English bsmt one bdrm apt directly across from Potomac Ave metro (blue/orange/silver lines). One off-street parking space available behind the house upon request. SS appliances in kitchen, w/d in bathroom, queen size bed, single air mattress for 3rd guest. Mitsubishi heat/ac controlled by guest, plus radiator heat controlled by owner upstairs. Tile floors. Oriental rugs. Coffee and tea. Beautifully maintained. Secure with bars on windows and iron gate at front and rear. Cats OK. No smoking unit.
A cozy space perfect for taking in the sights or doing business downtown. Well equipped kitchen and grocery store across the intersection make eating at home easy or visit the many restaurants within one metro stop (10 minutes away). TV (no cable) with netflix and a bookcase full of murder mysteries and other light fare makes staying in when it rains even fun, plus rain ponchos and umbrellas are available on loan if you need them.
The entire English basement apartment is available and includes a small patio in front with old fashioned iron table and chairs for dining in nice weather. For those who drive to town, there is a parking space behind the unit (instructions on how to get there are posted beside the front door). On street parking is available on weekends. Check-in is at 3 pm and check-out at 10 am. There are free lockable storage containers across from the front door for those who need to store their luggage either before check-in or after check-out (instructions are posted on the units; combinations available upon request). Access to the unit is via keys in a lockbox with a combination which hangs on the front doorknob once the unit is ready for check-in.
I live upstairs and am available in an emergency, but try not to intrude on guests so that they can enjoy the city or do their business on their own.
- Quiet on weeknights after 11 pm, on weekends after midnight
I am a Hebrew Bible scholar who teaches most of my courses online, so I am able to work from home much of the time. I am also a competitive (senior) swimmer, on DC's senior swim team. My husband, Jeff Nicoll, a theoretical physicist, and I have children, siblings, and a pile of grandchildren up and down the East coast. I have lived on Capitol Hill in a number of different houses for many years and love the small urban village character of the place. I like to work in my garden and on my early twentieth-century row house. I've traveled to China, South Korea, various countries in Europe, and most recently to Ethiopia. I want to see Egypt and India. Last Christmas, my family had our first Airbnb experience and it was wonderful. Now we decided to become hosts and since our long time tenant bought her own condo, we turned our English basement apartment into an Airbnb unit. We are providing a hospitable place for guests to be able to access the city comfortably and efficiently, whether as tourists or for business purposes. The apartment is furnished very nicely with handsome, but comfortable furniture and interesting artwork. We hope that you will come and stay awhile.