Free Parking, 2 Capital Bike Share passes, quiet neighborhood & easy access to downtown. 30 minutes to the White House 3 different ways (metro, bike, bus). 1 mile to Brookland-CUA metro, around the corner from G8 bus. Private room and bath.
Welcome to Washington DC! We hope you will choose to stay with us during your time here. Brookland is an adorable neighborhood and soon to be the art center of DC. It's safe and quiet to give you a nice respite but you can also almost anywhere downtown in 30 minutes on public transportation. Union station is only 3 stops (6 minutes) or 20 minutes from our door (via bus/train).
My husband and I are young professionals who just bought our first home and love visitors. We have a beautiful backyard you are welcome to read in or join us for a bonfire, we also have a porch swing in the front to enjoy.
The room has a queen sized bed and there is space for a queen sized air mattress for extra people. You will also have a full bathroom with complimentary shampoo, body wash, and blowdryer. We also provide a simple breakfast: oatmeal, bananas, cereal, yogurt, tea/coffee, hard boiled eggs, toast.
We live on a quiet street, easily accessible from the metro (Brookland-CUA on the Red Line) or bus (G8), even better by car (free unlimited street parking).
You can be at the White House and access almost everywhere else downtown in 30 minutes from our door with no transfers for the bus fee (only $1.60). If there is traffic, the bus will take longer, but 35 min is the quickest you will arrive.
The Brookland metro is just over 1 mile away (you can walk-20 minutes or take the bus-6 minutes). G8 Bus stop is on our block (2 minute walk). The bus will also take you to Farragut Square, Metro Center, and Rhode Island shopping center. It comes every 20 minutes on weekdays and 30 on weekends. Check the next bus ap and that is very accurate on bus times.
We are also renting our separate entrance basement apartment so feel free to check out that listing, it is a great option for people who want to stay longer than 1 week.
Also close to trails, National Arboretum (2 miles), freeways, Catholic University (1 mile), Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (1.5 miles), Maryland University (20 minute drive), Costco (2 miles), grocery (Yes! Organic Market-1 mile), Restaurants (Menomale Pizza, Busboys and Poets). The metro has a summer saturday farmers market, a starbucks cafe, barnes and noble, potbelly's sandwiches, and &pizza.
We are 3 stops from Union station (6 min on metro), 6 stops from Metro center (12 min on metro-the White House stop), 35 min drive from BWI, 30 minute metro from Regan Airport, 50 minute drive from Dulles.
High speed internet (50 mbps), queen size bed with a temperpedic mattress, metro cards you can borrow, washer and drier (ask me and I'll schedule time with the basement), and guide books. Also a simple but hearty breakfast to get you going on your day of sightseeing.
After 2 guests, for each additional person it will cost $7 each.
We look forward to meeting you!
We have a refrigerator you can use if you need to keep anything cold, if you are here for longer than a few days, you are welcome to cook, and can watch a movie with us in our movie room.
Interaction with Guests
We will usually see you at check in and breakfast and love to get to know our guests a bit. I'm happy to help brainstorm the best itinerary for the day.
Our neighborhood is quaint and calm, it's beautiful and full of very friendly people. My neighbors call Brookland DC's "best kept secret." There is a lot of infrastructure coming in so at the metro there will be a lot of retail opening. We have a small grocer store 10 minutes away called Good Food Market on Rhode Island Avenue. There is also a Rita's custard and ice place that is about a 10 minute walk. There is a yes! organic super market close to the metro and some pretty parks.
You can walk to the metro in 20 minutes or take a bus to the metro which picks up right around our corner and takes 6 minutes. The bus also stops in metro center (whitehouse/mall) downtown if you feel like a cheaper alternative to the metro and door to door in one easy trip.
Other Things to Note
If there are more than 2 people, I can potentially prepare the room next door. It's small but has a full sized bed. That room is sometimes saved for family.
No smoking indoors. Please give us ample warning on timing of arrival so we can coordinate. Check in is generally at 2pm or later and check out by 10am. I can be flexible based on if there are other guests coming or not, but those are the usual times! Thanks.
We had a great time staying at Kristen's! Easy to get to from public transport, quiet and clean, super comfy bed! And breakfast provided! A great choice.
Excellente adresse pour visiter Washington. Nous sommes restés 5 jours en famille avec 2 enfants. Kristen et Will sont des hôtes très charmants, leur jolie maison est située en zone résidentielle proche de toutes commodités, à 5 minutes de l'arrêt de bus et 20 mn du métro (à pieds). Nous pouvions profiter de la cuisine, d'une salle de bain privative et de deux chambres très coquettes avec une literie de rêve. Kristren nous a prêté des cartes de transport en commun pré chargées, qu'on alimente ensuite en fonction des besoins. Tout simplement parfait !
Kristen was very friendly and provided a wealth of local travel information organized in a binder.
There is a Metro bus stop only a block away, and you can jump on a Metro train just over a mile away, where the bus also has a stop. The host provides some Metro cards as well...you just need to add money to them as needed.
Breakfast was very good, especially the home-baked bread and muffins!
Parking is in the street...just be sure not to leave any valuables in the car and you should be fine.
Great host, mentioned before arrival that my wife feet were sore so Kristen left a bowl and salt for us! Room and house were immaculate and parking right outside. We arrived very late and keys were in a lock box for us. After checking out we parked on 14th/Otis which was 10 min walk from the METRO.
Would thoroughly recommend Kristen as a host and a perfect venue for basing yourself for DC. Thanks
Experience was great. Hosts were hospitable and provided a friendly and welcoming environment for us. They gave some advice for travel around the area, and provided metro cards for us to use to get to the National Mall area. Breakfast was also great.
Dies war unser erstes Mal bei airbnb und wir waren angenehm überrascht, wie super organisiert unsere Gastgeber waren. Dass wir gleich zu fünft (ganze Familie) dort eingefallen sind, stellte Kirsten offenbar vor keine Probleme. Sie legten die Messlatte für künftige Hosts extrem hoch.
Kristen and her husband were extremely friendly and welcoming. Besides checking in on how we're doing every now and then, they even got us Ghirardelli chocolates and metro cards to use during our stay.
Our space was nicely decorated and the memory foam mattress was amazingly comfortable.
The house is situated in a quiet residential neighbourhood outside of the city center, and hence it may take a while to get to the National Mall via metro (which involves a mile walk to the station). On the plus side, street parking is free and plentiful so that's not a big issue if you're driving.
Would definitely consider staying with Kristen the next time we are back in DC.
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Hi my name is Kristen. My husband and I are here in DC working. We love to travel. I work generally from home for a non profit I co-founded called Musana Jewelry. I also am a yoga instructor. I also enjoy movies, cooking, and reading.
When we travel on Airbnb, we like a quiet, clean, safe place that gives us a glimpse of what it would be like to live in a city we are traveling to. We hope we provide this for you.
My husband and I really enjoy AirBnB guests. It's a great way to make new friends. We look forward to meeting you!