Private Retreat. Apartment in DC

House - Entire home/apt · Blagden Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC 20011, United States

Private English Basement apartment in the scenic, safe and upscale neighborhood of Rock Creek Park- the Best Kept Secret in DC--just a few miles from the White House. A romantic retreat for couples, with (or without) children, pets and cars.

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Private English Basement apartment in the scenic, safe and upscale neighborhood of Rock Creek Park- the Best Kept Secret in DC--just a few miles from the White House. A romantic retreat for couples, with (or without) children, pets and cars.

The Space

Elegantly furnished one bedroom English Basement Apartment in the serenity of Rock Creek Park, near Beach Drive, in the area of Van Ness metro station and National Zoo. It is one of the SAFEST, QUIET and THE most BEAUTIFUL neighborhoods in DC

DESCRIPTION. This very private recently furnished apartment has a Bedroom with Queen size bed, a Kitchen/Living Room Combo with a queen size sleeping sofa and full size appliances. The Apartment has a private entrance and a private patio. A big Entertainment/Game room with a pool table, a fire place and a 50"flat screen TV area is adjacent to your apartment and can be used for your personal relaxation.

IDEAL for a person or a couple with or without children, who value privacy, security, and healthy lifestyle; for business people, who need a quiet home in the midst of the stressful city and it is just perfect for a romantic couple desiring a ROMANTIC RETREAT in the heart of the Nation's Capital.

PARKING. Guests with cars are welcome! OFF-street, off-driveway parking lot is available.

PETS. Well behaved pets are welcome. The place is a real paradise for pets as it is surrounded by a tall fence and pets can stay outside in the back yard unattended. The park area that starts just "in your backyard" is great for longer walk..

Guest Access

All utilities, wireless Internet and cable are included in one price. Kitchen has everything -- from full sized refrigerator, oven and microwave to a coffee maker, toaster, electric tea pot, iron and ironing board-- just about anything to make your stay care free.
-- FREE 24 hour parking
-- FREE bicycle rental (3 bicycles)
-- FREE laundry
-- FREE pets' daycare in the fenced-off spacious yard.
-- FREE SmartTrip public transportation 2 cards (Metro and bus)
-- FREE pickup at Van Ness Metro Station (Red line)

Interaction with Guests

The English Basement Apartment ( also known as a Garden Apartment), is separate from the rest of the house. I will meet you, I will show you around and give you the keys. I will be available most any time to answer your questions, however, I do respect your privacy and the title of the listing says it all.

The Neighborhood

While this apartment is located only 3,5 miles away from the White House, it feels like an idyllic countryside retreat with deer coming to your back yard and biking/hiking trails just at your doorstep. It the words of our visitors, this place is the Best Kept Secret in DC.

Getting around

The house is located between the 16th Street and Beach Drive. 16th Street is a straight line to the White House and most of Washington business and tourist attractions.

BUSES. There are at least 5 buses running one after another along the 16th Street to Federal Triangle. The most frequent buses are S2 and S4

METRO. Van Ness UDC (University of District of Columbia) Metro station (Red line) is across the park. Nice walk in good weather. However, I provide free shuttle rides to my guests to and from Van Ness or Cleveland Park metro stations.

CAR. You will not find a better place to stay in DC, if you are driving. No worries about finding the parking, no cost and no fines for overnight parking, You will appreciate driving along the Beach Drive, -- Washington version of Central Park in NYC--, a scenic, traffic-lights-free road to the National Mall and a perfect shortcut through the rush hour traffic for business people.

BICYCLES. As an added value, we provide free bicycles (we have total three bicycles to choose from) to make your experience of staying in the Washington park area even more enjoyable.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Extra people: $25 / night after 2 guests
Monthly Price: $2090 /month
Cleaning Fee: $25
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Lovely place in a lovely, quiet neighborhood close to the good stuff in D.C. Natasha is a gracious host. She picked us up and took us to the Metro stop. My friend and I would definitely stay there again.

    July 2014
  • The apartment was as advertised and Natasha was a gracious host. Everything was clean and well equipped. We made several of our meals in the kitchen and had everything we needed. And having our own parking space made coming and going really easy.

    I don't see that well in the dark and Natasha made sure the outside lights were on for me every night so I wouldn't miss a step.

    The shared pool room was my husband's favorite and he often played a game before calling it a night. It was nice to have it right outside our door.

    This is a basement apartment and so there are basement noises, But we did not find this to be a problem as we quickly adapted to the environment.

    May 2014
  • Nice place; great stay. Natasha was very helpful when first arriving. And there really were deer in the front yard!

    January 2014
  • Our stay at Natasha's was wonderful. The basement apartment is cute and airy and clean. We slept on the queen bed and my husband said it was a comfy one ( and he is ultra fussy). The kitchenette had a coffee maker and Natasha had ground coffee and some snacks available to get us going in the morning.
    The area close by was full of life. Connecticut Avenue is lively, full of restaurants and interesting shops.We even went to the movies at the Uptown theater which is one of those old fashioned giant ones from the 1940's! However, you really need a car to get there.

    December 2013
  • I stayed for 5 nights while attending a conference in Woodley Park. The apartment is super clean, very comfortable, roomy and updated. My son, who is interviewing in D.C. stayed with me and we had plenty of room. Easy access to both Van Ness and Cleveland Park and a nice daytime walk to the Woodley Park area along Rock Creek Parkway and throug the Zoo While the apartment is centrally located it is a bit logistically challenging if you are on a tight schedule. Buses and metros are nearby and easy to walk to. Natasha will also give you a ride to to the metro or pick you up if you arrange it with her, She gave me a ride to the conference hotel and showed me where to park around the Van Ness Metro stop my first days in town. The off street parking is great and if you come to D.C. with a car (which I usually try not to do!) Natasha's place can't be beat, It's just a 5-10 minute drive to the Van Nesss Metro on the Red Line which offers plenty of cheap and free parking in the area. Buses are a 15 minute walk or so and take you direct to downtown and the White House. The Van Ness Metro is walkable too (about 20-25 minutes, mainly because of the big hill on Tildent) but if you are a walker like me, you will just love the location! Natasha is a wonderful host and very accommodating. The apartment and amenities are exactly as described. If you are into urban exploration this is a wonderful place from which to explore D.C. by foot, bike and public transit, As a communication researcher, I would highly recommend Natasha's place if you need to spend extended time in D.C. doing field research and visiting archives, government agencies or institutions.

    November 2013
  • Staying at Natasha's place was very nice and convenient, she also went out of her way to make it extra comfortable, picking me up from the metro station and dropping me off at the conference centre the next morning. The house is in a quiet and beautiful area, but not too far away from the city and its sights. I used the bike that Natasha provided and it made getting around a lot easier, but public transport is in walkable distance. The apartment is spacious and had everything I needed. I highly recommend staying here for a pleasant DC experience.

    November 2013
  • Natasha was a nice host and her apartment was clean, comfortable and convenient. As others have written, the location is not quite so convenient if you have to rely a lot on public transit, but Natasha goes out of her way to shuttle you to the Metro station whenever she can. Also, if you have to go to NIH like I did, it's just a 10min Metro ride away on the same line ... If you come with some time to enjoy the park, it's definitely great! And yes, one day when I walked out the door, I was greeted by three deer on the front lawn :)

    November 2013
  • We had a great stay at Natasha's place. It is in a quiet neighborhood in the Rock creek park area, which means lots of trees and greenery nearby. It is also quite easy to get to all the sights: easiest is to catch the S2 bus from 16th street (about ~10-15 min walk) which stops a block away from the White house, or right by the Farragut North station for transfer to the Red line. Or walk to the Red line's Van Ness station (about 30 min). For this, we found it easiest to take the Soapstone valley trail (you'll find it on (website hidden) Maps) since Tilden street is quite a steep climb! In any case, for either option Natasha made SmarTrip (DC Metro) cards available on which we could just load some more value. And she provided all the maps and brochures you could ever need! The apartment is ideal for a couple, and has all the necessary amenities. I'd definitely recommend a stay here!

    November 2013
  • We stayed two Nights at nataschas Home. This Small Apartment is an awesome Place to stay for a couple of days or Even longer. It is in an perfect Location if you like being Close to the Center but to Feeling As if you are staying in a Green, Calm, friendly Area.
    Public transport is just around the Corner.
    The Flat itself has everything you Need and Even more. It is cared for in a lovely Way. Me and my boyfriend also enjoyed the Pool Table and the nice tv Corner.
    A Big thanks goes to Natascha herself. She is a lovely Person and cared so much for us explaining everything around and answering all questions we had.
    We definetly recommand this awesome Place.

    October 2013
  • It was great staying with Natasha. She provided us with bus/metro cards and explained which areas to visist and which busses to take. We enjoyed the beatiful neighbourhood. Highly recommended

    October 2013
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Московский государственный университет имени Ломоносова
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I was born in Moscow, Russia. I have a Master's degree in the Middle East Studies from Moscow State University. So, I speak English, Russian and Arabic. I have been living in the Washington, DC area since 1985. I used to teach at Johns Hopkins University before I started my own business. I am very social and I am usually fascinated with any human story. I love Washington, DC and I believe that it is very easy to fall in love with this city and its ethnic cosmopolitan spirit. They say, that you will never be bored with Russians... it is doubly true if the Russians are in Washington, DC (many smiles to you!)
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