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Joshua Chernikoff

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, spanish, Hebrew

1900's Modern Flat In Historic District, Blocks From Food, Museums & Monuments

55 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Capitol Hill Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Bedroom 1, Bathroom 1, Sleeps 4

Combining the nation’s most prestigious historic neighborhood, classic Capitol Hill architecture and modern comfort, our one bedroom, one bathroom street level flat will delight you with amenities, style and convenience to historical landmarks in the nation’s capital. Perfect for one to four people, we provide the fullest experience that Washington D.C. has to offer. In fact, you can experience the nation's capital just as President Obama did when he was a U.S. Senator living on 'the Hill' -- he lived about 25 yards away from our door in another amazing home!

And, if you REALY want to stay in the hear of DC in our great flat on the Hill, please make us an offer and just email us -- I bet we can make it work!

About Our Flat:

Our flat features a medium sized master bedroom with a queen bed and flat screen TV, full bathroom with bathtub and plenty of closet space. In the open concept living area, there is a working fireplace, delightfully accented with art and photography highlighting this wonderful city and an original brick wall unique to Capitol Hill running the length of the interior. There is also a leather couch/seating area, two coffee tables and an additional flat screen TV with full cable (high speed WiFi is also provided throughout the unit).

Special Features:

For those desiring the complete experience, we offer an open kitchen equipped with utensils, plates and glassware, refrigerator, oven/stove, toaster, coffee maker, French press, microwave, and garbage disposal. We also provide a shopping cart with wheels perfect for a short walk to Eastern Market to buy your fresh and local produce, meats, cheeses and even artisan crafts. Opening to a breakfast nook, the kitchen fits 4-5 people and soaks up natural light in the morning. At night dim the lights for a romantic dinner looking out onto C Street and enjoying some of the best wines around from the world famous Schneider's of Capitol Hill just two blocks away. The entire flat includes: bedding/linens, queen sized blow up mattress, towels, washer/dryer, laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, dish soap and hand soap, kitchen rags (coffee, tea and sugar are on the house).

Location, Location, Location:

The central location of our unit in Capitol Hill is a wonderful addition to why our home is perfect for your stay. The preferred method of transportation is by foot, with the U.S. Capitol only blocks away and there is also easily accessible street parking and a Capitol Bikeshare station, the city’s public bike system, close by. If you’ll be utilizing our subway system, the Metro, Union Station red line Metro stop is only a few blocks away (we absolutely encourage the use of our clean and safe public transit system). If you are bringing a car, street parking is available and we will get you the pass (let us know ahead of time so we can provide you with a temporary parking permit - there is a $30 charge that will cover the duration of the stay). However you choose your means of transportation, our flat’s proximity to the offerings of D.C. will make your trip more enjoyable and memorable. A tree lined walk across the street guides you along the monuments that make Washington a destination; the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, National Mall, Smithsonian Museums and The White House, to name a few. Just blocks away, the Noma/H Street corridor showcases newly opened restaurants and shops that are generating some of the hottest buzz in the city. Eastern Market and Pennsylvania Avenue offer even more to take in -- Barracks Row featuring hip bars and restaurants. Other local attractions include baseball at Nationals Park, D.C. United soccer games at grand RFK Stadium, the Verizon Center for top-notch shows, professional hockey, and professional basketball (all are less than 2 miles away). If you prefer the arts, the Shakespeare Theater Company at Sidney Harmon Hall, free outdoor world class jazz concerts at the Sculpture Garden in late May through September and “Screen on the Green” outdoor classic film viewing with the Capitol as the backdrop. Shopping malls are close by too in Georgetown, Pentagon City, and recently opened Tanger Outlet Mall at the National Harbor.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Joshua Chernikoff (Owner)
Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english, spanish, Hebrew

About Joshua Chernikoff

Joshua is a native Washingtonian (who had two stints living in Prague, CZ) and Betina is from Argentina, Mexico and Israel. For the past decade though, both have been proud 'Hill' residents enjoying the neighborhood from their front steps, beautiful backyard, on bike, and on long walks. When they are not out experiencing all of the city has to offer, Joshua spends his time on his two education based businesses while Betina works at a management consulting firm. Joining them now on the long walks, is their daughter Camilla, who was born in December 2014. They are all into traveling, fitness, food, and huge fans of VRBO (taking at least one extended international trip a year where they stay at a VRBO spot).

Joshua Chernikoff purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Joshua Chernikoff chose Washington DC

As avid travelers and huge fans of the VRBO/HomeAway concept, Joshua, Betina and baby Camilla have envisioned their home as a perfect place to feel like a true Washingtonian while being centrally located to explore the capital city.

What makes this apartment unique

However your wish to spend your time in the nation’s capital, staying at our flat is both a convenient and amenity full way to enjoy it. We’re always on site (we live right above the flat) for any help you may need if our provided binder with maps, tips, food and entertainment suggestions isn’t enough. Feel free to ask us a question about D.C. or talk to us about staying. We look forward to speaking with you!


based on 55 traveler reviews

1900's Modern Flat In Historic District, Blocks From Food, Museums & Monuments
average rating of 4.8727274 based on 55 reviews

It was nice

  • 4 of 5

Overall our stay was nice. We stayed just for the weekend. Space was just enough for two. It had all the things you could think of provided for you. It was close to Union Station where all the buses are to help you get around Washington. Same with restaurants and the grocery store. Great on price. The only one down falls but still would recommend this place to family and friends; you can here the owners upstairs but kept it quite as they could in the morning and evening (that was the only time we were really there).

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for recommending our flat to your friends and family! Since this house was built in 1900, some of the charm actually comes from the "creaks and cracks" so yes, you can hear us upstairs occasionally. Most of our guests love having us upstairs so we can help give them directions, suggest nearby restaurants, and even accommodate early check ins (like we did for you). We hope to see you again for another great weekend!
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Albuquerque, NM

Amazing historic place!

  • 5 of 5

After much research on places to stay in this area of Washington D.C., my wife and I decided on this 1900's Modern Flat in the Historic District, and we were pleasantly surprised by this place! It exceeded our expectations, and was well represented by both the photos and description on the VRBO website. It was perfect for us, one bedroom with a cozy bed, a nice kitchen and seating area, clean and well kept. It is equipped with a modern kitchen, bathroom, and a washer/dryer. The flat is within walking distance to some of the Capital landmarks, the metro bus stations and city subway. Great restaurants and grocery stores are within walking distance. We enjoyed walking through the historical neighborhoods and parks around the flat. Easy to get around without a car! After long days of walking the National Mall and other areas, it was nice to relax in this historic flat. The owners, Joshua and Betina were very helpful as we planned our vacation, and sent on very useful information to help us plan our stay. We will definitely consider this flat upon another vacation to Washington D.C., and have recommended to friends and co workers! Thank you Joshua and Betina for helping making this vacation a very memorable one!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, Texas

Great one bedroom in perfect DC location

  • 5 of 5

Very nice apartment with all of the amenities, just what we needed for our two-night stay in DC. We especially enjoyed the welcome note and bottle of wine the owners left for us. We left something in the apartment and the owner kindly mailed it to us. Excellent customer service!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice stay in a great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great vacation stay in Joshua and Betina's basement flat. The location is fantastic - just a 10 minute walk to the Supreme Court and Capitol. Very nice walking neighborhood with restaurants and coffee shops nearby. The flat was largely as advertised. It was clean and well-stocked with necessities. It was nice to have a kitchen available to make breakfast before heading out for a busy day of sightseeing, the washer and dryer were much appreciated, and the air conditioning was very welcome during a humid week. Joshua and Betina were very friendly; they gave us several dining suggestions and advice for things to see. We primarily walked and used Uber to get around - the central location meant that rides anywhere weren't very expensive.

The only downside we experienced was that the bed and the living room sofa weren't the most comfortable. By the end of the week, they were a little hard for our tired, middle-aged bodies. (It looks like the leather sofa shown in some of the photos has been replaced by a more modern one.) This was a very minor issue, however, and overall our stay was terrific. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend the flat to 2 people looking for a nice, friendly place to stay during a DC vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the flat from May 27th -June 3rd 2016 and couldn’t have been more pleased. The apartment was exactly as advertised. It is perfectly located and within walking distance to Capitol Hill, The Supreme Court, Union Station. From Union Station you can easily reach any area you desire, it was our first time to D.C. and had no difficulty getting around. With a stroll down the street we found a wonderful pizza, great sushi and a nice supermarket. The flat was clean and well equipped. Joshua and Betina were a welcoming couple.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Great Flat in a Central Location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay in the flat. It's location is great and we felt very safe walking through the neighborhoods. We used the Circulator bus to go to the Lincoln Memorial. We were able to walk to the Capitol as well as the Smithsonian museums. Our hosts provided very good restaurant suggestions and live above the unit which is helpful if you have any questions.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.7 Miles
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Union Pub
Nearest Golf
1.7 Miles
Historic Langston Golf Course
Nearest Train
0.7 Miles
Amtrak - Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bistro Cacao
Nearest Beach
139 Miles
Ocean City, MD
Car: not necessary

Capitol Hill, aside from being a synonym for the seat of the United States Congress, is the largest historic residential neighborhood in Washington D.C., stretching east in front of the U.S. Capitol along wide avenues. The Capitol Hill neighborhood today straddles two quadrants of the city, Southeast and Northeast, and a large portion is now designated as the Capitol Hill historic district, where our house is located. The name Capitol Hill is often used to refer to both the historic district and to the larger neighborhood around it.

Capitol Hill's landmarks include not only the United States Capitol, but also the Senate and House office buildings, the Supreme Court building, the Library of Congress, the Marine Barracks, the Washington Navy Yard, Nationals Park (the home of the Washington Nationals baseball team) and Eastern Market.

Eastern Market is an 1873 public market on 7th Street SE, where vendors sell fresh meat and produce in indoor stalls and at outdoor farmers' stands. It is also the site of an outdoor local arts and crafts market every weekend.

Capitol Hill is largely a residential neighborhood (where we have been proud to call home for 10 years) composed predominantly of rowhouses of different stylistic varieties and periods. Side by side exist early 19th century manor houses, Federal townhouses, small frame dwellings, ornate Italianate bracketed houses, and the late 19th century press brick row houses with their often whimsical decorative elements.


Rates & Availability

Capitol Hill Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Presidential Inauguration
Jan 16 2017 - Jan 23 2017
7 night minimum stay
Low Season
Jan 24 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 14.5%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Capitol Hill Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 864 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Comfortable, brand new Room & Board futon (not pictured just yet) and single airbed also available
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • tennis

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