EAST VILLAGE GEORGETOWN, SUNLIGHT FILLS THE CHARMING HISTORIC TOWNHOUSE

Caterina Frisone & Jennifer Lourie

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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EAST VILLAGE GEORGETOWN, SUNLIGHT FILLS THE CHARMING HISTORIC TOWNHOUSE

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Townhome, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5-6)

Sunlight drenches all four levels of this charming townhouse. Pleasant in all the seasons of the year, this property is very well oriented and has sunlight all day long. Located in the east side of Georgetown is at walking distance from Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom Metro Stops. Car is not needed.

Keywords: This perfect two-bedroom home is an easy drive to downtown, Capitol Hill, Northern Virginia, and Bethesda and Chevy Chase. Located in Georgetown, this charming townhouse is seconds from Rose Park with its tennis courts, playground, sport fields, acres of parkland, and farmers market on warm weather Wednesday afternoons. The shops and restaurants of this premier neighborhood in the Nation's Capitol are just a few blocks away. Warm and inviting living room with its wood-burning fireplace and large windows. Two spacious bedrooms located at each upper level share one bathroom. The English basement dining room and kitchen are intimate and appealing with views of the front and back gardens.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Caterina Frisone & Jennifer Lourie (Owner)
Advertiser since 2011
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About Caterina Frisone & Jennifer Lourie

Licenced to rent by the DC Government, 52 yrs.old Italian architect and professor of Architecture teaching both in Italy and in USA

Caterina Frisone & Jennifer Lourie purchased this house in 2011

Why Caterina Frisone & Jennifer Lourie chose Georgetown

For personal experience I had in 2009 with my family

What makes this house unique

Very pleasant and safe place to live

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Caterina we had a wonderful time thanks and Mary was so helpful and

nice with us,our kids had a wonderful summer program at Georgetown and

we hope to come back next year



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Jun 2011
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Reviews

4.5
based on 28 traveler reviews

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East Village Georgetown, Sunlight Fills the Charming Historic Townhouse
average rating of 4.5185184 based on 28 reviews
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4

Amazing and relaxing stay!

  • 4 of 5
My mom and me spent 2 days in the house and it was a great experience. The neighborhood is great and we had anything we needed during the day very close and relaxing and quiet nights at home.

The house is perfectly furnished with anything we could have needed although some of the sheets and towels were a bit old.

I will return to this house for sure next time I visit DC.
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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5

A perfect townhouse

  • 5 of 5
My family and I have stayed in this townhouse for two strait summers. It is just perfect for our needs. Our kids love the location and the cozy loft, and my wife and I love the urban living. The townhouse is cozy and comfortable with an authentic historic feel. Georgetown is an incredible residential neighborhood, with local public library and walking/running paths right nearby, and DuPont Circle and all of DC's other offerings are a stone's throw away. In short, we love the property and hope to return!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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4

Location, location, location!

  • 4 of 5
The property is a classic Georgetown rowhouse with the kitchen and dining area in the basement, living room on the main floor, master bedroom and bathroom on the second floor and an additional bedroom with three beds on the top floor. It was very similar to the pictures, with the exception of a few furniture changes.

I would echo the sentiments of some of the other reviews in that the furniture is pretty tired and not overly comfortable. The beds could definitely use an upgrade as they were terrible.

The wireless internet worked perfectly and was reliable throughout our stay and although the TV was pretty tiny it served its purpose for the small amount we used it. We would have preferred a full sized coffee maker (currently a one cup version) and the toaster could use a replacement as only half of each side works, but other than that the kitchen was functional and reasonably equipped for what we needed.

With different furniture and beds, we would likely stay again, as the location is fantastic. There is a Safeway on Wisconsin Ave. and also a number of smaller local stores close by for supplies. A very quiet street and easily walkable to M Street or across the bridge to Dupont Circle and DC proper. It was amusing to see the security detail for the property across the street, but the area was very quiet and we felt very safe walking around the neighborhood.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Dear tenant, thank you for your good feedback. A new sofa just arrived and the furniture has been moved around in the leaving room to make space for more sittings. I will be happy to replace the toaster and the present coffemaker, that is only 2 cups', because of the other 2 available Italian coffe makers, for the tenants who would like to try that. More updates are on their way!
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5

Great stay in Georgetotwn Townhouse

  • 5 of 5
We, a family of 4, finished our Virginia/Washington DC tour in Georgetown, staying in this great townhouse for 5 nights.
Everything was perfect, key easy to find, and house as we had hoped, a real historic townhouse in historic area. Beds etc comfortable and all needs of our group well catered for. House is a 5 minute walk to downtown main street in Georgetown with great dining and shopping. Great base also for running in Creek Park and for touring DC itself (recommend Big Bus Tours).
We would be happy to recommend this property for a family.
  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Dear tenant, I am glad you have been satisfied with my historic townhouse. Lately, I have been making some updates with the purchase of a new new sofa so the living room has now sitting for 6-8 people. I hope you will be able to come back in the future to enjoy even more updates!
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Pros and Cons

  • 4 of 5
My husband and I stayed for 1 month. If they were able to do 1/2 stars, this would have been rated 3 1/2 stars.

The Pros - 5 stars
We enjoyed the location of the house. The park, the tennis courts, M Street, and the ease of walking to Dupont Circle and Foggy Bottom metro stops. The WiFi in the house was excellent (it allowed me to work efficiently) and the bedrooms were spacious. The management team was super nice and professional. The house is great for a short stay.

The Cons - 2.5 stars
The furniture is not comfortable. The sofa, beds, pillows - everything. The TV is too small - like 17 inches. There are only beds for 4 people (2 twin plus 1 double). There are 2 thin futon mattresses that can be laid on the floor (not sleep sofa/futon as advertised). There isn't enough comfortable seating in the living room for even 4 people. The kitchen is small, but if given a choice, we'd rather have a normal size TV and a comfy sofa.

I wrote the owner a note suggesting that some of these changes be made. If she could promise to upgrade at least the TV and living room furniture, I would absolutely rent this house again. Sadly, she said no changes would be made until 2016.

If you want to veg out after a long day of touring the city, this is not the place for you. If you're staying for longer than a week, this is not the place for you. If you have more than a family of 4, this is not the place for you. At least, not until 2016.
  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your helpful feedback. Indeed, the sofa and the TV do needs upgrades, and they’re on their way now. I’m looking into upgrading other furniture too – and now, not in 2016 (I’m sorry if there was a misunderstanding, I do want to improve the apartment right away).
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Negative experience from someone who has stayed at many other VRBOS

  • 1 of 5
positives:
+ location
+ pet friendly
negatives
- uncomfortable bed and furniture
- stuffy
- unprofessional
- key problems
- unclear instructions
- difficult parking
- poor customer service
- steep stairs
The location of the house is great and it was dog friendly--but those were the only real selling points.
It's a great home base for exploring DC. But part of the reason we rented a house vs. a nearby hotel is we wanted a place where we could relax and work from home if necessary. However, the furniture and bedding is not comfortable at all (the couch is old and hard and the bed was small and uncomfortable) and the lighting is bad (there's literally one Ikea desk lamp lighting the entire upstairs bedroom).
Aside from comfort issues, we had other troubles with this house, largely involving its management. Upon driving in around 9 p.m. the first night, we literally spent 15 minutes trying to get into the house because the key did not work.
We were trying to decide whether to call the police or locksmith when finally we were able to jiggle the key in such a manner that it worked. There was a key inside that worked pretty well, but the key left for us was practically inoperable. Once we finally got in, the house was incredibly stuffy, which made is super hard to breathe. The only generic note left for us mentioned cleaning out the hair from the shower and collecting the owners'
mail (I guess they still live there?). There was no mention about air conditioning, and we could not find the thermostat. In the bathroom there was no soap, only an empty dispenser. There were hairs in the bathtub. There was no shampoo. Meanwhile, we had to go out late at night to buy soap and shampoo. We also had to go to the police department to get our parking permit. The owner had said via email we had to show up in person to get parking.
The police told us the homeowner had to be there to request the permit. Luckily street parking was free at night, and we were able to find a parking space by the house for the evening, but it was a huge pain to go to the police station in the mid of the night and not get a permit. We emailed the owner and heard back the following day (she wasn't supposed to be in town). She said she thought they had fixed the lock and in "this isn't a hotel" re: no toiletries. She told us the AC location and bought shampoo and soap. We paid for 2 nites' parking until she went to get the permit-no offer to reimburse. Not what a VRBO should be.
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
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Owner's Response: ’m so sorry you had trouble with the front door key. I’ve since had a locksmith to the house, and that shouldn’t be a problem any more. I’ve also produced better instructions for the AC, and my property manager knows to make sure there is soap in the bathrooms.
I’m also sorry about the difficulties in getting permission for street parking in Georgetown – Washington does not have easy parking policies! But street parking can be obtained from the DMV, see http://dmv.dc.gov/service/obtain-visitors-parking-permits-guests-permanent-residents. Tenants who have gone in person have had the most luck, and one neighbor told me that the “secret” is to be very nice to the attendant
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, VA
Nearest Golf
19 Miles
East Potomac Park, Washington, DC
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
rout #66
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
many on M street
Car: not necessary

The Kennedy Center (Opera, Ballet and Concert Hall) is at walking distance from the house

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Availability & Rates

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Georgetown House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Graduation Week
May 13 2015 - May 19 2015
7 night minimum stay
$2,100
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
$5,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 14.5%
Notes Pets are permitted only up to 15 Lbs.
Street Parking Permit released for free by Police Dep. presenting signed agreement
Maximum occupancy is 6 people.
2pm check-in
10am check-out

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Georgetown House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • sailing
  • tennis
Notes:
This charming townhouse is across the street from public tennis courts which are open to anybody in the neighborhood. You can watch tennis players playing all day long in each season of the year.
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