I am a member of the Foreign Service and have lived in Austria, Israel, Italy and Iraq. I love to learn about other cultures and welcome foreign visitors!
Debra (and her adult daughter Kara) were a delight to stay with.
An extremely clean/tidy apartment. The guest room is large and has more than adequate space - with a large comfy bed, closet and bathroom. Utilities (conveniences) include a washer/dryer and dishwasher. Oh, and Netflix if you want to watch tv.
The location is teriffic! V. close (3-5 mins) to 14th st subway station and a 5-7 min walk to U st subway station. If you are visiting places such as Federal Traingle (USAID), Farragut Sq (State Dept), the Green/Yellow line is very convenient - max one/two v. short transfers. Both the above-named sts. have plenty of eateries/restaurants. The latter has cute bars, too.
Debra/Kara give you your space. But feel free to ask them questions and they will most def. help you sort out your issues.
The apartment, however, because it is in the basement, can get cold (but not damp), so you may need a light sweater.
Debra and her daughter were fantastic hosts. They were the perfect combination of friendly, warm and chatty and respectful of privacy. I felt I could ask them anything and they were happy to engage with a huge smile. It is a beautiful area of Columbia Heights, quiet, peaceful and very safe. The bathroom and shower were perfect - a beautiful large shower and very clean bathroom.
The room was very comfortable with a fluffy down comforter on the bed. It is a room to choose if you are only planning on sleeping there, which is what worked best for me. If you are looking for a place to spend hours during the day, then it may be more challenging as the room is only a bed. No chairs or desks to work at.
It was absolutely perfect for me. Exactly what I needed. I would recommend it and would definitely use it again!
This was my first AirBnB stay, and I was admittedly a tad apprehensive as a single woman staying alone. However, staying with Debra was great: she is very nice and accommodating and gives you lots of privacy while still being accessible if you need anything (like an iron!). I'm familiar with the area and wanted to be left to myself, and she was very respectful of that. Her place is nice: very clean and quiet. It's on a nice street, a 10 minute walk to the Columbia Heights metro (there are also a CVS, Target, and some restaurants there), and a 15 minute walk to U Street (trendy area with lots of restaurants). The Columbia Heights metro stop puts you on a straight shot toward downtown (you can be standing on the Mall 20 minutes after leaving Debra's apartment). I'd highly recommend staying with her!
Lovely place to stay in DC! Clean and tidy. Debra was very gracious and made special accommodations to our arrangement when it was necessary. She remained true to her commitment even when it was a bit challenging for her personally. I highly recommend Debra and her lovely condo.
Debra's place is great! It's large for a 2 bedroom and you even get your own bathroom. I stayed for a month and only have great things to say.
Both Debra and her daughter (Kara) were around and were very friendly. She is also very flexible in getting/returning the key, etc.
My mother and I were visiting DC for inauguration, so we were in and out most of the time, but our arrangements with Debra were seamless. She was very understanding of our schedule, and was very helpful with directions to restaurants and places of interest in the Columbia Heights neighborhood. Also her home is spic and span, warm and inviting! I would definitely recommend staying with Debra to anyone!
It was great she is so friendly! Debra's apartment is beautiful and clean.
It was a perfekt stay! Debra and her daughter are awesome! If I had any questions they helped me directly. The whole condo is very clean and super comfortable. Everything you need, for example the Metro Station or the supermarket is not far away (5min to walk). It is a safe area and the street in which the condo is located is quiet and pretty.
Whenever I am in DC again I will book Debra's room again!
I stayed with Debra for 2 weeks. It was a wonderful experience!
Debra was very friendly and welcoming, but also very understanding of privacy. She was full of helpful information about cabs, restaurants, and real estate. Having never stayed with AirBNB before, I wasn't sure what to expect, but i was pleasantly surprised! She even let me use her kitchen and fridge to cook a few meals. I would recommend Debra's place to anyone!
Both Debra and her daughter were incredibly friendly they made me feel at home and gave me simple to follow directions to different areas and nice places to eat. The house was beautiful and clean and I would recommend staying there.