The Caroline Street Northwest Residence

washington dc, united states
3 bedroom - 2 bath
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$384 per night (USD)
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Perks for the Parents

This beautiful town house in the desirable Dupont Circle/14th Street neighborhood of Washington DC is a hidden, tranquil oasis in the best location. It sleeps 4 + 2. It feels like it’s located in the heart of the city, with easy access to DC’s best attractions and public transport links, yet sits on a family-friendly street within walking distance to nearby playgrounds and parks. The children’s bedroom is right next door to the parents room, and there’s an additional guest room on the lower ground floor which is ideal for multi-generational trips or for families traveling with a nanny or au pair. After busy days exploring the sights of this world-famous city, you can relax in the beautiful back yard or people-watch on the front porch, knowing you’ve got all the family home-comforts you’ll need.

Why Kids Love it

This is a bright, inviting home packed with toys and books, together with a playful colorful children’s bedroom that’s a great space for playing. It’s also a great home for parents with babies or toddlers: a Stokke high chair, changing table, a Baby Bjorn bouncer and a Skip Hop activity center are all available upon request. All 3 bedrooms have blackout shades too - perfect for maintaining the sleep routine! It’s within walking distance of a choice of wonderful playgrounds, many of which are geared towards younger children. The Smithsonian National Zoo is a 30-minute walk away, while downtown the city has a plethora of fantastic museums geared for kids and teenagers: take a trip to the Air & Space Museum or the International Spy Museum, as well as all the parks and open spaces around the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument (around 10 minutes’ drive).

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 14 nights. Safety notes: the house is safe for toddlers and crawlers with baby gates on both the first and top floors, as well as child safety locks in the kitchen, outlet plugs, corner guards and a fireplace guard. There are 3 steps to get in and out of the house, but strollers can also be left outside behind the locked side gate. There is usually ample street parking - car rental is recommended but not essential. If you don’t have a car, there are many bus stops within easy reach and the closest subway station is less than 10 minutes’ walk. The children's room/nursery currently has 1 crib and a baby bassinet but a second crib or bed can be arranged for longer stays on request. Please note that there is no bathtub, but the hosts can provide an infant tub and a foldable tub large enough for 2 toddlers, which can be placed in the walk-in shower. The house also comes with air conditioning, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV and WiFi.

About the Location

This residence is located in Washington DC. It’s 2 blocks from 14th Street, which is home to the city's best shops, restaurants, outdoor beer gardens and ice cream parlors. The street is a tree-lined one-block street with 24 private family homes - an oasis of tranquility with hardly any foot and vehicle traffic in the heart of the city. It’s just a few minutes’ walk to the amenities of 14th Street including child-friendly restaurants and cafes, as well as grocery stores including Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. The cafes and bookstores of Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan are just 10 minutes away (as well as the Dupont Circle Sunday farmers' market). The White House is a 25-minute walk south, while all the stores and restaurants of Georgetown are a beautiful 30-minute stroll west. Reagan National Airport is a short half hour cab ride and Dulles International Airport is around 40 minutes away.

Accommodation Details

This house has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, set over 3 floors. On the top floor, there’s a primary bedroom (with a queensize bed) and a children’s bedroom/nursery (with 1 crib), as well as a shared bathroom and an airy, light-filled home office. The ground floor level has an open plan living and dining area, with original hardwood floors and a working gas fireplace, plus a state-of-the-art, recently renovated chef's kitchen complete with a Sub-Zero fridge and Wolf gas range. The lower level features the third bedroom (with a double bed) and an ensuite bathroom, plus a separate laundry room with a washer, dryer and folding area. The front of the house features a blooming spring and summer garden and a front stoop perfect for relaxing with a cup of coffee in the morning or a glass of wine at night. There is also a separate back patio with a lush garden, an outdoor dining table for 6 and a lounge area that can also be used for private parking.

Style Notes

Charming 19th century townhouse. This historic home is warm, light-filled and airy, featuring an eclectic but inviting mix of furniture and art with a light-colored palette throughout. The upstairs and downstairs mix vintage Turkish rugs with mid-century furniture and art from the family's travels, while 3 skylights on the upper floor and transom windows provide natural light during the day for the office, hallway, bedrooms and upstairs bathroom. We love the exposed brick wall fireplace in the living room, the luxurious contemporary tiling in the bathroom and the beautiful triple windows in the primary bedroom.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 queen
1 full / double
sleeps 2
2 baby crib
Courtney W.
Member since February 21, 2021
Hi, we're two American journalists and parents of two young girls, currently living in Washington, DC after stints working as foreign correspondents in Moscow and London. We've loved getting to know DC as a family and taking advantage of the slower pace. We hope you enjoy the city as much as we have.

Washington DC, United States

The Smithsonian and beyond

Space rockets, giant pandas and spy disguises are just a handful of the things you can discover with the kids in DC. From the National Air and Space Museum to the Natural History museum, the International Spy Museum and the National Building Museum, there is no shortage of culture and history here, and most of these spots are both free and interactive, allowing tots to get fully involved. Don’t miss the National Mall (ideal by bike), and the city’s events - from the National Cherry Blossom Festival to Cinco de Mayo, there’s at least one blockbuster event per month bringing the city to life.