(Not shared space) Full use of a private and separate 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom fully furnished and equipped apartment just one block from the blue and orange line metro and grocery store and within a quick 6 block walk (approx 10 minute walk) to Eastern Market, award winning restaurants, bars, and parks. The apartment is a 2 metro stop or a leisurely 15-20 minute walk to the US Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, and the National Botanical Gardens. Additionally, it is located in walking distance to The Yards Park and the National's Stadium. The Smithsonian and the most of the DC monuments are within 4-6 metro stops on the same metro line (blue and orange).
This is a separate 2BR, 2BA sunny English garden apartment in our home with its own private front patio. Inviting, serene, renovated and spacious with all the amenities that you need for your stay: fully equipped kitchen, flat screen TV with Direct TV and DVD in the living room, washer and dryer, and separate dining area. The apartment features a front bedroom that has a full size bed and a back bedroom that hosts a queen size bed, bamboo floors, tasteful decor, upscale linens, and a festive, inviting, shared outdoor space. The layout is such that the bedrooms and baths are located on opposite sides of the living space to maximize privacy for guests. A portable twin bed is available upon request.
We are only 1 block away from Capitol Bike Share - it's a fun and easy way to get around DC - and available for daily rentals at $7 a day. Very popular with locals and tourists alike. We also have multiple zip cars with in a 1-2 block radius. The Yards Park is a great place to play and picnic and is not well known among tourists. It hosts weekly outdoor movies (on Thursdays) in the summer and weekly (on Fridays) live music events from May - August. Eastern Market, 6 blocks away - an easy walk, is a famous institution. It is open 6 days a week as a historic market that hosts a baker, a fishmonger, a butcher, a florist, a grocer among other shops, but on the weekends, it hosts an outdoor farmers market, a huge flea market, and an artist's market - an amazing place to explore, people watch, and venue to discover great finds, great foods, and great non-traditional souvenirs and gifts. We are also within biking, jogging, metro, or walking distance from the award winning Results Gym, Capitol Hill that is in a converted historic school. If you want to keep your workout routine while on vacation or on an extended stay, access can be arranged at cost. Each day visit there is $15. The gym has multiple classes, award winning locker rooms with dry and wet sauna and jacuzzi, a rock-climbing wall, extensive free weights and machines, and basket ball and racket ball courts.
Our family of 4 lives in the unit above and though well insulated, some noise is audible between floors (not voices or music but heavy footsteps). Metro access is so easy, Regan International Airport - a fast cab ride or metro ride away. We can arrange off-street parking. We are perfectly located for a unique and fun visit to our nation's capital!
Please note that the lack of reviews is due to the fact that many of our guests stay for extended periods - up to 2 months and through other venues. We are exactly as pictured, one block to 2 metro lines, and well located on Capitol Hill.
We assume our guest are courteous. We do, however, collect a $150 security deposit that is promptly returned via Air BNB after your visit is complete. No smoking inside the apartment.
Crystal was a wonderful host. The apartment was comfortable and very well appointed. It was large enough for a family of 4 with 2 adult children. Our son slept on an ingenious pull out trundle couch that was far more comfortable than any sleeper sofa. We cooked dinner in the well stocked kitchen and ate at the table which we later converted into a great spot for cards and games.
The neighborhood is in the process of gentrification making it a "real" neighborhood. We easily walked to the grocery store and metro. There are many restaurants within a 6 to 8 block radius. The location was very easy for sightseeing as well as shopping with easy access to 295 and 395.
Crystal was also very helpful with a few items we left behind. We would definitely stay there again and hope to soon.
We loved this place. The location was handy, the apartment beautifully maintained with everything we needed, Crystal was extremely helpful and provided lots of local insights . Highly recommended .
The apartment was exactly as described. Very cute and homey. Crystal is a great host, providing lots of extra special touches. The location is very convenient and perfect for sightseeing. We had a wonderful time and would stay here again!
The place is perfect and Crystal was very helpful. The neighborhood is very pleasant and the house is a short walk to Eastern Market and 8th St where there are many great restaurants. A great place to stay in D.C.
We have stayed at several airbnb's and this was our families favorite! Crystal made several little added touches to the home to make you feel welcome- snacks, metro cards, Vic card. The family is very sweet and helpful! It is super close to a nice big grocery store and the metro. We'd come back in a heartbeat!
Everything about our stay exceeded our expectations. The place was perfect and Crystal and her family were great hosts! The apartment was very clean and equipped with everything we needed. All of our questions were answered promptly and our host offered great suggestions. We felt right at home from the moment we walked in the door. So much so that two of the nights we there we ate dinner in the apartment! The location was really great and just a short walk to the metro station. We felt very safe and I even went for a run in the neighborhood one morning. We highly recommend the Crittenden's apartment, you will be delighted!
This property in Washington DC, Capitol Hill was exactly as posted by the host. It was large and extremely well appointed with comfortable furniture, extremely comfortable beds and even food and snack items left in the fridge and on the kitchen counter. The location was absolutely perfect 2 blocks to the Metro and about 4 blocks to fantastic restaurant choices. The hosts were even so thoughtful as to leave Metro swipe cards for us to use. We would stay at this home again in a heartbeat. Crystal & John were very helpful with area details and personally met us, which made us feel quite at home. Thanks for making our Washington DC visit so special.
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The Crittenden Family consists of: Jon, a mechanical engineer who likes baseball (NY Mets were his first Love) and triathlons; Crystal, sales consultant and DC enthusiast; Josephine and Danielle (8 and 9), sisters and best friends. We are a fun and respectful family, and love meeting new people!