CARRIAGE HOUSE IN PRIME LOCATON (QUIET, SAFE, WALK TO MUSEUMS)

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Alec Smyth

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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CARRIAGE HOUSE IN PRIME LOCATON (QUIET, SAFE, WALK TO MUSEUMS)

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3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms.

This house is incredibly centrally located yet is also in a most peaceful spot, set back from a quiet street with a bicycle lane.

Within a radius of less two and a half blocks you will find the Library of Congress, a Metro station, Eastern Market, a Starbucks, and at the time of writing ten restaurants. The National Mall, around which the Smithsonian museums are clustered, is only a short walk away. The house has a Zillow walkability rating of 95 ('Walkers Paradise.') A rack of bright red public bicycles is half a block from your door.

The Yellow House is ideal for a family with children who would like to visit sites such as the Smithsonian museums, the US Capitol, Supreme Court, National Archives, the Library of Congress, or the Newseum, among many others. Our neighborhood, Capitol Hill, is a historical conservation area that is quaint, cosmopolitan, affluent, and highly secure. We are so close to the US Capitol that the house is inside the perimeter patrolled by Capitol security. The neighborhood is where most members of congress live.

The house comes with a little shopping cart, which you can take to the grocery store around the corner, or two blocks to Eastern Market, a wonderful 140 year old traditional market where greengrocers, butchers, bakers, etc. carry the absolute freshest groceries you will find anywhere in the city. Walking your shopping cart to Eastern Market, nobody will suspect you are a tourist.

Visitors who arrive by car typically park it for the duration of their stay. The house includes a parking permit.

Your rental comes with all linens, towels, a blow drier, high quality toiletries, and propane for the grill. All you need to bring is a tooth brush!

So how to proceed?

We recommend using the 'Book Now' button at top right on this page, which will confirm availability and provide a detailed quote before you reach the screen on which you are asked to commit. We book with the $120 cleaning fee, and the balance is due 30 days before arrival. All payments are self-service, via credit card or e-check using VRBO's secure payments page, and you do not need to provide us credit card information.

You may also be interested in our two-bedroom homes, HomeAway properties #339969 and #3014729.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only

Alec Smyth

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2009
Speaks english, spanish
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I am an engineer and management consultant with a passion for marine environmental issues and ocean exploration.

Alec Smyth purchased this house in 2009

My wife and I invest in properties that meet two fundamental criteria; they must be ideally located for visitors, and nice enough that we would like to live in them ourselves. That translates to properties located in the five or six blocks of Capitol Hill closest to the National Mall, homes with historic charm, and with open floor plans on the ground floor. They must be on streets that are attractive yet quiet.

There is a lot to see in Washington, with over fifty museums, but unfortunately we feature the very longest commutes in the nation. The museums have no parking, which may be a deliberate strategy to reduce the number of cars. Capitol Hill is the area immediately surrounding the US Capitol, and because it is a historical conservation neighborhood of small houses that cannot be altered, it contains almost no hotels. By staying at a home on the Western edge of Capitol Hill, you are closer to the sites than at a hotel, and free from the hassles of commuting because everything is within walking distance. Quite aside from the convenience of the location, both house and neighborhood are charming.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property Reviews

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Carriage House in Prime Locaton (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 84 reviews
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Carriage House in Prime Locaton (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p265943
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Capitol Hill Washington DC
Cumberland, Maine
5

A perfect spot in Washington!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2010
  • Stayed: Feb 2010
My family had the best stay in the Yellow House this past week... It's a beautiful place to come home to, even more beautiful than the great photos online! Everything was clean and well maintained, and owner was helpful with questions prior to our arrival. It was a treat to stay in a place that was quiet and safe, yet also close to the sites of Capitol Hill and many small restaurants. We would like to come back to enjoy more of the same, but also to see the front and back gardens when things are in bloom. Book a stay yourself if you are lucky enough to see availability left for your dates of travel!
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 6/6
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Carriage House in Prime Locaton (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p265943
+1 703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
Odessa, TX
5

Quaint, lovely, and in the perfect location!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
This was our second stay at The Yellow House. I can't imagine a better location to stay in DC! They've recently added furniture to make this a 3 bedroom, and typically, we only need 2 bedrooms, but I don't mind paying extra for this location.
You can catch the Metro by only walking about 10 minutes, plus you can pick up wonderful fresh meat, poultry, seafood, and produce at the Eastern Market only 2 blocks away.
The house has plenty of room and a very updated and well-furnished kitchen, plus the living areas are quite comfy.
The owners are very accommodating and helpful. We had a small plumbing problem this trip, but it was taken care of the next morning without any problem.
We will stay here again unless this owner comes up with a better location. Can't imagine it!
After staying here twice, it feels like our home-away-from-home!
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Carriage House in Prime Locaton (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p265943
+1 703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
NYC
5

Family reunion - perfect location!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
The property was exactly as described, the owner, Alec, was responsive and very helpful. The location was perfect for easy walks to the Metro, the Capitol and in a neighborhood with markets, liquor stores and restaurants. We had a great time and would definitely stay at the Yellow House again.
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Carriage House in Prime Locaton (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)
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+1 703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
5

A wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
The place is wonderful:

The location is great. My family visited the Capitol, Lincoln's memorial, White house, Jefferson's memorial and those famous museums on foot. This house is so close to those tour spots. If you want to to farther, there's a metro-station 5min away. And also there's a bike rental place 2min away.

It has 3 bedrooms with all the stuff you need. The living room make you feel relaxing. The backyard looks great, too.

The house contains a parking permit, which makes parking convenient.

The kitchen has all the equipments you need to cook food for your trip. And you only need to walk several minutes to buy groceries.

The landlord is very nice during the whole rental process.
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Carriage House in Prime Locaton (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p265943
+1 703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
5

Comme à la maison...Feel like home.

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
Maison idéale pour un séjour en famille à Washington. Très accueillante car très bien équipée et entretenue, on y trouvera du fer à repasser au sèche-cheveux oublié...chambres très agréables avec lits spacieux et matelas accueillants, bien chauffée et/ou climatisée (réglage très facile du chauffage ou de la clim), on peut ouvrir les fenêtres des chambres pour aérer. Idéalement située pour un séjour tourisitique, on se rend au National Mall à pied pour tous les musées. Il y a un très grand supermarché Harris Teeter à 10-15mn de marche que je recommande vivement pour le choix et la qualité, et des restaurants "take-away" au coin de la rue. La wifi fonctionne très bien et avoir deux télévisions est très confortable. Les voisins sont discrets mais serviables . Aucun bruit de circulation dans ce quartier alors qu'on est en centre ville ! Les écureuils sont nombreux à traverser le jardin et le quartier arboré est très joli. A recommander chaudement sans aucune réserve! Merci à Alec de mettre cette maison si agréable à disposition des voyageurs!
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Car: not necessary

The house is located on a quiet friendly Capitoll Hill block with a park at each end, around the corner from Pennsylvania Avenue with its restaurants and sidewalk cafes. The Capitol, Library of Congress, Eastern Market, Folger Shakespeare Library, and Metro (the underground) are all just a couple of blocks away. Capitol Hill is a historical conservation neighborhood of beautifully maintained, charming old houses. It has a small-town feel and a human scale, is cosmopolitan, and has a thriving cultural scene. The residential area closest to Washington's institutions, it is home to a large number of politicians and VIPs. The house is within the close-in perimeter of heightened security patrolled by the Washington Metropolitan Police, the US Capitol Police and the US Secret Service.

We recommend that visitors come without cars, because our location allows access to the sights on foot and by Metro. However, a free visitor parking permit is included in your rental just in case.

Other Activities: US Capitol, Smithsonian Museums, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, National Archives, Newseum, Folger Shakespeare

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Availability & Rates

Capitol Hill House Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120.00
Tax Rate 14.5%
Notes 14.5% tax
$120 cleaning fee

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Capitol Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1426 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Free Long Distance
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Broadband Access
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Alarm Clock
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Downstairs - toilet , shower
  • Both bathrooms were recently remodeled with marble floors, subway tile, and high end hardware.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Main Bedroom - 1 king
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sleep sofa
    3rd Bedroom - 2 double
    2nd Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Full sized crib available upon request
  • The couch in the living room is a Queen sleep sofa, in case senior guests have trouble with the stairs (one of the full bathrooms is also downstairs).
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Video Library
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • ice skating
Notes:
Parking permit included

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