Beautiful 1 BR, Safe Location, 3 Blocks to Metro
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Columbia Heights condo description
This one bedroom condominium, located in historic Victorian building in the NW quadrant of Washington DC, Columbia Heights neighborhood known for its Victorian architecture, offers spacious living space, king size bed in the bedroom and pull down sofa in the living room.
Gracious living-dining area for charming family meals and entertaining with nicely equipped kitchen. Hardwood floors cover the entire unit and complement our décor. Our living room offers spacious seating as well as pull up sofa for additional sleeping area. Private, off-street parking available next to the building. Free Wireless/Wired DSL.
We are located just three blocks to Columbia Heights Metro (green and yellow line), the Tivoli Theater, DC USA shopping center, the Heights restaurant, Giant grocery store, Sticky Fingers vegan bakery and cafe and all the dinning and shopping located around the Tivoli square.
Columbia Heights borders the neighborhoods of DuPont Circle, Adams Morgan, Mount Pleasant and U Street corridor, DC's most vibrant centers celebrated for its history where the charmingly traditional meets the latest in urban planning.
Rich in history, Columbia Heights stands today as a dynamically evolving neighborhood dotted with new venues for performing arts and zesty Latin eateries. There are coffee shops, grocery stores, department stores all within walking distance. Our neighborhood is located just up from DuPont Circle, right up on the Hill leading down to the White House and the National Mall. Getting to and from the National Mall is easy by Metro which is located just a 3 blocks from the property, by walking or by cab.
Keywords: condo, convenient, walk to everything, safe location
- On floor 1
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- King size beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Parking Off Street:
- Washing Machine:
- Towels Provided:
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Wireless Internet
Location & View
- Car Not Necessary
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
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Home away from home
Home away from home
The place was exactly what I was looking for. It was nice to have everything I would have at home while staying in another city. I also really love the use of codes. I didn't have to carry keys around. The location was perfect. Close to everything.
- Guest Jeremy B. (Phoenix)
- Date of stay 08/17/13
- Review Submitted 09/04/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Visit to Washington.
Visit to Washington.
The apartment was as advertised. The location was extremely convenient: the metro was three short blocks away and so were a supermarket and many shops? We hardly used our car during our stay. We found the neighborhood to be extremely diverse but felt safe at all time. There is a good variety of restaurants within walking distance. The apartment was clean with a plentiful supply of linens, kitchen utensils, etc. A minor complaint is that the top of the kitchen table should be refinished, because the spots on it detract from otherwise attractive furniture. We would recommend it to friends traveling to the Washington area.
- Guest Wistraveler (Saint Germain, Wisconsin)
- Date of stay 06/22/13
- Review Submitted 07/03/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Vacay to DC
Vacay to DC
The apartment was good for what we wanted. it was close to the metro. The few problems was that the communication with the owner was poor. we rented a car tow days and was supposed to be able to park the car at the apartment, but the evening of the first day we rented the car we could not find where to park the car and the space next to the building was finced and locked. we tried call the owner but had to leave a message. after some time had passed with no return call we decided to see if we could return the car to the rental agency. Which we did for both times. Another time we woke up in to morning to start our day around 6 am and discovered that there was no running water. We called again and dthere was no answer so left a message. The call was not returned but the water was back on with in the hour. The morning after no water we woke up to only cold water. We did not call this time since we were not getting any calls back. So after I took a very cold shower, me and my family finished getting ready for our day and left. By that evening the hot water was back on. The morning of our last day the kitchen light was not working. Did not bother calling since we were leaving later that morning and there was enough light with the drapes open. Other than that we had a great stay. I wished that the communication was a little better, but we still had a great time on our vacation.
- Guest Dianna O.
- Date of stay 05/23/13
- Review Submitted 06/05/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car.
We stayed here for four nights. It's a great location in a vibrant neighborhood with lots of good restaurants near by and close to the Metro. The building is fine and felt safe enough, though you could hear everything through the walls. I'm pretty sure it's mostly other rentals, but that's not a big deal. We never even bothered getting the key, but just used the codes. The managers were responsive when I emailed. Really, we didn't spend much time awake in the apartment -- just mornings and evenings. The dishwasher didn't work and I meant to email them about it, but once we were out for the day, I forgot and we weren't cooking. It would have been nice if there had been some dish soap to hand wash, but there wasn't and I didn't want to buy some to use once. The furniture is Ikea and there aren't any personal effects around (better for families with small children who break knick-knacks) and the renovation was rather poorly done (having just done a renovation, I notice these things), but none of that affected our stay. The sleeper couch was not comfortable. It didn't bother my four year old, but I can't imagine anyone older than a teenager would be able to sleep well. The king mattress in the bedroom was fine, though. My only big complaint is that the cleaning fee isn't just integrated into the cost per night, but that's not a problem with just this property, but VRBO in general. Recs: The Coupe for coffee and brunch, El Chucho for Monday Happy Hour margaritas, tacos, and corn In general, this is a fine home base for adventures in D.C.
- Guest Sarah T. (San Francisco, CA)
- Date of stay 05/10/13
- Review Submitted 05/22/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Rapidly gentrifying area
Rapidly gentrifying area
Our family - 2 adults, two pre-teen sons - stayed at this property in mid-October. Since we live in a "rapidly gentrifying" area ourselves, the location nor exterior of this apartment did not faze us. That being said, folks who desire a beautiful historic district filled with completely restored homes will not be impressed. For them, I'd say wait another 5 years and this neighborhood will be quite different. Apt. building seems to have several VRBO rentals in it, judging by similar curtains in the windows. Not a bad thing, just an observation. The unit itself was clean and relatively spacious. All furnishings are IKEA. There were a few mix-ups with bed linens (i.e. no fitted sheet for the pull-out sofa), but the owners responded quickly when I contacted them. While we never met them, they were responsive. There is a laundry room in basement with soap that was great to use mid-week. (No charge.) We parked our car in side lot on gravel pad. Sofa bed was fine for our boys, but wouldn't be good for more than 1 adult. From apart., it was a 5" walk to the Metro and a 2" walk to the Columbia Heights Coffee shop - which we really enjoyed. We were underwhelmed with Sticky Fingers bakery, so only went there once. Kids loved the frozen yogurt shop near Tivoli Square. It was very convenient to have all those shops so close, esp. when our 13-yr. old son needed a new belt (shopped at Marshall's) or we need to fax something (Staples!). We parked our car and never moved it till we left, using the Metro the entire time. Great little restaurants/bars by coffee shop. A few things would make this apartment top notch: 1. Have coffee in unit. When we checked in, there was only tea available, no coffee grounds. We liked Columbia Heights Coffee shop so much it wasn't a big deal, but still...it would have been a nice touch. Plus a few more spices. (If people cooked, there was maybe a 1/4 t of salt in pantry.) Stove, pots and pans, and fridge were all fine. 2. Get rid of 2nd fridge in kitchen. Not sure why that's there... 3. Repair broken windows. 4. Repair bathroom hooks and bars. They weren't installed properly and were about to rip out of the wall. 5. TV in master bedroom would have been nice. There was a TV in front closet, which we presumed was broken. 6. Replace IKEA nightstand in bedroom, as front face is damaged. 7. Fix overhead light in living room. It constantly flickered and turned an & off. Electrical problem, it seems. Overall, we enjoyed our stay.
- Guest Nancy K. (Milwaukee, WI)
- Date of stay 10/14/12
- Review Submitted 10/22/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+.
We stayed here for 5 nights. The apartment was in a great location, about a 5 minute walk to the Metro station and about two blocks to shopping and restaurants. The apartment itself is a decent size. One bedroom with a king sized bed, two bed side tables, a dresser and a good sized walk in closet. The bath was adequate size. The only complaint with the bath is the shower head is low. My husband is 6'1" and had to bend down to get wet. The living room had a fold out couch. The couch seemed a bit small for both of my boys so we walked up,the street tho the Bed, Bath and Beyond and purchased a blow up mattress. One kid slept on the couch and the other on the blow up (we had been wanting one anyway and since we drove, it wasn't and issue). There are two other closets, one in the living room and one behind the front door so storage isn't an issue. The kitchen was better equipped than we expected. I have never seen a garlic press in a weekly rental. Since we cooked breakfast every day and diner a couple of times this was a plus. We also had off street parking, which was good. Our only complaint was the lighting in the living room. There was something wrong with the ceiling light. It would flicker off and on. We were afraid there was a short so we didn't use it. Also, only 4 of the 8 light bulbs worked. We took a table lamp out of the bedroom and put in there. We attempted to call about this but got no response. Over all, I would say this apartment is good for 2-3 people. The neighborhood is a mix. We never felt unsafe so that was good. There is laundry in the basement that was a plus. The walls are "thin" so if you are a light sleeper this might bother you. We thought the people above us were marching. We just turned on some music and it didn't bother us. Overall the rental was good and I would stay there again.
- Guest Fidelia (Ky)
- Date of stay 10/06/12
- Review Submitted 10/20/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway.
Columbia Heights Rental
Columbia Heights Rental
Thank you so much for this apartment rental. It has been wonderful! Everything you indicated, about the neighborhood, the convenience, the space, all has been accurate. My boys and I really enjoyed our stay and the older boys are all moved into their respective colleges. Thank you so much again, and I will definitely look into renting this place as a repeat customer during my future visits to DC. I am going to be in DC during the Thanksgiving weekend so will contact you if I decide to rent as opposed to a hotel. I also wanted to let you know that yesterday, I noticed that the starter knob on one of the dryers had come off, thought you may want to look into it. Other than that we have had no issues and had a great experience.
- Guest Saroj (Seattle, Washington)
- Date of stay 08/16/12
- Review Submitted 10/09/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, girls getaway, families with teenagers, romantic getaway.
Great Bargain For DC
Great Bargain For DC
I was pleasantly surprised with the place, especially after hearing an acquaintance describe it as having "men loitering" on the steps and in front of the building. This was not the case the entire 10 days that we stayed there. I recommend this place to budget-conscious travelers. This apartment is good for people who use it as a base for sightseeing and exploring the city. The kitchen is adequate for preparing simple meals. Although it says "sleeps 2-4," it probably sleeps only 3 unless there are two small children rather than teens. The sofa pulls out into a double bed, just big enough for one person. I found the apartment adequate for our party of three: two adults and a 17-year old boy. Our son slept on the pull-out couch in the living room. The good: Great value, very clean apartment, big enough to accommodate three people, large (for DC-standards) bedroom with kingsize bed, nice shower, storage closets, good-sized and well-appointed kitchen, free access to washer/dryer, nearby Metro, Target, Giant, CVS, and plenty of coffee shops. Good A/C considering the extreme heat wave we experienced. Great walkability. We never felt unsafe, even late at night walking back from the Metro or restaurants. The not-so-good: •We only received one key for the place, and never got a response when I requested an extra key. •The linens for the pull-out bed were insufficient. There was as bottom sheet that did not fit, and there were no top sheets. •During a late-evening (11 p.m.) laundry run, my newly purchased bottle of laundry detergent disappeared right from the top of the washing machine. •Some wear-and-tear was evident in the kitchen (one button on the gas range was missing) and there was a puddle of water on the kitchen floor that came from the leaking refrigerator. The veneer on a bedroom nightstand had been ripped off, exposing the ugly pressed IKEA wood. All windows need to be replaced. •The TV had only one channel, despite the multitude of visible cables. •Cigarette butts on the front steps of the building were left there for days, leaving a less than good first impression. A 2 minute twice a day sweeping would solve this completely avoidable issue, as well as providing a receptacle for butts.
- Guest Ellen (California)
- Date of stay 06/21/12
- Review Submitted 07/01/12
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, families with teenagers.
The apartment was perfect for our family of 4. It was located within walking distance to the Metro (which we used a lot). We felt comfortable walking at night around the neighborhood with our two children.
- Guest April M. (California)
- Date of stay 04/10/12
- Review Submitted 04/15/12
Recommended for: Tourists without a car.
Great apartment to rent!
Great apartment to rent!
There were three of us on this trip, my husband, myself, and my mom. We (husband and I) were going to run in the Marine Corps Marathon and 10K and were planning to stay a week for some vacation while there. The apartment was awesome and yes, the pictures don't do it justice on size. We were quite pleased with all the room and storage (and never ran out of hot water). We even utilized the free washer/dryer/detergent and all worked great. We weren't quite accustomed to such a hard bed but we were so tired it didn't matter because we slept like rocks. We became regulars at the Giant grocery store and the FroZenYo... you don't get free hot fudge or hot caramel at our yogurt places at home! Over all I would HIGHLY recommend this apartment. Jarek met us there and gave us lots of tips on getting around on the metro, sights, and restaurants. Thanks Jarek and Elizabeth for helping make our trip awesome! :)
- Guest Laurie (Owasso, OK, USA)
- Date of stay 10/29/11
- Review Submitted 11/07/11
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+, girls getaway.
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Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2014
3 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
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- Pet Fee: $60 + tax
- Cleaning fee: $80 + tax
- Tax Rate 14.5%
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- Nearest Airport: Reagan National Airport at 6 Miles
- Nearest Train: Union Station at 4 Miles
Year Purchased: 2008
- Primary: (202) 506-0019 (District of Columbia, USA)
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Bedroom with the king size bed
The fully equipped kitchen
King size bed in the bedroom
Living room with the Cable TV and IPod docking station
Shopping area, just 2 blocks away from the property
Fountain at the Tivoli Square
Another view of the kitchen
Living room, entrance to the kitchen
Pull out sofa in the living room
Tivoli Square and the theater
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