About the property
- Townhome1423 sqft
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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
- 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.
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- within a few hours
- english, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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.
Local Services & Businesses
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location; everything as expected; comfortable bed; loved the patio!
We enjoyed 4 nights at this apartment in early May. The apartment was super-clean (one of my pet peeves) and the kitchen was well-stocked with most items we would need (though missing a toaster!). The king-size bed was very comfortable, though our adult son had trouble fitting in the twin/bunk beds. (We have rented a number of apartments on Capitol Hill and comfortable beds are very hard to find!) We had great weather and used the patio out back every day for breakfast and dinner, and used the grill to have hamburgers one night. The neighborhood is lovely--a stone's throw from Union Station and the Capitol, with restaurants, coffee shops, and even a Barre3 nearby. The parking pass was a huge bonus for us as we had driven from Boston, and a nearby parking space was easy to find. The owner, Alec Smyth, was extremely responsive and nice, and answered the phone on the first ring when I had a question. The reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that the apartment and some of its furnishings are a little cheap, worn, and tired - everything could use a fresh coat of paint, nicer blanket on the bed, flower pots on the patio, etc.
Beautiful place, perfect location!
We had a wonderful stay in Washington DC. The property manager, Alec, was very helpful and the house was perfect.
Beautiful, clean home very close to subway and Capital
We loved our stay at the Restaurant Row House! We felt like locals as we came and went from the home. There is a nice little grocery store about a block away and Whole Foods about 1/2 mile away. We used the subway everyday to get to the major attractions. It was only a 6 minute walk to Union Station. We ate there once at Shake Shack (my son works at the one in Detroit). Everything was very clean. Plenty of dishes and utensils. We only ate out a couple times. Unfortunately We the Pizza was one of them. Despite the glowing reviews, it was not good at all! the wings were so salty they were inedible and the pizza was average. Our dinners in were awesome! Whole Foods steaks cooked on the outdoor grill, pan fried fresh fish from Eastern Market, etc. It was so nice to come back to our "home" after a day running around DC
Beautiful, clean, very comfortable. Great location!
We very much enjoyed our stay and look forward to our next trip!
AWESOME like you lived in DC!
Loved every minute of staying in this row house!! We come from suburbia and I love my kids seeing what else is out there. We stayed in the home with 2 boys 18, 16 and 11 yr old daughter. We felt like there was plenty of room. The home was a great set up! I personally loved all the ledges that allowed for all our stuff to be laid out. The main bathroom upstairs had an awesome set up. The kitchen was nicely stocked. Have a half bathroom downstairs was nice as well. The only negative if I was looking for one was that we did run out of hot water when almost all of us were trying to shower one after the other but after the first night that never happened again. The bed were comfortable. The master bedroom was very spacious and loved all the light that came in when we had the curtains opened.
The location of the home was awesome. My husband decided we had to have a vehicle rental and he picked out the suburban - again we are from the suburbs LOL. We had no problems parking it near the house. We did a combo of walking, lyft and driving the vehicle. Lyft rates were low since everything was so close. We walked to the grocery store on the first day which was close and then used my instacart membership for the next day. Hubby and I loved going around the corner for a date night feeling very safe leaving the kids in the house. The German restaurant was awesome and the French restaurant next door to it had great dessert and drinks. Everything was so close - we toured the white house, did a tour of Congress, visited the Smithsonians, Spy Museum, Zoo, Arlington Cemetery. We went to Georgetown and did the Escape Room.
I was so grateful for the closeness to everything the most the day we were traveling home. Just as I was packing my duffel bag feel apart ripping all the way. Fast thinking I did a lyft to Marshalls, a lyft back to the row house in about 40 mins! I repacked and we made it to the airport!
We will definitely stay again on any trip back!
Very close to metro and restaurants
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.