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Charming English Basement Apartment in Historic Dupont Circle

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

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

More Details

Frank Albinder
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 2017

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.'


Dupont Circle Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Queen size Sleeper Sofa (1) plus several inflatable beds if needed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(92 traveler reviews)

Charming English Basement Apartment in Historic Dupont Circle
average rating of 4.847826 based on 92 reviews
Brome Lake,Quebec

Very efficient check in /check out.great location.nice neighbourhood.close to all DC attractions.

  • 5 of 5

We took the Vermonter amtrak from St Albans VT.We are Canadian and brought our bikes

Franks info re bike paths etc was very helpful and realistic.A bike lane leading to the national Mall is right next to the apt.Very nice accomodations,the previous descriptions and pictures are very realistic.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Couple Escape:)

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location and charming neighborhood:) Conveniently located to anything you could want:) Thank you Frank for the chance to be knee deep in the experience:))

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Place in a Great Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here. Very close to some great restaurants like Matchbox Pizza and Ted's Bulletin. The Black Cat a great old late night music place is only a few blocks away. The apt is also a fairly easy walk to the Metro stops (even with 11 and 4 year old boys). Frank the owner was great very helpful and responsive. We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great property. Walking distance to many different restaurants and the Metro. Frank (owner) was very helpful and accommodating. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

My college aged son and I stayed in this lovely apartment while we explored DC on his spring break.

The apartment was exactly as described, maybe even better, wonderfully furnished and well maintained. It was large enough to afford both of us some privacy. The kitchen was small but well equipped and there were some food items and staples already in the cupboards.

There were plenty of hangers and towels and linens for both of us and we liked having the washer and dryer available as well. The shower was great and it was nice to have toiletries and a hair dryer to use. The bed in the bedroom was very comfortable, though I do not think my son would say the same thing about the sleeper sofa. There were instructions for everything. including the tvs and wifi.

Frank was available to answer questions but not overbearing in any way. It was nice to have him upstairs just in case. When I realized that I had forgotten to bring tickets I had printed at home for an attraction we were going to, he was nice enough to print out the tickets and bring them down to us.

The location of the apartment might have been our most favorite part. It is so convenient to everything, within walking distance of restaurants, grocery stores, museums and the White House. We never even took the metro, but there was a stop within walking distance. I felt safe walking in the neighborhood at night and loved being so close to everything. A couple of times when we were tired of walking we used Uber, and because of the location we never had an Uber ride around the district that cost more more than $10. To the airport I think the Uber ride was approximately $12-15.

Frank is a gracious host. I would definitely stay here on future trips to DC!

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable and great location

  • 4 of 5

A clean and well appointed basement apartment, that even my 6 foot 3 inch husband felt comfortable in ! The owner was very attentive, and welcoming. Also, the bed was quite comfortable. The location right in the heart of the District, was perfect. We did not have any trouble finding street parking, just pay attention to the signs ! We will definitely stay here the next time we visit our daughter.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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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 short-term bike rental service stations. Check out Capital Bikeshare


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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