Private DC Suite, Spacious + Modern

House - Entire home/apt · 4th St, Washington, DC 20011, United States

A quiet sanctuary, great for pleasure seekers and business travelers alike. Sleep well in a cozy bedroom, spread out in a comfortable living room. The friendly neighborhood offers easy access to DC's best and its own blend of tasty options.

The Space

Visitors to DC love our freshly renovated, light-filled totally private retreat. Guests enjoy an entire level of a modernized townhouse all for themselves. The suite has its own separate entrance!

Our AirBnB suite is located in the thriving Petworth residential neighborhood, with delicious bistros and historic sites nearby and only five metro stops from downtown DC.
- 10 min. walk to Georgia Avenue/Petworth metro station
- Bus to metro at end of street
- 2 crosstown buses a few blocks away

This spacious suite has a large bedroom (queen bed), en-suite bathroom (tub/shower and WC), with a roomy dining/lounge area and a private courtyard patio / entrance. For our daily and weekly guests, we provide: self service continental breakfast with a selection of cereals, coffees and teas, milk and juice. The suite's bathroom is sparkling clean and includes for our guests: shampoo, conditioner and body wash.

*Quality linens and towels*
*Free Wireless internet*
*Ducted air conditioning - cooling and heating*
*Coffee maker, kettle, microwave, refrigerator*
*Crockery, cutlery, glassware and lots of food prep gadgets*
*Plus Disposable flatware etc for guests who'd prefer no cleanup*
*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*
*Easy walk to downtown buses and metro station*
*100% no indoor smoking*

The suite is perfect for singles, couples, or families. In addition to the queen bed in the bedroom, there is a full size convertible sofa bed in the living area and air mattresses are available on request. Common guests include vacationers, business travelers, conference attendees and those who are moving to the area and need a temporary home base.

Note: the suite has a microwave, fridge, kettle, coffee maker and outdoor grill and crockery, glassware, cutlery etc, but there is no formal kitchen for cooking full meals.

We offer a quiet comfort retreat, just a few metro stops to the Smithsonian museums, major DC sites and most of DC's best known schools and work places.

* Five metro stops to the National Mall, Verizon Center, convention center, museums, the White House and more (Green/Yellow metro line).
* Bus routes within 1-3 blocks to downtown, crosstown and Red metro line
* Easy commute to Catholic University, Howard University, American University, George Washington University, University of Maryland (College Park), Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Capitol Hill and many major local employers.

* METRO SUBWAY: Very easy 10 minute walk to Georgia Ave / Petworth Metro station - Yellow/Green line.
* 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.

We recommend the 64 bus, an easy 3 minute walk from our BnB. Its route offers great site-seeing and easy access to the historic and interesting neighborhoods: 14th/U Streets, Logan Circle and Dupont Circle, the bus ends at Federal Triangle, downtown DC! It runs well after midnight too!

* DRIVE: Easy drive down North Capitol Avenue to Capitol Hill/Union Station or down Georgia Ave. to Howard University, the Convention Center, Nationals Park, the National Mall and beyond.
* BIKE: Bring your own bike, or walk four blocks to use Capitol Bike Share (Georgia Ave. & Upshur St. NW)

Our Petworth neighborhood is really terrific, just ask the "Prince of Petworth" who hosts a great blog about the area. We love living here and enjoy wandering a few blocks to eat and drink at Domku, Looking Glass Bar, Qualia Coffee, Sweet Mango Jamaican Cafe, Sala Thai, Hitching Post - and the new French restaurant, Chez Billy - just a 7 minute walk from our place. More eating spots are being launched in 2013.


Petworth offers many attractions, with innovative bistros, bars and social spots. One metro stop away is Columbia Heights and the international dining and shopping of 11th St., 14th St. and the Mt Pleasant area.

Two metro stops to the U Street/14th Street - some of DC's most popular restaurants, clubs, art galleries and indie shopping corridor. 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 (website hidden). NW, with 9.30 Club, Black Cat, DC9, U Street Music Hall, fantastic restaurants, the iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl and so much more!

Easy metro access from Reagan National airport (DCA) or Union Station.

Taxis and shuttle service from Dulles (IAD) and Baltimore (BWI) airports. Or try the Uber private car service (surprisingly nice and affordable - use this code at the "uber" website or app for $10 off your first ride: uberdcsuite)

I-395 and the Capitol Beltway are accessible allowing for an easy trip into Maryland or Virginia.

Guest Access

A private one-bedroom suite with its own entrance adjoining the host's home.

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 privacy is assured.

The Neighborhood

Petworth is a rising star, home to an expanding variety of cozy neighborhood hangouts and cutting edge eateries, coffee shops, and so on. 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.

Getting around

Transportation is easy. The metro (subway) is a 10-minute walk, with bus lines accessible even closer. Cab rides and car services like Uber are affordable from major DC attractions (use "uberdcsuite" on their website for $10 credit). If you're staying for a while, consider a low-cost Car2Go membership - it's amazing.

Other Things to Note

100 % Pet and Inside smoking free
Complimentary self serve breakfast and refreshments

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $660 /week
Monthly Price: $2045 /month
Security Deposit: $125
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Nick and Lylie's place was clean, well-supplied, perfect for two friends, and perfect for our short stay! They provided clear directions and check-in instructions, and we never felt lost or unsure of where the place was or how to get in. They even have a breakfast bar where we were grateful to heat up some free oatmeal and homemade tea after a couple days of splurging on brunch. The suite is about 10-15 minutes away from the metro, and we found the neighborhood simple enough to navigate, and safe. We had an awesome time in DC and having such a nice place to come home to was a big part of it.

    April 2014
  • We have stayed in a number of airbnb places in our travels during the last few years but this place was by far the best.
    Location was good. We were 5 metro stops from the main sights. The suite had plenty of room for two people, clothes washing facilities par excellence, clean, warm (Washington in April), coffee, breakfast cereal, milk, coffee, tea, fruit juice ..... I could go on ......filtered drinking water .......
    The hosts were marvellous. We would invite them to dinner and to stay with us in Australia. Their attention to detail and their hospitality was unparalleled. This sounds a little effusive but it is fully deserved - we very much enjoyed our stay in their suite. Nick and Lylie's suite provides a very relaxing respite after a hard day's sightseeing in Washington!

    April 2014
  • I stayed there for the weekend and really enjoyed my time there! Lylie is a perfect host, she even brought some food for us since that we haven't had a chance to have a dinner before our late arrival. The apartment is just as perfect as in photos and very comfortable. The neighbrhood is quiet and cozy, metro if just 10min by walk and easily get to the center city.

    Lylie, thank you for hosting! All the best to you!

    November 2012
  • This was a lovely get away after 8 hours of training. Lylie was more than willing to do anything she could to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. We felt very fortunate to have stumbled upon this refuge in the city. I would HIGHLY recommend staying in this suit! Nick and Lylie are wonderful hosts!

    October 2012
  • Great place. Great hosts.

    October 2012
  • I had a wonderful time staying at the suite of NIck and Lylie. When I arrived I got a very nice welcome and got all details about my suite and DC. Lylie shared much helpful information about getting around. I was in DC for a course in Silver Spring and this suite was the perfect home base. I got in the center of DC in 15 to 20 minutes.
    The neighbourhood is very quite and relaxing and it is not too far from the beautiful park Rock Creek. The metro is nearby and takes you into the city. My hosts were enormously kind to me; better than I could have imagined. This place is the best you can get in DC.

    Thanks again,


    October 2012
  • Lylie's + Nick's recently renovated place is clean, comfy, quiet, spacious, and full of everything we could need: tons of towels, linens, and pillows, teas, PUR water filter, washer and dryer... Score! ;-) The apartment is arranged so that the sofa/convertible sofa bed is tucked in a corner, and not immediately visible, lending it privacy. This is great for groups staying here.

    The neighborhood is lovely and residential, and street parking was convenient. Lylie offered great cheer, and useful insider advice about transportation, activities, and neighborhood resources. An informative collection of printed DC map, entertainment, menus, etc. materials were readily available in the apartment. Totally worth a stay. ;-)

    September 2012
  • Modern and clean. A home away from home. Excellent host and provided good advice about the area and other regions nearby.

    Highly recommend this place to stay!

    September 2012
  • Nick's and Lylie's place is a really great option when you want to visit DC. Especially the washing machine and the dryer comes in handy. Nick and Lylie are really helpful and answer you any question concerning DC.

    August 2012
  • We really enjoyed our stay in Nick and Lylie's house and wish we could've stayed longer. We stayed for only two nights and had the chance to talk with Lylie, who was very kind and helpful. She even drove us to the metro entrance the first night and recommended a place for dinner nearby. The place was very spacious, as advertised, and the hosts provided milk, cereal, tea, and juice for breakfast. It was a short walk to the metro and a short metro ride to the mall, where we spent the one day we had in DC. I highly recommend this place for a couple or small group of people visiting DC.

    August 2012
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Stanford University, University of California Davis
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We are a married couple and really enjoy living in Washington DC. Lylie was born in Australia and is a visual 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: 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.
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