|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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). The main house and ground floor flat are totally independent, with separate entrances and mechanical systems.
Your rental includes a free permit for street parking. However, due to our proximity to the major tourist attractions we recommend not renting a car. Should you need a rental vehicle for a day to visit out-of-town sites, there are rental car offices minutes from the house.
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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 $150 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.
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 2010
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.
The condo was very attractively furnished and decorated. All of the necessary items plus the luxurious extras ( soaps, lotions, umbrellas, grocery cart, extra blankets, grill, etc) were provided. We also loved the beautiful neighborhood and admired many of the hones and landscaping on our walks. We were close to the Capitol and Union Station. Thanks to Alec for s the hints about restaurants and the great walking tour by Tim Stewart.
Great rental for a family of four. We rented this apartment last minute (about 2 hours prior to arrival in DC), the owner was very accommodating in getting things ready for our arrival. Street parking was never an issue with the parking pass supplied. The apartment is about a 10-15 minute walk from the capital, also about 10-15 minute walk to Eastern Market. Would definitely stay again. Very clean.
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at this property. Everything was exactly as described. Outstanding dining recommendations . All other provided information was accurate and helpful. We parked our car at Union Station which is an easy walk to the house. We had one snafu upon arrival to the house which was immediately resolved with a simple phone call to the homeowner -Alec. Outstanding response! It also helped that the weather was perfect. We walked to most everything. We found the surrounding neighborhood to be quiet and we felt absolutely safe walking the area day or evening. We did use the bus service a couple times and had no issues.
We would absolutely stay here again if we return to DC. Alec was great to deal with. Highly recommend the Eastern Market area for dining. Aqua Al 2 & Montmartre are outstanding dining options. Recommend making reservations.
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.
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!
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.
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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Jan 1 2016 - Feb 29 2016
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.