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Master bedroom with queen size bed and ensuite bathdresser, flat sceen tv for streaming movies, door to full bath,
Master bedroom w/bath, WIFI, country home in Boyds
Master bedroom w/bath, WIFI, country home in Boyds
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 private bath
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Our place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families with kids. In addition to the bedroom and ensuite bath, guests have access to common areas, including kitchen and dining rooms, laundry, family room, den w/fireplace, foyer w/piano, and covered front porch. Boyds is a village with considerably more green space and water than either residential or commercial acreage. We are centrally located with easy access to the many cultural sites of the Mid-Atlantic Region.

The space

This is one of three guest bedrooms on the main floor of the residence, each of which has a private bath and shares the common areas. The house is situated on two acres, half of which is reserved for agro-business activities. 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 lot. He enjoys introducing guests large and small to his current projects, but emphasizes that when he is not on site, for safety reasons, guests are not permitted in the area containing the sawmill, logs, heavy machinery, and barn/greenhouse (in process). We are on the edge of Montgomery County's agricultural reserve in which properties are restricted to no less than 25 acres per residence. To the north are large farms and rolling hills with more horses than when they were the principal mode of transportation. To the south, one initially encounters parkland and lake, and afterward the I-270 high technology corridor with research centers and more densely populated cities offering an array of urban amenities.

Guest access

Your official hosts are John and Christine, who reside at our family's "Kilmarnock Farm", about a half mile down the road. They are employed on weekdays, but are available to assist guests on weekends or week nights. As a retired professor and co-host, Grandma Marilyn meet guests at other times. Guillermo, our long-time handyman, works from 9-5, M-F, and can also assist when needed. We ask our guests to keep us informed of any special needs, dietary or otherwise. We are dedicated to making your stay as comfortable and carefree as possible.

Other things to note

The kitchen is fully equipped, and we try to provide breakfast makings for the first several days of your visit. The refrigerator and laundry are shared, so please mark your personal items, and clean up after every use.

Extra people $8 NZD / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee $30 NZD
Security Deposit $150 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price $90 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 sofas
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in time is 2PM - 10PM
Check out by 11AM

Guests with children must notify hosts no less than two days prior to visit so sleeping arrangements can be defined and age appropriate toys and games assembled. Intoxication and/or illegal drug usage are causes for eviction. Smoking is not permitted inside the residence, but is allowed outside on the front porch.

You must also acknowledge
Potential for noise - There are two guest rooms on the west wing of the house and two on the east with little sound transfer. Quiet hours after 10pm weekdays, 11pm weekends
Pet(s) live on property - A dog and a cat reside on basement level.
Some spaces are shared - Kitchen, dining room, den with fireplace, rec room with large tv, laundry, foyer with piano, and covered front porch are shared areas.
Amenity limitations - The property is served by well and septic. Water quality is excellent but number of appliances used simultaneously should be limited.
Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door
2 nights minimum stay

2 Reviews

Edward User Profile
August 2017
Wonderful house, Christine was very welcoming and the room, bathroom, kitchen, TV w Roku, convenient WiFi -- everything worked great. The kitchen and dining area are spacious and the kitchen is well equipped for cooking. The location is great as well -- near state parks, hiking trails, canoeing, farmers markets, etc. A great place for recreational or business travelers.

Caren User Profile
May 2017
A second wonderful stay at this country casual shared house. Very friendly, helpful host family. Really enjoyed the spaciousness of the house, away from the tumult of the over-developed neighboring communities. A car is a must. Check with Marilyn or Christine about specific routes if you need to commute.

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Boyds, Maryland, United StatesJoined in October 2015
Christine User Profile
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

About the home

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This is Christine’s place.
Marilyn helps host.

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