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Freshly renovated 1 bedroom in Historic Home- Convention Center/Blagden Alley

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Sleeps 5

DESCRIPTION

This elegant, historic (circa 1873) townhouse is located among other stately town-homes on a tree-lined street just 1/2 block from the new Walter E. Washington Convention Center off Blagden Alley. The property has a pedigree as the home of the first African American Senator to serve a full term in office, Senator Blanche Kelso Bruce of Mississippi. The apartment recently underwent a full renovation. You and your guests will enjoy the spacious ambiance, modern leather furniture, granite counters, stainless steel appliances, dining room seating for 8, and fireplace (no fires please for safety). The large bedroom has a queen bed, a modern bunk bed/sofa, bay window, 2 large walk-in closets with organizers, and a door to the back patio or parking. The full bath features bamboo walls and has a tub/shower combination. Parking is available for a fee and there is limited and restricted street parking.

We provide a detailed 10-page Welcome Guide upon confirmation of your reservation with helpful details about your apartment, neighborhood and Washington to ensure that you get the most out of your visit.

AMENITIES

One-bedroom apartment accommodates 5 people (Queen bed; bunk bed for 2, convertible sofa)

All new kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances

Metro Stops: Mt Vernon Sq-Convention Center – Yellow & Green Lines

Central AC and heat

Full bath with Combination bath-shower

Two 40" TVs

WIFI, Cable

Patio

Optional off-street secure parking (fee)

LOCATION

The new Convention Center/Blagden Alley area radiates urban cool. You'll be just 5 blocks away from landmarks like the National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum of American Art. The White House and the National Gallery of Art on the National Mall are both an 11-block walk. If you are here for a concert or sporting event the Verizon Center is just 6 blocks away. You'll be able to run most errands on foot, not to mention walking to a variety of really wonderful and interesting restaurants and cafes (check out Table, Rogue 24, and Corduroy). There's also a Giant supermarket two blocks away if you'd prefer to eat at home in your peaceful space.

Do you like to shop? The CityCenterDC complex boasts a host of temptations, including Kate Spade, Allen Edmonds, Hugo Boss--and a Tumi store if you need additional luggage for new purchases! You'll also be walking distance from several popular downtown DC neighborhoods, including the lively Blagden Alley Historic area, Penn Quarter, DuPont Circle, 14th and U.

Blagden Alley residents embrace the historic roots of the neighborhood; the convenience of the new modern convention center and the Metro; and the chicness of this neighborhood.

TRANSPORTATION

You won't need a car. The Mt Vernon - Convention Center Metro is 1 and a half blocks away. Union Station, nearby, is a transportation hub for the mid-Atlantic region. The station contains two train lines (AMTRAK; and MARC trains to and from Maryland). Also accessible are the Metro's Red Line; Metrobuses; the "Circulator" Bus; tour operators; rental cars; and bikes.

If you do have a car with you, we offer off street parking for a small additional nightly fee.

More Details

Property Manager
Charlotte Perry
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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

Amenities

Downtown Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • 1 Queen bed, 1 Sofa Bed bed, 1 Bunk bed, 1 Other bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Attractions:
  • live theater
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries

Reviews

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average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews
4

Very good apartment in a good location

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is well represented on the website. It is very spacious, modern, clean, quiet and very well equipped and fitted out except for the tv operating only in black and white. The subway is within easy walking distance which made the apartment a good base for exploring Washington. There is a good coffee shop in the laneway around the corner, a cake/pastry shop up the road and several good restaurants a short walk away. The area is quiet and felt safe. While we did hear footsteps from the apartment above from time to time, this did not pose any major problem for us.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fremont, CA
3

Property had some issues

  • 3 of 5

Rating Details:

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I do not recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Both the TV's in the house had issues. There was no service in the living room TV and only one channel(Fox) on the bedroom TV. Upon calling, the property management, the issue was addressed promptly . However, while we did get service, there was no color. Another guest had also mentioned this issue in the comments section but we didn't pay much attention to it and and we ended up having the exact same experience. The internet connection was poor on one of the days and though not a big issue, you will hear footsteps from the people living above. The property manager was helpful and courteous.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ridgefield, Wa
4

Great apartment BUT

  • 4 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was adequately helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Loved the location close to the Convention Center and Metro. Clean, very spacious, roomy closets, great kitchen. The bathroom had a great soaking tub with a shower, very clean. The stacking washer and dryer were in excellent condition and easy to use. The But is that the TV in the living Room did not function (I see it is no longer in the picture). And the TV in the bedroom only had one channel - Fox News. The other detraction was the bed, It didn't seem to be flat the head seemed to be a little higher than the foot and it was pretty uncomfortable. I sent an e-mail to the property manager on Sat (night of arrival) and called the two numbers on the cards on Tuesday and never received a response. WE did a lot of walking and it is very convenient to grocery, liquor stores and restaurants. Having the metro a half block away was an extra plus.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: LUXbnb
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5

Home away

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Good experience, will do this again with my family

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for us

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was more than happy with the location.

I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Here for a convention, wife visiting friends and enjoying city. This was a great home base. Be sure to explore the coffee shop, restaurant, and speakeasy in the alley out the back door.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: LUXbnb
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Bentonville, AR
5

10 Days in DC for Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We enjoyed this place quite a bit. We had a shower curtain rod break and there was a guy over the next day to fix it. That was the only real problem. There were four of us staying there for ten days and two more for a few days. It was too much for six, but it worked well for a family of four. There are grocery stores, pharmacies, coffee shop, food, and the Metro stop all within a few blocks. Between Uber and the Metro we never needed a car. We even took the Metro from the airport to the place. We had guests decide they were coming in and not enough blankets. The owner had sheets and blankets shipped to the unit from Amazon. That was awesome and appreciated. The only downside was a tiny bit of noise above, but that was only at bed time and then just until the folks upstairs got settled into bed. It wouldn't deter me though. I would gladly live in this unit and recommend it to friends or family.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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