Location: 12-minute walk to the Wheaton Metro red line, just north of the DC Beltway (I-495). Union Station, in downtown DC, is a 22-minute metro ride. Complimentary rides to NIH, but a 14-20 minute RideOn Route 34 also works. A Safeway grocery store is right at the metro, and 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's no deposit.
Room details: The room has a keyed lock, bed, desk, small dresser, comfy chair, microwave, minifridge, 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 39" TV in the room gets HBO+, The Movie Channel, Showtime, Epix, STARZ, Sundance, FLIX, NFL RedZone, Cinemax, IFC, EPIX, Netflix, Hulu, 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. All dishes are cleaned, sterilized, and and put back each day, and the bathrooms and common areas are cleaned at least weekly. There's a deck, outdoor grill, hammock, greenhouse, and flower garden.
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. There's a deck, outdoor grill, hammock, greenhouse, and flower garden.
Common areas are cleaned regularly, and all dirty dishes are sterilized and put back daily. The reason for this not so much because we are neat freaks. Rather, saliva happens to contain myriad pathogens. Just one example is Helicobacter pylori. It might seem innocent enough, but it actually causes halitosis and cancer. Even excluding virus and fungi, there are still ~700 other species of bacteria in saliva. Only about half of these are understood well enough to have been given names. In short, while living with others is fun and saves us all money, we'd rather not roll the dice with our health.
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.
Availability date: Now, but let us we are more interested in finding another good housemate than good calendar and budgetary matches, so if you are interested let us know your dates and tell us a little about yourself. You can mail us at annmay5 at verizon dot net or you can 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.
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