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Historic Home, Solar Powered, Great Location!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
townhome
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
3
Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

Description

Southeast Washington 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

Owner
Dia Michels
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 10, 2016
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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

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Historic Home, Solar Powered, Great Location!
average rating of 4.8358207 based on 67 reviews
Houston, Texas
5

Making Memories

  • 5 of 5

Very welcoming, clean, comfortable and having 3 bathrooms was perfect for our 3 families. The house was ideally located one block from the DC Circulator and 3 blocks from the Metro train and bus. One block over are restaurants, cafes, night life and an organic market. We felt very safe having the marine barracks within a couple of blocks also. We have stayed at many VRBO and AIRBNB's and this one is one of the best. Good job Dia!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location and Very Suitable Home, Responsive Owner

  • 4 of 5

This was our first time to DC and we were very pleased with everything this home had to offer. Excellent location for seeing DC, convenient to the airport (I made a 35 minute round trip to deliver a relative), very nice parking pass for zone 6. Eastern Market recommendation by owner was great for getting a nice, quick breakfast, and other eating options close by were excellent. Owner was very responsive to questions prior to arrival and helpful when we were there. Home was clean, comfortable, has some upgrades and owner indicated more were on the way. Nothing luxurious or over the top, but we were more than happy with our stay. 4 large screen TVs were great for the evenings since we had 3 kids. I would and already have recommended this property to friends/family.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great house perfectly located!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great house. We were a group of 5 and there was plenty of room. Dia is an attentive host, something we appreciate and are grateful for. The house was comfortable, clean, everything that we needed was at the house, and the house's location is great--close to shops and the metro to the tourist spots. One of the best vrbo places I have stayed at! Thank you, Dia!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

My family of 5 just stayed at this row house in DC. Very nice, comfortable, clean historic home! Absolutely loved the area! Very close to restaurants, cafes, Starbucks, and night life! We had a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spacious home, lots of amenities and a great location

  • 5 of 5

This home turned out to be the perfect place for a 4-day, ladies-only getaway. Every year we travel to DC for the National Book Festival + other activities. We loved all the space the 5 of us had to spread out - large living room and dining room, spacious, well-stocked kitchen and 3 baths and bedrooms with quality linens. This beats staying in hotel rooms hands down. We were close to the Metro, restaurants, and grocery stores. We also loved using the Circulator bus (.50 - $1) to get around and the stop was nearby. It's an old house, so expect some uneven floors and steps. The owner, Dia, was very responsive when we had questions.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Scott

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful house. Old, creaky floors, odd configurations, all right up a historians' alley. My wife and I have rented many a VRBO/Home Away rentals over the years and this one ranks right there at the top of our list. Dia was probably the easiest person I have ever dealt with when securing a rental. She made everything so simple and accommodated me on several requests. Thank you Dia. As for the house, location, location, location! 3 blocks to the Metro and more restaurants within a mile of the house than we had time to try. When we arrived I parked my vehicle and did not get back in it until it was time to leave (6 days). And the best part is Dia got the parking permit for me! Great rental! Gracious owner! We will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.

Rates & Availability

Southeast Washington Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
December 2016
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
$249
From
$269
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
 
Winter Holidays 2016
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
$335
 
 
Winter 1 - 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Jan 17 2017
2 night minimum stay
$169
$1,000
 
 
Inauguration
Jan 18 2017 - Jan 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
$595
 
 
Winter 2 - 2017
Jan 24 2017 - Mar 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$165
$1,000
 
 
Fall 2017
Nov 2 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$269
From
$299
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,650
 
 
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
$335
 
 
December 2017
Nov 28 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
$249
From
$269
Thu,Fri,Sat
$1,600
 
 
Winter Holidays 2017
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$335
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$169
$1,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$315
From
$335
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$2,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee (per rental) $140
Tax Rate 14.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Southeast Washington 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. Each of them is a room with doors that close. The master bedroom overlooks the street and has a king bed. The middle room is a den with a great sofabed from IKEA with a memory foam mattress. These two rooms share a full bath. The back bedroom has a queen bed and small private bath. The back room and middle room share a common wall. 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 ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 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.

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