An architect-designed rowhouse downtown... Walk to Pennsylvania Avenue & city life...
"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!
Great place. Great kitchen. Very eye-opening. I love the book stacks. The beds may be a little bit short for tall people, but overall, there's nothing to complain about for a short stay.
Ayeh was a fantastic host, responsive and caring. We felt at home at all times. The house is fantastic, and very well located in a quiet neighborhood but close to restaurants, shops and other interesting places.
I would no doubt recommend it.
Ayeh was a great host! The house was just as it was described in the listing and the pictures are accurate and current. Absolutely beautiful and well worth the cost. The location is great also. My guests and I felt safe in her home. I celebrated my birthday and we were about 5-10 min walking distance to bars and clubs on P st and U st. Very satisfied and hope to return again soon!
We had a great experience at Ayeh's place! Everything was well organized and she was always available to help us out with questions. :)
So, if you are looking for a good place in that area, it would certainly recommend it!
I needed a large kitchen and dining room to host a dinner party and Ayeh's rowhouse was perfect. The furnishing was gorgeous, the kitchen was well equipped. Most importantly, Ayeh was the perfect hostess. She was super patient, sent me additional photos of the house, inventoried her plates and silverware for me, and went out of her way to make life easy for me. I would not hesitate for a second to work with her again.
Ayeh was absolutely phenomenal to work with!! She was attentive and responded to emails almost immediately. The apartment was in great condition and it really exceeded our expectations. Most of our activities were near Logan Circle/14th Street and the location was perfect! It was an easy walk to bars/restaurants and Georgetown was not far either. I would 100% book through her again.
About Ayeh: She is a great host - easy to contact and quick to respond.
About the place: Great place for groups. I stayed here with five other colleagues for a convention in DC. The pictures are as advertised - pretty bright and roomy. I slept in the master bedroom which was nice and comfortable. Two of my colleagues slept on the couches in the living room and they said that was good too. The shower in the master doesn't have a door or curtain which was a little odd, but not a big deal. Expect to hear some city noise (traffic) at night, but it's not super loud.
About the area: The neighborhood is definitely 'in transition'. I would not recommend walking around late at night by yourself. During the day it felt pretty safe. It was also really convenient to have a grocery store a few blocks away.
Overall, I would say that renting this place with a group has good value. You get a lot of space for a reasonable price and are pretty close to amenities.
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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!