About this listing
This contemporary and visually striking apartment is in a private home owned by an architect. The location is the highly desirable and close-in Palisades Village neighborhood of Washington, DC. You’re a short stroll to a host of fine dining and casual restaurants, Sushi spots, shops, cafes, gourmet takeouts, a fine wine shop, a yoga studio and a Farmer’s Market. The area inspires nostalgic feelings of neighborhood comfort, while allowing you to be a stone’s throw away from the city’s urban dynamic. Enjoy the rattle and hum of metro DC while treating yourself to the perfect end-of-day (or night) retreat at Architect’s Abode.
You’ll make your entrance into Architect’s Abode through French doors on the side of the house. The Abode’s smart interior design and sense of aesthetic continuity inspires a feeling of relaxation and comfort. This sophisticated one bedroom is tastefully furnished with a comfortable living room and a table facing a large window for dining and working or just contemplating the scenery! The kitchenette is stocked for simple food preparation and features a hotplate, microwave, coffee maker, panini maker (essential!), blender, refrigerator and toaster oven.
The apartment accommodates a single or couple with a double-sized bed, or a couple with one child on the sofa (it its not a pull out sofa).
Need to connect with nature? The house backs onto National Parkland with hiking trails to the historic Potomac River and Fletcher’s Boat House, or stay on trails that meander for miles through verdant, historic woods. It’s hard to believe that you are at the epicenter of global politics when you are surrounded by an abundance of nature and tranquility. Come experience both sides of DC!
Transportation is a breeze with the D6 and D5 bus lines. Forget taking a tour bus, Grab a Starbucks Coffee, sit back and relax while you enjoy the best $1.70 ride through some of the most historic neighborhoods in the city!
•Full cable TV
•Kitchenette stocked for cooking,
•Fresh, clean linens,
•Full bath with shower
•Unrestricted, safe street parking.
Interaction with Guests
If you need anything your very amicable hosts are onsite. You can also text or call Customer Service at LUXbnb 7 days a week.
C. LOCATION. LOCATION. LOCATION:
•Quiet, safe, location in the Palisades Village. Within 4 to 5 blocks in either direction you will find restaurants, coffee shops, cafes, pizza, an upscale wine store, superb fish market, sushi restaurants, Farmers Market, Safeway, CVS, post office, banks, dry cleaners, yoga studio, churches and community library.
•Approximately 1.5 miles to American University, Georgetown, Georgetown University, and the French and German Embassies.
•Get your culture on! What makes this city unique? You are a 20 minute drive by car to The National Mall with its memorials and Smithsonian museums (all public museums are free!). You are a mere 15 minute drive to the impressive Kennedy Center where there is a free performance every night at 6pm.
•An outdoor lover’s paradise in the middle of the city! The house sits directly next to Battery-Kemble National Park. Hike to Fletcher’s Boat House (rent canoes, Kayaks, row boats, bicycles), the Potomac River, C&O Canal, Canal Trail, and Capital Crescent Bike Trail.
•The Palisades Park and Recreation Center has free tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball diamond, turf soccer field and enclosed children's play area with swings, sandbox and climbing structures.
•Nationally regarded and ultra-modern Wilson public swim center, boasts an Olympic sized pool and interactive kids pool and is just a short drive away.
•We are on the D5/D6 bus lines (corner of V St. and MacArthur Blvd NW 1/2 block away) to Georgetown, DuPont Circle, West End, The World Bank & IMF, The White House, Downtown, The National Mall, Penn Quarter, Metro Center, Union Station, The Capital...i.e. literally everything.
•From the major transportation hubs you can reach out to trendy hot-spots like U-Street, Adams Morgan or Chinatown. Travel like a native with our insider guide to navigating the city (provided with your confirmation).
•For further information on public transit please visit Washington Metro Area Transit Authority's (WMATA) website. Go to "Trip Planner" to find the travel options between your desired destination and our house. Enter our location as “MacArthur Blvd NW & Chain Bridge Rd NW”.
No smoking please.
No pets please.
Arrival is anytime after 3pm but before 10pm on your first day, please coordinate arrival with owner.
Departure is anytime before 10am. Please leave the key on the table at departure.
Let us know what we can do to make your stay more comfortable.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
On my last trip to Washington DC, I rented this great 1-bedroom with my husband. We quickly learned that for those are traveling by car, the Palisades neighborhood is convenient for both downtown sightseeing, excursions to Bethesda and Arlington, as well as nature getaways.
It was Summer - so one day we hiked the Potomac's glorious Great Falls (20 minutes by car), and on another we rode bikes on the Capitol Crescent trail (5 minutes by car or 15 by foot). By night we explored the Lincoln Memorial and Maya Lin's powerful Vietnam Memorial. DC monuments and museums are easy to navigate, and our best visits were to the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery of Art.
Throughout the trip, we ate wonderful meals at 7H Cafe and Black Salt restaurant, which are located on the same bock as Safeway grocery store (10 minutes by foot). The mini-fridge, dishwasher, and kitchen appliances in this rental are great for any meal you might dream up to cook here. The apartment is exactly as pictured. The hosts, David and Susan, are kind, thoughtful and also very conscious of decorative detail. They live in the attached house, and were available for recommendations as needed. Between their hospitality and the free street parking, it's hard to beat this good deal on AirBnb.
This wasn't our first trip to DC. My husband and I wanted to make this one special, filled with dynamic opportunities for adventure both culturally and outdoors. For us, this rental presented a central location to do so, and the neighborhood was beautiful and safe. We had a lot of fun just looking at the architecture and landscaping of nearby houses, while exploring the area on foot. Booking with Charlotte was simple. I was provided a wealth of practical information on the local surroundings immediately after we made the reservation.
Thanks for everything, you guys!
My stay in the Architect's Abode was just lovely. The space is just as comfortable and as cozy as the photos show and the original artwork is fantastic, as is the neighborhood. I had everything I needed, and the friendly and helpful hosts were there to greet me when I arrived. The place is also full of a super collection of books and if I didn't have to work so much during this visit, I would have simply sipped tea (there's a great electric kettle), read books, and watched the friendly squirrels build a nest outside the window! Highly recommend, and hope to visit again in the Spring!
Thank you so much for the feedback, we depend on hearing from our guests so we know where we can make improvements.
We really hope to have the pleasure of hosting you in the Spring, but do book early as we fill up fast. :-)
With warm regards,
Charlotte with LUXbnb
The Mitchell's were very welcoming. Their house is in a beautiful neighbourhood and the apartment is very cosy and comfortable. It is very close to a grocery store and good restaurants. There is no air conditioning but there are plenty of fans. The kitchen does not have a stove/oven but does has a single burner element.
My girlfriend and I had an amazing staying!! Everything was semply perfect !! Hosts Susan and David are super sweet and helpful !! Recomend 100 % !! : )
Coming from Lake Tahoe, California, this was the perfect getaway right in the heart of Washington DC. On a major transit route that serves all regions of DC, this little apartment is perfect for those who want to see it all and then have some solitude when the sightseeing is done. The apartment sits on the edge of a national park: I couldn't believe that in Washington DC I could hike three hours on trails in the woods right out the door. I biked the trails that run along the canal and Potomac, and took advantage of the public transit when I wanted a little more action. There's a fabulous farmer's market within walking distance on Sunday mornings (the waffles for Sunday breakfast are the best!!!!), along with a couple markets and pharmacies, restaurants, banks, a post office, Starbucks and the public library. In addition, the library at Architect's Abode made me wish I had months to stay right there in the city, rather than just a few days. The bed was super comfortable, the linens were fine quality, the hosts were very gracious and unimposing, the accommodations were clean and welcoming. It felt like coming home to my secret room with a view: I will definitely be coming back!
Had a great stay in the Architect's Abode! The hosts were incredibly warm and very helpful in showing us around the apartment and how everything works! Very warm, homey atmosphere with beautiful lighting throughout. The living room has several DC guides that would be useful for any visitor. Really appreciate how speedy Charlotte was to respond to any questions! The apartment is very close to M street and all the other fun downtown DC distractions; conveniently, Safeway and CVS are very close by as well. Will definitely look to book again the next time I'm in town!
After an arduous process of getting confirmed by the management of the property, we waited for quite awhile to hear from the owner about getting access to the property. During our dinner, I finally received a call from the owner - unaware we had been booked. She needed to check with the property manager. Right after dinner, we received an apologetic call from the manager who told us they needed to cancel our stay.
We were disappointed and had to rush to find alternative accommodations for the next few days. As this was our first attempt to use this service, we were disappointed and discouraged to try again.
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About the Host, Charlotte
My business is LUXbnb, we offer short-stay properties in wonderful neighborhoods in Northwest Washington including those areas in high demand by visitors, i.e. DuPont Circle, Georgetown, Palisades and Capitol Hill. We offer studios to full homes for stays of 4 nights up to 8 months. Let us know your travel plans and we will find the best fit for your needs. Be generous and share the knowledge of LUXbnb, your source for short-stay rentals in Washington, with your friends, family adn colleagues.
Our latest addition are vacation properties for Washingtonians. See the Washington Vacations section on our website for homes in the nearby mountains. Take a few days away from the bustle of the city to explore our bucolic countryside little changed over the past 2 to 3 centuries. Visit wineries and orchards, significant Civil War battlefields and historic towns, hike the Apalachian Trail or follow in the footsteps of our founding fathers by visiting their homes. There is plenty to do that beckons you to leave the city for a weekend or a week.
A bit about me...I am a former Californian who, after 12 years in DC, is now an honorary Washington native. Being well traveled both domestically and internationally has given me a great appreciation for the enrichment contact with others brings to our experience. I am well-versed on the "must-see" sights, monuments and museums of our culturally rich city, along with the unique experiences your find only in Washington. We share that insight with our guests in our property Welcome Guides which we send upon confirmation.
We very much enjoy hosting visitors to our Nation's Capital and ensuring that they are able to make the most of their visit.
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