36 year old female , Italian from Milan, living and working in Washington DC. Love traveling, music and good friends and wine.
Being a first-time users of Airbnb and selecting a home that had no previous reviews (due to being a new property on Airbnb), I was a little nervous about how things would turn out, but they turned out great! All inquiries on Airbnb were responded to promptly. We selected Monica’s apartment due to its great location and the full second bath. Check in/out went very smoothly. Monica's apartment was exactly as listed and pictured. It was clean, spacious, nicely decorated, and had a very modern kitchen that was fully furnished with everything you would need to prepare meals. There is also a wonderful back porch with a charcoal grill that I’m sure we would have used more had the weather been a little warmer. Monica treated us with a goodie basket which was unexpected and very thoughtful! Our bed was very comfortable. As listed, the second bedroom is a sleeper sofa in a TV room; which may not be for everyone, but it worked out fine for our daughters. Having a second full bath was so helpful in getting ready in the mornings. The location of the apartment is in a very nice area, close to many restaurants, bars, grocery stores, etc. We were in walking distance of the metro (about 20 min. walk) and also the zoo. The location also allowed us to get by with a short-trip metro pass, saving us money. We found it easiest to leave our car parked and use the metro to get to places in the city. Although there is no designated parking, Monica did provide us with a free parking pass that allowed us to park all day/night on the streets in the area. The pass does not necessarily mean you will be parking on the same block as the apartment, but we always managed to find a spot within a relatively short walking distance. Please note, you should be prepared to parallel park in usually tight spaces so smaller cars will be easier to manage (typical conditions for large cities.) Overall, we had a wonderful stay in DC and would recommend this apartment as a very nice place to stay.