- Room Type:Private Room
- Max Guests:0
- Pets Allowed:No
- air conditioning
<div id="profile_description" data-more="More ▼"><br /><br />There are wonderful trails to run and bike on. The new, in- ground pool makes the backyard an oasis to decompress from a stressful job. (or blow off steam by swimming laps) Nearby are malls, restaurants and movie theaters.<br /><br />Additional amenities include high speed wireless internet, cable, 60" TV w/surround sound in the family room, fireplace, expansive patio and grill, washer and dryer, dishwasher, additional refrigerator/freezer and ample FREE parking. All utilities included and maid service in the common areas.<br /><br /> *Smoking is permitted outside only!<br /><br />Prefer long term sublets with TS Clearance.<br /><br /></div>
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Nice room in a family house with the following amenities (single or double occupancy, an extra full sized elevated air bed or a twin bed at floor level can be added for 3 or more guests if needed).
You can find all my reviews under my profile. PLEASE read the room description of the things we offer. Guests are responsible to read it before making the reservation. What we offer is clearly described. Thank you.
FREE use of Smart Card (metro and bus card for savings commuting to the city)*
FREE wireless internet
FREE pre-paid local cellphone for international guests*
FREE driveway and street parking
FREE use of land-line phone
FREE use of bike ( ask for availability)
- Own entrance to apartment
- Keys to the house and key to your room
- Spacious, good sized closet
- Window to quiet yard
- Comfortable queen sized bed
- Clean sheets and towels provided
- Central air AC and heating*
- Full kitchen access and dedicated fridge and cupboard space
- SHARED bathroom
- Apartment spot-cleaned EVERY WEEKDAY. Fully cleaned once a week.
- Laundromats nearby. For in-house laundry please read under notes
- Pick up and drop off to Takoma Metro stop for a low fee ($10) no matter the number of people.
* Smart Card and pre-paid Cellphone must be recharged by guest. Central AC and heater available but we do not freeze the house during the summer, and we don’t keep it scorching hot in the winter.
- Metro stop is easily reachable by walking (15-20 minutes) or taking the bus (3-5 minutes). You can borrow our bikes too.
- From Takoma Metro to all museums (National Mall) is a 12-15 minute train ride on the metro subway.
- No pets on the floor but house is not suitable for people with severe pet allergies. Pets live in a separate floor.
- Laundromats nearby or if you prefer we also offer in-house full service washing (we wash and fold) for a low fee ($8/load) which includes washer, drier & organic detergent, and folding.
- Guests are responsible to bring all their personal toiletries.
- Guests are responsible for buying their own food. We only offer use of the kitchen, cooking implements and appliances.
PAY ATTENTION TO THE FOLLOWING:
Linen and Room Set-Up Fee description (one time only) paid on arrival:
- 1 bed for 1 or 2 people (or 2 adults and a 1 child): 12 dollars
- 2 beds for up to 3 people: 20 dollars
- 2 beds for 4 people: 25 dollars
Guests are required to pay a refundable security deposit on arrival. 100 dollars cash or PayPal (PayPal has a 2 dollar fee so 98 will be returned). The deposit is refundable when you vacate the room and there is no damage to the property
Takoma Park is a charming place with a lot of character. You can find organic grocery stores, a nice farmer's market, bike stores, and the people in Takoma Park are incredibly nice and proud of their neighborhood.
Takoma Park has a wonderful city main shopping strip with mom-and-pop stores and a variety of restaurants. It is perfect for those who like to walk around, look at stores, and try organic/natural food stores and restaurants.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1) Are you close to museums and downtown DC?
Yes! We are only a few minutes away on the metro (subway). We live in a safe and residential suburb with the convenience of being so close to downtown. Be advised that from the metro you have to walk to the house or take a bus. It is a nice and safe walk but people who do not like to walk won’t do well staying in our house (DC museums involve also a lot of walking so these people won’t be happy in DC anyway).
2) How many people live in the house?
This floor has 3 rooms. You will be sharing the bathroom with 2 other rooms. Depending on when you stay you could be the only one in the floor and get a full apartment for the price of a room. However, you must come to stay with us with the expectation that you will be sharing the common areas (bathroom, kitchen, and dining room) with others.
If you would like NOT to share with anyone else (or you are traveling in a big group), please go to my listings and look for the option of renting the whole apartment.
3) Do you provide breakfast?
We do not provide breakfast.
4) Is my child counted as an adult when making the reservation?
Yes, your child is counted as one person. If you are traveling with children please email me first.
5) Do you have pets?
There are no pets in this floor but the house is not suitable for people with severe pet allergies.
6) Why do I have to pay for a security deposit?
We have been hosts for a long time and have suffered many loses. The deposit guarantees that guests pay for the damages they do while at our home. If you are careful and take care of our things, the deposit is fully refunded when you leave the house.
7) Where can I do laundry?
There are Laundromats and dry cleaners nearby. As an added convenience we offer to do your laundry for a small fee ($ 8 per load), but we do encourage that you do it on your own.
8) Am I responsible to buy my personal toiletries and food?
Yes. Guests are responsible to bring their own personal toiletries and food. There various stores nearby. We ask everyone to be considerate and respect other guests (and hosts!) personal possessions.
Sweet guest room and private guest bath very clean and cheerful with comfy new Simmons extra deep queen-size bed in cute 1937 3-storey colonial-style single-family (detached) home of fine arts photographer and public relations/vintage jewelry biz wife. Guest room & bath are located on second floor in the rear of the home (not facing street) very tranquil and peaceful.
Our home is in the charming and very safe Takoma/Brightwood neighborhood; 2.5 blocks from 16th Street Heights/Rock Creek Park and 4 blocks south of the historic Walter Reed Medical Center; 2 miles south of downtown Silver Spring and 2 miles east of Chevy Chase/Friendship Heights.
Our neighborhood has a super walkscore of 79. Liveability score of 82. Ranked #4 best Washington neighborhood to live in by Area Vibes. Close proximity to Rock Creek Park and Sligo Creek Trail offer gorgeous biking, running and hiking trails. We also share our hybrid bikes with our guests (if they like) to explore the city or check out area parks and trails.
On our block parking is free safe and easy at all hours of day and night. We don't have parking time restrictions, meters or are visitor parking permits necessary for guests parking on our block for 27 days or less. If you are staying with us for 28+ nights, we will get a visitor parking permit for you. The temporary guest parking permit is free.
Guest room is small but cozy with 100% cotton bed linens, carafe for spring water, sound machine (white noise & nature sounds), small library of books and magazines, new IKEA desk, new IKEA bureau, proper closet with new hangers, shoe organizer, new slippers, new bath robes, extra bath towels, over-sized beach towels, backpack picnic "basket", yoga mats and basket of snacks. We also supply menus, brochures, weekly City Paper and other info for local events, restaurant info, festivals, museum and gallery info and bike maps.
Guest bath is located directly across hallway from guest room and is modern with Italian real stone tile, chrome hardware and stocked with quality hair & skincare products (L'Oreal-Biolage-Aveda-Burt's Bees or similar brand), Tom's of Maine toothpaste, variety of shaving creams, disposable razors and more. Bath towels are new and 100% cotton.
We've been renovating our home over the past 4 years since we became the new owners. We've renovated and modernized the bath rooms, electrical and plumbing and installed state-of-the-art central air-conditioning/heating system. We do not do work on the interior of our home when we have guests.
We share our living room with 52" flatscreen LG hdtv, premium FIOS cable package, included is FIOS wireless internet, share our dining room and offer a continental breakfast (coffee-tea-organic oj-selection of cold & hot cereals, Fage Greek yogurt-fresh fruit-smoked salmon-cream cheese-butter-variety of breads-French & Italian jam and sometimes baked goods like croissants, brioche or muffins.) We also share our fridge, microwave, electric kettle, coffee maker, covered front porch with seating, back yard, large picnic table w/ umbrella and bbq (charcoal). We also have a wheeled cooler which guests are welcomed to use - please request. There is a backpack picnic basket in the guest room for guests to borrow.
Although our home is uptown, travelling to downtown DC is very easy via public transit, by car or bike. We are very convenient to downtown Silver Spring, Old Town Takoma/Takoma Park, Union Station, Capitol Complex, Library of Congress, Chinatown/Gallery Place, Smithsonian Museums, National Gallery of Art, Newseum, Georgetown Law School, Dupont Circle/Adams Morgan, National Mall, American University/Friendship Heights, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, National Institutes of Health, University of Maryland College Park Campus and Washington Adventist Hospital.
We're a 15 minute leisurely walk (flat terrain) from our place to Takoma metro station (red line); 5 minutes by bike; 5 minutes by bus (bus stop is 5 houses away from us, right on our corner). Express bus routes are located just 2.5 blocks from our home. Crosstown bus stop is 5 blocks away but if you don't care to walk/bike (bikes are permitted on all trains & buses) you can catch a bus to the crosstown bus stop, in less than 3 mins.
If one of us is working from home, we can accommodate those who need an earlier check-in time. On Saturday and Sunday we can arrange 2 pm check-in.
Although we do not have a private pool, we are less than 1 mile from state-of-the-art Takoma Aquatic Center and about 3 miles from the beautiful Wilson Aquatic Center. Both of these aquatic centers are the nicest in the city as they are the newest centers. We are also extremely convenient to the FitzGerald Tennis Center and Rock Creek Park Horse Center.
-Yes we offer a private guest room in a 3-storey house.
-Yes its a real bed.
-Yes the bed is American queen-size mattress.
-Yes our home has modern central air-conditioning.
-Yes the guest room has a ceiling fan which you control.
-Yes our home has modern central air-conditioning/heat. Our home was built in 1937. It has the hot water radiator heat system as well. Latter system is used when it's 30°F/-1.11 °C or colder.
-Yes the guest bath is private.
-Yes we provide bed & bath linens.
-Yes we provide quality skin & hair care products.
-Yes we have wifi.
-Yes we have pets (2 cats & 1 bird).
-Yes we offer a complimentary Continental breakfast. ("Continental" means NOT cooked. eg., cereal, brioche, toast, english muffins, jam, butter, yogurt, fresh fruit, orange juice, coffee etc...)
Cooked UK/American-style breakfast (for example: eggs, omelet, frittata, pancakes, French toast, sausage, pancetta, bacon, potatoes, smoked salmon and bagels, turkey breast and variety of cheeses) is available for an additional $10 per guest. Please let us know evening before and pay in cash. Thank you.
-Yes we offer Deer Park spring water.
-Yes we have free safe parking on our block. Parking is available all day and night. Park in front of our home or just a few houses away at all times.
-Yes, we can host 1 to 2 guests (no more than 2 people).
-Yes our home is both train and bus accessible.
-Yes we share our hybrid bikes. (Please let us know you would like to use the bikes when you make reservation and read "House Rules" for details.)
-No we do NOT have a curfew.
-Yes our property is a single-family home.
-No our property is not handicap accessible.
-No you are NOT renting our entire home.
-Yes, you are renting a private guest room, private guest bath and shared living spaces in our single family home. Shared spaces are dining and living rooms, front porch and backyard.
-No we do NOT share our kitchen for cooking. You may use for noncooked meals like sandwiches and salads.
-Yes we are in north-west Washington, DC
-Yes we are uptown.
-No we are NOT downtown.
-Yes our home is non-smoking.
-Yes we permit smoking (tobacco only) outside on our porch or back yard.
-Yes dinner options are available. We typically cook Thai, Hong Kong Chinese, Provencal, Italian, Korean or American cuisine. Dinner is $10 per person and includes beer and wine. Please let us know at least 1 day before and please pay in cash. Thanks!
-Yes we do share our charcoal bbq free-of-charge for those who wish to grill. Please let us know 1 day in advance so we can make sure we have all the supplies needed. We do not charge for the bbq supplies but guest is responsible for food and clean-up. Thank you.
-Yes we do share our microwave, coffee maker, electric kettle, press pot and toaster.
-No we do not own a car. If you wish, we can rent a vehicle Fri-Mon for airport/train station/ bus terminal pick-up drop off. For BWI-Baltimore International Airport or Baltimore's Penn Station/MARC Station $40; DCA-Ronald Reagan Airport $20 or Alexandria, Virginia Union Station-Alexandria Station $20/ Union Station, Washington, DC $20 or Bethesda, Maryland $20/ IAD-Dulles International Airport $40. Local Washington Metro train stations $20. Fee is for each way, includes gas and is to be paid in cash. Thank you.
Please review our amenities list below to see what is and is not included in our room rate. Thank you.
Please do not hesitate to message us if you have any questions, concerns or special requests.
<span>A serene environment, perfect for some time away!</span>
<p><span>You will have a private bedroom with a queen size bed and a private bathroom for your use, on the second floor of the house. This bedroom is on the same level as the owner bedroom and another Roomorama bedroom is located on the lower level. You will have full use of the kitchen, dining room and 55" SMART TV in the living room that is connected to my Hulu and Netflix accounts. I work long hours and rarely use the public spaces in the house!</span></p>
<p><span>WIFI, Cable TV in the living room, Utilities, Hairdryer, Washer Dryer all included for your use!</span></p>
<p><span>I do not have any pets or children.</span></p>
<p><span>There is a great park 1 block from the house that is perfect for walking, jogging or playing tennis.</span></p>
<p><span>ADDRESS: Upon reservation confirmation, I will send the exact street address, arrival instructions and a picture of the outside of the house directly to the email address you use to make the reservation! Thank you and hope to see you soon!!</span><br /><br /><span>PUBLIC TRANSIT: This property is best when you have a car during your visit. You can either drive into DC or Baltimore, or go to the closest metro station (5 miles) for park-and-ride. Baltimore airport: 25 minutes away. Reagan and Dulles: 45 minutes.</span></p>