|Space||1,423 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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.
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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.
Absolutely perfect row house with great balance of traditional and modern.
Location is superb for the sights. Safe neighborhood.
Owner extremely caring and honest.
Would definitely do it here again!
What a great location and haven to come home to after a full day in the city! Located in a quiet neighborhood that is only two blocks from Union Station, you couldn't find a better spot. We loved staying in a row house with character that added another layer of interest to our travel experience. The owners were quick to answer any questions, provided a well-tooled kitchen for easy meal time, had wonderful suggestions for places to go and where to eat. There was even a great big framed map in the living room to help us navigate the city. The house was clean and comfortable, and felt like a home after a full day seeing the sights. So much better than any hotel, I would recommend this particular VRBO to anyone wanting to have a quiet, well-equipped place to stay while visiting our nation's capitol. The owners were very accommodating, as we planned our vacation, and with quick responses while we were there. They even took the care to mail us my son's wallet that he accidentally left behind. (It made it home before we did! Thanks, Alec!) A great, memorable vacation for us all. Highly recommended to anyone!
This home is clean and comfortable. It has plenty of room for 4 adults and a child, 2-1/2. The kitchen is fully equipped and allowed us to make meals. We found the home child-friendly and safe! There is a gate at the top of the stairs which is secure and allowed our toddler to walk safely around upstairs. Alec, the owner, texted to be sure we had everything we needed.
We highly recommend this home.
Wonderful apartment. Had all amenities that we needed. Neighborhood and location to the mall was great! Communication with owner was impressive. Tons of info regarding apartment and DC. Would stay here again!
Lovely residential neighborhood. Easy walk to Capitol. Good restaurants around the corner. Spacious inside, great space for a baby or small child. Owner was extremely accommodating. We had a small problem with the shower, and he sent a plumber immediately. I would definitely stay there again.
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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Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay