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Sandy

Member since: 2008
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Spacious DC Victorian Charmer, FLAT DAILY RATE! No addiitonal charges*

29 Reviews
Sleeps30
Bedrooms 11
Bathrooms10
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Northwest Washington holiday house

11 Bedrooms, 10.5 Baths, Sleeps up to 24

***INAUGURATION:

Three-Night Minimum @$6,300/night

ALL 11 BEDROOMS***

***All Stays are either a three- or four-night minimum, regardless of what it says on this site. At times we are able to do a two- and one-night stay at a little bit of a higher rate, depending on when folks are checking in or out, just ask. :)***

*Flat rate is for 10 bedrooms in the main house and not the 11th ($125/night). And flat rate does not include $49 insurance fee. And for numbers over 24, it's an additional $100/night.

QUICK FACTS...

Located in Upper NW DC. 4 miles from downtown but easy transport.

Bus located directly across the street.

15 minutes to Columbia Heights Metro on bus or 30 minutes to downtown/sites

Located on well-traveled 14th Street, in between business and residential

Flat rate of $1299/night including housekeeping (most nights) + $500 refundable security and $49 insurance, if you book online. If you wire or send a check, there is no service fee and it's a $1500 deposit.

Free parking

Three-night minimum. (Possible to do 2 in certain cases.)

Rate is for 10 bedrooms/9.5 baths, includes housekeeping.

11th Bedroom is Cottage in rear of main house, $125/night.

Great for family reunions, corporate retreat and travel, wedding accommodations.

Rooms have king or queen beds (one full size).

Bathrooms are ensuite, except for two bedrooms.

Cable TV and Wifi included.

***New Floor Plan*** Copy & Paste Link and Remember to Mouse over Dots for Additional Views:

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The highly rated vacation rental is conveniently situated in DC's prized Northwest neighborhood. Here you will find a true urban oasis, marrying the tranquility of a peaceful retreat with proximity to the city. Relax on our front porch as you wait for the “every seven minutes” bus to come directly across the street. In 25 minutes or less, it’ll take you directly to the middle of the city or in 10 minutes you’ll be at the Metro station. But if you and any of your guests are driving, we have free, unlimited, on-street parking.

Some of our other features include wireless Internet, flat screen TVs in all bedrooms, Jacuzzi tubs. Our gourmet kitchen allows you all of the space you need to make that special meal or we can also take care of your breakfast, lunch or dinner requests with our fabulous caterer. We have break-out areas for your corporate retreat, including several rooms that close off for privacy and two ipe architectural decks to spread out in.

For even more space, you can elect to add the Enchanted Cottage -- located 20 yards behind the Inn -- in your stay (additional fee). With a living space and small kitchen upstairs, there is a spiral staircase that connects to a lovely bedroom with a wonderful garden view. The Enchanted Cottage has a Romeo-Juliet balcony and a bathroom with a claw foot tub and a bidet. Oh, so romantic!

We offer enough versatility where you can relax and read a good book in the downstairs living areas near one of our two first floor fireplaces, or close off one of our three chestnut pocket doors for meetings.

We have ample, free, safe parking and are located on a major thoroughfare two miles from downtown.

We are The Uptown House and we look forward to hearing from you!

(One- and two-day stays Allowed when they immediately proceed or precede an existing reservation or to fill in gaps. Email for more information.)

FLOOR PLAN: Boasting 11 bedrooms and 10.5 baths, you will find that this house is an opportunity for all of your guests to be comfortable with ample large bedrooms and designer baths.

FIRST FLOOR: This 110-year old Victorian charmer has a wonderful wrap-around porch where you can sit and relax. The first floor has two separate living areas, two fireplaces, a large dining area and a half bath.

SECOND FLOOR: We have four beautifully decorated bedrooms with four baths. Three of the bedrooms have Jacuzzi tubs and one with a double Jacuzzi tub! The other bedroom has a nice pebbled tiled walk-in shower. All bedrooms on this level have queen size beds.

Also on the second floor is our pantry kitchen with a sink, hot water tap, small fridge and coffee maker.

THIRD FLOOR: On the third floor there are another four bedrooms with two bedrooms that share a bath. Two bedrooms have a king size bed and one of those rooms has a sitting room with a pull-out bed and a balcony that overlooks the beautiful garden. The other rooms have a queen and a full-size bed.

BASEMENT: Oh, my gosh, the basement has so much character with a lot of old world charm. Here you will find our gourmet kitchen that any caterer would absolutely love! Wood block counters, exposed beams and a center island that tops off the finishes to this quaint space. Downstairs there are also two nice size bedrooms with over-the-top bathrooms.

GARDEN: The garden has two beautiful hand-crafted decks made with ipe, the fabulous Brazilian wood. There is a large Wisteria plant that rest on the pergola and offers complete shade. You will get lost in the tranquility and the loveliness that this garden offers.

THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE: Unbelievable two-story converted carriage house. First floor kitchen and living area and a spiral staircase that leads to a beautiful cathedral wood beamed bedroom with a king size bed. Also after a long day, relax in the claw foot bathtub while gazing at the crystal chandelier.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
Sandy (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks english

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Reviews

4.9
based on 29 traveller reviews

Spacious DC Victorian Charmer, FLAT DAILY RATE! No addiitonal charges*
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews
5

outstanding experience

  • 5 of 5

to celebrate my 70 th birthday we gathered 23 friends and family including 7 kids between the ages of 11 and 13! the house was beautiful, spacious and perfect for gathering so many. lots of room to huddle in groups or have the whole crew together. the outside tabe was huge and got a lot of use. loved the pergola and the seprate cottage was enchanting indeed!

sandy was a perfect hostess, thoughtful and classy. would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake
5

A beautiful home and a gracious host.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 9 stayed at this wonderfully renovated home in the D.C. area for 1 week in September. Our group consisted of my 83 year old mother, my 3 siblings and their spouses plus me and my significant other. We wanted a place to stay where we could spend time together eating, talking, laughing and sharing stories of our daily activities in Washington. Knowing that a hotel would not provide that sort of "family environment" we searched for a rental property on VRBO. What we found in this delightful house was a home away from home.

Each couple, and mom, had our own spacious bedroom, complete with a private bath! The rooms are very tastefully decorated and each has a warm and comfortable atmosphere. The jetted tubs were a very welcome relief after a day walking, and walking, and walking along the mall. Sandy has really created some delightful themes throughout the bedrooms and she has certainly keep her visitor's comfort in mind by providing large rooms, queen size beds, ample closet and drawer space and beautiful large windows.

The kitchen was impressive. The room is designed to accommodate a large event, however, we felt right at home cooking for our small group of 9. You would not think that cooking and vacation go together, but for our family it was so enjoyable to spend time talking and laughing and reminiscing about current and past family activities without a waiter stopping by to check up on us. Another bonus to staying at this beautiful home-we did not have to worry about meeting up at set times for a group breakfast, lunch or dinner. Early birds could get up at the crack of dawn for their breakfast and sleepy heads could enjoy a few extra hours of blissful sleep in the comfortable beds.

This home is beautiful! The pictures online are great-but the home is amazing once you are there. Sandy is a gracious host who could not have been more attentive or kind, If we ever make it back to D.C. my family has informed me that I am to reserve this property again. I would highly recommend this rental (home away from home) to anybody looking for a place to stay in the D.C. area. There is a bus stop right across the street for easy access to the mall area-or to the Metro. Absolutely one of the best parts of the family trip. I would give this home 10 stars if I could.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Togetherness

  • 5 of 5

We were a girls basketball team from the Chicago land area, it was our last season together, the girls will go off to college next year. It was a great place to stay, every family had their own bedroom/bathroom, the coach stayed in the cottage. We saved money because hotels and PARKING cost a LOT and this was so much better because it MADE us ALL hang together. We ate all breakfast and dinners at home. The owner Sandy showed us around on the first day, never saw her again, BUT when i had a question i would text her and within 5 minutes she ALWAYS got backed to me with an answer. It was a PERFECT way to end our story. Great memories were made.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati, OH
5

Great for Family Reunion in DC

  • 5 of 5

The Uptown House was perfect for our 21-person family reunion. We utilized every bedroom and bathroom in the house, including the cottage. All the rooms were clean, comfortable and well-apportioned. The kitchen was equipped to handle many guests (2 refrigerators, 2 ovens, institutional coffee maker, and plenty of plates, silverware, and wine glasses. We dined upstairs at the large dining room table and outside on the very nice patio. the large rooms on the first floor were perfect for our family gathering.

The rooms on the first second floor all had high ceilings, beautiful wood trim, comfortable couches and chairs, and wooden slate window blinds. We especially liked the portraits and art work on the walls. As the Uptown House is an older mansion, the floors creak which could wake anyone sleeping the basement bedrooms. The temperature was in the mid-90's on the first two days of our stay. The A/C's for each floor kept the house cool. When the temps cooled on our last day, we enjoyed the sitting area on the porch and the back deck.

Sandy, the owner, was very responsive to our request for an early check-in, and for my sister's late check-out request. Also, she responded quickly with answers to questions on how to operate ceiling fans, toaster, etc. Based upon Sandy's recommendation, we had one dinner catered by Moe of Highland Restaurant which was a block south of the house. Moe and his staff did a great job. We lunched at the Highland and enjoyed it also.

Our concern that the location was distant from downtown DC and Reagan airport was misplaced. We were able to order Ubers late at night for a trip to the U Street bar district, and early in the morning (5 AM) for a trip to the airport. The longest wait we had for an Uber was 7-minutes, as the ladies wanted an Uber XL for their shopping trip to Georgetown. The joggers in our group enjoyed their run at nearby Rock Creek Park.

The Uptown House was great for our family reunion in DC.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Uptown House met our needs

  • 4 of 5

This was the second time our group rented the Uptown House. The kitchen has been renovated which was a nice change and there is still plenty of pots, pans and serving tools to accommodate a large group like ours. Most of the bedrooms have private baths so this is always appreciated and the common areas are huge with lots of space for small and large group meetings. Our group particularly enjoys the location of the house which is across the street from a bus stop and not a far ride from the metro station. Two suggestions for the owner. 1) the dishwasher kept coming out of the cabinet and leaning dangerously towards the floor while loading dishes and 2) it would help to have directions on how to use the industrial size coffee maker. We couldn't figure out how to make the coffee hot so it was Luke warm every morning --not good for the caffeine addicts among us! All in all, we love the house and the manager Sandy couldn't be nicer.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Gracious and Inviting

  • 5 of 5

This was the ideal location for a family or group stay. Surprisingly, the kitchen was the favorite gathering spot. Every detail was carefully thought out! Especially enjoyed the well-appointed baths. Also found getting around in the District to be incredibly easy for everyone! Great experience overall!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
8 Miles
Reagan National Airport
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
495 or 95
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Highland's Restaurant

Located on a major thoroughfare of Washington, we are 4 miles from the National Mall. Use public transportation for easy access and enjoy our free parking.

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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Inauguration
18 Jan 2017 - 23 Jan 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$8,453
 
 
Graduation Week 2017
17 May 2017 - 22 May 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$2,013
 
 
Thanksgiving
21 Nov 2017 - 27 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$2,147
 
 
Christmas 2017
20 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
1 night minimum stay
A$1,878
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$1,743
 
Notes: Rates are based on 24 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

House Cleaning Fee A$0
Pet Fee A$101
Refundable Damage Deposit A$671
Property Damage Protection A$79

Options for Payment

In March 2016, HomeAway started charging a service fee to everyone who books. We think it was excessive, amounting in hundreds of dollars to our guests. We pay a very good amount just to be listed every year and now prefer to just use HomeAway as our listing service. So we are giving you more options to pay. However, there is a little bit more inconvenience in saving money. Such is life, right? To save $$$ you will have to make one upfront payment and mail your contract back in. We just don't have the resources to do the accounting for several payments. Also it may take a tad bit longer to get your refundable deposit back if you mail in or wire your money, maybe up to 10 days. But we are happy that we can offer you a choice. Below outlines the cost of the different methods of payment.



Check Mailed: You must mail in one payment in full, along with the contract, for your entire stay in order for your reservation to be consider reserved. You must mail in your refundable deposit two weeks before arrival.

Wire: Same as above. You can wire the payment and mail the contract separately. Refundable deposits are mailed back.

HomeAwayVRBO: HomeAway charges $399 as a service fee to book with us. We charge a 4% credit card fee, making it approximately $50 more per night. So in total, between our fees and HomeAway's, it's an additional $550 for a three-night stay. The benefits, however, are that you can make payment in several payments. You can also reduce your refundable deposit from $1500 to $500 by purchasing insurance for $49. Another benefit is that you can also accept the contract electronically and get trip insurance.

PayPal: There is a 3% credit card charge added to your total amount. The rest of the information is as if you mailed a check, i.e., one payment, mailing in the contract and a higher refundable deposit.

Credit Cards: You can pay with any credit card you like via PayPal. We add a 3% cr

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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
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6400 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 20 people
Bathrooms:
  • 10 Bathrooms
  • bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi
    bathroom 2 - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi , Double Jacuzzi
    bathroom 3 - toilet , bath with shower , jacuzzi
    bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , Spa Shower
    bathroom 5 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    bathroom 6 - toilet , bath with shower
    bathroom 7 - toilet , jacuzzi
    bathroom 8 - toilet , bath with shower , shower enclosure
    bathroom 9 - toilet , shower enclosure
    bathroom 10 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • All of our baths our quite spacious with designer details and tiling. We provide shampoo and bath amenities.
Bedrooms:
  • 11 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
    bedroom 5 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed
    bedroom 8 - 1 double bed
    bedroom 9 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    bedroom 10 - 1 large double bed
    bedroom 11 - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    bedroom 7 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • All of our rooms come with ironing board/iron, hair dryer, flat screen TV with premium cable. We have four bedrooms on the second floor, four bedrooms on the third floor and two bedrooms at the basement level. We also have a wonderful two-level cottage located directly behind the inn (additional charge).
Entertainment:
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • tennis