Guest bedroom and private bath.

House - Private room · Eastern Ave, Washington, DC 20012, United States

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Welcome! Thank you for viewing this private guest room and bath which is in a private brick home in the Takoma DC area. Are you seeking a comfortable and economical accommodation? This is a convenient location for working, or visiting in the Washington, DC area.

This cozy guest suite is conveniently located within walking distance of Takoma Metro station (red line). Or take the bus directly from our corner to the station - it's quick, only 4 or 5 minutes. Normally it is a 20-25 minute METRO ride to downtown areas including Union Station, U.S. Capitol Building, Silver Spring as well as major tourist attractions. I provide complimentary SmarTrip card for guest to use on both buses and METRO trains. SmarTrip gives you discounts for each trip. If driving, off-street parking is available.

I am an educated and well-traveled hostess who will help you feel at home. I've traveled to 39 countries including New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, Liberia, Kenya, Switzerland, Russia, Austria, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and India.

Your accommodations includes a clean and cozy private bedroom with a very comfortable double size 'real' bed and one fully stocked private bath, Wi-Fi, free off-street parking and central heat/ac.

If you do not have any Airbnb host reviews simply send a message with a brief intro about yourself and what brings you to Washington. Last minute travel plans? That's okay too. Simply email or phone via Airbnb.


Frequently called, "The Berkeley of the East' Takoma Park DC is a unique enclave with an interesting history (Victorian gentry, abolitionists, socialists, 7th Day Adventists, spiritualists, anti-nukes and hippies), has a village vibe and is more bohemian than the rest of Washington. Many writers, artists & photographers, potters & jewelry designers, musicians singers & dancers and those working in the healing arts reside in our little hamlet.

Within easy walking distance is Takoma's Old Town (business-dining-shopping). Places to visit include Cedar Crossing Tavern & Wine Bar, Mark's Kitchen, Olive Lounge, Middle Eastern Restaurant, Roscoe's, Capital Cheesecake, Souper Girl, Now and Then, House of Musical Traditions, Year Round Sunday Farmer's Market, Willow Street Yoga, the Dance Exchange and more.

I look forward to making your Washington holiday, business trip or relocation a happy and positive experience. If you have any questions, or concerns please send an e-mail for a quick response.


Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $350 /week
Monthly Price: $950 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $20
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Ellen was very gracious and helpful during my stay. She kept me up-to-date with some great things happening in Silver Spring and Takoma Park. The house is a convenient 1-15 walk to the metro and to all the restaurants in Takoma Park. There is plenty of street parking if you are driving - parking was no problem. The bathroom is directly off the bedroom, affording ample privacy. The room is smaller than it looks in the photo, but there is a decent closet, a dresser and a couple night stands - plenty for one person.

    March 2014
  • Ellen was a fantastic host and always made me feel welcomed in her home during my four month stay. She was always so helpful and willing to inform me of local events etc. The room and private bath are beautiful. Ellen's home is in an excellent location - a short walk to the metro and in a pleasant neighborhood. I would absolutely recommend Ellen to anyone staying in the DC area.

    December 2013
  • Ellen was a great host. The room was cozy, and the house was neat and close to the red line. I would definitely recommend staying there if you are coming to DC.

    August 2013
  • Ellen nicely welcomed me. She gave me a lot of information about the place and transprts. She gives you the impression to be a vip guest.her home is confortable and my bedroom with bathroom really perfect.

    July 2013
  • Ellen hosted me at her place for a little more than 3 months and sharing housing with her was very pleasant thanks to Ellen's very welcoming attitude, her sociability and constant kindness, and the fact that she was always very polite, respectful and easy-going. In terms of location and services nearby, the Takoma area is a pleasant place to stay and the bus stops very close from the house are convenient to get to Takoma metro station. However these buses are more difficult to catch outside of the week days rush hours; when no bus is available, walking to/from the metro station is not too long (about 15 min.). Finally, for people planning a long stay, a very slight inconvenient I would mention is that Ellen's washing machine and dryer are located in the part of the house (in the basement) which houses two other people. Anyway, this was not a big deal and overall my experience at Ellen's place was a very good one!

    June 2013
  • I had a fantastic 3 month stay at Ellen's. The house is in a great location, around a 20 minute pleasant walk to takoma metro station, which is located on the red line. There is also a bus that stops right outside Ellen's which will take you straight to the metro station- Ellen will explain how to use public transport, but its very easy! The house is also near shops, places to eat and the grocery store. The house itself is lovely, comfortable and well-furnished, as is the bedroom and bathroom. Ellen is a fantastic host, it was an absolute pleasure to stay in her home and get to know her. She is very nice and made me feel very welcome. She is also extremely helpful and made my stay in DC enjoyable! I highly recommend Ellen to anyone looking for temporary accommodation while in DC!

    February 2013
  • I really enjoyed my stay with Ellen. She was a very nice and extremely helpful host. The place was very nice, comfortable, and quiet. The bed was very comfortable and the room as well as private bath was very clean. Pretty much as expected, and more. I definitely would recommend Ellen's place for future visitors to the DC area.

    October 2012
  • "My stay was better than all of my best expectations. The house is accommodating and well-furnished. The guestroom and bath is clean and comfortable. The neighborhood is enjoyable and within walking distance to the Metro station and grocery. Ellen is very polite and helpful, so I strongly recommend. Good travels!"

    September 2012
    Response from Ellen:

    Thank you, Claudio for your review. So nicely written.

  • Great overall experience. Ellen was an excellent hostess (she even made a cake for my birthday) and made sure I was well taken care of during my 3 month stay. Additionally, the house itself is not very far from the red line metro (it took me about 20 minutes to walk there) and is also not far from drugstores, grocery stores, fast food restaurants, etc. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for temporary housing while in DC.

    August 2012
  • I had a great 2.5 month stay at Ellen's place! It is in a residential area close to the Takoma metro line. It is about a 20 minute walk over; I enjoyed this walk daily to and from work. The home was very comfortable and convenient.

    June 2012
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I enjoy being a host with Airbnb in the Washington, DC area. I am a mature, educated, well-traveled woman who enjoys welcoming people to this area and making new friends. I've had the good fortune to travel to 38 countries and looking forward to my next trip.
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