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Lovely Washington ~DC~ House in Upscale Neighborhood.

26 Reviews
Sleeps9
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-9)

This is a high quality, 3 BR 3 BA single family home in one of the best neighborhoods in Washington, DC. The house is located on Livingston St., NW, 2&1/2 blocks off Connecticut Ave., zip code 20015. The 20015 zip code is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the city. It is safe and quiet, yet close to downtown and the museums and monuments and all the other attractions the Nation's capital has to offer. There is a chic commercial area close by at Connecticut Ave. with shops, restaurants, banks, grocery stores, Starbucks, a restored vintage movie theater, a community library, an old fashioned diner, etc.

The house is also close to the Friendship Heights Metro station. If you are bringing a car, your free visitors parking pass (provided by owner for up to two cars) will enable you to park for free within 2 blocks or less of the Metro stop. Otherwise, Metro is a 6-block walk or a brief bus ride. It is a pleasant walk to Metro through a pretty neighborhood with the Starbucks and a great deli on the way. There is also a bus, just steps from the house, which takes you to Metro in less than 5 minutes.

Friendship Heights has probably the best shopping in the city with very high-end stores such as Tiffany's, Cartier, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, Neiman Marcus, Roche Bobois and Brooks Brothers. It also has TJMaxx, Filene's Basement and everything in-between: Bloomingdales, Border's, small boutique shops, etc, etc.

The house has three bedrooms and two full baths upstairs plus a 3rd full bath in the basement. There is a queen sleep sofa in the living room. There is also some extra sleeping space in the basement with the 3rd new small bath with shower. Downstairs is a large living room with a 51" big screen HDTV and fireplace, separate dining room, kitchen, and screened back porch with table and chairs overlooking a large, fenced back yard with a BBQ/smoker grill and some lawn furniture.

For stays of one to two weeks, rent is $300. per day ($2100. per week) with extra days after the first week pro-rated @$300. per day. For example an 8-day stay would total $2400., a 9-day stay would total $2700., etc. Lower rates can be negotiated for stays of more than 2 weeks.

For stays of less than a week, there is a 4-day minimum. Rent is $350. per day on weekday nights and $450. on weekend nights (Fri., Sat., & Sun.). For example, a four-day stay, with arrival on Thurs. and departure on Mon. would total $1700.

There are higher rates for stays which include holidays and also higher rates for spring break and the Cherry Blossom Festival. These holiday rates generally add about $50/day to the rent.

For all stays, a $1,000. security deposit is required and a $200. departure cleaning fee.

Rent includes all utilities, good quality linens, wireless internet, cable TV, all furnishings, dishes, etc.

Rental rates assume normal use of the house for families or groups of up to six people. Extra charges apply when more than six people are using the house. Extra charges also apply if you want to hold an event at the house, such as a birthday or graduation party.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Owner
Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

I am a semi-retired physician. I still work part-time. I have lived in Washington, DC most of my adult life except during my medical training when I lived in Chicago, Providence, RI and Boston. I love Washington. It is a unique, exciting and beautiful city. I think it is, perhaps, the most beautiful city in the world, with only a couple of possible exceptions. In addition to just relaxing and enjoying the beauty and excitement of this city, you could spend several weeks here and still not run out of major attractions you would not want to miss. There are at least 17 major museums downtown, including the Smithsonian complex of museums and National Zoo, plus, of course, the monuments, White House, U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court and the Library of Congress, Kennedy Center, Union Station, etc. Then you can also go to Mt. Vernon, Old Town Alexandria, Georgetown and possibly even Annapolis, MD. (By the way, in addition to the Air and Space Museum downtown, there is also the newer, huge Smithsonian Air and Space Museum near Dulles Airport.) If you stayed in Washington, DC for a month, you would not run out of fun and exciting things to do. In fact, although I have already lived here for years, and there is still plenty left for me to see.

The Owner purchased this house in 1998

Why The Owner chose Washington DC

This is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the city of Washington. It is a quiet and safe residential area which is nonetheless right in the city and close to downtown. It is a very "upscale" neighborhood populated mostly by professionals who don't want to commute in from the suburbs.

What makes this house unique

It is remarkable that this particular street is right in the city of Washington and yet is so quiet you can hear a pin drop. The house is only 2&1/2 blocks off Connecticut Ave., one of the main arteries of the city. (Connecticut Ave. ends at the White House.) However, Livingston Street has the advantage of being interrupted at the next corner. This block is not a cul de sac but has a similar effect. There are very few cars except those which belong to the people who live on this block. We get almost no through traffic. This makes Livingston St. unusually quiet and also very safe for children and pets. Yet just 2&1/2 blocks away is Connecticut Ave. with all sorts of shops and restaurants, library, movie theater, Starbucks, etc. All the amenities you would want are just a few steps from the house.

Reviews

4.4
based on 26 traveler reviews

Lovely Washington ~DC~ House in Upscale Neighborhood.
average rating of 4.423077 based on 26 reviews
Boston
5

Hope to stay here again

  • 5 of 5

On several occasions we have visited D.C for work and found this rental to be everything we could have hoped for. The house is clean, comfortable, quiet and full of the amenities (including bran new washer and dryer) that are necessary for an extended stay. The neighborhood is peaceful with public transportation and shopping close enough to walk to.

The owner has been more than helpful and accommodating. She made sure we had everything we needed and was always available to address questions and requests. She has been a delight to work with and has, on each visit, extended to us a generosity beyond expectations.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the third time this well-known composer has rented my house. He was twice commissioned to write new compositions to be performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. I attended these performances of his works, and they were spectacular. I have sometimes had a chance to visit with some of his group of artists, and a couple of lovely friendships have formed. I don't always have a chance to get to know my guests, but when I do, it is one of the great pleasures I have had in doing this type of rental. Most people choose my house primarily for its excellent location. The house is in a quiet, safe, "upscale" neighborhood with no parking problems, yet it is close to downtown, and there are plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance. The house is only about 15 or 20 minutes by car to the Kennedy Center. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is located almost adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial. Neither the Lincoln Memorial nor the Kennedy Center can be reached easily by Metro. This guest and his party had rehearsals at the Kennedy Center every day, and later for the performances every evening. My house was in a perfect location for them, only a short drive away, and is about as close to downtown as you can get and still be able to park your car(s). The house is close to Metro as well, so it is a good location for anyone visiting the monuments and museums near the various Metro stations, and for those here on business who need to be close to downtown. This rental was one of the three rentals for which I waived the security deposit this past summer. There is no point in charging a security deposit to people I already know will take good care of the house. I would also like to say that I strive to keep the house as nicely furnished as possible, but not so much so that people feel they have to tiptoe around. My goal is to provide nice surroundings that are also relaxed and comfortable. Please contact the owner anytime with any questions about the house or its location
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5

Cozy house in a Great Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We (3 adults and 2 children) were fortunate enough to stay at this house for an extended July 4th weekend. The location is fantastic: a quiet upscale neighborhood, with plenty of parking (pass provided by the owner) and easy access to the Metro as well as local neighborhood amenities (Broad Branch Market and the Water Park at the local school were a big hit). The house is a bit old, but it is very clean and cozy, and it is well appointed (whether cooking or playing board games). And Maureen was a great host, she was warm and accommodating but not intrusive. We hope to be back some day. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what these photos show!

  • 1 of 5

Whoever said that this is a lovely place to stay, must live in a hovel. The home is shabby, jammed full of old mismatched furniture, junk everywhere (books, magazines in stacks, blood pressure machine and broken lamps in the living room. The room also contains an old x-ray machine, the 6 foot tall shield panel for the machine and a 20-year-old 72 inch projection TV that has a blown out picture - it is 60 inches long 24 inches deep and 4 1/2 feet tall. Not a chair in the house offers any place to sit comfortably for more than a moment, the couch is old, flat, uncomfortable and covered wth a sheet. The dining room is cluttered with tables, hutches and an assortment of her mother's stuff (eg, 23 assorted table mats). The basement bedroom is so full of junk that you have to move to get to the bed The best was the the dusty halloween pumpkin that faced you at the bottom off the stairs piled on top of assorted junk.

Bathrooms are suitable, bedroom is musty and the house generally needs a complete cleaning. We left the city 4 days early. Kitchen is old but works, after you let her show you how they work (i.e., pilot light). Loved the porch no comfortable chairs but two dining room tables.

And there was evidence that she does visit the house when you are out. Moves things around.

The friendship heights metro is a one mile walk, the Connecticut Ave stores are three long blocks away up and down two steep hills. Parking is adequate.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! I have no idea why I got this nasty review. I have 25 reviews, almost all of which are 5-star reviews. These people got a 3 bedroom house in one of the best neighborhoods in DC for $300./day. Most people have loved the house, the location and me. The woman who rented the house seemed nice, but it appears her very ill husband, with whom I had almost no contact is the one who wrote the review. This man has recently had a lung transplant, a heart valve replacement and is on oxygen. His wife drove him up from Florida, a 2-day trip, and upon their arrival an oxygen company came to the house and delivered 2 tanks of oxygen. The review contains a number of flat-out lies. All I can think is that this frail, elderly man is simply not playing with a full deck. I was not told that someone that sick would be staying in the house. I was also misled about how many people would be staying in the house. This was a 2-week rental. Various relatives from the west coast, New England and locally came and went. I never got the requested list of everyone who would be staying in the house, nor did I get the security deposit or the $200. housekeeping fee. They left the house very dirty, but it was not dirty when they arrived. I left them a phone message asking them to please send the housekeeping fee. The nasty review came after that. The house is old, but it is immaculately clean. There is no sheet over the living room couch. The couch has a slipcover which can be removed and washed. There is no basement bedroom. I have never advertised the house as anything but a 3-bedroom house, and all the bedrooms are upstairs. The DR contains a large table, chairs, a china cupboard, bookcase and a buffet. There is a small drop-leaf table in the corner on which are placemats, coasters and a cutlery tray. These are normal DR furnishings. There is nothing else in the DR. I am sorry, but this so-called review is full of lies. I went into the house when they were not home, twice and only after calling the wife to ask if that would be OK. I was told that would be fine. I had to go into the house to take care of a couple of things because another family had left at 11 AM These people were told they could not check in until 4 PM because the housekeeper and I needed 5 hours to clean the house. Instead, they showed up at 1:30. I told them they could use the upstairs, but they ignored this and took over the house. Out of space. Please call me with questions.
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Taichung, Taiwan
4

Nice place in a wonderful neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

great location in Chevy Chase DC near the Maryland line. Walk to grocery, pharmacies, and restaurant. Lots of take out and delivery option. Love cooking breakfast and lunch. Maureen welcomed us and took great care for our stay. Our grandson loved the water park only a couple blocks away.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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based out of Washington DC but currently in Moscow
5

Perfect base for DC family visit

  • 5 of 5

Another year, and another stay at what my family considers its Washington DC "home". The location is ideal (a quiet neighborhood yet near shopping) and easily accessible. Having a car, depending on your program -- we visit a lot of friends and relatives all over the Washington area -- can be useful. The owner who, contrary to what one reviewer suggested, was a discreet neighbor but helpful if asked, obliged by providing us with a free parking permit. We entertained on the wonderful back porch and used the backyard for a family cook-out. As usual, everything was impeccable, making this property consistently one of our favorite in VRBO.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Michigan
5

house in DC

  • 5 of 5

Maureen is very kind and available person!

She tried to make our staying the most comfortable possible. The house is in a very good location, close to the subway and to markets. Very calm and safe place.

We loved our time in D.C.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chevy Chase House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $300/nt - $6500/mo
  • US Dollars
  • $300/night for stays of one to two weeks
  • $350/night to $450/night (4 night min.) for stays of less than a week
  • $6500/month
  • There are extra charges for families or groups of more than 6 people
  • There are extra charges for stays which include holidays
  • $200 departure cleaning fee
  • A refundable $1000 security deposit is required
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Amenities

Washington DC House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking

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