The SpaceMAY UPDATE - Last guest, broke the king trundle in one room. One person can stay in one room w/ one twin bed. If there are two guests you will get two rooms, @ with a twin. 2nd guest is $13 b/c you are getting an extra room. This is ideal if you are traveling w/ someone but want to sleep separate. QUESTIONS - Use the Contact Host button.
HEATED AFRICAN SLATE TILE FLOORS IN BATHROOM.
This is a small old school Cape Cod. The title of this listing is partly in jest. This is a potential gold mine and the price represents the age/condition of the house and your potential to have all of it to yourself. I travel - alot. Everyone else has completely moved out, but I linger (who wants to pack? lol). This is a three story house, five room little house. The first floor, where you'll be staying is the largest floor.
There are two rooms, a living area, full bath and kitchen in the basement which is rented by a SWM (disabled - he stays in 95% of the time) - chances are, unless you initiate, you'll never see him. He has no access to the main house.
THE MAIN HOUSE.
On the first floor are two bedrooms, full bath, the kitchen and living room. One faces the front of the house, one is on the back. The master suite (sans bathroom) is upstairs. This is my lair. When I'm in the house I spend 95% of my time there or in the yard (you cant tell from the look of it, but I like to garden).
BUT, we will share the kitchen & bath. I'll run down late morn/aft & grab some oatmeal & run back up. A may throw some chicken & vegetables in the crockpot & run down a few times to grab a bowl.
The potential gold mine is b/c there is a chance I won't be here at all and you get the whole first floor to yourself.
You'll be renting one of the rooms on the first floor. But that means that for the majority of the time you'll have unhindered use of the living room, bath and two bedrooms (only one bedroom is being rented b/c I'm not ready for the thought of 3 or 4 people, for one utilities increase considerably; I might consider it, but I think the price would have to double).
You are welcome to use the kitchen, fridge, stove, microwave, coffee pot, etc. to save money on food.
There is a lot of stuff in this house - but not the good stuff. There are no gourmet pots, but there's some old cheap Ikea skillets and a raggedy pot my mom probably bought 50 years ago. I'll probably hide my cast iron.
You may luck up & come in right after I've left some perishables that can be eaten. The cabinets are stuffed w/ can goods, & there are loads of grits, low calorie popcorn, peanut butter. They'll probably be packets of oatmeal. You're welcome to use the food until you can get to store, I just ask that you leave a few dollars or whatever it was worth to you.
HEATED AFRICAN SLATE TILE FLOORS IN BATHROOM.
The bedroom that is available has Ikea Hemnes bed. It shows as a twin, but pulls out to a full King. Because it is on carpet, it takes two people to pull it out correctly (one on each side) and put it back correctly. I ask, if you are traveling alone that you use it as a twin. The closet in this room is my tool cabinet. The other room will be open & there is an unusable treadmill that can be used for hanging clothes or storing luggage.
Its a small bathroom with a glass bowl and if you hadn't guessed - heated tile floors. There's also dual head shower head like the Yugster ((SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) it). Everything is new, but I did it myself so the grout is uneven & there are knicks in the tub. I haven't properly hung the blinds, so they're just banged into place by hand. You have to open them by hand.
MORE Catches - there is a big patch of dry paint that fell on the carpet in the bedroom. It is under the rug. The fridge & freezer door must be lifted slightly to close all the way. I am a huge DIY'er & the house is a reflection of that - lol. There is some finishing that needs to be done - if you are a perfectionist, (or my mother) you will notice them. If not, you probably won't notice them, nothing glaring.
There is a big backyard and an almost bigger deck that you are welcome to use - but it needs a good cleaning that may or may not be done when you get there. It is mostly cluttered with leaves from my neighbor's trees. There is a gas grill & propane grill up there that have been neglected and adequate seating, etc (similarly neglected) if you are willing to step around and over the leaves and stuff.
There is an iron. There is a basket of every soap, conditioner, etc from 1/2 the hotels I've stayed in. There are sheets & towels, but they are the ones you would leave if you were moving out. Some match, some don't. They probably came from Walmart. There are LOADS of books - please leave them when you go, unless you ask). Guest AccessThe entire first floor of the house. Living room, kitchen, bath, bedroom. Interaction with GuestsLittle to none. I may be out of town. Be prepared to have the place to yourself. There is a disabled tenant in the basement - with NO access to the house, who can assist you with any issues. He will not bother you in any way, but is very helpful. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is extremely diverse. Black to right, Norwegian to the left. Japanese around the corner. It is urban. We have some hippies, some blue-collar, professionals, unemployed, rednecks (self proclaimed) and lots of elderly. Pretty close knit community it consists of 6-8 blocks down in a little valley. We have monthly neighborhood meetings, fun day, Halloween parties, Santa's Workshop, senior trips & we buy back to school supplies for all the kids. Sometimes it looks grungy, but it has always been safe. I've had tenants of all races over the years and never had a problem. I usually advertise on that popular List site.
Tennis (& basketball, I think) court at West Lanham Neighborhood Park - walking distance. Search for 'New Carrollton Metro' in Hyattsville, MD in maps. If you zoom in on Route 450 you should be able to see the neighborhood and all the stores nearby. I guess you can search West Lanham Neighborhood Park Rec Center too. Getting AroundThis is a perfect commuter location. The train station is at the top of the block. The DC Metro, Marc Train & Amtrak all come through there. The station is New Carrollton. The ride to DC proper is about 6 minutes, 18 to downtown DC. +/- 25 minutes to BWI Airport on Marc, +/- 30 on Metro to DCA (Reagan National) Airport. Minutes to 295 Parkway, 495 Beltway & Rt 50. Perfect Commuter Location! Easy access to DC, Baltimore, NY, Phili, etc.
The best way to get commuter info is to go to the metro website. Put the 3 Ws then wmata, you should know the rest. Wmata is Washington Metro Transportation Authority. The have all the metro maps and a trip planner to show you how to get where u are going, how long it takes & how much it costs.The station is New Carrollton (NCR). Of course use the Amtrak site for long trips & Marc train for local long distance (e.g. BWI airport, or Baltimore). There are cabs at the station if you come by metro/train.
If I'm in town I can pick you up for $35 from DCA, $30 from BWI. Or, you can catch the Marc or Metro. After you book I'll tell you how & if I'm around I can pick up up from the New Carrollton Metro. (Cab $5). Other Things to Note Ability to cook & save on food. Wi-Fi included. There may be a DVD player & some movies you probably won't want to watch. Lots of things are in walking distance, but we are in a valley & whichever way you go out, you have to go up a hill - great for the thighs.
There is a rec center around the corner with a playground, tennis & basketball court.