Charming 1 Bedroom Apt Near Metro
From $66 / night
Pets allowed: Yes
This large beautiful & charming 1 bedroom apartment is located in the historic, multicultural & hip Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. The unit features a huge, fully equipped kitchen with many cabinets, many windows including a large bay window in the bedroom and living room The building has a great foyer; a porch off of the kitchen and access to the backyard. All furnishings are new and were put in service in December 2015. The unit has a queen size bed in the bedroom, and a full size futon sofa in the living room that can sleep one person; a night stand; two closets, one of which is very large; a dining room table with 4 chairs, living room chairs, wall pictures, a full bath and wall to wall carpeting. The unit has WiFi, a wall mounted TV with ChromeCast and a mailbox, for longer staying guests. There are two doors to enter the building, one of which has one lock. And then there is the door to the apartment itself, which has 2 locks. There is also a door to the apartment that can be accessed from the back yard. Mount Pleasant has a great Farmers Market on Saturdays. It's a three minute walk to Rock Creek Park. Pets are allowed on a case by case basis. Pets are allowed on a case by case but they must be pre-approved.
Guests will have exclusive access to the entire apartment and will share the foyer, backyard and laundry room with other guests and tenants in the building. There is on street parking. Its possible to obtain a temporary parking permit for extended stays. Guests have three (3) ways to enter the apartment. To enter the apartment, go through the two main doors in the front of the building. The first door brings you from the outside into the “vestibule", which is a small entranceway where the mailbox and intercom is located. The door into the vestibule doesn't require a key. For the second door, you only need to use a key for the top lock. (The bottom lock isn't in use). To get to Apartment B1, walk straight through the foyer/lobby and look for an arch opening on the left. There are stairs going up and stairs going down. Go down one flight of steps. WATCH YOUR HEAD as the head clearance is small. At the bottom of the steps, look for the door that says B1. The second way into the apartment is via a gate immediately to the right of the front steps of the building as you face the building. That leads to the side of the building, the back of the building and the back alley. Open the gate with the key provided on your key chain (it's one of the two small teal colored keys) and walk along the side of the building to a side building door on the left. We provided you with a key to the side door on your key chain. Remember to lock the door behind you. Once you enter the building, walk straight a few feet and then make a right and open the door that says "B1". Alternatively, instead of opening the side door on the left, you can continue to walk 20 more feet to the backyard. When you get to the end of the building, make a left, where you will find a screened in porch. Walk into the porch and open the door with the apartment key (silver color) to go directly into the Apartment. All the door locks to Apartment B1 take the same key. Third, you can enter the apartment via the back alley. Drive to the alley, which is directly behind the building. If your car is in the front of the building, go to the end of the block and make a right onto Lamont Street. Drive a short distance and then make an immediate right into the alley. You will see the facades of the back of a row of townhouses. Our building is the last one. You will see the wooden gate to our townhouse next to a metal roll up garage. The key chain we are providing you with has a key to this back gate. Open the gate and then lock the gate behind you. Walk straight to the screened in porch and open the door with the silver key.
Excerpt from a Washington Post article: "Bob Mondello, who reviews movies and covers the arts for National Public Radio, has lived in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Northwest Washington since 1986.“The place was spectacular," he said. “Listen, I bought for the apartment [but] the attractive thing about this neighborhood at the time for me was a hippy back in college. I had ideals about the kind of places I wanted to live. . . . [Mount Pleasant] was just very appealing in that sense to my idea of what society ought to be."
Home, sweet home: Mount Pleasant is an overwhelming residential area with a mixture of apartment buildings, condominium buildings, 20th-century rowhouses, Victorians and colonial revival mansions. Several of the larger houses have been converted into condos. “The housing stock is just gorgeous," Mondello said. “As you go down Park Road, those big houses are beautiful."
Small-town feel: Many of the homes have porches. The tree-lined streets encourage strolling. The National Zoo is steps away. Cultural Tourism DC has put together a 90-minute self-guided walking tour, “Village in the City: Mount Pleasant Heritage Trail." Walking is one of the big attractions of the place," he said. To be able to walk down into [Rock Creek Park], it is literally a block and a half behind us. To be able to look at the park from our windows is incredibly appealing. To be able to just wander around [the neighborhood] and just sort of stroll is great. It rewards moseying."
Bilingual: Mount Pleasant is one of the more diverse enclaves in Washington and has long been a haven for the District's Latino community. It also has a large concentration of former Peace Corps workers. At the newly renovated Mount Pleasant branch of the D.C. public library, the only public library in Ward 1, 10 of the 14 staff members are bilingual.
History: Mount Pleasant's history stretches back to the 1700s. The neighborhood evolved from a fashionable streetcar suburb and bedroom community for government workers to a working-class urban neighborhood that welcomed refugees. It is home to the first African American place of worship on 16th Street, Canaan Baptist Church. Mount Pleasant was designated a historic district in 1987.
Eating and drinking: There's no lack of places to grab a cup of coffee. Dos Gringos, a vegetarian coffeehouse, and Flying Fish are more recent additions to the neighborhood. Many restaurants cater to Central and South American cliental; Don Juan and Haydee's are two of the more popular. Mondello and partner, Carlos Schroder, a native Argentinian, frequent Corado's, a Guatemalan restaurant. The Raven Grill, which has been around since the 1930s, Marx Cafe and Tonic are neighborhood hangouts.
Mom and pop stores: Mount Pleasant Street is the neighborhood's commercial strip. The majority of businesses are not national chains. Logan's Antique Shop, with its quirky selection, has been around since 1974. A farmers market is held Saturday mornings at Lamont Park.
Schools: Bancroft Elementary School, Deal Middle School, Wilson High School.
Boundaries: Piney Branch Parkway to the north, 16th Street NW to the east, Harvard Street to the south and Beach Drive to the west.
The apartment is located in the historic Mt. Pleasant neighborhood of Washington DC at 3210 17th Street NW. It's 50 yards away from the beginning of 3 bus lines that goes downtown. The neighborhood is served by the S, H and 42 bus lines. It's 3 block (1/2 mile) to the Columbia Heights Metro and the restaurants and large shopping mall (Target, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshals, etc.) and 1.5 miles to Cleveland Park Metro. (2.2 miles to DuPont Circle and 2.5 to the White House. There is a bike-share station 50 feet away from the unit.
Other Things to Note
Towels can be found in the bedroom closet. You only need to use the top lock of the main door to the building. (The bottom one isn't in use). The WiFi Network Name (SSID) is 3210Apt1. Contact the owner for the password. The apartment is 3 minute walk to Rock Creek park. 10 minute walk to the zoo. 30 second walk to local shops and public transportation. 10 minutes to the Columbia Heights metro (green line) and to the shopping mall in Columbia Heights (between Irving & Park Road on 14th Street). 15 minutes to downtown via buses. Cable TV will be enabled for an extra charge for longer staying guests. Pets will be allowed on a case by case basis and an additional $75 additional cleaning fee will be charged for pets. There is a laundry room in the basement. You need quarters to operate the washer and dryer. There is also a laundry mat across the street. See house guide for additional information.
About the owner
|Jan 01 2016||Feb 01 2017||$91||-||$610||$1,990||3 Nights|
|Lodging tax: 10%|
|Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa|
|Other Fees: Extra people: $55/night after 3 guests. Cleaning Fee: $45|
Reviews for this vacation apartment rental in Washington, District of Columbia
lovely apartment and a good value
lovely apartment and a good value
April 13, 2016
The online photos are totally spot on and reflect the true apartment. It was spacious and very clean. The kitchen was well-stocked, even with food, milk and OJ. What a treat! The very low fee (as well as photos) caught my attention. Compared to other DC apartments, I was impressed so booked immediately. I was not disappointed. The area as noted is mixed but as an older Asian woman travelling alone, I felt safe and walked everywhere. I normally rent apartments when travelling and prefer the W/D inside the unit but the one that serves this building of only 5 units was located directly outside the front door so convenient. The owner provides very detailed instructions but I must also include another travel option: if you're flying into Dulles, you can catch the Metro bus 5A on curbside 2E for $7 ($3.50 students/seniors) and takes you almost non-stop to L'enfant Plaza. You can then catch the Green Line to Columbia Heights, or, catch the Metrobus 54 on D street/7th ave. This apartment really was a good value.