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New Hip Apartment Minutes to Metro and Washington's Best Sites

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Our light-filled English basement apartment awaits you here in DC!

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Last updated: 05/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:3
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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.
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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, russian, Thai
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • 850 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 3
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, Beds for 2-3

  • Bedroom 1

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  • 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. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

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  • 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)!...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Well, more like magazines....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Verizon Fios Platinum included!...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Portable speakers ready for your iPhone, iPad, or MP3 player....moreless

  • Television:

    Access your Netflix or Amazon directly through out giant flatscreen HD TV....moreless

  • Video Library

Theme

  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Brand new 12,000 BTU mobile aircon. Fresh for the DC heat!...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Free high-speed wifi...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Street parking readily available with temporary parking permit (provided by owners with a $30 refundable deposit)....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden:

    Feel free to use our ample back yard/garden. ...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Cherry Trees
Mar 11 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$149

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

December
Nov 27 - Dec 21, 2017
2 night min stay
$105

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

January Less Inaug
Jan 2 - Mar 1, 2018
2 night min stay
$99

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$125
$850 $2,999

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $35
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

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 for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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Location

10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Reagan National
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Homestead
0.3 Miles
Nearest Train
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!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Petworth, Washington, DC, USA:
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.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese, russian, Thai
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 05/27/2017

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  • Our light-filled English basement apartment awaits you here in DC!

    Our light-filled English basement apartment awaits you here in DC!

  • Cushy sofa and cozy reading nook for you to kick up your feet.

    Cushy sofa and cozy reading nook for you to kick up your feet.

  • Your own private front entrance complete with a handy coat closet.

    Your own private front entrance complete with a handy coat closet.

  • Large bedroom decorated w/some of our global artwork & vintage 'upcycled' settee

    Large bedroom decorated w/some of our global artwork & vintage 'upcycled' settee

  • Fully equipped kitchen complete with oven, microwave, dishwasher, and fridge.

    Fully equipped kitchen complete with oven, microwave, dishwasher, and fridge.

  • Pedestal sink with mirrored medicine cabinet for extra storage.

    Pedestal sink with mirrored medicine cabinet for extra storage.

  • ...with pebble stone floor that feels like a massage on your feet!

    ...with pebble stone floor that feels like a massage on your feet!

  • Sit back and enjoy some of the reading we have on hand...

    Sit back and enjoy some of the reading we have on hand...

  • Equipped with an LG all-in-one washer and dryer for your laundry needs.

    Equipped with an LG all-in-one washer and dryer for your laundry needs.

  • Move in day with the keys to our castle (or, rather, historic DC row house).

    Move in day with the keys to our castle (or, rather, historic DC row house).

  • Smile! And enjoy your stay at our hip DC vacation rental. Hope to see you soon!

    Smile! And enjoy your stay at our hip DC vacation rental. Hope to see you soon!

  • You'll find all the amenities of home in this DC vacation rental.

    You'll find all the amenities of home in this DC vacation rental.

  • Comfy sofa and large screen LED TV await you after a long day of sightseeing.

    Comfy sofa and large screen LED TV await you after a long day of sightseeing.

  • Large bedroom feat. queen bed with memory foam mattress & Egyptian cotton sheets

    Large bedroom feat. queen bed with memory foam mattress & Egyptian cotton sheets

  • New high-end kitchen has it all, including access out to our large  back yard.

    New high-end kitchen has it all, including access out to our large back yard.

  • Cozy up in the breakfast nook for a bite to eat.

    Cozy up in the breakfast nook for a bite to eat.

  • Large tiled glass-enclosed shower...

    Large tiled glass-enclosed shower...

  • Your 'throne' away from home.

    Your 'throne' away from home.

  • Don't know what to see and do? No worries! Tourist brochures and maps provided.

    Don't know what to see and do? No worries! Tourist brochures and maps provided.

  • Enjoy a cocktail on our deck.

    Enjoy a cocktail on our deck.

  • Our first guests!

    Our first guests!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, May 28, 2017

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