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Capitol Hill 2BD/2Bath-Cari's in the City

SuperhostNoMa, Washington, District of Columbia
Entire guest suite hosted by Cari
5 guests2 bedrooms3 beds2 baths
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For 15-straight quarters, we've been Superhosts. Our renovated, private flat is in DC's "it" neighborhood, Greater NoMa. We have a professional, "green" cleaning company clean between guests. With a neighborhood walk score of 94 (bike score/92), we encourage walking: Capitol Building/22 minutes, Union Station/15 minutes, Metro/4 minutes -- all on foot. Featured: "Washington Post Magazine." Sleeps up to 5. Dog-friendly. Watch a video about the neighborhood at Vimeo dot com forward slash 239488210

The space
Set in the city's historic Capitol Hill region, the flat (which sleeps up to 5 people and a dog) is an oasis located in a quiet enclave of a big city that brags a "Walk Score" of 94, "Bike Score" of 92 and "Transit Score" of 80 (as compared to DC's average scores of 77, 69, 71, respectively).

This 1910 rowhouse was completely renovated in 2014, debuting on Airbnb in 2015. The renovation and design in a neighborhood that is swiftly becoming DC's "it" neighborhood was chronicled in the Washington Post Sunday Home & Design Issue in April 2015. URL's cannot be posted here. You can look up the article entitled: "She’d always wanted a rowhouse. Now it was the right time to buy and restore one."

GENERAL DETAILS:
• Sleeps up to 5
• 15-minute walk to/from Union Station
• 2-minute walk to/from Metro's Red Line
• Restaurants, bars and family activities easily accessed on foot, bike or by car (including taxis/uber/lyft)
• Dog-friendly

THE FLAT:
This 1910 row house was completely renovated in early 2015. At Cari's in the City, we provide an opportunity for our visitors to stay in either our 2-bedroom flat, which you have chosen, or a 1-bedroom flat that sleeps up to 3 people (see the listing "Cari's in the City - 1BD"), a completely private apartment with private access (so private, you may not even meet your hosts, unless you want to!).
• 1-BD with a queen-sized bed, full bath, closet and dresser.
• 1-BD king-sized bed (perfect for a couple) converts from a Mid-Century style couch. Couch can also convert to 2 twin-beds (perfect for kids); full bath, dresser, closet.
• Coat closet in the hallway (with umbrellas for inclement weather).
• Full kitchen/dining area with oven/stove, toaster, fridge, dishwasher. Coffee/tea and snacks as well as a surprise treat left for guest's arrival.
• Mid-century couch in living area converts to a twin+ bed for 5th guest. Note: 5th guest requires an additional $25/night fee.
• Flat screen/wall-mounted TV with Apple-TV in the living/kitchen area.
• Flat screen/wall-mounted TV with Apple-TV, PS4 and BlueRay player.
• W/D, including detergents and laundry extras (ironing board, iron, etc.).

The entire flat sleeps 4 to 5 (with two people/bedroom). The 1st bedroom has a small window. The second bedroom provides additional space and morning sunlight with a view of the courtyard and back garden.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD:
Capitol Hill's H Street Corridor (and adjacent NoMa -- North of Massachusetts) is an area rediscovered: for its history, its nuance, its tradition and its "neighborhoodness." The area has bragging rights to unprecedented change and improvement: from new, award winning restaurants (such as Masseria, Maketto, Toku Underground, Ethiopiac), as well as much raved about food establishments (such as the famous, Ben's Chili Bowl), to redevelopments, such as the U-line (home to the first U.S. Beatles concert - grand opening September 2017) and Union Market. And, all of it is centrally located on the Red Line while within walking/biking distance (there are two Capital Bike Share stands within a three block walk of the house) of The Capitol, Eastern Market, Gallery Place (National Gallery)/China Town (including the Verizon Center), Nationals Park and the Smithsonians -- though you won't want to leave the H Street Corridor!

FEELING AT HOME IN OUR OASIS IN THE CITY:
Guests will have a private entrance with a keyless entry. Guests will have use of wireless internet (code provided), W/D, Apple TV, a PS4 video game system and Blue Ray player in the second bedroom. The back garden may also be available for use (upon prior discussion and arrangement). After a busy day of touring, conferences or both, putting your feet up in our spacious, beautifully decorated space will feel wonderflu!
We want all guests to feel at home!
Guests staying for more than a week will be required to pay for a cleaning once/week. The cleaning company will clean the flat, including bathrooms and remove garbage/recycling. This additional $60 fee is a pass-thru cost to the cleaning team.

DOG FRIENDLY FLAT:
Bring dogs when and if you can! We have a list of fantastic dog walkers (should you be out for the whole day) and one of the best dog stores in the city is three blocks away, so Fido will have fun, too. There will, of course, be a dog-friendly fee ($25/dog for the length of the stay) in case of accidents/damage. However, we are 100% fans of all dogs!

PERKS:
• BIKESHARE: Free use for one of a Capital Bike Share bike (usage over the allotted 30-minute per ride will incur additional fees; in addition, those failing to return the fob will be upcharged).
• METRO SMART CARD: Not all Metro stations provide travelers with the ability to purchase disposable paper cards. Plastic cards must FIRST be purchased, THEN uploaded with money, forcing visitors to incur an additional charge for a card they may only use for the term of their stay. We provide plastic cards so our guests do not have to pay the additional fee.
• COFFEE (and tea): A French Press coffee maker, award winning, local-only gourmet coffee beans creamers and sugar are provided for our guests. For those who prefer tea, there is a selection of teas.
• COUPONS: Our local restaurants and coffee houses loves visitors. Each week different establishments provide us with discounts and coupons for our guests.
• KITCHEN: The full kitchen allows for home cooking (there are two supermarkets within a 8 block radius). Our local Giant -- a basic supermarket; Harris Teeter -- a regional upscale supermarket with a wonderful prepared food section as well as a wine and beer section. In the fall of 2017 we will have a third supermarket, the well known national chain Whole Foods will be opening on 7th and H Streets.

TRANSPORTATION OVERVIEW:
Airports:
National Airport: 10 minute drive/ 30 minute Metro ride.
BWI Airport: 25 minute drive/30 minute MARC Rail ride.
Dulles Airport: 45 minute drive.
Railroad Station:
Six blocks from Union Station -- hub for Amtrak, MARC, VRE, Metro and a variety of bus systems.
Metro:
Redline. The most used line on the Metro system. 2.5 blocks from the NoMa/New York Avenue Metro stop. Six blocks from the Union Station stop.
Bike:
There are six Capital Bike Share stations within a 10 block radius. A bike 7-mile bike path, The Metropolitan Branch Trail (MBT), one of the best off-road bike lanes in DC, is 2.5 blocks away.
Walk:
You can get to more than 10 of the top 25 major tourist attractions in the DC area on foot (30-40 minute walk) including: The Capitol, Smithsonians/National Mall, Eastern Market/8th Street, Navy Yard/Barracks Row, Nationals Stadium/SE Waterfront and Arena Stage, Union Market, H Street/H Street Trolley, Spy Museum, National Gallery of Art, U Street, China Town/Verizon Center.

HOUSE RULES:
There is absolutely no smoking of any kind tolerated. You will be greeted by a clean home with fresh linens. I expect you to treat your home away from home with respect.

Guest access
KEYLESS ENTRY:
Guests have a private entrance as well as completely private living space. We provide a keyless entry code on the day of arrival so check-in (after 3pm) is simple and requires rendezvous with hosts or key pick up. With the keyless code, individuals guests here with a group can come and go as they please since everyone will be able to share the entry code.
COURTYARD GARDEN:
The back garden may also be available for use (upon prior discussion and additional fee).
ADDITIONAL GUEST PERKS:
• BIKESHARE: Free use for one of a Capital Bike Share bike (usage over the allotted 30-minute per ride will incur additional fees; in addition, those failing to return the fob will be up-charged).
• METRO SMART CARD: Not all Metro stations provide travelers with the ability to purchase disposable paper cards. Plastic cards must FIRST be purchased, THEN uploaded with money, forcing visitors to incur an additional charge for a card they may only use for the term of their stay. We provide plastic cards so our guests do not have to pay the additional fee.
• COFFEE (and tea): A French Press coffee maker, award winning, local-only gourmet coffee beans creamers and sugar are provided for our guests. For those who prefer tea, there is a selection of teas.
• COUPONS: Our local restaurants and coffee houses loves visitors. Many of the H Street restaurants will give you a discount for letting them know you are staying at a local Airbnb.
• KITCHEN: The full kitchen allows for home cooking (there are three supermarkets within a 8 block radius). Our local Giant -- a basic supermarket; Harris Teeter -- a regional upscale supermarket with a wonderful prepared food section as well as a wine and beer section. On March 15, 2017 we will have a third supermarket: The well known national chain Whole Foods will be opening on 7th and H Streets.

Other things to note
CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON 2019 is starting:
Peak bloom in 2019 predicted as April 3 - April 5.
Each year the peak bloom is different, some years in late March and some years in mid-April. Peak bloom depends on the previous season's winter weather in DC. The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a month long, starting March 20, 2019and running through April 13.
To gauge your 2019 trip for Cherry Blossom season in DC, here’s more information. From one of our local papers:
"This year, if all goes as planned, more than 70 percent of the blossoms on the trees around the tidal basin will flower between April 3 and April 6. If it holds steady, these dates fall comfortably within this year’s National Cherry Blossom Festival, which is scheduled for March 20 through April 13. It’s also right around the historical average, according to Cherry Blossom Watch. The average date for peak bloom between 2000-2010 fell right around April 1. Last year, peak bloom happened on April 5.
"NPS’s prediction could, of course, change (it usually does) depending on how cold or warm the weather gets as March goes on. Warmer weather will lead to a faster peak bloom, and colder weather could delay it."

Please note: Rooms are more expensive during Cherry Blossom season and throughout the city, rooms get booked up quickly.

MY GENERAL MISSION:
It is my mission to have visitors fall in love with DC. I will do everything I can to help make your stay comfortable, fun, enriching and to fill you with such a long list of things to do that you have to come back for another (many) visits!

Please note: There are steps required to access the flat; while a wheelchair cannot navigate inside the bathroom, the apartment itself has no internal stairs. If you have any special requests, please let me know so I can do my best to make your stay in the nation's Capitol even better!
For 15-straight quarters, we've been Superhosts. Our renovated, private flat is in DC's "it" neighborhood, Greater NoMa. We have a professional, "green" cleaning company clean between guests. With a neighborhood walk score of 94 (bike score/92), we encourage walking: Capitol Building/22 minutes, Union Station/15 minutes, Metro/4 minutes -- all on foot. Featured: "Washington Post Magazine." Sleeps up to 5. Dog-friendl…

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Bedroom 2
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NoMa, Washington, District of Columbia

What don't I love about this neighborhood?! First of all, I live here with my family! It has and IS everything that is wonderful about a small neighborhood in a big city. It has personality, history, convenience, entertainment, food and fantastic transportation options, including the new H Street Trolley which is FREE and a fun quick way to get a look at H Street. Two blocks from the Red Line (the most used Metro line in Greater DC) and six blocks from Union Station, the H Street Corridor is a central location with six Capital Bike Share stations in a 10 block radius. Union Market, brags pop-up events (including food, gift and fashion shows), a movie theater showing indy films (and home-movie style seating), restaurants, a wine shop, gourmet cheese shop, local seafood, homemade ice creams and gourmet chocolates, bread and coffee not to mention a farmer's market on Sundays during the warmer weather months.

On the "other side of the tracks" (under the Metro rail bridge in what is officially called NoMa), lunch time is ripe with the award winning tastes of food trucks: from lobster roll to BBQ ribs and popcorn, DC's food truck scene is a treat for the eyes and taste buds.

One block from the food truck scene is North Capitol Street with a view of the majestic Capitol (some of the opening shots from the show "House of Cards" were taken from this side of the quadrant). With the Capitol building so close as well as NPR and CNN, the area is a veritable political and media red carpet of famous faces.
What don't I love about this neighborhood?! First of all, I live here with my family! It has and IS everything that is wonderful about a small neighborhood in a big city. It has personality, history, convenienc…

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Joined in January 2015
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I am a journalist and social media strategist. We have three almost grown children: College graduate (lives in Nashville), college student, college student, and two enormous puppies. I cannot live without coffee, skiing, swimming, writing, reading, dogs and my wonderful children. I am obsessed with DC (and fairly "obnoxious" about my obsession). Having been raised in Manhattan, I am a city-kid.
I am a journalist and social media strategist. We have three almost grown children: College graduate (lives in Nashville), college student, college student, and two enormous puppie…
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We love meeting new people. But, interaction is up to each, individual guest. We are available to answer questions, offer suggestions, recommend restaurants for cocktails and dining. We live in the row house upstairs.
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed