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Spacious Downtown Apartment in Historic Home- Walk to Everywhere!

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1-2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

This is a spacious ground level apartment located in a downtown historic home. the apartment is within walking distance to ALL major Metro lines and most of the national sites, as well as, grocery stores and dozens of restaurants.

The apartment has a fully stocked kitchen so that you can cook and also features a rear garden that guests greatly enjoy. Additionally, we have WIFI and Comcast cable on all three flat screen televisions. We are two blocks from two CVS Drugstores and five blocks to Whole Foods and Giant which also delivers.

PLEASE NOTE: The living room area doubles as the second bedroom with doors for privacy, a pull out sofa as well as a double high, queen sized air bed. (There is room for both the sofa bed to pull out and the air bed to be fully inflated).

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More Details

John and Jacqueline Settles
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 November, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Downtown in Northwest Washington

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

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Spacious Downtown Apartment in Historic Home- Walk to Everywhere!
average rating of 4.2 based on 45 reviews

Great location but the apartment is a little basic

  • 3 of 5

The location of the apartment is terrific for sightseeing. We found the sofa bed uncomfortable and there was sometimes a damp smell in the bathroom, but the appliances all worked, the kitchen was decently stocked, and the place was clean. We were annoyed to learn after leaving the apartment all day that pulling the door shut did not lock it, one had to press another tiny button on the door. We realized as we were going out for dinner that we couldn't lock the door. It took awhile but the owner responded and explained where the button was.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rundown and Uncomfortable

  • 1 of 5

Location was poor. We walked out of the apartment everyday to be greeted by prostitutes. Not kidding. Construction upstairs was very noisy. Won't be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have had construction going on for the last few months. While we did forewarn guests, we are sorry for the noise, debris etc. The work has been completed so that should no longer be an issue. As the calendar slows down in December we will also be doing work on the lower unit. The property is located 7 blocks to the white house, 3 blocks to the convention center, 2 1/2 blocks to the central business district, and 10 blocks to the Smithsonian. It is ideally located, as numerous guest have noted, however, it is a large urban city. Therefore you get the energy, convenience, great restaurants, and issues that exist in similar cities.
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Ontario, Canada

good location

  • 4 of 5

Our stay worked out well, the location is good, we walked to everything (though some might find it a bit of a walk we didn't). The neighbourhood is typical of a big city and we had no problems with any of the neighbours, who were all very friendly when passing on the street. We also felt safe walking any time of the day though we were never later getting home past 10pm.

You can flag down a taxi 2 blocks over with no problem if you need to.

The apartment itself was good for the 2 of us. I've seen other reviews that had up to 6 people and though you can sleep 6 I'd think it would be cramped.

The bed was very comfortable and having a washer and dryer was a bonus.

The owners (though we never actually met them in person) were very attentive via text and email.

I didn't give this 5 stars as even though the unit above is going through renovations ( lots of stuff on the front porch area) I felt the entrance way to our unit in the basement could have used a very good cleaning, was used as a storage area for lawn whipper, mulch bags etc. We never used the back yard but looking at it we didn't see the bbq so not sure where that went. Though I knew it was a basement apartment I thought there would be at least one window (other then the front door) where we could see outside, I was wrong. So it really is a basement and something I do not prefer to stay in but that is just my preference.

On a positive note when in Washington to sight see you aren't in the unit much anyways.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not comfortable at all

  • 1 of 5

It says two bedrooms apartment, actually just one living room and one bedroom. There are one queen size bed in the bedroom, one sofa bed in the living room, plus one inflatable bed stored in closet. Except that the bed sheet on the queen size bed is clean, the other bed sheets and quilt and pillow are all kept in a laundry basket in a closet, look like not clean with stain. The sofa bed has some springs came out which hurted my back so badly after sleeping. The bathroom has some smells. Street parking is a big problem. There were not room services at all during our couples days stay.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our description clearly states that the apartment is a 1 bedroom with a living room-the door locks. The sheets are kept in the drawers in the bedroom. The laundry basket turned out to be sheets that the previous guest left. Our check in instructions explain where the extra sheets and towels are located. The sofa bed, has a foam topper in the closet, that we suggest be put on top of the bed. We hadn't been notified about the springs in the bed, as most people use the air beds. We will check this out. The bathroom smell was an isolated incident-it was actually the related to the renovations above. The plumbing work lasted for a few days and was completed. Street parking is 1st come 1st serve, so you simply have to be patient and wait 10-15 minutes for someone to move. Our instructions also give local parking garages, if you don't want patiently. Cleaning is not done during the stay if the duration is less than 1 week.
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Nice apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at this apartment. The host was very accommodating, and we were well taken care of. It was so nice to stay in such a central location. Being about to walk to the mall and all the museums was such a plus. We were five adults, and though sleeping was a bit tight - the apartment had enough space for us all to relax and enjoy our downtime. The back patio was great, and there are enough different areas in the apartment that we could spread out when needed. I'd stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Northern New Mexico

Great Location & property description very clear

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for 3 nights with our 2 teenagers who slept on the couches in the living room. photos are very accurate. Amenities were good (washer/dryer a plus). The location is great and the neigborhood seemed safe. there is a citybike stand right around the corner and we found this to be an excellent way to see all of the DC sites, especially the monuments and mall.

Being a basement apt & very humid weather, it was a bit musty and the AC was very noisy but all in all we had a great stay.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £75.76
Pet Fee £75.76
Damage Insurance £44.7
Damage Deposit £151.52

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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