Close-in DC! We are a traditional bed-and-breakfast offering five rooms, all listed on Airbnb. Room #4 is spacious with a private bath. Healthy breakfast provided daily. Great location for sightseeing with excellent access to public transport!
Private room and bath, 5 blocks from Columbia Heights Metro! This lovely, partly renovated 100 yr old Victorian home with a big garden and wrap-around porch can be your urban retreat! With great bus service right out the front door and a short walk to Metro, our location in hip Mt. Pleasant connects easily to any part of town. Bike rental and lots of ZipCars nearby, too. .
Breakfast buffet is included in your room rate -- see description below -- you'll love the pear and peach preserves made from our own fruit trees!
This cheerful north- and east-facing room is freshly painted and furnished with vintage French provincial cherry wood furniture; hot water radiators keep it warm in winter and individual adjustable air conditioners cool the room in summer. The queen bed is always made with good sheets, extra pillows and a down comforter. It has in-room cable television and wi-fi. There is an attached private bathroom with a very good double-head shower and two sinks. We provide high quality hotel-type towels and bath products.
Three other bedrooms are available for additional charge. Please see "My other listings".
There's lots to do in our Mt. Pleasant neighborhood, with shopping, restaurants and bars a short walk away. Close to Columbia Heights (more great shopping and restaurants!), Adams Morgan (nightlife!), National Zoo (free!) and 2 miles to the White House. We have a good supply of guides and maps to assist you.
Soap, shampoo, hair-dryer and other bath amenities are provided. WiFi is available in the bedroom and throughout the house at no additional charge. A clothes washer and dryer are available for a fee.
We have a dog and two friendly indoor cats, but guest rooms are kept pet-free!
ABOUT GETTING AROUND
We are very accessible to Metro -- Get information about using MetroBus and MetroRail (subway) online at the WMATA website. Also, there are at least 8 different bus lines that serve our neighborhood, including the frequent 16th Street buses, the famous "42" line and the DC Circulator. Use the online tool to plan your trip to specific destinations with DC Metro Trip Planner -- just (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) it!
AIRPORTS: Columbia Heights Metro, our closest station, is only 5 blocks away and is on the line that serves Reagan National Airport. The same line serves L'Enfant Plaza Station where you can get the 5A Express Bus to & from Dulles International Airport. Baltimore-Washington International Airport can be reached easily from our Metro Station as well; just take the Yellow Line a few stops to Greenbelt and connect to the express B30 bus for a quick trip to BWI.
TRAIN: If you are arriving at Union Station, getting here is a breeze. The Red Line Metro will carry you two stops to Brookland / Catholic University Station and from there the H4 bus will bring you across town directly to our doorstep.
PARKING: Parking is on-street and free; it is generally easy to find during the day, but does become more scarce at night.
ABOUT OUR BREAKFASTS
Each morning -- 7:00 to 10:00 weekdays, 8:00 to 11:00 weekends -- we offer a cold buffet with a variety of items with an emphasis on healthy choices, carefully selected. In addition to bagels, croissants and muffins from our local bakery, homemade preserves and jams from our own fruit trees are a highlight. There's a good selection of cereals (some gluten-free), including the BEST ever pumpkin seed granola. For those looking for a high protein, low carb alternative, there is rich, creamy Greek yogurt that is delicious with walnuts and almonds and a touch of honey. Our organic milk is delivered to us from South Mountain Creamery, our local dairy. It's non-fat but tastes like the rich high-fat version. A variety of fresh-cut fruit rounds out the selection. Of course, we have orange juice, good coffee and a nice variety of teas. Bon Appetit!
Besides a comfortable bedroom, guests are welcome to enjoy the main floor double parlor, the spacious old-fashioned porch and the sunny dining room.
Interaction with guests
We respect the privacy of our guests. Leslie and Joe both have full-time careers and, while we try to be available to help with guests' needs and answer questions, we stay busy and out of the way.
Other things to note
Parking is on-street and free, but certain blocks require a visitor's permit. We have one permit available on a first-come, first served basis. Parking spaces are generally easy to find during the day but become more scarce at night. Many of our guests who drive to get here leave their cars parked and use public transportation during their stay.
Regrettably,we cannot accept guests arriving in DC by bus or motor coach. If you are travelling in the northeast corridor, especially from New York or Philadelphia, we suggest you take the Amtrak train service.
Smoking is allowed outdoors only.
Events and parties, such as weddings, birthdays, family reunions and business gatherings, are allowed at an extra charge. Events must be organized with us in advance and we must be present for the event. Please call for information.
Guests come and go through the front door, which must be kept locked at all times. There is a $50 charge for lost keys.
Check-in is from 3:00 PM until 10:00 PM, unless other arrangements are explicitly made with host; check-out by noon. Guests are asked to respect quiet hours from 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
Continental breakfast buffet is available in the dining room between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM weekdays; 8:00 AM and 10:30 AM on weekends and holidays.
Please be aware that, for liability and insurance reasons, we do not provide kitchen privileges. Also eating is not allowed in bedrooms but you are welcome to use our dining room or porch dining area.
Please be aware that our house has many stairs and all bedrooms are on the second floor.