|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The location is perfect (in the heart of Capitol Hill's best street) for someone on an extended business trip and/or vacation who prefers a different environment vs. a hotel room, and who will treat our home as your own during the short-term stay. The house is located on a Historic St. which is quiet, safe, and within walking distance (blocks) to the famous Eastern Market, Capitol, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Senate, etc. Also within walking distance are shops, restaurants, grocery stores, two Metro stops, jazz clubs, coffee houses, dry cleaners, Shakespeare Theatre, and the famous National Mall where you can visit the Smithsonian museums for free which include the National Gallery of Art, Museum of Natural History, Air and Space museum, etc.
For those unfamiliar with the term carriage house, let me explain: At the turn of the century, most large Victorian homes had a separate small house in the back of the main house to store the carriages as well as horses. Today, as homes were modernized and renovated, the small houses were converted into living dwellings with a private alley entrance not unlike many apartments in Paris, London, (European cities). There are approximately five carriage houses located behind the main houses on our street. The cobblestone alley is well lit, very wide, short, and of course, very safe.
Our street is one of the safest streets in DC as well as the widest and most beautiful. The house is air conditioned, has hardwood floors on the second floor where the living room, entertainment room, master bedroom and bathroom as well as washer/dryer are located. Ceramic tile is on the first floor with a well stocked kitchen, separate dining room, and powder room. Other amenities include DVD Player, two TV's, Stereo, Cable, Wi-Fi, hair dryer, clocks, as well as linens and towels, etc.
The security deposit is due at or before check-in which is 2 PM. Check out time is 10 AM. Note: If checking-in or checking-out outside posted times an additional fee may apply. References required as well as an Application Reservation must be signed which includes the aforementioned terms.
NO PETS ALLOWED/NO SMOKING ALLOWED/WE ARE NOT "TODDLER" KID FRIENDLY
Keywords: Carriage House 2 story
Retired couple, long time residents of the area.
Kenneth Kimbrough purchased this apartment in 1998
The property was purchased for the owners use and enjoyment. The Carriage House is the owners pied-à-terre and is being made avaliable for occasional use by renters through HomeAway/VRBO. For those unfamiliar with the term carriage house, let me explain: At the turn of the century, most large Victorian homes had a separate small house in the back of the main house to store the carriages as well as horses. Today, as homes were modernized and renovated, the small houses were converted into living dwellings with a private alley entrance not unlike many apartments in Paris, London, (European cities). There are approximately five carriage houses located behind the main houses on our street. The cobblestone alley is well lit, very wide, short, and of course, very safe.
A residential neighborhood just 6 Blocks from the Nations Capitol; Tree lined extra wide street with rows of turn-of-the-century 4 story victorian homes.
This is the most beautiful property, and literally has just about everything you could possibly need. Lovely decor, clean, well equipped kitchen, comfortable bed and right on the Capitol Buildings doorstep. Very cosy with a kitchen, wc, and dining room downstairs and a living room, bedroom and full bathroom upstairs. Also a washing machine and dryer for small loads of washing. A bonus for me was the little garden area outside where I could smoke. The amount of information provided by the owner is phenomenal - everything from take out menus to restaurant recommendations, maps, brochures on different attractions and he also provided metro smart trip cards which you just add money to and you can use on all transport in the Metro area. Very useful. And the welcome bottle of wine left for us was gratefully received. The house is behind the main street and pretty easy to find and the Eastern Market area is literally a 5-10 minute walk for restaurants, diners, CVS pharmacy and the Metro. The Capitol building is about an 8 minute walk the other way. Very close to all the National Mall attractions including the Smithsonian museums and everywhere else is very easy to get to using the Metro bus or rail. Very safe and friendly area too. Diner just across the road and two little grocery stores in a 2 minute walk. The listing for this property was very accurate and we could fault nothing. The pre-holiday information package that we received from the owner covered everything we could think of and was very helpful. We really felt we'd struck lucky with this little house, location, condition, equipment and information provided were all completely spot on. Loved it and, not only would we recommend it to other people, we are hoping to return to Washington DC in a couple of years and will not be looking for anywhere else to stay. It was perfect for us.
Comfortable, relaxing, well-appointed. More than fully equipped. The location is perfect for sightseeing, and the neighborhood is just that, a lovely, charming area where families live and play, quiet and pleasant. Ken is a great host and takes care of everything. Looking forward to returning.
I have stayed here three times and look forward to occupying it again before long. It is clean and quiet--a great refuge after a bust day at work in town. It's close enough to Union Station to dash for the train to New York, and well within walking distance to the direct metro to National Airport. Bike docks abound in the neighborhood, as does good coffee. The exceptionally well-equipped kitchen is particularly helpful for lengthy stays.
Great location and wonderful carriage house. Perfect for our visit to Washington DC. Memories we'll never forget!!. Thanks Ken!
All in all, this was a great booking. The price, location and accommodations were just what we were looking for.
This is a great space for a couple looking to stay in the middle of historic DC. It is walking distance to the Capitol, National Mall, monuments, etc., with convenient access to multiple metro bus and train stops nearby.
The Carriage House has a fully equipped kitchen and, if you are looking to cook for yourself, there are several markets nearby, including Eastern Market, which offers fresh produce, meats and other foods. The area also has several decent cafes serving quality coffee and baked goods.
Ken has done a great job of outfitting his VRBO for guests and has gone the extra mile by putting together a tour book with great tips on the best ways to see DC. He provided easy instructions for accessing and checking out of the secure building and promptly returned our security deposit as promised.
We would not hesitate to stay here again when back in DC.
The apartment is placed in a very nice and quiet neighborhood and it is well equipped. My family and I enjoyed our stay. We had some difficulties to get a taxi from the apartment.
We are located 6 blocks from the nations Capitol, and 10 flocks from the Monuments on the Mall.
|Cleaning Fee||£73 + Tax|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£203|
$250 Refundable Security Deposit due 30 Days before Occupancy. Each guest agrees to pay a cleaning fee of $90. Price quote is based on 2 persons occupying property. Add $15/person for additional guest. Occupancy taxes of 14.5% are added to each booking.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.