This handsome, fully equipped studio w/ Wi-Fi is ultra-convenient for visiting Washington D.C. The complex lies opposite DC's trendy Georgetown restaurant and shopping area, minutes' from Rosslyn metro station. Resort-style pool, new in-house gym!
One of several high-end studios in the ulta-convenient River Place, minutes from DC. .
River Place is a leafy, resort-style complex, two blocks from the Rosslyn metro. Gleaming bamboo hardwood floor, 32-inch wall-mounted flat panel TV, Carerra marble bathroom vanity, Wi-Fi and in-house fitness center with late-model equipment. Sunny with huge wall-to-wall picture window, walk-in closet and built-in oak-clad bookcases. Fully furnished in contemporary style and fully equipped with kitchenware and linens. The unit, #744, is 406 square feet and includes a separate, full, tiled kitchen with granite counter tops, under-cabinet lighting and dishwasher.
From the apartment, you may walk across the picturesque Key Bridge in 10 minutes to D.C.'s trendy Georgetown neighborhood of ethnic restaurants, lively bars and busy nightlife. Everything is at your fingertips here -- it's ultra convenient for touring Washington D.C. and surrounding areas. Also in walking distance is Theodore Roosevelt Island, an 88.5-acre nature preserve in the Potomac crisscrossed by nature trails and boardwalk that transports you from the urban environment. Zipcar and Capital Bikeshare stations are within a few minutes' walk.
The building, known as River Place South, is part of a gated community. A concierge is on duty in an upscale lobby. Community amenities include a resort-style outdoor pool with lap lanes and Jacuzzi-like hot whirlpool. Also featured: an in-house health club with late-model cardio and strength equipment; an on-site grocery store (open until at least 11 p.m. on weekdays and midnight on weekends), hair salon and dry cleaners.
On-site parking may be available by special arrangement.
Early check-in also may be available. If so, we're happy to accommodate.
Washer/dryers are on the building's first floor, operated with a card that can be topped up using cash or credit card.
River Place overlooks the Iwo Jima Monument National Park, home to the sculpture by Felix de Weldon based on the iconic photo Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima, taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal. The property lies close to jogging and biking trails along the Potomac, upscale shopping in nearby Clarendon and acclaimed restaurants. You may want to try the successor to Ray's Hell Burger, where President Obama treated then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to a fat, juicy sampling of what many still deem the area's best hamburgers.
For touring, the apartment's location is unsurpassed: 5 minutes' walk to the Rosslyn Metro station, an intersection of the Orange and Blue metro lines. One stop away on the Orange line is DC's Foggy Bottom Metro stop. Separately, a $1 shuttle bus whisks you over the Key Bridge to Georgetown and then to DuPont Circle, the beating heart of DC's intellectual life (home to some of the nation's most prestigious think tanks and research institutions, including the Brookings Institution, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the German Marshall Fund, The Eurasia Center, the Peterson Institute and the renowned Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University).
Restaurants, shops, post office, bank, CVS drug store and Arlington's showcase Artisphere are all just around the corner from River Place, either on or next to Wilson Boulevard, Arlington's main thoroughfare.
Notes: The Iwo Jima Marine Corps War Memorial adjacent to River Place is a major D.C. landmark, visited by over 1 million annually. It's home to the Sunset Parade, a rivetting, free performance Tuesday evenings during the summer months by the United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps with the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon. Crowds also gather at the Memorial on the 4th of July to watch the national fireworks display.
The D.C. Circulator bus runs between Dupont Circle, Georgetown and Rosslyn. For just $1, you can hop on the Circulator at the corner of 19th St. N. and N. Moore St. -- about five minutes' from River Place -- and zip across the Key Bridge into D.C. For the return trip, pick up the bus in Dupont or Georgetown. Buses run every 10 minutes from 7:00 a.m. - midnight Sunday through Thursday and 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. on weekends.
There are two private bus companies that run between Rosslyn and New York City. Vamoose Bus provides service several times daily from 1801 N Lynn Street in Rosslyn -- about five minutes' walk from River Place -- to Penn Station/Madison Square Garden in midtown Manhattan. The cost may be as low as $20.00. Tripper Bus provides daily service from nearby 1901 N. Moore Street to the Macy's flagship store on 34th Street in Manhattan.
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The building's management office requires that you register as a resident, entailing a $25 charge per resident that must be paid by check, not cash, when checking in. This clears you to use the in-house gym, outdoor pool and other community amenities. It also gets you a personalized electronic key fob to streamline access to the building.
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