Mt. Pleasant Shabby Chic BnB #2

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Park Rd Nw, Washington, DC 20010, United States
Leslie & Joe
Your host, Leslie & Joe
142 Reviews
Response rate: 97%
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The Space

Private room only 5 blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro Station! Our lovely, partly renovated 1907 Victorian home with a big garden and wrap-around porch can be your urban retreat! Shabby Chic #2 is a cozy room with a quality double bed and a shared bath down the hall. No frills (well, there is in-room cable TV and luxury linens!), but this is a great, affordable room option in our antiques-filled Bed and Breakfast "Mt. Pleasant Shabby Chic!" Breakfast buffet in our beautiful, airy dining room is included in your room rate -- see description below -- you'll love the pear and peach preserves made from our own fruit trees!

Convenient to Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan and downtown with great bus service right out the front door and a short walk to Metro, our location in hip Mt. Pleasant connects easily to any part of DC. Bike rental (Capital Bikeshare) and lots of ZipCars within a block of our house, too.

Three other bedrooms are available for additional charge. Please see "My other listings".

There's lots to do in our Mt. Pleasant neighborhood, with shopping, restaurants and bars a short walk away. Close to Columbia Heights (more great shopping and restaurants!), Adams Morgan (nightlife!), National Zoo (free!) and 2 miles to the White House. We have a good supply of guides and maps to assist you.

Soap, shampoo and other bath amenities are provided. WiFi is available in the bedroom and throughout the house at no additional charge. A clothes washer and dryer are available for a fee.

We have a dog and two friendly indoor cats, but guest rooms are kept pet-free!

We are quick to respond, so write us with any questions!

We are very accessible to Metro -- Get information about using MetroBus and MetroRail (subway) online at the WMATA website. Also, there are at least 8 different bus lines that serve our neighborhood, including the frequent 16th Street buses, the famous "42" line and the DC Circulator. Use the online tool to plan your trip to specific destinations with DC Metro Trip Planner -- just (website hidden) it!

AIRPORTS: Columbia Heights Metro, our closest station, is only 5 blocks away and is on the line that serves Reagan National Airport. The same line serves L'Enfant Plaza Station where you can get the 5A Express Bus to & from Dulles International Airport. Baltimore-Washington International Airport can be reached easily from our Metro Station as well; just take the Yellow Line a few stops to Greenbelt and connect to the express B30 bus for a quick trip to BWI.

TRAIN: If you are arriving at Union Station, getting here is a breeze. The Red Line Metro will carry you two stops to Brookland / Catholic University Station and from there the H4 bus will bring you across town directly to our doorstep.

PARKING: Parking is on-street and free; it is generally easy to find during the day, but does become more scarce at night.

Each morning -- (phone number hidden) weekdays, (phone number hidden) weekends -- we offer a cold buffet with a variety of items with an emphasis on healthy choices, carefully selected. In addition to bagels, croissants and muffins from our local bakery, homemade preserves and jams from our own fruit trees are a highlight. There's a good selection of cereals (some gluten-free), including the BEST ever pumpkin seed granola. For those looking for a high protein, low carb alternative, there is rich, creamy Greek yogurt that is delicious with walnuts and almonds and a touch of honey. Our organic milk is delivered to us from South Mountain Creamery, our local dairy. A variety of fresh-cut fruit rounds out the selection. Of course, we have orange juice, good coffee and a nice variety of teas. Bon Appetit!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $535 /week
Monthly Price: $1995 /month
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and Cat(s)
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • Room #2 is very lovely and cozy. I love the vintage-style decorations and books in this room. Leslie and Joe were very friendly and patient to help me with the itinerary in DC and my trivial needs in their house. I also loved the continental breakfast, the kitty and puppy. The only problem might be the double bed was a little crowded for two ppl. Don't miss this nice bnb if you are planning a trip to DC.

    June 2014
  • Many thanks to Leslie and Joe for a lovely stay in Room #2. I booked last-minute as a single, but with several extra suitcases; the hosts were very understanding and accommodating about my advance check-in time request and excess baggage. The room was as pictured, with the addition of an air conditioning unit and a fan to keep things cool. The leisurely continental breakfast shared with other guests and a newspaper was a pleasure, and the house has a beautiful garden to enjoy. The Mt. Pleasant location is terrific, with an easy walk to the Metro and good bus connections closer to the house. Cozy, clean, welcoming and an excellent value - highly recommended.

    June 2014
  • Leslie and Joe were friendly, helpful and accommodating! The breakfast was
    very good and the bathroom and bedroom were clean (something I think is

    June 2014
  • Leslie and Joe are a gem, and this house is, too - they were the perfect hosts:communicative (and quickly, at that), friendly, and very helpful. Their house is a destination unto itself, with so much character and all the neat little nooks and crannies to explore. Loved the wraparound porch for an outdoors breakfast! Mt. Pleasant is a GREAT neighborhood - I'd never really explored it before, and I've seen most parts of D.C. but somehow missed this one before now - and it's pretty much the perfect place to base your stay in the city because it's tucked far enough away from the touristy spots but still so close to Metro. Rock Creek Park and the Zoo are just down the street, and there's plenty of green space around... Anyway! The room was perfect for our needs; the bed was very comfortable, and we had plenty of space. The house was quiet even with 4 other guests staying at the same time as us, and sharing a bathroom was not an issue. Breakfast was fantastic - plenty of fresh muffins, bagels, pastries, fruit, and cereals (and yogurts and milks, and I really appreciated the Greek yogurt option!), and juices and teas and coffee. We were able to load up on a large breakfast and save money by not eating lunch since we were still full by 2pm! One other thing I liked: you can come and go as you please, so you can have privacy if you want it, but Joe and Leslie are readily available if you need something or have a question. I think this is pretty much the perfect B&B arrangement and it suited us very well.

    In sum - I would stay here again in a heartbeat and I wish we'd had longer than just 2 nights to stay here. Leslie and Joe are the first folks you should look up when you're searching for a place to stay in D.C.! Thanks again!

    June 2014
  • Leslie and Joe were great hosts. Room was comfortable and as described. Nice continental breakfast served in dining room. Small shared bath, but nice sink and mirror right outside bathroom.

    May 2014
  • Decent people, a fair deal. Neighbourhood fine, just 4 blocks from metro.

    May 2014
  • Great Location, great service, great breakfast. Unobtrusive and yet still always available and helpful. Check out the other rooms they have as well.

    April 2014
  • I spent two nights at the Shabby Chic in room #2. It was clean and cozy. Joe was very welcoming and helpful. (Leslie was out of town. ) The shared bathroom was a bit small but was quite adequate.

    March 2014
  • I have a great time at Leslie and Joe's house.
    The rooms are clean and comfortable, everything are so good to enjoy the period of traveling.
    Leslie and Joe are nice that can give you all support and need during the trip.
    And the location of house is nice that near the Columbia Height Metro station that so convenient to go anywhere.
    If there were any opportunities to D.C. again in future, I'll still choose their house again.

    March 2014
  • I liked the location and Leslie was very friendly. The place is definitely minimal but the value for the price and location was good.

    February 2014
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Leslie & Joe are 50-something professionals and long time DC residents. Joe's an architect and Leslie is a government relations consultant. We like to garden and cook and hike, and since we aquired this big old house, we spend all our spare time trying to fix it up.
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