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Penthouse with Lush Garden in the Sky!

Bedrooms 1
Space 725 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Stunningly beautiful one bedroom apartment is filled with antiques and flooded with sunshine. It's so seductive you may give up your plans to see the monuments and just settle in with a book from my library!

Take your morning coffee to your own private roof top terrace, where you can relax on a comfortable swing surrounded by lush plantings, with the sound of the trickling fountain soothing you into the day. After a hard day of sightseeing you can feed my goldfish and watch a spectacular sunset while sipping your cocktail. Invite your friends for a candle lit dinner on the terrace! Serve carry out from the area's many fine restaurants or use my gas grill to create your own gourmet masterpiece!

Located in the trendy Adams Morgan area of DC, you will find many fine and diverse restaurants and lots of night life to keep you busy, just around the corner.

Park in my private space and walk to the following locations:

Metro (red line)(3 blocks)

Zoo (six blocks)

Many first class and/or ethnic restaurants and night life. (2 blocks)

Tour bus stop (pay once and get on and off all day)(4 blocks)

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About The Owner

Here I am with the fabulous Ms. Lulu, the light of my life, my granddaughter. I am very lucky - I have two great kids, two wonderful homes, a challenging career which I am winding down, many fun friends, and I had a wonderful marriage until I was widowed. So, maybe not so lucky there, but I was lucky to have him!

The Owner purchased this condo in 1990

Why The Owner chose Adams Morgan

Adams Morgan is a young, vibrant area of Washington ... just the place for someone who wants to share the best things of life with the world! You can spend a day just exploring all the many quixotic parts of this neighborhood and still not have seen it all. Fine restaurants, ethnic restaurants, they are both here, and if night life is your thing, well, you'll be in heaven.

What makes this condo unique

This was the apartment I bought five years after I lost my husband - imagine, 58 years old and this was the first apartment I ever lived in by myself! And it's wonderful ... filled with all the things I love, vibrant colors, antiques, books, prints, and to top it all off, a really incredible deck. The deck is a constant source of peace and contentment. Fix your coffee in the morning, grab my Washington Post from the hallway and take it all up to swing gently while the soft sound of the fountain in the fish pond lull you into a state of relaxation, while you watch the rising sun come over the canopy and start to highlight first this rose and then that one! Or, at evening, take the cocktail up to that same swing and watch the the sunset as the lights come up on the Washington Cathedral, and the soft lights on the deck come on and suddenly you're in a cozy cacoon of a tent high in the sky and totally, totally peaceful.


Adams Morgan Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 725 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Double Beds (1) High end, pillow top mattress is piled high with comforters and pillows - a remarkable treat!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Many guests tell me that they changed plans to spend more time on the deck. The fish in the pond will be waiting for you to feed them whenever you go out there!


Scenes of DC from the rooftop terrace

VRBO Bear stayed here

Mar 12, 2010

Washington DC is a city with a long history and lots of sightseeing opportunities. This apartment was the perfect home base for exploring our nation's capitol. Adams Morgan is a fun neighborhood, kind of classy for a bear like me. The apartment is on a quiet street, yet within walking distance of a Metro station, so that we could easily get all over the city. Back home, coming through the front door truly felt like coming home, with many welcoming touches, including fresh flowers, fun knick-knacks, and cozy furnishings. Waking up in the morning, we all felt eager for the day. The apartment is sunny and bright, filled with light from the many windows. I could hardly wait to brew some coffee, and take my mug out onto the rooftop deck. Filled with plants and flowers, a BBQ grill, and comfortable patio furniture, it was a delightful way to begin the day. A large pond is filled with hungry fish that beg to be fed. A view of the National Cathedral from the deck reminded me that it was time to head out for the day. There is so much to see and do in Washington DC! This trip we toured the White House and the Capitol, visited our congressman's office, and saw some monuments, including the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial and the Korean War Memorial. There are many wonderful restaurants to eat at, or pick up food to bring home and enjoy on the deck. DC offers everything from Lebanese to Ethopian restaurants and gave us the opportunity to try all sorts of new foods. Our hostess had a book with lots of recommendations. We also fixed a few meals at the apartment, since the kitchen was well stocked and very convenient. All in all, we had the perfect vacation, with the perfect place to stay! The VRBO Bear

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Penthouse with Lush Garden in the Sky!
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews
Nanaimo , BC

Cosy Apartment in Great Area !

  • 5 of 5

Our first foray in Washington away from the downtown area - my wife and I were very impressed by the Adams Morgan neighbourhood ! Easy access to subway . Felt safe and secure . Enjoyed the walks in Rock Creek and the ethnic restaurants.

The apartment was clean and cosy with everything needed for our stay . The garden deck was a great place for an afternoon break or evening relaxation. Had fun feeding the fish. Stairs might be problem for some. Kitchen was small yet fully stocked . Enjoyed Suzanne's CD collection.

We would definitely recommend this property and hope to stay here again !

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend this unit!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was exactly what we were looking for on our trip to DC...awesome location, cute, clean and comfortable! Suzanne gave excellent instructions to drive in and is a generous host.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN, USA

Great place for an extended stay

  • 5 of 5

I was in DC for 7 weeks for my job and the thought of staying in a hotel for that length of time was just unthinkable! This little one bedroom apartment was perfect for my stay and the roof top deck was awesome! It has easy access to anything you need in the DC area including lots of places to eat! The apartment was clean and even had amenities I was not expecting - like silver polish to clean a piece of jewelry! It was surprisingly quiet for being so close to the heart of Adams Morgan. My biggest warning for this property is the fish in the patio pond - they will make you think they are starving to death and need to be fed constantly. Don't believe them.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn, NY

Beautiful and Peaceful Apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is incredibly beautiful tucked away in Adams Morgan. The private roof garden is gorgeous and even though the space is relatively small, it doesn't feel that way at all. The kitchen is easy to navigate and well stocked for cooking and morning tea or coffee. There's also a binder with instructions for everything imaginable including restaurant recommendations. I loved this apartment and will definitely stay here again when I get the chance.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Adams Morgan DC apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this apartment! It was perfectly located near a Metro station and close to so many wonderful restaurants. The living place was cozy and comfortable. I loved the memory foam mattress and pillows and all of the books Suzanne has. This was a great place to come home at the end of a busy day of sightseeing. We would relax a bit, get our second wind, and then head back out for the evening where we were just steps away from the fun night life of 18th st. It was just wonderful.

The rooftop terrace was neat too with a view of the National Cathedral. We did not spend much time up there but probably would have if we came at a different time of year.

We had so much fun. Thank you for making our stay in Washington DC perfect, Suzanne. For one or two people traveling, this property is perfect and I would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Like staying with family

  • 5 of 5

I travel a lot on business. I'm a platinum Marriott rewards member. Just attended our annual 5 day Health Care conference, at the Wardman Park Marriott where it is every year. But this year, instead of staying in a cookie cutter room on the concierge floor, I had this lovely place just a 10 minute walk or a $5 Uber away. At night I worked in a living room, surrounded by the owners things. It reminded me of staying at relative's house; without having to visit the relative. It's great, in a convenient and safe neighborhood. I'll be staying here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Reagen National
Car: not necessary

Adams Morgan is the most vibrant neighborhood in DC with some of the best restaurants in town. Just two blocks from my apartment you will find restaurants that run the gamut from McD's and Starbucks to neighborhood French to first class, reservations only, four star types.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Insurance $59

My private parking space is included in the prices quoted.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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