The perfect home in a perfect location

The perfect home in a perfect location

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 9, 2014
House, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 14 Sleeps

Luxurious, Spacious and Restored Residence

Description: Description: Luxurious, Spacious stone and brick manor style house completely rebuilt in May 2008, exclusively with high grade materials and appliances. Exteriors and interiors designs are exceptionally appealing. Property offers 3670 Square Feet of living spaces, two living rooms and two fireplaces. Four well sized bedrooms and two full bathrooms allow for a total sleeping capacity of twelve to fourteen people on five queen size beds, a sofa bed and a bunk (superposed) bed. Adequate parking is available for four cars on the premise in addition to free parking on the streets. House is fully equipped and comfortably furnished, see amenities below. For more pictures, please inquire. Address: 621 Greenbrier Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Location: The property is within 7 miles or 10 minutes by Metro to downtown Washington, DC and most of the city's cultural and historic attractions. The house's location is the perfect place for most recrational activities and a great place to settle in after visiting the museums, monuments and historic sites of our nation's capital. So, come to a relax yet exciting neighborhood where you will never run out of things to do regardless of age. The property is ideally located in the heart of downtown Silver Spring, the city limit between Northwest Washington DC and Maryland (MD). Downton Silver Spring offers both a peaceful residential atmosphere and the excitement of urbanization: with its diverse shopping venues; library; grocery stores (Whole Foods Market, Giants); restaurants; movie theaters; American Film Institute; Discovery’s headquarters & exhibitions; live theatre at Round House Theatre; terrace cafes; outdoor summer concerts; lounges; bars; night clubs; golf courses; fitness clubs; parks and community recreational center loaded with activities; trails for biking, skating, walking and running; community swimming pools and tennis courts. All those are located just a few steps from the house. The Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, the Carter Barron Amphitheatre are close by.

Public Transportations: The Silver Spring Metro Station (red line) is within convenient walks from and to the house. Buses stop just steps from the house. From Silver Spring Metro it takes 12 minutes or less without changing line to reach Gallery Place Metro Station and take an easy walk to: The White House; The National Mall; The monuments; The Smithsonian's and the other popular museums and conservatories; The US Capitol and the other popular buildings; Union Station; The Convention Center; Chinatown; Verizon Sport Arena.... The Silver Spring Metro Station opens at 5:00 AM everyday and closes at Midnight Sunday to Thursday and at 3:00 AM Friday and Saturday.

More Details
  • Sleeps 14
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool

Recent Review

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Guestbook comments from the owner

The house is really good. It has everything you might need for 14 people. At first we doubted the place was so nice, but it is exactly as you see it in the pictures. Very comfortable, safe and warm. We had a great time there. If you are not driving, the metro is very close by walking and the attractions in Washington DC are quickly reachable by metro. There are groceries stores close by, restaurants, movie theaters, a shopping mall, coffee shops, and other intresting things to do. Christian is always available on the phone in case of any question. If you have any specific questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Very recommendable. Claudio and Ximena G.
Dec 2009
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Reviews

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Silver Spring Maryland - Washington DC
Cincinnati, OH, USA
4

Great Location/House, Landlord Communication Issue

  • 4 of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at the Greenbrier House. The house was very nice; particularly the kitchen and downstairs bathroom, the community seemed safe and was within walking distance to a grocery store, movie theatre, and many restaurants/stores. The landlord (Christian) had trouble responding to our multiple e-mails and phone calls after we paid when we were trying to get basic information about what to do within a few weeks of arriving. We asked multiple times over a 2 month period. He kept telling me not to worry every time I spoke to him on the phone and that he'd get me the information very soon, but never sent anything. Eventually my mother grew concerned and intervened (staying there too) and she said he was very rude with her, but he sent us the check-in information the same day after multiple requests. We ended up arriving a little earlier than we thought from Cincinnati and he asked us to come back a couple hours later as he was putting together a bed, even though we arrived an hour after the check-in time.

Here are some notes about the property that may be helpful to others:

1. The washer/dryer is very finicky. It didn't work multiple times throughout the visit. Christian (the landlord) asked me to clean the trap and then go outside and clean the air vent. It would work for about 30 minutes, then stop again. It worked on/off the whole time. The room it is in is also a little scary! The kids called it the "dungeon". :)

2. There were only 4 - 6 towels/wash cloths in the house when we arrived. I'm sure we could have asked for more, but a family member living in DC brought us some. It was pretty light for a house that sleeps 12 - 14.

3. When you arrive on the road, the front of the house is not on Greenbrier, so you probably will miss it. It's the first left on Greenbrier and you're looking at the side of the house and there is no visible house number. There is only 1 lane of parking, so multiple cars/families will have to deal with moving cars (we had 4 cars that we routinely re-arranged).

4. There were numerous things that were minor, but we didn't want to call the landlord. The upstairs toilet seat kept falling off as it wasn't fastened properly and there was a small ant colony in the flooring of one of the bedrooms. The steps up to the house aren't well kept and would be a challenge for someone with a problem walking.

Overall, we really loved the house. Landlord was fine, but communication could be improved.
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Silver Spring Maryland - Washington DC
Cleveland, Ohio
4

Location, location location

  • 4 of 5
The house proved to be ideal for a family Easter long weekend. There were eight adults. The place was clean with good beds located in bedrooms on three different levels, a fun and somewhat different layout. We particularly enjoyed the large, combined kitchen/dining area. There is a long driveway which can easily accommodate several cars. The neighborhood is safe and attractive. Everything is convenient with a Whole Foods Market within a 10 min walk and the Metro about 15 min away. When the coffeemaker conked out the owner got us a new one immediately. The only reason I wouldn't give this a 5 is because some of the furniture is a little worn. We would stay here again and in fact have booked another stay.
  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers
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Silver Spring Maryland - Washington DC
Connecticut
2

Good Location - OK House

  • 2 of 5
   
 

 

Location was great, and house was in okay shape, but lacked basic things like trash bags for the garbage and small amenities that you might get at a hotel like soap for the shower and shampoos. That's not a huge deal but seemed like something they should consider. The washing machine didn't seem functioning, and would have been nice to use for a long stay.

Mostly, I am rating this home so low because getting our security deposit returned has been difficult. I had to reach out to the owner multiple times to have the money returned.. Please be aware.





 

 
  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Owner's Response: It's unfortunate when a guest fails to address their needs or concerns while they are still in the property so we can have the opportunity to correct or answer them. What is hard to understand is that the same guest will post unfair and untrue review once they leave the property.

First, qualifying such an exceptional house as being " okay " is certainly relative but it's not an appealing statement in describing a house deserving of a better rating because of its quality of construction (stone and bricks), its materials of construction (granite countertop in kitchen and bathrooms, hardwood cherry kitchen cabinets, crown molding, quality hardwood flooring throughout, etc..) and all stainless steel appliances, are all top of the line with comfortable and good furniture.

Second, because of guests' personal preferences, we do not provide personal care products such as body soap or shampoo. But in our effort to accommodate guests, we can make provide such things if requested. The trash bags too would have been gladly provided if we were notified that there was none.
The same goes for the washer, no mention of it not working was brought to our attention by the guest while the guest was still occupying the property. The same washer was used by the cleaning crew the same day the guest left and no defect was found.

Last, but not least, we all along extended our apology to the guest for the short delay in returning her Damage Deposit within the scheduled period. It's apparent that guest has been unforgiving for this delay. This is the reason we are now offering guests the additional option of Damage Insurance at the cost of $39 in lieu of the Refundable Damage Deposit of $400.
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Silver Spring Maryland - Washington DC
Charlotte
5

Very nice house and convenient location

  • 5 of 5
We really liked the spaciousness of the house. He really had all the utensils, linens and offered the comfort we expected. The easy walk to the metro, grocery stores and other shopping venues, restaurants and entertainment venues such as cinemas and live theater made the neighborhood such a convenience and pleasant place to unwind. I highly recommend it as a place to stay in the Washington DC's area.
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Silver Spring Maryland - Washington DC
dayton, Ohio
5

Great for families!

  • 5 of 5
Stayed at this house in October 2010 with a large group including 6 kids. We thouroughly enjoyed staying here. The metro is a 10 min. walk with nice sidewalks. There is a beautiful grocery store(Whole Foods) on the way for picking up items on the way home. There are many restaraunts within walking distance...Subway, Chic-fil-A, McDonalds, Macaroni Grill, and many more!
The house is very spacious with many levels for spreading out. There was plenty of hot water for showers and the washing maching worked well. The kitchen was fully stocked and we cooked lots of meals there. The water dispenser on the fridge was tricky and we ended up buying a gallon of drinking water, there were very few trash bags and rolls of toilet paper, and we didn't have any extra towels(just enough). Also the dishwasher was wobbly and we had to get instructions from the owner on how to get it working but he was available quicky and pleasant/helpful. Those were the only issues I'd recommend being prepared for.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Silver Spring Maryland - Washington DC
Merced, Ca USA
4

Vacation stay the week of June 14th, 2010

  • 4 of 5
We stayed 8 days and it was a beautiful house. The house is within walking distance to the Metro, shopping, etc. Christian was available when we called. The neighborhood was safe. On our orignal contract, only the occupancy dates were listed. There was no check-in or check-out time listed. On the morning of our date of departure, the cleaning person showed at 10 a.m. while we were packing. She told us that she was to start cleaning immediately because another family was coming. Out the side door was the other family complete with groceries. When we called Christian, he told us that he assumed that we knew check out time was 10. We indicated that it was not on the contract. We talked to the incoming family who was initially scheduled to arrive at 3:00 p.m. but found out they were going to arrive earlier. Christian told them that it was o.k. to be early. Had we been forewarned, we would have been packed and out. The incoming family was gracious as I hope we were. It was very awkward. Also, it looks as if the house was just painted and all of the wall hangings were still on the floor and the dishwasher was not connected. It was a very nice house and a great neighborhood. The rental contract needs to be specific.
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: Vacation Rentals
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities

Location

Activity and Interests

Smithsonian and other museums; Monuments and historic sites; White House; US Capitol; National Archives; Library of Congress;National Mall; National Aquarium; Kennedy Performing Art Center; Many cultural, religious and entertaining venues; many exciting and unique neighborhoods; Adventure Sports; Boating; Children Playgrounds; Cinemas; Fishing; Gym; Hiking; Horse Riding; Rock Climbing; Kayaking; Mountain Biking, Night Clubs, Rafting, Restaurants, Sailing, Shoppings, Tennis, Live Theatres, Theme & Amusement Parks, WatrSkiing, Water Sports and Rental, Zoo/Wildlife Park; Parks, golf courses; Trails for Biking, skating and running; Community centers with swimming pools and gyms.

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Notes


  • US $2100 a week or $300 a night for 7 nights or more.
    US$ 350 a night for 6 nights or less. All rates include taxes.
    Minimum 3 Nights rental. Additional $200 cleaning fee and $400 refundable damage or $

    Reservation is subject to payment of 50% of total amount. Remaining balance is due 30 days or more before arrival.

    Acceptable Payment via: Paypal; Credit cards; Certified bank check; Inquire if another form of payment is preferable for you.

Amenities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Spa
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Adventure

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • pets not allowed

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4

Notes:

  • Dishwasher, Air Conditioning, 3 Cabled Televisions, Cooking Utensils, Heating, IceMaker, Jacuzzi, Optional Cleaning Service, Microwave, Open Fire, On-site Parking/Garage, Refrigerator, Central Air Conditioner, Two wood burning fireplaces; desk with computer, high speed wireless internet; telephone; televisions, DVD & CD players, toaster, waffle maker, mixer, coffee maker; stainless steel double door refrigerator, dishwasher & gas stove; washer & dryer; iron & iron board; utensils; linens; two patios; charcoal / wood grill.
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