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Heart of the City - Halfblock to Metro - Columbia Heights

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4.9 / 5Exceptional
21 reviews


  • Kitchen


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Smithsonian's National Zoo
    18 min walk
  • Popular Location
    White House
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    George Washington University
    5 min drive
  • Airport
    Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National)
    11 min drive

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  • Heart of the City - Halfblock to Metro - Columbia Heights

    Room Amenities

    • 450 sq ft
    • 1 bedroom
    • 1 bathroom
    • Sleeps 5
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About this area


This apartment is located in Washington's Columbia Heights neighborhood. Ford's Theater and International Spy Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include White House and Washington National Cathedral. Check out an event or a game at Capital One Arena, and consider making time for Smithsonian's National Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the property's convenience to public transportation: Columbia Heights Station is 4 minutes by foot.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Smithsonian's National Zoo - 18 min walk
  • Popular Location
    White House - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Ford's Theater - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Capital One Arena - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    George Washington University - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Columbia Heights Station - 4 min walk
  • Washington Union Station - 6 min drive
  • Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) - 11 min drive

About this property

Heart of the City - Halfblock to Metro - Columbia Heights

PLEASE do NOT use "Instant Booking" or "Request to Book" PLEASE EMAIL ME FIRST. -( Click on "Ask the Owner a Question.") You will save time and trouble if we email first to be sure my apt. is perfect for you! This apt. is listed on several other places and I might be in discussion with others. From approximately Dec. 1- Feb. 28 I require a two-week minimum. This charming apartment is the entire 3rd floor of an historic row house in the dynamic neighborhood of Columbia Heights. The apartment is separate and private with a door at the bottom of the stairs, but the entry is through the main house where I live. You may come and go as you please. I'm a writer & work at home. I have a dog and two cats (and often foster kittens) in the main house. The animals never go into the apartment. RATES $125.00/ night for 2 people. For more than 2 people there is an additional $10.00 (total, not per person) per night. Price INCLUDES tax and cleaning (for stays of 4+ nights.) (For fewer than 4 nights - $50.00 cleaning fee.) From March-July, there is minimum stay of 4 nights unless there is a natural gap on the calendar. LOCATION Only Half-block from Columbia Heights Metro station, (Yellow/Green line) it is only 5 stops (7-10 minutes) to tourist areas - Smithsonian museums, US Capitol, Convention Center, Zoo. NEARBY - within two blocks Dozens of restaurants and cafes, neighborhood pubs, coffee shops, grocery Store, CVS drugstore, Farmer's Market. Shopping center with Target & Marshals. (Travel light and buy it all here!) Other neighborhoods with similar vibrant nightlife & restaurants - Adams Morgan, Dupont Circle, Mount Pleasant & U st - are an easy 15-20 minute walk, or one subway stop away. AMENITIES - The apartment has one bedroom with queen sized bed, a full bathroom and a separate living room with a comfy queen-sized sofa bed. There is a TV with cable & DVD in each room. High speed Wireless INTERNET. In the living room there is a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, 2 electric burners, toaster, coffee maker, crock pot, etc. - everything you need to prepare light meals. Because of the open stairs the apt. is not safe for crawling babies and toddlers. There is one Aerobed available, making it possible for 3 children to share the living room. This is very crowded however and not recommended for longer than 4 nights. PARKING I provide a permit for free street parking. Off street parking is available - $10.00 per night. I accept credit cards through PayPal. Please tell me a bit about yourself in your reply.

Property manager

property manager


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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets not allowed

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

Property is also known as

  • Heart City Halfblock Metro Columbia Heights Apartment
  • Heart City Halfblock Metro Apartment
  • Heart City Halfblock Metro Columbia Heights
  • Heart City Halfblock Metro
  • Heart City Halfblock Metro

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1

1 queen bed

Property amenities


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking nearby


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 1 bedroom
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination

Living spaces

  • Living room


  • TV


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property


  • Sleeps 5
  • Unit size: 450 sq ft (42 sq m)


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

At Home in the City

The home is comfortable and homey. It is located very close to Metro Station and restaurants. Victoria is accommodating and friendly. Had all we needed.

5/5 Excellent

Great first VRBO experience.

Victoria was a very gracious host; making sure we had everything we needed, knew where we were going, and were comfortable. She even made sure to tell me about the street parking so I wouldn’t get a ticket during street cleaning. Her property is just down the street from the Metro and is close to food and shops; which was perfect when we were tired from a day of sight-seeing. We’re looking forward to staying with her again when we come back to DC for Part 2!

4/5 Good

It was a bit pricy, but hey, it's Washington, DC. The locaton to get on the Metro was perfect, plus shopping and restaurants very close by. Victoria was pleasant and accommodating for all our needs. She just doesn't normally work with Expedica, so that delayed some of our confirmation communication.

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Charming stay

Victoria was a pleasant host and a charming property close to the metro.

5/5 Excellent


This property was conveniently located for all of our needs. The metro was extremely close as was eating and shopping locations. Victoria was extremely helpful in providing any information we needed for our stay. She provided us with metro cards and many restaurant selections. If given the opportunity we will definitely rent from her again. Victoria was a pleasure to meet and opened her home up to our family.

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