About This Listing
Enjoy this large, inviting room with private bath, located on a quiet residential street, and close to restaurants, cafes. Our guests love the warmth of the room and large bathroom. Your hosts have been named airbnb "super hosts." Thanks airbnb!
This is the front of our house. The view is a bit old, as we've replaced the old red front doors from brand new, energy efficient ones.
Perfect combination of central location and quiet seclusion near the intersection of 11th and Otis. Spend your day down town sightseeing or on business and return in the evening to a thriving neighborhood and a warm, welcoming private room and private bath. Your bedroom has lots of closet and drawer space for your things, a queen bed, television, small desk--and overlooks the street we live on. Come downstairs to the screened porch for sipping wine you purchased at the local wine store. Located on a quiet, one-way street, our large, fully renovated row house is just two blocks to the bustling, high-quality restaurants, bars and cafes of 11th and 14th Streets. Two blocks more and you're at shopping, restaurants, cafes, banks, Saturday farmer's market, urban mall (with Target, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond and more) and Metro station of Columbia Heights. Three blocks in the other direction are the Georgia Avenue Metro station and more restaurants. Your hosts are an American who works in international development and an architect from Mexico.
If you are looking for a longer stay, consider the one-bedroom basement apartment (with private entrance in the same house) that we also list on airbnb. Or check out our third listing, the suite at the back of the house with a double bed and separate office/coffee room.
We are eager to share advice about things to see and places to go, and we provide our own map of the neighborhood and beyond pointing out our favorite restaurants, shops and more. For more on our neighborhood (website hidden) "New Columbia Heights" blog. Just ask.
All public areas of the house except the kitchen. The back porch and garden are favorites of our guests during the warmer months. Cable tv and wifi are also available. Please note that, beginning July 2014, we are rarely booking both our airbnb guest rooms at the same time: most guests will be our only guests at the time of your stay, with few exceptions.
Interaction with Guests
Regarding interaction, we take our cues from our guests. Some prefer their privacy and stay to their rooms, while others reach out to chat, go out to dinner at a local restaurant or share a glass of wine at the house. We also enjoy sharing our knowledge of the local community and DC. Just ask!
Our house is between two Metro stops and close to several bus lines. By Metro you're 15 minutes to China Town and the convention center, 20 minutes to the Smithsonian museums, 25 minutes to the White House. Many buses are also available close-by, or take advantage of Capital Bikeshare. You can plan your trips by going to the trip planner feature of the DC Metro website.
Other Things to Note
Because we work office jobs and go to bed early, check-in is between 5:00 (17:00) and 9:00 (21:00) weekdays. Early (but not late) check-in is available weekends.
Please check out the amenities tab for more information. Strike-through amenities are not available.
Just be courteous, and keep the noise down after we've gone to bed. We tend to go to bed early, especially work days, as we're up early in the morning.
You'll have access to cable television and wifi, and your closet has plenty of room to hang clothes or store on shelves and in drawers.
Our stay with Jay and Mau was simply perfect from beginning to end.
Jay and Mau are very welcoming and willing to help wherever they can - from helping with our luggage to being very accommodating about our check-out.
The bedroom and the en-suite bathroom are spacious and very beautiful (the pictures don't really do them justice).
Their house is located in a quiet neighboorhood but metro stops, restaurants, and supermarkets are only a short walk away.
Some things that stood out for us were firstly, the detailed and very helpful pdf-guide they sent us in advance and secondly, the fact that they put so much attention to detail f.e. they provided us with a smart-trip metro card.
The only downside with staying in this room is the fact that the bed is just way to comfortable to get up early in the morning.
Thank you Jay and Mau for making this trip so wonderful - we hope to be able to come back one day.
My 10-year-old daughter and I had a really nice stay here. Jay and Mau were friendly and welcoming, their place is spotless, and they sent a welcome packet PDF ahead of time that made everything go easily. We were able to check in ahead of time by making arrangements beforehand via email (totally worth the extra $20 for us).
We were in D.C. for a short vacation, and this location is right between two Metro stops (about a 8-12 minute walk), so very convenient. We flew into National Airport and took the Metro here, and during our stay took the Metro just about everywhere. There are a lot of restaurant choices in the nearby Columbia Heights neighborhood, and a French-style bakery with good coffee and butter croissants (Jay and Mau's welcome packet had excellent restaurant recommendations--thank you!).
The room was as pictured. Plenty of closet space. Wifi worked well. Bathroom very clean. Bed comfy. Everything in good shape and well maintained. I wish my home looked this neat!
We would definitely stay with Jay and Mau again.
I could not have asked for a more perfect place to stay. Both the bedroom and bathroom are beautiful, spacious, and extremely clean. I love the windows and natural light in the bedroom - like being up in a treehouse. Jay and Mau are wonderful hosts - welcoming, warm, and friendly. The location was perfect with short walks to metro stops and restaurants. Hope to stay here again on my next visit to DC.
Jay and Mau,
You have created an excellent stay-over possibility in Washington with great services in a very nice, local environment. We will recommend You at home.
Thanx and hopefully we will see You back.
Josette and Arno Bloem
Beek en Donk
Great room, great location, great hosts. The room is large, nicely decorated, with a nice size closet. Loved the bay window overlooking the street. The bathroom is larger than in most hotels. Very clean. Nice neighborhood close to metro, shopping, dining.
Jay greeted us and was most helpful explaining everything. Great experience. This was my first time staying at an airbnb and I will definitely recommend Jay and Mau's place to anyone visiting D.C.
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About the Host, Jay And Mau
Jay (on the right) is from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and works in international public health. Mauricio is from Mexico City and is an architect. We have lived in the vibrant Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC since we bought our 100-year-old row house in 2007. After a great experience renting our guest room on airbnb in 2012, we decided to list our basement apartment as well in 2013, and then our second guest room in 2014. But our first experience with airbnb was as guests when we rented a flat in the center of Paris, and we've stayed with airbnb hosts in Australia, Germany, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, and the United States. We love movies and traveling, and between the two of us have been to more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.