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History Meets Style in the Heart of the Nation's Capital

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Stylish One Bedroom Apartment Steps From The Capitol

Read our reviews -- welcome to the best location in Washington, DC!

Capitol Escape is a well-appointed, one-bedroom English Basement apartment on the most famous street in DC’s historic Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Ideally situated for work or play, Capitol Escape is a few short blocks from the US Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress and House and Senate office buildings. Catch the bus right outside your door or walk three blocks to Eastern Market Metro Station for access to all of the sights and sounds of the Nation’s capital.

Capitol Escape includes all of the amenities you would expect, and then some: full kitchen, coffee maker with coffee, washer/dryer, 32” HDTV with DVD player and cable, free WiFi, queen bed with 650-thread count linens and down comforter, iPod/iPhone compatible clock radio, and Bliss™ bath products.

With more than 30 restaurants, bars and coffee shops a short walk away, you’ll never eat at the same place twice. Or pick up fresh, locally-sourced ingredients for the perfect dinner in from from nearby Eastern Market (which expands on weekends into a fantastic outdoor market featuring antiques, jewelry, art, farm-fresh produce, etc).

A true one bedroom, the apartment is perfect for 2. Take the Metro or a short cab ride from Reagan National Airport. If you’re on Amtrak, Union Station is less than one mile away.

More Details

Owner
Barrett Karr
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Barrett Karr

We have lived on the Hill for 17 years and worked in and out of government. We are proud parents, occasional foodies, and supporters of local artists. We always dreamed of owning a house on East Capitol Street and -- bonus! -- ours came with a one bedroom apartment.

Barrett Karr purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Barrett Karr chose Washington DC

We moved to Capitol Hill 17 years ago and never left. The Hill has a unique combination of history, walkability and a genuine neighborhood feel -- all within steps of the US Capitol. When we finally had the opportunity to buy a house on the street that is literally at the heart of the Hill, we jumped. Come see why! We may even let you in on a few of our favorite local haunts...

What makes this apartment unique

East Capitol Street is one of DC's most historic avenues; it literally is the north-south dividing line and runs directly into the US Capitol. Houses on East Capitol rarely come on the market; we waited 17 years for this one!

Amenities

Northeast Washington Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The unit has 1 queen bed, total. An additional queen aerobed or a toddler aerobed is available upon request. $15 nightly fee for each addiitonal guest, maximum 2 additional children.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(82 traveler reviews)

History Meets Style in the Heart of the Nation's Capital
average rating of 4.792683 based on 82 reviews
5

Terrific Property & Location

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, 5+ blocks east of the Capitol. On a weekday bus route that went to Union Station and 5 blocks from Eastern Market metro station where there were a great variety of interesting restaurants. One bedroom unit was perfect for the 2 of us. There were 2 small convenience stores less than 2 blocks away. We would love to stay at this location again, because it was so convenient. Our goal was to visit more of the museums and the only thing that held us back was how tired our legs got listening to the docents at the museums (the only way to truly enjoy the experience [it wasn't them, it was our age!]). Perfect experience overall!!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomington, MN
5

Great Location On Capitol Hill

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time using Homeaway.com and we were not disappointed in our selection. Located 5-6 blocks from the Capitol, Supreme Court, Congress Office Buildings, and a short walk to Union Station, make it an excellent location to get anywhere in the DC area. This neat 1 bedroom apartment was well kept and comfortable. It's full kitchen is perfect for preparing any kind of meal. The bed was very comfortable, along with a very nice shower. There were also plenty of supplies to meet our needs for a weeks stay. Considering the age of the building, the apartment is small, but plenty of room for a couple on a vacation. A major plus if you drove into town is the free parking permit for the area. The owners were also easily reached if you needed anything or had any problems, which we didn't. I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a good place to stay, centrally located and at a reasonable price.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Location, location, location

  • 4 of 5

If you like to walk, this apartment is ideally located just 5 blocks behind the Capitol Building in a wonderful neighborhood near some good restaurants, bars, and an old food market. We enjoyed its coziness and welll-stocked kitchen. Shane and Barrett outfitted this basement apartment with great linens, a new washer/dryer, and IKEA amenities. Light sleepers might find the noise from the heating system and kids upstairs disruptive but we didn't mind that at all. We want to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place in a very convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

My son and I stayed here for 5 days and had a wonderful experience. Everyday we would walk to Pennsylvania Ave. and grap some breakfast and then walk to the Capitol, National Mall and Smithsonian museums. It was outstanding and so convenient to everything we wanted to see. There are great neighborhood grocery stores 1 block away and the neighborhood is beautiful. We feel we chose perfectly where to stay and would stay here again without hesitation. The apartment is very well maintained and has a "cool" flair to it.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denham Springs
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location. Very comfortable bed.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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5

clean, efficient, quiet

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed my three-night stay here; would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
5.9 Miles
Reagan National Airport (DCA)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Tunnicliff's
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Haines Point Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.8 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I-395
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Jimmy T's

This location is ideal for walking to the Capitol as well as Eastern Market, Supreme Court, Union Station. It is also 4 blocks from Eastern Market metro and the house is directly on a bus line. Finally, Capital Bikeshare rental station is 2 blocks away.

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Rates & Availability

Northeast Washington Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Dec 1 - Feb 28
3 night minimum stay
$130
$735
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$145
$840
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 14.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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