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 orange futon. 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 that works great, there is also a fan and in the winter there is 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 (pictured in the kitchen photos above) 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!
As you can see from the photos, there is a collapsable table. In the photos above, it is propped up on one side. It can also do that on the other side and that will make it a full sized table. There is an extra folding chair in the closet so that two people can comfortably eat or work at the table together.
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 (website hidden) 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. There is a photo above of the orange futon turned 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. The orange futon is from CB2. It is a very nice futon that is quite large. Lots of people have slept there and I've had no complaints yet!
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 $19 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.
Please note I don't charge a cleaning fee but I do ask that guests clean up after themselves. If you stay here, you are expected to take out your trash. It's an easy two minute job.
The Airbnb calendar is accurate through November 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!
Hello! The Rules of the House are to enjoy the colorful apartment and to have a great time in Washington DC.
Please wash any dishes and silverware that you use and put them back where you found them. Thanks
Please be prepared to spend five minutes to pick up the keys and please save five minutes when you leave to return the keys.
When you leave please take the colorful sheets and towels you used and throw them in the laundry bin.
You are responsible for taking out your trash. It is a 2 minute job.
Lauren provided really detailed instructions for finding the apartment and locating the key. There was a plumbing issue that happened right before my arrival and she quickly notified me and relocated me to a similar apartment in the same building. The space is nicely decorated and ample room for two people. I used the kitchen to cook and I was happy about the size of the bathroom and temparture of the water. I did not have any issues and the apartment was in a GREAT location for me to enjoy DC.
Nothing but positive things to say about my stay "In the Middle of it All." Lauren was attentive and easy to get a hold of for questions. Fortunately, I didn't have any because her instructions and attention to detail are top notch!
Location is superb and truly a less than 5 minute walk to Dupont Circle and lots of great activity. Would recommend Lauren as a host to friends and family and would certainly look to stay again given the opportunity.
Lauren's apartment really was the cozy, central homebase we were looking for! Dupont Circle really is beautiful right now, and, if we weren't monument/museum-scouting, we could have stayed within the same four-block radius for our whole two days. Lauren reached out to us nearly immediately after we booked, and she was so incredibly accommodating of our arrival and departure plans. The room's bright colors make for a great atmosphere, and everything was clean and neat. We were so appreciative of all of the travel guides that Lauren had ready for us. (I'm an avid Foursquarer, but I hardly used the app on this trip.) Whenever we next come back to Washington, D.C., we hope that Lauren's doors are open!
We had an excellent stay at Lauren's very conveniently located apartment. Lauren communicated quickly and gave us very detailed information about the practicalities of staying at her place and also about the area. Her apartment has everything that you could need and three of us stayed there comfortably. We walked everywhere but there is a metro station nearby and lots of places to eat and drink just around the corner. Highly recommend.
Loved everything about Lauren's place! It's everything you'll need, from a great walkable location to a flexible and easy going host.
We had a great stay in DC in this space. The apartment is vibrant and cozy--exactly as in the description. The host was very accomodating and eager to help. The neighborhood is excellent. We would happily stay here again.
The flat is situated close to the Dupont Circle, so very central. A lot of places are at walking distance. Grocery store, metro, shops, restaurants - everything is close. The area felt safe and nice.
The flat is tiny and basic but has all I needed. The stay went smoothly all in all. Lauren is very helpful and quick at replying to any queries.
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Hello! I just got back from a trip around the world. Before that I ate my weight in currywurst while living in Berlin, Germany. I'd love to share my apartment with you and be able to tell you a little bit about Washington, DC, what it is like to live in America, or just how long it took to paint my apartment these colors.
Fun Facts: I'm from the Detroit area. I've been to six continents. I enjoy blueberries. I walk to work and everyday I listen to German radio on the way in an attempt to not forget every word. I love people and I look forward to your visit!