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Carriage House In Historic District

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cottage
People
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

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.


Owner
Dara
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 February, 2017

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 Washington DC

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 Northwest Washington, USA

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • 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! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

Carriage House In Historic District
average rating of 4.9117646 based on 34 reviews
5

So convenient and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This is the kind of arrangement that city travelers relish! Dara has set up a nice studio arrangement in the upper level of the old carriage house---it's clean, simple (yet completely equipped) and affordable. I wanted something close to a Metro station (2 blocks), and grocery (1 1/2 blocks), restaurants (one block) and in a central neighborhood. Tall order! But Dara delivered. This was inauguration weekend, but when I made the reservation the price hadn't been inflated to the usual astronomical charge---yet she honored her stated price, which showed such integrity that I booked on the spot! Dara offered the use of laundry in the other unit at mid-stay (8 nights) and also afforded us a later check out so we could make the most of our last morning in DC.

The separate entrance to the unit meant we could have privacy, come and go as we pleased. It is January so we didn't get to enjoy the enclosed backyard and deck, but it felt quiet and safe in the midst of a metro area.

This neighborhood is so vital and energetic, and the location (just North of downtown DC/Mall etc) allowed us to maximize our travel experience. It's a straight shot on the yellow line from Reagan Int'l Airport.

Thanks Dara. I'm bookmarking this listing for future recommendations!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great place! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Dara's carriage house is welcoming, super clean and decorated in a lovely way. The bed is very comfortable and the kitchen had what we needed for simple cooking. Though we didn't see Dara much, she was immediately responsive to the few requests we had. And, the location is terrific, with easy access to the metro and endless restaurants just a block away. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly like it indicated...which makes it the absolute right place for us. The metro was a very short walk...and you could get anywhere you wanted. Dara was very responsive when asked questions. She left some restaurant suggestions and they were right on. We loved Ted's and Matchbox. There was so much to see and do and we were right in the middle of everything - couldn't see everything ...would definitely come back here to stay on a return trip!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Loved the location

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Dara, Everything was perfect. Great privacy and location. We enjoyed the deck one evening when the stars were out and the weather was great. Restaurants were everywhere, metro was block and half away. Just loved it. Cheers

Regards

Dwayne

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Carriage House,Washingon DC

  • 5 of 5

Dara is a wonderful Host, the location was close to restaurants, Trader Joes and the subway. We would recommend this Homeaway to any couple travelling to DC

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect location for visiting D.C.

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property for a couple or for family of 3 (we're mom, dad, and 11yo). Dara (the owner) and her husband are very friendly and helpful, and my daughter even had some play time with their daughter. Apartment is nicely equipped with everything you could need and is modern and clean, and everything was in fine working order, including the the a/c, which was a must in mid-July! Location feels very safe and is close to many restaurants and only a block or so to the closest Metro station. A Trader Joe's is around the corner, which was nice when we wanted to save money and cook in. We parked our car on the street (they supply a parking pass), and left it there until we departed on Thursday morning. As another reviewer mentioned, the only annoyance is being right over the garage when the noisy overhead door opens and closes. However, we were up and out early to explore the city most mornings, so we were only woken once. Great stay and would definitely stay again when/if we return to D.C.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • 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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Northwest Washington, Washington DC

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Cherry Blossom
27 Mar 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£396
for 3 nights
From
£132
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£336
for 3 nights
From
£112
£700
£2,641
 

Additional pricing information

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.
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