Classic Mt. Pleasant Studio - Metro

From $70 / night

Washington, DC
Classic Mt. Pleasant Studio - Metro
0 bedrooms
3 guests
4 night min

Overview Description


Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 3
Type: Apartment
Per night: $80
Per week: $540
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Washington vacation apartment rental
This classic & large DC studio features beautiful wood paneling, bay windows & wood ceiling beams. Mount Pleasant - Adams Morgan Columbia Heights neighborhood. Seconds to shops, public transportation (metro & buses). 10 minutes to downtown.

Guests will have exclusive access to the entire studio and porch and will share the foyer and laundry room. There is on street parking. Its possible to obtain a temporary parking permit for extended stays.

Mt. Plesant is a Historic neighborhood close to the National Zoo, downtown, shopping and public transportation with a great farmers market on Saturdays.

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.

Getting Around

The studio apartment is located in the historic Mt. Pleasant neighborhood of Washignton 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. Its also 3 block (1/2 mile) to the Columbia Heights Metro and the restaurants and large shopping mall (Target, Best Buy, Marshalls, etc.) and 1 1/2 miles to Cleveland Park Metro.. (2.2 miles to DuPont Circle and 2.5 to the White House. There is a bikeshare station 50 feet away from the unit.

Marty Kalin

Area Information
Located in the historic, multicultural & hip Mt. Pleasant neighborhood, this studio is charming, elegant, and romantic. Private apt. with the feel of a B&B. The unit features many windows.. It is located a 4 story brick townhouse, one flight up from the street level. The building has a great foyer with the original leaded glass windows. The studio has antique wood paneling & ceiling beams, a fully equipped kitchen and a porch off of the kitchen. All furnishings are new and were purchased in mid October of 2015. The unit is spacious & contains a queen size bed, an air mattress for an additional guest, a night stand, a desk, couch, 2 light sconces, three closets (one for linens), two chairs, wall pictures, a full bath with a large art deco bath tub & shower and wall to wall carpeting The unit has WiFi, a large wall mounted TV with access to high definition broadcast networks, and its own mailbox and buzzer, which is great for longer staying guests. There are two doors with locks (the front building door, which has one lock and the door to the apartment itself, which has 2 locks. Mount Pleasant has a great Farmers Market on Saturdays. It's a three minute walk to Rock Creek Park. Pets are only allowed on a case by case basis. They must be pre-approved.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Marty Kalin

Marty Kalin

Marty Kalin

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    Georgetown Unviersity
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    GFC Crane Consultants
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    I'm an entrepreneur. I live in DC. I'm married to a doucmentary filmmaker. I have one son who attends the University of Michigan....
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Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2017 Feb 01 2018 $80 - $540 $2,100 4 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10%
Deposits: Refundable Security Deposit: $100
Payment Options: Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning Fee: $48 Extra people: $50/night after 2 guests One Time Pet Fee - $75

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are the most fun things to do at your vacation rental?
A: The zoo, museums, visiting the White House and the Capitol, Rock Creek National Park, restaurants and bars, boating or kyacking on the Potomac
Q: What makes your vacation rental special?
A: Convenience to DC sites and activities. . This vacation rental is convenient to everything in DC. Public Transportation, the Zoo, the museums, the parks, restaurants and bars. Its only 3 miles from the White House and its a minute from Rock Creek National Park and 5 minutes from the National Zoo.
Q: What are the coolest nearby activities?
A: The zoo, hiking or biking in Rock Creek National Park, playing tennis at the Rock Creek Tennis Center, eating or drinking in one or about 30 bars or restaurants within a mile (Mt. Pleasant, Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights).
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