The accomodation is the full first floor (semi-basement) of a house in a residential area. The hosts live upstairs. We did not meet Bushra, but her brother and mother were very welcoming.
PROS: The place is convenient to highways (about 30 minutes to downtown Washington) with plenty of shopping nearby. Also there is a forest park right next door for walking. Parking is on the street, but easily available right in front of the house. The apartment is spacious, each bedroom is large. The living room also has a dining area (with table). The kitchen also has an eating area (table with chairs) as well as the washer/dryer. The kitchen was well supplied with dishes and utensils with lots of pots and pans.
CONS: The furniture overall is a mixture, a little dated, but clean, although a few peices needed repairs (doors, drawers). The apartment itself was very clean, although the paint was a bit chipped. Guests (and hosts) should be aware that this is the bottom floor of a house, so sound travels easily.
OVERALL: Welcoming hosts, spacious apartment and good value.