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Cozy, Hip Apartment Minutes To Metro And Washington's Best Sites

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


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

Jonathan & Cynthia Pearson
Member since: 2014
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, portuguese, russian, Thai
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2018

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 Petworth

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.

What makes this apartment unique

Location location location! Ask anyone in DC where they'd like to live and no doubt Petworth is towards the top of their list. Beautiful, historic homes and a real neighborhood feel. Around here people say good morning on the sidewalk! And some of DC's best new restaurants are just a short walk away.


Petworth Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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)!
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking


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Cozy, Hip Apartment Minutes To Metro And Washington's Best Sites
average rating of 4.9503546 based on 141 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This is the second year in a row that we’ve stayed at Cynthia and Jonathan’s fabulous apartment in Petworth, and we’re already planning to stay there again next year. You couldn’t ask for a more immaculate, beautifully decorated, convenient, comfortable, or well-stocked place to stay outside the hustle and bustle of DC—not to mention the best hosts ever! Hanging out on the deck/patio in the backyard and visiting with Cynthia and Jonathan after a long day of sightseeing has been a highlight of our visits. Of all the VRBOs I’ve stayed in over the years, this one continues to top the list hands down. Can’t wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very kind review, Diane. Thanks so much. We can't wait to see you and the crew next year!
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Thoroughly impressed!

  • 5 of 5

The unit was located just a few blocks from the Metro which allowed quick access to everything. Grocery store with Starbucks and several restaurants were a few blocks away, as well. The hosts were very prompt and courteous. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Convenient, Comfortable, and Well stocked

  • 4 of 5

This efficient and well stocked apartment style basement location is super convenient to the metro, dining and grocery stores, which are all within walking distance. We particularly enjoyed the outside patio area and fire pit where we could relax in the evenings. Jonathan and Cynthia have thought of all the little things that can make your stay comfortable - a good size fridge/freezer, dishwasher, a/c, washer/dryer, toaster, bike helmets, umbrellas, and metro cards. I could go on, but you get the point. The only downside of this location for me was the ceiling height. There are some areas in the apartment that are a bit tight for someone that is 6 feet tall. But there is not much to be done about that. We greatly enjoyed our stay and would stay here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic stay in a wonderful apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay! Space is very enjoyable (comfortable bed and couch!) and the general area was really interesting to enjoy. Don't miss the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning! Leaving Metro cards and a Safeway discount card was a really nice touch, as were the snacks Jonathan and Cynthia left.

Hosts resolved some minor issues (unrelated to them) with speed.

Can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay in DC

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very clean and lovely decorated. It is conveniently located near the Metro station. Free on street parking is also available. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the chocolates, wine and other treats that welcomed us in the kitchen when we checked in. Jonathan and Cynthia paid attention to all the small details that made our stay most enjoyable!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Superb rental !!!!

  • 5 of 5

We could have not asked for a better place to stay. Everything was perfect from the location to the decor and amenities but most importantly the hospitality of the owners. Jonathan and Cynthia ensured that we were satisfied with our accommodations and added so many thoughtful touches. They also were very helpful with restaurants recommendations and tips on museums, and traffic. We had a great time in DC and were so thankful for such s wonderful place to stay after a long day of walking. I highly recommend this rental and would love to come back. Thank you Jonathan and Cynthia for sharing your lovely home and for your helpful tips!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Reagan National
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Miles
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Georgia Ave. / Petworth Metro
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Car: not necessary

We are five short metro stops (12 mins) 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!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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