any time of day throughout the United States (continental U.S.A. plus Alaska, Hawaii, Guam and Puerto Rico) should your cellular go on the fritz.
THE COPPER-WIRED LANDLINE TELEPHONE SERVICE is operational even in electrical power outages. (Unreliable FIOS phones rely on batteries which last a maximum of 5 to 8 hours, sometimes less)
CENTRAL AIRCONDITIONING, HEATING AND HUMIDIFICATION
FULL KITCHEN with stove, oven and microwave; FULL BATH, not just shower
WASHER AND DRYER IN LAUNDRY ROOM separate from rest of downstairs
SECURE COMPUTERIZED KEYPAD (KEYLESS) ENTRY
GARDENS. The home is situated on a quarter of an acre of front, side and back GARDENS. (Look closely on the photo of the lush greenery in the back garden and you'll see a baby deer! I have garden-resident bunnies, too.)
FABULOUSLY FURNISHED INTERIOR plus garden lounging and dining furniture. 2 large HD televisions--1 in the common area and 1 in your room.
AMENITIES include internet; piano; library with extensive music, movie, language, book, magazine collections.
NEIGHBORHOOD: upscale, quiet, safe with beautiful homes and lush street and residential landscaping, such as double-blossomed cherry trees.
NEARLY 24-hour BUS TRANSPORTATION 5 blocks away; busstop is 6 minutes from NEARLY 24-hour SUBWAY TRANSPORTATION.
Super-close to and equidistant from 2 Subway (METRO) STATIONS, one of which has indoor garage and outdoor parking which is free on the weekends.
CONVENIENCES GALORE including UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE MAIL BOX a few feet away!
5 blocks from famous ROCK CREEK PARK--a magnet for joggers, hikers, bicycle riders, nature and wildlife enthusiasts.
2 MINUTES BY CAR, 6 minutes by bus, FROM (1) WRNMMC: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda: formerly National Naval Medical Center), (2) N.I.H. (the National Institutes of Health) and (3) NLM (the National Library Of Medicine).
Over 6 MAJOR GROCERY STORES within 7-minute drive, including WHOLE FOODS MARKET, MOM'S ORGANIC MARKET, TRADER JOE'S, HARRIS TEETER'S, SAFEWAY, SHOPPERS WAREHOUSE and more. COSTCO is a 3-minute drive away.
SEVERAL MAJOR SHOPPING MALLS are within a 10-minute drive.
BETHESDA JAZZ AND BLUES SUPPER CLUB featuring world-famous performers is but 4 minutes away!
STRATHMORE MUSIC CENTER, a concert hall featuring world-famous classical musicians and other artists, is a 2-minute drive or a 17-minute walk from your new home.
SEVERAL PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS in addition to membership neighborhood private pools are within one to eight minutes' drive.
SEVERAL CHURCHES are within a one-mile radius--3 within walking distance.
FOUR PUBLIC LIBRARIES within a 5-minute drive.
ALL THIS FOR ONE PERSON who will share this gorgeous, safe, quiet, NON-SMOKING environment with the owner. Don't worry: NOT a group housing situation.
Although no pets can be brought there are safe, kind, vetted pet accommodations nearby!
WHO AM I? A cheery, kind, and busy person with dual careers plus a full daily schedule of volunteer responsibilities plus cultural, educational, social undertakings. Guest AccessAccessibility is more flexible on the weekends with respect to late hours if, say, you want to hang from the chandliers at a club, LOL. On occasion I might be able to pick you up after the subways and busses have stopped running.
Interaction with GuestsI respect a guest's privacy not only because of my upbringing (among other facets, my Father was a diplomat and in a prior job I had Top Secret Security Clearance) but because I'm by nature very open-hearted I will certainly be available to chat, help or even hang out should my schedule permit.
The NeighborhoodThe ocean is only a 2-hour 45-minute drive away! The nearest ski resort is but 1 hour and 24 minutes away. Unless you ski double black diamond blindfolded, you'll be very satisfied. It's so close by that in the winter I often go skiing 5 nights a week.
I love the beauty of the neighborhood's variegated architecture, the lush landscaping and the proximity (5-block walk) to famous Rock Creek Park. The diversity of wildlife to be seen is staggering: eagles, hawks, hummingbirds, foxes, deer, prairie dogs, butterflies, etc.
If I'm lazy, I don't even have to go to the post office because there's a mailbox a few feet away.
Getting AroundNearly 24-hour public transportation. The busstop is 5 blocks away; the bus takes 6 minutes (or a 2-minute automobile ride) to a major subway-cum-bus transportation hub. I'm also equidistant from a second subway-bus METRO station which offers free garage as well as outdoor parking on the weekends and charges but $5.00 daily Monday through Friday afternoon Other Things to NoteCANCELLATION: I am not heartless when it comes to cancellation provided I can verify it and deem it justifiable; I can make exceptions although I am not obligated to.
EXTRA FUN: I can bring you as a paying guest to embassy events or black tie affairs or many other fascinating cultural, political, journalistic events or ballroom dance classes taught by professionals including one whose coaches perform and teach on "DANCING WITH THE STARS".
AMENITIES: I have a large motion picture and video library I can lend from.
For a very reasonable fee I will be glad to provide many services, such as transportation.
TRANSPORTATION: I'll be glad to provide you with transportation, my schedule permitting, including but not limited to airport travel, restaurants, or grocery store trips. I charge LESS THAN HALF of the AIRPORT TAXI FARES. (Cab to or from Dulles is $85.00 and to or from Reagan National taxi fare is $45.00--more during rush hour). My charge is $40 to or from IAD and $20 to or from DCA.
I will be glad to take you to the many wonderful nearby grocery stores (including several health food stores) so you can shop for whatever foods and beverages you wish to have in stock.
LAUNDRY: While you are here I do the laundry. I also do the dishes. (Necessitated by someone ruining my expensive washing machine after just one use so that I had to buy another.) All you have to do is wash out the tub after yourself.
A CLEANING SERVICE charges me $50.00 to clean for 2 hours (their minimum) after each guest leaves.