This cozy apartment is situated in a quiet and historic Washington, DC neighborhood just steps from the Metro and only a few blocks from a bustling commercial center featuring shops, restaurants, bars, a theater. Private entrance and several amenities ... your home away from home.
Within minutes you can enjoy the Smithsonian museums, the White House, and U.S. Capital, the National Cathedral, Convention Center, National Zoo, Rock Creek Park, and the recently opened Lincoln Cottage at the Soldier?s Home. Easy commute to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Howard University, Catholic University and the National Basilica. Near to several wonderful DC neighborhoods: Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, Mount Pleasant, U Street, Chinatown.
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Date: Tue, May 7, 2013 at 5:11 PM
Rachel and Matt,
We enjoyed our stay at your place. It was in a very convenient location, and very quiet. We slept well, and there was plenty of room for all four of us. The parking spot worked out so well.
Thanks so much,
What a perfect home base for our family to explore Washington this spring! The Georgia-Petworth Metro Station was just 2 blocks away (it will take you no more than 15 minutes to travel down to all the attractions!) and the best part is that the apartment is DOWNHILL from the station, so at the end of a long day walking, it's easy to get back home!
There's also a Safeway grocery store right around the corner. On our first night in town we stopped there and bought breakfast food and saved a pile eating in every morning, making eggs and biscuits and things in the little kitchen!
The apartment was a great size for our family of four - our kids are 8 and 11. There's a nice room for mom and dad to sleep in, an alcove with a futon where the kids can sleep together or one can sleep there and the other on the pull out couch! In the evening, there was plenty of room for us all to stretch out and get some downtime after seeing the sights for hours.
Two things to consider.
1) We are all average height folks, my husband is 5' 10, but I could see taller people being a little uncomfortable with the lower ceilings.
2) The parking space is tight! I have a Kia Sedona and it was a challenge parking it. Not complaining - I was thrilled to have a spot to keep it while we were in town - but if you have a big SUV it might not work for you!
Rachel was a great host, the place was welcoming as soon as we walked in and her direction for finding the place as well as using the amenities inside were helpful and clear.
Well, we tried to do it all on our little spring break but Washington is just so full of amazing things to do. Looks like we'll have to go back again and I would definitely stay in this place a second time!
Our family enjoyed our stay here and found it to be a great base for exploring DC. We found DC/the metro/the neighborhood to be very safe and the people friendly. Safeway and Wendy's are only a block from the metro, and there's a CVS and Subway just across the street from the metro. Rachel is very helpful if there's anything you need during your stay. The apartment was comfortable and a good size for us with our son (8). He loved sleeping on the futon in the den and felt like he had his own space that way. The bedroom is good-sized and has room for suitcases, and we found the bed and pillows to be very comfortable. We'd definitely stay here again! Thanks for your hospitality, Rachel!
I would absolutely stay here again. The owners are beyond nice. They are very flexible, which you don't find in other owners. The location is convenient. This will be my first option when in DC again
The apartment was adequate and had good amenities. New washer and dryer, small dish washer. Good wi-fi, flat screen TV, several books on DC. The bed was good. Parking on the street--watch the signs. The street is cleaned on one side of the street on Monday mornings and Tuesday mornings on the other side. Tickets are given out if you are in the way of the street sweeper. There was enough hot water and the thermostat was easily regulated. The carpet could be cleaned and it would have a better appearance. The bathroom is very small. Only one person fits in the bathroom.
This place was great for our stay in DC! There were 5 of us -- 2 adults and three boys 12 and younger -- and we had decent sleeping space, with the boys sharing the futon in the back room and the pull-out bed in the den. The layout is the bottom floor of a typical DC townhome -- long and fairly narrow, with a front hall and bathroom, followed by the kitchen with the bedroom right off that, opening into the dining and living room area, with a small den room in the back. The kitchen was great for cooking some meals (and saving some $), with all the necessary cookware and plates, cups, utensils, along with full-sized fridge, microwave, stove and dishwasher. When we cooked, we ate fairly comfortably in the dining room and living room/den area. We got food at the nearby organic "Yes!" market, which was good though a bit pricey. We also ordered pizza one night from the nearby Papa Johns. We didn't spend much daytime in the property, since we were at the museums and monuments pretty much from morning to dark. If you wanted a place to hang out all day, this property would probably feel a bit cramped after a while -- but why would you go to DC and stay inside all day?! :) If you want a clean, cozy place to sleep and eat breakfast and cook dinner (and play board games at night in the den), this place rocks. The neighborhood is fine -- 10 years ago it wouldn't have been all that safe, but we were fine walking to the grocery and to the Metro with kids. The Metro stop is about a 7-minute walk, on the green & yellow lines, so it's pretty convenient. I think there were some negative comments about the Metro stop itself, but it was fine while we were there, and you're going to get stuff/people like that at any Metro stop in DC at some point. Final things to consider -- parking may be tricky if you have a large rooftop cargo box, because it's in covered spot. We barely fit, with a Thule box atop a Honda Pilot. Finally, the bathroom is pretty small/cramped, so be forewarned about that (but the shower and toilet worked fine). All in all, a great place to stay!
Our stay in Rachel and Matt's apartment was everything I hoped for. There was plenty of comfortable sleeping and living space for two adults and three boys (ages 12, 10, & 6). The bathroom is a bit small, but easy to manage. The master bedroom has large mirrors and plenty of elbow room. The five of us spread out in the living room each evening after dinner to play board games (the apartment had Mastermind, one of our favorites!) and talk about the events of the day. So cozy and fun! The sleeping arrangements worked out very well. The two younger boys slept in the den which, they loved. The oldest boy had the fold out couch to himself. As some reviewers mentioned, the ceilings are low. I'm 5'10'' and I had to watch one area in the kitchen, but that was it. I particularly appreciated the washer/dryer and the off-street parking (the space is tight, but I fit my Honda Pilot with a skybox).
A detailed binder in the apartment provided us with extensive information about D.C. and the local neighborhood, so after our first day of tourist action we had no trouble finding the local grocery to purchase ingredients for home-cooked meals. The location was exceptionally convenient. We enjoyed the easy five-minute walk to the metro--particularly the breath-taking mural at the bottom of the station escalator. Given one of the earlier reviews, I expected to feel a little unsafe at the metro, but that wasn't the case at all. Everyone we encountered was smiling and helpful.
Rachel and Matt were such gracious hosts, I can't wait for our next chance to visit.
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