The house is often described as a retreat because it feels like a sunny cabin in the woods, but it is just 2-3 minutes drive from restaurants and shopping (Whole Foods!), 10 minutes from Bethesda, and 15-20 minutes from most of Washington DC. NIH, AU, GU, Marriott, and Avenel are close by. You will be amazed that privacy and nature can exist so close to an urban center. Vacationing families, business travelers, pro golfers, locals needing extra space, and the occasional dog enjoy staying here.