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Gail Peck

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english

"The house is clean, cozy, unique and authentic. The rooms are spacious."

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


Photos and Description of this Northwest Washington holiday house

This 3bdrm/2ba, fully-equipped home is 1mi to metro and downtown Silver Spring

The Space:

A fully furnished 3bdrm/2 full-bath home for your group to work, study &/or sightsee DC. It features two levels, 1.5 equipped kitchens, all linens and robust WIFI. This conveniently located home is one-mile to 2 DC-redline Metro stations (Silver Spring and Takoma Park) and the AFI Theatre (location of AIRP review course).


• Thorough cleaning and linen laundering prior to your arrival

• 3 private bedrooms and all linens

• Beds include: 1 queen, 1 double, 4 twins (2 are stacked bunks)

• Each room includes a closet, bureau and desk

• Free WIFI with a VERY STRONG connection

• one SmartTV with basic cable

• Central A/C & heat

• Washer/dryer, iron/ironing board, hair dryer

• Main kitchen is fully equipped including dishwasher, coffee pot, microwave, rice-cooker, quality cookware and more

• Partial Kitchen with microwave, small fridge, coffee maker

• Off-street parking for 2 cars & additional street parking

• Half block to bus stop

• 1-mile to Takoma (DC) or Silver Spring (MD) redline Metro

• Free loaner bikes

• Free metro shuttle with your luggage

• Covered front and back porches and large yard with gas grill.

What guests like: The house is convenient to AFI Silver Theatre for the AIRP radiology course, Washington DC Metro Center, Capitol Hill and tourist attractions. It is walking distance to stores, restaurants and a lively entertainment district in downtown Silver Spring and the eclectic shops of Takoma Park. Two metro stations are one-mile away. There are also beautiful jogging/biking trails along Sligo Creek nearby.

For business travel, a list below includes a few of the many organizations within walking distance or a short bus ride. (It is also a short metro ride to organizations in DC.)

American Film Institute Silver Theatre (location of AIRP course)

American Nurses Association

Discovery Communications

Global Communities

NOAA—National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Social and Scientific Systems

The Fillmore Silver Spring

United Therapeutics

University of Maryland

Guest Access:

With this booking you have use of the entire two-level house. The main level includes living room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms and full bathroom. In addition, there is a large, basement-level suite with a private entrance. This level also includes 2 twin beds, a full bath and a partial kitchen. Guests have use of a 2-car driveway, front porch, back porch and yard. Laundry facilities, some cleaning and paper products, linens, and use of bikes is included.

Interaction with guests:

We live next door to the house and take our interaction cues from our guests. We require that all adults staying in the home or receiving a key be registered with us with full contact information. We, or a surrogate, will be personally available as needed.

Other things to note:

We only accept bookings with complete and verified profiles especially if there are no prior reviews. We will need contact information for ALL adults who will be staying in the property for any length of time.

House rules:

For your health and safety this is a no smoking, no firearms property. Also for fire safety, we ask that you please refrain from burning candles in the house.

All adult guests who stay at the house or receive a key must first submit full name and contact information. All keys must be returned at the time of check out.

The neighborhood:

This home is in an urban and eclectic neighborhood at the nexus of DC, Silver Spring and Takoma Park. Two Redline Metro stations are one-mile away--Takoma & Silver Spring. Our community is family oriented and quiet but with all the urban resources you need to easily shop, dine-out, see a film and more, many are within walking distance. We are also near a tranquil, woodsy park with a lovely hike/bike/jog trail along a creek.

Getting around:

We are one-mile from 2 Metro stations and one-half block from a bus that will take you to both stations. The Takoma Station is in DC and cheaper if you're coming from that direction. Silver Spring is the first station in MD from DC and convenient to shops and restaurants. Also the neighborhood is very bike/walkable.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gail Peck (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Gail Peck

We have hosted for over 5 years and are proud of our 100+ great reviews. Here are some clips from recent guest reviews about us and our properties: “Gail and Danny were absolutely GREAT! They were very helpful getting situated in the house. Gail was kind enough to pick me up from the metro station on the first day…The place is very conveniently located near the Silver Spring downtown, close to metro, restaurants, gyms, convenience stores….Danny and Gail were attentive while allowing us privacy and freedom to come and go as needed…We loved the casual and comfortable surroundings and the personalities of our hosts….My best [B&B] experience so far !!! This place is great, especially if you're an AIRP attendee ! :) ...This was truly a home away from home. If i ever go back to DC, I know where I'm heading. …The house was lovely and exactly as listed, and the neighborhood was safe, welcoming, and a short walk from anything you could possibly need …Their place was clean, cosy and comfortable. Plus, I had no trouble commuting into DC every day and I felt safe in the area around their house….The kitchen has a lot of room for cooking and it's always clean as well. It was actually a little sad to leave….This experience in [street name] avenue is one of those which we wont forget. The house is clean, cozy, and somehow unique and authentic….Better than expected: the house is big, cute, cosy, cleaned and you have everything you need. They are always trying to help you and are so respectful,….”

You or your group can choose from individual or a combination of 3 private guest rooms in our B&B home or a separate fully furnished 3-bdrm guesthouse next door. We have provided very complete descriptions of all of our listings with photos. If you have reviewed the photos and descriptions and we have not covered your unique concern, feel free to contact us with your questions.

If you are considering one of our listings, we'd like to know something about you, too.

Safe Travels!

Gail Peck purchased this house in 2000

Why Gail Peck chose Washington DC

This home is convenient for a variety of travel purposes with friends, colleagues or family. Past guests have included: students from Japan; medical residents from the U.S. and abroad; families visiting DC and local relatives. Many of our guests are radiologists who are here to attend the AIRP review course at the AFI Theatre. Of course, we accept other travelers as well and have hosted guests from all over the world. We seek to earn your highest satisfaction, feel free to ask us for anything during your stay to make your experience more comfortable.

What makes this house unique

The home has 1800 sq ft with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. All bedrooms can sleep 2 or more and have desks, bureaus and closets. The 3rd bedroom or lower-level suite is a large, 500sf private space with separate entrance, full bath and partial kitchen.

The 2-level layout with kitchen, bath and sleeping on both levels is uniquely suited for professional and academic groups. Shopping and lively entertainment options are within walking distance as well as tranquil, meandering walk/jog/bike trails.

The large and grassy back-yard garden is a rarity this close to the city. Nice for families, grilling and unwinding after work or sightseeing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Elizabeth and I hit it off from the first conversation. She is warm, friendly and forthcoming with information about herself, which we appreciate. She has traveled extensively and stayed in many guest houses as well as hosted. She maintained our home during her holiday stay as if it was her own. We'd host her again anytime and hope to keep in touch.
Dec 2015
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based on 9 traveller reviews

"The house is clean, cozy, unique and authentic. The rooms are spacious."
average rating of 4.888889 based on 12 reviews

Very nice owners, great place for Silver Spring!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean property. The owner gave thorough instructions and was always reachable. This was a great place that served our needs immensely! Very thankful for the owner accommodating our crew. No questions asked - stay here when you are going to DC!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House, convenient to DC and downtown Silver Spring

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here 10 weeks and it was the perfect size for the 4-6 people we had in the house throughout our stay. The house is nicely equipped and has a very large yard, great for BBQ's in the backyard. It is about a 10 minute walk to the Silver Spring Metro stop and 10-15 minutes to any of the amenities in downtown Silver Spring. On the metro you can access most anything in DC conveniently. We enjoyed our stay, Gail and Danny were very helpful and accommodating, and would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're very glad to know the house worked out so well for you and your family. Thanks for taking such good care of it. You inspired us to emphasize the attraction of the large back yard to our description and we've added some photos. You're welcome back anytime. All the best in your new home.
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Perfect house for any occasion

  • 5 of 5

This house is well-appointed, cozy & very clean. It was a perfect spot for my family to spend Christmas. Gail & Danny have set up the house very well & were very responsive to all our needs. It is conveniently located to all the attractions of the area but still on a quiet residential street. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I stayed at this house for a week during December. Gail was very accommodating, checking with me about any needs we may have had prior to arrival. The house was easy to locate and in a convenient area for travel in the DC area. We were very comfortable during our stay. Gail provided plenty of information regarding the house and area so that we knew where everything was. During our visit, Gail made sure to check in with us to make sure we were comfortable and let us know of events going on in the area. At the end of our visit she did a final walk through with us, checking to make sure everything had been acceptable during our visit. Overall I would recommend this rental to anyone visiting the DC area. There is plenty of room in the house and it is very easy to get into the Metro area for sightseeing. Gail was very accommodating as well.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Forget about staying in hotels!

  • 5 of 5

The property and Silver Spring in general was a pleasant surprise. The owners were very helpful and available at all times. The house is very close to down town Silver Spring which is a 10 minute walk away. There is also enough off road parking space for two cars if you choose to drive to get around. The hosts were flexible and kind enough to accommodate every extra request we made and as a result, we spent a wonderful family holiday. It is a place you will miss after you leave! Thanks Gail and Danny!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Abel and his group of extended family of all ages stayed in our guest home for a month. We live next door and tried to be available for anything that might come up but they were very self sufficient. We only had a day to prepare the house for them after the prior group and had a few more maintenance items to attend to early on, they were very agreeable. The children were quite adorable and everyone was friendly. They also left the house in very good order. We would be happy to host them again anytime.
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Can't wait to book it again for Next year!

  • 5 of 5

My overall impression of the property was great. I’m glad I booked this instead of a hotel room. This made the experience more of a homey feeling. I didn’t stay in the house all that much due to us being on the move everyday & all day. We mostly just slept & showered at the house but it was very accommodating & the owners were very friendly & actually lived next door so if any issues popped up they’d be able to take care of them right away.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Reagan National (DCA)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ferry
121 Miles
Cape May, NJ—Lewes, DE Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Rock Creek Park Public Golf Course—Washington, DC
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Union Station—Washington, DC
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 495 Washington DC Beltway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
80 Miles
Whitetail, MD
Nearest Beach
124 Miles
Henlopen National Seashore, Delawre
Car: not necessary

Washington, dc

Downtown washington dc is 7 miles away. We are 1 mile from takoma park and silver spring metro stations, you can walk, bus, ride a bike or drive and park your car at the metro and take the redline train to washington dc. The stations nearest the tourist sites are union station (10 mins), metro center (15mins) and the smithsonian on the blue line (15 mins, switch lines at metro center).

Takoma park is a walkable, green and friendly urban city with a year round producer-only farmers market every sunday. This community is open minded and supportive of alternative lifestyles and individualism. The neighborhood is known as 'the berkeley of the east'. Known for its numerous mature trees creating a serene feeling of living in the woods. It's quiet, family friendly and offers a wide variety of restaurants, shops and a yoga center.

Equally close is silver spring with its restaurant row offering a wealth of cuisines and wonderful opportunities in entertainment. The afi silver theater offers first run and classic films as well as an annual documentary festival. Afi is also where the airp radiology course is held 6 times/yr. Many of our guests are here from all over the world to attend this course. The majestic theater has 20-screens. For live performance, there's round house theatre, live summer concerts and the annual silver spring jazz festival. In the winter downtown silver spring has a popular outdoor ice skating rink.

There are many local concerts, exhibits, dances and neighborhood festivals. A few worth mentioning are:

* afi docs in june

* jazzfest june 10th

* the folk festival sept 9

* the street festival oct 7


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Northwest Washington, Maryland

Rental Basis:
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6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add A$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$655
Cleaning A$196
Tax Rate 7.0%

An extra guest fee of of $10/nt will be added to all quotes and payment requests for any number of persons greater than 3 who stays over night or receives a key.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Northwest Washington

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • main level - toilet , bath with shower
    lower level suite - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 2 full baths one with a tub/shower on the main level and the second with a shower. Hair dryer, soaps and clean linens included throughout.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • queen room - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed , 2 single bed , includes dresser and desk
    double/bunk room - 1 double bed , 2 single bed , includes desk and dresser
    lower level suite - 2 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , 500 sf with separate entrance, full bath & partial kitchen
  • Three bedrooms all include real beds, clean linens, bureaus, closets, hangers, desks, lamps. One on the main level has a queen bed. The other main-level bedroom has a double and a set of twin, bunk beds. The lower-level, 500sf suite has two twin beds, a sofa/ottoman, two large desks, plus a partial kitchen, full bath and separate entrance.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • roller blading
We enjoy taking good care of our guests, if we can do anything to make your stay more pleasant, please let us know! If you are taking transit to the house let us know and we will pick you up at the nearest station with your luggage as long as your group will fit in our car and it's before midnight. Trash is picked up by the County weekly and trash removal by the guest is required for this booking. Please ask us for guidance. Our photo studio is an addition on the back of the house with a separate entrance.