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Heart of the City - HalfBlock to METRO - 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. Shops, Restaurants near


PLEASE Do NOT use "Request To Book" or "Instant Booking."

PLEASE EMAIL ME FIRST. -( Click on "Ask the Owner a Question.") You will save time and trouble if we email first to be sure my apt. is perfect for you!

This apt. is listed on several other places and I might be in discussion with others.

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

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.

I have a dog and two cats (and often foster kittens) in the main house. The animals never go into the apartment.


$125.00/ night for 2 people.

For more than 2 people there is an additional $10.00 (total, not per person) per night.

Price INCLUDES tax and cleaning (for stays of 4+ nights.)

(For fewer than 4 nights - $50.00 cleaning fee.)

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


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.

NEARBY - within two blocks

Dozens of restaurants and cafes, neighborhood pubs, coffee shops, grocery Store, CVS drugstore, Farmer's Market.

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.


- 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

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

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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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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • The bathroom is on the landing between the bedroom and the living room (with queen sized sleep sofa) - so both "sleeping rooms" are private.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen bed. 100% cotton sheets washed in perfume/dye free detergent. Lots of pillows.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • 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.)


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Heart of the City - HalfBlock to METRO - Columbia Heights.
average rating of 4.932836 based on 153 reviews

Great Days

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and we appreciate everything Victoria did for us. It is a nice place to be and close to downtown.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and close!

  • 5 of 5

We loved being in Columbia Heights. The metro was so close and we drove to Georgetown and downtown easily. Irving Street is beautiful. We had everything we needed inside and ate all our meals in except one over the course of 2 1/2 days. We loved having doors to our room, the living room (where our 3 boys slept) and the bathroom. Would love to come again.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gilbert, Iowa

Perfect place for our DC adventure

  • 5 of 5

Victoria's place was a perfect match for what we were looking for -- close to the metro, the feel of living in the city, affordable and nothing fancy. On top of that we got a wonderful host; we discovered fabulous local restaurants; and we even had easy parking thanks to Victoria. Everything was just as pictured. The pull out bed was actually a bit larger than what I had envisioned from the picture. The queen bed was very comfy and we had plenty of room for our things. There's even a mini-fridge. We didn't cook anything while we were there other than warming up leftovers in the microwave.We did get milk, cereal and other snacks from the CVS that is just down the block. One of the people in our group is vegan and we discovered some great vegan options (Busboys and Poets, about a 15-20 minute walk and Sticky Fingers Sweets and Eats, about a 10 minute walk). We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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live in Molino Florida but an Okie by birth.

The location of this property could not have been any better. It was right off the Metro!

  • 5 of 5

Victoria was a wonderful host. Her place feels just like home! The apt. was very comfortable and the bed was great to sleep in. Location perfect. It has everything you need just a short walking distant.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location - Clean and Comfortable Apt

  • 5 of 5

A super place to stay! Lively neighborhood with lots of restaurants and stores. Quick Metro ride to the museums.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Savannah GA USA

Location and value all in o

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is perfect for a stay in Washington DC and is located close to shopping, restaurants and the Metro. Our host, Victoria, had the apartment spotless and it is equipped with everything needed . Victoria is very helpful and provided Metro cards for using the subway. She's the perfect host and was available as needed with information to make sure we enjoyed ourselves.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Other Activities: Shopping


Rates & Availability

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.

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.