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Visit Washington D.C. in comfort!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 195 m²
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4-bedroom, 3.5 bath in a great neighborhood, easily accessible to Washington DC!

A charming town home in a quiet neighborhood. Spacious and tasteful accommodations for eight to ten featuring two queen size beds, two twins, a queen sleeper sofa, plus two twin inflatable mattresses. All the beds, except the inflatable mattresses, have memory foam mattress toppers. Hardwood floors throughout the main living areas accented by stylish area rugs and furniture. We are an end unit townhouse, not a detached single family residence.

Large windows, including floor to ceiling windows in the Living Room, allow ample light in every room. Original art and other quality decor can be found in almost every room. The Living Room and basement family room features large LED HD TVs with Blue Ray players. Numerous books, games, puzzles and toys are available for our guests use. Along with 3 bedrooms, the 2nd story provides a common media room where you can catch up on emails using our high-speed, secure wireless network, watch TV, or read a good book!

After a long day sight seeing, enjoy a family meal around the table in the kitchen, or a more formal affair in the separate dining room which easily seats 8 or more.

Washer and dryer are available for guest use. We also provide a Pack N Play and booster seat for families with young ones. A lovely backyard deck and large BBQ grill is ideal for outdoor entertaining in the summer.

Our guest house is perfectly situated to allow easy access to DC's and Virginia's finest attractions. Several DC Metro stations, with ample parking, are within a 4-5 mile radius. The I-395 and I-495/95 are less than two miles away for quick access downtown or to all parts of Virginia and Maryland.

More Details

Mark Bodycombe
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2018

About Mark Bodycombe

Kathy and I moved to Virginia in 2007 for me to finish out my federal career and work a short second career in private industry. We thoroughly enjoyed living in our home in Springfield and enjoying all that the Washington DC and Northern Virginia areas have to offer. It was especially wonderful being near our daughter's family, and our two grand-daughters, who live in Fairfax! Having recently retired, we moved back to our long-time home in southern California. We now enjoy enabling our guests at the Spring Guest House to enjoy our house, and the surrounding area, as much as we did!

Mark Bodycombe purchased this townhome in 2007

Why Mark Bodycombe chose Springfield

We bought this home because of the wonderful neighborhood, the quality construction, and the location - not being in Washington DC per se, but being close enough that working or playing, we could easily get into the city anytime we wanted. We also enjoyed the ease of townhouse living, especially an end unit, with the feel of a single family home, but not the upkeep of a large yard, etc. We've never had any noise related concerns with the neighbors we share one wall of our home with.

What makes this townhome unique

Spring Guest House is meant to be your home away from home. It offers a thoughtful combination of comfort, charm and quality. It is set in a quiet, safe residential neighborhood and has ample shopping and restaurants within a very short distance. It is readily accessible to the Washington Metro system as well as two major highways, including the I-395 which can have you downtown in 20 minutes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved our visit, a wonderful home in a great location. A quiet and pretty neighborhood with a very easy commute into the Nation's Capital. The home is clean and neat with lots of room and lovely decor. The home is large enough so that some found quiet spaces to be alone while others were gathering together and sharing stories. Shopping and restaurants are easily accessible within a few minutes from the home.

We will gladly stay here again and confidently recommend for others.
Jan 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome rental in Springfield

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 195 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We have one Reserved parking spot associated with Spring Guest House, #125 (painted on the curb)
  • The fireplace is therefore Decorative Only – do NOT burn any materials of any kind.
  • House keys not left in the house and/or Lockbox at the end of your stay will incur a deduction of $50 per key from your Security Deposit.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , Private bath off Master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , Serves remaining two bedrooms on top floor.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , Newly remodeled, private to basement family room/bedroom.
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , On main floor.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Master bedroom with walk-in closet and private full-bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , Lovely room with a view of the back patio.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , Suitable for children or adults - patio and green space view
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , Family room with queen sleeper, full-bath and privacy.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • bay fishing
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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average rating of 4.9444447 based on 55 reviews

Perfect place for families

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a graduation to attend and a short time for visiting DC. We all absolutely loved the Spring House. We had plenty of room and the home was so clean and comfortable. Before our visit Mark sent me information and tips on the area. The only problem was we did not have a long enough stay! We are planning to return later this year for a longer visit and no question we will reserve this beautiful home again!

  • Review Submitted: 19/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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All the comforts of home

  • 5 of 5

The decor inside this large townhouse was very nice. It was clean and comfortable and had a supermarket a couple blocks away. The owner, Mark, was always accessible via phone when I needed him and the close proximity to Arlington and DC was a huge plus.

  • Review Submitted: 29/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Toni - thanks so much for the kind review and we’re so happy that you had some really meaningful family events and some time to see the area as well. Would love to see you again if you get back to the area! All the best - Mark
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Spring Guest House - Washington DC area

  • 5 of 5

We greatly enjoyed our stay the Spring Guest House. The home was clean and had all the amenities that we needed for the length of time and amount of individuals that we had with us. After long days of sightseeing and events everyone was able to unwind in their own areas. It is located perfectly!! It was close to my relatives and the area attractions. From Downtown DC to the Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, getting back and forth from Dulles Airport and catching the metro.. Overall it made our visit very nice.

  • Review Submitted: 23/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Christine! Glad your family had such a great time in DC and at our home. Also glad we were able to locate your left behind items and get them to you pronto! Love to see you next year! Mark
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Greenville, SC

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

The owners were great to work with. The unit was very clean and well stocked as indicated in the posting. Lots of room to spread out. We had nice enough weather to grill and sit in the backyard which was a treat. I highly recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: 02/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Michele! We’re glad the weather was nice enough to be outside, and that you had a wonderful trip. Love to see you again next time you’re in the DC area! All the best - Mark and Kathy
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Excellent Hospitality - Thoughtful Accomodations

  • 5 of 5

The Springfield Guest House had everything our group needed for our stay in the Washington DC area. It was so nice to have a “home base” that was well appointed and comfortable, affording space for our group to enjoy the kitchen and living areas together and enough bedrooms and bathrooms for individual privacy. The owner, Mark, was great and easy to work with! Mark was quick and available to answer questions and gave great advice and information for the house and area. Thank you, Mark!

  • Review Submitted: 14/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Karolyn - it was wonderful having your family and great to hear about how well the house suited your needs! Also sounded like your time in DC was meaningful. If you make it back to DC again, we'd love to have you at our home! God bless - Mark
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Weston, Wi

Very clean with great spaces for a large family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Owners provided helpful information for our planning. The place was in great condition. We liked the patio and had a nice cookout one evening. The number of bathrooms was appreciated with our large family; the bathroom is the basement is very nice. The kids were happy to have WiFi and Netflix. The furnishings were very nice and the master bed was very comfortable- great night of sleep after long days of sightseeing.

We drove to the the Metro (plenty of parking) and rode it to go to the Mall, it was convenient. Plan for 45 minute ride from Franconia/Springfield station.

The location was great with a grocery store nearby. We ate several meals at the house and the kitchen was large and offered plenty of dishes and utensils.

We really enjoyed our vacation and having these great accommodations made it even better.

  • Review Submitted: 28/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jacqui - sounds like you all had a wonderful time! That's the point of the great vacation with family and we're so happy our home helped make that possible! Come see us again if you get back to the D.C. area. Mark and Kathy
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Reagan National Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Kilroy's - a fun eatery and sports bar
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Two Metro stations within
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Both the Interstate 495/95 and Interstate 395
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Numerous options
Nearest Beach
44 Miles
Chesapeake beaches
Car: recommended

There really is no place like Washington DC in the world. The collection of world-class museums featuring some of the world's best art, science and portrayals of national and world history is unprecedented! The numerous memorials commemorating historic and important people and events in US history are not to miss. As the seat of our country's government, there are countless opportunities to visit, learn about and experience important federal facilities including the White House, Capitol, FBI, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Library of Congress, and many more!

The Washington metro area is also home to the most diverse population in the USA. As a result, there are countless opportunities to experience foreign cuisines and cultures in a way not possible in any other US city.

Despite being a major metropolitan area, there are many outdoor activities to take part in including excellent biking, water sports, hiking, white water rafting, skiing, and exploring the Shenandoah National Park. Virginia also has a burgeoning wine business exemplified by some very good wineries you can easily visit on a day trip to the more rural parts of the state.

Other very popular attractions are close enough to access on a day trip, including Williamsburg, King's Dominion theme park, Annapolis, Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Gettysburg, and the Chesapeake Bay.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$74.59
Cleaning Fee AU$189.65 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Rates are for up to 8 guests. Additional guests, up to a maximum of 10, will incur an added $25/night for guests 9 and/or 10.

House keys not left in the house at the end of your visit will incur a deduction of $50 per key from your Security Deposit.

We'd like to remind you that you are staying in our home, not an investment property. We'd really appreciate you caring for it like we do. Please, no smoking in the house, ever. Sorry, no pets at all. Please to not download anything you shouldn't, order pay-per-view events, etc. We want you to really enjoy your time in Washington DC, and our home!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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