Great Location at a Great Price - Don't Spend Your Time in DC Stuck in Transport!
Blocks from the Capitol, National Mall, many Memorials, and the Smithsonian in a safe neighborhood.
2 bedroom rowhouse - with king and queen beds, an inflatable mattress, and a big sectional couch within 3 blocks of L'enfant Plaza, Federal Center SW, and Waterfront Metro Stations. 10 min Taxi from the airport. 5 minutes from the Interstate.
Starbucks are within a few blocks in every direction and Safeway is 2 blocks away as well. A few restaurants and fast-food in the neighborhood, head out, or stay in and make use of the kitchen!
Private parking available. Access to gym, wireless internet, 42" TV. Backyard opens onto largest private park in SW.
I've lived in DC off and on for 15 years (even used to work as a tour guide and support visits by Constituents when I worked on the Hill back in the day). There is much about the city I don't know (I do have friends who can help), but I can help think through a great visit, whether it is how to make the best of your Conference or a vacation.
Feel free to ask any questions!.
Paul was a great host. He was quickly responsive to emails, even in different countries, and was more than gracious to help us out to host a large group of 8 friends for a central reunion in DC. His place was located near the Mall, so very walkable for museums. I highly recommend this place if you're looking for a place in DC.
The house was even more spacious than it appeared in the photos, and was very comfortable for our family of 5 (one on the airbed in the 2nd bedroom). The location was excellent in every respect -- quiet and safe, and close to the Mall and museums, the L'Enfant Plaza metro stop, and a large Safeway supermarket. It was very helpful to have a dedicated parking spot. Paul was kind and accommodating, especially of our late checkout. This was our first Airbnb experience and a very positive one!
Un super sejour chez Paul, la maison est magnifique, proche de tous les lieux touristiques. Il s'agit d'une maison typique americaine, comme nous pouvons l'imagine, nous autre Francais. Nous avons vraiment apprecié notre voyage a Washington et c'est grace à Paul qui nous a donné de bons conseils ! Merci pour tout Paul !
Paul’s place worked out very well for us, and Paul himself was very accommodating. The location was terrific – a pleasant urban neighborhood very close to the Mall with all its attractions. The off-street parking was very convenient, and grocery and drug stores were within easy walking distance.
Overall, we are satisfied and happy with Paul's house. It was exactly as he mentioned in his intro.
All tourist places of interest are walking distance from his house. And was so too the supermarket, fish market +++!!! If you take Big Bus Tour, L'Enfant Plaza red stop is nearby (about 5 mins walk).
His tenant at the basement Elma (if I remember correctly) was also nice, tolerant and helpful like Paul & Caitlin.
I recommend Paul's house if you plan to stop by at DC. Thks again!
Our family of five [three teenagers aged 14,17, and 19] felt completely at home in Paul's two story Rowhouse. We were there for one week and we found that there was easy access to both grocery shopping as well as the Metro. As well as that the Smithsonian museums were a short walk away. The neighborhood was upmarket and we all felt secure and confident even at night.
We were very impressed by the comfort and style of the apartment itself and the laundry arrangements worked very well.
Overall I rate the quality of this apartment and experience as excellent particularly as Paul responded in a timely way to all of our email queries.
We leave with excellent memories of our stay in Washington.
Hugh and family.
Lovely place, great location, gracious host. The house slept a party of 5 quite comfortably, with one guest on an air mattress. A quick walk up 4th street gets you to the mall. Off street parking is a nice perk.
Paul's apartment is excellent, it has a lot of beautiful elements, all decoration items are wonderful, it is so close to the National Mall, some times we simply walk a few blocks in order to go there, other times we got metro by only two stations.
Unfortunately we can't see Paul, because he was out of the city, but his friend Hirut help us a lot and always was ready for answer our questions.
Finally, Paul is an excellent host, he contacted us before our trip in order to give us some information about D.C. and all his advice were useful.
El apartamento de Paul es excelente, tiene muchos elementos decorativos realmente bonitos, es muy cercano al National Mall, en algunas ocasiones simplemente caminamos unas pocas cuadras para llegar allí, otras veces tomamos el tren para recorrer solo dos estaciones.
Desafortunadamente no tuvimos posibilidad de encontrarnos con Paul, porque el se encontraba fuera de la ciudad, sin embargo su amiga Hirut nos ayudó muchísimo y suempre estuvo presta para responder a todas nuestras preguntas.
Finalmente, solo resta decir que Paul es un excelente anfitrión, el nos contactó antes de iniciar nuestro viaje con el fin de brindarnos alguna información sobre Washington y sus recomendaciones nos fueron muy útiles.
Very gracious and reliable host. The house was very clean and in a perfect location to visit the best sights the city has to offer. My only advice to future renters is to bring a bar of soap as the bathroom sink didn't have any. Other than that, nothing negative to say at all! Thanks Paul.
Paul's house is lovely and we can definitely recommend it. There is plenty of room and a nice kitchen and bathroom. Everything was nice and clean when we arrived. Paul has many interesting pictures and figures brought home from around the world. It offers a cozy atmosphere and you feel at home immediately.
Unfortunately, we did not say hello to Paul, but all contract has worked very well over the internet and he is a very caring host.
We spent 4 amazing days in Washington and the house itself is in a good neighborhood with short distance to the subway and city bikes. There is a nice supermarket nearby with excellent opportunities to buy groceries.
We will definitely come back to the same house if we again have to visit Washington and can only give the best recommendations