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Luxury/Historic Rowhouse In Dupont Circle Close To White House And Metro

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 1-1/2 Bathroom, 6 Sleeps

Brand new central Air Conditioning unit has already been installed!

This home is a beautiful historic house in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. The house is located on the quiet and beautiful Swann Street, a 5 minute walk from Dupont Circle and close to many national monuments and great restaurants. Historic Georgetown is a scenic 15 minute walk away. This cozy house is ideal for both short visits to DC for parents visiting college students, weddings, or a trip to our Nation's Capital, as well as longer stays for family get-togethers like Thanksgiving.

The first floor of the house includes a living room (brand new couches), foyer leading to a dining room for 8, a half bathroom, and a fully stocked kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops that will make your stay feel like home. The second floor of the home consists of a generously sized master bedroom (brand new king size bed), two additional bedrooms, and a full bath. Further, the basement has a large additional family room and a laundry room with a full-size washer and dryer. The basement also includes an old bar from when the house was a former speakeasy where, according to the original owner, Louis Armstrong used to play! The house includes designated parking for two cars behind the house, a very valuable commodity in DC.

Swann Street is close to wonderful restaurants, the famous U Street Corridor, lovely art galleries, Meridian Park, a short walk to the the White House, the Smithsonian Museum and all the beautiful monuments of the National Mall.

This home benefits from easy access to both the red line at Dupont Circle Metro Station and the yellow/green line at U Street metro station. Both are a 5-minute walk away. Bus transportation is also available close by and it is always easy to get a cab. Ronald Reagan Airport is 15-20 minutes away.

Our Favorite Neighborhood Spots:

Lauriol Plaza (corner of Swann and 18th) - Mexican, great atmosphere & margaritas

Rosemary Thyme Bistro (corner of 18th and S Street) - Mediterranean, great service

Busboys and Poets (14th and V St.) – great breakfast

Ben’s Chili Bowl (1213 U St.) - local restaurant, chili and hamburgers

Dupont Market (1807 18th St.) - great for breakfast, coffee and sandwiches right around the corner on 18th St. (202-797-0222)

Sushi Taro (1503 17th between Church and P St.) – Japanese cuisine


Safeway is on 17th street, two blocks away.

CVS is on 17th and P St., one block further down than the Safeway. There is also another CVS on Dupont Circle.

Whole Foods is located on 16th and P St., a 5-minute walk away.

More Details

Property Manager
Monica Maurer
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Monica Maurer

We are very international family that has lived in the Washington area for twenty years. At the moment we are living overseas so we have the opportunity to share our house.

Monica Maurer purchased this townhome in 2007

Why Monica Maurer chose Dupont Circle

We moved to Dupont Circle because it is a charming, safe neighborhood. We love walking to many National Monuments, the White House and to so many ethnic restaurants. We love the feeling of this cosmopolitan, young and vibrant city. A wonderful city to explore!

What makes this townhome unique

There are no words to describe how easy it is to get places. Metro system and public transportation are walking distance.


Dupont Circle Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom has been recently redone.
  • Upstairs you will find a full bathroom with tub/shower, toilet and sink combination. On the first floor there is a half-bath (toilet and sink). Bathrooms include shampoo, soap, conditioner, shower gel and lotion. We also have a hairdryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Brand new king size bed.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Full size bed
  • Linens and towels are included. Soap, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion are included. We also TP and paper towels. Dishwasher detergent and laundry detergent are also provided in limited quantities.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services


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average rating of 4.372093 based on 43 reviews

Everything was swell

  • 4 of 5

This house was perfect for my 4 guests. Everyone was comfortable, with their own space. We had many meals at the nice big dining table and, in general, the house is very 'liveable'. A very nice place to come home to after a long day of sightseeing.

Thank you Monica.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming home in great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 7 day stay in this historic home in a welcoming neighborhood! It is very conveniently located to the metro system and within walking distance to many restaurants, shopping, and groceries. We really enjoyed walking around the neighborhood on our way to the metro and bus stops to take us to the museums and other DC attractions. The house feels secure, and the upstairs master bed is very comfortable. A few suggestions in the kitchen would include a few kitchen towels, some ice trays since the ice maker did not work, a pitcher for cold drinks, and a cookie sheet. The master bedroom and 2nd room were very comfortable, however the 3rd bedroom could use updating as the beds are a bit rickety and the comforter is rather lumpy. Also, this room could use some welcoming decorative touches! Downstairs was a nice sitting area with another TV. Overall the home was great, very clean, and the owner was accommodating and easy to work with. We would highly recommend this property and wouldn't hesitate to return if we are again in the DC area!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Debbie: Thank you for your review. We will start working on the third room immediately. We use to have some decorations in the third room and people complained so we made it very simple. We will take care of the mattresses asap. Glad you had a great time in DC. Sincerely,
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Great place, great location,

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house. Comfortable, well equipped, convenient to the Metro and the terrific DuPont Circle neighborhood. Four adults and one child had plenty of room and a very comfortable time here. Would absolutely look to stay here again. Only caution is the parking would be difficult if you have more than one car, but one car was easy.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a great time in D.C.! Yes, we only recommend parking one car as it can be very tight. We also had to get used to city living! Thanks for staying with us!
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Perfect for our family of six for thanksgiving!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have been better for us! Monica was nice and responsive. The place is immaculate, spacious, charming, historic, and well stocked. The DoPont Circle location was very convenient and safe. We would be happy to come back.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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AB, Canada

Fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

I stayed here for 5 nights with two friends who had not been to DC before. The house was easy to find and the street is amazingly quiet. I have stayed in several other places in the U Street and Dupont Circle areas, but this house was by the far the quietest. The kitchen is well appointed and there is lots of space in the dining room for sitting, eating or working. The upstairs bedrooms were typical size for the area and my bed, the main bedroom at the front, was extremely comfortable. Lots of closet space in the main bedroom and a desk for working made it a very enjoyable stay. If I had a complaint it would be that the bathroom is a bit small, but again, that is typical for the area and the style of the house. I highly recommend staying here as you have immediate access to lots of restaurants, a short walk to Metro stations on two different lines (red and green) and plenty of shopping close by, including Safeway, Trader Joe's and Wholefoods. I look forward to staying here again on my next trip to DC.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you had a great time in D.C. Hope to see you again. Sincerely,
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Plenty of good things

  • 3 of 5

The good: Wonderful location, beautiful street, nice neighbors, great restaurants. Comfortable beds in two main bedrooms, TV and wifi work well. Good washer and dryer. Kitchen fine. The upstairs and main floor inside of the house was very clean, housekeeping does excellent job.

But even with allowing for this being a charming older home

The not so good: Musty downstairs/basement not really habitable for us with open ceiling exposed pipes and wires, miscellaneous old furniture, piles of stuff like old extension cords and lamps in corners. Upstairs 3rd bedroom odd crunchy mattresses, very dark as owners have blocked only window with storage. Also note there is a huge religious painting in living room, tho some may not mind this. Be ready for bath product and soap dispensers mounted on walls, as in a hotel. Stairs in back and to downstairs are steep, we found ourselves being very careful.

Overall good outweighs bad and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lauriol Plaza
Great Mexican, right around the corner.
Busboys and Poets
Great breakfast place.
Ben's Chili Bowl
Casual, right on U St.
Whole Foods Market
Dupont Circle Metro Station
Sushi Taro
Rosemary's Thyme Bistro
Nearest Airport
6.6 Miles
Ronald Reagan Airport
Nearest Train
2.8 Miles
Amtrax Union Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Lauriol Plaza
Car: not necessary

Walking distance to the White House, National Mall, Smithsonian, National Zoo. Many wonderful restaurants and bars.

Found this article about the best restaurants in D.C. They seem great!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $230

Renters will have to have Damage Protection to rent this property. Damage Protection could be done with a $1,500 refundable security deposit (Credit Card is the best option) or through and invitation to purchase a Property Insurance Protection for $59.00. If you choose the $59 option, please let me know so I can send you a request to purchase the insurance.

Renters and Owner Cancellation Policy: 60 day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations made 60 days prior to the arrival date will be refunded excluding a cancellation fee of $200. Cancellations made within 60 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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