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An oasis from city life nestled inside the city

Tuesday - 10/2/2012, 3:13pm  ET

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The Hermitage offers a quiet oasis from city life, nestled in the heart of the city. (WTOP/Kristi King)
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WASHINGTON - Sometimes, when living a bustling city life, people just need a peaceful place to get away.

Nestled in this busy city is an oasis of quiet that offers just that.

On the grounds of the Franciscan Monastery near Catholic University is a free-standing efficiency that rents for $70 per night.

The Hermitage, as it's called, sits amid a forest and is surrounded by trees. Its renters are free to roam the nearby gardens or visit the historic monastery church. There are also a number of shrines on the 42-acre estate.

The 350-square-foot structure was designed by architecture majors at the university and it features a sleeping area, kitchenette, bathroom and deck.

There's no phone and no Wi-Fi. It's billed as an urban retreat for one person.

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