About this listing
A quiet sanctuary, great for pleasure seekers and business travelers. Sleep well in a cozy queen bed, spread out in a comfortable living room. Petworth is a thriving neighborhood, with great restaurants and essential amenities, only 5 metro stops from the National Mall.
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, one of DC's hottest neighborhoods, home 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, Slash Run, 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. Great for its party atmosphere at night. 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 - take either line (green or yellow). The metro station is a 10 minute walk away. Bus lines are accessible even closer. BRIDJ shuttle runs affordable service from Petworth to Foggy Bottom/Farragut Square/Metro Center zones, (check out their website).
Cab rides and car services like Uber are affordable from major DC attractions (use promo code "uberdcsuite" for a free ride).
If you're staying for a while, consider a low-cost Car2Go (car share) or Capital Bikeshare membership. Bike commute lanes are nearby. If you have your own car, there is ample free parking.
* METRO SUBWAY: Nearest stop is Georgia Ave./Petworth - use either Green or Yellow 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.
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. Early morning departures: Best bet is Uber private car service (surprisingly nice and affordable - use promo code "uberdcsuite" for a free or discounted first ride).
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
Smoking outside only. No pets.
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.
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, a recovering lawyer, and also works with a non-profit. We met in San Francisco, and now live 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.
We enjoy theatre, live music, visual arts, and the diversity of this amazing region.