Frequently Asked Questions

I am looking to rent fully furnished housing in DC for at least 30 days. How do I get started? 

We know you're busy, so we aim to keep it simple for you! 

The best way to get started is to submit the rental inquiry (https://stayattache.com/inquiry), you can also call our office (202-787-1885 ext #1). Then our reservation team will be in touch to help you find, evaluate, and secure a property.

Once you select your property, we will email you an application via Docusign to easily fill out online. The application fee is just $55, that is all that is due upfront. Once the application has been processed and approved, you will receive your reservation agreement which will show your billing schedule and payment options. 

The information you provide on the rental inquiry is always kept private within Attache, we do not spam, sell, or distribute any of your information. You will receive a response from our local reservations agent in DC who will personally work with you through the process. You can meet our team on the Attache Team page (https://stayattache.com/team). 

Other than rent, are there any other possible fees? 

Required Fees: 

  • $55 Application Fee
  • One-time departure cleaning fee due at the end of the stay, prices vary. 

If you are renting for less than 91 days: 

  • 14.5% DC hotel tax added to the rent. *No tax at all if your reservation is longer than 91 days. 

Optional Service Fees: 

  • If you are bringing a pet to a pet friendly property, there is a one-time pet fee of $450
  • If you are interested in renting parking at a property that has a parking option, the cost is typically $9 per day.  
  • Regular cleaning service available, please inquire for pricing. 

 

Do you accept pets?

Yes, some properties do allow pets, and some do not. Please look for the pet icon on the listing to confirm.

Properties that allow pets may have a 'size', 'breed' and/or 'number of pets' restriction. The $450 one-time pet-fee covers up to two pets and is non-refundable. 

What is the minimum length of stay?

All of our properties have a 30 day minimum stay, while some of our properties have three month or six month minimums, which would be indicated in the property description. Otherwise you can stay as long as you like!

What does "Tentatively Available" next to the property available date mean?

It means that it is currently not yet available to reserve. We will have confimation about the available date approximately 45 days before the tentative date. This is due to the current guests option to extend in their lease. 

If I see a property that is "available now", can I rent it for a future date? 

We rent in chronological order and try to keep our vacancy to no longer than about a week. Therefore, we should look for properties that are available for your future date. Please fill out a Rental Inquiry (https://stayattache.com/inquiry)and our specialist will be in touch to help you find and secure a property that best fits your needs for your dates.

I own a property I want to rent through your company. What are the steps involved?

We would be happy to discuss our property management services with you and evaluate your property for our corporate housing program. Please contact us at 202.787.1885, extension #4, or send an email to info@attacheproperty.com.

Your site says 'Just bring your luggage and your laptop...' Are there any items I need to bring or buy?

When you arrive to your furnished property, you will find a small welcome kit with a starter set of dishwasher soap, laundry soap and Palmolive. You will also find a roll of toilet paper in each bathroom and a roll of paper towels is in the kitchen. Consumable items such as paper products and food will need to be purchased during your stay.

What furnishings are included in your furnished rentals?

We provide all of our property owners with a thorough list of what's needed in each property. It's three pages long and addresses everything down to the number of hangers in each bedroom closet. In fact, most of our properties have more furnishings than you would find in other corporate rentals that are staged or have all their furnishings through rental companies. The main question about this could be what's not included in the furnishings.

What payment methods are available to pay the rent?

We accept the following forms of payment; Check (domestic), Direct Withdrawal (ACH), Wire Transfers, Intuit Payment Network (IPN), Cash, Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express. Also, we work with 3rd party and Corporate billing, such as insurance companies.

I'm expecting a large shipment while I'm living in one of your properties, is there anything special I need to do?

Yes, if you're renting in a larger building (i.e. with a front desk and freight elevator) your shipment will need to be coordinated, scheduled and approved by the building. Please let us know and we can make sure it's all taken care of for you. We're here to help.

What are the arrival and departure times?

You can arrive at your convenience anytime after 3pm on the day your lease starts. Departure time is anytime before noon on the last day of your reservation. If you need to arrive early or depart late, our guest services team will try to accommodate your request if possible. 

I am also looking to buy a property, can you help?

Yes. We set up Attache Real Estate brokerage to help our customers who are renting buy their ideal property in DC and VA. And we also specialize in helping Real Estate investors looking to buy or sell and can handle all the property management needs associated with their purchase or sale. Please call us and one of our Real Estate Agents will be happy to help you through the process.

If the property does not have parking, what are some alternative options?

Option 1: You can check for nearby parking garages, we recommend checking ecolonial.com or bestparking.com. Monthly parking typically runs between $200 and $300 a month.

Option 2: To park on the street in DC, you need a permit. The Metropolitan Police Department issues free visitor parking permits by making an application in person at your local police station. These permits are good for two weeks and renewable once, giving you a month of free street parking. You will need to bring a copy of your lease, driver's license and vehicle registration, and check the zone number on your street sign. (http://mpdc.dc.gov/node/208462

Option 3: For longer term street parking, if you meet certain criteria, you may qualify for a reciprocity parking permit that allows you to park your car in residential areas of the District while keeping your vehicle registered in your home state. (http://mpdc.dc.gov/node/208472

You qualify for a reciprocity parking permit if you are one of the following:

  • A full-time student attending a college or university in DC
  • A member of Congress or on the personal staff of a member of Congress
  • US military personnel on active duty stationed in DC

Due to parking restrictions, students in Wards 2A and 2E (Georgetown area) are not eligible for reciprocity parking permits. Students in these wards must register their vehicles in the District in order to be able to park in those areas. 

Are your property photos accurate and is this the actual unit I would be renting?

Yes! All our property photos are of the actual unit. Since 99% of our properties rent without showings, we understand how important it is to provide you with accurate images** 

All new properties are professionally photographed! Also, we are in the process of upgrading the photos of all other Attache properties between guests. Which is why sometimes you will see properties with older or limited photos. With over 250 properties, we're almost there! 

If you see a property without photos or with placeholder photos, this means we're still in the process of "onboarding" the property. We will update the website as soon as possible.

**There are times when furnishing or property upgrades are made during the life of the property.

Are the properties professionally cleaned between each rental?

All of our properties are professionally cleaned after each guest, including turning over the linens and towels. Plus, our operations team conducts a quality control check to make sure the property meets the Attache standard and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. 

Why should I choose Attache?

Great question!  We have several important facets:

-We personally visit, vet and inspect each property before adding it to our inventory.

-We're all locals or have lived in DC most of our lives.

-We cater to business travelers and understand the needs for service and convenience when coming to DC for work.

-We have more than 250 Furnished properties to choose from...each one different.

-We've been helping business travelers live better in DC since 2001. 

 

Just bring your luggage and a laptop. All properties are fully-furnished and include all utilities, internet and cable.

Your Friends at Attache Corporate Housing

Attache Corporate Housing
1800 R St NW, Suite C-1
Washington, DC
20009
800-916-4903
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Please note there is a 14.5% hotel tax on all stays less than 91 days for properties in Washington DC.