Important: Read "The Space" description and review the pictures which should answer most questions.
You get the whole 11'x14' room, you will not be sharing the same room with anyone else but there may be other Airbnb guests in other rooms.
0.6 miles to Anacostia Metro.
Right off both 295 and 395/695.
Street parking is not hard to find.
Walking distance to Anacostia Park.
My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, and business (URL HIDDEN) is not Read the reviews.
When I started Airbnb I had hope to be able to offer affordable accommodations in a convenient location but guests are driving up the utility bills and leaving things a mess. I do clean the room but I don't have the bandwidth to keep the rest of the place clean. This is why I offer the lowest price for the location. Read the reviews and judge for yourself if you can stomach it. If I continue to receive bad reviews I'll have to pull the listing and will not longer be able to offer this pricing. This review in particular I found most disturbing: "I know that Mark was very up front about cleanliness, but I thought that there was room for improvement even within a budget" - let me be clear, there should be no expectations here. This place is designed to come in, clean up, crash, and maybe even enjoy some good times. If you require additional comforts, please seek elsewhere. This is neither the Taj Mahal nor anything you'll read about in Better Homes and Gardens magazine. The price should be reflective of such. I state this clearly in order to avoid being placed on probation then discontinued (then I would have to spend $ on upgrades and cleaning and would no longer be able to offer the same price point etc etc). I do this in order to offer travelers a low-cost alternative so that they may travel freely without an overburdensome lodging fee. Bad reviews will force me to upgrade and charge more. You're welcome to do a walkthrough and if you change your mind you can cancel/not check in - no hurt feelings at all.
You get a towel, soap, shampoo and a great location. The room has a minifridge, and in the kitchen there is a microwave, hotplate, and sink.
There is no washer or dryer on site. There is a landromat walking distance a couple blocks away.
There is wifi.
The bathroom is not pristine.
The kitchen is not pristine.
There is no Range top stove.
There is no central HVAC - The room has a Window AC unit.
Early check-in is fine The keys are located in a lockbox.
The lockbox is attached to the right metal handrail on the front porch.
The keyring tag says "BDR 2".
There is a business office in the front room so you'll have to enter through the back upstairs staircase.
Pls ensure the back metal security gate is always closed since a strong wind can blow it off the hinges (ask me how I know). The string on the security gate should remain on the handle.
Bedroom 2 is where you'll be staying. There is only one room key - do not lose it or you likely won't be able to get back in.
I frequently travel for work and even if I'm in town it could take a while to not only find the spare room key but also to juggle my schedule to go out there.
You can use the bathroom shower and toilet and can use the kitchen microwave.
When leaving please lock the outside door and security gate and return the keys to the lockbox and rescramble it.
HOW SAFE IS THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Not all parts of SE DC are safe. This area is safe although it may not appear to be safe at times. I have lived there for almost 10 years with my boy-band smile and have never been bothered. As a general rule, anywhere north of Anacostia metro (the metro itself is fine) is going to be safe and anywhere West of 22nd St is going to be safe as well.
TRANSPORTATION and PARKING
Because of the congestion in DC, public transportation is always recommended. 0.6 Miles to Anacostia metro (Green line) There is a bus stop on the corner. You can park on V St (same street the house is on). If there's no street parking you may park in the front yard as long as the driveway is clear from the sidewalk to the garage.
Biking/Motorcycling/Moped is the best option to save a walk to public transportation and have close free parking at your destination. "At your destination" in DC, for the parking fee alone you might as well Uber since it's so close.
Noise may be an issue for some since there is a fire station on the next street over and you do hear sirens.
- Turn the A/C unit off when you're not there. It uses a lot of electricity.
- Scoop your hair up from the drain after you shower.
- Wipe your urine off the lid after you pee.
- Don't destroy, steal, or deface anything.
- Do not disturb the other guest(s).
- Clean up after yourself, e.g. spills in the microwave, food in the sink, I can't possibly list all scenarios here but you get the idea.
- Put the keys back in the lockbox on your way out
- Turn the A/C unit off when you're not there.