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Colin Powell

Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks english

Modern - NW Washington DC - Home - Near Convention Center

51 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Northwest Washington holiday house

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom, sleeps 6 comfortably with WIFI, Cable TVs and Parking

This is another listing associated with the one advertised that is smaller and costs less. Its a newly renovated separate unit associated with the main listing at homeaway and enter property ID 387935. Minutes from the DC Convention Center, Washington Reagan National Airport, Close to Chinatown, National Mall, and all other Historic DC Attractions......Washer/Dryer Included, Full Kitchen, Front and Rear Private Entrance....Front Porch....Wireless Alarm System, Central Heating and Air Conditioning, Wireless Internet Access and Flat Screen Cable TV.

Valid Identification Required: Passport and Visa for international guest and state ID for US citizens.

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Colin Powell (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Speaks english

About Colin Powell

Grew up in NYC, been in Washington, DC since 2001, frequently uses Homeaway for lodging alternative especially when traveling with family and friends. Went to college in Atlanta, GA and completed Graduate work at Georgetown University. Very meticulous due to my military background.

Colin Powell purchased this house in 2001

Why Colin Powell chose Washington DC

The property offers you historic perspective with a modern decor. Centrally located in NW Washington, DC with easy access via Metro to all the tourist sites. Few minutes to Verizon Center and the Washington, DC Convention Center.

What makes this house unique

Spacious and central location is definitely a plus. Also like the fact that the neighborhood is growing and offers great local coffee houses, restaurants, and bars.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Colin's place is absolutely incredible - this apartment/home really exceeded our expectations. It seems newly remodeled and has a gorgeous kitchen and bathrooms and the rooms are wonderful. We were very comfortable here and Colin was quick to reply to any of our needs. Definitely recommend.

April 2014
Mar 2014
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Reviews

4.7
based on 51 traveller reviews

Modern - NW Washington DC - Home - Near Convention Center
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 54 reviews
5

Well appointed kitchen, lots of space to relax, easy access to DC-- this place is a great find.

  • 5 of 5

Mr. Powell's place is clean, comfortable, and set up like a private hotel. He responds quickly to questions and makes sure guests have info about the house, the neighborhood, and seeing the sights in DC. There was parking on the block every day, and getting into the city center was a snap. Grilling on the porch bbq was a highlight of our long weekend!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As the weather gets more agreeable the BBQ grill is a great way to may a quick meal for guests or your family. please ensure to wear comfortable shoes as there is lots of walking to be done in DC. Thanks for being great guests and we look forward to your return.
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Close to everything with all the comforts of home!

  • 4 of 5

This rowhouse had all of the comforts of home and was close to all of the DC attractions and if not close, the train was 5 blocks away or the bus was down the street. The home has obviously been remodeled in spots and was well done- the bathrooms were really nice, the kitchen and dining had everything we needed, and the bedrooms were comfortable. The kitchen is a little tall, my husband is 6 foot 1 and could only reach the bottom of the upper cabinets. There was a step stool available to help us out when needed. There are a lot of sirens going on a lot of the time in DC, and the neighborhood we were in was not immune to that. The owner is well organized and his instructions were clear and easy to understand. Check in and out went very smoothly.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for choosing to stay at the Guest Suites at Rhode Island Ave, NW LLC.....we appreciate your business and look forward to your return. Please make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and be mindful of the weather.....
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5

Great location.

  • 5 of 5

What I find most surprising about this property is that there are only two reviews before mine. There is a visitors' book filled with very positive comments from the many guests who have stayed there previously . This is really gratifying for the owner but doesn't help people when trying to decide whether or not to book this property and have only the information on the web to help them.

We stayed in October 2015 and were extremely fortunate with the weather; in fact it was really hot with beautiful blue skies. Colin our host had thoughtfully left a whole stack of bottled water for us; very welcome indeed.

We had spent several days in NY prior to arriving in Washington and arrived into the main railway station. The house is a fairly short cab ride away and is situated on a pleasant tree-lined avenue. Inside there is absolutely everything you need; a well-equipped kitchen to enable you to stay in and make meals should you so wish (augmented by a BBQ outside on the porch), washing/drying facilities and fast free wifi.

The house was scrupulously clean, the beds very comfortable and there was a plentiful supply of high quality towels in a cupboard on the landing upstairs. Bathrooms were very well appointed with good flow rate to the showers. (We have stayed in some hotels where you are lucky if you get a trickle of water from the showers!).

On our first day we walked into Washington and along the monuments walk. It is walkable - depending on your level of mobility. After that we used the metro as it saved time. The nearest metro is at Shaw-Howard U on the green or yellow lines and NOT Rhode Island Avenue on the red line. The system is very easy to use. You buy an initial card/ticket which comes loaded with around $8 of travel. When you exit the system take a note from the readout how much is left on the card as you may need to top up via the machines for that purpose (like the Oyster card in London).

If you turn left when leaving the house there are loads of restaurants to choose from on U Street a short walk away; a real multi-cultural, multi-ethnic eating experience is available. You can have a taste of virtually any type of cuisine from anywhere on the planet. For those coming next year or later there will be even more to choose from as this area is very much "up and coming" and more chefs and restaurants are choosing to site themselves here. One of the venues - Ben's Chili Bowl - is famous not only because it has been there since 1958 but has hosted t

  • Review Submitted: Dec 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

GREAT STAY!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our party of four (4) arrived to clean, spacious, comfortable and warm accommodations. The detailed e-mail and Guest Book instructions provided thorough information on the alarm system, parking, getting to the Metro, restaurants, sightseeing, etc., which contributed to a seamless stay.

Colin was a gracious host! We called him very late on the night we arrived and he was refreshingly very accommodating to us. (An added PLUS!)

Instead of driving, we opted to take the Metro to the National Mall. It was a very short walk/ride. We did some shopping at City Place Mall in nearby Silver Springs, MD. They've got some great shops and eating places there.

I would wholeheartedly recommend this venue to anyone visiting the DC area.

Thanks again Colin.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Taking the metro in the city is the preferred mode of travel. Parking is extremely difficult and the tickets are quite expensive.
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5

Comfortable and Spacious

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this address for a week. The house was very comfortable: spacious rooms that were well appointed, good air conditioning, and all the amenities that a guest could want. The neighborhood was better than I had expected, so there were no problems with that. Overall, staying here was a seamless experience and I would highly recommend this house to future guests.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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1.3 miles to Convention Center

  • 4 of 5

Property was easy to find, directions for entry simple and house was clean and ready for guests. Location was approx 1.3 miles to Convention Center (4 professionals staying in the house as an alternative to hotel life). Metro close by if sightseeing, however many restaurants within walking distance. Owner available and easy to communicate with.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us. The convention center is close by, suggest taking taxi or Uber app on your phone. Again DC is a city that you can walk for days in so wear comfortable shoes. The metro is close by as well. Thanks for staying with us.
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Washington Reagan National Airport
Nearest Train
0.2 Miles
Amtrak and Metro @ Shaw/Howard Green/Yellow Line
Nearest Motorway
1.3 Miles
Interstate 395
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Beau Thai on New Jersey Ave, Red Hen on 1st NW
Car: not necessary

Trendy area in town, lots of restaurants a few local bars (always crowded) and within walking distance to the Green line Metro at Shaw/Howard. If you're looking for livelier areas, a short taxi ride to Logan Circle, Adams Morgan, U Street Corridor (walking distance), Georgetown Law School, Howard University, and Catholic University. Bike share for adventurous bicycle riding tourists. Stay in the heart of DC amongst the Washingtonians, while enjoying the culture and city living. Car share programs such as zip cars and cars to go also available if you need to visit Virginia or Maryland. Visit Washington DC Guest Suite on Facebook and get a better idea of the neighborhood. Don't forget to like the page!

Also check out the arboretum, library of congress, botanical garden, marina, synagogues, walking, scenic drives, cycling, ice skating, groceries and hospital.

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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Inauguration 2017
13 Jan 2017 - 27 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$2,016
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$605
 

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Protection A$134
Cleaning A$336
Tax Rate 6.0%

Owner may require additional charges based on the number of persons staying. The unit accommodates up to 2 adults and 2 children. Additional charges may be incurred for additional guests at the owner’s discretion. Repeat customers inquire about discounts and referrals as well.

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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Northwest Washington

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , Glass and white marble
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , Huge bathroom with skylight
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Also houses washer and dryer
  • Stand up enclosed shower with light show, vanity, Eco-comodes jacuzzi tub and washer/dryer.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed , Full Size Memory Foam Mattress
  • Lots of closet space and comfortable beds. Master bedroom has full bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • patio
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating