Hello! This is a 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.
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. There is also a sofa that converts to a futon. The bathroom has a full tub. And of course you could just use it for a shower. A hairdryer is provided.
There is free, fast 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 wine glasses and regular glasses! There are also six regular size plates and six little plates all for you. And fun mugs. And martini glasses! And shot glasses! Yay!
There are washing machines and dryers in my building (but not the unit). You can feel free to go to the communal washers and dryers 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 DK Washington 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. There is no smoking in the building. Please - no smoking.
ROOM: The room will sleep two comfortably in the amazing queen bed. Or one person could stay in the bed and one on the futon. The futon turns into a bed. There is also an air mattress if you prefer that.
Note - the futon is from Target (like Ikea) so it is not super comfortable but I think a small child would not mind sleeping on it.
Hair Dryer, Wifi, Coffee Pot, Coffee, Toaster, Microwave, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Clean Towels, Iron, Ironing Board, Laundry Detergent, Playing Cards, Washington DC Guidebook - 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 youngins would not mind. 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. Sometimes people put the air mattress on the futon and that makes it more comfortable! I will provide sheets for the futon/air mattress if you ask, just let me know before your stay.
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.
You'll have access to this lovely apartment. As you can see from the photos, there is a bathroom, a full kitchen and a closet where you can hang your clothes. There is also a washing machine and dryer in the basement of the building. I will provide laundry detergent for you if you are interested in washing your clothes.
Interaction with guests
I make it very easy for you to let yourself into the building but I'm always happy to come by and say hi or offer any assistance. If you don't meet me in person, I always am available by email and phone.
Other things to note
I'm a big believer in safety first so this apartment has a huge first aid kit, a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector and a fire extinguisher. The building has an elevator and multiple staircases with two exits. Information is provided about what to do in case of emergency (There has never, ever been one but just in case!)
• Check-in time is 2PM (or anytime after that)
I do not charge a cleaning fee but I just ask that you take 5-10 minutes to clean up after yourself when you leave. Please take out your trash. Please wash any dishes or silverware you used and put it back. Please take the sheets you used off the bed and any towels you used and throw them in the silver hamper in the closet. Please enjoy the apartment and Washington DC!
Please be prepared to spend five minutes to pick up the keys and please save five minutes when you leave to return the keys.
Please note that this is an older apartment building. If you want to stay in a fancy new building with brand new amenities, please do not stay here. This is a 120 year old building and it shows. I think it is charming but I understand if this is not your style. Please do not stay here if you want to party, play loud music or generally be loud. Thanks!
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