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DUPONT CIRCLE RETREAT
DuPont Circle Retreat is a handsome 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment in the heart of DuPont Circle. The spacious apartment features full kitchen (with dishwasher) and its own laundry room. You will find gleaming new hardwood floors throughout and all new linens. Each room of this historic townhome has a full window so there is lots of natural light. The apartment has state-of-the-art electronics with wall mounted HDTV, DVD player, full cable service and WIFI.
From the back bedroom step out to your landscaped brick patio where you are invited to relax, enjoy an alfresco meal, or read a good book. The front bedroom has a queen sized bed and the back bedroom has a double bed. The newly refurnished living room also has a modern love seat and accompanying chairs (photos forthcoming). There is abundant closet space the length of the hallway.
•Full Kitchen with dishwasher
•Free WI FI
•DuPont Circle is one of the city's most vibrant, eclectic neighborhoods and is a great location from which to experience Washington, DC. In DuPont Circle (Park) itself you can play a game of afternoon chess, participate in group yoga or listen to the strum and hum of the various local musicians who make "the Circle" a meeting point. The neighborhood is filled with wonderful restaurants, shops, cafe's and grassy parks; plus the DuPont Circle Farmers Market is one of the largest in the city. You are just 2 blocks from the Redline Metro stop, and can walk to historic Georgetown, George Washington University, The World Bank, and IMF, Embassy Row, think tanks and museums among others points of interest.
•You won't need a car with the great access to public transit from this location, but if you do have one it is fairly easy to street park within a block. The Metro Red Line stop is on DuPont Circle at Connecticut, just 2 blocks away. GO to (website hidden) to plan your use of the metro system.
Patio, laundry room (free) and of course just outside your door the city itself!
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DuPont Circle is easily one of the most interesting neighborhoods South of NYC. Vibrant, eclectic, energetic - much to see and do, both traditional (tourist) and new; come see why young professional start-ups, not-for-profits, celebrities and athletes all flock to this neighborhood!
METRO, METRO, METRO!
Trash cans are numbered by unit, 1 - 4. Trash collection day is Tuesday and Friday, please place your trash can on the curb the night before garbage collection to ensure that it is emptied.
No smoking inside the building please.
Please turn down or off the air conditioning and heating whenever you leave the apartment.
Departure is 10am. If you have a late flight let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Please wash any dirty dishes and put away.
It would be very helpful if you would start a load of towels washing before your departure. (They take so long to dry!)
Turn off or down the heat or AirCon to conserve energy.
Ensure that the apartment is securely locked up and return the keys to the lockbox
when you depart.
Thank you for your consideration!
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Charlotte's lower ground level flat is in a fantastic location - just a short walk away from Dupont Circle on a quiet, gorgeous street. The flat itself was very comfortable and clean.
Booking and communication was quick and easy, but upon arrival, we weren't too thrilled with the cleanliness of one of the beds. It was clear the sheets weren't changed from the guests before (use your imagination what was there). Needless to say we had to complain. Charlotte and her team were quick to respond and offer a refund on that nights stay. For those wondering, the couch is decently comfy, but if you are over 5-8" be prepared to sleep in the fetal position.
For the next night the room was clean and the bed was great. While the situation was a bit of a downer, Charlotte was responsive, and did everything she could to make us happy. We know this was probably a one time thing, and we were just unlucky. I'd be willing to bet the cleaning crew won't be working for Charlotte after this incident.
Kudos to Charlotte for great customer service. Overall, the Dupont Retreat is a solid place in a great location, with a responsive host that I'd have rated 5 stars if it wasn't for the incident.
Thanks for the nice review Aaron, we aim to be responsive. New cleaning crew already in place (the supervisor was out that afternoon, will not happen again!).
Next time I return to The City I am renting your place in North Beach and looking into a boat rental through Boatbound. (Grew up in Oakland Hills.) :-)
Stayed here instead of in a hotel for just shy of 6 weeks during January/February with a colleague while we worked at the Kennedy Center. We are both from NYC.
Pros: Great location and neighborhood. Safe, quiet, convenient, close to trader joe's, walgreens, starbucks, restaurants, dupont circle. Laundry within the unit itself is great. The apartment has a very pleasant cozy feel, its just enough space. The layout is also very functional and private for two with the bedrooms at opposite ends of the apartment. You can turn the wall radiators on or off depending on your preference which was nice since there were some extremely cold days this winter. The open kitchen/living room is also very nice, cable tv too, we definitely enjoyed cooking and enjoying meals here. Also, as its a 1st floor/basement apartment, there are steel bars over the windows which you barely notice, but make you feel much safer in case you are worried about that kind of thing, being from nyc I'm used to first floors having bars so I was happy to see them there upon arrival. Overall the apartment is well kept, clean, updated, well furnished. There is also a really cute patio/backyard if you came in warmer months.
Cons: Not the hugest deal, but even though I double checked on my 3rd day in the apartment with the host that it was A OK to get mail sent to the apartment, we later found out that actually, you cannot get your mail sent here. I somehow had packages delivered successfully to the apartment, via UPS, but for unknown reasons the mailman would not or did not deliver personal letters to this apartment, and I wish I had known that upon arrival instead of waiting all those weeks for mail. I still don't know what happened to my letters, the host has not contacted me about them being found. Disappointed. Other con is the ceilings are very low, which was fine for me, but if you are taller or have taller guests over its a bit cramped for them.
Overall, I would recommend staying here especially for a shorter/recreational visit, and also for a longer one if you are ok with sending mail elsewhere and prefer a more homey feel as opposed to corporate.
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About the Host, Charlotte
My business is LUXbnb, we offer short-stay properties in wonderful neighborhoods in Northwest Washington including those areas in high demand by visitors, i.e. DuPont Circle, Georgetown, Palisades and Capitol Hill. We offer studios to full homes for stays of 4 nights up to 8 months. Let us know your travel plans and we will find the best fit for your needs. Be generous and share the knowledge of LUXbnb, your source for short-stay rentals in Washington, with your friends, family adn colleagues.
Our latest addition are vacation properties for Washingtonians. See the Washington Vacations section on our website for homes in the nearby mountains. Take a few days away from the bustle of the city to explore our bucolic countryside little changed over the past 2 to 3 centuries. Visit wineries and orchards, significant Civil War battlefields and historic towns, hike the Apalachian Trail or follow in the footsteps of our founding fathers by visiting their homes. There is plenty to do that beckons you to leave the city for a weekend or a week.
A bit about me...I am a former Californian who, after 12 years in DC, is now an honorary Washington native. Being well traveled both domestically and internationally has given me a great appreciation for the enrichment contact with others brings to our experience. I am well-versed on the "must-see" sights, monuments and museums of our culturally rich city, along with the unique experiences your find only in Washington. We share that insight with our guests in our property Welcome Guides which we send upon confirmation.
We very much enjoy hosting visitors to our Nation's Capital and ensuring that they are able to make the most of their visit.
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