The guest bedroom in my 2-bedroom apartment: quiet residential area, on the metro Red Line, close to many city activities, provides a great access point for exploring DC’s museums, neighborhoods, dinning, cultural and night life. Things to keep in mind – although it fits a queen-size futon, the room is small and the walk to the metro is 15 min. I can't change location and size, so full disclosure there - if you don't like walking or want more space, you may like other Airbnbs better.
I will greatly appreciate if you observe the simple house rules that I consider just common sense:
Noise – this is apartment living and noise is a big one:
• Don’t be too loud and be respectful to neighbors (music, slamming building and apartment doors, high heels, walking with heavy steps like an elephant etc.). The apartment building walls, floors, and ceilings are paper-thin and noise can be a real problem. I appreciate, your cooperation.
• Since this is a shared housing situation between me as the host and you as a guest, please also be considerate of loud noise late at night and early morning – slamming the bathroom door, banging in the kitchen, loud voices etc. I do my best to not wake you up, please try to do the same until everybody is up.
• Shoes off in the house – I know that could be a cultural divide, but for me it’s common sense to not track mud, grass, bar piss, dog shit etc. into my living space. I keep the floors clean enough that I walk bare feet all the time and my feet never get dirty – I would like to keep it that way. There is a shoe cabinet outside the apartment door, 2 additional ones right when you walk in, and 2 hanging off the ceiling behind the front door – feel free to sue whichever.
• Keep a clean space – room, bathroom, kitchen, dishes, trash etc.
• Don’t keep food and eat in your room – the kitchen and living room are yours to store and prepare food, and also to eat it there. This is the rule that most of my guests break, so please be considerate.
• Please use the clean linen (sheets and bedding) that I have provided, don’t sleep on bare beds. Also, please use the clean cover for the duvet/comforter provided, don’t sleep with a bare duvet/comforter.
• Keep the thermostat (AC/heat) always on Auto mode – that means that it cycles on and off to maintain the desire temperature, as opposed to overloading by being constantly blowing. You can adjust the temperature to your liking, but please don’t turn the thermostat to either ‘on’ or ‘off’ – it should always be in Auto mode and cycling.
• Be considerate with the hot water (if you take 1h shower or a hot tub, there won’t be hot water for the next person).
• Please don’t sneak unannounced guests on me, I could be flexible but everything needs to be communicated in advance.
* Bed bugs safety: unfortunately, bed bugs are all over the US and their best favorite way of spreading is through hitchhiking on travelers. New York City, Chicago, Ohio and others have a well-known infestation issue and applying extreme caution while traveling is crucial. During your travel in general, and certainly during your stay with me, please inspect your body for bug bites, as well as your suitcases and clothes for bed bugs. If you are staying at an infested hotel, hostel, Airbnb, bed etc., it is very easy to detect the problem as long as you are paying attention. Check out this link for detailed info - it helps to get into the habit of checking and staying alert while traveling:
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 5 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral. En cas d'annulation au cours des 5 jours précédant le voyage, la première nuit est non remboursable, mais vous recevrez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % du coût des nuits restantes.
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Hello, I am Rossen.
Originally from Europe, Washington DC has been my home town for quite some time now. I work in research and like to make room for the things I enjoy the most in life - music, snow/skate/kiteboarding, friends, dogs, classic SAAB 900s, and the English Premier League. I also very much enjoy a meaningful and interesting conversation with other humans.
AirBnB has become a cause and a lifestyle for me both as a host and as a traveler. I am a big supporter of the people-powered sharing economy and I believe in folks networking to enjoy new experiences and new places while at the same feeling part of a community and avoiding generic and overpriced hotels. For me, hosting is traveling and making friends around the world without leaving my home, while also making my guests feel at home when they are away from home. I enjoy sharing and helping you have a comfortable stay and experience as many of the thrills my city has to offers as you can take : )
I know Washington DC well and depending on what you like and have time for, I would help you explore the different faces of the city: its history, museums, monuments, and politics; its vibrant neighborhoods with a thriving restaurant scene, farmers markets, and a good number of eclectic places that offer creative selections of crafty coffee, microbrews and spirits; its cultural life and international and ethnic aspects; its nightlife and live music scene.
I have a few simple house rules to be observed and in return, I am very flexible with the arrangements and accommodation.