Cozy Private Room in DC Rowhouse

House - Private room · Bryant Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002, United States

The Space

Large, clean, bedroom with full bed and shared bath. This is the original master bedroom of a traditional DC rowhouse. The house is cozy as a cottage with an eclectic mix of antique and foreign furniture and decorations, features heart pine floors throughout and a footed tub with Italian marble in the bathroom. There is both a front porch and back garden that you are welcome to relax in.

The room comes with free WiFi, a closet, dresser, hair dryer, iron (and, of course, sheets and towels) and the use of the washer/dryer. I also have a housekeeper who comes every two weeks.

I am an urban planner focusing on bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure and renovated most of the house myself. I am happy to provide you with maps and information about the city. I have one cat – very friendly and highly entertaining.

Guest Access

Bedroom, bathroom, fridge for storage with limited use of kitchen, and living spaces (I assume you are here to see the city, not hang out at my house).

Interaction with Guests

I will leave you to sightsee (you are here to see DC not visit me), but if you'd like me to join you for a glass of wine on the porch or answer questions about the city, I am happy to do so.

The Neighborhood

My home is located in the Edgewood neighborhood of DC. Upon first blush, most people see it as quite rough around the edges, but the business owners and neighbors are all very friendly. The neighborhood was once the estate of Salmon P. Chase: statesman, abolitionist and jurist. The neighborhood arose with the establishment of the Metropolitan Branch Line of the C&O Railroad in 1873. This line now includes the Metropolitan Branch Trail (a biking and walking trail) and the red line of the metro (subway). Within a few blocks are grocery stores, dry cleaners, drug stores, etc. A 15-min walk takes to you the heart of Bloomingdale, where you will find great places to eat, a yoga studio, and a thriving farmer’s market during the summer and fall.

Getting around

Edgewood is only 1.5 miles from Union Station and downtown DC – about a 30 minute walk. DC is a wonderful place to walk and most things are within a pleasant walking distance. Metro (subway): Rhode Island Ave metro station (red line) is an 8 minute walk. Trains run every 3-6 minutes. Bus: the G8 (to Chinatown and Dupont area) the D8 (to Union Station/the Mall) pick up at my corner. Buses run every 10 minutes at rush hour during the week. Bike: the Met Branch Trail will take you to Union Station/the Mall. You can rent "Capital BikeShare" bikes by the hour. Pick up two blocks away. Car-sharing: Zip cars are located nearby and a CarToGo is usually located in the neighborhood. On street parking is available (though vehicles must be moved on street-sweeping days). Private parking is available for an additional $10 per day.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • I stayed 3 days at Heathers wonderful and nice place. It was a great pleasure to met this friendly and polite person. Heather is a fantastic host and i'm sure, everbody will be more than positive surprised about her. If i'm back in Washington sometime, i'll take a look in AirBnB and hope, you offer your room.

    April 2014
  • Great experience, solid location. Host is absolutely exceptional, and went above and beyond any expectations. The place is very clean and well kept as well. If I'm in the area again I'll be very much looking up this host again!

    The location is very convenient both to the city proper and easy access to public transportation. We rode rental bicycles that were only 1 block away all over the city, and had some wonderful meals at only a small walk away. I think the only downsides were the neighborhood may be questionable for some, and the walls may be a bit thin for light sleepers. But overall it was a great experience and a wonderful stay.

    April 2014
  • My boyfriend and I had such a wonderful time staying at Heather's sweet home! The location is nice and her suggestions and maps she provided were a huge help. The house is beautiful and our room was clean and very comfortable. I would highly recommend staying with her.

    April 2014
  • We passed three great day at heather 's house. The room and all the home is very confortable. We had some good night.
    therefore we recommend this room.

    October 2013
  • The accommodations were clean and hotel quality towels were even laid out for us. The neighborhood was safe, quiet and in an extremely convenient location with a grocery store across the street and the metro within walking distance. The kitchen and laundry are a lifesaver for anyone traveling crosscountry. Best of all we could spend most of the days sightseeing as it was near downtown. Private parking, the comfortable bed and the little garden added a nice touch.

    October 2013
  • Our stay in Heather's space was nice. Although she was on holiday, her friend Hassan who took care of the house was very nice and kind. We didn't stay in the room shown on the pictures but in Heather's room because of the ill cat. But that was fine with us. Everything was clean and the house is very comfortable. The only negative thing we have to mention were the gnats.

    All in all we would definitely reconmend this space!

    October 2013
  • We didnt meat heather but her friend was really amazing and a great host. The house was clean and very comfy. I really can recommend it.

    October 2013
  • Heather was a great host, and I also appreciated her house: its very cozy and clean! She had a lot of maps and tips to share with me, and also a book with tips from the previous guests. She is also very friendly and we had time to have great (email hidden)ank you Heather for everything!

    September 2013
  • I was only in town for 24 hours on business, but I had the most enjoyable time staying at Heather's!

    The day before I arrived she invited me to dinner with her and a bunch of friends. A half hour after my flight landed, I arrived at her house to meet a whole group of wonderful people! Great food, wine and a lot of laughter. She was a fantastic hostess and the house is charming and just a few minutes from downtown (and all the sights).

    Truly, what would have been a boring business trip was turned into a delight!

    Thanks Heather!

    September 2013
  • We liked the house form the first site, it's very clean, comfortable and cozy. Heather is a very good and lovely host telling us some intresting moments from Washington history

    September 2013
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Hi, I'm an urban planner working on bicycle and pedestrian projects in the city. I love architecture and history and can tell you all about cool places to go, cool city neighborhoods and a lot about the history of DC (though I am a California native). I love traveling and started as an airbnb guest before I became a host. I've had amazing guests and love the experience.
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