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.
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*
*Television 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.
ACCESS TO DC'S BEST KNOWN LOCATIONS
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.
ARTS, CULTURE AND NIGHTLIFE
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!
ARRIVING & DEPARTING
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.
A private one-bedroom suite with its own entrance adjoining the host's home.
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.
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.
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.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$640 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2045 /month|
|Check In:||4:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
Nick and Lylie are perfect hosts! I stayed in the suite for just over 30 days while looking for a permanent place in DC. During that time they made me feel welcome while respecting my privacy. The time in the suite was comfortable and I would stay here again.
The suite is private. I never once saw them in the suite while I was there. They were extremely careful to coordinate the times they needed to access the space so that it seemed like an apartment.
The location is perfect. You will be 13 minutes by foot to the Petworth Metro. This metro is great because it small and easy to understand for someone just learning the system. From this location you can be at the National Mall in 15 minutes. There are two stops on this line that will take you a block North or South of the Mall.
Petworth is a relatively safe neighborhood in DC. Crime in this area is lower than many other places in the district. This is not to say it's crime free and you should always be aware of your surroundings but I walked at night alone to and from the station and never felt at risk. It is generally a quiet neighborhood.
The suite has a microwave, TV, mini fridge, private bath, and a very comfortable. They kept disposable dishes and utensils available which eliminates the need for a kitchen sink.
Highly recommend staying with Nick and Lylie. They thought of everything all the way down to snacks, breakfast food, coffee, hot tea, a book with directions and tips, and they made accessing the suite very secure but very easy. Book it now while it is available!
Highly suggest the selection of this location! Nick and Lylie are great hosts. I think they have truly thought of everything you could need while away from your home. I just hope their place is available on my next trip to DC.
We had a wonderful time staying at Nick and Lylie's basement apartment last weekend.
All communication prior to the trip was prompt and clear, and everything went smoothly with our arrival into the apartment. Once inside we found everything to be just as depicted, clean and comfortable and welcoming.
They have a small library of magazines and guides to DC on hand, and they were most gracious in offering personal advice on places to visit.
We were visiting during the government shutdown, and they were most informative on places that were still open to the public.
Their apartment is just a five minute walk away from Lincoln's Cottage, which is perched on a high point overlooking the city, a place he frequented often during the hot summers of his presidency. Definitely worth a visit.
I hope to return to DC in the near future and will definitely look to stay with them again.
We really enjoyed our stay in Nick and Lylies Apartment.
When we checked in, we could do it on our own as no keys were needed, very easy and convenient.
The beds were very spacious and comfortable; cereals, milk, tea and coffee were provided; we could use the washer, which was quite useful after the first 8 days in NY. A very nice fact is also that Nick and Lylie provide Smarttrip-Cards, due to that you don't have to pay that much for the Metro-Fares.
Thanks for the nice Airbnb!
This basement apartment was very comfortable to stay in. Everything was as promised when we arrived. Nick and Lyle provided a very clean well-kept space that we were happy to find after a nine hour trip. The bed was very comfortable. There is room to sit in the living room comfortably. We are pretty independent travelers and saw Nick and Lyle only briefly and spent time in the apartment only to sleep and prepare for the day. They communicated with us throughout the visit via phone and text about various logistics. We did sleep late the first night because it was darker in the basement than we predicted. That meant we had a great night's sleep were both well rested for the day.
We loved staying at Lylie and Nick's! It was very comfortable with many extras. They truly have a real bed with box springs and a mattress plus the most comfortable sheets I have ever encountered which made every night a good night's sleep. There was filtered water available all the time as well as cereals,candy, teas, juice, and coffee. There was a variety of d.v.d.s, games, magazines , and books to choose from and lot's of info. on the neighborhood and travel in D.C. They provide 2 smart cards for using public transportation which adds up in savings. The apartment is just as nice as it looks in the photos and Nick and Lylie couldn't have been better hosts. A delightful stay.
Mary Kay and Lou
I spent five weeks in D.C. undertaking a course in Georgetown University, along with a friend. Nick and Lylie were fantastic hosts: warm, welcoming and friendly, but at the same time they were not overbearing and gave us plenty of space.
I was a little nervous before arriving, as it was my first time using Airbnb, and, with the exception of a visit to see Disneyland aged 8, my first time in the USA. I arrived in Washington on July 4th, a day ahead of my friend, and without knowing anyone in the city. Nick and Lylie took me under their wing and brought me down to a local firework viewing party and introduced me to some of their neighbours. Thanks to my wonderful hosts, I thoroughly enjoyed my first Independence Day and made some good friends!
The place was comfortable, clean and spacious. I stayed in the main bedroom, which was very pleasant, and my friend (as the late arrival) occupied the sofa bed. The only negative thing i have to say about Nick and Lylie's place is that the lack of a full kitchen in the basement apartment began to be a bit of a nuisance after the first couple of weeks - dishes needed to be washed in a basin in the bathroom, and our diets were a little bit restricted!
Petworth is a great neighbourhood, and I would recommend Nick and Lylie's place to anyone visiting D.C.! Last, but not least, make sure you check out Red Derby, the brilliant neighbourhood bar!
We thoroughly enjoyed hosting Rob and Patrick.
As outlined in our profile the suite does not have a full kitchen, yet we do provide a separate washing-up basin and detergent for dish clean up.
The suite does have its own:
Kettle and Coffee Maker
The preceding reviews, taken together, cover all the bases, to which I'll add:
1) N+L's is the most comprehensive airbnb listing I've ever seen; you really know what to expect, no surprises. Plus their listing provides lots of ideas & tips for pre-planning your trip.
2) N+L go beyond basic provisioning, with unexpected conveniences, e.g., an endless supply of filtered drinking-water was very welcome indeed!
I'd be pleased to stay again. Ann.
We stayed two nights here and had a very positive experience. Lylie was gracious and greeted us upon arrival, which was helpful because we accidentally pulled into the wrong street. Our family (two small kids and two adults) fit comfortably and had no issues at all. We drove and used public transportation; parking on the street was easy, and the walk to the Metro was fine as well (we are used to walks being from NYC). Highly recommended.
Nick and Lylie's was our first airbnb experience. That being said I will definitely use airbnb again. We arrived late and Lylie with a big smile came out to meet us, showing us around her place and helping us get familiar with our living space for the week. It was clean and spacious. Just right for our little family.
She has put together a wonderful little book with great recommendations on where to eat and directions to each place, metro passes, and maps of all the local touristy stuff for her guests. The fridge was stocked with milk and juice, there was cereal and coffee ready to go as well. All making it very easy to get up and go in the mornings armed with caffeine and information.
We took many a long walk in the surrounding neighborhoods and felt safe the entire time, since I had my 6 year old with us this was important. The neighbors were friendly and so were the lightning bugs that accompanied us in the evenings.
If you're looking for a place to stay comfortably, with friendly hosts willing to answer questions and genuinely enjoy having guests than I would recommend Nick and Lylie. You'll feel welcome here and for a party of 3 (maybe 4) this is the perfect place to stay.