Location: Kensington, northeast of NIH. Complimentary rides to NIH, but a 14-2 minute RideOn Route 34 also works. We're within walking distance to the biggest shopping complex on the metro (including Target, Costco, Giant Food, Macys, 80 nearby restaurants, and 16 bars).
The neighborhood is 12.44/1.73=7.2 times safer then DC and is even safer than Bethesda. Unless you want to live far from a metro stop, it's also quieter here because most other metro stops are above ground.
Rent: $700/month. There is no lease. This way all housemates enjoy living here; sometimes leases can remove incentives for people to be their best because once a housemate signs one they have a legal right to stay that is not a function of how nice or well liked they are. The deposit is only $100, which can be taken off your last month's rent provided you give 30 days notice. Before we can give you a green light to moving in, you'd need to give us 1/3 of that deposit. This $33 "mini-deposit" will be refunded within 24 hours if anyone has any reservations about you moving into the house.
Room details: The room has a keyed lock, bed, desk, dresser, comfy chair, and a closet with an iron and ironing board. There's wireless, but there’s also a wired connection because wireless isn't as secure and can't make full use of our fiber optic connection. The temperature is adjustable to your liking, with strong, floor-specific central air conditioning (AC) and heat. Everything not new in the room will be washed, including the pillows, and the mattress will be fully aired out.
The PS4 home theater 65” TV on the same floor has surround sound 5.0 and gets HBO+, The Movie Channel, Showtime, Epix, STARZ, Sundance, FLIX, NFL RedZone, Cinemax, IFC, EPIX, Netflix, Hulu, CBS All Access, Amazon Prime as well as hundreds of other channels in HD via our fiber optic link. The example images show how to watch a movie, whenever you want, on the premium The Movie Channel network.
By the way, in case you didn't know, Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu spend ~$14 Billion a year making movies and shows, so, just to stay current, you might want access to these new studios. Though they might be a threat to the old-school Hollywood establishment studios, those are also accessible via the brand new AMC Wheaton 9 movie theater that is a short 5-minute walk away.
Bathrooms: There is no bathroom inside the room, but there is one just outside it. There is another "backup" full bathroom, so you would always have access to a bathroom.
House details: This is a large house with a working fireplace, weight room, rec room with 65" HDTV with the on-demand movie libraries listed above. The kitchen has most of the gadgets you blissfully but mistakenly thought you'd use. Traditional chore rotation can cause tension between housemates, since cleanliness is subjective, especially when it is a "clean" person's turn to do a "dirty" person's prior chore. So, what we do is have the common areas cleaned regularly. Furthermore, all the dishes are also cleaned, sterilized, and put back each day. This increases the monthly cost somewhat, but another upside is that there are no chores to worry about. There's a deck, outdoor grill, hammock, greenhouse, and flower garden.
The house air is filtered with two hospital-grade Merv 14 / MPR 2800 filters. We use these because some studies correlate air quality to brain health. Another benefit is avoiding allergy drugs.
House atmosphere: We're like the Friends TV show, but a little more witty. (Most of us have PhDs, two in physics.) 50-50 guys gals ratio. We have a game night and do stuff together when there's time.
If you might be interested, mail us at annmay5 at verizon dot net or call 3OI+933+3953. If you text to this number it will not usually get transmitted. All inquiries will still be answered or responded to within 12 hours, so if there is no response within 12 hours, try again, as we definitely did not get your message or you didn't get our response. This is true even if it isn't a good match. To avoid our email address getting into any spam databases, our email address isn't in the samslist system. (So, you cannot use the form to contact us and you'll need to send an email directly to us.)
Available: June 10 or later