Sleek and comfortable two bedroom apartment with exposed brick and modern amenities! It comfortably sleeps five. There are 2 double beds and one futon. Enjoy a beautiful kitchen, modern bath, outdoor fire pit. The apartment is also equipped with games, books and movies and of course, WIFI. It is located just two blocks from metro. Restaurants, bars and shopping are within walking distance. Also, there is a beehive on the premises.
- Apartment78 m²
- Half Baths0
- Min. Stay2 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
- Calendar last updated:
- 23 Sep. 2018
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Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
The space was well located for our needs. Having a parking perfect was great as we had a rental car. Two bedrooms allowed for ample bodies. However, the humidity may require enhanced air filtration.
One of the worst properties I have stayed in!!
Where do I start with this one! I am going to be repeating a lot of the recent reviews but i wasn't prepared for how bad this place is! do not be fooled by the description, there is nothing beautiful, modern or even remotely english about this place.
-Great communication with the host before the stay and on arrival. Didn't hear anything from them during the stay but didn't expect to hear from them once we got there. arrival instructions and food had been provided which was a nice touch.
-good washing machine and dryer facilities which is shared with the owner who lives upstairs.
-The apartment looks clean at first but on closer inspection is really filthy. dead cockroaches everywhere which we swept up and if you walk around barefooted, your feet are black within minutes....
-severe damp and mould issues are in the whole flat especially the bedrooms. it is quite severe and if you have anything like asthma or hayfever, i would think twice about staying here. clearly nothing has been done to resolve the issues and has been like that for a long time.
-the bathroom was disgusting and had a broken shower head, which reading previous reviews, has been like that for a while.
-the beds were the worst you can imagine. i couldn't wait to get home to my own bed. as previously mentioned, i think some kind of topper has been placed on top of an awful mattress in the bigger bedroom. the more shocking thing was in the smaller bedroom. a single camping bedframe had been placed within the frame of the double bed. then a double mattress had been placed on top of the single bedframe. we kept rolling of the sides until we investigated why this was happening... couldn't believe my eyes when i lifted the mattress!
the flat itself has no natural light and we came during a very hot spell in DC. air con had been provided in the bedrooms which i was grateful for but the air con in the bigger room started making loud rattling noises during the latter half of our stay. so we had to move the fan from the lounge into the bigger bedroom.
Please note that i didn't contact the owner about these issues as judging from past reviews, she wouldn't have done anything anyway and hasn't done so for years. therefore its important to note that she wasn't given a chance to rectify anything from myself.
i shall not be staying there again however.....
Dirty, dingy, damp- would not recommend- VRBO was unhelpful in resolving the issues
The property was absolutely unsatisfactory;
1. The property was not clean; the bathroom and master bedroom had cockroaches.
2. The bed in the second bedroom collapsed when my son laid on it; Cynthia the owner told us that there had been a flood in that bedroom some weeks prior- the wood frame had disintegrated as a result of this- the mattress was also moldy. My son had to move to a futon which was not comfortable or private. We support the comments of previous renters regarding the beds- they seem to be old mattresses with some sort of foam covers over them.
3. The property smelt musty and wet
4. The shower was dirty, and the shower head attachment was broken, trim was missing and paint was peeling and a cockroach scuttled under the dirty, broken shower surround
5. The wif-fi kept dropping off line- we did not mention this to the owner as by this time, we had decided to move out
We moved out after the first night- we received a partial reimbursement.
We stayed there for 1 night of the 3 booked; I expected 2/3 of what we had paid to be refunded. Both VRBO and the owner were unhelpful with getting us our money back. So, if you book this place, and you are expecting a beautiful, modern basement apartment, you will be dissatisfied.
Then, when you move out, don't expect fair treatment from her or VRBO. I am surprised that this place rates a high rating from VRBO.
I wouldn’t recommend this place
This place needs a lot of maintenance, it has a nice kitchen and living room area, which isn’t very important for a family like mine that just book hotels and apartments to sleep and take a shower.
The bedrooms are the main problem of this property.
Humidity has affected the walls so much that the paint is peeling off. So the first impression that I had when we got here was: we will get sick because of the humidity.
But the worst part was about to come. The mattresses in both beds were extremely uncomfortable and they had a foam mat on top that just made things even worse.
When I told the owner about the mattresses her answer was that they were fine, she had never received any complaints and that she had slept on them and they were great. Guess what, no, they are not great, they are super uncomfortable so we all have back pain today.
The whole basement was extremely cold, and there isn’t a single A/C or heater. Instead there are two big fans in each bedroom that could be A/C and heaters. They were so so loud. So we couldn’t sleep well for a single night.
Then one of the bedrooms has a whole on the wall that is covered with a towel....I guess not the best system to isolate the cold, and also there is a gap between the wall and the door that also let the cold air from outside to come in.
Again, I told the owner about this and even recommended her to put some tape to cover the gap. But I guess she misunderstood my complaint and put something between the door and the floor and not the door and the wall.
The bathroom.....wow, needs tons of maintenance, specially the shower.
Also, this place says that can accomodate 5 people, no way, there are not enough bedrooms to sleep and it is impossible to sleep in the living room because it is too cold!
There were not enough bedsheets and blankets and when I tried to use the extra foam mat I couldn’t because it was so dirty that it was useless. Disgusting!
So, if you are a person that care about cleanliness and that want to have a restful night, do not rent this place.
The owner is a nice person, easy to talk to, but she didn’t do anything to help us feel more comfortable after I sent her and email telling her about how uncomfortable her place was
After this, I would prefer to book a hotel, less risky if I go with a big name or will rent places that only have positive reviews
This place had 18 reviews and two of them were really bad. I realized these 2 people were right!
Spacious, well located, clean, welcoming
Cynthia's apartment is spacious, clean, well located, and within a vibrant community. Cynthia provided breakfast items, responded to our requests, and was a wealth of information about transportation and points of interest. I tend to use HomeAway for extended stays; I have done so in many locations in various states. This location is among the best. I would use Cynthia's home again.
Perfect for our needs
Great location. Large bedrooms. Excellent hospitality. Cynthia was available but not intrusive.