This is a great place for your whole family to stay while you explore DC, with free off-street parking right outside your private entrance!
You will have the entire lower level of our house to yourselves. The space includes a bedroom, large play area, and fabulous spa bathroom including a jacuzzi tub and a large walk-in shower. The private entrance lets out into the off-street parking space and a brick-lined alley that abuts parkland.
The bedroom has a very comfortable queen pull-out bed (a Comfort Sleeper.) We also have one twin-sized aero bed, one toddler-sized aero bed, one queen aero bed and a portable crib that can be easily set up either in the lower level of the bedroom or in the large play area.
The rental does not include access to a kitchen, but we do have a coffee maker, tea pot, and bottle warmer to get you going in the morning.
We are in the beautiful Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Northwest DC, and we're within walking distance to the National Zoo. Our street is very quiet and residential with lots of families, but we are within walking distance to the main street with good restaurants, cafes, and shops. Many bus lines run through Mount Pleasant to take you to the metro (about a mile away) and other nearby neighborhoods including Cleveland Park, Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, and the U-Street Corridor.
Please feel free to get in touch with any questions you might have!
Maya's place was a fantastic location for me, as my co-worker was staying with friends a few doors down. I had a great stay. The place is uniquely designed, very nice to be in, and Maya goes the extra mile to have it truly feel like a bed and breakfast (with snacks and a nice guide to the neighborhood, really nice). It is true that there is a very thin floor above you, which made me sad because it sounded like they were having so much fun up there! But sleeping hours is perfectly peaceful. And it's a nice bed.
We greatly enjoyed our stay at Family Friendly! This was our second stay with this host, and we will be returning!
We enjoyed our stay greatly! Great hosts! We will return!
Maya was great! She met us at the door even though we were arriving quite late and showed us around. The place was very cool and clean - definitely a paradise for two little ones after a long drive. Thank you, Maya - we enjoyed our stay :).
We stayed for three nights with our two-year-old and we would definitely recommend it. There were a lot of toys for him to play with, and more space and fewer breakable things than you would find in any hotel room. Our son really enjoyed the children-sized furniture and the big bath. The neighbourhood is nice and there is public transport and restaurants within walking distance. Maya was a very pleasant host and easy to correspond with.
The only downside is that you do get noise from dogs and people walking around upstairs, so it would probably not be ideal for anyone wanting to go to sleep early or wake up late.
This was the best airbnb deal we've found yet - Maya was SUPER prepared for our 2 year old son. She met us at the door and was very sweet and very helpful, allowed us to check in early on a Friday and late on a Sunday. The private space in the basement was tidy, spacious, stocked with toys and child-sized furniture, and all of the things we could need. A comfortable pull-out queen bed, a toddler-sized air mattress, places to read while our son napped, a beautiful enormous bathroom, and a kitchenette space. The neighborhood is beautiful and was so convenient. Although the nearest metro station is a good 25 minute walk, there are buses that would have been easier had we not had a stroller, but it's a great area to walk. We won't stay anywhere else now that we know about Maya's home!
Had great stay. Quiet neighbourhood, but relatively easy to get to all the sites as the metro is 10-15 mins away.
We had the whole basement to ourselves with our own entrance and private parking right at the entrance - perfect!
Maya was a very nice and warm host and we felt very welcome.
The only downside is that you can hear people and pets walking around on the floor directly above, but they did a very good job of being quiet during the night, so not a problem.
My mom and I had a wonderful stay with Maya. She was very responsive and had a great set-up in her basement apartment. A mini fridge, microwave and coffee maker helped us get our day started! I would absolutely recommend staying with Maya--especially for families as the layout was very kid-friendly.
My stay at Maya's was great! She was welcoming, the space was clean and the extras--the water, the snacks, the orange juice--were much appreciated. I hope to stay there again!
Maya is a very friendly host. The accommodation is very clean and also very spacious.