Large English Basement in Historic Townhouse

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Flat is in the white house


Last updated: 11/17/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Curtis House was formerly the home of Herbert Hoover's Vice-President, Charles Curtis, the only (part) Native American ever to hold that office. Ideally located for visitors, the apartment is about a mile from the White House, blocks from major museums and other sites, and steps from Adams-Morgan and the newly revitalized U St. area.

The flat has a separate dressing room off the bath. An office "nook" holds a desk, phone, and printer/fax/copier for the business traveler. Meeting and conference space is available nearby. The flat is quite large and has just been updated. It is fully furnished with an extensive library of international classics and multi-lingual dictionaries. The intimate rear garden has organic herbs and, sometimes, veggies.

Sheets and towels changed weekly. Bedroom is larger than it appears.

Spanish, French, and Italian spoken here (and a little Portuguese).

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Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome:

    You might want us to put away a few valuables, but kids are very welcome...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets are fine. We have one too. There is a dog park about a half a block from the apartment....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 3-5

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) We have a single inflatable bed as well., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Fax, color copier/printer, separate front and rear entrances


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Flat Screen HDTV Satellite connection...moreless


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer:

    in the unit...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    changed weekly...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    in the unit...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    intimate, ivy-covered enclosed garden-dining table for 6, herbs and organic vegetables in season...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill


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from 16 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,300 $3,700
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 14.5%


Cancelation policy. Deposits will be refunded only if we’re given a minimum of 14 days’ notice prior to the arrival date of the reservation. All cancellations, regardless of notice, will be assessed a $50 cancellation fee

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A 25% deposit is required to confirm the reservation. The balance is due upon arrival.

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Last updated: 11/17/2015
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6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Washington Regan National Airport (DCA)
93 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Rosemary Thyme Bistro
3 Miles
Nearest Train
Washington Union Station
93 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Rosemary Thyme Bistro

Car: Not Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1987

About the owner: We fell in love with Dupont Circle in the 70's when we first moved to DC from New England and never wanted to live anywhere else. We really enjoy sharing our small but vibrant community with guests. The house was built in the Richardsonian Romanesque style. We can't add a link here, but the style is "googlable".

Why the Owner Chose Dupont Circle:
We want this to be your vacation rental, but it's not ours. This neighborood is where we have lived almost all our adult lives and where we have reared our children. We are not into DC "power", but the history vibes are almost palpable.

Contact us

Speaks: english

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  • Flat is in the white house

    Flat is in the white house

  • view toward kitchen

    view toward kitchen

  • view from kitchen toward living/dining area

    view from kitchen toward living/dining area

  • rear garden

    rear garden

  • bedroom also has loveseat in bay to the right of the bed

    bedroom also has loveseat in bay to the right of the bed

VRBO #186865

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Minimum stay: 2 nights
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