Get a real D.C. experience! You'll enjoy convenience and entertainment when you stay in the bustling U Street Corridor, part of the hot Shaw neighborhood. My rowhouse is located just two blocks from the U Street Metro. Restaurants, entertainment, retail, groceries and more are all within a short walk on U Street and 14th Street. The Convention Center is just two Metro stops south on the Green or Yellow lines at Mt. Vernon Square.
This is an entire rowhouse, with a back patio.
Visiting Washington, DC, for work, fun and/or pleasure? Come stay in DC's most vibrant and culturally-rich neighborhood, the U Street Corridor! If you want to be able to immerse yourself in DC,'s nightlife scene--dining, jazz clubs, indie concerts, dancing, trendy clubs and lounges, and even intellectual stimulation--there is no better neighborhood than the U Street Corridor. You will not be bored staying in this neighborhood.
Your centrally located residence is a cozy, private, single-family 2 BR/2.5 BA row home, located two blocks from the U Street-Cardozo Metro station on the Green and Yellow lines (10th St and U St NW Metro entrance). Several busy bus lines are within short walking distances. This location is minutes away from downtown, 14th Street, Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, and many other neighborhoods within DC. It is also easy to get to the Convention Center (two Metro stops south), Capitol Hill and the National Mall.
You will have access to the house and back patio. There are two upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms (there is an additional charge for more than two guests). The living room has a couch and futon for additional guests. All in all, five or six guests can sleep comfortably in the house, although the "real" beds accommodate 4 people upstairs. When you book, you will not be sharing the house with any other Airbnb guests or even me--it will just be you and your crew.
This 1905 home has been updated since then, though it does not have all the latest HGTV "touches." Nonetheless, you will be comfortable and have more amenities than your standard hotel at a killer price!
The house includes WiFi internet and cable television service. Laundry is onsite.
Guests are encouraged to make use of Washington, DC's public transportation system and avoid driving.
The entire house...except for one locked storage closet and any utility closets.
My interaction with my guests is based on what the needs of the guest are and my availability (I travel and have full-time job). My house is set up for self-check-in and a complete independent experience--I essentially provide my entire house to you in good faith. With this trust, I encourage you to use it as your base as you venture into the neighborhood and city. However, I will be available by phone (call or text) or email. If you need me, do not hesitate to call or text, and I will also check on you, at least once weekly, depending on the length of your stay. If you are the kind of guest that wants more interaction with me, please let me know that this is a need of yours, and we can discuss the best way to make both of us comfortable.
Please note that you are liable for the behavior of all persons staying at my house. Further, you may be subject to penalty and dismissal from Airbnb for any guests who stay at my house whom you have not paid for.
I encourage guests to check in with me weekly just to let me know that they are okay and that things are going well. A simple text will suffice.
Check-out time is 11 a.m.--if you need to leave later, please notify me in advance, so I can see if I can accommodate that. When you are leaving, I ask that guests strip the used beds and compile the bedding with the towels into the provided white laundry bags. I'd also appreciate if guests would wash their dishes (the dishwasher is available).
If trash exceeds the kitchen bin, please place your bagged trash into the front garden's trash bin (obscured by the trees and plants). No trash should be placed on the back patio, including in the bin.
If you rearrange furniture or move items in the house, I would appreciate that you place them back as you found them before your departure.
Important: Things that may affect your deposit
I thank you in advance for not permanently removing any items from the house. It is important that you place all items back where you found them--if I cannot find the items, I may have no choice but to report them as missing and place a claim with Airbnb against your deposit.
***I do an inspection of my property before and after every visit. If something becomes damaged (including stained) or needs repair, please inform me.***
Please be familiar with these rules, as they may factor into any review I leave for you:
Please notify me of your expected check-in and check-out times (with respect to my established times). I'd like to know when guests arrive at my house and depart.
It is not permissible for you to allow guests, whom you have not paid for, to stay at the house for free. Those who violate Airbnb rules may result in penalty and dismissal from Airbnb.
Smoking is absolutely not permitted inside the house or the premises (front garden and back patio). Pets are also not allowed. I will make a claim against the security deposit if evidence of smoking or pets are found.
Parties and events are not permitted inside the house or the premises.
Do not permanently borrow any items found in my house.
***Violations of the rules above will result in me contacting Airbnb and filing a monetary claim***
If you move items or furniture, please place them back where you originally found them.
Guests are responsible for the daily cleaning of the house. On check-out day, please strip the used beds and compile bedding with used towels into provided laundry bags. Avoid staining my linens and towels--if you do, please do your best to remove stains. Those who wear makeup should not remove it with my white towels. Also, please wash all dishes (dishwasher is available).
Responsible and considerate use of the utilities is expected. Excessive use of water, electricity, or gas will result in a charge to the guest(s).
Please do not unplug or tamper with the Xfinity Home system.
Please treat the house and all of its furniture, appliances, fixtures--everything--with care. I know every stain, scratch, or ding that is new. If you stain an item, please take care to not let the stain set.
**Important**: I will not be providing a key. You will be provided a code to enter AND exit the house with a key pad. The key pad controls the deadbolt. The bottom knob will be left unlocked. If you lock the bottom knob when you exit, you will be locked out of the house.
If you plan to bring a vehicle, please notify me in advance (no later than the day before you arrive--I may not be able to fulfill a same day request, so please plan ahead). I will need your license plate number and state to get you a pass for on-street parking.
I moved to Washington, DC, in December 2005, and have been enjoying it ever since. I find it to be a great city for work and pleasure.
I love my neighborhood--the U Street Corridor. In my biased opinion, it is perfectly located within the city to give you easy driving, walking, or public transportation access to all that DC has to offer.
I live a very busy life--thanks to work and family. There is a strong likelihood that you will not meet me in person. That does not diminish my commitment to providing you with a nice place to stay during your visit to DC. I am available to communicate and answer questions--thanks to the wonders of technology-- and would certainly get over to the house in an emergency (or send a trusted agent).
Communication is very important, particularly for those intending to stay at least one week. My guests should not hesitate to contact me via email, text, or phone call. I am respectful and expect the same in return.