About this listing
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.
Bedroom, bathroom, fridge for storage, 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, 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.
My home is located in the Edgewood neighborhood of DC. Upon first blush, most people see it as a bit 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.
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.
Other than general respectfulness, some simple rules:
1. Please provide names of all guests.
2. Check-in is after 2 pm & Check-out is before 11 am.
3. No parties or outside overnight guests (other than pre-approved guests).
4. No smoking in the house
We had a great stay at Heather's for four days!
The neighbourhood does feel a bit dodgy sometimes, but we didn't have any problems. There's a metro station just a short walk away that takes you downtown in 10-15 mins and there's ample street parking just in front of the house so transportation was a breeze. Heather even graciously provided us with two metro cards and a parking permit for our car!
The house itself is lovely, very cozy, clean and fully equipped. Our room was comfortable and of a decent size, and had its own A/C unit to ward off the DC heat. Unfortunately, we didn't get to meet Heather since she was out of town, but she was always very friendly and helpful in our communications and made sure she was reachable should we need anything. She had arranged for a friend to be there to meet us, show us the house and answer any questions we might have, and she had provided a handy neighbourhood map as well as other resources might need - very welcoming!
Overall a great experience and a very gracious host, thanks Heather!
Room was cozy and quaint. Very bright with nice windows. Everything was very clean and comfortable. Laundry was a plus. Georgia (the cat) is also pretty adorable!
I stayed at Heather's Airbnb for four nights. The house is on a quiet side street, and is very clean. The metro is about a 5 minute walk away, and the home is conveniently located near Big Bear Cafe and McDonalds for breakfast. Heather was away on business when I stayed and was very easy to reach by email or text. She was flexible with my travel schedule.
We were only in town for one night, but Heather's house was a great home base for visiting friends and hanging out in the Shaw/U St area. She was a very gracious host, providing a very clearly labeled map with public transportation options and places to see and eat, as well as smarttrips for us to use. The room is very sunny, so if you plan on sleeping in, you might be a little disappointed, but hopefully you'll want to get up and explore the city, anyway!
Heather è molto carina,(website hidden) ha indicato molte cose di Washington dc e dato parecchi consigli. Davvero accogliente!
L'unica cosa che ci ha lasciato perplessi è il quartiere:la casa secondo noi non è in una bella zona...
About the Host, Heather
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.