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Built in 1896, this home retains all its historic charm yet has been brought up to date with an open concept main level and 21st century appliances. The location simply could not be better, as the home is on a quiet side street yet within a short walk of everything. It is only steps from a concentration of restaurants known as Restaurant Row, with tables out front by the sidewalk. Stanton Park, which is ideal for small children, is one block away. Union Station, from which virtually every sightseeing tour in Washington departs, is three blocks away, as are the Senate buildings, and immediately beyond them is the National Mall with major sights such as the Smithsonian museums and the National Archives.
Less than five blocks away:
- US Capitol
- US Supreme Court
- Library of Congress
- Folger Shakespeare Library
- Belmont-Paul Women's Equality museum
- Union Station
Within 1.5 miles:
- Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
- National Gallery of Art
- Smithsonian American Art Museum
- National Museum of the American Indian
- Hirshorn Museum (modern art)
- National Archives
- Verizon Center (Washington Wizards NBA team)
- Madam Tussaud's
- International Spy Museum
- US Botanical Garden
- National Building Museum
The home has been furnished for a family of four, but also has an optional twin-size and normal height inflatable bed for a fifth person. There is a crib, high chair, and stair gate for baby. It is ideal for a family with children who would like to visit sites such as the Smithsonian museums, the US Capitol, Supreme Court, National Archives, the Library of Congress, or the Newseum, among many others. Our neighborhood, Capitol Hill, is quiet yet so centrally located that the sites are within walking distance, a huge plus since none of them has parking. You will live like a local, walking one block to the grocery store with the house shopping cart, or getting around on DC's bright red public bicycles, which you can pick up at a bike rack close to the house.
Your rental includes a free permit for street parking. However, due to our proximity to the major tourist attractions we recommend not renting a car. We are walking distance to Metro and to most of the major attractions. Should you need a rental vehicle for a day to visit out-of-town sites, there are rental car offices minutes from the house.
Although we are steps from Restaurant Row, you will find the house equipped with a cook's kitchen. Whether it is a coffee grinder, a blender for margaritas, or a selection of spices, you will find it on hand.
Your rental comes with all linens, towels, a blow drier, a starter set of toiletries, etc. All you need to bring is a tooth brush!
So how to proceed?
We recommend using the 'Request Booking' button, which will confirm availability and provide a detailed quote before you reach the screen on which you are asked to commit. We book with the $150 cleaning fee, and the balance is due 30 days before arrival. All payments are self-service, via credit card or e-check using HomeAway's secure payments page. You do not need to provide us credit card information.
If we don't have your dates available, you may want to check our two other two-bedroom home, HomeAway property #339969.
PLEASE NOTE, WE DO NOT ADVERTISE ON CRAIGSLIST. If you came across the content of our listing on Craigslist, it is a fake ad.
My wife and I are both management consultants who have traveled widely for decades, and have developed a strong sense of what we like in a locale and in accommodations. We actively manage our vacation rentals as a future retirement plan, but we select and prepare them by asking a simple test question -- would we be happy to live in them ourselves?
Alec Smyth purchased this townhome in 2012
There is a lot to see in Washington, with over fifty museums, but unfortunately we feature the very longest commutes in the nation. The museums have no parking, which may be a deliberate strategy to reduce the number of cars. Capitol Hill is the area immediately surrounding the US Capitol, and because it is a historical conservation neighborhood of small houses that cannot be altered, it contains almost no hotels. By staying at a home on the Western edge of Capitol Hill, you are closer to the sites than at a hotel, and free from the hassles of commuting because everything is within walking distance. Quite aside from the convenience of the location, both house and neighborhood are charming.
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:
Alec was very responsive and helpful from start to finish. Very accommodating. The home was perfect for our family of 3. We were here during a cold snap, so we thoroughly enjoyed the fireplace. Home was cozy and warm. The location was great for touring the city, coming back for an afternoon break, then going back out for dinner or a walk. Great spot, great host!
This was just perfect for our DC trip. Lovely house in a safe area and convenient location.
Not only was this property in a perfect location for visiting many attractions in DC, it was clean, bright and well cared for. The weather was perfect for exploring and we even had coffee and lunch on the patio (in February). The house has everything one needs when spending time visiting DC. One would think that a row house might be rather dark, this property had many windows and lots of light. The information that we were given about the house, the local area, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. was helpful and very well organized. We would highly recommend renting this home.
We were so lucky to find Alec's house on VRBO.
Four of us came to DC for the Women's March on Washington. The house was immaculate and well-appointed. The king bed in the master was probably the best I've ever slept in. The location was excellent as almost everything we wanted was either walking distance or a short cab/metro ride away.
I highly recommend.
We are a family of 4 traveling with our kids' grandmother and the house was just perfect for us. Much better than a hotel. The location is excellent, within walking distance to all major tourist attractions and very close to the railway station. The house is renovated and just beautiful with a large living space with a fireplace and a large fully equipped kitchen. Parking on the street was not an issue. It couldn't be better nor easier for us. Highly recommend it.
For my 1st trip to Washington, DC, I could not have hoped for a more perfect place to stay! Situated on a quiet street with lovely row houses, yet just minutes to the Capitol building, National Mall, restaurants, Eastern Market, this lodging was wonderful. Immaculate, super comfortable, well furnished, and with a great kitchen, if you, like me, enjoy cruising the weekend vendors at the Eastern Market, where you can assemble makings for great dinner.
Especially helpful are all the tips Alec provides along with check in instructions. I chose to use the bikes available for rent around town, and having a map of the various pick up/drop off points made it easier. He also provides links, a few restaurant recommendations, anything he can think of to make your stay easier and more enjoyable.
So while I could go on and on, suffice it to stay I had a 5 star stay and will be back as often as I can make the trek from the Northwest.
Thanks for making your home available to guests, Alec!
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The house is located on a quiet side street street only steps from Restaurant Row, a block of restaurants with tables right on the sidewalk, and one block from Stanton Park, which is ideal for small children. Union Station, the epicenter of tour excursions, is only three block from the house.
Capitol Hill is a historical conservation neighborhood of beautifully maintained, charming old houses. It has a small-town feel and a human scale, is cosmopolitan, and has a thriving cultural scene. The residential area closest to Washington's institutions, it is home to a large number of politicians and VIPs.
The Senate buildings are only three short blocks from the house, and beyond them is the National Mall with the principal tourist attractions of Washington.