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I am a management consultant for several non-profit and commercial clients in the area. I am also a part time graduate student at the George Washington University.
The host canceled the reservation only a week before we were due to arrive although we had paid in full and agreed the dates. It was also after we had booked and paid that he advised the address on his listing was not the address at which we would have stayed.
Staying at Adam's was a wonderful experience. Very nice accomodations, both he and his girlfriend were very friendly, and the neighborhood was safe and easy to find by taxi or bus. I would stay again, if the need arose.
Adam's house was great, clean, quiet, convenient to Georgetown and had a terrific parking space. It was about a 10 min walk from the Key Bridge, along Canal Road to MacArthur Blvd. This was west of what we thought was the address from the airbnb information.
We were out and about on Friday and Adam called to say they were taking off and would leave the back door open. He also mentioned we could park the car there at any time, which was great. When we arrived a key was on the table. We went upstairs to a comfortable bedroom. After we were there for a while a woman came out of what seemed to be another bedroom on the floor and greeted us. That was the last time we saw anyone!
Judging from footsteps, I think there were two people besides us in the house. I'm guessing that the hosts intended to give us our "space" ... but it also felt a little weird never seeing anyone. We stayed two nights. When we left in the mornings they were in their bedroom or gone. I'm pretty sure they were out of the house when we took off the last day. There was no communication at all. We left a note and a key on the table.
Slightly odd, but a comfortable stay.
Adam is very nice. The bedroom is cozy and the whole place is clean. The only weakness is that it's a little bit far away from big supermarkets.
Adam was a very good host - we had clean towels and cupcakes when we got in, and the room was extremely clean. We stayed for two nights, and the heat system stopped working the second night. Adam offered to host us an extra night for free, and when we said we had to go back to NYC he offerred us a full refund for that night, which was very nice. I should say that the house is not on O street, but on MacArthur Boulevard, about a 20 min walk from O street. However, the neighborhood is quiet and it is easy to get to downtown DC - the bus station is a 4 min walk from the house; a bus ride to downtown Georgetown is about 5 mins, and the bus goes on to downtown DC (we preferred to walk from Georgetown). The bus comes infrequently, but it is really always on time so if you can check the schedule on the DC public transportation website you really don’t have to wait more than a few minutes. We never felt like we had to leave the house at a certain
time, or come in before a certain hour - we came in quite late in the night and there was no problem. In fact, it almost felt like we had the whole house for ourselves, since Adam and his girlfriend were not much around (although Adam did check in on us regularly to see if we needed anything). We had a very good time, and we would stay with them again.
Adam was a gracious host, he gave helpful advice about where to go and what to do there, and even gave us a lift to a nice Ethiopian restaurant. He made his living room available for us to watch the NFC Championship game, and even arranged to have the Packers win, a real plus. In short, we had a lovely weekend.
Pros: The place is very clean and nice. Adam was helpful with directions and other questions I had of that nature. They were also great about making me feel comfortable, sharing milk, etc. The neighborhood is safe. There's a bus that picks up at a stop which is about a ten minute walk from the house, and it connects to the Metro.
Cons: Make sure you know the actual location of this house before booking, especially if you don't have a car. To get anywhere I had to walk to ten minutes to the bus stop, wait up to 30 minutes for the bus, and stay on the bus 20 minutes to get to the first Metro connection. So that's up to an hour just to get to Dupont. It's probably great if you have a car or don't mind waiting. Also the bedroom was always colder than the rest of the house.
But overall it seemed like a good, safe place to stay!
Our stay with Adam,-although brief – was very enjoyable. He and his girlfriend have a beautiful apartment and the bedroom we stayed in was no different. Comfy bed and pillows, clean linen and towels along with two delicious cupcakes as a welcoming treat!
Adam was helpful in telling us which buses to catch in the DC area and what are some other great things to see and do within town.
He was very accommodating to us for our quick 2 night stay. If we are in the DC area in the future we will stay there again.
location was convenient for transport to downtown, house well-kept, bed comfortable and towels clean. however, when i arrived, the room was cold and there was only cold air coming out of the vents. i did not see the host that night, and he did not leave any note, key, or introduction. the next night i asked if he could turn up the heat, and he obliged after i explained my need several times. at first they just wanted to give me more blankets and "wait" until the room got warmer. on the third night, it was only his girlfriend who was there and she said that she had already turned the heat all the way up, and "good luck" if i still felt cold. after waiting it out in the room for almost an hour with my coat on and feeling no heat at all coming from the vents, i finally went down to check the heater controls and found that it was switched to OFF. i'm sorry to say that i certainly did not experience any of the warm hospitality that i read about in the reviews and which i had looked forward to.
also, as the other reviews mention, i think it is misleading to put $55 (now it even says $45) when the price i was quoted was $65 per night for a week's stay, and i ended up paying more than $85 per night net (inc. airbnb's 10% service charge). to think this was for the week after thanksgiving, which is definitely off-peak. i moved out after three days and found a real hotel near the metro with much better service and facilities that was cheaper than this.
Nice place, large bed, clean sheets, towels, etc. A great option to stay in DC/Georgetown. The Metro Bus stop is across the street, which takes you directly to downtown or Union Station.
Adam is a great host. He's hospitable and knows a lot about the city. His place is clean, spacious and comfortable - an ideal locale close by the Key Bridge an walking distance from Georgetown and all the monuments. I would highly recommend.
I would absolutely recommend staying with Adam - his home is completely and beautifully furnished, he is a gracious host, and the location is great. As a host, Adam is very accommodating and is happy to recommend places for his guests to visit while in DC. The location is not far from Georgetown and the downtown area, which makes it a perfect spot if you're looking for a quiet location to come "home" to.