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TWO BEDROOM HISTORIC HOUSE, WALKING DISTANCE TO NATIONAL MALL

Alec Smyth

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Alec Smyth

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
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Within a few hours
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2014
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TWO BEDROOM HISTORIC HOUSE, WALKING DISTANCE TO NATIONAL MALL

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Capitol Hill Townhome Rental Photos and Description

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

Already booked for your dates? Please see our brand new listing Homeaway #3844729.

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 home, HomeAway property #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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alec Smyth (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish

About Alec Smyth

My wife and I are both management consultants who have traveled widely for decades, and have developed a strong sense of what we like in a locale and in accommodations. We actively manage our vacation rentals as a future retirement plan, but we select and prepare them by asking a simple test question -- would we be happy to live in them ourselves?

Alec Smyth purchased this townhome in 2012

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 31 traveler reviews

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Two Bedroom Historic House, Walking Distance to National Mall
average rating of 4.935484 based on 31 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
New Hope, Pennsylvania
5

Beautiful House, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5
Loved this house. Our party of 4, including our two boys 10 and 12, had a great time. The house is exactly as described and conveniently located to Union Station (about a 5 to 10 minute stroll) where you can pick up any number of transportation options or a bike. We loved to be able to take the metro out to the Smithsonian museums and sort of meander our way back towards the house. You can hit any of the Museums on the mall and then pop into the Museum of the American Indian and get some great food at Mitsitam Café. From the Museum of the American Indian it is about a 30 minute walk through the Botanical Gardens and the grounds of the Capitol building to get back to house. If anything it gets more and more beautiful as you leave the mall area, crossing through the Capitol, passing by the Supreme Court and finally into the Capitol Hill residential area itself. If you like old houses and neighborhoods like I do, you will find it enjoyable just to walk around the neighborhood. It’s safe and despite its proximity to the Mall area it is really peaceful and quite.

Highly recommended!
  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for the review! I just thought I would point out to future guests that, while it is true you can pick up public bicycles at Union Station, they are also available only 100 yards from the house at the intersection of D Street and Maryland Avenue NE. They are probably the best way around town, and our street, like most on the hill, has a bike lane.
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

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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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $250 Per night

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:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Half Bathroom -
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:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

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