|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Owners live in historic row house built in 1895. Carriage house is a separate building behind the main house. Very private with alley entrance or enter and exit through main house. Outdoor terrace is spacious and comfortable. Walking distance to trendy boutiques, metro stop, fitness gyms, and many restaurants and bars. Walk to the White House if the weather is nice or rent bikes from DC ride share, only a block away.
Owners are Alfonso Guida (health care lobbyist) and Dara Duguay (Executive Director for a Microfinance non-profit). Their 6 year old daughter Isabella and dog Caesar make up the family. Dara speaks French.
Dara purchased this cottage in 2005
The Logan Circle/ U Street neighborhood is one of the most desirable in NW Washington. There are restaurants, bars, shopping, health clubs, all within walking distance. A short metro ride brings you to the major attractions in Washington, including the museums, the Capitol, and the White House.
No smoking inside- but outside on deck is OK. Private entrance through the alley or thru the front door of the main house. Can accommodate washer and dryer needs in main house for longer stays. Full size bed plus sleeper couch.
Dara and Al are great hosts, very interested in the comfort of their guests. Quarters are small, but very comfortable for one.
Location is excellent for neighborhood browsing or Metro access to anywhere.
We stayed just about a week and enjoyed every minute of the stay. Dara and Al were friendly and helpful and made us feel at home. The Carriage House was just as described; close to the metro, grocery as well as close to attractions and restaurants. The outside deck & lounge chairs was a nice addition and a great place to relax (on the cool nights) after a long day of sightseeing. We would definitely recommend.
If you are looking for a base from which to explore DC, this is a terrific choice.
The Carriage House is in a great location, literally less than a 5 minute walk to U Street metro station. Alternatively, walking is just as easy to do from this location to downtown DC & all the sights of the National Mall.
The neighbourhood is safe & you have heaps of options if you want to eat out locally.
The accommodation is spotless & you have a private entrance so you can come & go as you please.
Dara is always available to answer questions & very helpful. On the day I arrived, it was raining & she very kindly offered me the use of her husband's coat so I could go exploring while staying warm & dry.
I would not hesitate to stay here again.
My daughter and I stayed in the Carriage House for a week, and could not have asked for a better place to stay. It was very comfortable and convenient to the Metro. Dara and Alphonso were very gracious and easy to work with, and even included a list of nearby restaurants and grocery stores near by on the refrigerator. The outside deck quickly became our favorite place to hang out after a day of sightseeing - outside space is a real treat in DC. The U Street corridor a "happening" place, full of good eateries and clubs, and is very close to the Mall and museums. I hope this place is available the next time I go to DC... we really loved our stay!
We arrived here in DC via subway and were met by a lovely guide who took us to the apartment. she showed us how to get out the back and access the streets. This place is very near the U St Metro stop which carried us to our many venues on our 10-day stay here.
The apartment is warm, clean, well-equipped and quiet. The French-inspired decor took us back to Paris memories. Our host was very accommodating and helpful. The neighborhood was as described in the listing, and we enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere.
We will keep this little studio in mind when next we travel to DC and heartily recommend it to travelers who want a home base while visiting the home of US government.
Thanks go to Dara for creating such a welcoming space.
Aloha from Hawai'i,
David and Nancy
everything is perfect here and you have everything to have a good stay in washington u-street station is close from center of washington the host is very nice i had to visit my uncle in maryland after my trip and come back in washington they accept to keep the bag thank you very much dara
Cute 1895 renovated carriage house with kitchen, satellite TV, internet connection and outside deck. Owners live in separate house in front.
Located in very hip historic district- within walking distance to jazz clubs, restaurants, bars, sports clubs. Close enough to walk to the White House. Only 2 blocks from a subway station.
French spoken. Small dog on premises.
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3 night minimum stay
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