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Beautiful Private One Bedroom Apartment In Quiet Convenient Location

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Large one bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps 4 apartment with den & kitchenette

This charming above grade basement apartment has one large bedroom with connecting bath. The cute and cozy bath has ceramic tile and bottle glass shower, a pedestal lavatory, a toilet and small dressing area. Fresh towels are provided and other toiletries are available if needed.

The bedroom is fully furnished with a queen size platform bed, antique dresser, and teak secretary. The memory foam mattress, goose down duvet, and soft clean linens, will help you relax and get a good night sleep.

The den has a trundle bed that will sleep two, a 32' flat screen TV with Cable, Apple TV, Netflix, and Roku. Games and puzzles are available upon request.

The kitchen is well equipped with a large Kitchenaid toaster oven, microwave oven, electric hot plate and griddle, coffee pot, hot water pot and is furnished with dishes, utensils, and a few pantry items. There is a full size refrigerator and a double sink, a nice long counter, and a drop-leaf table for 4.

Radiator heat has it's own thermostat and mini-split cooling has it's own remote control.

Free wireless internet is available.

One normal sized parking spot is included.

The Metro is just a 15 minute walk/5 minute bus ride. The Montgomery County Ride On bus picks up one block away and drops off right in front of the house. Although, the location is extremely convenient the house is set back away from the noise and commotion of the street. It is quiet, restful, and private.

There is a very nice laundry mat two blocks away and a natural grocery (food co-op) 3 blocks away. There are several restaurants, as well as, other retail stores, a hardware store, churches, libraries, etc. in downtown Takoma Park less than a mile away. Silver Spring is just 3 miles away with a Whole Foods, AFI theater, Filmore concert venue, and dozens of restaurants and shops.

More Details

Ellen Pearson
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2018

About Ellen Pearson

I work from home mostly as a volunteer. I am an avid gardener and just completed the course work to become a Master Gardener in Montgomery County. have been a volunteer at the National Cathedral and have been a member of P.E.O. since 1994. I grew up Mississippi and have two adult children, a cat, and a dog. I enjoy my family, gardening, cooking, travel, music, and outdoor activities. I am knowledgeable about the area and will do whatever I can to ensure you have an enjoyable stay.

Ellen Pearson purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Ellen Pearson chose Takoma Park

I chose Takoma Park for it's unique flavor and proximity to Washington D.C. This house is also unique. It has lots of charm and space and the double lot gives us privacy and more room for gardening.

I love the neighborhood. Takoma Park is funky and friendly. There is a real community feel. It's like living in a small town in the middle of a big city.

The property is located on 1/3 of an acre, which is large for being so close to the city. The house is set back from the street and gives the traveler more privacy and quiet. The gardens are lovely.

What makes this apartment unique

Whether traveling for vacation, work, college visits, or family in the area Oakdale has many unique benefits. Sligo Creek Park is only a couple of blocks away and has playgrounds and great hike/bike trails. There are a couple of other neighborhood parks within a block or two. There are Bike Share stations in several locations. The house is charming, built in 1936 but has been updated with modern features.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Takoma Park, Maryland

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Beautifully tiled shower with bottle glass, window, pedestal lavatory and toilet. Towels, blow drier, and toiletries provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Clean and bright large room with a queen size platform bed and memory foam mattress. Pergo floors with area rug. There is also an antique headboard, dresser, and teak secretary. Two chairs, window coverings. and two lighted closets. Radiator heat with it's own thermostat and mini split a/c.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
This property is great for a couples get away, a family visiting area universities/colleges, vacationers to our nations capitol, or family members visiting relatives. Takoma Park has a lot to offer and Oakdale is in the heart of town.


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  • 5 of 5

As a travel nurse, housing is one of the important things that can either make or break a contract experience. After much research on various websites (Home Away, Airbnb, etc), I found this beautifully charming private one bedroom location in Takoma Park. The land lady Ellen was friendly and accommodating during my 13 week stay.

The property itself is gorgeous with a nice sized kitchen, living room with board games provided and books for reading, a nice tv with cable, and great internet. The bedroom was wonderful with two spacious closets, comfortable bed, and dressers. I had more than enough space for me and when a friend or family would visit. The bathroom was a great size and the shower was perfect.

Location wise could not have been happier. It was on a peaceful spot in Takoma Park but close enough to walk to the nearby restaurants and get groceries and do laundry just blocks away made it very convienent. It was also close to the metro line or a reasonable priced uber or lyft ride into D.C. to enjoy the museums, restaurants, and various activities. Great safe, family friendly neighborhood. Never felt uncomfortable jogging or walking around Takoma and was always greeted by friendly neighbors and smiles.

I would come back to this location and stay at Ellen's property if ever in the area again. It was one of the best experiences I have had as a travel nurse.

Beautiful property, wonderful land lady, great location, great price for where you are and the amenities provided. Separate entrance to the private one bedroom unit. Perfect space for someone staying for work, couples looking for a romantic D.C. experience, or families wanting to enjoy the area.

I could not recommend Ellen's property highly enough. I created memories there I will never forget and highly encourage anyone looking for a rental to book this place as soon as possible.

  • Submitted: 5-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Luke. It was great having you here. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay enough to recommend it so highly. I hope you'll come again! It always makes me happy to know that I'm doing a good job and that my rental is a place of convenience and comfort. I love where I live, have great neighbors, and enjoy the many amenities in Takoma Park. Thanks, again, and have a Happy Thanksgiving! Ellen
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Great location, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay - and the women's march!

  • Submitted: 23-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Mary! It was great having you here. Thanks for cleaning up after yourselves!
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Apartment was MUCH better than staying at a hotel!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was as advertised, clean and stocked with the 'normal stuff' I would expect at a hotel such as an iron, hair dryer, soap, shampoo, etc. Convenient 30 minute drive to all the Washington DC tourist attractions. The owner was very nice and kept us informed on check-in check-out process (this was our first VRBO rental). Nice quite downtown with good local restaurants if you want to get away from DC.

  • Submitted: 17-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review! We try to please! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and hope you will keep DC on your list of places to return. There is always something new to see and do.
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The neighborhood was nice with good food and coffee shops within walking distance. There was a great trail for running near by. The owners were so helpful and nice. The property was clean and well taken care of and had everything we needed and was advertised. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: 18-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! It's good to hear what we're doing right and that you agree the neighborhood has lots of amenities. You were both great guests and we'd love to have you return! Cheers and best wishes.
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nice and well-equipted

  • 4 of 5

This apartment is nice, very clean, and has everything you might need -- it is very thoughtfully arranged. It is comfortable and in a great location.The owners are friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: 13-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back anytime! We enjoyed having you.
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Nice place with a few issues

  • 4 of 5

Two of us spent four nights at this basement one bedroom apartment. It was comfortable and well equipped. The trundle/daybed in the living room was fine for sleeping but as the only place to sit to read or watch tv it was less than ideal. Metal folding chairs were provided as well as a couple of wooden counter height chairs but again not much use as comfortable seating.

The kitchen had everything we needed and was neat and clean.

The place was way too far from the metro station to walk there, especially as the area is a bit hilly. Ellen did mention that a bus runs in that direction but we had a car so just drove to DC to sightsee.

A couple of items that could be easily remedied: we were never able to get the tv to work for television so watched Netflix via the Roku device. Perhaps it was user error but better instructions might help. Mildew in the shower could be easily taken care of with some Tilex or bleach. And the last criticism was the biggest- the shower was terrible! The mixing valve only produced cold water or scalding water at a drizzle- definitely in need of attention!!!

Ellen was a good hostess - very pleasant, informative and available.

  • Submitted: 22-Apr-2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your valuable comments. It's always good to get feedback! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come again.
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Reagan National
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.4 Miles
Sligo Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Takoma Station, Red Line, Washington Metro
Nearest Motorway
2.9 Miles
Capitol Beltway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Car: not necessary

Beautiful Takoma Park with it's azaleas, folk festival in September

Fall street festival in October

year round farmer's market Sundays on Laurel Avenue

Fourth of July Parade is a great place for a family vacation. Sligo Creek Park is three blocks away with playgrounds, hike and bike trails, tennis, basketball, and golf course offers many opportunities to get out and about.

Add the close proximity to Washington D.C. with it's museums, monuments, arts and culture, and professional and collegiate events and you'll understand why this green oasis is a great place to stay.

The University of Maryland College Park campus is about three miles away, Washington Adventist Hospital and University campus is about three blocks away, and Montgomery College's Takoma Park campus is about one and a half miles from here.

If you want to tour the Eastern Seaboard Marc trains, Amtrak, and VRE connections can be made at nearby Union Station via Washington Metro Red Line which is about 3/4 of a mile away.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Takoma Park, Maryland

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$27 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$166.05

Deposit is payment-verification only. Cleaning fee is included. Rental agreement must be signed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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