I'm a Brazilian living in the USA, working with sustainable development in a non-profit research institute. I'm in my 30s, and enjoy photography, yoga and travel on my free time.
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Francisco's apartment is in an entertaining, lively, safe, and convenient location in Washington. It's a beautiful and comfortable apartment, Francisco provides all the essential conveniences from wi-fi to a washer & dryer. Francisco's roommate is friendly and will help you with anything you need, while giving you plenty of privacy and space.
I highly recommend Francisco's apartment if this is your first time in DC.
El apartamento es increíble, tal cual como aparece en las fotos. La habitación es amplia y limpia, al igual que el baño y el resto del apartamento. Esta muy bien ubicado y la zona es muy segura. Es como a 7 minutos del metro, hay varios restaurantes, bares y supermercados cerca, que por cierto son muy cool. Francisco es muy amable y descomplicado. Es justo lo necesario si vas a Washington y no quieres pagar hoteles caros, que seguramente serán mucho mas impersonales. De hecho, por el mismo precio podrías obtener un lugar no tan agradable y sin todas las opciones que sí te ofrece este apartamento. Sin duda me regresaría a este lugar!
The apartment is stunning, exactly as shown in pictures. The room is spacious and clean as well as the bathroom and the rest of the place. Good location and the area is very safe. 7 minutes' walk to the metro, there are several restaurants, bars and supermarkets nearby, which are very cool indeed. Francisco is very friendly and easygoing. It is just enough if you go to Washington and don't want to pay expensive hotels, which will surely be much more impersonal. I would definitely go back to this place!
"Encontre todo perfecto! Francisco no estaba en casa pero siempre tuvimos contacto y todo salio muy bien. El apartamento es tal cual aparece en las fotos, muy amplio, limpio y tranquilo. Todo está organizado y en perfecto estado. Matt fué super amable y me dejo sentir como en casa. La zona es muy bonita, tranquila y tiene todo muy cerca (restaurantes, supermercados, transporte, etc). Volveria sin dudarlo."
"I found everything perfect! Francisco was not home but always had contact and everything went very well. The apartment is exactly as it appears in the photos, very spacious, clean and quiet. Everything is organized and in perfect condition. Matt was super friendly and let me feel at home. The area is very nice, quiet and has everything nearby (restaurants, supermarkets, transport, etc). I would return without hesitation".
Francisco was a gracious host, and really made me feel at home. In advance of my arrival, he made me some short videos to show me how to get the keys, and around the apartment, which made it super easy to settle in. His apartment is beautifully furnished and in a fantastic neighborhood. Francisco was incredibly thoughtful in preparing the bedroom and adjoining bathroom in advance of my visit. He made himself available via phone and text during my stay, and provided me great tips on neighborhood restaurants and stores. I truly enjoyed my stay, and I highly recommend staying at Francisco's home!
I stayed in Francisco's place at DuPont Circle in DC for about 10 days before starting law school. Honestly, it was an amazing and stellar experience. Francisco was very welcoming, interesting and completely available throughout my stay by phone or email if I had any problems, which I didn't. The apartment itself was clean, unusual and charming with great light, wood floors, tall ceilings and even a record player for use. The private room was perfect with its own bathroom and a washer and dryer. The apartment is located in the middle of Embassy Row with easy access to Adams Morgan, GW and all the great nightlife in DuPont. Moving into my new apartment at Georgetown Law was definitely a downgrade after living in Francisco's apartment. I liked it so much that I am going to explore getting my own place in the area next year. I highly recommend staying there if you are looking for a good deal in a great area of DC with character. Best, Alexander
Francisco is friendly and easy going. Clean, courteous, independent and a tidy guest too. I'll be happy to host Francisco again.
Francisco was great guest! welcome next time :)
Everything went well, they can come back anytime!
Francisco foi ótimo, tudo deu certo e espero que tenha gostado de ter se hospedado no aparatamento. Apesar da estadia ter sido rápida em função da Rio + 20, com muito trabalho envolvido, espero recebe-lo em outras ocasiões. Obrigada e abraços.
Francisco and collegues was great, cool people, calm, polite and fun, highly recommended!
Francisco Almend was a very pleasant guest.
He was very happy he found a room on such short notice.
We were very happy to be able to serve Alex
I've known Francisco for the past 20 years and I recommend him without hesitation. In twenty years of friendship I've seen how Francisco values and character have shape his life and decisions, and that's why I write this reference.
We are both living in DC right now, so I can attest that anyone wishing to come to his charming Dupont Circle apartment will meet a exceptionally well traveled and gracious host. And if he's there and not traveling around the world, just be sure to ask him to cook something, me and my wife had some very good meals over there!!!