What more could you ask for?
Submitted: October 26, 2010
Stayed: October 2010
We've just returned from 2 weeks in this apartment. (actually, we got the one across the hall, but they look very similar).
Larry, the owner, made us feel very welcome and pointed out local amenities and restaurants. He even took us and our neighbours, across the hall, on a river cruise in his motor cruiser. He lived in the building and so was available to help with any problems.
It's ideally situated, with metro and buses just minutes away at the top of the street. In fact, they're not really necessary. We soon discovered that the Capitol building, was just a 15-20 minute walk away. All the major attractions (Smithsonian, White House, Memorials etc) are just a short walk beyond the Capitol. If you're feeling lazy, though, the metro and buses are very frequent and cheap.
We wanted to travel further afield, so hired a car. Larry arranged a parking permit for us as soon as we arrived. This was the only slight inconvenience, and of course not Larry's fault. Due to shops and restaurants being just a block away, parking was sometimes difficult. We've rented city centre condos in the past that have parking in the basement, and that would have been an advantage here, but I didn't see any properties offering that facility in this area. We never failed to get a space, but it was sometimes in a neighbouring street.
The laundry facilities were shared and were on a mezzanine level, half a floor above us. This wasn't a problem, and my wife absolutely loved the machine - having twice the capacity of our British machines (therefore only having to wash half as often)
I agree with an earlier review, that the lack of a dining table was not ideal, but the breakfast bar was an acceptable substitute.
I would recommend this apartment to anyone wanting to stay in the DC area. You will instantly feel right at home.
Larry .. if you're reading this .. sorry we didn't say goodbye. We left early and didn't feel it was fair to ring your doorbell at that time, on a weekend. Thanks for a great stay.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 7/7
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