Large Zen boutique in historic 1 BR

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Mount Pleasant Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20010, United States
Your host, Jenny
44 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

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, sound-isolated nine 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 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, (email hidden) 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 a 10-15 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.

Getting around

Columbia Heights metro station (green line) is a 10-15 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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $500
Cleaning Fee: $65
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • LOVE this place. I was so lucky to have gotten the 4th of July (email hidden), sorta last minute. Jenny was quick with responses and provided me with all the information I would need to make check in a breeze. Great location, parking was not an issue at all, and only a 15 minute stroll to the zoo (also along the way I picked up some $0.50 lemonade from a kid's lemonade stand), about the same distance to the metro. Will definitely stay here again soon, a much needed break for husband who is attending grad school summer courses at Gallaudet. Glad to have this zen retreat. The first night we ate in and the kitchen had all the necessary tools to get the job done. I did not get to meet the hosts but my husband met Jason outside the morning we were checking out. Great folks! Thanks again! We'll be back!

    July 2014
  • Awesome, AWESOME apartment! Great location, close to metro, shops, restaurants, National Zoo. We had the best week in DC and we were so happy to be staying in (email hidden). It was exactly as described. Jason greeted us when we checked in and was there to answer any questions. They provided suggestions for restaurants, activities, etc for our small son. We will definitely stay there again next time we come back to DC! We aren't even home yet and have already recommended the place to our family and friends! You won't be disappointed!

    July 2014
  • This (email hidden) to stay! My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. Jason and Jenny were both extremely hospitable and friendly! We enjoyed getting to know them and hearing their stories! The apartment is located in a wonderful part of DC. There are many different attractions just minutes from the front door!

    June 2014
  • Our experience with Jenny and staying in her apartment was nothing but wonderful! Jenny was a proactive and informative host and the apartment was lovely. My mother and mother-in-law enjoyed it thoroughly for their stay while visiting us in DC. We will 100% look to rent this apartment again for other guests. Thank you for such a fantastic stay!

    June 2014
  • This was our first time using Airbnb and we loved the experience. Jenny and her husband have a beautiful apartment in an awesome neighbourhood. They gave us some great suggestions for places to eat and explore. The apartment is very nice, clean and comfortable. The neighbourhood is very nice and safe but finding a parking spot is a little difficult. In overall, this apartment is highly recommended.

    June 2014
  • Jenny and Jason were perfect hosts. They were professional, kind, and helpful. We always received a quick response to any questions. The place was amazing. The neighborhood was beautiful and really made the experience that much better! Everything in the apartment is just as it is described and pictured. Plus little perks like a closet full of games and books, ear plugs next to the bed, even zip lock baggies in the kitchen! It was home away from home! We absolutely loved it!

    June 2014
  • Jenny's house was immaculate, everything was perfect just as every other reviewer has truthfully said. The apartment is so plush, clean and comfortable. The Apple TV is just an awesome bonus, as are the 2 TV sets. Mount Pleasant is a lovely area with a lot of variety for food, and just a 5-10 minute breezy walk to the nearest train station. I couldn't think of anything that could be improved to make our stay more enjoyable. Thank you so much Jenny.

    June 2014
  • Jenny and Jason's apartment was exactly as pictured and was a lot bigger than expected. Her kitchen was wonderful with a huge dishwasher and a very clean cooktop and oven. She had complete supplies of everything - sponges, paper towels, dish towels...everything you needed to cook. She had an abundance of sheets, blankets and pillows. My son thoroughly enjoyed the air mattress. Everyone enjoyed the apple tvs after a long day of sightseeing. We were a little worried about the location of the apartment since we were literally Washington newbies but the location of the apartment was ideal - close to the bus and subway, walking distance to the zoo, various restaurants and stores. We are recommending it to our friends and would love to stay here again when we get back to Washington.

    June 2014
  • Jenny and Jason's apartment is fantastic and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in DC. The stylish basement apartment is clean, comfortable and immaculately decorated. Our hosts were friendly and very helpful, they were always available to answer any questions we had. The neighbourhood is also great. Mount Pleasant is vibrant and beautiful with many great restaurants and shops. The subway is a short walk from the apartment but the #42 bus picks up just around the corner and will take you right downtown the White House and all the sights. I will definitely stay here again the next time I visit DC. Thanks!!

    June 2014
  • We had a wonderful time staying with Jason and Jenny.They were great hosts.
    The apartment was spotless and very comfortable.
    The accommodation was in a beautiful area known as Mt Pleasant.
    We caught the bus and the train into the city every day and explored the beautiful sights of Washington.The holiday we had in Washington was brilliant. Just wish we had spent longer than 5 nights there.

    May 2014
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We are a young, artsy family who know the value (email hidden) 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.
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