White House/Center City, 1 roommate

Apartment - Private room · K St Nw, Washington, DC 20005, United States
A.J.

This listing is for one roommate in a 2BR/2BA 985-square-foot condo for a period of at least 1 academic term under a Roommate Agreement compliant with (website hidden), Sec. 4(c) of the condo association by-laws and the guidance of Mira Brown at $1495/month.

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This listing is for one roommate in a 2BR/2BA 985-square-foot condo for a period of at least 1 academic term under a Roommate Agreement compliant with (website hidden), Sec. 4(c) of the condo association by-laws and the guidance of Mira Brown at $1495/month.

The Space

You have found The One, but be sure to message me before booking my place to confirm its availability. The ideal Roommate is a minimum four-month visitor, and the pricing is reduced for longer stays. There's a 120-night minimum. Availability is by standard U.S. academic terms generally, unless the calendar denotes otherwise.

Your great 10' x 10' private, furnished room with twin-size bed, cable TV, and attached bathroom in the heart of D.C.'s attractions is private and fresh. This bright setup accommodates one person comfortably, but not more than one person.

This is ideal for visiting researchers, interns, graduate students, and others in town for a focused project. Your housemate is a frequently traveling lawyer. No wild parties, rare overnight guests, but always cordial relations.

Remember to think carefully about where you prefer to stay. [AirBnB sometimes lists my condo as being in Chinatown, but it's actually in Downtown proper, three blocks from Metro Center and four blocks from Gallery Place/Chinatown Stations, with views of the D.C. Convention Center and three blocks from transit points for MegaBus and BoltBus (to Philadelphia, New York, etc.).]

When in our nation's capital, do you prefer to be half a mile (six blocks) from the White House? How about a 7-minute $1 bus ride from Union Station/Capitol Hill? And a 10-minute walk from DuPont Circle? Or a four-minute walk from the Washington Convention Center? Do you like the idea of being within four blocks of subway stations at Metro Center, McPherson, and Gallery Place (Verizon Center)? And a 10-minute taxi ride from National Airport?

If you answered "yes," then make your home in Northwest. Enjoy your private room and your own bathroom in my beautiful, spotless corner unit in a high-rise, secured luxury building 7 minutes by Circulator bus from Capitol Hill and 15 minutes from Georgetown. The festive Circulator bus stops 1/2 block from my front door. Check out the map and street views associated with this listing. You're three or four blocks from all five Metrorail lines, too.

Your room is pictured here, with the Tiffany lamp, the large bookcases and desk, and the twin-size bed with blue pillows and red/blue spread. The bed is a Castro Convertible, which is like a steel cot. I leave it permanently in its out position and fully dressed. 40 years old and with sturdy mattress-like springs, it is heavy and features a thick foam mattress I had custom-made in 2007 to replace the mattress that had been on the bed since my grandmother bought it many decades ago.

The condo features well-appointed living areas of this high-end condominium, as photographed.

This 2005-built building features expansive views and concierge services including dry cleaning. In our 14 stories are a gym, an internal bike rack, a pool table, and a nice roof deck.

Including all utilities plus wireless Internet, the listed amount is a bargain, given the appeal of this building, with its granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, Brazilian cherry hardwood floors, plush carpeting, and ceramic tile flooring.

Regardless of your intentions, please always message me before you book the space so that we can confirm your comfort level and the space's availability and so that I can provide a condo-association-compliant Roommate Agreement to be registered with the Site Manager.

While I do expect to clean a lot on your behalf before and after you leave, I must advise now that if you're sloppy -- break dishes, slam doors, don't understand how to keep a microwave clean, and/or leave fingerprints on glass without noticing -- then we won't make good roommates. The goal is that the home remain orderly but social, with mutual respect. You are paying to be here, of course, so I will give you at least some grace.

Visiting scholars/researchers, advanced students, and other responsible, non-smoking persons present the best possibilities. No smoking allowed inside the unit, but on the roof deck is fine. No pets.

IN SUMMARY, this is a great Roommate deal. Both you and I are in positions to be selective. When you contact me, please feel free to provide informative details about yourself, as I have provided about me in this posting. I thank you for reading.

Guest Access

Gym, community (game) room, sky deck open 24-7, concierge desk

Interaction with Guests

I am out of state on my job four days out of every week.

The Neighborhood

This is the hottest neighborhood in D.C. at the moment, with new retail, restaurant, and living options having sprouted up within a four-block radius over the last five years. New Tumi and Allen Edmonds stores just joined the Tesla dealership and Brasserie Beck in the mix, all within two blocks of your front door.

Getting around

The Circulator bus to Georgetown and Union station stops 1/2 a block from the front door, and all Metro lines are within five blocks, the closest one (orange/blue) two blocks southwest of here.

Other Things to Note

The condo is bright and clean. All friends and roommates rave over it. I love it here. It is pet-free, as well.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 120 nights
Weekly Price: $374 /week
Monthly Price: $1495 /month
Security Deposit: $1495
Check In: 9:00 AM
Check Out: 2:00 PM
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Cancellation: Moderate
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  • Amos was a gracious host. The accommodations were spotless and comfortable. Coming and going was a breeze. Thank you for a wonderful stay and I look forward to staying again!

    July 2013
  • A.J. was very hospitable and accommodating. The apartment is very nicely furnished and clean. Having a private bathroom is also a great benefit. Would highly recommend staying here and would stay again in the future.

    July 2013
  • Amos is an excellent host who made my trip to DC a very pleasant experience.

    May 2013
  • Amos is a fantastic host! He has picked me up at arrival and brought me to the airport for departure, invited me for dinner, provided a delicious breakfast and has given me useful hints for exploring the city. He’s friendly and well educated, so I enjoyed the conversations with him. His apartment is perfect. Clean, nicely furnished and located in walking distance to everything, e.g. touristic highlights, restaurants, metro, bus and bike stations. It was my best airbnb experience so far and I can absolutely recommend a stay at Amos - Thank you very much!

    May 2013
  • As a first-time airbnb.com user, I am glad Amos was my host. Intelligent, gracious, and thoughtfully hospitable, he gave me insiders tips on local transportation, provided delicious options for breakfast, and made my stay very comfortable. Amos is also a great conversationalist, well versed in a wide array of topics and issues. Overall, Amos made my stay an excellent experience!

    June 2011
  • Aj is a great and friendly host! Excellent location, very clean and neat house and room and walking distance to white house and metero. Highly recommended!

    June 2011
  • Amos is a phenomenal host. Where to start? First, he paid for my cab ride to his beautifully furnished ninth-floor condominium when work prevented him from being able to pick me up from DCA (he is a hard-working international trade lawyer). On the first night of my stay, he spent at least an hour driving me around Washington, showing me sights of interest and explaining to me how DC is structured, without me even asking. He took me out to two fantastic restaurants during my stay. I was given permission to eat or drink whatever he had available, and he even made breakfast for me one morning and left it out for when I woke up. It is Amos’s character, however, that truly makes him a phenomenal host. He is humorous, intelligent, kind, passionate, I could go on and on. If you desire privacy, know that he makes an effort to give you your own personal space. Regarding where I stayed, my bedroom was tidy and my bathroom spotless. Amos’s condominium is safely located and an easy access point to all Washington, DC has to offer. I am truly grateful I decided to stay with Amos and not at a hotel.

    December 2009
  • What can I say? AJ picked me up from Dulles, waiting patiently for three hours while I cleared customs and immigration. "Why did you wait so long? You could have gone back home." , AJ answered: "Because I gave you my word that I would be here and that I would wait. You flew for 14 hours and did not need to be holed up in a beat-up $60.00 taxi trying to get to downtown D.C." And that set the tone for the entire visit. AJ is a busy international-trade lawyer, so I had plenty of privacy, which was great for reading and studying but at the same time I had many interesting talks with him(I went dinner with him at least twice). He provided ample breakfast and snacking options, with premium juices, waters, and more (he contacted me before to know what I like!). The bathroom and bedroom were spotless. I had a great view from the ninth floor. AJ has a sharp sense of humor, friendly and very open to other cultures, and despite his schedule, he found time for swimming and tennis. Always the Southern gentleman, he invited me along. He by necessity seems selective in allowing guests in his home, and I'm cautious about choosing accommodations, too. This caution is understandable, and it seems to work well for hosts and guests. AJ and his place were ideal, a real bargain in the best location I imagined. I will recommend Luxury and Location even to my close friends if they are visiting D.C.!

    November 2009
  • The stay at Amos' condo greatly exceeded my expectations. This is a great location that is a short walk from two metro stations and is surrounded by business offices, other condos, and restaurants.

    Very clean and neat accommodations. Bed was a small cot style bed with a foam mattress that was adequate. I had exclusive use of a bathroom with a shower including space to keep my shower supplies.

    Amos went above and beyond to make me feel welcome in his home. Not only did he pick me up from the airport, but he dropped me off when my stay was finished. I highly recommend that anyone planning a trip to DC stay with Amos. You won't regret it!

    Amos had stocked the kitchen with plenty to eat for breakfast and access to all appliances if I chose to cook.

    May 2009
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Harvard Law School
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