About this listing
This new guest studio apartment in our DC rowhouse is 2 blocks from Metro (NoMa station on Red Line) near the hip H Street restaurant/bar corridor & easy walk to the Capitol & monuments. Includes kitchen, coffee, tv/internet, washer/dryer & more.
Our classic Capitol Hill rowhome was built in 1923, and still has original brickwork and trim throughout. The basement apartment, however, is brand new with all new high-end ceramic floors, granite countertops and window sills, and a sleek modern kitchen. It comfortably sleeps two adults.
We don't live in this apartment. It's completely dedicated for guests and so we don't have any clothing or other personal items anywhere. The closet & refrigerator are completely available and clear (except for an iron, spare linens, bottled water & condiments).
We're only two blocks from the NoMa-Gallaudet station of the Red Line of the Metro, only one stop from Union Station (or just an eight block walk). There is a Capitol Bikeshare rental station two blocks away as well, and Starbucks, Harris Teeter supermarket, and more just one block further. It's also only a few blocks to Union Market (a high end food market) or the dozens of bars/restaurants of H Street NE.
The apartment is accessed from the rear alley and is controlled by a keypad entry system so no keys are required and check-in is very flexible. We will provide you with a password for WiFi, and the TV has cable and a DVD player. There is no smoking or pets allowed.
Interaction with Guests
Our family lives in an entirely separate unit upstairs. We have two small children, and while there is significant high quality soundproofing insulation, you may hear tiny feet at times! We are always nearby and available to give directions & suggestions, but otherwise we'll respect your privacy. With the keypad access to the apartment, you can arrive anytime without needing a key from us as well.
We love living in the NoMa/H Street/Capitol Hill North neighborhood because we have friendly neighbors, lots of great free community events, and easy transportation options.
It's a great neighborhood for walking & biking. Two large supermarkets are within just a few blocks, and dozens of restaurants are nearby on H Street and elsewhere close by.
Union Market is a fantastic indoor market with high-end local seafood, dairy, bread, coffee, and more - both ingredients to go and plenty of options to eat there. There is also a movie theater a block further up the hill that mostly shows independent and foreign films.
Our apartment is extremely close to numerous forms of public transportation for travel within DC and along the East Coast.
The NoMa-Gallaudet Metro is 2 blocks away. This is on the Red Line which is the most frequent line in the system and goes to Union Station and throughout the heart of downtown.
There are also numerous bus lines nearby, including the 90-series buses which run often to Adams Morgan, U Street, Eastern Market and Barracks Row.
Union Station is about six blocks away. From there, you can take Amtrak, commuter rail (VRE & MARC), Greyhound, Bolt Bus, Megabus, and more to go up to Philadelphia, New York, and other cities. This is also one of DC's largest indoor malls.
Our neighborhood is mostly flat and very bike-able. The Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT), one of the best off-road bike lanes in DC, is two blocks away, and there are numerous bike lanes nearby. There is a Capitol Bikeshare station two blocks away, and longer-term bike rentals are available at Union Station. My wife & I actually both commute daily by bike.
Other Things to Note
There are no steps required to access the apartment, but a wheelchair cannot navigate inside the bathroom. If you have any special requests to make your stay better, please let us know!
No smoking or pets are allowed.
The kitchen includes a refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, microwave/convection oven, Keurig coffee maker and washer/dryer.