backkyard gazebo


Entire home/apt

12 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds


Entire home/apt

12 Guests

3 Bedrooms

3 Beds

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About this listing

The space

I live in the house, stay in the fourth bedroom on the first floor and have 2 cats, Noah and Mabalined
You have use of the entire house
•Plenty of room for families, airbeds for more people
•Use of the kitchen
•Driveway parking
•Washer and Dryer
•Rides to and from Metro 1 mile away
•Ride from airports, bus or train station
•Restaurants nearby
•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 Fios 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, 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 screened in 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 7 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.

The house is in the Washington suburbs, not in the city. 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 2 cats, Noah 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, Fios 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.

Guest access

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.

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.


The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 3
Pet Owner: Cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
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House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events

House rules are, treat the place as you would your own house. I have had over 600 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.


Cancellations

Flexible

Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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Jerry User Profile
May 2017
Donna has made my first airbnb amazing. I do hope hope my future airbnb stays are more like Donna. I recommend all my friends and families to stay with Donna if they plan on going to the DC area.

Deb User Profile
May 2017
Donna is a fantastic hostess. Her home is very special and the pictures don't do it justice. This was our best Airbnb experience. If you can book Donna's place, you are lucky indeed!

Hua User Profile
May 2017
Donna is very nice and patient! Her place is very beautiful and comfortable! Highly recommended!

Erinn User Profile
May 2017
Donna was the most helpful from transportation and arrival to sightseeing. She was very accommodating and sweet! We had a large group since came in for a graduation from across the states. We had two rambunctious and curious toddlers and they absolutely fell in love with her and the cats. I can say with certainty that her home is a lovely place to stay and you won't regret getting to know Donna, Madeline and Noah!

Jody User Profile
May 2017
Donna has thought through every detail. She goes out of her way to be the best super host available at Airbnb. Her house is amazing. Hospitality is 5-star quality. Best shower I've ever taken.

Dale User Profile
April 2017
Donna is a very gracious host. She was helpful throughout our planning to visit DC and during our stay at her place - providing information and insight on what to see and how to navigate the area. Communications were excellent. She got us back and forth to the nearest Metro station via her van, provided maps and tips on the DC area and local restaurants. Provided refreshments, got us off to a fresh start each day and provided a pleasant atmosphere to relax. It is a very comfortable setting, close to shopping, restaurants and mass transportation. Donna's Place is a first experience with 'Airbnb' for us 5 senior citizens and we are very pleased and found our expectations met or exceeded. Thanks again Donna. Hope to see you again.

Yaozhi User Profile
April 2017
Donna is a very nice lady. Me and my friend really enjoyed our time staying at Donna's place. Everything is very organized and clean, and the bed was very very cozy! Also, Noah and Mabalined are the sweetest cats we've ever seen!

Hyattsville, Maryland, United States · Joined in January 2009
Donna User ProfileDonna is a superhost.

I am 63 and a retired cable splicer from the phone company. I like to read, sew and really like to cook. I have 2 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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