About This Listing
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.
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.
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.
Smoking allowed, but only outside the house. Please cleanup after yourself. Internet/Cable TV/use of kitchen will be included for free with the daily rate.
We live in this house and always take our shoes off when entering the house and we expect you to do the same. This is a private home so please respect our traditions. Your assistance in this regard is greatly appreciated.
Check in is flexible(generally after 3:30pm) and we will do everything we can to make it convenient for you but please realize that during work hours we can't always be around. Please try to check in before 10:00pm. We wake up very early in the morning and it is hard for us to stay late and wait for you.
There is a queen size bed which would be perfect for two people. A third person can sleep on a single size inflatable bed that we have. A security deposit is required just in case something is broken/damaged and needs to be repaired. It will be returned in FULL when I have verified nothing has been damaged.
Please inquire before you book for any additional questions.
Nous n'avons pas eu l'occasion de croiser Dennis, mais il était extrêmement réactif et répondait à tous nos messages.
L'appartement est très propre et la chambre disposait de tout le nécessaire : draps , serviettes...
Le matelas est très confortable.
Je recommande !!
Host was great, as was his wife and father who lives on the property. Dennis was very quick to respond and accommodated an extra friend who came in from Virginia. Neighborhood was okay, no one bothered us except for the guy trying to sell me stolen tools. Do your own thing and no one will bother you, my vehicle was also untouched during my stay on the street.
Great, easy and fast communication. Check in was fast. The place was perfect except for some issues:
1. The airconditioning didn't really work for the upstairs bedroom. It seemed to lack fan power.
2. The cieling fan couldn't be turned on without the light being turned on as well.
3. The tub could've been cleaner.
Thanks for staying.
1. Air-conditioning works perfectly, I noticed that when you checked out the thermostat was set to 75F so it did not start while you were in the room.
2. There is a switch on the wall with which you can turn off the ceiling fan
3. There was another guest that was in the other room which used the bathtub before you had used it, and I have notified airbnb about that. My professional cleaner always cleans the bathtub and the complete house after each guest checks out.
Thanks again for coming and until next time.
the location is good for the nationals and visiting the capitol's tourist sites. the parking pass dennis provides is a bonus. we were able to park for a week and the car was unmolested. just check to see if a game is playing, because parking is a premium. he provided a space for our 2 bikes in the shed in the back.
you may want to bring your own coffee maker if you like fresh brewed coffee in the morning. dennis suggested starbucks, but a 7 minute walk is too much for those who want their coffee before they venture outside. otherwise, the kitchen was well equipped. it was nice to have a washer/dryer. the room was large with closet and comfortable queen bed. good supply of hot water and heat. internet was fast and we were able to stream shows. this was good since there is no cable tv.
communication with dennis was prompt via email. other guests were traveling or working the week we were there, so the house was quiet. however, the neighbors get rowdy on weekends with loud stereo blasting next door.
Ira and Ann thanks for staying. I am glad that you had a positive experience.
When you were in town the Nats were playing the Mets and even I was very loud since that day they won, and the whole neighborhood was very loud, which is very normal.
I have a coffee machine which is in the closet over the counter sink. I also have a number of household items in the closet in the dining room area.
In any case thank you for visiting and hope to see you again in our capital.
Dennis was very welcoming to my family, helping us with laundry, and providing a fantastic baseball fans experience!
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About the Host, Dennis
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.