About This Listing
Small, modern, and recently renovated, European-style apartment with private entrance in a nice, quiet and cozy neighborhood in Bethesda, MD. This petite apartment has character!
Small, modern, and recently renovated, European-style apartment with private entrance in a nice, quiet and cozy neighborhood in Bethesda, MD. Less than a mile away from Grosvenor metro stop on Washington, DC red metro line. It is located 1.5 miles from NIH and within 20 minutes from Downtown DC and most National Monuments.
It includes all cooking utensils, bedding and lines and a queen-size platform bed. It is just 0.8 miles from the nearest grocery store (Balducci's, a gourmet food market), and there is ample street parking. It has a 32 inch led HDTV with regular OTA (over-the-air) signal (no cable), high speed wired and wireless internet, and a PC connected to the TV so you can watch Netflix, Youtube, Hulu, or simply navigate online.
The small place is ideal for one or maybe two people coming to spend a few days in the DC area, to a conference at NIH, or Walter Reed Hospital. There is a washer and drier on the premises, free of charge upon request.
I work from home, so I can make sure to be in the attached home should you have any questions about your stay. Depending on the time you arrive or leave, I will be glad to pick you up from or drop you off to the metro station.
We are more interested in hosting interesting and compatible people than making a few extra dollars. This is why we usually request for you to tell us a little about yourself before we accept a booking request, especially if you have no or few reviews. Our primary purpose for opening up our private, attached home apartment to you is to get to know you, not to become rich. We hope you understand.
If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me. I usually reply back within hours, unless I am traveling, in which case I will reply within a day.
It is an apartment with its own private entrance. You will receive one or two keys to access the place and you're welcome to come and go at will. If coming home late, please be considerate to our neighbors by keeping the noise level down.
There is also a laundry room in our attached home (not in the apartment) which you can use. No problem sharing it, but please let us know beforehand that you intend to use it.
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy meeting you in person upon arrival and we will most likely be in the premises during your stay in case you require anything or if we can answer any questions you may have. While we take pleasure in getting to know and socialize with our guests, each person is different. If you prefer privacy, we will obviously respect it. However, we will make sure to at least say goodbye in person.
You will be choosing a quiet residential neighborhood where folks walk their dogs, parents take their kids to the bus stops, and people greet each other with a smile and a salute while passing by. It is away from the hustle of the city, but close enough to get to it in just a few minutes metro ride. It is also conveniently located, less than a mile away from the metro stop and supermarket stores, shopping centers, world-class performing art centers, gyms, shopping malls, scenic walking/running paths. This is a place I have called home for almost 15 years.
Route 6 bus stops one hundred yards from the place. This bus goes to Grosvenor metro station (Washington, DC, Red line), which in turns travels south to Downtown DC. Unfortunately, the route 6 bus only runs every 30 minutes Monday through Friday from about 6:00 am until 8:00 pm. However, Grosvenor station is only about a mile from our place. It may take you no more than 20 minutes to walk to it.
Normally, I will be glad to pick you up from the metro station or give you rides to it if I am not holding an online conference or I'm otherwise busy with life. If you're arriving by metro, please let me know ahead of time your estimated arrival and I will wait for you at the end of the tunnel from the station.
If you're arriving from Dulles airport, you may take the Supper Shuttle (about $35 including tip, and $10 for each additional passenger), or take bus 5A to L'Enfant Plaza metro station ($7.00, exact change needed), and from there change to the Red line at Gallery Place towards Shady Grove (Off-peak hours: $4.60 Cash or $3.60 with a smart trip card; Peak hours: $5.70 Cash or $4.70 with a smart trip card).
If you're coming from Baltimore International (BWI), the Supper Shuttle will cost you about $45 with tips, and $12 per additional passenger. Alternatively, you may take bus B30 to Greenbelt metro station ($7.00, exact change needed), and from there change to the Red line at Gallery Place towards Shady Grove (Off-peak hours: $4.60 Cash or $3.60 with a smart trip card; Peak hours: $6.90 Cash or $5.90 with a smart trip card).
If you're arriving from National Airport, the Super Shuttle costs about $33 with tip, and $10 per additional passenger. Alternatively, take the Yellow metro line at the airport and change to the Red line at Gallery Place towards Shady Grove (Off-peak hours: $3.60 Cash or $4.60 with a smart trip card; Peak hours: $6.55 Cash or $5.55 with a smart trip card).
Other Things to Note
Q: Can I use your laundry facilities?
A: Absolutely. You may use our washer and dryer by simply asking. We usually do laundry on weekends, but we can accommodate if necessary.
Q: What if I need help or something does not work?
A: We live on the same single-family unit, so I can attend to any requests you may have. The best way to communicate with me is via text messages, or knocking on our door :-)
Q: This place is small!
A: Well, that wasn't a question, was it? But yes, the apartment is rather small, hence we believe that it is ideal for one person, possibly two if using it for a short period of time. It does have just about everything you'll need (and if not, please let us know). If you feel claustrophobic, you're welcome to use our backyard, and of course, there is a park across the street and the neighborhood is safe to walk and explore. But please, be aware that it is a confined apartment, about the size of an upgraded hotel room but with a full (yet small) kitchen.
Q: Will I be by myself?
A: If you feel lonely, come over and visit :-) But if you prefer to be left alone, we won't bother you. Good communication enable us to understand each other.
Q: What if I need suggestions to see the town or go out to dinner?
A: We'll be happy to help. Just ask. We're really nice people :-)
Q: Will your dogs have access to the apartment?
A: No, they are very well behaved and they have been educated to respect your place. However, they are extremely nice, so you're welcome to pad them and say hello whenever you want to.
Q: Will I hear noises coming from your home?
A: That's possible, but we're a childless middle-aged couple who are very mindful that you need rest and privacy. However, you may hear the occasional dog bark or our steps going up the stairs. It is impossible to make a room entire sound-proof. If you feel that we're impeding your rest, please let us know. Remember, communication is king.
While the apartment is small and intended for one person, you may bring your significant other at no extra fee. The place is attached to a private home where my wife and I live with our three small dogs, but we're flexible and open-minded. However, we do need to list some rules:
- Be respectful with neighbors.
- No noise after midnight unless previously agreed upon.
- No smoking in the apartment.
- Be nice with us and our small dogs :-)
- Other than that, we're good to go.
Rodrigo and Monica welcomed us warmly. The house was exactly as listed; warm & comfortable & well equipped with standard household appliances. Rodrigo always went the extra mile to make us feel comfortable. The 3 lovely dogs are adorable. Neighbourhood is a upper class locality of Bethesda, so obviously safe an comfortable . There are 3 grocery stores within walking distance and Grosvenor Strathmore metro station is close by. Bus service is also good. Overall our stay here was awesome! It is especially comfortable for doctors/scientists visiting NIH for rotation.
Our host made us feel welcome by sending messages prior to our stay.
The description of the place we rented for Rodigro Villarreal was totally accurate. The neighborhood was quiet and convenient to major routes.
My boyfriend who was visiting me stayed at Rodrigo's place for about a week because I couldn't host him at my place, and he really enjoyed/appreciated the stay here. The place was very cozy and convenient. The kitchen, bathroom, and the interior were all newly renovated and clean. Also the 20-minute walk from the metro to this place was also quite nice and beautiful - would probably be even more beautiful when the spring finally arrives. But the best part about this place was the host Rodrigo. We contacted Rodrigo multiple times to ask for help, and he quickly and kindly answered to all our needs. Thank you for such warm hosting Rodrigo!
Rodrigo and Monica were both very welcoming. Rodrigo helped me with my luggages when I first arrived and showed me around the apartment. He also responded very quickly to emails. The Apartment was as described, it was very clean and cosy, got all the essentials. Rodrigo and Monica were really kind to offer me a lift to metro station every morning when I needed to go to work. They also drove me to the supermarket when the weather was freezing outside.
I would definitely stay here again if I come back to Maryland in the future. Thank you.
I can't say enough good things about this apartment and my host Rodrigo Villarreal. Even though Rodrigo wasn't feeling well, he met me at the door, helped me with my bags and made certain that I was comfortably settled in. In addition, he provided suggestions for restaurants that were close to this residence. The apartment itself was wonderful. A nice little completely equipped kitchen, dining area and living area. Bathroom with modern fixtures and awesome shower. Bedroom with a comfortable bed. Add the warmth and welcoming attention makes this an awesome place that I will return to again.
I stayed at Rodrigo's for three weeks during a relocation as I adapted to my new place of work. It's a great space with great energy. Rodrigo made me feel right at home. Thank you! I highly recommend!
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About the Host, Rodrigo
I'm originally from Mexico. I went to school on the West Coast (Stanford University) and then to post graduate school in Washington, DC and Milan Italy. I now live in DC and work in the high tech industry.
My wife works for an international environmental non-profit, and we have owned our current home since 2003. We are both ecologically conscious and easy-going.
We have three small dogs, two wonderful Cavalier King Charles and a tiny and playful Bichon Frisè who ARE members of the family.
In addition to being proud hosts (and I personally reply to each and every request), we also enjoy being airbnb guests whenever we travel. And we do all this because we enjoy meeting new and interesting folks. We therefore look forward to getting to know you as well.
Washington, DC red line metro station, just 1 mile from the apartment. If you do not want to walk, Bus #6 at the corner of Dickens Ave and Grosvenor Ln will take you there every 30 minutes.Rockville Pike Bethesda Maryland 20852
If you need your morning fix, you can walk to it. it is only 0.8 miles from your place.Old Georgetown Road Bethesda MD 20814
This is the neighborhood pharmacy if you need toiletries, medicines, and other stuff. It is 0.8 miles form the apartment.Old Georgetown Road Bethesda MD 20814
Strathmore is a cultural and artistic venue and institution in North Bethesda. (website hidden)Strathmore Hall Bethesda MD 20814
Gourmet Food market, just 0.8 miles from the apartmentOld Georgetown Road Bethesda MD 20814
Only 1 mile away, Strathmore is a cultural and artistic venue and institution founded in 1981 and consisting of two venues: the Mansion and the Music Center.Rockville Pike Rockville MD 20852
For all you shoe-lover ladies who want to stay here, this is heaven :-)Old Georgetown Road Bethesda MD 20814
Everything you need for your daily groceries. One mile form the apartment.Old Georgetown Road Bethesda MD 20814
Upscale shopping mall only about 1.5 miles from the apartment and easily accessible by metro.Rockville Pike Kensington MD 20895
Popular destination of our guests. Within 1.5 miles of the apartment. It is one of the most prominent medical research institutes in the world.Rockville Pike Bethesda MD 20892
Here is another Mall. Bus #6 from the corner will take you there every 30 minutes. It is about 2 miles from the place.Democracy Boulevard Bethesda MD 20817
Renown military hospital about 2.5 miles from the apartment.Wisconsin Avenue Bethesda MD 20814
Only about a 20 minute drive, it was designed by the US Congress as the National House of Prayer.Wisconsin Avenue Northwest Washington DC 20016
Not much else I can say about it, other than it is within 25 minutes driving from the apartment.Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington DC 20500
Another Washington DC must, Congress is located within 30 minutes of the apartment and accessible within the red metro line.Washington, D.C. District of Columbia 20515
Capitol Hill is only about 28 minutes by metro on the same RED line. Please get off at Union Station.Washington DC