We are a traditional bed-and-breakfast offering five rooms, all listed on Airbnb. Our Carriage House Suite -- with a private entrance, private bath and kitchenette -- is perfect for both short-term and extended stays.
Studio bedroom with kitchenette and private bath in trendy (website hidden)-located with Mt. Pleasant Shabby Chic BnB, but specially suited to longer stays. Fully furnished with queen bed, 32-inch flat screen TV, and granite counter kitchenette -- completely equipped with induction burner, convection toaster oven, dishwasher, disposer, coffeemaker, fridge and microwave -- make this a perfect home base for your extended Washington visit. Wide range of cable TV channels, plus secure WiFi, included in rent. Weekly housekeeping service is also provided are no charge.
Our 100-year old carriage house second-floor suite has recently been renovated with new windows, paint and carpet and decorated in a bright, clean modern style. All towels, linens, and bath amenities (soap, shampoo, conditioner, etc) are provided.
Breakfast in the BnB is available daily at no charge for short-term (daily or weekly) guests or at a small additional charge for monthly guests.
Great access to public transportation: options for bus, subway and bikeshare are all within a very short walk. We are also just a short walk to Rock Creek Park and the National Zoo!
Our location is only one block from the "main street" shopping and dining section of Mt. Pleasant and 4 blocks from Columbia Heights, with a wide variety of large and small retailers.
The Carriage House is a self-contained unit, with a private entrance, but guests are welcome to access the main house as they wish. Guests are also welcome to enjoy the expansive garden with patio tables and chairs, as well as a charcoal grill.
Interaction with Guests
We respect the privacy of our guests. Leslie and Joe both have full-time careers and, while we try to be available to help with guests' needs and answer questions, we stay busy and out of the way.
Mt. Pleasant is a quiet, tree lined neighborhood nestled alongside Rock Creek Park and the National Zoological Park, about three kilometers (2 miles) due north of the White House and city center. One of Washington's first streetcar suburbs, Mt. Pleasant was developed from a small 19th century village just outside the old city. Most of the homes, apartments, and storefronts were built in the early 20th century and the neighborhood has preserved that historic "village in the city" flavor.
Today the neighborhood is an exciting but cohesive urban area that is home to a wide range of people from all walks of life and from many different parts of the world. It's four block long shopping area is a model for small, independent merchants.
There’s no lack of places to grab a cup of coffee. Heller’s Bakery has been around since 1928. Dos Gringos, a vegetarian coffeehouse, and Flying Fish gourmet grocery are more recent additions to the neighborhood. Many restaurants cater to Central and South American cliental; Don Juan and Haydee’s are two of the more popular. We also like Corado’s, a Guatemalan restaurant. The Raven Grill, which has been around since the 1930s, Marx Cafe and Tonic are neighborhood hangouts with good food at reasonable prices. On Saturdays, eight months a year, an organic farmer's market is open on the plaza one block from our house.
We have more than 8 different bus lines and 2 subway stations that serve our location. The closest Metro station is Columbia Heights, only 5 blocks or a 10-minute walk away. Almost all DC attractions are accessible in about 30 minutes by public transportation from our neighborhood. Uber and UberX car service is usually available in less than ten minutes at our location and offers a cheap and easy way to get around. Also, you can learn about and sign up for the Capitol Bikeshare bicycle rental station one block away by visiting (website hidden)
Other Things to Note
Parking is on-street and free, but certain blocks require a visitor's permit. We have one permit available on a first-come, first served basis. Parking spaces are generally easy to find during the day but become more scarce at night. Many of our guests who drive to get here leave their cars parked and use public transportation during their stay.
Regrettably,we cannot accept guests arriving in DC by bus or motor coach. If you are travelling in the northeast corridor, especially from New York or Philadelphia, we suggest you take the Amtrak train service.
There is a $50 charge for lost keys.
Check-in is 3:00 PM and after, unless other arrangements are explicitly made with host; check-out by noon.
Continental breakfast buffet is available in the dining room between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM weekdays; 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM on weekends and holidays. Extra charges apply for guests on a monthly pricing agreement.
Please be aware that, for liability and insurance reasons, we do not provide kitchen privileges in the main house.
This is a second floor unit and requires climbing stairs.
Sheets, towels, hair dryer and bathroom amenities (soap,shampoo, conditioner, etc) are provided.
Use of laundry must be scheduled with us in advance and carries a charge of $10 per use.
Leslie and Joe provided the perfect stay for me.
My studio was perfect for my needs, quiet and perfectly equiped.On the rare occasion that I required something, the responded in a flash. My place was located in authentic neighborhood with a variety of establishments and restaurants without a single "national chain".
I found it very convenient to move around the District with the Metro subway and numerous bus routes several blocks away. Since the weather was moderate, I found that I enjoyed walking. I always felt safe.
Leslie and Joe were very welcoming and overall our experience was great. Their dog Sophie is super sweet and also was a warm welcoming. The morning breakfast was yummy and served in the main house which was a pleasant experience. There were bagels, pasteries, fruit, yogurt, juice, milk, coffee, and tea. The house is located within easy walking distance to the Metro. The area nearby has a lot of Latin influence, but we ate at an excellent Thai restaurant. Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan are about a 20-25 minute walk, but you can also ride the metro or rent a bike from Capital Bike Share (both are 2 blocks away).
Had a pleasant stay at the carriage house! All as described. The comfortable bed and clean room/bathroom deserves a special mention. Good bus connection. Kind hosts; Joe even lent me a metrorail card during my stay. A place I would recommend!
It was a beautiful house in a great neighborhood and Joe and Leslie are great easy going straight forward people. Thanks for the memories
Loved the Shabby Chic. We stayed in the carriage house, which provided plenty of privacy. Hosts Joe and Leslie were approachable, friendly, and helpful. Listing was accurate. Definitely an older property, a faded beauty, but they are doing a good job on fixing and maintaining. The public areas are charming. We love the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood, a true village in the city. We were at a family reunion and this provided a wonderful and quiet respite.
I and my fiancee had a great stay! We were in the heart of downtown DC. It's a great location for shopping and entertainment. It was a pity we did not have a kitchen but we managed well.
Leslie and Joe were very helpful and friendly during our stay.
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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.