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Charming English Basement Apartment in Historic Dupont Circle

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq ft
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

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Frank Albinder
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 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:
  • 650 sq ft
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 4.87069 based on 116 reviews

Great apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter and I stayed in this apartment for 4 nights during a family vacation to DC. It was all we needed. Clean, comfortable, fantastic location, easy walking to Metro, great restaurants in the neighborhood, and walkable to the White House and monuments. This neighborhood is quiet, yet close to everything you need in DC. Frank was terrific - offered kind words and left a light on when our incoming flight was delayed and we arrived in the middle of the night, and took care of our one issue quickly (we needed a new air mattress since the one in the closet had a leak; he bought a new one and delivered it the next day). We would not hesitate to stay here again. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: 20-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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This place fit all our needs

  • 4 of 5

We came to visit DC for week with our two boys. The basement apartment was a perfect size for our family and location was great, few blocks from the Metro. Loved the neighborhood but the area on the way to the metro was inappropriate for young children especially on weekend nights. We found if you take the route through the nice neighborhood instead you can avoid the bar scene.

Frank was great to work with and we would recommend the apartment.

  • Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a good visit to Washington, DC! For other future travelers, with a family of 4, it's almost always cheaper and is definitely more convenient to take Lyft/Uber to get to most of the major tourist spots in DC. And there are 4 bus lines within a block of the apartment that are also easier to take than the Metro (subway).
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Santa Cruz, CA

Excellent Location , Wonderful Host

  • 5 of 5

Cute, clean , everything you need for a stay in DC. Great neighborhood , close to public transportation, shops, restaurants and bars . Frank is super friendly , answers all questions , and ensures that guests have their privacy and space. Highly recommend !

  • Submitted: 9-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara

Excellent Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Centrally located; apartment included everything that one would need. Great neighborhood to explore. Frank was great with communication.

  • Submitted: 1-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Park City, Utah, USA

Delightful stay in DC

  • 5 of 5

We found the apartment roomy for the two of us, and everything worked well (the heating system was quiet and effective; the Internet was super fast; and all appliances were top-notch). The neighborhood was lovely and there was little street noise (none in the back of the apartment where the bedroom is). With a large Whole Foods and a Metro stop within a few blocks and Ronald Reagan airport a 20-minute drive away, the location was perfect. We look forward to staying here again sometime!

  • Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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corpus christi texas

Great accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, Clean, accommodations, Frank left detailed easy to follow instructions. Location was perfect and near everything. Safe . Fold out mattress could use upgrade.

But son slept comfortably on it . Definitely would recommend and visit again. đź–’đź–’

  • Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • 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

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3 night minimum stay

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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