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It was a fantastic experience! i would recommend everyone who goes to DC and needs a place to stay to choose Fritz's place. The apartment is incredibly comfortable and the location is great (close to the capitol hill, supreme court, library of congress, etc). Also Fritz and Pauline kindly welcomed us with a bottle of wine, food and snacks. In a nutshell, great host, great place, great experience!
Response from Fritz:
Loved having you and thank you for choosing us
Staying at Fritz's place was such a wonderful experience! The apartment's location is ideal - safe and convenient. I was in town for two weeks to do research at the Library of Congress, and the apartment was a perfect location. The neighborhood was very quiet and pretty, and it was a short, pleasant walk to the library. Though I didn't do too much sightseeing, the apartment was an easy walk to both Union Station and Eastern Market (which has a line to Reagan Airport). Depending on how much you like walking, the various Smithsonian and other museums are walkable, too. (I walked to them and enjoyed it, but the metro would have worked, too!)
The apartment itself was wonderful. Even though the description calls the apartment "large," it was much more spacious than I was expecting. It was very nicely and neatly furnished, the kitchen was full of all the supplies I needed, and everything was immaculately clean. There was wifi, television (with about a million channels), and coin laundry machines in the basement. I don't think there was anything I needed that wasn't already thought of and provided.
Fritz and his mom, Pauline, were the most perfect hosts! After I arrived Pauline took me grocery shopping, which was so incredibly helpful (especially since everything was closed the next day due to snow)! The shopping trip, plus the very nice basket of goodies waiting for me when I arrived, meant I didn't need to shop for groceries again during the rest of my stay! Pauline also drove me around the area a little so I could get my bearings, and she helpfully pointed out some of the places of interest nearby. Pauline and Fritz both intermittently checked in to make sure I was fine and to ask if I needed anything, and anytime I contacted them they were always extremely quick and gracious in responding. I had a friend visit for a few days in the middle of my stay, and Pauline made sure to have prepared extra sheets and blankets for the pullout couch, and Fritz got my friend a parking pass (even with little warning that she'd need one).
I very highly recommend this apartment and Fritz and Pauline as hosts, and I would most definitely hope to stay with them again if I return to DC!
Response from Fritz:
Rebecca you are a great guest, we loved having you and thanx for super compliments ,we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay here. Pauline
I could not have been happier with my experience in Fritz's Air Bnb apartment. The dwelling was exactly as advertised: a completely furnished one-bedroom with a comfortable living room (cable TV and Internet!), bathroom, and a totally stocked kitchen (they even left me a bottle of wine). I was there for almost 6 weeks on a business trip and wish I could have stayed longer. The location couldn't have been more perfect: a short walk to Eastern Market for incredible local food and crafts, & an equally short walk to the Capitol and the vast riches of the Smithsonian museums. Fritz and his mom regularly (but never invasively) checked in to ensure I was happy and had everything I needed. Fritz even drove me to the grocery stores when I arrived to stock my pantry, and his mom drove me to the station for my departure. The entire experience was positive and even though I am from the area and could stay with friends or family, I will always try to return here.
Fritz's basement apartment is situated in a safe and relatively quiet neighborhood. It's only a few minutes' walk from Pennsylvania Avenue. There are corner grocery stores only two blocks away and Eastern Market within easy walking distance.
The apartment itself is clean, spacious, private, and quiet. The kitchen is efficiently organized, the living room furnished with a comfortable couch. There is ample closet space for coats and luggage as well as clothing. The queen-sized bed is firm and easy on the back. The Wi-Fi service is fast and glitch-free. In short, the apartment has everything two travelers, intent on exploring Capitol Hill, might need for a three-day stay.
Fritz and Pauline are gracious hosts. Fritz obtained a parking pass in advance of our arrival. Pauline greeted us warmly, showed us around, offered to take us to the market, and provided us with a welcome basket. Fritz checked in with us midway through our visit and was readily available throughout our stay.
We feel fortunate to have found Fritz's apartment. It is both a sweet place to stay and a great value for the frugal traveler. We will certainly book it again, and we wholeheartedly recommend it to others.
That was the best AirBnB Experience we had until than.
Fritz Mum was so nice, waiting for us at the frontdoor when we arrived, preparing a small "welcome basket" (loved the oatmeal!) and a bottle of wine. She also drove us to the supermarket so that we can buy stuff we needed and don't had to walked.
Also Fritz is a really nice guy. Very friendly, funny and easy to communicate. He offered us doing a D.C. tour with his car and cared about his guests.
The flat is very cleaned and spacious. It is large enough to host 4 people or a family. The flat contains everything you need, even for a longer stay. The area is quite and safe, but close to all main attractions of D.C. Eastern Market and Union Station are 10 minutes away walking.
We would highly recommend to stay at Fritz house!
My parents stayed with Fritz and his family for a few days and had a great time. The hosts made every effort to make them feel at home and went out of their way to help, even driving them to the local supermarket and bus terminal.
Fritz is a very welcoming a gracious host. The place is in a wonderful location and very close to the US Capitol. It was comfortable, spacious, and very clean. The pictures don't do it justice for how nice it is. Fritz will take great care of you when you visit. I highly recommend staying here!
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Perfect! Clean! Super cosy! Charming area! Super Host!
Felix and Pauline are wonderful hosts. The area is perfect and save. 15 minutes walk to the next metro station, restaurants and Capitol.
Pauline waited for us, to show us the apartment (with a huge bed :)))) and explained us everything. She left us a basket with some cookies and toiletries and the fridge full of good things.
On the day we left, Felix was so kind to drive us to the bus station and helped us with our luggage.
Over all, we had a wonderful time in Washington and felt perfect at Felix house. Thanks Felix and Pauline.
I was a little turned off before coming to Fritz's place as he emailed on our drive over asked us not tell the landlord we were renting the room out through airbnb. We considered not staying at his place as I did not feel comfortable lying and this did not seem to be in the spirit of airbnb. After talking with Fritz on the phone, he retracted his request and we did go through with staying at his apartment. I was a little disappointed when I got there as his personal belongings were all over (office a mess, clothes and food items out) and it seemed to be on the dirtier side (used towel in the shower, dusty). After pulling up the photos on airbnb and comparing what we saw though, I realized that the pictures were pretty accurate and that my initial impression of the place may have been tainted by our earlier conversation.
Fritz did leave us a welcome basket, which was very thoughtful. He also welcomed us to help ourselves in the fridge. His apartment is in such an awesome location. Eastern Market, H Street, museums, great restaurants are all walking distance. Overall, I'm glad we stayed, though I think if the apartment was cleaned and organized, it would be much more appealing to guests.
Awesome guest. Very easy to get along with and be happy around. Fritz was respectful and left the Villa in a clean state. Highly recommend to the any Airbnb host.
wow VERY nice guest ! VERY frendly ! I totally recommand Fritz and i hope to welcome him again...