Comfortable, Clean, and Near Metro
My family of four enjoyed our stay at this condo. Upon our arrival, our host was very gracious and helpful, even though we arrived later than expected and screwed up the deposit (twice) and we were clearly interfering with her evening plans. The apartment has rather steep exterior stairs, which didn't bother us at all. It is comfortable, tastefully decorated, and clean. We rent houses fairly often and I've never stayed in a house that was so organized (brochures, metro maps, instructions for appliances, a bin of condiments in the fridge, etc.). The kitchenware was plentiful and clean. There was a jar of fresh ground coffee on the counter. The metro is a short walk as is a bus stop, a great café, and a street of restaurants. Street parking was free and easy - we got a spot directly in front of the apartment. It's a packed neighborhood, but also very quiet. The neighbors were friendly. The only reasons why I didn't rate it as 'Excellent' are as follows: I thought it strange we were not able to adjust the temperature, which is controlled by the owner. During the day, we were away. We spent our last night rather hot, with all the fans running. Since the deck opens to the bedroom balcony and is accessible from the yard, we didn't feel comfortable leaving the door open in the night. Also, and I recognize this is subjective, I have never slept on a harder bed. The second bedroom is seriously firm, but the Master Bedroom bed feels like a board.
A gem near the heart of downtown