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Comfortable in DuPont: Porch + Safe + Parking Option!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms + Sofa Sleeper + Organic

Elegant 2 bedroom home, with dining room, large screened-in porch and parking option. Situated on the 1st floor, with an emphasis on organic amenities and upscale linens and towels.

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 spacious home has 1200 square feet of indoor living space, featuring high ceilings, tall windows and crystal chandeliers. Enhancing those quarters is a private porch. Nestled in the trees, it's the perfect place to relax after a day of business or sightseeing. 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 porch 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. Extra privacy can be had if traveling with couples, as the sofa sleeper in the living room expands the sleeping quarters.

Steps from your front door you will find a corner market and a dry cleaner. Just a few blocks beyond enjoy gourmet restaurants, bistros, 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, any number of street parking permits can be added to your quote.

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

We are a family of five, we all had a fantastic stay in Gloria's apartment in Kalorama, best neighborhood of Washington. Safe and close to Dupont Circle, a lot of stores and restaurants nearby.

The apartment is very charming and livable, the porch is so cosy and the best place to end the day.

Gloria is forthcoming and accommodating, very helpful in every way.

We would definitely stay again. Highly recommended.
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Dupont Circle

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • 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. Thank you so much!
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower.
  • Organic amenities
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Upscale linens and towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo


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Comfortable in DuPont: Porch + Safe + Parking Option!
average rating of 4.638889 based on 47 reviews
Huntington Woods, Michigan

Wonderful Fall Weekend in DC

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this property for a long weekend in early October. The listing described the property very accurately. The neighborhood was quiet and safe. Parking was easy, with the parking permit that Gloria secured for the weekend - friends were able to park near the home when they came to visit on Sunday. The furnishings were stylish and fun. Loved the chandeliers! The beds were warm and comfortable. We liked sitting in the dining room, reading the paper in the morning. The walk to DuPont Circle was easy and interesting through streets filled with beautiful embassies and lovely statues. The Phillips Collection is nearby, with extended hours on Thursdays.

There is a small shop a short walk away for groceries, added bonus was walking there via the Spanish Steps! We enjoyed dinner at Cafe Nora (call ahead for a reservation), Vidalia, and the Russia House. Highly recommend Kramer's Book Store for Sunday Brunch - browse the books while waiting for a table! Took the train to the Mall everyday, and had wonderful meals at Old Ebbits (don't miss the oyster bar at Happy Hour), and, oddly, the cafe at the National Museum of American Indians. Nice farmer's market at DuPont Circle on Sunday. Gloria was very professional and attentive during the booking, our stay, and following up afterward. We had everything we needed and would stay in this property again.

  • Submitted: 22-Oct-2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Ms. K, Can I hire you to write my website copy? I couldn't have described my home, or what you can find in my neighborhood, any better than you did. Thank you for helping other traveler's be informed! Wishing you all things wonderful, Gloria
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Clean, comfortable and convenient place to rest during a busy trip!

  • 5 of 5

Gloria was very responsive and proactive with the info she shared to make sure we were comfortable and prepared for our stay, not that much prep was needed. There were enough amenities included so we could travel light and still feel comfortable when crashing at the end of long days doing the tourist thing. Quiet neighborhood and still very convenient to get in and out of downtown. Plenty of restaurants nearby to enjoy. We were very pleased with our stay.

  • Submitted: 6-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the best things about the vacation rental business is that I come in contact with some of the most fabulous people in the world!
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A perfect oasis in the heart of the action.

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our family. It is located in where many of the embassies are found, and those are always in the best neighborhoods anywhere in the world. The home is a 10 minute walk from the metro station and the park at DuPont Circle: close to cafes, restaurants, shopping and sites, yet is a quiet, safe haven at the end of the day. A charming, classic DC rowhouse, the apartment itself has everything a traveler needs for a comfortable stay, from the stocked kitchen to quality mattresses, linens and towels. Gloria was kind from booking to check-out, and enormously organized! We have already recommended this property to others.

  • Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the repeat business. My guests are the best!
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Wonderful home in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a true Washington, DC experience, and this charming rowhome did the trick. From the quiet tree-lined street that is close to everything, to the urban chic décor and the relaxing screened in back porch. The home was as described and spotlessly clean and the owner was always quick to respond. We will stay here again.

  • Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I continue to be blessed with the best guests! Thank you for your repeat business.
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San Diego

Shabby chic WITHOUT the chic! Overpriced.

  • 1 of 5

First, notice the old upholstered chair and water-stained pattern dummy in the living room photograph. I sat in the chair and it felt bottomless, the seat is completely broken down. The entire house was furnished from second-hand stores and garage sales from the furniture to the silverware. Everything in this house is old and worn. The only skillet was an old cast iron one, not easy to clean after cooking eggs. The hair dryer was sticky and creepy and had to ask for another one. The dishwasher racks are rusted as the coatings have deteriorated. The air conditioners are window units and the unit at the master bedroom is inches from one's face and blows on you during humid and warm summer nights. The shower in the only bathroom is two feet wide and the shower drain is broken and slides around. The medicine cabinet is full of used toiletries, ie someone's used toothpaste, razors, pills, etc. The neighborhood is safe and the street is attractive and tree lined. The sheets and towels were clean. It's a little farther from the metro than we would have liked. A short walk to Starbucks however. Dupont Circle has great cosmopolitan energy. We planned our trip to DC on short notice to take our granddaughters to the Kennedy Center to see SOUND OF MUSIC. Not much was available in the way of a VRBO at the time. The owner made this sound better than it is. Overpriced. Would not come back. Two years ago we spent three weeks in a VRBO at Capitol Hill. It wasn't available this time, but was far better and fairly priced. I'm not one to write reviews, this is my first ever and have made effort to be objective and honest.

  • Submitted: 6-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Every year or so, I have a few guests who weren’t happy with their stay, and I always feel so bad about it. I try hard to describe my home through written word and photographs, as I don’t like surprises when I travel. And it because I am a frequent guest at vacation rentals myself that I have made it my mission to provide my guests five-star amenities; the same touches that I appreciate when I travel: lodging located in a gorgeous neighborhood, cleanliness, quality linens and towels, comfortable mattresses and wireless internet. With regard to Ms. W: I responded immediately to her calls, texts and emails, both before and during her stay. Still, I wish I could have described my home more clearly for her and her grandchildren, as it would've avoided disappointment on both our ends. To respond to her commentary: a. My home is furnished with vintage pieces found at estate sales and antique shops, including the decorative mannequin b. I cook with cast iron, which is why I have that type of skillet in my kitchen c. Ms. W wasn't aware that most people live in the vacation rentals that they offer to other travelers. Still, most closets and cabinets are free of belongings. That said, I do like to keep items left by other guests, as I find that many travelers appreciate not having to go to the market for stock items, like toothpaste, aspirin or flour d. As described, the DuPont Metro Station is just a few blocks away (0.4 miles)
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Felt like home immediately, made our trip to DC perfect

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great stay and everything was better than expected. The accommodations are very comfortable and cozy. The neighborhood is fantastic.

We can't wait to book a return trip.


  • Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am blessed with the best guests.
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Nearest Airport
7.1 Miles
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
Nearest Train
0.4 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 house rental in Dupont Circle

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 29 2018 - Jun 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$51 per night, per additional guest
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 12 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$51 per night, per additional guest
Jun 15 2018 - Jun 16 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$51 per night, per additional guest
Jun 22 2018 - Aug 9 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$51 per night, per additional guest
Sep 9 2018 - Nov 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$51 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$51 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$249.15
Additional Guest Fee C$51.11 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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