Guest Room. Best Kept Secret in DC

House - Private room · Blagden Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20011, United States
Your host, Natasha
27 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

A large, nicely furnished, sunny and private bedroom in a house located in Rock Creek Park near Beach Drive and the Van Ness Metro station. The house is only 3 miles away from the White House, but It feels like you are in the countryside oasis with deer grazing in your front yard and walking and biking trails just around the corner. It is one of the safest, peaceful and THE most beautiful neighborhood in DC-- Washington's best kept secret, indeed.

IDEAL for those budget minded travelers, who do not want to compromise their personal safety, security and healthy lifestyle, when staying in DC, students and interns, job seekers and conferences attendees, parents, visiting their college bound children (George Washington, American, Howard and UDC) or participants in DC cultural or political events.

AMENITIES. In addition to the Guest Room, the house offers two large entertainment rooms on two levels. The main level room has a baby grand piano and a wood burning fireplace. The English Basement level invites you to play a game of pool or to enjoy a movie in the home movie theater, The porch is your own private bistro with a great view.

UTILITIES. All utilities, wireless Internet, cable, laundry and the use of kitchen with your own separate refrigerator are included in one price.

LOCATION. The house is located between the 16th Street and the Beach Drive. The 16th Street is a straight line to the White House and the National Mall, where most of the Washington business and tourist attractions are.

BUS. There are at least 5 buses running one after another along the 16th Street to Federal Triangle and National Mall. A bus stop is within a 7 min walk from the house.

METRO. Van Ness UDC (University of District of Columbia) Metro station (Red line) is across the park from the (website hidden) is a nice walk in good weather. However, I provide free shuttle rides to and from Van Ness metro station to all my guests as needed.

CAR. If you travel by car or rent a car, you will appreciate going places in Washington via the Beach Drive, a very scenic shortcut to downtown Washington and into Virginia and Maryland. Off-street parking ( a rare commodity in DC ) is designated to the Guest Room guests.

FINALLY, as an added value, we provide bicycles to make your experience of staying in the DC's most beautiful park area even more enjoyable. One mile ride to the near by National Zoo is all time favorite for all the guests.

YOUR HOST. I was born in Moscow, Russia, but I've lived in Washington DC for over 25 years. I own an international business that is social by nature. I enjoy people and I am happy, when I can make them happy

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Monthly Price: $1250 /month
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Lovely home in a picturesque neighborhood! Natasha was a gracious host- offering to drive me to and from the Metro station twice daily! I had coffee every morning with her and enjoyed my conversations. (She also offered food but had breakfast and lunch at the Institute I was attending at the Smithsonian.) A comfortable room with a view- it was definitely better and safer than a hotel. I wish I had been able to visit the nearby park but the weather was a little warm... maybe next time!!

    August 2013
  • Natasha was a great host! Very quiet, safe location!

    August 2013
  • Natasha came through in a pinch. I had to find a space in DC at the last minute and 12 hours after messaging Natasha she was picking me up from the nearest Metro station. Would repeat if I'm back in the DC area.

    May 2013
  • Natasha is a great host, who went above and beyond the norm by picking me up and dropping me off at the metro station. The house/room is comfortable and in a lovely park setting. I would happily stay again.

    May 2013
  • So grateful for the last-minute accommodations with Natasha! We only met briefly, but the room was clean, the location was perfect, and it suited our needs perfectly. The bed was very comfortable...making it hard to jump up for another day of sight-seeing!

    November 2012
  • Natasha was a great communicator. The space worked out well. Thanks!

    August 2012
  • Natasha offers a lovely room in an inviting home nestled on the edge of Rock Creek Park and within minutes of downtown DC. We enjoyed talking with the other guests and felt perfectly at home and welcome, even being offered a cup of tea and a chat in the warm and friendly kitchen.

    August 2012
  • Nice room in good neighbourhood accessable to transport to the city.

    June 2012
  • Natasha is a warm and attentive host who will make you feel very welcome. Her home is impeccably clean. My personal taste is for much more modern with high count cotton sheets. You won't find that here, but it is homey and comfortable.

    June 2012
  • Loved. it there-clean, friendly and everything available for cooking and big bedroom. Beautiful walk to tube and buses and deer on the front lawn.
    Really cool

    June 2012
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Московский государственный университет имени Ломоносова
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I was born in Moscow, Russia. I have a Master's degree in the Middle East Studies from Moscow State University. So, I speak English, Russian and Arabic. I have been living in the Washington, DC area since 1985. I used to teach at Johns Hopkins University before I started my own business. I am very social and I am usually fascinated with any human story. I love Washington, DC and I believe that it is very easy to fall in love with this city and its ethnic cosmopolitan spirit. They say, that you will never be bored with Russians... it is doubly true if the Russians are in Washington, DC (many smiles to you!)
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