Private room in my Columbia Heights row house. 4 blocks from the Metro Green/Yellow line which is a direct route to downtown, museums, monuments, and shopping. The house is full of vintage finds, and I live with my girlfriend and two amazing dogs.
Awesome 100 year old townhouse in the middle of Columbia Heights filled with vintage modern home furnishings. The private room has a full size bed, 32" LCD HD flat-screen tv with cable and Smart Blu-ray player with Netflix, Youtube, HBOGo, and access to my large DVD collection. There is a desk with computer, wireless internet access, Stereo with Ipod hookup, and a mini fridge with refreshments and snacks and also a mid century chair for relaxing and reading. I have two very cool dogs, Ollie is a very lazy 8 year old male Am. bulldog/ Dane mix, and Eddie a 2 year old sweet female deaf Am. Bulldog, both are very friendly and eager to make new friends. I'm located only a few blocks from multiple metro stops, and shopping and nightlife in Columbia Heights. For additional nightlife options there are tons restaurants and bar choices in nearby Adams Morgan, Mt. Pleasant, and U St. In the summer I build custom bicycles in my workshop so I have bicycles to rent if you need a way to get around. There's also a private backyard with a fire-pit and koi pond for relaxing outside.
Guests will have access to a shared bathroom, kitchen and the rest of the house. Feel free to cook a meal in my well stocked kitchen, or watch a movie or game in the living room, or just relax in your room.
Interaction with Guests
I or my girlfriend will be here to check you in and show you around. Once you've checked in you're free to come and go as you please. I often cook and if you're around you'll likely be invited to join us for a meal or hang out with our friends watching a movie or hockey game. If you like more privacy you can hang out in your room where there is a desk for getting some work done, and a tv with cable, and a smart blu-ray player with lots more entertainment options.
Columbia Heights is a fantastic place to live and visit. Convenient to everything going on in DC, the Columbia Heights Metro stop is your easy link to downtown monuments and museums. You can walk to restaurants and bars just up 11th st. or enjoy the fountain and community vibe in the Columbia Heights center near the Tivoli Theater. U St. is a short walk to even more nightlife, restaurants, weekend flea markets, and even more shops. You'll really be in the middle of it all!
The metro Green/Yellow line is just a few blocks away, and is a short 5 stop trip down to the monuments and museums without having to change trains. About 30 minutes door to door. It couldn't be easier!
In addition I rent bikes on Spinlister. Just use your favorite search engine to find "profile/15341 on Spinlister"
Communication is the key, let me know what type of schedule you are going to be keeping and I'll be as accommodating as I can. I live here with my two dogs and cookie baker girlfriend. I work weekends and she works almost every day (owning your own business is so rewarding! ) but both of our schedules are very flexible. Once you're checked in you're free to come and go as you please, and use any of the common areas of the house including the kitchen and laundry. The older dog Ollie has the run of the house, but the younger one is crated when no one is home to keep him from getting into trouble. Both of the dogs are friendly and love any attention you give so dog friendly people are ideal for stays at our house. If you have any questions please ask, We love this place and think you will too...
I had such a great experience at Joel's. The room was exactlly as I hoped--it had everything I needed to rest and be productive. Joel was beyond hospitable, anticipating everything to make my visit positive and stress-free. His townhouse is very cool, and I loved his dogs. It was a great place in a great location, allowing me to experience Columbia Heights and the U Street and 14th Street Corridors. This was my first Airbnb experience, and Joel set a very high bar!
Joel was friendly and helpful and the room was comfortable. The house is in a great location, too. Just a short walk to great restaurants, bars, and the Metro. This was a great value!
I had a nice stay in Columbia Heights! The room comes with computer, tv, snacks and a great comfy bed! The location was fabulous, and I happened to have awesome weather when I was there which was great for just walking around.
Staying with Joel was a great choice. I could easily get to The Mall for work and to the U St area for dinner and light groceries, but it's in a quieter residential area which made it really easy to get away from the city bustle. The space was nice and clean and cozy with everything you could need. Joel and Shannon are really friendly and accommodating and their dogs are adorable. I'd definitely stay here again if I come back to DC!
Joel is definitely the best host you can get. He spent time to give you advices that you need to explore the city based on your interests and also listen to your story on how you have spent your day in DC and constantly checked whether you were okay or not. He even invited me to have dinner when he invited his friends (his Indian Curry was amazing and hard to forget - 3 nights in a row). His kitchen was amazing (lots of seasonings are available). He also took care of my laundry which was really nice and unexpected. The room itself was really comfy and well equipped (tv cable, imac, fridge, etc) and also full of amenities that you required. Loved the dogs - Oliver and Eddie (although they can be a little intimidating due to their size but they are just curious and playful). The walk to metro station was quite a bit but it allowed you to see more of the neighborhoods and surroundings and it was really safe. Highly recommended.
Joel was incredibly welcoming and I got to meet his two gorgeous dogs on arrival. The room was perfect, very tidy, clean, spacious and had everything I needed for my 1 night stay. After a day out sight seeing, I came back and had a drink with Joel and his friends who were all very welcoming. The neighborhood was also great and really convenient for all the places I wanted to go to. Would definitely recommend staying here! Thanks Joel.
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Freelance photographer and part time bartender living in Columbia Heights with my two awesome dogs Ollie and Eddie (she's deaf). I build bikes in my spare time, and enjoy home renovations and wrenching on my motorcycle on rainy days.