$71 / night
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Guest Nest-Guest Room, Private Bath, WiFi, Breakfast & Snacks, Metro & Parking – Home 6596182 Private room

  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Guest Nest-Guest Room, Private Bath, WiFi, Breakfast & Snacks, Metro & Parking – Home 6596182

  • Private room
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 1
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


We Offer The Following Discounts*:

~10% Off room rate for bookings of 7 consecutive nights or longer.

~10% Off room rate for FlipKey/HomeAdvisor Hosts (who've hosted 15+ guests)

*Discounts cannot be combined. 1 discount per party.

This is a shared house or 'Homeaway' setting offering a private guest room with private bath. This is not a whole house rental.

We are the sole owners of this single-family home located in upper north west Washington, DC and live on the premises. As such, our guest room is legal according to property laws and regulations of Washington, DC.

Clean affordable cheerful guest room with private bath in a shared home setting (hosts are the homeowners). We accept reservations for 1 guest. We have one private guest room with 1 private guest bath - meaning you will be our only guest. We cannot accommodate more than 1 person.

We have 1 short-haired cat. For guest comfort and we'll-being, if you are allergic, please stay with a non-cat host.

Our home is a 1937 three storey red brick colonial. It is not 100% renovated but we do not do any interior work when hosting. We've modernized the electric system, plumbing, bathrooms and installed modern central heat and air-conditioning.

We're located in a charming, quiet, and safe historic neighborhood in Upper North West Washington, DC northern Brightwood a few blocks from another historic neighborhood, Takoma. The Metro station which services our neighborhood is Takoma (red line). We are 1 mile from the station. It's an easy safe walk or take the bus from the station to our corner. Mon-Fri 6:15 am - 9:00 am we can usually give our guests a lift to Takoma metro station.

Washington, DC is small city so although we're not downtown it's very easy to travel by public transportation, car, or bike to downtown Washington, downtown Bethesda, downtown Silver Spring or Northern Virginia places of interest like Arlington National Cemetery, or Old Town Alexandria.

We're also convenient to Rock Creek Tennis Center /Citi-Open Tennis Tournament, American Univ- AU Park, MicroSoft East, National Institute of Health & Walter Reed Military Hospital, AFI Silver Theatre, Embassy Row, FDA White Oak, Howard University, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Union Station & Library of Congress.

Please review the following information and look over our photos so that you are aware of what we do and do not offer.

Room rate includes Sealy Posturepedic bed (new - real mattress with built-in pillowtop & boxspring foundation), new pillows & bed linens, IKEA furnishings, large desk with a new high-end ergonomic task chair, coffee-tea-cocoa-Deer Park Spring Water, coffee, tea, snacks, new bath linens, FIOS high-speed WiFi, large HDTV (in living room), guest room closet is stocked with new hangers, new slippers, new cotton-terry bath robes, remodeled modern guest bath, new hair dryer, quality skin care & hair care products, ceiling fan & modern air-conditioning, little library, ambient sound machine (choose from white noise or nature sounds) and free safe easy non-competitive street parking.

Other details:

Prior to your arrival, our home is tended to by a professional housekeeping service. However, if you are allergic to cats we will be unable to host you. This is for your comfort and safety.

The guest room mattress and pillows are in protective encasements.

We are 1.4 miles from the Citi Open Tennis Tournament at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center.

On the desk in the guest room and on the book shelf you'll find Washington DC tourist brochures, maps & guidebooks. If you'd like to borrow SmartTrip please request. Guests may borrow metro cards for use during their stay.

Our neighborhood, Brightwood, is a historic African American and Jewish neighborhood. We are on the border of 2 historic DC neighborhoods; Brightwood and Takoma. Our home is within walking/biking distance of Takoma Metro Station (1 ml) & Takoma shops and restaurants.

There is also a bus stop 5 houses away on our corner. Bus trip to and from our block to Takoma metro station is 5-8 minutes. Or take the Express MetroBus to downtown DC and be there in 20-30 minutes (depending on your final destination). You can also catch the Express Bus to downtown Silver Spring in 8 minutes. From Friendship Heights take either MetroRail or MetroBus or RideOn (Maryland Bus) to NIH, Walter Reed Military Medical Hospital, Bethesda Shopping/Dining or Rockville.

Monday-Friday 6:15-9:00 am I'm usually available to offer guests rides to the following places:

-Takoma Metro Station-Shopping & Dining

-Takoma Aquatic Center (0.7 ml)

-Friendship Heights Metro Station-Upscale Shopping-Dining (easy access to NIH-Walter Reed-Bethesda Business District-AmericanU-National Cathedral-Historic Georgetown)

-Chevy Chase DC Shopping & Dining-Politics & Prose Bookstore-Little Red Fox Market-Little Beast- Bread & Chocolate

-Rock Creek Equestrian Center

-Rock Creek Tennis Center

-Adams Morgan Shopping & Dining, walking distance (many bus options too) to Woodley Park, National Zoo, Embassy Row & Dupont Circle

Beautiful Rock Creek Park is only 2 blocks away. Takoma Aquatic Center (indoor Olympic-size pool) easy 15 minute walk. Rock Creek Golf Course, Tennis Courts & Rock Creek Horse Center are all near by. If you like biking, Capital city Bikeshare kiosk is on our street, 1 block from our house.

HDTV over-sized flatscreen with AT&T WatchTV Streaming Service, Amazon Prime in the living room. Please make yourself at home.

For guest convenience there is a 4.9 cubic ft mini-fridge inside the guest room. Although we cannot permit cooking inside our home (except by microwave), we do share our microwave, coffeemaker, electric kettle, and full-size fridge with our guests.

Markets available near by are Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Safeway, Giant, Yes! Organic Market, variety of farmer's markets within walking distance of our home or easy MetroBus/MetroRail (train) access. If I'm going to the supermarket or farmer's market you're welcomed to come along.

Things to know:

-Our 1937 3-storey brick colonial style home is not completely renovated at this time. However, we do not do any work on the interior of our property when hosting guests.

-We are a married couple in our 50's. My husband is a fine art photographer and I'm a social worker.

-Both the guest room and guest bath are located on the 2nd floor of our 3 storey home.

-There are approximately 16 stairs between our first and second floors. The exterior of our home has 4 porch steps to the front door.

-We do have 1 pet (1 short-haired cat). His name is Rocket. He's a neutered rescue Ginger Tabby cat with all of his shots. The vet estimates his age to be 4 years. He's very social but is scared of loud noises like trash trucks and fireworks.

-Our home is non-smoking but we do permit cigarette smoking outside. Please use the ashtrays. Absolutely no cigar smoking on our porch or anywhere on our property. Thank you.

-Our house is NOT handicap accessible. It is a multi-level single family home. The guest room and guest bath are BOTH located on the second floor. There are 16 steps between the first and second levels. We do not have a stairwell lift nor an elevator.

-This is a pensione or 'Homestay' style lodging. It is a shared house setting. You will be sharing our home with us, your hosts.

-We rent 1 guest room with 1 private bath. You will be our only guest.

-Our accommodation is for solo travellers (1 person). We cannot host more than 1 guest.

-The guest room has an American queen-size bed.

-The guest room and guest bath are 100% private during your stay. We have our own ensuite bath in the master bedroom. and do not use the guest bath when hosting. :-)

-Common (shared) areas are the living room, dining room, stairwell to second floor (both the guest room & guest bath are located on the 2nd floor) and front porch. All other areas are private and guests should not enter.

-Since morning schedules may vary, guests are free to help themselves to coffee, tea, hot cocoa & snacks.

-Our kitchen is very small and has not yet been renovated. However, it can be used for light meal preparation but not for cooking. Guests may use our microwave, electric kettle, coffee maker, toaster and refrigerator/freezer. For guest convenience there is also a mini-fridge inside the guest room.

-We cannot permit guests to cook inside our home due to insurance restrictions for guest rentals in Washington, DC. However guests may use our coffee maker, electric kettle, toaster and microwave.

-Our home is NOT located in downtown Washington, DC. We are in Upper North West Washington, DC on the border of two historic neighborhoods - Brightwood and Takoma. We are 4.5 miles north of the White House, and 3 miles east of Chevy Chase/Friendship Heights. 5.4 miles east of NIH/Walter Reed Military Medical Center, and 2.3 miles south of downtown Silver Spring Maryland. University of Maryland College Park is 5.7 miles from our home.

-We are exactly 1 mile from Takoma metro station. If you don't care to walk or bike, when we're available we're happy to give you a lift. Or catch the bus from our corner just a few houses away.

-Sorry we cannot accommodate those travelling with pets.

-Parking is safe, free and non-competitive street parking. You will find easy parking on our block. We have a visitor parking permit for your car so you may park on our block undisturbed. Just make sure to obey city parking regulations like allowing 10 feet on either side of the fire hydrant and 20 feet from the corner and/or stop sign.

-Capital Bikeshare kiosk 1 block away on our street. Washington is a very bike friendly city.

-Also Included in the rate:

coffee-tea-cocoa-snacks-Deer Park Spring Water, 100% cotton or bamboo bed & bath linens, 100% cotton-terry bath robes, quality hair & skincare products, mesh bath "loofahs", disposable razors, sleep eye masks, rain ponchos & umbrellas to borrow, free safe street parking.

-Check-In After 2 PM

-Check-Out By 11 AM (if you require different check-in/out times, please let us know asap. With enough time we should be able to accommodate your schedule.)

-Please message us with your estimated arrival time and estimated check-out time to ensure someone will be home to greet you and to arrange collection of our house key when you depart. If you require special check-in/out times please make your request at time of booking, or as soon as possible. If you like, we can arrange self check-in. The key will be in a lockbox hanging from our house doorknob. We will send you a unique code to access the lockbox. It's very secure yet easy to use. Thank you.

Feel free to message us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to meeting you.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
  • 1 Full bath


  • Wireless Internet
  • Air conditioning
  • Shared indoor pool
  • Shared garden
  • Grill
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Hair dryer
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

We are exactly 1 mile/20-30 minute walk from Takoma metro station (red line) and within 1 block, 2 blocks and 4 blocks of major bus lines, including Express routes 79 and S9. Whenever we're available in the mornings (Mon-Fri) we're happy to offer our guests complimentary rides to the following Metro Stations: Friendship Heights (red line), Silver Spring (red), Takoma (red) & Georgia Ave-Petworth (yellow/green lines). And to President Lincoln's Cottage, Rock Creek Park Equestrian Center or Tennis Center, Adams Morgan historic district, the National Zoo and Chevy Chase DC shopping & dining.

Interaction with guest

We are friendly but non-intrusive. Guests set the tone. If you would like to hang out and chat that's fine. If not, that's ok too. If you'd like dining recommendations or suggestions for day trips - please let us know. We're happy to provide dining/shopping info or share our favorite places. Cheers!


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $200.00
Yes, smoking allowed


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Check-in after 3 pm
Check-out by 11 am
Keep our house key w you at all times. Please lock the house door regardless if you think we're home.
No smoking inside.
Smoking is permitted outside on front porch. Please dispose of cigarettes in ashtray.
Remove your shoes when entering our home. This helps us keep home clean and healthy. Thanks.
No full meals in guestroom
Food trash goes in kitchen bin
If we've over looked something let us know and we'll make it right.
We wish you a pleasant stay!


About the owner

Paulette P.
Calendar last updated:
29 Oct 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





6 reviews

Very Good

“perfect accomodation with outstanding caring and supportive hosts”

Reviewed 29 Oct 2018

The room was very clean and cozy. Paulette provided me with a lot of very tasty snacks, many valuable tips, and spent a whole day to show me beautiful places arround Washington! Time was too short and… More

Response from the owner Thank you Jenny! We loved hosting you. It was a real pleasure meeting you. We appreciate your teaching us about cat behavior and how to change Rocket's exercise and eating habits. Happy Holidays & Happy New Year! Paulette & Larry

“We found a Home Away From Home!!!”

Reviewed 24 Jun 2018

We traveled to DC to visit NMAAH and had the wonderful good fortune to choose the “Guest Nest” home to stay in. We made our choice based simply on practical considerations such as availab… More

Response from the owner Hi Tom & Gwen, I responded to this review last year I do not know why it was never published? My sincere apologies for not realizing until now! Larry & I hope you are well! It was a joy hosting you and a real pleasure getting to know you & Gwen/Ithalia. We very much hope to see you again this summer in NYC. :-) Tom & Gwen were an absolute joy and delight to host. It was like meeting long lost family members. They are both engaging and fun to be around. Very thoughtful and friendly. We all love them (including our cat, Rocket - Who btw was quite depressed when they departed)! We highly recommend them to other FlipKey/TripAdvisor hosts.

“No better way to start”

Reviewed 1 May 2018

Paulette, Larry and Rocket were welcoming and helpful from time of booking to our departure. The accommodation was comfortable and just as described. The local neighborhood is quiet. Nearby Takoma ha… More

Response from the owner Ivan & his wife are a lovely couple. We really enjoyed hosting them during their time in DC. They are very friendly and respectful. We learned many things from them about the the UK and travelling in general. They are very kind and laid-back too. We strongly recommend them to other hosts. Dear Ivan, Thank you for your kind review. We really appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts. We hope you & your family are well. My apologies for the very delayed response. It appears several of our guest reviews were never published but I did not realize until May 2019! Wishing you a wonderful spring & summer. :-)

“great hosts close to the Mall and good restaurants”

Reviewed 30 Oct 2017

So close to DC we used Uber to go everywhere! our hosts provided detailed information about restaurants for all meals and what to see and do in DC. Brochures and menus are in the desk drawer. The stre… More

Response from the owner Mary & her husband are a very nice couple. We unfortunately had Airbnb guests leave very late on the day of their arrival. However they were understanding as the guest room turnaround was delayed. They had a busy sightseeing schedule but we had a few interesting chats. They are friendly and easy going. We highly recommend them to other FlipKey/TripAdvisor hosts. :-) Mary, My sincere apologies for the delayed review. I don't know why several of our guest reviews were never published. Hope you & your family are well and have a lovely spring 2019. :-)


Reviewed 11 Oct 2017

Paulette And Larry were very nice and extremely helpful. There home and room were very nice, cooze, and very clean. It is short walk to the metro bus, which Paulette found were we could get a week p… More

Response from the owner Robert S & Donna are a gracious lovely couple. My husband & I enjoyed hosting them very much. They are friendly, thoughtful, engaging & kind. Excellent guests. We highly recommend them to other hosts. Thank you so much for your kind words Robert & Donna. Larry & I really enjoyed hosting you & hope to see you again. We wish you all the very best. Kind regards, Paulette & Larry in DC

“Surprisingly wonderful place in NW D.C!”

Reviewed 13 Apr 2017

In northwest DC we found this exceptional place. As we approached the home we weren't sure about our selection, but we found a comfortable, clean room, a small, but sparkling clean bathroom and … More

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