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Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

Private room in my Columbia Heights row house. 4 blocks from the Metro Green/Yellow line which is a direct route to downtown, museums, monuments, and shopping. The house is full of vintage finds, and I live with my girlfriend and two amazing dogs.

The space

Awesome 100 year old townhouse in the middle of Columbia Heights filled with vintage modern home furnishings. The private room has a full size bed, LCD HD flat-screen tv with cable and Smart Blu-ray player with Netflix, Youtube, HBOGo, and access to my large DVD collection. There is a desk with computer, wireless internet access, Stereo with Ipod hookup, and a mini fridge with refreshments and snacks. I have two very cool dogs, Ollie is a very lazy 9 year old Am. bulldog/ Dane mix, and Eddie a sweet deaf Am. Bulldog mix, both are very friendly and eager to make new friends. I'm located only a few blocks from multiple metro stops, and shopping and nightlife in Columbia Heights. For additional nightlife options there are tons restaurants and bar choices in nearby Adams Morgan, Mt. Pleasant, and U St. In the summer I build custom bicycles in my workshop so I have bicycles to rent if you need a way to get around. There's also a private backyard with a fire-pit and koi pond for relaxing outside.

Guest access

Guests will have access to a shared bathrooms, kitchen and the rest of the house. Feel free to cook a meal in my well stocked kitchen, or watch a movie or game in the living room, or just relax in your room.

Interaction with guests

I or my girlfriend will be here to check you in and show you around. Once you've checked in you're free to come and go as you please. I often cook and if you're around you'll likely be invited to join us for a meal or hang out with our friends watching a movie or hockey game. If you like more privacy you can hang out in your room where there is a desk for getting some work done, and a tv with cable, and a smart blu-ray player with lots more entertainment options.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 12PM (noon)
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: $25 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: $25
Security Deposit: $175
Weekend Price: $70 / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 12PM (noon)

Communication is the key, let me know what type of schedule you are going to be keeping and I'll be as accommodating as I can. I live here with my two dogs and cookie baker girlfriend. I work weekends and she works almost every day (owning your own business is so rewarding! ) but both of our schedules are very flexible. Once you're checked in you're free to come and go as you please, and use any of the common areas of the house including the kitchen and laundry. The older dog Ollie has the run of the house, but the younger one is crated when no one is home to keep her from getting into trouble. Both of the dogs are friendly and love any attention you give so dog friendly people are ideal for stays at our house. If you have any questions please ask, We love this place and think you will too...



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

250 Reviews

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K User Profile
May 2017
2nd stay here. Joel was waiting for me. To arrive, came down to street to help with my bag. Love Oliver, very friendly dog.

Mengxue User Profile
May 2017
Nice place with stories. Friendly host with two dogs, but dogs were quiet. The neighbourhood is quiet and beautiful. Walk distance to subway station. 20min Uber to downtown. 50min to airport. Overall, it is a very nice stay!

David User Profile
May 2017
Joel was a very nice and friendly host. I strongly recommend staying at Joel's if you like to feel like home. Will come back! Thanks Joel

Bonnie User Profile
May 2017
My second time staying at Joel's. An easy, convenient place to land in DC with wonderful host.

Bethany User Profile
May 2017
Joel has a whole lot of cool stuff going on so the chance you'll connect with him on one of them is pretty good. But as busy as he is around the place, he's right there for you when you have a question or need help with something, no matter how small it might be. The house has all the amenities we required. Having free parking was especially fantastic, as we didn't need to move our car once in four days. The Columbia Heights metro station is a reasonably short walk away and from there, you can get around DC easily. The bed in our room was quite comfortable and the little fridge had snacks and soft drinks ready when we arrived. The home is warm and welcoming and my husband and I were made to feel very much at home. I got up each morning and made my usual toast and tea, then went back to my room, but could have just as easily sat anywhere in the house to enjoy it. There are two short flights of steps from the street to the front door and another inside to get up to the bedroom. It's all in the description. Joel's a totally fun guy to be around and Shannon, who's pretty busy because she owns her own bakery in DC (Uncle Chip's on North Capitol - be sure to check it out) took good care of us as well and we thank her for her generosity! It was a beautiful and memorable experience in DC. We hope to see you both again sometime.

Laurence User Profile
April 2017
Joel is extremely accommodating, friendly, and outgoing. The place is really walkable to some of the best parts of DC. My room and the bathroom were clean and stocked with amenities. Just a heads up, if you're a light sleeper, bring ear plugs as the wood in the town house is a little creaky, your window faces the street, and the dogs moving about could wake some people

Alejandro User Profile
April 2017
Joel is the best host I have ever had. He cares about everything and makes you feel you are at home. The room is perfect and the location is very convenient. I was attending several meetings in the golden triangle and it only took me some minutes to get there. I totally will recommend to stay in Joes' home.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States · Joined in January 2012
Joel User ProfileJoel is a superhost.

Freelance photographer and part time bartender living in Columbia Heights with my two awesome dogs Ollie and Eddie (she's deaf). I build bikes in my spare time, and enjoy home renovations and wrenching on my motorcycle on rainy days.

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