About this listing
This is probably the best value in DC, accommodation-wise. Few parts of the city are more central & connected to public transit than my neighborhood. Also, the Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, and museums are all ~20 minutes away by foot!
...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.
This is a small, yet cozy room that has a high-end queen size bed w/ soft-as-silk, 100% bamboo sheets and two plush, down pillows, a closet, hardwood dresser, hardwood desk, and ceiling fan.
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.
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 that you may be able to use, upon request.
You'll likely be sharing my chateau ;) w/ one or two other Airbnb guests. If so, they will be in the other Airbnb-listed bedroom. More often than not, you will probably be ships passing in the night, as guests tend to be very busy w/ conferences or tourist activities. That said, if you happen to run into other guests, please practice the golden rule by being kind and courteous to them.
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION, as the realtors like to say. I will bullet this section because there's just 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
I moved to my current Capitol Hill-North, Near Northeast, NoMa, Old City neighborhood from Dupont Circle 5 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
I moved up the street on June 1st, so I likely won't be there to cook you breakfast or let you in, but you may spot me coming in to tidy the place up or wash, dry, and/or change the sheets. I work (and now live) just a few blocks away though, so if you have any issues or questions, please don't hesitate to call or text me at any time.
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 any 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. I really enjoy 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!
There may be one or two other guests staying in the other bedroom. Please respect their privacy by not entering their bedroom.
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 which will soon be the biggest and newest REI in the country. 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 from metro, to bikeshare, to bus, to foot, the transportation options seem almost endless.
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.
No smoking or parties puhleaaaaase! Please be kind to, and respect the privacy of, other guests that you may run in to.
Brian's place is wonderful. Although we weren't able to meet the hosts in person, the amenities they provided is well enough for any travelers to charge themselves. Not to mention the sweet chocolate on the table when we first came in to our room. It can be quite hot here during the summer, luckily the AC is functioning well. Very enjoyable experience.
Es hat uns sehr gut gefallen. Leider hatten wir nicht die Möglichkeit Brian näher kennen zu lernen, aber er scheint ein sehr netter Mensch zu sein. Ein guter Gastgeber ist er auf Jedenfall . Das Zimmer war sauber und die Unterkunft mega cool. Wir empfehlen es sehr gerne weiter.
The room was nice and clean. Likewise the neighboorhood is perfect for venturing into the city. Brian made everything from start to departure very smooth. Definitely recommended
Location is very near metro and easy to find! By metro ride at least. Brian is helpful and responsive. House is clean and homely.
I did not meet Brian personally since our schedules did not line up, although he was warm and accommodating in letting me know he was there as a resource and aide to reach out to if I needed anything. The listing was accurate and true to form - there were no unpleasant surprises. The neighborhood seems to be on the upswing, and there are trendy streets within reasonable walking distance. It was nice to have the metro station less than five minutes away from the apartment, and the location was very central to DC attractions. It was easy to get around town efficiently and quickly. And in a case where I took an uber from the apartment, it was a short and quick ride. A pleasant experience at this airbnb! This was my first airbnb experience, and was a positive one- I would do it again.
This house is near the Metro, cafe, and food store. We used share bike which is side of station to go to Smithsonian museums and Whitehouse etc. Indigo, which is Indian restaurant near the house, is very good!
Easy 20min walk from central train station. Great room, clean, small tidy unit. A great location for a weekend in the D.C. The bike system is fantastic to use. Our other roomies told us about the market further up the road, worth a look - good prices, good food. Metro close too. Thanks Brian
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About the Host, Brian
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, psychology 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, but my job is just a job- it is not where I seek my life fulfillment.