The guest bedroom of my 2-bedroom home is perfect for the solo traveler: quiet residential area, on the metro Red Line, close to many city activities and a great access point for exploring DC’s museums, neighborhoods, dinning, cultural and night life. Things to keep in mind – the room is rather small and the walk to the metro is 15 min. I can't change location and size, so full disclosure there - if you don't like walking or want more space, you may like other Airbnbs better.
Hello, I am Rossen. Check my AirBnB profile description for a few words about myself. Here is a detailed description of my home that I share, and the guest bedroom that I rent out.
THE SPACE AND THE ARRANGEMENT
I live in a 2-bedroom apartment that I share with AirBnB guests through renting out my guest bedroom. So when you book it, you will be only sharing the living space with me as your host and not with any other guests or strangers. You will have your own private room, while we share the rest of the space – bathroom, kitchen, living room, deck, yard. For all my guests I provide clean sheets, towels, a visitors parking pass for free daily street parking in front of my building (in case you drive). I have a few simple house rules to be observed (please do check and observe those) and in return, I am very easy-going and flexible.
Also to clarify, guests are sometimes confused by the name “AirBnB” and ask me if I provide breakfast, rides to/from the airport, and sightseeing tours around the city. AirBnB is a ‘bed and breakfast’ only in name and only virtually. I am simply able to provide friendly hosting, a nice place, a low price, all the coffee and tea in the house, and a lot of good suggestions to make your experience in Washington DC count. The rest is up to you and I could only help with ideas.
My guest bedroom is small, but practically organized, clean and well-maintained space. It's pretty minimalist with a single real bed (that could expand into a double), a small window, a small closet, a small cabinet and a bookshelf.
The place that I share is a modern 2-bedroom apartment on the second floor of a small 4-unit building. I have a separate Airbnb listing for the whole apartment, which I rarely rent out - usually when I travel. My guest bedroom is what’s most regularly rented. The apartment has one bathroom (that we share), a fully equipped modern kitchen, a large wooden deck with patio furniture and a propane grill, and a garden-style yard space. I keep the house clean, tidy and well-maintained, and it’s a no-shoes, no-smoking environment. A couple of other features include:
- Wireless Internet
- TV and cable
- PS4 with a Netflix account and a DVD/Blu-Ray player
- A laptop-to-TV video and sound connectors
- A stereo with 2 ceiling and 2 stand-alone speakers
- Washer and dryer in unit
- Central air
- Jet tub (a-la jacuzzi)
- A decent size fenced, garden-style yard on the side of the building (bikes can be locked on the iron fence)
- A guest street parking pass and plenty of street parking available, including two not-zoned streets a block away.
To all my reservations, I will email specific suggestions on places in DC that are a must-go for sightseeing, live music, shows, night life, dining & flavors, coffee, beer, wine, whisky and more.
The neighborhood I will describe with one word - strategic, and that's why I've chosen to live there. It’s very close to the geographical center of DC and within only a 1 -2 miles radius, you find the National Mall with Capitol Hill, all the museums and monuments, as well as DC’s hottest neighborhood for good food, coffee, and drinks, for bars and nightlife, theater and live music, and for all things bohemian: 14th str, U str, Shaw, Bloomingdale, H str. It’s also situated on DC most useful metro Red Line, and only one stop away (or even a walk) from Union Station – your central train and bus terminal. There are multiple bike trails cutting through the neighborhood, including the Metropolitan Branch Trail. While Eckington is a rather small, residential, and quite neighborhood, you are perfectly situated to explore the city by walking, metro, biking, or short and cheap Uber/Lyft rides. Street parking is also easily accessible – most of the local streets are one ways and not busy.
AirBnB also publishes its own guide of DC neighborhoods (https://www.airbnb.com/locations/washington-dc/neighborhoods), but here is my short take (I will email you a lot more when you book)
BREAKFAST, BRUNCH, LUNCH, AND DINING
• Big Bear Café – one of DC's coolest coffee houses, with very crafty coffee, patio garden, ever changing eclectic and healthy food menu, and dinners with candle light (10-15 min walk).
• Windows Café – easy neighborhood, deli type café (10-15 min walk).
• Grassroots Gourmet – a family bakery that uses fine ingredients to bake from scratch.
• Red Hen – incredible restaurant and one of DC’s famous, dedicated to quality natural food, natural wines from interesting regions, and a modern Italian-American fusion. Although it’s absolutely top-notch and upscale in terms of quality, execution and delivery, it’s casual in terms of ambience – strongly recommended (10-15 min walk).
• The Pub & The People – that’s the neighborhood place that does it all, and does it all well – brunch, lunch, dinner, appetizers, salads, burgers, craft beer, cocktails. They have a patio too (10 min walk).
• Indigo – one of the best Indian restaurants in the city, this one specializes in home cooking and has a nice patio (15-20 min walk).
• Aroi Fine Thai and Japanese cuisine – traditional Thai food and Japanese sushi (10-15 min walk).
• Bacio Pizzeria – great gourmet pizza and a beautiful patio outside (10-15 min walk).
• El Camino – good Mexican cuisine (10-15 min walk).
• Crisp Kitchen & Bar – southern, soul food inspired cooking and a good breakfast place (10-15 min walk).
• Wicked Bloom – very good barbecue (10-15 min walk).
• Uncle Chips – a funky little cookie shop, well known for it’s chocolate chip cookies, but they also have coffee and sandwiches (10-15 min walk).
• Union Market – an old historic marketplace that has been recently renovated and is now one of the hippest spots in town, and a serious rival to Eastern Market. It has and artisan feel and offers an original mix of meats, cheese, produce, seafood, bakery, smokery, creamery, Korean BBQ tacos, empanadas, olive oil, gelato, coffee, cupcakes, fine wine and beers, flowers (15-20 min walk, mostly on the bike trail).
• A Litteri – an authentic Italian grocer and deli with a mind-blowing selection of wine, meats, olive oil, cheese, and anything Italian. They make great sandwiches too. This one is a true gem (15-20 min walk).
• Thai X-ing – probably the best and most famous Thai restaurant in the city, which is actually in the chef’s house and serves traditional home-style Thai recipes passed down from his family in an intimate home setting. Keep in mind that although it is not pretentious, reservations are a good idea, just because of the high traffic (25-30 min walk).
• Fast bite options around the NoMA metro stop (15 min walk):
- 5 Guys burgers
- Roti Mediterranean Grill
- MINT Indian Food Bar
- Au Bon Pain
- Dunkin Donuts
• Fast bite options around the Rhode Island metro stop (15 min walk):
-Jersey Mike’s sub shop
• Boundary Stone Public House – a hip neighborhood bar (but also popular all across the city) that offers crafted beers, an amazing bourbon list, and good food (10-15 min walk).
• Showtime - a cash only, casual neighborhood dive bar of locals with a free jukebox and even live music sometimes.
• Dacha Beer Garden - a great small beer garden with superb beer and superb happy hour – it gets crowded. They also allow you to bring your own food, as well as your dog : )
PHARMACY AND GROCERIES
• Harris Teeter – the nicest grocery store around in terms of food quality and organic choices. It also has a rich food bar and bakery with numerous of breakfast, lunch and dinner choices (15 min walk, it’s by the NoMa metro).
• CVS – two pharmacies, one by the NoMA metro and one by the Rhode Island Ave Metro (both 15 min walk).
• Sunday farmers market by Big Bear Café - – fruit, vegetables, pastries and backed things, pickled things and more (Spring, Summer and Fall only)..
• McKinley Market – a small grocer/convenience store just around the corner. That’s where you go for cigarettes, tooth paste, toilet paper, Aspirin and all such necessities (less than 5 min walk).
• Baks Family Enterprise/Food Rite Supermarket – a decent size neighborhood supermarket where you can find pretty much everything you need for cheap. It just hasn’t caught up with the organic/fancy food revolution yet – I am still a fan (10 mins walk).
• Giant – a typical big American chain supermarket that offers everything and anything, generally cheaper than Harris Teeter. It also has a rich food bar and bakery with numerous of breakfast, lunch and dinner choices (15 min walk, it’s by the Rhode Island Ave metro).
SPORTS AND ACTIVITIES
There are multiple public sport facilities in the area, including indoor and outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, track, basketball courts, football and soccer fields, bike trails and city bike lanes, and the city’s only bike polo ground where pick-up games take place on Monday and Thursday night.
• Yoga District – affordable yoga classes, all different styles and levels, (10 min walk).
• Project Fitness Noma – gym, personal training, martial arts, boxing, boot camp, yoga, zumba (15-20 min walk).
• Wired Cycling – indoor cycling studio and classes (5 min walk).
• Harry Thomas Recreation Center – outdoor pool in the summer, gym, baseball field, tennis courts, basketball courts (10 mins walk).
• McKinley Tech High School – football/soccer field and track (5 mins walk).
• Trinity College - indoor Olympic pool (25 min walk)
• Brentwood Park – bike polo, a new tough urban sport, if you dare (20 min walk).
• Shaw Skate Park – if you skate, rollerblade, or BMX you will have a lot of fun at this urban concrete skate park. You can borrow my rusty skate too.
In terms of entertainment, the H Street Corridor/Atlas District, Shaw, U street, and 14th street area are well known for dining, bars, night life, theater, and live shows. All of them are within 1.5 mile radius, a 5-10 min Uber/Lyft ride, or up to a 30 minute walk.
• TJ Max (a discount store for anything from clothing, through shoes, perfumes and accessories, to sports goods and household items) – it’s a 15 minute walk from my house, Google it.
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Washington, Distrito de Columbia, Estados Unidos