About this listing
One (1) bedroom apartment in the Mount Pleasant DC neighborhood (near Adams Morgan & Columbia Heights). Lots of windows. One queen bed, 1 full size futon in the living room & one Air Mattress. A roll away bed is available upon request.Two large closets. A porch. Seconds away to shops, public transportation (metro & buses). 10 minutes to downtown. The apartment is located on the ground floor of a 4 story building.
This is a charming 1 bedroom apartment, which is located in the historic, multicultural & hip Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. The unit features a fully equipped kitchen with many cabinets, many windows including a large bay window in the bedroom and living room The building has a great foyer; a porch off of the kitchen and access to the backyard. All furnishings are new and were put in service in December 2015. The unit has a queen size bed in the bedroom, and a full size futon sofa in the living room that can sleep one person; a night stand; two closets, one of which is very large; a dining room table with 4 chairs, living room chairs, wall pictures, a full bath and wall to wall carpeting. The unit has WiFi, a wall mounted TV with cable and a mailbox, for longer staying guests. There are two doors to enter the building, one of which has one lock. And then there is the door to the apartment itself, which has 2 locks. There is also a door to the apartment that can be accessed from the back yard. Mount Pleasant has a great Farmers Market on Saturdays. It's a three minute walk to Rock Creek Park. Pets are allowed on a case by case basis. Pets are allowed on a case by case but they must be pre-approved.
Guests will have exclusive access to the entire apartment and will share the foyer, backyard and laundry room with other guests and tenants in the building. There is on street parking, some of which is free without a time limit. Its possible to obtain a temporary parking permit for extended stays. Guests have three (3) ways to enter the apartment. After you get your keys, walk through the front gate immediately to the right of the front steps of the building as you face the building. That leads to the side and back of the building.. Open the gate with the key provided on your key chain (it’s one with a picture of a soceer ball) and walk to the backyard. When you get to the end of the building, make a left, where you will find a screened in porch. Walk into the porch and open the door with the apartment key to go directly into the Apartment. All the door locks to Apartment B1 take the same orange cap key, except the deadbolt lock for the door near the laudry room, which hs has a keypad, and which takes a yellow cap key.
Second, you can enter the apartment via the back alley if you have parking in the back. Drive to the alley, which is directly behind the building. If your car is in the front of the building, go to the end of the block and make a right onto Lamont Street. Drive a short distance and then make an immediate right into the alley. You will see the facades of the back of a row of townhouses. Our building is the last one. You will see the wooden gate to our townhouse next to a metal roll up garage. The key chain we are providing you with has a key to this back gate. Open the gate and then lock the gate behind you. Walk straight to the screened in porch and open the door with the silver key.
Third, you can enter through the two main doors in the front of the building. The first door brings you from the outside into the “vestibule”, which is a small entranceway where the mailbox and intercom is located. The door into the vestibule doesn’t require a key. For the second door, you only need to use a key for the top lock. (The bottom lock isn't in use). To get to Apartment B1, walk straight through the foyer/lobby and look for an arch opening on the left. There are stairs going up and stairs going down. Go down one flight of steps. WATCH YOUR HEAD as the head clearance is small. At the bottom of the steps, look for the door that says B1. The orange cap key opens the bottom lock and the yellow cap key opens the lock with the electronic keypad.
Interaction with guests
Guests will have access to Debra via email, phone and text. In addition, there is an office open from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm in DuPont Circle. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) extension one zero one and ask for Rachel.
Mt. Pleasant is a Historic neighborhood close to the National Zoo, downtown, shopping and public transportation with a great farmers market on Saturdays.
Excerpt from a Washington Post article: "Bob Mondello, who reviews movies and covers the arts for National Public Radio, has lived in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Northwest Washington since 1986.“The place was spectacular," he said. “Listen, I bought for the apartment [but] the attractive thing about this neighborhood at the time for me was a hippy back in college. I had ideals about the kind of places I wanted to live. . . . [Mount Pleasant] was just very appealing in that sense to my idea of what society ought to be."
Home, sweet home: Mount Pleasant is an overwhelming residential area with a mixture of apartment buildings, condominium buildings, 20th-century rowhouses, Victorians and colonial revival mansions. Several of the larger houses have been converted into condos. “The housing stock is just gorgeous," Mondello said. “As you go down Park Road, those big houses are beautiful."
Small-town feel: Many of the homes have porches. The tree-lined streets encourage strolling. The National Zoo is steps away. Cultural Tourism DC has put together a 90-minute self-guided walking tour, “Village in the City: Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail." “Walking is one of the big attractions of the place," he said. “To be able to walk down into [Rock Creek Park], it is literally a block and a half behind us. To be able to look at the park from our windows is incredibly appealing. To be able to just wander around [the neighborhood] and just sort of stroll is great. It rewards moseying."
Bilingual: Mount Pleasant is one of the more diverse enclaves in Washington and has long been a haven for the District's Latino community. It also has a large concentration of former Peace Corps workers. At the newly renovated Mount Pleasant branch of the D.C. public library, the only public library in Ward 1, 10 of the 14 staff members are bilingual.
History: Mount Pleasant's history stretches back to the 1700s. The neighborhood evolved from a fashionable streetcar suburb and bedroom community for government workers to a working-class urban neighborhood that welcomed refugees. It is home to the first African American place of worship on 16th Street, Canaan Baptist Church. Mount Pleasant was designated a historic district in 1987.
Eating and drinking: There's no lack of places to grab a cup of coffee. Dos Gringos, a vegetarian coffeehouse, and Flying Fish are more recent additions to the neighborhood. Many restaurants cater to Central and South American cliental; Don Juan and Haydee's are two of the more popular. Mondello and partner, Carlos Schroder, a native Argentinian, frequent Corado's, a Guatemalan restaurant. The Raven Grill, which has been around since the 1930s, Marx Cafe and Tonic are neighborhood hangouts.
Mom and pop stores: Mount Pleasant Street is the neighborhood's commercial strip. The majority of businesses are not national chains. Logan's Antique Shop, with its quirky selection, has been around since 1974. A farmers market is held Saturday mornings at Lamont Park.
Schools: Bancroft Elementary School, Deal Middle School, Wilson High School.
Boundaries: Piney Branch Parkway to the north, 16th Street NW to the east, Harvard Street to the south and Beach Drive to the west.
The apartment is located in the historic Mt. Pleasant neighborhood of Washington DC at 3210 17th Street NW. There is a bike-share station 50 feet away from the unit. It's also 50 yards away from the beginning of 3 bus lines that goes downtown. There are also two other lines 2 blocks away. The neighborhood is served by the S, H and 42 bus lines. It's 3 block (1/2 mile) to the Columbia Heights Metro and the restaurants and large shopping mall (Target, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshals, etc.) and 1.5 miles to Cleveland Park Metro. (2.2 miles to DuPont Circle and 2.5 to the White House.
Other things to note
The WiFi Network Name (SSID) is 3210Apt1. Look in the house manual for the password. If the WiFi goes down, we have a backup WiFi. The user name is guest3210. Text the host for the Password.
Towels can be found in the bedroom closet or in other closets. You only need to use the top lock of the main door to the building. (The bottom one isn't in use).
The apartment is 3 minute walk to Rock Creek park. 10 minute walk to the zoo. 30 second walk to local shops and public transportation. 10 minutes to the Columbia Heights metro (green line) and to the shopping mall in Columbia Heights (between Irving & Park Road on 14th Street). 15 minutes to downtown via buses. Dogs that don't bark loudly will be allowed on a case by case basis for an additional $50 cleaning fee. There is a laundry room in the basement. Its free, even though there are coin slots. There is also a laundry mat across the street with very large machines. See house guide for additional information.
*no illegal activity
* Pets will be permitted on a case by case basis. Please inquire.
* guests have full access to and can use the shared common washer and dryer located in the basement, but must supply his/her own detergent
* The trash cans are in the backyard. To access the back yard, open one of the double doors in the rear of the apartment (the doors near the kitchen), Trash & recycling is picked up once a week.
*check out on the day established by the reservation (If the reservation is August 3rd to August 9th, August 9th is the check out day.)
*Please help us conserve energy by turning off lights, small appliances, lamps, etc. when not being used.
*Check Out/Return of Keys: Please leave the keys on the kitchen counter and remember to make sure the doors are locked when you leave the unit your last time. (You don't need the keys to lock the bottom lock when you leave)
*if you need flexibility around the specified check in or check out times, let us know in advance and we will try to accommodate you
*If there is a problem with the apartment, please let us know and we'll send someone to fix it. If the room needs a light bulb, if you'd like an extra pillow, blanket, or fan, let us know and we will do our best to make it available to you.
*Enjoy your stay!