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One Block from the Convention Center! Walk to Monuments! dc5star

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

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This wonderful walk up apartment is located on the third floor of a Small Boutique Building. It is a fun alternative to a boring vanilla box hotel room. Well decorated and colorful this apt will be a memorable part of your trip to our Nation’s Capital. New king beds added March of 2016.

The location cannot be beat. One block from the Convention Center and the Metro Train Yellow line make arriving from anywhere in the world as easy as getting off a plane at DCA or even JFK and catching a train into town. It is perfect for the budget shopper who will not compromise on location! You can walk to the White House and the Monuments!

It was recently renovated from stem to stern in the past three years and has central air conditioning. The bedrooms have a KING bed each. If you have extra travelers or those who do not want to share a bed there is also a queen air mattress provided. The chaise couches in the living area make super comfortable beds as well, but they are not convertible. This provides you with 5 sleeping spaces.

DC is a public transportation mecca. We also suggest using mass transit. For those arriving by car we can provide an on street parking permit at a cost of $50. This will allow you to park on street (public) within the vicinity of the apt for 2 weeks.

With a walkability index of 98% there is no need for a car. Zip car, car share is a mere one block away. DC is also fun to see via bike and its lanes dedicated to bike use. Renting a bike in the city is easy as well just Google Capitol Bikeshare.

If you prefer to travel and cook for yourself there is a great independent market half a block away. CVS is fully stocked and is 1 block away. Next door is a top notch Salvadoran restaurant that cannot be beat El Rinconcito Café.

If you like to walk and see the city, the walk to Union Station or the US Capitol takes about 20 minutes.

You can walk to the trendy Penn Quarter Area or Chinatown in fifteen minutes.

A unique city experience...

Keywords: 2 Bedroom 1.5 Bath Full Kitchen Washer/Dryer Dishwasher, Gay Friendly. Washington Convention Center, Convention Center Metro, Penn Quarter, Chinatown, White House, Monuments, US Capitol, IMF, World Bank, Zip Car, Metro Center

More Details

Cliff Palermo
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, English only sorry : (
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2017

About Cliff Palermo

Hi I'm Cliff Palermo. My family and I love providing great places for travelers to call home, while away from home since 2011. See all my options online:

Cliff Palermo purchased this condo in 2010

Why Cliff Palermo chose Washington

You can not believe how Central this location is. Go Green! 98% on the Walkability Index. BIke rental nearby, No need for a car! 15 minute walk to the White House.

What makes this condo unique

Must eat @ El Rinconcito Cafe right next door! First Cup coffee 2 block around the corner on M St. Convenience store, liquor store and grocery all within a block.


Downtown Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Full bath has tub / shower combo.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Crib is a pack and play available at request
    Living Room Air Mattres - 1 queen , Queen Air Mattress
  • Also Queen air mattress in unit. Couches are not convertible but also making comfortable beds.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • swimming

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

One Block from the Convention Center! Walk to Monuments! dc5star
average rating of 4.4 based on 30 reviews

Nice home with a good location; showing a little wear

  • 4 of 5

Fun home with good beds and general accommodations. Nicely located with short walks to the convention center and Metro central station. The Mall is about a 3.5 to 4 mile round trip depending upon where you go. There is a bus line on the corner of 11th and M and its about a $4-5 Uber which can be worth it after a couple of days walking back and forth. The kitchen is decently stocked although their isn't a grill. There are some signs of the usual wear and tear of a rental (I screwed a door knob back onto a closet) but nothing major. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington DC conference

  • 5 of 5

The apartment we rented was great. It was clean, comfortable, and a great location. I came for a conference and it is only 2 blocks from the convention center. It is also a short walk to many restaurants. There is a bit of a climb up a narrow stairway so may not be great for someone with mobility issues. Otherwise it's a great place and I would recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property was perfect for our DC trip!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this property. It was very clean, well stocked with everything you would need and lived up to the descriptions. We were concerned about it being located on the third floor and no elevator- but this was not an issue at all. As described it was in walking distance to everything . The owner was prompt with communications and the keypad entry made accessing the property very easy. We would stay at this property again or recommend it to friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your stay : )
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  • 1 of 5

I've been using vrbo for 15 yrs and never left a review until now. This place is a joke! Quick responses to book/take my money. No response to problems/questions. Microwave doesn't work properly. Advertises to sleep 6, but in no way accommodates 6. Shower has no hot water. Washer/dryer has the same tub. No washing while another load is drying. Only big enough for 2 pair of jeans. WIFI is practically non-existent. Emailed owner for parking pass on Thursday before we were to arrive on Saturday. As of Sunday still no pass. Called Saturday upon arrival to inquire about pass, as of Sunday no call back. Don't waste your money.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Negative Nancy, Thanks for your stay. 6 people are more than comfortable on 2 king beds and a queen sized air mattress. As to the rest of your rant not once did you contact me or my partner Paul, WIFI works great, in fact there is the latest gaming editions of Amazon Fire TV boxes in each bedroom streaming video games and TV /Moives with ease. I am sure future guests will overlook this review as many folks can understand that people of your nature exist in daily life.
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Great place to stay in DC

  • 5 of 5

Awesome apartment exactly as pictured. Great management team. Would recommend to anyone looking to stay in Shaw near the convention center in DC

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay and great location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 6 nights and really enjoyed our stay. It was a great location as I had a conference at the convention center. The owners were very nice and accommodating. The rooms were a great size and everything was very clean. Compared to the hotel prices in this area, this as an excellent find. We would definitely stay again if we came back to DC.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Washington Convention Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Capital Bike Share Station
Nearest Point of Interest
DC Metro
Nearest Point of Interest
Capitol Supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
Whole Foods Supermarket
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El Rinconcito Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Brasserie Beck - French Belgian cuisine
Nearest Point of Interest
First Cup Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Car: not necessary

Convention Center, Verizon Center , Chinatown, Metrorail Stops within 2-3 block walking distance,

Mt Veron, Metro Center


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 14 2017 - May 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 5 2017 - May 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $159
Security Deposit Waiver $39
Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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