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Lara Hawketts

Member since: 2012
Speaks english, spanish

Single Family Home with Parking and huge yard!

15 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Northeast Washington holiday house

Flexible accommodation ~ can sleep up to 9 people

Welcome to our beautiful detached home in D.C's Brookland neighborhood. Locals refer to Brookland as ‘DC's best kept secret', it's a little haven in DC, away from the hustle and bustle but the Metro (Red line) can get you downtown in 15 minutes to the monuments, museums, white house and Capitol hill.

You have 2 options when booking this rental. You can either 1) Rent the main house (excluding the basement) or 2) rent the entire house (including basement). Please be sure to mention how you would like to rent the house and we can provide a quotation for your stay.

The lower level of the house has just been remodeled. It’s light and airy but cozy too. There is a queen bed and a day-bed which can comfortably sleep an extra guest. A kitchenette is well equipped with mini fridge, toaster, microwave and coffee maker.

The main house can sleep up to 6 people. It has 1.5 baths, 3 bedrooms (1 queen, 1 full size sofa bed & 2 x twin beds) kitchen dining area with all stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. There are flat screen TV’s cable and free WIFI.

Everything is newly furnished and decorated, comfy beds complete with the luxurious linens and towels.

Large fenced yard to let the children run and play complete with front and back porches to sit and enjoy a glass of wine. Additional patio area and gas grill.

We are close to all the attractions in DC, as we are conveniently located near to the metro (red line). Washington's DC’s monuments, the mall, the amazing museums, the Whitehouse and Capitol building are all within 15-20 minutes by car or metro.

Don’t miss the Franciscan Monastery and gardens, there are also many bike trails nearby including the National Arboretum. The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is the largest Roman Catholic Church in the United States and is one of the 10 largest churches in the world.

We have plenty of guidebooks and local knowledge on what to see, where to go and some great recommendations for restaurants.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Other Things to Note:

Please note, we rent this home in two ways - this listing refers to the MAIN house, which sleeps 6 comfortably. If you have a larger group, we also rent the WHOLE house, which does include the basement. Please inquire about the adjusted rate and opening up the "whole house".

The rental rate for the entire house $300 (adjusted per season) per night (includes basement).

Cleaning / Laundry fee $140 for main house, $175 entire house (inc. basement)

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Lara Hawketts (Property Manager)
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, spanish

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed at Lara and Alex's place for two days and it was lovely! Unfortunately, Lara was out of town & we didn't get to meet her, but Alex was a wonderful host and gave us many good tips for restaurants, etc. Thank you Alex (and Lara) for providing everything we could possibly need! So nice of you to have goodies for breakfast - we were able to splurge more on dinners! It was especially nice to be able to park right outside; even though we took the bus/metro during the day, a nighttime drive down to the Lincoln Memorial was a breeze, and there was plenty of parking there. We highly recommend this listing.
Aug 2010
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Reviews

4.5
based on 15 traveller reviews

Single Family Home with Parking and huge yard!
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 30 reviews
Rhode Island
5

Brookland home.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a family vacation with my sister and her family and my brother and his family. There were nine of us and we found the home to be a perfect fit for us. We rented the basement apartment as well which served as a wonderful spot for the teenagers with us! We loved the location which is close to the Metro and even the drive in to D.C. was not difficult. We were met at the home by the owner who explained the area and made recommendations for restaurants and other points of interest in the area i.e. Basilica, Franciscan Monastery. We would definitely recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Accomodations in Brookland

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time! Very convenient to Redline and Catholic University! Very Clean and comfortable!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lamesa, Texas
5

Great place to explore the DC area

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for a weekend. We brought our two small dogs with us and they loved the yard. Thank you Lara for allowing us to bring out babies. Your place is amazing and cozy! We enjoyed having coffee outside in the mornings! We will be back! Thanks.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washingtonville, NY
4

What a beautiful place!! Very clean. And a great location!

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here with our 8 year old son who has been dying to come to DC. We had a great time, and your place was very comfortable at the end of our VERY LONG days! In fact, my son said several times, "Mom, this is a really nice place isn't it?!". We would definitly recommend your place to anyone visiting the DC area.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Sweet Stay at a parisian loft looking home studio

  • 4 of 5

We had a beautiful stay. Very clean. Comfy beds. Great hosts. Recommended to others who stayed there and liked it too.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tecumseh, MI
5

Clean, relaxing, and QUIET!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay with Alex, Lara, and Sophie was great. We so enjoyed the quiet, the privacy, and the comforts of home. The studio was just what we expected and more!

As a guest after the horrible review below, I'd like to counter nearly everything that was mentioned. The place is CLEAN! I can't even fathom what the reviewer is talking about in saying the bathroom was filthy. I've never seen a cleaner bathroom in any vacation rental we've used.

The linens are fresh, clean, and very comfortable. The pillows are down, the mattress has a great memory foam topper, and there is a VERY nice heavy town comforter on the bed. We did find a couple of feathers from the bedding, and I am wondering if that is what the reviewer mistook for hair. It was clearly feathers poking out from the heavenly blankets. Regardless, comfort is bar none.

The reviewer's greatest complaint was the noise. First of all, you are staying in a studio apartment in someone's house. You have to expect a certain level of awareness to their comings and goings. They also have two adults, a baby, and a dog. That being said, we never heard a single voice. Nothing. No barking. No music. No TV. Nothing. We werent even aware of the dog until he greeted when we met him in the yard on the 3rd day. No dog claws on the hard wood. No jumping or running. I will admit that we heard the family two times when they were walking around. Twice. In 4 days. I honestly thought no one was home the entire time. Turns out they were, we just never heard them. The studio is quiet, relaxing, peaceful. In fact, I was nervous that the noise coming from us might bother them.

We found the location to be great. It was a short drive to the Metro, and a 15-20 minute walk. Not a big deal. There was no traffic in the neighborhood which we found to be refreshing considering the traffic you encounter one mile down the road.

Our fridge was stocked with all the essentials - milk, cream, yogurt, cream cheese, english muffins, coke, orange juice. All fresh! There was oatmeal and cereal on the counter, as well as coffee, sugar, honey, tea, popcorn and fresh fruit. We loved this feature as meals are so pricey in the city.

Our stay was great. We got excellent advice for restaurants and traffic tips, as well as daily fresh towels and our garbage was removed. There was free street parking and the neighbors were friendly. Lara and Alex were excellent hosts and we are so glad we chose their rental.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Washington Reagan DCA
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
December
29 Nov 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
A$214
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$403
 
 
Post Holiday Winter
3 Jan 2017 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$167
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
Pre Inauguration
7 Jan 2017 - 13 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$167
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
Inauguration
18 Jan 2017 - 23 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$1,478
 
 
Post Election Winter
29 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$167
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
March
1 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$267
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
Cherry Blossom
15 Mar 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$403
 
 
April - May
18 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$267
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
Graduation
5 May 2017 - 14 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$403
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2016
15 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$267
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4
1 Jul 2017 - 4 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$403
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer 2017
6 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$267
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$27 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$262
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Waiver A$106
Cleaning / Laundry fee A$195
Tax Rate 17.5%

Please note that if the main house is rented (excluding basement) the cleaning fee is $145.
If the entire house is rented (including basement) the cleaning fee is $175.

Our peak nightly rate is $195 for the main house and $285 for the entire house.
The 18% tax includes the 14.5% DC occupancy tax and a credit card processing fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Northeast Washington

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , Master bedroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking