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The Smithsonian Vacation House - Walk To The Museums - Free Parking - Waterfront

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom, Sleeps 10

Why stay at a Hotel, when your entire family can stay in the center of the District of Columbia, only blocks from the National Air & Space Museum in the DC waterfront area for Much less! Absolutely wonderful describes this house, a spacious Three-bedroom, 2 full + 1 half baths, 2-level town home located in Waterfront/SW, Washington DC’s beautiful marina district. Just walking minutes from L'Enfant Plaza mall, metro, Smithsonian, museums, and the Mall, this home is close to I-395 going to Virginia and Maryland. Walk to the Cherry Blossoms, the fireworks on the Mall, and the WWII & Vietnam memorials. Boasting a fabulous location, the Smithsonian Vacation House is on a quiet cul-de-sac with off-street parking, yet it is in walking distance to shopping and restaurants. Don't delay, book today! We look forward to servicing you.

This lovely Capitol Hill property offers the option of 2 levels featuring 3 Bedrooms with 2 1/2 Bathrooms or 3 levels featuring 4 Bedrooms with 3 1/2 Bathrooms to accommodate up to 14 guests! Contact us today for details!

More Details

Property Manager
Wavely Veney
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Wavely Veney

Home owner and caretaker to all! I love to please and I'm a believer in quality over quantity.

Wavely Veney purchased this townhome in 1999

Why Wavely Veney chose Washington DC

I learned about this property a few years ago from a friend and fell in love with the vision to restore this property to its original beauty. Such an exquisite area deserves a beautiful home!

What makes this townhome unique

The Smithsonian Vacation House is centrally located within walking distance to the Mall and the Monument.


Southwest Waterfront Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 9:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • River
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Master Bathroom features jet body spray and skylight.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Chair
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • The master bedroom can accommodate three guests.
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • 3 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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(71 traveler reviews)

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The Smithsonian Vacation House - Walk To The Museums - Free Parking - Waterfront
average rating of 4.112676 based on 71 reviews
Phoenix AZ

Close to it all

  • 5 of 5

House is clean and comfortable, window a/c units kept everyone cool and comfortable. Safeway store is conveniently within walking distance, so its the Metro station and Nationals Ball Park. Any issues were fast resolved with a simple text to Homeowner. This will be our only choice to stay next time we visit DC, and we will visit since there are still multiple museums and attractions we didn't get to visit.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to hosting you again!! We pursue perfection and strive to create a unique experience at The Smithsonian Vacation House.
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House was in a GREAT location and owner was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The location was great. You can walk to the national mall in about 10-12 minutes. Neighbors and neighborhood were awesome. Had a slight issue with one of the air units but the owner was quick to resolve it and took EXCELLENT care of us. Any time I had questions he was QUICK to respond! Safeway grocery store, Starbucks, Subway Sandwich, Wharf, all within walking distance. And your own reserved parking spot off street! Definitely recommend this home for your stay in DC.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Antonio, TX

Well located, comfortable and safe.

  • 4 of 5

This property was perfect for our grandparent's trip to Washington. It easily accommodated three adults and four grandchildren, providing a comfortable, safe setting, with relatively easy access to many DC attractions, grocery stores and coffee shops, by foot or Uber. While we walked to several attractions, our Uber experience was very positive, when needed. Using Uber SUV, were able to relocate 7 people, with an average wait time of less than 3 minutes. When a few question arose with the facility, the owner was immediately responsive, and accommodating. The neighborhood is clean and friendly. We would certainly stay here again and have no problem recommending it to others as a good base of operations.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location to visit all the museums and monuments around D.C. Clean house, well-maintained, great kitchen. Off street parking was a plus.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Find!

  • 4 of 5

I rented the Smithsonian House for our yearly girls' trip which was 6 women this year. We always enjoy staying in a home together rather than a hotel which is also less expensive. And this year was a good one! The location is the best. The neighborhood is nice and you are safe walking day or night. The best is you have a parking space included. Priceless! We never moved our car. If we couldn't walk, we Ubered. It is minutes to walk to the National Mall with all the museums, monument, Capitol, etc. The Hop On Hop Off bus is walking distance from the house and highly recommended. In the other direction is the waterfront with fun restaurant/bars like the Cantina Marina. The house was roomy and very comfortable for all 6 of us. We also had a few ladies who couldn't spend the weekend, visit with us for a day and there was more than enough room to visit. The house was clean and the owner Wavely was only a phone call away for whatever questions you may have. We ate at restaurants while we were there so not sure about the kitchen cooking stock. Keep in mind, however, this is an older town home renovated so there are some tell tale signs of the age. However we look forward to returning to Smithsonian House the next time we are in DC.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We strive for perfection! Thank you for choosing to stay at the Smithsonian Vacation House. We will be updating the aesthetics throughout the summer. Please come again as we pursue your 5 out 5 review! Wavely V.
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Great location! Close to everything. Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

From the beginning to the end of our stay, Wavely made himself available to assist with any questions we had. Location of home is terrific! Walking distance to grocery shopping, water, and all D.C. has to offer! Our vacation was wonderful and the Smithsonian Vacation House made for many good memories.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Ronald Reagan Airport
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
L'enfant Metro
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Southwest Waterfront Townhome Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 14.5%

The Following Holidays are observed and specials rates are applicableThanksgiving, Christmas, Memorial, Cherry Blossom, 4th July, Memorial, Presidents, Veterans, MLK
Come experience our beautiful Nation's Capital from a luxurious perspective! Enjoy the upcoming holidays in comfort and style. We are offering a special discounted weekly rate of $1600 for the entire month of December! Take advant

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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