Columbia Heights is the best spot in DC - and we hope you will enjoy calling it home for a spell. This is a comfortable two bedroom apartment in a century-old brick row house. Enjoy our friendly and hip neighborhood, with easy access to all the sights and museums downtown.
We absolutely love living here, and we hope you will too. This is a comfortable two bedroom apartment in a century-old Comfy brick row house. Enjoy friendly and hip Columbia Heights, with easy access to all the sights and museums downtown.
Our home is split into two apartments. Come stay in the airy 2 bedroom apartment on our top floor. We live downstairs. A separate door goes from the entrance up to your space.
We're just above a great nightlife strip - 11th Street NW, with several restaurants and fun bars like The Kangaroo Boxing Club, The Coupe, Room 11, and The Wonderland Ballroom right up the street. It's a short stroll to two Green Line Metro stations, grocery stores, and shops. Beautiful Rock Creek Park, U Street, Adams Morgan, and Mount Pleasant are all easily walkable, and there's a nearby bikeshare rack to boot.
The house was built in the early 1900's. It has not been fully renovated, so we offer clean, spacious, old-school DC charm with colorfully painted floors and walls. There are two full-on bedrooms with beds. Soft pillows, fluffy towels and an alarm clock (we hope you won't need that). The bathroom is small and old-school, but has a claw-foot tub/shower.
You can enjoy the big bright living room, with an home theater projector that makes for a huge image - think movie night. It's hooked up to premium cable TV and AppleTV, and a stereo system. There's plenty of space to lay out a yoga mat, or feel free to strum a guitar or mess about on the 60's drum kit.
For larger groups, the sofa pulls out into a queen-sized bed, and for extra extra room, there's a nice air mattress. There is a surcharge for extra adults beyond 4 guests - but no charge for kids 14 and under.
If you like to cook, or want to have friends for dinner, there's a dining room and a galley kitchen with gas stove, microwave, refrigerator. Make smoothies, a souffle, or just toast and coffee. Out back, a rear deck overlooks our small urban homestead. Fresh herbs are right at hand. Honeybees buzz in a couple of top-bar hives when it's warm. Our friendly cat, Batgirl, and dog, Tiger, play in the yard and love people, but won't get in your space uninvited.
Interaction with Guests
We're around a lot, working in bits and pieces but always accessible on phone. Feel free to knock or call for tips or to say hello.
We are right in a surging fun part of DC's best new area - spitting distance from a dozen great spots, and near plenty of others. You can bike or walk or metro everywhere from here.
To make everything work, we need good, clear communication about what you need before and during your stay. We're happy to chat any time on the phone, email, or text.
Check in is after 2PM and check out by 10AM. We are flexible when possible, but if there's someone here the night before you arrive, or coming in the day you're leaving, we need time to get things cleaned up and turned around.
You'll have a key to the apartment. With a separate entrance, you're free to come and go as you wish. Please be sure to lock up.
We will have the flat clean before you arrive, with fresh sheets and towels. We ask that during your stay, you take care of general housekeeping, do your dishes, and make sure not to allow trash and recycling to accumulate too much. Please try to leave the place pretty much as you found it.
We ask you not to smoke in the apartment.
Try to keep in mind that we live downstairs with our daughter. It's a residence in a friendly neighborhood, not a party house. We don't want to alienate our neighbors, so we ask you to be reasonable with noise, especially at night.
That's pretty much it - enjoy your stay in DC!
Great place, Lexie and Graham are very kind, I highly recommend this place if you're visiting DC
I stayed at Lexie and Graham's cozy and artistic apartment in mid Feb with my parents and we had a great time. Lexie and Graham were very friendly and helpful, and they were nice enough to allow us to extend our stay because of the snow (although we didn't do it in the end...) The neighborhood is quite and close to the major sites in DC by car. Thanks so much for hosting us. Will definitely recommend their place to my friends!
Lexie and Graham were wonderful and helpful hosts. They were ready to answer all of our questions and provided us with a parking pass, which made everything super easy! The apartment was very comfortable for six people.
Lexie et Graham ont été de très bons hôtes, agréables, serviables et très arrangeants. Leur maison est confortable, même pour un groupe de 8 jeunes adultes. Le quartier est très paisible et le métro est très proche. Notre visite à Washington a été une réussite en grande partie grâce aux conseils avisés et à la bonne humeur qui se dégage de cette maison.
Lexie and Graham were great! They were very accommodating when we arrived a little later than planned. The apartment is wonderful too, very spacious. The living room setup and the well stocked kitchen were awesome. The whole place is bright and welcoming. The private entrance was great and let us come and go without feeling like we were being bothersome. The neighborhood was perfect, with easy access to fun places to eat and the metro. We'd definitely stay here again!
Lovely place, well located and very kind hosts.
If I come back to DC I know where to stay. I definitely recommend it!
We (two adults and two children ages 14 and 11) stayed in Lexie and Graham's apartment over the New Year's week. It was our first airbnb experience and it really couldn't have been better. The apartment is as described, spacious and cozy at the same time. The kitchen was extremely well stocked with spices, coffee, sugar, tea and other essentials. The bathroom is outdated and small but perfectly sufficient - even my 6 feet tall husband was fine. The movie projector is amazing, we had a movie night every day. We drove to Washington and were able to find street parking every night. Lexie and Graham are great hosts, very helpful and friendly. They lent our son board games and a bunch of books when he ran out of his own. We have a dog and two cats at home so it really felt like home away from home.
We are two public radio producers raising veggies, bees, and a little girl in Washington, DC. Alexis is super crafty and kick ass - originally from Florida. Graham is handy and calm under pressure - hails from New Hampshire. The district is just about in the middle, so seems a good place to make a home. If you stay with us, we'll look to show you the very best of DC's obvious and hidden pleasures.
We do a lot of cooking, enjoy the outdoors, obsess about music and books. Love throwing big parties. Our little daughter Sol keeps us busy, and older daughter Cali amazes. We want to do more travelling, and hope to meet good folk as we explore, and as we host folks here.