Lounge on the porch.Eat here.
Porch Perfect with Sitting Room
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
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Bedroom plus sitting room in a cozy cottage.

The space


We love our porch, and you will too. Stroll up to the corner to buy dinner, and enjoy it on our cozy porch that feels like a tree house. Or for something different some evening, ask to use our kitchen or the grill on our back deck to cook your dinner.

You get a small but sunny bedroom with a double bed (54 in 76 in...137 cm x 193 cm) plus the adjacent sitting room with TV, Internet, and even a laptop if you didn't bring your own, plus a microwave. Your mini-fridge will be stocked with complimentary goodies on arrival. The upstairs bath is 95% yours. (My office is upstairs, but our bed-bath is downstairs, so I may occasionally want to use your toilet--but you will always have priority). In addition to the doors on your rooms, a curtain provides extra privacy as you pass between them.


A bus on our corner will get you to the Roslyn subway within 10 minutes in rush hour. And from there it's a 10-15 minute Metro ride to most anywhere downtown. Get lost or tired and we'll come pick you up.

Our street of cute little houses is quiet--but just over a rise a half block away you'll find shops, a grocery store, Curves, and a yoga studio, as well as these restaurants:

-Portabellos American Cafe
-Pasha Middle Eastern Cafe (our favorite)
-Thai Place
-Carriage House, food of old Europe
-Billy's Cheesesteak
-Baskin Robins/Dunkin Donuts
-Kite Runner, Afghan food

My husband is a retired teacher and director of language schools who has also been a bartender and an actor (catch a glimpse of him in "House of Cards" TV series with Kevin Spacey.) I teach Web Design and am interested in conflict resolution--especially among world religions. We speak Spanish and French.

My husband is a contender for the Olympics of power napping and likes to train in the living room. So we'll ask you not to hang out there--just tiptoe through, please.

We're eager to meet you!

Thai Institute Students: ask about free nights

Interaction with guests

We are right downstairs whenever you need us.

Other things to note

Our prices include all state and local taxes:

Taxes applicable to stays of any length
Local Sales 1%
State Sales Tax 4.3%
Regional Transportation Tax .7%
Subtotal 6%

Additional taxes applicable to stays of under 30 days
Local Transient Occupancy Tax 5%
State Regional Transient Occupancy Tax 2%
Travel and Tourism Transient Occupancy Tax 0.25%
Subtotal 7.25%

Total for stays of under 30 days 13.25%


Extra people No Charge
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules

You have access to the whole house except my office upstairs, our bed/bath downstairs, and the living room downstairs where my husband likes to nap. And although we ask that you "tiptoe through" the living room, you don't have to worry about making normal noise in the dining room or kitchen. If Andy feels his space is secure, he'll doze happily. FULL DISCLOSURE: I've been known to nap or watch TV in the living room myself!

Continental Breakfast is provided for your first morning, and we clean up from it. Coffee is always available.

Your sitting room has two TV trays to let you picnic there. Both paper plates and regular plates are provided. If you use the regular plates, please carry them downstairs to wash in the basket provided. (No dishwashing in your bathroom sink, please).

If you want to cook in the kitchen, let us know in advance so we can plan our meals around your timing. Likewise, if you want to eat in the dining room, front porch, or back deck, please "reserve" the space. E.g., if you reserve the porch, we'll take the dining room. If you reserve the dining room in winter, we might go to our favorite cafe on the corner. You are welcome to use our condiments, salad dressing, etc. Just ask please.

We'll do breakfast dishes. Please clean up the kitchen after any other use of it.

We will wash sheets and towels once a week. Let us know if you need a change sooner. Personal laundry also done by request. A spare set of sheets is in your closet if you want to change the bed. Put laundry in bathroom cabinet basket.

Trash is collected at dawn Wednesday. We'll pick up the trash in your waste baskets on Tuesday. If you need to empty them sooner, please leave the bags in the kitchen.

Our cleaning lady comes just before each guest and every 2 weeks. So depending on when you arrive, you may have to clean your own bathroom etc if you don't want to await her next visit.

Your full-size bed is suitable for a single or couple. One child can be accommodated by request if he/she is comfortable sleeping in a portable crib (PackNPlay or Co-sleeper) or on a sleeping bag on the floor of your sitting room.

Please keep volume of your TV moderate, especially before 9am. We will do the same and happily turn ours off on request. FEEL FREE TO ASK US TO TURN OURS OFF OR DOWN. Really, we mean it. My husband can just as well watch TV in our bedroom which is far removed downstairs.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

5 nights minimum stay

99 Reviews

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Nour User Profile
August 2017
I stayed at the Murphys for 4 weeks and I can honestly say it was far better than any of my expectations. The house is as cozy as the pictures imply and they were wonderful hosts. Always helpful and very welcoming. The location is superb with a bus stop within walking distance and several restaurants and supermarkets near by. A wonderful experience all in all.

Rob User Profile
July 2017
It was so wonderful staying with Teri & Andy. They were such gracious hosts and they made me feel at home. The location was terrific, less than a mile from the nearest metro and plenty of nice restaurants within walking distance.

Cecilia User Profile
May 2017
We had a very nice stay at Teri and Andy's house. They had everything prepared for us. Their house is beautiful. We have our own private space upstairs. Definitely recommend to anyone who come to visit DC or Arlington!

Erika User Profile
April 2017
I spent ten days in their house and it was such a lovely place. The house is exactly as the profile´s photos. It was a quiet and peaceful space equipped with everything that I need. The private living room next to the bedroom was perfect for me. It gave me the chance to work in my computer and rest a little a bit. Teri and Andy were such a warm and nice people. This was my first Airbnb´s experience and it was great!!

Thiago User Profile
March 2017
Teri and Andy were very welcoming giving us all the possible support to feel as if you were in my house, the house is well heated in the winter.

Mary User Profile
January 2017
The stay at Teri and Andy's worked well for our short stay in DC. The 55 bus stop is very close so getting around without a car was easy for us. The upstairs feels private and comfortable with the basic necessities such as toiletries and a kitchenette in the second room. The bed is more appropriate for one person than two because it is an older double mattress. Teri was very friendly and helpful, even offering a ride into town one morning while running her errands.

Bonnie User Profile
December 2016
Terri and Andy were great hosts. They made me feel very welcome and almost a member of the family. They were interested in what I was doing, were friendly, but not intrusive. Terri even made me breakfast the first day of my stay!

Arlington, Virginia, United StatesJoined in August 2012
Teri & Andy User Profile

I teach writing and Web Design, but my passion is for philosophy, groups that work, and mediation across religious differences. My husband is retired from teaching, writing, acting, and directing a language school.

Languages: English, Español, Français
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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