Make your stay in DC even more enjoyable with a lovely one-bedroom apartment to use as your own in one of DC's most hip neighborhoods!
This 700 sq ft. apartment is centrally located in Columbia Heights, in a medium-sized historic brick condo building. The apartment is bright and sunny, with five big windows bringing light to every room in the house. There's a big, soft down couch to spend time on, and a beautiful (but small!) kitchen to whip up something delicious. The large bedroom has french doors leading to the living/dining room, and has an en suite bathroom with a full bathtub. The bedroom has a king size bed (firm mattress) for your comfort. There's a pull-out bed in the couch (actually very comfortable) in case you need room for up to 2 more people.
Enjoy free wireless while you're here, and a TV with an internet-enabled Blueray DVD player. No cable TV, but I do get a lot of channels regardless, both local and international, including BBC and Al Jazeera. Free industrial-sized washer and dryer in the basement. Extremely flexible self-check-in so that we can work around your schedule.
Columbia Heights is a wonderful neighborhood to stay in. It's eclectic and energetic. The large number of young working professionals living here have attracted many great restaurants and businesses to the area. The apartment, on 13th Street, is between the two main streets in Columbia Heights. One block away is 11th Street, which is widely recognized as one of DC's most exciting upcoming streets. A number of excellent small local restaurants populate the street, from a very classy 24-hour coffee/breakfast/lunch/bar (The Coupe) restaurant, to one of DC's best pizza joints (Red Rocks), a perennial favorite pub (Meridian Pint), a BBQ place (Kangaroo Boxing Club), and a farm-to-table restaurant (Maple), among others. 14th St, where you'll find the metro and buses that run straight downtown, is a busy gathering place, with a farmer's market on Saturdays, the award winning Sticky Fingers Bakery, a Target (in case you've forgotten anything), a grocery store, Starbucks, and many other chain (primarily) restaurants. There's also great independent Thai, Vietnamese, and Central and South American restaurants and a French bakery. 14th St., further down toward town, has many interesting small shops--it's a 2 mile walk from the apartment to the White House along 14th St, and very entertaining the whole way!
Columbia Heights is an extremely convenient neighborhood as well. The apartment is just a couple blocks from the Columbia Heights Metro, buses that run straight down into the center of town (the Mall, Monuments, Museums, White House) and to other interesting parts of the city (Dupont, Georgetown) and the Circulator--a bus that will take you to Adams Morgan, the bars/clubs on U-Street, and the White House for just $1 (and runs every 10 minutes--very convenient). DC's favorite (and fastest) way of getting around town, the Capital Bikeshare, has a station a block away. I walk or Bikeshare virtually everywhere around the city. If you're a runner or enjoy hiking, the apartment is also within easy walking distance from Rock Creek Park, DC's biggest (miles and miles of trails through hills and along a beautiful river) park which has trails for hiking, biking, running and even horseback riding.
This neighborhood is one of the most convenient in DC--every main attraction is within a 1-2 mile radius, and there's always an easy way to get there without a car! Coupled with a great apartment that you'll have entirely to yourself, you are sure to have a great visit to DC.
No smoking or parties. Condo building's quiet hours are 10pm to 7am.
Sarah texted us when we arrived to make sure that everything was ok. Her apartment was just as described. It was sunny and light, very comfortable and had everything we needed. The neighborhood is very convenient to shops and transportation. We had a rental car, and found street parking on her street each time we needed it. Sarah left detailed information about access, wi-fi, and how to get around. The location was perfect for us. We had a wonderful stay at Sarah's place.
The photos that Sarah posted on her website don't do her apartment justice. The quiet space was exactly what I needed during my short stay in D.C. The apartment is in a central location and the metro was three short blocks away. The apartment has these beautiful windows that allow the sun to shine through, and it was really nice waking up to that during my stay. I cannot emphasize how clean her apartment is!
She went above and beyond and provided me with bath oils that helped me relax and unwind after long days of visiting potential graduate school programs. She especially went the extra mile in making sure that I arrived safely and was settled in. If I ever visit D.C. (and I'm sure that I will) I will definitely try to stay here.
We had a lovely stay in Sarah's warm and welcoming apartment. The location was great, close to shops and the metro which was super convenient for us.
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful and memorable time staying at Sarah's home. She provided a clear itinerary with details as to everything we needed and was available via email to answer any questions. The apartment exceeded our expectations as it was extremely clean, well-organized, and charming. We enjoyed the gas stove, blue ray player, and full bath. The indoor lighting is wonderful and sun is bountiful during the day. It's quiet at night as well. We enjoyed the neighborhood as well. The train is a few blocks away and so are main stores and restaurants. We would definitely rent Sarah's place again and recommend it to anyone looking for a lucky find.
Perfect place ! Cosy and warm, clean and neat, fully equipped, in a nice area, close to amenities and cool restaurants, including direct subway to the Mall.
At the moment we are going through the apartment door, we fell in love. It was beautifully decorated, bright, spacious, clean. A great find in D.C. I want to return not only for the city but spend more days in the apartment of Sarah. Also: there was no problem with our check in, we had to go early and Sarah responded immediately. We are very happy with the choice of this apartment well located and connected to the rest of the city, nice for a walk or dinner at night. Thanks Sarah for letting your house has been for a few days, our home.
I'm a former Californian, now living in D.C. via a variety of other places (Seattle, Baltimore, Tanzania, Kenya). I work in global health, and I rent out my place while I travel the world--usually for work but sometimes for fun as well. I'm always active and love the outdoors and exploring new places. I've done a lot of exploring in D.C. in the past 2 years that I've lived here; I would be happy to give you tips on what to experience in D.C.!