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

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Barrett Karr

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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

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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
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Barrett Karr

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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

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...

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
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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History Meets Style in the Heart of the Nation's Capital
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
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History Meets Style in the Heart of the Nation's Capital
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Capitol Hill Washington DC
5

AWESOME LOCATION!!!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
My wife had a conference in DC for a couple of days so we decided to make a week of it and stay somewhere on Capitol Hill. We decided to search the VRBO site after friends and neighbors all highly recommended using VRBO. I must admit, I never would have expected such a delightful experience from beginning to end. From the beginning, communication with Barrett and Shane was exceptional. They are very thoughtful and gracious hosts. They made sure we had everything we needed and wanted for nothing.
As for the apartment, it was PERFECT. We were literally blocks from the U.S. Capitol. We walked everywhere but had a bus stop in front of the apartment that would take us directly to Union Station in case of need or inclement weather. The Blue line metro station at Eastern Market was also withing walking distance only minutes around the corner.
Speaking of Eastern Market, there are 3 grocery marts within walking distance of the apartment. Two are literally around the corner and the larger Eastern Market (with ample fresh produce and meats) is a few blocks away. Since the apartment had a full kitchen we utilized it! If you prefer not to cook, there are dozens of exceptional restaurants all within walking distance.
My wife and I also enjoyed an awe-inspiring run every morning leaving from the front door, around the Capitol building, through the National Mall to the Washington Monument and back up the Hill (It is called THE hill for a reason). We estimated the round trip to be a 4-4.5 mile run. It was AWESOME, especially coming back towards the Capitol with the rising sun above it.
The apartment was furnished very well and included everything we needed. It was clean, comfortable and very spacious for two adults. Since we were active, it was nice to have a washer and dryer in the apartment at our disposal. This certainly played into our packing and enabled us to bring much less.
Once again, I can not begin to thank Barrett and Shane enough. I now know that anytime we visit our Nation's Capitol I will make my plans based on the availability of their apartment.
Sincere and Earnest Thanks,
Dan & Mary
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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History Meets Style in the Heart of the Nation's Capital
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p446258vbi
+1 202-543-3131
Capitol Hill Washington DC
5

Feb 4-7th 2014 Business Trip

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
Great location, walking distance to the capitol and house and senate buildings. Bus stop right in front and took that once to Union Station. Eatern Market is only a few blocks away from pubs and dinner or to catch the metro. Apt was nicely furnshished perfect for my needs beats the hotel! This place would be perfect for business traveller or a couple. Appreciated the coffee fixings.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 3/3
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History Meets Style in the Heart of the Nation's Capital
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Capitol Hill Washington DC
Tallahassee, Florida
5

Impressed

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
We stayed for a week and everything was perfect. The apartment was nice and clean and well stocked. Great location for anything you want to do. So glad we found this place. Will definately chose this place next time.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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History Meets Style in the Heart of the Nation's Capital
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p446258vbi
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Capitol Hill Washington DC
5

Retired couple from Maui, Hawaii

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
This VRBO is clean comfortable and conveniently located in an upscale and safe neighborhood. Walking in the area at night or in the day was never a concern. It is within easy (10 minute) walking distance of the Capitol, restaurants, and stores. Union Station is a 20-minute walk away or 5-minutes by bus that stops just steps from the apartment's front door. From Union Station you can transfer to the METRO or rent a car. However, there is no available parking at the VRBO. The washer/dryer are a big plus, as are the two corner markets nearby. The owners, Shane and Barrett, are very friendly and accommodating. We would definitely rent this VRBO again and recommend it highly to couples visiting DC.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
Helpful votes: 1/1
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History Meets Style in the Heart of the Nation's Capital
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p446258vbi
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Capitol Hill Washington DC
Phoenix
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our week in this basement apartment, which didn't feel like a basement at all. It was clean, nicely decorated, and had everything we needed. We could walk to the Capitol, Eastern Market and a lot of restaurants in this charming neighborhood in addition to having a corner market across the street. Public transportation was close by. Having a kitchen with a dishwasher and a laundry were a big plus. The thoughtful owners even included items like umbrellas, facial wipes, and even a disposable razor. Lastly, the bed was super comfortable! I'd stay here again if we ever return to Washington DC.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing
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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

Capitol Hill Apartment Rental Rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50.00
Tax Rate 14.5%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Capitol Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
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:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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