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Top notch location within walking distance of museums

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace

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.

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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:
May 27, 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.

Amenities

Capitol Hill House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
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 -
(72 traveler reviews)

Top notch location within walking distance of museums
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 72 reviews
5

Great Choice!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely townhome was a pleasure to move into, however temporarily! Everything is immaculate and all finishes are of the utmost quality. The rooms are spacious - the master bedroom is incredibly large, with a bay window and walls of closets (filled with wooden hangers and lots of them!). The enclosed patio in the back was a lovely place to enjoy a glass of wine and morning coffee. The rental comes with a parking pass for the permit street parking; we even had the best luck to find a space directly in front of the building (we left the car there for the duration of our stay).

It is about a 15 minute walk from the Capitol and it is always our expectation that a visit to DC will involve walking; however, DC has lots of ride sharing options, for those who are worn out at the end of the day. Just across the park are several lovely restaurants with outdoor seating, perfect for May.

We usually visit DC each spring and hope to return to this amazing home.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Great stay! Everything we'd hoped for.

  • 5 of 5

Very clean house, great location.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean, central, perfect.

  • 5 of 5

That says it all. Comfortable beds, quiet, central. It's only $6-$10 cab or Uber to attractions. Close dining and grocery. Great stay.

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! Everything was as expected and more. Very homey and comfortable. We loved the location as it is very convenient to everything. The beds/ bedding were so luxurious. Alec was very nice to deal with also. Will stay here again!

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Super location, spacious and comfy!

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Alec, was always accessible when I had a question or concern, which I found extremely comforting! The house was located a short 12 minute walk to Union Station and also very close to the Capitol. It was very comfortable for all six of us with plenty of room to rest and relax after busy days touring.....exactly what we had hoped for!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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5

Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

We travelled with 4 adults and 2 children and the place was perfect. The home had discreet child proofing that made our visit to a two story home worry free. Clean and classical music playing upon arrival. Would recommend to anyone and stay again! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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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

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Rates & Availability

Capitol Hill House 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
$300
$1,715
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,400
 

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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