Apartment Reviews and Ratings

Best short term rental I've seen in DC!
(March 13, 2013)
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Average: 5 (1 vote)
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4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Grounds
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Safety
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Laundry
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Manager
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Renter

I initially saw the apartment while the landlord was replacing the stove, that was damaged by a previous tenant. The landlords were completely upfront about anything I asked and stressed the fact that I was renting a room in the basement only, and because the furnace, hot water, and circuit breakers are all located there as well as the tools and supplies required to maintain the house, they would need periodic or emergency access. They only entered briefly to re-set breakers or get supplies and always called ahead or announced themselves before entering the apartment. They were very considerate of my needs when selecting a new housemate (we ended up getting a place together) and even gave us easter baskets! Very professional and kind! Likes: Lighting, upscale renovation, beautiful furnishings, prestigious neighborhood, fast internet, responsive landlords, close to park, full size fridge and wine cooler, fireplace; deep, clawfoot tub for soaking. Dislikes: Can't throw parties, no pets, no couchsurfers; no smoking.

Had a chance to see some of their other properties -- one on 14th St. and one in Petworth. Both were beautiful and well-maintained, much better than most rentals I've seen. Lots of attention was given to color schemes (no white walls), high-end finishes, and making the houses feel like a home. Also met several roommates at both places, all very cool people with great things to say about the landlord. I would definitely come back. I've referred a few of my friends. Since they book up quickly, only 2 have been able to get a place with them. Great accommodations for a very good price.

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Absolute nightmare is exactly what I would call this property. Landlords DISCONNECTED THE STOVE and refused to reconnect it unless either myself or my roommate admitted to leaving an empty pot on the stove all night (for the record, it was NOT me). There was no damage from this incident.

When I asked for compensation for the 3 weeks that the stove wasn't on, to pay me back for the perishable groceries I had to throw out and for having to eat out every day, they refused. I explained that I had a reasonable expectation for the stove to be functional when I rented the property (I wouldn't rent a place without a stove!), they still refused. I wasn't asking for much: $10 for each day (which still would not even cover my damages).

Beyond this stressful and ridiculous experience, the apartment, while like in the pictures they will post in the Craigslist ad, is newly remodeled, the entire place has 3 tiny windows, none of which are in the bedrooms. I rented this room without visiting, as I moved across country. So I didn't realize that every day I would be suffocating in a dark room with no windows, feeling like I was in a jail cell. They have dogs that are super loud and my bedroom was under the staircase so anytime someone came pounding down the stairs, I heard it. Also, the male landlord keeps a room of tools in the basement next to the room I stayed in, so every day he would barge in the apartment (without informing us) to get his stuff. Not something I, as a tiny little female, was comfortable with, nor told would be happening before I signed the lease.

Furthermore, the basement has mice and a variety of insects: I saw tiny worm things, some grasshopper/roach mutant, and spiders.

STAY AWAY FROM THIS HOUSE!

PS: They have more properties you'll want to stay away from. One is at 5210 14th St NW and I believe they have another on Allison and New Hampshire St. in Petworth.

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Colleges and Programs Near Great Digs in DC

College or Program Distance
Levine School of Music 1.38 mi
Walter Reed Army Medical Center 1.60 mi
University of DC 1.72 mi
University of DC School of Law 1.72 mi
Washington Theological Union 1.78 mi
Washington Hospital Center 1.95 mi
Veterans Affairs Medical Center 2.04 mi
Children's National Medical Center 2.13 mi
Pontifical John Paul II Institute 2.22 mi
Catholic University of America 2.35 mi

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48%34%10%8%

Homes With Kids

Washington Homes With ChildrenWashington Homes Without Children
19%81

Age Distribution

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12%12%18%17%14%11%7%9%

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Median Household Income$40,127$44,512
Single Males24%15%
Single Females25%12%
Median Age3636
Homes With Kids19%31%
Average Household Size23
Average Commute Time (Minutes)3126
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4
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0.75mi
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0.75mi
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4
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0.85mi
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0.93mi
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0.94mi
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0.95mi
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1.12mi
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1.13mi
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4
1.2mi
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1.32mi
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4
1.33mi
Capital City PCS - Lower SchoolCharterPK-4
4
1.33mi
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5
1.33mi
Capital City PCS - Middle SchoolCharter5-8
4
1.33mi
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4
1.35mi
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4
1.37mi
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5
1.38mi
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3
1.43mi
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5
1.44mi
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4
1.48mi
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1.53mi
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1.53mi
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1.53mi
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3
1.59mi
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4
1.62mi
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4
1.62mi
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3
1.64mi
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4
1.68mi
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4
1.7mi
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1.71mi
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5
1.73mi
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3
1.73mi
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5
1.81mi
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1.89mi
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1.89mi
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