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Guest Services Directory
For Renters, Couchsurfing Guests And
Personal Guests
(AirBnb-Couchsurfing)
MAJ PAUL / VA22060
BURKE, VA 22015
frater48349@mypacks.net or
cybermajor@earthlink.net
Version 1.4
May 27, 2014



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Table of Contents
REVISION HISTORY ........................................................................................................................................ 7
SECTION 1: PREFACE ..................................................................................................................................... 9
Description .................................................................................................................................................... 9
Version Control: ............................................................................................................................................ 9
Category: Brochure;Guest Services Directory .............................................................................................. 9
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tags: ....................................................................................................... 9
SECTION 2: SAFETY ....................................................................................................................................... 9
Staying Safe ................................................................................................................................................... 9
911 Emergency Numbers .......................................................................................................................... 9
Address This Residence ............................................................................................................................. 9
Fire ...................................................................................................................................................... 10
Police ................................................................................................................................................... 10
Ambulance .......................................................................................................................................... 10
Home Safety ................................................................................................................................................ 10
Smoke Detector ...................................................................................................................................... 10
Emergency numbers ........................................................................................................................... 10
Exit routes ........................................................................................................................................... 10
Rally Point – Where to Meet ............................................................................................................... 10
Other resources ...................................................................................................................................... 10
Fire Extinguisher ..................................................................................................................................... 10
SECTION 3: RESERVATION-CANCELLATION/COORDINATION & COMMUNICATIONS ............................... 11
Scheduling-Short Notice-Cancellation ........................................................................................................ 11
Host Timely (Within 24 Hour) Response to Communications ................................................................ 11
Dates of Your Visit ....................................................................................................................................... 11
Sample-Template “Initial Post Host-Invite Questions” ........................................................................... 11
Host’s Work Schedule ............................................................................................................................. 12
SECTION 4: Managing Expectations (Host-Guest, Landlord-Tenant/Occupant) ........................................ 12
Host Expectations for Airbnb-Couchsurfers ........................................................................................... 12
Hanging Out at Home;Setting the Ground Rules .................................................................................... 13

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Rule 2: The Right to Study Freely. ....................................................................................................... 13
Rule 3: Communicate About Workload. ............................................................................................. 14
Rule 4: Veto Power. ............................................................................................................................ 14
Rule 5: Cleaning Up. ............................................................................................................................ 14
Tips For Roommates ............................................................................................................................... 15
Host-Landlord Expectations .................................................................................................................... 16
Trash and Recycle Days ....................................................................................................................... 18
Guest-Tenant Expectations ..................................................................................................................... 18
SECTION 5: GETTING AROUND ................................................................................................................... 19
Location – Address (Where You Are Located Now) .................................................................................... 19
Washington, DC “Area” Overview ...................................................................................................... 19
District of Columbia Population Demographics .................................................................................. 19
“Northern Virginia” Population Demographics .................................................................................. 20
Address ................................................................................................................................................... 20
My Email Address .................................................................................................................................... 20
Link to This ‘Guide Couchsurfing-AirBnB’ on Scribd ............................................................................... 20
Bus Service (Express Bus Route 17H;17A/17L & 17B;Fairfax County Connector Route 310) ................. 20
Bus Routes Express Bus Route 17H;17A/17L;17B ................................................................................... 21
Links to WMATA Bus Routes 17A-17H-17L & 17B .............................................................................. 21
Fairfax County Connector Route 310)..................................................................................................... 21
Link to Fairfax Connector Route 310 Bus Schedule ............................................................................ 21
PAPER FARECARD REMINDERS (3): ..................................................................................................... 21
Information about Debarkation Bus Stop: Lake Braddock & Wallingford Lane ................................. 21
Maps ....................................................................................................................................................... 21
Map (Address Location ‘Where You Are Now’ & Places Of Interest) ................................................. 21
Rail & Subway Transit maps ................................................................................................................ 21
Bus Stop Information (2 Near My House & Pentagon) ....................................................................... 22
Bus Route Schedule Information Northbound to Pentagon – Weekday ............................................ 22
WMATA Smartphone App (Recommend You Download) .................................................................. 23
Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Express Commuter Train ................................................................... 23
Cabs ..................................................................................................................................................... 23
SECTION 6: ERRANDS: GETTING THINGS DONE & RECOMMENDED TOURIST SITES VISIT ........................ 23

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Local Strip Shopping Centers (8) (Within 10-15 Minutes My House) .................................................... 23
Closest (Within 1 mile walking of my house) .......................................................................................... 23
Burke Lake Road Shopping Center ...................................................................................................... 23
Braddock Road Shopping Centers (2) ..................................................................................................... 24
Twinbrooke Centre ............................................................................................................................. 24
Kings Park West Strip Shopping Mall .................................................................................................. 24
Burke Centre Parkway Shopping Centers ............................................................................................... 24
Burke Village Center & Burke Towne Center ...................................................................................... 24
Burke Centre Professional Plaza & Burke Centre ............................................................................... 25
Old Keene Mill Road Shopping Centers (2) ............................................................................................. 25
Rolling Valley Mall Shopping Center ................................................................................................... 25
Burke Towne Plaza .............................................................................................................................. 25
Near 495 Interstate ................................................................................................................................. 25
Ravensworth Shopping Center ........................................................................................................... 25
Laundromats ........................................................................................................................................... 25
Supermarkets .......................................................................................................................................... 26
Produce ................................................................................................................................................... 26
Farmers Markets ................................................................................................................................. 26
Eastern Market – Washington, DC ...................................................................................................... 26
Pharmacies .............................................................................................................................................. 26
Internet Cafes.......................................................................................................................................... 26
 Caribou Coffee, located Kings Park West Strip Shopping Mall ................................................... 26
Internet Access In House .................................................................................................................... 26
Wining & Dining – My Favorite Restaurants ............................................................................................... 27
Wining ..................................................................................................................................................... 27
 Xxx, Shirlington, Arlington, VA .................................................................................................... 27
Restaurants ............................................................................................................................................. 27
Bars-Restaurants ..................................................................................................................................... 27
 Kilroy’s (1940’s “WW II” poster themed bar-restaurant) ........................................................... 27
 The Ugly Mug, 8
th
& I street, Washington, DC (across from US Marine Corps Barracks) ........... 27
Coffee Houses ......................................................................................................................................... 28

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Playing Around (Sports, Gyms, Soccer) ....................................................................................................... 28
Swimming Pools ...................................................................................................................................... 28
 My HOA has a swimming pool. ................................................................................................... 28
Gyms ....................................................................................................................................................... 28
Soccer Fields / Playing Areas ................................................................................................................... 28
 Lake Braddock High School Soccer Fields (2) .............................................................................. 28
 xxx ............................................................................................................................................... 28
Hiking Trails ............................................................................................................................................. 28
Jogging Trails Yoga ................................................................................................................................. 28
Rent bicycles ........................................................................................................................................... 28
“Capital Bikeshare” ............................................................................................................................. 28
Free Pool Tables ...................................................................................................................................... 29
Stepping Out – Cultural Attractions ............................................................................................................ 29
Smithsonian Museums ............................................................................................................................ 29
No Alcohol-Back Pack/Luggage Search Policy ..................................................................................... 29
Hours, Link & Cost ............................................................................................................................... 29
Washington, DC Zoo ............................................................................................................................... 29
Art Galleries ............................................................................................................................................ 29
Kennedy Center ...................................................................................................................................... 29
 Free performances daily xx at 6 p.m to 7 p.m. Reference http://www.kennedy-
center.org/programs/millennium/ ..................................................................................................... 29
 ........................................................................................................................................................... 29
Opera .................................................................................................................................................. 29
Ford Museum .......................................................................................................................................... 29
Movie Theaters ....................................................................................................................................... 29
Theatre Jazz Bar ...................................................................................................................................... 30
 Holiday Inn, 550 C Street SW, Washington, DC .......................................................................... 30
SECTION 7: WASHINGTON, DC YOUTH HOSTELS ....................................................................................... 30
Hostelling International Address ........................................................................................................ 30
Link: hiwashingtondc.org .................................................................................................................... 30
20 Google reviews ............................................................................................................................... 30
Capital View ............................................................................................................................................ 30

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Link: www.dclofty.com ....................................................................................................................... 30
12 Google reviews ............................................................................................................................... 30
Address: .............................................................................................................................................. 30
DC Lofty LLC ............................................................................................................................................ 30
Link: dclofty.h0tels.us .......................................................................................................................... 30
11 Google reviews ............................................................................................................................... 30
Address: .............................................................................................................................................. 30
Couchsurfing’s Suggested List Topics.......................................................................................................... 31
Text My Profile on CouchSurfing ................................................................................................................ 32
SECTION 8: INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO PROPERLY SAFE, USE AND TURN-OFF A (CHARBROIL SILVER XXX
THREE-BURNER) PROPANE GAS GRILL ........................................................................................................ 35
Pre-Grilling Preparations & Post-Grilling Cleaning ................................................................................. 35
How to Turn-On Propane Gas Grill & Burners ........................................................................................ 35
Safety ...................................................................................................................................................... 35
KEY DISBURSEMENT FORM ......................................................................................................................... 36
RENTER-GUEST BRIEFING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM (OF SPECIFIED DATA ITEMS) .............................. 37
TENANT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT NO AUTHORIZATION GRANT ENTRANCEABSENT WARRANT ................... 39



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REVISION HISTORY

Date Description Author
9/6/2013 Added notes:
paper farecard$4
PENTAGON TO
HOME;paper
farecard adds $1
each way;paper
farecard not
accepted on buses
(SmartTrip or cash
only on buses)
MAJ P
1.2 12/1/2013 Added link to
Scribd
MAJ P
1.3 3/26/2014 Changed title to
“Guest Services
Directory For
AirBnb-
Couchsurfing
Renters &
Personal Guests of
VA22060”
MAJ P
1.4 5/27/2014 Added 4 items:

Route 310 (Fairfax
Connector)
Dog
Acknowledgement
Form
Key Disbursement
Acknowledgement
Expectations,
Rules & Conduct

MAJ P











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SECTION 1: PREFACE
Description
This is a "Guest Services Directory" similar to a Guest Directory which you would find if you were staying
in a “regular” hotel. The directory also includes subjects and data items included in best practices and
procedures of the hospitality industry as well as data items suggested by AirBnB and Couchsurfing.org
Objectives of this Guest Services Directory and Reference Guide are to be used by Guests and Renters,
to provide answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
Source for Guests may be personal guests of Homeowner-Occupant-Host or renters (e.g,. AirBnB,
Couchsurfing, Craigslist, etc.).
Version Control:
Guide_Couchsurfing_AirBnb_PersonalGuest_March26_2014_AddressRedact.docx
Category: Brochure;Guest Services Directory
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tags:
Guest Directory Services, hotel guest directory binders, Guest Reference Guide, couchsurfing, airbnb,
maj paul, majpaul, cybermajorusa, burke virginia, hospitality guide
SECTION 2: SAFETY
Staying Safe
911 Emergency Numbers
911
Address This Residence
Within .3 miles of Lake Braddock & Burke Road
_________________________________________________________
Burke, VA 22015
House is at bottom of cul de sac at “10 o’clock time position”. The house number is CLEARLY painted
with black numbers on white background.
Mail box has 3 lab puppies on it.

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Fire
911
Police
911
Ambulance
911
Home Safety
Smoke Detector
There are two battery-powered smoke detectors. One is located in the upstairs hallway below the attic
access. The second is located in the basement utility room.

Safety Card
Emergency numbers

Exit routes
Two doors.
Two doors. One front door and rear door leads onto the deck and into the backyard.
Three gates to exit the fenced back yard. Two fence gates are located on the car-port side and the third
is located on the fireplace side of the house.
Rally Point – Where to Meet
We will meet in the cul de sac which is two houses south of my house in the cul de sac.

Other resources

Fire Extinguisher
Is/will be located in the kitchen.

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SECTION 3: RESERVATION-CANCELLATION/COORDINATION &
COMMUNICATIONS
Scheduling-Short Notice-Cancellation
The very nature of Couchsurfing is impromptu and requires mutual reciprocal flexibility on behalf of
both Host and Guest(s).

Renters are subject to cancellation penalties, as applicable and advertised on marketing site or
communicated between Landlord and potential tenant.
Host Timely (Within 24 Hour) Response to Communications
Yes, I do work. Initially, I’ll provide my email address after we establish communications. I’m 24/7
globally accessible and can retrieve email messages most of the time.
I will clearly communicate to you my schedule and availability. During the weekday I’m usually
committed (arising at 6 a.m., taking the express bus and subway to work, and returning home around
7:30 p.m.). Therefore, generally speaking regrettably my ability to personally show you around is limited
during the weekday. Weekends are usually open and more flexible and I’m able to show you around the
Washington, DC area.
Dates of Your Visit
Dates of your scheduled visit are MM-DD-YY to M-DD-YY. I am / am not able to host you during this
timeframe.
Sample-Template “Initial Post Host-Invite Questions”
1. What is your method of transport (e.g., plane, bus, subway, car)?
2. If my air, which airport?
a. For example: Which airport are you flying into, which airline and flight number and
scheduled arrival time?
i. The Washington, DC-Baltimore, MD “National Capital Region” is serviced by
three airports.
1. Ronald Reagan National Airport (airport code DCA)
2. Dulles International Airport or (airport code IAD)
3. Baltimore-Washington International Airport (airport code BWI)
3. Guest Cancellation. Host’s expectations are:
a. Guest inform Host cancellation –potential possibility or actuality—as soon as that
potential condition-state occurs.
b. No cancellations 48 hours BEFORE your confirmed scheduled FROM DATE –as courtesy
to both your host and other potential Couchsurfer guests.

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Host’s Work Schedule
Below is my daily schedule:
 Wakeup and depart for work 6 a.m. to about 4 p.m.
o I live in Northern Virginia and work in Washington, DC
 4 pm. lift weights
 6-7 p.m. Daily meeting
 7:30 p.m.-“ish” Catch express bus home arriving home around 8:15 p.m.
 The 6 p.m. meeting is pretty fixed unless it occurs earlier in the day.
 I REALLY like to show guests around and during the weekday work week my availability to show
you around is after work and I GLADLY will show you around. Please do NOT feel –because you
are NOT—imposing on me. It IS my pleasure!
SECTION 4: Managing Expectations (Host-Guest, Landlord-
Tenant/Occupant)
Host Expectations for Airbnb-Couchsurfers
Purpose of this section is not to be inclusive. “Everyday Manners - Emily Post”
(http://www.emilypost.com/everyday-manners) rules of etiquette and common simple courtesy
applies.

Occupants-Guests-Renters to Finn-Land come from many countries, races, social economic, family, and
living with others backgrounds.

Emily Post’s “Living with Others” (http://www.emilypost.com/home-and-family-life/living-with-others
Five Sections in “Living with Others” are:
1. Test your Chore IQ
2. The Four Cardinal Rules of Borrowing
3. Hanging Out at Home;Setting the Ground Rules
4. Choosing Your Roommates
Below are compiled based on previous experiences of Host-Landlord and other Hosts-Landlords:

The Four Cardinal Rules of Borrowing

Other People's Stuff
If you're looking for one simple rule about borrowing, here it is: If you can't guarantee that the item will
be returned exactly as it was when you received it, don't borrow it. Essentially, when you borrow or use
someone's things, you are taking responsibility for them.

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The Four Cardinal Rules of BorrowingCB_cardinalrules_WO
Discuss what is off-limits or freely usable.
Don’t borrow without asking.
You are responsible for what you borrow.
Don’t lend out items you really care about.
It’s a good idea to keep track of anything you lend out. My friend Margot has a “borrowing book.”
Whether the loan is clothing, books, or money, she writes down everything: who borrows the item,
what item is borrowed, and when it will be returned. Maybe this strikes you as overkill, but after a friend
borrowed Margot’s favorite dress and $50 to pay bills—neither of which Margot saw again—she
decided to keep track of who got what and when. “I don’t mind lending stuff out,” she says. “I just want
to make sure I get it back.”
Hanging Out at Home;Setting the Ground Rules
―My roommate and I had drastically different social lives. She was new to off campus living and
was constantly entertaining a swarm of her on-campus pals. I, on the other hand, was in a hermit
phase because of a long distance relationship and a what-was-I-thinking course load. We had a
long talk about the situation and here are the house rules we came up with and why:

Rule 1: Maximum Occupancy Allowed.
If one of us was planning to have more than three people over to our apartment, we had to talk it
over with the other roommate.
Why? Our space was limited—and if, like me, you’re planning to settle in for a quiet night at
home and seven of your roommate’s friends are commandeering the living room, things can get a
little overwhelming.
Rule 2: The Right to Study Freely.
If one of us was studying, she shouldn’t have to leave the apartment to find peace and quiet.
(Some people choose the opposite rule: If you need to study, go to the library.)
Why? We both felt that work came before play and that friends can always hang out anywhere—
whereas a place to concentrate and focus can be more difficult to come by.

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Rule 3: Communicate About Workload.
If one of us had a test or a big paper due, we should inform the other roommate in advance, so
that any socializing could be done outside the apartment.
Why? Making it known ahead of time that you’re going to need a night of peace and quiet can
help offset feelings of resentment and avoid a possibly ugly confrontation. No one wants to have
to yell at people to pipe down at 1 AM the night before an exam—or be the one getting yelled at,
for that matter.
Rule 4: Veto Power.
If one of us was on bad terms with a friend of a roommate, we agreed to inform the roommate of
the uncomfortable feelings.
Why? Neither of us wanted to feel uncomfortable with a guest in our home. This didn’t mean
that the guest wasn’t allowed over—just that we would try to have that person over only when
our roommate was out.
Rule 5: Cleaning Up.
Whoever had friends over had to clean up the place afterward—before he or she left the house.
Sometimes this meant doing dishes; sometimes it meant just getting them into the sink. Always it
meant straightening up the living room.
Why? Neither of us felt that it was fair to leave our roommate to deal with our mess while we
were out having a good time.

Choosing Your Roommates
You’ll need to decide how many people you want to live with. Aha! This is a difficult question if
you’ve never lived with roommates before. Here are some points to consider when determining
how many people you can comfortably live with:
 Every additional roommate brings their own set of friends with them. If you share a
house with four people, that means five groups of friends will be cycling through your
home. Is this something you’re prepared to handle?
 The more roommates there are, the more complicated it becomes to manage household
responsibilities.
 Do you crave privacy or need absolute quiet to concentrate? If so, you may do best with
one or two roommates—or even a place of your own, if you can afford it.
Each applicant is interviewed and assessed on criteria of Suitability and Chemistry with ―Loving
my Dog First‖ and other roommates.

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Applicants should not even apply and should exclude themselves from applying if you ―only‖
like or tolerate dogs. ―LOVING‖ my dog is a solid, firm, unmovable requirement.

Tips For Roommates

Other than a spouse, there is probably no other person in the world you will get to know as well
as your roommate. Even if you bond instantly, there may be moments when your roomie's little
quirks get on your nerves. Letting things fester (in that tiny little space) can turn an annoyance
into a misery. Communication—both talking and listening will be the key to a great relationship.
Stuff: Less is more

By the time you've managed to fit in 2 beds, the mini fridge, mini microwave, computer, CD-
changer and TV—will there be any room for clothes (not to mention a few books??) There is no
way you are going to duplicate all the comforts of home. The less you bring, the less you have to
keep track of and maintain.
Borrowing
Rule #1 Don't.
Rule #2 If you absolutely must borrow something, always ask permission first. Return it in
the promised timeframe and in the condition it was in when borrowed. If you damage or lose
something you borrow, you are responsible for replacing it. Can't afford to replace it? See rule
#1.



Nothing causes more strife between roommates and friends than borrowing— money, food,
clothes, CDs, sports equipment.
Neatness
If the law of averages works, one of you will be extremely neat and the other extremely messy.
Here is where you learn the great art of communication and compromise. Mom doesn't live here,
but you do. The neatnik will have to learn to tolerate life's imperfections. The slob, well, it's time
to start picking up after yourself.
Lights Out


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It's inevitable. One of you will have an 8 AM class and the other will want to study until 2 AM.
Work out routines for late night studying (is there a lounge?) late night returns (tiptoe and use a
flashlight?), early morning classes (tiptoe out and dress in the bathroom?). Everyone needs their
zzz's.
Quiet Time

Most dorms have quiet hours. Loud music, parties, or socializing in the hall will not be
appreciated by your fellow dorm-mates and are a one-way ticket to unpopularity.
Irreconcilable Differences

When the course of rooming does not run smooth, seek counsel. Your hall or dorm will have an
RA (Resident Advisor) who is usually an older student or grad student—young enough to
remember what it was like to be a freshman, but old enough to give good advice. Chances are
you and your roomie are together for better or worse until June.

1) First, mission is “Enjoy our Nation’s Capital” enjoying the hospitality of Finn-Land (Finn is the name
of my dog and I call The Oasis of My Home “Finn-Land”)
2) Communicate, coordinate AND obtain permission from Host:
a) Application request is NOT automatic. Landlord-Host frequently telecommutes from home.
b) If you desire to stay in house during day while Host is away at work.
c) If you are conducting any form of business from house
i) Obtain prior permission.
d)
3) No engagement in any unlawful or criminal activities or any activities which disturb the good order
and discipline of the neighbors (e.g., parties)
Host-Landlord Expectations

The below should go “without saying”. However, just as “safety” notices to aviators are often written as
the result of aviation accidents the below are compiled based on previous experiences of Host-Landlord
and experiences of other Hosts-Landlords:
1) If a renter,
a) The Host-Landlord is not a hotel. Expectations are:
i) Bathroom
(1) Shall be cleaned on a no-less than weekly basis
(2) Toilet bowl should also be clean.

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(a) What this means is that if there is feces remaining after a flush occupant-renter
should locate toilet bowl brush and cleaner and clean it.
(3) Renter(s) are responsible to purchase own toilet paper.
ii) Kitchen-Food:
(1) That Renter understands that the Landlord is neither a “grocer”, or chef, supply store
(e.g., is not your personal Walmart or Target).
(2) That a Renter will purchase their own food for their own consumption.
(3) Quantity of food purchased for use and storage not to exceed reasonable common “use
and share” of other occupants.
(4) One occupant-tenant who had behaviors as a “packrat-hoarder” wanted to bring in a
five-drawer dresser filled with food and placing it in the formal dining room.
iii) That Renter will use and clean dishes. Take responsibility to share workload of the
dishwasher.
b) Finances: Host-Landlord is not a finance company and is not responsible for the financial
responsibilities or financial management or employment status.
i)
c) Transportation:
i) Host-Landlord is neither a chauffeur or limousine.
ii) Landlord does have transportation issues and –upon discussion and negotiation—is willing
to authorize use of his car.
2) There is a downstairs second refrigerator-freezer which will be and should be used by Landlord and
other occupants for storage of over-sized “family quantity” food. Example would be food packaged
in “family size” portions such as can be found from Costco.

3) Bathroom assignment-use:
a) Upstairs Guest Bedroom Occupant-Guest-Renter is assigned use of the upstairs guest bathroom.
b) Basement Guest Bedroom Occupant-Guest-Renter is assigned use of the downstairs guest
bathroom.
c) Water conservation.
i) Guests are expected to conserve water usage and consumption. Generally speaking the
rental price is calculated based on estimates of reasonable use.
(1) Campers, military and sailors and those who have been in environments where clean,
safe potable water is a commodity and often must be transported know NOT to take a
10-minute running shower.
(a) In military, body is sprayed with water, soap applied and rinse. In basic training and
military we can shower and shampoo our hair in three minutes.

4) Cleanliness
a) Each Occupant-Guest-Renter is expected to maintain both their assigned bedroom AND
bathroom in a clean manner.

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i) Food should not be stored in bedrooms. Adherence to this cleanliness requirement
regarding food is for the collective “common good” of the communal health of the house
and all occupants.
ii) Expectation is that you clean the kitchen upon within a reasonable time AFTER you have
completed cooking and completed your eating.

What is NOT acceptable is for you to delay cleaning overnight “waiting until the morning.”
iii) In regards to dishes the sink will not be used for “as a waiting area” prior to dishwasher
cleaning unless they need to be soaked.
iv) Dishes should be returned to the kitchen and cleaned (either by or placed into the
dishwasher for periodic cleaning).
(1) Silverware will be placed in dishwasher –per instructions—to facilitate SAFE and easy
retrieval to silvwerware tray.
(a) There are two types of silverware. One is flat and the second is “floral”
(b) Floral will be placed on the bottom and “flat” design on top.
(c) Salad forks and dinner forks will be stored separately.
5) Trash Pickup
a) Occupant-Guest-Renters are asked to assist in the household chores of trash removal. Trash and
recycle days are listed below.
i) Tuesday & Friday: Garbage pickup
ii) Wednesday: Recycle day.
6) Noise-Common Use
a) Occupants (whether Landlord or Occupant-Guest-Renter) have various work schedules.
i) Conversations. Microphones on cell phones are extremely sensitive and effective. It is NOT
necessary to scream or argue loudly into a cell phone. In fact, microphones on a cell phone
automatically moderate the decibel level so that recipient in a conversation doesn’t
experience sudden increases in sound (e.g., a fire engine).
ii) Sound (sometimes referred to as “Noise”) from stereo, television, radios should be kept to a
minimum whereas it doesn’t disturb the sleep of occupants. Best practice is to use
earphones/earbuds.
Recognize that sound does carry thru the vents.
iii) Noise in the production of preparation and cooking of meals.
Trash and Recycle Days
1) Tuesday and Friday: Trash pickup
2) Wednesday: Recycling day.
a) Items authorized for recycling are plastic, glass, paper and aluminum cans.
Guest-Tenant Expectations
The below should go “without saying:
1) Landlord does and will respect privacy of guest-tenant private sleeping area, modesty of individual.
a) Will not enter premises without knocking.

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b) Refrains from entering room unless necessary for maintenance (e.g., window is open and air
conditioning or heat is on)
2)
3)
SECTION 5: GETTING AROUND
Location – Address (Where You Are Located Now)
Location of my house. I live within 2 miles of George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax/Burke, VA. If
the DC 495 interstate “beltway” (see link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interstate_495_(Capital_Beltway)
were a clock my house is locate at the “seven o’clock” time position.

For those unfamiliar with the “map and area” of Washington, in order to “manage and clarify
expectations” while I do live ten miles from Washington, DC "proper" (as the crow flies) I live in a quiet,
suburban single family (SF) house in a bedroom community called Burke, VA. My neighbors are families
or retirees and us professional adults work either at the Pentagon, the Joint Staff or high levels in
various agencies and we commute because it's more convenient, cheaper (than driving, paying for gas)
and less stressful than driving.
Washington, DC “Area” Overview
Washington, DC includes the “proper” District of Columbia, “Northern Virginia” area the Commonwealth
of Virginia and the state of Maryland. Sometimes these three are referred to as “DMV” which represents
“DC, Maryland and Virginia.

See link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Metropolitan_Area
The “Washington DC Metropolitian Area” includes: Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States.
The area includes all of the federal district and parts of the U.S. states of Maryland, Virginia, and West
Virginia.
The Office of Management and Budget defines the area as the Washington–Arlington–Alexandria, DC–
VA–MD–WV Metropolitan Statistical Area, a metropolitan statistical area used for statistical purposes by
the United States Census Bureau and other agencies. The area includes as its principal cities Washington
as well as the Virginia county of Arlington and city of Alexandria. The Office of Management and Budget
also includes the metropolitan statistical area as part of the larger Baltimore–Washington Metropolitan
Area, which has a population of over 8.55 million.[citation needed]
District of Columbia Population Demographics
Population of Washington, DC is roughly 600,000 persons (2007 census).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_Washington,_D.C.

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“Northern Virginia” Population Demographics
See link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Virginia
Northern Virginia consists of several counties and independent cities in the Commonwealth of Virginia,
in a widespread region generally radiating southerly and westward from Washington, D.C. With 2.6
million residents (about a third of the state), it is the most populous region of Virginia and the
Washington Metropolitan Area.
Communities in the region form the Virginia portion of the Washington Metropolitan Area,
Metropolitan Statistical Area and the larger Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. Northern Virginia
is the highest-income region of Virginia, having seven of the twenty highest-income counties in the
nation, including the three highest as of 2009.[5]
Northern Virginia's transportation infrastructure includes major airports Ronald Reagan Washington
National Airport and Dulles International, several lines of the Washington Metro subway system, the
Virginia Railway Express suburban commuter rail system, transit bus services, and an extensive network
of Interstate highways and expressways.
Notable features of the region include the Pentagon and the Central Intelligence Agency, and the many
companies which serve them and the federal government. The area's attractions include various
monuments and Colonial and Civil War-era sites such as Mount Vernon and Arlington National
Cemetery. It is the most affluent region in the nation

Address
________________________________________________________
Burke, VA 22015
My Email Address
Email me at (remove spaces between quotation marks) frater48349@mypacks.net or
cybermajor@earthlink.net
Link to This ‘Guide Couchsurfing-AirBnB’ on Scribd
http://www.scribd.com/doc/188303483/Guide-Couchsurfing-AirBnb-PersonalGuest-September6-2013-
AddressRedact
http://goo.gl/M2e0PQ
Bus Service (Express Bus Route 17H;17A/17L & 17B;Fairfax County Connector
Route 310)
Transportation. I live within 2 blocks of 17A/17H express bus (runs weekdays) and you are at Pentagon
metro station in about 25 minutes. Fare price about $3.85.

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Bus Routes Express Bus Route 17H;17A/17L;17B
Bus routes 17A/17H/17L & 17B are within 4 blocks of house. See Google customized map at
http://goo.gl/maps/8sCNB
Links to WMATA Bus Routes 17A-17H-17L & 17B
http://www.wmata.com/bus/timetables/va/17.pdf
Fairfax County Connector Route 310)
Nearest pickup location for Route 310 is 2 miles from my house in the Rolling Valley Park-and-Ride
located at Old Keene Mill Road & Shiplett Blvd.
http://goo.gl/maps/8sCNB
Link to Fairfax Connector Route 310 Bus Schedule
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector/pdf/310we.pdf
PAPER FARECARD REMINDERS (3):
1. BUSES DO NOT ACCEPT PAPER FARECARD, DON’T GIVE CHANGE
2. Paper Farecard is $1 more PER TRIP. SmartTrip card is best choice
3. Paper Farecard FROM Pentagon TO Burke-Home is $4. NO CHANGE
Information about Debarkation Bus Stop: Lake Braddock & Wallingford Lane
1. Braddock Road and pass over the 495-Braddock Road overpass
2. Passing intersection Burke Lake Road & Rolling Road
3. Passing intersection Burke Lake Road & Lake Braddock
4. Lake Braddock & Wallingford Lane is TWO STOPS after “Olley Lane
Info about subway metro map is at http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/map.cfm?
Maps
Map (Address Location ‘Where You Are Now’ & Places Of Interest)
Please see link
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=216029895264899011520.0004c4ec31c62ad82dac2&msa=0
or tiny url
http://goo.gl/maps/8sCNB
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=216029895264899011520.0004c4ec31c62ad82dac2&msa=0
&ll=38.804266,-77.2332&spn=0.067957,0.204964
Rail & Subway Transit maps
Info about subway metro map is at http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/map.cfm?


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Bus Stop Information (2 Near My House & Pentagon)

Next
Bus
Stop #
Route # Description Location Direction
Stop Location &
Intersection
Note Distance
5000### 17A/17H/17L Kings Park Home
South to George
Mason University
Lake Braddock Drive &
Wallingford
Weekday
Availability
Only
3 Blocks
5000435 17A/17H/17L Kings Park Home North to Pentagon
Burke Road & Ashbourn
Drive
Weekday
Availability
Only
3 Blocks
5000440 17A/17H/17L Kings Park Home North to Pentagon
Lake Braddock Drive &
Lighthosue lane
Weekday
Availability
Only
3 Blocks
5000449 17A Kings Park Pentagon
South to George
Mason University

6000792
17B, 17F,
17H, 17K
Kings Park
Express
Pentagon
Station &
Bus Bay L5
South to Kings Park
West

6000791
17A, 17G,
17K
Kings Park
Express
Pentagon
Station &
Bus Bay L6
South to George
Mason University


Bus Route Schedule Information Northbound to Pentagon – Weekday


Next
Bus
Stop #
Route #
Depart
Time
Arrival Time
Pentagon
Direction
Stop Location &
Intersection
Note Distance
5000435
17A 0913 0950
North to Pentagon Burke Road & Ashbourn
Weekday
Availability
Only
3 Blocks
5000435
306
(Fairfax
Connector)
1000 1033
North to Pentagon Burke Road & Ashbourn
Weekday
Availability
Only
3 Blocks

17A
3 Blocks




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WMATA Smartphone App (Recommend You Download)
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jazzmoonstewdio.android.dcmetro.activity&hl=en
Recommend that you download WMATA app to your smartphone (if available and applicable). My
assessment is that it is better than accessing WMATA information thru web browser as it provides near
real-time bus and rail schedule information (within 20 second refresh if desired).
Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Express Commuter Train
The VRE stop closest to my house is approximately 2.3 miles walk from my house to the Burke Centre
VRE train stop to destination Union Train station. Cost is approximately $7.50 one-way/single-ride.
VRE Fare Information Link
http://www.vre.org/service/fares.htm
(From Zone 4) Burke Centre/Rolling Road single-ride TO (Zone 1) Union Station or L'Enfant $7.50.
Address of Burke Centre VRE is 10399 Premier Court, Burke, Virginia 22015.
Blue line takes you to four "Inner City" Station-Stops:
 Alexandria, 110 Callahan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22301
 Crystal City, 1503 South Crystal Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22202-4114
 L Enfant, 6th & 7th St. at C St. S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024
 Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002-4285
Cabs
Springfield Taxi 703-451-2255
http://www.springfieldyellowcabs.com/taxi_cab_rates.php
SECTION 6: ERRANDS: GETTING THINGS DONE & RECOMMENDED
TOURIST SITES VISIT

Local Strip Shopping Centers (8) (Within 10-15 Minutes My House)
Below are listed the “strip” shopping centers (NOT to be confused with a “Mall”. All seven are within 10-
15 minutes of my house. They are indicated with a Red box on the Google map at link
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=216029895264899011520.0004c4ec31c62ad82dac2&msa=0
&ll=38.794099,-77.215004&spn=0.074657,0.209255
Closest (Within 1 mile walking of my house)
Burke Lake Road Shopping Center
(1.3 mi;5 minutes driving)
Intersection Burke Lake Road & Burke Road Shopping Center

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 Giant Grocery
 Auto Repair (ask for Manager xxx)
 Shell Gas Station
 US Post Office
 Hair Cuttery
 Taco Bell
 Seven-11 convenience store
Braddock Road Shopping Centers (2)
Twinbrooke Centre
1.2 miles;5 minutes driving
9579 Braddock Road
(703) 978-6283
 Safeway grocery store
 Outback restaurant
 McDonald's fast food
 Pizza Hut
 Subway Sandwich
 Veterinarian
Kings Park West Strip Shopping Mall
(2.5 mi;7 minutes driving)
8970 Burke Lake Road Burke, VA 22151
 Giant grocery
 CVS Pharmacy
 Dry cleaners
 Caribou coffee
 McDonalds fast food
Burke Centre Parkway Shopping Centers
Burke Village Center & Burke Towne Center
2.8 mi;8 minutes driving
Intersection of Burke Centre Pkwy & Roberts Road
 Walmart
 Dairy Queen
 jerry's Sub Sandwiches
 Wendy's
 Giant Grocery Store

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 Starbucks
Burke Centre Professional Plaza & Burke Centre
4.3 mi;11 minutes
Intersection Burke Centre Parkway & Ox Road
 Kohl's
 Navy Federal Credit Union
Old Keene Mill Road Shopping Centers (2)

Rolling Valley Mall Shopping Center
2.8 mi;9 minutes
Intersection of Shiplett Blvd. & Old Keene Mill Road
 Boston market
 Shoppers grocery
 Staples
 Burke Vet Clinic (One I use & recommend)
Burke Towne Plaza
2.5 miles;9 minutes
Intersection Lee Chapel Road & Old Keene Mill Road
 Safeway
 CVS Pharmacy
 Glory Days Grill
Near 495 Interstate
Ravensworth Shopping Center
3.7 miles;9 minutes
Intersection of Braddock Road and Port Royal Road
 Safeway
 Kilroy’s
 Gas Station
Laundromats
You are more than welcome to use the washer and dryer located downstairs in the basement. Laundry
detergent is available. If you are staying for an extended period of time and/or washing alot of clothes
you are more than welcome to purchase your own laundry detergent.

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Supermarkets
See section titled “Getting Things Done (Errands)” which lists shopping centers
Produce
See section titled “Getting Things Done (Errands)” which lists shopping centers. Produce is available for
purchase in grocery stores.

Farmers Markets
Eastern Market – Washington, DC
Open on weekends only. Accessible via “Eastern Market” metro. Location is xxx. Link is
http://www.easternmarket-dc.org/
Hours of operation per above link are
Tuesday to Friday - 7am - 7pm
Saturday - 7am - 6pm
Sunday - 9am - 5pm
Monday - CLOSED
Pharmacies
In America –unlike in Germany (apothecary) or United Kingdom (“chemist”) pharmacies are located in
grocery stores, Walmart. See section titled “Getting Things Done (Errands)” which lists shopping centers.
Examples of brand-name pharmacies in the United States are:
 CVS Pharmacy
 Walgreens
 Rite-Aid

Internet Cafes
 Caribou Coffee, located Kings Park West Strip Shopping Mall
8970 Burke Lake Road Burke, VA 22151
(2.5 mi;7 minutes driving)
Internet Access In House
Ask for WiFi key. Hint “lower case Irish hund und Irish hund zip
(SSID) Name of network is “Couchsurfing”

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Wining & Dining – My Favorite Restaurants
Wining
 Xxx, Shirlington, Arlington, VA
Not all that easily “express bus” direct expedient” accessible if you’re dependent on mass transit. It is
located in Shirlington and within three blocks of Shirlington bus mass transit area.
Restaurants
 Rays The Steaks, Arlington, VA
http://www.raysthesteaks.com/
Steaks about $25. Well worth it. Many regards BETTER than Ruth Chris, Capitol Grill, Caucus
Room
 “W” Hotel,
515 15th St NW
Washington, DC
(202) 661-2400
http://www.pointofviewdc.com/
Rooftop view of US Treasury, White House
 Sequoia, xx Northwest, Washington, DC
Great view of Potomac River, watch ships coming up river as well as skulls being rowed/crewed down
the river
Bars-Restaurants
 Kilroy’s (1940’s “WW II” poster themed bar-restaurant)
 The Ugly Mug, 8
th
& I street, Washington, DC (across from US Marine Corps Barracks)
 Maggie Malone’s, , 8
th
& I street, Washington, DC (across from US Marine Corps
Barracks)
 Daniel O’connell’s Irish Bar, Old Town, Alexandria, VA
Address & Link
112 King Street Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 739-1124
http://www.danieloconnells.com/
Located at xxx shopping

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Coffee Houses
Playing Around (Sports, Gyms, Soccer)
Swimming Pools
 My HOA has a swimming pool.
If interested let’s talk about swimming pool access
Gyms
Soccer Fields / Playing Areas
 Lake Braddock High School Soccer Fields (2)
Located within ½ mile walking distance from my house. Location is Lake Braddock High School. Please
reference the Google Map. It is formally described as “lake braddock school site park”
 xxx
Hiking Trails

Jogging Trails

Yoga
Rent bicycles
“Capital Bikeshare”
Are available for rental at many locations in Washington, DC or in Northern Virginia (e.g., Arlington, VA).
See link http://www.capitalbikeshare.com/


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Free Pool Tables

Stepping Out – Cultural Attractions
Smithsonian Museums
No Alcohol-Back Pack/Luggage Search Policy
Especially since 9/11 almost all museums and facilities search back packs and luggage and have a “no
alcohol” policy which means that entry is denied if you have alchohol (a lesson my Czechoslavkian CSer
learned who did not want to part with his alcohol.
Hours, Link & Cost
 Hours: 10:00 – 17:00
 Link: http://www.si.edu/
 Cost: Free
 Recommend (Pre)Plan Your trip. See above link.
Washington, DC Zoo
 See Smithsonian Museums Link: http://www.si.edu/

Art Galleries
 See Smithsonian Museums Link: http://www.si.edu/
Kennedy Center
 Free performances daily xx at 6 p.m to 7 p.m.
Reference http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium/

Opera

Ford Museum
Movie Theaters
 AMC Theaters, Courthouse Metro, Arlington, VA
 ## Theaters, Eisenhower Metro, Alexandria, VA


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Theatre
Jazz Bar
 Holiday Inn, 550 C Street SW, Washington, DC
SECTION 7: WASHINGTON, DC YOUTH HOSTELS
Hostelling International
Address
1009 11th St NW
Washington
(202) 737-2333
Link: hiwashingtondc.org
20 Google reviews
Capital View

Link: www.dclofty.com
12 Google reviews
Address:
301 I St NW
Washington, District of Columbia
(202) 450-3450
DC Lofty LLC

Link: dclofty.h0tels.us
11 Google reviews
Address:
1333 11th St NW
Washington
(202) 506-7106


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Couchsurfing’s Suggested List Topics
 Getting around. Navigating is one of the first things a traveler will need to figure out.
You can probably find all sorts of maps for your city: street maps, public transit maps,
tourist maps, even bicycling maps. Share the price of public transit, and how much a cab
should cost. If there are areas in your city that can be dangerous, consider taking one
map and drawing in the neighborhoods where your CouchSurfers should use caution.
 Staying safe. Just in case, a list of emergency numbers for fire, police, and an
ambulance can be helpful to your CouchSurfers. Also include your own address and
phone number.
 Getting things done. Even travelers have errands to run. Make a list or a map of nearby
laundromats, supermarkets, produce markets, pharmacies, internet cafes, and other
basics.
 Wining and dining. What are your favorite restaurants, bars, and coffee houses? Put
together an all-star list. Ask your friends and coworkers for their recommendations, too:
you might find a new favorite hang out!
 Playing around. What kind of sports and recreation are available in and around your
city? Make a basic list of public swimming pools, gyms that sell day passes, drop-in
yoga classes, and places that rent bicycles. Then think about all the great tips you
probably have to share: great hiking trails in the area, nice bike trails or jogging routes,
a good spot to find a pick up game of soccer, a bar with free pool tables, or a lake to
swim in.
 Stepping out. Compile some brochures from local cultural attractions: museums,
theaters, historic centers, art galleries, music venues, movie theaters, whatever you can
think of. If you have some favorite things that aren't in the guide books - a beautiful
garden, a historic building, a book store, or a restaurant with live music every Friday -
share that too!


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Text My Profile on CouchSurfing
 I AM a foodie! I love to eat and try new foods. So let’s ―change the world‖ and make it
better ―one visit / traveler / CSer‖ at a time!

Share with me your culinary interests and capabilities!

 What Does My House look like? http://va22015.tripod.com
 What part of town do you live in? If the DC beltway is a clock I live at the 7 o’clock
time position. 2 miles from 495 interstate / Braddock Road exit. Within 2 miles of
George Mason University and 1 mile from Lake Braddock High School. Please go to my
customized Google map for more information
https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=216029895264899011520.0004c4ec31c62ad82
dac2&msa=0&ll=38.833824,-77.173462&spn=0.142812,0.41851
 Transporation:
Within 2 blocks of 17H express bus to Pentagon
Within 2.5 miles of George Mason University
 How many people live with you? Me and my dog
 Photos of the house and backyard are at link taken when I bought the house a number of
years ago. House essentially looks the same. http://va22015.tripod.com
 What is your couch/floor/bed like?

Upstairs includes private queen size bed with dresser, closet and private guest bathroom.
Downstairs includes:
1. Private Small(er) twin size bed with closet and access to common-shared basement
bathroom (shower-tub), to upstairs common area kitchen and downstairs basement 400-
channel TV & high speed internet Wifi access.
2. Pull-out sofa couch. No private closet. Yes to: access to common-shared basement
bathroom (shower-tub)

Guests –regardless which ―couch‖ or sleeping arrangement have access to:

upstairs common area kitchen
downstairs jiu jitsu wrestling-grappling room
downstairs-basement laundry facilities
downstairs basement 400-channel TV
high speed internet Wifi access.
 Do you have pets? Yes, 1 4-year old lab-collie. Please see photo. CSers with a dog(s)
potentially available.
1/3 acre lot is fenced in and kitchen door has a doggie door.

 House is air conditioned.

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 Do you smoke?

Smoking. I smoke socially occasionally joining the Military Warriors Smoking Circle weekly at the
oldest cigar bar in Washington, DC (Shelby's).
o I do not smoke inside. There is a HUGE deck and backyard where you are welcome to
smoke. However, if you smoke please do not come inside smelling like an ashtray.
o If you are outside with the host please blow the smoke AWAY from your host. Thank
you.
 The deck is huge and it hosted 27-plus wrestlers/boxers when I hosted a BBQ.
 What fun things to do are there around where you live? Local landmarks?
Please see my notes.
 Public transportation? Express bus to Pentagon and subway. Cab also available. Please
see previous notes.
 Can you show people around? Possibly, it depends. Need to discuss. Or, are you busy
working? Yes and no.
 Do you prefer to go to bed early or late? I am a night owl
 Best times that you can host? Weekdays? Weekends? Weekends are probably best but
weekdays are possible (again with discussion and coordination and ―managing
expectations‖). You should be a self-sufficient self starter.
 Do you have blankets? Yes and sleeping bag.
 How many days is too many?
Even for family visiting two-weeks –as etiquette advisor Emily Post reminds us—pushes
it.
Generically speaking: ―from a weekend‖, ―one to four weekdays.‖ Possibly to a week or
longer. Again, all with discussion, coordination.
 Other Amenities: High speed Internet (secured [WPA2] Wifi Access. BBQ grill on my deck.
Home Owner Association (HOA): swimming pool and tennis courts. Hot tub with a pergola which
I built over it.
o Please ask for Instructions how to properly safe, use and turn-off a propane gas grill.
Smoking. I smoke socially occasionally joining the Military Warriors Smoking Circle weekly at the oldest
cigar bar in Washington, DC (Shelby's). I do not smoke inside. There is a HUGE deck and backyard where
you are welcome to smoke. The deck is huge and it hosted 27-plus wrestlers/boxers when I hosted a
BBQ.
Single Field Grade (MAJOR) Officer and professional.
Suburban Northern Virginia 4-bedroom house. Two bedrooms and one couch are available for rent.
Transportation information (for bus and rail-subway near my house) is at link http://www.wmata.com/




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Amenities:
1/3 acre fenced in back yard (I have a dog)
Gas BBQ grill
4-person hot tub with pergola above it.
Large (27-person plus) backyard deck.
Home Owner Association (HOA) pool and tennis courts access.
Washer-Dryer Access
Type in a description of your couch and what you have to offer surfers. Things to be sure to
include:



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SECTION 8: INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO PROPERLY SAFE, USE AND TURN-
OFF A (CHARBROIL SILVER XXX THREE-BURNER) PROPANE GAS GRILL

Pre-Grilling Preparations & Post-Grilling Cleaning

1. Use wire brush to clean grill both BEFORE and AFTER using the grill
2. Grilling Utensils
a. Storage Location is in the kitchen, sitting atop the microwave in the kitchen
b. Clean both before and after
c. Additional grilling utensils are in plastic container located to the left of the refrigerator
and wall.
How to Turn-On Propane Gas Grill & Burners

1. Assess level of fuel in tank
a.
2. Turn valve on propane tank counter-clockwise
3. There are three burners
a. The burners light horizontally from front to rear
b. Turn each burner on one at a time starting from the front burner
4. How to light each burner (turn fuel on & ignite)
a. Turn front burner to nine o’clock time position
b. Press and push the igniter button on the right
c. Wait, watch and observe the flame light
5. Repeat Step four for the second (middle) and rear burner
Safety
1. Fire extinguisher
2.



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KEY DISBURSEMENT FORM

I,(First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, age, Date of Birth
(DOB)________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
that on (Month, Day, Year, approximate time)
_____________________________________________________________________________________
I was provided (insert quantity) ______________________________ of front door key(s). I promise not
to make duplicate copies of this key, not to make impressions, not to take or make photos or facsimile
of the key and to return the key(s) upon termination of my domicile at this residence.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RETURN OF KEY(S)
(First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, age, Date of Birth
(DOB)________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
returned quantity of (spell out the numerical word) ___________________________________________
on (Month, Day, Year, approximate time)
_____________________________________________________________________________________

Signed


Printed or Typed Name__________________________________________________________________
Signature
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Authorized Representative Agent of Owner/Landlord




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RENTER-GUEST BRIEFING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM
(OF SPECIFIED DATA ITEMS)

Data Item Description Date Renter-
Guest
Initials &
Date
Landlord-
Agent Rep
Initials &
Date
Notes
Acknowledgement Dog On
Premises

Disclosure Pet Allergies
Acknowledgement Steps
Get Into House (not a
ranch house)

Voluntary Disclosure Any
Medical Issues Which
Could Require Assistance
Emergency

Suitability Determination
Relationship Pet Affection

US Citizen Requirement/
Visa or Resident Disclosure

Felony Disclosure
Incarceration, Bonded
Disclosure

Visitor Pre-
Coordination/Authorization

Party Pre-
Coordination/Authorization

Tenant Acknowledgement
No Authorization Grant
Entrance Absent Warrant

Car Parking Allowed Areas
& Manner

Smoking Prohibition
Prohibition Engagement,
Conducting Criminal or
Illegal Activities

Prohibition Illegal
Substances

Image Maintenance Work to be
conducted back
deck & deck table
No
smoking/working
front step


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Key Disbursement Disbursement
Key(s)

Read Guest Services
Directory

Rental Amount
Cleaning Deposit
Security Deposit
Rules of Conduct
Behaviors Immediate
Termination
Noise, quiet
conduct &
discipline













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TENANT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT NO AUTHORIZATION GRANT
ENTRANCEABSENT WARRANT

I,(First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, age, Date of Birth
(DOB)________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________
acknowledges that as guest, tenant or Couchsurfer

Individual possesses no inherent authority, no delegated authority to grant permission for any Law
Enforcement Official (LEO) or Government Official to perform any of the following activities unless that
individual presents physical “in-hand” subpoena:

perusing the property while being on the property
entering into the backyard
entering the house thru any windows or doors