Light-filled bedroom in owner-occupied apartment faces onto quiet garden on a peaceful historic street; a true oasis for restful recovery and exploration of the city! Minutes from downtown by bus; easily walk to 4 metro stops, Rock Creek park, the zoo and, the vibrant night life and restaurants of U/14th Streets and Adams Morgan on foot.
This an elegant building - one of "washington's best addresses" - it's an easy walk to Dupont/U Street Metro stops; minutes from White House and heart of downtown (regular bus stops frequently on the corner). The Washington Hilton is short walk away.
You'll be staying in a spacious, airy, light-filled room that looks out onto a quiet, private garden. You'll sleep in a comfortable queen-sized bed, have a desk with a lamp where you can work or read in the evening, free WiFi, a yoga mat for use at a nearby studio or in your room, and plenty of storage for your belongings. A clean, elegant shared Bathroom is just outside your room.
While you're here, your room will be yours. I can provide you with an iron/ironing board/hair dryer if you need them. You're welcome to use the kitchen to make tea or coffee (ask me where I keep the tea - there's plenty for all) If you are staying more than a week, you're welcome to use the kitchen to make simple meals and I can provide access to laundry facilities too.
When you stay here, you are sharing my home with me. It's a 2 bedroom apartment, with bedrooms at either end, which affords very good privacy. I usually work from home and so am usually around, although I'm usually pretty busy with work. I am happy to answer any questions you might have to ensure you enjoy your stay and visit to DC and enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of coffee tea with you when time permits.
Staying here you'll have immediate access to urban intensity and culture, or quiet, natural environments - whichever you prefer. Centrally located between Dupont/Adams Morgan/Columbia Heights and the U Street Corridor, this area is within ten minutes on from some of DC's best restaurants and bars -- from high - the newly famous Le Diplomate or Little Serow and Komi - to low-end (yummy pizza, falafel, tea shops), ethnic (Ethiopian, Mexican, Turkish, Vietnamese...) to some of the best, locally-sourced, innovative American food you'll find anywhere. There are many clubs, bars and a number of music venues nearby too, as well as the National Zoo and several parks, if you want to go for a run or take a long walk. If you're wanting to just relax, there's a private garden where you can go to to sit and relax as well.
Getting almost anyplace in DC from here is pretty quick and easy. It's an easy 15 minute walk to Dupont/U Street Metro/Columbia Heights and Woodley Park metro stops. (If you are coming from National Airport - aka Reagan -- you can jump on the yellow line and take it to U Street Cardozo and walk up, or if you have a lot of baggage, hop a cab (it'll take you five minutes to get here). If you like walking, you can be at the White House, the Cathedral, or Georgetown in about 20 minutes. Buses stop at the corner of 16th street (5 minutes away) and can take you downtown in a few minutes (to White House, Metro Center, State Department or National Mall) and you can easily hail one of the many cabs on one of the major nearby streets. There are also several bikeshare stands and zipcar pickup locations too, and DC has cars2go as well! If you have a car, free permitted street parking is available by arrangement (a special deposit may be required).
The apartment has WiFi, and an accessible, quiet private garden areas and a roof deck with 360 views of the city for relaxing. An attendant is at the front desk, 24/7 and can accept packages if you want anything to be delivered or held for you. A full-service grocery store, pharmacy, and dry cleaner are right around the corner.
You are welcome to hang out in the common areas if you feel like staying in and guests staying longer than 3 days are able to use the kitchen to cook meals (otherwise, kitchen use is limited to coffee/tea & preparing snacks)
I will be in and out but happy to chat and suggest things to do and places to see when I'm here (you can also e-mail or text me when I'm not). Please feel free to find me at any time!
The apartment has WiFi, an accessible, quiet private garden area and a roof deck with 360 views of the city for relaxing. An attendant is at the front desk, 24/7 and can accept packages if you want anything to be delivered or held for you. A full-service grocery store, pharmacy, and dry cleaner are right around the corner.
If you're planning to attend meetings at the Washington Hilton, this is a great location. It'll take you 8-10 minutes to walk there.
Check in is at or after 3 p.m (exceptions can be made under certain circumstances). Check out is by 10 a.m. (if you'll be catching a flight late in the day and want to continue exploring the city, you're welcome to leave your bags here until your departure. Just let me know!)
This is a no smoking apartment (but there are outside locations where you can smoke).
Sorry, pets and additional guests are not permitted!
I'm a single professional woman who's been living in DC for about (yikes!) about seventeen years. I feel so fortunate to live in this wonderful neighborhood. Excited to help you discover it if you're so inclined.
I'm bicultural; grew up in Europe, have traveled a fair amount and love exploring and learning new things, foods, people and cultures. I'm a big believer in hospitality and like to make sure my guests - whether they're staying the night or coming to dinner -- always feel comfortable and welcome. Although I don't have a lot of time, I'll do my best to get you comfortably settled and oriented to the neighborhood, which is much more eclectic and lovely than Its reputation as a party destination suggests.
When I come to stay, I'm flexible and adaptable and generally an easy guest. When traveling, I'm always very curious about my new surroundings so expect a lot of questions! :)
I work too much but the work I do is interesting and often fun. I help people who are trying to make the world a better place and be better at doing what they do.
I love good food, books, art ,and music and am always open to discovering new things. I'm also a huge Indophile, so if you are interested in Indian classical music, know how to cook a good sabzi, or are simply fascinated by the country as I am, we'll have lots to talk about.