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Historic Mansion Dupont/Loganmiddle of the City! 8 Beds 6 BA

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Last updated: 04/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Dupont Circle house description

This Extraordinary Historic Detached Mansion is located in Dupont/Logan Circle areas in the Middle of the City. Approximately 5000+ SF, The former Rectory of St. Augustine's Church and the original site of a Civil War Hospital is one of the few remaining large downtown estates that have not been converted to condominiums! It is located directly across the street from the World-renowned Masonic Temple with spectacular views of the rear gardens and its magnificent Pillars lit at night. A wonderful tour is offered weekdays!! The Old Mansard Bishops house and Convent buildings next door still retain the architecture of the period, and are quite beautiful. It is a very short distance to the White House, just one block to 16th Street the 'Avenue of the Presidents', and a stroll to the downtown Business District and Major Monuments. And for those looking for DC'S newest and hottest restaurants and clubs, the Rectory is just a couple of blocks away to the must-go and trendy 14th Street corridor.


Being a detached structure this home offers sun filled rooms and quiet visits with new high end thermo-pane windows through-out. This home has been decorated with attention to the buildings beginnings, a crosscut travertine floor has been laid and the original plaster wainscoting has been hand painted by a local artist to match all the way to the third floor. The first floor is spacious and covered in original woodwork of chestnut wainscoting and old world pine. Please notice in our sites photo's of the original great doors to the dining room and den. The original closets throughout the home were constructed of cedar wood to preserve the woolen frocks of the monks and dignitaries. The original stained glass in the hallways leading up through the home still retain some of the original stained glass with the the letter 'A' for the church she was built for, St. Augustin! The original church is still standing just up the street, and worth a tour of her magnificent stained glass and architecture!

The kitchen has a sun filled breakfast area, again with lots of windows. Also Commercial grade appliances, lots of cooking utensils and serving platters, and the cupboards are full of glassware, dishes, and utensils.

The family room is in the rear of the home with double French doors to the rear trumpet vine covered patio for grilling. This room boasts wooden cross-beamed ceilings, yet more wood wainscoting and moldings, and a working fireplace. Please feel free to use the large flat screen TV while lounging on the comfortable leather sofa's…very comfy room!!

Also on the main floor is a private den that doubles as an extra bedroom on the main floor. There is also a full bathroom with shower on the main floor. This is ideal if you have a guest that has troubles with stairs.

The main living room is a bit more formal with rich curtains at the bay window, comfortable yet elegant seating and a wonderful area to gather for cocktails! Just across the hall find the den with a pull out leather sofa and antique writing desk. The dining room may be extended into this room by opening the massive wooden by-fold doors. An additional table is available. Lest we forget, there is a full bath/powder room on this floor and plenty of coat closet space!

Upstairs, on the second floor you will find a flower balcony looking to the Mason's temple. We have often seen the presidential entourage from this spot and wave accordingly? The enormous master bedroom is en suite with a separate shower and large soaking tub. The two additional bedrooms share a private hall with a full bath and two large cedar closets.

Follow the wainscoting to the third floor and find five more bedrooms. Each with its own solid chestnut and pine door. Two of the rooms share a hall and would be perfect as a suite or two bedroom private area. The third bedroom is en-suite as well as the fourth. The fifth bedroom is quite spacious and has access to the fourth bath through a separate door. Lots of light in all of these rooms and some have spectacular views of the city including the Washington monument!

The private roof-deck is spectacular. Views 360. The original Rectory Cross is still standing and the perfect spot for watching the sunset behind the Masonic Temple. Look to your left through the pergola, and see a beautiful and perfect shot of the Washington monument!!! Lots of roof top planters with mature trees and flowers, depending on time of year…The fourth level is by appointment only, and must be approved for use by the owner. No children allowed on roof deck. Please be advised that this home is child friendly but not child proof. We are also in a quiet neighborhood setting and cannot allow any parties or loud music. None outside. Although we love pets, they are not allowed on the property. The completely separate basement unit is not included in rental and these tenants have access to rear yard for trash and emergencies only.

Property Type

  • House
  • 3 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Alternative Lifestyle
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 16

          • Bedroom 1

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          • Bedroom 2

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          • Bedroom 3

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          • Bedroom 4

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          • Bedroom 5

            There is an additonal Seperate 7th Bedroom too!!!...moreless

          • Bedroom 6

            This Bedroom is near the additonal seperate 8th Bedroom!...moreless

          • Bedroom 7

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          • Bedroom 8

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          • King size beds (1)in Master , Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4) !! Two of these are Canopy beds which also include trundes with additonal 2 Sleeping areas in very large 3rd floor Bedroom! Total of 6 Twin beds!...moreless

          Bathrooms: 6 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining:

            Full size Dining room formal with ability to expand into double door den for dining for 20...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Commercial chefs kitchen...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            No icemaker...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            12...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Catering Available
          • Freezer
          • Dishwasher
          • Stove
          • Coffee Maker
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Heating
          • Air Conditioning
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Towels Provided
          • Linens Provided
          • Wood Fireplace
          • Living Room seats 20
          • Iron & Board
          • Washing Machine
          • Wood Stove
          • Hair Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • This extraordinary historic property was the former church Rectory for St. Augusttine's Church. It is ideally suited for a large group traveling together that wants privacy yet good communal space. Totally detached house with beautiful views and fantastic light. Large catering style kitchen with good and easy access for catering services. Conviently located in the Center of the City with excellent access to Metro, Convention Center, World Bank, IMF, Historic sights and the White House. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Stereo
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Television

              Communications

              • Telephone
              • Internet
              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

                Gorgeous back yard patio and enormous rooftop with views of Washington Monument and Mason Temple...moreless

              • Porch / Veranda:

                Outdoor grill with private patio just off the Family Room ...moreless

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Family

              Location & View

                  • Monument View:

                    Direct view to Washington Monument and the Freemasons Temple right across the street!! Just gorgeous!!!...moreless

                  Car

                      • Not Necessary

                      Activities

                      • Laundromat
                      • Hospital
                      • Kayaking
                      • Racquetball
                      • Groceries
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Cycling
                      • Sailing
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Roller Blading
                      • Hiking
                      • Basketball Court
                      • Tennis
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Museums
                      • Marina
                      • Restaurants
                      • Live Theater
                      • Library
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Arboretum
                      • Cinemas
                      • Churches
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Shopping
                      • Boating
                      • Walking
                      • Synagogues
                      • Ruins
                      • Antiquing
                      • Zoo

                      Other Activities

                          • This property is just right in the middle of the city just a number of blocks from the White House and all of our Nations Capital museums!!! Rock creek park. The new 14th street corridor is just around the corner and offers any and all kinds of dining and entertainment!!!!...moreless
                           

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                          • Outstanding!

                            Outstanding!

                            • Guest Jack (Irving, TX)
                            • Date of stay 03/12/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/28/14
                            We rented this home as it was close to the venue for our daughter's wedding. Great location, plenty of bedrooms and baths for a big group without being on top of each other. Kitchen has everything you could ask for. Enjoyed the professional stove as it more have accommodated a quick meal for out group. Make sure you take time to enjoy the unique pieces to be found in every room and the roof patio is a great place to relax.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                          • outstanding mansion rental in Dupont Circle, DC

                            outstanding mansion rental in Dupont Circle, DC

                            • Guest dr. joanne (lafayette, new jersey USA)
                            • Date of stay 03/05/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/13/14
                            We rented this lovely old 8 bedroom rectory/mansion for our daughter's wedding. Some of our best friends and family members stayed with us. The house is simply amazing. It is decorated in a intriguing way with a mélange of antiques, african art as well as modern pieces. The commercial kitchen is OUTSTANDING! I have serious kitchen envy! I love to cook, and this kitchen was very well stocked. The dining room was lovely. The master bedroom was fantastic. We used it to get ready for the wedding with our own beautician to do hair and make-up. The master bath is incredible--I want that Jacuzzi. And the double shower is great, although I am a bathtub kind-of girl. My husband was in shower heaven. The other 7 bedrooms are very nice. And the beds are comfortable. The roof garden is just beautiful, with views of DC. The location couldn't be better, near the metro and within walking distance of Dupont Circle and some great restaurants. There is a Whole Foods a few blocks away. I have run out of superlatives. I would recommend this house to anyone other than those with stair-climbing difficulties and small children.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                          • Huge house and ideal location

                            Huge house and ideal location

                            • Guest Lauren A.
                            • Date of stay 02/15/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/06/14
                            Our group of 12 had a great stay. The house is large and comfortable and the location is ideal. Cliff was a huge help. The house had some issues and he responded immediately. He was huge help in showing us how easy it was to take the bus around Washington! Thanks Cliff! This house has seen grander days and the kitchen could use a completely new set of pots and pans and a new stove. Nonetheless, we cooked almost every night and ate in the grand dining room. You won't regret choosing this house.

                            Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                          • Historic Mansion Provides an Exprience that makes history

                            Historic Mansion Provides an Exprience that makes history

                            • Guest Charlee
                            • Date of stay 02/07/14
                            • Review Submitted 02/12/14
                            Our group spent 3 nights in re-Treat at the mansion. What a delight. We were a party of about 15. The home provided just what we needed to work, to play, to cook, to talk, to sleep, to interact with others using the high speed internet. Problems, we encountered a few, but management came to the rescue each time to get us back on track. We would definitely come again.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                          • International Black Summit's Facilitator Retreat 2014

                            International Black Summit's Facilitator Retreat 2014

                            • Guest Tamara (Atlanta, GA, USA)
                            • Date of stay 02/07/14
                            • Review Submitted 02/12/14
                            The house was very accommodating for our needs and wants. I personally felt extremely comfortable and very well taking care of. The staff were very attentive and always responded in a timely fashion to handle any concerns we had.

                            Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

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                          • Plenty of space and great location

                            Plenty of space and great location

                            • Guest Mark V. (Where do you live?)
                            • Date of stay 01/19/14
                            • Review Submitted 01/28/14
                            We travelled as 16 persons and comfortably filled this home. It has plenty of room to absorb everyone and is beautifully appointed. The kitchen has a great gas stove for cooking meals, two big ovens and a refrigerator to hold anything you may purchase. We played the piano, relaxed in the two sitting rooms and enjoyed multiple meals. The showers were abundant. The beds were comfortable, clean and the home was very quiet. I was amazed at its great location and nearness to the White House. The grocery stores are very easy walking distance as is the Metro. There is a strip of good restaurants also near the grocery stores which we took advantage of. The neighborhood is safe. I was very pleased with the service of Cliff and Paul and their promptness in returning my phone calls. I would recommend this home without reservation.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                          • great place for a family reunion

                            great place for a family reunion

                            • Guest st. pauli girl (st paul, mn)
                            • Date of stay 12/21/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/31/13
                            Wonderful neighborhood, within walking distance to restaurants, shops, museums, metro stops. Our family of 12 people, ages 14 - 77, enjoyed both our private- and our together-time in this immense, comfy home.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                          • Great House for Groups!

                            Great House for Groups!

                            • Guest Ron R. (Austin Texas, USA)
                            • Date of stay 12/13/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/19/13
                            Great house for large groups -- everyone had their own space and yet could convene downstairs to plan the day of sightseeing.

                            Recommended for: Adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                          • Stated in Mansion for convention, and a group of us attending from Las Vegas

                            Stated in Mansion for convention, and a group of us attending from Las Vegas

                            • Guest Ron (Las Vegas)
                            • Date of stay 02/27/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/09/13
                            We were very pleased, as the place was as described. The location was perfect for us, right in the area we wanted to be and close to so many local trendy shops, restaurants, and stores. We attended an annual convention in DC, and decided as a group it would be more fun and cost efficient compared to a hotel. Not only did it allow others to attend who likely could not afford the trip, but it was the best convention experience yet in the several years traveling to DC. It was like "going home" after the day of training and workshops, rather than retiring to an unfamiliar hotel room with limited space and late night "corridor noise". We could relax in the living room, or parlor, have a glass of wine or use the tremendous commercial kitchen to prepare food or snacks. It allowed us to return to a comfortable "home" setting and decompress for the day and share experiences. In fact we even hosted a small gathering, for other convention attendees from other cities, and it allowed us to be a "host group-city" while visiting DC. It allowed us as a group to further develop not only stronger relationships among those who stayed in the residence, but with those from other areas of the country. I can highly recommend to anyone who wants a different experience in our nation's capital, in a beautiful and historical environment, convenient to everything.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, tourists without a car, sightseeing.

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                          • perfect

                            perfect

                            • Guest Anand S.
                            • Date of stay 10/11/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/24/13
                            Big family reunion with a toddler and a couple infants. Perfect location, comfortable beds, good kitchen allowing for many "cooks in the kitchen", whole foods walking distance, morning jogs to the White House, great night life in Dupont circle, great cable tv, stable internet. Roof deck is nice. Home has a couple quirks but nothing that hinders the experience. Owners are professional and maintenance man (Ricky) was awesome!

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Base Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $569 $769
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $3,983 $15,570
                          Spring
                          Mar 1 - May 13
                          3 night min stay
                          $999 $1,439
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $7,756 $25,950
                          Graduation
                          May 14 - May 21
                          3 night min stay
                          $1,439
                          Summer
                          May 22 - Jul 31
                          3 night min stay
                          $999 $1,439
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $7,756 $25,950
                          Indian Summer
                          Aug 1 - Sep 30
                          3 night min stay
                          $769 $969
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $5,383 $18,330
                          October
                          Oct 1 - Oct 31
                          3 night min stay
                          $989 $1,289
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          $6,923 $23,580
                          Thanksgiving
                          Nov 23 - Nov 30
                          5 night min stay
                          $1,239 $1,439
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          Christmas
                          Dec 21 - Dec 28
                          5 night min stay
                          $1,239 $1,439
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
                          New Years
                          Dec 29 - Jan 1
                          3 night min stay
                          $1,239 $1,439
                          Fri, Sat, Sun
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                          $450 Cleaning Fee

                          $39 damage insurance (in lieu of secutriy deposit)

                          $50 On street parking permit


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                          Location

                          • Nearest Airport: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport at 4.5 Miles
                          • Nearest Ferry: Whites Ferry at 31 Miles
                          • Nearest Train: Dupont Circle, U Street Metro Station at 0.3 Miles
                          • Nearest Motorway: 295 at 5 Miles
                          • Nearest Beach: Rehoboth Beach, Ocean City at 100 Miles
                          • Nearest Barpub: Black Cat, soooo many!!!!! at 0.1 Miles
                           

                          Manager info

                          About: I love hosting people in my homes in DC. My brothers and I have been providing vacationers comfortable accommodations since 2011. I wanted to create a special business handling exceptional and interesting properties. It is my goal to provide properties that create a magical and whimsical setting while you are in Washington,yet provide the services people need that have busy lives that follow them when they travel ...

                          Why Dupont Circle:
                          I bought this home because I wanted a large, unique and special place where my friends and family could gather. It had to be in the middle of it all yet, peaceful, quiet and elegant. Washington is an amazing city and this property is located in the most vibrant part of the city in my opinion. Shops, restaurants, Whole Foods, the theater, Steps Away....

                          The Unique Benefits at this House:
                          There are many unique things about this property. The property was a former Church Rectory. It was built for Communal living and the floors and walls are concrete and masonry. As a result it is very quiet floor to floor. The home has beautiful high celings and woodwork. It is directly across the street from the Masonic Temple and a lush Community Garden ..... Although the house is large, it is beautifully scaled and comfortable. There is an amazing park just up the hill with an incredible view of the city.... Quiet and Private the home has hosted countless Washington luminaries. It has one of the most incredible roof decks with an amazing view of the Masonic Temple one of the cities most interesting Archiectual masterpieces. This roof deck is available for your enjoyment until 9pm.


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                          • The dining room has a Large table which can be expanded into an adjoining den.

                            The dining room has a Large table which can be expanded into an adjoining den.

                          • The master bedroom is massive, and has a huge bathroom.

                            The master bedroom is massive, and has a huge bathroom.

                          • The roof top garden in extraordinary with monument views. Sure to wow you.

                            The roof top garden in extraordinary with monument views. Sure to wow you.

                          • This is the master bathroom. It has a dual head shower and massive tub.

                            This is the master bathroom. It has a dual head shower and massive tub.

                          • This larger bdr. on the 3rdfloor has an incredible  view of the Masonic Temple.

                            This larger bdr. on the 3rdfloor has an incredible view of the Masonic Temple.

                          • You will not be disappointed with this huge room w/ trundle beds savor the view!

                            You will not be disappointed with this huge room w/ trundle beds savor the view!

                          • This entrance vestibule was hand painted by a well regarded Faux Painter.

                            This entrance vestibule was hand painted by a well regarded Faux Painter.

                          • This is a large family room with French Doors opening onto a patio.

                            This is a large family room with French Doors opening onto a patio.

                          • The kitchen features restaurant grade appliances & sun spliced eating area.

                            The kitchen features restaurant grade appliances & sun spliced eating area.

                          • This bedroom on the second floor shares a bath with an adjoining bedroom.

                            This bedroom on the second floor shares a bath with an adjoining bedroom.

                          • Three of the bathrooms feature the original period fixtures.

                            Three of the bathrooms feature the original period fixtures.

                          • This wonderful bedroom is on the top floor. It has a double bed &  shared bath.

                            This wonderful bedroom is on the top floor. It has a double bed & shared bath.

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                          $569 - $1,439 per night (USD)
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                          8 Bedroom / 6 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 16

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