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Carriage House In Historic District

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom Apartment With Full Kitchen And Terrace

Owners live in historic row house built in 1895. Carriage house is a separate building behind the main house. Very private with alley entrance or enter and exit through main house. Outdoor terrace is spacious and comfortable. Walking distance to trendy boutiques, metro stop, fitness gyms, and many restaurants and bars. Walk to the White House if the weather is nice or rent bikes from DC ride share, only a block away. You don't need a car but if you bring one, you can borrow our parking pass for street parking.

Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

About Dara

Owners are Alfonso Guida (health care lobbyist) and Dara Duguay (Executive Director for a Microfinance non-profit). Their 8 year old daughter Isabella and dog Caesar make up the family. Dara and Isabella speak French.

Dara purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Dara chose U Street Corridor

The Logan Circle/ U Street neighborhood is one of the most desirable in NW Washington. There are restaurants, bars, shopping, health clubs, all within walking distance. A short metro ride brings you to the major attractions in Washington, including the museums, the Capitol, and the White House.

What makes this cottage unique

No smoking inside- but outside on deck is OK. Private entrance through the alley or thru the front door of the main house. Can accommodate washer and dryer needs in main house for longer stays. Full size bed plus sleeper couch. A parking pass can be borrowed, which allows for street parking anywhere in Zone 1. However, once you arrive, you really won't need your car.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in U Street Corridor

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Couch pulls out into a single bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • roller blading


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Carriage House In Historic District
average rating of 4.826087 based on 46 reviews

Location was the highlight to this gem!

  • 4 of 5

The carriage house was comfortable at the end of each jam packed day. The area was awesome, hip and trendy, lots of resturants and bars. We Went to the Garden District at end of each day to have a beer and chill. Metro was close and easy to use. Would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unit was as described..

  • 5 of 5

Great location and accommodating hosts. Enjoyed our stay, close to restaurants and within walking distance of mall and many restaurants. Parking was difficult for us, but worked out fine. Really nice, safe feeling neighborhood. Garage opening was noisy, but no problem, for me, as I’m an early riser anyway. Unit was very nice, but beginning to show some wear and tear... very adequate otherwise. Dara was a very helpful hostess during our stay!

  • Review Submitted: 06/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint and cozy

  • 5 of 5

This property was a great find. Dara is very hospitable and willing to help with anything she can. The apartment is very private. We were within walking distance to nearly every site we wanted to see and the food here is great.

  • Review Submitted: 08/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Washington DC

  • 5 of 5

The place is very nice. The owners were attentive to our needs. Fixed a plumbing problem quickly! Very convenient, fun neighborhood. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 02/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adelaide, Australia

Great place and great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful carriage house to start our holiday in America. It was a great start the carriage house was exactly as described and was extremely clean. The outside deck was a great place to rest our tired feet at the end of the day. The location is very convenient with many restaurants, grocery stores and the Metro all within a short walking distance. We even walked to the Mall on the first day it took us around 25 minutes and was a very pleasant walk.

Dara was a fantastic host and we couldn't have asked for anything more.

  • Review Submitted: 12/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northern Illinois

Clean, compact, and well-located - but there are important points not talked about

  • 3 of 5

The location was really good - very close to bus lines (which, with bus transfers, take you all over DC). The carriage house was clean and compact. We were allowed to use the main house laundry facility once while we were there. Ted's Bulletin restaurant down the street was very good and relatively low cost. However, there are things that were not mentioned that I would have appreciated knowing:

1) 'Carriage house' means over the garage. Every time it opens (several times a morning and evening, as I believe all renters go in/out this way also) it is quite noisy.

2) The water takes a couple of minutes to get warm enough to shower, and you can have either the sink OR the shower going - not enough water pressure for you to use both effectively at the same time.

3) The mattress on the bed was not at all comfortable for either my husband or I. Perhaps there are some people that would disagree on this point.

However, for the cost of the unit, and considering this is Washington D.C., none of the above would keep you from enjoying your stay at an affordable (for DC) cost.

  • Review Submitted: 07/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Reagan National Airport
Car: not necessary

Cute 1895 renovated carriage house with kitchen, satellite TV, internet connection and outside deck. Owners live in separate house in front.

Located in very hip historic district- within walking distance to jazz clubs, restaurants, bars, sports clubs. Close enough to walk to the White House. Only 2 blocks from a subway station.

French spoken. Small dog on premises.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.