About this listing
Large one bedroom apartment in the nation's capitol available for a SHARED rental (PRIVATE rental is available under separate listing: (website hidden)). Beautiful park-like setting feels like the suburbs, with the convenience of a location inside the city. Fully renovated with inviting cooks kitchen, lots of space to stretch out, and a "landlord" who is extremely knowledgeable about the area and happy to offer tips to make your stay special!
The property is conveniently located close to public transportation. The city's Metro system -- the Georgia Avenue/Petworth stop on the green line -- is within 15 minute walk (8 blocks). From there, you can reach Mt. Vernon and Chinatown stops, DC's Convention Center, The National Portrait Gallery, lots of restaurants, as well as easy access to other lines that will take you to every point in DC, including the National Mall and Smithsonian museums. There's easy on-street parking. Pick up/drop off can be arranged for an additional charge, based on schedule.
Within the neighborhood you'll find several wonderful eateries, including Scandinavian at Domku, Sala Thai, Indian at Fusion, pizza at Moroni Brothers, Caribbean at Sweet Mango Cafe, as well as Spanish, Ethiopian, and Chinese. There are two great bars, one with trivia night and a great deck. Petworth neighborhood growing rapidly, and you'll find plenty of character and a great place to experience DC like a local.
For the shared rental, I can accommodate up two on the couch, or can provide an air mattress for couples. The fee is $45 per night, with an additional $20 per person. Parties with two guests will be most comfortable, but I will consider larger groups on a case-by-case basis. The apartment is also available as a private rental, as you will see by my other listing. The feather-filled couch is high-end and extremely comfortable (my Mom insists on sleeping there when she visits, despite protests she should take the bedroom!)
There is a $100 security deposit which is completely refundable provided keys are returned and there is no damage. This is a shared housing situation, and there is only one bathroom. But rest assured -- as you will see from my feedback -- this has worked very well, even for longer stays and multiple guests. Most come as strangers... and leave as friends.
Coffee, tea and light snacks are available to get you started. PLEASE NOTE: there is a very friendly and sweet Pomeranian who considers this apartment her home as well. If you are allergic to dogs, this might not work for you.
Thanks for looking. We look forward to your stay!
As this is not a hotel but a shared rental situation, I ask that guests try to clean up after themselves. To me, that means taking care of your own dishes and wiping down the bathroom sink after using -- but not that I expect you make your bed every day! Please be comfortable and treat my home like your own. This is also a quiet, small building with elderly residents. Your cooperation in maintaining that for my neighbors is most appreciated.
There is absolutely NO smoking in the unit. You may cook as much as you like, and there is storage area for your food available. Basic cooking necessities such as oil and spices are available. There is a grocery store nearby for provisioning.
Happy people with a good disposition will be welcomed as strangers, but will leave as friends.
This was my 1st week long Airbnb stay. Amy's beautifully decorated place and how she professionally manages her guests gives me a good idea of how to model my own Airbnb offering in the Bay Area. As pictured, the lovely couch-stay was comfortable and her little dog, Sake, was polite and became my quiet companion during the late afternoons.
Many before me have made their comments and I must echo once again that Amy's place is a place to consider if you need a home away from home in D.C. Don't drive! Use DC's transit system, (website hidden) trip planning. It cost less than $10 to get from Dulles Airport by the 5A bus to L'Enfant Metro to the Georgia-Petworth Metro. I used it everyday and the bus drivers and the locals are helpful. From Amy's place, I visited the entire National Mall for free, Dupont Circle (Georgetown), "U" St for Ben's Chili Bowl and Ducem's for Ethiopian, Lincoln's Cottage (Amy recommended and was it ever worth my $15 entrance fee to see Lincoln's own retreat when in the midst of handling the stresses of a Civil War).
I was able to get a photo i.d. card good for one year and do ancestry findings at the Archives. You can use the Archives computers to print out your boarding pass if necessary and check email. I even signed up for the Georgia Petworth Library temporary card good for 6 months. Because of Amy, I felt like an actual local because it was just that comfortable a stay. Highly recommended!
Amy's place is lovely. She is a very attentive and thoughtful host. Even though she was unable to be there, she checked up on me throughout my 10 day stay and made sure I was ok.
I stayed at Amy's place for almost two weeks and it made my first visit to DC very pleasant. The location was very convenient for me, with a bus stop right by the park in front of the house, as I used public transportation a lot. As Amy had to accommodate one more person, I was lucky to have stayed in the private bedroom, which was very peaceful and very comfortable, with lots of sunlight. The house in general was very very clean and nicely decorated. The kitchen was accessible and useful.
And Amy was a wonderful host! Very positive, with an air that makes you feel at home the moment you see her. Although we did not have much time to spend together, she was there when I had to arrive even hours later than expected and made sure I settled down ok. She was extremely welcoming, explained everything about the house (in addition to the guide she had provided online earlier), the neighborhood, the things to do, places to go...
I highly recommend her place to anyone who happens to visit the capital for any reason.
Amy was a generous, organised and dedicated host. Her apartment is dedicated in wonderful tones and shades, and is fitted out with everything a guest could need. The sofa bed was very comfortable indeed, and the brief times our busy schedules collided were most enjoyable. Highly recommended!
This was my first rental through airbnb and it was a winner. Amy was patient and very helpful throughout the planning and stay. Her apartment was clean organized and accommodating. The couch/bed is very comfy and my grandparents had no complaints about the bed which is saying alot:) Neighborhood felt very safe bus stop just 1 1/2 blocks and metro a easy 7-8 block walk. Anyone planning a trip to D. C. area this is a great option. One word of advice, try her dining reccomendations they are right on! I wasn't able to meet Amy but the grandparents were able to as they arrived earlier and I heard only good things!
Amy is a wonderful host and welcomed me (and later us) with the warmest sentiments possible. Aside from being extremely smart, humorous and informed about Washington, she is the text book case of a lotto jackpot for a first airbnb experience.
Most importantly, Amy became a very dear friend. Thank you very much for this wonderful time! I cannot wait for us to meet again!
Amy is very nice and friendly. Her house is a little bit far from metro, but you can get there in 10 minutes walk. Even though she's busy at work, but she takes care of the guests well. Her house is beautiful and warm. I would definitely recommend the house to everyone.
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About the Host, Amy & Adam
Fun and active Washingtonians with a great social network, a keen understanding of the city and a knack for roof top gardening. Looking forward to meeting new people from points near and far -- people who come as guests and leave as friends.