Wayside Retreat


Private room in bed and breakfast hosted by Fran

1 guest, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 private bath
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Blessed with color and pattern, this home is in a safe and welcoming neighborhood. Near the bike/walking path, six blocks to East Falls Church Metro , one block to the Metro or the ART bus , walking distance to "Westover Village" (nine restaurants plus post office, deli, and the first "Lost Dog Cafe"). Street parking to free you to explore the Capitol which is minutes away. The neighborhood is welcoming. Coffee or Tea for your morning: made as you like by your hand.

The space
Centrally located and near the sites of the District, this private room is ready for traveler or visiting contractor. ART bus and Metro bus are one block away. These go to Rosslyn Metro to connect with Blue, Orange Nd Silver lines which connect with DC and DCA and IAD airports. If preferred, walk 12 minutes directly to E Falls Church Metro. Free street parking if traveling by auto. Great as a locale for professional seeking a weekday workstation.This is a non-smoking home: benches on the front porch and in the back garden, for repose and for smokers.

Access: There are steps that lead to the front door. Within the house, there is a sunken living room from its 1949 construction. This could be a problem for guests who have difficulty with walking or use a walker.

Where you'll sleep

What this place offers

Free street parking
TV with standard cable
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Arlington, Virginia, United States

Most of the neighborhood are single family homes with architecture ranging from Post -WWII to the recent spate of McMansions. Westover Village neighborhood center is still functional, and within walking distance, as is the Metro, and Lee-Harrison shopping complex (large grocery stores). It is an area where plenty of walking and biking are welcome. We welcome people into our home and appreciate the diverse palette of our wide world.

Hosted by Fran

  1. Joined in August 2013
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Creative and innovative, I had a joyous career as a reading/language specialist. Upon retirement, I taught adult watercolor, was an usher at the Kennedy Center, continued to sing with a choir who performed classics, persisted in being a movie junkie, worked with school staff(s) on writing integrated curriculum, and traveled all over going to painting workshops. I worked with GW University, housing some of their post grads from the former Soviet Union. Interesting , it was. As a former reading teacher, I still enjoy reading. Recently, I have concentrated on biographies, though now and then, I stumble over a glorious piece of fiction such as ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, and am astonished by its depth. I enjoy people and their stories of what it takes to make a life. This is one reason that my daughter and I have decided to try out AirBnB Hmm, you asked about a life motto, Here goes..."When you give your time, you give a piece o your life. There is no better gift than that...." from my grandmother.
Creative and innovative, I had a joyous career as a reading/language specialist. Upon retirement, I taught adult watercolor, was an usher at the Kennedy Center, continued to sing w…

During your stay

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  • Languages: English, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
  • Response time: within a few hours
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Things to know

House rules

Checkout: 11:00 AM
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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No smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide detector not required Show more
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $100

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