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Farah Ahannavard

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, turkish, Farsi

The Lobbyist Flat On The Hill

38 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Washington DC Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Two Master suites, 2 & ½ Bath, Chefs Kitchen, sleeps 5People.

2 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bathroom

Newly remodled luxurious Capital Hill home with tranquil ambian, located in the heart of Washington DC, right down the street from the Capitol Building. Our newly rebuild Luxury Row House has been featured on HGTV and Great Get Away magazine of Home Away is the perfect DC luxury rental for those looking for the VIP experience. The Row House is perfect for special events, or private stays with a chief ally kitchen, quite backyard for relaxation.

Boasting 1600 Sq Ft, the Penthouse is ideal for a couple, a family who want a luxurious stay in a true historic Washington DC Row House. Our prices being a fraction of the cost you would pay to stay at the hotels nearby with 3 times the space.

Only half a block away from Union Station and the SCC Building and surrounded by Capitol Hill, Museums, The Mall and 10 minutes away from the minutes away from grocery store like Giant.

This 2 bedroom, 2 ½ accommodates a maximum of 5 guests. This truly unique space is set over 2 floors which can be combined with the lower level unit (#23) of this 3 story row house to accommodate 4 people for a total of 9 Guests.

The Roughhouse is made up of open plan floors, designer furniture, and including custom lighting throughout the space.

Upon entry, guests walk directly into a stunning living room (800 plus SF) with designer art pieces adorning the Travertine golden walls. There are 2 exposures with large French door, windows, 4 seat dining area and open plan chef kitchen with custom cabinetry and stone counter tops, central heating and A/C system.

On the second floor (800 plus SF) there are two bedrooms. The master suite has a wroth iron King Size bed with luxury bedding. The master bathroom is equipped with a Jacuzzi, hardwood floors and a walking closet.

The second Bedroom has a cherry wood Queen bed with hardwood floor sand a bay window which makes it cozy and well lite with natural light.

Designed by Designs by Farah an award winning Design firm. A home that is both a showplace a retreat from the frenetic pace of the city. Parking is available (at an extra cost) with a public car park just a half a block away.

We provide full house keeping facilities on a daily basis and run the Row House just as any Five Star Hotel would operate. Per request there is a fixed $60 per day charge for the daily maid service. This covers daily housekeeping.

3 Level row house in Historic district of Washington DC Capital Hills

PLAN NOW! THERE'S NOTHING QUITE LIKE THE MAGICAL CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL SEASON IN DC!

Celebrate the season in style by staying at our beautiful Home. We think of our guests as 'Friends and Family' and you will too after your first stay.

• The Location

• The row house apartment is located on F & 2nd St NE Washington DC:

• Just a few blocks from the Eastern Market and Giant.

• Half a block away from Union Station Metro

• Museum: 3 blocks away from the National Museum of American History

• Capitol Hill 2 blocks away

• Luxury boutiques, trendy shops

• A dizzying array of the best restaurants and bars in the city, all outside your doorstep.

It will be your home away from home and a haven to return to after an exciting and exhausting day exploring all the city has to offer.

2 full bathrooms

2 living rooms (both with TV)

Dining room for dinners up to 8 persons

Professional grade chef's kitchen with Range, Bosch dishwasher, plenty of dishes, cookware, coffee maker, washer & dryer

TV, Cable, Wi-Fi

Nonsmoking only

Pets not allowed

Unsuitable for elderly or infirm

Wheelchair inaccessible

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More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Farah Ahannavard (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, russian, turkish, Farsi

Reviews

4.7
based on 38 traveler reviews

The Lobbyist Flat On The Hill
average rating of 4.736842 based on 38 reviews
5

The place is spacious, meticulously clean and centrally located.

  • 5 of 5

This is the first time that I have tried VRBO and if this place was any indication, then I will be using them a lot more in the future. It is a duplex town home with marble floors on the first floor (spacious kitchen, living room and dining room) and wood floors on the second (two large bedrooms and two full bathes. It was perfectly clean and had all of the amenities. I could not have been happier.

I have one very small reservation about the place. the on street parking for Monday through Friday is limited to 2 hours during the 7:00 am to 8:00 pm unless you have a resident permit. I heard that visitor passes can be had. I don't know if that is true, but I wasn't offered one or even advised how I could get one.

But please don't let that stop you from renting this unbelievable place!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: we appropriate your taking the time to write us a review and choosing us as your home away from home. unfortunately, DC does not give visitor passes for temporary stay. each home gets a pass for their cars by the license number and can't be transferred. as you know there are a number of public parking around with daily fees of 10-20 dollars per day. We hope to see you on your future visits.
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Great location but serious maintenance issues

  • 2 of 5

We spent 4 days, starting June 1st, at the Lobbyist Flat and had a great time touring DC but found this property to have very serious maintenance issues.

First the positives; the flat is located a block from Union Station and in a lovely residential area. We even met some of the friendly neighbors at the block party held during our stay. The unit is large and nicely decorated and the beds comfortable. The first floor has the living room, dining area, updated kitchen and a powder room. Upstairs there are 2 spacious bedrooms, with master bath and a second hall bathroom.

Now the negatives; the tankless water heater went out our first morning, there were no workable electric plugs in the upstairs bathrooms, the powder room had a complete crack in the toilet seat, multiple lights were out, the patio had foot high weeds growing through the pavers and there were 2 bags of moldering leaves left on the steps to the downstairs, separate 1 bedroom unit.

I emailed Farah that first morning and she called that day saying she would try to contact a water/heating company for repairs. She was apparently was out of the country since she asked me what time it was in DC. She never was able to get any repairs done while we were there. We wound up using the downstairs unit to shower and the downstairs powder rooms working electric plug for the hairdryer. Apparently she has no property manager in town, the one listed on some literature in the unit said he no longer represented Farah when we contacted him so we had no recourse locally to help us with these problems.

So I can't recommend the Lobbyist Flat and also found it interesting the Farah never followed up with us (other than to ask if we had received the code to the downstairs unit). At minimum we were owed an apology for all the inconveniences.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location but serious maintenance issues

  • 2 of 5

We spent 4 days, starting June 1st, at the Lobbyist Flat and had a great time touring DC but found this property to have very serious maintenance

issues. First the positives; the flat is located a block from Union Station and in a lovely residential area. We even met some of the

friendly neighbors at the block party held during our stay. The unit is comfortable and nicely decorated, with downstairs living room,

dining area and updated kitchen. Upstairs there are 2 spacious bedrooms, with a master bath and hall bathroom.

Now for the negatives; the tankless water heater went out our first morning, there were no workable electric plugs in the upstairs bathrooms,

the downstairs powder room toilet had a complete crack in the toilet seat, multiple lights were out, the patio had foot high weeds growing through

the pavers and there were 2 bags of moldering leaves left on the steps to the downstairs separate 1 bedroom unit.

I emailed Farah that first morning and she called that day saying she would try to contact a heating company for repairs. She was apparently

out of the country since she asked me what time it was in DC. She never was able to get the repairs done while we were there, we wound up using

the downstairs unit to shower and the downstairs powder rooms workable plug for the hairdryer. Apparently she has no property manager in town, the one listed on some literature in the unit said he no longer represented Farah so we had no recourse locally to help us with these problems.

So, I can't recommend the Lobbyist Flat and found it also interesting that Farah never followed up with us (other than to ask if we received the code to the downstairs unit). The minimum response should have been an apology for all the inconveniences and an offer of a discount on our rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location beautiful home! Perfect place for our family

  • 5 of 5

Well located in a quaint neighborhood. Close to Union Station and a quick all to The Capital Building. Well supplied and nicely decorated. Beds were comfortable and a relaxing atmosphere to unwind after a busy family vacation in our Nations Capital, would highly recommend !!!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing Space, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

Situated between two great coffee shops and a darling (and delicious) Italian restaurant and a five minute walk to Union Station, the location can't be beat. The townhouse itself is spacious and comfortable; we especially liked the back patio. I was here with my parents and my two sons; the space worked and we all had fun. Lovely and highly recommended; well worth the price.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much and we hope to see you the next time you are in town. Farah
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4

Excellent location for a trip to DC

  • 4 of 5

Recently two couples rented this home for 3 nights. The online pictures represent the home well. The big plus is that it is a 5 min. walk from the Metro central station which means you have easy access to hop-on-hop-off busses and taxis. We took the bus/metro from the airport which was certainly cheap (under $10) but it took a little longer than a taxi would...assuming that you don't travel in rush hour. We made the mistake of taking a cab from the metro to the home as it was so close. Perhaps walking instructions from the Metro online would be helpful. There is a great little coffee shop - Ebenezer's on the corner and the neighborhood is safe for walking. The home is nicely renovated - comfortable beds, but we made some suggestions to the owner like pillows for the patio set, wine glasses, a list of TV channels, and the need for some repair of leaky faucets. The reason I didn't give this place an excellent rating was the lack of communication with the owner. We have rented apartments around the world and always the owner or a representative has met us to take a deposit or tell us where to get groceries or how to reach them. I contacted Farah two days prior asking about arrival information. Every other time it has been the owner who has contacted us in advance of our trip. We were given a code to open the door (actually two different codes - one worked - one didn't) and yes we did have a phone number so that we could text. We met Farah's husband only because the TV wasn't working and he was very obliging by coming by on the first night we were there. I wonder if we would have had any human contact at all if there wasn't problems with the TV. He had it fixed on the second day. We are experienced travellers and so this lack of contact wasn't too problematic - just unexpected. Thankfully there were no serious problems. Would we recommend this place? Yes definitely due to location and cleanliness. Previous reviews talk about how helpful Farah was - we had help via texting. That was it.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at our house. as I explained, I have been renting since 2005 and have always had excellent reviews. I told you that the key code is not given on the phone. The code was sent to you by email 10 days prior to arrival and you did not bring it with you. When you called I gave you the correct code but you may have put it wrong. My husband came by personally and did not wait for the maintenance person to show you everything. I am sorry but no one during the past 10 years have ever asked how to turn the TV on or The washer/dryer. As far as the pillows it disappeared from the house. You also called me and accused me of not giving your deposit back. But you were never charged a security deposit. You said the invoice is too confusing! There are only 4 lines per invoice and it is the standard by Home Away. as per our "reviews", we are know for our communication and responsiveness and are proud of it. it is not fair to put the blame Hope you have a great day. Thanks, Farah
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Reagan National Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bar 201
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Union Station (1 BlocK0
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
395, I-66, Rtr %0
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Le Monocle Restaurant
Car: not necessary

Please note: Off street parking is available with in walking distance for $10 - $20 per day.

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Rates & Availability

Capitol Hill Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring-Summer
Mar 1 2016 - Sep 4 2016
3 night minimum stay
$390
$2,550
 
 
Fall-Winter
Sep 5 2016 - Jan 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 
 
inauguration
Jan 15 2017 - Jan 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$1,200
 
 
Spring-Summer
Mar 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$390
$2,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99
Tax Rate 6.0%

*** Note: No Refund on cancellation less than 30 days prior to arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Washington DC Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Laundry room On the second floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 1 Twin Air matress that can be used in the living room or in one of the bedrooms. Crib Can be provided per Request.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Patio
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
***** NOTE: This is a NON-SMOKING HOUSE. There is a charge of a $1,000.00 to fumigate the house. *** Note: No Refund on cancellation less than 30 days prior to arrival date. Please note: Off street parking is available with in walking distance for $10 - $20 per day. **** On street parking is available With respect to DC parking regulations.

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