About this listing
A lovely second-floor private bedroom/bath in boutique condo in the transitional neighborhood of Capitol Hill East. Garden view from two big windows that look out over; first a freeway, and then the beautiful Anacostia River. Super comfortable bedding, cable TV, Wifi, desk, full bath & shower, semi-private entrance. 2.5 blocks to metro, minutes to Capitol, Mall, Smithsonian, Eastern Market. Bike shares and car shares are available and within 2 blocks walking distance. Occasional street noise.
You will love the convenience and modern comforts of the condo. The condo has six units. There is very little noise and the neighbors are courteous, friendly professional people. The interior is modern and elegant yet comfortable. You have access to the kitchen and state-of-the art appliances, the laundry room which is conveniently tucked away in a large closet next to the kitchen, and to the heat and air controls. You can eat meals and relax in the living room area, watch TV or Netflix on the mounted screen, or in your private bedroom where you have your own private 26" screen cable TV. You have free access to high-speed internet and the code is posted in your bedroom.
When I am home, I'll be happy to answer any questions you have and to assist you in every way possible to make your stay in DC, inside and outside of the home, as pleasant as possible. The neighborhood and the city is wonderful. I have professional ties in the world of international journalism and music so I can be helpful with tips on entertainment as well.
I speak fluent French in addition to my native English and have great experience traveling internationally. I understand what it's like to travel on business and for pleasure so you will find that the space I've created for you fits your needs perfectly.
You will have access to the front entrance door and the front interior door which is on the second floor #201. Once inside the apartment you have access to your bedroom, walk-in closet, and bathroom. You can also enjoy the living room and kitchen space. For short term guests feel free to use the microwave, toaster, refrigerator, tea and coffee pot and dishes. In some cases you may enjoy full use of the kitchen, but that will have to be arranged between us on a case-to-case basis.
Interaction with guests
If I'm not at home and you need me, you can text me or call at any time on my mobile number and I'll get back to you within the hour. I work on Capitol Hill which is only a 3 metro-stop commute so in case of emergency I can arrive home quickly.
I am an outgoing and open person so interacting with guests is easy and fun for me. I like to watch the news on TV a little bit before and after work when I'm having breakfast/dinner, and sometimes I watch my favorite Netflix shows after work so you can usually catch me then in the kitchen/living room for chatting or information or news. I respect privacy too, and understand when work mode takes priority, so whatever style you prefer during your stay, I am fine with. I follow a routine 40-hour work week schedule and stay busy on weekends as well so you will sometimes have the place to yourselves. Basically my interaction with guests is professional yet relaxed.
When I travel on occasion, you might have the place to yourselves or share it with another Airbnb guest occupying my master bedroom suite. I will notify you if that situation arises. For long-term trips (more than 2-3 days) someone reliable and friendly will manage the house.
Other things to note
Cheerio really enjoys occupying all of the rooms! The two bedrooms on each end of the condo are the sole sources of natural light too as the kitchen/living room has no windows. So I prefer that you leave your door open a crack when you leave, if possible, so that Cheerio has access to the windows. If not, no big deal either. I leave that final decision up to you.
Also please note that there is a deadbolt on your door. The key is in the little silver dish on the desk in your bedroom. Feel free to lock it if need be. Do not however lock the door handle to your room and pull it shut behind you. That will cause all kinds of trouble since there is no key to unlock that. An extra set of keys to the back door are also in that silver dish in case of an emergency and you have to exit out the back door. That door is located at the other end of the apartment by my bedroom suite. It leads outside to the parking area and you can open the automatic garage door manually to access the street (an alley between L and K streets).
I have a guest book with information about the city and the house. Take a look at it as you might find it very useful. I have an informal comment notepad in there too which is a good place for you to leave me comments that you may not want to put in the on-line review.
Enter and exit the home quietly
Remove shoes inside front door
No extra guests
Strip the bed upon departure
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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I am a professional woman and international public figure in the world of music radio and TV journalism. I speak French and one African language, I sing jazz, and love to travel. I love what I do and I exercise and perform often so am usually happy. I respect privacy but also embrace community. Oh - and I love horses, surfing, and my cat Cheerio. I cannot live without food, water, and love. I was a Peace Corps Volunteer so I know how to be happy with very little material things.
As your host, I will be helpful, courteous, and honest. I will provide you with a clean and elegant space and will gladly offer you help when you want it and respectfully leave you to your own devices if that is what you prefer. You will be able to count on me at all times.
When I travel, I like to be in a clean, neat, and beautiful place. I like to set everything up the way I want in my bathroom and bedroom. My place allows you to the same, nice conditions.
I don't have a life motto. I have a job that I love and I live in one of the best cities in the world. Life is good. Work hard. Do good.