About this listing
My fiancé & I have a basement w/ bathroom in our Columbia Heights Row-home. We have a baby who sleeps on the 3rd floor. We're knowledgeable about D.C, close to public transit and have permit parking upon request. Come and go as you please!
The basement in my rowhouse will be available for up to 2 people on almost any dates. Along with a queen bed, the space also has its own bathroom and Wifi.
The Metro (Subway) is a 10-15 minute walk away. Even better yet, the bus is directly outside the house going right to the festivities (see pic) and costs $1.80 per trip. The metro is on the Green Line. It is 5 stops on one train to Archives metro station, which gets you .5 miles from the capital as well.
Send me any questions you have. -Dean
712 Columbia Rd NW
Washington, DC 20001
Guests have access to all of the house, however it is shared and we do have a baby on the third floor who we spend a lot of time with in the upper living area.
Interaction with Guests
We love to interact and are available most of the time although we do have very busy social lives- yes, even with a newborn! We enjoy meeting new people, and are grateful for the wonderful people we have hosted. We want to provide our guests with the best travel experience possible, and go above and beyond to do so!
The neighborhood of Columbia Heights is the most diverse in all of DC. It is also the fastest growing and where most young middle class professionals live in the district.
Steps from the bus that goes directly to the monuments in 15 minutes and 6 blocks from the subway that connects to everywhere! On the corner of Georgia and Columbia, there is a bus stop (you can see from my porch). Take either the 70 or 79 bus for 15 minutes to the National Archives. Start you sightseeing there. Get on the other East side of 7th Street to return home. Take the 70 or 79 bus again. My stop is Irving Street. The bus is $1.80 per trip.
You can also take to Columbia Heights subway 6 blocks away. Get off at Archives. Return the same way. The subway is around $3.50 per trip.
Other Things to Note
We often have back to back guests to host so it would help us if you could vacate the room by 11 AM so we can get the room ready for the next guest. Of course you are welcome to leave your bags with us to sightsee for another day! Same goes for checking in. We likely have somebody leaving and need time to get the room ready. Feel free to drop your bags, clean yourself up a bit if necessary in one of our three bathrooms, and we will have the room ready by 1 PM. **Note- As of August 2015, I started a new job and may have days when I can't clean the room until 6PM but you can still use the lockbox to check in, tidy up, and leave your bags. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks and we look forward to hosting you!
I will guide you well! Come and go as you please as we have a key in a lock box attached to the front gate. We will give you the code when the time gets closer. **Note- As of August 2015, I started a new job and may have days when I can't clean the room until 6PM but you can still use the lockbox to check in, tidy up, and leave your bags. Sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks and we look forward to hosting you!
You are a very nice guy, thanks for your hosting. But maybe because of its basement, the room is not so clean and my husband even does not want to take a shower.
This was a great place to stay in DC, it was close to every area we needed to go and we were able to find parking easily on the weekend. Dean and his wife were great hosts and very helpful with tips on the city. The room was great, very clean and ample space. I would definitely stay there again! Great people, great overnight stay!
Dean y Julie han sido muy buenos amfitriones! Nos han tratado como una familia , te hacen sentir muy cómodo! La casa esta cerca del metro y a pocas paradas de la zona de los monumentos! Dean te da muchos consejos y trucos para disfrutar de Washington !!
Muchas gracias Family!
Gracias por todo ,
Dean and Julia were very welcoming, we had a great stay in Washington D.C. the bed was the most comfortable we had slept in since the start of our 6 week trip. Dean even drove us to the Metro so we didnt have to walk.
Dean and Julie made us feel very welcome. Dean gave us lots of ideas about things to do and places to see and thorough directions using the bus and metro. There are lots of maps and tourist brochures in the room that are really useful.
The bedroom and sitting room was a good size and it was very handy to have our own bathroom and we really appreciated being able to use the washing machine and dryer. However, we did feel it could have been cleaner. The rugs didn't look like they had been vacuumed in a while and the bath plug was blocked with hair and the tiles were a bit mouldy.
The bus for downtown Washington is right outside and runs regularly this was a real bonus.
Thanks Dean for a clean, accessible bed & bath. I truly enjoyed being able to grab a quick dinner just around the corner at the Woodland Vegan Bistro. Sorry we didn't meet; I was in and out pretty quickly.
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About the Host, Dean
I love to travel and have been all over the world. One of my favorite things about travelling is meeting new people, which is why I enjoy using Airbnb both for hosting and when I travel. I love Washington, D.C. and want my guests to experience all the best things that the city has to offer. When you stay with me, I don't just provide a place to sleep - but I also go above and beyond to make your stay in D.C. a pleasant and memorable one. I love hosting guests, and am grateful for the wonderful people I have met along the way. And my reviews reflect that my guests enjoy staying with me too.