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Upscale in DuPont: Courtyard + King Beds + Rare Parking Driveway Option!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,850 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms (2 kings + 1 queen) + 2 Baths + Organic

Elegant 3-bedroom home, with dining room, courtyard, garden and driveway parking option. Situated on the 1st floor, with an emphasis on organic amenities and upscale linens and towels. Some guests have said that our home feels as if it were taken from the hills of Tuscany and set down in the Capitol of the USA!

Located in one of the most preferred neighborhoods in DC, this spacious DuPont Circle townhouse rests on a quiet tree-lined street and features fine dining in walking distance. The turn-of-the century home is conveniently near Embassy Row, museums and shopping. Even better, nearby salons and bistros abound.

This is one of several units managed by an experienced host who has been awarded Premier Status on VRBO.

The home is renovated and has 1800 square feet of indoor living space, featuring high ceilings, tall windows and original French doors. Enhancing those quarters are two private gardens: the courtyard for dining alfresco and the patio for conversation around the garden. For extra convenience, there is a washer-and-dryer and high-speed internet available for guest use.

Comfortable contemporary and antique furnishings are accented by eclectic décor. You’ll find the kitchen well-stocked, including a juicer and Vitamix. The dining room opens to the courtyard if you prefer taking your meals under the trees.

The bedrooms are nicely sized and comfortably appointed, the mattresses topped with freshly laundered linens, cleaned just prior to your arrival. The master bedroom overlooks the courtyard, and has an organic king mattress and attached bathroom. The second bedroom is even larger, also with a king mattress, and French doors leading out to the back garden. The third bedroom is smaller and rustic, yet the glass ceiling gives you the thrill of gazing at the stars from bed.

Steps from your front door you will find a corner market and a dry cleaner. Just a few blocks beyond enjoy gourmet restaurants, cafes, theatre and shopping. After dining, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll along Embassy Row with its beautiful mansions.

Minutes away, the subway will transport guests to the most popular sites: the Smithsonian, the Capitol, world renowned monuments and Arlington Cemetery, to name a few. The White House is within walking distance with lovely sites along the way. If traveling with children, so is the zoo.

Cabs, Ubers and bike rental stations are abundant in the area. If you favor your own vehicle, there are two options that can be added to your quote: driveway parking can be made available for up to 2 vehicles, and any number of street parking permits can also be arranged.

What you can expect: It is my aim to provide guests five-star amenities; the same touches that I appreciate when I travel: lodging located in a gorgeous and safe neighborhood, cleanliness, upscale linens and towels, comfortable mattresses, high-speed Internet and eclectic decor.

Please Note: I book on a first-come basis, and the furnishings are constantly evolving.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Gloria

I am a writer who works from home. My husband is a former mayor, and currently, a publisher in Washington, DC. We prefer quiet homes in residential neighborhoods when we travel, and offer ours to like-minded people whenever we're away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Gloria was a spectacular in absentee hostess ! Immediate responsive to any and all questions from the initial booking throughout my 4-day visit and everybody is going to have unanticipated questions in a guest house (like, what's that WiFi password again?). The house itself was in a lovely quiet side street in the city, easy to get a cab, to find a dining spot - and with the handiest tiny corner grocery store ten steps away that has all the amenities a guest could want: fruit, pastries, wine. We became quite the friends of that supplier of all things. Charming location for a special feeling that a hotel can't give for a city experience. My first experience [with a vacation rental] and I booked it for me and two high school BFFs who scattered to three different parts of the country & who get together in some city in October of every year with one each of our grown-up girls (6 of us in all). The leap of faith for a house instead of individual hotel suites turned out to be a super decision. We were all very pleased and that's not easy with reunions. Linens were there exactly as promised, kitchen and equipment all in working order, dishes and silver and so forth, all the details that one doesn't want to think about on a trip: all provided. And, it was memorable to be able to stock the kitchen and enjoy breakfast together or drinks, or dinner. Got a lot more catching up done and easy sharing of our lives than when we stayed in individual suites in hotels. The booking was my good fortune in all respects.
Nov 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Dupont Circle

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please make sure that you are comfortable with the Rental Agreement (House Rules) before placing a reservation request. Thank you!
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Hall Bathroom - toilet , shower , Hall bathroom with walk-in shower
    Master - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower
  • Organic amenities
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , Organic mattress and attached bathroom
    Rustic Bedroom - 1 queen
    Garden Bedroom - 1 king
  • Upscale linens and towels
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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Upscale in DuPont: Courtyard + King Beds + Rare Parking Driveway Option!
average rating of 4.655738 based on 69 reviews

Great Experience

  • 5 of 5

The house was great - plenty of room to spread out, a beautiful garden behind, and lots of charm. We had 6 people ranging from 11 to 70 years old, and had plenty of space for all of us. There is one large bathroom and one smaller one; both are absolutely useable, but it probably helps to be flexible as needed. The beds were great, and the location was perfect for us. We might have heard people above us once during our 4 days there, the property felt very secluded and relaxing. Gloria was wonderfully responsive, and overall this was a great find.

  • Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am thrilled that you enjoyed my home so much! I only use vacation rentals whenever I travel too. It's so nice to have a base to come home to when visiting a new city, isn't it?
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So Comfortable and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous location with easy access to everything.

  • Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USA

Charming and serene with plenty of space.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this property and it worked very well for us. I loved the quirky decor and it was super comfortable and home-like. The beautiful outdoor patios are a great retreat for time to read by yourself or a morning breakfast. Shopping is convenient and the kitchen is very well equipped - and really cute. There’s also a nice spin/barre business nearby if you want some exercise. Why didn’t I give it a fifth star? For those who require something closer to hotel-like perfection, you might not love the small second bathroom shower curtain, but it is clean and functional (the main bath is excellent). The garden bedroom gets extremely hot during the day, so anyone staying there and needing a nap will have to use one of the other bedrooms. It’s fine for the evening and a beautiful room. The metro is a bit of a walk away, but if you value the peaceful street just don’t wear heels.

  • Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. I want my guests to be comfortable in my home, so I wish you would've called about the air conditioning in the garden bedroom. We just put in a new HVAC system, and I could have walked you through operating it to your comfort levels. Next time!
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Nice house and clean

  • 5 of 5

We thought the house was very nice. Interesting architecture, nice furniture, clean, and good location. Recommended~

  • Submitted: 31-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I continue to be blessed with the most wonderful guests! Wishing you all things wonderful.
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Beautiful home. Perfect location, impeccably clean.

  • 5 of 5

Gloria’s home was cozy yet gave our family of 5 enough space to spread out. We did not get to enjoy the patio as we visited during a cold spell. I’m sure the experience would be even better during a warmer season.

  • Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am blessed with the best guests in the world! Happy New Year!!!
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Simply perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Gloria's place and will definitely return next time we're in DC. Beautiful peaceful garden, incredibly charming decor, impeccably clean and perfectly situated. What more could you possibly want?

  • Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I continue to be blessed with the greatest guests in the world. Thank you so much for gracing my home with your joy.
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Nearest Train
0.04 Miles
DuPont Circle - Red Line
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rock Creek Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Restaurant Nora
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Dupont Circle

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 21 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
May 29 2018 - May 30 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 10 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
Sep 9 2018 - Nov 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
Nov 20 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$64 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$322.13
Additional Guest Fee C$64.43 per person per night

Please refer to the Rental Agreement before placing a reservation request. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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