Gorgeous unit, historic building

Apartment - Private room · R Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009, United States
Cathy
Your host, Cathy
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The Space

Why stay in a stuffy impersonal hotel room when you can stay in a beautiful, century-old fully renovated home in the heart of DC's hip historic 14th Street/Logan neighborhood? Featured in Washington's Best Addresses and listed on the National Register of Historic Places our home is spacious, with 10ft/3m ceilings, hardwood floors, and high quality furnishings. The large bay windows located in nearly every room let in plenty of natural light, and provide places to sit and relax while enjoying the gorgeous garden and mature trees. We are mere steps from a plethora of restaurants, bars, cafes, theaters, and music venues on 14th street. Our location has a Walkscore of 98 (Walker's Paradise) and a TransitScore of 90 (Riders Paradise).

The place is best suited to solo or couple (same sex couples welcome) and not suitable for infants or children. Although the unit has two bedrooms only one is available for guests.

THE ROOM & PRIVATE BATHROOM
The large 14.5x13ft/4.4x4m bedroom is located on the garden side of the property overlooking a mature cherry tree. The room features a new full-sized bed, ample hanging space for your clothing, is air conditioned in summer, centrally heated in winter, and has a ceiling fan. All windows open fully and have insect screens. The mattress on the bed has been described by our visitors as providing the best sleep they've ever had. Your private bathroom contains a huge rain shower, vanity, storage cupboard and toilet, and is stocked with fluffy towels, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and hair dryer.

THE REST OF THE HOME
While staying with us you'll have access to the rest of our home including the library with hundreds of books you can borrow during your stay. Apart from the usual kitchen appliances we also have a Sodastream machine, ice cream maker, rice cooker, and well-seasoned wok. An eco-friendly Bosch washer and dryer, along with ironing board and iron are also available for use.

TECH
Free wireless broadband internet is available during your stay as is an iHome docking station/alarm clock in your room and a docking station in the kitchen.

LOCATION/TRANSPORT
We're located within an easy walk to White House (15 min), K Street (10 min), U Street (5 min), Adams Morgan (15 min), World Bank (20 min), National Mall, monuments, and museums (30 min), embassies, parks.

It's a flat 7 minute walk to Dupont (red line) or U Street (yellow/green line) metro stations, and a 15 minute walk to Mc Pherson or Farragut West (orange/blue line) metro stations. Buses, taxis and a Capital Bikeshare station are located steps away at the corner of our block. Reagan airport (DCA) is 10 minutes by taxi, and 30 minutes by metro. And if you want to get out of town for the day, a large Zipcar lot is located a mere block away.

Whole Foods and Trader Joe's grocery stores and a 24 hour CVS drug store are a five minute walk - we'll even lend you some recyclable shopping bags. There are also weekend Dupont Circle and U Street farmers markets nearby. And if you don't feel like cooking or eating at the many restaurants in the neighborhood, there are several nearby restaurants that offer take out or home delivered food. After all that food, if you need a workout and don't want to join the joggers running through the neighborhood nearby there are the Vida, Crossfit and Bodysmith gyms, and Flow Yoga.

PARKING
It's definitely best to leave your car at home, because street parking can be challenging as one side of the street is designated for residents only and the other side has two hour parking restrictions which are strictly enforced 7am to midnight seven days a week. If you bring your car definitely check out local blogs and/or online classified ads as many people in the area rent out their parking spots on a daily basis.

WHAT ELSE?
Whether you're here for work or play, we hope we can make your stay in the District more enjoyable. We're happy to provide you with access to maps and guide books, and recommendations for our favorite coffee shops, places to eat, lowdown on museums, or venues to have fun.

Interaction with Guests

We encourage interaction while respecting each other's privacy.

Other Things to Note

While we attempt to keep our calendar up to date with available nights we ask that you contact us first to ensure the room is not already booked, to let us know the purpose of your travel, and to ask us questions.

Please don't contact us unless you have a fully-completed AirBnb profile including a photo of you, your location (city and country), and a little bit about who you are and what you do. Also, most importantly, that you are verified with AirBnB before attempting to book with us. Thanks!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: $300
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Cathy and Paul were delightful hosts, providing a warm welcome, interesting stories and very well-organized written information about DC--including shared transit cards. The neighborhood is chock full of wonderful restaurants and shops and easy walking distance to bus and metro. Room was very comfortable and quiet. Would love to return sometime.

    June 2014
  • She was an amazing host! Told me and my cousin who was visiting from the United Arab Emirates exactly where to go and what to do. The room was very clean and the house was in a great location! Will definitely visit her again when I go to DC!

    June 2014
  • FANTASTIC, great host, great location, worked perfect

    June 2014
  • This is a lovely setting, clean room and bathroom, (email hidden).

    June 2014
  • I had a lovely stay with Cathy in DC! My flight was delayed and she was very flexible about my arrival time. Once I was there, I felt right at home! She and her partner were super helpful and even assisted me with my bus route. The room was extremely clean and bright and the bed was very comfortable. The private bath was perfect and had everything I could have needed! I will definitely stay with these gracious people again! And the top it off, they are wonderful and interesting folks! Another fabulous AirBnB!

    June 2014
  • Cathy and Paul were fantastic hosts, with an amazing depth of knowledge about DC and in general. We greatly enjoyed the couple of nights we stayed with them, and we're extremely appreciative of how they welcomed us into their home.

    Their house was lovely, comfortable and perfectly located. The area is full of fantastic architecture and near some great dining options. To head into town I greatly recommend using the bike share located on the corner of R st and 14th, it was a quick and convenient ride down to all the sites.

    If we get the opportunity we'll definitely be back!

    June 2014
  • This (email hidden)! Exactly what you want in an Airbnb - private room and bathroom, great kitchen, great location, nice hosts. This was a quick trip for me but I'd definitely recommend!

    June 2014
  • Cathy (email hidden)e was very friendly and went out of her way to suggest restaurants and sights. She has a great binder she created of recommended locations that is very impressive.

    The room is sunny and clean and the home is very beautiful. The location is also amazing! I thought that the bathroom would be connected to the room, but it is a short walk down the hallway, FYI.

    If you are looking for a room that offers more privacy, I wouldn't recommend this listing. The room is right next to the host's room and noise (such as phone calls) travels in the house because of open windows above all the doors. But if you don't mind that kind of thing, then this is a good spot.

    May 2014
  • We can certainly recommend this place. Cathy (email hidden) and the NW district is very hot and inspiring. Great eating out around the corner from R street. Easy access to public transport.

    May 2014
  • Cathy and Paul's apartment is fantastic. Really lovely and extremely convenient to the 14th street area of DC. they're great hosts, very friendly and accommodating. Wish I could have stayed longer!

    May 2014
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I'm an Aussie who once upon a time hailed from Sydney but has lived and worked in 26 countries. I've put my bags down for the time being in Washington DC with my spouse. I love contemporary music and art, cutting edge tech, great design, travel to anywhere, and enjoying good food with friends. I especially love meeting new people and traveling to new places. I'm an easy guest (email hidden). You can also find my Trust Cloud rating by going to Trust Cloud's website and keying in my name.
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