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Holidays & Summer - Chevy Chase, DC House for Rent

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Available long weekends and holidays and most of July & August

Newly renovated 3 BR 2.5 BA single family home in one of the best neighborhoods in Washington, DC. The house is located in a quiet cul-de-sac off of beautiful Rittenhouse St., NW. Steps to the neighborhood Broad Branch Market and Lafayette Park, and .5 mile to Connecticut Ave. shops, restaurants, Safeway, Starbucks, etc.

The house is 1 mile from the Friendship Heights Metro station - a pretty walk or a brief bus ride on the E2 or E4 steps just from the house. Friendship Heights has the best shopping in the city -Tiffany, Cartier, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Jimmy Choo and Gucci. It also has discount shops Nordstrom Rack, DSW, TJMaxx, Filene's Basement and everything in-between: Bloomingdales, Gap, JCrew, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers.

The house has three bedrooms and one full and one half bath upstairs plus a 3rd full bath in the basement. There is also an air mattress in the basement with the 3rd new bathroom with shower. Downstairs is a beautiful living room, separate dining room, newly renovated large kitchen, and back family room with Smart TV. The slate back patio has a table and chairs, grill and other patio furniture. Large, fully fenced backyard contains a trampoline, zipline, tree swing, hammock, basketball hoop and grill. Back garage on newly paved driveway leading out to network of alleys and quick escape to Lafayette park.

I live here otherwise so the drawers and closets are full. But with that, comes a full pantry with kitchen supplies and staples. It is a great house in a great spot and super fun for kids. FYI, there is a renter in the garage/studio apt. Very safe and quiet renter. Comes and goes through back of property.

More Details

Susan Tanis
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 April, 2017

About Susan Tanis

I'm a CPA, born and raised in DC. I live in the home when not rented, so closets and drawers are full. However, kitchen staples, spices, detergent, etc. is all available for use. Overall it is a very neat, uncluttered and well kept home - it is just not sterile like a hotel.

I rent the back garage/studio. The renter is safe, polite, quiet and will come and go through the back of the property. You will likely not see the renter at all.

Susan Tanis purchased this house in 2012

Why Susan Tanis chose Washington DC

House is very kid and pet friendly. Newly renovated. Great location!

What makes this house unique

House is set up for a family. Great outdoor space with lots of fun amenities to tire the kids. Newly renovated kitchen. Great house!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Upper Chevy Chase in Northwest Washington

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Master with Queen and half bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin daybed with slide out trundle twin bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Room in basement for blow up queen mattress. I own and could lend.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveller reviews)

Holidays & Summer - Chevy Chase, DC House for Rent
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
Phoenix, Arizona USA

Beautiful neighborhood but a little too personal

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay and our host was very gracious. Neighborhood was gorgeous and an easy walk to a park nearby. Centrally located to lots of different DC area activities with minimal traffic. Not a lot nearby to walk to as far as markets, coffee shops, etc as it is deep into a residential neighborhood with lovely older traditional colonial homes and just gorgeous in the fall. The house has a trampoline that my kids loved. My only criticism is that it felt like we were imposing on the hosts home as it is very "lived in". Most homes we have stayed at on vrbo/homeaway/airbnb that rent (especially at this price) have a very professional/depersonalized accommodations when renting out an owner's own home. The owner had quite a bit of trust for her guests as her mail was left easily accessed, clothes/shoes/personal items weren't locked away, kids bathroom had all the kids items lining the tub (down to the princess shampoo my son used to wash his hair) and at two points, the host needed to come get personal items from the house she needed for herself/kids. This wasn't a big inconvenience at all but felt like we had "ousted" them from their own home and didn't feel quite comfortable there. Never had this feeling before at a vacation rental. Most places will try and minimize the personal exposure to the renter and this felt more like we were crashing their pad for a few days but at a much steeper price. Lovely home though and great location. Would highly recommend a nearby restaurant Silver as it has breakfast at all hours and is open late.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the honest review. And I apologize for the disruption - I did not know my girls left their backpacks there. Typically I am out of town during rentals and have not had any other guests have this complaint. It was a one off, but I will do my best to ensure it doesn't happen in the future! I encourage all renters looking into my property to read this review and very carefully read my description of my property - which makes it very clear that my home is very lived in. I am a single mother of 3 young girls and share custody. I leave the day you arrive, and return the day you leave (with my kids). As opposed to being "ousted", I see it as being part of the sharing economy, offering a mutually beneficial arrangement: extra income for me, and a very well maintained, decorated, clean home for you. I make it very clear that closets and drawers are full - but the benefit to that is that the pantry, paper products, etc. are also full as well. Many rentals don't have TP or soap in the bathroom, much less olive oil, spices, ketchup, etc. My price point has gone up over time simply due to the economics of supply and demand. I was getting more offers than I could keep up with at a lower price point, so therefore raised it. My property is very well taken care of, in a great neighborhood, and is great for families with kids. But please keep in mind that it is by no means a sterile, typical, VRBO rental. That being said, I've had nothing but stellar reviews and great guests who have very much enjoyed my hospitality and home. Thanks!
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  • 5 of 5

We recently completed a five night stay while in town for our son's wedding at nearby Woodend Sanctuary. The owner has created an place where visitors can truly feel at home amongst the hubbub of D.C. We shared our house with our daughter's family and it could not have been more suitable for our 8 yr. old grandson. He was able to be a kid here -- outdoor space to move & play with the added bonus of the trampoline, basketball hoop, and zip line. When we hosted a brunch for close family members after the wedding everyone was so complimentery of her house and our luck in finding such an ideal location.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful house, beautiful neighborhood, amazing location, awesome backyard and helpful owner!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my family of four plus my father. The backyard provided hours of entertainment for my kids and the house was stocked with everything we could need. Not having closets wasn't a problem--Susan provides places to hang clothes. We had some questions while we there and Susan always responded quickly and was super helpful and a pleasure to work with! The neighborhood is gorgeous and very conveniently located near grocery stores, restaurants and other shopping. Thank you to Susan for making our trip so lovely!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home in charming neighborhood near to everything in DC

  • 5 of 5

Came to DC for a family wedding. 5 adults and our dog, loved staying here! Susie was easy to deal with and the home was comfortable and very welcoming. Our dog loved the backyard and I loved the swing.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you are staying in DC, stay here!

  • 5 of 5

I only needed a place to stay with secure parking for a motorcycle. What I found was a beautiful home minutes from Bethesda and a quick drive from downtown DC. The home is fully modern update with all the conveniences you would expect in a delightfully established neighborhood. "Storybook" almost does not do it justice.

The home is surrounded by trees providing comfortable to shade to sit and enjoy the backyard or front area on the cup de sac (which also provided an opportunity to meet the neighbors). This is an older home , so while it lacks the more airy, flowing layout of a recent build, it more than offsets this by being handsomely decorated, imminently comfortable. Not to over-praise, but there was nothing I found lacking in my stay here.

Located in a established area of Bethesda, you could spend an entire vacation happily wandering the local area and enjoying the peace and quiet of the neighborhood itself, but then DC is just a few minutes away. Each drive I took into town went straight through Georgetown and past the National Cathedral, so even the drive is pleasant and rewarding.

I would happily stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Space

  • 5 of 5

This space was just perfect! We enjoyed it anything we needed was there. Susan was great in answering any questions we had.


  • Review Submitted: Apr 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Upper Chevy Chase, USA

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £77.59
Refundable Damage Deposit £775.86
Cleaning £116.38

Children and well trained dogs welcome!

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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