I am looking for a roommate to move into the 2nd bedroom of my 2BR/1 bath apartment on Battery Lane in Bethesda. My current roommate is moving out on/before November 1st, though you are welcome to move in after Nov. 1 if you need/want to based on your plans. Roommate is definitely going to be gone by Nov. 1 at the latest, but he may be out of here before that; I just can't guarantee you a specific earlier move-in date until he sets his moving plans in stone. Regardless, you are welcome to move in as soon as he vacates.
The room is very spacious and has a large closet. If you are new to the area or otherwise don't have much furniture yourself, I do have a desk, chair, and a Twin XL mattress and box spring combo to get you started if you want any/all of that.
The whole apartment is approximately 1000 sq. ft. and is on the 4th floor of the Glen Dorra Apartments, part of the Aldon Management "Glens on Battery Lane" group of buildings. It is a nice, open floor plan with a large dining room and living room, plus a good-sized kitchen. The only furniture in the main room is a sleeper couch and coffee table (plus a 52" TV and home theater system, I just don't call that "furniture" per se), so if you have other furniture you want to bring that's fine. If not, we can figure something out for a dining room table and etc. if need be (but I'm flexible either way on that).
Amenities: free parking (gated lot in back of the building), card-based laundry on the first floor, trash/recycling room on the floor and extra bins in the laundry room downstairs. No exercise room, pool, or rec room, but that saves a few bucks on rent, and there are options all around Bethesda for that.
Not quite an amenity per se, but there is a Harris Teeter just down the street (corner of Woodmont Ave. and Battery Lane if you aren't familiar with Bethesda geography), maybe 5 minutes away on foot. The closest CVS is about a 10 minute walk a few blocks down Wisconsin, and there is a new mini-Target about 20 minutes from here walking further down Wisconsin (still in downtown Bethesda).
The building is roughly a 5-10 minute walk to anywhere you want to go in the Woodmont Triangle area with plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops. There is also a very nice park just past the building next to us, with tennis and basketball courts and a playground.
Transit: The Bethesda Metro Station (Red Line) is about 15 minutes to the South, and the Medical Center Station is about the same distance in the other direction. Both are easily walkable, with Bethesda being the more urban walk through Bethesda proper (handy for making stops on the way home if you need to), and Medical Center going over a paved trail skirting the edge of the NIH campus. There are also both Ride On (Route 34) and Metrobus (J2, J9) stops directly across the street (as in literally across the street from our apartment windows). For getting around Bethesda, the free Bethesda Circulator stops 100 yards or so down the street (the Circulator does a big loop of Bethesda, stopping at various points on this side, then the Metro, and the Bethesda Row development on the other side of Bethesda).
Between transit options and a nearby Capital Bikeshare rack, you can do virtually everything either on foot or by walking to public transit from here if you don't have a car.
-Rent will be $1069/month each, with parking and all utilities included. Comcast is the only extra charge, and that will be about $115/mo., so you're looking at less than $1,200 per month all-in for budgeting purposes.
-I would prefer a 12-month lease, but am flexible there as long you'd be willing to commit for say 6-8 months (no m2m option). Basically I'm just concerned about getting the rent covered and want to avoid the hassle of having to find a new tenant every couple months, so if you're short-term and have a proposal for me, send it in and we'll see if we can work something out.
-This is a pet- and smoke-free building, and unfortunately the landlord is strict about the no pets rule so if you have pet(s) you won't be able to have them here.
About Me: I am a 33-year-old male with a grad degree. I currently work at two Bethesda restaurants so I have a varied (and variable) schedule, but I am respectful of your schedule as needed. As someone who has had his feet in both the "professional" and "Industry" camps, I welcome and am comfortable with either career type. And if you're anxious about me being in the restaurant business, I'm not one of the crazy ones - I work both jobs to pay the bills (and student loans!).
(Ideally) 12mos, but will hear offers!