Sleek and comfortable two bedroom apartment with exposed brick and modern amenities! It comfortably sleeps five. There are 2 double beds and one futon. Enjoy a beautiful kitchen, modern bath, outdoor fire pit. The apartment is also equipped with games, books and movies and of course, WIFI. It is located just two blocks from metro. Restaurants, bars and shopping are within walking distance. Also, there is a beehive on the premises.
- Apartment850 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 17, 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Dirty, dingy, damp- would not recommend- VRBO was unhelpful in resolving the issues
The property was absolutely unsatisfactory;
1. The property was not clean; the bathroom and master bedroom had cockroaches.
2. The bed in the second bedroom collapsed when my son laid on it; Cynthia the owner told us that there had been a flood in that bedroom some weeks prior- the wood frame had disintegrated as a result of this- the mattress was also moldy. My son had to move to a futon which was not comfortable or private. We support the comments of previous renters regarding the beds- they seem to be old mattresses with some sort of foam covers over them.
3. The property smelt musty and wet
4. The shower was dirty, and the shower head attachment was broken, trim was missing and paint was peeling and a cockroach scuttled under the dirty, broken shower surround
5. The wif-fi kept dropping off line- we did not mention this to the owner as by this time, we had decided to move out
We moved out after the first night- we received a partial reimbursement.
We stayed there for 1 night of the 3 booked; I expected 2/3 of what we had paid to be refunded. Both VRBO and the owner were unhelpful with getting us our money back. So, if you book this place, and you are expecting a beautiful, modern basement apartment, you will be dissatisfied.
Then, when you move out, don't expect fair treatment from her or VRBO. I am surprised that this place rates a high rating from VRBO.
I wouldn’t recommend this place
This place needs a lot of maintenance, it has a nice kitchen and living room area, which isn’t very important for a family like mine that just book hotels and apartments to sleep and take a shower.
The bedrooms are the main problem of this property.
Humidity has affected the walls so much that the paint is peeling off. So the first impression that I had when we got here was: we will get sick because of the humidity.
But the worst part was about to come. The mattresses in both beds were extremely uncomfortable and they had a foam mat on top that just made things even worse.
When I told the owner about the mattresses her answer was that they were fine, she had never received any complaints and that she had slept on them and they were great. Guess what, no, they are not great, they are super uncomfortable so we all have back pain today.
The whole basement was extremely cold, and there isn’t a single A/C or heater. Instead there are two big fans in each bedroom that could be A/C and heaters. They were so so loud. So we couldn’t sleep well for a single night.
Then one of the bedrooms has a whole on the wall that is covered with a towel....I guess not the best system to isolate the cold, and also there is a gap between the wall and the door that also let the cold air from outside to come in.
Again, I told the owner about this and even recommended her to put some tape to cover the gap. But I guess she misunderstood my complaint and put something between the door and the floor and not the door and the wall.
The bathroom.....wow, needs tons of maintenance, specially the shower.
Also, this place says that can accomodate 5 people, no way, there are not enough bedrooms to sleep and it is impossible to sleep in the living room because it is too cold!
There were not enough bedsheets and blankets and when I tried to use the extra foam mat I couldn’t because it was so dirty that it was useless. Disgusting!
So, if you are a person that care about cleanliness and that want to have a restful night, do not rent this place.
The owner is a nice person, easy to talk to, but she didn’t do anything to help us feel more comfortable after I sent her and email telling her about how uncomfortable her place was
After this, I would prefer to book a hotel, less risky if I go with a big name or will rent places that only have positive reviews
This place had 18 reviews and two of them were really bad. I realized these 2 people were right!
Spacious, well located, clean, welcoming
Cynthia's apartment is spacious, clean, well located, and within a vibrant community. Cynthia provided breakfast items, responded to our requests, and was a wealth of information about transportation and points of interest. I tend to use HomeAway for extended stays; I have done so in many locations in various states. This location is among the best. I would use Cynthia's home again.
Perfect for our needs
Great location. Large bedrooms. Excellent hospitality. Cynthia was available but not intrusive.
Excellent location. Short walk to the Metro.
Comfortable two bedroom apartment managed by a thoughtful and attentive owner.
If I'm ever in DC again, this is the place for sure!
Cynthia was an excellent host! The place was clean, comfortable, and cozy. Really enjoyed the location (a 10 min walk from Howard University) close to all the D.C. area sites. Overall excellent stay and will be back!