About this listing
Please note that my apartment is ONLY available on an annual or semi-annual lease. No shorter periods than 6 months can be accepted.
Welcome to McLean Gardens!
The apartment has a double exposure offering plenty of natural light (7 windows and 4 skylights) and is on the second floor overlooking the trees and with views of the sunset. It is separated from the street by a large lawn and mature trees and is very quiet.
Decoration is influenced by 20 years of world traveling, especially from Europe and Asia.
You will have access to the entire apartment including:
Living room and dining room each with vaulted ceilings and hardwood floor
Flat screen TV (no cable) and CD Stereo Music System,
Fully equipped kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, refrigerator,dishwasher and counters offering space for two to chop, dice, and cook together
Master bedroom with a Queen size bed
Airy and spacious loft bedroom with a Double bed
One bathroom with vanity, tub, and window
Full-size front-loading washer and dryer
Central air-conditioning and heating
WiFi is available in the apartment.
A cleaning service twice a month is included in the rent.
Short walk to Giant supermarket, Starbucks, CVS and to several restaurants including the best in town Mexican (Cactus Cantina), the wood burning oven Napolitean Pizza (2 Amys) or the bustling European Bistro (Cafe Deluxe). Or explore the many dining options in Georgetown, just 10 min drive away.
Easy stroll to resident pool and tennis courts, playground areas as well as Glover Archbold Park and Nature Trail, offering scenic views and paths for hikers.
Ample free street-parking is available within McLean Gardens
Many Attractive Recreational Activities also available:
If you are coming in the summer, you will enjoy cooling off in the outdoor community pool at McLean Gardens. Staffed by certified lifeguards, the pool is open from Memorial Day through mid September and offer 4 lanes for swimmers.
Also nearby is the Wilson Aquatic Center, DC's premier indoor aquatic facility. The center offers one large swimming pool 50 meters by 25 yards and one huge hot tub and is available for $7 for non DC residents (open year round).
The three outdoor tennis courts in the Newark Street Park are owned and operated by the D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation. The tennis courts are open from dawn to dusk and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Newark Street Park
Ideally located along Newark Street just steps from the front stoop of unit 509, the District-funded park offers children and adults a wide selection of recreation opportunities: tennis courts, community gardens, a children's playground with swings and jungle gym equipment.
Nestled in an historic 23-acre residential community, my loft apartment is located in a unique garden-style condo building and blends the best of two worlds -- the lifestyle of a private park-like community with the convenience of being just a short walk to urban amenities such as dining, shops, entertainment, Metrobus, and Metrorail.
A Metrobus stop is around the block (direct to Georgetown) and you can take Metrorail (Tenleytown Redline station) to Farragut North (White House), Dupont Circle, Bethesda, and all red line metro destinations.
A Zipcar station is located across the street and Car2go is available in the area if you need to rent a car.
A Capital Bike station is one block away.
Other Things to Note
A little bit of History...
McLean Gardens tracks its history back to the late 1600's and counted John Roll McLean, the wealthy businessman who owned the Washington Post, as its owner. His wife Evalyn also owned lavish jewels, including the pear-shaped Star of the East diamond that she purchased for $120,000 and the infamous Hope Diamond, which she bought from Pierre Cartier for $154,000. It is rumored that she would even let her dog wear the diamond and romp around the estate! The diamond is now on display at the Smithsonian museum.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Historic and Green McLean Gardens!
Treat my home as it was yours.
No smoking is permitted at all. Sorry no pets.
Respect the neighbors.
Trash room is located in the basement - please throw your trash before leaving.
About the Host, Gilles
I am French and have been living in the US for 12 years. I work in the media industry and enjoy very much the cultural life and the many museums in Washington DC. I often travel for work nationally and overseas.