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Historic DC: MONROE HOUSE in Arts District

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Metro 3 blks. away in  the heart of our Arts District: 5 short stops to downtown
1 of 64Metro 3 blks. away in the heart of our Arts District: 5 short stops to downtown
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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
4 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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath
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About the Owner
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
Reviewed 9 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
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

The Monroe house was excellent for all our needs the location was great easy to get to the Metro. Rosie and Donald greeted us at the house and gave us an instructive tour so we understood the house and what it had to offer. The...More

Date of stay: September 2015
1  Thank Ross M
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Our family of four stayed a week here while on vacation in D.C. We wanted a place to stay that was clean, had a kitchen, free parking, had a washer and dryer, could comfortably accommodate four people and was safe. The Monroe House met all...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 7 May 2015

We spent a week in DC this April. Renting Rosie's house was one of the smartest things we ever did. We drove from New England to DC. Parking is at a premium in DC, so the parking spot was ideal for us. The house was...More

Date of stay: April 2015
2  Thank Christine B
Reviewed 2 May 2015

This is the second year we’ve stayed at the Monroe House, and again we had a great time. The Metro is super convenient, the neighborhood has many restaurants and CVS is right around the corner for necessities. The house itself is provides plenty of room...More

Date of stay: April 2015
1  Thank TMPTWick
Reviewed 29 October 2014

The house was in a lovely area ,close to the metro and thus all the sites of Washington. You could enjoy spending time in the local area,the basilica alone is worth a lengthy visit.The owner even left metro cards for us to use on the...More

Date of stay: October 2014
2  Thank brett121
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Alarm Clock
Balcony
Grill
Blender
Books
Ceiling Fans
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fax
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Paper Towels Provided
Patio
Porch
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Secure Parking
Shared Garden
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Stereo System
Cooker
Telephone
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
City Getaway
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
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About the neighbourhood
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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