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

Bedrooms 1
Space 450 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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 (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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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 29, 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 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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Columbia Heights Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
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 ...
  • 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
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • 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
  • 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
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.)


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(117 traveler reviews)

Heart of the City - HalfBlock to METRO - Shops, Rest. & Bars. Columbia Heights.
average rating of 4.931624 based on 136 reviews

It was a good place to stay for our family of 3

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Victoria's house was just what we needed. Very home like atmosphere; the place was quiet and clean; rooms were light and warm. When we walked in, the first thing that came on my mind was that the owner prepared everything for us nicely and she cares. The kitchenette really had more than we expected. Victoria was a great help at either recommending the best restaurants to eat or places to visit. Thank you so much Victoria. And if we ever go to Washington again, we would like to stay at your place.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Iselin, NJ

great place for an extended stay

  • 4 of 5

We rented this apt. for the week leading up to our daughter's wedding last fall. It was very roomy for the two of us & made a comfortable home base, & is convenient to everything, especially the Metro. If you're a walker, there are lots of options within reasonable walking distance. We took advantage of the off street parking behind the house, which made life a little easier, too. Victoria was very accommodating & helpful & we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Just be careful you don't step on one of the adorable kittens on your way in/ out . . . they like to keep a close eye on things, as does Ginger the dog. All in all, a good value & friendly, comfortable place to stay in DC.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Aumsville, OR

2nd Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay with Victoria, as usual, she is a wonderful host and ambassador for her city. The apartment is a very comfortable place to end a long day of sightseeing. Wide range of dinner and snack options within walking distance. Being on a direct metro line to Reagan National makes traveling extremely convenient. Having a host available to answer questions and give tips about what's going on in DC is a real plus. I would stay here again and recommend her to anyone interested in visiting DC.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lake in the Hills, IL

Great stay, close to Metro

  • 5 of 5

My college-age daughter and I stayed at Victoria's place for 4 days during our first ever visit to DC. The location was perfect for catching the Metro only 1/2 block away. The National Mall and most other attractions are only about a 10 minute ride. Everything was just as described. Clean, comfortable and safe with all the amenities. We would definitely stay here again! Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location / Fantastic Price

  • 5 of 5

Spent a long weekend in DC visiting son. The location was perfect! less then a half block away from a Capital Bikeshare station and close to the Mall and other attractions. Capital Bikeshare bike rental stations are located throughout the city (and right next door to where my son lives, too)! A brief ride south on 14th has lots of great places to eat, and the Mall is just a little further, with bike stations located throughout.

Victoria left us in the care of a relative during our stay, so we unfortunately didn't get to meet her. Nonetheless, we were well taken care of. And yes, one of the great highlights for us was being able to play with the kitties. Of course the price was very attractive to us. We look forward to staying at Victoria's the next time we head to D.C. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Much like trying to plan for our family's first visit to DC, I don't know where and how to start this review! This place was just perfect!! Victoria's lovely townhouse is literally 1/2 block from the Columbia Heights METRO station. So convenient!! We flew into Reagan and rode the METRO straight to the house. The home is located just a 1/2 block from the neighborhood's city center (METRO station) on a tree-lined street with a wide sidewalk. Our hostess and Ginger (the owner's sweet dog) greeted us at the door. She showed us around her lovely home and got us settled in our "apartment" space on the top floor of her home. The space was clean, well-kept, comfortable, nicely appointed and equipped for our stay (two adults, one 12 year old child). Victoria introduced our daughter to the kittens being fostered in the home and invited our daughter to spend all the time she wanted playing with the them. That was a wonderful way for our daughter to spend the little "down-time" we had in the house! After quickly getting settled in the apartment, we walked back up to the neighborhood's center which includes an IHOP, Five Guys (AWESOME burgers!!), a delicious pizza place, Panda Express, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A and a Target which includes groceries. I planned to do as much cooking as possible to save money and it was surprisingly easy to prepare simple meals in the efficient kitchen area. Victoria obtained a crockpot for me and between it, the microwave, toaster and an electric burner, I was able to prepare breakfast every day and several dinners. A great way to save money in an expensive town! We enjoyed EVERYTHING about our trip! Honestly, I felt like we had been there for much longer than a week, but in the greatest possible way! I didn't want to leave. Victoria was so gracious to us and very welcoming! This is a wonderful place to call your home-away-from-home while visiting our Nation's capitol. THANK YOU Victoria for all you did for us and for opening your home!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Columbia Heights Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 24 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 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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