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Flat in Historic House (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 515 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom with queen bed, 1 full bathroom

This is an attractive ground floor flat in a Victorian town house, and was completely renovated in 2010. It is on a quiet residential street, yet as centrally located as it gets. 'Restaurant Row', a stretch of Massachusetts Avenue with numerous restaurants, is only one block away.

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

You will not need a car. In terms of size, the flat is ideal for a couple, or perhaps a couple with a child. It is also suitable for seniors, because the entrance is at street level and there are no stairs. The flat is totally independent from the main house above, with a separate entrance, mechanical systems, phone line, etc. To sum it up, this little place is small in size, but big on charm!

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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How Reservations Work:

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 $120 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, and you do not need to provide us credit card information.

Arrival and Departure Logistics:

Check out time is 11AM, check in time 3PM. This is to allow time for the cleaners if there is a same-day change-over. If either time poses an issue please let us know, as a it is often possible to make alternative arrangements with the cleaners.

We use a code lock, so there is no need to mail or drop off keys, and you can arrive at any time of night.

More Details

Owner
Alec Smyth
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 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 2010

Why Alec Smyth chose Washington DC

We picked this home expressly for vacation rental use, with the hindsight of having lived in this area for close to twenty years. It is just ideally situated with a combination of easy access to the major sites, and quiet once back home.

What makes this townhome unique

The location! This is a place which is extremely quiet, where you are the shortest possible distance to the major DC attractions, and where you feel safe walking at any hour of night or day. It's a neighborhood that is utterly livable. There is wonderful grocery shopping nearby, restaurants you would visit with the family, bookstores, etc. Metro is a few blocks away if you need to go beyond walking range.

Amenities

Capitol Hill Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 515 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

Flat in Historic House (Quiet, Safe, Walk to Museums)
average rating of 4.7466664 based on 75 reviews
New Hartford, NY US
5

Met all my expectations. Very clean and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Everything worked well from the kitchen to the wifi and I had no complain. Cozy and quiet stay in the heart of D.C. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great flat in a perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

This property was clean, convenient, safe feeling, and beautifully located to the Mall, museums, and restaurants. We would love to come again!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great flat in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at this flat. Amenities were just as described, the shower was great, and we appreciated borrowing one of the umbrellas during a downpour. It was about a 10 minute walk to Union Station or Eastern Market metro stations. We found that we tended to walk to the Capitol and take the Circulator from there (it also picks up at Union Station). The notes that Alex provides about the area were very helpful. Both the Whole Foods and Giant supermarkets are not far away. Connecting to the wifi was easy and fast. Most of all, we appreciated Alex's flexibility when our flight was cancelled as he was very accommodating for a change in our plans.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truckee, CA (Lake Tahoe)
4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Convenient to all the locations we wanted to visit. Seemed to be a safe neighborhood. Lots of families playing in Stanton Park. Gives you a glimpse into what it would be like to live there. The Welcome to Stanton Park pdf that Alec sends is very useful. Perfect place for the two of us. Clean. Great soft towels. We found the Union Pub restaurant next to the Capitol Hill Supermarket was reasonably priced and had very good food. As Alec says, there are several restaurants near the flat. We would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very clean, safe and convient

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful experience my husband loved everything! I enjoyed interacting with the owner Alec she couldn't be more avsilable and helpful all in all very hsppy

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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5

Absolutely Perfect! Was exactly as described! Great Neighborhood, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We needed a place to stay while moving my daughter to Washington DC for an internship and I chose this Flat based solely on its proximity to her new temporary home but was so pleasantly surprised by the Flat itself. Very comfortable for 3 people, felt a lot bigger than it is and had everything we could need for our stay. Nice little touches like starter shampoo, plenty of towels and blankets and a great little kitchen. The Flat was clean and bright and we felt like a part of a great community while we were there, the neighbors were so friendly and helpful. Will definitely rent again on future visits.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

The house is located on a quiet friendly street less than half a block from Stanton Park and one block from Restaurant Row, a block of restaurants with tables right on the sidewalk. 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.

Other Activities: US Congress, Smithsonian, Newseum, Library of Congress, National Archives, Folger Shakespeare

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Rates & Availability

Capitol Hill 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
$125
$750
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $120
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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