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Upscale and Quiet in Kalorama 1-Bedroom, 1.5 baths, Balcony, Driveway Option

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom + Sofa Sleeper + Air Mattress, 1.5 Baths (Sleeps 4)

Historic home, in a quiet tree-lined neighborhood, 2 blocks from the heart of the action!

Elegant 1 bedroom, 1½ bathroom on the 2nd floor of a classic DC townhouse. Located in one of the most upscale sections of the city - the west side of DuPont Circle, in Kalorama - the safest neighborhood in DC. President Obama lives just around the corner!

The property is exceptionally large - 1000 square feet of indoor living space - featuring high ceilings, tall windows and original French doors. Enhancing those quarters are two Juliet balconies: just off the kitchen for dining alfresco, and next to the bedroom for morning coffee and conversation outdoors.

The spiral staircase leads to a master retreat that is tucked away from the rest of the home. The bedroom is nicely sized and comfortably appointed, the organic mattress is topped with freshly laundered linens, cleaned just prior to your arrival. Complementing the space is a full bathroom, sunroom alcove and balcony. If traveling with couples, the sofa sleeper and half bath on the main level expands the sleeping quarters.

The kitchen is fully equipped, and if you're into organics, included is a juicer and a Vitamix. Please feel free to use our spices for your cooking needs; groceries can be purchased just down the way at the corner market.

You are a short walk to hundreds of cafes and restaurants in DuPont and Georgetown, and in walking distance of the Capitol, White House, Smithsonian, Washington Monument and the zoo.

The DuPont Metro Station is just a few blocks away and cabs are abundant in the area.

If you are bringing a vehicle, there are two options that can be added to your quote: driveway parking can be made available for up to 2 vehicles, and any number of street parking permits can also be arranged.

What you can expect: It is my aim to provide guests five-star amenities. The same touches that I appreciate when I travel: lodging located in a gorgeous neighborhood, cleanliness, quality linens and towels, comfortable mattresses and high speed internet.

Please Note: I book on a first-come basis and the furnishings are constantly evolving!

Keywords: Clean, Safe, Quiet, Upscale, Historic, Mansion District, Embassy Row, Kalorama, DuPont, Georgetown, Metro, Balcony,, Capitol, Museums, Monuments, Zoo.

Here's what Kathy from Ottawa had to say about her stay:

Excellent choice! This was a perfect choice for my recent three night stay in DC. The apartment was just as described in the listing - very clean, bright, safe and relaxed. It had all the amenities I required to make it an enjoyable stay including a comfortable bed, well equipped kitchen and a great WiFi connection. It was a fantastic location – within walking distance of major attractions but close to the Dupont Circle metro station if you prefer public transit. There is a good selection of restaurants, cafes and groceries in the area. Parking (with a permit) was available immediately across the street from the apartment and I never had to move my vehicle during my visit. I was most impressed with the responsiveness of the host who was accommodating and genuinely interested in ensuring a positive experience. She provided very clear, timely and detailed information and was always professional. I would definitely consider staying here again the next time I am in the area.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

About Gloria

My husband and I prefer quiet homes in residential neighborhoods when we travel, and offer ours to like-minded people whenever we're away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My husband and I stayed at this property at the last minute after we had a hiccup with our booked accommodation. The owner was very accommodating and bent over backwards to get us settled and in off the streets. We were, in deed, fortunate to have found this property as the location could not have been more ideal. Dupont Circle is a lovely, safe area with wonderful restaurants, shops and facilities to abound. We used the subway mostly which was only a short 10 minute walk away. The apartment itself was clean, comfortable and relaxing. The only negatives I could mention is that there is no microwave and parking can be a problem. We paid for a 5 day parking permit but were not inclined to move (or use) our car as we would have difficulty finding another spot to park. I would recommend, if you can, to not bring a car .... everything that one needs is within walking distance.

Recommended for: Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Oct 2014
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Kalorama Heights Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please refer to the Rental Agreement before placing a reservation request
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Full Bathroom - With walk-in shower
    Half Bathroom - Located just off of the living room
  • Quality towels, soap and shampoo are provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , Organic mattress
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa sleeper and half bath on the main level
    Air mattress - Available for guest use
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Upscale and Quiet in Kalorama 1-Bedroom, 1.5 baths, Balcony, Driveway Option
average rating of 4.571429 based on 12 reviews
Southport, North Carolina, U.S.


  • 5 of 5

I got kudos from my two girlfriends for finding this place. It was perfect. The area was beautiful (and safe), it was hard to believe it was only steps away from resturants, shops, and the metro. The condo was absolutely charming. It was spotless. The kitchen has been updated and had everything we needed. The bed AND air mattress were incredibly comfortable. (We all wrote the name of the air mattress down so we could go home and buy one for OUR guests). Gloria was delightful to work with. (We had one mini-glitch and even though she was out of town, it was addressed immediately). Thanks, Gloria! We would definitely come back to this lovely condo.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Every so often you get that one guest that feels like could be your best friend, and if ever there was one, it would be Ms. C! I am delighted that you and your girlfriends had such a good stay, and that you found my home as described: safe, charming, spotless and in a great location. And that even the air mattress was comfy! All the best, Gloria
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Bonita Springs, Florida

Wonderful, quiet location

  • 5 of 5

This is a great location and such a cute home. My husband and I stayed here with our 7 year old son and it was perfect. Gloria did a great job of making sure we were happy. Close to restaurants and the metro, but far enough away to not hear all the big city sounds. We look forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you had a wonderful time. Happy 4th of July!
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Gracious and hospitable host

  • 5 of 5

The property is just as pictured and described, lovely, quaint, clean, most conveniently located in a safe, well-kept neighborhood that was peaceful and perfect for my morning run. Gloria, our hostess was super to work with and very accommodating. If I return to this area of the city I'll definitely return to this property

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to post a review. I am so glad you enjoyed yourself!
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

I usually stay in a hotel but was in D.C. for a one week course and found this lovely place on VRBO. The location was great and the condo was clean, beautifully decorated and I loved sitting out on the balcony each evening to work in my assignments!! I frequently travel to DC and will definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I adore when my guests describe my home better than I do! I am so glad you had a nice stay Ms. M. Wishing you all things wonderful!!
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waco, texas

long weekend in DC

  • 4 of 5

I made a quick trip to DC to meet my daughter and we stayed here. It was a very nice, quiet neighborhood and the condo was also very nice. We had a rental car and needed a parking permit but could not give the information until we arrived. The owner was able to get us a parking permit and had it delivered to the condo very quickly. That being said, be advised that it was a challenge to find a parking spot even with the permit. It was an extremely cold weekend with temps down into the teens. The downstairs never got completely warm but the upstairs sleeping area was very warm and we slept perfectly well on the comfortable bed. Restaurants were just a little walk down towards DuPont Circle. Overall, I would definitely consider staying here again and was quite pleased.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Venice, CA

Great location, comfortable bed, good kitchen...what more could you ask for

  • 4 of 5

I was in DC for a business trip and needed a place close to the Red Line and in a good area for food, running, and general life. This was the place, no doubt. The location was very comfortable, well taken care of, and in a great area. The owners responded very quickly and were very accommodating. If you are TV focused, which I'm not, but if you are, not the greatest place as the tv is very small and only had basic channels (they had a cable box there, and maybe something wasn't working, but it wasn't a big priority for me so i didnt mind). I would not recommend this for anyone with a family or that is not comfortable navigating a very steep and tightly woven spiral staircase. It was an adventure climbing up and down that thing with my luggage to get to the bedroom.

All in all, a good experience. Although, I'm not quite sure what my 140 dollar cleaning fee is going to if I have to wash all my dishes and take care of the trash too. A small thing, but definitely made me ponder.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled you found my home as described Mr. M! You're right, it is in a great location, but I'm especially glad that you found the bed comfortable and your host responsive and very accommodating. I try hard to be that person, as that's the type of host I hope for when I'm traveling. Happy 2015!
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
DuPont Circle - Red Line
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rock Creek Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Restaurant Nora
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Kalorama Heights Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Last minute
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 8 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Sep 10 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Mar 1 2018 - May 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $195
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.