Mt. Pleasant Shabby Chic BnB # 1

Bed & Breakfast - Private room · Park Rd Nw, Washington, DC 20010, United States

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
  • Bedroom #1 is spacious and has lots of windows that provide excellent light. The room and bath were clean. The bed is very comfortable and it was great to have a tv to watch the Final Four basketball playoffs at night. The breakfast included fresh fruit which was delicious. We were able to jump on the 16th street bus and head to the White House area (2 miles away from the b and b) and walk around the Mall. We walked over to the 14th street area and also down to the Adams Morgan neighborhood for restaurants and coffee shops.

    April 2014
  • Another great stay at Mt Pleasant Shabby Chic, which is becoming my home away from home in DC.

    March 2014
  • Joe and Leslie were terrific hosts - very helpful with restaurant suggestions and transportation options. The accommodations were very nice, comfortable and homey, in spite of the umpteenth ice/snow storm that very day. The location is very convenient to the bus, subway, and restaurants. We'll be back!

    March 2014
  • My second stay at Leslie and Joe's place in Mt Pleasant was just as superb as the first. They are great hosts, the rooms are cosy and clean,and the breakfasts are top-rate -- the whole experience is topped off by their friendly cats and dog. Hope to stay there next time I'm in D.C.

    January 2014
  • 非常棒的房子!地理位置优越!我走路去白宫也只用了半小时。房间干净温暖,而且装饰的很有品味。Leslie 和 joe 是一对非常懂生活的人,这从他们的床就可以看出来,他们的床单异常舒服让我天天睡到自然醒。家里的猫咪很友善而且温顺。每天的早餐也很丰富,各种水果面包牛奶,还有不同的咖啡和茶可以选择。餐厅的植物让我心情明快。我到的季节没有看到花园盛开的花朵但我想一定非常美丽。这里绝对是旅行中完美的家,没有任何可以挑剔的地方。

    December 2013
  • My family stayed at Leslie and Joe's BnB over Thanksgiving in bedroom's 1 & 2. Both rooms were nicely furnished and my family had nothing but great things to say about them and the breakfast offered in the mornings. The only downside my family talked about was the shared bathroom. With my grandparents being older they felt uncomfortable having to walk out of their room and down the hall to the bathroom when taking a shower, but it didn't bother my uncle at all. I would most definitely recommend the BnB to those visiting DC.

    December 2013
  • Classic style of interior, bedroom's nice, showers good even separate. Location is not the middle of the city. but easy transportation..
    There was a misunderstanding, we are not allowed to bring food and drinks into the bedroom as they are written, so that we often take water in the morning and at night, they don’t like even angry, we don’t know that there is no sound dampening/silencer between owner rooms with dining area, who knows? Cape deh kesono lagi...

    November 2013
  • We had a great stay! thanks, Leslie and Joe!

    November 2013
  • Had a very nice time at this place - Leslie and Joe are really friendly, caring and nice. I just felt really comfortable there!

    November 2013
  • The room was quiet, and warm on a chilly Oct night. Sheets were fantastic! Bed very comfortable. I look forward to coming again and staying longer. The breakfast and company were engaging. Best for me was the proximity to the metro and bus system and to my daughter's house. Thanks so much for all the work you have put into your beautiful home. though very elegant, it was very clean and inviting.

    October 2013
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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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