About This Listing
We live 5 miles from the White House in an older, nice, established, safe, walkable, truly bikeable neighborhood. The room is cozy, quiet, with private entry and bathroom. Close to all forms of DC transit, and Takoma Park and Silver Spring.
The space is a bedroom with a private bathroom attached off the main house. The shower is in the bathroom upstairs and you have access anytime you'd like.
The room has a real nice memory foam queen bed -- a true queen size.
We DO NOT OFFER KITCHEN USE, but we are near restaurants, grocery stores, and there is a small refrigerator in your room.
PLEASE read our full profile for more detail and important info about getting around DC...
You have separate, private access to the room, and can come and go as you please, anytime you want. You have a separate door to the room. You don't have to go through the main house to go in and out. You control A/C. WiFi is always on. There is a small refrigerator in the room. We **DO NOT offer KITCHEN USE,** for reasons we explain in the main profile. We're close to lots of restaurants.
We live in an established neighborhood in DC. It is safe and quiet. We detail the area in our full profile -- please read our full profile. We're near a Metro station; bike share; and buses.
We are close to many ways to get around -- please read our full profile where we discuss your options! Driving can be difficult -- not impossible, but difficult depending on time of day and day of week; and can be expensive. Driving around is often the most expensive, parking is hard to find, and it is usually sloooow compared to the alternatives. Get a Car2Go membership BEFORE you get here...
Rules? We're responsible adults. Duh. We have good reasons for thinking democracy and fairness and economic justice are good ideas -- not just in theory but in practice. We hope you think likewise...
Had a great stay at Michael & Lisa's house!
I was there for a business workshop, so I knew that I needed a good place to lay my head and shower. The room details were exactly as they were on the site and as I had planned for.
I love cats and was delighted that they greeted me and sat with me on the porch once I arrived back in the evening. The very first night Lisa asked if there was anything she could help me with around the area. I appreciated her inquiry even though I knew my free time window was limited.
I would return there again indeed!
Lisa et Mick sont deux personnes adorables, on se sent vraiment comme à la maison chez eux. La chambre était en parfait état quand nous sommes arrivés. Ils nous ont donné pleins de bons conseils pour profiter pleinement de Washington en 5 jours. Il y a des guides dans la chambres et des plans de la ville à disposition. Le métro est à 10 minutes à pied et on est en plein centre ville en moins de 20 minutes !
Michael and Lisa are wonderful hosts with a beautiful space. I would definitely recommend staying at this location.
michael and lisa was a very nice host, the room was pretty, warm and clean, nice and clean bathrooms, and they did not hesitate to give us informations about the house and the environment. thanks michael and lisa! would definitely recommend everyone to be a guest there.
Lisa was great! She was very accommodating and had great suggestions for things to do and places to go. Directions to the metro were spot on. The metro was close; a 7ish minute walk from the house. The neighborhood was quiet and safe. We came back late several nights with no problems. The room was quiet and clean. The bed was comfortable. The metro and Uber made it easy to get around. The commute to DC was good. We would stay again! Tips: buy a smartrip card. If you will be riding the metro a lot, the day pass may be well worth it. Metro starts up late on Sunday so if you have an early Sunday flight you will need to make other arrangements. We ended up using Uber, but considered a shuttle service. Thanks Lisa!
About the Host, Michael And Lisa
We live 5 miles from the White House in a nice, established neighborhood. Parking is free, on a safe street less then twenty-feet from your bedroom. We are a seven-minute slow walk to the Takoma, Metro Station, on the Red Line. Buses run up and down Georgia Avenue for easy access to downtown DC or Silver Spring. Silver Spring is about a mile away, has a Whole Foods grocery store, and many restaurants, as well as the Fillmore Music Stage, AFI Silver Movie Theatre, The Discovery Channel HQ, NOAA, and more. There is a Safeway grocery store a half-mile away. We are about a mile from Old Town Takoma Park, Maryland; it has a year 'round Farmer's Market and excellent restaurants and shops.
The room we offer has a true Queen bed. The bed is really comfortable memory foam, and full queen size.
Your room has a bathroom with toilet and sink; and it is private to you and separate from the rest of the house, and right there attached to your room. It does NOT have a shower. The shower is upstairs, although you are welcome to use it whenever you'd like (crack of dawn or middle of the night is fine). The room has a door directly to the outside, via the porch. You have easy entry and exit without going through the main house. You can treat this room like a hotel room: we won't be offended. The room's bathroom is enclosed, with sink and toilet, and offers privacy. The room has a door that effectively closes the room off to the rest of the house, insuring complete privacy.
We don't a have a curfew or “hours.” Come and go as you please. You won't wake us up...we're up late!
The room has a TV, and good, fast WiFi for your wireless devices.
There is a small refrigerator in the room as well. We do NOT offer kitchen use in the main house; we work from home and need that space to concentrate. We are close to restaurants.
To give some distances: two blocks from Walter Reed Medical Center; 1.2 miles to downtown Silver Spring (including a Whole Foods and Super Giant); 1/2 mile to Safeway grocery store; 3/4 mile to “downtown” Takoma Park (Sunday Farmer’s market year-round); Takoma Metro (Red Line) is a 7 minute walk, and about a 12 minute ride to Union Station, across the the Capitol Dome; 4.5 miles to University of Maryland, College Park; 5.4 miles to the White House; 3.5 miles to Bethesda. Rock Creek Park is 3/4 mile away – and closed to cars on the weekend. DCA airport is accessible via the Metro; BWI airport by the MARC trains, and DC Metro Express Bus, as well as Amtrak from Union Station. MARC is now running on the weekends!
DC has been transformed, for the better, by Zip Car; Car2Go car-share; and Capital Bike Share. Bikeshare can be heaven...
CONSIDER getting a Car2Go membership BEFORE you get here. They have to approve your license, and they often have promotions that waive the one-time fee. Car2Go is real easy, truly one-way car sharing. You do need a "smart" phone to find the cars. It is handy, and affordable. Parking is free in a Car2Go anywhere in DC! You can end your car trip and walk away from the Car2Go car and be twenty feet from you room!
We are also a bicycle family. Getting around by bicycle is a great way to enjoy DC. We can help with all manner of bicycle-related questions, including repair, routes and sites to see. Free, on-site bike storage. You can be at the White House FASTEST, for example, if you travel by bicycle. The routes downtown are varied and very bicycle friendly, often with striped bicycle lanes the whole way...and you can take a bicycle on Metro as long as it is not rush hour.
We have three cats. The are indoor and outdoor cats, so be mindful if you have allergies. They are NOT allowed in your room. No smoking inside. No burning of scented candles, incense, etc..
We have a fireplace in the main living room...sometimes we use it on cold nights.
Towels, linens and the like are, of course, complimentary.
The house is occupied by a long-married, happy couple, one of which is Faculty at the University of Maryland. The children are currently in College. We know the area and can provide reliable advice on all aspects of Washington, DC, from entertainment to transportation.
We welcome you to stay with us!