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Living Room
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop

Popular amenities

Air Conditioning
Outdoor Space
Hot Tub

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest stays


Explore the area

Popular LocationWalter E. Washington Convention Center8 min drive
Popular LocationSmithsonian's National Zoo10 min drive
Popular LocationWhite House19 min drive
AirportWashington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National)21 min drive

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    About this property

    Entire place

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

    The Ship - Townhome in Heart of DC

    Adults-only Washington vacation home in Columbia Heights, near Smithsonian's National Zoo
    Welcome to the Ship, a nautical townhome "docked" in one of the most exciting neighborhoods in DC! Located just minutes away from bustling 14th Street, which has some of the best restaurants and shopping this city has to offer, the Ship feels like a little oasis, complete with a rooftop deck from which to watch the action! Whether you're just looking for a comfy bed to rest your head in after a busy day downtown, or a cozy nook to spend a lazy afternoon, the Ship has all you need and more.The Ship is a 2 bed/3.5 bath paradise located in Columbia Heights. Complete with 4 decks, a rooftop deck and outdoor shower, the Ship provides the perfect escape from fast-paced city living while also providing efficient access to all DC has to offer. (Please note! If your party would like access to the hot tub, we must charge an additional $400, given that this is what it costs to completely drain and clean the tub after each stay. This is necessary in order to ensure the health of the tub and yourselves!)If you need a little extra space, there is also a nook located in the living room, which is perfect for afternoon naps or even an overnight stay. We also have an extra air mattress if needed. While there is so much to do within a 5-minute walk in any direction, you may be tempted to just spend all your days onboard!This is my primary residence so there are a lot of personal items around the house, such as clothes in the closet and papers around the desk. Feel free to use any of the closet space, as both closets in both bedrooms have plenty of space (even if they are also being used for storage simultaneously!)
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.
    Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a spa tub.

    Property manager

    Carleton Shephard
    Speaks English, Spanish

    Cleaning and safety practices

    Enhanced cleanliness measures

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property
    High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
    Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
    Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

    Social distancing

    Contactless check-in
    Property is kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
    This information is provided by our partners.

    Property amenities


    • Spa tub


    • WiFi available

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking
    • Car not required


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Blender
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Toaster
    • Coffee/tea maker


    • 3 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • Soap
    • Towels provided
    • Toilet paper

    Living spaces

    • Living room

    Outdoor areas

    • Balcony
    • Rooftop terrace


    • Washing machine and dryer
    • Near laundromat

    Work spaces

    • Desk


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • Near a health or beauty spa
    • Near a hospital
    • Near a zoo

    Things to do

    • Fitness facilities nearby
    • Casino nearby
    • Power boating nearby

    Safety features

    • First aid kit
    • Smoke detector
    • Deadbolt lock


    • Sleeps 6
    • Unit size: 2000 sq ft (186 sq m)
    • Property does not allow children



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 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

    This property welcomes adults only

    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
    Safety features at this property include a smoke detector, a first aid kit, and a deadbolt lock

    We should mention

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

    Property is also known as

    Vrbo Property
    The Ship - Townhome in Heart of DC Washington
    The Ship - Townhome in Heart of DC Private vacation home

    About this area


    This vacation home is located in Washington's Columbia Heights neighborhood. International Spy Museum and National Museum of Natural History are cultural highlights, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit CityCenterDC and Union Station Shopping Center. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Capital One Arena or Nationals Park. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as motor boating.
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    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Walter E. Washington Convention Center - 8 min drive
    • International Spy Museum - 9 min drive
    • Capital One Arena - 10 min drive
    • Smithsonian's National Zoo - 10 min drive
    • White House - 19 min drive

    Getting around

    • Columbia Heights Station - 10 min walk
    • Alexandria Station - 13 min drive
    • AirportRonald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) - 21 min drive


    • Florida Avenue Grill — 6 min walk
    • Kapnos — 7 min walk
    • Busboys and Poets — 9 min walk
    • &Pizza — 9 min walk
    • Ben's Chili Bowl — 9 min walk

    Frequently asked questions

    Is The Ship - Townhome in Heart of DC pet-friendly?
    No, pets are not allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at The Ship - Townhome in Heart of DC?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at The Ship - Townhome in Heart of DC?
    Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
    Where is The Ship - Townhome in Heart of DC located?
    Located in Columbia Heights, this vacation home is within a 15-minute walk of Lincoln Theater and Howard University. Smithsonian's National Zoo and Walter E. Washington Convention Center are also within 2 mi (3 km). Columbia Heights Station is 10 minutes by foot and U Street Station is 10 minutes.