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Entire home/apt

8 guests

4 bedrooms

5 beds
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Centrally located in Washington DC and the heart of historic Mt Pleasant, this design award winning worldly home is for Scandinavian design and African art lovers. A haven for families with kids who will love the 3rd floor ball pit and Legos galore.

The space

Our 100+ year-old historic row house is located in vibrant Mt Pleasant close to everything DC has to offer: Rock Creek Park and the National Zoo are our next-door neighbors, the White House and National Mall are app. two miles down the road.

Our house has an ideal setup for families with kids who want to explore DC, but be able to relax like they were at home and let the kids hang in the playroom with toys, books, wii games or a splash in the ball pit. The artful kids room sleeps two.

The master bedroom has a kingsize bed, the loft-bedroom has a queen sized bed and the study has a pullout queen sized bed.

The kitchen is especially enjoyable for those who want to cook - it was recently awarded a design price.

We are an allergy prone family – non-smoking and pet-policy are therefore non-negotiable.

While we enjoy Scandinavian design and African art, we are focused on functionality and nothing in our house is too precious. It's the place to hang your hat and put up your feet after enjoying everything that DC has to offer.

We speak Danish, Swedish, English, German - and try us in Portuguese!

Additional photos are on our architects home page: (URL HIDDEN) - ours is rowhouse C.

Guest access

Toys, books, internet, tvs, wii, dishwasher, washer/dryer, outdoor spaces, gourmet kitchen, porches. We do not keep anything off limits for guests.

We are close to tennis courts, soccer fields, playground, national park (Rock Creek) and shopping.

Ask if you have any special needs and we'll seek to accommodate.

Note that the house includes stairs that could restrict access to persons with some disabilities.

Interaction with guests

Please feel free to contact us with any detailed questions.

You can contact us at any point during your stay, but we will not be on the premises. Should you need any help while you are visiting you can call or email - for emergencies we have a home manager who can assist at very short notice (and can fix stuff).


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The space
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 171
Security Deposit: 1425
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

Access to the loft area (playroom and queen size bed) requires using steep stairs that are original to our 100 year old house. You shouldn't book our house for the full 8 person capacity if you think this may be an issue.

Please leave the house as you received it and let us know if you have trouble accessing any services. We want you to enjoy our home as much as we do.

Note: our cleaning fee includes linen-wash and general housecleaning - we assume you don't want to spent your time vacuuming!

Please no pets or smoking, we are an allergy prone family.


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
3 nights minimum stay

44 Reviews

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Eric User Profile
August 2017
We stayed a week and had a fantastic time, thanks to the location of Maj's home and the availability of everything that was needed for a great family vacation. Will definitely want to stay again when we come back next time!

Jessica User Profile
July 2017
Our family of 3 adults and 4 children stayed here and would highly recommend it. The beds were comfortable, the home was well-stocked with kitchen tools, and the "attic" upstairs had many toys and games to keep the kids occupied during our down-time. The home is lovely, with many books to enjoy (both children and adult). The neighborhood is very walkable (we visited the zoo a few times, walked to the subway almost every day, and enjoyed exploring area). There are many local and chain shops/restaurants nearby. The closest shopping area is more local - ethnic restaurants and small family-owned shops. Near the subway station (about 1/2 mile) you will find many chain stores/restaurants. The nearest grocery store was too far for us to stock up at (about 1/2 mile), so we had groceries delivered the day we arrived (just a tip for others in the same boat). Maj had the place well-stocked with shampoo/conditioner/body wash, cleaning supplies and paper goods. We would absolutely stay here again if we're ever back in D.C.

Chason User Profile
July 2017
Amazing home! One-of-a kind experience.

Jessica User Profile
July 2017
Maj's home was a young family's dream. We had four small boys and more than enough place for everyone to sleep. In fact, many times they all slept together in the attic/kids paradise. We enjoyed watching Netflix movies every night. The kitchen had everything you'd ever need. There was always street parking and very friendly neighbors. We were so very happy every moment and Maj was very good at communicating with us prior to our arrival. The instructions once we arrived were wonderful and very clear. If we are ever back in DC, we would definitely stay here again!

Brian User Profile
June 2017
Very flexible on scheduling and great house for kids.

Nathan User Profile
December 2016
this was our second stay at this home, and it was even better than the first time. it was big enough to accommodate all of our family, the kitchen has a fantastic open plan that lends itself easily to large family meals together, the new bathroom on the second floor is very nice and a modern European style, and the top floor kids room is always a hit with the little ones, the location is excellent, walking distance to parks, the zoo, and neighbourhood coffee shops and restaurants, the host is very responsive where there is any need, highly recommend this home for families or groups of 3 or more.

Laura User Profile
August 2016
It was a true pleasure to communicate with Maj! I've booked her amazing place for our UK crew that were filming and staying at her place in Washington DC. Impeccable place! Amazing host! No other comments. I highly recommend this place. Thank you, Maj from all of us!

Washington, District of Columbia, United StatesJoined in October 2013
Maj User ProfileMaj is a superhost.

Originally from Denmark, living in Washington DC, but work in Africa. Needless to say, our house is often empty, yearning for someone to put it to good use. Our house has won a design award for the renovations of our bathroom and kitchen - 102 years old, there are always new updates.

Languages: Dansk, English, Español, Norsk, Português, Svenska
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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