Peak bloom for the 2017 Cherry Blossom season has not yet been announced. Scroll down to the * to read dates, details and activities.
An oasis in a quiet enclave of a big city. Set in the city's historic Capitol Hill region
• Sleeps up to 5
• 22-minute walk to/from The US Capitol Building
• 15-minute walk to/from Union Station
• 2-minute walk to/from Metro's Red Line
• Restaurants, bars and family activities easily accessed on foot, bike or by car (including taxis)
• Featured in the Washington Post Magazine design issue
This 1910 row house was completely renovated in early 2015. At Cari's in the City, we provide an opportunity for our visitors to stay in our 2-bedroom flat -- a private access apartment.
• One BD with a queen-sized bed, full bath, closet and dresser.
• One BD king-sized bed (perfect for a couple) converts from a Mid-Century style couch. Couch can also convert to 2 twin-beds (perfect for kids); full bath, dresser, closet.
• Coat closet in the hallway
• Full kitchen/dining and living/sleeping area (mid-century couch converts to a twin+ bed for 5th guest. Note: 5th guest requires an additional $25/night fee).
• Flat screen/wall-mounted TV with Apple-TV in the living kitchen area.
• Flat screen/wall-mounted TV with Apple-TV, PS4 and BlueRay player.
• W/D, including detergents and laundry extra.
The entire flat sleeps 4 to 5 (with two people/bedroom). The 1st bedroom has a small window. The second bedroom provides additional space and morning sunlight with a view of the courtyard and back garden.
Capitol Hill's H Street Corridor (and adjacent NoMa -- North of Massachusetts) is an area rediscovered: for its history, its nuance, its tradition and its "neighborhoodness." The area has bragging rights to unprecedented change and improvement: from new, award winning restaurants (such as Ethiopiac), as well as much raved about food establishments (such as the famous, Ben's Chili Bowl), to redevelopments, such as the U-line (home to the first U.S. Beatles concert) and Union Market. And, all of it is centrally located on the Red Line while within walking/biking distance (there are two Capital Bike Share stands within a three block walk of the house) of The Capitol, Eastern Market, Gallery Place (National Gallery)/China Town (including the Verizon Center), Nationals Park and the Smithsonians -- though you won't want to leave the H Street Corridor!
Guests will have a private entrance with a keyless entry as well as a view of the back patio garden from the back bedroom. The back garden may also be available for use (upon prior discussion and arrangements). Guests will have use of wireless internet (code provided), w/d, Apple TV and a video game system in the second bedroom. We want all guests to feel at home!
DOG FRIENDLY FLAT:
Bring dogs when and if you can! We have a list of fantastic dog walkers (should you be out for the whole day) and one of the best dog stores in the city is three blocks away, so Fido will have fun, too. There will, of course, be a dog-friendly fee ($25/dog for the length of the stay) in case of accidents/damage. However, we are 100% fans of all dogs!
• Free use for one of a Capital Bike Share bike (usage over the allotted 30-minute per ride will incur additional fees; in addition, those failing to return the fob will be upcharged).
• French Press coffee maker and award winning, gourmet coffee beans. For those who prefer tea, there is a selection of teas.
• The full kitchen allows for home cooking (there are two supermarkets within a 8 block radius).
National Airport: 10 minute drive/ 30 minute Metro ride.
BWI Airport: 25 minute drive/30 minute MARC Rail ride.
Dulles Airport: 45 minute drive.
Six blocks from Union Station -- hub for Amtrak, MARC, VRE, Metro and a variety of bus systems.
Redline. The most used line on the Metro system. 2.5 blocks from the NoMa/New York Avenue Metro stop. Six blocks from the Union Station stop.
There are six Capital Bike Share stations within a 10 block radius. A bike 7-mile bike path, The Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT), one of the best off-road bike lanes in DC, is 2.5 blocks away.
You can get to more than 10 of the top 25 major tourist attractions in the DC area on foot (30-40 minute walk) including: The Capitol, Smithsonians/National Mall, Eastern Market/8th Street, Navy Yard/Barracks Row, Nationals Stadium/SE Waterfront and Arena Stage, Union Market, H Street/H Street Trolley, Spy Museum, National Gallery of Art, U Street, China Town/Verizon Center.
There is absolutely no smoking of any kind tolerated. You will be greeted by a clean home with fresh linens. I expect you to treat your home away from home with respect.
CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON:
Peak bloom for the 2017 Cherry Blossom season has not yet been announced: in 2016, the National Park Service announced an early season: "The flowering trees around the Tidal Basin are predicted to be at 'peak bloom' between March 31 and April 3."
The National Cherry Blossom Festival in 2016 ran from March 18 through April 17.
Here’s a sampling of the festivities from last year's schedule.
March 26, 5-6:30 p.m.: The festivities will kick off with musical performances at the Warner Theatre. (513 13th St. NW)
April 2, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Kites will take flight over the National Mall during the sixth annual Blossom Kite Festival.
April 5, 2:30 to 4 p.m.: A crowd will gather for the Japanese Stone Lantern Festival, with traditional Japanese music, the presentation of the United States and Japan Cherry Blossom QueenS and the the 2015 Cherry Blossom Princesses at the Tidal Basin at Independence Avenue and 17th Street SW.
April 17, 1 to 5 p.m.: The Anacostia River Festival will celebrate the waterway with free canoeing and kayaking, live music, pop-up stores and a bike parade at Anacostia Park (Anacostia Drive and Good Hope Road SE).
Please note: Rooms are more expensive during the time frame and rooms go quickly, too.