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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

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 a few hours
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 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 -
(66 traveler reviews)

Top notch location within walking distance of museums
average rating of 4.969697 based on 66 reviews
5

Wonderful location!

  • 5 of 5

Two small families shared the house. Loved Eastern Market. Close to all highlights of capital.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great neighborhood and location

  • 5 of 5

Very clean townhouse, close to Capitol Hill and the mall, restaurants. Big tvs, cable, plenty of toilet paper, a parking pass for street parking, maps, umbrellas. They really thought of everything. Will stay here again when we come to D.C.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Massachusetts
5

Fabulous week

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful property. The location is great and Alec is very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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La Grange, IL
5

Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

The location of the house could not of been better- so close to everything! The owner provides a nicely detailed packet with info on restaurants, tours and the general area. DC is a walking city so be prepared to walk a lot. We used Uber a few times especially going further distances which made sense for us as we were a group of 6 (3 adults and 3 tweens).The house was very clean, the beds were extremely comfortable and living room/ dining area is very spacious. There is a small backyard/ patio area with tables, chairs and BBQ grill. Love the extra touch of all the toiletries that the owner provides- no need to pack shampo, condition, soap and lotion. And they also had a bin of umbrellas which came in handy being in DC in the springtime. Highly recommend this home for your stay!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Flower Mound
5

Comfort and Accessibility in DC

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed this rental very much. For a family of 5, with two being teenagers, it was nice to have three comfortable bedrooms. We were close to a neighborhood market and several great restaurants. We cooked dinner there a few nights and breakfast every AM. The kitchen had everything we needed. The location was convenient to walk to the capitol and the museums. We took a hop on and off trolley to see some of the farther sites. You can start the tour at Union Station which is a short walk. We also took a cruise to see Mount Vernon.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the house. We loved the convenient location to all of the sights in D.C.. The house is pretty, clean and comfortable. It was a great fit for our family. We appreciated the owners prompt answers to our questions. He was very helpful and friendly!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 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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