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Carriage House In Historic District

Bedrooms 1
Space 55 m²
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.

Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2017

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 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. 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 Cardozo

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)

Carriage House In Historic District
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews

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: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for almost a week in this adorable Carriage House close to downtown. We were able to walk to a lot of places and took a short Uber ride or rode bikes if riding downtown. It was super clean and the owners are extremely accommodating but not intrusive at all. It has everything you need and we had the best time!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for two!

  • 5 of 5

In a lively neighborhood (shops, restaurants) and close to public transit (bus, train). Owners responsive, but not intrusive.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay in DC

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my stay. Great location and accommodations. Easy to access. Great place if you are visiting any area in DC.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So convenient and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This is the kind of arrangement that city travelers relish! Dara has set up a nice studio arrangement in the upper level of the old carriage house---it's clean, simple (yet completely equipped) and affordable. I wanted something close to a Metro station (2 blocks), and grocery (1 1/2 blocks), restaurants (one block) and in a central neighborhood. Tall order! But Dara delivered. This was inauguration weekend, but when I made the reservation the price hadn't been inflated to the usual astronomical charge---yet she honored her stated price, which showed such integrity that I booked on the spot! Dara offered the use of laundry in the other unit at mid-stay (8 nights) and also afforded us a later check out so we could make the most of our last morning in DC.

The separate entrance to the unit meant we could have privacy, come and go as we pleased. It is January so we didn't get to enjoy the enclosed backyard and deck, but it felt quiet and safe in the midst of a metro area.

This neighborhood is so vital and energetic, and the location (just North of downtown DC/Mall etc) allowed us to maximize our travel experience. It's a straight shot on the yellow line from Reagan Int'l Airport.

Thanks Dara. I'm bookmarking this listing for future recommendations!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 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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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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