100 yr. old 3 bed, 2 bath, recently renovated home. H St. or Union Market 3 blks, 5blks to Red Line Metro at Gallaudet/NY Ave. (1 stop Union Station). Close to all that Capitol Hill and H Street Corridor have to offer. All above grade -no spelunking
Our home is over 100 years old, but we have lovingly restored it without gutting the charm out of it. You'll find all the modern amenities in a classic wrapper. Combining marble, glass, granite, stainless, original hearts of pine wood flooring to create warm and beautiful spaces. Stay in a piece of history in a city steeped in history.
We have a large dining table that seats 8+ and lots of board and card games (Scrabble, Pictionary, Boggle, Monopoly, Sorry, Jenga, cards, etc.). We've set up our home to facilitate good times with family and/or friends playing games and eating and drinking after long days of sight seeing. We strive to give you memories to take home from your time here...not just of the sights, but of the time you spent with the 3 most important F's in the world: Family, Friends and FUN!
Our home is the upper two floors...there is no basement dwelling here unlike MANY of the spaces advertised here (which are actually 50% or more below grade). Also, our home is much LARGER than most of the homes advertised here. Most of the homes advertised here are well UNDER 1200 sq ft and OUR HOME IS WELL OVER 1900 sq ft. (according to DC tax assessor). Many of the DC homes listed on this site could fit on our first floor alone. It's your vacation, don't you deserve a little SPACE?
Guests will have the run of the main home on floors 1 and 2 (there is a separate apartment on the garden level that is used by me and my family on occasion). The home has 3 bedrooms upstairs (2 queen beds and one full bed) and one queen sofa Sleeper on the first floor. It also has two full baths. Finally, it has two 46" big screen TVs with Blue Ray/DVD players and Cable, broadband wireless internet, fully equipped kitchen, and outdoor deck and patio with gas grill.
Interaction with guests
We can interact as much as our guests would like to interact with us. We have a second home about an hour away and a guest apartment below the home that we sometimes stay in. If we are there we can interact personally if the guests would like to. Otherwise we are quite responsive to text/email/phone for questions and/or advice. English is our native tongue, but between us we speak French, German and a bit of Spanish. We love showing off our city and the many sights, sounds, and aromas you can find in it. Let us help you plan a day according to your likes, interests, and the amount of time you have available.
Other things to note
I enjoy helping fellow travelers. Life is like a giant book and if you don't travel, you've read only one chapter.
We'd like people to treat our home as if it were their own home. We want you to be comfortable, but respectful. Absolutely NO SMOKING is allowed in our home please. You may smoke on the back patio if you need to. Our severely autistic child is deathly allergic to cigarette smoke. Please, Please, Please, do NOT smoke anything in our home. Security deposit funds will be used to professionally clean our home if you smoke in it. Thank you in advance for respecting this rule :)