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FLAT IN HISTORIC HOUSE (QUIET, SAFE, WALK TO MUSEUMS)

Alec Smyth

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Alec Smyth

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2014
Call Owner
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Book with confidence
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

FLAT IN HISTORIC HOUSE (QUIET, SAFE, WALK TO MUSEUMS)

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Capitol Hill Townhome Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom with queen bed, 1 full bathroom

This is an attractive ground floor flat in a Victorian town house, and was completely renovated in 2010. 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, the Newseum, and a Metro station are all within walking distance. You will not need a car. In terms of size, the flat is ideal for a couple, or perhaps a couple with a child. It is also suitable for seniors, because the entrance is at street level and there are no stairs. The flat is totally independent from the main house above, with a separate entrance, mechanical systems, phone line, etc. To sum it up, this little place is small in size, but big on charm!

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 $100 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.

Cancellations: 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Alec Smyth (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
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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 2010

Why Alec Smyth chose Capitol Hill

We picked this home expressly for vacation rental use, with the hindsight of having lived in this area for close to twenty years. It is just ideally situated with a combination of easy access to the major sites, and quiet once back home.

What makes this townhome unique

The location! This is a place which is extremely quiet, where you are the shortest possible distance to the major DC attractions, and where you feel safe walking at any hour of night or day. It's a neighborhood that is utterly livable. There is wonderful grocery shopping nearby, restaurants you would visit with the family, bookstores, etc. Metro is a few blocks away if you need to go beyond walking range.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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

4.8
based on 37 traveler reviews

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Flat in Historic House (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)
average rating of 4.783784 based on 37 reviews
business
Flat in Historic House (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340015
+1 -703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
4

Very good - with limitations

  • 4 of 5
Pros: Spotlessly clean!; Good bed; Quality linens; Completely stocked kitchen with utensils, dishware, glasses, etc.; Excellent washer/dryer; Adequate storage space (for two); Hot water; Even heat. This is a tastefully decorated flat in a quiet neighborhood. We felt safe at the apartment and as we walked surrounding streets.

Cons: Kitchen cabinets are very high, with the lowest shelf almost five feet from the floor and the highest far toward the ceiling (step stool?); No guide to TV channels (remote has Guide button but nothing happens); Noisy when upper floors are occupied; Distant from grocery store and Metro. Staying here adds significant walking to the DC experience. Deal-breakers? No!! We enjoyed it.
  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Flat in Historic House (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340015
+1 -703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
5

Excellent choice

  • 5 of 5
I would like to point how convenient this little apartment was for us, really close to all the attractions, we walk to the union station almost every day, very easy walk and very cost effective, the apartment is great, the AC and all the other commodities were working perfectly, the owner was very nice and helpful, the place is very well maintained, and is very quiet and even though we though will be very small for 2 adults and a teenager we were really comfortable. In short this place was a key to our enjoyment on this trip, i would definitely recommend you to rent this little flat, in comparison with hotel rooms and location this is the best choice, Thank you again to the owner we really enjoy DC, my daughter and I have the best time! Oh almost forgot, not worth your time or your money to rent a car.
  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
business
Flat in Historic House (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340015
+1 -703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
5

Perfect 'home base' to explore all that DC offers

Perfect 'home base' to explore all that DC offers
  • 5 of 5
We were delighted to find the Stanton Park flat to be exactly as described - charming little place, so convenient to the Metro, making it the perfect 'home base' to explore all that DC offers.
The property was clean and well-maintained, and its charm was fun to come back to at the end of a long day of sightseeing.
The owner provided wonderful information - from specifics about the neighborhood (restaurants & shopping) to exploring DC in general - allowing us to plan out our short stay to greatest advantage. We enjoyed walking to Eastern Market, and exploring the National Mall area and all it has to offer.
I would highly recommend this property to a friend or relative, and plan to return one day myself.
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Flat in Historic House (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340015
+1 -703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
5

This is an absolute gem in Washington

  • 5 of 5
What a find in a fantastic Washington area where you can walk to all the attractions (with a double hip replacement).From the moment yo make contact with Alec you will discover what an inspired decision you have made. He is able from the booking time give you a printable dossier on everything to do in Washington and how to get there too. Then when you arrive you will able to enjoy the home away from home that we are all looking for, absolutely spotless and it has all you need to eat at home if you wish or walk to some great restaurant options. The Union Station another highlight of the city is in seay walking distance passing restaurants liquor and grocery stores on the way. The Station is absolutely superb with some great eating options that will surprise you this is not like any other station. Catch the tube to Arlington from here.Alec and this home will ensure you enjoy this vibrant city enjoy.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Flat in Historic House (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340015
+1 -703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
UK
5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5
Perfectly located, clean, well presented and ideal apartment for a couple. We came across plenty of friendly local people on the 10 minute walk to the Capitol building and Union station and felt very safe in the area during the day and at night.
Alec provided us with plenty of information on the flat, places to eat and things to do before we had arrived which helped us plan our itinerary.
Highly recommended.
  • Submitted: May 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Flat in Historic House (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p340015
+1 -703 906-5346
Capitol Hill Washington DC
Aiken, South Carolina
5

Lovely, Well-appointed Home near Everything!

  • 5 of 5
I fell in love with this flat from the moment I saw it online, and it was just as pictured when we arrived! While unloading the car, a neighbor had already stopped to welcome us to DC and give us advice on the best restaurants in the area. We parked our car at the convenient Union Station and didn't need it for the rest of the trip. As Mr. Alec recommended the Eastern Market, we stopped there first to stock up on groceries for dinners and picnic lunches: fresh ravioli, baguettes, organic apples, sliced cheeses, and spiced lunch meats... Phenomenal! And the flea market outside on weekends is the ideal place for grabbing non-cliche traveling gifts. The kitchen in the flat had everything we needed (including a corkscrew) as did the rest of the home. There were extra sheets, blankets, and pillows as well as a fully stocked shower caddy, and laundry detergent! We really felt like locals staying in the Capitol Hill area, but we still had easy, walking access to the major tourist attractions. It was quite possibly the best of all worlds. Mr. Alec is incredibly helpful and has created a wonderful vacation spot!
  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway

Map

Map

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 Congress, Smithsonian, Newseum, Library of Congress, National Archives, Folger Shakespeare

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $125 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 2015 - Feb 28 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
$750
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $100
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:
  • 515 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

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