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Comfortable & Quiet in Kalorama, 2-Bedrooms, Porch, Parking

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 4 nights

About the property

Historic townhome, in a quiet tree-lined neighborhood, 2 blocks from the heart of the action!

Comfortable 2 bedrooms, on the 1st floor of a classic DC rowhouse. Located in one of the most upscale sections of the city - the west side of DuPont Circle, in Kalorama - the safest neighborhood in DC.

The home is exceptionally large - 1000 square feet of indoor living space. Featuring high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, and period finishes. Enhancing those quarters is a private screened-in back porch. Nestled in the trees, it's the perfect place to relax after a day of business or sightseeing.

The bedrooms are nicely sized and comfortably appointed. The mattresses topped with freshly laundered linens, cleaned just prior to your arrival. A sofa sleeper in the living room expands the sleeping quarters.

The kitchen is fully equipped, and if you're into organics, included is a juicer and a Vitamix. Please feel free to use our spices for your cooking needs; groceries can be purchased just down the way at the corner market.

You are a short walk to hundreds of cafes and restaurants in DuPont and Georgetown, and within walking distance to the Capitol, monuments, museums, and the zoo. The DuPont Metro Station is just a few blocks away, and taxi’s and Uber cars are abundant in the area.

If you are bringing a vehicle, street parking permits can be added to your quote.

What you can expect: it is my aim to provide guests a five-star experience. Touches that I appreciate when I travel: cleanliness, upscale linens and towels, comfortable bedding, wireless Internet and eclectic decor.

Please Note: I book on a first-come basis, and the furnishings are constantly evolving, including the Grateful Dead memorabilia!

Keywords: Safe, Clean, Upscale, Historic, Mansion District, Embassy Row, Kalorama, DuPont, Georgetown, Metro, Garden, Courtyard, Capitol, Museums, Monuments, Zoo, Quiet!

Here's what Pam had to say about her stay:

Wonderful property in a fabulous location. My husband and two young adult children used this property on a recent visit to DC. The description of the property including photos was perfectly accurate. The apartment is lovely with interesting and comfortable furnishings and was spotless on our arrival. I was thrilled to find a French coffee press in the kitchen which makes delicious coffee! How wonderful it was to have a cup of coffee on the screened back porch in such a quiet setting. The area is great with easy access to restaurants, shopping and Metro. We enjoyed just walking the area to view the surrounding architecture and Embassies. The owner was thorough, helpful and well-organized on all materials involving the property. We would highly recommend this property for any visit to DC and would hope to stay there again ourselves.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 January, 2017

About Gloria

My husband and I prefer quiet homes in residential neighborhoods whenever we travel, and offer our home to like-minded people when we're away.

It is my aim to provide guests a five-star experience. Touches that I appreciate when I travel: an upscale neighborhood, cleanliness, upscale linens and towels, comfortable bedding, wireless Internet and eclectic decor.

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family and I visited Washington DC for a week. During our stay in the city, Mrs. Squitiro’s apartment was perfect. The apartment is located at a nice and quiet historic district full nice houses and embassies of different countries. The Dupont Circle Metro station is about 10 minutes walking from the apartment. Several restaurants and pharmacies are within a walking distance.

On the other hand, the apartment was perfect. Beds and pillows were comfortable. The internet and the TV were very helpful when having a rest or while working. The kitchen was perfectly well equipped and very clean.

Overall, I think the apartment is a great option for those who want to travel to DC and stay at a comfortable place.

In my opinion, the most important thing was that Mrs. Squitiro was very attentive to any questions I could have.

If I every return to DC, I would not hesitate to stay her place again.
Jul 2014
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

Comfortable & Quiet in Kalorama, 2-Bedrooms, Porch, Parking
average rating of 4.571429 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful Home – Gracious Host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Gloria’s old-world townhome when the cherry trees were just starting to bloom. It’s in a quiet residential neighborhood, yet it’s just a few blocks to many upscale restaurants, café’s, pubs and even a subway stop. Because it’s in the middle of the embassy and mansion district, we felt safe walking home, even after dark.

The host has the flat filled with beautiful antiques. Not frou-frou items, just comfortable pieces that are pleasing to the eye. I don’t know where she found a salmon-colored chesterfield sofa!

Everything was well maintained and the beds were comfortable. I took the plush one, and my sister with her bad back took the firm one. The linens and comforters smelled fresh and clean.

After twelve-hour days of visiting galleries and monuments it was a relief to come back to quiet and calm.

If we visit the Capitol again this is the place we’ll stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 28, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Mr. G., Thank you so much for taking the time to review my home. I am thrilled that you were comfortable with your stay! You were a wonderful guest. Very easy to work with, with good communications. You are welcome back any time. All best, Gloria
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Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

Just as the owner states, this rental is comfortable and quiet! After long days of exploring Washington DC and surrounding areas, it was such a comfort to have a relaxing place to come back to. We never had to worry about parking. The location of the property was amazing. We felt safe, enjoyed the neighborhood restaurants, and the easy access to the Metro.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Perfectly beautiful family!
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5 0
Minneapolis, MN

Great place

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay. Nice and just like home. Easy to access and close to the metro, and lots of places to eat. Very relaxing and quite.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As always, my guests are the greatest! Wishing you a wonderful summer.
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Washington DC

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location of this comfortable charming unit. We appreciate the owner providing feather free bedding for us.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As usual, my guests are the greatest! Wishing you all things wonderful Ms. C!
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9 0
Perth, Western Australia

A. Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This is our first family vacation to the US. Gloria was extremely helpful. We booked the house 6 month prior our visit. We had all the information and reminders from Gloria brfore our arrival.

The house is comfortable and in a great neighborhood. Easy to get to the subway and easy parking in the evening. Certainly a big part of our pleasant stay in the DC.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How blessed am I that you stayed in my home on your first family vacation to the US! I am so glad you had a pleasant stay !!! Wishing you all things wonderful in 2015 and beyond!
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Golden, CO

Does "Shabby Sheik" mean old and worn out?

  • 2 of 5

The good news is the unit was clean, beds were comfortable. However, livingroom furniture is old, leather cracked, and worn out--not comfortable seating. Stark feeling as there are no area rugs. Kitchen was poorly equipped. No fry pans other than cast iron, 3 old dull knives for prep, no dinner plates - only dessert plates. The owner said the dessert plates are "vintage dinner plates" and gave us a website where we could order dinner plates if we wanted them. Spatula was so old the wood handle fell off. Coffee percolator was too small - two of us had to make coffee twice for two cups each. We have stayed in VRBOs for years - all with exceptional quality. This was our first disappointing experience.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what a horrible review! I am so sorry your stay wasn’t wonderful, Ms. I. Even more, I wish you would have disclosed your unhappiness regarding the lack of area rugs and the style of coffee pot after I sent you my normal "Just checking in" email the day after you arrived, as there are plenty of VRBO hosts nearby with more hotel-like lodging that would have opened their doors to you in a heartbeat, and only as a favor to me. At the very least, I would have been glad to bring you a different style of coffeemaker, to make you more comfortable. This is my first negative review and I don’t know quite how to respond other than to say that I try hard to describe my home through written description and photographs, as I don’t like surprises when I travel. That said, staying in someone's home is not the same as staying in a hotel. Sophisticated travelers look for unique experiences, and they choose VRBO not for the type of frying pan an owner uses – Cast Iron vs. Teflon - but to take in a city at the neighborhood level. I hope travelers will peruse my other reviews and feel confident that the home is as described and photographed. Wishing you all things wonderful, Ms. I., Gloria
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Nearest Airport
7.1 Miles
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
DuPont Circle - Red Line
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rock Creek Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Restaurant Nora
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £158
+5% tax £1
Property Damage Waiver £48

Any number of street parking permits can be arranged, at $125 per car, per visit.

Shortly before arrival, you will receive the exact address of the property and operational instructions, via the House Manual.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Available arrival


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in Northwest Washington, USA

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Walk-in shower.
  • Bath towels are provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
    Living Room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The bedroom mattresses are topped with quality linens, including, Frette, Sferra, Hotel Collection Yves Delorme and many antique and basic brands. Blankets and pillows are provided
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Our home will be cleaned shortly before your arrival, including fresh linens in the bedrooms and clean towels in the bathroom

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