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GuestNest: Private Bath-Wifi-Metro & More

House, Private room - Washington D.C., United States

5.0 stars (4 reviews)

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Sweet guest room and private guest bath 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 art photographer and public relations researcher. Guest room & bath are located on second floor in the rear of the home (not facing street) very tranquil and peaceful. We can accommodate guests from 3-nights through 2-weeks.


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. We're 4.5 miles north of Dupont Circle Metro Station and 5 miles north of the White House.


Our neighborhood has a super walkscore of 89. Ranked #9 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. If you would like to explore the city or check out area parks on bike, search "Bike and Roll" or "Capital Bikeshare" or inquire and we'll send you bike rental info.


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.


Guest room is small but cozy with 100% cotton and organic bamboo bed linens, SmarTrip metro cards, carafe and glasses for spring water, sound machine (white noise & nature sounds), small library of books, 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", and 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), toothpaste, variety of shaving creams, disposable razors and more. Bath towels are new and 100% cotton; bed linens are new and are either 100% cotton or 100% organic bamboo.


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. Our entire house is not yet completely renovated. The kitchen has not yet been renovated. However, 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, the dining room and offer daily coffee-tea-organic, breakfast bars, fruit & nut bars, and energy bars, as well as, fresh fruit. We also share our fridge, microwave, electric kettle, and coffee maker. Other communal areas are the covered front porch with seating, back yard w/ large picnic table and we also share our outdoor bbq (charcoal).


Although our home is uptown, travelling to downtown DC is very easy via public transit, by car or bike. Travel to Chevy Chase or Bethesda, Maryland is also very easy. We're just 3 miles west of Chevy Chase/Friendship Heights, and 5.5 miles west of National Institutes of Health and the new Walter Reed Military Medical Center. We are only 2.5 miles south of downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. For destination further south like Arlington or Old Town Alexandria, VA. By Metro (train) trip time is about 30 minutes. To Old Town Alexandria, Virginia by train is about 45 minutes. If driving to either location in Virginia the trip time would be approximately 18 (Arlington) and 30 (Old Town Alexandria) minutes.


We're a 15-20 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 south to downtown DC, or north to downtown Silver Spring. We are also a short distance from the cross-town bus stop which will bring you to Friendship Heights/Chevy Chase shpping-dining-business area in 10 minutes. From Friendship Heights metro station it's quick (less than 10 minutes) to National Institutes of Health and/or Walter Reed Military Medical Hospital. Or less than 10 minutes to Bethesda Row dining and shopping area.


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 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 and non-shared (we have our own bath in the master bed room which is not a shared area.)
-Yes we provide bed & bath linens. They're either 100% cotton or 100% organic bamboo
-Yes we provide quality skin & hair care products.
-Yes we provide a new hair dryer.
-Yes we have FIOS wifi.
-Yes we have pets (2 cats & 1 bird - our pets do NOT enter the guest room).
-Yes we offer Deer Park spring water always available - please help yourself.
-Yes we always have French roast coffee, tea and hot cocoa (in winter) - please help yourself.
-Yes we provide a variety of snacks for our guests. There's a basket of snacks in the guest room and on the dining room table - please help yourself.
-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 metro train and metro bus accessible.
-No we do NOT have a curfew. Please come and go as you like.
-Yes our property is a single-family home.
-No our property is not handicap accessible.
-No you are NOT renting our entire home. This is a shared home arrangement.
-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 non-cooked meals like charcuterie, sandwiches, and salads. Or use our microwave.
-Sorry we do not cook for our guests but we can provide a continental breakfast for an additional fee. (cash or PayPal)
-Yes we are in upper north-west Washington, DC
-Yes we are uptown.
-No we are NOT downtown.
-No we can NOT accommodate more than 2 guests.
-Yes our home is non-smoking.
-Yes we permit smoking (tobacco only) outside on our front porch or back yard.
-Yes we do share our charcoal bbq free-of-charge for those who wish to grill. We do not charge for the bbq supplies but guest is responsible for food and clean-up. Thank you.
-No we do NOT provide lunch or dinner.
-Yes we can provide a continental breakfast for an additional fee.
-Yes we do share our microwave, coffee maker, electric kettle, and press pot. We also share our outdoor barbeque grill. Grill accessories like charcoal are free to our guests.
-No we do not charge our guests a security deposit with the understanding that if our guest accidentally breaks or leaves with a personal belonging of ours - they are required to pay for replacement value, pay to repair, or pay for postage to send item(s) back to us. Likewise, if we the hosts should accidentally break or damage a guest's personal property we will pay to repair or replace.
-No your hosts are not responsible for personal guest items which are accidentally left behind. We are happy to mail back to you with your payment for postage and insurance. Guest will pay the postage and mail insurance fee via PayPal and then we will immediately ship to you. Thanks!
-Yes we offer complimentary pick-up/drop-off for your arrival/departure @ the following local metro stations: Takoma, Friendship Heights, Silver Spring, or Georgia Ave. If you would like either pick-up or drop-off please make arrangements in as far in advance as possible. We have busy work schedules, and during the summer will be taking classes. But we do not mind giving our guests rides whenever we are available. 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. Thanks.

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Space offered Private room
Accommodates 2
Bed type Real bed
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Bathroom type Private
Size 24.0 m2
Cancellation policy Semi-flexible
House rules View
Check-in 16:00
Check-out 10:00
City Washington
ID 106884
  • Shower/bath
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Heating
  • Garden
  • Air conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Gay-friendly
  • 100% Cotton Bed Linens
  • Ambient Sound Machine
  • Central Air-Conditioning
  • Coffee-Tea-Hot Cocoa
  • Deer Park Spring Water
  • FIOS Premium Cable TV
  • FIOS WiFi
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Front Porch w/ Seating
  • Hair & Skin Care Products
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Metro Bus Accessible
  • Metro SmarTrip Card(s)
  • Metro Train Accessible
  • Parking
  • Private Guest Bath
  • Simmons Queen Bed (new)
  • Snacks
  • TV
  • WiFi (wireless LAN)
  • 100% Cotton Bath Towels
  • Guest Bath Robes
  • Guest Slippers
  • BBQ (charcoal)
  • Smoking allowed
  • Pets live here
  • Pool
Availability calendar and prices
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7+ nights
28+ nights
General price
Seasonal prices
10/20/2015 – 01/30/2016
Place reviews
5.0 stars

(4 reviews)

  • Cleanliness 4.0 stars
  • Facilities 5.0 stars
  • Location 5.0 stars
  • Value for money 5.0 stars
  • Accuracy of description 5.0 stars
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    Martina 5.0 stars 09/16/2014

    The room is small, but very comfy, there is a closet for your things and the private bathroom is just a few feet across the floor. The desription is absolutely accurate, no strings attached - you really get that awesome package :) The neighborhood is completely residential, you have a supermarket about 8 minutes away. Be aware that the metro station is over a mile away - I needed 18 minutes, although I have a fast pace. I would stay again at this place if I went to Washington DC.

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    Daniel 5.0 stars 03/24/2015

    Paulette and Larry have lovely little house that is furnished with a lot of attention to detail. We really enjoyed our time there.

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    Gerd 4.0 stars 10/06/2014

    Paulette and Larry, were gracious and attentive hosts and welcomed us during our visit to Washington DC friendly and offered us, if they were able to ride with her car in the city or in the evening to pick up from the Metro. The breakfast was delicious and was described in the network. We can recommend the hotel anyway. thanks to Paulette and Larry

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Paulette 5.0 stars

(4 reviews)

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    Martina 5.0 stars 09/16/2014

    Paulette is an awesome host, she is very caring, offering her help without being overbearing and totally respecting her guest's freedom. As she is very easy to talk to and uncomplicated, I was feeling comfortable and welcome at all times, I almost felt like a part of her family.

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    Daniel 5.0 stars 03/24/2015

    We had a wonderful time with our hosts. Paulette was extremely helpful by giving us great tips about the city and offering a ride whenever she could. Absolutely recommendable!

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    Gerd 5.0 stars 10/06/2014

    Paulette and Larry, were gracious and attentive hosts and welcomed us during our visit to Washington DC friendly and offered us, if they were able to ride with her car in the city or in the evening to pick up from the Metro. The breakfast was delicious and was described in the network. We can recommend the hotel anyway. thanks to Paulette and Larry

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