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 and his wife are best hosts ever. They are very cool and spontaneous persons, and their place --and dogs-- are fantastic. Although I only stayed in DC one night, I'll definetely be booking with them again. That's a promise, Joel :) Oh! and last but definetely not least, Joel is an excellent cook, too!
Joel and Shannon are really good hosts. Very open-minded, friendly and always ready to give some advice about Washington DC. Their apartment is beautifully unique and situated in a nice position if you are there to visit the city or to work (few blocks from the metro and just next to the bus stop to downtown). I was a little bit worried about the two dogs at the beginning but then they came out to be a nice company:) Just remember to close the door!
I would definitively come back for a future visit in DC.
Joel was a guest and made my boyfriend and I feel very welcomed. I originally booked for my aunt but later I stayed instead. Joel allowed my boyfriend and I to stay, which was very nice of him. At first I was terrified of the dogs, because I did not grow up with dogs (not used to them), and I am scared of bull dogs. The male dog had a deep loud bark, but Joel made us feel comfortable by telling us that one just wants one pet and the other wants to be petted a lot. If you are a dog person, you will be fine and if you are not, Joel will make you feel comfortable. His place was clean and the bed was comfortable. We returned after dinner and we got to meet his girlfriend. The both of them offer great conversation and it was very welcoming. Lastly, Joel's house is a prime location with many restaurants, grocery stores, parks, and city activity around it. It is close to the metro as well. I HIGHLY recommend Joel's place.
Joel was an excellent host during my recent trip to DC. The room was spotless clean, the neighborhood is safe and accessible to Metro for getting into town, and he made me feel like I was at home. I wouldn't hesitate to give Joel my highest recommendation, and will certainly stay there the next time I visit DC. This was a GREAT experience. I can't imagine a more accommodating host.
Unser Aufenthalt bei Joel war sehr angenehm! Das Haus befindet sich in einer guten Lage und Joel ist ein sehr aufgeschlossener, netter und sympathischer Gastgeber gewesen! Wir würden jeder Zeit wieder kommen!
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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.