About this listing
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.
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
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 with $25 pet cleaning fee. 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 a longer walk.
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.
ADDED VALUE INCLUDES:
-- 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.
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.
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.
1. This is a non-smoking house.
2.Game Room can not be used as a bedroom and it is off the limits for pets. Please do not eat in the game room, especially at or near the pool table, for obvious reasons. Game Room activities are expected to stop by 11 PM.
3.Laundry Room is for your personal use only. Please discourage your visitors, if any, to bring their laundry with them. Laundry hours are between 10 am and 9 pm to avoid possible noise disturbance.
4.SMART TRIP Card Sharing. We provide 3 cards that otherwise are purchased in CVS for $10 each with a $5 worth of pre-loaded transportation fare. Using a SmartTrip card saves you time and $1 on each trip in metro and buses. We ask you to reload the cards at the end of your stay (if you used them) and, please, do not forget to leave them in the apartment for the next guest.
5. Wine Sharing. A set of red and white wine in your apartment is not only for display. You can open any bottle that you like, but we ask you to replace it with a new bottle at the end of your stay.
6.Pets Day Care. If you plan a long trip, we can let your pet in or out of the apartment into the fenced back yard. We make sure that your pet is attended while staying outside. Please pick up after your pets before you leave.
7.WiFi Access The network is NatashaGuest, the password is (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
8.Please turn off the lights, (in the apartment and in the Game room ), when you leave for the day.
9. Late check out. Regular check out is 11 AM. Late check out is possible for a $50 fee, if no guests are scheduled to arrive the same day, otherwise, you are welcome to store your luggage in the Game Room and pick it up later in the day or evening at no cost.
If you do not have a car, I am available to give you a ride to and from Van Ness Metro station on the day of your arrival and departure. Let me know in advance the time, when you need a ride, otherwise, here is the list of DC Taxicab service:
•Yellow Cab Company (202) 544-1212
•District Cab (202) 398-0500
•Door-to-Door Super Shuttle Airport Service (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
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.