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Private Retreat. Apartment in Washington, DC - Three Miles to the White House

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About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4

Elegantly furnished one bedroom English Basement Apartment in the serenity of Rock Creek Park, near Beach Drive, in the area of Van Ness metro station and National Zoo. It is one of the safest, quiet and the most beautiful neighborhood in DC-- Washington's best kept secret..

This very private recently furnished apartment has a bedroom with queen size bed, a kitchen/living room combo with a queen size sleeping sofa and full size appliances. The apartment has a private entrance and a private patio. A semi private big entertainment/game room with a pool table, a fire place and large screen TV lounge area is adjacent to your apartment and can be used for your personal relaxation or social gatherings.

Value that stands out and makes the difference.

-- free 24 hour parking

-- free bicycle rental (2 bicycles)

-- free laundry

-- free pets' daycare in the fenced-off spacious yard.

-- free SmartTrip public transportation 2 cards (metro and bus)

-- free pickup at the metro station of your choice (Van Ness or Clevelend Park (Red Line) Columbia Heights (Green Line)

Ideal for a person or a couple with or without children, who value privacy and security, for people with healthy lifestyle, for business people, who need a quiet home in the midst of the stressful city and it is just perfect for a romantic couple desiring a romantic retreat in the heart of the nation's capital.

All utilities, wireless internet and cable are included in one price. Kitchen has everything -- from full sized refrigerator, oven and microwave to a coffee maker, toaster, electric tea pot, iron and ironing board-- just about anything to make your stay care free. Use of shared laundry room is free of charge.

Parking. Guests with cars are welcome! Off-street, off-driveway parking lot and unrestricted street parking is readily available.

Transportation. The house is located between the 16th street and Beach Drive. 16th street is a straight line to the White House and most of Washington business and tourist attractions.

Buses. There are at least 5 buses running one after another along the 16th street to Federal Triangle.

Metro. Van Ness UDC (University of District of Columbia) Metro Station (Red Line) is across the park. Nice walk in good weather. However, I provide free shuttle rides to my guests to and from Van Ness or Cleveland Park Metro Stations.

Car. You will not find a better place to stay in DC, if you are driving. No worries about finding the parking, no cost and no fines for overnight parking, you will appreciate driving along the Beach Drive, -- Washington version of Central Park in NYC--, a scenic, traffic-lights-free road to the national mall and a perfect shortcut through the rush hour traffic for business people.

Bicycles. As an added value, we provide free bicycles (we have total three bicycles to choose from) to make your experience of staying in the Washington Park area even more enjoyable.

Pets. Well behaved pets are welcome. The place is a real paradise for pets as it is surrounded by a tall fence and pets can stay outside in the back yard unattended. The park area that starts just 'in your backyard' is great for longer walk..

More Details

Natasha Spivack
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, russian
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2017

About Natasha Spivack

I was born in Moscow, Russia. I have a Master's degree in the Middle East Studies from Moscow State University. So, I speak English, Russian and Arabic.

I have been living in the Washington, DC area since 1985. I used to teach at Johns Hopkins University before I started my own business. I am very social and I am usually fascinated with any human story.

I love Washington, DC and I believe that it is very easy to fall in love with this city with its ethnic and cosmopolitan spirit.

Natasha Spivack purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Natasha Spivack chose Washington DC

While the houset is located only 3,5 miles from the White House, it feels like an idyllic countryside retreat with deer coming to your back yard and biking/hiking trails just at your doorstep. It the words of our visitors, this place is the best kept secret in DC.


Crestwood Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Private Retreat. Apartment in Washington, DC - Three Miles to the White House
average rating of 4.6842103 based on 19 reviews

Beyond expectations!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were just as described...clean and well laid out. Natasha couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Our dog, Cooper, was well cared for while we did sightseeing. I'm not sure he wanted to leave! Getting to downtown took a little bit of effort but if staying away from most of the hustle and bustle appeals to you...this is the place!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ron and Barb, You are my best guests ever! Love you both and miss Cooper! God Bless You!
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  • 5 of 5

We totally enjoyed our stay in DC!! Natasha is so friendly and hospitable. Her apartment is cozy and quaint and the neighborhood is beautiful! Natasha was very accomodating to our animals, offering to dog sit if we needed her to. We will definitely be staying here when we come to DC. Thank you Natasha

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, cute little apartment.

  • 4 of 5

Natasha's apartment is tiny but has everything one needs. The common area adjacent also has a pool table and more room for lounging. The location can't be beat if you want to be near Rock Creek Park, the Zoo, etc.. Natasha is a lovely and gracious host (she lives in the house above the apartment). It was a little chilly, being a basement apartment, but felt cozy, very clean and well maintained. The metro passes, maps, menus, and travel guides were really helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in the DC area so much. Just a quick visit but the apartment was very comfortable and located in a nice little area near a park. The dogs enjoyed the yard and everything was topnotch. Thank you Natasha and family!

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Natasha is the best host

  • 5 of 5

Natasha truly welcomes you to her home. She functions as a tour guide in a sense by telling you all you need to know about the area and how to make your stay as comfortable as possible. She goes the extra mile, literally, by transporting you to the Metro at the end (and/or beginning) of your stay, and she even helped by printing out a ticket--she does what she can to help. The apartment is adequate and comfortable. The only downside is that the property is a bit far from the downtown area, so unless you have a car, it's not feasible to go back and forth to the sights. Public transportation is do-able but it's a lengthy walk to and from the bus stop (and I'm an avid walker). The apartment was well represented in the listing; it was clean and served our purposes for our Washington stay. The highlight of this property is Natasha herself and the warmth and helpfulness she offers.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great host

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is sweet and very clean. In the kitchen is all what you need. That's good for a longer stay. You can parking in front of the apartment. WiFi is included.

There is a good connection to the city with all the sights. I would like to stay here again when I'm back here.

By the way: Natasha is a great host. She is very very friendly and has a lot of good advices to Washington.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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U.S. Capitol Building
"Not every traveler knows that you can enter the Capitol Building at any time during the offi..."
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
"It is an icon of Washington, DC and it is free."
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Arlington National Cemetery
International Spy Museum
Boating in DC at Keybridge Boathouse
Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Reagan National Airport


Rates & Availability

Crestwood Apartment Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $25 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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