This beautiful & spacious one bedroom, one full bath apartment is located with a roof deck is located in a townhouse in the historic, multicultural & hip Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. The unit features lots of natural light from many windows, all of which are brand new, and a new wood roof deck. It has a fully equipped kitchen with a kitchen table; The unit can sleep up to 5 adults: Two in the bedroom, which has a huge king size bed, 2 in a queen size sofa and 1 on an air mattress. The apartment has 3 large closets, a kitchen table, a full bath and wall pictures. Additional features include WiFi, cable, a 65" HD TV, and a mailbox for longer staying guests. The apartment is located on the third floor (two and one 1/2 sets of steps from the street level.) The common area of the townhouse has a fabulous foyer with hardwood floors and an area carpet. There is one parking spot, which is subject to availability. There are also many other parking options.
Guests will have exclusive access to the entire third floor which includes the 1 bedroom apartment and roof deck. And of course exclusive use of the full bath, bedroom and living room. Common shared areas in the building include the foyer/lobby, laundry room and backyard.
Pets are allowed on a case by case basis. They must be pre-approved
Interaction with Guests
Guests will have access to the host via email and text or in person if necessary. The host also has an off site, downtown office, which is open from 9:30 AM to 5:45 PM.
Mt. Pleasant is a Historic neighborhood close to the National Zoo, downtown, shopping and public transportation with a great farmers market on Saturdays.
There are 19 restaurants with a three minute walk!
Excerpt from a Washington Post article: "Bob Mondello, who reviews movies and covers the arts for National Public Radio, has lived in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Northwest Washington since 1986.“The place was spectacular," he said. “Listen, I bought for the apartment [but] the attractive thing about this neighborhood at the time for me was a hippy back in college. I had ideals about the kind of places I wanted to live. . . . [Mount Pleasant] was just very appealing in that sense to my idea of what society ought to be."
Home, sweet home: Mount Pleasant is an overwhelming residential area with a mixture of apartment buildings, condominium buildings, 20th-century rowhouses, Victorians and colonial revival mansions. Several of the larger houses have been converted into condos. “The housing stock is just gorgeous," Mondello said. “As you go down Park Road, those big houses are beautiful."
Small-town feel: Many of the homes have porches. The tree-lined streets encourage strolling. The National Zoo is steps away. Cultural Tourism DC has put together a 90-minute self-guided walking tour, “Village in the City: Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail." “Walking is one of the big attractions of the place," he said. “To be able to walk down into [Rock Creek Park], it is literally a block and a half behind us. To be able to look at the park from our windows is incredibly appealing. To be able to just wander around [the neighborhood] and just sort of stroll is great. It rewards moseying."
Bilingual: Mount Pleasant is one of the more diverse enclaves in Washington and has long been a haven for the District's Latino community. It also has a large concentration of former Peace Corps workers. At the newly renovated Mount Pleasant branch of the D.C. public library, the only public library in Ward 1, 10 of the 14 staff members are bilingual.
History: Mount Pleasant's history stretches back to the 1700s. The neighborhood evolved from a fashionable streetcar suburb and bedroom community for government workers to a working-class urban neighborhood that welcomed refugees. It is home to the first African American place of worship on 16th Street, Canaan Baptist Church. Mount Pleasant was designated a historic district in 1987.
Eating and drinking: There's no lack of places to grab a cup of coffee. Dos Gringos, a vegetarian coffeehouse, and Flying Fish are more recent additions to the neighborhood. Many restaurants cater to Central and South American cliental; Don Juan and Haydee's are two of the more popular. Mondello and partner, Carlos Schroder, a native Argentinian, frequent Corado's, a Guatemalan restaurant. The Raven Grill, which has been around since the 1930s, Marx Cafe and Tonic are neighborhood hangouts.
Mom and pop stores: Mount Pleasant Street is the neighborhood's commercial strip. The majority of businesses are not national chains. Logan's Antique Shop, with its quirky selection, has been around since 1974. A farmers market is held Saturday mornings at Lamont Park.
Schools: Bancroft Elementary School.
Five minute walk to a great public library. (16th & Lamont Street NW).
Boundaries: Piney Branch Parkway to the north, 16th Street NW to the east, Harvard Street to the south and Beach Drive to the west.
The apartment is in the historic & hip Mt. Pleasant neighborhood of Washington DC at 3210 17th Street NW. It's steps away from three bus stops that are the beginning of 3 bus lines that goes to 8 metro stations & downtown bus stops. The neighborhood is served by the H3/H4, H8 and 42 /42 bus lines. It's 3 blocks (1/2 mile) walk to the Columbia Heights Metro (green & yellow lines) or you can take a 5 minute bus ride to the metro. Next to the Columbia Heights metro station are restaurants and a large shopping mall (Target, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshals, etc.). The apartment is also and 1.5 miles to the Cleveland Park Metro station (red line). (2.2 miles to DuPont Circle and 2.5 to the White House. There is a bike-share station in front of the apartment building.
Other Things to Note
The WiFi Network Name (SSID) is 3210Apt1. Look in the book or text the host for the password. If the WiFi goes down, we have a backup WiFi. The user name is guest3210. Text the host for the Password or look in the book.*check in time is 3:00 PM. Check out time is 11:00 AM. Mount Pleasant has a great Farmers Market on Saturdays. There are 19 restaurants with a three minute walk! It's a three minute walk to Rock Creek Park. Pets are allowed on a case by case basis. They must be pre-approved. Just use the top lock of the main door to the building. (The bottom one isn't in use). The apartment is 3 minute walk to Rock Creek park. 10 minute walk to the zoo. 30 second walk to local shops and public transportation. 10 minutes to the Columbia Heights metro (green line) and to the shopping mall in Columbia Heights (between Irving & Park Road on 14th Street). 15 minutes to downtown via buses. Cable TV is available. Pets will be allowed on a case by case basis and a $75 additional cleaning fee will be charged.