Beautiful studio apartment with large full bathroom with tub and shower. Italian marble and hardwood floors throughout. Kitchen with full size appliances, garbage disposal and a gas oven and range. Large closet and private entrance that opens to a closed brick patio, with a grill. One block from the Potomac Ave. Metro on Capitol Hill and just a few blocks from the Eastern Market subway stop. WIFI-High Speed Internet, Satellite TV. Come enjoy the Nation's Capitol from the center of the city!
Walking distance to shops, restaurants and some of the city’s best watering holes. Close to three Starbuck's Coffee, The Sweet Lobby Cupcake shop, District Doughnuts, home of the gourmet doughnut, Café 8 Mediterranean food, Rose's Luxury, Ted's Bulletin, Cava Mezze, Matchbox Pizza, Restaurant, Belga Café, Tandoor Grill, Capitol Sushi, Nooshi Sushi, Baskin Robbins, and Ambar, to name just a few. Walking distance to the Harris Teeter and the Safeway which are both less than two blocks away. You’ll love my place because of the ambiance, the outdoor space that is available for your use, and the beautiful historic neighborhood of Capitol Hill. Walk to Eastern Market and Barracks Row end enjoy an evening out. Take a $3 or $4 LIFT/UBER to almost every major place on this side of the city which includes all the Smithsonian museums and the National Mall. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers, business travelers, and families (with kids). Come and enjoy the city from the middle of it all, but you’ll feel like you're in a quiet neighborhood because of all the huge beautiful trees.
You have the entire English Basement apartment with private entrance and full use of the lovely enclosed back yard with a Japanese water garden pond. Laundry room (Large capacity washer and gas dryer) is available free of charge to stays of one month and available to anyone for a very small fee of $10 / day of use which includes the detergent and fabric softener. For Monthly rentals it comes with the apartment free of charge.
• TV power button is on the lower left of the front
• To watch cable, the DirecTV box must be powered on
• Television is on HDMI 1 and the TV’s source must be on HDMI 1 to see the picture
• DVD is on HDMI 2. TV source must be on HDMI 2 to watch a DVD
• Sources (HDMI1/HDMI2) may be changed on both the remote control and on the TV
• There are two light switches by the entrance door. One controls the main apartment lights inside and the other is for the outdoor lights which are motion sensor trigged and do not turn on during the daylight.
• Bathroom lights are motion sensor lights and turn on based on motion in the bathroom.
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• Heating and Air conditioning is controlled centrally by a NEST computer system and turns on and off based on calculations of indoor and outdoor temperatures.
• Additional stand-alone air-conditioning unit is in behind the door that is behind the leopard print chair. You open that door (it is not locked) and face the unit in to the apartment. Push the power button and ensure that either “Auto” or “Cool” are lit up.
• Additional heating unit is in the closet and if used should be plugged in to the outlet directly to the right of the clothing closet which is a dedicated circuit for the heater.
• 1602 Potomac Ave. SE Unit B Washington, DC 20003.
• Removable water tank is on the side and the pods are in the red base underneath it.
• If you have a car and are planning on parking it you will need a DC Zone 6 parking permit during the weekdays. In order for me to secure the city permit there is a $30 processing fee and can be made valid for up to two weeks. This Zone 6 permit allows you to park anywhere in the greater Capitol Hill area without time zone restrictions.
• There is plenty of street parking all around the apartment.
• Laundry machines are available for the duration of your stay for a fee of $10 and includes the soap and softener. You may leave the cash at check out.
• On Checkout trash may be left in the apartment or taken out to the end of the driveway and placed inside one of the large green trash-bins on the right side.
• If you lock the bathroom door without being in the bathroom, the key / tool is inside the kitchen utensil drawer
Anything you need I am just a phone call or an e-mail away. No worries about getting locked out: the door uses a code to open it. If you need to do laundry, the washer and dryer adjacent to the apartment are available for use for a very small additional fee. Call, text, e-mail and I will respond quickly to whatever you need. I am extremely knowledgeable about DC, so feel free to ask any questions about the city and what to do. My friends at work call me Mr. DC and the office Concierge. :) I am also a former Marriott Hotel employee and front desk manager.
As to how to get to the apartment, you enter from 16th street SE side (which is the back of the main house which is 1602 Potomac Ave. SE Washington, DC 20003). The door to the apartment faces 16th Street, SE which you can see once you open up the gate that leads to the back yard which is a brick patio that is enclosed by an 8-foot wooden stockade fence. You will see the wooden gate/door in between two wooden shed looking structures. The address (1602 Potomac Ave., SE) is posted high up on the right side garage. You then enter though that gate/door gate which leads into the enclosed backyard. Once you enter, you will see the door straight ahead of you with a sign above it that says 1602 Potomac Ave., SE, Unit B, you then walk down three steps. Once you walk down the steps you will see the front door, its burgundy with window panes. The Yale electronic lock on the door activates when you cover the video screen over with your hand. It lights up and you then type in the code, which I will provide to you before check-in and you then hit the asterisk (*) button and this will unlock the door.
Apartment has DirectTV satellite, DVD player and some good DC tourist DVD's for you to watch.
The area is very safe; the apartment is located in SE Capitol Hill behind the Capitol Building. DC does not enforce parking over the weekends. So Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays is open parking in most residential areas. If you plan to stay during the week, I charge a $30 service fee to get a city parking permit for the vehicle, which is good for up to two weeks. The area is very green and gives the impression of almost being in the suburbs from all the tall trees, the grass yards and parks. The area’s green feel and its being one of the oldest neighborhoods in DC lend a very nineteenth century atmosphere to the neighborhood. Although the apartment and home are completely newly remodeled, the basic structure is over one hundred years old. The Hill is the largest and oldest historical residential neighborhood in Washington, D.C., stretching easterly in front of the United States Capitol along very wide avenues. Because of the very nature of the neighborhood, there is plenty of parking right outside the apartment door which faces 16th Street SE and around both corners along Potomac Ave. and E Street and G street. You will find the area very convenient with easy parking, only about a block to the Metro, only a few minutes’ walk to grocery stores, restaurants and bars, and less than a ten minute walk to Eastern Market and Barracks Row.
I'm a profesional photographer and all the DC Photographs on the walls are for sale. Each one is an original photograph signed and numbered, I only sell five of each photograph. If you're interested in a souvenir from the Nation's Capitol by a D.C. photographer and you want to take one home as a memory of your stay in DC, feel free to take the one you like and you can just leave the money for it on the glass table or send it to me via (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). If you want a souvenir of the city but don't want to take it with you, I can also ship it right to your home. If you love one of the prints but want a larger photograph or have it mounted or framed differently just let me know and I'll have it made and ship it to you. My prices in the Air B&B apartment are discounted by 50% from what I sell them for at Eastern Market or on line. The prices you see on the wall, you can take an additional 10% off that price.
Dogs are allowed for an additional $20 per day I have a large kennel able to accommodate up to a medium sized dog. Please keep dog in kennel when not in the apartment or in the enclosed back yard patio. Water and food bowls are available. I also have Cesar Milan's line of dog food if needed. If you are bringing a car, you will need a parking permit from the city that I can secure for you. There is a $30 service fee for the permit and it is good for up to two weeks and allows you to park right outside the apartment on either 16th street or on Potomac Ave. The permit also allows you to park anywhere in zone six which is the greater Capitol Hill area.
- Apartment has a queen bed
- Entrance is through the enclosed back yard facing 16th street SE.
- Door has a Yale code lock and the code will be provided prior to checking in.