About this listing
Bedroom plus sitting room in a cozy cottage.
BEDROOM + SITTING ROOM
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.
YOUR ROOMS UPSTAIRS
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.
MAX OCCUPANCY -- 2
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)
-Carriage House, food of old Europe
-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.
WHAT'S THE CATCH?
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.
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).
COOKING IN THE KITCHEN / EATING DOWNSTAIRS
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.
Just like comin' home to dear friends. Teri and Andy welcomed us into their house, and into their hearts. We spent a week in the roomy upstairs bedroom, sitting room, full bathroom. We enjoyed our breakfasts out on the back porch. We'd chat with Teri and Andy when we-all were available. They are a fountain of local information, very down-to-earth. The restaurants they recommended were eclectic and off-beat ... and very much to our liking. Porch Perfect is even better than advertised - it comes with heart! It's located about 5 minutes from a bus that runs regularly and connects to Metro trains. My partner and I return to DC before our flights overseas, and we're already looking to another visit with Teri and Andy!
Teri and Andy are great host. Their house is beautiful as the description and they are willing to provide help. There are some tasty restaurant nearby and supermarket, bus stop, bike rental service.....and so on which make the life there convenient and comfortable. The 5days experience is great and unforgettable.
Teri and Andy were very welcoming to their home. We had the bedroom, 99% of the bathroom and our own sitting room. The house was built in the 1920's - so it was more quaint than perfect - with creaky floors and staircase - it was all part of the character. All in all we had a nice time and found the location to be pretty convenient for driving into downtown DC or hopping on public transit.
Beautiful house in a nice location. Andy and Teri are amazing hosts and great people. I loved spending my weekend at their house. Thanks again for everything Teri and Andy!
My husband and I had a wonderful time at Teri and Andy’s Porch. It is clean, quiet, safe, and comfortable. It is convenient to buy food in the supermarket and eat in the restaurants nearby which offer very good food with reasonable prices. It is easy to get to DC downtown as the Porch is very close to bus stops and subway. We enjoyed talking with Teri and Andy. The Porch is worth recommending.
Nous avons passer un très agréable séjour chez Andy et Teri. Nous avons été très bien accueillis avec des petits goodies dans le frigo.
About the Host, Teri & Andy
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.