About this listing
An architect-designed rowhouse, walking distance to downtown, Pennsylvania Avenue and DC's best restaurants. The house is most comfortable for 2-6 adults but in a pinch, use the twin-sized ottoman bed and an air mattress or two to sleep up to 11.
"District Rowhouse" is a 19th century Victorian brownstone with three bedrooms. 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.
We usually have a two-night minimum for bookings. Feel free to inquire about one-night stays, which are accommodated for special events and in between bookings already in place.
We look for responsible guests who have experience staying as guests in friends' homes and/or taking care of vacation homes. Before leaving, we ask guests to make sure everything is put back where it was found, wipe down counters, take care of any dirty dishes and clean any food/spills on floors. Our cleaning crew will take care of vacuuming and making the beds for the next guests. If a member of your group breaks something, please let us know so that we can work out a reasonable solution and ensure that the next guest has an enjoyable stay. Thank you!
The house is great for family! Two bathrooms, one upstair and one downstairs. The kitchen is perfect if you wish to cook during your staying. The location is good, especially there is a Giant (grocery shopping store) one block away, you can get anything you want there and it opens until 11 every night.
Ayeh was very communicative since we made the reservation. She also answered questions in a timely manner when I asked her questions while staying at her place. House is within walking distance to a metro station. The neighborhood is in a transition phase. I have to mention this, but it was nothing that Ayeh did or could have done. We heard a shooting one night very close to the house along with police and EMT services. Again, nothing wrong that Ayeh did but you should know that something happened. I however didn't feel scared when we came home later after dinners, however we didn't come home later than 11 PM. I would stay there again for another family vacation.
We enjoyed our two-day stay in this beautiful rowhouse. We had great fun choosing from the selection of board games - Anomia was a particular favourite. The neighbourhood is vibrant with plenty of good restaurants and coffee-shops.
The apartment was spectacular and in a great location! Ayeh setup a lockbox so we were able to come in on our town time. Would definitely stay again :)
This was an amazing trip for us! The house was centrally located, with great restaurants, coffee and a grocery store right within walking distance. Ayeh is a wonderful host, she was very accessible via text and even helped when I left my necklace behind. We would definitely love to stay here again!
It was a great house just like in the pictures. We had a family get together at DC the playground right outside house was a great place for the kids to hang out. House was close to all the places we wanted to visit. We enjoyed our stay. Ameh was very helpful and fast in getting back.
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About the Host, Ayeh
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!