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New Hip Apartment Minutes To Metro And Washington's Best Sites

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Our large one bedroom English basement has modern touches combined with global flavor. All new construction. Comfortable and close to it all! Just minutes walk to metro, restaurants, shops. Your hip home away from home in Washington, DC!

The Space

The Low Down: We are a quick walk (3 blocks, 5-7 minute walk) from the Georgia Avenue/Petworth metro (green and yellow lines). Our newly-renovated 1 bed/1 bath English basement apartment has all the comforts of home, including a fully equipped modern kitchen, large private bedroom, and luxe bathroom with glass enclosed shower. It's got everything you will need to serve as your own private city retreat, and all within minutes of some of the District's most popular spots. Whether you are looking for a place to kick up your feet after a long day of sightseeing or to rest your head after a long day of business meetings, our apartment has it all!

Location, Location, Location: The apartment is located an easy three blocks from Georgia Avenue/Petworth metro on the green/yellow lines that provide direct access to U Street Corridor (U Street Cardozo - approx. 5 minutes), National Mall (Archives/Navy Memorial - approx. 11 minutes), National Airport/DCA (Ronald Reagan National Airport - approx. 22 minutes), Gallery Place/Chinatown (transfer point to the red line - approx. 10 minutes), L'Enfant Plaza (transfer point to orange/blue - approx. 13 minutes), Pentagon (approx. 19 minutes), and Nationals Stadium (Navy Yard - approx. 17 minutes).

Relax: The lounge features a comfy sofa where you can sit back and enjoy the large-screen LED television with DVD, cable, NetFlix, Amazon, and HULU. Feel free to enjoy our selection of DVDs, games, and/or magazines if there is nothing on the tube! Free wi-fi as well.

Renew: The large separate bedroom features a queen bed with high-end memory foam mattress and Egyptian cotton bedding, spacious closet, and small chest of drawers for extra storage. We also have a queen inflatable Aerobed if a second bed is needed.

Refresh: The full private 'jack and jill' bathroom can be accessed from the living area or bedroom, and features a large pedestal sink and tiled shower with glass enclosure and custom stone pebble floor that feels like a massage on your feet. A point-of-service electric water heater means hot water when you want it (and saves on the electricity bill, as well)!

Refill: The brand new kitchen is outfitted with custom soft close cabinets, deep stainless steel sink, garbage disposal, and stainless steel appliances, including dishwasher, electric glass-top range, built-in microwave, and fridge. The kitchen is equipped with just about everything you'll need during your stay (flatware, glasses, cups, plates, bowls, pots, pans, spices, cooking utensils, wine service, Brita water pitcher, etc.), as well as a toaster and coffee maker. Missing a specialized kitchen gadget? Let us know and we'll be happy to lend you what you need from our well-stocked kitchen upstairs.

Guest Access

We have an electronic combination deadbolt. Guests will be given a unique code to enter and exit the front door during their stay. We do ask that guests please ensure all windows and doors are closed and locked when leaving the home, be it for a trip out to explore and/or at check-out.

Interaction with Guests

Unless we're away, we will be living upstairs during your stay. The apartment is completely separate from our home with your own private front and back entrances/exits. You can interact with us as little or as much as you wish. We're happy to give you advice on local tourist sights, restaurants, bars, etc.

The Neighborhood

Petworth is a vibrant, growing community that boasts a range of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops all within a 5-10 minute walk from the apartment. They include Yes!Organic Market, Qualia Coffee, Homestead, Looking Glass Lounge, DC Reynolds, Sala Thai, Walter's Sports Bar, Petworth Citizen, Hank's Cocktail Bar, La Ruta del Vino, and Timber Pizza, as well as CVS Pharmacy and large, new Safeway supermarket. Looking for some history, Lincoln's Cottage at the Soldiers' Home is a mere .6 miles away from our place!

Our apartment is a quick 15 minute walk from the 11th Street 'hip strip' with more dining options, such as El Chucho (Mexican), Room 11 (contemporary American), Meridian Pint (pub grub), Wonderland Ballroom (more pub grub), Red Rocks Pizza (wood-fired pizza and homemade pasta), Maple (eclectic Italian), and The Coupe (24-hour hipster restaurant/coffee bar/lounge).

And just a bit further a far in Columbia Heights -- another 5 minute walk from 11th Street or just one metro stop to the south of Petworth -- you'll find more eating and shopping options, including Giant supermarket, Target, DSW, Bed Bath and Beyond, Thai Tanic II, Chipotle, Five Guys, Lou's Sports Bar, Starbucks, Cava Mediterranean, The Heights, and more.

Getting around

Washington, DC has a great public transport systems. The metro is a mere five minutes away by foot. You can also take any number of buses that pass nearby. Capital Bikeshare is also an option with bike kiosks dotted throughout the District. Jonathan rides to work everyday. We'd be happy to lend you a helmet.

Other Things to Note

Safety: We occasionally are asked about the safety of our neighborhood and the surrounds. It is difficult question to answer. It's a judgment call and one that depends on your own personal reference point. What we can say is that we have lived all over the globe -- from South America, to Asia, to Africa -- and chose to purchase our 'permanent' home in Petworth. Yes, there are safety concerns, but that is the case with any large city (which Washington, DC is). We want you to feel as comfortable in our home and neighborhood as we do, but know that comfort levels differ, so if you have more questions about safety, ask away! We'll be happy to give you our take on the neighborhood we now call home!

Access/Mobility Concerns: There are several steps from the sidewalk up to the house and then another few down to the front entrance of the apartment. Also, this is an English basement and while the ceiling height is generous in the main living areas, there are a few bulkheads, particularly in the bathroom, which may prove troublesome for those who are not vertically challenged (read: over 6'2').

Noise: We live in a beautiful historic row house that still has its amazing original quarter-sawn oak floors. While the apartment ceiling is well-insulated, sound still travels -- both ways. We'll be sure not to host a disco dance party while you are staying with us, and ask that you show us the same courtesy. We've yet to encounter any ghostly friends in our historic home, so the light footsteps you may here during your stay are ours. We promise!

Parking: We do not have off-street parking, but there is generally space available in front of our house. One on-street parking guest permit can be arranged during your stay. Please let us know in advance if you will require parking. We do ask that guests pay a $30.00 fully refundable deposit for the parking permit, since it is difficult to replace should it leave with one of our guests. (Fine Print: We are not responsible for tickets and/or towing for those who do not abide by street cleaning and other posted parking restrictions).

Timing: Check-in is 3:00pm, check-out is 11:00am. Schedules permitting, we will try to be flexible to accommodate special requests, such as early arrival and/or late departure. Just ask and we'll do our best to accommodate!

Chores: Basic cleaning supplies are provided should you wish to tidy up during your stay. On check-out we just ask that you please do your own dishes. We'll take care of the rest.

More Details

Jonathan & Cynthia Pearson
Member since: 2014
Speaks english, spanish, portuguese, russian, Thai
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Jonathan & Cynthia Pearson

My wife Cynthia and I are young-ish professionals that have spent over a decade living and working overseas. I am a global health professional, working with emerging market public health programs. We've been to around 75+ countries between the two of us, so we know what it takes to be comfortable away from home. We love travel, music, food and wine, and meeting people from all over the globe.

Jonathan & Cynthia Pearson purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Jonathan & Cynthia Pearson chose Petworth

We bought this beautiful house in one of DC's most exciting and fastest-growing neighborhoods. Although we've done some work on the house, we've worked to maintain all the original flare such a historic gem deserves.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Petworth

Property Type:
  • apartment
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children not allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The full private 'jack and jill' bathroom can be accessed from the living area or bedroom, and features a large pedestal sink and tiled shower with glass enclosure and custom stone pebble floor that feels like a massage on your feet. A point-of-service electric water heater means hot water when you want it (and saves on the electricity bill, as well)!
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • The large separate bedroom features a queen bed with high-end memory foam mattress and Egyptian cotton bedding, spacious closet, and small chest of drawers for extra storage.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • library
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking


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New Hip Apartment Minutes To Metro And Washington's Best Sites
average rating of 4.953846 based on 130 reviews

I dare you to find a more enjoyable stay!

  • 5 of 5

Actually, I would rate this place with 6 out of 5 stars. The Pearson’s have every detail covered in this lovely apartment. They are hospitable, helpful, and friendly. I would go back in a heartbeat and certainly refer friends there.

  • Submitted: 15-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, large, and conveniently located.

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts were very gracious and attentive. The apartment was clean, spacious and welcoming. The location was great for getting around as it was close to the metro, grocery store and several excellent restaurants.

  • Submitted: 19-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Adult travelers love this property

  • 5 of 5

We are 2 seniors. This place is just plain lovely. The owners are seasoned travelers - it shows in 25 small ways. This place was perfect for our purposes. Be good to these owners, they rock.

  • Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is a property that you won’t want to leave. The homeowners have created a sanctuary. Everything you could need is provided.

  • Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were in town for a wedding. We could not have asked for a better place to stay! The location was awesome - despite the atypically cold weather, it was a quick walk to/from the Metro station. Easy to get downtown or out to the Maryland suburbs. The apartment was clean and beautiful. Comfortable furniture, and we loved being able to just relax on the couch after a long day of exploring DC. It had everything we needed. We also really appreciated the snacks and wine waiting for us when we arrived - very thoughtful touch. Great place - we will certainly stay there again, next time we are in the area!

  • Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property has upscale decorating, including artwork from all over the world, yet it's warm and i

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I are familiar with the Petworth neighborhood since my son and his wife and my 1-year granddaughter have lived there a year, and I have visited a few times. They love the neighborhood, too. This VRBO is in a perfect location within walking distance of grocery, coffe shops, several eateries, a small bookstore (one of my favorite places) and public transportation. This VRBO unit is tastefully decorated, well taken care of and we especially were thrilled to find a bottle of wine and snacks waiting for us when we arrived at 10:30 pm last Thursday, tired and hungry...just what we needed before bed and the start of an action-packed weekend. The Pearsons are pros in the hospitality field. We highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: 19-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Reagan National
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Georgia Ave. / Petworth Metro
Car: not necessary

We are five short metro stops away from the DC Mall, Capitol Building, the White House, and many other historical sites of this culturally rich city. We've got plenty of local tourism materials available in the apartment. Help yourself or ask us for local recommendations!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Petworth

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Cherry Trees
Mar 12 2018 - Jun 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
2019 Winter
Jan 2 2019 - Mar 17 2019
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$44.66

Cancellation Policy: Full refund will be provided if cancellation is made five full days prior to listing's local check in time (3:00pm Eastern Time) on the day of check-in. For example, if check-in is on Friday, you must cancel by the previous Sunday to ensure no cancellation penalty fee.

If guest cancels less than 5 days in advance, the first night is non-refundable with the remaining nights refunded at 50%.

If the guest arrives and decides to depart before the check out date as booked, the nights not spent 24 hours after the cancellation (departure in this instance) occurs are 50% refunded.

Cleaning fees are always refunded if the guest does not check in.

A reservation is officially cancelled when the guests clicks on the cancellation button through the VRBO website or app.

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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