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Carriage House In Historic District

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom Apartment With Full Kitchen And Terrace

Owners live in historic row house built in 1895. Carriage house is a separate building behind the main house. Very private with alley entrance or enter and exit through main house. Outdoor terrace is spacious and comfortable. Walking distance to trendy boutiques, metro stop, fitness gyms, and many restaurants and bars. Walk to the White House if the weather is nice or rent bikes from DC ride share, only a block away. You don't need a car but if you bring one, you can borrow our parking pass for street parking.


Owner
Dara
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
16 April, 2018

About Dara

Owners are Alfonso Guida (health care lobbyist) and Dara Duguay (Executive Director for a Microfinance non-profit). Their 8 year old daughter Isabella and dog Caesar make up the family. Dara and Isabella speak French.

Dara purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Dara chose U Street Corridor

The Logan Circle/ U Street neighborhood is one of the most desirable in NW Washington. There are restaurants, bars, shopping, health clubs, all within walking distance. A short metro ride brings you to the major attractions in Washington, including the museums, the Capitol, and the White House.

What makes this cottage unique

No smoking inside- but outside on deck is OK. Private entrance through the alley or thru the front door of the main house. Can accommodate washer and dryer needs in main house for longer stays. Full size bed plus sleeper couch. A parking pass can be borrowed, which allows for street parking anywhere in Zone 1. However, once you arrive, you really won't need your car.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in U Street Corridor in Northwest Washington

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Couch pulls out into a single bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • roller blading

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

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Carriage House In Historic District
average rating of 4.8444443 based on 45 reviews
5

Unit was as described..

  • 5 of 5

Great location and accommodating hosts. Enjoyed our stay, close to restaurants and within walking distance of mall and many restaurants. Parking was difficult for us, but worked out fine. Really nice, safe feeling neighborhood. Garage opening was noisy, but no problem, for me, as I’m an early riser anyway. Unit was very nice, but beginning to show some wear and tear... very adequate otherwise. Dara was a very helpful hostess during our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Quaint and cozy

  • 5 of 5

This property was a great find. Dara is very hospitable and willing to help with anything she can. The apartment is very private. We were within walking distance to nearly every site we wanted to see and the food here is great.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Washington DC

  • 5 of 5

The place is very nice. The owners were attentive to our needs. Fixed a plumbing problem quickly! Very convenient, fun neighborhood. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adelaide, Australia
5

Great place and great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful carriage house to start our holiday in America. It was a great start the carriage house was exactly as described and was extremely clean. The outside deck was a great place to rest our tired feet at the end of the day. The location is very convenient with many restaurants, grocery stores and the Metro all within a short walking distance. We even walked to the Mall on the first day it took us around 25 minutes and was a very pleasant walk.

Dara was a fantastic host and we couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northern Illinois
3

Clean, compact, and well-located - but there are important points not talked about

  • 3 of 5

The location was really good - very close to bus lines (which, with bus transfers, take you all over DC). The carriage house was clean and compact. We were allowed to use the main house laundry facility once while we were there. Ted's Bulletin restaurant down the street was very good and relatively low cost. However, there are things that were not mentioned that I would have appreciated knowing:

1) 'Carriage house' means over the garage. Every time it opens (several times a morning and evening, as I believe all renters go in/out this way also) it is quite noisy.

2) The water takes a couple of minutes to get warm enough to shower, and you can have either the sink OR the shower going - not enough water pressure for you to use both effectively at the same time.

3) The mattress on the bed was not at all comfortable for either my husband or I. Perhaps there are some people that would disagree on this point.

However, for the cost of the unit, and considering this is Washington D.C., none of the above would keep you from enjoying your stay at an affordable (for DC) cost.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This is our first experience going thru Home Away and we loved it.

  • 5 of 5

The owner was super nice and it was exactly as shown on Home Away. The experience was wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Reagan National Airport
Car: not necessary

Cute 1895 renovated carriage house with kitchen, satellite TV, internet connection and outside deck. Owners live in separate house in front.

Located in very hip historic district- within walking distance to jazz clubs, restaurants, bars, sports clubs. Close enough to walk to the White House. Only 2 blocks from a subway station.

French spoken. Small dog on premises.

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Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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