METRO 2 BLOCKS - COZY & SPACIOUS - MANY AMENITIES

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Rachel Irmen

Speaks english, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome

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METRO 2 BLOCKS - COZY & SPACIOUS - MANY AMENITIES

Columbia Heights Townhome Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Den, Sleeps 4

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.

Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment

Rachel Irmen

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Speaks english, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome

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Metro 2 Blocks - Cozy & Spacious - Many Amenities
average rating of 4.4666667 based on 16 reviews
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Metro 2 Blocks - Cozy & Spacious - Many Amenities
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Columbia Heights Washington DC
United States
5

Cozy, clean place for family to stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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!
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Metro 2 Blocks - Cozy & Spacious - Many Amenities
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Columbia Heights Washington DC
Austin, TX
5

Warm and welcoming home-base for family trip to D.C.!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Metro 2 Blocks - Cozy & Spacious - Many Amenities
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Columbia Heights Washington DC
Spring, TX
4

Close & Cozy

Close & Cozy
  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
We stayed in Rachel's 'My DC Place' for several days in May. This is our 3rd time to DC and this location had the most convenient walk to the Metro of any place we have stayed.When you are out and about in DC doing all that sight seeing the last thing you want is to do more walking to and from the Metro to get to all the museums and monuments. DC has so much to offer tourists and time is of essence! I live in a 3200 sq ft home and yet we felt very comfortable here. The place was very clean & the bed was very comfortable. Rachel was truly helpful with all the information she has upfront on her site, as well as more information on arrival. The DC Place was well stocked with everything you need for cooking and has a dishwasher. We mostly ate breakfast and a very late light dinner once we arrived back 'home' for the evening. The bathroom is very small but just like all the old homes of the area..they are all small. The full length mirror in the master bedroom with a nearby plug was convenient for blow drying hair, putting on make up etc. When we first arrived, we walked through the neighborhood as Rachel suggested to the Red Rock Pizza place and it was a lovely stroll through the neighborhood. From there we went to the store and got our groceries. The grocery store is only 1 Metro stop from 'home'. We definitely enjoyed our stay and would not hesitate to stay at Rachel's place again!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Metro 2 Blocks - Cozy & Spacious - Many Amenities
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Columbia Heights Washington DC
5

Wonderful Weekend in DC!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
My boyfriend and I had an amazing time while we were in DC sightseeing all of the famous monuments and exploring around the town. Our time in DC was definitely made better by the stay that we had at Matt and Rachel's.

First off when we arrived in DC via Amtrak train it was down pouring and Matt and Rachel offered to pick us up from the train station! Also they were able to accommodate a last minute request and provide a hair dryer because I forgot mine at home. The apartment was really nice; it was clean and comfortable to stay in, much more so than a small hotel room would have been. The subway station is only 2 quick blocks away and we felt completely safe walking late at night between there and the apartment.

Overall we can't thank Matt & Rachel enough for their hospitality and kindness, they definitely went above and beyond to help make our stay there welcoming and enjoyable! We will be repeat customers for sure the next time we plan another DC visit!
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Metro 2 Blocks - Cozy & Spacious - Many Amenities
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Columbia Heights Washington DC
4

Great Place

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
Clean , cozy, and convenient. My wife, our 2 daughters, and I were here for 5 days. we really enjoyed the house. The washer/dryer was a little confusing. Probably due to the fact we had never seen a combo like this before (a little more instructions might be helpful). Recommend the longest cycle if you want the clothes to be dry. Had all the comforts of home as promised. Kids really enjoyed the metro (3 min.walk away.) We walked somewhere every evening to eat or shop. the people (while not rude) were not the friendliest. We are from S.E. Oklahoma, so this was the girls first big city experience. Overall I would greatly recommend this place, and wish you as great of a time as we had.
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Reagan National (DCA)
Nearest Train
0.2 Metres
Metro
Car: not necessary
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Availability & Rates

Columbia Heights Townhome Rental Rates

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Fees And Taxes Rate includes all taxes and utilities.
Rate based on double-occupancy. $15 per night for additional guests (e.g., $150 per night for a family of four)
For stays of less than 4 nights, a $50 cleaning fee is added.
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Amenities

Columbia Heights Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Sofa Bed
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Parking Off Street
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchenette
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Baby crib available upon request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 Sleeper Sofa and 1 Futon
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • Low Allergen Environment
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
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