Sangamore and Walhonding Road - Bethesda, MD
Our Home (6 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. Additionally, they 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.
We offer accommodations in two guestrooms, each furnished with a Queen size bed. The third-floor bedroom also includes a working gas fireplace, private full bath with marble countertops, dresser, cable TV and beautiful view from it’s top-floor perch. The first-floor bedroom includes a private shower only bath (accessed from the hallway) and cable TV. The owners also welcome guests to share use of the family room, kitchen/breakfast area, the front or back porches, and the backyard with a hot tub, fire pit and lounges.
In addition to the beautiful carved staircase, Des Affiches offers elevator access, making it ideal for those with limited mobility.
A continental breakfast is included with your stay. WiFi is available throughout the home.
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.
You’ll be staying in a quiet neighborhood near Glen Echo Park where transportation is quite easy. If you are driving, we provide off-street parking at no additional charge and access to public transportation is close by (at the end of the street). A quick bus ride, then hop on the Red Line Metro to get into downtown DC. We are very convenient to Georgetown, downtown Washington D.C., Arlington, VA, Bethesda, MD and the Beltway.
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, Parking & Pets
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.
We offer off-street reserved parking at no additional charge. Please inquire when making your reservation.
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. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate guest pets.
- 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