Greetings! We will have a $600/month room without a private bathroom and a $950/month luxurious suite with a private bathroom in our house opening on November 16. However, we are flexible with dates, so if you are looking later, or for a cheaper room, let us know. (Pictured is just the $950/month suite.)
Location: Kensington, northeast of NIH. Complimentary rides to and from NIH, but a 14-2 minute RideOn Route 34 also works. Nearest resturants (at mall’s Costco entrance) are a 7 minute walk away.
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.
Lease: Month-to-month ensures everyone here likes it, but the house is usually a mix of old friends who've lived here years and a few new-ish faces. The deposit is only $100. It can be taken off your last month’s rent provided you give 30 days notice. Existing housemates have voting/veto rights, so, for instance if accepted you'd be able to reject someone wishing to live in the house that you had bad vibes about. The way that works is that a candidate pays 1/4 of the $100, and if anyone vetoes within 24 hours it’s refunded.
Suite details: The 40'x20' outlaying suite has a keyed lock, bed, desks, dresser, comfy chair, bathroom, balcony, table, 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 42" TV home theatre system has 7.0 channel surround sound gets HBO+, The Movie Channel, Showtime, Epix, STARZ, Sundance, FLIX, NFL RedZone, Cinemax, IFC, EPIX, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu as well as hundreds of other channels in HD via our fiber optic link. The example images attempts to show how to watch a movie, whenever you want, on the premium The Movie Channel network.
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.
Utilities + chores: We have a very high, fixed $150/month misc. fee that covers not only utilities, but also chores, cleaning of common areas, dishes being put back and sterilized, and too many other things to list here. Most people would never pay more than ~$50 for this. But, to help understand why we do it, consider that cleanliness is subjective, so the traditional rotation of chores between housemates can thwart friendships. (Eventually the slightly "neater" person doing chores tends to get irritated by the slightly more laid-back person who usually has no idea.) Also, research shows that "clean" yet non-sterilized dishes increases risk of getting cancer. See paragraph 2 of section 1 of this paper. In addition to the kitchen always being usable, the misc. fee also helps for budgeting, and you won't need to argue about who really needed the AC/heat. The fee is prorated, so for example if you went away on weekends it would only be $107.
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: At our best, we're like the Friends TV show. We have a game night and do stuff together when there’s time including some athletic events.
If you might be interested, directly 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.
Thanks for reading our "TLDR" ad and best of luck in your housing search regardless!