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New Hip Apartment Minutes To Metro And Washington's Best Sites

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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Northwest Washington

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Our large one bedroom English basement has modern touches combined with global flavor. All new construction. Comfortable and close to it all! Just minutes walk to metro, restaurants, shops. Your hip home away from home in Washington, DC!

The Space

The Low Down: We are a quick walk (3 blocks, 5-7 minute walk) from the Georgia Avenue/Petworth metro (green and yellow lines). Our newly-renovated 1 bed/1 bath English basement apartment has all the comforts of home, including a fully equipped modern kitchen, large private bedroom, and luxe bathroom with glass enclosed shower. It's got everything you will need to serve as your own private city retreat, and all within minutes of some of the District's most popular spots. Whether you are looking for a place to kick up your feet after a long day of sightseeing or to rest your head after a long day of business meetings, our apartment has it all!

Location, Location, Location: The apartment is located an easy three blocks from Georgia Avenue/Petworth metro on the green/yellow lines that provide direct access to U Street Corridor (U Street Cardozo - approx. 5 minutes), National Mall (Archives/Navy Memorial - approx. 11 minutes), National Airport/DCA (Ronald Reagan National Airport - approx. 22 minutes), Gallery Place/Chinatown (transfer point to the red line - approx. 10 minutes), L'Enfant Plaza (transfer point to orange/blue - approx. 13 minutes), Pentagon (approx. 19 minutes), and Nationals Stadium (Navy Yard - approx. 17 minutes).

Relax: The lounge features a comfy sofa where you can sit back and enjoy the large-screen LED television with DVD, cable, NetFlix, Amazon, and HULU. Feel free to enjoy our selection of DVDs, games, and/or magazines if there is nothing on the tube! Free wi-fi as well.

Renew: The large separate bedroom features a queen bed with high-end memory foam mattress and Egyptian cotton bedding, spacious closet, and small chest of drawers for extra storage. We also have a queen inflatable Aerobed if a second bed is needed.

Refresh: The full private 'jack and jill' bathroom can be accessed from the living area or bedroom, and features a large pedestal sink and tiled shower with glass enclosure and custom stone pebble floor that feels like a massage on your feet. A point-of-service electric water heater means hot water when you want it (and saves on the electricity bill, as well)!

Refill: The brand new kitchen is outfitted with custom soft close cabinets, deep stainless steel sink, garbage disposal, and stainless steel appliances, including dishwasher, electric glass-top range, built-in microwave, and fridge. The kitchen is equipped with just about everything you'll need during your stay (flatware, glasses, cups, plates, bowls, pots, pans, spices, cooking utensils, wine service, Brita water pitcher, etc.), as well as a toaster and coffee maker. Missing a specialized kitchen gadget? Let us know and we'll be happy to lend you what you need from our well-stocked kitchen upstairs.

Guest Access

We have an electronic combination deadbolt. Guests will be given a unique code to enter and exit the front door during their stay. We do ask that guests please ensure all windows and doors are closed and locked when leaving the home, be it for a trip out to explore and/or at check-out.

Interaction with Guests

Unless we're away, we will be living upstairs during your stay. The apartment is completely separate from our home with your own private front and back entrances/exits. You can interact with us as little or as much as you wish. We're happy to give you advice on local tourist sights, restaurants, bars, etc.

The Neighborhood

Petworth is a vibrant, growing community that boasts a range of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops all within a 5-10 minute walk from the apartment. They include Yes!Organic Market, Qualia Coffee, Looking Glass Lounge, DC Reynolds, Chez Billy, Sala Thai, Walter's Sports Bar, Petworth Citizen, Twisted Horn, and Domku, as well as CVS Pharmacy and large, new Safeway supermarket. Looking for some history, Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home is a mere .6 miles away from our place!

Our apartment is a quick 15 minute walk from the 11th Street 'hip strip' with more dining options, such as El Chucho (Mexican), Room 11 (contemporary American), Meridian Pint (pub grub), Wonderland Ballroom (more pub grub), Red Rocks Pizza (wood-fired pizza and homemade pasta), Maple (eclectic Italian), and The Coupe (24-hour hipster restaurant/coffee bar/lounge).

And just a bit further a far in Columbia Heights -- another 5 minute walk from 11th Street or just one metro stop to the south of Petworth -- you'll find more eating and shopping options, including Giant supermarket, Target, DSW, Bed Bath and Beyond, Thai Tanic II, Chipotle, Five Guys, Lou's Sports Bar, Starbucks, Cava Mediterranean, The Heights, and more.

Getting around

Washington, DC has a great public transport systems. The metro is a mere five minutes away by foot. You can also take any number of buses that pass nearby. Capital Bikeshare is also an option with bike kiosks dotted throughout the District. Jonathan rides to work everyday. We'd be happy to lend you a helmet.

Other Things to Note

Safety: We occasionally are asked about the safety of our neighborhood and the surrounds. It is difficult question to answer. It's a judgment call and one that depends on your own personal reference point. What we can say is that we have lived all over the globe -- from South America, to Asia, to Africa -- and chose to purchase our 'permanent' home in Petworth. Yes, there are safety concerns, but that is the case with any large city (which Washington, DC is). We want you to feel as comfortable in our home and neighborhood as we do, but know that comfort levels differ, so if you have more questions about safety, ask away! We'll be happy to give you our take on the neighborhood we now call home!

Access/Mobility Concerns: There are several steps from the sidewalk up to the house and then another few down to the front entrance of the apartment. Also, this is an English basement and while the ceiling height is generous in the main living areas, there are a few bulkheads, particularly in the bathroom, which may prove troublesome for those who are not vertically challenged (read: over 6'2').

Noise: We live in a beautiful historic row house that still has its amazing original quarter-sawn oak floors. While the apartment ceiling is well-insulated, sound still travels -- both ways. We'll be sure not to host a disco dance party while you are staying with us, and ask that you show us the same courtesy. We've yet to encounter any ghostly friends in our historic home, so the light footsteps you may here during your stay are ours. We promise!

Parking: We do not have off-street parking, but there is generally space available in front of our house. One on-street parking guest permit can be arranged during your stay. Please let us know in advance if you will require parking. We do ask that guests pay a $30.00 fully refundable deposit for the parking permit, since it is difficult to replace should it leave with one of our guests. (Fine Print: We are not responsible for tickets and/or towing for those who do not abide by street cleaning and other posted parking restrictions).

Timing: Check-in is 3:00pm, check-out is 11:00am. Schedules permitting, we will try to be flexible to accommodate special requests, such as early arrival and/or late departure. Just ask and we'll do our best to accommodate!

Chores: Basic cleaning supplies are provided should you wish to tidy up during your stay. On check-out we just ask that you please do your own dishes. We'll take care of the rest.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Jonathan & Cynthia Pearson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Thai
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 October, 2016
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About Jonathan & Cynthia Pearson

My wife Cynthia and I are young-ish professionals that have spent over a decade living and working overseas. I am a global health professional, working with emerging market public health programs. We've been to around 75+ countries between the two of us, so we know what it takes to be comfortable away from home. We love travel, music, food and wine, and meeting people from all over the globe.

Jonathan & Cynthia Pearson purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Jonathan & Cynthia Pearson chose Washington DC

We bought this beautiful house in one of DC's most exciting and fastest-growing neighborhoods. Although we've done some work on the house, we've worked to maintain all the original flare such a historic gem deserves.


based on 78 holidaymaker reviews

New Hip Apartment Minutes To Metro And Washington's Best Sites
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 78 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Our high expectations were exceeded. Jonathan and Cynthia are wonderful hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well appointed, clean and great location

  • 4 of 5

Jonathan and Cynthia have a great basement apartment, clean, well finished and close to the Metro for travel to downtown.

I highly recommend it to those looking for a trip to Washington. Jonathan and Cynthia gave us good recommendations for dinner and biking trails.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could ask for in an appartment away from home. Comfortable, clean, spacious with all the amenities. Jonathan and Cynthia pay attention to all the little details to make your stay enjoyable and comfortable. Close to metro.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Location and Apartment exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

So the apartment is in perfect condition with a yard to match. After a long day sightseeing in DC, this is the perfect apartment to come home to. You could relax and watch some TV or sit outside on the backyard deck drinking a glass of wine. Apartment is clean, modern and looks like something you would see in a magazine or HGTV show. The deck in the backyard is just as nice and we spent each morning drinking our coffee outside looking at the sky, trees and small garden. The owners were gracious and answered all our questions and even recommended some places to eat around the neighborhood. One such place is called Homestead which is fantastic and you can easily walk there, have a few drinks and walk back :). Of course you will want to go to downtown and we took Uber every time and the price was less than 10 bucks one way. You could take the bus service as well but we chose to stick with Uber. So in summary I would highly recommend this place to anyone making a visit to DC. In fact next time we go we plan to stay in the same apartment. Oh yes when you arrive the owners welcome you with a basket of goodies which includes a bottle of wine.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I love this place!

  • 5 of 5

Once again Jonathan and Cynthia's 1 bedroom flat has delivered the goods. We had a great time using the apartment as a home base for visiting the city (and a Nationals game) by metro and the occasional Uber/Lyft. The place was immaculate and AC worked well (which was good because it was a scorcher). Hanging out on the deck out back was also very nice. Can't wait to return! We were also able to walk to some good eats and drinks with good advice from our hosts.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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DC Mother/Daughter Trip

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I stayed here for two nights on our way to NYC. It was a lovely apartment, perfectly suited for us! The place was cool after a long, humid journey, and the snacks and breakfast items were a welcome treat. The owners were also very communicative and answered all my requests and questions immediately. Thanks, Jonathan & Cynthia! We had a great time and will definitely stay here again if we come back to DC!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Reagan National
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Chez Billy
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Georgia Ave. / Petworth Metro
Car: not necessary

We are five short metro stops away from the DC Mall, Capitol Building, the White House, and many other historical sites of this culturally rich city. We've got plenty of local tourism materials available in the apartment. Help yourself or ask us for local recommendations!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Northwest Washington, Washington DC

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
28 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
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2 Jan 2017 - 15 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest
16 Jan 2017 - 22 Jan 2017
2 night minimum stay
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Cherry Trees
11 Mar 2017 - 31 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £16 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £29

Cancellation Policy: Full refund will be provided if cancellation is made five full days prior to listing's local check in time (3:00pm Eastern Time) on the day of check-in. For example, if check-in is on Friday, you must cancel by the previous Sunday to ensure no cancellation penalty fee.

If guest cancels less than 5 days in advance, the first night is non-refundable with the remaining nights refunded at 50%.

If the guest arrives and decides to depart before the check out date as booked, the nights not spent 24 hours after the cancellation (departure in this instance) occurs are 50% refunded.

Cleaning fees are always refunded if the guest does not check in.

A reservation is officially cancelled when the guests clicks on the cancellation button through the VRBO website or app.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Northwest Washington, USA

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen bed with comfy memory foam mattress.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking

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