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Today’s Rental has “Lots of space & sun”

by Prince Of Petworth March 8, 2017 at 2:15 pm 8 Comments

3707 Woodley Rd NW

This rental is located at 3707 Woodley Rd NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$1820 / 1br – 700ft2 – 1BR w/fireplace & W/D in Boutique bldg.

Boutique feel, tranquil location, & 1BR apartment available May 15th. The Fleetwood, 3707 Woodley Rd NW. Lots of great features such as a fireplace, bay window washer and dryer, and updated hall/lobby decor. Currently occupied: We show by appointment only.

Lots of space & sun. Hardwood floors in living area and new carpet in the bedroom. Additional storage and full size w/d. And a bike rack, too!

Neighborhood is bustling with new events & activities; new fitness studios, Friday outdoor concerts, and lots of new dining/shopping venues at Cathedral Commons.

Pets OK with some restrictions; $350 annual pet rent, no more than one, dogs less than 35lbs.

Security deposit of $1000 and $40 per adult application fee. Same day approval process…we are renter-friendly who appreciate that this is an important decision for you.

WE SHOW BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.”

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  • maxwell smart

    It appears that the kitchen ceiling is acoustic ceiling tile. Hard pass.

  • stairmaster

    Can we just leave them as stairs in the shallow stations (ie not Dupont)? Or at least have just up ones?

  • c

    I live in this building and highly recommend it (for reals, I’m not a plant– I just really like where I live). The storage units in the basement are so great, and the location is really incredible. It’s not near a metro (about a mile from both Tenley and Cleveland Park, and a short bus ride to Woodley Park), but if you take any of the 30 buses (30N, 30S, 33, or 37) you can get far. 96 goes toward U street and beyond, and the N4 and 6 take you straight down Mass to Dupont and downtown.

    Beyond commute, the neighborhood is gorgeous with brick sidewalks, tons of trees, fabulous single-family homes on the surrounding blocks, and very close to dog parks (Newark Street and Rosedale Conservancy). And 2 blocks from Giant which is lifechanging. Very dog friendly!

  • $350.00 per year for “pet rent” is just wrong. Take a bigger deposit and charge out of that for any damage. But a responsible pet owner will in no way cost any building an extra $350.00.

    • Anon Spock

      I’ve seen in the neighborhood of 600/yr pet rent with additional pet deposit. This seems low by comparison.

      • Someone else gouging ( $600.00) doesn’t make lesser gouging ($350.00) alright. The fact is that most pet owners are so grateful to have a rental that allows pets they will be extra sure to be extra good. And bad pet owners are pretty easy to spot. Also, having had dogs, cats and foster kittens for 20+ years, I’ve never had one chewing up my baseboards.

    • JoDa

      Half of me totally gets what you’re saying and would be deeply miffed if told I had to pay extra for my dog to live somewhere (while damage-causing toddlers, etc. can “stay for free”).
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      But the flip side is that you can’t take more than one month’s rent as a security deposit, DC has incredibly tenant-friendly laws (so withholding is difficult), and there’s always THAT PERSON. THAT PERSON who lets their dog pee everywhere without even trying to clean it up. THAT PERSON who refuses to buy their cat a scratching post or use soft paws and lets it tear up the baseboards, carpet, and blinds. THOSE PEOPLE cost landlords a lot of money. Yes, it’s punishing responsible owners, but the options are limited. If DC revised their laws to allow a specific pet deposit, pet rent wouldn’t be a thing (it won’t go away now, even if we change the law, they’ve gotten people used to it).

  • livedthere

    I lived in this building. Loved the neighborhood and proximity to the Cathedral grounds. Pros – neighbors were awesome, the super is a responsive and nice, very dog friendly building, and affordable. Cons – The fireplace is there for a reason…it gets SO COLD in the winter. Like unbearably cold, we had to keep space heaters in every room.

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