The Bird’s Nest studio apartment is a great escape in the heart of one of Washington, DC's loveliest neighborhoods: the Palisades Village. The private entrance leads to a beautifully crafted wood spiral staircase. Some of the first things you'll appreciate: the queen bed, private deck, sleeper sofa, and a unique alcove. This step-up sleeping/reading alcove comes with an armchair that folds out to a twin bed, and a sliding door for privacy. Kids love it! So thanks to the queen-sized bed, the sleeper sofa, and the armchair that unfolds into a twin, you'll actually have 3 separate beds in this unit. Or, you can just keep your secret hideaway to yourself!
(Note that for this visit or a future visit, there are 4 apartments in this converted town-home that can accommodate families or parties of up to 13.)
We provide a detailed 10-page Welcome Guide upon confirmation of your reservation with helpful details about your apartment, neighborhood and Washington to ensure that you get the most out of your visit.
Private entrance and private deck
Washer/dryer in your apartment
Wall mounted HDTV with full cable service
Full bath with tub
Coffee maker, mini-fridge, microwave and toaster.
Free street parking space 1/4 block away
On-site parking space available for $10 per night (subject to availability)
½ block from the Metrobus stop that will take you to The National Mall and most other interesting sights in the city
In the serenity of your "Bird's Nest" hideaway, you might feel like you're far away, but you'll be in walking distance of wonderful places. There are a variety of restaurants to try, a Starbucks, a mini-market, a pharmacy, several banks, post office, cleaners, and other conveniences. Just 5 blocks from the apartment, in the heart of Palisades Village, you’ll find a marvelous fish market, upscale wine store, Safeway, CVS, community library, more restaurants to sample, and gourmet take-out. On Sundays, you can stroll over to the Farmer’s Market for breakfast and to stock up on provisions.
Would you like to get in a great workout, or enjoy the great outdoors? You're 3 blocks from Battery-Kemble National Park's hiking trails; the trail to the Potomac River; the Capital Crescent Bike Trail, the C&O Canal tow path; and Fletcher's Boathouse, where you can rent canoes, kayaks, row boats, and bicycles.
Limitless, free cultural opportunities abound in Washington, DC! You'll be a mere 20-minute drive to The National Mall with its memorials, monuments, gardens, open spaces and Smithsonian museums. You'll also have access to downtown DC, and a 15-minute drive will bring you to the Kennedy Center (free performances every night at 6pm!).
The apartment is close to several other distinguished institutions: approximately 2 miles away you'll find American University, and closer in you'll be near Georgetown University, George Washington University's Mount Vernon Campus, and the French and German Embassies.
The Bird's Nest apartment is located on the D5/D6 bus lines (MacArthur Blvd NW & Dana Pl. NW, 1/2 block away). The route takes you on a beautiful ride through historic Georgetown, DuPont Circle, Foggy Bottom, The World Bank, The White House, Downtown, The National Mall, Penn Quarter, Metro Center, Union Station and The Capital Building, i.e. everything that you would want to see! Fetch a Starbucks first, then sit back and relax while you enjoy your $1.70 bus ride through some of the most interesting and beautiful neighborhoods in the city! For the latest information on public transit please visit the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) website at Go to "Trip Planner" to find the travel options between your desired destination and the "Bird's Nest".
If you have a car, we provide an off-street parking space. If you don't have a car and need one, try Zipcar or Car2Go car shares; Uber taxi; or regular