About this listing
Make our 20's era home 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 & dresser 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 high 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.
Other things to note
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:
We have friendly dogs and two generally absent cats, 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.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
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."