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Plush queen bed with soft linens and plenty of extra blankets 100-year-old brick wall complimented by modern decor
Top Listing! Large 1BR Zen Boutique
Top Listing! Large 1BR Zen Boutique
6 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
1 bedroom
4 beds
1 bath

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We are a young, artsy family who would love to offer you a fabulous DC experience. We work in the spa industry and pride ourselves on providing impeccable hospitality and care. I am one of DC's veteran skin gurus and run my own bustling skin care boutique. I work with my husband, which makes me his boss at work and at home! :)

My husband, Jason, is an accomplished photographer, rock musician and massage therapist. He's spent the past eight years documenting ancient religious minorities in Syria and has a book and several audio projects coming out soon. He's played music all over the world and now plays just a few shows a year. The art decorating the condo comes from his past exhibits.

We designed the condo ourselves and wanted to make it as "green" as possible. Nearly everything is recycled, refurbished or repurposed. It was important for us that the condo be environmentally designed for comfort, style and relaxation.

Spread out in our spacious 900 sq. ft. 1 bedroom condo with open concept kitchen, dining and living room. We custom-built the space to be private, fully independent and kid friendly.

The wide entrance stairs, 9 foot ceilings and heated polished-concrete floors truly set the condo apart from most. Modern decor compliments century-old brick walls and reclaimed wood accents.

The condo is on the lower level of our home, also considered a walk out basement since it not underground. We are a cheery family of 4 living above and some occasional noise can be heard (i.e. footsteps from young happy children but not voices, music, etc). The condo is generally very quiet, well insulated and as nearly all our reviewers say "an amazing place to return to after a day in the city".

The kitchen comes stocked with all the basics to satisfy your inner chef. Everything from organic milk to sun-dried Mexican chipotles can be bought with a quick walk to the neighborhood grocery stores. In season, the Mt Pleasant farmers market is a Saturday morning must. Bad coffee can be a bummer, so we supply locally roasted organic coffee and a French press to get your morning started right.

I've outfitted some of DC's finest spas, so in our bathroom you'll find a custom seated Italian tile shower (perfect after a long day in the city), a beautiful glass-top vanity, soft towels & hair dryer. There's also a full size washer and dryer.

Our condo easily sleeps 4 with room for 6. The master bedroom has a super comfy queen-sized bed and large walk-in closet. The living room offers a modern daybed with two plush twin mattresses. Upon request, a comfy queen air mattress is also available. Watch TV and movies or listen to music in both rooms on 43" plasma televisions equipped with Apple TVs that stream HBO, Netflix and PBS.

Mount Pleasant was first built for Washington's elite back in the late 1800's and is now a historic district known for ethnic diversity, elegant architecture and strong ties to the bluegrass and punk movements. Musicians such as Bo Diddley, Jimmy Dean, Nation of Ulysses and Fugazi have all called Mt Pleasant home over the decades.

Just steps away from us are award winning restaurants, grocery stores, and even Target. The lively neighborhoods of Columbia Heights, Adams Morgan, and Dupont are within walking distance and the White House is about three miles down 16th Street. Walk through Rock Creek Park for a tour of the historic Pierce Mill or marvel at the opulent 25 acre Hillwood Estate - home to the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia.

Traveling with kids? A playground for little ones is just around the corner or walk down the hill to the National Zoo where admission is free. Sit for story time at the newly renovated Mt Pleasant library and check out original artwork by the artist Aurelius Battaglia who later worked on Disney's Dumbo.

Public transport is excellent in our neighborhood...walk to the metro, hop on a bus, rent a bike through Capital Bike Share or drive around with Zip Car - all just minutes from our door.

For those driving into the city, you will need to park your car in a garage or lot. The closest garage is located at the DC USA complex (@ Target, Bed n Bath). It is a 10 min walk from the condo.

Columbia Heights metro station (green line) is only 0.6 miles away - about a 10 minute walk from the condo. Cleveland Park (red line) is less than 5 min ride on the H4 bus which is minutes from our door. For those wanting to hit the White House or National Mall, walk 2 minutes and catch the S4 bus which goes down 16th Street. The White House is about a 10 minute bus ride and the Mall is another ten.

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Amenities
Family/kid friendly
Kitchen
Wireless Internet
Essentials
Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 single beds, 1 air mattress
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Cancellations

241 Reviews

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Grazia User Profile
December 2017
Jenny's place was great! She kept the place very organized and clean. The coffee at the place was super good! Strongly recommend!

Cab User Profile
November 2017
The place is lovely. It was immaculate, thoughtfully appointed and in a great location. It was a short walk to fun and intersting places to eat, and ten minutes to the Metro. The apartment itself had extra pillows and blankets, coffee to get us started, a first aid kit - she’d th…

Melissa User Profile
November 2017
I stayed here with three of my friends while attending a conference in DC, and we all found the apartment to be a great home base. It was clean and well-decorated. Jenny was easy to communicate with, and check-in and check-out were both very straightforward--the lock-box made eve…

Elizabeth User Profile
October 2017
Great place - clean, spacious and very comfortable for our family of 4. Jenny was a great host - we did not have any issues but I expect she would take care of anything that might arise efficiently, based on her communications for booking and arrival. Highly recommend!

Jason User Profile
October 2017
Jenny's apartment was perfect for my business trip and as a host, Jenny was flexible and understanding. After long days working, it was great to have a stylish, comfortable, and easy place to manage to come back to each night.

Stef User Profile
October 2017
What an amazing place to stay! Very clean & beautiful, in a great area, walking distance to everything you need. Would stay again!

Heather User Profile
October 2017
We had a wonderful time during our long weekend in D.C. and this apartment was a big part of it. Comfortable and well designed. Perfect for us! Thank you!

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Jenny User Profile
We are a young, artsy family who know the value of a large space that is beautiful, comfortable, luxurious and private. We work in the spa industry so we pride ourselves on impeccable quality and excellent customer service. My husband Jason is an accomplished photographer, rock…
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