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Alec Smyth

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, spanish

Two Bedroom Historic House, Walking Distance to National Mall

48 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Washington DC Townhome Rental Photos and Description

1 King, 2 Twins (plus full sized baby crib)

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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.

The home has been furnished for a family of four, and also has 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 'Book Now' 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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alec Smyth (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

About Alec Smyth

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

What makes this townhome unique

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.

Reviews

4.9
based on 48 traveler reviews

Two Bedroom Historic House, Walking Distance to National Mall
average rating of 4.9375 based on 48 reviews
Oakland, CA
5

Excellent accommodation and location for a family!

  • 5 of 5

Great space for our family of 4 and well appointed with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. Alec was super responsive when I had a quick question, and I definitely know that he would be ready to help out quickly should the need arise. Great location -- easy walk to the mall and to the metro so a very handy launching place for all the DC sights. I definitely recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Perfect family vacation house in DC

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property in a perfect location for walking. Easy access to shopping and tourist sights. Safe neighborhood, beautiful curbside appeal. Up to date, comfortable, and well maintained. Great communication with owner. Highly recommend for traveling families.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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5

Wonderful, great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great experience, the home was clean and modern.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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5

Beautiful and convenient place

  • 5 of 5

Alec was a great host and the house was clean and spotless when we arrived. The house is conveniently located to Union Station and within walking distance to a lot of great restaurants. Will definitely stay here again when we visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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4

Beautiful town home in walking distance to everything. Very clean. Tastefully decorated.

  • 4 of 5

We will stay here every time visiting the area. Close to market, Smithsonian museums, many restaurants. Love that my kids have their own room. Alec is extremely accommodating and has taken care of all details. Much much better than a hotel.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Took me a year to finally write this. One word to describe our stay: Excellent. Place was exactly as advertised. Easy walk to all the sights, and a stone's through from the Metro if you don't need the exercise. Alec was absolutely the best to deal with. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
5.4 Miles
Washington Reagan (DCA)
Nearest Train
0.3 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Bistro Italiano
Car: not necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

Capitol Hill Townhome Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 14.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Washington DC Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1423 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Main - 1 king
    Childrens - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • Not visible in the main bedroom photos is a good sized flat screen TV, concealed in an armoire.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

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