A Quiet Place in DC!!!
Submitted: October 31, 2010
Stayed: October 2010
Our family was in D C for my son's wedding and chose this property because it was pet friendly but it was so much more. It is an older home in a lovely, quiet neighborhood which is an oasis from all the traffic, just blocks away. Due to the traffic, we found that it was easier to walk than drive to local stores and restaurants. The owner provides resident parking passes and parking in front of the house is always available. If going downtown,use the metro if you can. One block to bus lines.
The listing photos are an accurate reflection of the home and there is upgraded bedding in the master bedroom. If you have a dog, the yard is quite large for a city and fenced all around. However, our dog is not a fan of stairs and preferred long walks in the neighborhood.
The owner is simply great , very friendly and,accomodating. She provided detailed instructions on the house, amenities and local stores & restaurants. She even made sure we took advantage of grocery discount cards. There were no issues with rental agreement and a timely return of security deposit.
The house was very clean and had a smaller functional kitchen which we did not fully utilize.
Since we were quite busy with wedding activities we did not fully take advantage of the the neighborhood. Would recommend Comet pizza for gourmet pizza listed as one of DC top cheap eats.
Nail salon across the street from there was great for last minute appointments.
Do not know when but we will return.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: As they have indicated, these guests came to DC for their son's wedding. Friends and family came from all over, most of them staying in hotels. However, the groom's mom, dad, grandmother, sister, and sister's boyfriend all stayed at my DC vacation rental house. (Also included was the beautiful Dee Dee, the family dog, who was not about to be left out of the grand occasion.) My guests found DC traffic rather daunting but were surprised that the house is untouched by city noise and traffic. One reason is that this particular neighborhood happens to back up against Rock Creek Park. Rock Creek Park is a massive tract of federal parkland in the center of Washington, DC. This particular street (Livingston St., NW), is rather short and ends a half block from the house. Therefore, very little traffic comes onto this block. Yet Connecticut Ave., one of the main arteries of the city, and which goes down straight to the White House, is only 2&1/2 blocks away. Connecticut Ave. is full of shops and restaurants, banks, grocery and drug stores, movie theater, video rental place, etc. Pretty much anything you need is within walking distance of the house, including public transportation. If you stay here, it is nice to have a car, but you don't really need one. If you do have a car, parking is no problem. There is always plenty of parking in front of the house. I also provide temporary resident parking passes which allow you to park throughout the neighborhood and close to the Friendship Heights Metro station all day for free. No one wants to come to DC and stay out in the suburbs. On the other hand, some of the DC neighborhoods can be a bit dicey when it comes to issues of safety. My house is the perfect solution. It is quiet and safe, yet it is right in the city and convenient to everything by either car or public transportation.
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