Welcome to your home away from home. I look forward to meeting you and will do what I can to help make your stay all you want it to be
***Please tell me about yourself and complete your profile before sending a request. ***
Your room is lovely with a super comfortable full sized bed. You will have your own bathroom with a bathtub/shower.
I live in a charming 19th century farmhouse in a tree-lined neighborhood called the Palisades. It's very close to the Potomac River and the beautiful trails of Battery Kemble (part of Rock Creek National Park) and the Capital Crescent Trail. The best of both worlds - it's a little like living in the country, but right in DC! The neighborhood reminds me of a Norman Rockwell painting - lots of kids and dogs, a weekly farmer's market and community gatherings. And the city's best 4th of July parade!
The C&O Canal is a short walk - you can walk or bike on it for miles, or go kayaking or canoeing. We are one block from the bus, which will take you (direct!) to Georgetown (2.5 mi), downtown and the National Mall ((4 mi, where many monuments and museums are located) and the train station. Not too close to the metro, which is about 2.5 miles away. A grocery store, drug store, Starbucks,post office, etc are all a few minutes walk. There are several good restaurants just 5-15 mins walk - Italian/pizza, Asian, Japanese & Sushi, Lebanese, Chinese, Belgian, American, seafood, etc.
**NOTE** - I have an adorable dog (I am also a foster for a dog rescue group -I sometimes will have a rescue dog who I take care of until we find them a good home.) Also I "inherited" my friend's parrot. Being a parrot, she can sometimes squawk and whistle, but she's generally very quiet and unobtrusive. A very zen bird, so she shouldn't bother you at all. But you must be comfortable having a parrot out and about! Note that to parrots, eating is a flock activity, so she will appreciate it if you give her a little bit of your food ... otherwise she may object!
There is so much to do in DC, and lucky for you, many of our world-class monuments & museums are free to visit! I am happy to make recommendations based on your interests, but you can't go wrong with the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian museums, the Holocaust Museum, the National Zoo, etc. There are also many private museums that are "hidden gems," such as the Phillips Collection.
I have a parking spot if you need it and there is plenty of unzoned street parking.
Before reserving, be sure to read the "house rules" carefully and let me know if you have any questions or concerns. Please complete your profile, including a photo, and tell me something about why you are visiting DC, your job, whatever you like - just a bit about yourself. Just as I share information and pictures assuring you of what to expect from your stay, I need to be comfortable when welcoming guests. For security purposes, I require a scanned photocopy of your photo ID (driver's license/passport) and an "in case of emergency" contact when you make a reservation. If you do not already have several references on airbnb, this is even more helpful in establishing the mutual trust and comfort that will make my home your home away from home. :)
If you've read all of this, please let me know by telling me about a favorite book, artwork, place? Also, please do read my "house rules" so you know what to expect, and confirm you are OK with them.
The house and the garden
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I am always happy to help, make suggestions if you want, or share meals etc. I also invite you (when I'm able) if I'm going out. Up to you - as much or little as you like.
I want your stay to be a fantastic experience for everyone. I am friendly and easy to be with and will do what I can to help make your stay comfortable. To that end, let's communicate clearly before and during your visit. If there's anything you need or anything you have trouble with, just ask and I will do my best to help.
Please give these house rules a look and ask if you have questions. When sending a reservation request, please confirm that you are OK with everything below.
Unable to host smokers.
NO smoking inside or even outside - we have allergies!!
Please plan to wear slippers or socks inside (remove your shoes.)
Clean slippers are provided or feel free to bring your own
If you'd like to have people over, we must discuss in advance
I prefer guests who are out and about on weekdays (I work from home and need to concentrate.) I am flexible so let's discuss in advance if it's an issue. And if I'm not working, I'll be glad to join you on adventures!
You are welcome to use the kitchen, and I would enjoy sharing meals with you if our schedules coincide. There is a grocery store, a fresh fish market and a Sunday Farmer's Market a short walk away. Please leave the kitchen/dining area tidy after use.
If you would prefer to clean your own room and bathroom and generally leave my home as you found it, I'm happy to waive the cleaning fee, which goes to my housekeeper
No illegal drugs - ZERO tolerance - by booking you agree in advance to leave immediately and forfeit payment for the remainder of your stay. I'm not the right host for you in this case!
I am a native Washingtonian (we're somewhat rare) and have traveled widely. I'm pretty easygoing and easy to live with -- I think you'll find me a warm and hospitable host. I've worked for over a decade in the environmental field for non-profits and/or gov't. Needless to say, please plan to recycle when you're at my place! Currently I'm a realtor, so if you are coming to DC to look for a place to rent or buy, I can help you.
In terms of hobbies, I go horseback riding in Rock Creek Park and take advantage of lots of the culture in DC - museums, theater, concerts, even dance performances. I'd highly recommend a visit to the National Gallery of Art, it's amazing. I also love film festivals and am in two film clubs. I am looking forward to some adventures and travel, and hope to bike or backpack around SE Asia. I also want to learn Spanish.