About this listing
Cozy 2 bedroom 1 bath English Basement apartment.
This cozy English basement has 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. The main bedroom has a large comfortable California King-size bed. The second bedroom has a comfortable full-size bed. For the fifth person, the living room has a pullout couch that sleeps one. There is also a Pack-n-Play available for infants. Fresh linens are included. Maximum occupancy is 5, including children.
The apartment has easy entry access with a keyless number pad, so there is no need to carry apartment keys around DC. Guests are welcome to enjoy the enclosed backyard for dining or a place for the kids to play.
Interaction with Guests
My husband and I live nearby and are usually readily available for check-ins, needed items, or information on the local area.
The apartment is conveniently located within 1.5 miles of the U.S. Capitol on the Northeast side of Washington DC. Public transportation is easily accessible. The D6 bus line stops around the corner and will take you to Union Station, E Street NW (near the National Mall), DuPont Circle, and Georgetown. Stadium Armory Metro station (blue/orange/silver line) is a 10-15 minute walk. There is an abundance of restaurants/bars located within a 10-20 minute walk along the H Street Corridor. If you are looking for more of a snack, sandwiches and tacos are only 1 block away.
METRO bus and rail is easily accessible. The Stadium-Armory Metro Station (blue/orange/sliver line) is a 10-minute walk from the front door. The metro-bus D6 line is 1 block away that takes passengers to Union Station, E Street NW (near the National Mall), DuPont Circle, and Georgetown. We have 5 SmarTrip Metro cards for guests to use. There are Capital Bikeshare rental bike racks located nearby. ZipCar lot located within a blocks distance. Let us know if you're driving to DC, we can provide a visitor vehicle parking pass for street parking free of charge.
Other Things to Note
- Kitchen has all new stainless steel appliances.
- If you’d like to cook and dine in, there is a full set of cookware and dishes.
- Grocery stores and Eastern Market are located in the vicinity for grocery shopping.
- Spotless bathroom with clean towels and hair dryer.
- Jacuzzi tub / shower to relax in after those long days of walking around the Washington sights.
- Central heat and air conditioning system.
- Dehumidification unit for the humid DC summer days.
- Washer / dryer in the unit for guests on extended holidays.
- Living room is equipped with a 42” HD G..gle TV.
- Free Netflix.
- Wired and Wi-Fi internet.
No smoking inside the apartment.
Maximum occupancy is 5, including children, babies, and long lost relatives stopping in for only a night.
Okay... AirBnB says it's better to have more rules here. I'm not a big fan of rules, but here it goes...
1) Don't take the furniture.
2) No tagging, marking or graffiti inside or outside the apartment.
3) No ritualistic sacrifices inside. Outside will be considered upon request.
4) No bonfires.
s\ The Management
We stayed at this apartment for over a month, and appreciated the space at the end of a long day in the city. Dwylene was very helpful throughout my planning process, and she and her children were friendly and welcoming when we saw them.
Dwylene made us feel very welcome. She came to greet us almost immediately upon our arrival. Her instruction sheets on frig and pantry items for "free" and "purchase" are clear, and very nice to have available. The Smartrip cards (for the metro/bus) are also great, and some had money left on them too! The apartment was as expected from the pics in the listing and it was very clean upon our arrival. Location was a little close to some not so nice areas for my personal preference, but immediate area seemed to be loaded with families, on our street anyway, and we felt safe enough. The apartment size was perfect for the 4 of us and cozy, but better than 4 of us in a hotel room. The Keurig cups for my daily coffee were the BEST part IMO, and I used up ALL of the French Roast!!! Loved the peanuts as snack choices and the rest of my family loved the little cereal boxes and mac n cheez! I also enjoyed soaking in the big tub, though I didn't turn on the jacuzzi, and I should have! There are a few places to eat that are close by, within walking distance, but not really a good place to have breakfast. The closest Safeway isn't in the best area, but there is another, it's just further away. We are just not that used to walking so much as AZ suburbanites and the humidity took a toll on us for the week we were there. Would highly recommend staying here for people who are used to the urban lifestyle of big city living, and the price for value was great. We enjoyed our stay, and it felt more like "home" than a hotel room. We also really enjoyed winding down each evening after our travels by watching Netflix!
From the day I made the initial inquiry through the entire stay, Dwylene was kind, responsive and genuine. The space was perfect for the three of us (two adults, one teen) and had all the amenities, including laundry! One day, a large rainstorm hit and caused some minor water seepage in the back of the unit; of course, Dwylene texted us and let us know they were on top of it. We barely noticed and it did not impact any of the living space or bedrooms. We loved the honor jar where you can buy, cheaply - I might add, light snacks, bottled water, Keurig pods, beer or pay for a load of laundry. The free use of Metro SmarTrip cards is also genius, along with guidebooks galore and maps. The only bummer was that we did not take advantage of Dwylene's recommendations and knowledge of the city, only because we have been several times, have family locally and know the city really well. So, if you are not familiar, take advantage of her recommendations!
Accommodations: 5 out of 5 stars
Location: 4 out of 5 stars (a bit far from nearest Metro station, but right near a key bus route)
Host: 5 out of 5 stars
Price: 5 out of 5 stars (for the amenities, this place is great value for the dollar!)
We thoroughly enjoyed this transit friendly, well-appointed apartment. It was the perfect 'base camp' for all of DC adventures and the hosts are a lovely family who take their role as hosts seriously-- wonderful hospitality. They have thought of conveniences like metro cards and a map to area grocery stores. Really helpful! We'll be back!
We loved staying with Dwylene: she is a very gracious and well organised host - cosy and quiet neighbourhood, away from the noise and still only 20 min biking from city center - also good bus connections
Where to start? Both the place and Dwylene are amazing. The place had everything we needed, including cereal for the kids and coffee for my husband and I so we didn't need to step out for them. Our boys loved watching Doctor Who on Netflix, which was available. The beds were comfy and the whole house was clean and cozy. We were only a short bus ride away from the National Mall. Dwylene always responded to queries and even arranged for an SUV to bring us to the airport. She was there to meet us and allowed us to check in early. She definitely made our stay in DC memorable. Would definitely book her place again if we ever need somewhere to stay in DC!
My family of 5 really enjoyed our stay at Dwylene's place! Upon arrival, she dropped by and gave us a quick introduction of her apartment, her neighborhood and DC in general :) We also appreciated that she provided us Metro cards for use during our stay. The apartment was cosy and well equipped with all the necessities for our short stay.
Dwylene was helpful and responsive in addressing our questions and concerns, both before and during our stay too.
Thanks for a great stay in DC! :)
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About the Host, Dwylene
My husband and I, along with our two kids, have been living and hosting in Washington DC for nearly 3 years. We enjoy talking about and sharing our fascinating city with others. We are avid travelers that know what we like when we travel and like to provide the same comforts to our guests.