About this listing
Hello! This is an original free standing carriage house built in 1890. The 2nd floor has been fully updated. Hardwood floors, reclaimed bed frame, controllable skylights, Nest Thermostat , mini fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, tea kettle. The 1st floor has a washer/dryer. Please ask questions! Thanks!
We are one of the original Airbnb hosts in DC.
If the Carriage House isn't available, please check out our other listing at the same location, DC Apartment near White House, Mall - http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/407014
Why share? You can have your own private house! Why stay in a hotel room? Rent our house - it's wonderful turn-of-the-century, totally private, free-standing Carriage House that has been fully updated.
The sunny 2nd-floor studio apartment features a reclaimed wood, queen sized bed frame with a Casper mattress. A full bathroom stocked with fluffy towels, washcloths, free body wash, shampoo, and condition. There is an armoire and dresser, couch and coffee table, end tables with lamps. Controllable Velux skylights and blinds , ceiling fan, Nest central heat/AC thermostat, full-size washer and dryer, iron, hair dryer. WiFi, desktop with a flat screen TV hooked up to a PC computer workstation for full streaming & stereo with Ipod hookup.
We also have a small kitchenette stocked with coffee, tea, coffee maker, kettle for boiling water, microwave, fridge, dishes, silverware, glasses, and picnic supplies.
There is a reclaimed wood queen-sized bed that sleeps two and a pull-out couch that sleeps two more. Multiple sets of 600-thread count sheets and duvet covers will ensure that you sleep comfortably.
No smoking and No Pets.
Entrance to the apartment is through a secure outdoor courtyard shared with the main house, and we have a self-check-in process for total privacy and 24/7 access. There is an exterior security camera system for additional security that's monitored 24/7. If you want to bring your bike, there is plenty of storage in the downstairs entrance area, or you can try the Capitol BikeShare system just one block away.
Great location with a Walkscore of 85 and a TransitScore of 92 (Riders Paradise). Centrally located in downtown DC, just steps (.1 mile/.15km)from the south 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 the Giant grocery store located in the historic O street market.
Please contact us if you have any other questions. We would like to have our guests do one of the following before staying with us: Link your AirBnB profile to an approved major Social network; verify your phone number, or complete your AirBnb profile. Thanks !
On street parking is plentiful in the neighborhood within a 1/2 block of the Carriage House and we provide a parking pass if you have a car and plan on staying for a while.
WIFI, Streaming TV and Movies from the desktop to the flat screen TV. Washer and dryer with free detergent. Free shampoo, conditioner and body wash, blow dryer and flat iron.An incredible location and experience..!!
Interaction with guests
This is a totally private apartment. Interaction is minimal
Shaw is a hip and up and coming neighborhood that has central access to the sights and sounds of the city!!
In the neighborhood there are great restaurants , Dives bars, Beer Gardens and Cocktail Bars.
We have a very high walk score (85) The METRO(train system) is half a block away, there are multiple bus stops within 2 blocks of the unit. Zipcars, Cars2Go, Uber are all easily accessed.
Other things to note
Airbnb has notified all Washington DC hosts that, based on an agreement with DC city authorities, as of February 15th, 2015 Airbnb will be required to charge a lodging or hotel tax of 14.5% on the price of all short-term accommodation. This tax is over and above the prices quoted below and will be collected by Airbnb at the time of booking.
We prefer to use the Airbnb messaging system for all communication so please make sure that you have a valid email address that will send you a notification email when a message gets posted there. Please post your arrival and departure times to the AirBnB message thread as soon as possible. This allows us have a general idea of when you are arriving at the apartment in case of any troubles with check in.
We would like to have our guests do one of the following before staying with us: Link your AirBnB profile to a social network such as (website hidden), (website hidden) or (website hidden); verify your phone number; or complete some more of your AirBnb profile. Thanks!
This is a non smoking unit. Anyone smoking in the unit will be left negative feedback.
Please no heavy partying in the Carriage House.
We are DC natives and own this property together. We are enjoying hosting all our guests through AirBnB.
Both of our listings are totally private. We want you to enjoy your stay with us, so please let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.