Mt. Pleasant Shabby Chic BnB # 1

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Park Rd Nw, Washington, DC 20010, United States
Leslie & Joe
Your host, Leslie & Joe
101 Reviews
Response rate: 97%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Near the National Zoo, Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan, 5 blocks from Metro -- King bed in a spacious, renovated 2nd-floor room with antique furnishings, spa linens and cable TV! Great access to public transportation, including 2 Metro stations, 8 bus lines and the DC Circulator, all within a few blocks. Breakfast buffet in our Victorian dining room is included in your room rate -- see the description below -- you'll love the pear and peach preserves made from our own fruit trees! These and other amenities make this a satifying and economical in-town choice for your visit to DC.

Room #1 is a large, freshly restored and decorated, sunny room with a Victorian fireplace and original oak floor in our eclectic bed and breakfast "Mt. Pleasant Shabby Chic" -- Rent this well appointed guest room with lots of light and a shared bath down the hall and you'll enjoy a high quality king bed of the type found in top hotels with plush towels. Good bedding, including extra pillows and down comforter will make for a restful night's sleep, from which you'll wake to views of the garden and carriage house. Or linger in bed while you catch up on the news with cable TV and wi-fi.

Our lovely, partly renovated 1907 Victorian BnB with a big garden and wrap-around porch can be your urban retreat! Convenient to 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: $617 /week
Monthly Price: $2430 /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
  • We had a wonderful stay at Shabby Chic. We were in Room 1, which was lovely, comfortable, quiet. We did, however, have to share a bathroom, which was so-so, at best. The bathroom could've been cleaner and wasn't always vacant but, other than that, we couldn't be happier. The neighborhood is terrific and well located. The breakfasts were filling and had something for everyone. As a previous reviewer stated, this BnB is a bit more shabby than chic, but charming nonetheless.

    June 2014
  • I sent the inquiry to Leslie and Joe only two weeks before the date we stay, it was very fast and makes me feel relieve that Leslie contact me just next day. She spent not too much time to ask me all the plan of travel and gave some useful information which let me get there as soon as possible. The location of the house is very awesome, it is a historic community without any noise. Due to it is my first time to live the traditional America house, I feel very fresh and curious. There are clean bedroom, sheets, restroom and living room, in addition, I enjoy the breakfast every morning which prepare by them. Leslie and Joe gave me a great memory in DC, and I am going to recommend such comfortable place to other friends who want visit DC. I won't be hesitate to choose their house when I come there again.

    June 2014
  • Beautiful neighborhood! Great hosts! Their pets are really friendly! Thanks Joe and Leslie for having us!

    May 2014
  • Shabby Chic BnB was a fantastic place full of elegant antique furniture. Fruits and breads, cereals, all of which were very fresh and delicious, were offered every morning. Joe, the host, was very kind and caring. He even helped us to fix our car on the day we left. I would strongly recommend this place to anyone who wants to experience the old Victorian life in Washington DC.

    May 2014
  • Shabby Chic BnB is in a great neighborhood. The house itself is massive and has "wonderful bones." Joe and Leslie are clearly renovating it step by step. Potential guests should note that ShabbyChic's renovations are very much a work in progress. (It's currently somewhat shabbier than chic.) The wrap-around porch nonetheless proved to be an especially great place to convene in between jaunts around town. Potential guests who enjoy chatting a lot with BnB hosts might be forewarned that neither owner seemed inclined to engage in much conversation.

    My family members stayed in rooms #1, 2 and 4 over the course of our visit. Of these, #1 was the most comfortable for us. Situated on the front corner of the lot, it was light and airy and the mattress was pleasingly firmer than the others. For visitors who don't mind sharing a bathroom - #4 has an en suite - we would recommend room #1. The water pressure for the shower in the shared bathroom was excellent.

    May 2014
  • This is one of the best places I ever stay. Great location, short walk to subway station, then you can easily get into any places in DC. Awesome neighbourhood, within 5 mins walk, you can find many nice restaurants. You can even rent a capital red bike near the house, very convenient. Check in/out was easy, Joe is very nice!!! The house is exactly as it's showed on airbnb.

    May 2014
  • We chose Joe and Leslie's home due to its proximity to the home of someone we were visiting, and we were very satisfied with our experience there. The neighborhood is residential, and this house is big and comfortable with a large porch and sitting room for use by guests. It is within walking distance of the national zoo and very close to Rock Creek Park. Our room was large with a king-sized bed and four large windows - very bright and pleasant in the morning (but with blinds and curtains). The shared bathroom was no problem even though all rooms were occupied. An additional half bath and a sink in the hallway help with demands for toothbrushing space. Breakfast was continental style with cereals, nuts, baked goods, yogurt. I was a little disappointed with the fruit selection on the first morning (apples and bananas), but on our second and third days fresh berries appeared - a real treat! Joe was very helpful and always available to us. There is a friendly dog and two very cool-looking cats, so it helps if you are an animal lover, but the pets were not intrusive. We will definitely plan to stay here again.

    May 2014
  • Cozy place, quiet neighborhood, and really comfortable bed!

    May 2014
  • It was an amazing esperience in Washington.we reallly loved this ancient house.our favorite room was the numer 1 it's really pretty ...white colour confortabile bed a lot of natural light, the bath is outside so if you want a private bath room i suggest the number 4.good breakfast with fresh mango and sweet.two cast and one dog...font miss this place if you want feel at home and you love animals

    April 2014
  • It was a pleasure to stay in Leslie and Joe's home. At the end of my sightseeing day I knew I had a comfortable and homey room to come back to. I would recommend staying here when visiting Washington.
    Many thanks Joe and Leslie.

    April 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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