TWO BEDROOM HOUSE IN PRIME LOCATION (QUIET, SAFE, WALK TO MUSEUMS)

Alec Smyth

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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TWO BEDROOM HOUSE IN PRIME LOCATION (QUIET, SAFE, WALK TO MUSEUMS)

Capitol Hill Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Main bedroom with queen bed, second bedroom with two twins, full sized crib

This is a remodeled Victorian town house with sun filled bay windows. It is on a quiet residential street, yet as centrally located as it gets. The Capitol complex and the Supreme Court are only three blocks away. 'Restaurant Row', a stretch of Massachusetts Avenue with numerous restaurants, is only one block away. The National Mall, Smithsonian Museums, and the Newseum are all within walking distance. You will not need a car. Built in 1890 and renovated in 2010, the house combines historic charm with a modern layout. It has a completely open floor plan on the main level. It is furnished comfortably for a family of four (five if counting a crib) without cramming. Larger families may want to consider a combined rental of this property with the ground floor flat in the same structure (HomeAway #340015), or the slightly larger Yellow House (HomeAway #265943). The main house and ground floor flat are totally independent, with separate entrances and mechanical systems.

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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How Reservations Work:

We recommend using the 'Book it 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, and you do not need to provide us credit card information.

Cancellation Policy: If you have to cancel a reservation, we will return all funds received when cancellation notice is given 30 days or more prior to arrival, or if the cancellation is due to circumstances beyond your control such as a major snowstorm, airline strike, illness, etc.

Arrival and Departure Logistics: Check out time is 11AM, check in time 3PM. This is to allow time for the cleaners if there is a same-day change-over. If either time poses an issue please let us know, as a it is often possible to make alternative arrangements with the cleaners.

We use a code lock, so there is no need to mail or drop off keys, and you can arrive at any time of night.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Alec Smyth (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
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Speaks spanish, english

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 2010

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.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
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 45 traveler reviews

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Two bedroom house in prime location (quiet, safe, walk to museums)
average rating of 4.911111 based on 45 reviews
business
Two bedroom house in prime location (quiet, safe, walk to museums)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339969
+1 703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
Hitchin, UK
5

Excellent family accomodation

  • 5 of 5
A great property in lovely surroundings, close to the Capitol and Union Station. A good amount of space for a family of four, and we really appreciated the grill in the backyard, and the washer dryer, as well as the air-conditioning. Very easy to communicate with Alec.

For us the best supermarket was the Giant on H Street, which was about 15 minutes walk.
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Two bedroom house in prime location (quiet, safe, walk to museums)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339969
+1 703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
United States
5

BEAUTIFUL, WELL-APPOINTED, GREAT LOCATION....EVERYTHING YOU COULD ASK FOR!

  • 5 of 5
We just returned home after a wonderful stay in DC in this beautiful row house! This home is everything, and more, as it is described. Everything you need to have a wonderful, home-like, vacation is in this home. Union Station is a short walk from the home. Union Station is a great place to park if you drive into town. Also, you can walk there to catch a bus tour, etc. The Capitol is a short walk as well as is Restaurant Row and a great little, neighborhood supermarket. Another great feature of the home (especially if you arrive into town without a personal vehicle) is that a metro stop is literally steps from the front door, you can catch the metro and go anywhere in the city you wish! Honestly, I could go on and on about this home, it is FABULOUS! Alec is a great host! We loved our visit to DC and will definitely return. It will be our plan at that time to stay in this beautiful home! Thank you for providing such a wonderful place for us to visit. The home is fabulous, the neighborhood is great and the amenities are top-notch! Thanks again, hopefully we will return again, very soon!
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Two bedroom house in prime location (quiet, safe, walk to museums)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339969
+1 703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
5

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5
We chose this place for the location and found the house to be above expectations in decor, comfort and amenities. We enjoyed entertaining friends in the private patio. As senior women, we felt totally safe walking to the museums, Union Station for our Metro trips, and touring the Capitol. We loved the whole neighborhood and tried to choose different routes to enjoy the architecture and gardens. We loved walking through the park on our way to restaurants along Restaurant Row--all good!! Great place to call home in D.C.
  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Two bedroom house in prime location (quiet, safe, walk to museums)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339969
+1 703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
Zurich
5

Great apartment in great location!

  • 5 of 5
This apartment has it all! Front door has a code, so no key to carry all day, internet works perfectly, well stocked, so you do not need to buy soap, TP, etc., enjoyed watching the olympics on the huge flat screen TV. We walked from the apartment to the mall. Picked up a car at Union Station for the weekend when there are no parking restrictions on the street and had no trouble finding a spot. Owner very response. Would stay here again, absolutely!
  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Two bedroom house in prime location (quiet, safe, walk to museums)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339969
+1 703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5
My Husband and I stayed a week in DC to attend a wedding in the Capitol Hill neighborhood and to spend some time sightseeing. This apartment was a perfect location for us to do both. The apartment is very comfortable, clean and had all the necessities. The weather was cold, so we enjoyed the fireplace very much. The neighborhood was quiet and safe. It was very enjoyable to walk to the Eastern Market, Capitol buildings and restaurants. Alec, the owner, is very helpful and responsive. I would definitely recommend this property!
  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Two bedroom house in prime location (quiet, safe, walk to museums)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p339969
+1 703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
4

Great Location. Owner was super responsive.

  • 4 of 5
At first i thought that the parking was going to be an issue, but we always were able to find a spot and could move the car easily when needed due to parking restrictions on the street. Clean and convenient.
We arrived during the government shut down, but Alec kept us informed of things to do that where not affected.
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

The house is located on a quiet friendly street less than half a block from Stanton Park and one block from Restaurant Row, a block of restaurants with tables right on the sidewalk. 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.

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

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Availability & Rates

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Capitol Hill Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Jan 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,350
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$300
$1,800
 

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:
  • 1030 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Historic
General:
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Broadband Access
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Parking Off Street ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Stove
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Stove
  • 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 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
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