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Beautiful, Modern, English Bsmt Apt.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

Sleek and comfortable two bedroom apartment with exposed brick and modern amenities! It comfortably sleeps five. There are 2 double beds and one futon. Enjoy a beautiful kitchen, modern bath, outdoor fire pit. The apartment is also equipped with games, books and movies and of course, WIFI. It is located just two blocks from metro. Restaurants, bars and shopping are within walking distance. Also, there is a beehive on the premises.


Owner
CYNTHIA MARTIN
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Columbia Heights

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful, Modern, English Bsmt Apt.
average rating of 4.2105265 based on 19 reviews
Frisco, TX
1

I wouldn’t recommend this place

  • 1 of 5

This place needs a lot of maintenance, it has a nice kitchen and living room area, which isn’t very important for a family like mine that just book hotels and apartments to sleep and take a shower.

The bedrooms are the main problem of this property.

Humidity has affected the walls so much that the paint is peeling off. So the first impression that I had when we got here was: we will get sick because of the humidity.

But the worst part was about to come. The mattresses in both beds were extremely uncomfortable and they had a foam mat on top that just made things even worse.

When I told the owner about the mattresses her answer was that they were fine, she had never received any complaints and that she had slept on them and they were great. Guess what, no, they are not great, they are super uncomfortable so we all have back pain today.

The whole basement was extremely cold, and there isn’t a single A/C or heater. Instead there are two big fans in each bedroom that could be A/C and heaters. They were so so loud. So we couldn’t sleep well for a single night.

Then one of the bedrooms has a whole on the wall that is covered with a towel....I guess not the best system to isolate the cold, and also there is a gap between the wall and the door that also let the cold air from outside to come in.

Again, I told the owner about this and even recommended her to put some tape to cover the gap. But I guess she misunderstood my complaint and put something between the door and the floor and not the door and the wall.

The bathroom.....wow, needs tons of maintenance, specially the shower.

Also, this place says that can accomodate 5 people, no way, there are not enough bedrooms to sleep and it is impossible to sleep in the living room because it is too cold!

There were not enough bedsheets and blankets and when I tried to use the extra foam mat I couldn’t because it was so dirty that it was useless. Disgusting!

So, if you are a person that care about cleanliness and that want to have a restful night, do not rent this place.

The owner is a nice person, easy to talk to, but she didn’t do anything to help us feel more comfortable after I sent her and email telling her about how uncomfortable her place was

After this, I would prefer to book a hotel, less risky if I go with a big name or will rent places that only have positive reviews

This place had 18 reviews and two of them were really bad. I realized these 2 people were right!

  • Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spacious, well located, clean, welcoming

  • 5 of 5

Cynthia's apartment is spacious, clean, well located, and within a vibrant community. Cynthia provided breakfast items, responded to our requests, and was a wealth of information about transportation and points of interest. I tend to use HomeAway for extended stays; I have done so in many locations in various states. This location is among the best. I would use Cynthia's home again.

  • Submitted: 11-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Large bedrooms. Excellent hospitality. Cynthia was available but not intrusive.

  • Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Augusta, GA
5

Excellent location. Short walk to the Metro.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable two bedroom apartment managed by a thoughtful and attentive owner.

  • Submitted: 7-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

If I'm ever in DC again, this is the place for sure!

  • 5 of 5

Cynthia was an excellent host! The place was clean, comfortable, and cozy. Really enjoyed the location (a 10 min walk from Howard University) close to all the D.C. area sites. Overall excellent stay and will be back!

  • Submitted: 12-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Cynthia was a great host!

  • 4 of 5

Cynthia was a great host, and she helped to make our stay comfortable and convenient. Never having been to Washington DC before, we were a little lost. But Cynthia gave us directions and advise on the Metro system, such that we had no trouble getting around. The provided food and snacks and made us feel very welcome. When there was a problem caused by some renovations that were not completed in time, Cynthia bent over backwards to accommodate us. The only complaint I have is that we couldn't get the apartment cooled off enough for my taste. There was an AC unit in one bedroom that just couldn't quite cool the living room/kitchen area. That being said, we were there on July 4, which was hot and humid, and was the worker who was doing the renovations had been coming in and out all day. It would probably be OK for a normal person, but I like it to be VERY cold. Other than that, it was wonderful!

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Washington National Airport
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Amtrak Union Station
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Columbia Heights

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
C$225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$128.85

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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