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Historic 1880 Brownstone Across From Library Of Congress Walk To Everything!

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Capitol Hill Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Charming 1 Bd/1 Bath Quite Street/Walk Everywhere

Welcome to Hill Flats DC!

Please ask us about our 2017 Inauguration pricing.

Booking Tip: Look us up on AirBnb if you wish to avoid the extra fees that VRBO charges.


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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Gene Pecar
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, russian
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Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2016
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About Gene Pecar

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 Gene Pecar 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.


based on 49 traveler reviews

Historic 1880 Brownstone Across From Library Of Congress Walk To Everything!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 49 reviews

Wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

If you want to experience downtown DC, this is a wonderful location. Close to the Metro and bus stops. Just 2 blocks from the Library of Congress and the Capital. Lots of restaurants nearby. Walking distance to the Smithsonian Mall. If you are counting on the wireless to do much streaming or want to do any work, you might want to bring your own hotspot. The wireless was inconsistent and not good reception in some areas of the apartment.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baton Rouge

Perfect Location!!

  • 5 of 5

I surprised my husband for his birthday with a trip to DC. This apartment was affordable and in an area where we wouldn't have to rent a car and could walk to many places and to the metro. The apartment is nice and comfortable. We would definitely stay here again.

Owner responded promptly to all questions prior to visit and was so thorough in his explanation of where to go, how to get to apartment and in the apartment that only 1 question was needed. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Hill Flats. The apartment was very, clean, comfortable and very well located. The photos are just what you get. A beautiful, quiet street. We could walk everywhere. Great coffee and restaurants close by. We cook and there was an organic market within walking distance and the kitchen had all the utensils we needed. The washer and dryer in the basement was handy. The wifi was weak in our apartment but the owner was very responsive and is planning to upgrade anD put a router in the apartment. We'll come again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sightseeing in DC

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our trip to DC. Location of the condo was close to everything. Very easy to walk to attractions or get cab. Condo was clean, comfortable, and just as described in listings. No surprises. Found great German restaurant Café Berlin , Italian Aqua2, Breakfast Jimmy T's a short walk away. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Perfect for visiting the Capitol!

  • 4 of 5

Our family has just returned from a week long vacation in Washington DC and we were very pleased with our choice of places to stay. A list of Pros and cons:


The location CANNOT be beat. We were just around the corner from the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Library of Congress, a block from the Capitol Building and minutes from just about everything else someone would want to see. You won't need a car, plenty of bus stops and Metro locations are within easy walking distance. There are small markets for supplies and GOOD restaurants nearby! (We particularly liked "Good Stuff Eatery" for burgers and "We the Pizza").

The apartment was very clean and well maintained.

Directions to the location, and instructions for entry were clear and easy to follow.

Washer/dryer is available in the basement and that was quite handy!


If you have a third person, be aware the sofa-bed is broken, which we somehow missed learning about before attempting to open it ourselves. There was a very comfy Aero bed, but getting it setup and dismantled every day became kind of a hassle. Again, this will only affect you if you have a situation where you need a second bed!

The remote for the smart TV was broken, which was disappointing and left unaddressed during the stay, but the cable worked perfectly so at least we could watch some Olympics! This won't be a problem for people who don't plan to spend a lot of time in the apartment between things!

The pantry is rather bare. There's salt and pepper, but if you plan to do much cooking, you'll want to bring some things from home if you can, or visit the market. We have been fortunate to stay in other vacation rentals where more "non perishables" were available which was nice. It would have been nice to not have to buy cooking oil or any kinds of herbs/spices... but if you don't plan to cook a lot at "home" this won't be a problem! There were sufficient pots and utensils for cooking though, which was great.

Overall I would recommend this location, we had a very nice time and appreciated having such a great place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

The location -- right behind the Library of Congress and two short blocks away from many restaurants (including fantastic take-out from Sweetgreen) -- was terrific. The instructions for accessing the apartment were also easy. We had one small problem with the kitchen sink when we arrived, but it was addressed promptly, despite the weekend. The apartment, itself, worked really well for us. The kitchen was minimally equipped for cooking -- small, but lovely -- and we made do. Our only quibble was the sofa bed, which really was unusable for more than a night and shouldn't be taken into consideration when planning a stay. The mattress is more than shot. Fortunately, the air mattress stored in the closet was a superb alternative and worked for us, since one of our family members couldn't make the trip. Although, originally, I believed the sofa bed and air mattress might both be utilized, that would have been impossible, given the space constraints. All in all, we were comfortable there and considered the apartment a fine choice for a week in D.C.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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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

Capitol Hill Apartment Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.5%


- $100 cleaning fee
- 14.5% DC Tax
- $59 non-refundable $1500 of damage protection (Can be rejected; Guest assumes 100% financial responsibility for any damage)

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

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Capitol Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
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
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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