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Dereje Dagnachew

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english

Guest House in Highly Desired Quite Neighborhood

38 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Photos and Description of this Northwest Washington holiday apartment

Ideally located

This nicely furnished studio / loft is located less than one mile north of Colombia Heights Metro Station and is in one of Washington's most sought after residential neighborhoods.

Accommodations includes; brand new beautiful full bathroom, full size kitchen with appliances, living room area, queen-sized bed, desk, and large closet. Living area is furnished with a futon that can accommodate two more people. Air mattress is available upon request. All amenities including television with cable, free Wireless Internet, a workstation, linens, pots/pans/dishes, microwave, stove, coffee pot, washer/dryer, private rear garden with barbecue grill and outdoor seating are available for your comfort and enjoyment.

  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dereje Dagnachew (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english

Why Dereje Dagnachew chose Washington DC

Very quite residential area and very close to public transportation. Free street parking in front of the house.

What makes this apartment unique

One block from major bus lines to downtown DC and silver spring MD. Less than a mile from Columbia heights metro line (green line)

Free street parking in front of the house.


based on 38 traveller reviews

Guest House in Highly Desired Quite Neighborhood
average rating of 4.7105265 based on 38 reviews

Great Spot!!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is a fantastic place to stay for a few days or even a few weeks, if staying in DC. Everything you need is right there for your convenience, a kitchen, a futon, bed, washer, dryer, plates, pots and pans, etc. The location is great too, located in a quiet neighborhood north of the Columbia Heights Metro station. The family that lives upstairs is very helpful and friendly and will look out for your best interest.

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

This property was perfect for our family of four. It got us away from the craziness of DC, yet it was close enough thay we didn't have that far to the main attractions. The air conditioner worked great to keep us cool in the hot weather. The shower was awesome! Derek is a nice guy and really helpful. We were happy for his tips and advice in navigating through the city. We would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Stay

  • 5 of 5

My son and I stayed at this rental for 4 days. The accommodations were perfect for us. The room was clean and well kept. Everything you need for your stay is available to you. We were there during a terrible heat wave, but we were very comfortable in the basement. Dereje and his wife, Martha, were excellent hosts. They were sure to check in with us each and every day to make sure we were comfortable and had what we needed. I wish we had more time to visit with them and get to know them better, but our days were so full. We are hoping to return in the near future. The location of the rental was a one mile walk to the metro and my son and I enjoyed the morning walk along the beautiful tree lined streets. The neighborhood was quiet. Dereje's son even took the extra time to set up an Xbox for my son to play during the stay. I would highly recommend this rental to others. Thank you Dereje and Martha for opening your home to us. We had an excellent first time experience with VRBO!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Elk grove

Good location to the DC tourist areas and clean

  • 4 of 5

The house is located in a great location. The neighborhood is nice! Parking was convenient and free and it was easy to get to all of the downtown DC Area sites. The owner was very polite and helpful with tips for getting around the city and showed us around the house (basement) including amenities there was for us to use. The homeowner did a good job of checking in on us and if we needed anything, but at the same time respected our privacy and family time. The accommodations were clean and had everything that we needed to enjoy our stay. There was plenty of room for our family of four to be comfortable. Our 2 concerns were: 1. The ac unit was small and was not in a great location to get the basement cool enough for our comfort. 2. The cable was not functioning during our stay.

We would highly recommend this location for anyone looking to be in he DC area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Good location, great host!

  • 5 of 5

The house is located very close to everything and it was easy to get around DC from there. It's a fully-equipped basement apartment - washer, dryer, dishwasher, fridge, tv, etc. My husband and I slept on the queen bed and my friend slept on the futon and we were all comfortable. Of course, it is a basement, so you're going to hear footsteps above you, but that didn't bother us. The best part is the host - Dereje is so welcoming, friendly, and helpful. He made us feel very comfortable. I will definitely stay with him again if I'm in DC!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place, great neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

We were very satisfied with this apartment. The bed and pillows were comfortable, the kitchen well-equipped. The apartment is simply furnished but had everything we needed. The neighborhood is beautiful, parking was easy and the bus stop convenient. Dereje was not home but checked with us to be sure we were settled and doing okay. He responded quickly when we had a question. We're sorry to have missed actually meeting him.

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this apartment to friends going to Washington.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
National Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Columbia heights / Petworth
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Columbia Heights
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Columbia heights / Petworth
Car: not necessary

follow directions for...,Carter Barron Amphitheatre (national Park)

Indoor tennis courts


Rock creek park

National Zoo


Rates & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee A$59

Downpayment / Deposit requested. Security deposit requested. Key pick up with owner. Discount depending on length of stay. Rate depending on the number of persons

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Northwest Washington

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 434 m²
Location Type:
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm System
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • American Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Newly built full bathroom
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis