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!
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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.
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair accessible
- non smoking only
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- children welcome
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
Some years ago my wife and I owned a vacation rental in Key Biscayne, Florida. It did very well and we enjoyed interacting with our guests, many of which became repeat visitors. But we had to sell it to move to a larger home with the arrival of a baby. Now we are in a position to re-enter the market, but this time we've done it near home to simplify the logistics. We picked this home expressly for vacation rental use, with the hindsight of having run a vacation rental before and of having lived in this area for close to twenty years.
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.