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(3) Steps from the Capitol and Monuments - Historic Brownstone WALK EVERYWHERE

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Charming 1 Bd/1 Bath Quite Street/Walk Everywhere

Welcome to Hill Flats DC!

Please ask us about our 2021 Inauguration pricing.


VRBO Listing #476546 Unit 1 2BD 1st Floor

VRBO Listing #728392 Unit 2 STUDIO 2nd Floor

VRBO Listing #728393 Unit 4 STUDIO Penthouse

Hill Flats DC is an owner managed luxury 1880 brownstone on the first residential block across the street from the Library of Congress and Folgers Shakespeare theater. Just a short walk away you will have immediate access to the US Capitol, US Supreme Court, and The National Mall.

This is the ultimate location if you are looking for immediate access to all of Washington DC's historic sites.

The building is also just few blocks away from eastern market/union station/capitol south metro stops in addition to numerous bus lines.

There are dozens of restaurants, cafes, and bar's within a few minute walk. You are also a few blocks away from eastern market. Capitol bike share is located nearby. Walkscore is 94.

The private apartment is on the second floor of a 4 unit historic 1880 building. The flat has been freshly remodeled and has a fully appointed kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops, and marble bathroom tile. For your sleeping arrangements we have 1 queen size pillow top mattress bed, 1 Queen size Spring/Air combination sofa bed. We also have an additional queen size air mattress which is available upon request.

This is one of the most charming and well preserved buildings on one of the most desired blocks in Washington dc.

If you are looking for character there is no substitute.


To make a reservation, please press the 'book it now' button, which will confirm availability and provide a detailed quote.

All payments are self-service, via credit card or e-check using vrbo's secure payments page. You will not need to provide us with your credit card information.

We sincerely appreciate your interest in Hill Flats DC and look forward to hosting you in the near future.

More Details

Colin Thomas
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Colin Thomas

I am a military officer and pilot as well as a real estate professional. I have extensive travel experience and understand the nuances associated with creating a comfortable and memorable experience in our nation's capitol.

I am also a Washingtonian and live nearby. I have a very in depth knowledge of all that Washington DC has to offer and am happy to provide any recommendations to make your stay more enjoyable.

Why Colin Thomas chose Washington DC

Since being built in 1880 numerous Senators, Congressmen, artists, and academics have all resided at what is now Hill Flats.

The building was previously used as a lecture hall and residence for scholars conducting research at the Library of Congress which is across the street.

Due to the buildings immediate proximity to national monuments, the National Park Service and Washington DC has designated Hill Flats a Historic building and has registered it under the Capitol Overlay and Fine Arts District. This designation ensures that all preservation is conducted under the direction of the Architect of the Capitol.

Hill Flats has been meticulously preserved while ensuring that it meets modern comforts.

If you are looking for character and historic charm there is no substitute.

What makes this apartment unique

Incredible architecture and historic charm in an unbeatable location.


Eastern Market Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Pillow Top Mattress
    Living Room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Combo Spring/Air Mattress will sleep 2
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • swimming


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(3) Steps from the Capitol and Monuments - Historic Brownstone WALK EVERYWHERE
average rating of 4.6551723 based on 58 reviews
Clarkston, MI

Great location. Good flat. Loved available parking in rear. Small tweeks needed.

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our stay at the flat due to convenience of location & parking in rear. Flat was disappointing with only views of close brick walls. Will stay again but in the two bedroom; sleeping was challenging with the bed bumped up against one wall. Sofa had large stains; needs cleaning. Kitchen needs some dishes; why have a diswasher if we have to wash dishes in order to have some for the next meal. AC did the job with the high 80's weather. Liked close proximity to a bodega & pharmacy. Overall, we'd rent again. Thanks.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute and Clean

  • 5 of 5

We took the train in from Springfield, MA and walked to everything. Only a 10 minute walk from Union station and to the National Mall. Though,you may want to take a trolley or bus tour to see the monuments on the north side of Washington monument. The apartment was just right for two. At one point we had trouble getting in to the apartment. The batteries in the entry key pad were dead. We called Gene and he called us back right away and then was there to let us in and change out the batteries. I would recommend this pretty brownstone apartment for anyone wishing to take a stress-free, walking vacation.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful historic home... Absolutely loved it!

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for our family and in a great location. Within walking distance of the entire mall! Loved it! Definitely will be coming back

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Property is spotless. It is within walking distance to Smithsonian, Union Station and everything.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Calgary, ALberta

Washington DC Close Up

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the location of this apartment and proximity to the Capital. The area has a few nice restaurants although no grocery stores in the vicinity. You cannot ask for better access to the the sites whether it is the Capital building, the Supreme Court, National Archives and list goes on.

The apartment is functional. We found the bed to be tired and the apartment itself a little worn. The couch was not meant to sit on however the kitchen was updated and came with the basic items expected for an extended stay. Water pressure was good and the laundry in the basement was nice to have.

Overall we would give the location a high 4 low 5 and the apartment a 3.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy walk-up in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Small but clean and comfortable walk-up in a tree-lined residential neighborhood, ideally situated within walking distance to shops, restaurants, services, and everything on the Mall. Beds and linens were decent, updated bath and kitchen both very nice (new appliances, counters, etc), although the kitchen was a bit under-equipped to be truly functional. And, as others have noted, the wifi signal is weak. Otherwise, we loved it. The owner, Gene, could not have been more helpful in terms of advice, directions and recommendations. An unexpected power outage was attended to professionally and pro-actively. We especially enjoyed the Eastern Market, We The Pizza and Brasserie Beck during our visit. Would recommend this unit and hope to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Reagan National
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

This one of the most central and historic location in Washington DC on the first residential block across the street from the Library of Congress and Folgers Shakespeare Theater. The US Capitol and US Supreme Court are a short walk. The building is just a few blocks away from Eastern Market/Union Station/Capitol South metro stops in addition to numerous bus lines.

There are dozens of restaurants, cafes, and bar's within a few minute walk. Capitol Bike Share is located nearby. Walkscore is 94.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100


- $100 cleaning fee
- 14.5% DC Tax
- $59 non-refundable $1500 of damage protection

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.