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Speaks: english

Heart of the City - HalfBlock to METRO - Shops, Rest. & Bars. Columbia Heights.

103 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 4

This charming apartment is the entire 3rd floor of an historic row house in the dynamic neighborhood of Columbia Heights.

Price INCLUDES tax and cleaning.

INAUGURATION 2017 - Rate has not yet been set. Please email me for more details.

From March-July, there is minimum stay of 4 nights unless there is a natural gap on the calendar.

The apartment is separate and private with a door at the bottom of the stairs, but the entry is through the main house where I live. You may come and go as you please. I'm a writer & work at home.

Location- only Half-block from Columbia Heights Metro station, (Yellow/Green line) it is only 5 stops (7-10 minutes) to tourist areas - Smithsonian museums, US Capitol, Convention Center, Zoo.

What's Nearby? - Within 2 blocks you will find dozens of restaurants and cafes, neighborhood pubs, coffee shops, grocery Store, CVS drugstore.

Shopping center with Target & Marshals. (Travel light and buy it all here!)

Other neighborhoods with similar vibrant nightlife & restaurants - Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, Mount Pleasant & U st - are an easy 15-20 minute walk, or one subway stop away.

Just three more stops along (no need to change trains) is the bustling Gallery Place/Chinatown neighborhood, with the MCI arena, Convention Center, American Art Museum, Spy museum, dozens of shops and restaurants, a 14 screen movie theater, even a bowling alley!

Amenities- The apartment has one bedroom with queen sized bed, a full bathroom and a separate living room with a comfy queen-sized sofa bed. There is a TV with cable & DVD in each room.

FREE High speed Wireless Internet.

In the living room there is a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, 2 electric burners, toaster, coffee maker etc. - everything you need to prepare light meals.

You have use of washer/dryer on 2nd floor.

Children - Because of the stairs the apt. is not safe for children between crawling age and about age 5.

Older children are welcome. There is one Aerobed available, making it possible for 3 children to share the living room. This is very crowded however and not recommended for longer than 4 nights.

I provide a permit for free street parking.

Off street parking is available - $10.00 per night.

PLEASE NOTE - I prefer to offer you personal secure service for online booking - NOT using the 'Book it Now' feature on this website. Please email me directly. I accept credit cards through PayPal.

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More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Victoria (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

About Victoria

I'm a novelist. I was born in Washington DC and have lived here most of my life. I've traveled and worked all over the world and enjoy sharing my city with visitors.

Victoria purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Victoria chose Washington DC

Columbia Heights is an historic and diverse neighborhood right in the middle of the city, close to everything. Being 1/2 block to a Metro station makes everything easier!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our first real vacation to D.C. and we could not have picked a better place to stay. Close to Metro station - just a 3-4 minute walk - and close to good places to eat and shop. Just two of us so we had plenty of room - fully furnished with everything you need and very comfortable for resting up for the next adventure. Landlady was very nice and usually home to ask questions and give advice. Neighborhood was quite nice and we never had any safety / security concerns. We would very highly recommend you give this place serious consideration if going to D.C. For us, it was just about perfect.
Jun 2008
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Heart of the City - HalfBlock to METRO - Shops, Rest. & Bars. Columbia Heights.
average rating of 4.9514565 based on 122 reviews

Nice appartment really close to the city

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time staying in the appartment of Victoria. It was very clean. The sleepingroom was Nice and a very good bed. Nice and relaxed neighbourshood. And the description is abslolutely accurate. There are Nice restaurants very close and the metro is just a few minutes walk.

I also could did my laundry that was very comfortabele and when we arrived Victoria had a metrocard for us, very kind.

I abslolutely can recommandate this appartement Tomas small family. 4 is maximum.

Tnx Victoria for our Nice stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Els, I enjoyed hosting your family! One small clarification, the apt. is actually in the city, not "close to the city." I think you meant close to the National Mall/museums etc. We are 1.5 miles north of the White House.
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Enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

The listing was as described. We stayed for 6 nights with our kids, ages 8 and 6. We could walk quickly to the Metro, Target, restaurants, etc. Our kids loved visiting Victoria's foster kittens! There is an indoor playground called Magic Ground above the Target which our kids enjoyed. The beds, pillows and linens were very comfortable; we slept great! Victoria was very helpful with any questions we had. We had a wonderful time on our trip and were thankful for such a great place to stay. I would definitely recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The PERFECT D.C. Vacation Rental!

  • 5 of 5

Victoria told me her place was convenient, but I didn't have a complete understanding. I took my 7 y/o grandson on vacation and we did not have one issue. This apt. Is close to shopping, METRO, and tons of great places to eat. (You must eat at The Heights...yummy!)

The apt itself was very cozy, the bed was SO comfy. The kitchenette was well stocked with anything you might need. Victoria has gone out of her way to provide tons of traveler information. It was really wonderful to stay in her home ant not in a hotel. We have only beautiful memories than my grandson and I will never forget!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Location and Great Host!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay with Victoria! The location was excellent- very close to the Metro, shopping, and chain restaurants. It is also super close to the zoo. The apartment was perfect for our small family, cozy and clean!

If we could, we would give Victoria all of the stars, not just 5! She gave us such great advice on where to eat (Meridian Pint was one of her great suggestions and we loved the atmosphere- open front windows in the heart of a great area perfect for people watching and a playground nearby for the kids to run some energy off) and which Metro stops put us close to the specific places we were going. Victoria has SmartTrip cards for guests and we felt that was a thoughtful touch for us out-of-towners; one less thing to worry about while traveling with kids. She also had a couple of coupons that we were able to use when we visited the Zoo so our girls were really excited to be able to ride the carousel for free! Victoria was so kind and welcoming to our family, we felt right at home. If we ever venture back to DC, we will definitely be staying with her again!

(This review wouldn't be complete without mentioning Ginger and the kitties (who stay in their part of the house)- our whole family loved them and the kids loved giving Ginger her treats! Made this pet-loving family feel even more at home!!)

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Victoria's apartment over the Christmas holiday. It's in a perfect location for us- close to the metro, shopping, restaurants (and only 3 blocks from our daughter's place.) The apartment is really clean and spacious for a couple. My husband could get up early and be in the living area without disturbing me. We stocked the fridge with snack and breakfast items and used the coffee machine every morning. The bed is very comfortable and we didn't notice any street noise. Victoria was very helpful with advice about restaurants, transportation and sightseeing. There is a drawer full of information in the form of pamphlets and maps of interesting things to do in the area. We really enjoyed the Columbia Heights cultural heritage walk. We'll definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet, Comfortable Refuge in a Chic, Vibrant Neighbourhood

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here with our three children. It was perfect for our situation.

Our 3 kids stayed in the bedroom and my wife and I used the sofa bed in the living room. The apartment comes with an inflatable mattress, which worked fine for our kids. They rotated who used it and said it was fairly comfortable.

The Columbus Heights Metro station is just a couple of minutes away by foot, making it very convenient. We went all over Washington from there. We left our car parked on the street, where it was safe.

The apartment is situated on the 3rd floor; it's self-contained and includes a bedroom, a living room, and a full bathroom. The living room has a small but functional kitchenette including a sink, bar fridge, and microwave. It's also nicely furnished with an Ikea armchair and the most comfortable pull-out sofa bed I've ever used. I actually slept soundly on its mattress. Guests have access to the washer & dryer on the 2nd floor. Also, the living room has nice big windows that overlook the street below -- for those who enjoy watching a busy street with a lot of pedestrian traffic.

The apartment is usually pretty quiet, although there was an occasional siren that sounded. The street on which the apartment is located is a route for ambulances. They shot by at least twice a day, day or night, while were were there. But it was no big deal.

The neighbourhood is thriving with shops, boutiques, pharmacies, and restaurants. A large department store, Target, is just around the corner; you can walk to it within 5 minutes or less. It has a grocery section that includes fresh fruits and vegetables plus a beer and wine aisle.

The parking is a bit iffy. You need to park on the street and spaces go quickly. But it's free. Just be careful to follow the parking instructions. The Parking 'Police' ticketted a few cars while we were staying there.

Finally, the apartment was very clean, tidy, and well stocked with extra pillows and blankets.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Shopping


Rates & Availability

Columbia Heights Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
Special Day 1
Aug 30 2016 - Aug 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Special Day #2
Dec 27 2016 - Dec 28 2016
2 night minimum stay
Jan 19 2017 - Jan 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning is INCLUDED in the nightly price, except for stays of fewer than 4 nights. Weekly price is 7 days 6 nights.

Listed price is for 2 people. For 3-5 people an additional total (NOT per person) of $10.00/night up to $50.00 maximum.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Washington DC Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Non-crawling babies and children older than about 5 are welcome. It is possible for three children to sleep in the living room with one on an air-bed on the floor, but this is very crowded and only recommended for short stays (3-4 days.)

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