HEART OF THE CITY - HALF BLOCK TO METRO - SHOPS & RESTAURANTS NEARBY!

Victoria

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HEART OF THE CITY - HALF BLOCK TO METRO - SHOPS & RESTAURANTS NEARBY!

Columbia Heights Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 4

This charming apartment is the entire 3rd floor of an historic row house in the dynamic neighborhood of Columbia Heights. The ordinary nightly price is $125-140.00 which includes tax and cleaning.

The apartment is separate and private with a door at the bottom of the stairs, but the entry is through the main house where I live. You may come and go as you please. I'm a writer & work at home.

Location- only Half-block from Columbia Heights Metro station, (Yellow/Green line) it is only ten minutes to most tourist sites - Smithsonian museums, US Capitol, Convention Center, Zoo.

What's Nearby? - Within 2 blocks you will find dozens of restaurants and cafes, a wine-bar, neighborhood pub, 2 coffee shops, a wine store, Starbucks, a Grocery Store, 24 hr. CVS drugstore.

DC-USA shopping center with Target & Marshals. (Travel light and buy it all here!)

Other neighborhoods with similar vibrant nightlife & restaurants - Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, Mount Pleasant & U st - are an easy 15-20 minute walk, or one subway stop away.

Just three more stops along (no need to change trains) is the bustling Gallery Place/Chinatown neighborhood, with the MCI arena, Convention Center, American Art Museum, Spy museum, dozens of shops and restaurants, a 14 screen movie theater, even a bowling alley!

Amenities- The apartment has one bedroom with queen sized bed, a full bathroom and a separate living room with a comfy queen-sized sofa bed. There is a TV with cable & DVD in each room.

Wireless Internet.

In the living room there is a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, 2 electric burners, toaster, coffee maker etc. - everything you need to prepare light meals. You have use of washer/dryer on 2nd floor.

Children - Because of the stairs I don't take children between crawling and about age 5.

Older children are welcome. There is one Aerobed available, making it possible for 3 children to share the living room. This is very crowded however and not recommended for longer than 4 nights.

Free street parking permit. Off street parking is available.

Cleaning and tax is included in the listed rate.

Weekly rental is 7 days 6 nights.

Availability - Spring (March through June) fills fast. Please consult the calendar for openings.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Guestbook comments from the owner
Our first real vacation to D.C. and we could not have picked a better place to stay. Close to Metro station - just a 3-4 minute walk - and close to good places to eat and shop. Just two of us so we had plenty of room - fully furnished with everything you need and very comfortable for resting up for the next adventure. Landlady was very nice and usually home to ask questions and give advice. Neighborhood was quite nice and we never had any safety / security concerns. We would very highly recommend you give this place serious consideration if going to D.C. For us, it was just about perfect.
Jun 2008
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Victoria

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Speaks english

I'm a novelist. I was born in Washington DC and have lived here most of my life. I've traveled and worked all over the world and enjoy sharing my city with visitors.

www.victoriamckernan.com.

Victoria purchased this apartment in 2006

Columbia Heights is an historic and diverse neighborhood right in the middle of the city, close to everything.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
Travel with confidence
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Heart of the City - Half Block to METRO - Shops & Restaurants Nearby!
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Columbia Heights Washington DC
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FABULOUS APARTMENT IN A TERRIFIC, STROLL-FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Columbia Heights Washington DC
Burlington,VT
5

GREAT LOCATION WITH CLEAN COZY APARTMENT

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed here one week while exploring DC. We found the location convenient to the metro station and to many restaurant and stores. We used the metro exclusively to get around as we flew in and out of the National Airport. The VRBO listing describes the third floor apartment accurately with 2 rooms and a bathroom. One room is the bedroom which we found comfortable and the 2nd room had the kitchenette and lounge area. The kitchen was stocked with basic utensils. Overall - very clean and comfortable.

One concern that was eliminated upon arrival was the safety of the area. We felt safe exploring several blocks surrounding the apartment. We walked to stores and enjoyed local restaurants without issue. Victoria was our tour guide by providing a notebook of local stores and restaurants and had a creative wall hanging to identify the locations of many.

We do recommend this apartment.
  • Submitted: May 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Columbia Heights Washington DC
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LOVED THIS PLACE!

  • 5 of 5
We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay! The apartment is convenient to the Metro and is in a very bustling neighborhood. The apartment is just as described and my grown children and I looked forward to coming back to it every night for a quick rest and cocktail before heading out to dinner in the neighborhood. Victoria is so accomodating and full of info. Can't wait to stay again as we have more to see! Thanks for a great vacation. I have already recommended this place to some friends!
  • Submitted: May 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
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Columbia Heights Washington DC
Evanston, IL
5

PERFECT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
My daughter and I stayed here during spring break. The location was super convenient. We used the Metro to get everywhere (including to and from the airport). Restaurants, nail salon, yogurt place, groceries, are all within a couple of blocks of Victoria's home. The space was clean and had everything we needed and more. Victoria provided excellent advice and local resources so we could easily acclimate to the area. We certainly recommend this place for a small family or couple.
  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Columbia Heights Washington DC
Las Vegas, NV
5

COZY, CLEAN, COMFY

  • 5 of 5
All was as expected when we arrived. Victoria met us and gave us the tour, introduced us to her pets, and we took care of business so she could get on with her afternoon. She was adept at reading our social quotient and let us be or chatted as we came and went.
The home is located in a busy metro area, probably a 2 minute walk to the Metro station. Lots of foot traffic on this one way street. We live in a rural area so the Beautiful Noise was distracting at first, but we slept well on the soft beds even with the windows open.

Victoria has passes for the metro you can use to save yourself $1 a trip, so use them and buy a week unlimited pass for just $45 (if, of course, you're gonig to be there a week). We came in from BWI, took shuttle to MARC, took Penn line to Union Station metro and then Red line to Green/Yellow. Entire trip took about 2 hours.

We were a party of 3 and that is about all that could comfortably fit in the apartment, unless 2 of 4 of you are small kids. We used the laundry once, watched squirrels in the trees outside the 3rd story window, and Victoria was kind enough to sign one of her books our son happened to be reading. She accepted a mail package for us, posted a lost item on her local blog, and was helpful with anything we asked about, giving us tips on what was free or local, convenient, specials going on nearby, etc.

Her small dog is protective and barks, so if you are afraid of dogs you may need to consider this. We found that if you just walked by without disturbing her ("hi, come here, hey puppy", etc) she would just let you walk by. The cats are delightful and love to play and be petted. There are two sets of narrow stairs so if you can't do stairs, you will have to skip Victoria's hospitality.

We found lots of restaurants, a Saturday Farmer's Market, grocery, shopping - all you need is within a 5 minute walk. If we return to Washington DC, we would like to stay here again. Thanks, Victoria, for all the hospitality!
  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Columbia Heights Washington DC
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FANTASTIC LOCATION, WARM WELCOME!

  • 5 of 5
The apartment is just yards from the Columbia Heights Metro, (yet quiet), and there are plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. The owner lives at the property and kept in touch throughout the period before arrival, and it was very reassuring to know she was expecting us! She was also SO helpful with arrangements/ideas/maps/tourist information etc. The apartment was very clean, very well equipped, we lacked nothing except better weather and better cooperation from the Federal Government! Unfortunately, DC 'shut-down' during our stay, and we were unable to see the sights we wanted, but the owner of the property was so helpful, and we were able to return to the apartment later in our holiday for an extra night to explore the city's sights. Thank you Victoria! We would definitely recommend the property to any other visitors.
  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Shopping

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Availability & Rates

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Columbia Heights Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring-Summer
Mar 1 2014 - Jul 30 2014
4 night minimum stay
$140
$800
 
 
Feb.
Feb 10 2015 - Feb 12 2015
2 night minimum stay
$10
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
$700
 

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Amenities

Columbia Heights Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Printer
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Sofa Bed
  • Wireless Internet
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • arboretum
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • festivals
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • hospital
  • groceries
  • ATM/bank
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • ice skating
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • cycling
  • tennis
Notes:
Non-crawling babies and children older than about 5 are welcome. It is possible for three children to sleep in the living room with one on an air-bed on the floor, but this is very crowded and only recommended for short stays (3-4 days.)
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