The SpaceThe room is a quiet, clean, private space to relax during your stay. I plan on renting it out in the new year to a permanent tenant, but that's after I paint the house, which is a work in progress. In the meantime, if you can put up with non-appealing white and cream walls, you'll have a great place to stay that is safe and comfy.
The room has a moderate firmness (more on the soft-side) queen foam mattress and a twin bed also in the room. Send me a message if you'd like to book so that 2 extra folks can sleep on the 3 person couches in the living room, and we'll figure something out! Guest AccessKitchen, Laundry, Living Room, Dining Room all open! Interaction with GuestsSadly, my attempts at winning the lottery and quitting my job for the easy life have not yet been successful. This means during the day, I'll have to be away at my job. I'll of course be available via cell for urgent matters and emergencies, but will otherwise only be available in the evenings. The NeighborhoodMy place is close to Vienna Metro, Tysons Corner and Fair Oaks Malls, Starbucks, Grocery stores (Giant, Safeway, Whole Foods, Mom's Organic Market all within 5-15 minute drive), restaurants (Famous Dave's and other BBQ, Froyo, Pizza, Chinese, Chipotle, Bagels, etc.), I-66, I-50, Dulles Airport. Great for commuting into the city without paying city prices.
While I've got a coffee machine, there's nothing that hits the spot like Starbucks. Especially if you're here for Inauguration, getting up early to head into the city in the cold. Likewise, there are also a number of restaurants close by so you don't have to cook at the end of a long day. If you're doing a DC trip on a budget, the grocery store is right down the road, and the fridge always has space.
We're only about 10 minutes away from Fair Oaks Mall, and about 20 minutes away from the big Tysons Corner shopping malls, making it an ideal location if you're looking to shop a bit while you're in town. Getting AroundRight outside the building is a bus stop to the Vienna (Orange Line) Metro. The Fairfax County Connector 466 bus operates as part of our DC Metro system, and accepts the SmartTrip cards. Our stop is one of the last few before the metro, and you should be at the metro in less than 10 minutes on the bus. The Metro is only about a 5 minute drive/$7 Lyft/Uber ride away.
For those of you coming for Inauguration, this is an ideal location, as getting on at the end of the line gives you a much more probable chance of finding a seat! Closer metro stops will likely mean you'll need to stand for most of the trip.
For those of you wishing to drive into the city, this location is conveniently located right off of one of the on-ramps to I-66 and I-50, the major East-West approaches to DC. Parking is free, and it's a safe neighborhood, so no need to worry there (also great if you like to run or jog)! Other Things to NoteI've lived in the DC area for the past 8 years, and have lots of restaurant and tourist site recommendations if needed! Also very good with the metro and bus system.