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Washington District of Columbia 20001 United States of America

Listing # 134016

Rates From USD 3900 Monthly
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 24, 2020

Striking Corner Victorian with Roof Deck andTerraces, Shaw/Mt. Vernon Square

This bright, clean, light-saturated 19th-century home in the historic South Shaw neighborhood is a short walk to downtown, Judiciary Square, Johns Hopkins SAIS, Georgetown Law, Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, NOMA, Mt. Vernon Square/Convention Center, Howard/U Street, and all the galleries, museums and green spaces of the National Mall. But up in the roof as the sun sets over treetops, you tend to forget you're in the middle of things.
The home itself is 2BR with high ceilings and three bay windows on each of two floors, so natural light streams in from south, east and west. In the spacious living/dining/kitchen area, a long dining table in a bay window overlooks one of the neighborhood's historic churches. Off the dining space, a balcony-terrace is shaded by a 90-year-old oak--a nice spot for coffee in the morning. Kitchen is well equipped for cooks, with a window herb garden.
On second floor, a master bedroom suite has large in-built wardrobe and attached full bath with double sinks. A second bedroom/bath suite is outfitted as an office/writing space, with FIOS wifi for drama-free classes or meetings and a large oak desk in its bay window. The office opens onto a second terrace with patio table and chairs; from there, a spiral staircase leads to the roof deck, which is edged by butterfly-sustaining plants--an open expanse for sunrise yoga or evening entertaining.
About location: Walk Score and Bike Score are both "Paradise--close to restaurants, bars, and coffeeshops (Washington Post and Eater say Shaw is the best restaurant neighborhood in DC), farmers' markets, great grocery stores (1.5 blocks to Giant at CityMarket), gyms, theaters, and parks--including a sweet one across the street with lighted tennis court, picnic tables, and baseball field. A 7-minute walk takes you to two Metro stations (Convention Center and Shaw/Howard on the Green and Yellow lines); a few minutes more takes you to Gallery Place/Chinatown on the Red line. Georgetown University, GWU, and Library of Congress are 30 minutes away by public transport, and a bus to Dupont Circle and Georgetown U runs every 15 minutes. National Airport is 15 minutes' drive, and Union Station 10 minutes (or 30 minutes by foot). US Capitol and White House are a 30 minute walk, as well.
About us: A professor and a writer who've used Sabbatical Homes several times, with good luck.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
1900 Sq. Feet
Suited for
2 people
Property Type


Available from Sunday, November 15, 2020 until Friday, April 30, 2021
Minimum Stay
2 month(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Washington
Postal Code - State or Province 20001 DC
Country United States of America
Neighborhood Keywords Shaw, Downtown, Logan Circle, Convention Center, NOMA, Bloomingdale
Closest University Johns Hopkins SAIS, Georgetown Law, Smithsonian, Howard, Brookings, Carnegie, other think tanks
University nearby Georgetown, George Washington University, Brookings

Rental Price:

USD 3900 Monthly
Rental Fee Comments
FIOS wifi included, gas/electric/water not included. (Given all the natural light/windows, electric bill tends to be low. )
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Near Shops
  • Walk To Campus
  • Urban Environment
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Public Transports

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Historical Home


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Air-Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Printer
  • Stairs
  • Security System or Doorman
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other:


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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We're writers who travel a lot and have rented our home several times on Sabbatical Homes, with good luck.

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