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.
Donna is a great hostess and we really enjoyed spending the night in her lovely spacious home,
Our family would highly recommend anybody planning a trip to the Washington D.C. area, make plans to stay at Donna's. You will not be disappointed. This was our second time at Donna's. Still can not say enough about how good of a deal this is. Donna still has the bar set high. She is very informative and accommodating to the quests needs.
Donna makes it feel like you are at home, comfortable and relaxed. She's there if you need her. The house is well kept and has all the amenities you will need for your stay. The neighborhood was very quite and the neighbors where friendly. Again, you will not find a better deal with a more gracious host.
We totally enjoyed our stay in Donna's house. Donna is very helpful and her cats are very sweet. The house is beautiful like a living museum, said my Mom. We wish we could stay longer but as you know, they are all booked. Staying at her home is one of the best highlights of our DC trip.
Donna is amazing. The rooms were really big, nice and clean. She even has a corner with board games and toys, which my kids enjoyed a lot. The house is in a great neighborhood. Really close to DC. She also provided breakfast items for us.
Donna's home was just as she described and so much more! It was beautiful and she was so accommodating to our large group! She made us feel as though her home was ours and it helped make our vacation wonderful! We highly recommend her home to everyone and we plan to return as well for another visit! Huge thank you to Donna! We had an amazing stay!
If there is a price for beeing a good hostess Donna deserves it! She is very informative and helpful. Donna handed out Metrocards, maps and guidebooks. Her house is spacious and wellkept. Donna's three cats are an extra bonus. We talked about different topics and exchanged views. Hyattsville is a small town that offers different restaurants and even a craftbrewery. Very handy after an exhuasted day in Washington D.C. We recommend Donna, her house and her three lovely cats to anyone!
Peter and Kerstin
My family and I will stay with donna next time we visit dc she's a awesome host and help us with everything she could thanks donna love your home
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.