This charming and magical house is three minutes from the best Georgetown restaurants, shopping and sightseeing. Spectacular and dramatic living room; elegant and eclectic décor and art collected from around the world; a private flower-filled garden; two bedrooms with two baths; two working fireplaces; a charming family room; and a well-stocked kitchen. This home is an oasis in the middle of a bustling city with a very European feel to it.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay15 nights
A Beautiful And Well-loved Home That
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 10, 2018
About Kathleen Pasley
I am a bonafide city dweller who, while brought up in the suburbs of New Jersey, learned early on in adulthood that I am a "city gal". I lived in Boston for 17 years before moving to Washington. I came for a short term consulting job and never left. I love travel, art, reading, gardening, friends and family, meeting new people, and being of service. I am a writer and a fund raiser, transitioning more to a full time writer. Right now, I'm working on a project about spirituality and happiness and am raising money for an historic DC house that is used by retired U.S. Ambassadors. I have worked in a corporate setting at times in my career, but have focused more often in the not-for-profit arena, raising funds for organizations and causes as different as: women in leadership; AIDS; mental health for children; medical associations; and science museums. I have a strong personality with a cheerful disposition. I have traveled extensively throughout the world, both on business and for pleasure, so cherish many of the items you'll see in my home that bring back such fond memories of places I've been and enjoyed. Each work of art or knick-knack in my house has a story behind it. I care deeply about those people I hold dear, about the beautiful Planet Earth we have been given to steward, and every person I come into contact with. I adhere to a principle I read once that said: "Every encounter with another person is a sacred one." I believe that and hope to serve a purpose, in whatever way or ways that I can, in helping others enjoy their lives as much as I enjoy mine.
Kathleen Pasley purchased this House in 1997
Why Kathleen Pasley chose Georgetown
Many people who come into my house comment on its serenity, beauty, calm and sense of peace. I deliberately cultivate that atmosphere and strive to keep all aspects of it lovely and welcoming. Some people refer to it as magical, I believe primarily because of the gorgeous Nature right out of the window in the back. There is a beautiful and lush walled-in garden in the back with a giant cherry blossom tree that you can touch from the windows. Light fills all of the rooms because of high ceilings and spacious windows. It is very quiet. But it's also a wonderful place for entertaining. There are two different living rooms, both with fireplaces, on two different floors as well as a sizeable out door area that feels like another room of the house. No one leaves this property in a bad mood. If you want to be surrounded by beauty and serenity in the heart of one of the most exciting cities in the world, this is your spot!
What makes this House unique
Living in Georgetown is a blessing, pure and simple. When I sold my place in Boston, I was looking for a cozy neighborhood and a house oozing charm. I found both here. I also love that you can walk everywhere here. While I drive a Mini-Cooper, I find myself going for days without having to get into the car and use my feet and buses to take me just about everywhere. When I first walked into this home, it had not even gone on the market yet and I decided to buy it that day! And I had been looking for six months! The picture window when you walk into the living room took my breath away. But the real clincher was when I walked downstairs (in Georgetown, the kitchens are very often on the bottom floor) and saw the Spanish tiled fireplace in the second living or family room. I have spent a lot of time in Mexico and love it very much, so knew I would feel at home with a tiled fireplace. Then, there was the garden. Totally quiet and secluded, the garden reminded me immediately of London and an oasis in the middle of a city. It has the feeling of a sanctuary and, since I love gardening and flowers, gave me the perfect opportunity to express myself within its four walls. It is a great and cherished spot for: morning coffee, a barbecue, afternoon reading, or evening cocktails. Some of my very best parties have taken place in the garden. I love all of DC for it's lively nature, intellectual stimulation, beautiful monuments, international feel, free museums, extensive history and for having such a high profile on the world stage. All in all, I pinch myself daily to be able to live in a gorgeous house in the middle of one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the world. It doesn't get any better than this if you love city living!
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Charming and elegant
We stayed at this beautiful home for a week and frankly, I didn't want to leave. It is elegant but cozy. Everything you could ever want was in the kitchen. But we hardly used the kitchen since we could walk to any restaurant we wanted. The location was fantastic.
I would love to come back when it is not quite so hot. There are two fireplaces and I can just imagine how romantic it would be to sit in front of either one with a glass of wine.
The home is located in the most in the most sought after residential section of Georgetown - the West End. Each home is totally unique and most are over 100 years old and under historical protection. Within a three minute walk is M Street, the best known and beloved street in Georgetown. It's a five minute walk to Wisconsin Avenue, another bustling restaurant and shopping district. You can have your business meetings, visit museums and see all the sites in the morning and spend the rest of the day eating, shopping and relaxing with no car necessary.
There is wonderful shopping and dining both in Georgetown and the Waterfront (a seven minute walk from the house) as well as nearby Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan (about a fifteen minute walk.)
In Georgetown, you will find on the same block a Marc Jacobs, a Godiva Chocolate, an Ann Taylor and a TJ Maxx and Georgetown Cupcakes.
Georgetown is the best walking, strolling section of DC. You are also within 5 minutes of buses that can take you anywhere in the city. The Metro is a 15 minute walk or 5 minute shuttle ride. The Waterfront area runs regular water shuttles to historical Alexandria, Virginia and Mt. Vernon, home of George Washington. You can even walk up Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House in about 25 minutes.
Dumbarton Oaks, a huge mansion located right in Georgetown is a special treat in the neighborhood. With extensive gardens and even some farm land, Dumbarton Oaks makes you feel that you are 100 miles from the city and out in the country with expansive grounds, formal gardens and many awe inspiring trees.
You will be armed with a special Walking Tour Guide Book of Georgetown that will allow you to see where the Kennedys lived; Julia Child; Henry Kissinger; Katherine Graham; Pamela Harrington; and many other political and social luminaries.
Directly across the street is a small, neighborhood store run by Mr. Kim where you can order a wonderful sandwich, pick up wine or beer, and purchase any kind of snack or drink you could imagine. A Trader Joe's is conveniently located within walking distance. You really don't require a car. There are two Metro stations within 15 minute walks and nearby bikes and kayaks to rent.