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Flat in Historic House (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)

Alec Smyth

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

Alec Smyth

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015
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Flat in Historic House (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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 $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.

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)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015

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

4.8
based on 42 traveler reviews

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Flat in Historic House (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)
average rating of 4.785714 based on 42 reviews

Stanton Park at Capitol Hill

  • of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Stanton Park rental. It was convenient to our needs for restaurants, sights, and transportation. (Parking has increased over what is listed in the pdf file.) The property was very neat, the bed very comfortable, and the property owner very responsive to our needs. We would gladly stay here again when we travel to the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Perfect home away from home while in DC

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely little space to make home while in DC. It is very clean and exactly what we expected. The owner does an excellent job orienting guests to DC, the flat, and how to get around town. It is conveniently located to Union Station - a central hub for taking metro, and within walking distance of all of the main attractions on the Mall. We felt safe there and found the space a retreat from the hustle and bustle after long days of site seeing. As an aside, it is a perfect space to stay if you are attending a conference in DC (vastly preferable to a stuffy hotel). We would stay here for pleasure or business in the future!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Wonderful Place Near the Capital

  • 5 of 5

Great location, comfortable for two, well equipped, warm even in Jan. and there IS a stepping stool under the Kitchen sink. We hope to stay again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Great property, great location

  • 4 of 5

This is a great property in a great location. Would stay here again and highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

As Ideal As I'd Remembered

  • of 5

I stayed at this unit exactly a year ago, and had remembered that it was cozy, well-equpped and convenient. Memory served me well--I found it as accommodating as before, and felt as if it has become a genuine "home" away. There isn't a thing I would change about the unit: it is clean, quiet, thoughtfully equipped and located just blocks from Union Station. I am already looking forward to my next opportunity to make use of this apartment.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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

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

From $175 Per night

Capitol Hill Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
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2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 

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

Capitol Hill Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
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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