We stayed here last year (2012) for 3 days and revisiting Washington DC again this year (2013) we stayed again, for 5 nights this time. Laura and Raymond, the owners, along with her great team of Angela and Betty, are so welcoming, friendly and helpful that it is better than any 5* hotel: Staying here spoils you for anywhere else, really. Set in a quiet suburb of DC but within easy and flat walking distance of metro, local restaurants and taxis, the location is ideal. The house is a haven of peace, comfort, sophistication and yet has a "homeliness" - you really do feel welcome. The hosts, Laura and occasionally husband Raymond when he hasn't rushed off early to work, sit at the large dining table at breakfast to engage guests in conversation, introduce guests to each other and keep an eagle eye on breakfast provisions which are always fresh and plentiful. They also host an afternoon "wine and nibbles" session every day, showing a genuine interest in their guests activities and interests. I always enjoy stimulating and interesting conversations with them. Laura, Angela and Betty are extremely helpful with any advice or assistance and will order cabs, tickets etc if asked.