GREAT IN TOWN NEIGHBORHOOD:
Large 2 bedroom whole HOUSE: 3 level short blk's to the Redline Metro, then 5 quick stops to Downtown/Smithsonian Mall. Fully renovated 1896 circa house, contemporary/fully furnished, clean, sunny & bright, DRIVEWAY for off street parking, easy access to museums & tourist sites.
THE MONROE HOUSE is in the heart of a new Arts District, and has a big yard, big back deck, gas grill, is nicely done. Convenient neighborhood. Nice neighborhood with lots of personality.
3 blocks to Outdoor food markets Saturdays & Tuesday
5 blocks to large Yes! Organic market
2 blocks to CVS drug store and full strip of shops
12+ restaurants within a 5 block walk
Vegetable beds in our yard with 3 seasons of picking
LARGE TWO BEDROOM WHOLE HOUSE: 3 beds (twins can become a KING), also separate office in sun room, plus second desk. Beautiful renovated full bathroom. Half bath on 1st floor. All appliances: including microwave, washer/dryer. Linens and vegetable garden included. Large Kitchen, full dining room. WIFI, cable, washer/dryer, coffee maker, full kitchen, hair dryer, comfortable and fresh. Large private landscaped yard. Pick vegetables from our garden. Lots of outdoor living furniture. Sunny and bright indoors and out.
RESTAURANTS: A Dozen In The Neighborhood:
- Brookland’s Finest (one of my favorites)
- Steel Plate (nice small bar & restaurant)
- Brookland Pint (great microbrew beer, big outdoor seating in arts row)
- Smith Public Trust (small outdoor seating in back, bands sometimes)
- &Pizza (amazing selection of 3 minute individual pizzas in zillion combos)
- Halsa Restaurant (new foodie spot)
- Barnes & Noble Café (large seating to much on pastries)
- Bus Boys & Poets (great restaurant, event space, bookstore)
- Potbelly Soups & Salads (wholesome food at carryout prices)
- Menomali (great Neapolitan)
- San Antonio Grill (& bar: Mexican)
- Brookland Cafe (Americana Lite)
- Askale Cafe: (delicious Ethiopian)
And lots more: Subway + ordinary pizza carry outs & more
with lots of Vegetarian options at restaurants.
Arts Studio shops open to the public on weekends: 27 studios at Monroe Market on the other side of the Metro. Summer, spring & Fall this courtyard hosts a large outdoor food markets, from artisan breads to cheese, vegetable to local farm meats, crafted candies to regional fruit. Second outdoor market on Tuesday 4-7 p.m. by the big Metro bridge, 3 seasons a year. Edgewood Arts Center & Dance Place across the street from the Arts Walk host arts events constantly. Neighborhood is host to murals and public gardens.
- Park in our driveway
- Metro station 3 short flat blocks away: Redline subway (& buses)
- Rent a car in the neighborhood at Enterprise Rent a Car or ZIPcar or Car2GO
- Capital City bike rental in neighborhood OR store your own bike in our greenhouse off the deck
- Walking and bicycle path to downtown from neighborhood
- Use our driveway or rent a car in the neighborhood and avoid the high car rental at the airport
- Easy airport access from BWI, Dulles & National Airports--inexpensive subway access from the last
RECREATION IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD:
- Bike Trail & City Bike, inexpensive bike rental
- Yoga & Tai Chi studios with single classes
- Huge new playground with water park & creative climbing equipment
- Public Tennis courts
- Running track in huge green field with workout stations
- Franciscan Monastery Gardens 2 blocks away
- Dance Place: classes and performances 4 blocks away
- Large new rec center 7 blks. with Olympic size pool & hot tub 7$ a person for non-residents
- National Park 1 block away: Bunker Hill Park - part of forts to defend city in Civil War
- 3 universities nearby: Catholic University, Howard Divinity School & Trinity University
- Bicycle path to downtown & bicycle rental in 3 blks.
- Two gas stations in neighborhood
- 2 different Outdoor Farmers Markets: 3 seasons with artisan bread and fresh farm produce
- Banks, drug store, markets--organic and otherwise
- Murals, playground, ball field for running
- Art studio open to public on weekends
Lovely old homes, historic neighborhood book on Brookland from Arcadia Publishing, co authored by home owner. A historic crossroads village that became known as 'Little Rome,' has many home with signage that tells the story of the important African Americans that lived here--top leaders in the Johnston administration.Franciscan Monastery Gardens are 3 blocks away and open to the public. A ten minute drive away is the huge National Arboretum. The largest shrine in the U.S., sixth largest in the world, is up the street. Architecturally interesting neighborhood.
EXTRAs: 4 Metro Smartcards (needed to avoid 1$ per ride surcharge)
MORE INFO at my dedicated website for the house: www.VacationHouseDC.com