Luraloft / Entire Apt

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Illinois Ave, Washington, DC 20011, United States

The Space

Stay in this stylish basement apartment located in Petworth, just north of the lively Columbia Heights/Adams Morgan area of the city and only 5 miles from the national museums downtown. If you are looking for a place that's clean and affordable to stay on your next visit to DC, you've found it! Completely renovated, fully furnished with modern furniture, flatscreen TV, cable, Wi-fi, washer/dryer, kitchenware, queen bed, this space is a unique home away from home. Fresh clean towels, pillows and bed linens are provided along with microwave, coffee maker, toaster, hair dryer, iron & ironing-board. Unrestricted, non-zoned street parking is also available in front of the property. Enjoy your own private entrance, a full private European-styled kitchen, large private bathroom, private living room, and office niche. Warm up near the fire pit in the backyard in the early spring and autumn months. Relax on the patio, throw your favorite meal on the grill, or just enjoy a cold drink and a summer breeze under the shade of the popular Willow tree. The outdoor community swimming pool, within walking distance, is a great way to cool off on those hot DC summer days. Ideal place for summer internships and for U.S. or international visitors to the area.

Local stores, bars & restaurants:
Yes!Organic Market, Safeway, RiteAid & CVS pharmacies, RAS, Fusion, Meroni & Brothers, Sweet Mango Cafe*, HealthyBites. In nearby Columbia Heights: Giant, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Thai Tanic*, Chipotle, Five Guys, Wonderland Ballroom*, Meridian Pint*, Red Rocks Pizza, Room 11, Lou's Sports Bar, Tynan Coffee & Tea, Starbucks, IHOP (now delivers!), The Heights, Taqueria Distrito Federal, Pete's Apizza, Potbellys, Pho 14, Frozen Yo, Julia's Empanadas

Getting around:
If you are not driving, Metro trains (15-20 min walk away) will take you to all the great destinations DC has to offer in just minutes. Even closer, only 2 blocks away, are several Metro bus lines to take you anywhere in the city. The apt is in a quiet, residential part of the city, yet is close enough to all the action. NOTE: Please do not book the apt if the 15-20 min walk to the train is a challenge for you, you are not comfortable taking buses, dislike using public transportation in general, or your idea of easy access is having it all 'right at your doorstep'. Capital Bike Share system is also nearby for touring our bike-friendly city. Rated in the top 15 cities for biking, our nations capital boasts of a vibrant and diverse bike culture with lots of trails and dedicated lanes to keep riders safe from the, sometimes, hectic DC traffic. Bike rental can be arranged for a small fee (deposit required).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $553 /week
Monthly Price: $1705 /month
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $45
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • I really enjoyed my stay in Sakhi's apartment. Sakhi is very friendly and has a great place. It was the perfect stay and I would stop here again without hesitation.

    April 2014
  • Sakhi was an extremely great host. He was very responsive and easy to communicate with. When it snowed he made sure to thoroughly salt the steps and walkway leading to the apartment. Being in a basement apartment one obviously hears footsteps, etc, but I never had any issues with loud noise. The apartment looks exactly like the pictures with a very warm cozy feel. The neighborhood is exactly as described, quiet and residential with plenty of available parking right in front of Sakhi's house.
    It's a 20 minute walk to metro, which is very manageable in warm weather. I personally ubered to avoid the walk to the metro when it was cold out. However, there are bus stations that are much closer. At first I was a little worried that the mini fridge wouldn't suit my needs, but I was pleasantly surprised. It had enough space for everything I needed and the freezer stayed super cold. All in al it was a fantastic stay with an incredible host!

    February 2014
  • This is the most welcoming airbnb site I stay at. Sakhi is a thoughtful host who cares about his guests.

    November 2013
  • The place was great for a short stay with all the right amenities. It was immaculately clean and spotless, exactly the way I would want it. Sakhi was a generous host having left us a bottle of wine, fruit and other breakfast goods. The place was spacious, location was perfect for our needs. A very quick drive from the best places in DC. There was a bit of noise from the upper floor as it's a basement apartment but nothing hugely distracting or annoying. I couldn't have asked for a more suitable space for studying, cooking and generally relaxing. Thanks Sakhi!

    October 2013
  • Sakhi's apartment is a great home - yes, home - in Washington! We stayed for 10 days and really appreciated that everything was there - laundry, full kitchen, comfortable and clean bathroom, TV...- even spices for cooking! I also had to do some work during our stay and found it a good place to concentrate. The apartment is easy to reach once you get your head around public transport and even easier with a car - there was parking space available on the street every day during our stay. We only saw Sakhi once, when we got there, he was really friendly and hospitable - I'm sure if we would have had questions he would have helped! This would be a great place for longer stays, too.

    October 2013
  • Sakhi's Luraloft continues to be my preference for stays in Washington DC. I've stayed there numerous times now and the quality is always consistent, as is the seamless check-in/check-out process. Sakhi is always very responsive and accommodating, and the place is so well-conceived with all the amenities (fast wifi, premium programming on the flat screen TV) to make you feel at home while on the road. A true Airbnb stand-out and more comfortable/equipped than most 4-star hotels in the area.

    September 2013
  • Sakhis place is realy nice. We enjoyed staying there. Sakhi was a very nice host and provided us with all the information we needed. The apparement is nicely furnished. It is pretty close to busses and a citybike station. Walking to the next Subway takes about 15 Minutes.

    Next time we come to DC, we will surely checkout if Sakhis place is available!

    September 2013
  • We absolutely enjoyed our stay with Sakhi at the Luraloft apartment. He was a very gracious host.The apartment was very comfortable and we made very good use of the kitchen. There was never an issue finding parking on the street very close by. There was a Metro stop within a 15 - 20 minute walk or if you wanted to park your car and take the Metro the Ft Totten station was only a 10 - 15 min drive away which has a parking lot. Very convenient.

    I would definitely stay there again the next time we have to go to the DC area.

    Sakhi, Thanks for a wonderful stay.

    Steve & Kathy

    May 2013
  • Sakhi has created a great studio apartment in the basement of his house, resulting in a compact but highly functional space, with discrete areas for cooking, sleeping, relaxing, and working (small desk). Although it is in the basement, there are sufficient windows for it not to feel dungeon-like (the bathroom is particularly light-filled). It was a very comfortable place and hit just the right balance of calm and creative, with spots of color in the kitchen and bathroom. Kitchen has all amenities. The apartment has AC and individual heat, and a full-size washer and dryer.

    Sakhi is a very considerate host and provided careful and complete answers to all our pre-trip questions regarding transportation, stores, etc. He had also pre-stocked the fridge with breakfast supplies and fruit, which was lovely. Everything was clean and in full working order. Luraloft is a good 20 minute walk to the subway but only a 10-minute walk to the main drag (Georgia Ave) with buses to the subway and downtown Washington; there is also a Capitol bikeshare station not far from the apartment. There is a large organic supermarket near the subway as well as a specialty coffeehouse. Luraloft is on a quiet residential street of neat houses, although the broader neighborhood seems to be in transition, from poor to middle-class. I walked around at night and and felt perfectly safe but it was noticeable.

    In summary, a fantastic Airbnb and one I would happily return to, for the apartment's comfort; the host; and the overall value.

    May 2013
  • Sakhi was a great host! I have no complaints! He was attentive and very easy to get in contact with if I needed anything at all. I arrived late but he was very accomodating. The apartment is AMAZING! He has thought of everything! You won't regret staying here :)

    April 2013
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