A private room/bath, double bed and deck in a well-located, owner-occupied, single-family home in Columbia Heights. Just two blocks from the Metro, many restaurants, DC's largest shopping center and many bars. Available by the day or week.
When you arrive, we can plan some coffee/tea and a light breakfast each morning of your stay. My room is best for a single person but a couple can work as well.
My houseguests will have access to their private room, bathroom and deck as well as the shared kitchen. I will provide access to the WIFI Internet upon arrival. I also have a washer/dryer in the house and can make arrangements to do an occasional load of laundry if needed.
Interaction with Guests
I will be at home during the duration of the stay and will plan to greet you upon arrival at my house. While I will probably exit the house each weekday to go to work, you are welcome in the house throughout the day. I am always available for questions about the neighborhood and the Washington, DC area. My chocolate lab, Maggie, is also available for questions.....
Columbia Heights is an up and coming neighborhood with quite abit to offer. My house is two blocks from a nice collection of small, local restaurants and bars on 11th Street and, in the other direction, on 14th Street, you can find DC's largest commercial shopping center with Target, Best Buy, DSW, Bed Bath and Beyond. In the same area, you can find a Giant grocery store and many smaller stores.
My house is two blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro stop on the Yellow and Green Lines. Additionally, buses run up and down 11th and 14th Street. From National Airport, my house is an direct and easy trip on the Yellow or Green Metro Lines.
Other Things to Note
I have a very sweet, 7-year old, female, chocolate labrador retriever, Maggie. She will be in the house during your stay but, after an initial "hello", won't bother you.
I would expect you to treat my house with care and respect, as if you were visiting your relatives' home. No pets or smoking is allowed.
Tom is a great host! Got in touch with me well before my arrival and provided helpful tips on how to get to his beautiful house. The room is spacious and spotless with an ensuite bathroom. In light of a sudden drop in temperature Tom thoughtfully set up an additional heater in the room. In the morning Tom provided coffee, delicious yoghurt and great müsli. Tom's labrador, Maggie, is a lively and very friendly dog.
Overall, a great home away from home in Washington. Will stay there again on my next trip to DC!
Thomas is a caring and attentive host, with a fine eye for interior design.
Upon landing in Washington, D.C. Thomas reached out with several messages and texts to track my progress and make sure I felt comfortable in the city -- a gesture I found welcoming.
He was flexible on when to greet me and hand over the keys. The rules were straight forward and Thomas graciously opened up his kitchen to me, even preparing coffee in the morning and steering me toward breakfast items in his fridge and pantry.
The actual room is spacious and the private deck provides sweeping views of the environs. Thomas provided toiletries and the bathroom was wide and clean.
Others mentioned his dog and so will I. The animal is adorable and loving -- barks twice to score a head pat, then flips on her back awaiting a deep rub. I enjoyed playing with the pup for a few minutes each morning.
The location is also a plus: blocks from a popular metro station, many bars and restaurants, and along a bus line that dropped me off at work.
Overall, Thomas is an excellent host with a big heart. It was a pleasure interacting with him and I look forward to renting this room for my next D.C. stay.
I stayed at Tom's house for four nights while I attended a conference in DC. Tom was very friendly and he would always asked me if I needed anything. He gave me good directions to restaurants and places that I wanted to visit. He also offered me breakfast in the morning. It's very easy to get along with Tom. I enjoyed talking with him about his previous traveling experiences. Tom was also very accommodating on the last day of my trip. Even though my checkout time was at noon, but because my flight was leaving in the evening, Tom was very kind to let me stay in the house until my shuttle picks me up in the evening. I really enjoyed my stay. The room is beautiful and I love the balcony just right outside the room. The bed is comfortable and the private bathroom is very spacious. Tom's house is very beautiful and clean. It is very close to the metro stop. I am grateful that Tom let me use his metro card. I would definitely stay here again if I visit DC in the future.
My boyfriend and I were visiting DC for a long weekend and I wanted to stay close to family members in the Columbia Heights area... Thomas' listing was exactly what we were looking for...
This is a great residential neighborhood with all the conveniences needed within walking distance. Stores, restaurants and the DC Metro are just a short walk away. Rock Creek Park is also close by and I would highly recommend a visit... it's a beautiful green space in the city with hiking, biking and running paths...
Thomas' home is beautiful inside and out... the room was inviting, immaculately clean and very comfortable. He provided some maps and tourist info for your convenience and was always available to offer suggestions... even offered us a great dinner location (Maple) and we were not disappointed.
We had a great trip to DC and would stay with Thomas again when back in the area...
I stayed for a week at Tom's and from welcome to farewell he went out of his way to ease our Washington adventure. Kind and thoughtful, Tom makes a gracious host.
The house is very conveniently located, within walking distance of the metro station and a lively dining area, cozy and very tastefully decorated. The guest room is ample and very comfortable.
When visiting DC I wouldn't want to stay anywhere else!
My mom and I stayed at Tom's house for two nights, and we had a wonderful time there. The house is very well-located, close to Metro, and shopping area. Tom is a great host. He gave me the direction and made sure we got to his place safe, and helped us with the luggage upon arrival, also provided us breakfasts during our stay.
We strongly recommand Thomas's House, we had a very pleasant stay there!
The house is huge and lovely and we had our private suite with bath and deck ! Thomas is very welcoming and discreet, it was really great meeting him.
The house is well-located, few minutes walk from the subway station and the 14th street where we could find many shops and restaurants.