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

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights

Overview

About the property

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

PLEASE - Do NOT use "ONLINE BOOKING" or "INSTANT BOOKING." PLEASE EMAIL ME FIRST. Owners are now required to enable instant booking, but you will save time and trouble if we email/talk first to be sure my apt. is perfect for you!

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 (for stays of 4+ nights.)

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.

High speed Wireless INTERNET.

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

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

Because of the open stairs the apt. is not safe for crawling babies and toddlers.

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.

I accept credit cards through PayPal.

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More Details

Owner
Victoria
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

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 Columbia Heights

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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Amenities

Columbia Heights Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Printer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom is on the landing between the bedroom and the living room (with queen sized sleep sofa) - so both "sleeping rooms" are private.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen bed. 100% cotton sheets washed in perfume/dye free detergent. Lots of pillows.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.)

Reviews

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

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my two teenage daughters were delighted being able to stay at Victoria's apartment for 6 nights. It was great returning to such a homely environment each evening after a day of sightseeing. It was very clean, spacious and cosy. Having chats with Victoria when leaving or arriving back each day added to our enjoyment ... as well as the special welcome from Ginger and the cats ! Columbia Heights felt like a safe and welcoming community with plenty of shops and places to eat. Spoilt for choice actually. Seconds to the metro in a very quiet street. I would have no hesitation to return there or to recommend it to family or friends. Our whole stay in DC was made so much better by our luck in finding Victoria's place.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Super convenient, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Super convenient, clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent!!

  • 5 of 5

Victoria is great, she is very welcoming and happy to help with information. The apartment was very nice and bed was comfy. My kids absolutely loved being able to play with her foster kittens and dog. Highly recommended. Easy Metro, and shopping access. Thank you Victoria.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Super convenient. So close to Metro and many restaurants.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful clean, comfortable apt. with everything you need. 1/2 block to many restaurants, shops, bars, and of course, the Metro - which gets you to the museums - door to door - in 12 minutes.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convient dc apartment

  • 4 of 5

Couple minute walk to subway and bus. 2 beds and bedrooms. Safe and easy access to DC. Victoria is very accommodating allowing us to use bus passes, and zoo pass. Only downside is apatrment floors dirty and walking up lots of stairs. Love kittens also.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry you found the floors not up to your standards. I wish you had mentioned it while you were here so I could have cleaned them. The floors are mopped between guests.
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location around the corner from the metro station. Lots of shops and eating places right on the doorstep. Kids loved playing with the kittens. Victoria ever so helpful, lots of info provided / left behind by previous people. Comfortable bed, a/c works really well.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Shopping

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Taxes and fees are additional

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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