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Upscale and Unique in DuPont Circle: Courtyard, Garden, Driveway Parking Option

Bedrooms 3
Space 171 m²
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms (2 King mattresses, 1 queen) + Air Mattress, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6)

Elegant 3-bedroom home, with dining room, courtyard, garden and driveway parking option. Situated on the 1st floor, with an emphasis on organic amenities and upscale linens and towels. Some guests have said that our home feels as if it were taken from the hills of Tuscany and set down in the Capitol of the USA!

Located in one of the most preferred neighborhoods in DC, this spacious DuPont Circle townhouse rests on a quiet tree-lined street and features fine dining in walking distance. The turn-of-the century home is conveniently near Embassy Row, museums and shopping. Even better, nearby salons and bistros abound.

This is one of several units managed by an experienced host who has been awarded Premier Status on VRBO.

The home is renovated and has 1800 square feet of indoor living space, featuring high ceilings, tall windows and original French doors. Enhancing those quarters are two private gardens: the courtyard for dining alfresco and the patio for conversation around the garden. For extra convenience, there is a washer-and-dryer and high-speed internet available for guest use.

Comfortable contemporary and antique furnishings are accented by eclectic décor. You’ll find the kitchen well-stocked, including a juicer and Vitamix. The dining room opens to the private courtyard if you prefer taking your meals under the trees.

The bedrooms are nicely sized and comfortably appointed, the mattresses topped with freshly laundered linens, cleaned just prior to your arrival. The master bedroom overlooks the courtyard, and has an organic king mattress and attached bathroom. The second bedroom is even larger, also with a king mattress, and French doors leading out to the back garden. The third bedroom is smaller and rustic, yet the glass ceiling gives you the thrill of gazing at the stars from bed.

Steps from your front door you will find a corner market and a dry cleaner. Just a few blocks beyond enjoy gourmet restaurants, cafes, theatre and shopping. After dining, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll along Embassy Row with its beautiful mansions.

Minutes away, the subway will transport guests to the most popular sites: the Smithsonian, the Capitol, world renowned monuments and Arlington Cemetery, to name a few. The White House is within walking distance with lovely sites along the way. If traveling with children, so is the zoo.

Cabs, Ubers and bike rental stations are abundant in the area. If you favor your own vehicle, there are two options that can be added to your quote: driveway parking can be made available for up to 2 vehicles, and any number of street parking permits can also be arranged.

What you can expect: It is my aim to provide guests five-star amenities; the same touches that I appreciate when I travel: lodging located in a gorgeous and safe neighborhood, cleanliness, upscale linens and towels, comfortable mattresses, high-speed Internet and eclectic decor.

Please Note: I book on a first-come basis, and the furnishings are constantly evolving.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Gloria

I am a writer who works from home. My husband is a former mayor, and currently, a publisher in Washington, DC. We prefer quiet homes in residential neighborhoods when we travel, and offer ours to like-minded people whenever we're away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Gloria was a spectacular in absentee hostess ! Immediate responsive to any and all questions from the initial booking throughout my 4-day visit and everybody is going to have unanticipated questions in a guest house (like, what's that WiFi password again?). The house itself was in a lovely quiet side street in the city, easy to get a cab, to find a dining spot - and with the handiest tiny corner grocery store ten steps away that has all the amenities a guest could want: fruit, pastries, wine. We became quite the friends of that supplier of all things. Charming location for a special feeling that a hotel can't give for a city experience. My first experience [with a vacation rental] and I booked it for me and two high school BFFs who scattered to three different parts of the country & who get together in some city in October of every year with one each of our grown-up girls (6 of us in all). The leap of faith for a house instead of individual hotel suites turned out to be a super decision. We were all very pleased and that's not easy with reunions. Linens were there exactly as promised, kitchen and equipment all in working order, dishes and silver and so forth, all the details that one doesn't want to think about on a trip: all provided. And, it was memorable to be able to stock the kitchen and enjoy breakfast together or drinks, or dinner. Got a lot more catching up done and easy sharing of our lives than when we stayed in individual suites in hotels. The booking was my good fortune in all respects.
Nov 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome rental in Dupont Circle

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 171 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please refer to the Rental Agreement before placing a reservation request.
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower enclosure , Master bathroom with walk-in shower.
    Hall Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Hall bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Organic amenities
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 extra lg. double bed , Organic king mattress and en-suite bathroom
    Garden Bedroom - 1 extra lg. double bed , King mattress
    Rustic Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Queen mattress
    Air mattress - Airbed is available for guest use
  • Upscale linens and towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Upscale and Unique in DuPont Circle: Courtyard, Garden, Driveway Parking Option
average rating of 4.6491227 based on 65 reviews

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

The house was great - plenty of room to spread out, a beautiful garden behind, and lots of charm. We had 6 people ranging from 11 to 70 years old, and had plenty of space for all of us. There is one large bathroom and one smaller one; both are absolutely useable, but it probably helps to be flexible as needed. The beds were great, and the location was perfect for us. We might have heard people above us once during our 4 days there, the property felt very secluded and relaxing. Gloria was wonderfully responsive, and overall this was a great find.

  • Review Submitted: 16/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled that you enjoyed my home so much! I only use vacation rentals whenever I travel too. It's so nice to have a base to come home to when visiting a new city, isn't it?
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Simply perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Gloria's place and will definitely return next time we're in DC. Beautiful peaceful garden, incredibly charming decor, impeccably clean and perfectly situated. What more could you possibly want?

  • Review Submitted: 15/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I continue to be blessed with the greatest guests in the world. Thank you so much for gracing my home with your joy.
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Wonderful location. Charming property. Clean and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Bedrooms have privacy. Easy walk to restaurants. Quiet but close to center of activity

All as promised

  • Review Submitted: 30/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I continue to be blessed with the best guests.
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A Slice of Europe in Washington, DC

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful time at this home! The house reminded us of a historic villa in Italy, so much so, that we didn’t want to leave to go see the sites. The rooms were exactly as shown in the pictures, and was spotlessly clean, updated in all the right places and had a well-stocked kitchen. The courtyards and the driveway were a real bonus; though we parked the car and walked or used the metro most of the time. The neighborhood was quiet, but steps away from many great restaurants and cafes. The host went out of her way to be helpful and attentive. We highly recommend this home!

  • Review Submitted: 14/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My guests are the absolute best! Thank you for the repeat business.
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  • 5 of 5

Exactly as billed -- great location, wonderful house and fantastic host.

  • Review Submitted: 14/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have been blessed with the best guests!
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Johnson City, TN

Comfort, space, homey

  • 5 of 5

Felt like home away from home. Everything we needed for 5 adults for 4 nights. Pleasant, safe neighborhood - good walking - good location - corner market 50 steps from front door - front and back gardens with great light inside and out. Would repeat, if available, on return to DC with similar needs.

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled that you were comfortable in my home, Dr. H. Congratulations again on your retirement!
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Nearest Train
0.04 Miles
DuPont Circle - Red Line
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rock Creek Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Restaurant Nora
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$255.08
Additional Guest Fee AU$52.32 per person per night

Please refer to the Rental Agreement before placing a reservation request. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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