About This Listing
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.
There is a gazebo in the backyard. It has lights and a ceiling fan. You can sit out there and relax or maybe have dinner.
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 $70 per night for the whole house.
I live in the house, stay in the fourth bedroom on the first floor and have 3 cats, Noah, Digby and Mabaline. The cats are very people friendly and love kids. Don't be surprised when your kids ask all day, "When can we go back and play with Noah?"
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, wifi printer, Direct TV with HBO and Showtime, 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.
You have 3 private bedrooms and a bathroom on the 2nd floor. You can use the kitchen, first floor bathroom, library, and washer and dryer in the basement.
Interaction with Guests
I try to stay out of the guests way, but am available to answer questions or help with any of your needs. I am always glad to chat with the guests if they would like. I do not rent out the house for parties.
It is a very safe and family friendly neighborhood. It is becoming a very walkable neighborhood with stores and restaurants nearby.
The Metro subway is only 1 mile away, with parking. There is a bus stop 100' from the house that will get you to the Metro if I m not available to drive you.
Other Things to Note
I have written a "house manual" that will tell you about the house and the neighborhood. I also have an extensive list of things to do in Washington. If you are a tourist, I can give you help with maps, metro, getting around, things to see. I do not rent the house out for parties.
House rules are, treat the place as you would your own house. I have had over 400 guests of every age and from all over the country and all over the world. I have never had a bad guest. I have a "house manual" that will tell you what to expect. I can email it to you if you would like. I do not rent the house out for parties.
All I can do is thank Donna for a great stay. Her house is great, her kitty cats are cute and her hospitality is one of generosity. She opened up her house to us and drove us back and forth to the metro and even to Dullas Airport twice in one day when we made a same day trip to New York. The rooms are clean and spacious and the bathroom is big and up to date. The shower is a grand size. The house is located in a quiet green neighbourhood near to the bus that takes you to the metro as well. Everything is accessible from her place to DC. I would certainly stay again next time I am in DC
Staying with Donna was great! We had a perfect time at her house. She helped us with anything we needed! Because the part we rented is kind of seperated from the rest of the house, we had al the privacy we needed. We would definitely stay with her again en recommend it to everybody!
We felt right at home. Playing with the cats was a favorite activity for our kids. The bedrooms were comfortable and the kitchen was amazing. It was very easy to get to the metro station and very close to restaurants and shops. When we go back to DC, we would love to stay with Donna again.
Donna is a fantastic hostess! She made us feel welcome right from the start. Her care and attention to detail is amazing. She is everything she says and so much more. She has a beautiful home and she generously shares it. Can't recommend staying here enough. Thank you, Donna!
We came and stayed with Donna for 9 days. She is a wonderful host and very helpful. The house is beautiful, clean and really confortable. It is really nice to have some snacks and drinks when you need it. Her three cats are really friendly and we and our three girls loved having them around. We hope that if we ever travel to Washington again that we will be able to stay with Donna. Many thanks for a great stay.
We had a lovely stay, Donna was helpful and generous of time. She opened her entire home to us and was so so gracious. We enjoyed the sweet kitties. Donna was an excellent hostess, providing ample info to get about town easily and with ex temporary knowledge of the locale. Can not wait to stay with her again. Arrived as guests, left as friends.
About the Host, Donna
I am 61 and a retired cable splicer from the phone company. I like to read, sew and really like to cook. I have 3 cats that keep the place lively. I hope to make new friends and learn new things by having people stay in my home. Hosting people from all over the country and the world has been the experience of a lifetime. I have found that everyone has a story and they are all interesting. My life has been greatly enriched by the people I have met. The stories I hear about peoples lives and history, have given me a look into the world I couldn't have gotten any other way. I look forward to each new guest and the adventure they will bring.
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