Send this page to a friend

Thank You

Your message has been sent.

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

check navigate-up

Cliff Palermo

Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Capital Hill Apt. In beautiful Victorian town home

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee

Learn more


Washington DC Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom + Sleeping Den, Full Bath (Sleeps 3-5)

When you enter the property, you are greeted by a bright and welcoming living room with a flat screen TV and dining space for four. The couch has a full, pullout bed. The kitchen features a a refrigerator, oven/stove, dishwasher, microwave, and coffeemaker, making preparing meals a breeze during your stay. There is a small desk, in the hall, off the kitchen, to keep essentials close-at-hand. The property has wifi for laptops and portable devices. The first bedroom a has a full bed and ample closet space. The full bathroom is located down a short hall, and features a bathtub and counter space for your toiletries. The second bedroom has a queen bed. All the rooms get natural light from the windows.

A Capitol Place apartment, can be rented as a long term rental, when available.

A Capitol Place is a privately entranced, completely renovated five-room apartment. It is the entire lower level of our renovated century old Victorian town house located in the historic district of Capitol Hill, in a well established and friendly neighborhood just off Lincoln Park. It is within easy walking distance of the US Capitol, Library of Congress, Supreme Court, Congressional Buildings, the Eastern Market and Union Station Metrorail (subway) stops and attractions, and it is one block from the City Bus lines. From the Capitol, it is about a ten to fifteen minutes walk to reach the Smithsonian Mall and its Museums. The apartment's downtown neighborhood location, convenient to the monuments, memorials, and museums, as well as to government and business, is equally appealing to the tourist and to the business traveler.

The historic neighborhood is home to Eastern Market, which is a landmark in itself and has been operating for over 100 years. There are second and third generation family operated open food stalls inside and on the weekends it has an outdoor flea and antique market, a farmers market, and an arts and crafts market. Capitol Hill with its town homes with flower filled front yards, and its tree-lined streets with interesting and unique shops and neighborhood cafe and restaurants, offers a friendly, small town flavor and atmosphere, yet it is right in the heart of downtown, Washington, DC.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cliff Palermo (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Cliff Palermo

I love hosting people in my homes in DC. My brothers and I have been providing vacationers comfortable accommodations since 2011. I wanted to create a special business handling exceptional and interesting properties. It is my goal to provide properties that create a magical and whimsical setting while you are in Washington,yet provide the services people need that have busy lives that follow them when they travel ...

Cliff Palermo purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Cliff Palermo chose Washington DC

This location is full of History and is at the seat of world power. It allows easy access to the great historical sights of Washington as well as the business center.

What makes this apartment unique

This particular property provides a wonderful experience for someone that really wants to experience a Washington neighborhood and a decidedly American way of life. Many people have stayed at this property from around the world and have been charmed by the special jewel that it is.


based on 20 traveler reviews

Capital Hill Apt. In beautiful Victorian town home
average rating of 4.4 based on 20 reviews

Family Spring Vacation in DC

  • 4 of 5

Great location - 15 minute walk to the Capitol, close to the Metro stop, and Lincoln Park. Much more city ambiance than staying at a hotel.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Excellent stay at 134 12st DC

  • 5 of 5

From arriving Cliff was welcoming us and care about us by email. Great place with everything was mention. Easy to go around. Thank you

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Perth, Western Australia

Quiet residential location with good access to city

  • 4 of 5

Stayed for a week as part of a longer holiday - self, wife & adult daughter. We had previously been staying in hotels and this was planned as a bit of a change as we were in DC for a full week. Firstly the booking process and all the instructions on accessing the property were clear and easy to follow. The apartment is in a basement so there is not much natural light. But it is well equipped and maintained, including the kitchen (which we didn't use to its full capabilities). One unexpected omission was that there were no laundry facilities in the apartment, but we found a coin operated laundry two blocks away, so all was well. Bus stops and Eastern Market metro station are within easy walking distance - wouldn't recommend a car as parking is limited and expensive. It's in a fairly quiet residential area. Supermarket, pharmacy and quite a few restaurants are all available within walking distance but not immediately obvious (Google map search helped here!). Would be happy to stay here again if visiting DC.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Leeds,West Yorkshire, UK

Old World Hideaway

  • 4 of 5

Very quaint basement apartment full of victorian charm, with all the modern facilities you need for your comfort. Lots of info around the place for tourists, short walk to Eastern Market for bars, restaurant and the metro. Great neighbourhood, very safe and clean. Be aware you're in the basement so you will hear the people upstairs if it's also occupied.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Needs TLC

  • 3 of 5

We immensely enjoyed our trip to DC. It was great to arrive and have our parking permit for the rental car ready and waiting for us. We were able to park within a block of the rental every day. Lincoln Park was fun for the kids, and the Italian restaurant at the corner by the park was a delicious treat. The market down the street supplied what we needed for breakfasts in. It's a walk to public transportation, other restaurants, and a long walk to DC sites. If traveling with kids, you will probably not want to walk to the Capitol. We felt very safe here, and walking through the neighborhood. The neighbors were pleasant and it had a good family feel to it.

As for the condition of the apartment, the surface areas we used were clean, but overall it was in dire need of a good scrubbing. I was most disappointed when we found out the sofa bed was broken. I was traveling with a friend and my two school-aged kids, so we really needed that third sleeping area, but it was completely broken. It was not even comfortable to sit on to visit during the evenings. I requested a twin air bed the first day, but never heard back and ended up sleeping crammed between an 8- and 10-year old on the queen bed for the week. Verify that this has been fixed before planning on having a third sleeping area.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
4 0

A Capitol Place - Washington, DC

  • 4 of 5

The instructions we received to enter were fairly easy to follow. There was a mistake regarding the combinations but we figured it out. Upon entering the home we found it to be very clean. There were plenty of towels and dishes. Instructions were left that were very helpful during the stay.

Parking was a bit tricky. Like many large cities, there isn't enough space available on the street for everyone to park. At times we parked three blocks away due to no available spots.

The reason for the good review was due mainly to some of the furnishings in the home and updates being needed. If some of the furniture were updated and the kitchen and bathroom updated I could easily give this an excellent rating.

All in all this was a fine place to stay. My family and I enjoyed it and DC very much. We would stay again if we revisit DC.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0


Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Eastern Market Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Security Deposit Waiver $39

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates to see total
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Washington DC Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom is located between the bedrooms.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Sofa is also convertible bed.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Partner Offers

Contact the Owner

Tell us about your trip, then book it

This property requires that you message the owner to complete your booking request.
Enter dates to calculate a quote