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!
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. 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. Feel free to enjoy our (very) hi-speed wi-fi, great front porch and rear patio with gas grill. 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 (in addition to bed & bath):
Kitchen & all utensils & appliances
Washer & Dryer
Welcome to share Living Room, Back Deck, Front Porch
Interaction with Guests
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS:
I like to be home whenever guests arrive. Dennis has a home office and is often around to answer questions. We like to chat with guests but respect their privacy if they choose to keep to themselves.
Lots of flowers, cute houses. Close to food coop. Easy to get downtown.
On-street parking is free and it is easy to find spot, usually right in front of house. We can accommodate Teslas/other electrics. House is 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
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:
We have friendly dogs and a generally absent cat, and while we can keep them out of guests' way, those with pet allergies or who are afraid of dogs should probably look elsewhere.
Please arrive by 10 p.m. if possible; we can usually pick you up at nearest metro with advance notice. No smoking on property. You may use the kitchen to prepare your own food (please let us know so that we can juggle our cooking schedule with yours). No Daleks, please.
Both Tracy and Dennis made me most welcome from my first step into the door. They have great dogs that made me happy as I missed my own dogs. The room was as pictured online and it was not far from my families house. I only slept there and the bed was sooo comfortable.
The neighbor hood had many fabulous houses that were unlike any
back in CA. Thanks again. Sandy
Our trip to DC was amazing and I'm glad we found Airbnb before we came. Tracy was a very gracious host, and even offered to pick us up from the train station. When we arrived she welcomed us warmly and showed us around. The room was well appointed and had guide books and bottled water, which with all the walking we did, came in handy. We tend to travel hard and were barely at the house, only to sleep and shower, so this was a perfect home base for hitting DC. We were about 20 minutes from the White House and 10 from Adams Morgan which is where Ben's Chili is, as well as a ton of bars and swanky shops.
This was our first airbnb experience, and truefully my wife or I didnt know what to expect, but everything worked out super, better than imagined.
Tracy was very informative even BEFORE our visit to DC, explaining how we could get from the airport to the Metro, where she met us to drive us to her house. That might not sound like much, but after flying all day into a new big town (at night), it was a big welcome to see her waiting at the Metro station.
Tracy and Dennis's house is just as pictured, a charming bungalow. You are made to feel welcome from the very start. If you want a place that feels like a "stay at home", this is it.
We had a very nice bedroom downstairs in the back with linens/towels etc. and our own bathroom/shower. The family's bedrooms are upstairs, but the hub is the kitchen and living room.
Yes, they do have 3 dogs. I'm only mentioning this because a few people may be allergic to dogs. Only the 1 year old likes to play, the other 2 are just there waiting for a pet on the head. No problem, it was actually nice to have the dogs there.
Our plans were to explore downtown DC for a week. Tracy's house is just outside of DC, so we walked about 2 blocks to the bus, and a few mile bus ride took us to the Metro (train) station which was only 3 or 4 stops into town, depending on where you wanted to go. (The Metro also goes right to the Regan Airport) Pretty convienent all around.
Coming back in the evening, (most of the museums close at 5:30pm, so we didn hit the DC night life much) the Metro station near Tracy's house has a new development with several restaruants to eat at, then the short bus ride and walk to their house. Being on vacation, we typically ate out all our meals, but it would have been no problem to use their kitchen, (or we may have looked hungry a couple nights because they put out extra plates for us).
All in all, this is not only a nice house to stay at, but nice people that you wouldnt mind spending some time with. Kind of like going on vacation and staying at your sister's family's house.... but only if you liked your sister and her family.
Tracy is a great host and her dogs were friendly and adorable. The room was well decorated and it was very clean. Breakfast was provided too. We had a pleasant stay in the house and will definitely be back again.
We had a great time at Tracy's.
The neighborhood was very quiet and we enjoyed complete privacy in our clean room, with a bathroom just for us.
Since we were there in DC only for two nights for the Columbus Day weekend, we did not have a lot of interaction with our host. Nevertheless, we felt welcome during breakfast and we very much appreciated the information on how to get around.
Definitely would recommend.
Tracy picked us up at Union Station when we arrived and gave us a warm welcome. She showed us around her house and gave us some instructions on how to get downtown (see below).
All in all, we had an awesome time staying with Tracy and her family. The room was nice, everything was taken care of, and we received a healthy breakfast each morning.
It takes about half an hour to get downtown. The bus stop is a five minute walk away, with plenty of buses (T(phone number hidden) and 86 at Rhode Island Ave/34th St), that will take you to Rhode Island Ave metro station. Take the red line through Judiciary Square or Metro Center, and you will be right next to the National Mall.
I can absolutely recommend Tracy's home. Tracy and her husband even picked us up, dropped us off and we're always available if we had any questions. We also got to meet their friendly dogs mentioned above. The communication via text and email went smoothly, the neighbourhood was nice - so, nothing to complain about. If you're ever going to D.C., make sure to stay at Tracy's.
Thanks for the great time!
Tracy is a great host and chef! The room and private bathroom were nice, clean, and well equipped. The location is not bad as long as you have a car.
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."