About this listing
Renovated, stunning, spacious, full kitchen, private back courtyard, English basement apartment, Washington DC City Inspected, Certificate of Occupancy issued, Business License maintained, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors linked to ADT. Steps away(1 block) from H Street NE Washington DC. Pet Friendly, Dedicated Guest Parking available (not shared with host - you can come and go as you please), WiFi provided, Verizon Fios with HBO, Showtime. Coffee, towels, extra linens, shampoo, all included!
Super easy checkin/checkout (keypad lock with code provided prior to arrival) with hassle free rules in this hip, spacious, modern, newly renovated one bedroom English basement apartment steps from vibrant H street NE corridor, minutes from Union Station and downtown Washington DC. Sleeps six. Features full modern kitchen, w/d, Verizon Fios TV with HBO and other premium channels on demand, and plenty of amenities like coffee, tea, umbrellas, shampoo, conditioner and body wash, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, bamboo sheets, extra blankets, and fluffy comforters.
Fully renovated kitchen, immaculate bathroom and lovely bedroom, Wifi and TV with DVR service on Verizon Fios are provided. Private backyard spot for pets included. Both couches in the living room pull out into a 2nd and 3rd beds to accommodate up to six guests.
No interaction required but host lives upstairs and can assist with any issues. Guests are provided four digit key code prior to visit which unlocks deadbolt keypad lock on the front door of the apartment. Checkout is as easy as grabbing your stuff, tossing your trash and locking the door behind you.
H street NE is a lively and vibrant neighborhood in Northeast DC offering a diverse and excellent selection of restaurants and pubs including famous ramen joint Toki Underground, Granville Moores (Belgian beer, mussels and bison burgers), Impala (tacos, margaritas), the Queen Vic (classic English pub food(Host favorite!)), Smith Commons and Boundary Road (new American). H Street is also home to the Rock and Roll hotel (fantastic music venue), Atlas Theatre, and the Capital Fringe Festival.
Getting around is easy. We are only a block and a half from a Zipcar lot, half a block to major bus lines D8 (union station), D4 (McPherson square), D3 (Georgetown), two blocks to X2 (white house) and X1 (constitution avenue to foggy bottom metro station) and not to mention Washington DC is home to both Uber and Car2go, easily accessed all over our neighborhood.
Check in is 3PM and checkout is 11AM.
Pets are welcome and we have an unbelievable and impossible to find small, private outdoor spot for your pooch to take a bathroom break. We are also VERY family friendly, as we are a family ourselves. Pack'n'play as well as inflatable bathroom tub are provided.
Access to the back patio. Private entrance.
Interaction with guests
We do live above the apartment, which is completely separate with no access between floors, but other than that we are as available or unobtrusive as you wish. Please note that we do have a five year old who is not always so light on her feet or whisper quiet in her voice. However, we work hard to be mindful of our friends downstairs, so any noise should be relatively brief in duration.
Blocks to grocery stores, fantastic restaurants, and public transportation that takes you anywhere in DC. Wonderful local spots like Toki Underground, Boundary Road, the Queen Vic and Granville Moores, live music at the Tree House Lounge (1 block away), walking distance to a brand new library and playground, many transportation options to the rest of the city (bus, metro, bike and car sharing).
H street is now the home of Capital Fringe, which hosts an annual Fringe Festival for the performing arts.
Sightseeing in DC is best done using Union Station as a hub. There are a good deal of sightseeing buses that operate out of Union Station including DC Ducks (they go into the water and are also a bus!), Big Bus Tours (They have an open deck on the top, really great for seeing things), City Sights (You can hop on and off wherever you are), and Old Town Trolly Tours. The Circulator buses, red with yellow arched stripe, also operate out of Union Station and take you all over the city.
Neighborhood parking (and a space behind our house if needed), buses, metro (15 minute walk), plentiful bike and car sharing options. Close to National Airport - 15 minute (without traffic) taxi ride or you can take the metro. Longer ride to Dulles (45 minutes without traffic) or BWI (1 hour without traffic).
There is a Zipcar lot only two blocks away and other Zipcar lots slightly farther.
Public transportation can take you just about anywhere in the city. D4 bus line takes you to McPherson Square(downtown), D8 line takes you to Union Station, D3 line takes you all the way to Dupont Circle. At Union Station you can take the Circulator buses all over the city, to the Mall, Georgetown, etc. The X2 line takes you to Chinatown and the White House. The 90,91 and 92 bus lines all take you to U street to the north and Eastern Market to the south. All bus lines are within two blocks of the house.
Uber and Car2go are also available in the city.
Other things to note
Checkin and Checkout is super simple. Four digit code to keypad lock gets you in and just lock the door and go when you leave. Simple!
The main couch pulls out to a bed about the size of a double. It can sleep two but it will be a little snug. The 2nd couch pulls out to about the size of a twin bed.
H street has everything you would need including grocery stores, restaurants, bars, entertainment and coming in the Summer of 2015, the Fringe Festival will only be 2 blocks away!
There are only a few rules for the space. No smoking and please respect the space. No smoking includes recently passed in DC recreational types in the house. You are more than welcome to go in the back yard patio or just outside back door. Just please not in the house.
No terribly loud music/parties/etc. Our family live in the above space and every weekday is a school day. That said, you don't have to be quiet as a mouse either. We want you to enjoy your time in DC!
There is a space in the back yard for pets. You are welcome to let your dogs out there for a break, however, please do not open gate and let them onto the patio. Guests themselves are welcome onto the private patio/courtyard space.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
I have lived in the DC area my entire life and in DC for over 11 years. I currently work in the IT industry for a large not-for-profit. In my spare time I read, write, herd the cat, chase the dog, play with the kids and cook with my wife.