About this listing
Two immaculate rooms--bedroom and living room with private bath in 115 year old rowhouse 5 blocks from NoMa Metro (red line), also within 2-3 blocks of multiple bus lines can get you all over the city fast. Quiet, civilized atmosphere; no kitchen privileges but your living room comes with microwave, small fridge and coffeemaker.
Most of our guests are here for internships, rotations or fellowships, and in the area from a few days to 3 months. We prefer hardworking, sweet-natured mature individuals here for work, who have lives elsewhere and just need a safe, clean, civilized and private place to come and crash. We discourage couples and guests in the house, although significant others or family are welcome to visit for a short visit or two.
The house is occupied by two polite, busy professionals; we'll expect guests to be largely self-sufficient but we are friendly and want to ensure your comfort. There's also a large, well-behaved dog (Rhodesian Ridgeback) on the property but she is not allowed back into your part of the house.
Walking distance to downtown (about 15 minutes to Convention Center) Chinatown or Penn Quarter, 15 minute bike ride to Dupont or Capitol Hill (bike rental negotiable) and less than 10 minute walk to red line (NoMa, 1 stop up from Union Station) and near multiple bus lines.
Private bedroom, private bathroom, private living room equipped with microwave, coffee maker and small refrigerator.
Interaction with Guests
No guests; no kitchen privileges. Please activate alarm upon leaving and entering house.
Great place to stay: easy and safe, you can walk and/or bike to pretty much every thing you want to see in DC! There is a variety of good food in the neighbourhood, and Beulah was very helpful in pointing the good place to go to. Easy place to stay, hosts make it easy to feel at home. I rent their bicycle, which was convenient, but then I realized DC has a service of bicycles, I don't know which is cheaper, you might want to check that beforehand.
Nothing but great things to say. This was my first time using airbnb so I was pleasantly surprised that my 4 week stay started and finished so smoothly. Robin and Beulah are very welcoming and all around great people. The rented living room, bedroom, and bathroom look exactly like the pictures and are in their own wing of the second floor so it's as if you are in your own apartment! I was able to get work done and watch tv undisturbed as well as come and go day and night without issue. The hosts were prompt to respond to any questions, gave good recommendations, and even made checking in/arriving super easy for me even though they were out of town the first week. I highly recommend this place for any length of stay if you find yourself in DC. Thanks.
I had a great short-term stay in DC. Beulah and her partner are excellent, thoughtful hosts. They provided very helpful information about navigating the area, places to eat, etc.
The property is walkable to downtown and the Metro, and the separate living area off the guest bedroom was perfect as a quiet place to get some work done in the evenings without feeling cooped up. I felt right at home, and enjoyed having a clean, comfortable, quiet space to come back to after a hectic day in the city.
I had a lovely stay at Beulah's place! It is very conveniently located and feels like a home away from home with a bedroom, living room and bathroom all to yourself. I wish I was staying longer. :~) The hosts are very friendly and helpful and their dog is adorable! Highly recommend staying here
This place is awesome. I stayed here for a month while relocating to the District and I could not have had a better welcome to a new city. I definitely recommend it for either a short-term or a long-term stay.
Beulah and Robin are the most amazing hosts. From the very beginning, I felt welcome in their home. They are very respectful of their guests' privacy and go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable. They even left a warm quilt for me when it started getting cold and frequently asked if there was anything I needed.
The house itself is lovely, and the guest space is very private. It was great having my own bedroom, along with a separate living room to relax in. The living room has a mini-fridge and a television with cable, which was a much appreciated amenity. Both rooms along with the bathroom were very clean, and one can really make the space their own. Clean sheets and towels were also provided.
Finally, I really enjoyed the neighborhood. There are some very cool hangout spots nearby, and Beulah always had great recommendations for places to eat or drink.
All in all, I had an absolutely fantastic time here and was really quite bummed when it was time to leave. Definitely check it out!
I just completed a clinical rotation in DC this past month and I am so glad I found this place to stay! Beulah and Robin are amazing hosts and were very hospitable during my entire stay. They were very respectful and gave me as much privacy as I needed. The room itself was very nice. I was very happy to have my own bathroom and a separate little room next to the bedroom with a TV, mini fridge and microwave. I had everything I needed for my stay. As the page mentions, you don't have access to the kitchen, but I didn't find this to be a problem at all since there are so many good places to eat around DC that I ran out of time to try everything! Definitely give this place a shot if you're around DC and need a place to stay. I had a great time! Thanks Beulah!
This is a great airbnb option for those wanting privacy and their own space. The house is very quiet, and both rooms very comfortable. I felt very welcome and comfortable throughout my stay. Great location in an up and coming neighborhood. The area is within walking distance to Union Station, and close to the cafes and restaurants in Bloomingdale. Also within walking distance to 14st (although a little further).
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About the Host, Beulah
We rent two properties-- a guest room and bath in our private home in the middle of Washington DC, and a AIA award-winning lakehouse we built on the shore of Lake Bomoseen in west central Vermont.
My wife and I are busy professionals who work in politics and journalism. We have family in Vermont who manage the property there for us. What follows is applicable exclusively to our DC property, but I am happy to supply tons more info about Vermont.
In DC, we're looking for sweet-natured, self sufficient guests for our spare room, which comes with its own living room and private bath .
Most of our renters are here for internships, fellowships, rotations and so on. Our house is perfect for a short-term situation for people whose lives are elsewhere. But we are happy to accept renters who are here just for a day or so.
Our own bedroom/ bath is at the front of the second floor; in the back are two bedrooms, a private bath, and a washer dryer. We sometimes rent out the two rooms in the back. That includes all utilities except phone. Your space has a small refrigerator, coffeemaker and a microwave, which our renters use instead of the kitchen.
Rent also includes fast wifi, premium cable/ satellite television including HBO, a DVD/VCR, and a cleaning lady who comes every two weeks. The back of the second floor is basically your space and you can use the larger of the two bedrooms more or less as a living room.
The room comes with bed, all linens including towels, iron and ironing board, hangers, dresser and a bookshelf. The living room has a futon, TV and coffee table. The setup is designed so that you need only show up with your suitcase. We also have a bike, lock and helmet --it's incredibly easy to zip downtown, U St, H St, Dupont Capitol Hill, wherever, on the bike, and most of our renters have enjoyed having it. You're of course also welcome to bring your own bike, or a car -- let us know if we'll need to get you a temp parking permit. There's also a Capital Bikeshare docking station just two blocks from our house.
Robin and I are quiet, private, hardworking professionals in our early 40s. I am a journalist, she works in politics.We prefer to rent to similarly quiet, private people who are respectful of our space.
We have a very well-behaved dog who never enters the back of the second floor. Street parking is ample and safe. The neighborhood is in transition, as they say, but it’s very central and friendly and we don’t know anyone who has ever had a problem. I walk/bike to work downtown every day and our house is Bloomingdale adjacent-- three blocks from the superlative Big Bear coffeehouse, and also super close to Uncle Chips coffee, the Washington Firehouse, the DC Smokehouse, a terrific, inexpensive yoga studio (the Bloomingdale Yoga District), Red Hen, Rustik, Boundary Stone, the Pub and the People, etc.
Additionally, there is a Harris Teeter supermarket and restaurants right by the NoMa metro. We are very close to XM, NPR, Howard University, Children's Hospital and Georgetown Law (NOT the main campus.)
On the whole our renters have been on hectic schedules and just need someplace clean, quiet and civilized to come home and crash. We look for renters who have lives elsewhere and won't be bringing people over. You must be comfortable with our no-guests rule. (I know it sounds strange, but in Washington, there are plenty of people here just for the short term for whom it's not a problem.)
We're friendly and want to ensure your comfort but expect you'll be capable of maneuvering around the city and letting yourself in and out on your own.
Gay friendly a must.