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Charming English Basement Apartment in Historic Dupont Circle

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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

Owner
Frank Albinder
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 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 Northwest Washington

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.'

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.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • 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
  • 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

Reviews

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Charming English Basement Apartment in Historic Dupont Circle
average rating of 4.8679247 based on 106 reviews
5

Great property and neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! The apartment was clean and Frank was very helpful! We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

a perfect stay in DC!

  • 5 of 5

This was as enjoyable an accommodation as I've experienced--and that includes luxury hotels. First, the location is fantastic: just about half way between DuPont Circle and the amazing 14th St./Logan Circle area, it features some of my favorite DC restaurants, including great French bistros (Bistrot du Coin in DuPont Circle and Le Diplomate on 14th St.), delicious ramen (Rakuya in DuPont Circle) and fabulous oysters and gumbo (Pearl Dive Oyster Palace on 14th St.). And then there is the place itself. Though a basement apartment, it gets natural light through the south-facing windows, and it is cozy and well laid out. But the thing that really puts the experience over the top is the host's incredible attention to detail. Every little thing one might want or need is somehow right where you first think to look for it. And not just the usual stuff, like an ironing board and iron. But a million thoughtful little things, like an umbrella, great books about DC (useful ones--not like the kind they have in hotel rooms), a real tea kettle, and re-chargeable cards for the Metro. What a gem!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

a very pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

Frank's place was perfect for us. Very nice neighborhood. Walking distance to metro and restaurants. Very clean, very quiet. Frank made everything easy with well-written "how-to" notes in the apartment and by responding quickly to messages. We hope to return next time we're in D.C.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice stay

  • 5 of 5

The unit was exactly as advertised, Frank seem to have thought of everything, and it made our stay DC very enjoyable.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, comfortable, charming basement apartment.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, many great restaurant choices. Short walk to Metro. Apartment has everything you need. Our visit was trouble free; that is rare indeed!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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5

Perfect for my needs

  • 5 of 5

I traveled on business to DC and stayed in Frank's place. It was perfect for me. Comfortable bed, well-stocked kitchen and TV with instructions and channel directory! I definitely recommend it and would stay there again. Also, lots of great restaurants and coffee nearby.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 short-term bike rental service stations. Check out Capital Bikeshare

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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