Charming B & B in Columbia Heights

House - Entire home/apt · 13th St, Washington, DC 20010, United States
Your host, Chris
77 Reviews
Response rate: 90%
Response time: within a day

The Space

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 (website hidden) 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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $10 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $709 /week
Monthly Price: $2109 /month
Cleaning Fee: $35
Check In: 6:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • a great experience overall: chris was friendly and accommodating to our needs and good with communications; he strikes a good balance between giving you space and privacy but also being reachable if you need anything; listing was as described; house is beautiful with lots of character and is near lots of cool cafes and bars and all amenities (giant grocery store, wine shops, mini marts, target, etc; a pleasant 10-15 minute walk to metro but area is also very bike-able and walkable; great views of the city due to its elevation; very quick and easy to get to the mall and all tourist spots. the columbia heights neighborhood felt very safe walking around at night and was diverse racially/sexually so it was a welcome change from my impression of other areas of DC which seem more homogeneous and yuppified. i would definitely stay here again and recommend this place to friends :-)

    July 2014
  • Great stay with Chris. We had everything we needed. I would only suggest that the bathroom get a little more cleaning and the bedsheets get duvet covers for easy cleaning each time. At night there are cars that pass by. I wore ear plugs to block out the sound. Its not alot of noise but its there. If you are a light sleeper like me bring the ear plugs. It was a comfortable stay overall though. The walk to the train was easy. About 15 min. Lots of shops nearby. The heat was warm and we were thankful for that since we were coming back from a rainy day all weekend. Another thing is that as soon as you get up to the 3rd floor which is the top floor the side where the stairs and door are is not a wall but its actually a glass window separating your room from the stairs so you can hear the people who live there moving around downstairs. You would need to get changed in the bedroom for more privacy. It didnt really bother me since chris and the others do not come upstairs so we had the privacy. It was a good stay and had everything needed. Girls bring a hair dryer.

    April 2014
  • We had a wonderful stay with Chris. This beautiful home is in a wonderful location, easy walking distance to the metro, clean, comfortable, and truly charming. Chris was very friendly, welcoming and accommodating. He responded to any email or request almost immediately. We would definitely stay here again!!

    March 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay of 3 nights at this "B and B" while visiting our daughter in the neighbourhood. It is also close to the Metro (Columbia Heights, a short ride to the Mall or almost anywhere else), fun restaurants and cafes, grocery and wine stores and other shopping. Despite this, the house is quiet at night so great for sleeping (although there was construction very early in the morning down the street - the neighbourhood is gentrifying).
    The room is the whole third floor, very clean and freshly painted with great light. Having the whole floor made it feel very private yet roomy. The bed was very comfortable.
    We really liked that Chris seemed to share our values - organic bananas and apples, coffee and teas, (email hidden) recycling and composting, (yes composting! I don't think we've ever stayed where there was composting so hat's off to you Chris!) as well as encouragement to use tap water instead of bottled - we agree! The organic sheets and towels were wonderful too. We also appreciated the maps and guidebooks left for visitors.
    The self-serve breakfast worked well, and the home-made jam is great! There is limited choice but adequate. Very pleasant having your own table and ability to have breakfast when you want.
    All in all a very pleasant stay!

    March 2014
  • I was not able to stay as long as planned, which was a shame, because this was a wonderful place. You get the entire third floor, with a private bathroom and sitting area, in a beautiful home in exciting Columbia Heights. Chris was extremely helpful and kind, although I did not have the chance to meet him in person. He is dedicated to environmental sustainability and his lovely home reflects this - something I do appreciate.

    March 2014
  • This is an excellent space -- large bedroom and separate, equally large, sitting/dining area plus a full bathroom. I stayed almost two weeks and it's big enough that I didn't get claustrophobic at all. Also an easy ten-minute walk from the Metro. Worked out well for me.

    February 2014
  • Once again, I had a very pleasant stay here. The accommodations are comfortable and the location is very convenient for me. Thanks again!

    February 2014
  • Had a great weekend staying here! It was a perfect location and Chris was an awesome host and was very easy to communicate with on such short notice. I have no complaints at all and would definitely stay here again!

    December 2013
  • Chris was such a great host, really kind and helpful. We loved our stay. The apartment was tidy and cozy and the area was nice, near to good restaurants and public transportation. If we ever get back to D.C. we'd surely stay at his place!

    November 2013
  • Chris place was really fun to stay in. Clean cozy and checking and getting the key at a totally odd hour was easy. Having a micro fridge up in the apartment was really helpful as well. Pictures are very accurate! I recommend Chris place if you're looking for a comfortable quiet place to stay. It takes about seven minutes to walk to the center of Columbia heights and its four or five blocks from a capital bike share stop so getting around isn't too bad even though Columbia heights is a bit farther out from a lot of the usual sights.

    October 2013
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