Welcome! A private, cozy, stylish suite in a DC home (walkout basement, 300 sq ft) with everything you need and close to wherever you need to go, quickly. Close to subway (0.4 mi), 10 min ride to major attractions. Very responsive host! Free parking.
Please be a nice person and respect that this is our home.
Check out is at 11 am. A $50 fee will be charged if you stay up to 1 hour past check out time. A $100 fee will be charged if you stay up to 2 hours after check-out. A $250 fee will be charged if you stay more than 2 hours after checkout.
No smoking ($250 fine for smoking. It is very costly to remove the smell)
No animals. No drugs. No overnight guests.
If you break something, you agree to pay to replace it.
Please leave things as you found them.
Please wash dishes, take out your garbage and strip your bed sheets at the end of your stay. An extra cleaning fee will be charged if you do not. I keep my fee low with this small bit of help. You will be charged an extra $20 for the extra cleaning fee I will be charged if you do not.
Fee for not returning the parking pass is $200. It is very difficult to replace.
TRAVEL: My sophomore year in college I headed out of the U.S. for the first time with a backpack full of books to study literature and drama in the U.K. and Ireland and I've never looked back. I've since studied in Guatemala, Argentina, Italy and The Netherlands. I lived for years in Ecuador and Mexico. I fell in love with culture and how it shapes every part of our lives, even how we think. My best travel experiences are always the ones where I have an unplanned encounter with people I meet along the way. Two very dear relationships in my life today began in the Piazza del Campo in Siena Italy -- 10 years apart!
HOSPITALITY: My love of hospitality began in Guatemala when I lived with a family for the summer and was deepened when I spent a month in a township in Capetown, SA. The house in Capetown was quite small. My friends insisted that I take their bed and they slept in the living room on the floor. I have since made my home a gathering space for friends and for years was part of an informal house of hospitality where we hosted guests from around the world, well before the days of Airbnb. Now that I have my own home in DC, I am THRILLED to be able to open it up to guests from Airbnb. I hope we get a chance to meet.
LIFE IN WASHINGTON: I moved to DC five years ago. I have grown to love this city, its history, gorgeous architecture, different neighborhood vibes, endlessly interesting people, amazing food scene (cooking, and well, eating, are my other great passions), and plenty of free stuff to do. The day I moved into my house, although it was a cold December day, my neighbors came out to greet me. Within 2 weeks I was offered Christmas dinner by my next door neighbor because she knew I wasn't traveling to Minnesota for the holidays. DC is much more the nation's seat of power. Come meet those of us who begrudgingly accept "taxation without representation" because we love our city so much.