Upscale Private Close to Everything

House - Private room · Rhode Island Ave, Washington, DC 20001, United States
Your host, Chris
48 Reviews
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The Space


Closest Metro: 2 Green/Yellow Shaw/Howard stop. 2 minute walking distance.

To Convention Center: 1 metro stop or 15 minute walking distance.

To Red Line - Chinatown: 3 metro stops

To Blue/Orange Line: 4 metro stops

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Private and quiet bedroom and your own bathroom in beautiful four bedroom four bathroom home in downtown DC. This is not a basement unit so it is very dry and comfortable. It is also part of a big house experience, not a condo, which is a great at-home-feeling experience. Common areas are shared with guests.

The bedroom is clean with hardwood floors, a queen sized bed with egyptian cotton sheets, widescreen high definition television equipped with clear terrestrial network digital television (but not cable or DirecTV), Netflix, and new matching wood furniture. The bed is an awesome sleep. Plenty of spaces to store your things and spread out, including an armoire for hanging clothes.

The room can be as dark or as light as you desire, an optimal sleeping space. While the ambient light is ample throughout the house, and the room is very well-lighted and has a window, there is not a whole lot of natural light, so beware if you rely on natural light to wake you.

The bathroom is clean and compact with tile floors and a shower. Everything is designed for simple, solid and effective living while you stay here.

Downstairs common area is awesome with a huge great room floor-plan, large kitchen with brand new appliances. Freshen up your wardrobe with our steam setting on the washer dryer.

The location is superb: one block from Shaw Howard metro, ten minutes or less walk to Convention Center, Logan Circle, Bloomingdale, U Street corridor food, and music clubs (including the 9:30 Club) and plenty of nightlife. Dunkin Donuts is a block away, 7Eleven a couple in the other direction, one of the best thai places, chinese take out and middle eastern fare all within a block walk from the house.

** price includes single occupancy. There is a $15 extra per night for an additional person.

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Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $15 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $605 /week
Monthly Price: $1600 /month
Security Deposit: $200
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Great place in a brilliant location. Chris and Bryan were brilliant hosts... Helpful and fun. Thanks a lot :)

    May 2014
  • Chris’ and Bryan’s house is fabulous. Everything is neat and tidy, the furniture is classy and well-chosen, the beds are comfy and the bathrooms are clean and offer everything you need.
    Their dog Lucas – only around when Chris or Bryan are in – is the nicest dog I have met in my life: very friendly to strangers and charmingly calm.
    Although Chris and Bryan only stayed in occasionally during my stay, I am glad to have met them. They are awesome hosts and do everything to make you feel comfortable and at home. Not only are they nice guys but also exciting characters which makes it really fun hanging out with them. On top of that, they have the ability to choose the right people for their place and match them very well. I shared the house with two other airbnb users and the three of us were a very good match.
    Their house’s location is central indeed. It’s only a 5min walk to the hip U St, offering good night live, plus they have 2 capital bikeshare stations, where you can rent a bike for very little money and take it around DC. The Dupont Circle is just a 10min bike ride away, which offers not just office buildings but also many nice restaurants – try the Bistrot Du Coin when you’re a steak enthusiast.

    I highly recommend the place for the hosts’ friendliness, their great house and the proximity to central Washingto DC, NW.

    December 2013
  • I stayed in the home for four weeks as I moved to D.C to start work and look for permanent housing. The home and room are as advertised and reflect previous reviews.

    House is in a dynamic neighborhood within walking distance to 14th street, Dupont, and u street night life. Steps away from the Green/Yellow line and also a quick 20 minute walk to downtown (Metro Center area).

    I would highly recommend staying here.

    October 2013
  • Chris is a top-notch host and his place is exactly as advertised—hence all the spot-on positive reviews here. My week-long stay in D.C. was my first time in the city and Chris went out of his way to offer advice and help me navigate the area—but was never pushy. This is a place where you can have total privacy when you want it but Chris and other guests are around if you're feeling social. The Wi-Fi is excellent, the kitchen is kept clean, and there is the right balance of private space and common space. If you have a car, parking can be tricky but I always managed to find a spot no more than 1 block away. Public transportation is very convenient here, so if you don't need a car for other reasons, you definitely won't need one to stay at Chris' place. I give it ten stars! ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

    June 2013
  • Great place. Thanks Chris. I managed to knock out most of the work planned. Excellent place and facilities. cheers.~

    May 2013
  • I recently stayed with Chris MacDonald's "Upscale Private Close to Everything" It was my first time using Airbnb as was recommended by a friend. Chris has set the high standards for the future as was as it says on the tin Upscale Private and Close to everything. I was attending a Conference at the Washington Conference center and it was in easy walking distance to it as well as the metro which is on a direct line to Ronald Regan (DCA) airport. Also walking distance to 7th Street and Florida avenue (U Street) for food and drinks. It was excellent place to stay which had all and more of the comforts of the very expensive and overpriced DC hotels. Four people were staying there who were like minded and even went out socially with them so he attracts the right type of people but private if you wanted. I would highly recommend Chris's place if in DC and will try Airbnb again but as said before Chris has set the Gold Standard!! Garrett

    April 2013
  • Chris was a great host that really wanted to ensure I was comfortable during my time in the District. During my month-long stay at his place, he proved very responsive, a good communicator, and just a very nice guy throughout. I strongly recommend renting from him!

    April 2013
  • Staying with Chris was staying at home. We felt very comfortable from the minute we walked into the door. Chris is very friendly, hospitable and helpful. We looked forward to returning in the evening, knowing that we could relax and have some fun conversations with him. When we return to DC, we will stay with him again!

    January 2013
  • I wish I had gotten to spend more time with Chris, who is a fascinating person. But his home is so welcoming, well-located, and comfortable. I was in DC on a short trip, arriving late. Chris had everything set up. I was in a good-sized room with a private bath. Although I never turned it on, he had a huge television in the room. Great wi-fi covered the house. Chris's home was close to the Metro and, especially nice for me, a bike share station. But one is just a mile and a half from the capitol building. Great host. Great house. Great location. Couldn't ask for more!

    November 2012
  • Chris was super welcoming and accommodating, letting you know he was there if you needed something but respecting space and privacy as well. The room is super comfortable for a short or long stay and has everything you need. Access is great because you can come and go from the room without worrying about disturbing anyone. Highly recommended!

    October 2012
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