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The Mini-Suite is a spacious well appointed mini-suite located in our luxury home with a beautiful wooded view only 15-20 minutes by car to DC. It is a large, well lit, carpeted room, with easy chair and ottoman, flat screen cable TV, writing desk, free WIFI, refrigerator, large closet, two large windows, stained glass, "tiffany" lamp and original art work. You will enjoy the comfortable queen bed as well as the day bed with pull out trundle that sleeps two. Your private bath has a tiled shower and glass door. A decorative folding screen in the hallway affords additional privacy.
WHY CHOOSE US?
• We are 20 min. by car to DC, 5 min. to Archives II, U. of MD and the FDA, 8 min. to AFI, Discovery Channel and downtown Silver Spring.Metro.
• Mike and Eileen are natives of DC and Baltimore and give B&B concierge service
• A great breakfast is included for daily guests.
• We have over 240 positive reviews. We’ve been doing this right for a long time.
• You can walk to public transportation, shopping, restaurants, grocery stores, parks, recreation and the library.
• We have affordable prices for budget minded travelers.
• Our home is next to beautiful woods with a stream. Wake up to the singing of birds!
ASK US ABOUT:
• Mike’s transportation services
• “Off the beaten path” highlights and fun local events
• Eileen’s three course dinners
REVIEWS Sept 20, 2010 By: Elaine W We really enjoyed our stay with Eileen, Mike and Toshu, staying in the quiet, clean and comfortable country view room, with adjacent bathroom. They were welcoming, friendly and helpful, giving us much advice on where to go and how to get there, providing us with maps and addresses which we could just key into our GPS. This is a good location for getting into Washington, we parked at Silver Springs then took the Metro to Union Station. However we also drove into Washinton and and managed to park near Central Station.Eileen welcomed us each morning with a delicious healthy homecooked breakfast. Would definately recommend this venue to others. Thank you, and we did get back to the UK safe and sound, but rather tired! Elaine and Ray. Sept 10, 2009 Scott and I had the most wonderful stay with Mike and Eileen. They are fantastic people with such great willingness to help and make sure we were comfortable and able to get around the city in the most convenient ways. They are also dog lovers which is a huge plus in our book :). With this being our first visit to the DC area, Mike and Eileen were so helpful with sharing their ideas on things to do in and around the city. We were so impressed with their hospitality and wonderful cooking! The room in which we stayed and their home is extremely nice and comfortable. The location is great as it is outside the hustle and bustle of the downtown area and is conveniently located by a bus stop which takes you to the metro station if you do not have a vehicle. If and when we have the opportunity to visit DC again, we would love to have the opportunity to stay with the Beard's again! Thanks so much Mike and Eileen! Sept 13, 2009 Staying with Mike and Eileen was an amazing experience. The room was everything they said it would be, and the hospitality they showed could not have been better. They were very helpful and informative and they made an excellent breakfast every morning. These two are the model for all other BnB hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent in the Country View room at Mike and Eileen's. They are both gracious and helpful hosts, the perfect combination of allowing us privacy and willingness to be at service, and Eileen is a fantastic cook to boot! I would definitely recommend staying with them. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent in the Country View room at Mike and Eileen's. They are both gracious and helpful hosts, the perfect combination of allowing us privacy and willingness to be at service, and Eileen is a fantastic cook to boot! I would definitely recommend staying with them. Patrick Jul 23, 2009 Mike and Eileen are wonderful hosts in a wonderful quiet place. We stayed 3 excellent nights in their Country View Rm. Thanks a lot for the fantastic breakfast, for the rides to the metro station every morning, for all the help to make our stay comfortable, for your hospitality. We highly recommend your place to anyone Craig Jul 13, 2009 We had an excellent time staying with the Beards. Everything, was just as advertised, great neighborhood, very nice room and exceptionally quite. Eileen is a superior cook and puts together great breakfasts. Very gracious hosts! Sarah Jul 08, 2009 From the second we arrived we loved Mike and Eileen's place: it was welcoming and they were lovely. The room is very clean, the breakfast is amazing (love that granola and those pancakes- thanks for watching out for my allergies Eileen) and we could get in and out without a hassle. The rides to the station made life easier and all around we are sure we would stay again next time we are in DC. Couldn't fault the stay and it was far better than any hotel for sure! Thanks to both our great hosts, Sarah and Will... Richard Jun 30, 2009 My wife and I had an extended stay in the Country View Rm., while visiting our daughter and son-in-law in DC. The room, home and setting are wonderful. The neighborhood is a beautiful area for walking and relaxing. The breakfasts were excellent, with a creative flair each morning. Our hosts, Michael and Eileen, are wonderful people and the main reason that we extended our stay! Spencer Jun 13, 2009 My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Washington DC a few weeks ago. Mike and Eileen's place was perfect. Just a few minutes from the metro in nice part of Maryland. The breakfast was wonderful, fresh fruit, quiche and hot tea were our favorite. Their hospitality and good communication from the beginning was helpful, especially because my wife was 6 months pregnant. The neighborhood was quiet, safe and beautiful. We strongly recommend Mike & Eileen's to everyone! Spencer & Wendy Jun 06, 2009 World class treatment, it was everything it was supposed to be great home and wonderful people will return Wayne/Ann Gore We stayed in the home of Mike and Eileen during our recent vacation in Washington, D.C. Mike and Eileen are gracious and generous hosts. In their beautiful home, our room was spacious and spotless. We had every amenity we needed. The entrance to our room and the bathroom next door was very private as it is situated at the end of a hallway. That extra bit of privacy made our stay even more relaxing. Eileen's breakfasts were excellent. We had an egg casserole or quiche every morning, plus, fresh bread or muffins and bagels, with all the trimmings. We are fairly sure that this experience with Mike and Eileen will spoil us forever as we will use our stay with them as a yardstick with which to judge all future visits. Thanks very much to them both for making our vacation that much more enjoyable and affordable. Stefan, Eva and Samatha
Property Type: B&B
Size: 160m² / 1722ft²
Number of Bathrooms: 1
Number of Rooms: 1
Bed Types: 3x 4x
Security Deposit: No What's this?
Processing/Misc Charges: No
Min Stay: 1 night
Max Guests: 6
Rates Based On: 2 Guests
Additional Guest Pays: US$15/ night
Smoking Allowed: No
Children Friendly: Yes
Pets Allowed: No
Check In / Out: 16:00 / 10:00
Airport pickup: US$50
Misc Charges: US$0
- Bed Linen & Towels
- Wireless Internet
- Cable TV
- Parking Included
- Air Conditioning
- Washing Machine
- Free Cleaning
- Wheelchair Access
- Outdoor Space
Sizenando July 20, 2013
We have just arrived from an awesome vacation in DC area. We have stayed at Artist´s Retreat for 10 days. As we were travelling with our one-year-old baby, Gustavo, we have read lots of reviews to choose a place. I can tell now we couldn´t have made a better choice. Mike and Eilleen were very kind, and because of the baby we had to make some arrangements that work really nice to us. The neighborhood is amazing and quiet. We went strolling almost every day in the morning. Most of the days we arrived very tired from the sightseeing and could found some yummy cookies or muffins waiting for us. Gustavo loved Toshu. I am sure we are going to meet Mike and Eilleen in our next visit to DC. Silvana, Marcus and Gustavo
Pizzamakr23 June 21, 2013
Great place to stay for visiting Washington DC.For the quality of the room,you can't beat the price.Especially if you add the Garden View Room.Located in a quiet neighborhood,with a 2-3 block walk to the bus stop that connects to the red line metro station.I highly recommend staying here and won't hesitate to stay here again.
Fantazeev April 13, 2013
I stayed at Eileen and Mike's for a 6 week internship and absolutely enjoyed my stay. Eileen, Mike and Toshu (their sweet yellow lab) are great hosts. They are very friendly and approachable. My room and bathroom were in excellent condition and well equipped for my long stay. My room, bathroom and even dishes were cleaned regularly. On many occasions, I was pleasantly surprised with Eileen's delicious baked goods. I had a great stay. If anyone is looking to stay in the greater DC area, definitely consider Mike and Eileen's place.
Caguilar March 01, 2013
I stayed at the Artist Retreat suite almost one month. It is a very spacious and bright room. Eileen and Mike were kind and attentive hosts thorughout my stay and gave me plenty of useful advice for my house hunt. If you like suburban living and enjoy going out to take a walk with a gentle dog this is a great place.
Mcfarquar May 30, 2012
I cannot express fully what a pleasure it was to stay in this room and in this house. Mike and Eileen were lovely, absolutely lovely. The room was quiet and warm and exactly what I needed to get all the work done I needed to during my stay in Washington. I was able to take the local bus into the city and shop locally for food and groceries. The room and bathroom were meticulously clean and welcoming. In fact, I not only miss the house, but both Mike and Eileen. I am already planning my next trip and cannot recommend this retreat more highly.
Simplydj April 20, 2012
Awesome stay mike and Eileen were great. Would recommend them to all friends and family traveling to the DC area.
Clementho December 21, 2011
The only negative thing about this place is the distance from Fort Totten Metro station to the apartment itself. Other than that, this place is excellent. Very comfortable beds, clean, exclusive toilet for personal use, and both the hosts are very very friendly. If I return to DC, I will definitely want to stay at this place again.
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