Less than 1 1/2 Blocks to vibrant & hip U Street Metro (Green/Yellow lines). New listing - just had our first guests this weekend! Near Trader Joes, tons of restaurants & bars. In Heart of City - in trendy U St Corridor - 3 blocks from 14th St & 2 blocks from 9th St (lots of restaurants, bars, movie theatre) and Shaw & Bloomingdale. Not far from White House & Capitol. high ceilings, lots of light). I live in Main House - just bought many of the new items to furnish the large English Basement with a large bathroom (double vanity), (bed, couch (with sleeper mattress), 2 fireplaces, large tile flooring with some rugs, Stainless Steel Refrigerator High ceilings, freshly painted. Queen size bed and sleeper sofa that folds out - also have an air mattress that can be used if needed.
Approx. 1000 sq ft, English Basement, High Ceilings, Lot's Light, 2 Brick F/p's
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- 8 Dec 2018
Hi - this is my home. I live in the main house & hope my guests enjoy my English Basement. My wife and kids live out of town, so I'm away a fair amount of time, and love the neighborhood, where I work and enjoy.
Kent purchased this House in 2004
Why Kent chose U Street Corridor
It's a nicely renovated basement that I lived for awhile when I first bought the home, and designed it where I would enjoy living. 2 brick fireplaces, large bay window, plantation shutters, recessed lights, double vanity, dishwasher, washer/dryer in the unit. So close to vibrant U St, 14th St & 9th Sts - full of restaurants & bars. A little over a block to U St Metro - Capital City Bikeshare, close to downtown. Fun, a centrally located home.
What makes this House unique
On a great area (U Street Corridor near Logan Circle, Shaw, Dupont & Adams Morgan. Easy to get downtown, White House, the Capitol and all around. 1 1/2 blocks to the Metro (U St/Cardozo), Capitol Bike Share or Uber, Lyft or Cab almost anywhere. It's such a fun neighborhood - U St, 14th St, 9th St & so many neighborhood bars/restaurants to enjoy.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Great apartment, Great Location
My sister and I stayed in this lovely apartment for four days in November. It was a perfect home base for us while we explored Washington, D.C.
The apartment has two rooms with a queen size bed in each. The beds and bed linens made the beds super comfortable. The neighborhood is quiet so we slept great each night. The bathroom is very large with two sinks making it easy to get ready in the morning. There is sufficient hot water and a good showerhead in the shower.
We ate most meals out during our visit but we did have breakfast in the apartment. We used the coffee maker and a nice surprise was an electric kettle. We didn't do any cooking.
The location of this apartment was ideal. It is possible to walk to the White House (1.4 miles) which we did in order to check out the restaurants but most of the time we walked the few short blocks to the subway. There are many good restaurants in the surrounding neighborhoods as well as a Trader Joes. We are not late night people; however, due to the time of year, we were coming home in the dark every night. We never felt unsafe walking in the neighborhood as two older women. We were able to walk or take public transportation everywhere we wanted to go. We parked our car when we arrived and didn't use again until we left.
The owner (Kent), could not have been more helpful and accommodating even going to the Police Dept. the day before our arrival to get us a parking pass. He checked with us periodically to make sure things were going OK and was available to us by message or phone. Our one regret is that he was out of town during our stay and we did not get to meet him in person.
This apartment is a great value for anyone visiting D.C. and I would want to stay here again the next time I visit.
Great location for my meetings on Rhode Island and the Renaissance Hotel/ Convention Center.
As noted by the host, this is an older building so beware. I didn't like the two shower heads in the shower or the AC system approach.
Spacious, charming apartment - great location and value!
This was our first time trying a VRBO and we could not have gotten luckier. The bedroom and living room are large and have wonderful lighting; linens are of a very good quality; and the bathroom has a double vanity which was great. Even though we were close to U Street, we never heard any nighttime noise. Quick easy walk to the Metro. Kent was an amazing host - he provided thorough information for check-in, including specific directions from the Metro and recommendations for a couple of local night-spots worth trying. We had a few questions when we first arrived and he responded immediately. We look forward to staying here again!
Kent's Place is Amazing!!
My friend and I stayed in Kent's place for seven weeks and it was an absolute pleasure. The space was exactly as he described it. It was open, well-furnished, there was a lot of light, and it certainly didn't feel as it was a basement. The front room has three large windows with plenty of natural light and the bedroom itself has a nice window. There are two large fireplaces and shelves with plenty of books in case you want to read. The kitchen, although a bit small, has everything you need including a hot plate, stove, microwave, coffee maker, pots and pans, and cutlery. The bathroom was large and had a washer-dryer, which was incredibly helpful.
Beyond the excellent space--which was clean, spacious, and nice--Kent was lovely and helpful throughout our stay. Whenever we had questions or needed anything, he immediately responded. In fact, he went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed, including purchasing an additional mattress, bed frame, and dresser since we were there for seven weeks. Overall, we truly enjoyed getting to know Kent and staying at his home, and recommend it very highly!
Perfect place to stay and close to everything!
Kent's place is perfect for a visit to DC! I will definitely stay here again. The home is clean, spacious, and comfortable. The location is perfect. It's close to 14th St. and U St. We enjoyed great restaurants, shopping, and visits to the historical sites. Also, Kent is a great communicator and responds quickly to our needs. I highly recommend Kent's place for a DC stay.
Trendiest part of city. 1 1/2 block to Metro (Gr/Yl) In heart of U St Corridor - 3 blocks from 14th St (Trader Joes, Yes! Organic - Whole Foods at 14th & P Sts NW) many restaurants. Close to Soul Cycle on 14th & many restaurants/bars - Vinoteca (wine bar), Sollys, 1/2 block away. Bin 1301 Wine Bar, Dino's, Al Crostino, Dukem & Etete (2 best Ethiopian restaurants in DC), Nellies Sports Bar, The Prospect (new sports bar), Archipelago, The Fainting Goat (new American - with several local farming options), Tico, Lost Society, Ben's Chili Bowl, Ben's Next Door, LOT Lounge, Oohs & Aahs (great soul food - featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives), The Greek Spot (wonderfully authentic), Alero, Brixton, American Ice House, (all within 3 blocks away). 4 Coffee places - The Coffee Bar - 2 blocks away on 13th & S, Starbucks, The Wydown & Peets. Also nearby - Matchbox, Ted's Bulletin, Busboys & Poets, Marvin, new YMCA on W between 13th & 14th (with very nice swimming pool), Vida (very nice fitness center with swimming pool) on 1600 block of U. 3 Blocks to 9 30 Club (considered by many as one of best venues on East Coast), Lincoln Theatre, U St Music Hall (within a block) & Howard Theatre next to all the new restaurants on Florida and 7th St NW in Shaw. New O St Market with new Giant Grocery at around 9th & P. Capital City Bikeshare within 1-2 blocks. I am the owner and live in upstairs part of house. All Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.