Charming Bungalow just outside DC

House - Private room · 33rd Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712, United States

Make Our Old House YOUR base camp for your next trip to DC! Free and easy on-street parking, 2 blocks from multiple buses to Metro, the main floor bed & bath are clean and comfy. Double bed & armoire for your stuff. FAST WiFi for work & play!

Your host, Tracy
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Make Our Old House YOUR base camp for your next trip to DC! Free and easy on-street parking, 2 blocks from multiple buses to Metro, the main floor bed & bath are clean and comfy. Double bed & armoire for your stuff. FAST WiFi for work & play!

The Space

Just north of Washington, DC is the eclectic small town of Mount Rainier, Maryland - an oasis of trees, birds and bungalows that was the first "streetcar subway" of D.C. While sadly the streetcar is gone, Mount Rainier remains connected to the District by many buslines and two nearby Metro Stations. Our charming bungalow is on a quiet street, but just a couple blocks from the bus stop. Walk to GLUT, the local food co-op, or to Joe's Movement Emporium, where you can sign up for a yoga or dance class to relax while you're here. If you're a runner or biker, we're just a few blocks from the many miles of paved trail along the northwest branch of the Anacostia River.

Our main floor bedroom with full bed and bathroom w/shower are yours for your stay, and you're welcome to use our kitchen and share breakfast with us (and dinner, with fair warning). Towels (and bedding) provided, and you're welcome to use our washer & dryer. If you're travelling with a child and need a night out (or have an evening meeting), our middle school aged daughter would be happy to talk about babysitting with you!

There's plenty to read in your room, and a closet full of games for those so inclined. Feel free to enjoy our (very) hi-speed wi-fi, great front porch and rear patio with gas grill. With luck, there may be fresh produce from the garden, depending when you stay! For last minute printing needs, we have a color wireless printer. There is also easy & free on-street parking. We are often available to pick up or drop off at the nearest metro station, just ask.

Guest Access

GUEST ACCESS (in addition to bed & bath):
Kitchen & all utensils & appliances
Washer & Dryer
Welcome to share Living Room, Back Deck, Front Porch

Interaction with Guests

I like to be home whenever guests arrive. I have a home office so am often around to answer questions. We like to chat with guests but respect their privacy if they choose to keep to themselves

The Neighborhood

Lots of flowers, cute houses. Close to food coop. Easy to get downtown.

Getting around

On-street parking is free and it is easy to find spot, usually right in front of house. We can accommodate Teslas/other electrics. About 2 blocks from busses to Metro station. West Hyattsville station is about 1 mile and has parking available for those who want to park and take Metro into town. We are often available to pick up guests at Metro arriving to Reagan National (DCA) or Baltimore (BWI), and can provide directions.

Other Things to Note

We have friendly dogs and generally absent cats, and while we can keep them out of guests' way, those with pet allergies should probably look elsewhere.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $325 /week
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Bon accueil avec proposition de venir nous chercher à la station métro/bus la plus proche. Ils nous ont proposé leur petit déjeuner. Nous avons pu utiliser la cuisine et les machines à laver sans problème.
    La chambre est petite, assez bruyant et la maison est loin de Washington. Propreté moyenne.

    June 2014
  • The house/room/private bathroom was very clean, we felt ourselves absloutely at home! The porch was an extra added value! The house is situated in a nice suburbian area, a 5 minute drive to the metro station where we could park our car. Will recommend it to my friends who travel to DC.

    June 2014
  • Nous avons été très bien accueilli par la fille de Tracy, Lise. La chambre au rez de chausse est très bien, la salle de bain privée attenante aussi et l'accès cuisine très pratique. Tracy prépare même le petit déjeuner !!!!!

    June 2014
  • We started to find bnb too late, just 2 days before our stay. We feel so lucky to find such a great place to live (our time just fit into a vacancy of Tracy's home). We'd like to thank Tracy and Dannis for their host. 5 nights stay is a great memory to us.
    Their house is in a nice neighbourhood, not far from downtown and quite convenient to access by metro and bus. The room is great, not big but very home-like, with a super clean private bathroom. Maps and brochures were available which came in handy for visiting DC, and I cannot help to add some useful ones (circulor bus map and Georgetown map, did you see it Tracy?) Their dogs are so friendly, especially Stella, so energetic puppy! Last but not least, thank Tracy for picking us up at metro when we arrived, and her kind help on weekend metro operation search is super helpful! Otherwise, we must miss our flight.
    We would absolutely recommend this place to other people.

    June 2014
  • This was our first time using airbnb and I couldn't have imagined a better experience. Tracy was so sweet and absolutely helpful in every regard. The location of the house was great for touring DC. We would stay there again in a heartbeat!

    May 2014
  • Our stay with Tracy and Dennis was fantastic. Their house is in a nice neighbourhood, not too far from downtown and the room is great with a super clean private bathroom. Their dogs are adorable and they really made us feel welcome and even drove us to the Metro and lent us Metro cards for the day. Breakfast was also delicious. I would absolutely recommend this place to other people.

    May 2014
  • Tracy and Dennis were great hosts. Everything was as described to us on their profile, room was clean and comfortable, bathroom was private. Even though breakfast was available we were out early in the morning. Maps and brochures were available which came in handy for visiting DC. We only stayed three nights but it felt like home by the end.
    Really enjoyed our stay with our hosts
    Sharon and Larry

    May 2014
  • This place was perfect. And their interest was unbelievably fast. Great hosts. Great neighborhood. And great dogs! :)

    May 2014
  • We stayed with Tracy for two days and had a wonderful time! She was very quick to respond and was able to accommodate us in very short notice. The private bathroom's shower was very good pressure and wonderfully hot. We were very happy to be able to use her nice big kitchen as well. It was our first time with AirBnB and she made us feel right at home. It was a shame it was pouring with rain because we didn't get a chance to enjoy her beautiful garden. Public transport was easily accessible. Highly recommended for your stay around DC!

    May 2014
  • Tracy was a welcoming and generous host. She made sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. We appreciated the restaurant suggestions, bus info, loaned Metro passes, well-behaved dogs, quiet neighborhood, easy parking. Thanks!

    April 2014
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Tracy is a Harvard and Montana State University grad; Dennis went to Ball State
Self employed; Dennis works for the American Lung Association
Dennis and I have lived in the D.C. area now for over four years, after fifteen years in Montana (and one in NYC!). I have my own consulting business, Commonweal Consulting. We enjoy relaxing at home, particularly on the front porch or back patio in nice weather. In the summer we are active members of our community pool coop, mostly so we can drink canned beer on the lawn while our pre-teen swims on the pool's swim team. I also enjoy cooking and vegetable gardening, and have high hopes that I can combine these interests this summer with some successful harvests. As you can tell, we're pretty laid back around here, and look forward to providing a relaxing stay no matter what brings you to the "DMV."
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