About This Listing
Cozy second-floor private room and shared bath with your own entrance. We have dedicated the house to Airbnb guests. We have a dog with character, named "The Professor," who will want to meet you and chat about politics but he's not very cuddly.
You'll love this cozy corporate room at 9th and F NE for the privacy and convenience in a fantastic classic Capitol Hill residence with access to all areas of the house including our new Pub in the basement.
In a very laidback, lifestyle-friendly, landlord-occupied house-to-share, you'll enjoy relaxing with a glass of wine on the main floor and light conversation--or a game of tug-o-war with our dog, Chuck E--or you can quietly relax on the back patio and then escape to the total privacy of your room.
We have wireless internet, Direct HD TV, and a gourmet kitchen in a relaxed urban country setting. The main floor is awesome and includes a baby grand piano, surround sound seating, and plenty of nooks to sit and read, do computer work, or chat with a glass of wine. Your bathroom is directly connected to the room but shared with one other person from another entry. Usually that's me or some other personal guest of mine only.
Location: Capitol Hill NE, one block from major DC Metro Bus lines and about nine blocks from each of two major DC Metro Rail Stations (Union Station and Eastern Market). Both bus lines have stops at either Metro Station and cab fare is not that bad to anywhere in the city. Stroll to the US Capitol diagonally down Maryland Ave (less than 1 mile) or meander to observe the unique architecture and the gardens of homes on Capitol Hill.
Venture out to the hot new H Street Atlas District for DC's most up-and-coming eclectic neighborhood, which is only two blocks away but insolated from the bustle.
Towels, Linens, and Coffee/Tea service included. An offstreet parking option is available to keep your car if you do not plan to use it very much or you do not want to register your vehicle in DC.
It was a great experience staying with Patrick and his dog Chuk, aka. "the Professor".
Patrick’s place is located only a mere 10 minutes brisk walk from Union Station, and there is both a large Giants store and some decent restaurants in close proximity to the house. Patrick lives in the house himself, and is great both at entertaining his guests and at providing informations and directions for people new to Washington DC or to the neighbourhood.
There were plenty of other guests coming and going during my stay, which led to many interesting after dinner-conversations, and a very nice atmosphere around the house. If you travel alone, staying at Patrick’s house sure beats a lonely hotel room any day!
People who are scared of dogs should beware that Chunk is by no means a lapdog, and will not take kindly to being patted when he does not feel up to it. However, if you like dogs, Chuck has a really interesting personality and can be quite a character. I managed to seduced him with a chunk of cheese on the first night of my stay and we immediately became excellent friends.
Chunk is really interested in politics, by the way, and easily engages newcomers in conversation, although he leans a bit the right. From time to time, he can give you quite a rant. Like many other people on the hill, I presume Chuck too likes to filibuster.
Patrick, his lovely dog and the flat are a perfect team! As soon as you walk through his front garden you'll feel like coming home. Everything is just great. I strongly recommend his place when you gonna visit DC.
Patrick and Chuck "The Professor" were excellent hosts. Patrick went above and beyond to make this Texas boy feel at home in DC. It was my first time using Airbnb and because of Patrick I will be using the service every time I travel from now on. Listing was very accurate to the description online and you cannot beat the location. Sojourner's Room was perfect for my needs visiting DC on business. I will stay here next time I come up no doubt!
I stayed here for a few days while I was visiting friends in the city. Overall, I was very happy with my stay in the Sojourner's room, and would definitely recommend this to just about anyone who was visiting DC.
Location: While my local friends were concerned where they saw where I was (it's not directly on any metro line), I found that it was just a quick walk to Union Station, which is a major transport hub, as well as a 15-20min walk to the Eastern Market area, which has great dining options. H Street, which is a few blocks away is also a true dining gem. As a young woman along in the city, I asked Patrick for advice for where it was safe to be out, and I was glad I did. In general, I avoided walking around the area at night or asked Patrick about where to go. In the daytime, I felt completely safe.
Room: Small, but had everything I needed. The room, and the house as a whole, are beautifully decorated, and bursting with personality. The bathroom is gorgeous. Everything is clean and modern. The wifi was sufficient.
Host: Patrick is extremely welcoming. So welcoming, in fact, that I went sailing with him and a few of his friends during my stay. It was truly one of the highlights of my stay in DC! Patrick goes to great lengths to provide amenities (like a coffee maker in the room) and makes your stay as effortless as it needs to be. He also had great advice for places to eat, and how to best explore the surrounding neighborhood. Regarding Chuck, I would say that those afraid of dogs should take caution with this listing. Chuck barks loudly, but Patrick is always in control. For anyone who is OK with or indifferent about dogs (like myself), I found this to be no problem at all.
Patrick was a wonderful host! He pretty much welcomed me as a part of his family. He let me have my own space. Also the neighborhood is very quite, I was able to focus on my own work without getting distracted. His location is also a transport friendly; it was very convenient for me to go to the convention center. A great place to stay if you are coming to D.C. for work :)
This was my first airbnb experience. It was excellent, and I will definitely become a regular customer. My host, Patrick, was at home when I arrived and gave me a great welcome. He was easy to chat with and seemed happy to spend time acquainting me with the place and the neighborhood. His house is delightful: spotless, interesting, comfortable, and in a quiet neighborhood. My room had everything I needed: a very comfortable bed, adjacent private bathroom, tea/coffee and treats (cookies, snacks and chocolate), Direct TV, an alarm clock, adequate lighting, fan and air-conditioning. I felt safe walking to and from Union Station (~15 minutes) and Patrick gave me suggestions for a breakfast stop in the morning. All in all I couldn't have had a better experience.
Great location and comfortable house as described. I only used the room rather than stay in any communal areas because I was out sightseeing all day, but 'The Professor' was a bit obnoxious upon any entry of any person into the home barking loudly nonstop and was not friendly (as described).
WIFI, bathroom, and towels were all clean nice and comfortable.
Unfortunately, this was a busy time with lots of anxiety for me and my dog in a work from home situation that was particularly noticeable to this guest. Chuck does bark very loudly at times to folks who first meet him and it's worse with anxiety. He eventually settles down but as this was a short stay that did not happen. We never described him as "friendly" in the post but I would not say that he isn't. He likes to communicate a lot :-)
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About the Host, Patrick
I enjoy hosting an awesome house-to-share situation in Capitol Hill. My residence includes character, charm, and an awesome history of guests with fond memories and tales of their stay in DC on the Hill. I've recently lowered my prices to accommodate for the DC Hotel Tax that guests now have to pay to Airbnb directly beginning in February 2015. My other listings are studios or efficiencies in Baltimore MD in a lovely historic building in Mt Vernon with all the modern conveniences of a chic and comfy residence.