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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens
TV, DVD player, toys, books
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, linens

4.9/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Explore the area

    Popular LocationSmithsonian's National Zoo10 min drive
    Popular LocationWalter E. Washington Convention Center11 min drive
    Popular LocationWashington National Cathedral14 min drive
    AirportWashington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National)24 min drive

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    About this property

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Heart of the City - Halfblock to Metro - Columbia Heights

    Historic Washington apartments in Columbia Heights, near Smithsonian's National Zoo
    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.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.
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this apartment offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations offer separate living rooms and include sofa beds. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    • Shared/communal pool


    • WiFi available

    Parking and transportation

    • Free parking nearby
    • Onsite parking
    • Street parking
    • Car not required

    Family friendly

    • Toys
    • Children's games


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Toaster
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Spices
    • Paper towels


    • 1 bedroom
    • Bed sheets provided
    • Sofa bed


    • 1 bathroom
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Towels provided
    • Soap
    • Toilet paper
    • Hair dryer

    Living spaces

    • Living room
    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • DVD player
    • Books
    • Games
    • Video library


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone

    Location highlights

    • In the city center
    • Near a hospital
    • Near a zoo

    Things to do

    • Fitness facilities nearby
    • Hiking nearby
    • Golf nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Cycling nearby
    • Ice skating nearby
    • Horse riding nearby
    • Birdwatching nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby


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



    Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

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


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    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 may be 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

    We should mention

    A car is not required for transportation to and from this property

    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 of the City Halfblock to Metro Columbia Heights
    Heart of the City HalfBlock to METRO Columbia Heights.
    Heart City Halfblock Metro

    About this area


    In the city center, this apartment is in Washington's Columbia Heights neighborhood, an area with great shopping. International Spy Museum and National Museum of American History are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include Smithsonian's National Zoo and National Museum of Natural History. Check out an event or a game at Capital One Arena, and consider making time for Washington D.C. Madame Tussauds, a top attraction not to be missed. Break out the clubs and hit the links with a golf course nearby, or seek out an adventure with mountain biking, cycling, and hiking/biking trails. Our guests appreciate the property's quiet location.
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    What's nearby

    • Smithsonian's National Zoo - 10 min drive
    • Walter E. Washington Convention Center - 11 min drive
    • Washington National Cathedral - 14 min drive
    • George Washington University - 15 min drive
    • White House - 22 min drive

    Getting around

    • Columbia Heights Station - 4 min walk
    • Alexandria Station - 14 min drive
    • AirportRonald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) - 24 min drive


    • Pete's New Haven Style Apizza — 4 min walk
    • Lou's City Bar — 5 min walk
    • The Wonderland Ballroom — 6 min walk
    • The Heights — 6 min walk
    • Coffy Cafe — 7 min walk

    Frequently asked questions

    Is Heart of the City - Halfblock to Metro - Columbia Heights pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    How much is parking at Heart of the City - Halfblock to Metro - Columbia Heights?
    There is free parking nearby.
    What time is check-in at Heart of the City - Halfblock to Metro - Columbia Heights?
    Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at Heart of the City - Halfblock to Metro - Columbia Heights?
    Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
    Where is Heart of the City - Halfblock to Metro - Columbia Heights located?
    Located in Columbia Heights, this historic apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lincoln Theater, Smithsonian's National Zoo, and Howard University. Washington Hospital Center and Dupont Circle are also within 2 mi (3 km). Columbia Heights Station is only a 4-minute walk and Georgia Ave. Petworth Station is 16 minutes.
    68 reviews
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    3 - Okay
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    1 - Terrible




    Staff & service




    Property conditions & facilities

    5/5 Excellent

    Cozy top floor in a beautiful nabe.
    Victoria enriched our trip to DC by recommending places and providing info. We got the insider tips. Her place is clean and well appointed. She had everything we needed and thought of everything. It was a great place to stay in DC. Train is on the corner, as is a full shopping center and chain and ethnic restaurants.

    5/5 Excellent

    So happy with our stay here!! :)
    Our son got a job in DC and we needed a place to stay to help him transition into a Columbia Heights apartment. Victoria's place was PERFECT.... or should I say PURRRRFECT? She has some lovely pets that will also greet you, but the third floor is all yours (pet-free!). We hope to stay again very soon - when we visit our son. THANK YOU VICTORIA.

    5/5 Excellent

    Great place
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Victoria was an excellent hostess, the location is ideal for visits to DC. I highly recommend the place.

    5/5 Excellent

    Columbia Heights
    No problems whatsoever! Convenient location, friendly and helpful owner...

    5/5 Excellent

    Location and charm!
    Great location, charming and helpful host. Just what VRBO is all about for us.

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