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Historic Home, Solar Powered, Great Location!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome

Overview

About the property

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!

Please note: We cater to families on vacation. All other groups require owner approval before reservation can be confirmed.

More Details

Owner
Dia Michels
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2017

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!

Amenities

Southeast Washington Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(74 traveler reviews)

Historic Home, Solar Powered, Great Location!
average rating of 4.824324 based on 74 reviews
5

Great house on the Hill

  • 5 of 5

It worked wonderfully for 4 men to sleep, shower, and fellowship. We attended a conference at Capitol Hill Baptist Church and were within walking distance to the church and plenty of coffee and food! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

You Gotta Love Old Houses to Enjoy This One

  • 4 of 5

We appreciated the Responsiveness to small complaints like peeping smoke alarms and not enough lamps, fixed right away by cheerful staff. Not accessible for older people but charming for people who don't have to have one thousand percent privacy. The location and the historic character made us feel part of our national history.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfortable, great location, and very well equipped!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent five nights at this home with eight people - three generations, including four children. Everybody had a comfortable place to sleep, there were more sheets, towels, and pillows than we ever could have used, and the location can't be beat. Bus and Metro connections are very close and it's an easy and nice walk to the National Mall and all of the museums. Dia was extremely helpful and welcoming, taking care of our parking pass (we parked right in front of the house!) and very responsive to questions. Can't recommend it highly enough!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

For the Love of Four Sisters

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic property this is. Right on "The Hill'. This historic home (built in the mid 1800s) is so charming yet spacious and full of modern amenities. Four sisters congregated here for a sisterly gathering and had the most wonderful time.

The best thing about this property is its proximity to the Eastern Market Metro which connects you to the entire DC area. Additionally, there are wonderful restaurants, grocery stores, and a weekend market right around the corner. The property is clean and well-stocked with anything you could think to need.

The owner, Dia, is the nicest, most helpful, and accommodating lady. A real treat to get to meet and chat with her one evening. She went out of her way any time we had a question or a request.

I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking to explore the DC area. You won't regret it!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This place was great!

  • 5 of 5

Close to all the sites we wanted to see and loved staying in this historic home! Plus our 2 dogs loved having an enclosed back yard! And Dia was very responsive when we had a few questions. This is definitely our "go to" house next time we visit the area!!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Great location, nice neighborhood, close to metro and eating establishments

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • 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.

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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
 
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

Cleaning Fee (per rental) $160
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 14.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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