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Charming English Basement Apartment in Historic Dupont Circle

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

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

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Frank Albinder
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 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.'


Northwest Washington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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 -
(85 traveler reviews)

Charming English Basement Apartment in Historic Dupont Circle
average rating of 4.847059 based on 85 reviews

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect for our family, and Frank was a great host. It's a great location, with lots of things to see and do just a few blocks from the apartment, and easy access to buses and metro line for getting around the city. We had a great time.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Monrovia, California

Comfortable and convenient!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The location was an excellent base for exploring DC. Close to the metro and excellent dining, even a Trader Joe's two blocks away. If you fly into DCA it is a direct metro ride and a short 4- block walk to the apartment.

The unit is well maintained, very clean, well appointed, and quite comfortable. Charming indeed! Our thanks to our host.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A honest review!!

  • 5 of 5

Let me tell you about Frank's place... It is exactly as pictured and was a very peaceful experience for my wife and I! I would highly recommend it for couples seeking nearby entertainment. In spite of being in the city at a intersection, you're tucked away surprisingly in a quiet location. The outside noise was minimal and I'm a light sleeper. The bed was super comfy and the kitchen is stocked with all of the necessary needs plus much more. I'm not sure what channel package Frank has but it felt like a million channels. lol... The place was clean and in a very SAFE location. As far as our nearby recommendations I'd strongly recommend a awesome burger and cheese fries from Ben's Chili Bowl, pancakes-clubs sandwiches-desserts from Ted's Bulletins, a Wednesday night MARGARITA from El Centro, or for a slightly longer walk I'd suggest the Board Room for awesome drinks and board games!! None of these locations require public transportation as Frank's place is very close to fairly close. The Metro is roughly about a 10 minute walk and again, the area is safe. We started this trip with the intentions of visiting all of the typical sights but found the location and nearby area to snatch most of our time. In return it truly felt like a getaway because we were well rested and were in a environment suited for couples. We've traveled many places in and out of the country but this was relaxing. Thanks so much Frank!!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you will need!

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Comfortable bed. Fluffy towels. We were very comfortable. Thanks Frank!

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best Solution to getting away alone

  • 5 of 5

Although this property will accommodate many more, I wanted a quiet, safe, warm place to stay for a week all by myself for my 85th birthday present. It was all of that plus it was in the best location for walking to restaurants and beginning each day with new discoveries of the city. The landlord was charming and responsive to requests and I never felt without help if I needed it.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location; well-equipped; pleasant

  • 5 of 5

Had a great trip experience - and this apartment made it all the more so.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Refundable damage deposit $150

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