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Capitol Hill Carriage House - Close to Everything, Walk to the Mall

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
apartment
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Northeast Washington - The DC Carriage House

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

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

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Kenneth Kimbrough
Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
4 December, 2016
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About Kenneth Kimbrough

Retired couple, long time residents of the area.

Kenneth Kimbrough purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Kenneth Kimbrough chose Washington DC

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(162 traveller reviews)

Capitol Hill Carriage House - Close to Everything, Walk to the Mall
average rating of 4.8580246 based on 162 reviews
5

Excellent stay in a wonderful carriage house !!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and wonderful carriage house. Perfect for our visit to Washington DC. Memories we'll never forget!!. Thanks Ken!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Fully equipped, quiet space close to East Market and Capitol Hill

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice neighborhood, nice apartment

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The guest expressed some disappointment at being stranded for an early morning taxi pickup. My feeling is that this issue was not part of the unit owners responsibility.
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5

Convenient and Comfy

  • 5 of 5

The Carriage House was very comfortable and well stocked with anything you might need. Breakfast and Dinner Houses within walking distance . Bus Stop right out front but we used Uber a lot. The owner, Ken, was always available to answer any questions or give you any help you may need. The Carriage House was outstanding. We would recommend all visitors.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for our 23rd anniversary and we loved it. Location is everything, and we were a short walk to the Supreme Court and therefore the entire mall. The property is very well maintained with minimal effort to arrive and depart, and it's located in a beautiful neighborhood worthy of walks just to see the historic houses. We had our anniversary dinner at Bistro Cacao which we loved. Ask for a curtained booth when making a reservation and consider their prix fixe offering! We would gladly stay here again and recommend you consider it especially for a couple wanting a long weekend. Note that the property is the *carriage house* in the alley behind the main house, but don't let this sway your opinion. It's very safe and really quiet.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we expected and more

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Capitol Hill Carriage House. The property is in a lovely location, very close to Metro, restaurants, etc. The owner is very responsive and the house was well furnished and well supplied. We definitely recommend this property to anyone visiting the D.C. area.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Lincoln Memorial
Washington Monument
White House
U.S. Capitol Building
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
National World War II Memorial
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Reflecting Pool
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Georgetown
National Museum of American History
Washington National Cathedral
Ben's Chili Bowl
Newseum
Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial
Eastern Market
National Gallery Sculpture Garden and Ice Rink
The Potomac River Washington DC
Capitol Hill
Belga Cafe
The Pentagon
National Geographic Museum
Supreme Court of the United States
Tunnicliff's
Union Station
"Resturants; Tour Buses; Trains; indoor mall"
Nearest Airport
5.1 Miles
Reagan Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
Tunnicliff's
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
East Patomac Golf Course
Nearest Train
1.2 Miles
Union Station
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
I-295 Expressway
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
Tunnicliff's
Nearest Point of Interest
Eastern Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Eastern Market Metro Stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Citibank Public Parking Lot
Nearest Point of Interest
Union Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Shoping and Resturants
Nearest Point of Interest
SAFEWAY
Nearest Point of Interest
Congress Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Organic Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Bistro
Nearest Point of Interest
Liquor Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Liquor and Wine
Nearest Point of Interest
Starbucks
Car: not necessary

We are located 6 blocks from the nations Capitol, and 10 flocks from the Monuments on the Mall.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Northeast Washington, Washington DC

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter
1 Dec 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£487
for 3 nights
From
£135
£870
£2,784
 
 
Presidential Inaguration
19 Jan 2017 - 23 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£982
 
 
Spring
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£622
for 3 nights
From
£180
£1,185
£4,812
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£554
for 3 nights
From
£158
£1,027
£3,460
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £71 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £197
Tax Rate 14.5%

$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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Northeast Washington, USA

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen Size, in living room
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa(1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • tennis
Notes:
Apartment contains a HOTEL SAFE for use of guest.

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