Our neighborhood of Bloomingdale is featured in the opening credits of Netflix’s “House of Cards.”
A short (1.2 miles) Uber/Lyft ride or drive to the Walter Washington Convention Center.
A short walk to the Shaw/Howard (yellow/green) metro. Approx. 1 mile (20 mins) to the Noma (red) metro. DC Smokehouse is across the street, around the corner is ANXO Distillery & Cidery, walk along FLA Ave to the bustling U St. corridor for bars & restaurants.
Couples, solo adventurers, & business travelers!
Single or double occupancy. Full size bed. Desk & chair. Side table & lamp. 2 windows. Shared fully equipped kitchen. Shared bathroom. Iron & ironing board. Blow dryer. Toiletries.
Shared front entrance. The stairs leading up to the apartment on the 2nd level is off limits..Airbnb Parking Instructions:
All Airbnb guests who plan on arriving with their vehicle to the property and are requesting a parking space.
Parking spaces are only available after 12:00pm on the day of check-in. We have other guests using these spaces prior to 12:00pm. You are welcome to park in the lot if there is a space available. Please check with me prior to arrival if you plan on arriving early (prior to check-in time) and would like a space.
When unloading, keep in mind that there is NO parking in front of the property. To help facilitate unloading and loading, we suggest you double park, with your hazard lights on, in front of the property to unload. Once you have finished unloading, you can proceed to the private lot assigned to you during your stay.
If you plan on using your vehicle on a daily basis rather than parking and leaving it in the lot throughout the duration of your stay, please let me know prior to check in so we can coordinate an easy way for you to access your car as you need it.
Directions to lot from the Airbnb:
Take the next immediate left onto 2nd street
Take the next right onto Randolph Place.
Drive slowly, so you do not miss the entrance to the alley. The entrance will be the first right you encounter. It is paved with bricks.
Follow the alley. The lot is toward the middle on your right hand side. It is the lot between a garage with a white door and a garage with a blue door and an American flag - you will see the white garage door first. The lot may also be marked by a trashcan with the numbers “123” on the side.
The lot has no gate or other identifying characteristics.
Once you locate the lot, please pull your car as close to the left or right hand side as possible.
Pull your car all the way to the front so that it is as close as possible to the building.
If there is another vehicle in the lot, park so that you are not blocking the vehicle in - please carefully park to the side of the vehicle, whichever is empty at the time. If there are two cars in the lot, park on either side and send me a message including a description of the car you are blocking in. Please note that the lot is narrow and may be a tight fit if you are driving a larger vehicle.
Note: On Wednesday and Thursdays, the lot is always full because of DC’s street cleaning restrictions, so please make sure you are taking special care to follow the instructions outlined above so we can better coordinate use of the spaces in the lot.
Thank you for your cooperation :).
I live across the street from the property so I am accessible during the hours of 8 AM- 10 PM. For emergencies, please do not hesitate to reach out to me before or after hours.
PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING!
Dear Airbnb Guest,
Welcome and thank you for choosing our property!
To ensure that you have the best stay possible, I have pulled together some important information that will be helpful in planning your stay.
As an Airbnb super host, my aim is to make your stay as comfortable and pleasurable as possible. If you encounter any setbacks in your stay, please make sure to vocalize them to me as soon as you discover them. This will allow me to address them immediately so that your positive experience is not compromised. Good communication is key, so please do not hesitate to contact me upon check in if you have a concern.
If upon arrival you notice a minor oversight such as the light bulb is burnt out, the shampoo container is empty, you’re missing amenities in your room/apartment, or there are soiled common items left in shared spaces (shared spaces are applicable to room rentals only), please make sure to bring them to my attention as soon as possible. I take pride in making sure that your room/apartment is fresh and tidy, however, there may be times that minor incidents still occur despite our best efforts.
We take great pride in offering a resident’s type of experience. You are “living like a local” instead of a tourist staying at a luxury hotel. This means that guests staying in our rooms/apartments will often use the kitchen spaces to cook and common spaces (for room rentals) to eat. If our housekeepers missed a spot during her rounds, please accept my apologies in advance for any inconvenience this has caused you. At the same time, please make sure to bring it to my attention as soon as you notice it so that I may address it immediately. Please note that when renting rooms, the bathroom spaces are also shared, so please keep in mind that others may also be utilizing this space during your stay.
Airbnb reviews are valuable to both the host and the guest. First-time Airbnb guests without reviews from other hosts on their profile must remember that guests are rated on: Cleanliness, Communication and Obeyance of House Rules. I ask that if you experience any discomfort, that you share it with me during your stay, so that I may address your concern while you are here rather than reading about it after you leave.
If you are not familiar with traveling to a large city, you should be aware that our rooms/apartments are located in the heart of the city. My posting states that the bedroom(s) on this property face a main thoroughfare. If you are familiar with city-living, then it will come as no surprise that you will often hear noises from passing pedestrians, cars, public transportation, and other passersby.
If you are sensitive to noise, I have provided earplugs in all the bedrooms to help you better enjoy your stay. Please remember that, unfortunately, noise outside the building is not in my control. Washington, D.C. is a very vibrant, lively, and strident city. We are offering a resident’s experience, so I hope you take pleasure in everything the city has to offer during your stay!
*No overnight guests who are not part of the advanced, airbnb reservation WITHOUT PERMISSION from host
* Check-in is at 3pm, and check-out is by 12 NN. Arriving slightly earlier, or want that extra hour to sleep? Should be fine, but please check with us first.
*Please help us conserve energy by turning off lights, lamps, A/C & heating units etc. when not being used.
*What you do in your personal time is entirely up to you, but when staying at our place we have a strict no drug use policy. This is just the law… not so much one of our rules.
*To ensure full safety of our guest’s belongings, we like to keep the front door locked as a precautionary measure. We want to ensure every guest stay remains problem free, and this is just one small + simple thing we’re able to do to ensure that,
* To be considerate to the other roommates, we kindly ask to keep things on the quieter-side after 9pm. And if you want to listen to music, please remember the other roommates and enjoy via headphones or in your personal space. We’ll make sure to reciprocate the favor.
*Since this is a share house with a common entrance with multiple occupants, we like to ensure everyone has their own space. We kindly ask guests to refrain from entering the 2nd level. We’ll ensure your space is likewise respected in return.
*Whilst we do a thorough professional clean between each guest stay, we kindly ask that prior to leaving, you clean and put away any dishes or kitchenware used and put any dirty towels/beddings in the hamper/plastic bags provided. It helps us get through our cleaning process quicker and allows us to keep cleaning costs down for you and future guests.
*We understand that accidents happen. But we do ask that you please let us know when they do. Chances are we can fix them as effortlessly as possible which also means better chances of having your full security deposit returned too.
Hello! My name is Rae and I've been living in Washington DC for 25 years. I started my travel adventures at the age of 4 when my family moved to the Middle East. I love my job as a full time host and housing provider. I'm a carb-oholic and a self-proclaimed foodie. My favorite cities are Tehran, Munich, Madrid, Salzburg and Rockville. I can't live without: my family, my lovable cats, my hand sanitizer, my travel bag and desserts!
“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca