LOVELY WASHINGTON ~DC~ HOUSE IN UPSCALE NEIGHBORHOOD.

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LOVELY WASHINGTON ~DC~ HOUSE IN UPSCALE NEIGHBORHOOD.

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

This is a high quality, 3 BR 3 BA single family home in one of the best neighborhoods in Washington, DC. The house is located on Livingston St., NW, 2&1/2 blocks off Connecticut Ave., zip code 20015. The 20015 zip code is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the city. It is safe and quiet, yet close to downtown and the museums and monuments and all the other attractions the Nation's capital has to offer. There is a chic commercial area close by at Connecticut Ave. with shops, restaurants, banks, grocery stores, Starbucks, a restored vintage movie theater, a community library, an old fashioned diner, etc.

The house is also close to the Friendship Heights Metro station. If you are bringing a car, your free visitors parking pass (provided by owner for up to two cars) will enable you to park for free within 2 blocks or less of the Metro stop. Otherwise, Metro is a 6-block walk or a brief bus ride. It is a pleasant walk to Metro through a pretty neighborhood with the Starbucks and a great deli on the way. There is also a bus, just steps from the house, which takes you to Metro in less than 5 minutes.

Friendship Heights has probably the best shopping in the city with very high-end stores such as Tiffany's, Cartier, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Neiman Marcus, Roche Bobois and Brooks Brothers. It also has TJMaxx, Filene's Basement and everything in-between: Bloomingdales, Border's, small boutique shops, etc, etc.

The house has three bedrooms and two full baths upstairs plus a 3rd full bath in the basement. There is a queen sleep sofa in the living room. There is also some extra sleeping space in the basement with the 3rd new small bath with shower. Downstairs is a large living room with a 51" big screen HDTV and fireplace, separate dining room, kitchen, and screened back porch with table and chairs overlooking a large, fenced back yard with a BBQ/smoker grill and some lawn furniture.

For stays of one to two weeks, rent is $300. per day ($2100. per week) with extra days after the first week pro-rated @$300. per day. For example an 8-day stay would total $2400., a 9-day stay would total $2700., etc. Lower rates can be negotiated for stays of more than 2 weeks.

For stays of less than a week, there is a 4-day minimum. Rent is $350. per day on weekday nights and $450. on weekend nights (Fri., Sat., & Sun.). For example, a four-day stay, with arrival on Thurs. and departure on Mon. would total $1700.

There are higher rates for stays which include holidays and also higher rates for spring break and the Cherry Blossom Festival. These holiday rates generally add about $50/day to the rent.

For all stays, a $1,000. security deposit is required and a $200. departure cleaning fee.

Rent includes all utilities, good quality linens, wireless internet, cable TV, all furnishings, dishes, etc.

Rental rates assume normal use of the house for families or groups of up to six people. Extra charges apply when more than six people are using the house. Extra charges also apply if you want to hold an event at the house, such as a birthday or graduation party.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
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I am a semi-retired physician. I still work part-time. I have lived in Washington, DC most of my adult life except during my medical training when I lived in Chicago, Providence, RI and Boston. I love Washington. It is a unique, exciting and beautiful city. I think it is, perhaps, the most beautiful city in the world, with only a couple of possible exceptions. In addition to just relaxing and enjoying the beauty and excitement of this city, you could spend several weeks here and still not run out of major attractions you would not want to miss. There are at least 17 major museums downtown, including the Smithsonian complex of museums and National Zoo, plus, of course, the monuments, White House, U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court and the Library of Congress, Kennedy Center, Union Station, etc. Then you can also go to Mt. Vernon, Old Town Alexandria, Georgetown and possibly even Annapolis, MD. (By the way, in addition to the Air and Space Museum downtown, there is also the newer, huge Smithsonian Air and Space Museum near Dulles Airport.) If you stayed in Washington, DC for a month, you would not run out of fun and exciting things to do. In fact, although I have already lived here for years, and there is still plenty left for me to see.

The Owner purchased this house in 1998

This is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the city of Washington. It is a quiet and safe residential area which is nonetheless right in the city and close to downtown. It is a very "upscale" neighborhood populated mostly by professionals who don't want to commute in from the suburbs.

It is remarkable that this particular street is right in the city of Washington and yet is so quiet you can hear a pin drop. The house is only 2&1/2 blocks off Connecticut Ave., one of the main arteries of the city. (Connecticut Ave. ends at the White House.) However, Livingston Street has the advantage of being interrupted at the next corner. This block is not a cul de sac but has a similar effect. There are very few cars except those which belong to the people who live on this block. We get almost no through traffic. This makes Livingston St. unusually quiet and also very safe for children and pets. Yet just 2&1/2 blocks away is Connecticut Ave. with all sorts of shops and restaurants, library, movie theater, Starbucks, etc. All the amenities you would want are just a few steps from the house.

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Lovely Washington ~DC~ House in Upscale Neighborhood.
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews
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Lovely Washington ~DC~ House in Upscale Neighborhood.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p148696vb
(202) 363-6331 (District Of Columbia, USA)
Chevy Chase Maryland - Washington DC
California
5

Nice house in a beautiful neighborhood

  • 5 of 5
Our family met for a week in Washington DC. We chose a home in Chevy Chase based on the reputation of the area and the desirability of a house rather than a hotel. That was a good choice for us because we were in a lovely neighborhood in a house that had plenty of room for everyone There were eight people, six adults and two kids, We found the location to be convenient for shopping, transportation, and parking. Oddly, the house is full of the owner's personal stuff, but she more than made up for that by her extraordinary help in making our visit comfortable and interesting, from showing us the community to updating us on the status of museum closures. We have good memories.
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Lovely Washington ~DC~ House in Upscale Neighborhood.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p148696vb
(202) 363-6331 (District Of Columbia, USA)
Chevy Chase Maryland - Washington DC
Boston
5

Hope to stay here again

  • 5 of 5
On several occasions we have visited D.C for work and found this rental to be everything we could have hoped for. The house is clean, comfortable, quiet and full of the amenities (including bran new washer and dryer) that are necessary for an extended stay. The neighborhood is peaceful with public transportation and shopping close enough to walk to.
The owner has been more than helpful and accommodating. She made sure we had everything we needed and was always available to address questions and requests. She has been a delight to work with and has, on each visit, extended to us a generosity beyond expectations.
Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: This is the third time this well-known composer has rented my house. He was twice commissioned to write new compositions to be performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. I attended these performances of his works, and they were spectacular.
I have sometimes had a chance to visit with some of his group of artists, and a couple of lovely friendships have formed. I don't always have a chance to get to know my guests, but when I do, it is one of the great pleasures I have had in doing this type of rental.
Most people choose my house primarily for its excellent location. The house is in a quiet, safe, "upscale" neighborhood with no parking problems, yet it is close to downtown, and there are plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance.
The house is only about 15 or 20 minutes by car to the Kennedy Center. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is located almost adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial. Neither the Lincoln Memorial nor the Kennedy Center can be reached easily by Metro.
This guest and his party had rehearsals at the Kennedy Center every day, and later for the performances every evening. My house was in a perfect location for them, only a short drive away, and is about as close to downtown as you can get and still be able to park your car(s). The house is close to Metro as well, so it is a good location for anyone visiting the monuments and museums near the various Metro stations, and for those here on business who need to be close to downtown.
This rental was one of the three rentals for which I waived the security deposit this past summer. There is no point in charging a security deposit to people I already know will take good care of the house.
I would also like to say that I strive to keep the house as nicely furnished as possible, but not so much so that people feel they have to tiptoe around. My goal is to provide nice surroundings that are also relaxed and comfortable. Please contact the owner anytime with any questions about the house or its location
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Lovely Washington ~DC~ House in Upscale Neighborhood.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p148696vb
(202) 363-6331 (District Of Columbia, USA)
Chevy Chase Maryland - Washington DC
based out of Washington DC but currently in Moscow
5

Another idyllic stay at this home-away-from home

  • 5 of 5
Our family, with a teenage boy and girl, stayed once again at the house on our annual summer visit to Washington to visit friends and family. This year in fact we used the house more intensively for entertaining during the two-week visit since parking was so easy and the house, especially the back porch, was ideally suited for reunions. The house was fully equipped so that all we had to do was walk down to the nearby stores on Connecticut Avenue to purchase the food.

We were baffled to read the recent negative review since we have always found the owner to be discreet concerning our privacy but helpful if we asked for advice. Moreover we have never had a problem with the security deposit that has always been returned promptly. In fact this summer we just agreed orally that we would obviously pay if there were any damage to the property as a result of our stay -- and, after all these years of repeated rentals, our word was good enough for the owner. We highly recommend the house for longer-term visitors and especially those who would like a comfortable base for their families when transitioning in or out of the Washington area.
  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: This lovely family has stayed at my house for their vacation every summer for five of the past six years. They lived in DC before, so they already knew that this neighborhood is ideal for a visit to DC. I have had the pleasure of seeing the young boy in the family grow into a tall, handsome young man now getting ready to go off to college. I have seen the daughter first as a cute and sweet little girl who is now beginning to blossom into beautiful young woman. The father is an economics professor, and the mother is a well-known journalist. I have not seen much of them during their visits, because they are busy people with loads of friends and family to see. However, I always look forward to their annual visits, and there is nothing I wouldn't do to make their stay as nice as possible for them. I have waived the security deposit a total of three times this summer to people I know will take proper care of the house, including this family. They have already indicated they will be back again next summer, and I very much look forward to having them here again.
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Lovely Washington ~DC~ House in Upscale Neighborhood.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p148696vb
(202) 363-6331 (District Of Columbia, USA)
Chevy Chase Maryland - Washington DC
Concord, California
1

Owner Invaded our Privacy

  • 1 of 5
The house was mostly fine. The master shower didn't drain and so the shower water backed up about 6+ inches during use. The neighborhood is beautiful in the Spring. The walk to the subway was about 15-20 minutes, too far to be comfortable; but it is a pleasant walk.

The worst part of the stay was the owner's intrusions. She lives next door and entered the rental daily while we were away, looking through our bedrooms and personal belongings. We found her snooping through our bedroom one night at 10:30 pm when we returned. She insulted our religion and withheld our security deposit on a false claim of damage.
  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad this family liked the house and the lovely neighborhood. However, the personal comments about me are Not True. I do not "snoop" on my guests or invade their privacy. Why on earth would I do that? I am a busy semi-retired physician.
After my guests arrive, they usually never see hide nor hair of me unless they need help with something, and never without notice. In this case, there were problems almost every day.
This family has 6 very young children, including an infant and several toddlers and did not take proper care of the house. I observed this on several occasions when I had to come over to collect money they owed me and to get them to sign the rental agreement which was supposed to have been signed and mailed to me ahead of time. Their stay was almost over, and I finally had to get angry, before the father signed the rental agreement.
Please note that this review is in marked contrast to the multiple 5-star reviews of my house and of me personally. It was written in retaliation for my refusal to return the security deposit.
I almost always return the security deposit in full. However, this family actually owes me more than the security deposit for damage to my property. These people have more children than they are able or willing to manage. The children, who were all very nice, need parents. The children are "home schooled". This appeared to me to be nothing but an excuse for using the older children, all at or under age 14, to provide child care for the younger children. The oldest boy, at age 14, functions as the family's nanny.
The father, who is a partner in a large San Francisco law firm and here on business, would be on his computer and the mother upstairs while the oldest child would be in the kitchen using the gas stove to cook a breakfast of pancakes for all his younger siblings. The younger children would be sitting around the dining table with no supervision by an adult. The babies would dump pancake syrup all over the dining table with the youngest one in the highchair throwing food all over the carpet, woodwork, etc. They ruined the table, also broke the decorative trim off another valuable piece of furniture.
There was an incident of extreme child neglect and child endangerment outside the house, also observed by a friend of mine and a neighbor.
I have had excellent relationships with most of my guests, including other large families, but this family was a disaster.
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Lovely Washington ~DC~ House in Upscale Neighborhood.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p148696vb
(202) 363-6331 (District Of Columbia, USA)
Chevy Chase Maryland - Washington DC
Moscow, Russia
5

Perfect family home like living in DC

  • 5 of 5
My family has stayed in this house 4 times within the past 6 years, and it just keeps getting better. As former DC residents, the house and the neighborhood remind us so much of where we lived. Besides the nostalgia, it is a perfect location near stores and transportation, and yet quiet. The house itself is well maintained and has all the amenities that one would expect, and more. Our two teenage children consider the house as their home in DC. We just wish that we could spend more time than we do. The house is very good for visitors, but possible even more valuable to those in transition or on short-term assignments.
  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Lovely Washington ~DC~ House in Upscale Neighborhood.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p148696vb
(202) 363-6331 (District Of Columbia, USA)
Chevy Chase Maryland - Washington DC
Dallas, Texas, USA
5

A Quiet Base for a Long Stay

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed here for six weeks in the summer of 2012 with our two teenage daughters. We enjoyed it very much. The home is very quiet and quaint and the back porch is very peaceful for reading and conversation.

The walk to Connecticut Avenue stores and conveniences is easy and several of the restaurants there are very good. Even walking to Friendship Heights and the Metro Station there is doable. There is also a Zipcar located in the Lord & Taylor parking lot in Friendship Heights if you do need a car for a day.

We would definitely recommend this home and would love to come stay again.
  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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  • From $300/nt - $6500/mo
  • US Dollars
  • $300/night for stays of one to two weeks
  • $350/night to $450/night (4 night min.) for stays of less than a week
  • $6500/month
  • There are extra charges for families or groups of more than 6 people
  • There are extra charges for stays which include holidays
  • $200 departure cleaning fee
  • A refundable $1000 security deposit is required

Amenities

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Chevy Chase House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Broadband Access
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Catering Available
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
  • Ping Pong Table
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • antiquing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking

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