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Single Family Home In Beautiful Tenley Town, Metro Walking Distance

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, A Yard, Deck And Right Opposite Turtle Park!

If you want a fabulous location, space to relax with all the creature comforts, and everything DC has to offer RIGHT at your fingertips, then this beautiful home in DC's desirable Tenley Town neighborhood is for you! It's perfect for a sightseeing vacation or a family base for an American University graduation.

About the home:

You will be staying in a gorgeous, detached family home that sits in a wonderful spot overlooking Turtle Park and the American University grounds and walking distance to Tenley Town metro.

Spacious, comfortable, and adorned with beautiful furniture, artwork and antiques, 3 generous sized bedrooms await with a fully equipped kitchen, living room, dining room and sun room with hardwood floors throughout.

Wind down with a glass of wine on the deck and enjoy the large fenced back yard, while the kids play in Turtle park, a few steps from the house! Tennis and Basket Ball courts are available on a first come first served basis along with a kids play area.

Please note: As with many homes in DC, the basement is completely rented out on a full time basis. It is a completely separate unit with it's own entrance. All the photos you see are of the rental and are not shared with the basement.

Parking is available for 1 car on the drive and on street.

More Details

Property Manager
Lara Hawketts
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2018

About Lara Hawketts

You are in safe hands!

Alex and I been hosting visitors to DC for 6 years and love to offer lots of advice about planning your trip and how to make the most of your stay. We look forward to hearing from you with your questions and hope to give you a personal welcome you to Washington DC!

Why Lara Hawketts chose American University Park

The location of this property is second to none. This is an extremely desirable neighborhood in DC where most folks dream about owning a home. The home has been in the family for many years.

What makes this house unique

It is right opposite Turtle park with free access to Tennis courts and basket ball courts, very close to American University park so perfect for a family Graduation gathering!


American University Park House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
There are no laundry facilities on site but local laundry service is available, please ask for details during your stay.


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Single Family Home In Beautiful Tenley Town, Metro Walking Distance
average rating of 4.5 based on 24 reviews
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Wonderful home in ideal location.

  • 4 of 5

Great location, very clean. Perfect for our family of 5. Will hopefully return on our next visit.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Great place to stay. Owners were very responsive!!

  • 4 of 5

Great place to stay. Owners were very responsive!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was exactly the way it was described!

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with this large, clean house just two blocks from the campus of American University. We will recommend it to our visiting colleagues.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ok but needs upgrades

  • 3 of 5

We stayed here for three nights in April. On the positive side the house is charming with space to move around. The owner bought new bedding to accommodate allergies to down/feathers. They also had an early check in option that was less expensive than booking the night before.

However, when we arrived the house smelled musty and we had to open all the windows to air it out. The heat upstairs didn't work so we had to crank up the heat downstairs and wait for it to rise. The lack of a washer/dryer proved inconvenient and though they offer an outside service, we will make sure all future rentals include this amenity on site. A tv in the master bedroom rather than just in the living room would be an improvement. Finally, though it was disclosed, renters should be aware that the owner's brother lives downstairs with a flimsy lock separating the units.

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Savannah, GA

Perfect for a trip to DC

  • 5 of 5

Proximity & ease of transportation to the DC sites was important to us. We walked to the Tenley Town/AU metro station most days (15-20 minutes with some uphill but easy route with sidewalks) & caught the bus up on Massachusetts Ave ( maybe 5 minutes to walk) Driving/parking in the city and even at nearby restaurants & shopping was a nightmare so we REALLY appreciated having access to public transportation. We felt very safe walking and riding as well.

The house was beautiful and clean. The backyard was lovely even in late winter with very little yet blooming. Temperature control was great and there was comfortable bedding. The master bed was large and comfy for one of us, the other felt the mattress flattened toward the edge and made one feel as though they would roll off. We appreciated having a driveway to park in.

This was a great stay and I'd love to return.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Great location for us to attend Wesley Theological Seminary. Providing a home away from home for a group of doctoral students.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Car: not necessary

Tenley town is steeped in history and continues to be a key center of defense, media, education, arts, and much more. It is also home to American University attracting scholars from all over the world. Other local places of interest include National Cathedral, American University's Katzen Art Center, Wilson Aquatic Center and Fort Reno Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night

Tax rate of 17.5% includes Washington D.C.s’s State Occupancy tax of 14.5% and a 3% credit card processing fee

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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