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Kenneth Kimbrough

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

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

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

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Overview

Washington DC Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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 'SMALL' KID FRIENDLY

Keywords: Carriage House 2 story

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kenneth Kimbrough (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 150 traveler reviews

Capitol Hill Carriage House - Close to Everything, Walk to the Mall
average rating of 4.8733335 based on 150 reviews
5

Exceeded Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Our family (grandparents and two teens) found the Carriage House absolutely perfect for our trip. The kitchen was equipped well, many shared items to help with cooking, and a nice dining area! We hiked far and wide for 6 days and each evening returned to a cool, restful home! Thank you to Ken for making sure we had recommendations for dining and things we might need during our stay. The separation of space in the home made for privacy, comfort and sleeping. Thanks for sharing the Carriage House with travelers!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

This was the perfect location. We brought

our own bikes and easily biked to everything. We registered with the local police and we were able to park our car on the street and never moved it the entire time. The owner did a great job providing all the info neede. He was a phone call away. June 15-18 Norine

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

lovely apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

My colleague and I spent 6 nights in this wonderful apartment whilst attending a conference. The accommodation is extremely clean and well appointed with a comfortable sofa bed. The owner has provided many useful tips, to help maximise your stay. It is in a stunning neighbourhood, 6 short blocks from the Capitol, close to the metro, and with many great restaurants within walking distance.A small problem with the downstairs toilet was attended to promptly by the owner. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

At the top of my VRBO rental list!

  • 5 of 5

I really can't say enough about this ideal location and property. For two middle aged academic types and our teenage son, it really couldn't have been more perfect. My first priority is QUIET and that need was met with style. We took the Metro from Reagan International, arrived at Eastern Market and walked a few lovely blocks to our home. Everything you could possibly need for a trip is there (my son's favorite was clearly WIFI but my husband and I enjoyed having that second half bath). We were close to everything -- 10 minute walk to the Capitol, the Mall, no end of great restaurants, the market itself was incredibly diverse, "our Metro" stop was a few blocks away. It was such a boon not to have to drive a car. Don't miss DC by Foot (we enjoyed the Lincoln Assassination tour, Georgetown, and the Monuments at night). Get familiar with UBER. We ate at Tunnicliff's three times, love Montmartre, Tortilla Cafe, Pete's Diner and we felt very safe walking back to our "home" after 10 p.m. several nights. I will be back.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I Would Move in Permanently

  • 5 of 5

Each time I've stayed here, I marvel at the owner's trust in making this ideal property available to strangers. It is perfect in every way for a short time stay...although I would have no problem moving in full time if I were to be transferred to DC. For those doing business on Capitol Hill, it's just a few blocks from the Senate and House Office buildings. For tourists, two Metro stations are a short and pleasant walk away, once of which, Eastern Market, has trains directly to Reagan National Airport, as well as to the Smithsonian museums. The other is Union Station, with service to BWI airport and AMTRAK connections to New York, Boston, Chicago and beyond. The neighborhood is quiet and undergoing a dynamic regeneration, offering new restaurants and better coffee at each visit. The house itself was spotless on my stays and although I haven't made much use of it, the kitchen is amply equipped. As a frequent guest at HomeAway properties, I rate this tops among the very best.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

The Carriage house is located in a beautiful safe neighborhood in Capitol Hill. We spent 6 nights there April 6-12th; the property was perfect for our needs. The location was fantastic and within walking distance to the Capitol and the Metro line at Eastern Market which made getting around DC very easy. The Carriage house is well equipped with virtually everything you could need while away from home. The house is charming but does have steep stairs to the 2nd level (which were fine for us). The fully equipped kitchen, half bath and dining room are on the 1st floor with the living area, bedroom, full bath, washer/dryer on the 2nd floor. On the day of checkout our outbound flight was at 5p; the owner has a secure vestibule where we could leave our bags and still be able to do some more sightseeing after checkout at 10a – this is a great perk to this property! Local restaurants were great – Jimmy T’s for breakfast, Tunnicliff’s Tavern, Hanks Oyster Bar, Belga Café to mention a few. There is an organic supermarket in Eastern Market and some small corner grocery stores within walking distance. Overall- we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Carriage House and would stay here again when we come back to DC.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • 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

Capitol Hill Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
$150
$875
$3,000
 
 
Spring
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$200
$1,225
$5,250
 
 
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

Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Washington DC Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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.

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