The suite, on it's own floor with private bathroom, is walking distance to shops, restaurants, bars, 2 metro stops, bike trails, and just minutes to the District. It's the best of both worlds; explore Northern VA and everything DC has to offer!
This private master suite is a little like a loft in the trees. It's is the entire top floor of a craftsman cottage in one of the best neighborhoods in the DC area. There are two beds, one full and one queen, with a private bath. There is a reading nook with a large library of books to choose from, and high speed WiFi and cable TV.
Guests have access to a newly renovated kitchen and a lovely fenced in back yard with relaxing hammock and fun inflatable pool. We have bikes for our guest to use, and we are happy to recommend fun activities and places for fantastic dinners or nights on the town.
Interaction with Guests
We will interact with our guests as much or as little as would like. The master suite, kitchen, and back entrance are completely separate from our part of the house. If you prefer privacy, we are happy to oblige. But if you'd like directions, recommendations or anything else, we will gladly help out.
We are located in the heart of Clarendon, and we love it! We are walking distance from great restaurants, bars, shopping, live music and just minutes from anything in DC by subway or cab. And we are only a bike ride or long walk from Georgetown. We have wonderful bike trails and are walking distance to many parks along the Potomac.
public transport: We are walking distance to two metro stops, Courthouse and Clarendon, on the Orange line. We have 8 Capital Bike stations within a few blocks. And taxis are easy to hail in the area or just a quick call away.
car: We are just off the Spout Run and George Washington Parkways, we have easy access to all major interstates and are just minutes to the District, via the Key and Memorial Bridges. We have plenty of parking on sight!
Other Things to Note
We have three very sweet and social animals, one small dog and two cats. Our rescue pets are part of the family. While they don't ever go upstairs, they do hang out in the shared kitchen. If you are looking for a rental that accepts animals, we are happy to talk with you about having your little buddy stay with us too!
We just ask that our guests be respectful of the neighbors and treat our home as you would your own.
Lea provides a creative, warm and spacious room it is very clean and well appointed. Lea has a welcoming and warm personality. Always happy to share ideas of what the local area has to offer. The local neighourhood of Arlington is fabulous ( Lea will share with you a few of her favourite cafes) - check them out - well worth exploring - the home is an easy walk from the closest metro stop for a convenient service to DC and surrounds.
A big thank you to Leas as our visit was split in two time slots over a week. We were able to leave our excess luggage behind - a huge help.
Along with having easy access to the washing machine.
Also not to be overlooked with our arrival on the first evening - feeling a bit "hit the wall" tired - : Lea kindly drove us to the nearby shopping centre so we could grab a bite to eat.
Lea was an awesome host. The place was as beautiful as the images shown. Thanks for letting me stay!
Lea was an awesome host! Her husband and pet family - 2 playful and curious cats and a sweet dog - were also great. Loved my stay! She was super accommodating. And had plenty of 'little extras' to make me feel welcome (toiletries, fresh linens, etc.), and even allowed access to the fridge/ kitchen and downstairs space as needed.
The upstairs living space was more than ample and was a real lifesaver as I transitioned to the area for a new job. Other reviewers have noted the steep stairs; they are definitely something to keep in mind, if you're lugging a lot or not super steady.
Parking was very convenient - available in the driveway and a block or two over from the house (ask for a parking pass). You're very close to stores, food, Metro and DC. The Pentagon/ Crystal City by car, with or without traffic, never took me more than 10-15 minutes.
Overall, it was a very pleasant stay. Would recommend this spot to friends and book with Lea again!
lea and mike were wonderful hosts. the upstairs room was perfect. the location was a short drive from our work location in downtown dc. i would stay with them again in a heartbeat!
My parents were coming into town during marathon weekend and I wanted to make sure they could find a nice, reasonably priced and close place to stay. Enter the lifesaver that is Lea! Her house is perfectly situated in the gorgeous Courthouse neighborhood, my parents felt both safe and comfortable even with this being their first Air BnB experience. Lea was super friendly, the space is great (and I heard a very comfortable bed) and the pets were awesome! Next time they come to town they want to stay with Lea again.
Lea was a wonderful host! She was easygoing and flexible to our plans and needs. The space is huge and very comfortable. Their home is VERY well-located to get into downtown D.C., and the neighborhood is quiet, peaceful, feels safe--the ideal spot. Lea's cats and dog are extremely friendly and as pet lovers this was a perk of staying with her and her husband.
Hello! We are Mike and Lea. We've lived in Clarendon for almost three years, and love our charming neighborhood and cute little craftsman cottage. Mike is an artist and I am an interior designer, we also work together designing textiles. I work from home so I'm always available. We have three sweet, social rescue pets, 1 little dog and 2 cats, and we are happy to welcome, well behaved and up to date pets along with their humans.
Hope you enjoy your stay with us!
Cheers, Mike and Lea