Welcome to my flat in DC!
About the apartment:
This is a one bedroom apartment in the heart of Washington DC. This flat is the original home of Bryan Crosswhite, a Chef from Lafayette, LA who is owner of the Cajun Experience Restaurants in the DC area. The apartment boasts a fully equipped, updated kitchen with full sized microwave, stovetop, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher and plenty of cabinets. The apartment has plenty of natural light coming in from two full sized sliding doors to the balcony (one in living room, one in bedroom). The balcony overlooks the courtyard and has a tranquil garden view. The apartment is located on courtyard side of the building rather than the street side so it is shielded from major street noise. The living room has a full sized sofa and comfy chair, and a full sized futon for extra guests. The living room also has a 42” Flat screen LCD with Comcast cable, a modern glass L shaped desk with Wi-Fi internet. The Bedroom has a Queen sized IKEA platform bed, end tables with lamps and two modern storage drawer units. There is ample closet space and a washer and dryer inside the unit. The bathroom is large for a city apartment and has a full sized tub/shower and vanity. Sleeps 3 with two on queen bed and one on futon.
I provide my guests with the following:
• Coffee Pot - Coffee and filters
• Dishes, Glasses, Mugs, Wine Glasses
• Flatware, Utensils, Knives
• Can opener, Cork Screw
• Kitchen Towels and dish cloths
• Bath Towels, Hand Towels, Wash Cloths
• Two sets of sheets, extra blankets, extra pillows
• Hand soap
• Dish detergent, Dishwasher detergent
• Laundry detergent
• Alarm clock
• Iron, Ironing board and hangers
• Paper Towels
About the Building:
Hi-rise luxury apartment building located in the Penn Quarter/ Chinatown area. Secured entry, 24/7 Concierge, awesome rooftop views, rooftop lounge area , rooftop pool (heated), Jacuzzi, Business center and fitness room.
The building has a Walk Score of 94! A walker’s paradise! ((website hidden))
About the Area:
The bustling Chinatown area is clean, safe and centrally located to make your trip to DC a pleasure! You can walk to almost anything you’d like to see or do while you are in town. The DC convention center less than three blocks away is the home to many large conventions, conferences, and expos all year long.
The Verizon Center (just two blocks away) is home to the Washington Capitals, The Wizards, and the Magic. The Verizon Center also hosts numerous national acts, with shows, concerts and events.
The newly developed H st. Atlas District ( walking distance ) is lined with hip new bars and restaurants and our traditional Chinatown attractions including Gallery Place, shopping, great restaurants and sightseeing.
Directly across the street you will find Capital Bike share Kiosk. You can rent out a bike with the swipe of your card and ride all around. You can even return it to a different location see (website hidden) for more information
Walking distance to:
One block to metro redline (Judiciary Square)
Two blocks to metro (Chinatown/Gallery Place)
CVS drugstore directly across the street
Two blocks to Safeway Grocery Store
The National Mall
The US Capitol
Georgetown Law School
Over 50 restaurants
Please contact me if you have any questions about the apartment or availability.
Check -Out Noon
No Loud Music
Unfortunately one of our guests has caused us to add the following:
All or part of security deposit will be held for damages, including but not limited to: non-disposable items missing from the apartment, damage to the walls, appliances, carpets, furniture or bedding. Security deposit will also be held if complaints are received from the building managment, or residents. Please no parties!
Bryan was most helpful when we arrived. And the place is so cosy and bigger than I had expected or shown in the pictures. The apartment is so clean and everything we needed for a few days' stay is there.
His place is also very convenient, just a 15 minutes to Chinatown and to Walmart.
We enjoyed the security and the gym too. This place is safe.
I would recommend this apartment highly.
Thanks much Bryan.
The apartment is pretty clean and comfortable, great location! I would recommend my friends to stay!
Took me a while to check in as I was on the list but the doorman could not find the apartment I was assigned to. Once all that was sorted out I got to enjoy the apartment. It was clean, quiet, and accurate just like the pictures.
Host was very helpful in helping me get settled in and accommodated a earlier check in incase I needed it. The place was very clean and spacious. The building amenities were available for me to use. The neighborhood is clean and safe with plenty of places to eat and drink. The pizza shop on the corner of the building was great.
Overall I had a great experience and recommend this place.
We stayed at the Cajun Flat for 6 nights in May. The location is absolutely perfect. We walked downtown to the DC Mall; it's walkable to Ford's Theater, Newseum and so many of the Smithsonians. You are literally a block from China Town. You are also over a pizza restaurant that has great food. You have 2 metros within 3 blocks. There's groceries (Walmart), Walgreens and CVS Pharmacy within a couple of blocks. Bryan is always a phone call away. When we arrived the cleaning crew had only left 1 washcloth and no kitchen towels and within a half hour of talking to Bryan we had them delivered. We asked for a late checkout as there was no one moving in the day we left and he accommodated the request immediately. Great customer service.
That being said, I believe Bryan needs to replenish the place; there is only 3 forks, limited glasses (2 of them cracked), no spatula and the sheets were very substandard. The TV is probably 32 inches and no DVD player. While we really weren't there to watch TV or movies, we've stayed at a lot of bnb, (website hidden) and (website hidden) places and larger TV's and DVD players seem to be pretty standard. We did the tourist thing pretty hard for 6 days and a movie would have been great to relax to.
Being in our early fifties, it became obvious very quickly that we weren't going to use the pool or hottub - it is party central every night. If you are in your 20's or 30's it would be perfect. On weekend nights you will be wakened by loud talking and shouting in the hallways right outside the condo.
We like firm mattresses and the bed and futon were perfect for us. Don't forget to bring all toiletries because there are none provided. We had about a quarter roll of toilet paper on the holder and 1 extra roll provided for 6 days. The notebook provided says no replenishments so that's what you get. It seemed to me for the price paid per night toilet paper would be a basic - we had to purchase our own.
The Concierges in the building are fantastic. We interacted with them many times and they were helpful and pleasant every time. When we arrived we had a rental car (took it back to the airport when moving to downtown DC) and delivered our luggage to the condo. The Concierge stored everything and came down to use her pass so we didn't pay a parking fee for delivering it. Actually helped us carry our luggage to the storage location until we moved in. Amazing customer service.
We would stay here again and would certainly recommend it to others. Thank you!
I stayed here a long weekend with my sister and her 3-year old daughter. This place is great! Great location, can walk everywhere but also really close to a Metro stop which was really convenient since we had the little one with us. The apartment itself is very nice, had everything we needed, and the concierge was also very friendly and helpful. The pool is also great if you just want to spend some time relaxing.
A few minor issues - the wifi did cut in and out a bit, but worked most of the time. Also, we had parked under the building for convenience, and were told by Bryan that we could get a discount voucher upon checkout - when we checked out, we were told they were out of vouchers so we wound up having to pay full price. Lastly, we could not find a corkscrew in the kitchen - which to me is an essential in an airbnb apartment! There's a wine store just across the street so we were able to buy one and just left it there for the next guests.
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