I am telling you this story in the first person, but it is the story of three: my two daughters and me.
Our house, which is also yours, has a story that begins when we leave our country and with it our family, friends, work, memories and traditions.
We arrived here, to the United States, barely knowing the basics of the language. We had visited this country on some vacations and we had big dreams of a better future.
After a while, my daughters had to go to university. That separation was painful because we are like the three musketeers, three in one and we go everywhere together. That’s why we look for a way to meet again in the same place. This might seem strange in some cultures, but where we come from it is common to stay together forever. Our family is very close and is part of our culture. The girls worked in Washington DC and I worked in Florida, so we decided to search and find Our Home in DC.
It was not easy. We hired a Realtor who did a terrible job looking for our new home. Therefore, I decided to do the search on my own. I arrived in DC and had nowhere to live because my daughters weren’t allowed to share their apartment with me. So I found a basement to take refuge in hundreds of books and learn from them and thus obtain my license in the District of Columbia. I studied hard and passed the exam as a Realtor, then I began the house search process that took us three months, we presented more than 10 offers until the former owners of the house that is now our home finally accepted.
We were happy to have our home again, but we didn’t even have a bed, so everything you will see and enjoy has been the effort and work of three women trying to get ahead.
Establishing ourselves here was not easy, but we achieved it after years of discipline, work and faith.
Our house in DC is our temple, it is a place where we have once again felt the warmth of home, where we have cooked for friends and shared with family when they visit us. Now destiny marks other directions for my daughters and we must find a way to pay the loan, that is why we decided to share our home with other families.
We are waiting for you… Our home is your home in DC.
Thank you Juanita! My brother, his wife, and my girlfriend had a beautiful stay while in town for Thanksgiving at my sisters home. We look forward to staying there again!
Juanita’s home was welcoming and made to feel like very homey. The welcome was as amazing with some items to welcome me and my family in. Definitely recommend staying here!!!... read more
Juanita was a gracious and responsive host! Her place is gorgeous, clean and light-filled. The kitchen was thoughtfully stocked with butter, eggs and milk which made for a convenient breakfast... read more in the beautiful kitchen. My only minor critique is that the street/traffic noise isn’t ideal for light-sleepers, but overall it was a lovely home. We enjoyed walking to nearby parks and cafes like MotorKat. Thanks Juanita!
Our stay was an awesome experience! The home was just as described but better! I am a clean freak due to having small children. The home was spotless. We made... read more sure we took shoes off at the door as instructed. The bedrooms were clean and spacious. The bathrooms were also very clean! I was so thankful for the washer and dryer and extra blankets. The location was also really convenient. We enjoyed our stay and will be booking again when we are back in DC. Thanks Juanita for the great customer service and beautiful home 🙂
Excellent communication and instructions before arrival and before check out. Very friendly.
Beautiful home, which answered our expectations. If I return to Washington, definitely will keep this in mind
This is a beautiful space that, as is rarely the case, was actually larger than the pictures suggested. It was perfect for housing our family and spending quality time together,... read more as they could all gather comfortably in the kitchen/living room's many seating and lounging spaces and nooks. The house was spotless upon arrival and easy to keep maintained throughout the course a 10-day stay. Juanita and Luz were so accommodating, patient, gracious and quick with communication. We felt really lucky to have found such a perfect space for our needs. We would absolutely to book this place again and recommend it highly.
Juanita's home is comfortable, clean and cozy with so much charm. My family really enjoyed our stay during our Washington DC vacation. The home is beautiful and looks... read more just like the photos. It's situated in a nice neighborhood and we had an easy 5-7 minute walk to the Metro to go into the city. Juanita was very responsive and helpful both prior to and during our stay. Highly recommend!
Great host with prompt support. The house is clean, has everything you need, and is beautifully decorated. It was a really enjoyable stay for us and recommend it everyone!
Very responsive and friendly host!! Location is close to Metro , an easy walk. A Safeway grocery store is super close as well. Home is beautiful, clean and not cluttered.... read more Pictures are accurate. Hostess had creamer, eggs, bread, and butter in case of late arrival, so that breakfast would be available in the morning, nice touch! I highly recommend! Nothing bad to say!!!
Juanita’s place thought of everything and we felt right at home! From having breakfast supplies upon arrival and a extremely thoughtful celebratory bottle of wine- Juanita has amazing hospitality. The... read more place was a bright, cheery, clean and cozy! There is easy parking right on the street and sidewalks for easy walking with Safeway just blocks away. We were fortunate to have beautiful weather and sat on both front and back patios-the front with a very lovely rose garden. When we return we hope to be able to stay here again!
Lovely home, beautifully decorated, full of natural light, and comfortable for relaxing after a long day of sightseeing. It is a 12 min. walk through a nice neighborhood to... read more the Takoma metro station on the Red Line. There are 2 restaurants near the station, but after checking them out we decided to not count on them for a meal. It is about a 10 min. walk to Safeway. Juanita also left bread, milk, butter, and eggs in the fridge which was very kind. You should be aware the house is on a busy street and some traffic noise can be heard in the 2 front bedrooms, but the street does calm down at night and we did not have difficulty sleeping.
Juanita is a very responsive hostess who responds to questions or problems in a timely manner and is even helpful in planning your trip to the area. We did have some minor issues with the thermostat being locked when we needed to turn on the heat and one of the TVs not working, but she responded our texts quickly and did try to address the problems
This house has so much room and is so comfortable. We had no problem finding parking. The welcome gifts were so sweet. I highly recommend staying here!!
This home was amazing! It’s in a great location and very easy to drive to just about everything in the DC area. We were always able to... read more park, for free, right in front of the house. The interior of the home was extremely clean, the decor was great, the three rooms were all fantastic, the bathrooms were pristine. The only issue that we had was the lockbox code that we were given did not work upon arrival. But the host sent someone to the home within 10 minutes to let us in and gave us keys to the home. Overall, we loved the home, and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting DC!!
Juanita's home, located in a charming walkable neighborhood, was everything promised & much more.
My family and I arrived exhausted & left relaxed, replenished &... read more renewed. Every space in this gorgeous home was exceptional
Beautiful plants throughout the house, and
kitchen & bathrooms well stocked.
Many thanks, Juanita for reaching out and making us feel so welcomed.
Your place is Amazing!
Managed by Luz Verost.