|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Combining the nation’s most prestigious historic neighborhood, classic Capitol Hill architecture and modern comfort, our one bedroom, one bathroom street level flat will delight you with amenities, style and convenience to historical landmarks in the nation’s capital. Perfect for one to four people, we provide the fullest experience that Washington D.C. has to offer. In fact, you can experience the nation's capital just as President Obama did when he was a U.S. Senator living on 'the Hill' -- he lived about 25 yards away from our door in another amazing home!
About Our Flat:
Our flat features a medium sized master bedroom with a queen bed and flat screen TV, full bathroom with bathtub and plenty of closet space. In the open concept living area, there is a working fireplace, delightfully accented with art and photography highlighting this wonderful city and an original brick wall unique to Capitol Hill running the length of the interior. There is also a leather couch/seating area, two coffee tables and an additional flat screen TV with full cable (high speed WiFi is also provided throughout the unit).
For those desiring the complete experience, we offer an open kitchen equipped with utensils, plates and glassware, refrigerator, oven/stove, toaster, coffee maker, French press, microwave, and garbage disposal. We also provide a shopping cart with wheels perfect for a short walk to Eastern Market to buy your fresh and local produce, meats, cheeses and even artisan crafts. Opening to a breakfast nook, the kitchen fits 4-5 people and soaks up natural light in the morning. At night dim the lights for a romantic dinner looking out onto C Street and enjoying some of the best wines around from the world famous Schneider's of Capitol Hill just two blocks away. The entire flat includes: bedding/linens, queen sized blow up mattress, towels, washer/dryer, laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap and hand soap, kitchen rags (coffee, tea and sugar are on the house).
Location, Location, Location:
The central location of our unit in Capitol Hill is a wonderful addition to why our home is perfect for your stay. The preferred method of transportation is by foot, with the U.S. Capitol only blocks away and there is also easily accessible street parking and a Capitol Bikeshare station, the city’s public bike system, close by. If you’ll be utilizing our subway system, the Metro, Union Station red line Metro stop is only a few blocks away (we absolutely encourage the use of our clean and safe public transit system). If you are bringing a car, street parking is available and we will get you the pass (let us know ahead of time so we can provide you with a temporary parking permit - there is a $25 charge that will cover the duration of the stay). However you choose your means of transportation, our flat’s proximity to the offerings of D.C. will make your trip more enjoyable and memorable. A tree lined walk across the street guides you along the monuments that make Washington a destination; the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, National Mall, Smithsonian Museums and The White House, to name a few. Just blocks away, the Noma/H Street corridor showcases newly opened restaurants and shops that are generating some of the hottest buzz in the city. Eastern Market and Pennsylvania Avenue offer even more to take in -- Barracks Row featuring hip bars and restaurants. Other local attractions include baseball at Nationals Park, D.C. United soccer games at grand RFK Stadium, the Verizon Center for top-notch shows, professional hockey, and professional basketball (all are less than 2 miles away). If you prefer the arts, the Shakespeare Theater Company at Sidney Harmon Hall, free outdoor world class jazz concerts at the Sculpture Garden in late May through September and “Screen on the Green” outdoor classic film viewing with the Capitol as the backdrop. Shopping malls are close by too in Georgetown, Pentagon City, and recently opened Tanger Outlet Mall at the National Harbor.
Joshua is a native Washingtonian (who had two stints living in Prague, CZ) and Betina is from Argentina, Mexico and Israel. For the past decade though, both have been proud 'Hill' residents enjoying the neighborhood from their front steps, beautiful backyard, on bike, and on long walks. When they are not out experiencing all of the city has to offer, Joshua spends his time on his two education based businesses while Betina works at a management consulting firm. They are both into fitness, family, food, and fans of VRBO (taking at least one extended international trips a year where they stay at a VRBO spot).
Joshua Chernikoff purchased this apartment in 2014
As avid travelers and huge fans of the VRBO/HomeAway concept, Joshua and Betina have envisioned their home as a perfect place to feel like a true Washingtonian while being centrally located to explore the capital city.
However your wish to spend your time in the nation’s capital, staying at our flat is both a convenient and amenity full way to enjoy it. We’re always on site (we live right above the flat) for any help you may need if our provided binder with maps, tips, food and entertainment suggestions isn’t enough. Feel free to ask us a question about D.C. or talk to us about staying. We look forward to speaking with you!
This was our first trip to DC - always wanted to see the Smithsonian, which was amazing. Staying in Josh & Betina's flat in Capitol Hill was great. They are wonderful hosts and very helpful with any questions you may have. Flat is very close to everything! We have never walked so many miles, nor have our feet hurt like that, but it was all worth it! So much to see and do. Nice, easy, pretty walk to Eastern Market and a quick stroll to Union Station. You must try the waffles at Le Pain Quotidien (Eastern Market) and their Belgian spreads. You will go home and order them online like we did! Also a very quick stroll to Union Station. Josh recommended Aqua for dinner (also in Eastern Market) - great Italian food, but make a reservation! The flat is in a highly walkable area and we never felt unsafe anywhere we went - always so many people out with their kids and dogs. If we are ever back in DC, we will surely stay here!
This apartment is fantastic. Wonderful location, charming, clean and safe. J & B were very responsive immediately after booking. Like many basement apartments, you do hear foot noise above, but it was not excessive and didn't affect my sleep. The apartment has great natural light too. If you want to feel like a local while being in DC, stay on Capitol Hill.
My husband and I decided to jet set to our nation's capital for a long weekend during peak cherry blossom season. I was very disappointed in the hotel options and their matching prices. I decided to investigate if any vacation rentals were available during our chosen travel dates, and was shocked that this rental was available and at such a steal of a price point! From the moment I submitted an inquiry, Joshua and Betina were very responsive, thorough, and went above and beyond with their correspondence to ensure we had the loveliest of stays. I have used homeaway in cities all over the country, and have to say this property tops my list of best experiences! The flat is expertly decorated and stocked with everything you would possibly need for a comfortable stay in DC. Location wise, the majority of landmarks are within comfortable walking distance. This was my husband's first trip to DC and he absolutely loved that we were nestled in a quaint neighborhood with access to everything we wanted to do and see. I will certainly stay here again when I have the chance to visit this lovely city!
My wife and I and our kids (17) and (15) stayed for 6 nights during the 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival. The flat is nice and clean, maybe a touch on the small side only because I forget how much space my kids are taking up now that they are older! Being a bit small didn't matter though - we were out and about wearing out our shoes! Nice to be near Union Station (5 min walk), Eastern Market, and lots of places to eat. Nice neighborhood too. We were concerned the first night if we should walk 7 or 8 blocks from the Eastern Market area after we ate (and it was dark), but no worries - there are so many people out and about, walking the same streets - there wasn't anything to be concerned about other than taking normal everyday precautions in a new city. My son took the futon couch and daughter took the airbed and everything worked out great. Coffee was good, and Joshua's pizza recommendation (We the Pizza) was EXCELLENT! We wanted to go to Al Aqua one night as he also recommended it for Italian, but we ran out of money... :)
Overall the accommodations are 5 star, great communication, everything as stated! Nice work Joshua and Betina!
My wife and I spent 3 days at Joshua and Bettina's wonderfully appointed flat. The location was perfect for seeing the sights, and as an added bonus, it is situated in a beautiful, highly walkable neighborhood. J & B were extremely helpful, and made some great suggestions regarding dining and sight seeing. Contacting them (via text) was always easy, and responses were very quick and courteous. As to the flat itself, it is exceptionally comfortable, clean and quiet...the three things we always hope for anytime we are traveling. Everything one needs -for either a long or short term stay- is there...you will want for nothing!
Thanks, Josh and Bettina...if we ever end up coming back to DC, we will stay at your flat again!
All I can say is perfection. I had to be on the hill for work for two days and the easy walk (10 minutes) to the hill was not only easy, but beautiful. Yes, I loved the park as well. Josh and Bettina were absolutely helpful and there just really are not enough adjectives to describe my elation with this find.
Truth is, I kind of want to keep it a secret to ensure it is available in the future. It was priced so well, especially compared to hotel rates in the area. Best VRBO experience ever.
I was traveling alone, but could have easily had another adult and I can also see a family here.
Thanks for making this trip so much like being in a home away from home.
I hope to return and spend time here just for fun and bike travel.
Capitol Hill, aside from being a synonym for the seat of the United States Congress, is the largest historic residential neighborhood in Washington D.C., stretching east in front of the U.S. Capitol along wide avenues. The Capitol Hill neighborhood today straddles two quadrants of the city, Southeast and Northeast, and a large portion is now designated as the Capitol Hill historic district, where our house is located. The name Capitol Hill is often used to refer to both the historic district and to the larger neighborhood around it.
Capitol Hill's landmarks include not only the United States Capitol, but also the Senate and House office buildings, the Supreme Court building, the Library of Congress, the Marine Barracks, the Washington Navy Yard, Nationals Park (the home of the Washington Nationals baseball team) and Eastern Market.
Eastern Market is an 1873 public market on 7th Street SE, where vendors sell fresh meat and produce in indoor stalls and at outdoor farmers' stands. It is also the site of an outdoor local arts and crafts market every weekend.
Capitol Hill is largely a residential neighborhood (where we have been proud to call home for 10 years) composed predominantly of rowhouses of different stylistic varieties and periods. Side by side exist early 19th century manor houses, Federal townhouses, small frame dwellings, ornate Italianate bracketed houses, and the late 19th century press brick row houses with their often whimsical decorative elements.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$59.00|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.