The French Inspired Comfort

Apartment - Entire home/apt · M Street Northwest, Washington, Washington, DC 20001, United States

Inspired by french family background, I redesigned this studio with colors and furniture to best fit my work and play life. 2 blocks from Convention Center & metro, 10 minute walk to Chinatown, 20 minute walk to the Capital mall, and near good food!

The Space

This unit was entirely repainted and refurnished in May 2013. It's right next to the bustling and moving-quickly Mt. Vernon Sq. It's perfect for a couple's escape or for a professional working or attending the DC convention center located 2 blocks away.

It's furnished with a smart tv, a full size bed, and a desk that can be folded out to be a dining table to accompany other guests.

The unit has a front and backyard with chairs, which is perfect for those warm summer nights to relax.

Also, the fascinating and cultured neighbors add so much charm to the place, as they're always cooking delicious meals and enjoying the leisure DC has to offer.

Guest Access

As a guest you will have:
1. Smart TV with tons of channels
2. Full size bed
3. Fold up desk for work and dining
4. Bookshelf
5. Really fast & free wireless internet access
6. 1 bath/shower/toilet/towels
7. 2 closets
8. A full kitchen with pots, pans, kettle, utensils, plates, spices
9. There are 2 door locks and the windows locked shut with a simple barrier locking the windows from opening upwards.

Interaction with Guests

Since I am traveling and working a lot in other places, I will often not be available to provide the keys. But there is a lockbox which I will provide access to for key access.

I am glued to my phone, so renters can reach me at nearly any time for questions and concerns.

The Neighborhood

Mt. Vernon is the new place to be. Almost every week, there's a new shop, restaurant, bar opening up in this area. The best part is it's growing fast with new to-dos without losing its classics (Just wander around 8th street and 12th).

Getting around

The Mt. Vernon Sq metro is just 2 blocks away and it's incredibly efficient. For people staying more than just a few days, there's one of the world's best DC bike rentals. Check it out at city bike share.

Taxis are abundant, but expensive. Plus, using your perfectly engineered feet are the best devices when it comes to exploring DC :)

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $630 /week
Monthly Price: $2500 /month
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Flexible

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Great place!

    Only minutes from the central attraction of DC.

    Exactly what you need for a few nights in town.

    April 2014
  • Jon was a great host! Very responsive and accommodating. I had a flight later in the day and Jon had no problems letting me stay after 10 am on the day of check out. The studio is in an excellent condition and the location is very convenient. I’m fully satisfied with my stay in it and I’d definitely recommend it to DC visitors.

    Thanks, Jon, for your hospitality.

    March 2014
  • Great quick stay, had everything I needed. Jon was quick and communicative. Great location, easy to get everywhere.

    March 2014
  • We had a great stay at this place! Pretty much everything was as described, and the location was excellent - within walking distance or a short subway ride from everything we wanted to see. Our only issue was that the wifi was too weak to use. Other than that, everything was great.

    March 2014
  • Great studio, everything we needed was provided. Very conveniently located to a Safeway. Nice neighborhood. Bit of a walk to monuments, but there are a few restaurants and bars located just a few blocks away

    March 2014
  • The wonderful experience of being hosted by Jon started from the time we have an enquiry on his apartment! He was prompt in his replies, and very very clear in his directions and instructions. The apartment simple, bright and clean, and very near the metro station. There is ample space for luggage, and also a very cosy couch to laze ard a bit. As it was snowing during our stay, the little garden outside the was all covered in white, and the apartment looked so lovely! We really enjoyed our stay there in DC, and we highly recommend Jon to be your host if you are visiting!

    March 2014
  • Jon's place was ideal for my trip. Great location and easy access to transportation including the Capital Bike Share system. I'll be back!

    February 2014
  • I stayed at Jon's studio apartment for a week in February for a conference in DC. The apartment was nice and clean. Upon arriving, there were some confusions with the heat and wifi but I was able to quickly communicate with Jon and have these problems resolved. It was very convenient to be able to make breakfast each morning before heading out to the conference. Jon had a coffee maker, toaster oven, and tea kettle. The area of the apartment was very nice (a little street lined with brownstones). The apartment was also well located to the subway and close to restaurants. The apartment is also three blocks away from the DC convention center! I have another conference in DC over the summer and would like to stay again at this apartment.

    My only two and very small complaints were that the lighting outside the apartment was not great, at night it was a little dark and hard to see when I was unlocking the door. Also, the silverware in the apartment was not that clean and needed to be cleaned before using.

    February 2014
  • Sometimes an airbnb experience is excellent; sometime's it's not. I'm afraid my stay at Jon's was the latter. On the plus side, the place is in an excellent location; I walked everywhere. The pics are accurate, and the wall colors are cheery and bright. However... Three main wrong things. First, there was no outside light and the lockbox is hard to figure out/work - making it hard to get in but, more importantly for me as a woman traveling alone - feeling vulnerable (no light, lots of lockbox clanking, a degree of panic). Second, once you're in, the place has a dorm room feel. It's bare bones (e.g., no rugs on a very cold floor, big gap in door that I had to cover with a sheet, no reading light or bedside stand). Overall, it's probably more a place for younger people who don't mind these inconveniences. Lastly, when I got there around 9pm, the place had not been cleaned from previous guests' stay. I called Jon (who had told me it would be cleaned by 5), who called his cleaning person. She and her husband showed up, and I awkwardly sat in the corner while they vacuumed, etc. not exactly ideal. (Jon said he would compensate me for that, but I have not heard from him since; of course, the main point is that he should have seen to the cleaning before my check-in.) So, yeah, not the best experience this time around!

    January 2014
  • We enjoyed our stay in Jon's apartment, during the artic freeze period in Jan 2014!
    The apartment is very well set up. The only issue was getting access to it via the master lock as it got stuck and it was very uncomfortable standing outside the apartment in subzero temps. We lost a lot of our holiday time fiddling with the lock as well as going to the shops to get the WD40 to enable us to use the master lock.
    The big pluses for the apartment are the close proximity to the supermarket and the metro. It was also in a quiet neighbourhood. Jon also had a very helpful assistant who was our local contact during our stay.

    January 2014
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University of California - Santa Barbara, American University in Cairo
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I am from Oakland, California and I like to live an active, bright, and colorful life. My heritage lies in the south of France, so I enjoy countryside moods with bright colors and lavender smells. I love to study languages (human and computer) and I love exploring new cultures and the world.
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