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 uberFREE20ATDC, 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.
Dennis was an excellent host and it was a pleasure to stay in his house for 5 weeks. From picking me up at the airport to giving me advice about the city he could not have been more helpful and was always very quite to respond to messages. The house was really comfortable to stay in and I felt safe in the neighbourhood. It was a really convenient location for me both for work and exploring the city. There are very good transport links with a bus to the city leaving from the corner and being 10 mins walk from the metro. I would definitely recommend Dennis' house to anyone planning a trip to DC. Thank you again for a wonderful stay.
There were a few confusions before arriving, but once we arrived Dennis was very responsive. It was walking distance to the ball park which was convenient for us. The fan in the room was a bit dusty and mosquitoes bit us through the night, but they weren't deal breakers. Had fun!
Thanks for coming Alejandra. I did notice that the screen on the first floor window was taken off and that may have been why there were mosquitoes in the house. I had sprayed the house before you arrived but there are no guarantees that other mosquitoes would not come in. I am glad that you had fun though.
The host was very friendly and I really did accommodate me with everything that I needed.
Dennis was very helpful. Even if he was not at the house, he responded by email very quickly to every question we had. The house is very nice, perfect location to walk to the center or take the subway, the neighbourhood is very safe too ! Yt was a good week-end. Thanks again !
Dennis was very good at communicating with me by text and phone. He was helpful in helping me find someplace to eat.
My room was clean, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom was clean with a towel provided.
I can see why he says it's great for baseball fans. The stadium is just a block away.
Great place, decent area, walking distance to metro and bus accessible. If you're in town and need a place to crash, check this one out.
Dennis's instructions about the key, parking and room location were perfect. The room may have been small but the bed was really comfortable. Thank you.
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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 8 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.