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Capitol Hill Carriage House - Close to Everything, Walk to the Mall

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

The location is perfect (in the heart of Capitol Hill's best street) for someone on an extended business trip and/or vacation who prefers a different environment vs. a hotel room, and who will treat our home as your own during the short-term stay. The house is located on a Historic St. which is quiet, safe, and within walking distance (blocks) to the famous Eastern Market, Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Senate, etc. Also within walking distance are shops, restaurants, grocery stores, two Metro stops, jazz clubs, coffee houses, dry cleaners, Shakespeare Theatre, and the famous National Mall where you can visit the Smithsonian museums for free which include the National Gallery of Art, Museum of Natural History, Air and Space museum, etc.

For those unfamiliar with the term carriage house, let me explain: At the turn of the century, most large Victorian homes had a separate small house in the back of the main house to store the carriages as well as horses. Today, as homes were modernized and renovated, the small houses were converted into living dwellings with a private alley entrance not unlike many apartments in Paris, London, (European cities). There are approximately five carriage houses located behind the main houses on our street. The cobblestone alley is well lit, very wide, short, and of course, very safe.

Our street is one of the safest streets in DC as well as the widest and most beautiful. The house is air conditioned, has hardwood floors on the second floor where the living room, entertainment room, master bedroom and bathroom as well as washer/dryer are located. Ceramic tile is on the first floor with a well stocked kitchen, separate dining room, and powder room. Other amenities include DVD Player, two TV's, Stereo, Cable, Wi-Fi, hair dryer, clocks, as well as linens and towels, etc.

The security deposit is due at or before check-in which is 2 PM. Check out time is 10 AM. Note: If checking-in or checking-out outside posted times an additional fee may apply. References required as well as an Application Reservation must be signed which includes the aforementioned terms.

NO PETS ALLOWED/NO SMOKING ALLOWED/WE ARE NOT "TODDLER" KID FRIENDLY

Keywords: Carriage House 2 story

More Details

Owner
Kenneth Kimbrough
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Kenneth Kimbrough

Retired couple, long time residents of the area.

Kenneth Kimbrough purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Kenneth Kimbrough chose Washington DC

The property was purchased for the owners use and enjoyment. The Carriage House is the owners pied-à-terre and is being made avaliable for occasional use by renters through HomeAway/VRBO. For those unfamiliar with the term carriage house, let me explain: At the turn of the century, most large Victorian homes had a separate small house in the back of the main house to store the carriages as well as horses. Today, as homes were modernized and renovated, the small houses were converted into living dwellings with a private alley entrance not unlike many apartments in Paris, London, (European cities). There are approximately five carriage houses located behind the main houses on our street. The cobblestone alley is well lit, very wide, short, and of course, very safe.

What makes this apartment unique

A residential neighborhood just 6 Blocks from the Nations Capitol; Tree lined extra wide street with rows of turn-of-the-century 4 story victorian homes.

Amenities

Eastern Market Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Size, in living room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa(1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes:
Apartment contains a HOTEL SAFE for use of guest.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Capitol Hill Carriage House - Close to Everything, Walk to the Mall
average rating of 4.849162 based on 179 reviews
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We weren't impressed at all.

  • 2 of 5

3 stars is probably too much. The picture of the place is very deceiving. The picture should be of the back alley where the location actually is. It was hot every night because the air shuts off in the middle of the night. The shower doesn't work all that well. Beware of anything you touch that might break because the owner will rob you of your deposit even when it's clear that you should get your money back. I also don't believe the owner should enter the unit while you are staying there when you aren't there. Rat traps were everywhere, and the linens were terrible. Find another place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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DC Carriage House Review for July 2017 Stay

  • 5 of 5

Ken's carriage house exceeded our expectations. Ken thinks of absolutely everything you would ever need to stay in his house and all we had to do was enjoy our stay. The property is walking distance to everything you want to do in Washington, D.C. The apartment was clean, well stocked, quiet and we even had the opportunity to meet a couple of the neighbors and talk with them. We ate in several good local restaurants and if we do come to Washington, D.C. again, we will definitely book this house again. Ken is very personable, works hard at making sure his guests have everything they need, and genuinely cares for the people who book his Carriage House. Ken even provided us with a very nice bottle of wine since we were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. You can't go wrong with booking this amazing DC Carriage House.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Cute Carriage House Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 5 nights and the home while a little hard to find once we did it was great! Very functional and in a good neighborhood so we walked to the restaurants at night. We were able to walk to the capital and catch the hop on hop off bus from there. There is a small kitchen which was very functional but we spent most of our time upstairs in the family room area off of the bedroom. The bed was great and we had great night sleeps. Washington is a walking kind of place so a comfy bed was awesome! We got to meet Kenneth and he as was great!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson, AZ
5

An elegant old row house.

  • 5 of 5

Loved it! I always try to find a house that reflects the area I am visiting. This house did that!!! Yes, I would rent it again. Ken was helpful both before our arrival and during our stay. Beautiful street and fun shops and places to eat in the area. We had breakfast twice at Jimmy T's Place. We bought needed supplies at the little neighborhood grocery store across from Jimmy T's. Enjoyed the Eastern Market with all the varieties of fresh food. Also had breakfast there. So much to see and do in DC. Good location for walking to the Capital and that area or the Metro. Need way more than one week to do it all. Thank you, Ken.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lower mainland British Columbia Canada
5

Comfortable quiet Haven in DC

  • 5 of 5

The place was homey & decorated in a pleasing style for us with white walls, wooden trim, books and interesting art. Shower placed high so should be good for most folks. Bed was on the softer side but comfortable. Pull-out sofabed okay for the week, framework has the usual bar across the middle. Good quality bedding, extra pillows etc provided. Everything was clean and the kitchen stocked with most things you need to cook a meal. A nice bottle of wine was waiting for us when we arrived :) Lots of DC info available plus umbrellas, one was damaged but kept us dry. Outside yard area could use some tidying, maybe they haven't had a chance? Area felt quite safe & the place was well secured. Alleyway surface a bit rough, be careful walking. There is shopping at the Eastern Market 2-3 blocks south & many restaurants within easy walking distance. Recommend Al Aqua 2 across from the Market! Eastern Market Metro 3 blocks south at 7th & Penn, plus a stop for the DC Circulator on Penn Ave between 6th& 5th. We made good use of the Metro Smartcards provided & topped up our 2 before we left, can check & top up at the Metro Station machines. Cards work for DC Circulator & Metrobuses too. Went to Mr Henry's at 6th & Penn for the Wed Jazz Jam (starts at 8pm) very fun if you like jazz. Great for a couple or parents with an older child, stairs to second floor living area & bedroom quite steep.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

Loved the charm of the carriage house & the proximity to The Capital & local dining. Would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Lincoln Memorial
Washington Monument
White House
U.S. Capitol Building
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
National World War II Memorial
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Reflecting Pool
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Georgetown
National Museum of American History
Washington National Cathedral
Ben's Chili Bowl
Newseum
Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial
Eastern Market
National Gallery Sculpture Garden and Ice Rink
The Potomac River Washington DC
Capitol Hill
Belga Cafe
The Pentagon
National Geographic Museum
Supreme Court of the United States
Tunnicliff's
Union Station
"Resturants; Tour Buses; Trains; indoor mall"
Nearest Airport
5.1 Miles
Reagan Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Tunnicliff's
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
East Patomac Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.2 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-295 Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Tunnicliff's
Nearest Point of Interest
Eastern Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Eastern Market Metro Stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Citibank Public Parking Lot
Nearest Point of Interest
Union Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Shoping and Resturants
Nearest Point of Interest
SAFEWAY
Nearest Point of Interest
Congress Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Organic Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Bistro
Nearest Point of Interest
Liquor Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Liquor and Wine
Nearest Point of Interest
Starbucks
Car: not necessary

We are located 6 blocks from the nations Capitol, and 10 flocks from the Monuments on the Mall.

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Rates & Availability

Eastern Market Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Dec 1 2017 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
$150
$875
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Mar 15 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,225
$5,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.5%

$250 Refundable Security Deposit due 30 Days before Occupancy. Each guest agrees to pay a cleaning fee of $90. Price quote is based on 2 persons occupying property. Add $15/person for additional guest. Occupancy taxes of 14.5% are added to each booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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