|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
When you enter the property, you are greeted by a bright and welcoming living room with a flat screen TV and dining space for four. The couch has a full, pullout bed. The kitchen features a a refrigerator, oven/stove, dishwasher, microwave, and coffeemaker, making preparing meals a breeze during your stay. There is a small desk, in the hall, off the kitchen, to keep essentials close-at-hand. The property has wifi for laptops and portable devices. The first bedroom a has a full bed and ample closet space. The full bathroom is located down a short hall, and features a bathtub and counter space for your toiletries. The second bedroom has a queen bed. All the rooms get natural light from the windows.
A Capitol Place apartment, can be rented as a long term rental, when available.
A Capitol Place is a privately entranced, completely renovated five-room apartment. It is the entire lower level of our renovated century old Victorian town house located in the historic district of Capitol Hill, in a well established and friendly neighborhood just off Lincoln Park. It is within easy walking distance of the US Capitol, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, Congressional Buildings, the Eastern Market and Union Station Metrorail (subway) stops and attractions, and it is one block from the City Bus lines. From the Capitol, it is about a ten to fifteen minutes walk to reach the Smithsonian Mall and its Museums. The apartment's downtown neighborhood location, convenient to the monuments, memorials, and museums, as well as to government and business, is equally appealing to the tourist and to the business traveler.
The historic neighborhood is home to Eastern Market, which is a landmark in itself and has been operating for over 100 years. There are second and third generation family operated open food stalls inside and on the weekends it has an outdoor flea and antique market, a farmers market, and an arts and crafts market. Capitol Hill with its town homes with flower filled front yards, and its tree-lined streets with interesting and unique shops and neighborhood cafe and restaurants, offers a friendly, small town flavor and atmosphere, yet it is right in the heart of downtown, Washington, DC.
I love hosting people in my homes in DC. My brothers and I have been providing vacationers comfortable accommodations since 2011. I wanted to create a special business handling exceptional and interesting properties. It is my goal to provide properties that create a magical and whimsical setting while you are in Washington,yet provide the services people need that have busy lives that follow them when they travel ...
Cliff Palermo purchased this apartment in 2012
This location is full of History and is at the seat of world power. It allows easy access to the great historical sights of Washington as well as the business center.
This particular property provides a wonderful experience for someone that really wants to experience a Washington neighborhood and a decidedly American way of life. Many people have stayed at this property from around the world and have been charmed by the special jewel that it is.
We stayed as a couple, no kids. First, I was surprised to find out that we had to buy a visitor parking permit, so expect another $50 charge to bring a car (however, the city doesn't charge for the permit, the owner is doing that to compensate for his trouble.) I think parking charge should be in the VRBO listing. Then, good luck finding neighborhood parking. The visitor permit doesn't guarantee you a spot, and spots are very hard to come by. Second, when we arrived there was suppose to be an extra set of keys in the apartment, but there wasn't. I emailed the owner and never heard back, so mgmt is lax. The location is good, a nice do-able walk to a metro if weather's not too bad. Also, a nice walk to local shopping, etc. The apartment is adequately supplied, but the quality is lacking, like someone put their hand-me downs in the kitchen (i.e. toaster is half workable, pans are warped, no lids). Plenty of dishes and silverware and glasses. The apartment would be cramped for more than 2 people. The bathroom is dirty! For the $150 cleaning fee, it shouldn't be, but there is old dust and dirt all over the bathroom floor in corners and pictures, and then most all of the pictures and knick-knacks in the rest of the apt. haven't been cleaned in a long time. We women know about these things. Mgmt is getting $600 a month to clean, then it should not be in THAT condition! I was rather disgusted and wore my socks to bed so I didn't have to walk on a floor that probably wasn't very clean. Then, we ended up leaving early because the people renting the space above us (this is a basement space) were loud and noisy most all night long. They walked back and forth heavily and the floor creaks. When we told mgmt the next day about it, there was no offer to reimburse us for the lost use of the apartment. I think that would've been the appropriate thing to do. There are plenty of books throughout for interest and a television in the living room. It would be hard for 4 people to sit at the table and eat a dinner, it is cramped. The bed in the front is comfortable but the bed in back is not, and I could feel the springs when I slept on it and no box spring. I've not been in worse places, most other VRBOs are better equipped, better quality. It is obvious (to me) that the mgmt is doing this on the cheap, but considering its DC perhaps they don't see it that way. With updates to the things mentioned and better cleaning staff, this would be a 4-5 star.
This apartment is 12 blocks from the US Capitol 7 blocks from the Metro station, and Bus stops closer by. So with 15 minute walks you can be anyplace in Washington DC. Don't bring a car. It costs $50 to get a street permit, and $15 a day and $17 or more a night is common for commercial lots. Your tax dollars have created a very comprehensive public transportation system. Take advantage of it. You buy a plastic card in the Metro station with your credit card. And you use it on the Metro (subways) or busses, everywhere! We traveled for 9 days for about $40 each, and had some left over for the next house guest. All the houses in this Capitol Hill areas are brick row houses, most one door and one window wide and deep. This apartment is the basement level. Nothing is new, but most everything works, and kitchen is well furnished. Huge library. Two bedrooms and 1 bath, kitchen, living room with TV and cable. WiFi works well. Air conditioning available window units. Steps and you will walk so not for handicapped or infirm, but if you can walk this is a great center for exploring Washington DC. Gentrified and low crime area. Lots of younger couples here. It felt safe to walk home from the Metro at night, lighted streets. Lots of police all over DC visible but not intrusive.
Locks and keys a bit unique, but you can learn how they work. Historic Eastern Market on 7th SE is a few blocks, with great restaurants and weekend farmers and flea markets. so you'll want to shop and try out the kitchen of the apartment.
Location, location, location. This is a well-equipped apartment that is accessible to everything. Easy walk to the Metro and a healthy stroll to the Capitol and the Mall. Lots of restaurants nearby. We were two older couples who found the apartment was comfortable and met our needs well. If you crave natural light, know this is a basement apartment, but it is well-lit. Great retreat for a visit to DC.
We enjoyed our 5 night stay in DC. The apartment was clean, with a well-stocked kitchen, but needs some updating (paint, tightening of screws in chairs and dressers, updating in bathroom, etc). The apartment is pretty much exactly as shown in the pictures. The owner was available by cell phone and was quick to answer our questions. It is an easy 7 minute walk from the apartment to the Eastern Market Metro station (buy SmarTrip cards if you're planning to use the Metro to get around) and from there just a short ride to the various Metro stations around the city. The owner kindly put together a detailed book of things to do, places to eat/shop, etc. Use the Harris Teeter store - worth the walk/drive. Our favorite activity near the apartment was the Eastern Market craft/flea market on Saturday/Sunday. We'd also recommend breakfast at the lunch counter there (try a "Brick" breakfast sandwich).
Love the house for good decoration. There are plenty of things in the house and full of little notes of direction to use them. Also, it is close to the metro station, only about 10 minutes walk. The neighborhood is quiet and clean. Love my staying there~
Wonderful place. Location was safe, lent itself to both leisure and activities. Everything was well-maintained and our hosts advice and instructions were clear and helpful. Hope to stay here again, maybe upstairs next time;)E
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Mar 13 2015 - Dec 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Security Deposit Waiver||$39|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.