About this listing
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...
Joel was very welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The room I stayed in was clean and had air conditioning, a definite must for August! The bed was quite comfortable, so I had no problems sleeping. Joel was also super flexible with my check out time, which I really appreciated! Two minor notes: be prepared for stairs up to the house, and up to the room. Not a problem if you pack light. Also, the dogs, while really friendly, can be noisy when people arrive at the door. Luckily the dogs are quiet the rest of the time! Thanks for a great stay!
Joel is really a great host！very clean and funny house！we have amazing experience in that 3 days .hope we can see again！
My best air bnb experience! Joel was extremely welcoming and friendly and took every opportunity to offer advice, food, drink, amenities and made my stay very comfortable. The house itself is full of treasures and is completely like living in a home. The room is large, completely as shown on the website and had everything I needed. Highly recommended!
Joel was there to greet me when I got into DC and told me all about the neighborhood and where to go to make the most of my trip. He also took the time to let me get acquainted with the dogs. They were great! The room has aircon which is perfect for the humid summer in DC and the bed is extremely comfortable (medium firm). The room has a mini fridge which was very handy. The bathroom is shared. It's a bit worn down but does the job and has all the amenities you need. The location is also pretty great with the Columbia Heights Metro station about 8-10 minutes walk away. Overall, I had a great time staying at this listing and hanging out with Joel!
I had a wonderful stay in Joel's house. The room was cozy, the bed comfortable, and the in-room mini fridge was a great touch. The hosts were sweet and accommodating, and the area was beautiful and close to everything. Wish I could have stayed longer! Hopefully I'll be back soon :)
Joel was a great host! He was super accommodating to us and we felt really welcome in his home. His two dogs are adorable and the house is like a treasure chest of cool stuff! Joel was really generous and had beers when we arrived and coffee for us in the morning, as well as a lot of good advice about where to go in the area. Would be happy to stay here again.
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About the Host, Joel
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.