Submitted: July 1, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
This three story townhouse is located just a few blocks from the SW Waterfront stop on the green line of the subway. It's super convenient (just one to two subway stops) to the Smithsonians, the National Mall, and the Monuments. If you're comfortable in an urban setting and mass transit, you'll have no trouble with the subway system. Or, you can walk or bike it if it's not 103 degrees out. :)
Next to the Metro station is a nice Safeway supermarket, which we made good use of. It was so nice to cook some meals in after a week of eating out. It was also nice to have separate sleeping areas for the kids and the use of a washer and dryer after spending so many nights in a hotel room! On-site parking was very convenient for us as we drove in.
The SW Waterfront area is up and coming, and I believe it will only get better as time goes by, as more people discover it. It's obvious that many people, including developers, the locals, and the local police who have a constant but unimposing presence here, are working very hard to turn this area into a safe and desirable area -- between the beautiful waterfront, approachable working class people, and its central location, what is there not to love? (In contrast, we saw a $3M condo for sale in Georgetown, that my husband commented didn't have "our" view.)
The townhouse itself was nicely rehabbed. It was clean and homey. The deck was great for evening wind downs and listening to a feisty little mockingbird that had an impressive repertoire of calls.
All in all, our unit was exactly as advertised. The only downsides: 1) the sleeper sofa wasn't all that comfortable. 2) Air traffic overhead could be loud; 3) Very low water pressure in the kitchen sink; 4) The "Woman for Obama" sign in the front, which made me LOL as I watched my husband bristle each time he passed. :)
FYI, Marcie was a great, attentive hostess and was great to deal with. I have no doubt that she'd bend over backward to solve any problem as quickly as possible.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Yes, condo's that go for 3 mil in Georgetown do not have the view that Oh! On The Water has. There are helicopters flying down the Washington Channel and it is often our president and other government and military officials. I will look into the sofa sleeper bed, I have been renting the house for over three years and this is the first concern. It is the best mattress on the market as for sofa sleepers but of course it is no regular bed. The sign at the front of the house is that of my neighbor's which is on their property. Sorry, not much I can do about that.
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