Hello! This is a new sweet DC themed studio apartment in the heart of the city in the wonderfully fun Dupont Circle neighborhood. This is a great apartment on a quiet street and you can walk to the White House and lots of fun restaurants from the apartment.
THE APARTMENT: A quiet studio in an apartment building in Dupont Circle. The building has an elevator. The main room is 350 sq. feet but there is an additional closet, kitchen area, and bathroom.
NEIGHBORHOOD: If you don't know much about DC, let me tell you that Dupont Circle is the best neighborhood in town. The rent here has reached the same levels as in Manhattan in NYC and when an apartment is open in the area, it gets snatched up in a second. Tree lined streets, amazing restaurants, hip bars and a big grocery store are within one block of the apartment and I hope you can experience it by staying here! The neighborhood is extremely safe, the shops are cute, the people are nice, the bars are fun and you can walk to the White House and all of downtown. It's pretty much everything you could ask for in this town. This may not be the biggest apartment on Airbnb in DC but it just may be the one in the best location.
A QUEEN SIZE BED is in the room and you will be provided with fresh sheets, towels, shampoo, conditioner and soap.The bathroom has a full tub. And of course you could just use it for a shower. A hairdryer is provided.
There is free WIFI. In addition there is obviously an air conditioner unit/fan and lots of heat. There is no TV.
There is a large refrigerator. Feel free to stock up and store any food or anything you need in the kitchen. The stove/oven in the apartment are ready for you to use. There is a microwave! There is a toaster! There is a coffee machine! There are six wine glasses and six regular glasses! There are also six regular size plates and six little plates all for you. And three fun mugs. And martini glasses! And shot glasses! Yay!
There are washing machines and dryers in the basement of my building. You can feel free to go down there and wash all your clothes. It is two dollars for a wash and two dollars to dry. Laundry detergent is available for you if you need some, please help yourself.
I have a book of helpful information for your stay. It includes maps, information on local restaurants, helpful tips on the apartment, etc. I also have the most recent Lonely Planet DC city guide for you so don't buy a guidebook if you stay here!
THE LOCATION: Dupont Circle Area. The apartment is a five to ten minute walk from the Dupont Circle Metro Stop on the Red Line. You could also walk from the Green/Yellow Line's U-Street/African-American Civil War Memorial Stop but it would take about 20-25 minutes. The apartment building is located one building off of trendy 17th Street which is filled with restaurants, bars, nail salons, yogurt places, etc. A large grocery store is around the corner. Also there are two liquor stores and a 7-11 within feet of the apartment. From the apartment you could walk to the White House (about 20 minutes) or to the U-Street area (about 8 minutes) or Dupont Circle (about 5 minutes) or over to 14th Street (about 10 minutes). I repeat, within one block there is a 7-11 Convenience store, a supermarket, two liquor stores, a dry cleaner, numerous food options, a bar, etc. All sorts of fun!
ACCESS: You can take the Metro's Red Line to Dupont Circle. From there it is a 5-10 minute walk. There are also numerous bus options available. Washington DC is a very walkable city and you can walk to the White House and other attractions easily from here. Perhaps more importantly, the area is overflowing with great restaurants!
ROOMMATES: You will have the apartment to yourself. There are no roommates. I will just make sure to you have two sets of keys to the apartment.
COFFEE: There is a coffee pot and coffee in the apartment. There is also half and half, sugar, etc. Please help yourself to all of these joys.
I have no dogs, cats, or pets of any kind. Please do not bring animals into the building. There is no smoking in the building.
ROOM: The room will sleep two comfortably in the amazing queen bed. You could also put an additional third person on the futon. Woohoo! I will provide clean sheets and towels.
Hair Dryer, Wifi, Coffee Pot, Coffee, Toaster, Microwave, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Clean Towels, Iron, Ironing Board, Laundry Detergent, Playing Cards, Lonely Planet Washington DC - all sorts of fun.
BED: QUEEN (!!!) bed. Yay!
FUTON: The futon is the blue couch pictured. You just press it back and it turns into a bed. Full Disclosure - This futon is from Target (like Ikea) and it is a reliable futon but not the world's most comfortable. I wouldn't tell my mother to sleep here but I think most of my 20 something friends would not mind sleeping on the futon.
IRON: There is an iron and an ironing board in the apartment. Please feel free to use it.
PARKING: DC is not a car friendly city. The apartment is a 5-10 minute walk to the Dupont Circle Metro stop. The apartment is also on many major bus routes. If you really want to bring your car, you can park it on the street for free on weekends and holidays but PLEASE pay attention to the street signs. Parking tickets in DC usually run around $100. If I had a car here, I would not risk worrying about street parking and I would park in one of the nearby garages. There is a parking garage at 17th and P Street where you can park your car for $16 a day. The garage is a five minute walk from my apartment. Many guests have kept their car there while staying at my place.
Please note that due to the fact this is an older apartment building with thin walls, please do not stay here if you want to party, play loud music or generally be loud. Thanks!
CHECK IN/CHECK OUT: I have a flexible checkin/checkout time listed. It makes sense to me to be as flexible as possible to allow guests the best stay! That said, please try to check in after 2pm (or later) and please try to leave before noon (or earlier). If you absolutely need to check in earlier or check out later, let me know before you book. Otherwise checkin will be set at 2pm and checkout at noon (though I'll always try to be as flexible as I can! I just can't be flexible if another guest is in the unit then!) If you need to store your luggage past noon, that may work out but please let me know if you need to do this before booking to ensure I can store your luggage. It will probably work out! I look forward to your stay.
I had such a great time staying in Lauren's apartment that I can't imagine staying anywhere else the next time I am in Washington.
The apartment is in a great location, and within walking distance of the National Mall. It was clean, fun, and, Lauren was a great host, keeping in touch over the days leading up to my stay, and always available in case I needed anything.
Can't recommend this place enough.
Lauren was a fantastic host! She was super responsive and accommodating, and her apartment is comfortable and located in an awesome neighborhood. I would definitely stay again!
Big ups for the guide she left for the Dupont Circle area. I had a great egg sandwich and coffee at Steam Cafe down the street.
Lauren's place was perfect for my quick stay in DC. The room was neat, the bathroom was clean, and the location was PERFECT. Lauren was an awesome host - highly communicative, with prompt and detailed responses. She covered everything from linens to security, and reinforced it all with a detailed Welcome Book in the room. I highly recommend this room for a couple who wants to explore DC and walk around the city using the apartment as a safe and convenient hub.
We had a great stay! This location was perfect for us, and the apartment was lovely. The area was near awesome things, but the apartment itself was nice and quiet.
Such a cute place. Lauren was very helpful and kind and there were proper instructions for the place and even towels provided!
This place was convenient and a good location too.
Thanks so much!
Location is exactly how we imagined ! With a hit of More!
Due to the extreme snow the building were heated which was for us a little stuffy , only because we are used of open windows, but having stated the heat better to be welcomed to a warm apartment after a day walking in the snow .
Apartments are for us when travelling only require cleanliness , a bit of room to leave how cases without falling over them. A kitchen that small meals can be prepared , and a sense of peace .
Lauren gave us an excellent place to stay with an amazing location. Would use again!
I'm so glad I stayed! This was my first Airbnb experience and I'll totally be doing it again. Lauren was sweet enough to leave a personal note and even accommodated my check in time. The apartment was clean and I loved all the light. I totally recommend staying here, it was a convenient location too!
Good situation, handy location. Lauren very considerate and ontoit!
If you have a bad back or prone to back problems, be aware the bed is very soft and springy.
Lauren's apartment was great! Dupont Circle is a lovely neighborhood to walk around, lots of cafés, restaurants, bars and mini markets. The metro station was just a short walk away, and the distance to DC's main attractions (White House, Smithsonians, Lincoln memorial, etc) was not too long, so we didn't spend much on taxis when we used them. The place was clean, organized and we had towels and bed linens awaiting. Lauren made everything easy for us, from key-pickup to tips as where to eat, and so easy to communicate with! I messed up and got late for the checkout, but she was more than understanding, I can only thank her for that! She even packed up some of our stuff not to be in the way of her next guest and kept it in her guard until we arrived. Can't say enough good things about our host! ;) Would definitely rent this apartment again! More than recommend it!