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Frank Albinder

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Charming English Basement Apartment in Historic Dupont Circle

76 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Northwest Washington Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Enjoy this charming 1br/1ba (sleeps 2-4+) English Basement apartment with private entrance in a historic 1890s Townhouse within walking distance of Dupont Circle, Logan Circle and the U Street Corridor. This tastefully furnished apartment has one bedroom with a queen size bed, a queen size sleeper sofa, plus several inflatable beds of various sizes. It's a perfect location for a business trip or a visit to DC's many incredible sites.

The apartment is a stone's throw from dozens of restaurants, shops, clubs and within easy walking distance of two Metro lines. There's no off-street parking for the unit, but temporary residential parking can be arranged for visitors to take advantage of the plentiful street parking in the neighborhood. You'll also be close to short-term bicycle rentals through DC's great new service, Capital Bikeshare.

Keywords: Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, U Street Corridor

Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Frank Albinder (Owner)
Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

About Frank Albinder

I'm a classical musician who's lived in Washington DC for more than 13 years. It's a great city in so many ways, I'm glad I can share my basement apartment with visitors from around the world. I live in the main house above the apartment, so I'm easily available to assist guests with their visits in the national's capital.

Frank Albinder purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Frank Albinder chose Washington DC

I love my neighborhood with its historical townhouses and apartment buildings, restaurants, shops and nearby public transportation. Though in the heart of Washington, the apartment is in a residential neighborhood populated with a wide variety of residents, including young Congressional and White House staffers, young families, couples and singles from all over the world. (Few people in DC are actually from DC!) One of the coolest things about where I live is the giant Masonic House of the Temple, located right across the street from the apartment. The building was designed by John Russell Pope, architect of the Jefferson Memorial and the National Archives, and it's one of the most impressive buildings in Washington. It serves as the Southern Headquarters for the 33rd degree of Scottish Rite Masonry, and a tour of the building is fascinating and entertaining. If you're a Dan Brown fan, the building plays a pivotal part in his novel, 'The Lost Symbol.'

Reviews

4.8
based on 76 traveler reviews

Charming English Basement Apartment in Historic Dupont Circle
average rating of 4.8421054 based on 76 reviews
Los Angeles
5

Fabulous Location, Beware of Mosquitos!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was wonderful! It was a convenient 10-min walk to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods as well as plenty of eateries and shops on streets nearby; the basement has a great location. Though we didn't use the SmarTrip cards available, the nearest Metro stop is only a ~15 min walk away. We appreciated the washer and dryer to freshen up our clothes along the trip; just make sure you follow the directions and don't shower while they're running. Frank was incredibly responsive to all of my messages, even coming by in person to troubleshoot when the TV channels didn't work.

Some words of caution: If you are a light sleeper or sensitive to sleeping cushions, the couch bed in the living room does make a bit of noise and might be lumpy for some. During the time of year we went (early Sept), beware of mosquitoes! We're newbies to the East Coast and did not bring bug spray - all members of our party were bit before we had a chance to go to the store! Although Frank did provide a can of bug spray for the room and a quirky list of instructions on the wall, come prepared!

If we return to DC with a small party, we would definitely keep Frank's quaint basement in mind as a lodging option!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Independence,VA

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this charming place. Everything we needed and more is there for you.Plenty of towels.Neat and clean. Very safe, lovely neighborhood. Enjoyed our walk to the White House. Trader Joe's was a short walk on 14 th St. We used Uber to get around town. Also enjoyed taking the Trolley.The drivers are full of information,and very entertaining! Would recommend this place. It was a great place to introduce us to life in DC!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very comfortable apartment in a great neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

Great location on a quiet side street but with abundant grocery and dining options close-by. Easy walking and transit choices too. Frank was a great host! Looking forward to next visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

this is a real gem! close to 2 metro stations, shopping and restaurants. comfortable apartment with everything you need. trendy and safe neighborhood. highly recommend :o)

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

Quiet. Nicely decorated. Very comfortable. Great location to all of DC. Will stay again.

  • 5 of 5

10 out of 10. My wife and granddaughters very comfortable. Would not change a thing. Highly recommend using Uber system. We never waited longer than 5 minutes for pickup/delivery.

Bob Thompson

Pawleys Island, South Carolina

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

Loved this apartment--walkable to metros, mercifully cool during a very hot and humid spell, and in a terrific neighborhood. Has every amenity one needs. We'll be back. Thanks, Frank!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

Matchbox Pizza
Matchbox - Capitol Hill
Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
Washington National Airport
Nearest Train
2.7 Miles
Amtrak (Union Station)
Car: not necessary

You'll be within walking distance of several of DC's great new short-term bike rental service stations. Check out Capital Bikeshare

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Rates & Availability

Northwest Washington Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Presidential Inauguration
Jan 18 2017 - Jan 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$149
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Northwest Washington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Queen size Sleeper Sofa (1) plus several inflatable beds if needed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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