You have use of the entire house
•Plenty of room for families
•Use of the kitchen
•Washer and Dryer
•Rides to and from Metro 1 mile away
•Ride from airports, bus or train station
•Cats and pool table to entertain kids
You can use 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms. They are on the second floor with a newly remodeled bathroom, with a tub and walk-in shower. There are 2 large bedrooms, both with queen size beds, and a small room with a full size bed. They all will sleep 2 each. I also have 3 queen and 3 twin air beds I can set up in the large rooms. The bedrooms all have Direct TV. One room has a DVD player and Roku for Netflix.
The well equipped, gourmet eat in kitchen has a duel-fuel stove with a grill. The table will seat up to 10 people. There is cereal, breakfast bars, snack food, sodas and juice for the guests.
I have a tankless water heater. That means you have unlimited hot water. If 12 people need to take a shower, you won't have to wait for the water to heat up again after 2 showers.
There is WIFI, and DSL for your laptop or wireless device. I have a printer you can use.
The library has lots of books, a pool table and foos ball table.
If you have small kids, I have a car seat, high chair, Pack and Play, and a stroller.
There are lots of restaurants near by, some with bars, 7-11, and fast food places within walking distance. Near the Metro station there is a shopping center with a Target, grocery store, more restaurants, movie theaters and several churches.
If you arrive at National, Dulles or BWI Airports, Union Station by train or bus, I am usually available to give you a ride to and from the house. I am also usually available to give rides to and from the Metro station, (my van will hold up to 6 passengers). West Hyattsville and Prince Georges’ Plaza, both on the Green Line, are about 1 mile from the house. There is parking at both stations.
If you are driving, my driveway will hold up to 4 cars.
It is about a 20 minute Metro ride to the National Mall in Washington. It is a 20 minute drive to downtown DC. The house is also near the University of Maryland.
I don’t have unrelated groups stay at the house at the same time, so if you only use 1 bedroom, you will be the only guest. If you use 1 bedroom, 2 or 3, if you are 1 person or 12, the cost is $60 per night for the whole house.
I live in the house and stay in the fourth bedroom on the first floor and have 3 cats.
If you have never done this, it may seem strange staying in someones house while they are there, but try it. I don't think you will ever go back to a conventional hotel. You get someone that knows the area and can help with all of your needs and all of the advantages of being in a house; kitchen, lots of space, wifi, Direct TV, and parking. Everyone says that the best part of staying at my house is the kittens. You can't get that in a hotel. And the price can't be beat.
Donna is wonderful. She is the kind of host that opens her home up to guests because she absolutely loves the experience of welcoming diverse groups of people from all over the world. Her aim is to make sure you have a great stay , as such there are lots of little amenities and special touches offered that isn't at all common to encounter on an average airbnb stay (i'm a host and I've used the site to book apartments/houses all over Europe and the US). The house is enormous, clean comfortable and well stocked with drinks and eats. In all my travels I don't think I've ever encountered better value.
I should also add Donna's incredible attention to detail. SHE warned US about a storm that was rolling in before we heard about it on the news. We were able to leave a day early to beat it arriving safely. She was extremely communicative, flexible and accommodating the entire way. Highly recommend a stay with Donna.
You would have read so many reviews about Donna's wonderful home, adorable cats and amazing personality but you can't really appreciate them until you actually meet/see them. I thoroughly enjoyed our nice conversation and my friends were so happy running after her cats or playing billiard in her hobby room. If I ever go to DC again, she will be my only choice and this time it won't be only a day ;)
Donna's home provided a very comfortable, safe, and welcoming respite. Our room was very large and every room in the house was sparkling clean. If you like a soft bed, you'll love the bed in the "pink" room. Donna herself was flexible, accommodating, and very kind. We look forward to staying with her again.
I've used the houses/apartments a few times on Airbnb. This is the greatest experience. You could not imagine how wonderful the house is untill you live in. You could not imagine how warm Donna is untill you meet her.
How I wish my family could go to this house and meet with Donna soon.
Donna is a fantastic host! We enjoyed the five days spent in her large house. She is kind enough to provide any help. We love her cute cats and nicely equipped house with any facilities that you need.
Staying at Donnas made our visit to Washington DC a great experience. She is a five star hostess and the house is quite comfortable,clean and very nice.She does above and beyond what is expected of a good hostess. To us, it was a home away from home and we would recommend Donna's house to anyone wishing to see Washington DC. And we enjoyed meeting her cats too !!! Thank you Donna!!
We decided to stay with Donna after seeing her excellent reviews-- although we only stayed for one night, I could definitely see what they meant! Donna was a friendly host and had a lovely house. We also enjoyed meeting her cats and hearing about folks coming there from across the world.
Great place. Quiet and comfortable.
Donna is a great host! We highly recommend her house to stay. Donna's cats are very funny & friendly! The house is very clean, comfortable & lovely. We were very impressed by the house! When we get back, we will definitely be staying at Donna's!
This was definitely the best of all the places we stayed in the USA. Donna is the best hostess ever! She goes way beyond what one expect. Her house is huge, spotless and gorgeous. Her attention to detail is amazing.She is also a very friendly and interesting person and we had severak long fascinating chats in which I learnt quite a bit about the USA. THANK YOU Donna. I sincerely hope we will be back again soon. :)