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Alison Black

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Capitol Hill/Eastern Market Stunner, Walk to Metro, 1000sqft of space

70 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type house

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Main floor of the home, over 1000sqt of living space, FREE Parking

The home is an end unit row house built in 1900 (but updated for 2015) located in the Historic district of Capitol Hill. There are no high rise buildings or office buildings in this neighborhood. The rental is on the main floor of the home and has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, and a den for an extra sleeping area. The over 1000sqft of living space is perfect for a couple or a family of six.

Short walk or Metro to so much:

Metro Stations – Eastern Market (6min walk) or Capital South (8min walk) both Blue/Orange Metro Lines

Corner market with a well stocked supply of grocery items (2 blocks)

Ronald Regan Airport (DCA) - 8 min drive or a 15 min metro ride with no transfers on the Blue Metro Line.

One of DC’s best streets for restaurants - 5min walk to the middle of Barracks Row (8th street) (Over 25 restaurants from five star gourmet to a quick dinner on the go)

Capitol Building – Nine blocks from the home (15min walk or 2min metro ride)

Nationals Baseball Stadium and the brand new Navy Yard waterfront – 15 min walk

Capitol Hill Bike Share – 1 block from home (We supply the helmets, you grab a bike and take it back to any Bike Share location in the City)

Eastern Market – 10 min walk – DC’s famous Farmer Markets open indoors every day of the week with an expansive outdoor market with crafts and street food on the weekends.

Smithsonian Museums and many National monuments – 7 min metro ride with no transfers

Highway access – Highway 395 on/off ramps are only a 1 min drive

House highlights: Free Parking, Cable, Internet, Washer/Dryer, Full Kitchen, Main floor and basement

Some of best subtle perks of the homes location: As you walk to the metro station the view of the Capitol Building from Pennsylvania Ave is breath taking. There are two beautiful parks close by with playgrounds for the kids and perfect picnic spots for the whole family. Unlike many neighborhoods of DC there is easy street parking available FREE of charge upon request.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alison Black (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Alison Black

DC couple that loves the city and this house. We live in the house directly across the street and are here to answer any questions you have about the house or the city.

Why Alison Black chose Washington DC

Main floor living in an authentic DC historical home in the heart of Capitol Hill. An incredibly safe neighborhood walking distance to many of our nations top sight-seeing venues or metros, but with free parking readily available too.

What makes this house unique

FREE Parking! Access to the Top-rated Results Gym across the street. Tennis courts at the park close by and Capitol Hill bike share.


based on 70 traveler reviews

Capitol Hill/Eastern Market Stunner, Walk to Metro, 1000sqft of space
average rating of 4.957143 based on 70 reviews

One Night in Downtown DC

  • 5 of 5

I was traveling with my husband for work and we had one night that was not covered as part of the conference. We were unaware that the end of the cherry blossom festival was the same weekend we were arriving and everything was booked. I reached out to Alison on a whim and was thrilled when she mad room for us! She too was full but for the one night we were needing accommodations. She could have told us no to give her and her crew more time between stays and people, but she was very gracious.

The house was so much more than the pictures. It was beautifully renovated, very clean, and the bed was way comfortable. The location was very safe and the neighborhood was walkable and lovely. It really was downtown! You read some descriptions and people say downtown but they really mean close to downtown. Oh no, this was walking distance to so much! It was perfect.

Additionally, there was a great guest binder that had info about the Metro, menus for good restaurants, and maps. Plus there were baskets full of tourist guides, books, and maps. We had everything we needed at our fingertips.

We found Alison to be kind, trustworthy, and a fabulous host! We're looking forward to returning for another trip later this year.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, provided everything we needed!

  • 5 of 5

This property worked great for our family of four. It was well-maintained, very clean and provided all the kitchen and bathroom amenities required for our stay. Our teenagers had there own beds in the basement TV room, one on the fold-out couch and the other on a futon. The bedroom provided a comfortable Queen size bed.

The owner provided great advice on restaurants and directions to attractions. The Eastern market restaurants and Metro station are about a 7 or 8 minute walk. The Capital is about a 13-15 minute walk. Also, a handy Bikeshare rack is only a block away.

We definitely recommend this property and would stay there again if we have an opportunity.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was clean stocked and very comfortable for our family of five.

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about Alison and the house so I'll make it short and sweet. The house was very clean comfortable and stocked with everything you need. It is located in a great family friendly neighborhood, and is literally within walking distance to everything you need or might need. From a grocery store, to awesome hole in the wall food joints, to Metro, and of course the CVS if you bring the kids. We had a very good time and would stay here again if and when we visit DC again.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place, great location.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Alison's house in Capitol Hill. It is really close to everything! The house was very well equipped for our family and we were even able to rent a pack and play so that we didn't have to cart one on the train. (we rode Amtrak up Thursday and went home Friday) The house is on the small side, but it was perfect as a place to crash, and really, with so much to do we couldn't imagine spending any more time than we did at the house.

There were ample dishes and pots and pans. There was a drip style coffee maker (and some extra coffee when we stayed), a dishwasher, tons of books, and some games that our children played. The house is just a few minutes from a Harris Teeter, and there was a grocery style cart in the basement, which I didn't use, but thought I would note that it was there.

The bathroom was clean and had plenty of towels along with shampoo and conditioner and body wash. The bedroom was a decent size with a queen bed, but I will warn you that if you are very light sensitive you might want to bring a mask. Usually light bothers me, but I was so tired from all the walking we had done that I was able to sleep through it. Our three older children slept in the basement room where there was a pull out couch, a futon, and a blow up mattress. We didn't use the blow up mattress, but the kids said that the other beds were very comfy.

There is only one drawback to the house and that is the steps inside and it is only a drawback if you have a young mobile child. The basement is accessed using a spiral staircase, which my older children loved. Also the main floor of the house has several different levels to it. This would not have been a deal breaker to me had I known about it ahead of time, but I think it's nice to know.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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a taste of life on Capitol Hill

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at the Castle on the Hill- walking to restaurants and grocery stores, and even to our tour of the Capitol building! Alison keeps the house very tidy, well stocked, and everything about our stay was comfortable and easy. Thanks again, Alison and AJ, for giving us the opportunity to stay in your lovely neighborhood- being in a residential area instead of a hotel made it a special vacation!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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nice location. Perfect location in fact

  • 5 of 5

The property is good for 2/4 people. Kitchen has everything needed. The coffee machine with the coffee beans was a blast! Thanks Alison!.

AC worked fine. Maybe a little bit chilly in the front part.

The location is really perfect. There is a store 3 mins walking to the south very convenient.

100% recommended!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Ronald Regan Airport
Car: not necessary


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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.5%

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Washington DC House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Den - One sleeper sofa, one single futon, and an air matress
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • ice skating
  • sailing
  • tennis

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