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Karen Morse

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Stunning Apt! Prime Location-Blks To Capitol - Bikes/Parking

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Apartment 2 bedrooms plus Convertible, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 6

Sunny two bedroom Garden Apartment in one of Capitol Hill's oldest and most Historic homes. The house was built in 1876 and is registered in the National Historic Conservation Trust.

Located on East Capitol Street facing the East side of the Capitol Building. Simply walk out of the apartment and get a terrific view of the Capitol Building.

This (2) two bedroom (1) one bath garden apartment has been recently refurnished with leather sofas, local artwork, oriental rugs, custom blinds, comfy beds, 400 count sheets and plush towels. Each bedroom has its own flat screen TV with cable connections. This unit has wireless internet.

The property is lined with windows allowing for wonderful light throughout the apartment!

The master bedroom has a queen bed with a flat screen TV and a large closet. Furnished with plenty of drawers and closet space. The bedding is 400 count sheets and extra pillows

The second bedroom has bunk beds that are great for kids or teens. The bunk beds have wonderful mattresses with 400 count sheets and comforters. Perfect for children or teens but adults will be comfortable as well!

The large sofa in the living room folds out to a comfortable double bed. This garden apartment is ideal for two or a family and can sleep up to six comfortably.

If you are driving, off street parking is a must! This apartment comes with one off street parking space for your use 24 hours.

The fully equipped kitchen is nicely appointed with all the cookware you need for a grommet meal with dishwasher, stove, oven, refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, microwave,and lots of cabinets. There is a washer and dryer in the unit.

Our property comes with two bikes for your use! Please feel free to use our bikes (if you like) and discover how easy it is to get all around Capitol Hill. Pop over three blocks to Eastern Market for groceries or organic local produce or walk over to 8th street to 'restaurant row' where there is a restaurant for every palate!

Capitol Hill is one of the oldest neighborhoods in DC. Most of the early residents were members of Congress. As the neighborhood evolved, row houses were built and Capitol Hill began to grow as a city within the city for families and Washington's Who's Who! Many members of Congress make their homes on the Hill. Don't be surprised if you walk by or sit next to at a restaurant, someone you will recognize.

It is an easy walk to the US Capitol, Senate Office buildings, Supreme Court, Library of Congress and Folgers Shakespeare Library. Close by are all the Smithsonian Museums on the Mall including the National Gallery of Art, Air and Space Museum, Museum of Natural History, National Archives, American Indian Museum and more.

There are three meto stops on Capitol Hill. Just a few stops away enjoy the theater or movies at Gallery Place. Shakespeare Theater Company performing at Sidney Harmon Hall and the Lansburgh Theatre, Verizon Center with basketball and hockey. H Street, Georgetown, 14th Street Corridor and Adams Morgan are all within easy access.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Karen Morse (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english


based on 45 traveler reviews

Stunning Apt! Prime Location-Blks To Capitol - Bikes/Parking
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 45 reviews

Wonderful Neighborhood and Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun on our trip to DC. The apartment was perfect for our family of four. Clean, cozy and only blocks from the metro, great restaurants and eastern market. We felt like we were at home. Karen had everything well labeled and was super easy to get a hold of if we had questions. We would definitely go back! Thank you Karen - Amy & Kai G

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Southlake, Texas

Delightful location near Lincoln Park

  • 5 of 5

This was my third week at Karen's English basement apartment, and it is obviously my "place to stay" at spring break! My reason for coming is different than most in that I don't do much sightseeing. I go to help my daughter with her spring break mission program with college students, specifically cooking and serving a crowd. The parking spot (a driveway--how convenient is that!) is so handy for me to get in and out with groceries and prepared trays of food. The Rock and Roll marathon happened again on my visit, and this time my son ran the race. It is wonderful to be a part of that for sure. Karen sets up the apartment with the necessities of life in the kitchen and bathroom. I spent my free time strolling around the neighborhood enjoying the bright weather and lovely gardens in bloom. Walking is easy to 8th Street, and I tried out some different restaurants--recommend Belga especially.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay for a week in D.C.

  • 5 of 5

My wife, adult daughter and I spent a week in D.C. seeing the sights my daughter didn't remember from when we brought her there as a youngster. The apartment was great for our needs. We walked (almost) everywhere and the location on East Capitol was very convenient. It was a $20 cab ride from Reagan National and $15 return using Uber.

Karen was very good keeping in contact before we arrived and responded immediately when we had a couple occassions to contact her while in the apartment. She provided lists of recommended nearby restaurants as well as lists and contact information for many sites. Aqua al 2 was our favorite restaurant in the neighborhood. Karen provided lots of little things to make the visit comfortable and convenient.

We were in D.C. for a snow storm, but the apartment was snug. It was well stocked with good quality towels and plenty of bedding. I wanted to take the shower head home with me! The two bedrooms are on opposite ends of the apartment providing lots of privacy. Other than breakfast, we didn't eat in, but the kitchen was equipped for making meals if you should choose.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous Host, Fabulous Location!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful experience my family had during our month-long stay!

The location played a major role in our experience. We walked most mornings to the Eastern Market metro to visit the Smithsonain, and loved walking to the Capitol/Supreme Court/Library of Congress (all 8 blocks) in the evenings at sunset as a family. The location is very safe, and the walks are so pleasant, both day and night.

The apartment itself was perfect for our needs. We had a new baby, and two kids, 4 and 6. The bunk was great for them, and the pack 'n play fit well in our room for the baby. Master bed was very comfortable, and there was more than enough storage for our clothes and luggage (and we brought a lot!). Karen had everything ready for us, and was very attentive throughout our stay, making us feel so at home. You could not find a better host. The off street parking was a major benefit, along with the metro cards Karen keeps in the apartment. Thank you, Karen!!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sugar Land

First Trip to DC

  • 5 of 5

This was my first trip to DC and really did not know if I picked a good location or not. Well, it was a great location and within walking distance to Eastern Market and Barracks row. Less than a mile walk to the Capital as well. The apt was great for 2 people or a couple and small children because of the 1 bathroom. I felt safe as well, and enjoyed walking around the area. A beautiful place and I look forward to going back and seeing more of DC.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property Description Accurate

  • 5 of 5

We took the Metro from National Airport to Eastern Market and used it throughout our 4-day stay. Apt is well furnished for cooking and convenient to the Mall, Circulator buses, restaurants, zoo. Ordering groceries for delivery made for even more convenience. Karen (owner) very responsive. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Capitol Hill is the perfect neighborhood combining a city and neighborly feel! Coffee Shops, Award winning restaurants for every taste, Historic Eastern Market for groceries with a Farmers/Flea Market on the Weekends! ( try the world famous crab cakes! They are legendary in the City!) The Folger Shakespear Library and live Theatre, The Supreme Court, The Hill Center, Organic Market, US Congress, Five Metro Stations, RFK Stadium for Soccer, Nationals Stadium for Baseball Fans. The National Mall with all its Museums (FREE), Botanic Garden in Bloom all year round!


Rates & Availability

Capitol Hill Apartment Rental Rates

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Mar 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 8 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 9 2016 - Jan 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 16 2017 - Jan 22 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 23 2017 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
Tax Rate 14.25%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Washington DC Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa pulls out to a double bed in the living room., Bunk Beds (1) Bunk beds are for kids but the linens will make any adult or teen very comfortable!
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Security System, 3 metro stations on the hill (one 3 blocks away for the Blue and Orange lines). Off street parking for one car. Off street parking is a must on the hill. Two bikes with locks and baskets are available for your use. DC has miles of bike only lanes so you can safety travel the city without the worry of traffic!

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