Hello! This is a lovely bright studio in the heart of Dupont Circle. This is a great apartment on a quiet street in the heart of the city. You can walk to the White House and lots of fun restaurants from the apartment. I travel a lot for work so when I am gone, it is all yours.
THE APARTMENT: A quiet studio on the fourth floor of a five story apartment building in Dupont Circle. The building has an elevator. The main room is 350 sq. feet but there is an additional walk-in closet, kitchen area, and bathroom. The room has a lovely view of some big trees next door.
A full size bed is in the room and you will be provided with fresh sheets, towels, shampoo, conditioner and soap.The bathroom has a full tub. There is also a brand new fancy futon. And of course you could just use it for a shower. A hairdryer is also provided.
There is a TV (without cable) in the room and a DVD player for your fun. There is also free WIFI. In addition there is obviously an air conditioner unit/fan and lots of heat.
The refrigerator is small, for America, but it has certainly treated me well. Feel free to stock any small kitchen supplies. The stove/oven in the apartment was unplugged and so it does not function. The only kitchen appliance I do not have is an oven. You can boil water (or make anything) using the hot plates or you can use the slow cooker (Crock Pot) to make delicious food. There is a hotplate with two burners, a microwave, an electric can opener, a food processor, a crock pot (slow cooker) and a toaster that you should feel free to use. Most importantly - there is an espresso machine!
I can also leave out my yoga mat for you. Just let me know. I have subscriptions to a lot of magazines such as Vogue, W, Glamour, Lucky, Vanity Fair, Fortune, Bloomberg Business Week, Budget Travel, People Style Watch, Travel & Leisure, etc. I have all the last four issues or so under my coffee table. Feel free to peruse through all the magazines.
There are washing machines and dryers in the basement of my building. You can feel free to go down there and wash all your clothes. You have to buy a card for five dollars before you can wash anything. It is two dollars for a wash and 2.00 to dry.
GUIDE BOOKS: I have a book of helpful information for your stay. It includes maps, information on local restaurants, helpful tips on the apartment, the neighborhood, etc. I also have the most recent version of the Lonely Planet DC guidebook and the Not For Tourists DC guidebook that you are more than welcome to use during your stay. So don't buy a guidebook if you stay here!
THE LOCATION: Dupont Circle Area. The apartment is a five to ten minute walk from the Dupont Circle Metro Stop on the Red Line. You could also walk from the Green/Yellow Line's U-Street/African-American Civil War Memorial Stop but it would take about 20-25 minutes. The apartment building is located one building off of trendy 17th Street which is filled with restaurants, bars, nail salons, yogurt places, etc. A large grocery store is around the corner. Also there are two liquor stores and a 7-11 within feet of the apartment. From the apartment you could walk to the White House (about 20 minutes) or to the U-Street area (about 8 minutes) or Dupont Circle (about 5 minutes) or over to 14th Street (about 10 minutes). I repeat, within one block there is a 7-11 Convenience store, a supermarket, two liquor stores, a dry cleaner, numerous food options, a bar, etc. All sorts of fun!
ACCESS: You can take the Metro's Red Line to Dupont Circle. From there it is a 5-10 minute walk. There are also numerous bus options available. Washington DC is a very walkable city and you can walk to the White House and other attractions easily from here. Perhaps more importantly, the area is overflowing with great restaurants!
ROOMMATES: You will have the apartment to yourself. There are no roommates. I will just make sure to you have a key for the apartment.
I have no dogs, cats, or pets of any kind. Please do not bring animals into the building. There is no smoking in the building.
ROOM: The room will sleep two comfortably. There is full bed that is all yours. The orange sofa in the photos is a futon that also can turn into a bed. I will provide clean sheets and towels. If three people wanted to stay, two people could sleep in the bed and one person could sleep on the futon. **Note** The orange futon in the photos has been replaced by a gorgeous new (expensive!) orange futon that is super comfortable. The new one is an orange futon from CB2. Some of the older reviews mention a bad futon/couch (that was the old futon, from Target, that is now gone).
Hair Dryer, Wifi, TV, DVD Player, Toaster, Crock Pot, Yoga Mat, Espresso Machine, Microwave, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap & Clean Towels. I also have an HDMI cable if you want to hook it into your laptop you can watch movies through it on my TV.
PARKING: DC is not a car friendly city. The apartment is a 5-10 minute walk to the Dupont Circle Metro stop. The apartment is also on many major bus routes. If you really want to bring your car, you can park it on the street on weekends and holidays but PLEASE pay attention to the street signs. Parking tickets in DC usually run around $100. If I had a car here, I would not risk worrying about street parking and I would park in one of the nearby garages. There is a parking garage at 17th and P Street where you can park your car for $16 a day. The garage is a five minute walk from my apartment.
CHECK IN/CHECK OUT: I have a flexible checkin/checkout time listed. It makes sense to me to be as flexible as possible to allow guests the best stay! That said, please try to check in around 2pm (or later). And please try to check out by noon (or earlier). This ensures a smooth process for everyone. That said, please let me know before your arrival when you plan to arrive and when you plan to check out.
The Airbnb calendar is accurate through April 2014. If you need to stay an extra day or two that are not available on the calendar, just let me know. It should work out. Thanks so much!
Super convenient location in a beautiful neighborhood; cozy, bright, light-filled apartment; lovely host! Lauren answered every question before I arrived, left a warm welcome message, checked in on how the visit was going and (best of all) wrote out instructions for the espresso machine. What else could you want while traveling?
I felt at home in Lauren's house. Very nice decorations. My daughter slept very well on the futon. The place is in a fun neighborhood and very close to the metro.
Lauren.has such a cute little apartment, and it is truly in the middle of it all. She was traveling while we were there, but left us terrific instructions and gave us very prompt and helpful info about parking via email even though she was in Europe at the time. Great neighborhood! Lots of fun even if you are not gay (it's Dupont Circle area, but they were so nice to us at Annie's even though we were the only straight couple there). GO -- you'll have fun at Lauren's place.
Lauren was a great host! Easily one of the best airbnb stays I've had thus far. The apartment was just the right size and was cute and cozy. She even kept us well informed every step of the way including a great binder of information that had everything we needed to know about the area and the apartment! Every time I have to travel to DC, I will make an effort to see if Lauren is hosting again because the stay was that pleasurable!
Great place to stay in DC. Lauren was an excellent host...would definitely recommend!
Lauren's place is colorful, comfortable and of great value. We never met in person but she prepared a super comprehensive guide and a cute card. We also enjoyed flipping through her travel photo books.
I had a wonderful stay in Laurens apartment! Great location and very cosy apartment. Thanks!
Lovely apartment, great location, wonderful, helpful host! Would love to stay for a longer visit!
Excellent apartment! It was very convenient, and Lauren was wonderfully helpful during our stay.
perfect location, close walk to the metro. Lauren let me stay an extra three hours. Definitely will come back and highly recommend the apt.