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.
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, which 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.
Tony's place was a fantastic studio apartment to stay at in DC! Really close to the metro, close to grocery stores, restaurants and bars and within walking distance of the start of the national mall. Place was really clean, had great facilities and tony himself was incredibly accommodating for us. Would recommend this place in a second and would 100% stay here again if I returned to DC.
It's a very lovely place, cozy with everything you need. Everything is as what the list described, Tony is an welcoming and considerate host, the first night I was raised by a bunch of Mosquitos, then he brought me a bottle of pesticide to fix it. I'll choose here if I'll visit DC again.
Tony is the consummate host! Every question I ahead in advance of my trip was answered promptly and thoroughly! Tony checked in with me one week before my stay to make sure I had all my questions answered. Tony had provided me a parking pass since I was driving, but when I arrived, his wife was out of town, so he let me use the parking space right outside the apartment--so thoughtful of him! The space itself is very well appointed! Beautifully converted, super clean, and very well stocked! Tony truly anticipates every possible need a guest could have! The in-unit washer/dryer came in handy for a week's stay. The kitchen had everything we could need and more. The bathroom was lovely and the shower pressure was perfect! The bed was so comfortable. The neighborhood was well situated and very close to the public transportation. All in all, it was an exceptional week!
Tony made contact in advance of our visit, agreeing on the arrival time and made us feel welcome with chocolates tea and coffee facilities in the room, which was spotlessly clean.
A useful guide pack was available making us aware of the local amenities, which are not listed in the major guide books.
With Tony living over the top of the premises, we knew that we could have contacted him if we needed to, but the need never arose in our 6 day visit. Tony even took the trouble to bring to our attention a free local outdoor film screening, which we attended and thoroughly enjoyed.
Because of the location and our possible need to visit that part of DC again, I would have no hesitation in trying to rebook the accommodation in NoMa Gallaudet, Washington, DC.
If you are looking for a place to stay in DC, this is the one. It has everything you would expect. It's really neat, clean, and looks new. It's fully equipped with everything you need (even dishwasher). Location is unbeatable: it's walking distance to Union Station, and 15 minutes by bike to the Mall, with a rental bike dock just 3 blocks away. I stayed with my husband and it exceeded our expectations.
Tony is a great host too. He was in every detail and ready to help us. We were going to have a bike shipped to his house before our arrival, and he had no problem in keeping it for us. Besides, there were several thoughtful details in the apartment.
Arrival and departure were smooth too. Tony set up a key code so we could arrive anytime and no need to coordinate.
Tony and his family were excellent hosts! He was flexible with my changing schedule and even could accomodate me when I asked to arrive a day earlier. While staying over the July 4th holiday he sent me a list of local and neighborhood activities-very thoughtful! There is also a great binder with lots of helpful information about getting atound and nearby grocery stores etc. The place is just perfect for a short stay, nice small kitchen, bathroom and living area. I had everything I needed including morning coffee. The proximity to the metro red line is great too for getting around. As I would in any DC neighborhood as a single woman, it smart to be alert when walking home at night. I really really enjoyed my stay here and would highly recommend it to anyone.
The place is wonderful, Identical to what you see in the pictures. Tony had a binder, with helpful tips, ready for me and some chocolates as well. Their house in 1 minute away, by foot, from the metro station and very close to union station and the capitol.
Overall it was a great stay. if you have a chance to stay here, Do so.
About the Host, Tony
We love living in the NoMa/Near Northeast neighborhood of Washington, DC! My wife and I have two young children. While there is high quality soundproofing between our home and our basement rental, it can't stop all of the noise of playing with trains, blocks, and our other fun activities!
We've designed our basement apartment to accommodate friends and family on extended stays in DC, and are happy to make it available on Airbnb as well whenever we can. This is a very friendly neighborhood, with free and welcoming events, markets and concerts within a few blocks on most weekends.