The perfect Baseball fans hangout

House - Private room · 1st Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20024, United States

The Space

This house is perfect for anyone that wishes to come and see a Nationals game or just visit Washington, DC. The house is located one block away from the stadium, and it takes less than 5 minutes walking to reach the front gate.

This home has just gone a major renovation featuring brand new leather sofa, TV, washer and dryer, kitchen table, hardwood floors, etc. It features 3 rooms with a full bathroom. First floor has the guest room with a dining room, the second room includes full bathroom, 2 bedrooms and a storage room. You will only have access to first floor as well as the bathroom and your bedroom on the second floor. Should you wish us to keep your luggage it will be locked in the storage room on the second floor.

The house is located a block away(5 minute walk) from the Fort Lesley J. McNair Army Base as well as the National Defense University. It is very easily reachable by public transport - between two metro stops on the green line. You can be in downtown Washington DC in under 15 minutes walking or under 5 driving.

The area is very walk-able. Safeway/CVS and new restaurants within a walking distance. Also very close to the world-famous Smithsonian Museums, The Capitol, etc.

The house comes with a off-street parking which is strictly regulated by the Washington Parking Authority. I would provide a pass for one car ONLY which can be used for the duration of your stay. Parking during events can cost as much as $30. During games there is plenty of parking since the parking on the street is for residents/guests only.

Generally check-in is at 3:30pm but please try to let us know when you will be able to arrive. We can be flexible with check-in and check-out times so please inquire with us before booking.

Smoking in the house is not allowed however one can smoke outside. There is plenty of space in the back or front of the house. We also have a large closet and shed outside, so we could store you luggage/bike etc should your flight depart late at night.

We do not impose a limit on the number of guests but should you wish to have somebody else along please let us know. We can provide inflatable bed.

Need a ride? We could pick you up from the following places:
Dulles Airport(IAD): $50 (Taxi: $80)
Baltimore Airport(BWI): $60 (Taxi: $100)
Ronald Reagan Airport(DCA): $15 (Taxi: $25)
Union Station: $10 (Taxi: $20)
Also if you have not used uber you can use them for $20 off your first ride with promo code FREE20ATDC, so your transportation to my house might be free.
Any other location please let us know in advance.
Also please note that we may not be able to pick you up during certain hours, so please coordinate with us first.

The Neighborhood

Southwest Waterfront is part of Pierre L'Enfant's original city plans and includes some of the oldest buildings in the city, including the Wheat Row block of townhouses, built in 1793, and Fort McNair, which was established in 1791 as "the U.S. Arsenal at Greenleaf Point."
After the Civil War, the Southwest Waterfront became a neighborhood for the poorer classes of Washingtonians. The neighborhood was divided in half by Fourth Street SW, then known as 41⁄2 Street; Scottish, Irish, German, and eastern European immigrants lived west of 41⁄2 Street, while freed blacks lived to the east. Each half was centered on religious establishments: St. Dominic's Catholic Church and Temple Beth Israel on the west, and Friendship Baptist Church on the east. (Also, each half of the neighborhood was the childhood residence of a future American musical star — Al Jolson lived on 41⁄2 Street for a time, and Marvin Gaye was born in a tenement on First Street.)
The Waterfront developed into a quite contradictory area: it had a thriving commercial district with grocery stores, shops, a movie theater, as well as a few large and elaborate houses (mostly owned by wealthy blacks). However, most of the neighborhood was a very poor shantytown of tenements, shacks, and even tents. These places, some of them in the shadow of the Capitol, were frequent subjects of photographs that were published with captions like, "The Washington that tourists never see."
In the 1950s, city planners working with the Congress decided that the entire Southwest quadrant should undergo significant urban renewal — in this case, meaning that the city would acquire nearly all land south of the mall (except Bolling Air Force Base and Fort McNair), either through voluntary purchases or through the use of eminent domain; evict virtually all of its residents and businesses; destroy many of its streets, and all of its buildings and landscapes; and start again from scratch.

Getting around

The house is between 2 metro stops on the Green line - Navy Yard/National's Stadium and Waterfront.
There is a public bus stop right in front of the house.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $550 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • It was a pleasure to stay at Dennis' home for a few days. He met with me upon arriving and gave a quick tour of the place. His home was inviting and warm. I would recommend his place to anyone considering visiting DC and hope to stay there again the next time I am in town to catch a Nats game!

    March 2014
  • Very hospitable host and very clean room.

    March 2014
  • Thoughtful hosts and comfortable, very clean accommodations. Great pancake shower head! And don't underestimate the Chinese takeout joint just a few blocks away.

    February 2014
  • Dennis and his wife were great hosts. They had many tips and suggestions for where we could eat and things to do. The house was welcoming and about a 20-minute walk from the Mall. The room and bed were comfortable and clean. Great place to stay! Thanks for hosting us.

    February 2014
  • Placement of host is excellent! If you like discover city by walking over street - you must book this place! Only 15-20 minutes to capitol by slow walking! Do you like Space? You find NASA HQ near this host (only several streets)!
    Room is clean (and have some american football stuff) and all time bathroom available!
    Area is safety. Non loud from street - room's window looking to backyard!

    February 2014
  • We stayed two nights with Dennis family.All of them are so kind and friendly.The room is clean and warm.The bed is also comfortable.The location is great,10 minutes walk to green line.The bus 74 to national parkt is right over the corner in front of the house.everything is great!Thanks again!

    February 2014
  • Great place, super convenient location to the Metro station on 4th Street; host was out of town so I had the place pretty much to myself, which was also neat. Very clean etc.

    January 2014
  • Our stay here was great. A short walk to the green line subway and close to bus transportation for travel around D.C. without a car. The bed was super comfortable (thermapedic mattress). They had an air mattress for my friend and free WiFi. A reasonable price for a reasonable stay. I would stay here if I find myself in DC again. I recommend this location.

    January 2014

  • This is not just a good place to stay, this is a wonderful place to stay! Very close to the centre. But this is not important for us. We were surprised by the fact how together we were greeted by the owners! They told us all with good and not expensive to eat, what to see in the city. We have helped to make an interesting tour across America. In the process of drafting tour the guys asked for how much we rented our car in new York and when they heard it, certainly advised to get rid of this machine and take another. The guys helped us pass the car, going to the airport with us. Moreover, we have found a new, cheaper car morning and drove to her! Thank you for the hospitality! I advise you to stay in their apartment. Especially Russian :)

    January 2014
  • The place was clean and Dennis was very nice and recommended things to do and see, which was helpful. The room is small, but if you are only there to sleep, it's a nice place.

    December 2013
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We are two young professional working in the IT and sales industry. We have been living in the Washington area for the past 6 years. Our hobbies include biking, heavy emphasis on traveling(at least 2 weekends per month we are out of DC), playing soccer, playing computer games, etc. We travel all over the world for pleasure and love to visit new places. When I say a lot I mean it. Just for 2012 we have done Australia, Korea, China, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Brazil and Argentina, and have traveled separately to those places(not a single combined trip). Not to mention the numerous US side trips. So needless to say we are also huge mileage/travel junkies.
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