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Historic DC: MONROE HOUSE in Arts District

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
3 nights minimum
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Large 2 bdr. HOUSE on the REDLINE METRO, 3 easy blocks to station, 5 quick stations TO DOWNTOWN/Smithsonian Mall from Brookland/CUA--a newly designated Arts District. Fully renovated, clean, fully furnished, DRIVEWAY, easy access to museums. Big back deck, gas grill, sunny & bright, nicely done, 5 blocks to organic market, 2 blocks to drug store & full strip of shops. Convenient neighborhood. Nice neighbors. A dozen restaurants within 5 blocks of house. Large private landscaped yard with vegetable beds for your picking: lettuce, kale, swiss chard, peas, tomatoes, peppers, depending on season. Brookland has 3 season out door vegetable markets: Saturdays & Tuesdays. Great outdoor living set up on our decks. Sunny and bright. Bike trail downtown. Use our driveway or rent a car in the ...Large 2 bdr. HOUSE on the REDLINE METRO, 3 easy blocks to station, 5 quick stations TO DOWNTOWN/Smithsonian Mall from Brookland/CUA--a newly designated Arts District. Fully renovated, clean, fully furnished, DRIVEWAY, easy access to museums. Big back deck, gas grill, sunny & bright, nicely done, 5 blocks to organic market, 2 blocks to drug store & full strip of shops. Convenient neighborhood. Nice neighbors. A dozen restaurants within 5 blocks of house. Large private landscaped yard with vegetable beds for your picking: lettuce, kale, swiss chard, peas, tomatoes, peppers, depending on season. Brookland has 3 season out door vegetable markets: Saturdays & Tuesdays. Great outdoor living set up on our decks. Sunny and bright. Bike trail downtown. Use our driveway or rent a car in the neighborhood and avoid the high car rental at the airport. Easy airport access from BWI, Dulles and National Airports. Two bedroom whole house, 3 beds (twins can be made into King), also separate office in sunroom. Beautiful renovated full bathroom. Half bath on 1st floor. All appliances: including microwave, washer/dryer. Linens and gardener included. Large Kitchen, full dining room. WIFI, cable, washer/dryer, coffee maker, full kitchen, hair dryer, comfortable & fresh. RESTAURANTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: Bus Boys & Poets (on Monroe at Michigan) Halsa (across the street from above) Brookland's Finest (Jackson & 12th) Steel Plate (on our 12th St business strip btw. Monroe & Newton) &Pizza (Monroe the other side of the Metro) Barnes & Nobel Cafe (across from &Pizza) Potbelly Soups & Salads (Monroe the other side of the Metro) Filter Coffee cafe (next to Metro) Smith's Public Trust (on our 12th St. business strip) Menomali Neopolitan Pizza & more Askale Ethiopian (12th & Otis) San Antonio Grill Bookland Cafe ....as well as Carryouts & Vegetarian options. RECREATION IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: New children's water park at Turkey Thicket Recreation, just beyond our fabulous indoor public pool (4 $ for non residents) Track with workout stations Tennis Courts Franciscan Monastery Gardens 2 blocks away past the 1 block large: Bunker Hill National Park Dance Place: classes and performances 4 blocks away Eckington Arts Center: classes & Events Large new recreation center 5 blocks away: indoor large pool, hot tub, outdoor water park & playground Pilates Yoga Studio Dragon's Gate Tia Chi classes Three universities: Catholic University, Howard Divinity School & Trinity Univ. Bicycle path to downtown TRANSPORTATION: Park in our driveway Metro station 3 blocks away: Redline subway Rent a car in the neighborhood at Enterprise Rent a Car Or use the Zip Car or Car2GO in our neighborhood Capital City bike rental in neighborhood: 3 locations Store your own bike in our greenhouse off the deck OTHER AMENITIES: Two gas stations in neighborhood Outdoor farmers market 3 seasons with artisan bread and fresh farm produce Banks, drug store, markets--organic and otherwise Murals, playground, ball field for running HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD: Lovely old homes, historic neighborhood book on Brookland from Arcadia Publishing, co authored by home owner. A historic crossroads village that became known as 'Little Rome,' has many home with signage that tells the story of the important African Americans that lived here--top leaders in the Johnston administration. A ten minute drive away is the huge National Arboretum. The largest shrine in the U.S., sixth largest in the world, is up the street. Architecturally interesting neighborhood. THE MONROE was built in 1896! EXTRAS: No cleaning fee on rentals of 6 days or more. Taxes included, no extra fees. 4 Smartcards for Metro use included. Extensive guide with maps, tips, logistical advice. More
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Rosie D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a day
Listed Since:September 2012
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Reviewed 15 August 2019

A beautiful, quirky house set in an interesting neighbourhood. Filled with fascinating objects and books, Monroe House feels more like being welcomed into the family home of a friend or relative rather than staying in a vacation rental. It is amazingly well-equipped, with everything from...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank 2016familyp
Reviewed 23 August 2017

This was the perfect rental for my family, well equipped and very clean. Rosie, the owner was simply awesome and very helpful. She made sure she had given us clear instructions on what to do, where to find the keys and the way around the...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank Rachel N
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Our family of 4 enjoyed staying in the Monroe house. The house had all the comforts of home, including a lovely backyard. We rode the Metro exclusively for our DC excursions and found it to be fast and convenient. The neighborhood was a bit rough,...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank Kristi M
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Reviewed 25 December 2016

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Date of stay: December 2016
Reviewed 11 January 2016

The Monroe House felt like we came 'home for the holidays' during our Thanksgiving vacation to DC. This was our family's 1st time ever trip to DC and 1st ever Thanksgiving away from home and the house was so warm an cozy and inviting that...More

Date of stay: November 2015
Thank Tammy C
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Towels Provided
Air Conditioning
Paper Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Ceiling Fans
Hairdryer
TV
Corporate Bookings
Shared Garden
City Getaway
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Secure Parking
Internet Access
VCR
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Telephone
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Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
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Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Stereo System
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
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Accessible In town neighborhood, treeline streets, large yards. Three short blocks down our street is the entrance to the subway Metro Redline. Brookland is the best of downtown with large yards for city life. Comfortable neighborhood with lots of amenities. Easy to get to and from. Shopping strip two blocks away with restaurants, CVS and carry outs. Down the street is a large organic food store. New Olympic size recreation pool 6 blocks away. Three universities in area, including Catholic University of American and Howard University Divinity School right in the neighborhood. BROOKLAND is an Arts District with 12 restaurants, art studios, artisan retail shops, an organic grocery store, banks, gas stations, a great recreation center, running track, large public gardens, churches, two ...
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