This lovely apartment is in a wonderful DC neighborhood. You couldn't ask for a better location. It is half a block from a vibrant downtown full of great restaurants and shops, including a Target with groceries. We took advantage of the location, dining out each night, strolling the streets, and using the nearby Metro to get around. It is a short trip to the DC mall, etc. from Columbia Heights. We felt very safe there. The apartment has all of the essentials you need to relax and to prepare light meals. It is comfortable, well-decorated, and it is spotlessly clean. This apartment is a great value and is much nicer than staying in a hotel room. This was my 5th trip to DC. I have stayed in many vacation rentals in the US and in Europe, and I own a vacation rental as well. I would highly recommend this apartment and Columbia Heights.