About this listing
The Guest Room has a Queen sized bed, an ottoman/folding bed, a desk, an office chair, a dresser, an arm chair, a TV a night stand and two table lamps
IDEAL for those budget minded travelers, who do not want to compromise their personal safety, security and healthy lifestyle, when staying in DC
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 on a large screen TV. The porch has a great view. It is a favorite place to unwind with a glass of wine and a great conversation.
UTILITIES. All utilities, wireless Internet, cable are included in one price. Laundry, kitchen (you will have your own separate refrigerator) and Bathroom are shared.
Interaction with Guests
I am a very social person. I am fascinated with every human story, however, in general, the house is very private and quiet and together with the environment, it lends itself to recharging your batteries and it removes the stress of living in a big city.
It is one of the safest, peaceful and THE most beautiful neighborhood in DC-- Washington's best kept secret, indeed.
Your experience of staying here will be like having a relaxing retreat in the middle of a big and stressful city, where you can "recharge your batteries" after an exhausting day.
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 a number of buses (S2, S4, S9) running one after another along the 16th Street to the White House, the Federal Triangle and the National Mall. A bus stop is within 8 min walk from the house (The 16th St and Allison St)
METRO. Van Ness UDC (University of District of Columbia) Metro station (Red line) is across the park from the house. It is a nice one mile walk . However, I provide free shuttle rides to and from Van Ness metro station to all my guests on as needed basis.
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.
1. If possible, let me know your arrival time preferably 24 hours before your check in.
2. We do not smoke in the house and we ask you not to smoke inside either;.
3. We ask not to eat in the Game Room, especially on or around the pool table for obvious reasons.
4. Please use our shared laundry between 10 am and 9 pm. Although the washer and the dryer are very quiet, however, the noise may still be disturbing in the early and late hours.
5. We expect that you will not have overnight guests, unless an advanced arrangement is made.
6. We will be sharing the same house, and all the common rules of respect and cleanness are required.
7. Please turn off the lights, (a fan, a heater) and use your keys to lock the house, when leaving it.
Please do not whistle in the house. In Russia whistling inside is considered to be rude to the owners. As I was born in Russia, I still believe it :)
About the Host, Natasha
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!)