This house offers maximum flexibility for travelers visiting Washington DC, whether you are on vacation or here for business.
Let's start with location. You can walk to the U.S. Capitol -- just two blocks away! -- the Capitol Mall, the Supreme Court, and all major Smithsonian museums. Two metro stops, historic Union Station and Capitol South, are each a 7-minute walk away, giving you rail access to the entire city. For professionals, all Congressional buildings are an easy walk, or you can metro (or taxi or Uber) into downtown.
If you are coming to DC for the cherry blossoms in March and April, the National Book Festival in September, or the Marine Corps Marathon in October, this house puts you in the center of the action. You can walk to all the festivities and easily retreat for a bathroom break and a snack.
Indeed, the house itself also offers a great deal. Cook in a fully-appointed chef's kitchen, complete with Viking six-burner range (with griddle) and a kitchen counter bar that seats four. Grill in the backyard and eat on the patio, when weather allows.
A king bed, queen bed, a single bed with trundle and a modern sofa sleeper allow eight people to sleep comfortably. A roll-away cot is available to sleep a ninth person.
The house is also extremely spacious and is great for entertaining. On many occasions, it has hosted 50+ people for parties, author appearances, fundraisers -- even a wedding!
The house is pet-friendly, with an enclosed side-yard dog run available when weather permits. The house has wifi throughout and a 46-inch television with access to Netflix and Amazon in the livingroom. There is no cable and no land-line telephone.
We are available by phone and email to answer questions or help you however we can. We can be at the house if needed. But otherwise, we try to stay out of you way.
Also, our family has no political alignment, so guests can stay here without fear that they are supporting something they disagree with or creating questionable optics.
Three U.S. Senators live on this block when they are in Washington, and it's easy to see why.
Strolling here is safe, with four overlapping police jurisdictions keeping watch (Metropolitan, Capitol Police, Park Police and the Supreme Court police).
Starbucks and a myriad of restaurants are just three blocks away. You can walk to the historic Hawk 'n Dove bar, and locally famous eateries like Good Stuff burgers and We The Pizza. Stanton Park, a lovely green facility with a kiddie playground and dog park, is two blocks away.
Union Station, with a bevy of shops, can be accessed on foot. So can historic Eastern Market, which is about eight blocks away. There, you can find cheese, meat and fresh pasta vendors daily, and a farmers market with fresh produce and a boutique flea market on weekends.
Night life is close by in two separate locations, on H Street and 8th Street. You can walk to 8th Street and H Street is a short cab or Uber ride away.
The walkability and metro access that this home offers largely eliminates the need to rent a vehicle. But if you do have a car, street parking is widely available and a large and well-lit backyard alley make loading and unloading simple (though the back gate sticks a bit). Of course, we are happy to GET YOU A PARKING PASS at no charge.
This house offers a unique asset to advocates and professionals who are in town for government meetings or advocacy gatherings.
It is a perfect headquarters for a fly-in or lobby day, allowing you and your staff to walk to Congressional offices. It is close enough to the Capitol to serve as a hospitality or training center. The boardroom-style dining room table can facilitate comfortable meetings, and there is a private office upstairs.
Larger entertaining such as receptions or fundraisers is also extremely comfortable in this house, with space for dozens of guests. The dining room table can be moved to become a buffet and the house is furnished with a bar. Also, the kitchen is separate from the living and dining rooms, so guests do not have to see food preparation.
Caterers will love the fully-appointed chef's kitchen, and the rear entrance to the large back alley, which will allow then to easily load in and access their trucks.
And, of course, the house sleeps eight people, so your core staff can stay in the facility.