We are a young, artsy family who would love to offer you a fabulous DC experience. We work in the spa industry and pride ourselves on providing impeccable hospitality and care. I am one of DC's veteran skin gurus and direct a med spa in Chevy Chase, MD. I work with my husband, which makes me his boss at work and at home! :)
My husband, Jason, is an accomplished photographer, rock musician and massage therapist. He's spent the past eight years documenting ancient religious minorities in Syria and has a book and several audio projects coming out soon. He's played music all over the world and now plays just a few shows a year. The art decorating the condo comes from his past exhibits.
We designed the condo ourselves and wanted to make it as "green" as possible. Nearly everything is recycled, refurbished or repurposed. It was important for us that the condo be environmentally designed for comfort, style and relaxation.
Spread out in our spacious 900 sq. ft. 1 bedroom condo with open concept kitchen, dining and living room. We custom-built the space to be private, fully independent and kid friendly.
The wide entrance stairs, 9 foot ceilings and heated polished-concrete floors truly set the condo apart from most. Modern decor compliments century-old brick walls and reclaimed wood accents.
The condo is on the lower level of our home, also considered a walk out basement since it not underground. We are a cheery family of 4 living above and some occasional noise can be heard (i.e. footsteps from young happy children but not voices, music, etc). The condo is generally very quiet, well insulated and as nearly all our reviewers say "an amazing place to return to after a day in the city".
The kitchen comes stocked with all the basics to satisfy your inner chef. Everything from organic milk to sun-dried Mexican chipotles can be bought with a quick walk to the neighborhood grocery stores. In season, the Mt Pleasant farmers market is a Saturday morning must. Bad coffee can be a bummer, so we supply locally roasted organic coffee, agave nectar, and a French press to get your morning started right.
I've outfitted some of DC's finest spas, so in our bathroom you'll find a custom seated Italian tile shower (perfect after a long day in the city), a beautiful glass-top vanity, soft towels, hair dryer, and travel toothbrushes & toiletries if you forget yours. There's also a full size washer and dryer stocked with hypoallergenic detergent.
Our condo easily sleeps 4 with room for 6. The master bedroom has a super comfy queen-sized bed and large walk-in closet. The living room offers a modern daybed with two plush twin mattresses that convert into a king if desired. Upon request, a comfy queen air mattress is also available. Watch TV and movies or listen to music in both rooms on 43" plasma televisions equipped with Apple TVs that stream HBO, Netflix, Smithsonian TV and PBS.
Mount Pleasant was first built for Washington's elite back in the late 1800's and is now a historic district known for ethnic diversity, elegant architecture and strong ties to the bluegrass and punk movements. Musicians such as Bo Diddley, Jimmy Dean, Nation of Ulysses and Fugazi have all called Mt Pleasant home over the decades.
Just steps away from us are award winning restaurants, grocery stores, and even Target. The lively neighborhoods of Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, and Dupont are within walking distance and the White House is about three miles down 16th Street. Walk through Rock Creek Park for a tour of the historic Pierce Mill or marvel at the opulent 25 acre Hillwood Estate - home to the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia.
Traveling with kids? A playground for little ones is just around the corner or walk down the hill to the National Zoo where admission is free. Sit for story time at the newly renovated Mt Pleasant library and check out original artwork by the artist Aurelius Battaglia who later worked on Disney's Dumbo.
Public transport is excellent in our neighborhood...walk to the metro, hop on a bus, rent a bike through Capital Bike Share or drive around with Zip Car - all just minutes from our door.
If you are driving your own car, we can provide a parking permit with advance notice. Parking in our neighborhood is not difficult. You will be able to find a spot on our block or the next one pretty easily.
Columbia Heights metro station (green line) is only 0.6 miles away - about a 10 minute walk from the condo. Cleveland Park (red line) is less than 5 min ride on the H4 bus which is minutes from our door. For those wanting to hit the White House or National Mall, walk 2 minutes and catch the S4 bus which goes down 16th Street. The White House is about a 10 minute bus ride and the Mall is another ten.
Mt Pleasant is a diverse neighborhood with a ton of culture and history.
Columbia Heights metro station (green line) is 0.6 miles away, thus about a 10 minute walk from the condo.
Cleveland Park (red line) is less than 5 min ride on the H4 bus which is minutes from our door.
For those wanting to hit the White House or National Mall, walk 2 minutes and catch the S4 bus which goes down 16th Street. The White House is about a 10 minute bus ride and the Mall is another ten.
Our condo was built with you in mind so please take amazing care of it! It is meticulously and professionally cleaned before and after each guest.
We built a space that respected the environment by reusing, repurposing and recycling as much as possible. Please be mindful of your own carbon print!
-Turn off lights and air conditioning units when you are out as well as at checkout. Please turn the thermostat back to 70 degrees at checkout if you've cranked the heat :) Thank you!
Sorry no heavy partying, smoking or pets.
**Please be sure to return the parking permit when you leave. We must charge a $100 fee if it is not returned or becomes lost.
Jenny and Jason have a lovely apartment, and it met our every need. The pictures on the website are accurate, the bed was comfortable, the kitchen more than adequately equipped, and the coffee was wonderful. Our impression was of well-thought-out hospitality. The communications we had with them were prompt and friendly and addressed whatever concerns we had, which were few. Jason met us when we arrived, and Jenny periodically checked in to see that all was well. We appreciated having a separate entrance benefitting our privacy and theirs. The location is great: a pretty neighborhood with nearby convenience stores, and restaurants not too far away. We always felt safe walking. We would definitely like to stay here again, and would even plan our travel dates around the apartment's availability, if possible. The place is a gem, and we loved it.
This was a beautiful place, better than staying at a hotel even! Everything is exactly as seen in the pictures.There's a washer/dryer, French press and it was very spacious. Jenny and her husband were very accommodating and made the whole process seamless. I would stay here again when visiting DC.
Jenny & Jason's place is gorgeous. Jenny was super responsive during the entire reservation process and the time leading up to my trip. She was also flexible when I had a last minute change to my plan and needed to extend the stay by a night. She welcomed me to the apartment, showed me around and even had a welcome gift for me and my friend. They've done up the apartment beautifully, it's in a great location, stones throw away from bus stop that conveniently takes you to the Dupont metro and a quick walk to the Columbia Heights metro on the green/yellow line. They even had apple tv installed in the living room and bedroom! I highly recommend this apartment and will definitely stay here again the next time I'm in DC.
Awesome basement apartment! The appliances are all new along with everything else in the apartment. The bathroom is very nice. This unit has everything you may need for a weekend stay. I would definitely consider staying here again.
Jenny is very attentive in responding to questions, and she rescheduled her cleaners so that we could arrive early and leave a little later than normal. Jason was great, he welcomed us and gave us a quick tour.
The parking permit was a big help!
The only surprise was the location. On the map it shows Adams Morgan, it's actually about 5 minutes north of where it appears on the map.
Thanks Chase for your review! In regards to the mapped location, unfortunately it is an Airbnb glitch on the website and we as hosts can't adjust their map. We've been trying to resolve this for the past year but unfortunately it is a problem they can't fix. Our description though does say that we are in Mt Pleasant so hopefully that is clear for guests.
What a pleasant experience all the way around! Jenny is a very nice host, always available to talk and incredibly accommodating.
The apartment is just as nice as it looks on the pictures, very spacious, cozy and conveniently located.
Would Definitely recommend Jenny's place to anyone traveling to DC and would book it again!
It was an amazing stay, the apartment was exactly as described in the website. The apartment was clean and beautifully set up. The host is great as well, Jenny is so friendly and helps a lot. Location wise the apartment is in a great, safe and convenient neighborhood, it is close to the zoo and some restaurants. You can easily go on the public transportation system.
The apartment was awesome. Everything was exactly as per the description. The apartment had everything for a comfortable stay and was beautifully set up. You could tell the hosts had the guests comfort in mind as everything in the apartment was top quality. The neighbourhood was great and the location was convenient to get to the zoo, shops, restaurants and public transport. Jenny was friendly and introduced herself to us on arrival and was helpful with anything we needed. The manual in the apartment was an excellent resource.
We are a young, artsy family who know the value of a large space that is beautiful, comfortable, luxurious and private. We work in the spa industry so we pride ourselves on impeccable quality and excellent customer service. My husband Jason is an accomplished photographer, rock musician and massage therapist. He is currently writing a book on his travels to Syria which features his photography and insight to its culture.