Spacious Digs, Great Location.

Apartment - Private room · Park Rd, Washington, DC 20010, United States

The Space

The building:
Clean, spacious recently-renovated, homey apartment building. Only 12 units and typically quiet. 3 doors down from our friendly neighborhood police station, and near lots of popular attractions in the city. Bike rack available inside or out. Parking limited (street parking only), but if you drive, I may be able to loan you my assigned parking spot in the back.

The Room:
Apt is 2bed, 2 ba, with a "roommate layout"-- one room on the opposite of the living room from the other.
Ensuite bathroom.
Public back yard/deck/grill.
Super comfy queen-size memory foam mattress, sleeps 2.
There is also a twin size air mattress available if you want to put extra an extra person in the room.

**Amenities**
*Wireless internet
*A/C & Heat, plus fan
*Ensuite bathroom
*Shelves for your things
*Bedding, towels, some toiletries provided
*In-unit W/D dryer, detergent available for guests
*Use of all kitchen amenities (fridge, freezer, microwave, coffeemaker, blender)
*Feel free to use the condiments in the fridge (just clean up after yourself of course).
*If I have some extra snacks I'm happy to share, but mostly plan on your own food.
*Feel free to use my yoga mat, exercise ball, foam rollers, 10lb dumbbells, jump rope
*Please play my guitar!
*Talk to me about borrowing my bike
*Talk to me about using my off-street parking spot if needed

FYI: The windows are street-facing. Tends to be a quiet street, but it is a city, so if you're not used to low traffic noise, I provide earplugs & facemask next to the bed.

**Location/Transportation**
Perfectly situated between Petworth & Columbia Heights!
I love this area, and you can ask the "Prince of Petworth" who hosts a great blog about the area for more info. We love living here and enjoy wandering a few blocks to eat and drink at Domku, Looking Glass Bar, Qualia Coffee, Sweet Mango Jamaican Cafe, Sala Thai, Blue Banana Sports Bar, Hitching Post, Wonderland Ballroom, Red Rocks Pizzeria - and just opened, the Hilton Brothers' new French restaurant, Chez Billy - just 15 minute walk from BnB. And that's just Petworth! It's a 10min walk to all the offerings of Columbia Heights, or another 10 to Mt. Pleasant.

We are 3 blocks from the Georgia/Petworth metro station (green/yellow), & 7 blocks from Columbia Heights metro (green/yellow).
Both neighborhoods are full of popular bars, restaurants, grocery stores, 2 theaters (the drama kind, not movie kind), cafes, Capital BikeShare docks, Cars2Go & Zipcars, etc. Also home to the only Target in the city. Fun & convenient spot!
It's a young neighborhood. Plenty of families, but also lots of mid 20-30somethings who work for non-profits and live & play in our area. It's still mostly a quiet street though.

**Getting Around**
* METRO SUBWAY: Very easy 3 block walk to Georgia Ave /Petworth Metro station - Yellow/Green line.
7 blocks from Columbia Heights metro station- Yellow/Green line.

* BUS: So many buses! Lines connecting to metro or cross-town buses between Brookland (Catholic University), Woodley / Cleveland Park, American University, etc.

Also the 70/79 bus, on Georgia Avenue (on our corner) direct to downtown DC or Silver Spring (AFI and downtown) - 20 minute trip.

Or try the 64 bus, on our other corner. It offers great site-seeing and easy access to the historic and interesting neighborhoods: Logan Circle and Dupont Circle, the bus ends at Federal Triangle, downtown DC!

* BIKE: Bring your own bike, or walk 3 blocks to use Capitol Bike Share (By metro).
Easily connect to National Airport (yellow line), as well as 6+ different bus lines that will take you anywhere you want to go in the city. Check out WMATA's website or just use (website hidden) Maps Public transport feature for help getting around.

* DRIVE: Easy drive down Capitol Avenue to the Hill, or down Georgia Ave. to Howard University, the Convention Center, Verizon Center, the National Mall and beyond. Free street parking here, though watch the street signs for ticketed zones!

**Hosts**
Hilary: The room pictured is Hilary's room. I've hosted a lot of travelers, lived with a lot of roommates, and been hosted in many places. I love meeting people who come through DC & am happy to let you do your thing, or hang out/give you recommendations if you're wanting to socialize. I'm often busy at work so I won't be in your way.
I keep extra SmarTrip cards in the house for guests, which saves you a few cents on the metro as well.
I'm laid-back and friendly and love to host! I don't smoke and ask that you do so only outside. I don't usually have pets, but well-behaved critters are welcome!

My Roommate, Kayla:
Kayla is likely to be hosting you if you're staying in this room. One or the other of us is out of town if you're staying here. Kayla is a friendly, laid-back, non-profit professional and dedicated pup parent who moved to DC from Boston in April 2013. She has lived abroad and likes travelling too.

The pup, Sahara:
Sahara was rescued in Puerto Rico and was lucky enough to be brought to a partner shelter in the US, where she was adopted by Kayla! She is a sweet-tempered, cuddly corgi/dachsund/beagle/?? mix, and will gladly snuggle on the couch with you. She's also good at respecting your space if you prefer not to hang out with her. She's about 3 yo and very well-behaved. As of April 2013, she was new to apartments and was learning *not* to alert us when people come in the apt building door :). She goes to sleep early and doesn't get up till we do, so she is unlikely to wake you if she does bark, but there's our disclaimer!

Hope you enjoy your stay, with me or anywhere in the city. I love it here and hope you do too!

**More info about our location**
ACCESS TO DC'S BEST KNOWN LOCATIONS
We offer quiet comfort within 20-30 minutes of the Smithsonian's and most of DC's best known attractions, schools and work places.

* Five stops (10-15 minutes) ride from Petworth Metro to the National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, and the White House.
* Easy commute to Catholic University, Howard University, American University, George Washington University, University of Maryland (College Park), Silver Spring, Takoma Park, the Hill and many major local employers.
* Four metro stops on the yellow/green, or a direct bus ride to the DC Convention Center
* Approx. 20 minutes drive to the Capitol Building, White House, K Street and downtown offices.
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ARTS, CULTURE AND NIGHTLIFE

Two metro stops to the U Street/14th Street - some of DC's most popular restaurants, clubs, art galleries and indie shopping corridor. Famous as the birthplace of many 20th century African American jazz, arts and literature treasures (think Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Langston Hughes, Howard University.) Today, it’s “U Street,” DC's live music scene centered near 14th St. NW and (website hidden). NW, with 9.30 Club, Black Cat, DC9, U Street Music Hall, fantastic restaurants, the iconic Ben’s Chili Bowl and so much more!
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ARRIVING & DEPARTING
Easy metro access from Reagan National airport (DCA) or Union Station. Taxis and shuttle service from Dulles (IAD) and Baltimore (BWI) airports.

I-395 and the Capitol Beltway are accessible allowing for an easy trip into Maryland or Virginia.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Monthly Price: $1008 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $20
Check In: 12:00 AM (midnight)
Check Out: 12:00 AM (midnight)
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • What a nice place!
    We came for 4 days to visit the city and it was the place we were looking for. Near the metro, shops and bus!
    I definitely recommend this place!
    Hilary is a very welcoming host and she does everything to fully enjoy your journey.

    December 2013
  • I loved staying at Hilary's! She is very accommodating and makes sure you have all of the information you need (for both her apt and the DC area) during your stay.

    She is very personable and really wants to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. I would highly recommend staying at her place. The next time I visit DC I will definitely plan on staying there again!

    December 2013
  • We stayed at Hilary's on a weekend visit to DC. The apartment is nicely located a few blocks from the Metro from which you can get practically anywhere. The room is large and the bed great. Hilary was a pleasant and accommodating host who helped us with information and anything we needed. Great place!

    April 2013
  • Giant room and Hilary is an exceptionally nice host -- even providing maps and SmartTrip cards for guests. There's a great restaurant a short walk away.

    March 2013
  • Amazing room, Hilary is really friendly and helpful. Totally recommend anyone to her place.

    December 2012
  • We had a great stay at Hilary's place. Even though we unfortunately didn't have the chance to meet her, her roommate Per took care of us, gave us cookies, answered all of our questions and was a great help ! I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to stay in a neat and clean place (email hidden)ly neighboorhood, close to public transportation and with welcoming hosts!

    September 2012
  • Hilary's place is very conveniently located and she was a very gracious and helpful host. The room was very spacious and comfortable and the cat was so sweet! I would definitely come back!

    August 2012
  • We stayed just one night in the apartment of Hilary.
    It was very nice. I love RIngo the cat.
    The room was amazing and Hilary is a very good host.
    Thank you again for all.

    August 2012
  • My stay at Hilary's was great. Her room was clean and very spacious with a nice street view, and the bed was extremely comfortable.

    Per was a great host, cheerfully providing lots of helpful info. and making timely suggestions on things to see, as well as offering food and drink.

    Ringo the cat was also adorable.

    The location of the apartment is perfect, in a charming neighborhood with good restaurants and stores nearby as well as the Metro within a 5 minute walk.

    As this is an urban street-level location, you should expect a bit of noise, but this was not enough to keep me awake and Hilary provided ear-plugs in case they were needed.

    I would definitely recommend her place to other visitors when she has it available. It will really give you a feel for life in a dynamic D.C. neighborhood vs. staying in a typical impersonal hotel room.

    July 2012
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Languages
English, Español, Sign Language
School
Buhler High, Instituto de Educacion Secundaria Vilatzara, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Goshen College
Work
ASL/English Interpreter. Grant Project Coordinator.
About
I'm an interpreter who's been in DC for 4 years (as of 2012). I love it here! I speak a couple languages, have lived with 30 roommates at my last count (I've lived in 3 different group houses with month-to-month leases, & lots of subleasers). Luckily, I really like people! Also, I wish it were so obvious that it didn't need to be said, but we are an anti-discrimination household. All are welcome-- regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, family status, disability (tho we are regretfully not a very accessible building- one flight of stairs in the front door), etc. Come on in! I've lived in Spain, Ecuador, & Belize, but I grew up in Nevada & Kansas (with a stop in Indiana for college). I know Spanish, English, and American Sign Language. My roommate is a friendly, laid-back bilingual technical trainer (self-employed). He is originally from Texas and studied abroad in Spain the same time I did, right after high school. He has also traveled all over as a solo adventurer. We love conversation, intercultural connections, advocacy work, eating with friends, going dancing on occasion, [learning to] play an instrument, and being outside in the sunshine. We also admittedly spend a good amount of time reading the internet! (and books). As a guest, I like to be independent and interactive, as much as the two can be balanced. I love meeting new people and I'm a considerate guest. I tend to travel to where I know people and like to connect to a new place through the people who live there. I've done a lot of (website hidden) and couch-hosting in my days. I like to take it easy. We also love hosting! We're often busy with my work or friends, so we can't always be very active tour guides, but we're always happy to give all the local pointers and grab some social time together if guests are interested. Many events we go to in the city are come-along-if-you-like type things too, so that's an option. Guests who want more of a hotel-type, independent experience without the social interaction are just fine too. If I had a life motto I think it'd be either "Get involved. Be content." or "There, but for the grace of Fortune, go I." My roommate's would likely be "So it goes." We're all just doing our own life adventures, and it's nice when we can connect them!
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