The Perch Suite is the third floor of a charming Victorian home in Columbia Heights -- a bustling, revitalized historic Washington D.C. neighborhood with a wide variety of restaurants and shopping -- all just 15 minutes to the monuments and museums via the Columbia Heights or Georgia Ave metro stops, both just a few blocks away.
Accommodations include one bedroom, one bath, and a large combined kitchenette/living room. Bedroom has queen-sized bed, desk, dresser and large closet. Living area is furnished with a futon and a couch, one of which can accommodate a third person. The en suite bathroom features a classic clawfoot bathtub with a shower.
A self-serve continental breakfast is provided. We stock the refrigerator before you arrive so you can enjoy breakfast in the privacy of your suite without even changing out of your robe and slippers. All the food is organic and/or fair trade and/or locally sourced. A kitchen table and modern appliances make for convenient en suite dining: microwave, mini-fridge, toaster, and coffee maker.
Green Features: our B & B is almost carbon-neutral! The house is solar-powered, and it is heated by a corn-burning pellet stove. Our two rain barrels and lots of trees help to reduce stormwater runoff from polluting the Chesapeake Bay. Our beehive and fig tree make for delicious home-made fig jam perfect for spreading on your morning toast. Solar-powered LED motion-lights make house entrances safe and well-lit. And best of all ... our organic cotton towels and sheets make your sleep blissful.
Check in time is 6pm, but earlier arrival is sometimes possible upon request. Leaving luggage early is always welcome.
Quiet after 11pm. No visitors after 11pm.
The third floor is the BnB. The rest of the house is a private residence. We are happy to meet you and we look forward to chatting and helping you any way we can. If you need anything, please call, text, or knock on our door before entering our private space on the first and second floors. Thanks!
Chris' house was neat and everything we needed was there. Great location in a neighborhood with no hotels :)
I have stayed here several times, and it continues to be a pleasant place.
This was fine for my purposes - quiet, large enough to work in, and well-located (close to public transport, shops, and some nice places to eat). Having tea and coffee facilities provided made a big difference. Chris was a polite host, answering my emails very promptly and helping me to arrange keys for an early check out. Thanks!
The place is pretty much as it is described. We barely run into Chris - probably because we stayed there for only two nights and because it was a long weekend - but he responded promptly every time we needed to check something with him. The great thing about the place is that having the third floor for yourselves gives you great independence. Now, keep in mind that the kitchen is not included - so you cannot cook there (and you have to wash your dishes on the bathroom)- and also that the bathroom/shower is quite small. Other than that, the place is comfortable and location is very convenient.
This was our first AirBnB experience, and I am glad to say that we very much liked it and are in for more.
We loved every part of our stay: Chris' friendly way of making us feel at home, the comfortable and clean apartment, the extremely comfy beds as well as the complimentary organic breakfast items.
The location is very convenient: restaurants, bakeries and a supermarket are close by and it is just a short walk to Columbia Heights Metro Station. In spite of being so close to everything, the area is quiet, and each night was very relaxing. Parking your car in the street seemd safe, and there is no problem of finding a spot (however, be aware that the car needs to be moved on Tuesdays due to street cleaning!).
Would we stay at Chris' B&B again? Definitely YES!
What a very charming house in an incredibly convenient location for our four day stay. We felt very welcome and our space was perfect for the amount of time we visited DC. Very friendly and we appreciated the flexibility in our late arrival! Thank you Chris.
Everything was just fine! Chris and his roommates are nice, helpful, funny and welcoming people. Nevertheless, I have to admit, that it was kind of uncomfortable for two months having no fully equipped kitchen. For a shorter time I would deeply recommend this apartment, especially since it it well located (Metro, shops, laundromat, supermarket...).
Director of Sustainability at American University by day, craft beer activist by night. If we are home and available when you stay with us, we're happy to show you the neighborhood spots for great beer.