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Carriage House In Historic District

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

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.


Owner
Dara
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 June, 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.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • 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 ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sofa bed/futon , Couch pulls out into a single bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

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Carriage House In Historic District
average rating of 4.8125 based on 48 reviews
4

A pleasant "home base" for a few days in DC

  • 4 of 5

Others' observations are accurate here. The apt. is a bit "off the beaten path" ( access is mostly through the garage off an alley between main streets) but mighty close to the beaten path (U Street Metro is about 2 blocks away, and plenty of stores and restaurants of all descriptions just a block or so in the other direction). Between one rainy day and mostly being out in the city during daylight hours, we didn't even have a chance during our week to enjoy the entry deck, but it was an appealing thought! All in all, it was a comfortable and convenient place for two people for several days and we would certainly stay again if we have a chance.

  • Review Submitted: 05/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gloucester MA
5

Charming place in a perfect location for my conference!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Dara! Enjoyed my stay and will return.

  • Review Submitted: 31/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Connecticut
4

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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5

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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5

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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5

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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Map

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.

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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.
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