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 an amazing host! She did everything to make us feel well cared for on our first trip to DC including providing for all our transportation to and from the airport and metro, helping clean up in kitchen and interacting with us as much as we wanted while respecting our privacy. My older boys were very happy to know that there is a caring, kind, and generous person, like Donna, in this world. My five year old was delighted to speak with her and play with her cats while I cooked and prepared for day trips. That was so helpful!
Donna's home is wonderful. The three bedrooms are beautiful and the beds are very comfortable. The details in decor are so well planned and really make you feel at home. There is a well stocked cabinet in the bathroom with small sized necessities, should you need. The kitchen is complete with everything you could possibly need and has a variety of snacks and supplies too!
I would absolutely plan to stay with Donna if I must travel to the area again and I can tell you we will all miss her!
We had a fantastic trip to DC and the best stay at Donna's house! The house is beautiful, comfortable, clean, and we had so much room. Thank you so much for making our trip extra special!
Wij hadden een heerlijke tijd in het prachtige huis van Donna. Het was bijna thuiskomen na een vermoeiend bezoek aan Washington. Veel pluspunten, een super uitgeruste keuken, koffie, frisdrank, ijsjes, de pooltafel, in iedere slaapkamer tv, wifi en de mogelijkheid om te wassen. Een echte aanrader!
가족 모두가 만족한 집이였다. 호텔보다도 더 쾌적하고 편안한 분위기와 방의 크기, 부엌까지 깔끔했고, 여행에 지친 우리가족들에게 너무나도 좋은 공간을 제공해준 호스트에게 감사했다.
This was one special experience, the house was perfect and Donna really goes out of her way for her guest to be comfortable. my only deception about this house is that now the mom will want me to make her a gazebo and the wife will want me to renovate the bathroom like one we have used in Donna"s house.
thank you so much . Such a great experience. Yourhouse is awesome and welcoming. Just keep on doing what you are doing.
Thanks again Jan and Family
Donna's place was perfect for what we needed. Comfortable beds and the bathroom is beautiful -- great shower and bath tub. You definitely need to be cool with cats, which we are. Her's are very sweet! Donna was super flexible and allowed us to rehearse at her place before a show in DC. Would definitely stay again.
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.