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$20,000 Inauguration Rental…In Mitchellville

Twenty minutes ago, I couldn't have even pointed you in the direction of Mitchellville, Maryland. Of course, through the magic of google, I can quickly learn that this town is roughly 15 miles outside of Washington, and 30 minutes away, according to my direction instructions. 

Picture Annapolis. Picture D.C. It's about halfway between both. And, yes, for giddy out-of-towners eager to experience the "real Washington," that's outside the beltway.  Very much so. 

Consider now trying to make the Mitchellville/D.C. drive on say, January 20.  You'll be battling the Prince George's County traffic into the city. You're probably looking at a solid hour and a half to two hours, if not more. Best to take the Metro orange line from New Carrollton, or even the MARC train.

Because it turns out,  Mitchellville is not a "GREAT LOCATION" to plunk down and soak up the inauguration spirit.  But, that's what one imaginative (read: insanely, insanely greedy) craigslister has dreamed up. No, I'm not kidding. 

$20,000 / 5br – Luxury Executive Home/Gated Community Inauguration Week 

Hope just died. Long live avarice.


More beyond the jump.

$4,000 PER NIGHT- 5 NIGHTS MINIMUM-LARGE 5 BR, 6 full baths, 2 half baths LUXURY HOME LOCATED in Mitchellville, MD FOR RENT DURING INAUGURATION WEEK (January 16-21, 2009)

Coming to Washington, DC for the Obama Inauguration? Rent our house! Beautifully designed, fully-furnished 6 bedroom, 9 bath house available for rental during Obama Inauguration. This smoke-free house can accommodate up to 10 responsible, professional guests for January 16 thru 21, 2009. Owners will remain on premises in a separate suite. 

GREAT LOCATION! It is near the Beltway and I-95, conveniently located near Metro stations, transportation to the Metro provided. 

Details about the house include: 
* A huge great room with hardwood floor and marble foyer, baby grand piano, formal living room and dining room, gas fireplace 
* A large kitchen with granite countertops, ceramic floor, breakfast nook, attached family room with gas fireplace, hardwood floor, satellite TV 
* 4 guest suites with queen beds, hardwood floor, each with cable TV and private bath, 3 with sitting area, 1 with balcony 
* Second family room with cable TV, hardwood floor, washer/dryer area 
* 1 guest suite with king bed, private bath, ceramic floor, cable TV 
* Fully finished basement with Pergo flooring, gas fireplace, media area with media seating, projection system and 100 inch screen, satellite TV, pool table, covered/enclosed furnished patio, exercise room with 2 treadmills, 1 elliptical, 2 stationary bikes, weight machine, cable TV 
* Large upper level patio with a gas grill and patio furniture (if the weather is good, of course) 
* Driveway with plenty of parking space for additional cars in front of the house 
* Hi-speed wireless internet 

We are asking $20,000 for 5 nights. $4,000 non-refundable deposit up front required to take the house off the market, with the balance in full by December 31, 2008. Payments, to be made by bank check or money order; in addition a $3,000 security deposit will be required and will be refunded promptly upon leaving the house (assuming no damage, of course). Background check will be required. 

Breakfast provided. 

Please do not hesitate to ask us if you have any questions about the house. Pictures of the house and rooms furnished upon request. 

For more on the inauguration, including the latest news, housing and rentals, parties, and events, check out City Paper's DC Inauguration Guide.

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    This makes my beautiful Capitol Hill condo sound like a bargain!! 5 blocks to the Capitol, 4 blocks to the Capitol South metro and restaurants, 7 blocks to Eastern Market. $5000, flexible dates. 202-420-9471

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    I am renting my house for the Inauguration 240-424-2359

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    After searching extensively for the last couple of weeks, we finally found an affordable (it's definitely a relative term used here :-) hotel reservation on http://www.InaugurationHotels.net. We're staying 6 nights in a studio suite at the Residence Inn on Capitol Hill, and we only paid $2700 for the week. We feel so blessed to have found something we could afford, especially after reading this story!

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    I am renting my house for the Inauguration Week -- January 16-21 -- $14,500 Fully Furnished :). Please call 301-651-9738 for inquiries.

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    Listing ID: 01001
    $5,000 per Day or $35,000 per Week
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    I have a 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath 3800sqft 5yr old house for rent 20 min out of the DC . If you are interested please call 301-780-8363 $18000wk / Deposit is required

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