Convenience and comfort will make your extended stay most enjoyable in our diverse Washington, DC neighborhood. Close to so many great things in the city, and easily accessible by Metro Rail or Bus (or taxi cab). Full kitchen with all the amenities!
Well-equipped pet-free basement apartment with everything one would need to enjoy Washington, DC from the vantage point of a local!
Our house is a 12-minute (0.6 mile) walk to the Columbia Heights Metro Station, which will take you just about anywhere you need or want to go.
Our house is also just two blocks from a Capital Bikeshare station, if you're interested in biking around town (for a fee). Plus, there are buses available right at the corner, if you need to go downtown (south) or the other direction, toward Silver Spring (to the north).
Looking for vegan food? How about Indian/Pakistani delicacies? Are you a locavore? Love great pizza? How about Ethiopian food? Mexican food? Wine bar? Great local beer joint? We have all of these and more just 10 minutes or less by foot from our front door, and we're happy to guide you and make recommendations for any other interest you may have.
Your basement apartment has...
a private bedroom with a Queen-sized bed
a Double-sized sofa bed big enough for two adults (just slightly smaller than a queen-size), in the main living space
a fully-equipped kitchenette with electric stove and oven, microwave oven, garbage disposer, portable water filter, cabinets, a mini-fridge to keep your perishables, pots and pans, and place settings for up to 6 people (plates, bowls, glasses, coffee cups, silverware, etc.).
a private bathroom with a shower stall (sorry, there's no bathtub)
clean towels (weekly) and fresh linens (bi-weekly), hand and body soaps, dish soap, facial tissues, and paper towels
has a security-alarm system for extra peace of mind (though now that we've lived here over a year, we hardly feel that it's necessary)
is located in a diverse neighborhood for you to explore, with people & families from all over the world
has a front porch you're invited to use (when it's not too hot or too cold outside)
We're looking forward to hosting you for your Washington, DC adventure, work assignment, or as a stopping point on your way to your own apartment in DC!
Guests have access to our laundry (washing machine and dryer) for $5 per load (soap included). The basement apartment is basically all yours! We only need to come through once per week with the recycling and trash.
We interact with our guests regularly, but only as much as the guest is comfortable with. Since our guests pass through the living room/kitchen of our house, we often see and speak with them briefly whenever our paths cross. However, the basement is secluded from the rest of the house, and we only need to pass through the basement about once per week to take out the recycling and trash.
What we LOVE about our neighborhood:
1. It's a diverse collection of locals - both old and new.
2. There is a diverse age range in our neighborhood - especially with Howard University students and long-time residents both residing here.
3. We're close to a lot of great places to eat, drink and have fun. There's locally-sourced food and beer, a vegan restaurant, an amazing bookstore, little cafes and great Ethiopian coffee, diverse ethnic foods at reasonable prices, great local and regional beers, a 24-hour grocery store, etc...
4. We are less than a mile from the Historic U Street Corridor, which now puts us close to the most active, diverse and fun area of DC - from the 9:30 Club, the Black Cat, and U Street Music Hall to the Lincoln Theatre and Bohemian Caverns - we have so much great music nearby!
5. It's a beautiful, green neighborhood full of trees.
6. We're close to convenient shopping at the nearby Target, BestBuy, and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Public transit is everywhere in our neighborhood:
1. Bikes - for rent just 2 blocks from our house
2. Bus - stops just 1 block from our house, heading downtown and towards Silver Spring (Bus 70 or Bus 79)
3. Subway/Metro - 0.6 miles from our house, which is about a 10-15 minute walk (Columbia Heights Metro)
4. Taxi Cabs - easy to find on Georgia Avenue, just outside our front door...
We're happy to help with anything you might need, and are happy to answer questions, help you find what you need, or share items from our kitchen!
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$25 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||4 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$500 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1750 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
We loved stay in the basement of Ambica&Mike&Zappatista (the cat). It is a great, clean and very beautiful space. It is really like a home, but a design home. I mean, every single details is beautiful and comfortable. It is very near a bus stop and it makes the trip easier. We could go and back to the main museums and monuments with a single bus and also walk to the U street, one of the most famous lazer streets in Washington, DC. Ambica and Mike are very very nice and very concern about us. The cat is very beautiful and tried to be our friend, but he is also very shy. Thank you a lot Ambica and Mike to received us in your home!
Ambica and Mike are great hosts! Their basement apartment is very livable, clean, and cozy. My boyfriend and I stayed with them for a long weekend and couldn't be happier with the location and the experience. They kindly provided us with breakfast, and also made recommendations for places to eat nearby.
I'm about to move to DC and I wanted to live somewhere close to the action. The location of the apt is great because it is close to the metro and major bus lines, and the Columbia Heights neighborhood is great. I could see staying here for a month or two, because the apt provides all you need.
We had a busy weekend and we wish we had more time to get to know Mike and Ambica!
Mike and Ambica were great and their basement was excellent. I stayed for a just over two weeks and there was never an issue. Everything was great, they were very accommodating, and the basement was a great base for me while I was getting settled in DC.
My twin sister and I stayed for 3 months with Mike and Ambica. They are super nice people that made our stay very comfortable and welcoming. When we arrived they had muffins and fruit for us. We didn't have a car but the public transportation was easy and not far to get to. I would highly recommend them and nothing but positive feedback from us!
Ambica and Mike worked with us on short notice and were very hospitable. The apt was everything advertised; cool neighborhood, cozy diggs and easy access. We'll keep them in mind if we get to DC again.
I really enjoyed staying here. The basement was clean and fully equipped for anything you might need. They even stocked the fridge for me when I arrived. Super nice! They wrote up a short guide to the neighborhood and provided maps and were very helpful if I ever had any concerns. They were out of the country for the first two weeks of my stay and still managed to reply promptly. Excellent.
The only drawbacks I would mention would be the fact that you can hear the noises from the floor above. This doesn't go until late at night and is not very bothersome at all.
I was able to walk to the metro station most everyday without an issue. They gave me a visitor's pass for my car, which was very useful and parking was easy to find.
Would recommend to anyone.
It was a pleasure to stay at Ambica&Mike at Columbia Height Basement Appartment. I really enjoy for my firts visit on Washington DC to be their. The Metro was only at 10 minutes to walk and the place was beautiful. Thanks a lot!!! Merci beaucoup!!!
This was our first stay in Washington and the absolutely best place to stay! Ambika and Mike are wonderful hosts and care a lot for their guests. The apartment is so clean and big, we had our own living room with kitchen and everything we needed for cooking, the bathroom is small but totally fine and we had a big comfortable bed in a second room. Eventhough it is in the basement, there are two windows and enough light and you can see that Ambica and Mike are keeping everything very well and clean and tidy!
They even prepared maps and subway plans and restaurant tips so that we knew exactly where to go.The subway is about a 10-15 minute walk away.
It was the nicest apartment we stayed in up to now so we can only advise people to stay there during their time in Washington!
Thanks so much for the great time!
Beautiful apartment in the a great location. Ambica & Mike are extraordinary hosts and I can only recommend staying with them.
Ambika and Mike were communicative and considerate from our very first interaction. The apartment was clean, comfortable and convenient. The towels are super soft! They are great hosts and we would certainly recommend staying here.