Come stay in Petworth at this well-located brick rowhouse is on a quiet residential street 3 blocks from the Petworth Metro stop, a Capital Bike Share stand, and a grocery store, so the DC Convention Center, Smithsonian, monuments and downtown DC are easy to visit. There are three clean and comfortable rooms available for short or medium-term rental here -- this ad is for the smallest of them. The house has a front porch and back deck, an open floor plan and wood floors throughout – it’s been compared to a yoga studio or meditation center – and I like to think that those who stay here find a degree of tranquility while enjoying the city and the neighborhood.
I work as the technology for development guy at an international development nonprofit, so I’m often out traveling the world and may not be in the country for your stay. I like to cook, so if you do too, this is the place for you -- you'll have full access to the gourmet kitchen with an island cooktop, double oven, warming drawer and gas grill on the deck – along with most cooking implements you are likely to need. From time-to-time when schedules align and there’s interest among whoever’s at the house, we sometimes cook, drink or hang out together, but don’t worry – you can go solo too.
During your stay, be sure to treat yourself to breakfast at Qualia Coffee -- which filter brews fresh, micro roasted coffee a few blocks away. When night falls, explore the neighborhood's growing selection of bars and restaurants, including The Looking Glass, Chez Billy´s, The Mothership Connection (new at Georgia Ave. and Lamont!), DC Reynold´s, Petworth Citizen, Domku, The Sweet Mango Cafe, Sala Thai, and more, or take a 10-minute walk to trendy Columbia Heights, where you can drink, eat and dance at The Wonderland Ballroom, or find locally brewed beer and delicious food served on outdoor terraces from brunch 'til late at Meridian Pint, Maple, the Kangaroo Boxing Club, Red Rocks Pizza, Room 11, El Chucho taquería, or The Coupe, a café, diner and restaurant.
Want to go farther? Hop on a Capital Bike to sample adult beverages on 14th Street at the Red Derby rooftop, The Pinch or Ziba´s or to try the Mexican, Vietnamese and Thai restaurants along the way. If that’s not enough, you can always roll on down to nearby Adams Morgan, U Street, DuPont Circle or the museums and monuments.
See also Tranquility and Convenience, 3 - a room in the same house with a private bathroom.
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We had a great and comfortable stay in John's place. We felt home from the first time we entered the place!
John was welcoming and hospitable. He even helped me with the bus schedule. The room was warm and comfortable. The neighborhood was pleasant and quiet.
John was a great host. He upgraded me to a nicer room so I would be more comfortable during my two week stay. I had a lovely dinner with them during my last few days. The house is conveniently located within a 10 minute walk to the metro. The neighborhood has lots of nice restaurants and several grocery stores.
Jonh`s house is very comfortable, warm and well located, near the subway. The room is spacious, clean and the shower is great! Also, we could use the whole kitchen, that has the most wonderful tools for cooking. John and Monica are very nice people, and made our stay easy and comfy. This is a great place if you are considering visiting the city. Thanks John! :)
Genial, John nos dio mucha libertad y ayuda desde el primer momento que llegamos. Una casa preciosa!
When we arrived at John's home, he was at work. But he had provided us with all the information about the location and where to find the key.
We very liked our room. It has a private bathroom and plenty of space.
John and Monica were very kind as well.
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John Zoltner is a long-time resident of Washington, DC who made his home in the area after studying literature and philosophy (and then an MBA) at Georgetown University. John enjoys welcoming people from around the world to the two houses he rents out through AirBnB or (website hidden): one in the Columbia Heights neighborhood and one in Petworth. Both houses are clean and comfortably-furnished and are well-located and close to a metro stop. John knows the city and many of the bar and restaurant owners or operators in both neighborhoods, and is happy to give recommendations. Se habla español - John speaks fluent Spanish, which he learned while living in Santiago, Chile for six years.
In his professional life, John is the Washington-based Director for the TechLab, an FHI 360 department dedicated to creating and implementing strategies that leverage information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve development practices and outcomes around the world. His responsibilities include strategic planning, resource development, program design, staff selection and program management, so the TechLab can support FHI 360’s vision of providing all individuals and communities with the opportunity to reach their highest potential. FHI 360 is a 4,400-person international development NGO operating in more than 125 countries.