|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Private English Basement Garden Apartment: Modern 1 bedroom Capitol Hill apartment with a private entrance.
• Sleeps 4
• Private bedroom with a Queen bed
• Full bath with bath tub
• Queen size Sleeper sofa bed in the living room
• sheets and comforters
• bath towels
• Clothes washer and dryer
• Fully appointed kitchen with refrigerator, oven/range, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, dishes, glasses & cook ware.
• Ironing board + iron
• Hair dryer
• Wireless internet
• Flat Screen TV
• DVD/Blue-ray Player with Netflix and HBOGO apps
• Central AC
• NON SMOKING
• No Pets
Fantastically Located in the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, this unit situated within walking distance of the U.S. Capitol and the National Mall—The US Capitol,the Smithsonian museums, historic Eastern Market, & Barracks Row. is near the center of the Federal City and offers amenities for a comfortable and memorable stay in one of Washington's oldest and most sought-after neighborhoods. Potomac Metro Station is located around the corner from the property and the Eastern Market metro station is about 5 blocks away at the Eastern Market.
Dine in or dine out. Stroll to SCORES of choice restaurants & pubs ($- $$$) and the popular H Street Atlas District.
Close to many neighborhood markets for a quick grocery and wine run. One block to Harris Teeter Grocery
The location has walk score of 85 and transit score of 81.
One block from a Capitol Bike Share.
One block from a DC metro bus route.
There are Zipcar locations nearby for daily car rentals.
AMTRAK, the MARC Train & the MEGA BUS & the BOLT BUS run from Union Station
Street parking is plentiful in the neighborhood. **I will provide a parking pass if you have a car and plan on staying for a while. Parking restrictions are in effect Monday through Saturday.
After Georgetown to the west, Capitol Hill is Washington's oldest neighborhood. In its earliest days, most of the residents were members of Congress who lived in boarding houses and dormitories surrounding the Capitol. As the neighborhood evolved, row houses replaced boarding houses and the Hill began to grow as a neighborhood filled with families, as well as Washington's who's who. As you walk around this stately neighborhood, don't be surprised if you see faces you've seen in the news. A number of senators and representatives make their home on the Hill.
In addition to the U.S. Capitol, the Hill includes other significant American landmarks such as the U.S. Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library, Union Station, the U.S. Marine Corps Barracks, the Washington Naval Yard, Congressional Cemetery, Lincoln Park, and the Eastern Market. All of these sights are within easy walking distance and most are Metro-accessible. Just down the hill from the Capitol is the National Mall with all of the monuments and memorials iconic to Washington, as well as more than 10 museums and galleries of art and artifacts.
To the east of the Capitol is the Eastern Market—one of the only remaining merchant markets left in Washington. While the market bustles during the week, it is on the weekends that it acquires its character and charm as residents from all over the city and visitors from all over the world come to the market to enjoy breakfast; purchase fresh meats, produce, and breads; stroll through the adjacent flea market; and browse the latest art and jewelry crafted by local artists and artisans.
During the spring and summer months, a visit to the U.S. Marine Corps Barracks at 8th and I Streets SE will allow you to see the Marine Corps Silent Drill Team in action. This 24-man rifle platoon performs precision maneuvers with their 10.5 lb M-1 Garand rifles with fixed bayonets.
Over at the U.S. Capitol, the newly opened visitor's center allows visitors to experience the Capitol from the ground up. The center features several state statues in Emancipation Hall and a museum that chronicles the history of the U.S. Capitol from its cornerstone laying in 1789 by George Washington to the present day. Tickets for the Senate and House galleries are available here.
The Library of Congress' Jefferson Building, just across the street from the Capitol, is the world's largest repository of books and media in the world. The building is open to the public and the Renaissance and classical art are breathtaking.
These and other sites make staying on Capitol Hill a must if you're visiting Washington on business or for pleasure.
Keywords: condominium, Basement, English Basement, Capitol Hill, Sight Seeing, Touring, Museums, Memorials, White House
The redhead next to me is my wife Ana.
We have 2 daughters who are grown and are on their own ( not really, if you are a parent you know) and a 14 pound Schnoodle ( he thinks he is a giant). We have been living in the DC metro area for about 36 years and absolutely love it. Washington DC is a beautiful city, it really is and for people coming here to spend their vacations or attend conferences, weddings, funerals (The Arlington Cemetery), graduations, sight seeing, festivals etc. etc. there isn't any city that offers so much.
I manage the properties and Ana tells me what to do (!!!) We are a great team and enjoy doing what we do.
Allen purchased this condo in 1987
This is a fully furnished apartment, very close to metro and the grocery store. Walking distance to the major sites in DC.
Please make sure you do not send or transfer any funds to any entity. We only use VRBO's Reservation Manager for booking and reservations. If in doubt please call us at: 202-327-3688
Allen's small garden level apartment was a good base of operations for our first trip to DC. Our goal was to visit as many of the main sites (monuments, museums, etc) as possible, and the apartment was ideal in that respect as it was just a 10-minute walk to the Eastern Market Metro stop on Eighth Street SE and Pennsylvania Avenue. The neighborhood east of Eighth and south of Pennsylvania gets a tad sketchy, but we had no problems, even walking home from the Metro late at night. A small but well-stocked grocery store and numerous quality restaurant choices were also available on Eighth Street.
The apartment, and especially the bathroom, were quite small, but we had no issues with our family of two adults and two teenage girls as we were hardly ever there. The kitchen worked well and we made and ate all our breakfasts and several dinners there. Having guests in the upstairs apartment (also Allen's) can be an adventure in acoustics as the wood floors tend to transmit sound downstairs with amazing clarity. An apparently budding 3-year old track star who was staying up there during our visit woke us every morning with her barefoot sprints back and forth from the front of the apartment to the back.
The apartment has a nice flat screen TV, as well as cable and wi-fi which were easy to access. The kitchen utensils are adequate but the place could use a few more plates and bowls, as well as an expanded selection of pots and pans. The washer/dryer worked great and we used them several times, as did the dishwasher. The sheets in the bedroom (so small you had to go outside to change your mind), and for the futon had definitely seen their day; they were clean but pretty yellowed and grungy, and the futon fitted sheet was torn. also, there was no mattress cover on the bed (I likely would've rated this apartment 4 stars if it hadn't been for the bedding). There was a large gas grill outside that we didn't use, but I did confirm that it worked well and it would've been great for steaks or burgers.
Allen is a great communicator. Every single email, text, or call I made was returned, usually immediately but certainly within the hour. His directions for getting into the place were spot-on, and his requirements when our stay was over were clear and reasonable. He is a pro at managing his rentals, and it shows. One of the benefits of this is is that we got our damage deposit back just days after we got home instead of weeks as has been my experience with other VRBOs.
My sister and her husband visited me from India. We toured the U.S and loved every minute. This home is conveniently located to all tourist sites, grocery store, restaurants and metro. The perfect home in every way. Greatly recommend you to book it. Will not disappoint.
We had a great time here. We were in town for 5 days. We texted Allen with 2 simple questions and his replies were immediate. Though we had no problems at all, it gave us confidence that they would have been taken care of immediately, if we had.
We Open Table's 5 restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk of the apartment, and had 5 great meals. We also were a block away from a major metro stop, so getting to things farther away from the apartment was so simple.
It is not in the middle of everything, so it is quiet, but it is convenient to everything. We cannot recommend it highly enough.
Loved this place. So convenient to everything we wanted to see in DC. Tree-lined street, fabulous restaurants close by. Clean, convenient, excellent accommodations. We plan on staying here again in the future. No need to look elsewhere.
Our family stayed at this property for a week when we visited DC. The property was exactly as we had expected. We especially enjoyed the grill on the back patio. Four of us stayed here, two adults and two children, ages 11 & 14. There was enough room for the kids to share the pull-out.
Allen was very responsive and incredibly helpful, both before our visit and while we were there.
This property was just a few short minutes from the Potomac Ave Metro station. It made our daily trips quite easy. We also shopped at the grocery store which was located just on the other side of the block.
The Capitol is within walking distance (approximately 1 mile). We walked down there one evening but took the Metro to our destinations at all other times.
I would recommend this property. It was a fabulous alternative to staying in a hotel.
The place was more then we expected. Clean and nicely decorated , good size and price was unbeatable. It is very well located 3 min to the subway, restaurants and food market. We are family of three and at that time our house was getting renovated and we need it place to stay for longer period.
The owner from day one was very nice and extremely helpful. Unexpectedly we need it to extend our stay & studio got booked by other guests, he offered us his other unit that was above this one (amazing two floors,three bedroom house) with great rates as well. We highly recommend both places.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 1 2015 - Feb 28 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$70 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.