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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

51 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 51 traveler reviews

History Meets Style in the Heart of the Nation's Capital
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 51 reviews

Near Capitol Bldg Washington, DC

  • 4 of 5

Ideal location, clean, and private. Kitchen could use small cooking pot; large refrigerator; extra rolls of toilet paper?

Please leave detailed schedule for Circulator bus and if possible detailed street map with metro lines so can figure out which lines and stops to take. We asked at metro station for detailed map but unavailable.

This property is very close to Eastern Market - shops and restaurants great! Make sure to let future renters about such. And, maybe provide closest large market. We happen to find Safeway in Georgetown off of bus route. The local markets near apt. are a bit more pricey though great for a few items. Thanks for the stay. Metro cards were a nice touch & having a washer/dryer was very beneficial.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place stay while in DC

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for 4 nights while we toured the city. We could not have had a better experience while staying here. The owners were incredibly courteous, communicative, and covered every detail necessary. Everything in the description is accurate and spot on. They gave us their personal contact information if anything was needed or wasn't as they said it would be. On our last night, the Metro was going to be closed for 24 hours and they even took the time to send us an email letting us know that this would happen so we could find alternate travel arrangements to get to the airport. This is a top notch place to stay! There is a Metro stop very close by within walking distance (Eastern Market on the Blue line). It's only a 15 minute walk to Union Station and all of DC is very easily accessible form this location. We even used Uber a few times knowing that the Metro might be busy with the time of day and we never waited more than 4 minutes for someone to pick us up. We would recommend this property to anyone that needs a 1 bedroom place to stay. When we come back to DC, we know where we are going to be staying!!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

Cozy retreat in Capitol Hill

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely, cozy apartment in Capitol Hill, perfect for 1 person or a couple.

Location is terrific - in a beautiful historic block. Subway station Eastern Market is a 10-minute walk. Coffee shops, restaurants and shops are 5-10 minutes away. Very quiet yet centrally located.

The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, washer-dryer, cable TV, wi-fi, and a nice renovated bathroom. I would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highly recommend for a great stay..

  • 5 of 5

A basement apartment, yes, but with windows, so plenty of natural light gets in. And no musty basement smell, very clean and fresh. The apartment has been completely refurbished with IKEA type decor, and is very comfortable and clean. Full kitchen and a washer and dryer which I had no trouble using. Owner was very accommodating about our dropping off our luggage before the check in time, and the combo lock on the door made it easy. You can't get a better location! The corner breakfast place a block away is a treasure, and Eastern Market and the surrounding area IS "all that", a few easy blocks. We took UBER everywhere else, no prob. You don't need a car.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The apartment was clean and properly equipped. It was easy to enter and exit and in a very nice location just 6 blocks East of the capitol building. The metro station was an easy walk to location. I definitely would like to book this apartment the next time I visit Wash. D.C.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect location for our visit to DC. My husband & I were very comfortable here. The neighborhood was quiet but close to everything we wanted to do. The owners were great to work with. I would recommend Capitol Escape for anyone wanting to see the sites but not stay in a hotel.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Dec 1 - Feb 28
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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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Washington DC 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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