Room has full bed, lots of reading materialback patio is a great place to relax after long day

Private room

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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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!

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. 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

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. 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

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.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 5PM - 10PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 5PM - 10PM

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.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector

2 nights minimum stay

87 Reviews

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Margaret User Profile
May 2017
A friendly home!

Ben User Profile
January 2017
Melissa and I came to DC to participate in the Women's March this past January. We both want to thank Tracy for being a great host. She and her family were helpful, welcoming and made us feel like we were staying with old friends. Couldn't have asked for more. Thanks so much!

Ke User Profile
October 2016
Tracy and her husband are really welcoming and helped us a lot while we stayed there. They also have two friendly and sweet dogs. I would definitely recommend them if you are visiting Washington. Nice host!

Johannes User Profile
October 2016
Tracy and Dennis are very nice people, we appreciate them sharing their home with us! They have a beautiful house in the outskirt area of Washington DC. Downtown is easily reachable by train. Also thank you for the help with finding our way around and for the umbrella!

Susie User Profile
September 2016
We had a great stay with Tracy and Dennis. There home is in a suburb very close to Washington. It is a typical home of the area with a swing seat on the porch. They have two delightful dogs and a cat. They are very quiet and leave you alone unless you want to fuss them - which we did. Tracy and Dennis gave us lots of useful tips about the local area they even offered to drive us to the Metro station and offered us Metro cards to use. We decided to drive and found it good but then we are used to driving in London. We found that if you park on the roads between the Smithsonian Museums you can get three hours free parking which doubles if you are a disabled driver. Three hours was enough for us in a museum and then we'd drive on somewhere else. Tracy and Dennis also provided a help your self breakfast and fresh coffee which was much appreciated.

Margaret User Profile
September 2016
The host canceled this reservation 44 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Caitlin User Profile
July 2016
Tracy and Dennis contacted us prior to our arrival and we planned a time when Dennis would pick us up at the West Hyattsville metro station (green line) which is about a 5-7 minute car ride from their home. My fiancé and I felt safe in the neighborhood and walked each morning to the DC city bus which is about 5-6 blocks from their house. We rode the bus for abut 10 minutes to the Rhode Island metro station (red line metro) to took the metro into Dc each day. Overall much quicker than staying outside of dc in Arlington (in my opinion). An Uber ride from Union station/monuments/China town/U St to their house was anywhere from $5-$15.

Mount Rainier, Maryland, United StatesJoined in March 2013
Tracy User Profile

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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