This clean and private room comfortably sleeps two or three with a handmade log bed, comfortable queen sized mattress, and side room with desk and fold-out couch. Centrally located and 4.5 blocks to the metro, enjoy the kitchen, patio & porch, etc!
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).
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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!
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).
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.
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.
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
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|
|Extra people:||$15 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$425 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2200 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
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.
Tiffany is a great hostess, and thinks of everything when it comes to making her guests feel at home. I had a great time at her place and visiting DC!
Nuestra estadía en la casa de Tiffany comenzó bien pero no terminó de lo mejor, al menos, peor de lo que esperábamos. Si bien nos recibió en su casa de noche, después notamos que a los huéspedes que venían los esperaba con muchas atenciones -que por nosotros no hubo. Demostró con ellos una preocupación e interés muy distinto a su trato con nosotros. Tal vez, porque somos jóvenes.
No vimos mucho a Tiffany durante nuestra estadía, lo cual no tiene nada de malo. Sin embargo, solía comunicarse con nosotros vía mail, y eso lo mantuvo durante nuestra estadía en su hogar (?) lo cual creemos es muy despersonalizado y no facilita a una buena comunicación.
Por lo demás, una semana previa a nuestra llegada nos había preguntado si podíamos hacer check out temprano (un favor de nuestra parte), a lo que respondimos que sí, sin embargo en una semana las cosas cambiaron y cuando quisimos hablar con ella, no nos hizo mucho caso. Finalmente el día previo a nuestra salida nos dijo, por MAIL y a una hora en que ya no estábamos en la casa -por ende, sin WiFi ni conexión- que ella había agendado limpieza a las 9 am. al día siguiente por lo que teníamos que irnos a esa hora. Si bien nos había pedido un favor muchos días antes, y le respondimos amablemente que sí, Tiffany NO nos respondió ese mail ni nos confirmó a qué hora quería que nos fuéramos. Simplemente organizó su día considerando que quería que nos fuéramos lo antes posible y nos notificó la hora el día antes. Podríamos haber conversado las cosas y claramente no hubiera sido un trato tan amargo por su parte ni la nuestra, ya que nos sentimos muy poco acogidos, sobre todo viendo al llegar a la casa el día antes de irnos que ya había empacado nuestras cosas, y en su lugar, puesto cosas para acoger a los nuevos huéspedes. Tampoco consideró el desayuno esa mañana. Finalmente nos extrañó esta actitud, considerando que nos preocupamos siempre de dejar ordenado, de usar nuestras cosas si era posible (por ejemplo, para no usar su mermelada sacábamos una nuestra), etc. Posiblemente no fue intención de Tiffany hacernos sentir mal, sin embargo, la falta de preocupación por nosotros la sentimos bastante.
Al final, quedamos con una mala idea de nuestra experiencia en Washington. Por el hecho de que Tiffany sin comunicarse bien con nosotros aceleró nuestra salida, debimos pasar 7 horas en el terminal de buses, sin poder salir por dejar maletas en custodia por lo costoso del servicio. Obviamente perdimos algunos recorridos que teníamos planeados.
CapitolHil Bedrm w private sideroom was absolutely perfect for our trip. The location is great for getting around and Tiffany's home is very clean and very comfortable. Tiffany was a wonderful host! Would highly recommend if in Washington DC.
My friend and I were thrilled with our host, Tiffany, her Capitol Hill row house, and the location! Convenient to the Metro, restaurants and the Eastern market, we enjoyed the friendly neighborhood and walking to the Capitol and museums about 1.7 miles away.
The home was clean, cozy, quiet and comfortable. Tif was very thoughtful in leaving us fun treats for breakfast and making us feel welcome. Both Che and I enjoyed talking with Tiffany and she was very helpful whenever we were looking for information and suggestions -- from local restaurants to which cavern to visit in Virginia.
We would definitely return!
Tiffany's place was very cute, quiet, and comfortable. She was prepared for all my needs and had a lovely breakfast waiting for me every morning. She was fun and energetic and excited to help me find my way around DC! I went to DC for an opening and she came and supported me! It was awesome.
I stayed with Tiffany the night before a job interview. She was so nice in helping me feel relaxed and she recommended a great restaurant for dinner.
Tiffany is absolutely fantastic. It was like staying at a pro bed and breakfast with a person who actually really cared that I had a good experience. The place is welcoming, quiet and homey, and Tiffany went above and beyond to accommodate me. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.
Tiffany's warm welcome and her out going personality made me feel right at home.,from her cup of tea and her generous offer to provide me with a DC metro card was gran .Tiffany's house is a short walking distance to the metro making it ideal for exploring all the important sites in DC …only minutes away! The room has a firm queens size bed and small adjacent room with a desk and sofa to lounge or work nice very clean and comfortable
Tiffany had lots of info on restaurants and some of her very special spots in DC
I believe she is a perfect AIrbnb host par excellence!!!!
If I could rate this 10 stars, I would. Tiffany is an excellent host. I had an amazing experience. I could not have had a better trip. The accommodations were perfect. I had quiet time when I needed it. Tiffany was extremely friendly and helpful and a pure joy to be around. I 100% recommend staying here. As for location, there is a Safeway within 2 blocks. The Metro is easily accessible... just a short walk. The neighborhood is great. I felt safe and comfortable. I wish I was still there! :) Thank you, Tiffany!! I can't say enough about how excellent everything was.
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