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!
We were very pleased with our stay in DC. The home was as advertised. It was a bit further from the Metro than we would have liked so we found ourselves using taxis more than usual. Then again, a lot of walking in DC is expected. We found a couple of local restaurant gems within walking distance. We enjoyed a stretch of the legs after dinner. There is a large grocery store within walking distance and we lacked for nothing during our stay.
Having travelled from New York by train we were glad to be able to check in early. However, the house was not fully prepared for our arrival. Unfortunately there was washing in the machine, towels in the dryer and unclean dishes in the dish washer. It was disappointing having to attend to these house duties on arrival. On a more positive note, the house was located about a 20 min walk to down town Washington. The supermarket was close by and restaurants in the area were varied. Wifi was very good. The kitchen was very functional and living area spacious. On departure the cleaner arrived 2 hours prior to check out and began working around the house. This required us to change our taxi bookings.
Ayeh was always very prompt in responding to our questions and most helpful in her suggestions for spending time in Washington.
Donna, We try to be flexible about checking in early but we always make a point of letting guests know what time the cleaning folks will have the place ready, especially on days that guests are both checking out and in. I'm sorry about the cleaners' early arrival -- we didn't know about it until we read your review. We have been working with a few different cleaning services over the last few weeks to target a more specific arrival time in order to avoid this very situation that you faced. Again, I'm sorry that you experienced this and hope the rest of your stay was a good one.
Thank you so much for everything. We had a great time there.
Ayeh is so kind and the house is larger than we thought. The most enjoyable experience ever
Muy bueno excelente ubicación pasamos días maravillosos
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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!