About This Listing
Enjoy the sites of D.C. and the charm and safety of Bethesda! Just voted number 2 of The Top 10 Healthiest Cities for Women by SELF magazine "It's super-safe, with half the violent crime average."
Enjoy the Summer in D.C.area and make use of the many outdoor spaces and alfresco dining options
You will find my 2 bedroom 1 bathroom cheerful apartment is superbly located between the Metro Stations of Bethesda and the Medical Center ( NIH, Walter Reed Hospital Entrances)
Medical Center Metro 0.6 miles/965 meters distance walking times about 9 min. average
To get to NIH Building 10, walk another 0.6 miles or take free Shuttle from Medical Center, or you can take free Perimeter Shuttle mornings and afternoon/evenings, stop is right across my Building,
Bethesda Metro Station0.7 miles/1126 meters
walking time about 11 min. average
There is the free Circulator Bus that can get you there too, comes every 10 min Mon- Sat, Stop is behind my Building
We are on the Red Line of the metro, connecting you directly to areas like Rockville and Gaithersburg to the North, and all major stops in D.C., including Union Station (Amtrak).
With transfer, you can reach Reagan National Airport conveniently.
Both Tripper and Vamoose bus connect NY with Bethesda.
$27/30 one way
Metro, Ride-on Bus stops and NIH shuttle in front of building. Free Circulator bus to Bethesda Station and to movie theaters, restaurants, grocery stores behind my building.
Downtown Bethesda provides easy access to restaurants, stores,the Capital Crescent Bike path and 2 movie theaters, There is also the Roundhouse theater (ask me about special low price performance options) a short walk away and and Strathmore Concert Hall, reachable by bus and metro. It is convenient to get around on foot, bicycle and public transportation.
There is a bike shops where you can rent a bicycle to explore. There are also zip-car locations if you have a membership to venture out.
The room is about 10 x 12 feet with a big window , with part privacy film since it is on the ground floor. It is furnished with a twin size bed, shelves, mirror, desk and chair and is painted and decorated in friendly colors.
Sheets and towel are provided.
INFO Second Person: A twin size cot with air mattress that is the same height as the bed or alternatively Massage table with extra padding, sleep comfort firm-think futon.
Can be elevated at height as in picture or close to floor.
The apartment has a second door leading directly outside to the courtyard. Take a chair out and enjoy during nice weather.
You'll share the space with me, your host.
I work part time out and part of the day from home.
Occasionally I might have a friend stay overnight in the living room, but you will have your own room for privacy.
Rent includes: Sheets,Towels,Internet,Coffee,Tea
Available: Hairdryer, Ironing tools, Steamer, Laundry Detergent
Pay-card for laundry facilities $1.65 +$1.50 wash/dry
Parking (a must in downtown Bethesda during the week),on request with a deposit for parking hanger and access card.
Metro and buses, you can borrow a smartrip card to load (unless it is worth the $5.00 to buy one and keep as a souvenir ) this will save you extra fee on metro and bus fare.
SEE YOU SOON!
Access to eating area and shared kitchen for preparation of Breakfast and light cooking/refrigerator,dishes, pans
Faucet has attached water filter.
There is a shared TV in the living room.
Interaction with Guests
I am living here and partially work from home so I will be present during your stay.
If you got time to chat a bit, or need information to get around, just let me know. If you busy and tired and just need to recover at the end of the day in your room, that is fine too.
Only non-smoking guests please.
Remove your shoes and leave at designated area to keep the apartment clear of street dirt. No shoes in room will keep the light rug clean.
You are welcome to use the kitchen, just tidy up.You can store some groceries or take out food in refrigerator.
If you need something or have questions-just ask, I will let you know if I can help.
When staying longer, make use of the laundry facility in building.I have an extra laundry card, $1.65 per wash load, $1.50 per dryer
Besides plenty of space in the closet behind door on the left, shelves to keep your things organized.
Martina made me feel at home away from home. She gave me a tour to show me where everything was-- straightforward because she utilizes open shelving to display home goods in an artistic way! The room is as described, nice & large with high ceilings, and the bed is comfortable. There is plenty of closet space and shelving for clothing.
Martina let me settle in, gave me suggestions about Bethesda, and was a quiet & pleasant roommate when I needed to study.
Martina was exceptionally kind. Her presentation on the Apartment was very helpful. The info in the web site was exactly same. I have no chance to meet neighbors. I hope to stay here in the next visit to NLM with friend of mine. I enjoyed talking with Marina. The internet speed is good. I can work without difficulty although speed is somewhat slower than that in Korea. It is not due to Martina but due to internet bandwidth in the Bethesda. I can stay here like my apartment in Korea. All facilities are perfect. I can hear birds' tweet. The road from the apartment to NLM was comfortable. It took just 10 min to entrance of NLM. It is the fantastic apartment near NLM, and better than any other hotels in Bethesda. I appreciate Martina for her kind reception. I also ate 7 eggs and one apple left in the refrigerator.
I traveled with a family member for a few days. We were searching for a place to stay for the first week of our trip, and we were not disappointed!
Not only Martina was extremely friendly, but she does everything she can to help with all practical aspects: she helped us find our marks, provided a second smartrip for the Metro, made us feel like we were in our own house. She also provided maps, guides, documents, and many good advises!
As I used to work at nearby NIH a few years ago, turns out we also had several friends in common! Small world.
As for the room, everything was as described; Martina put a second bed in the room to fit our needs, and both were very comfortable.
To sum up, it was just the perfect place for our needs, and a very nice encounter! A place to recommend, definitely!
Martina is a kind and welcoming host. We were in touch just before I arrived and everything went very smoothly. She was very helpful before and during my visit. I would stay there again if I were traveling to DC, as it is located a nice neighborhood with great restaurants.
A pleasant 'home away from home' while visiting DC for work. Clean, comfortable and good company.
Convenient location a short walking distance to various restaurants & cafes, greenery, 2 metro stations (both a 10 minute walk) and a supermarket for self-catering. Highly enjoyed my stay at Martina's place!
Great location (easily walkable to many great restaurants), and the place smells so lovely! Martina was very easy to coordinate with, and had great tips on local spots to check out. Would definitely stay again.
Excellent experience; Martina was very nice and we could chat in German. Very nice and quiet apartment.
About the Host, Martina
I love to share with people the things I learned about the Washington D.C. area over the 20 years I have lived here. I am originally from Austria, and love to travel myself.
My interests are broad and spread as far as from Opera at the Kennedy center to Baseball games, Health and Wellness to good chocolate.I love the fact that this area provides access to cultures from all parts of the globe.
Taste Appetizer platter!
Hormone free chicken!
Excellent pizza, large beer and wine selection.
Take advantage of the Happy Hour and Lunch specials.
Need help choosing the right wine, ask Angela for help!
This chain and franchise started out right here in Bethesda. Simple,inexpensive, California style tacos and burritos, free Wifi.
Brewery, taste different beers!
Great Price, good food!
The people are very accommodating with special requests. Good bargain!
Most delicious pastries by french pastry chef.
Like a trip to Paris, but on foot.
Juicy Burger on Brioche bun! Sweet potato fries!
Pharmacy and Drugstore!
You can also buy your Smartrip-card for the Bus and Metro there.
Sushi and Japanese Groceries
Blues and Jazz along with New Orleans Food
Closest Grocery store, also right at a stop of the free Circulator bus
Coffee, Breakfast Omelettes, organic foods, bread,pastries.
Large Grocery Store
Art House Movie Theater, you get to see limited release American and International Films
Create your own salad. Easy, healthy food, frozen yogurt and fresh,cold pressed vegetable juice
You might be lucky and be able to take advantage of pay what you can performances during opening week.
Get some breakfast foods, treats for a pick-nick during sight-seeing or frozen meals to save and feed yourself during your stay.
Concert Hall, Performances of a wide variety.