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Two Bedroom Historic House, Walking Distance to National Mall

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Space 1,423 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

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

- Newseum

- 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.

More Details

Owner
Alec Smyth
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

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.

Amenities

Stanton Park Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1423 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Two Bedroom Historic House, Walking Distance to National Mall
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5

Loved our Stay!

  • 5 of 5

The owner of this property, Alec Smyth, is extremely professional and will assure your stay in this home is everything it is promised to be.

We are a family of 5 with 3 kids ages 20, 10 and 9. The house fit us perfectly. There is a room with a king and a room with twin bunks. We also had the choice between a twin Aerobed or a crib to sleep 5. All beds were comfortable and we slept well.

As you drive up to this historic home you will feel like a local right away. It is lovely from the front and as you walk in the door it is everything you would hope for. The first thing I noticed were the umbrellas and rain jacket in the front entry to borrow as needed, a nice touch. As you walk in you everything is nicely appointed and welcoming.

We didn't cook, but the kitchen seemed to have everything you would need if you wanted to. There was a large kitchen table for the family to gather. There was also a convenient 1/2 bath down stairs. Plenty of room for all 5 of us. There is a backyard to take advantage of with a table and chairs. It was too hot for us to spend any outdoor time, but would be very nice for cooler weather.

The bathroom had everything we needed, including a washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.

As for getting around town we began our week by walking to our destinations. By the end of the week we conveniently had an Uber or Lyft pick us up and take us where we needed to go. Our average trip price for a larger car was about $11.00 to get us anywhere we needed.

A variety of grocery stores and restaurants were within 0.5mi of this home.

All in all a convenient and terrific place to stay for a family!

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place. Everything you could need was there. The home is super pretty and well appointed. The location is amazing. Overall I'd rate it higher than a 5 if I could. Great place!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect place for our family to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We could not be happier with our stay at the restaurant row house. The neighborhood was cute and quiet with cozy restaurants all around us within a couple of minutes walk! We love visiting cities and staying where the locals live. This place did not disappoint! After visiting parts of the city where the major hotels were near the mall, I couldn't imagine staying there instead. The owner was very informative prior to arrival and answered any questions we had during our stay. I would recommend this property to anyone wanting to visit D.C.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best in D.C.!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect place to stay and feel a part of the city! Great location and wonderful amenities!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home is clean, comfortable, and child-friendly!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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

Stanton Park Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low Season
Jan 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Tax Rate 14.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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