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Member since: 2012
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Speaks english, french

Carriage House In Historic District

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Northwest Washington holiday cottage

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.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dara (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks english, french

About Dara

Owners are Alfonso Guida (health care lobbyist) and Dara Duguay (Executive Director for a Microfinance non-profit). Their 6 year old daughter Isabella and dog Caesar make up the family. Dara speaks French.

Dara purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Dara chose Washington DC

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.


based on 30 traveller reviews

Carriage House In Historic District
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Carriage House,Washingon DC

  • 5 of 5

Dara is a wonderful Host, the location was close to restaurants, Trader Joes and the subway. We would recommend this Homeaway to any couple travelling to DC

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location for visiting D.C.

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property for a couple or for family of 3 (we're mom, dad, and 11yo). Dara (the owner) and her husband are very friendly and helpful, and my daughter even had some play time with their daughter. Apartment is nicely equipped with everything you could need and is modern and clean, and everything was in fine working order, including the the a/c, which was a must in mid-July! Location feels very safe and is close to many restaurants and only a block or so to the closest Metro station. A Trader Joe's is around the corner, which was nice when we wanted to save money and cook in. We parked our car on the street (they supply a parking pass), and left it there until we departed on Thursday morning. As another reviewer mentioned, the only annoyance is being right over the garage when the noisy overhead door opens and closes. However, we were up and out early to explore the city most mornings, so we were only woken once. Great stay and would definitely stay again when/if we return to D.C.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charming, great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

The carriage house is in a great neighborhood with lots of great restaurants, bars and shops nearby. It is well appointed with everything you could possibly need. Very charming I would love to stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

D.C. is so much more than just The Mall (although it is always a must-do!) and this cute place is a terrific way to explore. Easy access to Metro (and The Mall) or just stay in the neighborhood and play. We loved Compass Rose and Tail Up Goat! Compass Rose is around the corner and Tail Up Goat was a quick taxi to Adams Morgan then a good walk home after a great meal. Dara is really nice and super quick to help.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay. Dara is a great hostess. Block and a half from the metro. Easy walk to the grocery store and great places to eat in the area. We really enjoyed our stay here. Not enough time in DC some will be back and hope to land this property again!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome Location!

  • 5 of 5

First the location is great, we loved the area. Within a few blocks are great restaurants, groceries and the Metro. The Carriage House was clean and comfortable. Using the alley to access the property was not an issue. We appreciated having street parking and a pass available. Dara was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • 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

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Northwest Washington, Washington DC

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3 night minimum stay

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Northwest Washington

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • 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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