check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand

Dia Michels

Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Historic Home, Solar Powered, Great Location!

55 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more

Overview

Washington DC Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Beds: 1 King, 2 Queen; 3 Full Baths; Central A/C; Close to Metro/U.S.Capitol

The Civil War era home has undergone a complete renovation, including solar power!. Make this charming 1858 townhouse the central location for your next family gathering, friend get-together or business retreat. Stay in this historic home, enjoy the quiet street, then walk one block to city life. Enjoy the Eastern Market/Barracks Row/Nationals Stadium neighborhood or jump on Metro to explore the sights. House is spacious, comfortable and contains all amenities. Watch a movie on the 60' flat screen TV (one of 4 flat screen TVs in the house, surf the net on the speedy Wifi, or BBQ in the backyard. This is the perfect house take advantage of all the city has to offer and relax when you get home!

Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dia Michels (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Dia Michels

I moved to Washington DC in 1980 to save the world. Unfortunately, the world could still use quite a bit of help! I, however, fell in love with DC and never left. I met my husband in 1981 and we have lived here ever since. This home was our first house in DC. We currently live in a larger and newer (1905) townhouse in the same neighborhood. We fell in love with Capitol Hill and have raised our three kids here. We love the area and want to share it with others.

Dia Michels purchased this townhome in 1983

Why Dia Michels chose Washington DC

This 1858 charming home is from the Civil War era. The house has been totally upgraded with an open layout, 4 flat screen TVs, an amazing leather sectional sofa, fabulous beds and a lovely front porch and backyard. In addition, we just installed solar panels on the roof! Just one block off Barracks Row, the house is caddy-corner to the Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., the oldest active post in the Corps and near the Washington Naval Yard and old Naval Hospital (now a community center). The house is quaint, yet spacious and with a location just 8 blocks from the U.S. Capitol, the location is ideal.

What makes this townhome unique

Washington DC is a great place to spend time. The city is compressed, so you can get anywhere is a short time. We have great public transportation (the Eastern Market Metro is just 3 blocks away) and the city is flat, so it is perfect for walking and cycling. Rent this house for access to the entire city. Entertain friends, BBQ in the yard or walk around the block where there are dozens of restaurants. Live theater, great parks, free museums and baseball are all just a few steps away!

Reviews

4.8
based on 55 traveler reviews

Historic Home, Solar Powered, Great Location!
average rating of 4.836364 based on 55 reviews
5

Very nice house in a good location

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 8 people and the house was very comfortable for us. Nice kitchen and everything was pretty clean. We had a nice trip, thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Great Location, Good Neighborhood, & Outstanding Owner

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time to DC. The house is located in a nice neighborhood with very nice neighbors. The Owner, Dia, went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. We found the house very close to good restaurants and public transportation. I would highly recommend this location and owner!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great place to stay for our small group

  • 5 of 5

Another chaperone and I took a small group of students to DC and stayed at this house. The house was clean and spacious, a nice mix of historical elements mixed with modern conveniences. There was plenty of room for all six of us to sleep comfortably; the flat screen TVs in each sleeping room added some of that "comfort of home" feel when resting after a long day of walking around DC. The back patio and grill were perfect for a night of cooking out. There is a very cool bakery/coffee house just a few minutes walk at the end of the street. The Metro station is also a short walk, maybe 5 minutes. Dia was very helpful and flexible throughout the process; communication was excellent. We will definitely look to stay here the next time we visit.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Great house in a spot on location

  • 5 of 5

Coming all the way from London, UK my family and I throughly enjoyed staying in this excellent town house. The great joy of staying here is that the Eastern Market neighbourhood is very pleasant but at the same time you can, (as we did), walk from the house to all the main sites round the Capitol Area. The house itself is very comfortable and our boys enjoyed having Netflix on the TV. Communication with the owner was excellent. If we ever have the opportunity to go back to DC we would love to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Sweet old home with modern upgrades

  • 5 of 5

The location of this townhouse is perfect for accessing Washington DC's great metro. Restaurants, bars, pharmacy and groceries are a five minute walk away through a nice neighborhood. Three bathrooms make the house nice for a crowd. A peaceful and fun stay is easy here. The owner is accessible and responsive. The house is clean as a pin. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family of 6. Great restaurants only 1 block away and my little guys enjoyed see the Marines each day as we walked by the Barracks. GREAT communication with the owners. Just a very easy relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Map

Nearest Airport
4.5 Miles
Washington National (DCA)
Nearest Barpub
0.15 Miles
Barracks Row has over a dozen
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
395
Nearest Restaurant
0.15 Miles
Barracks Row has over a dozen restaurants and bars
Car: not necessary

The home is located in the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, on a quiet street, just blocks away from restaurants, the Nationals baseball stadium, the Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. (which has free Parades every Friday night in the summer), the Smithsonian museums, the US Capitol, Supreme Court, National Archives, the Library of Congress, or the Newseum, embassies, etc. Getting around is easy, via walking, Metro, Car2Go, ZipCar, BikeShare, and, of course, by personal auto.

Photos

Rates & Availability

Capitol Hill Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee (per rental) $140

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)
Unavailable

Amenities

Washington DC Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The bathroom on the main floor is brand new and lovely!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is one of two bathrooms upstairs.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , The second bathroom upstairs is much smaller than the others
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , This bedroom has a private, small full bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , This is a large den w/ a heavenly memory-foam queen sofabed.
  • There are three rooms upstairs. The master bedroom overlooks the street and has a king bed. The middle room is a den with a great sofabed. These two rooms share a full bath. The back bedroom has a queen bed and private bath. All three rooms have large, flat screen TVs. Curious about the sofabed? It's an Ikea memory foam bed that's EXTREMELY comfortable: thick mattress, no springs. You can see the style here: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20262369/#/50242997 * ADDITIONAL PERSON SURCHARGE: With advance approval, it is possible to have more than 8 guests in this house; please note that nighttime noise is a major concern with our neighbors, and any large groups need to commit to keeping noise down (especially upstairs). The surcharge for an additional person is $75 per week for every person over 8.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • roller blading
  • tennis
Notes:
You will love your time in this house. Glide on the front porch bench as you watch the world go by. Sip sangria in the sweet yard. Envelop yourself in the luxurious sectional sofa. Lose yourself in the large screen TV. Whether you want to cook, study or relax, you will be able to do it in style here.

Partner Offers

Travelers who viewed this property, also viewed...