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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:
16 April, 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 4.840909 based on 44 reviews

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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This is our first experience going thru Home Away and we loved it.

  • 5 of 5

The owner was super nice and it was exactly as shown on Home Away. The experience was wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 25/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA

Nice flat, but...

  • 3 of 5

Great location, however potential renters need to be informed of a couple of things. First, when we got to the address, written instructions told us to open up the owner's house, keep an eye out for the dog, and go through the house to the back of the house to get into the rental unit, on top of the garage... Then, normal access (without needing to go through the owners each time) was through the garage with a garage door opener. A bit troublesome, but there's more. We always go to DC to spend time with our son who attends a local university, which the owners were aware of. During our stay, we were accused of hiding a third person rental because our son would be with us occasionally but going home each night. The tone was definitely accusatory and without apology. Then, the garage door opener stopped working and the owners didn't even greet us or give us a replacement when we rang the front door. Instead they had their child give us the remote. No apologies were given after our explanation... The location is nice and the unit itself nice enough, but we will not be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: 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.