Hello! This is a lovely bright studio in the heart of Dupont Circle. This is a great apartment on a quiet street in the middle of the city. You can walk to the White House and lots of fun restaurants from the apartment. This listing is for a lovely stay on the orange futon pictured. I'll make turn it into a bed for you with sheets and towels and all that jazz! We will share this lovely small studio apartment! Yay.
THE APARTMENT: A quiet studio on the fourth floor of a five story apartment building in Dupont Circle. The building has an elevator. The main room is 350 sq. feet but there is an additional walk-in closet, kitchen area, and bathroom. The room has a lovely view of some big trees next door.
Futon: Your bed will be the orange futon. Note - some people in the reviews mention a not great futon. That was the old futon that was from Target. This new futon is the orange futon from CB2 (Crate and Barrel). It is a very nice long futon that is very comfortable.
Bathroom: The bathroom has a full tub. And of course you could just use it for a shower. A hairdryer is also provided.
There is a TV (without cable) in the room and a DVD player for your fun. There is also free WIFI. I also have an HDMI cable that you can hook into your computer to watch movies or whatever you'd like from your computer on the big TV. In addition there is obviously an air conditioner unit/fan and lots of heat.
The refrigerator is small, for America, but it has certainly treated me well. Feel free to stock any small kitchen supplies. The stove/oven in the apartment was unplugged and so it does not function. There is a hotplate with two burners, a microwave, an electric can opener, a crock pot and a toaster that you should feel free to use. Most important - there is an espresso machine!
I also have a yoga mat that you should use as you please. I have subscriptions to a lot of magazines such as Vogue, W, Glamour, Lucky, Vanity Fair, Fortune, Bloomberg Business Week, Budget Travel, People Style Watch, Travel & Leisure, etc. I have all the last four issues or so under my coffee table. Feel free to peruse through all the magazines.
There are washing machines and dryers in the basement of my building. You can feel free to go down there and wash all your clothes. You have to buy a card for five dollars before you can wash anything. It is two dollars for a wash and 2.00 to dry.
I have a book of helpful information for your stay. It includes maps, information on local restaurants, helpful tips on the apartment, etc.
Breakfast: There is no breakfast in the apartment. There is a great little cafe downstairs though and another one two blocks away. There is also a grocery store around the corner. Yum yum.
THE LOCATION: Dupont Circle Area. The apartment is a five to ten minute walk from the Dupont Circle Metro Stop on the Red Line. You could also walk from the Green/Yellow Line's U-Street/African-American Civil War Memorial Stop but it would take about 20-25 minutes. The apartment building is located one building off of trendy 17th Street which is filled with restaurants, bars, nail salons, yogurt places, etc. A large grocery store is around the corner. Also there are two liquor stores and a 7-11 within feet of the apartment. From the apartment you could walk to the White House (about 20 minutes) or to the U-Street area (about 8 minutes) or Dupont Circle (about 5 minutes) or over to 14th Street (about 10 minutes). I repeat, within one block there is a 7-11 Convenience store, a supermarket, two liquor stores, a dry cleaner, numerous food options, a bar, etc. All sorts of fun!
ACCESS: You can take the Metro's Red Line to Dupont Circle. From there it is a 5-10 minute walk. There are also numerous bus options available. Washington DC is a very walkable city and you can walk to the White House and other attractions easily from here. Perhaps more importantly, the area is overflowing with great restaurants!
ROOMMATES: I will be your roommate. I'm a 29 year old woman who has traveled extensively and I'd love to share my little home to others who are traveling through DC. This apartment is in the heart of the city (and the part of the city with the highest rent) so the space is small! I love sharing my home and I hope the great location will be great for you as well. But again, this is a small studio and we will both be there - just an FYI!
SLEEP: Since we are sharing the apartment, sleep is pretty important. Sleeptime is between midnight and 7am. If you want to catch a bus to Philadelphia at 4am, please do not stay here! I promise to never book the place if I have to get up super early either. It is only fair for the both of us!
I have no dogs, cats, or pets of any kind. There is no smoking in the building.
GUIDEBOOKS: I have a welcome packet with all sorts of information and I have the most recent version of the Lonely Planet DC guidebook that you are more than welcome to use during your stay. So don't buy a guidebook if you stay here!
Parking: DC is not a car friendly city. The apartment is a 5-10 minute walk to the Dupont Circle Metro stop. The apartment is also on many major bus routes. If you really want to bring your car, you can park it on the street on weekends and holidays but PLEASE pay attention to the street signs. Parking tickets in DC usually run around $100. If I had a car here, I would not risk worrying about street parking and I would park in one of the nearby garages. There is a parking garage at 17th and P Street where you can park your car for $16 a day. The garage is a five minute walk from my apartment.
Hair Dryer, Wifi, TV, DVD Player, Toaster, Crock Pot, Yoga Mat, Espresso Machine, Microwave, Clean Towels, Lonely Planet DC Guidebook
One Person: A few people have asked me if two people can stay at the apartment. I'd love to have everyone stay at my place but unfortunately the futon really can only fit one person. So really, this listing is only for one awesome person for the futon.
Also note that if your Airbnb profile is not filled out, I will not accept the reservation request. We are sharing a space so I need to know who you are!
Check In/Check Out: Please try to check in around 2pm. Please try to check out around noon. If you need to stay later or arrive earlier, just let me know. It should work out.
***NOTE***A new orange futon arrived November 20th. This is the CB2 (Crate and Barrel)'s orange futon. This is a super nice luxurious futon. You can see in the reviews for my place that previously the old futon was not that comfortable but the new futon is both super comfortable and longer (good for tall guests!).
The Airbnb calendar is accurate through the end of April 2014. Unfortunately I do not know my schedule beyond March so if you message me about those dates, I will not be able to book them right now. If you need to stay an extra day or two that are not available on the calendar, just let me know. It should work out. Thanks so much!
Lauren was really a great host! Her apartment is amazing and located at a very nice neighborhood full of great restaurants. A big super market just 200 meters away. Nothing to say, just amazing! I hope I could stay more. I will defiantly go back next time when I visiting DC. Highly recommended for everyone!
AMAZING!!! This host was incredible, thoughtful and awesome. Her communication was prompt and her hospitality was unmatched. Her space is cozy and I would stay there again given the opportunity.
This was my first time using Airbnb and it was certainly one to remember. First of all, I had to make a quick reservation with only 7 days notice and the day I contacted Lauren, she got back to me quickly within a few hours. Second, my flight to DC was delayed by more than 3 hours the night I arrived. Lauren was checking in with me throughout the evening and very graciously offered to stay up till 2 am to meet me and help me settle in. Everything I needed was ready so I could take a quick shower and fall into bed after my nightmare airport experience. She was so sweet and understanding, making me laugh at the absurdity of it all and never once expressing frustration. Her apartment was very clean and cozy. The bathroom was well-stocked and her futon was amazingly comfortable and spacious. I slept like a baby. Lauren was so considerate and quiet the next morning, waiting to turn on her TV and start her day until I was clearly awake and ready to get up. If you're taking a trip to DC, Lauren's apartment is the perfect little hideaway, snuggled right in the DuPont Circle area. I would definitely stay again the next time I make it over to DC.
Lauren's place is really connivence and close to subway station. She is really detailed and helpful, there is a binder thing in her house and provides tons of useful information. I really enjoyed talking with Lauren and the decoration of her house. I believe I would come back at her place when I visit Washington again :)
Lauren is fantastic- super nice and laid back! Futon was comfy and I had a great stay- would definitely stay with Lauren again the next time I'm in DC!
Lauren was fabulous and accommodated me with very short notice. She was extremely responsive and helpful. She was inviting and her place was comfortable and totally suited my needs.
Lauren is a warm, helpful and excellent host, her apartment is in a very convenient location, exactly as the name suggests.
Lauren is very easy-going, organised and responsive. Her book with the instructions and suggestions is very helpful. I highly recommend this convenient location. Dupont Circle is very safe and fun! Would stay there again in a heartbeat!
I was in a last minute unexpected pickle. Lauren came through and her space was amazing and amazingly convenient. She set me up for an optimal stay and being within steps of the best nightlife as well as brunch locations proved to be a great find.
Looking forward to staying with her again on my next trip!
Lauren was a great host! The apartment was neat, the futon comfy, and the location couldn't be better. Lauren even has a binder of local restaurant and activity information. My stay couldn't have been better! Thank you!
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