About this rental
Rooms & beds
Bedrooms: 1(Sleeps: 4)
Toilet · Combination tub/shower
- Air conditioning
- Washer & dryer
- Satellite or cable
- No smoking
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About Tom Funk
I'm a 5th generation native Washingtonian, with over thirty years of experience managing my own properties. I love to travel, read and dine in the numerous good restaurants in D.C. At home, I enjoy celebrating holidays, birthdays and special occasions with friends and family. I have a real sense of 'home' and have tried to incorporate that at toms bnb. At my day job, I work as a hair colorist in a Georgetown salon. I've been a hairdresser for 36 years, and have served as hair stylist to many in the fields of politics, entertainment and media, including 25 foreign first ladies visiting the White House. Since 2002 I have worked mainly as a hair color specialist. My travels: I've seen a lot of Europe and the U.S., a bit of Asia, Mexico, Scandinavia and the Caribbean. Most of my trips in recent years are self-guided culinary tours. I am an accomplished cook and have studied in-country, the cuisines of France, Thailand, Vietnam and India. I collect cook books, and after all I've learned, most of the dishes I like to cook are found in "The Joy of Cooking". You will find that book at toms bnb, along with a fairly well equipped kitchen. I love to read historical novels, biographies, the memoirs of people I admire, and fiction. I enjoy attending writer's workshops, literary festivals and book events sponsored by the celebrated Politics and Prose book store here in D.C. I am working on a novel.
Why Tom Funk chose Logan Circle
Washington, D.C. is my home town. The first time I looked at this house I fell in love with it and purchased it. Built just after the civil war in the 1860's, it typifies 19th century Victorian architecture and has its own unique history. It's a large and grand home with 12-foot ceilings, a fireplace in every room and many of the original features, such as heart-pine floors, pocket doors dividing the two parlors that comprise the main first floor rooms and 52 stairs leading to second and third floors. There are, of course, many things that still need to be fixed and restored, and upkeep is constant. The part of the home you will occupy during your stay was the original kitchen, at the basement level. I demolished and rebuilt it as a cozy, modern apartment that is independent of the rest of the house with its own entrances, kitchen, bath and washer/dryer. At the time I bought the home, the neighborhood was marginalized by crime, poverty and prostitution--the legacy of the riots of 1968 after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After years of rebuilding, the area has become a destination for city living, shopping, dining and nightlife.
What makes this Apartment unique
Among the unique benefits of this property are its location two blocks from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and its convenient proximity to many of the city's museums, sight-seeing, shopping and dining destinations. If you don't like to walk, there are bike rentals (a Capital Bikeshare rack is right across the street), Zipcars (hourly car rental, 800 feet away), and Uber and Lyft will quickly and easily take you anywhere you want to go in the city. The apartment is well equipped for making your own meals, there are many good restaurants within walking distance, and lots of restaurants will deliver a delicious hot meal right to your door.
- english, french
- 100% refund of amount paid if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund of amount paid (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 4
Minimum age of primary renter: 21
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
All towels and bedding washed in hot water that’s at least 60ºC/140ºF
High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant (like countertops, light switches, handles, and faucets)