HISTORY MEETS STYLE IN THE HEART OF THE NATION'S CAPITAL

Barrett Karr

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Bedrooms 1
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HISTORY MEETS STYLE IN THE HEART OF THE NATION'S CAPITAL

Capitol Hill Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Stylish One Bedroom Apartment Steps From The Capitol

You’ve found the best location in Washington, DC!

Welcome to Capitol Escape, a boutique, one-bedroom English Basement apartment on the most famous street in DC’s historic Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Ideally situated for work or play, Capitol Escape is a few short blocks from the US Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress and House and Senate office buildings. Catch the bus right outside your door or walk three blocks to Eastern Market Metro Station for access to all of the sights and sounds of the Nation’s capital.

Eclectic and hip, but always stylish, the apartment is decorated with unique, vintage pieces and a revolving gallery of works by local artists (many available for purchase).

Capitol Escape includes all of the amenities you would expect at a fine hotel, and then some: full kitchen, coffee maker with gourmet coffee, washer/dryer, 32” HDTV with DVD player and cable, free WiFi, queen bed with 650-thread count linens and down comforter, iPod/iPhone compatible clock radio, and bliss™ bath products.

With more than 30 restaurants, bars and coffee shops a short walk away, you’ll never eat at the same place twice. Or pick up fresh, locally-sourced ingredients for the perfect dinner in from from nearby Eastern Market (which expands on weekends into a fantastic outdoor market featuring antiques, jewelry, art, farm-fresh produce, etc).

The apartment is perfect for 2, but can accommodate up to 4 with an air mattress that we provide. Take the Metro or a short cab ride from Reagan National Airport. If you’re on Amtrak, Union Station is less than one mile away.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barrett Karr (Owner)
Advertiser since 2012
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About Barrett Karr

We have lived on the Hill for 17 years and worked in and out of government. We are proud parents, occasional foodies, and supporters of local artists. We always dreamed of owning a house on East Capitol Street and -- bonus! -- ours came with a one bedroom apartment.

Barrett Karr purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Barrett Karr chose Capitol Hill

We moved to Capitol Hill 17 years ago and never left. The Hill has a unique combination of history, walkability and a genuine neighborhood feel -- all within steps of the US Capitol. When we finally had the opportunity to buy a house on the street that is literally at the heart of the Hill, we jumped. Come see why! We may even let you in on a few of our favorite local haunts...

What makes this apartment unique

East Capitol Street is one of DC's most historic avenues; it literally is the north-south dividing line and runs directly into the US Capitol. Houses on East Capitol rarely come on the market; we waited 17 years for this one!

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 32 traveler reviews

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History Meets Style in the Heart of the Nation's Capital
average rating of 4.8125 based on 32 reviews
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Capitol Hill Washington DC
Oregon
4

Pretty good

  • 4 of 5
First visit to DC for us so we wanted someplace with easy access to public transit. And, being on a budget we also wanted a place with a kitchen so we wouldn't have to eat out three times a day. So, this fit the bill and was a clean and comfortable small basement apartment within a nice, walkable Capitol Hill neighborhood. Owners are upstairs and were readily available and responsive to questions, and were in no way intrusive. What you see in the listing accurately reflects the property. It's not fancy, but is certainly decent, clean, and tastefully decorated. And, it was quiet! If I were asked about what to improve, I would only say that the carpet looked a bit tired, and there was no TV reception (although the unit does have a TV and many older movies on dvd). All in all, seemed a good value and we would have no problem recommending this place to our friends.
  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay but bummed to read about the TV. The TV in the apartment is on the same cable system as upstairs and we haven't been experiencing any problems, so I suspect maybe one of the connections to the cable box came loose? I emailed the guests who checked in immediately after you as soon as I saw this review but haven't heard from them, so either they figured out the problem or they don't watch TV! I will be sure to take a look when the apartment is clear. Sorry that happened during your stay.
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Capitol Hill Washington DC
Seattle, WA
4

Family vacation

  • 4 of 5
My mother, brother, and I stayed in this rental for nearly a week, and it was great! The apartment was clean and we had great access to D.C. - you are truly just blocks from the Capitol building, and there is a bus stop right in front of the house (and a nearby metro station at Eastern Market).
Shane and Barrett are very welcoming and helpful, but also totally respected our privacy. And there weren't any "upstairs neighbors" noise issues.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Capitol Hill Washington DC
5

Loved the apartment and location.

  • 5 of 5
We loved the apartment and location. Plan on booking apartment if available for all of our D.C. visits. Thank you.

Mary
  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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History Meets Style in the Heart of the Nation's Capital
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Capitol Hill Washington DC
Sonora, California
5

WASHINGTON D.C. in June

  • 5 of 5
The apartment was as described and fit our needs very well. The location was wonderful due to its distance to Metro and Eastern Market. Apartment was clean and furnished with all one needs to enjoy the day and evening.

We will stay here again if and when we return and have recommended this apt. to all of our friends.
  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Capitol Hill Washington DC
Northern California
5

Great and Comfortable Place, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here for 10 days to explore all Washington has to offer. We ran out of time! This apartment is very comfortable and completely set up for your use. The bedroom is quiet (hard to get out of bed!) despite the apartment being on a significant street. There are buses and metro easily available, two small stores nearby and a great local breakfast place. Nice walking through the beautiful neighborhood. Highly recommended. Thanks Barrett!
  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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History Meets Style in the Heart of the Nation's Capital
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Capitol Hill Washington DC
5

Most delightful VRBO

  • 5 of 5
I wanted to visit DC with my 9-year old grandson without renting a car, yet staying close to the Capitol and Mall and still being in a safe area. This VRBO was perfect for us. The owners are a delightful young couple and were very helpful. One of our only regrets is that we didn't discover Jimmy T's Place, just one block away, until our last morning. Otherwise, everything was beyond our expectations and we had a great trip.
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5.9 Miles
Reagan National Airport (DCA)
Nearest Train
0.8 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-395
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Tunnicliff's
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Haines Point Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Jimmy T's

This location is ideal for walking to the Capitol as well as Eastern Market, Supreme Court, Union Station. It is also 4 blocks from Eastern Market metro and the house is directly on a bus line. Finally, Capital Bikeshare rental station is 2 blocks away.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Capitol Hill Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Dec 1 - Feb 28
3 night minimum stay
$130
$735
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$145
$840
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
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 Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The unit has 1 queen bed, total. An additional queen aerobed or a toddler aerobed is available upon request. $15 nightly fee for each addiitonal guest, maximum 2 additional children.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
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