Home away from home in DC!
Submitted: September 29, 2011
Stayed: September 2011
My mom and I went to DC last weekend for the book festival. We have been to DC several times and have wanted to go to the Eastern Market and flea market but were always too far away. This apartment fit in perfectly with our plans.
We couldn't have had a nicer stay. The apartment is bright and airy even though it is a basement apartment. I found the blinds easy to operate and want some for my own house! So many positive things to say! The apartment is beautifully decorated, with many African figures including an enormous mancala game! I felt like I was on safari! I loved the framed laundry bag from Samoa in the bathroom. Wonderful. If you like travel you'll llove this apartment.
Bedding: Extremely comfortable, I was worried that a murphy bed might not be, but my mom said it was very comfortable. The twin in the back room was also so comfortable. Crisp fresh sheets, good quality, as were the towels. There is a linen area if you need more. You could not hear a peep at night, very quiet. Even though the owners live upstairs we didn't hear any noise. Oddly the only thing we could hear was their phone when it rang-so don't think there's a phone in your apartment, there isn't.
Bathrooms: Carla provided a bar of new soap for each bathroom, and there was handsoap also. Modern ionic hairdryer. Good water pressure and no problems with hot water. VERY nice to have two bathrooms.
The TV is flat screen, all amenities, coffee maker, mini fridge, stove (which we didn't use- too many great places to eat!), and enough dishes etc. Beautiful dishware and coffee cups! There is a lot of thought given to guests, such as having umbrellas right in the apt, you don't need to pack that. Markets are close by for stocking up on supplies. One item for suggestion would be to have some wooden hangers vs wire, as those don't hold clothes very well.
Carla was a very nice hostess, her dog is adorable. A friend of ours stayed one night and Carla got a parking permit for her even though I didn't give her much notice. Metro is only 3 blocks. The neighborhood is lovely, lots of people walking with their dogs. We felt very safe at all times. Narrow stairs as mentioned, so not accessible for disabled.
Tortilla Cafe has wondeful El Salvadoran food. The Eastern Market flea market is a feast for browsers, & the market itself is a food lovers dream if you like to cook! Banana Cafe has the best mango margarita I've ever had!
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