TWO BEDROOM HISTORIC HOUSE, WALKING DISTANCE TO NATIONAL MALL

Alec Smyth

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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TWO BEDROOM HISTORIC HOUSE, WALKING DISTANCE TO NATIONAL MALL

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1 King, 2 Twins (plus full sized baby crib)

Built in 1896, this home retains all its historic charm yet has been brought up to date with an open concept main level and 21st century appliances. The location simply could not be better, as the home is on a quiet side street yet within a short walk of everything. It is only steps from a concentration of restaurants known as Restaurant Row, with tables out front by the sidewalk. Stanton Park, which is ideal for small children, is one block away. Union Station, from which virtually every sightseeing tour in Washington departs, is three blocks away, as are the Senate buildings, and immediately beyond them is the National Mall with major sights such as the Smithsonian museums and the National Archives.

The home has been furnished for a family of four, and also has a crib, high chair, and stair gate for baby. It 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 quiet yet so centrally located that the sites are within walking distance, a huge plus since none of them has parking. You will live like a local, walking one block to the grocery store with the house shopping cart, or getting around on DC's bright red public bicycles, which you can pick up at a bike rack close to the house.

Should you wish to travel further afield, you could catch the Metro (a.k.a. underground) at Union Station, or pick up a rental car there. Visitors who arrive by car typically park at Union Station for the duration of their stay. If arriving by rental car, you can return it at Union Station to save money during your stay.

Although we are steps from Restaurant Row, you will find the house equipped with a cook's kitchen. Whether it is a coffee grinder, a blender for margaritas, or a selection of spices, you will find it on hand.

Your rental comes with all linens, towels, a blow drier, a starter set of toiletries, etc. All you need to bring is a tooth brush!

So how to proceed?

We recommend using the 'Book Now' button, 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 HomeAway's secure payments page. You do not need to provide us credit card information.

If we don't have your dates available, you may want to check our two other two-bedroom homes, HomeAway properties #265943 and #339969.

PLEASE NOTE, WE DO NOT ADVERTISE ON CRAIGSLIST. If you came across the content of our listing on Craigslist, it is a fake ad.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alec Smyth (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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About Alec Smyth

I am an engineer and management consultant with a passion for marine environmental issues and ocean exploration.

Alec Smyth purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Alec Smyth chose Capitol Hill

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.

What makes this townhome unique

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.

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 30 traveler reviews

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Two Bedroom Historic House, Walking Distance to National Mall
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews
business
Two Bedroom Historic House, Walking Distance to National Mall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3014729
+1 703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
5

Even better than hoped for!

  • 5 of 5
Our stay was great! The home is comfortable and well equipped. The location is convenient for walking or accessing the metro from Union Station.
The owner, Alec, was pleasant and responded to all communications/questions with a quick response and detailed answer.
We highly recommend this property that worked well for a couple, but is also suitable for a family.
  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Two Bedroom Historic House, Walking Distance to National Mall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3014729
+1 703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
5

As advertised!

  • 5 of 5
This house suited our needs perfectly for a 5 day family visit to DC (2 adults, 2 teens). It was clean, comfortable and centrally located. The location was excellent; Union Stn. really is only about 10 mins. walk if that making it very easy to use Metrorail to get around DC. There is a large supermarket about 10 mins. walk in another direction. Our plan to 'lunch out' at the museums and 'dinner in' worked well giving us time to relax in the evenings after walking most of the day. The kitchen has all the tools to make simple pre-packaged meals or more involved meals. Alec, the owner, provided well organized and useful information which helped us maximize our time in DC; we used many of his suggestions (fresh pasta from Eastern Market, burgers from Good Stuff Eatery). Staying in such ideal accommodations enriched our stay in Washington DC.
  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Two Bedroom Historic House, Walking Distance to National Mall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3014729
+1 703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
5

Highly recommendable!

  • 5 of 5
Excellent location , impecably clean and well mantained. The owner Alec was VERY helpfull and had good recomendations to make. We highly recomend this property as it is very comfortable,vvery well located , on a ellegant quiet street, with everything one might need close at hand. We used the bicycles which are parked just down the road, which made going round the mall very pleasent ! The market is not to be missed on weekends! Highly recommendable!!!
  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Two Bedroom Historic House, Walking Distance to National Mall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3014729
+1 703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
Castlemaine (Australia)
5

A Gem in Washington DC

  • 5 of 5
What a fantastic 2 storey townhouse. It is only 3 blocks from union station in central Washington DC. I stayed here with my wife, and 2 teenage children, and we all agreed it was the best place we stayed at during our 3 week trip to the USA, I would highly recommend this place, for both couples and families.
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Two Bedroom Historic House, Walking Distance to National Mall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3014729
+1 703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
Hopkinton, Massachusetts
5

Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5
This property and this vacation exceeded our expectations! Alec was amazing throughout the entire process. We had the pleasure of meeting him and he is so nice! You will be very happy if you pick this house. The neighborhood is historic, beautiful, and safe. It is an easy walk to the Metro and the National Mall area. The Metro is easy to navigate, great for transport to and from the airport, and runs efficiently. The house has everything you will need. Linens, cookware, umbrellas, Wifi...it had it all. There is a Giant Grocery store within a short walk from the house. Peapod also delivers. We had amazing Cheeseburgers at The Good Time Eatery which is approx 15 min walk from the house. The house was spotless upon arrival. We are still "walking on cloud 9" from the greatest vacation! Thanks Alec!
  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Two Bedroom Historic House, Walking Distance to National Mall
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3014729
+1 703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
Where do you live?
5

Perfect place for families!

  • 5 of 5
This was our first time staying at a property vs a hotel and boy did it enhance our vacation! I chose this property based off the previous reviews as well as my interactions with Alec the owner. I had many questions and he always responded quickly with detail filled emails. The location couldn't have been more convenient for seeing the DC sights- 2 easy blocks from Union Station (spend the money on a hop on hop off tour, your feet will thank you), about a block from a small grocery store and 7/8 blocks from large grocery store (Giant) and the wonderful Eastern Market (must try the fresh ravioli from Eastern Grocery and the steaks/burgers from Union Meat Co.). Safe neighborhood, quiet streets by early evening. The property was simply beautiful. Spotless, well appointed, comfortable. Perfect set up for our family, 2 adults and 12 year old twin boys. The master bedroom is quite large with a nice flatscreen TV and large closet. The smaller bedroom has twin beds, bureau and a crib which Alec stored away for us. The beds can also be set up as bunk beds. The linens and pillows were wonderful. The full bathroom was a nice size, and included a Bosch washer/dryer set. The first floor bath was smaller but bright and had a separate heater. Great water pressure and Alec supplied toliet paper as well as a high end set of starter toiletries. The kitchen was a cook's dream. Not only were the appliances modern, but the supplies included allowed me to cook up breakfasts and dinners like a pro. Nice gas grill in the fenced in back yard, we used twice, full tank of propane. Some may avoid cooking on vacation but with facilities so nice it was a treat. Another nice flat screen TV in the living room along with a Blu Ray player. High speed wi-fi and a Bose Wave radio in the kitchen made post sightseeing chill time a breeze. The 3 umbrellas provided were PRICELESS as our stay included some nasty chilly rain. The House Book provided for guests was very helpful and includes a taxi driver recommendation. We used the service for a ride back to the airport and couldn't have been happier with the clean minivan and friendly and professional driver, Hamid. We highly recommend this property and look forward to booking again!
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5.4 Miles
Washington Reagan (DCA)
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Bistro Italiano
Car: not necessary

The house is located on a quiet side street street only steps from Restaurant Row, a block of restaurants with tables right on the sidewalk, and one block from Stanton Park, which is ideal for small children. Union Station, the epicenter of tour excursions, is only three block from the house.

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 Senate buildings are only three short blocks from the house, and beyond them is the National Mall with the principal tourist attractions of Washington.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Capitol Hill Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Jan 1 - Feb 28
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120
Tax Rate 14.5%

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Capitol Hill Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1423 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Long Distance
  • Free Local Calls
  • Baby Gate
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Garbage Disposal
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Main - 1 king
    Childrens - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Not visible in the main bedroom photos is a good sized flat screen TV, concealed in an armoire.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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