Our sun-filled, semi-detached, 3-level house is bright and colorful. Four blocks from the DC Metrorail Blue and Silver Lines, you are just two stops to Harris Teeter grocery store and three stops to Eastern Market, which has a plethora of bars and restaurants, and a farmer's market on the weekends. Direct access to DCA and IAD, too. The perfect, easy-going, economical place to stay if you want a bit of quiet after a long, busy day in city center. And has free, no-permit-needed street parking!
The house was built in 1953. We've done our best to keep as much of the original construction as possible in an effort to be sustainable. The floors are solid wood, giving the place a very warm feeling.
It's a cozy house with a sofa that folds out into a full-sized bed. Two bedrooms are upstairs (one with a queen bed, the other with a full-sized futon). Also upstairs is the bathroom.
The basement is an unfinished work in progress. But you have access to a brand-new washer and dryer if you need them.
House has central air conditioning and heating, and a digital thermostat.
In the back is a semi-private patio with table and chairs. When it's warm outside, it's a lovely place to sit and have a coffee. The wifi works well, so you can read your digital paper, too! (But know that the DC area has mosquitos, so make sure you wear mosquito repellent out there.)
You have access to the entire, 3-story house (which includes the unfinished basement that has the washer/dryer).
We will give you two separate codes:
1. a unique Key Code to use on the keypad to unlock/lock the front door.
2. a Security Code to the monitored alarm system (which we ask that you engage anytime you leave the house)
From the street, there are two sets of stairs that lead up to the front door. Please be aware of this if you have anyone who find stairs challenging. Both sets of stairs have a handrail. The house is not wheelchair accessible.
Interakcija s gostima
We (or the person who helps us manage the property named Ron) will communicate with you via Airbnb messages, phone, text/(SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). Contact us anytime!
The Metrorail subway system is great. But the system is under maintenance, so please know it closes at midnight. When we use the house, we use UBER or Lyft to get home late at night. It's easier, more reliable, and safer. Even though the neighborhood feels like the suburbs, you have to remember you are in Washington, DC. The nicest of neighborhoods can get a little...sketchy. Safety first.
If you UBER, tell the driver to drive up Texas Avenue SE from the intersection of Benning Road, East Capitol Street and Texas Avenue SE. We're not sure why, but the map app UBER drivers use will sometimes take them *behind* our house.
If you have children, please message us with any questions you have. Every parent is different, so let's be sure we're on the same page about what you hope the house has, or what you require.
- Pack n play: yes (but bring your own sheets, please)
- Smoke and CO detectors: yes
- chemicals put away: yes
- stair gate: no
- cabinet safety guards: no
- bookcases, flat screen TVs attached to walls: no
Guests must agree to:
Read through our entire listing so you are familiar with the location and property, and ask any questions you need answers before you book and/or arrive.
Thoroughly read the "Home Guide" that will be at the house so you are familiar with the house. (And most of the information will be in our Airbnb listing, too).
NOT smoke on the property (inside or outside).
Use the keypad for main entry. The lock and the security alarm must be engaged anytime you leave the house for more than 15 minutes. (And note, the door lock and security alarm are different systems).
Keep the back door key on their person when entering the backyard. If not unlocked from the inside, when closed, the back door lock will keep you from re-entering the house. See the copy of the House Guide inside the house for key location.
Confirm that their pets are housetrained, and keeping them off of the furniture. Clean up after pets if they use the bathroom in the front or back yards.
NOT put used coffee grounds or oils/grease down the kitchen sink. It's an old house with small drain pipes.
Place as much of your used linens and towels into the washer (with detergent) and turn it on before you check out. This will help us get a jump start on preparations for the next guest.
Be respectful of our house. And of our neighbors. This is a semi-detached house, so we share a wall with the folks next door. They are wonderful neighbors who monitor our home, and could be your in-person contacts if/when you need.
Hello! Thank you for taking a look at our place. Buying this house in 2005 was a very proud "adult" move for me. As a single, 30-something gal with two dogs at the time, it was perfect. Close to the Metro with greenery and space to breathe! Getting married a couple of years ago created welcomed changes in my life. I now live elsewhere with my husband but want to keep hold of my little house (which is now "our" little house). We travel a lot, and when we are back in DC (about once a quarter), this is our home away from home. Sharing it with others who will appreciate the greenery, space and convenience—and who respect it—is our pleasure.