District Rowhouse

House - Entire home/apt · P St Nw, Washington, DC 20001, United States

The Space

An architect-designed rowhouse downtown... Walk to Pennsylvania Avenue & city life...

"District Rowhouse" is a 19th century Victorian brownstone with three bedrooms that can be rented separately or together. Our guests enjoy using the chef's kitchen and say the architects who introduced modern conveniences into the house left it feeling like an art gallery. We are located three small blocks from the DC convention center and Yellow/Green Metro lines, within easy walking distance to museums, coffee shops, farmer's markets, and dining at the National Mall, Penn Quarter, Dupont Circle, and U Street nightlife district. Plentiful street parking surrounds our block. Just let us know if you will need a visitor's parking permit.

Our kitchen and living room are set up for heavy entertaining. We've hosted sit-down dinners for up to thirty. The large dining table is a great workspace for one but has also doubled as a conference table for numerous startup retreats. It seats ten but can squeeze up to fourteen, depending on how friendly you are willing to get with your guests. If you're planning a party, please get in touch and let us know what you have in mind so we can help.

All of the bedrooms are situated upstairs. The master bedroom overlooks P Street and has its own en suite bathroom and queen-sized bed. The second two bedrooms have a double bed and very comfortable double futon, respectively. All of the bedrooms have access to a second full bathroom on the bedroom level and an additional half guest bathroom on the first floor.

Within a few blocks are some of the District's best local establishments. CityMarket at O opened across the street last fall with a huge grocery market. We're also walking distance to many of DC's most celebrated local favorites: Big Bear coffee, Table, Seasonal Pantry, Busboys and Poets, Sundevich, Corduroy, Rogue 24, Red Hen, Le Diplomate, Kushi, Columbia Room. If you're feeling more off-the beaten track ethnic options, Thai X-ing, Ethiopian at Etete and Sumah's Carryout for Sierra Leonian cuisine don't dissappoint. Mockingbird Hill, Shaw's Tavern, and Red Toque Cafe round out the options. For really off the beaten track, like the taco speakeasy hidden in a local family's apartment a bit further afield, you'll have to ask.

Although we often host AirBnB guests in our home, from time to time we do consider renting out the whole house to responsible families or groups while we are on travel. This is our "entire house" listing. In order to check availability and make arrangements, we require that guests kindly send us a note through AirBnB's "contact us" link before proceeding to book.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: $24 / night after 4 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $150
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • We had a great time at district row house
    The home was in a great location for dining and touring
    Ayeh was a terrifichost - very welcoming and attentive, she dealt with a few minor snafus extremely quickly and made our stay in Washington pleasant and comfortable
    Thanks Ayeh!!

    April 2014
  • Beautiful home, easy to get into and Ayeh was quick to respond to all of our needs. Email communication was easy and the place was great!

    April 2014
  • PROS: Home is in a good location with lots of places within walking distance. Spacious and beds were comfortable. Ayeh sent over a lot of recommendations for places to try in the area and was super flexible with our check in/check out time

    CONS: Definitely feels like you are staying at someone's house. A lot of their stuff everywhere - food in the fridge, piles of stuff in rooms, etc. This isn't necessarily bad, just not what we had expected. Felt like it needed cleaning, (ex: dust bunnies on the floor.) There was not a shower curtain in the master shower - not sure if this is the usual but it prevented two of us from using the bathroom at the same time and the shower was a lil cold.

    March 2014
  • This is a very nice home. Nice kitchen, plenty of space, and very easy check in and entry. It is obviously someone's lived in home, not a vacant place being rented out, but I would recommend.

    March 2014
  • Ayeh’s place was very nice – large and spacious and fit our needs perfectly (me + my parents + a family friend). Downstairs: A lot of light, a very nice kitchen, a nice large sitting area and dining room table great for conversation. Upstairs: All three bedrooms are nice – I got the futon and slept very well on it. Neighborhood: Lots of transition in this neighborhood with a very nice grocery store a block away, parking with permit was very easy and the Convention Center was a short 8-10 minute walk away. I would happily come back here the next time we are in DC!

    March 2014
  • Ayeh's house was terrific and she was a pleasure to work with, a very informative, responsible, and gracious host. The home itself is beautiful, stylish, spacious, and comfortable. It's fully stocked with anything you could need, as well a lot great books and magazines. The neighborhood also seems to be undergoing a lot of new development with things opening weekly. The giant grocery store a couple blocks away was a huge help. Would definitely recommend the home and host to any fellow travelers.

    December 2013
  • It was a real pleasure staying at Ayeh's place. The house is very well located with easy transportation via bus or Capital Bike Share to get to the Mall. The house offers all the facilities you want for a family of 5 persons, plenty of beds and bathrooms for the entire family and having a kitchen to use was fantastic. Ayeh was very helpful and great at communicating with me about our stay, sending me details and answering any questions that I had. We felt immediately at home. Thank you.

    October 2013
  • Staying at Ayeh's house in Washington D.C. was wonderful. The house is in a great location with easy transportation via bus or Capital Bike Share to get to the Mall. Ayeh was great at communicating with me about our stay, sending me details and answering any questions that I had. The house itself is wonderful. There was plenty of beds and bathrooms for the entire family and having a kitchen to use was fantastic.

    August 2013
  • Host: Ayeh was great! She was very helpful and flexible with the reservations. Once we arrived and had some minor questions, she was very responsive via email.

    Location: We came for a convention, so most of our events were at the convention center. The house was in walking distance, only a few short blocks so it made it very easy to get there and back! There was, however, a LOT of construction happening on her street during our stay. Also, you have to walk a few blocks to get a taxi

    Cleanliness: We rented the entire home. It was not very clean. This was my first experience using Airbnb so I wasn't exactly sure if that was normal. The floors and carpet had not been swept or vacuumed. There were pots and pans left out and the fridge was full of food, that didn't smell the most pleasant. The bathrooms were also not cleaned, and there were many personal items still in the shower, tub and on sinks. Again, this was my first time using Airbnb, so I was not completely sure if this was normal. it just felt like the house was lived in and the owners just picked up and left, without putting away or taking their belongings. There was a huge hamper of dirty clothes in the hallway as well. The lack in cleanliness was very odd because Ayeh charges a cleaning fee, and upon arrival, she also mentioned that the cleaning staff was finishing up. Lastly, there also were not any face clothes in the apartment. This wasn't too big of an issue, because we were able to find a nearby Target to purchase some out.

    Beyond those items, we actually had a really good stay. If I use this site again, I will make sure to double check if the home will contain personal items or if it will have more of a "rental" feel.

    July 2013
    Response from Ayeh:

    Since we ask guests to keep our place neat both in our house rules and in
    subsequent communications and don't charge a cleaning fee, we were quite
    disappointed to hear from our cleaning crew of six years that they had
    never seen our home as trashed as when they cleaned up after Tiffany and
    her group. Luckily, nothing was broken but there were dirty dishes, stains
    on the walls, and evidence of partying everywhere. It's also dismaying to
    receive a review from Tiffany that mentions being charged a cleaning fee
    that she wasn't charged (AirBnB confirms this) and complaining about
    cleanliness and the house feeling like someone's home when we explain in
    our listing that it's our own home that we rent out and expect guests to
    leave clean in lieu of a fee. Misunderstandings are par for the course on
    AirBnB and we are always happy to address them but Tiffany also didn't
    raise these issues when asked how things were going during her stay. It is
    the rare guest that doesn't treat our home with respect and doesn't
    communicate about issues when given the opportunity (we've now had three
    that have warranted a negative review out of over 250 groups) that makes
    one think twice about participating in what is otherwise a wonderful

  • Ayeh's place was great. Very light and spacious. The office/den works as a nice 3rd bedroom. The location is convenient for walking to the Mall (about a mile), to the Metro (a couple blocks), etc.
    Strongly recommend the short walk to Big Bear for Coffee/B-fast. Was a very nice experience.

    April 2013
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I love the District and sharing all the local gems it has to offer, from swing dancing evenings in a former embassy to the very affordable hidden six-seat restaurant where an idiosyncratic local Thai chef cooks personalized meals for his guests. My job and PhD program keep me on my toes, so when I'm in town, it's always a wonderful respite to get to meet fellow travelers and share stories and recommendations for food, galleries, parks, museums, and walking spots. Plus, after enjoying getting to travel like a local around the world through AirBnB and making some good friends through the process, I'm completely addicted to this website and the great community of travelers who use it!
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