• Accommodates
  • Bedrooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Size
    22 m²
  • Floor No.
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer/dryer
  • TV
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Parking available
  • Smoking allowed
  • Towels
  • Breakfast
Property summary
Address: Tuckerman St NW, 20011 Washington, DC, United States
Property type: Private room
Property ID: BCJV5MLG

1 guest $66/night +Wimdu service fees
*2nd guest add $14/night + Wimdu service fees
Weekly Rate: $462/1 guest

We host guests anywhere from 3 nights (minimum stay requirement) to 3 weeks.

Current Availability:
July 13-July 20
August 13-August 31
September 1-September 30

June 5-July 8 is completely booked. Our calendar should be up-to-date but you can always message us if anything is unclear. Thank you.

Thanks for checking out Guest Nest a private guest room. We appreciate your interest. Guest Nest includes a modern private guest bath (accommodations for 1 or 2 guests - sorry no more than 2) and a lot of amenities like continental breakfast, FIOS WiFI, modern air-conditioning and heating system, close proximity to train and bus routes, complimentary pick-up/drop-off to DCA/Reagan airport and local train stations. Our home was built in 1937. It's a 3-storey colonial-style single family home located in the charming historic neighborhood of Takoma in upper north-west Washington, DC.

We offer many conveniences and amenities like a new Simmons queen-size 'real' bed, 100% completely private guest room, new IKEA furnishings, FIOS wifi, fully stocked private bath (*not* shared with anyone), Deer Park spring water, continental breakfast, fresh fruit & fruit bars, chocolate and granola bars, new modern quiet central air-conditioning/heating system, free safe parking (no time restrictions or temporary permits necessary) and close proximity to both Takoma Metro Station (red line with easy access to yellow/green lines) and various bus routes (within 1 and 2 blocks of our home - including express).

Washington, DC is a small city and very easy to get around by public transportation or bike. Old Town Takoma shopping/dining is walkable from our home. Our neighborhood walk score is an impressive 89. Just a few doors away you can catch the bus to Takoma Station/Old Town Takoma - it's just a 5 min trip. In nice weather walk or bike to the station.

We also provide local Metro maps & brochures, walking maps, biking maps, weekly City Paper, museum & gallery brochures, concert venue calendars, restaurant promotions & specials, spa & beauty parlor specials and coupons, current special events & festival info etc....

Note about our neighborhood designation: We are located in the upper north-west quadrant of Washington, DC, 2 blocks from Takoma; 4.5 miles north of the White House; just a few blocks adjacent to 16th Street Heights and Rock Creek Park. We're 2 miles east of Chevy Chase and 2 miles south of downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.

We accept reservations from Wimdu members who have a complete profile (verifications, current in-focus face photo, brief bio). We accept reservations for 1 to 2 guests from 4-nights to 4-weeks/1 month.


Our home is a 1937 3-storey brick colonial in an historic Washington, DC neighborhood. Please click on our photos to get a feel for our home and neighborhood.

We'd like to address some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from potential guests. If after reading the following information and looking through our photos, you still have questions or concerns, please contact us and we'll be happy to clarify or answer a question not touched on here.

1) Is the bath shared? No. As our homepage notes, the guest bath is 100% private. Guests do *not* share the bath with others (except your travel companion, if you've got one). This means additional privacy and comfort for you. While not en suite, the guest bath is located directly across from guest room. Please see our photos for details. Both the guest room and guest bath are on the second floor at the top of the stairwell. Please see photos.

2) What kind of bed is in the guest room? Traditional 'Real' bed with extra deep mattress. It's an American queen-size traditional pillow-topped mattress by Simmons. Model is Balthazar. It is firm yet extremely comfortable. We receive constant positive feedback from our guests on how comfortable the bed is and that they experience a sound restful sleep.

3) How many people are in the home? Two. Your hosts. We have our own bath in the master bed room.

4) Is your home an apartment/condo? As our homepage states, it's a house. Our 1937 single family (detached) multi-level colonial-style house floor plan is extremely typical for Washington, DC-Alexandria, VA-Baltimore, MD, Philadelphia/NJ/NYC.

Shared spaces (dining room, living room, front porch) are on the first floor. Bed and bath rooms on the second floor. Front and back yards are flat and on street level. HOWEVER, there are 4 steps from street level to our porch.

Our first floor living and dining rooms are shared spaces, refrigerator and microwave and laundry room are all shared as well. Covered front porch, backyard and bbq are free for our guests to use at their leisure too. Please see our photos for visuals.

5) Do you have air-conditioning? Yes. As our amenity list notes (scroll down this page for amenities offered), we have a modern centralized ac/heat system. Our ac/heat system is just 4 years old, very efficient and quiet. There is also a ceiling fan in the guest room.

6) What are "guest service fees"? Your hosts have no control over Wimdu's guest service fees. We, as hosts, are also charged a service fee for every reservation booked through Wimdu. If you have questions or concerns about guest service fees please contact Wimdu directly. Thank you.

7) Do you offer breakfast? Yes a continental breakfast is included. Please see our House Rules for more info or inquire.

8) Do you have WiFi? Yes. Just as our amenities list indicates, WiFi/Internet is included in the daily rate. Ours is enhanced high-speed FIOS-WiFi from Verizon. 50 Mbps down, 35 Mbps up. Please scroll down this page to view all "Amenities" included in the room rate.

9) Are you near a metro (train) station? Yes. We're a very easy (terrain is flat) 15 minute walk or a 5 minute bike to/from Takoma Metro Station (red line). HOWEVER, if you do not wish to walk/bike to or from the station, there are buses which run every 15 minutes during rush hour (AM & PM) and every 20 minutes during non-rush hours from the station to our corner 5 houses away. There are also taxis. Starting March 15, 2014 we can offer complimentary lifts to local metro stations Monday-Thursday mornings.

We are also within 2 and 4 blocks of other bus routes like Express and Crosstown lines. Bus routes to mid/downtown Washington (we're uptown) and downtown Silver Spring run every 10 minutes or less daily, including weekends. To National Institutes of Health or Bethesda Row (shopping & dining area) from Silver Spring by bus is just 20 minutes (faster than train). Download the app for Washington Metro train and bus realtime arrivals/departures so you can plan your trips accordingly. More public transit info please see Washington, DC's Metro website or ask us.

10) Do you have pets? Yes. Just as our pictures show and homepage indicates, we have 1 friendly cat who does *not* enter the guest room unless you invite her. She typically hangs out in the living room or our home office. Please see our photos for pet pixs. We also have a double yellow-headed Amazon parrot. He's a charming parrot with a sweet disposition. He's very friendly and loves to dance. He's usually in Larry's office or in nice weather outside.

11) My family of 4 would like to stay at Guest Nest; is this possible? No. Sorry we canNOT accommodate more than 2 guests at one time. As our homepage indicates, we have ONE guest room which is appropriate for up to 2 guests. No exceptions. Please see photos for details.

12) My friend and I are travelling together; may we have 2 separate rooms/beds? Not usually. As our homepage states and photos show, we do *not* rent multiple rooms. We offer 1 guest room which can accommodate 1-2 people. The guest room is furnished with ONE American queen-size bed. Please see our photos. However, if staying with us for 1 week or fewer nights, we can accommodate 2 people who would like 2 separate beds. We have a very comfortable IKEA futon sofa in our living room (first floor) so the space will be shared until guest wishes to retire. We have Japanese screens to make the living room more private. Please make a request for the living room as 2nd guest room when making your reservation so we will be properly prepared. Thanks!

13) Is there a curfew? No. We do NOT have a curfew. Come and go as you please.

14) Is it easy to park near your home? Yes - very! Parking is free, very safe, non-competitive and plentiful! You can always park on our block at any time of the day or night. If not directly in front of our home, just a few doors away. Our block offers stress-free parking. 0 daily time limits. 0 street cleaning "No Parking" hours. 0 rush hour "No Parking" times. 0 meters. Our free and friendly parking rules translate to 0 hassle, 0 dollars and 0 tickets for you.

15) Do you have a swimming pool? Sadly no. We are however, less than 1 mile from the Takoma Aquatic Center. We are about 3 miles from Wilson Aquatic Center. These are the nicest and newest community pools in Washington. We do supply sunscreen and over-sized beach towels. And in the mornings, Monday-Thursday we can offer our guests a ride to either aquatic center.

16) Is there a refrigerator in the guest room? No. But we happily share our refrigerator with our guests.

17) Does the guest room have a closet? Yes with new velvet covered non-slip hangers, picnic basket, yoga mats, umbrellas, slippers, bath robes, extra bath towels and over-sized beach towels. These items are for our guests to use while we're are hosting them.

18) Should I bring my own towels or bed linens? No. Not unless you would like to. We provide both bath and bed linens. All are 100% cotton, and some are organic cotton/bamboo. Extra bath towels are on top shelf in guest room closet. Guest room also has boxed tissues and guest bath is well stocked with toilet tissue (aka tp) - no additional charge! :)

19) Do you have a hair dryer? Yes. There is a new hair dryer in the guest bath room.

20) Do I have to bring my own soap-shampoo-conditioner? No. Not unless you want to. We always have EO or 365 liquid soap. Shampoo & conditioner can be Garnier-Aveda-Loreal or other similar quality name brand. We usually have two brands of shampoo & conditioner for our guests. We also provide face cleansers (usually Burt's Bees, Aveeno or Garnier), Tom's Toothpaste, sunscreen and a variety of other skin and hair care products. If you need a particular skin-hair-health care item there is a CVS, WalMart and Safeway within walking distance of our home. Target, Bloomingdale's, MAC, Neiman Marcus, Whole Foods and Lord & Taylor within 15 minutes by public transportation. 2 Blue Mercury locations within 30 minutes by public transit.

21) Can we use the kitchen for cooking? No. Just as our amenity list shows by way of absence, t this time we cannot share our kitchen. However, we do share our electric kettle, coffee maker, press pot, microwave and bbq (charcoal). Also, you may use our kitchen for non-cooked meals like sandwiches and salads. We also have a list of very affordable take out/ take away or eat in restaurants close to our home, as well as, in other neighborhoods.

22) Is there a washer & dryer? Yes. We share our washer & dryer and laundry detergent free-of-charge to guests for small loads of clothing and normal size linens. We also have a clothing iron if you would like to use please request..

23) Is there a charge for housekeeping? No.

24) Do you, the host, provide for guest train/bus expenses? No. Travel expenses are the sole responsibility of the guest. However we DO provide SmarTrip cards for use on both Washington Metro trains and buses. SmarTrip cards give discounts on train/bus travel and free bus transfers. It is the guest's responsibility to "load" the SmarTrip card with money so that it can be used for train/bus travel. SmarTrip card gives you discounts on public transportation in Washington, DC-Northern Virginia (aka NOVA)-Maryland suburbs to DC's north/north-east.

25) Is your neighborhood safe? We are located in the upper north west quadrant of Washington, DC which is the safest area in all of Washington.

26) May I pay cash for the room when I arrive? No. All transactions for room lease are through Wimdu. This is for your safety and security as well as ours. Thank you.

27) May I request an early check-in our late check-out. Yes, of course. We always try to accommodate our guests. However, if we already have a guest scheduled to check-in, or are currently hosting another guest we may not be able to. The more notice we have, the better we're able to rearrange our work schedules, as well as, have the ability to accommodate your schedule when configuring with other possible guests.

28) Do you offer airport/train station pick-up/drop-off service. Yes. Please inquire.

If we've forgotten to address something, or you have another question or concern please feel free to contact us. Cheers! :)

House rules

•2014 Spring/Summer CHECK-IN/OUT:



***These are check-in and check-out times unless other arrangements have been made.***

Also, when making reservations within less than 72 hrs of your check-in date, we may not be able to accommodate special check-in/out times. We also may not be able to offer pick-up service due to not having enough time to rearrange our schedules. However, we always try our very best to accommodate guests, even those booking last minute. We vstrive to make your travel itinerary as stree-free and pleasant as possible.

•Complimentary DCA/Reagan-Union Station and local bus terminal and Metro train station pick-up/drop off. With proper notice so that we can make certain our schedules are free, beginning March 16th we will offer complimentary pick-up/drop-off to and from DCA/Reagan Airport, Washington, DC's Union Station and local DC metro stations. We appreciate a 2 week heads up for DCA or Union Station pick-up/drop-off. Please let us know your flight/train itinerary so we can adjust our schedules if neccessary.

•Pick-up and drop-off during holidays and special events, as well as, during or after storms can be problematic due to road closures or unsafe driving conditions. Please keep this in mind when requesting transportation from or to airport or train stations. Thank you.

For IAD/Dulles International or Baltimore-Washington/BWI airports please inquire for transportation information, or see Airbnb itinerary.

• Monday-Thursday between 7:30-9:30 am I can usually offer guests rides to Takoma Metro,Silver Spring, Columbia Heights or Friendship Heights metro stations. On some mornings I can drop you off at Connecticut & R Sts NW (Dupont Circle). Unfortunately, I am *not* available mornings Friday-Saturday or Sunday for metro or area drop-offs. For Reagan DCA/Union Station transportation for arrivals and departures Fri-Sun mornings, with proper notice I can adjust my schedule.

•Although we allow smoking. Smoking is permitted outside only. Please NO smoking in the interior of our home. You will find ash trays on front porch and on picnic table in backyard. Please do not dispose of cigarettes in our yard, flower beds, front walk or side walk. Thank you.

•No illegal drugs in our home or on our property.

•No weapons in our home or on our property.

•Please use your legal name when registering as a Wimdu member.

•We appreciate each guest having current (non-expired) photo id. Each guest age 17 years or older must have a current photo id.

•So there aren't any misunderstandings we would like to emphasize you're agreeing to a SHARED house rental NOT a whole house rental.

•Our home is NOT handicap accessible.

•We have 1 guest room and 1 guest bath available for our guests. We do *not* have different bed rooms to choose from. We are not a bed and breakfast with multiple room listings.

•Guest room and guest bath are 100% private. Dining room, living room, front porch and back yard are shared areas.

•If you would like to watch tv, play music, record a programme, or use dvd player but aren't sure how - please let us know. We will show you how to operate our media system.

•We do not have a curfew. Please come and go as you please.

•Guests are responsible for locking both the bottom and top lock of our front door. Please do not assume we're home or that we're aware you have left the property. Lock both locks at all times when leaving and entering our home. Thank you.

•When taking breakfast Mon-Fri before 9:30 am, I am happy to wash tableware (please place in kitchen sink) and happy to tidy up dining room and kitchen so you can get on your way.

After 9:30 am clean up is guest's responsibility for any and all meals. All day Saturday and Sunday after *all* meals please clean up when finished cooking, dining or bbqing. Thank you.

•Deer Park Spring Water is included in the daily/weekly rate. However we do *not* have personal size drinking bottles. We do provide a glass carafe and glasses for the guest room. If you would like to purchase personal size bottles for beverages, there is a WalMart within walking distance of our home. There is also a Target, metro bus accessible (15 minutes from our corner) or I can give you a lift in the morning on my way in to work.

•Our 1937 galley kitchen has not yet been renovated but guests are permitted to use it to prepare and cook meals. We share our refrigerator, microwave, electric coffee maker, press pot, electric stovetop range, electric kettle, electric convection oven and crock pot/slow cooker. Guests are responsible for cleaning after they are finished preparing/cooking meals or bbqing. We also share our outdoor charcoal grill and provide briquets, lighter fluid etc....free-of-charge. Guests who grill are responsible for bbq clean up. Please note: At this time, we do not permit open flame cooking inside our home. Thanks.

•Please take meals in the dining room, front porch or back yard. Please have full meals in these areas only. Thank you.

•We prefer guests remove outdoor shoes on the first floor.

•Please leave wet umbrellas on the first floor or outside on our porch.

•Laundry is on premises and free-of-charge to our guests. Detergent and laundry products are complimentary. Laundry room is available 8 am-11 pm. 18 minutes is wash time. Please do not leave the house after you've started a wash. Do not leave clothing in the washer or the dryer. Please take care of your own clothing and clean lint receptacle after *each* dryer use. Iron and ironing board also available. When using items like ironing board and iron, immediately return to the laundry room when finished. Thank you.

•If you acccidentally break an item in our home or accidentally remove an item from our home (and realize after check-out) we expect that our guests have the honesty and maturity to let us know and either replace the item or pay for replacement in U.S. currency. We live by the Golden Rule and hope our guests do as well. Thank you.

•We request that guests *not* send mail or packages or deliveries of any kind (except food) to our home. We suggest having items sent to your Washington, DC area office; local friend or colleague's home/office; OR have sent 'General Delivery' to a USPS office convenient for you. There are two post offices convenient to our neighborhood.

•Sorry, no pets other than ours. If you need a host who accepts pets please contact Wimdu customer service.

•No guests or visitors except those registered through Airbnb. If in need of a local place to meet friends/colleagues we can suggest several restaurant/cafe/bar/library near by. Other positively reviewed Airbnb guests are welcomed to visit (not overnight) but please give us a heads up beforehand.

•We do not enter the guest room or guest bath during your stay *unless* there is a storm (we have to check to make sure windows are closed to prevent water from entering). Or if you stay with us for longer than 7-nights we provide weekly housekeeping on a week day convenient for you.

In the event of storm, we will check all windows in our home to avoid water coming into our house. Also if the temperature suddenly changes from mild to extremely hot/humid or very cold - we will check to make sure all windows (including those in the guest room) are closed so that our ac/heat system is efficient. Thank you for your cooperation.

•For guests staying longer than 7-nights. We offer complimentary housekeeping for each week of your stay. Guest room and bath will be freshened up on a day convenient for you.

•If you do *not* want housekeeping, that's ok but you will be charged a housekeeping fee. The housekeeping charge will be paid in cash and is due prior to check out. Please note: when you opt to *not* have complimentary weekly housekeeping then basic maintenance and cleaning of both guest room and guest bath during your stay will be your responsibility. We make sure the guest room, guest bath and shared living spaces are clean and presentable for your arrival. We expect and appreciate reciprocity from our guests.

•For Metro Bus and Rail (Train) information we strongly suggest downloading Washington Metro Transit App so that you will know how to get around via public transportation at all times. Please be mindful of train station closures which vary according to day and station. If you're staying out late and do not plan on taking a cab, it's always best to plan ahead. Use Washington Metro app 'Trip Planner' option or Washington Metro 'Trip Planner' on their website.

•SmarTrip metro cards are available for guests to borrow. We do not keep cash in our home. It is guest responsibility to load value onto card. And it's the guest's responsibility to return the card prior to or when checking-out.

•Because we have many visitors from outside U.S. and we all have different mobile phone contracts, we can no longer call or text a guest without their prior permission. This includes those living in the U.S. This is to avoid either party incurring unwanted mobile phone roaming/out-of-country fees. We will always communicate via email unless guest instructs us differently. In case of emergency, we will attempt contacting you by both email and mobile. If you would like a temporary mobile phone during your stay in Washington/U.S. we can send you information on best options.

•Have fun!

Weekly rate * : $ 511 US
Monthly rate * : $ 1492 US
Price for >1 guest: $ 15 US per guest/night extra
* rates based on 1 guest
Maximum nights: 3 weeks
Check-in after: 4 PM
Check-in before: On arrangement
Check-out before: Noon
Cancellation Policy: Moderate
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