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Des Affiches Bed and Breakfast, Glenn Echo, Bethesda MD
1st floor queen bedroom at Des Affiches Bed and Breakfast
Entry Parlor at Des Affiches Bed and Breakfast
Living room at Des Affiches Bed and Breakfast
3rd floor queen bedroom at Des Affiches Bed and Breakfast
1st floor bedroom at Des Affiches Bed and Breakfast

Sangamore and Walhonding Road - Bethesda, MD

Our Home (7 Miles Outside of Washington D.C.)

This one-of-a-kind Bethesda bed and breakfast offers two guestrooms and is located just over the DC/Maryland border in Glen Echo Heights, a hilly, woodsy area near the Potomac River. 

The owners' vision was to build a home with authentic, turn-of-the-last-century craftsmanship (c. 1900) while updating it with today's amenities. Some of the architectural highlights include the large porches, stained-glass skylights, atrium, and circular turret with a delightful bell-shaped roof.

The owners also have a large collection of period artifacts and antiques decorating the home with a special affinity for the “affiches” or antique posters on the walls. The house is outfitted with an elevator if you’re staying in the third floor Queen Bedroom or you can easily access the other Queen Bedroom from the first floor.

Your Hosts

Your hosts are originally from Chicago and New York. She is an attorney, who now owns a legal placement service after a career as a Hill staffer, lobbyist, local elected official, and PBS attorney. She is fluent in Spanish and French and their daughter shares this love of languages through speaking some Hebrew and French. Your other host is an executive with an IT/Telecom solutions company. 

Note: Two loving and playful cats also call the house home. For our guests’ comfort, both cats are not allowed to access the guest rooms.

Neighborhood/Getting Around

You’ll be staying in the quiet Upper Northwest neighborhood where transportation with your own car is quite easy. We provide off-street parking at no additional charge and access to public transportation is close by, but you will need to make a few transfers from the Maryland bus system to the Washington bus system or the Metro to get into downtown DC.

You can catch the Metro’s Red line at the Friendship Heights station or use your own vehicle to get around – just note that you’ll most likely have to park in a commercial garage.

Reservations and Arrivals

Due to our hectic schedules, we cannot participate in online reservations for stays less than seven days in advance. If your dates are less than seven days before arrival, please call for availability, rates, and reservations. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate walk-ins.


  • Quiet suburban location, close to D.C.
  • Historic architecture
  • Working gas fireplace
  • Close to many restaurants, shops, and theatres
  • Central AC
  • Cable TV and wireless Internet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Note: Cats in residence

Policies & Other

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Beds
  • Private Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • No Children
  • Has Parking

Advance reservations required.  We are not able to accommodate walk in guests


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