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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 (email hidden) to plan your use of the metro system.
Patio, laundry room (free) and of course just outside your door the city itself!
We are here for you :)
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!
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Minimum Stay:||5 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$1595 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$4784 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||10:00 AM|
This was our first Airbnb experience and a good one. Customer service throughout with Charlotte and Kevin was beyond excellent. They were very responsive throughout booking and the stay itself. The property was as described on Airbnb and we found reading all of the other reviews to be very helpful. Below is as summary and the high and low points of the apartment itself:
•Location. Close to Dupont Circle metro, a very nice grocer, and many nice and reasonably priced restaurants, coffee shops, etc.
•Convenience - great to have full kitchen and laundry on site. Dishwasher, clothes washer, cooktop, toaster, and microwave were all very serviceable and handy. Most fit/finish/furnishings were 15-20+ years old and of very average quality, but all was reliable and reasonably comfortable. Not a luxury apartment for sure.
•Nice shower with plenty of water.
•All was clean and the unit was well supplied with laundry soap, dish soap, toilet paper, kitchenware and supplies, etc.
•The price was a fair value.
Minor nuisances to be aware of in the interest of full disclosure:
•As nearly all other reviews have said, this a basement apartment with low ceilings. 5’10” is about as tall as you want to be. Be prepared to duck/crouch a fair bit if you’re taller than that.
•We struggled with the HVAC. There is no central thermostat for this apartment and most rooms have their own window A/C or electric baseboard heater with local switch. Even in March with pretty cool temperatures outside, we were generally too hot. This is mostly because there is a largish utility room within the center of the apartment with appliances that service other units within the building. The hot water heater and furnace (furnace used by units other than this one) threw off a fair amount of heat and were noisy as well. More on noise later. I would imagine that even though this is basement apartment that it may have insufficient cooling during warmer months.
•Noise. This is not a quiet place for various reasons. Air and ground traffic was pretty noisy. There is a physical rehab place right across the street that had heavy diesel ambulances loading and unloading at all hours. They don’t use sirens, but the ambulance engines are loud. Either the furnace or hot water heater squeaked quite a bit and could be bothersome when sleeping. There is what I imagined to be an air conditioning compressor outside the bedroom window (for another building possibly) that cycled quite a lot.
•There is (as of late March 2014) heavy renovation/construction going on directly next door. Using-a-crane heavy. Any they like to start work early!
•Lastly – the trash bins for the whole building are directly outside the front door of this unit and they may not be regularly emptied. Luckily for us it was 30-40 degrees out for most of our stay but I imagine this could be unpleasant in warmer weather.
I spent almost six weeks in this apartment with a work colleague of mine in the second room--good for a long term stay. The apartment is cozy and very convenient to Dupont Circle or Foggy Bottom on foot. Internet was sometimes a problem, but it would get taken care of immediately when we notified the company. The only downside was that when my roommate and I arrived we only received one key and when I asked for second it took over a week to get it, which caused inconvenience since we were on different work schedules. Given that it is a two-bedroom, I didn't understand why a second key wasn't provided in the first place. The apartment is fairly well maintained. Because it is the downstairs apartment, sometimes our mail would go upstairs so it was a matter of checking in with people in the other apartments to see if they received our mail.
We stayed in this basement apt for 2 weeks in one of the coldest periods in DC. Overall, the accommodations met our expectations. The unit was clean, it stayed warm, there was enough room for our family (2 adults, infant & dog), the beds & linen were comfortable, the shower had great water pressure, back patio provided a nice private area, and there was a enough appliances & utensils to make decent meals.
Apt location is ideal. Street parking is a challenge. Short walks to many restaurants, Dupont Metro, Trader Joe's, Georgetown (15 mins walk), 5 min jog to Rock Creek Park trail. We love this area.
The property management, Luxbnb, is wonderful. Kevin assisted us for a lockout with professional & prompt service. If you needed any assistance, you can count on Kevin.
The only negative point is the ceilings are low. If you are over 6', you will need to duck in some areas.
Next time we are in DC, we will look up Luxbnb properties.
I had a wonderful stay !
It was my first time using airbnb and it was a very good experience !
The apartment was clean and perfect for a family.
It was just perfect for a city trip to Washington DC. very nice close to the metrorail and in a neighborhoad perfect, alive.
Je recommande ce site a tous ceux qui voyagent !
I highly recommend working with and renting from Charlotte and Kevin for your next trip to DC. The property itself was clean, comfortable, and hands-down the best stocked kitchen I have rented (for example, they had tupperware for leftovers). No false advertising, the unit we rented was exactly as expected from the AirBNB listing. Kevin was super helpful, and easy to work with before and during our visit. The "Retreat" unit worked well for our family. We found it spacious, with plenty of room for all of us (two adults, a 6-year old and a 7-year old) to spread out. We weren't there very often, but I could imagine being quite comfortable for someone needing a cozy home base. The neighborhood is beautiful, with easy access to bakeries, close public transit, and the atmosphere of stately historic homes. If you are looking to work with someone with integrity (important when renting from a "stranger"), I think you can stop looking.
DuPont Circle retreat was a great place to stay in Washington DC! It was clean, comfortable and surprisingly large - plenty of room for 4 adults and a 6 month old baby.
The area feels very safe and the apartment is only a 5-10 minute walk from the Metro red line. There are restaurants and a supermarket in the next street and the extensive notes supplied about the apartment and the local area are very helpful. The provision of a washer and dryer is a fantastic help for people travelling for an extended period.
Charlotte was an excellent host and answered all queries promptly. We were especially grateful for her support as our stay coincided with the arrival of Hurricane Sandy and we were a bit anxious.
The place was clean and in good shape. Although it is rather narrow and basement like it was roomy and had a great patio out back which we used every day.
Lovely apartment in a great location
This apartment was in a wonderful area. It was 4 blocks from the Metro station and there were tons of shops and restaurants just down the street. Charlotte made the stay easy even though there was a bad storm the night we arrived and she had limited internet access for the first couple of days we were there. We would definitely contact Charlotte for and apartment in the DC area again.
The Retreat is a very well located and affordable option for staying in Washington DC. Most of the major sites are a short metro ride away or within $10 taxi radius. The apartment also comes well stocked with lots of the things you need on a holiday (like clothes washing liquid, coffee, herbs and spices) but don't bring with you. The air conditioning was also great to have during during some really hot weather. Charlotte is also great with the communication which makes for efficient checking in and out.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.