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Rare Detached Home in Downtown DC-Walk Everywhere!

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John & Jacqui

Rare Detached Home in Downtown DC-Walk Everywhere!

8 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2.5 baths
HOME HIGHLIGHTS
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Great location94% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.

Walk to shops, restaurants, museums & Metro from this historic 1875 built home. A unique blend of 19th century charm, proximity, & modern amenities. The neighborhood runs the spectrum of economic, racial and cultural diversity & is a short walk to 2 Metro stations, the Convention Center, White House, & museums. The house has all of the original wood work and a fireplace in every room. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite counters, island, and dishwasher.

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV
Laptop friendly workspace
Iron

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
Common spaces
2 couches

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Availability

29 Reviews

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Nick User Profile
Nick
June 2018
John and Jacqui were exceptional hosts. A few things didn't go as planned and they were lightning fast to reply, offer ideas and solutions, and did anything they could to help. The home has a bit more "quirks" than my family and I care for. A few things were not in working order …
Whitney User Profile
Whitney
June 2018
Great place to stay while in DC. Downtown is a short walk away and there are many surrounding neighborhoods with restaurants and shops. If you don’t want to walk, Lyft/ Uber is available and pretty cheap. If you are looking for a nice place to stay that is not a hotel, this is de…
David User Profile
David
May 2018
We had a great time. First time staying in an airbnb and it was so much better than staying at a hotel. John and Jacqui were great. No complaints here at all.
Alli User Profile
Alli
April 2018
John & Jacqui's place is so charming! Three of us stayed there on a business trip, and the space worked well for us all to have a private room. We didn't cook there, but the kitchen was very nice and stocked with and pots/pans/utensils we would have needed. The place has a lot of…
James User Profile
James
April 2018
The home is a fun gem in a city with history. The downstairs sports a comfortable sitting room with a striking chandellier, and the adjoining dining room has a good-sized table with a fireplace. The kitchen is well-appointed, with a fridge and gas stove, which made fixing meals f…
Sara User Profile
Sara
March 2018
So this was an incredibly disappointing visit. My friends and I had a piece commissioned for the Smithsonian and were really excited to stay together for the opening. The largest issue was that the house was surrounded on two sides by a massive government building construction si…
John & Jacqui User Profile
Response from John & Jacqui:
We have had our vacation rental for over a decade. We work very hard to ensure our guests are comfortable and happy with their stay. This unit is one of the rare 3 bedroom houses located in downtown DC. There is an apartment next door where they are currently doing some upgrades. The upgrades started earlier this year on the interior of the building and were in no way intrusive. Prior to Sara's stay we received no comments or complaints from guests. Moreover, we have permanent tenants in our downstairs unit who never mentioned anything about the work being done next door. Unfortunately, the the week of Sara's stay, they set up a staging area adjacent to our property and apparently, this was also the week that they scheduled the breaking apart of the garage floor. If we had known, we would have alerted her. We have zero knowledge of the day to day work being done. It is not our property, so all of this was completely out of our control. Sara called us the morning after she arrived to state that she could not work from the house due to the noise and that she and her group were leaving immediately. She demanded a full refund stating that if we did not issue the refund she was going to report us to AirBNB. I apologized for the inconvenience and explained that we had no prior knowledge about the work. Since it was her choice to leave, we did not have to offer her a refund but I was more than willing to refund the remaining evenings that she had booked since the staging area and noise were a surprise to us all. That wasn't good enough, so she proceeded to report us to AirBNB and wrote the negative review above. She wanted a full refund, refused to consider that we had no prior knowledge of work being done on a property that doesn't belong to us and she wasn't open to considering other solutions as evidenced by the fact that she just checked out. The work was taking place weekdays from 8:00-4:00 only. We would gladly have paid for a shared office space within walking distance. As for the other items mentioned in the review... The house was built in 1875 and has all of the original woodwork, fireplaces, etc. Lots of guests are absolutely fascinated by the charm and history of the house. But it was built in the 19th century so... not a lot of closet space and a few quirks here and there because of the era of its design. We have had up to 8 people stay at the house comfortably and without issue. Ultimately, AirBNB explained to Sara that we did not have to give her a refund --at all--and that her best course of action was to take the generous partial refund the we offered. If this was something within our control we would gladly have issued a full refund. If she had stayed, I would have adjusted her rate for the inconvenience. However, she left abruptly and reported us before those discussions could take place. Now that we are aware of the staging area and the possibility of noise weekdays, we have been alerting our guests prior to their stay.
March 2018
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Danielle
March 2018
This is the most beautiful home in which we have stayed. Stunning architecture, plenty of space, and easy walking distance to all of the downtown and tourists spots. John and Jacqui were highly responsive to all of our questions, and we greatly we enjoyed our stay.

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