SINGLE FAMILY HOME, PARKING, YARD AND BASEMENT APARTMENT!

Lara Hawketts

Advertiser since 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks english, spanish
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Lara Hawketts

Advertiser since 2011
Speaks english, spanish
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

SINGLE FAMILY HOME, PARKING, YARD AND BASEMENT APARTMENT!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Brookland House Rental Photos and Description

Flexible accommodation ~ Sleeps 10 Rent basement or entire house

Greetings!

Welcome to our beautiful detached home in DC's Brookland neighborhood. Locals refer to Brookland as ‘DC's best kept secret', it's a little haven in DC, away from the hustle and bustle but the Metro (Red line) can get you downtown in 15 minutes to the monuments, museums, white house and Capitol hill.

This is a flexible rental, you have 3 options you can either 1) rent just the basement apartment (separate entrance), 2) Rent the main house (excluding the basement) or 3) rent the entire house (including basement).

The studio apartment is on the lower level and has its own separate entrance and has just been remodeled. It’s light and airy but cozy too. There is also space for a full size air mattress and a day-bed which can comfortably sleep an extra guest. The apartment sleeps up to 5. A kitchenette is well equipped with mini fridge, toaster, microwave and coffee maker.

The main house can sleep up to 6 people. It has 1.5 baths, 3 bedrooms (1 queen, 1 full size sofa bed & 2 x twin beds) kitchen dining area with all stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. There are flat screen TV’s cable and free WIFI.

Everything is newly furnished and decorated, comfy beds complete with the luxurious linens and towels.

Large fenced yard to let the children run and play complete with front and back porches to sit and enjoy a glass of wine. Additional patio area and gas grill.

We are close to all the attractions in DC, as we are conveniently located near to the metro (red line). Washington's DC’s monuments, the mall, the amazing museums, the Whitehouse and Capitol building are all within 15-20 minutes by car or metro.

Don’t miss the Franciscan Monastery and gardens, there are also many bike trails nearby including the National Arboretum. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Roman Catholic Church in the United States and is one of the 10 largest churches in the world.

We have plenty of guidebooks and local knowledge on what to see, where to go and some great recommendations for restaurants.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Keywords: House, Flat, English Basement, Apartment, studio, unit

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lara Hawketts (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed at Lara and Alex's place for two days and it was lovely! Unfortunately, Lara was out of town & we didn't get to meet her, but Alex was a wonderful host and gave us many good tips for restaurants, etc. Thank you Alex (and Lara) for providing everything we could possibly need! So nice of you to have goodies for breakfast - we were able to splurge more on dinners! It was especially nice to be able to park right outside; even though we took the bus/metro during the day, a nighttime drive down to the Lincoln Memorial was a breeze, and there was plenty of parking there. We highly recommend this listing.
Aug 2010
  • 1 of 15

Why HomeAway

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.5
based on 14 traveler reviews

Write a Review
Single Family Home, Parking, Yard and Basement apartment!
average rating of 4.5 based on 29 reviews
business
Single Family Home, Parking, Yard and Basement apartment!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p337355vb
+1 - 513-535-9125
Brookland Washington DC
Andover, Ma
5

Accomodations in Brookland

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful time! Very convenient to Redline and Catholic University! Very Clean and comfortable!
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Single Family Home, Parking, Yard and Basement apartment!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p337355vb
+1 - 513-535-9125
Brookland Washington DC
Lamesa, Texas
5

Great place to explore the DC area

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I stayed here for a weekend. We brought our two small dogs with us and they loved the yard. Thank you Lara for allowing us to bring out babies. Your place is amazing and cozy! We enjoyed having coffee outside in the mornings! We will be back! Thanks.
  • Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Romantic Getaway
business
Single Family Home, Parking, Yard and Basement apartment!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p337355vb
+1 - 513-535-9125
Brookland Washington DC
Washingtonville, NY
4

What a beautiful place!! Very clean. And a great location!

  • 4 of 5
We stayed here with our 8 year old son who has been dying to come to DC. We had a great time, and your place was very comfortable at the end of our VERY LONG days! In fact, my son said several times, "Mom, this is a really nice place isn't it?!". We would definitly recommend your place to anyone visiting the DC area.
  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
business
Single Family Home, Parking, Yard and Basement apartment!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p337355vb
+1 - 513-535-9125
Brookland Washington DC
4

Sweet Stay at a parisian loft looking home studio

  • 4 of 5
We had a beautiful stay. Very clean. Comfy beds. Great hosts. Recommended to others who stayed there and liked it too.
  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car
business
Single Family Home, Parking, Yard and Basement apartment!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p337355vb
+1 - 513-535-9125
Brookland Washington DC
Tecumseh, MI
5

Clean, relaxing, and QUIET!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay with Alex, Lara, and Sophie was great. We so enjoyed the quiet, the privacy, and the comforts of home. The studio was just what we expected and more!

As a guest after the horrible review below, I'd like to counter nearly everything that was mentioned. The place is CLEAN! I can't even fathom what the reviewer is talking about in saying the bathroom was filthy. I've never seen a cleaner bathroom in any vacation rental we've used.

The linens are fresh, clean, and very comfortable. The pillows are down, the mattress has a great memory foam topper, and there is a VERY nice heavy town comforter on the bed. We did find a couple of feathers from the bedding, and I am wondering if that is what the reviewer mistook for hair. It was clearly feathers poking out from the heavenly blankets. Regardless, comfort is bar none.

The reviewer's greatest complaint was the noise. First of all, you are staying in a studio apartment in someone's house. You have to expect a certain level of awareness to their comings and goings. They also have two adults, a baby, and a dog. That being said, we never heard a single voice. Nothing. No barking. No music. No TV. Nothing. We werent even aware of the dog until he greeted when we met him in the yard on the 3rd day. No dog claws on the hard wood. No jumping or running. I will admit that we heard the family two times when they were walking around. Twice. In 4 days. I honestly thought no one was home the entire time. Turns out they were, we just never heard them. The studio is quiet, relaxing, peaceful. In fact, I was nervous that the noise coming from us might bother them.

We found the location to be great. It was a short drive to the Metro, and a 15-20 minute walk. Not a big deal. There was no traffic in the neighborhood which we found to be refreshing considering the traffic you encounter one mile down the road.

Our fridge was stocked with all the essentials - milk, cream, yogurt, cream cheese, english muffins, coke, orange juice. All fresh! There was oatmeal and cereal on the counter, as well as coffee, sugar, honey, tea, popcorn and fresh fruit. We loved this feature as meals are so pricey in the city.

Our stay was great. We got excellent advice for restaurants and traffic tips, as well as daily fresh towels and our garbage was removed. There was free street parking and the neighbors were friendly. Lara and Alex were excellent hosts and we are so glad we chose their rental.
  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Single Family Home, Parking, Yard and Basement apartment!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p337355vb
+1 - 513-535-9125
Brookland Washington DC
Cary, NC
1

Wost stay ever! Had to leave early!

  • 1 of 5
The Sanctuary is not a 1 bedroom but a small studio in a basement. There is no sound barrier between you and the first floor or smell barrier between you and their kitchen. The house is an extremely old house and every step came along with a loud squeek througout the entire studio. From the sounds of it they did nothing on their second floor.
Cons:
*The toilet was filthy. When you raise the toilet seat there was other people's urine all over the toilet seat. I paid for cleaning but had to buy cleaning supplies to clean up a toilet myself.
*Shower is old, outdated and dirty, had to clean that too, hair in sink and on sheets in the bed.

*Worst of it all the noise, we could not even hear ourselves talk with all the back and fourth upstairs it was ridiculous. I lived in apartment buildings, been to many hotels and never had an issue with this much noise that was constant! The worst part is that Lara was talking loudly on and off all day, and walking back and fourth all day long, along with her 6 month child I am assuming, dog etc. it sounded like grand central station. The second night we had to endure hours of smelling fish from their dinner and noise until midnight. Lara was aware that we had a sick child but the noise went on until midnight. Our daughter, who had an ipad, still could not take the noise. I was hoping we could at least sleep in before we left early the next day and the noise started at 7am. The worst situation for someone trying to enjoy their day and rest.
*There is nothing around there. Some of the locations on the map qiven when we arrived were closed. If you drive just a few blocks out you end up in the ghetto and we were asked for money and harrassed a few times.
*By the way the so called extra items in frig etc. We were excited until we noticed the the jars were half eaten. GROSS!
If you expect to get any form of relaxation don't bother renting here. We were so tired of being disturbed we could not wait to leave.The set up is not appropriate for rental. Perhaps there was less noise before the baby was born but now impossible to enjoy your stay at all. At some point it sounded like there was a ball hitting the floor on and off for hours. I would rather pay more some where else than be miserable. Spare yourself the misery, Sancturay? Not even close.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have had over 150 reviews across all the websites we use and this is the first negative review we have had. We welcome reviews, they keep this industry on its toes and so I am delighted to be able to give our perspective.

The guest contacted me by email right after their stay stating that UNLESS we gave them a refund they would post a negative review. Something felt off especially as we did not hear about any of these issues once during their stay despite running into them on a number of occasions.

I can go into each complaint but quite honestly given the circumstances it seems pointless. the complaints are around noise, cleanliness, heating, wifi, location - none of which I believe to be true and I would happily give you details of subsequent guests who I believe would back this up.

Ironically, I feel it is worth pointing out that we have never seen our home left in such a disgusting mess. Half eaten food all over, the place completely turned upside down. We really dont mind cleaning up after our guests leave but when we found drugs (given to them by the hospital we assume as they were in DC for treatment) scattered on the coffee table as well as used and discarded surgical gloves and surgical masks strewn in amongst the magazines, in the kitchen area and on the floor I was shocked. This was a health hazard considering we have a small child and a dog. (For anyone considering renting to this family, I can provide photographs if you are interested) For someone who was complaining about cleanliness this is quite perplexing.

So for all our future guests that we are looking forward to welcoming;
1) Yes this is a studio basement, it is priced accordingly and we have never tried to pretend otherwise so if you are looking for a mansion then this is probably not the place for you.
2) It is a 1920s house that was completely refurbished 3 years ago, we and our guests find the character charming.
3) We have a new furnace and heating system which is extremely efficient and have not had any other complaints about
4) Our cleaners do a wonderful job and we have never had a bad review based on the cleanliness of our property – please see ALL our other reviews we are very proud of them

Thanks for taking the time to read!
Lara
Email Owner Contact Me

Map

Map

Email Owner Contact Me

Photos

Photos

Email Owner Contact Me

Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

Available
Unavailable

Brookland House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$195
$2,065
$8,260
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Cleaning fee $140
Tax Rate 17.5%
Notes The price quoted is to rent the MAIN house only.
To rent the whole house, including the basement the rate per night is $285+tax and the cleaning fee is $175.
Please ask for a quotation based on your needs.
PLEASE NOTE: TAX RATE OF 17.5% INCLUDES 14.5 % OCCUPANCY TAX AND 3% CREDIT CARD PROCESSING FEE

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
Email Owner Contact Me

Amenities

Amenities

Brookland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bedroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , with a desk and chair
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Email Owner Contact Me

Contact the Owner

Tell the owner when you would like to travel.

Tell us about your trip, then book it

Enter dates to calculate a quote