Large closet, dresser and flat screen tv with controller, WIFIView of antique brass bed, desk, chair and night stand. 
Ceiling fan, central heat and
COUNTRY COMFORT, private room w/bath nr park/lake
COUNTRY COMFORT, private room w/bath nr park/lake

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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A furnished guest room w/private bath, laundry, and wifi in large home on 2 ac. in charming village of Boyds, near 4000ac parkland and 500ac lake with excellent fishing, birding, canoeing, and miles of hiking and biking trails. Guests have access to kitchen/dining rm, rec rm, den w/fireplace, piano, front porch and expansive back yard. Sports center, winery, restaurants, library, art center, and shopping (new Clarksburg Outlet Mall) are a 5-10 min drive. MARC commuter train to/from
DC nearby.

The space

This is one of three guest rooms, each with private bath, on the main floor of a large country home. Kitchen and dining areas, a recreation room with large screen tv and games, a den with fireplace, and a piano in the entry foyer are shared areas. The office area is strictly for the hosts' use, and is not shared. WIFI and high speed internet is provided. The "Country Comfort" room is bright and cheerful with three large windows dressed with lace curtains and privacy blinds. It is furnished with an antique brass double bed, quality linens including a feather comforter, a desk, dresser, reading chair, and flat screen tv with remote and ROKU device for streaming free movies and such. Guests also have access to a covered front porch with chairs, benches and tables, and a large back yard with barbecue for picnics and play. Sports equipment is available upon request.

Guest access

The property owner is a builder and farmer, and his professional equipment, including trucks, trailers, portable sawmill, logs, and tools, are stored on the eastern half of the two acres. He enjoys introducing guests to his current projects, including his collaboration with a prominent sculptor, the large barn/greenhouse under construction, and the alternative energy systems. For safety reasons guests are not permitted in the equipment area unless the owner is present.

Interaction with guests

Your official hosts are John and Christine, owners of this property, but their day jobs do not provide the flexibility that Grandma Marilyn enjoys as a retiree. As their co-host, Marilyn meets guests upon arrival and provides a brief tour of the property. At other times she can be reached by phone or text. Marilyn is fluent in French and English, with basic knowledge of a few other languages. We have hosted guests from 14 countries. Our longtime handyman, Guillermo, works from 9-5 Monday-Friday to maintain our family properties, and he also assists guests if needed during those hours. We strive to make your visit as enjoyable and as comfortable as possible, and look forward to sharing our knowledge of the many historical, cultural, and recreational venues in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Other things to note

We provide healthy breakfast supplies for the first couple days of a guest's visit, and provide a map with directions to nearest grocery stores. Guests are encouraged to label their personal food and laundry supplies. Kitchen cabinet and refrigerator shelves are assigned to each guest. Kitchen cooking privileges are linked with guest's responsibility to cleanup after every use.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 10PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Some pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 7 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 28
Security Deposit: 141
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: 84 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
2 sofas

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 10PM

No smoking inside the house, but permitted outside on the covered porch. Intoxication or use of illegal drugs are not permitted and are cause for eviction. Off street parking is permitted in designated areas. Guests with children are asked to notify host no less than three days in advance so appropriate bedding and toys are assembled. Guests are welcome to use the kitchen, dining room, den with fireplace, large screen tv/game room, covered front porch, and back yard. They are not permitted in the area of the barn/greenhouse or near any of the hosts' professional construction equipment. Long term guests are encouraged to label their laundry detergent, toiletries and food supplies.

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - There are 2 guest rooms on both wings of the house on the main floor. Quiet hours are after 10pm on week nights and 11 pm on weekends.
Pet(s) live on property - An elderly dog and a cat reside on the basement level with our long term tenant/employees.
Some spaces are shared - Kitchen/dining room/rec room/den with fireplace/piano/foyer/laundry/covered porch/back yard shared. Office area is restricted to use by host family.
Amenity limitations - Office area is strictly for use by the host family. The property is served by well and septic. Water quality is excellent. Use toilet paper provided.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

2 Reviews

Jessica Marie User Profile
July 2017
Christine's place is a nice country home in a small rural town. You will have an a lot of nice friendly roommates who make you feel right at home. I had some very nice conversations with the other guests while sitting on the front porch. If you need your privacy you can get plenty! Boyds is about a 10-15 minutes drive from shopping centers, restaurants, parks, and hiking trails. If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful place to stay away from the city definitely book your stay here! I certainly know where I will be staying if I am ever in the area again.

Caren User Profile
May 2017
Casual country comfort in a spacious, shared house. Plenty of elbow room in the common areas. Companionable housemates when I was there. Friendly host family live nearby so are available to assist as needed. Highly recommend.

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Boyds, Maryland, United StatesJoined in October 2015
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Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

About the home

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Marilyn helps host.
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