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New Hip Apartment Minutes To Metro And Washington's Best Sites

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Our large one bedroom English basement has modern touches combined with global flavor. All new construction. Comfortable and close to it all! Just minutes walk to metro, restaurants, shops. Your hip home away from home in Washington, DC!

The Space

The Low Down: We are a quick walk (3 blocks, 5-7 minute walk) from the Georgia Avenue/Petworth metro (green and yellow lines). Our newly-renovated 1 bed/1 bath English basement apartment has all the comforts of home, including a fully equipped modern kitchen, large private bedroom, and luxe bathroom with glass enclosed shower. It's got everything you will need to serve as your own private city retreat, and all within minutes of some of the District's most popular spots. Whether you are looking for a place to kick up your feet after a long day of sightseeing or to rest your head after a long day of business meetings, our apartment has it all!

Location, Location, Location: The apartment is located an easy three blocks from Georgia Avenue/Petworth metro on the green/yellow lines that provide direct access to U Street Corridor (U Street Cardozo - approx. 5 minutes), National Mall (Archives/Navy Memorial - approx. 11 minutes), National Airport/DCA (Ronald Reagan National Airport - approx. 22 minutes), Gallery Place/Chinatown (transfer point to the red line - approx. 10 minutes), L'Enfant Plaza (transfer point to orange/blue - approx. 13 minutes), Pentagon (approx. 19 minutes), and Nationals Stadium (Navy Yard - approx. 17 minutes).

Relax: The lounge features a comfy sofa where you can sit back and enjoy the large-screen LED television with DVD, cable, NetFlix, Amazon, and HULU. Feel free to enjoy our selection of DVDs, games, and/or magazines if there is nothing on the tube! Free wi-fi as well.

Renew: The large separate bedroom features a queen bed with high-end memory foam mattress and Egyptian cotton bedding, spacious closet, and small chest of drawers for extra storage. We also have a queen inflatable Aerobed if a second bed is needed.

Refresh: The full private 'jack and jill' bathroom can be accessed from the living area or bedroom, and features a large pedestal sink and tiled shower with glass enclosure and custom stone pebble floor that feels like a massage on your feet. A point-of-service electric water heater means hot water when you want it (and saves on the electricity bill, as well)!

Refill: The brand new kitchen is outfitted with custom soft close cabinets, deep stainless steel sink, garbage disposal, and stainless steel appliances, including dishwasher, electric glass-top range, built-in microwave, and fridge. The kitchen is equipped with just about everything you'll need during your stay (flatware, glasses, cups, plates, bowls, pots, pans, spices, cooking utensils, wine service, Brita water pitcher, etc.), as well as a toaster and coffee maker. Missing a specialized kitchen gadget? Let us know and we'll be happy to lend you what you need from our well-stocked kitchen upstairs.

Guest Access

We have an electronic combination deadbolt. Guests will be given a unique code to enter and exit the front door during their stay. We do ask that guests please ensure all windows and doors are closed and locked when leaving the home, be it for a trip out to explore and/or at check-out.

Interaction with Guests

Unless we're away, we will be living upstairs during your stay. The apartment is completely separate from our home with your own private front and back entrances/exits. You can interact with us as little or as much as you wish. We're happy to give you advice on local tourist sights, restaurants, bars, etc.

The Neighborhood

Petworth is a vibrant, growing community that boasts a range of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops all within a 5-10 minute walk from the apartment. They include Yes!Organic Market, Qualia Coffee, Homestead, Looking Glass Lounge, DC Reynolds, Sala Thai, Walter's Sports Bar, Petworth Citizen, Hank's Cocktail Bar, La Ruta del Vino, and Timber Pizza, as well as CVS Pharmacy and large, new Safeway supermarket. Looking for some history, Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home is a mere .6 miles away from our place!

Our apartment is a quick 15 minute walk from the 11th Street 'hip strip' with more dining options, such as El Chucho (Mexican), Room 11 (contemporary American), Meridian Pint (pub grub), Wonderland Ballroom (more pub grub), Red Rocks Pizza (wood-fired pizza and homemade pasta), Maple (eclectic Italian), and The Coupe (24-hour hipster restaurant/coffee bar/lounge).

And just a bit further a far in Columbia Heights -- another 5 minute walk from 11th Street or just one metro stop to the south of Petworth -- you'll find more eating and shopping options, including Giant supermarket, Target, DSW, Bed Bath and Beyond, Thai Tanic II, Chipotle, Five Guys, Lou's Sports Bar, Starbucks, Cava Mediterranean, The Heights, and more.

Getting around

Washington, DC has a great public transport systems. The metro is a mere five minutes away by foot. You can also take any number of buses that pass nearby. Capital Bikeshare is also an option with bike kiosks dotted throughout the District. Jonathan rides to work everyday. We'd be happy to lend you a helmet.

Other Things to Note

Safety: We occasionally are asked about the safety of our neighborhood and the surrounds. It is difficult question to answer. It's a judgment call and one that depends on your own personal reference point. What we can say is that we have lived all over the globe -- from South America, to Asia, to Africa -- and chose to purchase our 'permanent' home in Petworth. Yes, there are safety concerns, but that is the case with any large city (which Washington, DC is). We want you to feel as comfortable in our home and neighborhood as we do, but know that comfort levels differ, so if you have more questions about safety, ask away! We'll be happy to give you our take on the neighborhood we now call home!

Access/Mobility Concerns: There are several steps from the sidewalk up to the house and then another few down to the front entrance of the apartment. Also, this is an English basement and while the ceiling height is generous in the main living areas, there are a few bulkheads, particularly in the bathroom, which may prove troublesome for those who are not vertically challenged (read: over 6'2').

Noise: We live in a beautiful historic row house that still has its amazing original quarter-sawn oak floors. While the apartment ceiling is well-insulated, sound still travels -- both ways. We'll be sure not to host a disco dance party while you are staying with us, and ask that you show us the same courtesy. We've yet to encounter any ghostly friends in our historic home, so the light footsteps you may here during your stay are ours. We promise!

Parking: We do not have off-street parking, but there is generally space available in front of our house. One on-street parking guest permit can be arranged during your stay. Please let us know in advance if you will require parking. We do ask that guests pay a $30.00 fully refundable deposit for the parking permit, since it is difficult to replace should it leave with one of our guests. (Fine Print: We are not responsible for tickets and/or towing for those who do not abide by street cleaning and other posted parking restrictions).

Timing: Check-in is 3:00pm, check-out is 11:00am. Schedules permitting, we will try to be flexible to accommodate special requests, such as early arrival and/or late departure. Just ask and we'll do our best to accommodate!

Chores: Basic cleaning supplies are provided should you wish to tidy up during your stay. On check-out we just ask that you please do your own dishes. We'll take care of the rest.

More Details

Owner
Jonathan & Cynthia Pearson
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, russian, Thai
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Jonathan & Cynthia Pearson

My wife Cynthia and I are young-ish professionals that have spent over a decade living and working overseas. I am a global health professional, working with emerging market public health programs. We've been to around 75+ countries between the two of us, so we know what it takes to be comfortable away from home. We love travel, music, food and wine, and meeting people from all over the globe.

Jonathan & Cynthia Pearson purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Jonathan & Cynthia Pearson chose Washington

We bought this beautiful house in one of DC's most exciting and fastest-growing neighborhoods. Although we've done some work on the house, we've worked to maintain all the original flare such a historic gem deserves.

Amenities

Petworth Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The full private 'jack and jill' bathroom can be accessed from the living area or bedroom, and features a large pedestal sink and tiled shower with glass enclosure and custom stone pebble floor that feels like a massage on your feet. A point-of-service electric water heater means hot water when you want it (and saves on the electricity bill, as well)!
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • The large separate bedroom features a queen bed with high-end memory foam mattress and Egyptian cotton bedding, spacious closet, and small chest of drawers for extra storage.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(102 traveler reviews)

New Hip Apartment Minutes To Metro And Washington's Best Sites
average rating of 4.9607844 based on 102 reviews
5

Great place/Great owners

  • 5 of 5

The owners' statement that they know what is needed to be comfortable away form home is absolutely true. There is a welcome tray of goodies (including wine), bike helmets in the closet, a stack of travel information, and much more. Local friends came in when they dropped us off and remarked how much nicer it was than places they had stayed. It is a quick walk to the Metro, the grocery store, and places to eat.The "Welcome to Petworth" guide the owners had emailed was a great help (but not as fun as talking directly to Cynthia).

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best VRBO Experience Ever!

  • 5 of 5

After staying in quite a few vacation rentals over the years, I must say that the four nights I spent here with two of my high school friends were by far the most positive VRBO experience I've ever had. It’s hard to believe that this apartment was just an old unfinished basement before Cynthia and Jonathan lovingly transformed it into an inviting living space in 2014. It is well appointed, chicly decorated, and absolutely immaculate. I had some concerns with it being a basement apartment (would it be dark? would it feel cramped with 7-foot ceilings?), but those concerns were quickly put to rest after we arrived. Even with three of us there spreading out and sleeping in different places, we never felt crowded. I slept like a baby in the bedroom on the memory foam mattress. One of my friends slept on the queen air mattress provided with luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets (there’s a perfect spot for it by the kitchen, too, so it never got in our way), and our other friend chose to sleep on the long and incredibly comfortable couch Jonathan and Cynthia had custom made while they were living in Brazil. We were never bothered by any noise from above or either side of the apartment. The very private backyard was a big plus, too.

While the accommodations were stellar, what took our stay to the next level were Jonathan and Cynthia themselves. As other reviewers have said, they leave no stone unturned, providing their guests with a welcome bottle of wine and goodies, Metro cards, a Safeway discount card, a drawer full of D.C. brochures, a huge basket of toiletries, a well-stocked kitchen, nice thick towels, a great TV with Netflix, etc., etc. They quickly responded to any need or question we had. We truly felt more like guests in their home than renters, and we had a blast hanging out with them on their back deck on our first and last nights there. They’ve been all over the world and are so interesting and fun!

Bottom line—between the impeccable accommodations and the delightful hosts, you can’t go wrong with choosing this place for your next trip to DC. We can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

WONDERFUL PLACE! GREAT STAY!

  • 5 of 5

Warm and welcoming! Clean and "hip"!

Right in town and an easy commute to D.C.

Would definitely recommend and plan to be back.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

The apartment had everything you needed and more. Our host and hostess were welcoming and helpful. They even provided a welcome package with wine!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Thrilled to stay in this beautifully designed apartment. Wonderful visit to DC. Great hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in Petworth at Jonathan & Cynthia's cool apartment. When we arrived we found easy to understand instructions for staying there as well as some tasty treats. They really go the extra mile to make people feel welcome. If we needed anything they were just a text away. Wish we could have stayed longer!

If you're visiting DC for a long weekend or even longer, consider staying here. You'll love the layout of the space and appreciate all of the work that went into decorating it. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Not only was the apartment clean and well decorated, the location was perfect! It was nice to be able to relax and unwind after each day of sight seeing in the comfort of this apartment! Only wish our stay was longer!

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Reagan National
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Homestead
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Georgia Ave. / Petworth Metro
Car: not necessary

We are five short metro stops away from the DC Mall, Capitol Building, the White House, and many other historical sites of this culturally rich city. We've got plenty of local tourism materials available in the apartment. Help yourself or ask us for local recommendations!

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Rates & Availability

Petworth Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
December
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$105
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
January Less Inaug
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$99
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$125
$850
$2,999
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35

Cancellation Policy: Full refund will be provided if cancellation is made five full days prior to listing's local check in time (3:00pm Eastern Time) on the day of check-in. For example, if check-in is on Friday, you must cancel by the previous Sunday to ensure no cancellation penalty fee.

If guest cancels less than 5 days in advance, the first night is non-refundable with the remaining nights refunded at 50%.

If the guest arrives and decides to depart before the check out date as booked, the nights not spent 24 hours after the cancellation (departure in this instance) occurs are 50% refunded.

Cleaning fees are always refunded if the guest does not check in.

A reservation is officially cancelled when the guests clicks on the cancellation button through the VRBO website or app.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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