Capitol Hill Room; 1 Block to Metro

House - Private room · 3rd St, Washington, DC 20002, United States
Brian

This is probably the best value in DC, accommodation-wise. Few parts of the city are more central & connected to mass/ public transit than my neighborhood & (I imagine) few hosts have the 30 years in DC and true passion to advise travelers that I do.

Your host, Brian
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This is probably the best value in DC, accommodation-wise. Few parts of the city are more central & connected to mass/ public transit than my neighborhood & (I imagine) few hosts have the 30 years in DC and true passion to advise travelers that I do.

The Space

The House:
...is a cute, cozy, and newly-renovated Federal-style, red brick row home complete with 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, off-street parking, and a shed.

The Room:
The guest bedroom is the larger of the two and has a high-end queen size bed w/ soft-as-silk, 100% bamboo sheets and two plush, goose down pillows, a large closet, hardwood dresser, hardwood desk, and ceiling fan. There's also an air mattress and couch in the living room for any extra guests.

Amenities:
As the home is newly-renovated, you will find hardwood floors, central heat & A/C with supplemental space heaters and window A/C units throughout, a stacked washer/dryer, patio out front for lounging, shed in back for storage, and a fully-equipped kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, French doors, etc. Feel free to leave your toiletries at home, as I have plenty for guest use.

Transportation:
If you're coming by bus or train, you're a short walk (approx 6 blks) from Union Station. If you're arriving via Reagan National Airport, you can take the yellow line to the red, just 9 stops away. And if you're driving in, there's off-street parking in the rear of the house.

Hospitality:
You should expect hospitality commensurate with a 4 or 5-star hotel. Scratch that- commensurate with staying at your best friend's house. One of my retirement dreams has always been to own and operate a bed & breakfast. Airbnb has allowed me the opportunity to bring that dream to reality much, much sooner. I may not be around to make you breakfast, but I'm happy for you to indulge yourself with eggs, bacon, toast, orange juice, and fresh fruit. You're also free to cook your own lunch and/or dinner in the fully-stocked kitchen. There are two major grocery stores within 3 blocks of the house! Fresh towels and linens await you.

Location:
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION, as the realtors like to say. I will bullet this section because there's so much:

~1 block from NoMa-Gallaudet metro station on the red line
~1 block from Met Branch runner/biker trail
~1 block from Capital Bikeshare station
~2 blocks from Harris Teeter grocery store, coffee shops, etc.
~3 blocks to Giant grocery store, H Street Corridor (hottest new bars & restaurants)
~4 blocks from Union Market (epicurean playground)
~6 blocks from Union Station (bus, train & tourist hub + metro)
~10 blocks from U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, etc.
~1.5-2 miles from the National Mall, museums, and monuments

Neighborhood:
I moved to my current Capitol Hill-North, Near Northeast, NoMa, Old City neighborhood from Dupont Circle 4 years ago. What I love is the sense of community, the eclectic mix of old and new, the myriad transportation options, and the proximity to the now-hippest nightlife in DC- the H Street Corridor. My neighborhood is widely recognized as being the Brooklyn of DC. For more on this great neighborhood, check out Airbnb's Neighborhood Guide - https://www.airbnb.com/locations/washington-dc/near-northeast

Guidance:
I seldom stay in hotels anymore. I use Airbnb almost every time I travel. The biggest reason for this is that when I visit a place, I like to experience it like a local, and the best way to do that is by staying with one. That said, what I love to provide most to visitors and fellow travelers is guidance. If you have any questions or need help getting around or ideas of what to do or where to eat, I'd love to help. I adore D.C. and everything it has to offer. My true passion is showing visitors my favorite spots- from the best museums and sites to the cheapest (and yummiest) eats. I'm one of the few, yet proud, native Washingtonians in D.C. and am looking forward to sharing recommendations with you borne out of a few decades of living here.

I'm here for you, so please do not hesitate to call, e-mail, or text for any reason.

My house is your home, so welcome!

Cheers,
Brian

Guest Access

No access restrictions :)

Interaction with Guests

I will meet you when you arrive, at your convenience

The Neighborhood

My neighborhood is widely recognized as being the Brooklyn of DC. It's a great, eclectic mix of old and new, which gives the neighborhood a lot of character. The Beatles played their first concert on US soil across the street from my house, in an historic event space. The nearby H Street corridor has rapidly become the hippest place in DC to grab a meal or a pint. Union Market is one of the top tourist AND local attractions in DC and is just 4 blocks away. My neighborhood is very central and the transportation options are almost endless.

Getting around

Myriad transportation options are within a block or two of my house. From here, you can easily get anywhere you need to go by foot, bike, metro, bus, rideshare, and soon, even streetcar! Union Station is 4-6 blocks away and has trains and buses to most cities on the Eastern seaboard.

Other Things to Note

I LOVE acting as tour guide, so ask away.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $2499 /month
Security Deposit: $250
Check In: 2:00 PM
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Cancellation: Moderate
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  • Brian was an excellent host! He was friendly and very welcoming. My experience was, as he said, like staying at a friend's house. It was comparable to renting out a hotel room. The bedroom and bathroom were fine, and there was an air conditioner and ceiling fan which is a must for DC's hot and humid days.

    The location is perfect for exploring DC- it's one block from the metro station but also reasonably close to everything that you could walk. I stayed for two nights (a combination of business and pleasure) and actually walked to most destinations, including Capitol Hill and sites near the National Mall.

    Overall, I definitely recommend staying with Brian if you come to the DC area.

    July 2014
  • Braian was great! He is really nice, kind and communicative! He was always willing to help and treated us like roommates, not simple guests, so we were very confortable with him. The location its just perfect, 3 min walk to the metro, and the neighborhood is very safe and beautiful. Its the perfect place to stay! Thanks a lot Braian! We hope to see you again the next time! :)

    July 2014
  • Had a great time at Brians place in dc. The Union Station is within a 5 Minute walking distance. Brian provided lots of great information about visiting and sightseeing in dc. Thank you!

    June 2014
  • Una muy agradable casa en un muy agradable barrio, bien comunicada y, a pesar de no haber tenido casi contacto con él, un muy considerado anfitrión, limpieza, atención, detalles como dejarte algo para comer el último día, etc.
    Si volviera a Washington no dudaría en volver a alojarme en su casa.

    June 2014
  • Had a great time at Brian's place. Very clean, and in a perfect location right near the metro station. Everything met or exceeded expectations, and Brian offered great hospitality. Highly recommended.

    June 2014
  • Great place to stay! Brian is a very welcoming host. He came to pick us up from the train station and explained everything even the bike rental system near his house. Perfect location for exploring the city! Clean house with a nice bed. Would defenitely recommend this place and would like to stay here again when we come back to the city.

    June 2014
  • Brian was a fabulous host. He greeted me when I arrived and generously fed me, as I was late from traffic and starving! Brian was easygoing and made sure I had all the directions and local information I needed. The location of his apartment is great - easy to walk or catch public transportation to various parts of town. The room is everything you will need - clean and comfortable. I definitely recommend staying at Brian's!

    June 2014
  • Brian's house is very conveniently located. There is a very good Indian Restaurant two minutes from his house and also a big supermarket about 5 minutes walk from his house. You can walk from his house to the Washington Monuments Mall (about 20 minutes walk) or use subway which is just a block away. Neighbourhood is quiet and safe.He is a very nice and hospitable host. He came to fetch us from the Union Bus station and walked us back to his house, helped us with our luggage and guided us with our itinerary. We took Seway Tour on his recommendation and really enjoyed it.. If we visit Washington again, we would like to stay with him again :)

    June 2014
  • My stay at Brian's place was amazing. Brian is very friendly and helpful. His house is wonderful and located in a nice neighbourhoud close to the Capitol and easily accescible by Metro, bike or car. I enjoyed discovering Washington DC and be able to rest in the comfortable room. I would recommend this place to anyone travelling to Washington DC.

    June 2014
  • We had a great time at this nice apartment. The metro is just a block away. We drove our car to DC, but never once had to drive it to get to somewhere. And Brian let us use his parking pad the whole time. Speaking of him, he is very friendly, outgoing, welcoming and very generous. He keeps the apartment spotless clean. The bed is super comfy with silky soft sheets. His place is our first choice next time we visit DC.

    May 2014
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English, Español
School
University of Colorado at Boulder
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Federal government
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I was born and raised in the D.C. area. I'm passionate about traveling, cycling, and craft beer. I'm also interested in cities, smart growth, econ, finance, and geopolitics. I'm an extrovert who loves being surrounded by and meeting new people. I love taking advantage of all that D.C. has to offer, and am excited to share my decade's worth of knowledge from living here to fellow travelers. I'm a fairly open person and am not very possessive which means that what is mine is essentially yours while you are under my roof. I'm a cycle enthusiast (road, mountain, commute, advocacy, etc.) and ride to and from work everyday. I consider myself to be kind, generous, and fun-loving. I'm health conscious and prefer to spend my time outdoors doing fun activities to being indoors and/or watching TV. Like many others around here, I work for the federal government.
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