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.
- Cottage600 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay3 nights
1 Bedroom Apartment With Full Kitchen And Terrace
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 9 Oct 2018
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.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Wonderful! Full of character and perfect location.
The carriage house was perfect. I felt very much at home, and loved sitting out on the deck in the evening. The hosts were really helpful and my stay very comfortable. The location is perfect. Two blocks from U Street, but the apartment overlooks an alleyway, so is really quiet and surrounded by trees. Loved it. Will stay here again when I'm back in DC.
A pleasant "home base" for a few days in DC
Others' observations are accurate here. The apt. is a bit "off the beaten path" ( access is mostly through the garage off an alley between main streets) but mighty close to the beaten path (U Street Metro is about 2 blocks away, and plenty of stores and restaurants of all descriptions just a block or so in the other direction). Between one rainy day and mostly being out in the city during daylight hours, we didn't even have a chance during our week to enjoy the entry deck, but it was an appealing thought! All in all, it was a comfortable and convenient place for two people for several days and we would certainly stay again if we have a chance.
Charming place in a perfect location for my conference!
Thank you Dara! Enjoyed my stay and will return.
Location was the highlight to this gem!
The carriage house was comfortable at the end of each jam packed day. The area was awesome, hip and trendy, lots of resturants and bars. We Went to the Garden District at end of each day to have a beer and chill. Metro was close and easy to use. Would definitely go back!
Unit was as described..
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!
Quaint and cozy
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.
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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