About This Listing
Available mostly year-round. Both long-term and short stays are welcome.
I am a musician, lots of fun, and enjoy meeting new folks. I have a cozy private bedroom with a double bed and private entrance in a 1919 bungalow in Hyattsville's historic and arts district, which is less than two miles from the D.C. border and within five miles of the University of Maryland College Park, Catholic University, Howard University, Gallaudet University, and Trinity Washington University. Also about 20 minutes from NOAA, NASA, Discovery Communications, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington Navy Yard...It's one mile from the West Hyattsville metro on the Green Line, which is 1 stop outside of DC (15 minute ride to Gallery Place, 10 minute ride to U Street). A shuttle bus to the metro is just a block from the house, which operates on weekdays.
The house is within just a few miles of major thoroughfares such as 495/95, 50 (to Annapolis), and 295 (to Baltimore); 30-40 minutes from BWI; 25-35 minutes to Reagan National Airport, and about an hour from Dulles International Airport. We are about 20 minutes from Union Station.
Two neighbors also rent rooms on Airbnb, so groups of friends, or guests of our guests, can stay next door and still be close!
The house is also walking distance to the new Arts District development - Busboys and Poets restaurant and events venue, Yes Organic Market, Tara Thai, Franklin's Brewpub, Chipotle, Elevation Burger, a frozen yogurt place, and a yoga studio. We also back up to Magruder Park, with walking and bike trails connecting to DC. We are within a few miles of the Chocolate City Brewing Company, New Columbia Distillery and new Union Market. On Sundays, you can go a mile away to Arrow Bicycle and join a 32 mile group ride for free.
We are also in the middle of the burgeoning Gateway Arts District, with the Washington Glass School and Studio, Glut Food Co-op, & Joe's Movement Emporium (drop-in yoga!) just a mile away.
Parking space available.
Interaction with Guests
I like to spend as much time as I can with you or as little time as you like.
Basically, please clean up after yourself, no smoking in the house (outside is fine) and that's pretty much it!
Janine was a great host! She was extremely helpful, offering to take us and pick us up from the metro station, take us downtown, and provide any accommodations we needed. She also made homemade banana nut bread that was wonderful! Our beds were comfortable and we had a fantastic time in DC thanks in part to Janine.
house is very nice and beautiful antique decoration which we are really enjoy it.Janine is really nice and welcomed.She is very nice and thoughtful person.Message us everyday to check if we need anything to (website hidden) last day she singing to us her song called wake up without you in Texas(not sure if is right name)she has got beautiful (website hidden) is really nice experience,highly recommend this house!
Janine was a great and really friendly host. She offered us a self-made banana bread and droped us at the metro station at any time. The room was very cute and we had our own fridge. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recomment to stay in Janines beautiful house.
Janine was an extremely good host who went out of his way to make sure that we felt at home. The house is stunning, and immaculate. She helped us with all what we needed! Janine answered all my questions within a very short time frame and was always extremely helpful and generous with her replies. We wish we could have stayed longer. I don't think it could have been more perfect. Great location, great space, safe neighbourhood and friendly host. We definitely recommend to anyone who is looking to stay in a special place in DC!
Janine is a really great host ! She made everything she can to make us feel confortable. Her house is very nice and the room very cosy.
Her home wasn't really close to Washington but the metro station is not so far and Janine was very helpful.
We warmly recommend Janine ! We were delighted by this stay.
Janine a toujours été disponible pour nous (que ce soit pour discuter avec nous, nous faire découvrir sa ville et ses passions). Janine propose une très belle découverte de la vie américaine. Cela a été une jolie rencontre.
Merci encore Janine, nous avons plus qu'adoré ces quelques nuits chez toi et ces bons moments passés ensemble !
Janine is a really hospitable and welcoming person. Though we stayed for only one night and came late, her nicely decorated room really impressed us. It was a really lovely place and we would definitely recommend it.
Janine est une hôte extra! Nous sommes arrivés à 19h un soir et nous cherchions à nous rendre quelque part pour manger. Elle s'est gentiment proposé de nous accompagner et c'est ainsi que nous avons passé une très bonne soirée avec Janine à converser en franglais. Concernant la maison c'est génial, comme sur les photos. La chambre est confortable (avec la TV) et nous y avons très bien dormi (pas de bruit et bon matelas). La proximité de Washington est bien et le quartier est joli et calme. Si vous voulez être plongé à 100% dans la culture américaine c'est ici qu'il faut aller! Foncez! Vous ne le regretterez pas!
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About the Host, Janine
I am an award-winning performing musician and songwriter in the region. I love flea markets, thrifting, vintage styles, cooking, gardening and just having loads of fun in general. I originally had two cats, Henri and Blanche, but earlier this year got suckered by an adorable stray that started coming around the house and I decided to take him in. His name is Georges. And, yep, I'm a big ol' Francophile - and with good reason, my great grandfather was from France - so it's in my blood. I wave the French and Ohio State Buckeye flags proudly (I'm an Ohio girl). Yes, I've had folks from Michigan stay in my guest room...
I love meeting folks from all over the globe and making them feel welcome in my home. I've been told numerous times that my home is cozy by friends and people visiting for the first time. That makes me smile.
I love traveling as well. I am comfortable traveling in style or low budget. It's more about the experiences instead of wear I lay my head! My favorite places are Paris and Texas so in tribute I like to say my house has the style of Paris, Texas. Still need to take a trip there!