Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Top notch location within walking distance of museums

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Three bedroom 1895 Victorian brought into 21st century with an open floor plan

This home is specially oriented to families with children. The master bedroom has a king bed, the second bedroom a queen, and the third has twin bunk-beds, a twin trundle, and a full sized crib. The house is equipped with child-friendly features such as a proper high chair, a gate at the top of the stairs, and a fully enclosed patio. There is a wonderful children's playground only half a block away.

The house is a Victorian row-house built in 1895 but renovated to have an open floor plan, two-story open space with indoor balcony, and skylights everywhere. It has all modern conveniences while maintaining the charm and quality of a bygone era.

You will be on a quiet residential street, yet as centrally located as it gets.

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

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. Should you need a rental vehicle for a day to visit out-of-town sites, there are rental car offices minutes from the house.

PLEASE NOTE, WE DO NOT ADVERTISE ON CRAIGSLIST. If you came across the content of our listing on Craigslist, it is a fake ad.

--------- How we operate ---------

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, 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:
September 25, 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 house in 2014

What makes this house unique

Capitol Hill townhouses are quaint but tend to be very deep and narrow, and in consequence dark. This house is the antithesis of that, with its open floor plan and skylights. It is a whole-house rental, not a basement or condo, and within the context of Capitol Hill's 19th century houses, is relatively large at 1700 square feet.

Map

Nearest Airport
5.9 Miles
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Nearest Train
0.6 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bistro Cacao
Car: not necessary

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 Capitol, Smithsonian Museums, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, National Archives, Newseum, Folger Shakespeare Library

Amenities

Eastern Market House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Second bathroom - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Main bedroom - 1 king
    Grandparents bedroom - 1 queen
    Children's bedroom - 3 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(83 traveler reviews)

97% Complete
2% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Top notch location within walking distance of museums
average rating of 4.9759035 based on 83 reviews
Rochester, MN
5

Great house in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

We were two families, with three adults and three teens. The house had plenty of room and had everything we needed to be comfortable. We were able to walk to the grocery store and a few restaurants. Quick Lyft rides to the Holocaust Museum and other sites. Will definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Weston, Wisconsin
5

Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We just returned home from our week long vacation in DC. 622C Street NE was the perfect location to allow for lots of walking. Close to the capitol, could walk to all museums and memorials. Safe neighborhood! The home itself was comfortable with nonstop hot water. We had no trouble finding parking if we drove our car someplace.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Bright, airy, clean, comfortable in a great neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our stay in Washington. It is bright, airy and comfortable without being over the top luxurious, which made it feel just like home. The beds are comfortable and the living room is a great place to hang out.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

The house was very clean, comfortable and spacious.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our family of seven and we're completely comfortable. The house had everything we needed, the beds were awesome, the bathrooms were perfect and the charm of the house was undeniable.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Walking Distance To Everything

  • 5 of 5

This home is the perfect place to stay if you see yourself walking to all that D.C. has to offer. Parking in the area is tight and I am thankful that we did not waste our money on a rental car when all the good stuff was within walking distance or easily accessible by Metro. Also, if you want to do day trips that might take a car, Union Station is just a few blocks away and you can rent a car for the day, as we did to get to Gettysburg.

Beds were very comfortable. Upstairs there is a shared bathroom with the 3 bedrooms and downstairs there is a 3/4 bath so that you don't HAVE to go upstairs. After touring each day, we came back to air-conditioned comfort and relaxed. We had Safeway deliver our food the first day we arrived and they were excellent. The kitchen was full of all the necessary equipment. We loved that there were plastic dishes for the kids so there were no worries about dropping things on the tile floor of the kitchen.

The living room furniture was comfortable and the master bedroom upstairs had a lovely chair/lamp combo in the bay window where I enjoyed reading in the evenings. The home was clean, comfortable, and in a safe neighborhood. We would certainly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great location and super charming!

  • 5 of 5

Was perfect for our little group. Will definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Photos

Rates & Availability

Available
Unavailable
Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

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.

You might like these similar properties