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Experience DC in a HUGE Historic Mansion, Untouchable in Size and Location BEST

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms6
Space 7,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 8 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 16)

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This Extraordinary Historic Detached Mansion is located in Dupont/Logan Circle areas in the Middle of the City. Approximately 5000+ SF, The former Rectory of St. Augustine's Church and the original site of a Civil War Hospital is one of the few remaining large downtown estates that have not been converted to condominiums! It is located directly across the street from the World-renowned Masonic Temple with spectacular views of the rear gardens and its magnificent Pillars lit at night. A wonderful tour is offered weekdays!! The Old Mansard Bishops house and Convent buildings next door still retain the architecture of the period, and are quite beautiful. It is a very short distance to the White House, just one block to 16th Street the 'Avenue of the Presidents', and a stroll to the downtown Business District and Major Monuments. And for those looking for DC'S newest and hottest restaurants and clubs, the Rectory is just a couple of blocks away to the must-go and trendy 14th Street corridor.

Being a detached structure this home offers sun filled rooms and quiet visits with new high end thermo-pane windows through-out. This home has been decorated with attention to the buildings beginnings, a crosscut travertine floor has been laid and the original plaster wainscoting has been hand painted by a local artist to match all the way to the third floor. The first floor is spacious and covered in original woodwork of chestnut wainscoting and old world pine. Please notice in our sites photo's of the original great doors to the dining room and den. The original closets throughout the home were constructed of cedar wood to preserve the woolen frocks of the monks and dignitaries. The original stained glass in the hallways leading up through the home still retain some of the original stained glass with the the letter 'A' for the church she was built for, St. Augustin! The original church is still standing just up the street, and worth a tour of her magnificent stained glass and architecture!

The kitchen has a sun filled breakfast area, again with lots of windows. Also Commercial grade appliances, lots of cooking utensils and serving platters, and the cupboards are full of glassware, dishes, and utensils.

The family room is in the rear of the home with double French doors to the rear trumpet vine covered patio for grilling. This room boasts wooden cross-beamed ceilings, yet more wood wainscoting and moldings, and a working fireplace. Please feel free to use the large flat screen TV while lounging on the comfortable leather sofa's…very comfy room!!

Also on the main floor is a private den that doubles as an extra bedroom on the main floor. There is also a full bathroom with shower on the main floor. This is ideal if you have a guest that has troubles with stairs.

The main living room is a bit more formal with rich curtains at the bay window, comfortable yet elegant seating and a wonderful area to gather for cocktails! Just across the hall find the den with a pull out leather sofa and antique writing desk. The dining room may be extended into this room by opening the massive wooden by-fold doors. An additional table is available. Lest we forget, there is a full bath/powder room on this floor and plenty of coat closet space!

Upstairs, on the second floor you will find a flower balcony looking to the Mason's temple. We have often seen the presidential entourage from this spot and wave accordingly? The enormous master bedroom is en suite with a separate shower and large soaking tub. The two additional bedrooms share a private hall with a full bath and two large cedar closets.

Follow the wainscoting to the third floor and find five more bedrooms. Each with its own solid chestnut and pine door. Two of the rooms share a hall and would be perfect as a suite or two bedroom private area. The third bedroom is en-suite as well as the fourth. The fifth bedroom is quite spacious and has access to the fourth bath through a separate door. Lots of light in all of these rooms and some have spectacular views of the city including the Washington monument!

The private roof-deck is spectacular. Views 360. The original Rectory Cross is still standing and the perfect spot for watching the sunset behind the Masonic Temple. Look to your left through the pergola, and see a beautiful and perfect shot of the Washington monument!!! Lots of roof top planters with mature trees and flowers, depending on time of year…The fourth level is by appointment only, and must be approved for use by the owner. No children allowed on roof deck. Please be advised that this home is child friendly but not child proof. We are also in a quiet neighborhood setting and cannot allow any parties or loud music. None outside. Although we love pets, they are not allowed on the property. The completely separate basement unit is not included in rental and these tenants have access to rear yard for trash and emergencies only.

More Details

Property Manager
Cliff Palermo dc5star.com
Member since: 2010
Speaks english, English only sorry : (
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2018

About Cliff Palermo dc5star.com

Washington D.C. Five Star Vacation Rentals. We have your stay covered in our Nations Capitol!

Why Cliff Palermo dc5star.com chose Logan Circle

In the middle of it all, yet peaceful, quiet, and elegant. Washington is an amazing city and this property is located in the most vibrant part of the city in my opinion. Shops, restaurants, Whole Foods, the theater, Steps Away....

What makes this house unique

There are many unique things about this property. The property was a former Church Rectory. It was built for Communal living and the floors and walls are concrete and masonry. As a result it is very quiet floor to floor. The home has beautiful high celings and woodwork. It is directly across the street from the Masonic Temple and a lush Community Garden ..... Although the house is large, it is beautifully scaled and comfortable. There is an amazing park just up the hill with an incredible view of the city....

Quiet and Private the home has hosted countless Washington luminaries.

It has one of the most incredible roof decks with an amazing view of the Masonic Temple one of the cities most interesting Archiectual masterpieces. This roof deck is available for your enjoyment until 9pm.

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Logan Circle

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 7000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Located on First Floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , Master dual head shower, jetted tub, washer dryer.
    2nd floor - toilet , combination tub/shower
    3rd floor king - toilet , shower
    3rd floor shared with 2 rooms - toilet , shower
    3rd floor shared 2 rooms - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double
    Bedroom 7 - 4 twin/ single , 2 twins are trundle
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Study off entry - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Main floor private study, Full bath with shower on floor
  • 1st Floor, study with sleeper and full bath off dining 2nd Floor, king in master, 2 twins, 1 queen 3rd Floor, 1 king, 2 Full, 1 queen, 4 twins
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • porch/lanai ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • tennis
Notes:
This extraordinary historic property was the former church Rectory for St. Augusttine's Church. It is ideally suited for a large group traveling together that wants privacy yet good communal space. Totally detached house with beautiful views and fantastic light. Large catering style kitchen with good and easy access for catering services. Conviently located in the Center of the City with excellent access to Metro, Convention Center, World Bank, IMF, Historic sights and the White House.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.646154 based on 65 reviews
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Amazing Location! Incredibly Spacious

  • 5 of 5

I have travelled all over the world and rented many properties with close in locations.

This property was exceptional with its proximity to the restaurant and arts district of 14th Street and the easy access to tourist sights.

The house was large and quiet, probably due to the odvious thick walls. Loved the privacy and multiple bathrooms.

This was a Six Star Experience!

  • Submitted: 12-Feb-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!
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5

The property was beautiful and perfect for our group of 14, 10 being high school students!

  • 5 of 5

We loved being able to walk to our attractions and museums. Ample space at the house. We had two big vehicles and neither fit in the parking space. But the owner got us a street parking pass by the next morning. The students loved being able to just hang out and cook dinner at the house after long days of sight seeing. Would definitely recommend and rent again!

  • Submitted: 1-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Ideal location lots of room everybody had a wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Ideal location. Lots of room for everyone. Happy house!

  • Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing! Perfect location! Perfect for our large family. Very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place! Perfect location. Was fantastic for our family. Very comfortable. Thank you!!! Couldn’t have been a better choice for us

  • Submitted: 7-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks!
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5

Excellent historic property. Had an international team in for a week. Perfect lodging venue.

  • 5 of 5

Owner was fantastic, attentive, and provided excellent customer service. Unique city area with plenty of options for entertaining a team or customers. Great house and well worth the money.

  • Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great guests welcome anytime!
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Excellent

  • 4 of 5

We selected this home as the location for an annual reunion of college friends. The house was beautiful, unique and in walking distance from bars and restaurants in DC's U Street corridor. It had plenty of bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen and spectacular roof top with views of the Washington monument.

  • Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Bar Pilar (plenty to choose from)
Nearest Ferry
31 Miles
Whites Ferry
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
East Potomac Park
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Dupont Circle, U Street Metro Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
295
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Doi Moi (plenty more to choose from)
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Rehoboth Beach, Ocean City
Car: not necessary

This property is just right in the middle of the city just a number of blocks from the White House and all of our Nations Capital museums!!! Rock creek park. The new 14th street corridor is just around the corner and offers any and all kinds of dining and entertainment!!!!

1717 15th Street Northwest has a Walk Score of 97 out of 100. This location is a Walker’s Paradise so daily errands do not require a car.

1717 15th Street Northwest is a 10 minute walk from the Green Metrorail Green Line and the Yellow Metrorail Yellow Line at the U STREET METRO STATION stop.

This location is in the Logan Circle - Shaw neighborhood in Washington D.C.. Nearby parks include T Street Park, S Street Dog Park and Stead Recreation Center.

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Rates & Availability

Notes

  • $750-$1200
  • US Dollars
  • 05/01/2013-12/31/2013 (3) NIGHT MIN: $900 WEEK NG // $1200 WEEKEND NG // $7200 WK
  • 07/02/2013-07/05/2013 & 12/29/2013 - 01/1/2014 (3) NIGHT MIN $3200
  • 08/15/2013-09/30/2013 (3) NIGHT MIN: $750 WEEK NG // $950 // WEEKEND NG// $5250 WK
  • 11/23/2013-11/30/2013 & 12/21/2013 - 12/28/2013 (5) NIGHT MIN $6000
  • $450.00 CLEANING FEE
  • 4PM CHECK IN 10 AM CHECK OUT
  • 50% TOTAL COST OF STAY DUE TO BOOK, BOOKING DUE IN FULL 60 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
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