CapitolHil Bedrm w private sideroom

House - Private room · D St, Washington, DC 20003, United States
Tiffany

A clean & private room comfortably sleeps two or three with a handmade log bed, comfortable queen sized log bed, and side room with desk and fold-out twin couch. Centrally located + 4.5 blocks to the metro, also enjoy kitchen, patio, & porch.

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A clean & private room comfortably sleeps two or three with a handmade log bed, comfortable queen sized log bed, and side room with desk and fold-out twin couch. Centrally located + 4.5 blocks to the metro, also enjoy kitchen, patio, & porch.

The Space

This two and half bedroom house is in a residential neighborhood of Capitol Hill, six blocks from the metro (Orange and Blue line), and two blocks from a major grocery store. The house has central air, wifi, gas for cooking, and plenty of street parking. Historic Eastern Market, the second oldest open air market built in 1805 is seven blocks west which is perfect for picking up fresh veggies at the farmer's market and getting Maryland crab sandwiches. I'm a great host too and will greet you when you arrive and retreat if you want space or can chat a bit. You will stay in the guest bedroom with a private attached office which has wifi, closet space, and a super comfortable log bed. You are welcome to come to the gym with me as my quest if that interests you (Apparently an individual guest can come once a month for free). I have the best gym (e.g. three floors or room to work out, hot tub, and sauna). The house has new hard wood floors, stainless steel appliances and was recently renovated. There is a little patio out in the back and a front porch. If you want to feel what real Capitol Hill neighborhood is like--this is it. It should be noted that a little crepe shop just opened one-a-half blocks away and the Capitol is one-and-half mile away! A Capitol Bike Share stand hosts rental bikes one block away where you can rent bikes that is open 24/7 Check out: (website hidden)_downtownDC.pdf

You have a private bathroom with your room.

Parking If you need a parking permit I can obtain a residential guest parking permit but I have to pick it up at the Police Station. The parking is free if you give me your license plate number but I charge a $25 fee to pick it up the permit (one flat rate). Hotels charge $30 a day for parking. You can park for free on weekends and holidays without a parking pass but will get a ticket if you park without a permit for more than two hours on weekdays or when games are going on the stadium. If I have to pick up the permit on the day of your arrival at the last minute (there is a $35 charge because I hire someone to pick it up for me).

Location: My house is a mile point two on foot to the Capitol building, accessible by metro by Reagan airport or a 15 minute cab ride from there. From Baltimore I am 38 miles away and you can take the metro here from there too on the Green metro line.

From Dulles Airport here are your options:

1) Cab: A cab costs about $65 and is fastest. Cash or credit card.

2) Washington flyer: This bus leaves Dulles airport every half hour on the quarter hour and takes you to Metro station where you can finish your trip on the Orange or Blue line east to Potomac metro. Cost: $9 for the bus fare and about $2.85 for the metro ride at peak hour. (website hidden)_bus_schedule.htm. This way is second fastest. Buy tickets inside the airport at a stand.

3) 5A Municipal bus. Many professionals who travel for business take this. It leaves from the airport every half hour on the quarter hour also. It costs $6 and takes you to L'Enfant plaza where you take the Orange or Blue line east to Potomac metro. http://(email hidden)/bus/timetables/dc/05a.pdf This is the best value for your money and takes about ten minutes more than Option #2. Cash only/Exact change required.

4) Super shuttle: $35 (website hidden)_shuttle.htm This is my least favorite option for the money as Capitol Hill East is the farthermost of neighborhoods on the Hill from Dulles and they drop you off last. I don't recommend this option.

5) Union Station: Take the D6 bus (time table here: http://(email hidden)/bus/timetables/dc/d5-6.pdf?n) and request to stop at Massachusetts and 17th Street. Walk towards D & 15th Street, SE. Make sure you are walking in the right direction as East Capitol is the dividing line between NE and SE. Don't walk to D Street NE (common mistake)

Beds: The bed in this master guest room is a queen sized bed. The mattress, before I bought my house, was the second most expensive thing I owned. It is a premium mattress. The second bed in the study/den is a twin bed that pulls-out from the love seat. The sofa bed is new (purchased in May 2012). I put a thick foam topper on it and mattress pad. If you need the second bed made please tell me in advance. There is a second charge of $15 for it.

Safety: My neighborhood is safe. I've lived on Capitol Hill for seven years and never felt unsafe.

Continental Breakfast: Consists of orange juice, a pastry and a banana or other piece of fruit and hot tea. Sometimes I make eggs and tortillas available for your use.

(website hidden) Maps: AirBnB's (website hidden) Street view maps is not working. Here is the corrected link: (website hidden) My house is light green and behind the tree (Note: Tree was knocked down during Hurricane Irene).

Bonus offer: Thinking about becoming a host on AirBnB or think you know someone who should be a host? I am a designated AirBnB ambassador and offer this unique promo code where new hosts get a $50 bonus. Use this promo code when starting a new account and a listing and we both get $50 after your first booking: Sign up as a new host www.airbnb.com/newhost and use the promo code: ZB9QQD

Communications: I prefer to use AirBnB's site for our communications. Why? Sometimes guests email goes to my spam. Sometimes guests link a secondary email and do not check it (I am very good at communicating but if you don't use the email that you have linked than we have a problem), or sometimes guests loose their smartphone or leave their phone behind. By communicating on AirBnB, you can always call AirBnB and AirBnB can read you what I have written you. If I need to get a message to you through AirBnB (I am out of wifi service which happens but is rare), I can call AirBnB and they can email you. So long story short, if you reach out to me by email, I will respond to you (if it does not go to my spam) but I will ask you to use the site. If you are not hearing from me it is 100% because your email has gone to my spam and it is not personal. Thank you!

Guest Access

Guests get their own bathroom with tub, shower, toilet, and sink. You get free wifi, the possibility to pick up a key 24 hours a day, coffee, tea, pastries in the morning, condiments, cooking supplies, towels, and sheets. You get access to a back patio, porch, and metro cards (if prior guests didn't take them by accident) which saves you $10 on the metro. You also get discounts on groceries by using my Safeway card which gives you 10-25% discount on food/drink (use my phone number at check-out). You get free residential parking all day and all night in SE, NE, and SW DC but I have to register the permit at the Police Station which takes time and I hire someone to pick it up ($25). There is Roku for watching internet TV, a DVD player, board games, and basically not much is off limits (except my room).

Interaction with Guests

I am generally present during guest stay's but I do travel for work and sometimes I am away for a night or all of the guest's stay. I try and be here when guests check in and I typically only travel once a month. I like to interact with guests but I like to give them free time as well. I sometimes work from home so if I have a business call I have to prioritize that appropriately.

The Neighborhood

Residential Capitol Hill is an amazing, little known part of great American living. Eastern Market, one of three public open air markets, was created here in 1805 when DC was designed. It attracts artisans, organic fruit and vegetable farmers, ad gourmet food vendors. The American Planning Association recently ranked the Eastern Market Neighborhood, which is four blocks me (8 blocks to the market itself) as one of the top ten places to live in the United States.

Getting around

The metro is four and half blocks from my house on the Orange and Blue line which runs from East to West across the city and back. A bus also runs from the metro and to and from Union Station. DC National Airport, Reagan Airport, is a 15 minute cab ride. The Capitol is about a mile from my house. I am very centrally located.

If you want to catch a cab try the Hailo Taxi Hailing App. You can get $15 off your 1st ride with the new promo code FREEINDC (I don't know when this promo code will expire). There is also Uber and Lyft, car share services that you are very popular and inexpensive. Lyft is a donation model so it tends to be a bit cheaper. Note: Traditional cabs in DC are my least favorite form of transportation. From Union Station to my house they are fine or from my house to and from the airport. Cabbies are just irritable in DC otherwise.

This is my favorite mode of travel in this order: 1) Walking, 2) Metro, 3) Circulator, 4) Bus, 5) Lyft, Uber or Hailo but I have a car so I don't need a taxi and 6) Taxi

Other Things to Note

The neighborhood is very safe. I've lived here for seven years and never felt unsafe. There is a big grocery store, Safeway, 1.5 blocks from my house. It has organics, a solid international food section, a liquor store, bakery, ATM, and Starbucks inside.

Room type: Private room
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 2
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $450 /week
Monthly Price: $2200 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • We had a lovely time at Tiffany's house. Sadly we did not meet her but she made everything perfect for our stay. The house was clean, rooms and beds were comfortable and her home is really cosy. Location is great too : quiet neighborhood but everything at a walking distance - subway, Safeway, coffee shop... She provided guides and maps and transit cards. I highly recommend her place.

    July 2014
  • We had a short but sweet stay with Tiffany for 2 nights. We found it was the perfect location to explore Washington DC from for a few days.

    Tiffany is a great host. She was very easy to deal with in relation to setting up our arrival and departure times, and she is super organised once you get to the house. She wasn’t able to meet us at check-in, but she left out notes and a folder to get us up to speed. Every morning she had breakfast laid out for us, and during our stay she also gave us some great tips about things to see and places to eat. We ended up going to some places we wouldn’t have been to based on her recommendations.

    One thing to note is that you are staying in the house that Tiffany lives in, meaning that you need to respect her space in terms of cleaning up after yourself and following some very basic rules. We didn't have any issues with this, but you certainly shouldn't stay here if you expect it to be like a hotel with someone to clean up after you all the time.

    The house itself is very comfortable, we loved collapsing into that bed after two long days of walking around DC. We visited on one of the hottest weeks of the year but the AC in the study was able to keep the room nice and cool for sleeping.

    As the description notes, the house is very convenient for getting to the main places in DC with the metro stop only a short walk away. When it came time to leave, we were happy that we could walk to the metro station and get a train all the way to the airport for $2 each. The cheapest and easiest airport travel for any city we’ve been to.

    All in all, we would happily recommend Tiffany as a host for your stay in DC, and if we ever return we will certainly be looking her up.

    June 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 34 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    June 2014
  • We had a great stay at Tiffany's house in June 2014. She was actually away for most of the weekend, but she was accommodating and helpful even from afar. Arrival was easy, and there was a comprehensive household guide that helped us get set up on the wifi and get acquainted with the local neighbourhood. She left us a nice assortment of breakfast foods, some bedtime sweets, as well as metro passes for getting around.
    The house itself is tidy and clean, and our room was quiet and comfortable. We used her kitchen facilities to prepare a few meals, and it was pretty well-equipped, with staples we could use to get started. The location is convenient for most of the main tourist sites. We mostly used Capital Bikeshare to get around, and the nearest docking station is only one block away.
    When we did meet Tiffany at the end of our stay, she was super friendly. I would definitely recommend her accommodations to anyone visiting DC.

    June 2014
  • Staying at Tiffany's place was a delight. The room was very pleasant and exactly as described. We felt at home immediately. Tiffany was really fun to be around. She had lots of tips to make the most out of our short stay, she laid out a nice little breakfast, and on a rainy morning she even drove us to the National Gallery, so we wouldnt get wet.... The perfect hostess.

    June 2014
  • Staying with Tiffany made this my best DC trip to date. The place is immaculate and comfortable, the location is great, and a light breakfast is a bonus. But the real gem is Tiffany herself, one of the friendliest, nicest, most thoughtful people I ever met. It was a true pleasure to connect with her, and some of the best highlights of my trip were the breakfast chats we had. I hope to be able to stay there again on my next trip. I HIGHLY recommend Tiffany and her accommodations!

    June 2014
  • We had a great stay at Tiffany's. Good beds, clean house, nice neighbourhood and above all she is a perfect host. Helpful, interested and friendly. Thanks a lot Tiffany!

    May 2014
  • Tiffany was flexible, welcoming, and so fun to get to know, we felt like family by the end of our stay. She was interested in what we did every day, and helped with our itinerary. Her home and room was just as we expected. Her neighborhood was an older part of town and very safe and interesting. We found the people in the neighborhood, and everywhere we went, actually, very friendly and helpful when we asked for directions.
    Tiffany is very conscientious about doing her part. Our room was clean and comfortable. Kathleen and Floyd

    May 2014
    Tiffany
    Response from Tiffany:

    Hi Kathleen,
    Thanks for staying! You and your husband are so charming and sweet. Hosting you and Floyd is what makes AirBnB so enjoyable for me. Thanks for being such excellent guests!

    May 2014
  • Our stay at Tiffany's was very pleasant. The room with sideroom is comfortable, very clean and cosy. Tiffany is a great host and very helpful. Her house was our house. We liked the street and neigbourhood, with the coloured houses and the porches very much. It's a little walk to the metro station, and only 3 stops to The Mall. There are shops and restaurants in the neigbourhood.

    May 2014
  • Tiffany was an awesome host she had breakfast for me each morning and she helped ease my fears about getting around in a new city everything was perfect for me absolutely loved my bed it was so comfortable and the house was very clean just like I like it to be. I would for sure stay there again.

    April 2014
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I have a graduate degree from a leading university, love the city and the mountains, and am professional, present, aware, and helpful. I was born in New York City, raised near the city, went to college in Burlington, VT and graduate school in New Haven, CT and lived in Alaska, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, and took many trips to San Fran for business and beyond. I currently have clients in my day job in Colombia, Hawaii, Florida, New Mexico and beyond. I welcome people from ALL nations, ALL religions, ALL family types, in different stages of their life (students, newlyweds, professionals, travelers, retirees, etc) and/or travelling with relatives, friends, spouses, kids, relationships etc! My style of hosting is I leave the house the way I would want to find a place to stay when I am traveling. I care a lot about details.I want my guests to be happy and comfortable above all else. I feel that AirBnB is a tremendous gift--one that allows me to bring on clients to my business who cannot always pay upfront (e.g. non-profits, tribes, etc). The upfront cash-flow allows me to take bigger risks when choosing to work with new start-ups in the environmental market place. After a year of hosting, I have dealt with almost every situation you can imagine. Every day so far, I still feel like it is a tremendous opportunity and a gift. I do not take your choice to stay with me for granted. I am very open person and love hosting people of different cultures, subcultures, religions, ethnicities, gender, family types, traditional and untraditional partnerships etc. I've taken two college semesters of American Sign Language (ASL) and can finger spell pretty well mixing in more traditonal ASL. Gallaudet University students, alumni and family are welcome. I consider it an honor and a delight to host you plus your friends, partners, your professional service animals, and family in my home. Thank you!
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