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...
It was a very comfortable stay in an interesting house. The bed was perfect and super comfy which is very important for me when I travel. It feels like you're staying in your own home. Joel was a great host. It's close to the metro and there are plenty of bus lines. I felt safe walking in the neighborhood and it's a great location for enjoying the city. I will gladly stay here again in the future.
Get communication, great hospitality, comfortable bed, and conveniently located near Columbia heights. Joel is great and I definitely look forward to visiting again!
I stayed with Joel for a week and had a great time. He's a really good host, making sure you have everything you could possibly need in your room. The house is full of cool stuff, great music, cookies and beer. Perfect. I loved hanging out with Joel, Shannon, and the dawgs after work. They're great people and very friendly. I will definitely try to stay here again when I'm next in DC!
Even though I only stayed for a night, Joel has such an interesting home, I loved it! The room was great, pretty big, with both a fan and an A/C and the bed was sooooo comfy. Bathroom was very clean, comfortable and had all the essentials. Location is perfect, short walk to U St, nice neighborhood. Joel is also such a nice guy, he has two dogs and the friend who passed by with me was so scared of dogs, he took the time to explain their characters to us, how to deal with each of them, and he tried to make her feel as comfortable as possible. His dogs may look intimidating but they're actually harmless and they're pretty well behaved!! thanks Joel :)
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!
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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.