About this listing
Bedroom with dedicated bathroom in charming Eckington, walking distance from 3 metro lines, 2 major bus lines on the corner, 1.5 miles to the Capitol Building.
Sleeps 2 people with possibility to welcome 2 extra guests in studio futon.
NEW!!! The guest bedroom has a queen size bed. Two additional people can be hosted in the studio upon special arrangements. Inquire!!
A nice room, with dedicated bathroom in the characteristic neighborhood of Bloomingdale.
The room is in one of Washington's typical turret homes, close to two metro stations, Union Station, with nice cafes and restaurants nearby and at half an hour walk to China Town and downtown. We are at a very brief walk to a few buses directed downtown.
A Capital Bike sharing Station is just a block away.
Parking on the street is possible, you need a permit but we can help you with that.
NEW: a third bed can be arranged in a second room upon request, for the additional cost of $10 a night. Please inquire!
Breakfast is available in the morning upon request, as well as the use of our kitchen.
You are welcome to use our wi-fi and the washer and dryer if needed.
The private bathroom is equipped with a hair dryer.
We are happy to socialize with our guests, but we are also very respectful of your privacy and if you are looking for solitude, you can have that, too.
We will be happy to give you advice for visiting the city and its surrounding, we have maps and books that we are happy to share.
Our neighborhood is a place to discover in itself, with beatiful architecture and a handful of great restaurant and bars. We are also very close to U street and H street and their nightlife.
We have two very friendly cats and many musical instruments. You are welcome to pet the former and play the last :)
This is a non smoking home and we will appreciate your non smoking. However, you are welcome to do it in the back yard.
NEW: a third bed can be arranged in a second room upon request. Please inquire!
Wi-fi, Kitchen, Laundry, Iron&Board, SmartTripCards, Bicycles on request.
Breakfast will be offered for staying under two weeks. For longer staying, it will be available just for the first couple of days, until you have time to go grocery shopping.
For staying over two weeks a change of linens and a clean up of room and bathroom will happen halfway through the staying. More cleaning will come with a fee.
Interaction with Guests
We have odd hours and there is a chance that we will be home during your staying. We have been known to occasionally invite guests for dinner. However, it's up to you how much you want to interact with us.
This is quiet neighborhood a stone's throw from nightlife and monuments. If you'd rather dine nearby, we have a good selection of neighborhood cafés and restaurants, fol all tastes and pockets. Ask us about it!
(website hidden) declares our neighborhood excellent for transit and very bikeable.
Three metro line within 15 minutes walk. Find them too far? 4 bus lines to downtown (25 minutes trip) within 3 blocks. We consider our neighborhood very accessible.
Other Things to Note
We have cats. We think it's a plus, honestly :) The house is always very clean. But if you don't like pets, are allergic, or have any similar issues, you might want to book somewhere else.
Be polite and respectful. Lock the doors. No smoking if not on the patio (and please clean your own ashtray). Otherwise, anything goes.
We very enjoy stay at Caterina & Francesco’s house, even just two days when we traveled at D.C. The house is far better than the pictures, very clean and warm. The metro station is not too far and a lot of great restaurants and pubs just few walks away. The host is very nice and hospitable. And thank you for the wonderful coffee! Highly recommended, if you don’t mind two little cute cats :)
We enjoyed our stay in Francesco's house. Room is better than the pictures. Clean and warm ( really important), private bathroom is a plus. If you don't mind the cats, I recommend it. Maybe, a bit too pricy, for what they provide. Overall, it was a really good stay! Thanks
I stayed with Caterina & Francesco for 5 weeks while I was transitioning my life from L.A. to D.C. Their home became my safe and welcome retreat from the cold/snowy/windy/rainy streets.
The room is nice and warm and comes with a wide array of books to read, WiFi, a desk for your laptop, a chest of drawers and a closet with hangers. I also had my own bathroom and full access to the kitchen to cook my daily meals. If you find yourself in need of additional entertainment, present Julius & Caesar with an empty box and let their exuberant play delight you.
During their Monday night break-bread-with-your-neighbors dinner party, I meet many interesting people and was able to expand my circle of friends. I was also treated to several magical-musical-moments courtesy of Francesco on the piano and Caterina's fantastic singing :).
I feel very lucky to have stayed with Caterina & Francesco. They helped keep me sane while I was looking for work and an apartment. I highly recommend their home and I look forward to staying in touch with them.
I spent most of my time at an academic conference during the trip, so I stayed out most of the time, but the few times that I saw my hosts, they were absolutely excellent and polite. The house was very clean, the bed was comfortable, and the provided breakfast was, while simple, more than enough. Their two cats were also very friendly, but Caterina and Francesco had set up a gate to keep them out of the upstairs area where I stayed - it's completely optional whether you interact with them or not.
Thank you both very much for making my stay in DC easy comfortable, and affordable!
I stayed with Caterina and Francesco for only a few hours...my train to DC was delayed by almost 2 hours and yet they were super understanding. I am really grateful for that. Caterina was available on the phone to give me directions even at the odd hour. The location was extremely convenient given that i had to reach the Washington Convention center. It was a warm comfortable stay for me!
Excelent hosts! We had a great time in DC, Caterina and Francesco were really kind and helpful. Just make you feel at home (and have a great coffee!). Thank you!
Caterina and Francesco were very nice and helpful hosts. Julius and Ceasar are awesome cats :) and also very hospitable.
About the Host, Caterina & Francesco
We are an Italian couple living in Washington DC since 2010.
We are 40ish years old, we enjoy company, cooking, music and books.
We love animals - we have two cats - and are very easy going.
We are relaxed hosts, you will find that we are present and readily available, but not in your space. We enjoy sharing our knowledge of the city, so ask away.