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Barrett Karr

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

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

60 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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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).

The apartment is perfect for 2, but can accommodate a family of 4 with an air mattress that we provide. 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.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Barrett Karr (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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!


based on 60 traveler reviews

History Meets Style in the Heart of the Nation's Capital
average rating of 4.8166666 based on 60 reviews

Summer 2016

  • 5 of 5

This is our third year staying at "our apartment". We love the location and privacy. The apartment is perfect. A 5 star experience. Now that we are retired we plan on coming twice a year to visit family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Great location and friendly owners

  • 4 of 5

Owners were very accommodating and the location is great. Essentials are within walking distance. The property was clean, but a bit dated. Very comfortable bed in a quite spot.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Gerry and Anna

  • 5 of 5

Our trip to DC was wonderful and this place is perfect for a couple wanting to enjoy the city. Shane and Barrett have created a lovely location to rest and have thought of every need you might have. They were a blessing to work with and I highly recommend renting this location. It is 6 blocks from the Capitol, Supreme Court and The Library of Congress so it's a perfect spot. It's close to the Eastern Market which has great shops and restaurants along with a metro station. There is a little corner market two blocks away that you can get simple grocery items at if you need them as well. This really is a Capitol Escape for a couple wanting to enjoy the beauty of DC.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location,perfect accomodation

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely apartment. Perfect location,walking distance to everything. Barrett and Shane were most helpful. The apartment was very well appointed with attention to all those small details that make a difference. We would recommend to anyone wanting to visit Washington.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kiln, MS

GREAT Location!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment could not have been in a better location. The apartment itself is very clean and comfortable, kitchen is well stocked. It had washer and dryer, so we were able to pack lighter for the trip. We definitely feel like the rental price is a STEAL!!. It's very close to all of the attractions. My husband and I found a the "bike rental" station only a block or so away and we used the bike system almost the whole time. The Capital Building, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Museums...pretty much everything you go to DC to see is just a few blocks. We only used a cab to get to Arlington and to and from the Airport. Lots of restaurants and shops close by including the Eastern Market district. If we return to DC, we will DEFINATELY stay here again. The owners are very hospitable and very easy to work with. Shane and Barrett were very nice and allowed us to check in early due to our flight time.They emailed me in advance all of the information on the apartment so we were prepared in advance and ready to site see when we arrived.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location, safe, easy walk to good restaurants and market. Uber close to museums and monuments.

  • 4 of 5

This property provided everything we needed for a comfortable stay in D.C. Location was a perfect walking distance for many of our desired destinations. Loved that it had air conditioning too! We would highly recommend "Rose's Luxury" for dining, very eclectic atmosphere and delicious sharable food options. The night time bike tour of the monuments was a very fun experience via DC Bike n Roll. The Holocaust museum was an emotional experience but extremely well done. If you can't get in to the White House, try the White House Visitor Center down the street. It was terrific! full of wonderful history and short videos of Presidential experiences. Also, we stumbled upon the Daughter's of the Revolution museum which was really interesting and not crowded! Georgetown and Alexandria are both wonderful spots to stroll around in, take the Alexandria walking tour via the visitor center, very rich in history. Old Ebbett's Grill near the White House is a fun tourist spot and if you love oyster's, they offer 1/2 price happy hour oyster's from 3-6p.m. daily, yum! Sit at the bar, good stuff. We also had delicious experiences at Oyster Dive Bar and Oyamel. Utilize Uber, very prompt, polite knowledgable drivers, clean cars, reasonable. This property would have received 5 stars if the bathroom was a tad more tidy, (door was dirty, fingerprints) and a few other areas could have been spruced up but otherwise we would very much recommend it and would stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
5.9 Miles
Reagan National Airport (DCA)
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
3.2 Miles
Haines Point Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.8 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
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.


Rates & Availability

Capitol Hill Apartment Rental Rates

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Dec 1 - Feb 28
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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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Capitol Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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