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Private room in house

Surprisingly private and large room

Laurette User Profile

Surprisingly private and large room

1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
1 guest
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

The space

My home is very close to Silver Spring and Bethesda. My dormer room has wood floors in family home with the entire upstairs space of this cape cod style home.The feeling is one of having a studio apartment experience in this upstairs room. Quiet family, tree filled neighborhood near bus and metro and an extensive park with trails for biking and walking. There are two bedrooms on the first floor and one bath. There is a basement for storage and the washer/dryer, plus WIFI and Cable. This cosy home is friendly yet privacy is central. It has easy access to close by Washington D.C. and is an easy day trip to several beaches or our Appalachian mountains.
I've been sharing this home for over 20 years with a number of wonderful guests. You can expect a comfortable and easy atmosphere with lots of time to yourself as I am actively engaged in work, plus yoga and meditation and socializing with family and friends.
The neighborhood is really wonderful with quiet streets and friendly families. There is great entertainment in nearby Bethesda and Silver Spring with lots of shops, restaurants, theaters.
I'm looking forward to meeting new friends through the process.


Free parking on premises
Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (2-12 years)
No smoking
No parties or events


22 Reviews

Elizabeth User Profile
June 2018
Laurette was a wonderful host and made sure I felt comfortable in her home. She made sure the top floor was kept cool in the summer with an AC and fan. She was very flexible when I needed to shorten my 3 month stay to 1 month which I greatly appreciated. I enjoyed my stay very mu…
Tiffany User Profile
December 2017
Laurette was a great host. I needed a place close to Walter Reed in Bethesda for my 9-week clinic rotation. Her home is a 10 minute walk from the Ride-On 34 bus stop, which was then about a 5-8min bus ride to the Medical Center Red Line Metro stop. You can also walk directly to t…
Max User Profile
September 2017
Laurette was a gracious and hospitable host. I stayed there for a month, and was sad to leave at the end. I had no problems with the room, the amenities, or with Laurette. In fact, it was a pleasure to get to know her. Plus, she let me use her bike!
Tim User Profile
July 2017
Laurette’s place was fantastic! I had a great stay, and Laurette was very nice to my somewhat rambunctious lab/mix puppy.
Sarah User Profile
July 2017
Based on the other reviews, I expected to enjoy my two month stay at Laurette's. That was not the case; it was terrible. I realize Laurette has positive qualities, but there were a string of events in which Laurette treated me like a child. Privacy was also an issue in this extre…
Laurette User Profile
Response from Laurette:
I have consistently, without exception, had wonderful experiences with my Airbnb guests almost all of whom have been long term stays. It has been difficult to understand why this time was so different. Until this time, I have always found a way to be a good fit with my guests, but this time all efforts failed as she consistently took offense. Somehow I missed early signs of a problem and did not find a way to bring things back to harmony. I love hosting Airbnb guests, and have learned from this experience that, on occasion, a lack of fit may emerge which requires unusual attention AND that not everyone makes a good guest in my home. I look forward to continuing to provide the wonderful experiences for my guests that have been standard for all the others, as is well documented in all my reviews to date. I regret this unhappy experience and I am to put it behind me.
July 2017
Azat User Profile
May 2017
Laurette is very kind woman and great host. Kensington is lovely and quiet place.
Lucas User Profile
April 2017
I had a great two-month stay at Laurette's house. Everything is as described. The house is clean, the room is very spacious and private. Bed is comfortable, there is a mini fridge and a portable heater that was a big help since I was there during the winter. Laurette is very kind…

Hosted by Laurette

Kensington, Maryland, United StatesJoined in July 2013
Laurette User Profile
24 Reviews
I am originally from the Washington DC area and have lived here most of my life except for a period of 10 years or so in California and Hawaii. I love my work and I love to travel to see new places and to visit friends. I am a Yoga enthusiast and love to be outdoors and to go t…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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