About this listing
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.
I stayed at Nick and Lylie's basement suite for a summer-long internship and I would rate my stay a 10/10.
Nick and Lylie made me felt welcome from the moment I arrived by treating me to a delicious meal. Nick and Lylie continued to be excellent hosts for the remainder of my stay by always interacting with me cheerfully while providing me with advice about the neighborhood and the many amenities it had to offer.
The suite was exactly as described. The bed was remarkably comfortable and the quality / cleanliness of the space was exceptional.
I would strongly recommend staying at this location for a stay of any duration. Nick and Lyle are tremendous hosts.
Nick was great and made us feel very welcome. He coped well with our late arrival and early departure. All the small details are well taken care of, lovely bathroom, etc. The apartment is a little basementy, however beautifully looked after and presented, and great for the price
Plenty of space here - with its own separate bedroom. I rented this spot for my parents for 2 nights while they were visiting DC...they reported everything was super clean and hosts were thoughtful (even delivered their choice of milk for breakfast!).
We felt very welcomed by Lylie and enjoyed her gardening around the house. The bed was very comfortable and the apartment was very clean and well appointed. Enjoyed using the yoga mat. :-)
At first we were surprised to see it was a basement unit - but we got used to that and enjoyed our stay.
The location was very convenient for visiting with our daughter in the Petworth area and there were some really nice restaurants nearby. Also loved going to the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning.
We had a great stay in Lylie and Nick's suite. We were in the area of the city that we wanted and could walk to good restaurants and were close to the Metro. Lylie gave us suggestions on places to visit while we were in town and how to get there. We had everything we needed in the suite, plus food for breakfast and snacks. Thanks for your hospitality!
My bf and I had a wonderful stay at Nick and Lylie's. Their place was in a great location, and they provided more tourist information than we could ever get through! The self-serve breakfast and extra snacks were more than we expected, and the extra supplies - even tupperware and water bottles, and an umbrella - were incredibly thoughtful.
We didn't get a chance to meet them, but Lylie provided all the contact information we could need if there were any problems and reached out a few times during our stay to make sure everything was ok.
I highly recommend staying here!
Excellent airbnb listing. Hosts were very gracious and helpful. The space was very well furnished and the keyless entry system made getting in and out a breeze. Strongly recommend.
About the Host, Nick And Lylie
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.