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Large English Basement in Historic Townhouse

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 30 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-5)

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).

Keywords: English Basement Flat

More Details

Owner
Roy A. Wyscarver
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 11, 2017

About Roy A. Wyscarver

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".

Roy A. Wyscarver purchased this apartment in 1987

Why Roy A. Wyscarver chose Washington

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.

Map

Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Washington Regan National Airport (DCA)
Nearest Barpub
93 Metres
Rosemary Thyme Bistro
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Washington Union Station
Nearest Restaurant
93 Metres
Rosemary Thyme Bistro
Car: not necessary

Amenities

Dupont Circle Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1) We have a single inflatable bed as well., Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes:
Separate front and rear entrances

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews
5

Classic apartment in the heart of DC

  • 5 of 5

We stayed six weeks with a toddler and Roy and Ann were beyond gracious and accomodating. It is the roomiest basement apartment we saw in Dupont Circle with the best price as well. They had the place well stocked so that it felt like home and always did little things to make our lives easier. We look forward to keeping in touch and going back. Crazy good foot and restaurants and even a dog park steps away. We loved mojitos wednesdays at lauriol plaza, and happy hour at rosemary thyme. Thank you for the great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great neighborhood

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in D.C. and the apartment was an easy walk to the metro, good restaurants and markets. Roy is a gracious host, gave us a tour of the neighborhood on arrival and was quick to respond to any needs but never intrusive. However, the apartment could use a thorough cleaning/freshening, we didn't use the back garden due to the heat.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Park City, Utah
5

Great Location, Amenities, Price

  • 5 of 5

You really can't go wrong with this basement suite for the price. The location is perfect and near transportation, grocery and restaurants (easy walk to Rosemary Thyme across the street for thin-crust pizza, Hanks Oyster House on Q St and Keren (ethiopian) on U St.) If you want to eat in, the kitchen is well stocked with everything you would need. A ton of room and lots of antiquey surprises, including an amazing library of books. I stayed for 4 days and the place and surrounding area really grew on me. Only thing I'd change is a bit larger TV as it is quite a distance from the sofa I relaxed on at night. Thanks Roy!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing location, hosts, and place

  • 5 of 5

My two teenagers and I spent a week in DC @ this nice basement suite.

The location is great, the basement suite is spacious, clean and cozy.

Last but not least, the hosts are amazing people.

Anytime in DC, this will be my place of choice.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect Location!

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful basement suite. The location is the best for DuPont Circle and the amenities can't be beat! Fresh towels and sheets every week;we stayed almost a month,and a wonderful host. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Walnut Creek CA
5

Cherry Blossoms

  • 5 of 5

My teenage son and I stayed in this lovely apartment last week while we explored DC for his spring break.

The apartment was as described, wonderfully furnished and well taken care of. It was spacious and offered us each some privacy.The kitchen had everything we needed for casual meals (though I think there was enough to entertain a small dinner party!) and there were some household and food staples already in the cupboards.

Plenty of hangers, towels and linens were available for our use, and the stacked washer/dryer allowed us to pack lightly and come home with clean clothing! The shower was great!

I loved the proximity to the Dupont Circle metro, we traveled throughout the city without needing a car. Shopping was within walking distance and we felt quite safe even late at night.

We had a lot of sightseeing on our agenda so didn't spend much time with our host Ray, but he did offer a tour when we arrived. It was very nice to have the host upstairs just in case.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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