Apartment - Entire home/apt · Florida Ave, Washington, DC 20001, United States

You will love the comfort and serenity of this special room and the privacy most people thrive to experience in vacation stays or extended stay opportunities. What a great opportunity to experience NW downtown DC & all conveniences of "Location."

The Space

This will be my full second year using AirBNB and I have thoroughly enjoyed booking other seasoned travelers as myself. I have rented other rooms and apartment spaces for more than 14 years. We are currently taking reservations for this 1 bedroom condo size unit with a short walk to the vibrant U Street Corridor in NW Washington, DC! We are in the nearby vacinity of a renowned famous "Ben's Chili Bowl" Restaurant where President Barack Obama and other notable celebrities had visited. There are many restaurants and entertainment within a radius of two miles.

Local transportation is outside the front door. Street Parking is available (a visitor's pass is also available). Our metropolitan subway system (Red & Green/Yellow lines) is only within 3 to 4 easy blocks of walking. The US Capital and National Monument can be seen from the front of our building.

This condo size unit is comfortable and was remodeled more than a year ago. Ceiling fans and soring 12' ceilings are displayed beautifully. Because of the popularity of this area, the rooms become occupied quickly. The building is three stories tall with basement and built in early 1900's as similar to the brownstones in metropolitan New York City. Has some unique architecturally designed features. There are stairs from the front entrance that moves into a long hallway and wraps up two sets of 3 steps, then up to second and third floors. There is usually someone there to greet you (mostly me) so I will happily help with your luggage.

The condo is available for a reasonable minimum nightly stay or negotiable Extended-Stays, OR Vacation Rental Property. Holiday season bookings for short-stays may be slightly higher!

During Inauguration Season, see our Inauguration Special in our Other Listing, entitled: "Best Inauguration Special in DC!"

THIS IS A ONE BEDROOM, 2 PEOPLE-SIZED JETTED JACUZZI BATH UNIT. Furnished areas which includes a queen-sized bed, new futon & air bed, expanded cable television package, seasonal/central air condition or heat, electric/gas & water utilities, a full-size kitchen with nice deck attached leading down to a private entrance/exit (that has been renovated, and we added a private parking space). There's a private bathroom area with individual & complimentary bath welcome products. Comfortable & fully cleaned bed linens and bath towels are included.

This unit can also be expanded to be combined as a two bedroom, two bath rental with access to the whole floor! The other private room is a master suite with a King-size bed, and another separate but smaller full bathroom. If you need these two bedroom combinations, make sure you specifically ask in your request to get the combination rate. We encourage you to take advantage of any of our current special pricing, when available.

We have qualified pest control services a few times a year and seasonal cleanup or construction services for completing assigned renovated tasks. Using AirBNB has helped me to fine tune my renovations with your suggestions and I thank and welcome anymore suggestions you may have.

This unit includes continental breakfast that is kept in the privacy of the kitchen which includes cereal, oatmeal, toast or bagel, coffee and variety of teas, milk and juice. If you find anything else in the refrigerator (like snacks) that you want during your stay, you may have it. Recent favorite snacks our guests enjoyed: Rice & Wheat Crackers, varieties of Safeway Select Trail Mix, KASHI Trail Mix Bars, Popcorn, Werthers Coffee/Swirl Candy, and a very delicious spread from Trader Joes called Speculoos Cookie Butter!

In the meantime, after you confirm your stay (at least one week in advance of check-in) we will start your mornings out with minimum supplies of your choice(s) in cereal, milk (whole, 2%, 1% or skim) and what type of snacks you enjoy. If you are confirming within the current week, we can not guarantee your favorite choices but you will have a choice of one of the aforementioned items. If you are staying longer term, you can get your own supplies at nearby local markets or grocery stores.

We can also order your groceries for delivery as an added service. A Harris Teeter, Whole Foods & Safeway Stores and other online delivery services.

The neighborhood is as safe as most places in the NW DC area. DC starts to get very busy in May as the temperature warms up. Travelers are flocking to this area lately! As in any travel experience, it's very understandable how we all have to be observant of our surroundings.

Our neighborhood is safe and since the visitors are increasing, we notice more patrol throughout the District of Columbia. We are not far from the many entertainment activities too. Getting around in DC is very easy via public transportation and we have very easy access. Just let me know where you are interested in going and I can direct you.

The Howard Theatre is a couple of blocks easy walk and had their grand re-opening ceremonies in early April 2012 and now sell concert and other entertainment tickets. See the HowardTheatre page.

See videos hosted by Phil Di Ruggiero offering information about these wonderful adjacent neighborhoods. Search Phil Di Ruggiero in your web browser for a video of the neighborhoods.

Limousine, SUV or Sedan Transportation services to/from all Airports, Union Station for Amtrak & MegaBus, and Greyhound Stations are also available within the premises. Ask about my driving tour rates. We are open for sight-seeing driving tours throughout the metropolitan areas of Washington DC or Baltimore MD.

Upon check-in, each guest should have a photo ID available to review & copy for our files, unless you completed the verification section of your AirBnB page. Then, your ID will not be necessary.

Guest Access

Guests will have access to the second floor area where they will stay and the basement for washing clothes. You may enjoy relaxing in the common area of the basement and use the exercise machine too. Do not use or borrow anything else while in the basement without permission. Also, do not tread in either corner rooms where guests or residents stay.

Interaction with Guests

All of the rooms listed on my pages are arranged for your comfort, security, and as much privacy as feasible, to give you during your stay. This suite room, in particular, is more Condo style, and is very private with options to enter or exit from the back deck, or front hallway. So, interaction is more up to you and how much social time you would like, or keep it private! Its up to you.

The Neighborhood

We are on the border of Bloomingdale, Shaw and LeDroit Park Neighborhoods. Great location with a Walkscore of 85 and a TransitScore of 92 (Riders Paradise). Centrally located in downtown DC, just a few blocks from the entrance of the Shaw station on Green and Yellow Metro lines. Tons of transportation options - steps to Green/Yellow Metro, many Zipcars close by, new Capitol Bike Share Stations nearby, bike lanes on 5th, R & Q streets, Buses (G2-Bus to Georgetown, 70 Bus lines, Circulator), easy highway access to the 395 tunnel. 5 stops on the Metro to Nationals BallPark; 8 stops to DCA/Reagan National Airport.

Less than a mile to many downtown attractions - National Portrait Gallery, Chinatown/Verizon Center, U Street, 9:30 Club, Washington Convention Center (many of our guests have been convention attendees). 1.5 miles to the Capitol Building, White House & National Mall. 5 minute walk to many restaurants and bars which are detailed on our check in sheet. Also close by are the Kennedy Recreation Center and 24 hour Safeway Food Store.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $630 /week
Monthly Price: $2400 /month
Security Deposit: $98
Cleaning Fee: $55
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Excellent stay!

    April 2014
    Response from Edmond:

    Thank you, Katya. We highly appreciate you and your friends! Come again, anytime.

  • Our stay at Ed's place in DC was outstanding. The apartment very clean and easy to get to. Ed was prompt to respond and was very helpful throughout our stay. The jacuzzi tub was perfect after walking around DC all day. If I ever visit DC again I would definitely stay here.

    March 2014
    Response from Edmond:

    Thank you Justin. We would love to have you two return. Take care.

  • Edmond House is perfect, very near the center with taxi (10 minutes) or sub. All inside the house is very nice andEdmond and his wife are very nice.
    I really recommend to choose this Arbnb house.

    March 2014
    Response from Edmond:

    Thanks for everything again, Jean-Marie.

  • We stayed for a week in this beautiful suite, and it was wonderful just as our first time staying here had been! Our hosts were welcoming, kind, helpful and were very quick to resolve any issues we came across. The apartment has plenty of room for comfort, but at the same time is very cozy. All the supplies and miscellaneous things one may need are generously provided. So much better than any hotel! Very comfortable bed and furniture, well-equipped kitchen with all of the basics, and an amazing spa in the bathroom. I cannot recommend this space enough!

    December 2013
  • Mr. Gerald's place was a perfect stay. Very close to the U Street area with tons of bars and restaurants and of course the metro (very close to Shaw metro, too). The room had an amazing bathroom with a huge tub and stand-up shower. The kitchen and balcony were an awesome addition to the stay, as well. Mr. Gerald is a gracious host that'll help you out with anything you need to enjoy your stay and the city. Will definitely be looking to stay again.

    October 2013
  • We rented both Edmond's regular place and the extra bedroom across the hall. The place was nice and cozy and quite comfortable. Having the back deck was very nice, and parking!! In general, it was nice and clean and Edmond was very nice and helpful. One night the cable went out and he was right there to deal with the cable company to get it working again. The kitchen was acceptable stocked and worked well for all of us to sit around talking in the evening. The mattresses, pillows and linens are all good. My back was happy! I feel that his pictures do not do the listing justice.

    October 2013
    Response from Edmond:

    Thanks Marcia for your comments. I'm glad you all had a very nice time here. Tell everyone we send our best and hope you all have a very pleasant holiday season. Let us know when you're planning to return. You all take care.

  • My wife and I had a very enjoyable stay in Ed's Washington apartment for six nights. Ed and his wife were very welcoming and even had gone to the trouble of supplying breakfast cereal and soy milk according to our vegan requirements. The apartment was very comfortable with a bathroom equipped with a huge spa, a kitchen stocked with a variety of teas, coffees and spices for us to use, a back deck to enjoy the spring sunshine and a very comfortable bed. The apartment itself is located in a quiet neighbourhood within a 10 minute walk to a subway station, just a small number of stations from the centre of the city. After welcoming us, Ed and his wife left us alone to enjoy the apartment but we always knew that they would be available to answer any questions should we have them. We had a wonderful time in this home away from home and would highly recommend the apartment to anyone intending to visit Washington DC. Thanks Ed.

    June 2013
  • Edmond and Ms Mac are the coolest people ever. Great apartment, easy to get to from metro, a bit of a walk but a scenic route if you take the Howard Theatre route. The metro is very close to everything you need to see as a tourist, about two stops from where the centre of town stuff begins. The area is also quite walkable. There's a fantastic and cheap Indian- Mediterranean restaurant nearby called Red Torque as well as other breakfast and lunch places. Kitchen was stocked with essentials and all the maps and info needed as a tourist was there in the room.

    June 2013
    Response from Edmond:

    Thank You, Sangeetha, for your feedback. I hope you and your friends returned safe and should from your journey. Take care.

  • The location is ok, metro is not far away, you are close to U-Street where there are a lot of bars. Edmont and his wife are nice and helpful, although the pickup from the airport for 35 $ is a little overpriced in my opinion. The apartment itself didn't really convince us. Inside the building there are several guests, you just lock up your part of the house. It's not bad either but let's say it's nothing special. 1 negative thing: the wifi isn't working sometimes and if it is, it's quite slow.

    June 2013
  • This was our first ever experience using airbnb and it was 100% positive.

    Edmond and his wife were wonderful hosts. Ed helped carry our bags us to our room and was helpful showing us where different things in the apartment and also in the neighborhood.

    It was perfect for my husband and myself. We were pretty self sufficient because I did a LOT of research about what we were going to do before we arrived. It was 100% what his ad said it was.

    The tub is AMAZING after a long day walking around touring the sites and museums. There is a bus stop right out the front door and more every few feet. It was great to be able to use public transportation and not worry about driving and parking.

    The parking spot was tight but perfect. It is right under the deck of the apartment and was great not having to worry about street parking.

    I 100% recommend this place to anyone!

    June 2013
    Response from Edmond:

    Thanks again, Jessica for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. God Bless you and your new husband for your start in a new life chapter together.

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OUR SPECIAL FROM SUMMER THRU FALL EVENT. MAKE ANY FALL RESERVATION STAY(S) FOR MORE THAN SEVEN NIGHTS AND GET $5.00 OFF PER NIGHT. GET SPECIAL REDUCED MONTHLY PRICING TOO. ASK AND WE WILL TAKE OFF CLEANING FEES ON MOST OF MY LISTING, BASED ON NIGHTLY RATES ONLY, FOR STAYS MORE THAN A MONTH. BOOK ANY DATES AVAILABLE ON ANY OF MY (4) LISTINGS AFTER AUGUST 30TH THRU 2014. OUR SPECIAL CAN BE BOOKED ANYTIME BEGINNING AUGUST 1 THROUGH DECEMBER 15, 2014. THIS OFFER IS VALID FOR NEWLY BOOKED DATES, UNTIL MIDNIGHT, DECEMBER 15, 2014. MENTION THAT YOU STAYED WITH US BEFORE AND RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL 20% OFF YOUR TOTAL BILL, IN COMBINATION WITH THE ABOVE SPECIAL. ============================================================== I was born here in Washington DC and love the beat of this city. I've had several businesses; most lasting for more than 45 years. I know a lot about DC history and love telling interesting stories of yesteryear! I am very friendly but have a great knack at serious business. It all began in 1969 when me and Hilton Felton, my music director, started our youth singing group named "Ed Gerald Gospel Sounds". Consequently, for more than 23 years I produced a local (Metropolitan DC) Gospel Show called, "Spread a Little Sunshine", on TV - WTOP, WUSA--CBS Channel 9. Simultaneously, I recorded and produced gospel music; started Paradise Productions Studio next door to this building, then obtained the current building in 1995. This current building produced records under the labels "Paradise Productions", "Energy for God Record Company", Gospel World of E.G., then "EG Record Company." Many notable gospel artists were produced in this building, including the Dorsey Team of Dr. Clayton Hannah and Dr. Thomas A Dorsey. People who have stayed at my property have had a pleasant fun stay and usually don't like leaving on-time which is ok with me too! Each of my rented rooms will have some significant historical meaning of my times in DC during the years of TV or Radio producing or recording music or shows that were also performed and presented in metropolitan Parks and Recreation. If you ask not you receive not, is my favorite motto! Be encouraged...life is truly too short. Before booking: Link your Airbnb profile to a social network, verify your phone number; and complete your Airbnb profile. If your profile is not complete, upon checkin, expect us to ask to view a photo ID and possibly make a copy for our private records. The purpose is for emergencies and security, like hotels would expect. Thank You ############################# I can schedule for a basic driving tour of NW DC including Smithsonian, NatL Archives, Air & Space Museum; Iwa Jima Memorial, US Capital, Supreme Court, White House, Washington Monument, and a few more popular sites around NW Washington. I charge $45/hour for your group, up to 4 people. By the hour charges only apply (no halfs calculated). This Is daytime 9-6. After 6pm til midnight, $55/hour basic evening/night tour. Ask about my airport transportation service as well. I operate in all the metropolitan airports. If you're interested in the above, let me know in advance what you prefer for scheduling.
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