Free Parking, 2 Capital Bike Share passes, quiet neighborhood but easy accessibility 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 30 min is the quickest.
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). 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, 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. There is a yes! organic super market 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 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 queen bed. If there are more than 4 people, the last person can sleep on an air mattress in the room pictured.
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.
Kristen is a wonderful host! She had to leave early in the morning but she left us breakfast. Kind of wish we could spend more time in DC
I went with a friend to DC and stayed in kristen's house. We loved staying with her and Will they are very kind and nice people and they respond and help you with everything that you need. The house is very clean and cozy. We stayed for a week but we would definitely come back to them if we are in DC aagain, they make you feel like home.
Kristen and Will were both very warm and welcoming, and helpful as well. The room is spacious, comfortable and clean. Kristen provided me with a metrocard, even offered to give me ride when it was very cold outside. And she found me a hair dresser in DC who did a really good job. Thanks a lot!
I stayed in Kristen's house with some friends and it was a really nice experience. She answered all my questions very quickly and always was available to help. Her house is very clean and comfortable and she left metro cards, suggestions of tours, maps, water and a chocolate for each one of us. It's strongly recommend.
Kristen and Will are the most thoughtful and welcoming hosts I've ever met. There was a pack of yummy homemade cookies in our room and the guidebook they wrote was very useful. They even provided us with 2 city bike rental chips, and offered to drive us to Brookland metro whenever they could, even at 7am in the morning! Kristen is really kind and did us such a huge favour by helping us with laundry while we were out for the day. She also prepared some breakfast for us in the morning. Communication before and during the stay was very easy, and they were quick in responding to questions we had during the stay. The bedrooms and bathroom were clean and comfortable. The location of their home is very convenient, and we could get to the museums in about 20-30mins. We had such a lovely experience and would highly recommend staying here if you're visiting Washington.
Great cosy apartment in a safe neighbourhood! Instructions were very clear on airbnb and host even provided us with a manual consisting of recommnded locations around the area. Host was also quick in responding to our questions too! Loved the stay (: Merry Christmas!
I was there with my parents to have a short vacation in DC. It was a really good experience to stay at Kristen and Will's place.
My parents and I were satisfied with the place and the location. Both Kristen and Will were also very helpful.
And it is a beautiful house by the way. I'm sure you'll like it too.
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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!