About this listing
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's place was very comfortable and convenient to the Georgia/Petworth station. I didn't meet Chris but he was very good at keeping in touch with texts and making me feel welcome.
Chris was a great host and has made creative use of his attic space by turning into an inviting B&B suite, complete with breakfast granola, coffee/tea, and a microwave and toaster oven. (It's not a kitchenette as you wash any dishes in the bathroom sink, but that was fine for a few days.) The neighborhood is quiet and we easily found street parking, but it's just a few blocks from shops, restaurants, and the metro -- a very convenient location. Clean and comfy!
We had a great experience at Chris's place. His responses are always quick and helpful. The room is decent and clean. The location is the best, only 10 mins walk to Columbia Heights Metro station, tons of restaurants around there. I definitely recommend it to everyone. I will stay here again if I have chance to visit DC in the future.
We had a really nice stay at this B & B. Chris was a lovely host who responded very quickly and made sure we had everything we needed. The house was clean and comfortable. I would definitely stay here again.
Chris made us feel welcome even though we arrived late and thought we would slip in quietly. The accommodations were perfect for our visit to our daughter in D.C. It was comfortable and close to the Metro .
My stay was exactly what I expected based on the listing. The upstairs apartment area is a good amount of space, with everything I needed. I didn't get to meet Chris but his roommates were courteous and quiet. Also, in a great neighborhood, easy to get to the metro.
My husband and I were really happy with our first airBnB experience. The place was just as described and was clean and neat. We felt comfortable in the house and the neighborhood was nice. It's about half a mile to the metrostation which only took about 10 minutes to walk. We did discover some good places to eat along the way! We will check availability for this place when we plan our next trip to DC. We met Chris during our last night and he was very nice. Check in and out of the house was just as he described and easy. I recommend this place for sure!
About the Host, Chris
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.