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

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Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights


Northeast Washington Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Barrett Karr
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2016
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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!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(71 traveler reviews)

History Meets Style in the Heart of the Nation's Capital
average rating of 4.802817 based on 71 reviews

Quiet, comfortable, ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our fifth or sixth stay at Shane and Barrett's place, which by now feels like our DC home away from home. Our daughter and her family live a few blocks in one direction and the Capitol and those fabulous museums on the Mall begin just 6 blocks the other way. It's the perfect location for us--- and anyone who wants be within walking distance of the very heart of DC.. Shane and Barrett are most welcoming, the apartment is clean, attractive, very comfortable, with handsome trees in the front yard.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location and great facilities

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location close to the Capitol. Selection of local shops close by with a great range of restaurants and shops within easy walk. The apartment was clean and well-maintained and Barrett was a great host. We will have no hesitation at recommending this property to our friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect little apartment space

  • 5 of 5

This apartment was perfect for my husband and me on our recent four night getaway to be tourists in D.C. Barrett was quick to respond to our booking request, and we met Shane as we were leaving to go to dinner one night. They were very welcoming and gave us phone numbers to contact them with any need during our stay.


--Fairly spacious living room and kitchen area

--Very clean space (and I'm a bit of a germaphobe!)

--Location made walking to the Capitol and National Mall incredibly easy, also could walk to several corner markets, coffee shops, and restaurants near by. (If we had stayed any longer, I think my husband would have been on a first name basis with the people at Port City Java!)

--Fast WiFi

--Really comfortable duvet/comforter and pillows

--Charming features: fun decor throughout made it really feel like a home, front yard/terrace also gave a very welcoming vibe

The only minor negative: You will be able to hear people and pets as they move around upstairs.

Overall, it was a great place to stay, and we would definitely recommend it or stay there again if we ever do another trip to D.C.

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denham Springs

Great location

  • 5 of 5

Clean and pleasant. Easy access to many nice restaurants and the Eastern Market.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palmerston North, NZ

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Property met my expectations from the description and pictures. Was tidy and clean on my arrival and instructions provided were clear on how to get to property etc. Was good to be able to have a kitchen and washing machine after having a week at a hotel in New York - it was good to just relax at the end of each busy day, and be able to make coffee and breakfast in the morning. It is quiet being a basement apartment and the bed was very comfortable. Metro stop 10-15 mins walk away and reusable Metro cards were provided - which saves you from buying your own. Bus stop right outside and walking distance to Capitol and the DC Circulator if you want to use that to get around National Mall. Eastern Market was a great find for fresh meat, veges and bread and the flea market on weekend, there's also a convenience store a block away to get any groceries. Tunnicliff Tavern couple of blocks away was a great place for dinner.

This was great alternative accommodation to a hotel, close enough to Capitol to walk, yet quiet and safe enough neighbourhood to relax for the night. I met Barrett and Shane during my stay, who were very polite and welcoming.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wayzata, MN

Great location, comfortable lodging.

  • 4 of 5

The property was clean and had everything we needed. Sheets and comforter, pillows and towels were high quality and comfortable. We learned that we were close enough to walk to the Eastern Market, the Capitol (more of a hike but we're 75 and 80 so younger people could easily do it), a bus stop, breakfast nook, even a used bookstore. Many restaurants and a jazz bar (with good food) were near the Market. I would promote location more and provide info about nearby cafes, etc. Cards for the bus and Circulator (which goes around the Mall) were on the table but there was no info about where to go to get the cards recharged. A terminal where we could do so was just beyond the Eastern Market.

The carpet looked as if it could use a good cleaning (as in wash) and the rug placed on top was curling at the corners, a bit of a hazard. Otherwise, the decor was uncluttered and pleasant, and furniture comfortable enough. We'd go there again and are recommending it to friends and family who might visit D.C.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 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.


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Northeast Washington Apartment Rental Rates

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Cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 14.5%

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Northeast Washington 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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