Antique mirror adorns the space above your desk. Between the windows and lamp, you will have plenty of light. We have high speed WiFi as well as an ethernet plugin.Full guest bathroom is down the hall from your room.

Private room

1 guest

1 bedroom

1 bed
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Be our guest in our sunlit bedroom, which has a firm day bed. Enjoy ample closet space, book-lined walls, antique mirrors and a desk that is said to have been sat at by President Gerald Ford.

The space

This room accommodates one guest. There is closet and desk space for your use. The guest bathroom is down the hall and is occasionally used by visitors to our home, but most of the time, it is just yours. We hire a professional biweekly cleaning service to help keep the space tidy.

Guest access

Guest is welcome to use the living room, kitchen, and some refrigerator space. Utensils and plates are shared with owners. Guest is welcome to relax in our backyard. Free parking in our driveway can be made available if you give us advance notice.

Interaction with guests

Owners live down the hall. We'll be there to greet you when you arrive, but will give you your space. If you'd like breakfast for a short-term stay, let us know. We have very friendly 60-pound tuxedo lab mix dog who thinks she is still a puppy. She will want to socialize with you. We also have an Airbnb suite in the basement that can be booked for one guest at a time.

Other things to note

We are committed to caring for our planet. Our home is powered by 100% wind energy, and we compost food scraps instead of tossing them into the trash. We also use non-toxic, earth-friendly cleaning supplies.

The space
Accommodates: 1
Bathrooms: 1 (Shared bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 6PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: 28
Weekly Discount: 18%
Weekend Price: 77 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 single bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 6PM

GUESTS: This is a room for one person to sleep in. We ask that if, under any circumstance, you need to invite any visitor to our home, that you ask us about it well in advance.
PARKING: We can offer free driveway parking for one guest's car. Please let us know in advance if you will need to park in our driveway so we can guarantee space for you.
LAUNDRY: Access is available to guests who stay longer than 5 days. Please let us know before you arrive whether and when you plan to do laundry, so we can make sure the machines are available for you when you need them.
TOILETRIES: We have travel-size shampoo, conditioner, and soaps available for short-term guests. We ask guests who stay longer than 5 days to bring their own toiletries.
SLEEP: To make sure we all get good shuteye, we keep quiet hours between 11:00pm-6:00am.
KITCHEN: The kitchen is the heart of our home. It's a place for creativity, laughs and culinary bliss. Guests are welcome to use our plates, silverware, glasses, cookware, and appliances. To keep the kitchen a hospitable place for everyone, please be proactive about washing, drying, and putting away your dishes promptly. Please also clean up crumbs and grease spots because... ew. Thanks! :-)
TIDINESS: While we will clean before and after a guest's visit, we ask that you be responsible for cleaning up after yourself during the course of your stay. This includes maintaining a clean bathroom and keeping the bedroom reasonably tidy. (Ex. not leaving food out, which might attract pests.) We will provide the cleaning supplies.
SMOKING & DRUGS: If you smoke, please only smoke outdoors away from entryways, and dispose of your cigarette butts appropriately. Absolutely no illegal drugs or binge drinking.
INTERNET: You are allowed to use the internet as long as you do not break any federal, state, or local laws for its use. By using our internet you will be held legally responsible and for any penalties imposed by any business or government.
DOG: Our dog Dora loves to charm our guests. She is very playful. It is OK if you prefer not to be her friend. If you ignore her, she will learn to leave you alone. Dora is an opportunistic critter who will eat ANY food left out on the bed or the floor. Some human foods could poison Dora, so please refrain from feeding Dora unless you have our permission. If Dora misbehaves in your presence, please notify Jaime or Shantha, and allow us to deal with the situation.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay

34 Reviews

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Shantha and Jaime's place was great! During the three months I stayed, I had a very lovely experience staying with them and their dog Dora. The location may seem secluded, but it's proximity to the red line makes downtown DC very accessible. I commuted daily for work during my stay, and the commute was easier and potentially shorter than many places that are geographically closer to downtown DC.

Kevin User Profile
March 2017
Excellent location for AIRP. Very easy train or bus ride to the lecture hall. Jaime and Shantha are great. They also have a very cute and awesome dog that is great to have around.

John User Profile
October 2016
From my arrival to my departure Shantha and Jamie made my stay very comfortable. Everything was as they stated. If you want a quite, comfortable place to stay close to Metro this is your place. Dora their dog made my stay complete as I was missing my own pets. I highly recommend this to anyone who a welcoming yet private place to stay.

Steven User Profile
August 2016
Shantha and Jaime were great hosts. The room is clean and comfortable, and their house is just a 5 minute walk from the Metro station, so getting into D.C. is a breeze. Their dog, Dora, is super friendly as well. Highly recommended!

Polina User Profile
August 2016
I stayed with Shantha and Jaime (and Dora!) for a few weeks as I made a long-distance move to DC. Their place is about a 5 min walk from the Red line Metro or a 2 min walk to many local bus routes. Shantha and Jaime are very friendly hosts who will go out of their way to make sure that you are having a great stay. Their lovable dog, Dora, will always greet you with kisses when you come home and keep you company during the day. I had a great experience staying here and I highly recommend it.

Mitchell User Profile
June 2016
Shantha and Jaime were a great couple to stay with for a few weeks while I was interning in DC. They were kind and accommodating of my needs and respectful of the space they gave to me. Their house was a 5-10 minute walk from the metro and about a 25 minute metro ride into the center of DC. During my stay, their fridge went out and was replaced, but they did everything they could to save my groceries when it happened. They put their guests first and are great to talk with. If you want your own space and privacy, they are happy to give it to you, and they are just as happy to share their living space with you if you need. Great experience staying with them! Definitely recommend!

Elizabeth User Profile
May 2016
I had the pleasure of staying with Shantha and Jaime for 7 months. I initially choose their listing for its accessibility to the Metro giving me easy access to DC. I ended up staying because they provided me with a home away from home. I'm incredibly happy to have had the opportunity to stay with such amazing hosts and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for longer term rentals in the DC area. They really are super hosts and I'm happy to now call them friends. Oh, and their dog Dora, she's the best!

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Silver Spring, Maryland, United StatesJoined in August 2014
Shantha And Jaime User ProfileShantha And Jaime is a superhost.

We are a friendly young professional couple bridging the coasts (she's from DC, he's from So Cal) who love to garden, cook and enjoy the great outdoors. We love to to find all the fun (free!) activities the Greater Washington, DC area has to offer. Our enthusiastic, loving dog Dora enjoys greeting all our guests as they come and go.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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