Cheerful, comfortable apartment in a terrific neighborhood with excellent transportation links and steps away from bustling Adams Morgan and 14th St. Well-equipped to be a base for up to two people while you're in D.C. for work or for fun.
The apartment has a queen-size bed with memory foam mattress, an unusually large number of couches and armchairs (family inheritance) and a dining room table.
There's a TV (not a flat-screen or anything fancy, but fully functional) with cable and DVD player. You'll also have wifi and daily Wall Street Journal delivery. There are board games, DVDs and books to borrow as needed (mostly politics, history, classics, kids books, journalism and languages.)
The kitchen is fully-equipped, with additional appliances including a SodaStream, microwave, food processor, toaster and coffeemaker. There are three big grocery stores each within five blocks if you want to do your own cooking, and a complete set of utensils and cookware to help, as well as a plug-in dishwasher (if you're staying more than a night.)
The bathroom is small but effective and has a shower with good water pressure. If you want it, there is a full-size washing machine that connects easily to the sink, and a dryer too.
There's a lovely small patio at the front of the house with a chair and table. The apartment is generally cooler than the rest of the house, but comes with an air conditioner to keep things comfortable in the summer.
This is a secure, self-contained basement apartment. It has its own entrance and patio, and inside you'll have a living area, kitchen and bathroom all to yourself.
Interaction with guests
I'll usually meet you on your arrival here with keys, towels, linen and small toiletries, or arrange for a trusted friend to do so in my place. You'll be on your own in the apartment for the duration of your stay, but I can always be reached in an emergency.
Pretty standard: no smoking, nothing illegal, nothing very noisy. I have terrific landlords, I like my neighbors to my left and right, and there's a police station directly opposite my front door.
I'm a British journalist who's been living in Washington, D.C. for six years. I like the city and my home in it, which are probably the two most important things for would-be guests.
I had a great experience hosting during President Obama's inauguration in 2009 and after planning my summer vacation accommodation in Europe through Airbnb, I wanted to start up hosting again in D.C.
I am looking forward to having you, and happy to share local tips, stories and maps to help you enjoy life here as much as I do.