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Charming English Basement Apartment in Historic Dupont Circle

Bedrooms 1
Space 60 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Enjoy this charming 1br/1ba (sleeps 2-4+) English Basement apartment with private entrance in a historic 1890s Townhouse within walking distance of Dupont Circle, Logan Circle and the U Street Corridor. This tastefully furnished apartment has one bedroom with a queen size bed, a queen size sleeper sofa, plus several inflatable beds of various sizes. It's a perfect location for a business trip or a visit to DC's many incredible sites.

The apartment is a stone's throw from dozens of restaurants, shops, clubs and within easy walking distance of two Metro lines. There's no off-street parking for the unit, but temporary residential parking can be arranged for visitors to take advantage of the plentiful street parking in the neighborhood. You'll also be close to short-term bicycle rentals through DC's great new service, Capital Bikeshare.

Keywords: Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, U Street Corridor

More Details

Frank Albinder
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Frank Albinder

I'm a classical musician who's lived in Washington DC for more than 13 years. It's a great city in so many ways, I'm glad I can share my basement apartment with visitors from around the world. I live in the main house above the apartment, so I'm easily available to assist guests with their visits in the national's capital.

Frank Albinder purchased this apartment in 2002

Why Frank Albinder chose Dupont Circle

I love my neighborhood with its historical townhouses and apartment buildings, restaurants, shops and nearby public transportation. Though in the heart of Washington, the apartment is in a residential neighborhood populated with a wide variety of residents, including young Congressional and White House staffers, young families, couples and singles from all over the world. (Few people in DC are actually from DC!) One of the coolest things about where I live is the giant Masonic House of the Temple, located right across the street from the apartment. The building was designed by John Russell Pope, architect of the Jefferson Memorial and the National Archives, and it's one of the most impressive buildings in Washington. It serves as the Southern Headquarters for the 33rd degree of Scottish Rite Masonry, and a tour of the building is fascinating and entertaining. If you're a Dan Brown fan, the building plays a pivotal part in his novel, 'The Lost Symbol.'


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Dupont Circle

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Queen size Sleeper Sofa (1) plus several inflatable beds if needed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Charming English Basement Apartment in Historic Dupont Circle
average rating of 4.8703704 based on 108 reviews

Muy lindo apartamento, confortable. Excelente predisposición de Frank

  • 5 of 5

Apartamento comodo y calido, excelente ubicación en barrio residencial con varias embajadas y supermercados cerca. Excelente atención de Frank, muy buena organización para el check-in. Apartamento provisto con todos los implementos, vajilla, etc. para una estadía confortable. El único detalle a mejorar en nuestra opinión es el colchon del sofa cama que no esta en buenas condiciones. Saludos Gustavo

  • Submitted: 14-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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It couldnt have been any better!

  • 5 of 5

Frank's adorable downstairs apartment was our home for a week. We loved it! There were six of us all together, that included four teens. With the two, single, blow up mattresses and the couch bed the teens had a great night's sleep while the bed in the bedroom was big and super comfy. The kitchen had everything anyone could need. The Safeway was easily walked to. We used Uber and Lyft everywhere that was too far to walk, surprisingly so reasonable. It was incredibly nice to be able to return to such a cozy set up up after a long day of museums and sight seeing. Honestly, it couldnt have been more perfect. Frank, the owner, was so cordial and a pleasure to meet. We all had the time of our lives with a bit of snow showing up on our very, last morning there. If you want all the comforts of home while you are visiting DC, please look no further. We would not hesitate to stay here again on our next visit. You will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: 10-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property and neighborhood!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! The apartment was clean and Frank was very helpful! We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a perfect stay in DC!

  • 5 of 5

This was as enjoyable an accommodation as I've experienced--and that includes luxury hotels. First, the location is fantastic: just about half way between DuPont Circle and the amazing 14th St./Logan Circle area, it features some of my favorite DC restaurants, including great French bistros (Bistrot du Coin in DuPont Circle and Le Diplomate on 14th St.), delicious ramen (Rakuya in DuPont Circle) and fabulous oysters and gumbo (Pearl Dive Oyster Palace on 14th St.). And then there is the place itself. Though a basement apartment, it gets natural light through the south-facing windows, and it is cozy and well laid out. But the thing that really puts the experience over the top is the host's incredible attention to detail. Every little thing one might want or need is somehow right where you first think to look for it. And not just the usual stuff, like an ironing board and iron. But a million thoughtful little things, like an umbrella, great books about DC (useful ones--not like the kind they have in hotel rooms), a real tea kettle, and re-chargeable cards for the Metro. What a gem!

  • Submitted: 16-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a very pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

Frank's place was perfect for us. Very nice neighborhood. Walking distance to metro and restaurants. Very clean, very quiet. Frank made everything easy with well-written "how-to" notes in the apartment and by responding quickly to messages. We hope to return next time we're in D.C.

  • Submitted: 4-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice stay

  • 5 of 5

The unit was exactly as advertised, Frank seem to have thought of everything, and it made our stay DC very enjoyable.

  • Submitted: 22-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.5 Miles
Washington National Airport
Nearest Train
2.7 Miles
Amtrak (Union Station)
Car: not necessary

You'll be within walking distance of several of DC's great short-term bike rental service stations. Check out Capital Bikeshare


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Dupont Circle

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit C$188.37

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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