A quiet sanctuary, great for pleasure seekers and business travelers alike. Sleep well in a cozy queen bed, spread out in a comfortable living room. The friendly neighborhood offers nearby amenities and easy access to all of DC's best.
Visitors to DC love our freshly renovated, spacious, and totally private retreat. Guests enjoy an entire level of a modernized townhouse all for themselves. The suite has its own private entrance.
This private one-bedroom suite has its own entrance adjoining the host's home. The area is secured by a gate from the street with easy access by electronic keypad.
Interaction with Guests
We love meeting people, and we're happy to help guests get to know and love DC as much as we do. But it's all up to you: With your own private suite and entrance, your personal space is assured.
Petworth is a rising star, home and just a few blocks walk to an expanding variety of cozy neighborhood hangouts and cutting edge eateries, coffee shops, and more. People on our block come from an eclectic mix of cultures, from several generations. And we're close to all those things you see on the postcards.
ARTS, CULTURE AND NIGHTLIFE
Petworth offers many attractions, with innovative bistros, bars and social spots. We love living here and enjoy wandering a few blocks to eat and drink at Domku, Petworth Citizen, Crane and Turtle, Chez Billy, Looking Glass Bar, Qualia Coffee, Sweet Mango Jamaican Cafe, Sala Thai, Hitching Post, and more. One metro stop away (or a 20 minute walk) is Columbia Heights and the international dining and shopping of 11th St. and the Mt Pleasant area.
Two metro stops to the U Street/14th Street area - some of DC's most popular, world class restaurants, clubs, art galleries and indie shopping. Famous as the birthplace of many 20th century African American jazz, arts and literature treasures (think Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Langston Hughes, Howard University.) Today, it’s “U Street,” DC's live music scene centered near 14th St. NW and U St. NW, with 9.30 Club, Black Cat, DC9, U Street Music Hall, fantastic restaurants, the iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl and so much more!
Transportation is easy. By metro (subway) we are only 4 stops from the Convention Center / 5 stops to downtown. The metro station is a 10 minute walk away. Bus lines are accessible even closer. Cab rides and car services like Uber are affordable from major DC attractions (use promo code "uberdcsuite" on their website for $20+ credit). If you're staying for a while, consider a low-cost Car2Go membership. If you have your own car, there is ample free parking.
* METRO SUBWAY: Nearest stop is Georgia Ave./Petworth with Green and Yellow line service.
* BUS: Walk to end of our street to the 60 bus running to local metro stations. 2 minute walk to the H8 cross-town bus between Brookland (Catholic University), Woodley / Cleveland Park, American University, etc. Also the 70/79 bus, on Georgia Avenue (7 minute walk) direct to Silver Spring (AFI and downtown) - 20 minute trip.
ARRIVING & DEPARTING
Easy metro access from Reagan National airport (DCA) or Union Station (trains).
Taxis and shuttle service from Dulles (IAD) and Baltimore (BWI) airports. Or try the Uber private car service (surprisingly nice and affordable - use this promo code at the "Uber" website or app for $20+ off your first ride: uberdcsuite)
I-395 and the Capitol Beltway are accessible allowing for an easy trip into Maryland or Virginia.
Other Things to Note
The suite has a microwave, rice cooker/steamer/slow cooker, fridge, kettle, coffee maker and outdoor grill and crockery, glassware, cutlery etc., but there is NOT a stove/hotplate and there is only one sink (in the bathroom). For longer stay guests we daily wash all cooking items in our dishwasher.
*Complimentary self serve breakfast and refreshments for short-term guests
*Quality linens and towels
*Free Wireless internet
*Ducted air conditioning - cooling and heating
*Crockery, cutlery, glassware and lots of food prep gadgets, plus disposable flatware etc for guests who'd prefer no cleanup
*Shampoo, conditioner and body wash
*Washer & dryer, free laundry supplies, plus iron and board
*30 Channel HDTV and DVD collection (no cable)
*Peaceful location in a friendly urban neighborhood
*Collection of local maps and tour guides
*Unlimited free street parking
NO - Indoor Smoking
NO - Pets
This suite adjoins our private residence and we ask that you entertain (non guests) at one of the many local restaurants or bars.
Hosts may need access to laundry or storage room during extended stays, located in hallway of guest suite (daytime hours only.) We will communicate this prior with our guests.
This was my first experience with AirBnB and Nick and Lylie made sure it will not be my last. The listing was just as described, the suite was very clean, comfortable, and had ample parking. It was wonderful to have a home away from home and hosts willing to share their knowledge of the area to ease our travels. They have put a lot of thought and effort into the suite, and it shows.
Nick and Lylie were great hosts. I was not in DC as a visitor, but if I had I would have been totally set with all the pamphlets, maps, and information they provided in the bnb. Really remarkable! I was a little surprised that there was no stove, but between the coffee maker, the microwave, and the wonderful rice/slow cooker I managed just fine. And the separate bedroom (with very comfy bed) made it a little more comfortable for me to entertain my son and his girlfriend.
I will definitely return when I next come to DC.
The host needs to work so we had very limited interaction with the host and we communicated mainly through phones. The place is a basement, but is warm and clean. The beds are very comfortable. Bathroom great. The kitchen is limited but functional. We enjoyed our privacy, especially when we travelled with our baby.
My boyfriend and I loved our stay in Nick & Lylie's suite. We had originally booked our trip for last month but had to reschedule at the last minute, and the hosts were very sensitive and accommodating through the whole process. We never got to meet them in person, but they were in contact with us throughout our stay, including just checking up on us when a sudden snowstorm blew in.
The suite itself was super cozy and comfortable, and it was nice to have breakfast before heading out for the day. Keypad entry and the separate entrance was really helpful, so we didn't have to bother the hosts when we arrived late. We had no problem finding free street parking right outside the alley every time we tried. We'd definitely stay here again.
Absolutely perfect thanks once again for letting me stay in your little slice of heaven
We stayed at Lylie and Nick's DC suite for 15 days over Christmas. The suite is really spacious, comfortable, clean and quiet, wel decorated, excellent queen-size bedroom, close to bus lines and not far from Pethworth metro station. Most of all, Lylie and Nick have taken care of every detail to give their guests a comfortable and pleasant stay. We felt at home during our 15-day stay in DC.
Definetely we recommend Lylie and Nick's Airbnb suite to anyone going to DC.
Lylie and Nick, thank you so much for you attention and kindness.
José and Marcello
Nick and Lylie's basement apartment was convenient and comfortable, a perfect place for our quick weekend trip to DC. Even though the owners are on the property, we had complete privacy. Nick and Lylie added a number of very welcoming touches, too - leaving us helpful hints about the neighborhood, and setting us up with a few breakfast snacks and toiletries - and they accommodated our late arrival as well. Very accommodating, very lovely home.
We are a married couple and really enjoy living in Washington DC.
Lylie was born in Australia and is a wellness coach, artist who works with a local non-profit. She has lived in the US since 1998. Nick was born in the midwest, is an active hiker and also works with a non-profit. We met in San Francisco, and are now living in DC. Traveling is a real pleasure for us, our destinations have included: Brazil, Iceland, France, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic, (Australia, of course), Malaysia, Israel, Thailand, England, Japan, Mexico, and much more. When we travel we seek out AirBnb hosts too, and have formed many wonderful friendships.
From our profile you will see that we enjoy theatre, live music, visual arts, and the diversity of this amazing region.