Listing Owner user icon

Listing Owner

Member Since 2019

Trust Score (23)
Individual Outside of Academia

Listing Owner

Member Since 2019

Trust Score (23)
Individual Outside of Academia
Listing Owner user icon

Beautiful, Quiet - Near Subway, Shops, Restaurants; Perfect for Writing

Takoma Park, Maryland, United States
Rates from USD $350 | Weekly

Studio or Loft | Private Space
Available Dates:
From October 1, 2024 until December 23, 2025


This studio apartment is spacious, bright, and fully furnished. It offers WIFI throughout. It's located in a charming historic community walking distance to shops, grocery stores, a farmers market, libraries, a gazebo where there are often outdoor music events, restaurants, outdoor eateries, a public swimming pool, post office, hardware store, CVS and Starbuck's, and biking and walking trails. It is a 5-minute walk to a subway that goes directly into downtown DC, the Smithsonian and many other museums, movie theaters, more shopping, the Mall, the Capitol, and the U.S. Botanic Gardens. Or, take the subway to the Amtrak train station (12 minutes) for a weekend visit to New York City, Philadelphia, or beyond. The apartment is also near buses into Silver Spring and is a short drive to the U of MD, American U, Catholic U, Georgetown and GWU. My space is perfect if you're a visiting professor, on a fellowship, on a work assignment, are relocating to DC and need short-term housing, or just want a location to holiday for a while. The apartment is below the main house but above ground, is completely private, and has a private porch that looks out over beautiful gardens. I'm happy to provide more details. Currently, the apartment is rented out until May 15. I also rent out my main home, which has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and an office, for a month or more, depending on my travel schedule. First 4 pictures are of apartment; next group is of main house. NOTE: Apartment may be available after May 15. Apartment is aired out and cleaned and disinfected thoroughly between guests, with at least 48 hours (usually more) between guests. Open to non-simultaneous exchange. I may rent out my main home for a week this spring and for a month or more this summer or fall. I apologize for the uncertainty, but my plans are in flux. If you're interested in a home exchange or rental, please drop a note and we can see if the timing works.

Private Space Offered




850 ft2

Suited For

Property Type
Studio or Loft

Comments: This is a lovely, above-ground large studio apartment with separate dining, cooking, living and sleeping spaces. Fully furnished. Private bath and entrance.


From October 1, 2024 until December 23, 2025

Minimum Stay

2 Weeks | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: Apartment is available for minimum of two weeks, up to several months. Somewhat flexible. My home may be available depending on my travel schedule. Currently, though, my apartment is unavailable until June, 2024.


Private Space in a Studio or Loft in Takoma Park, Maryland, United States

Closest University

American University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, University of Maryland

Nearby Universities
see above

Takoma Park MD

Nearby Cities


Comments: Perfect location 5 min walk to Metro, Restaurants (Republic, Busboys & Poets) Starbuck's, CVS, Post Office, Farmer's Market, Food Co-op

Explore the Area


  • Suburban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Near Woods
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $350 Weekly

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: Prices will vary depending on the arrangement. Additional departure cleaning fee of $100.


The home is not suitable for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: I do not need house sitting. Thanks.





High Speed Internet




Balcony or Patio




Temperature Control

Air Conditioning









Comments: Street parking is available. The house is only one block from the subway and buses. Short walk to food co-op, several good restaurants, CVS and Starbucks, hardware store, post office, hair salon.


Listing Owner user icon

Listing Owner

Member Since 2019

Trust Score (23)
Individual Outside of Academia

Listing Owner

Member Since 2019

Trust Score (23)
Individual Outside of Academia
Listing Owner user icon