About this listing
This handsome, fully equipped studio w/ Wi-Fi is ultra-convenient for visiting Washington D.C. Granite kitchen counters, dishwasher, lots of built-ins. With bamboo and tile floors, it's a standout unit in the popular River Place South building . The leafy, tree-shaded complex lies across from the picturesque Key Bridge to DC's trendy Georgetown restaurant and shopping area. It's only minutes by foot from Rosslyn metro station. Resort-style pool, modern in-house gym, free exercise classes!
A superb studio with a separate full kitchen in the ultra-convenient, highly popular, River Place South building, minutes from DC by metro, bus or foot.
River Place is a leafy, resort-style complex, two blocks from the Rosslyn metro station. Gleaming bamboo hardwood floor, 32-inch wall-mounted flat panel TV, Cararra marble bathroom vanity, Wi-Fi and in-house fitness center with late-model equipment. Sunny with huge wall-to-wall picture window, four closets including a walk-in closet, and built-in oak-clad bookcases. Fully furnished in contemporary style and fully equipped with kitchenware and linens. The unit is 406 square feet and includes a separate, full, tiled kitchen with granite counters, under-cabinet lighting and new (2016) Whirlpool "White Ice" dishwasher(URL HIDDEN)
From the apartment, you may walk across the picturesque Key Bridge in 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 working or studying in 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 @ $125 per month.
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 quarters or debit or credit card. The renovated laundry room features machines so cutting-edge that they can text you when a load is finished.
River Place overlooks the Iwo Jima Monument National Park, home to the sculpture 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 location is unsurpassed: 5 minutes' walk to the Rosslyn Metro station, an intersection of the Orange, Blue and (new) Silver metro lines. One stop away on the Orange line is DC's Foggy Bottom Metro stop and George Washington University. 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 Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the German Marshall Fund, The Eurasia Center, the Peterson Institute and the School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University).
Restaurants, shops, post office, bank, Target and CVS drug store 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. 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 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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Super-convenient connections to DC and northern Virginia by car, bus, metro. Also a snap to get to the area's Dulles (IAD) and Reagan National (DCA) airports. Proximity to DC's Georgetown, just across the iconic Key Bridge. Breathtaking River/DC Monument views from the property grounds.
With its easy access to public transportation, you don't need a car. But on-site parking is available if you want to have one.
Other things to note
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.
I'm a career reporter, based for long stints in New York, Paris, Bangkok, Washington and Shanghai. Now a visiting professor of journalism in China and freelance correspondent. Am very happy to steer visitors to great spots in and around D.C. When I'm out of town, my in-house assistant manages key hand-offs and orientations to the property. As a guest, I pride myself on taking excellent care of others' homes.