Perfect combination of central location and quiet seclusion near the intersection of 11th and Otis. Spend your day down town sightseeing or on business and return in the evening to a thriving neighborhood and a warm, welcoming private room with a den and private bath. Your bedroom and private office/den have lots of closet and drawer space for your things, a mini fridge/freezer, dishes and silverware, a double bed, and overlooks a lovely garden in the back of the house. Come downstairs to the screened porch for sipping wine you purchased at the local wine store. Located on a quiet, one-way street, our large, fully renovated row house is just two blocks to the bustling, high-quality restaurants, bars and cafes of 11th and 14th Streets. Two blocks more and you're at shopping, restaurants, cafes, banks, Saturday farmer's market, urban mall (with Target, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond and more) and Metro station of Columbia Heights. Three blocks in the other direction are the Georgia Avenue Metro station and more restaurants. Your hosts are an American who works in international development and an architect from Mexico. We also rent a third bedroom and bath occasionally on another short-term rental site.
If you are looking for a longer stay, consider the one-bedroom basement apartment (with private entrance in the same house) that we also list on airbnb. Or check out our third listing, the private room at the front of the house that has a queen bed and large private bathroom.
We are eager to share advice about things to see and places to go, and we provide our own map of the neighborhood and beyond pointing out our favorite restaurants, shops and more. For more on our neighborhood (website hidden) "New Columbia Heights" blog. Just ask.
All public areas of the house. The back porch and garden are favorites of our guests during the warmer months. The suite includes a kitchenette with mini fridge, coffee pot, tea kettle, dishes and silverware. In our kitchen downstairs we ask that our guests not use the stove, but feel free to use the microwave oven, sink and dishwasher. Cable tv and wifi are also available.
Regarding interaction, we take our cues from our guests. Some prefer their privacy and stay to their rooms, while others reach out to chat, go out to dinner at a local restaurant or share a glass of wine at the house. We also enjoy sharing our knowledge of the local community and DC. Just ask!
Our house is between two Metro stops and close to several bus lines. By Metro you're 15 minutes to China Town and the convention center, 20 minutes to the Smithsonian museums, 25 minutes to the White House. Many buses are also available close-by, or take advantage of Capital Bikeshare. You can plan your trips by going to the trip planner feature of the DC Metro website.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$10 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||4 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$450 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1600 /month|
|Check In:||5:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
What a fun place to stay. Quaint, cosmopolitan, and peaceful. Far enough away from the center of town to feel homey, yet close enough to get there in a moment if needed. Jay and Mauricio are super helpful with everything you need -- from a pre-written guide to the area to perfect AM coffee and even a card for the metro! I can't recommend this place enough.
We had a lovely time at Jay and Mauricio's. Our bedroom and the other room were great, the bed was lovely and we had all we needed for our morning coffee/tea. The bathroom was fully equipped, with fluffy towels and toiletries. The location of the house is convenient; within walking distance to two metro stops and the Circulator, which we highly recommend. Jay and Mauricio are great hosts, gregarious and pleasant to talk to. :) We'd definitely stay there again! //
La pasamos muy bien en la casa de Jay y Mauricio. Nuestra habitación y la sala anexa fueron muy cómodas, la cama era genial y teníamos todo lo necesario para desayunar. El baño es muy completo y tiene los artículos de baño necesarios. La ubicación de la casa es muy conveniente, ya que está a unas cuadras de dos estaciones de metro y del Circulator, muy recomendable para moverse en la ciudad. Jay y Mauricio son muy buenos anfitriones, amables y sociables. :) Sin duda, volveríamos a quedarnos en su casa.
I had a chance to stay at Jay and Mau's abode in D.C. It was located in the hip area in walking distance to the restaurants and shops of Colombia Heights. The room was more than expected which included a private area with bathroom, bedroom and a sunroom. Glad to have stayed here during my recent visit to the nation's capital and I would recommend others traveling to check out their listing. They communicated in advance and made the arrival and departure process very smooth and easy.
A wonderful experience in a wonderful neighborhood. If you love DC, but not the tourist hassles, this is the place for you! Jay and Mau have taken care of everything. You will have your own private suite with bed, bath AND sitting room. Also fridge and coffee maker are provided as well as metro cards that will save you a dollar on each trip. Parking is easy and you are between two metro stops (5 and 10 minute walks). Both Columbia Heights and 11th street offer great restaurants. Special mention to the Kangaroo Boxing Club and their wonderful happy hour, the Florida Ave Grill for their fabulous breakfast and vibe, and Harrar on Geogia Ave for their delicious fresh roasted coffee. We cannot say enough about Jay and Mau. What wonderful hosts they are. Check-in and check-out is a breeze. If you want to visit a great up and coming neighborhood and stay in a real row house that is about 100 times better than a hotel experience (at a fraction of the cost), Jay and Mau's private suite is for you! One final note, the space is immaculate and is better than the pictures....we'll be back! And lastly for baseball fans .... a straight shot to the ballpark on the green line - no transfer at L'enfent Plaze!
Staying at Jay and Mau´s place was a delight. Everything was just as expected and Jay and Mau made me feel at home. The place is close the metro and it is very easy to get around. The guide that Jay and Mau made is great, and tells about places and stuff to do that you wont find in a regular guidebook.
Thanks so much for a fantastic stay at your place last week jay and Mauricio. The place was perfect and you guys are fantastic hosts. I look froward to staying with you again in the new year.
All the best,
This was our first experience with airbnb and we are total converts! Jay and Mauricio were gracious, attentive and very responsive. The accommodations were a delight -- comfortable, tastefully decorated, and private. Jay and Mau leave for work on the early side and can be heard going down the wooden stairway. This might bother you if you are a light sleeper. The location was perfect for us, just 5 or 6 houses away from our daughter's house. The Columbia Heights area of DC is quite a charming residential and business area. The square near the CH metro stop reminds us of the central plazas of many European cities. There are quite a few very good restaurants (which Jay and Mau have listed in their helpful guide to the area.) This is our new pied a terre as long as our daughter is in the neighborhood. We highly recommend Chez J&M.
Jay and Mauricio's private suite is the perfect respite in Washington, D.C. Their home is located in a cute and quiet part of town close to lots of good restaurants. They're also very close to the Metro, so it is very easy to get around, especially to the main attractions from their home.
Both Jay and Mauricio are very kind and accommodating. They are gave me lots of helpful advice about the neighborhood, how to get around, restaurant recommendations, etc. They even have a drawer next to the bed filled with guides, maps, brochures, etc. to help you plan your trip.
Their house is elegant and comfortable. The suite is quite nice and with multiple rooms it feels spacious. The bathroom is very clean (something I've come to appreciate from various travels) and the shower is fantastic. Lots of hot water and GREAT pressure. I wish my own bathroom was half as good.
Unfortunately I didn't have much time to interact with them too much, but I would not hesitate to stay with Jay and Mauricio again. Thanks, guys!
Lovely apartment (as you can see in the pictures) in a really nice neighborhood in Washington. There are some good restaurants in the area and several buses and metro stops to get around in DC (A few stops to get the National Mall and the whole tourist area!!!). Jay and Maurice always helped me to have the best experience and gave me all the information I asked for. Another great adventure with Airbnb. I would definitely recommend this place if you want to be in Washington without expending a lot of money.
My stay with Jay and Maurico was really wonderful! My hosts were very personable and thoughtful. The guest suite was very comfortable and clean. Privacy was my host's first concern and that was greatly appreciated. Having my own refrigerator and coffeemaker made mornings that much more convenient. The apartment is very centrally located to the Metro and some very good dining. Jay and Maurico provided a great deal of information about getting around the area and taking advantage of what it has to offer. I look forward to my next chance to stay with my hosts!