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. There is also tea. 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 and / or the air mattress. 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. If you would prefer to sleep on something other than the bed or the futon there is also an inflatable bed (aka air mattress) in the closet. Essentially, three people could each have their own bed.
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 $19 a day. The garage is a five minute walk from my apartment. Many guests have kept their car there while staying at my place.
Note! I ask guests to spend at least five minutes cleaning up after themselves in this unit. This includes taking out the trash. If you do not want to spend five minutes doing this, do not stay here. 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.
Great location, easy communications with Lauren.
Lauren couldn't be more attentive to my inquiries and question! She responded so fast and in details to any question I had.
Everything went really smooth.Even her direction description was so good that we could find her place without any trouble even if we've never been to Washington before.
The neighborhood is so quiet and nice with loads of nice restaurants.
The place is of course quite old as she described it and you should not expect anything fancy but I would say it's a good value for the money anyway....
Thank you Lauren!
This was our first experience with Airbnb and it was a great one! The location of Lauren's apartment is perfect due to the very short walk to Dupont Circle and the Metro. It is also within walking distance to Georgetown.
The apartment is small but had everything we needed for sleeping, cooking, bathing, etc. It was also really cheerful and quiet.
Lauren let us arrive early (before official check-in time) and offered to let us stay after checkout time. She doesn't charge a cleaning fee (which is nice), so you should expect to do a bit of your own cleanup. We accidentally broke a wine glass and offered to pay, but Lauren graciously told us not to worry about it.
We didn't get to meet Lauren, but she was always available via texting and she always responded to any questions very quickly.
The free guidebook and map that she provided came in handy for planning our site-seeing. She also had a binder with personal reviews of local restaurants along with copies of menus. This was also really helpful.
This is a very cozy apartment in the center of Dupont Circle, one of the best neighborhoods in the heart of DC. This apartment is perfect for one or two people looking to experience DC for a few days. Lauren has a very good and easy system of Check-in and Check-out, and provides clean sheets for every guest. I really enjoyed my stay here and I would recommend this apartment to my friends.
Lauren was a great host. I didn't get to meet her but she was always accessible by email/text and made sure we had everything we needed. Her place is just as pictured, cute, clean and air conditioned (we were there when it was about 100 degrees, so the AC was a life-saver). The location is fantastic!
I thoroughly enjoyed Lauren's apartment. It is very lovely and clean, and in a great location. I got a chance to meet her and she is a wonderful host!
Lauren's apartment was nice and in a very nice area. There were a lot of good places to eat in the neighbourhood. The flat itself was a bit small and basic and the views from the window weren't quite amazing but it serves its purpose as a good dc base. Good communication from Lauren & excellent instructions!
I stayed here one evening. It's a cozy studio in a great location.
Fantastic apartment, clean, with everything you need! A very cute great little neighborhood, and Lauren is a great girl, listening and very available . I highly recommend this apartment
Muy bien ubicado.. Es acogedor, bonito y limpio.. Muy completa y útil la información que nos dejo Lauren. Fue exactamente lo que estábamos buscando!!! Sin dudarlo lo recomendaría!!!
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